The Geneva Conventions of 1949 collectively form international humanitarian law, a series of conventions and protocols that regulate armed conflict. The Geneva Conventions specifically detail a number of protections which states must extend to enemy combatants from the opposing country captured duri
Team Colombia firstly said the criminal in question should be given psychological treatment while he is kept imprisoned. What they fail the understand is that psychological treatment is only given to somebody who is clinically proven to be a lunatic. However, there is no guarantee that all terrorist
Barak Obama has over the last year been moving on reducing nuclear weapons. He has signed a new arms control agreement with Russia. Held an immense nuclear security summit that came out with reducing the amount of nuclear material in countries like Ukraine. On the other hand not everything Obama has
Whether or not it can be morally justified to deny ‘extremists’ entry from the UK must initially be addressed by defining such a term. Given the terror attacks of recent years it seems perfectly reasonable for the UK to exclude individuals who condone such acts; yet an animal rights activist cou
The attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York on the morning of September 11th 2001 were the most significant event of the first decade of the 21st century and the war on terror that was fought as a result has spread around the globe and created the biggest conflicts of the century so far. The U
Should foreign aid donor nations and the World Bank continue to give the majority of their aid through the direct channel of Official Development Assistance (ODA), or should they instead give that aid indirectly to Charities, NGO’s, PVO’s and microfinance initiatives? (NB. See also Bilateral .vs
Living in a democratic society where many actively uphold their rights and seek extended freedom, we like to be kept informed of the monstrous wrongs that go on in our country. When confronted with the gruesome facts of child abuse or rape cases, we respond with a public outcry and point the finger
Given that we have in the UK an Article 5 right to liberty under the European Convention of Human Rights, are the powers given to police officers and the restrictions on those powers adequate to ensure that the right is not breached?
The main provisions on this topic arise from the Po
It stands to reason that foreign nationals that have been convicted of crimes should be deported to there home countries. Those that break the laws of our country forfeit the right to be a part of our society. However, often the individual circumstances mean that deportation is not a simple matter.