No country, no rights, no hope
Millions of people worldwide are stateless, leaving them vulnerable to human rights abuses. The issue needs more attention, say University of Melbourne experts.
Is the world suffering from treaty fatigue?
Judge James Crawford on the diminishing appetite of nation states to join new international agreements or remain in established ones.
Nowhere people have a right to somewhere
The University of Melbourne's law school is to host a new research centre devoted to ending statelessness, backed by philanthropists Peter and Ruth McMullin
Twisting the law on the way to the battlefield
How governments contort global and domestic laws to wage war on non-state Islamist forces, and how those forces invoke Islamic law to justify their actions.
Four Corners: Using restraints can be called torture
Graphic images screened on the ABC's Four Corners program, depicting a juvenile detainee being restrained, show why this practice should be banned.
Crimes against humanity
Gerry Simpson engages in a critical stocktaking of this century of retributive humanitarianism
Should foreign countries intervene in civil wars?
Professor Anne Orford explores the legitimacy of foreign intervention in civil wars such as those being currently waged in Syria, Iraq and the Ukraine