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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ADOPTION BY THE UN OF  THE INTERNATIONAL COVENANTS ON HUMAN RIGHTS (INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON CIVIL AND...

A tragic incident of barbaric attack on lawyers in the city of Quetta on 8th August, 2016.   A terrorist firstly short down the President of...

The new June 2016 issue of the International Review of Contemporary Law, IADL's law journal, is now available for download at the IADL website. Focusing...

      17-19 June, 2016 Kathmandu, Nepal      Organizing Committee Kathmandu Nepal Phone: +977-9841277445, E-mail: colapvinp@gmail.com Dear Friends, The International Preparatory Committee of Conference of Lawyers of Asia and...

70 YEARS OF THE UNITED NATIONS CHARTER  AS THE PEOPLES’ CHARTER Seventy years ago the Charter of the United Nations Charter was signed. The Charter begins: WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS DETERMINED   to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold  sorrow to mankind, and *to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal  rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and *to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other  sources of international law can be maintained, and *to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom, The signing of the Charter was an historic event in the history of mankind. For the first time, the world signed a treaty based on universal and egalitarian principles of international law with mechanisms for implementation. It outlawed  war and use of force in international relations. However, over the years references to the United Nations are to acts of the United Nations as an organization and not to the Charter. But the United Nations was created by the Charter for its implementation. Because peoples are the main victims of wars, the Charter makes their sovereignty the pilar of international law and calls for the peoples’ full enjoyment of their right of self‐determination and their safety, based on mutual respect it is imperative that the people  be aware  of  the  content  of  the Charter and  celebrate it as a document embodying  the most  progressive  principles of law and international relations. People must know the terms of the Charter in order that it is respected and to ensure it is not violated even by the  United Nations itself. Therefore ...

The International Association of Democratic Lawyers made submissions to the twentieth session of the UN Human Rights Council on the right to peace, extrajudicial...

IADL bureau member Fabio Marcelli drafted the following report on his mission to Tunisia. Report on the mission to Tunisia 1. From the 18th to the...

The Italian association of democratic lawyers decided on November the 5th, 2009 to launch a petition to demand immediate freedom for the Cuban Five....

A joint observer mission of IADL, AAJ, the NLG and IACT travelled to Honduras The joint mission of the American Association of Jurists (AAJ), the...