The EU used to be characterized by its 'ambition and contribution' to a strong international climate regime, but here in Bonn they are showing a distinct lack of courage, and as the German's say, when you lose your courage you lose everything.
Following years of official silence, State Department Legal Adviser Harold Koh's statements on the legality of drone strikes last week were welcomed by many. But Koh failed to address serious concerns over the U.S.'s use of drones to kill al-Qaeda and Taliban militants.
It is critical to give the Internet a legal status that reflects its universality, so that it will be more difficult for repressive governments to use the sovereignty argument against fundamental freedoms.
Today, efforts to propose a unified theory of Internet governance confront the same kind of problems faced by pre-Einsteinian physicists. The challenge for policymakers will be to respect that unpredictability.
In recent years, migrants - including individuals who were possibly refugees - have reportedly been shot dead by security forces, or left to die in the desert in their attempts to cross borders in North Africa.
Seeking to forestall a judgment running to the tens of billions of dollars in its so-called "Rainforest Chernobyl" litigation, Chevron on Wednesday filed a notice of arbitration against the Government of Ecuador.
Despite the efforts of eight peace and anti-torture activists charged with trespass a year ago, at the 2008 Republican National Convention, a court could not bring itself to admit evidence of the Constitution.