International Law Text On the Law of War and Peace

Dutch jurist Hugo Grotius wrote the international law document De Jure Belli ac Pacis (On the Law of War and Peace) in Paris in 1625. Continue reading

Wales Instigated the First Environmental Lawsuit

Swansea, Wales mounted the first environmental lawsuit in 1832 claiming that slag and fumes were destroying the land near the copperworks. Continue reading

Sweden Passes Freedom of Speech Law

Sweden passed the first Freedom of Speech law in 1766 Continue reading

Gandhi Protests in South Africa

Indian-born lawyer, Mohandas K. Gandhi lead nonviolent acts of civil disobedience of international significance or satyagraha (Hindi for "truth force") Continue reading

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination Treaty

The international treaty “Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination” prohibiting racial discrimination was signed by Continue reading

Iraq Imposed Jews Wear Yellow Patch

Muslim Abbasid caliph al-Mutawakkil imposed a decree in Babylonia, Iraq about year 850, Continue reading

Assisted Suicide Law Passed

The assisted suicide law passed by voters in Oregon, USA, in 1994 Continue reading

Indian Food Purity Law

The Indian statute on food purity passed in 300 BCE. Continue reading

The First Water Pollution Law Passed

First water pollution law passed on 1856 in London, England to control waste dumped into the Thames River. Continue reading

Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoléon Bonaparte (French: [napoleɔ̃ bɔnɑpaʁt]; 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French statesman and military leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars. Continue reading