Weekday News Wrap: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
- As Julian already noted, the UN General Assembly passed the first-ever Arms Trade Treaty with a total of 154 states in favor, 23 abstaining and 3 (Iran, North Korea and Syria) opposing.
- North Korea has blocked access for South Korean workers to the joint-Korean Kaesong complex because of increasing tensions on the peninsula.
- Israel launched air strikes on the Gaza Strip today, the first Israeli strikes since November.
- Six European countries have launched joint action into investigating Google’s monitoring conduct, which may violate European privacy protection laws. Jurist has more here.
- The NYTimes has an article about the US’ increasing support for the ICC.
- EU-brokered talks between Serbia and Kosovo to resolve the status of Northern Kosovo, an area dominated by ethnic Serbs, have broken down without a deal. The collapse of the talks is seen as a setback for Serbian hopes of starting EU membership negotiations.
- Afghanistan has ratified the Kyoto Protocol, making it the 192nd party, but as a developing state it will not have to reduce its GHG emissions.
- At Lieber Code, a new post discusses the rumors about the CIA relinquishing all of its drone operation to the Department of Defense in the context of combatant privilege.
- The OUP Blog has a post on Disappearing States, tied into the Jessup Moot Court.
Trackbacks and Pingbacks