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The Look of Silence - a New Documentary Wants Us to Make Noise

Michael Rose | Posted 07.27.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

What filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer uncovered in his first film on the subject, The Act of Killing, and now in his follow up film, The Look of Silence, is the dirty little secret that this was a cover story to justify a ruthless military take over of the country. A bloodbath the United States wittingly and unwittingly supported.

The Philippines vs. China: The Real Fight in the South China Sea

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 07.17.2015 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

While the Philippines is waging the snail's pace legal warfare, China is dramatically altering facts on the ground on a daily basis. By all means, the real struggle in the South China Sea is to protect your position on the ground, defending every inch of your territorial claim lest others will Darwin you out.

7 Far-Reaching Findings in Dutch Climate Legal Victory

Kelly Rigg | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green
Kelly Rigg

In April I wrote about a landmark Dutch lawsuit on climate action that, if successful, would put the world's governments on notice. Today the Hague District Court ruled in favor of the Urgenda Foundation and its nearly 900 co-plaintiffs. The court's findings are extraordinary and could set precedent in cases around the world.

6 Budget Friendly Reasons to Visit The Hague

Hipmunk | Posted 06.19.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

Those who speed through The Netherlands on their Euro trip and only spend a couple of hazy nights in Amsterdam are missing out. Sure, the boisterous, touristy capital is an unmissable stop, but Holland has much, much more on offer, and you can find it a 45-minute train ride away in The Hague.

China's Territorial Claim at Risk in the South China Sea

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Edsel Tupaz

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague has announced that in July it will be holding the first hearing on the 2013 arbitration case the Philippines filed against China questioning the legal validity of China's '9-dash line' claim over the South China Sea.

UN Court: Serbia Did Not Commit Genocide In Croatia During Balkan Wars

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2015 | World

By Thomas Escritt THE HAGUE, Feb 3 (Reuters) - The United Nations' highest court ruled on Tuesday that neither Croatia nor Serbia had committed gen...

Law and Disorder in the South China Sea

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 03.09.2015 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

Owing to its glaring conventional military inferiority, the Philippines has embarked on an unprecedented journey: Launching a legal warfare, dubbed as "lawfare," against China.

Mark Rothko in the Hague

David Galenson | Posted 12.07.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

The glory of the show, and of Rothko's career, is in the final rooms. Rothko reached his full maturity as an artist in the late 1950s and the '60s; he produced masterpieces, by layering strong and assertive colors patiently onto large canvases.

4 Things You Should Know About The Hague

Steven Arrigg Koh | Posted 10.27.2014 | World
Steven Arrigg Koh

"The Hague" conjures up myriad and often mysterious images for people. Some envision international judges in long robes, presiding over somber criminal trials. Others recall quaint Dutch streets. Many, however, are unsure to what it refers.

Court: Russia Owes Yukos Shareholders $50 Billion

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2014 | World

AMSTERDAM, July 28 (Reuters) - An international arbitration panel in the Netherlands on Monday ordered Moscow to pay $51.57 billion in damages to sh...

Chevron: Release The Secret Evidence That Proves Your Guilt In Ecuador

Karen Hinton | Posted 06.12.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

Instead of succumbing to Chevron's pressure tactics, CBS' lawyers should grow a backbone and demand to see contamination "playbook" documents that Chevron has been forced to produce in an international arbitration proceeding.

The Emotional and Psychological Trauma to Our People Can't Be Measured In Real Terms

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Lia Petridis Maiello

The Marshall islands were subjected to dozens of nuclear tests, carried out by the U.S. after 1945. According to the Associated Press, the island group filed suit in late April against each of the nine nuclear-armed powers in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands.

The Philippines Takes China to Court, but It's Public Opinion That Will Decide

T. Dean Reed | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
T. Dean Reed

Just as a Philippines ship eluded Chinese gunboats by sailing into safe waters in order to feed Filipino troops, the Philippines government, the brave David of Asia, has outmaneuvered Goliath China by going to two courts to get its seized lands and seas returned.

Secret Service Chief Seeks To Reassure Senators

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest embarrassing episode involving a drunken Secret Service agent overseas for a presidential trip was an isolated incident...

Court: Japan Whaling Program Not For Scientific Ends

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green

AMSTERDAM, March 31 (Reuters) - Japan's whaling program in seas near Antarctica is not for scientific purposes, judges at the U.N.'s highest court r...

Japan Ordered To Suspend Controversial Whaling Program

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The future of whaling in Japan was thrown into doubt after the International Court of Justice ruled Monday that the na...

World Leaders Pledge To Boost Nuclear Security

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2014 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that a security summit took "concrete steps" to prevent nuclear material falli...

Global Kids: Social Justice, Community, and the World

Global Kids | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

I had always known I wanted to be lawyer but I'm certain that some of the international human rights issues that we took up in Global Kids made me interested in international law.

South China Sea Disputes Enter a Dangerous Phase: The U.S. Pivot Gathers Steam

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Richard Javad Heydarian

Aquino may have risked a permanent estrangement with the Chinese leadership over his fiery rhetoric. But it is hoping that rising international concerns over the South China Sea disputes will translate into greater external support against China.

Last Chance for Vermeer, Rembrandt and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Paintings at the Frick Museum

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The fifteen paintings selected for the Frick's presentation are among the most important in the Mauritshuis's holdings.

A Justice Denied as Bangladesh Prosecutes War Crimes

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 02.01.2014 | World
Ronak D. Desai

Born in bloodshed, Bangladesh seeks a justice long overdue. Regrettably, the very judicial body responsible for delivering that justice instead threatens to further deny it.

The Goldfinch Is a Masterpiece

Paul LaRosa | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Paul LaRosa

I just finished reading what I believe is the novel of the year -- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.

Going to Amsterdam? The Hague Is Well Worth the Detour: Art, Dining, Lodging

Edward Schneider | Posted 10.25.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

The Hague -- seat of the Netherlands government -- had long been on our to-visit list. Everyone who'd advised us to go was right: The historic center is charming and beautiful.

Kenya Leaves International Criminal Court

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and TOM ODULA | Posted 09.05.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Kenya's parliament on Thursday passed a motion to withdraw from the International Criminal Court just before the country's president...

Kenya's Message to the West

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Uhuru Kenyatta's disputed election to the presidency of Kenya earlier this month raises a host of questions regarding its legality, Kenyatta's indictment at the International Criminal Court (ICC), and whether Kenya will become isolated as a result.