On October 5, 2013, US Navy SEALS entered Somalia to capture Kenyan national Abdikadir Mohamed Abdikadir, whose al-Shabaab terrorist group claimed responsibility for the deadly
attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Considering that U.S. embassy operations are suspended in Somalia, and the United States is not engaged in a direct military
conflict with Somalia, was the raid legal?
Read More... (al-Shahaab Raid Justified by AUMF)
| Posted by Max P. Biedermann on Wed. February 12, 2014 8:00 AM
Categories: Africa, African Union, AUMF, Customary International Law, Kenya, Somalia, Syria, Terrorism
Since 1979, the People’s Republic of China has enforced laws restricting the number of
children had by Chinese couples in an effort to stem the social, economic, and
environmental challenges created by the nation’s exploding population. Noncompliance results in hefty fines. Implementation of this “family planning”
policy has seen much criticism for its perceived human rights intrusions of
family development and potential to reinforce gender bias. Present laws limit many couples to having a
single child, but allow a second child if couples live in rural regions and
have only a daughter, are of a minority ethnicity, or have no siblings themselves. But, change is coming.
Read More... (China's Loosening One Child Policy: Motivations and Implications)
| Posted by Peter B. von Stein on Thu. January 16, 2014 8:00 AM
Categories: China, Customary International Law, Population control/management