The UN's International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered the US to lift restrictive measures against Iran linked to humanitarian trade, food, medicine and civil aviation. Iran had complained to the ICJ that the return to sanctions by the Trump administration following the withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear agreement was a violation of the Treaty of Amity. US Secretary of State Pompeo announced that the US would terminate the Treaty of Amity and indicated that the US will ignore the ruling.
Plus de 70 pays sont attendus à la réunion internationale sur les systèmes d'armes létales autonomes à Genève. Ils devront proposer des recommandations sur la suite de leur travail sur ce sujet. Certains Etats proposent l'ouverture de négociations d'un nouveau traité pour garantir le maintien d'un contrôle humain suffisant sur les systèmes d'armament.
The International Criminal Court overturned the war crimes conviction of Jean-Pierre Bemba, the former Vice President of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He had been convicted of murder, rape and pillage for actions by fighters he sent to the Central African Republic. The sentence was dismissed as the trial judges had not considered Bemba's efforts to stop the crimes committed by his Movement for the Liberation of Congo once he became aware of them.
Le National a rejeté l'initiative de l'UDC sur les juges étrangers au terme d'un débat de plus de 9 heures. L'initiative veut consacrer la primauté du droit constitutionnel suisse sur le droit international, sous réserve des règles impératives du droit international.
Since 2017, Uighur people are being ranked according to their "trustworthiness". This is only one aspect of the human surveillance program going on in China's Xinjiang province. The Economist provides an insight into the scope of surveillance efforts and the way in which modern technology is used in this process. A great read, particularly while we continue to deal with the sheer endless flood of mails requesting our information because of the General Data Protection Regulation.