International Law Posts
Posted: May, 2013 in International Law
Indonesia has a rich and fascinating history.
As its elections approach in the coming year, you can expect to be seeing more about this country in the news.
Be prepared by brushing up on some facts about Indonesia.
Read More of Understanding Indonesia: History, Facts and Politics Here
Posted: April, 2013 in International Law, Legal Translation, Travel
With two cases pending before the US Supreme Court on the validity of same-sex marriages, the tide may be turning in favor of gay marriage in the United States.
But this isn’t just an issue in the US — many other countries have recently adopted bills legalizing same-sex marriage.
Read More of Same-Sex Marriage Laws Around the World Here
Posted: March, 2013 in International Law, Uncategorized
Mali has been appearing on the news a lot lately due the Tuareg rebellion that has been taking place since 2012. But the West African nation of Mali has a history few people who read the news are aware of.
Read More of Understanding Mali: Facts, History and Uprisings Here
Posted: December, 2012 in International Law
Egypt’s political instability has drawn international news coverage for years. Unfortuantely, Egypt’s rich history is often left out of news bulletins.
Learn about the historical context of current events in Egypt.
Read More of Understanding Egypt: People, Facts and History Here
Posted: November, 2012 in International Law
Turkey has made the news lately for allowing over 100,000 Syrian refugees into its borders.
However, this country is not often in the news for a good reason. Learn more about Turkey’s history here.
Read More of Understanding Turkey: People, Facts and History Here
Posted: October, 2012 in International Law
You may have heard about the mining strikes in South Africa, but you might not know the history of this country. Even if you know the facts behind apartheid, not everyone is aware of what led up to it.
Get an idea of South Africa’s most important facts if you want to understand more about the people of this country.
Read More of Understanding South Africa: People, Facts and History Here
Posted: September, 2012 in International Law
Ecuador has been in the news lately since WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been staying in the Embassy of Ecuador in London.
But that doesn’t mean those keeping up with the news are aware of the many interesting facts about Ecuador.
Read More of Understanding Ecuador: Facts, History and Important Political Figures Here
Posted: August, 2012 in International Law
As you watch the Olympics this year, you may have seen athletes from Liechtenstein, a small country near Switzerland. In fact, it is the smallest country to win an Olympic medal, though this occurred during a winter Olympics.
Although Liechtenstein is tiny, its history is anything but boring.
Read More of Understanding Liechtenstein: Facts, History and Politics Here
Posted: July, 2012 in International Law
Paraguay has recently been in the news after its Congress suddenly ousted President Fernando Lugo. Reportedly, the Obama administration has not reacted very strongly for or against this unexpected action.
In fact, many US citizens are unsure of what to think, possibly because they have little knowledge of Paraguay’s history.
Read More of Understanding Paraguay: History and Key Facts Here
Posted: June, 2012 in International Law
Ukraine has been in the news recently for two different incidents — one involving Parliamentary fistfights, and the other, racist attacks at soccer matches.
These two newsworthy events shed some light on the complicated history of Ukraine.
Read More of Understanding Ukraine: Fistfights, Soccer, History and Facts Here