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Operation Polo: International Law and Indian Annexation of Hyderabad Deccan

Operation Polo: International Law and Indian Annexation of Hyderabad Deccan

In 1947, the British Empire gave independence to the Indo Pak subcontinent forming the states of India and Pakistan. The British left the local rulers of the princely states the choice of whether to join one or the other; or to remain independent. The three most important of these states […]

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Air and Outer Space of Pakistan

Air and Outer Space of Pakistan

International law identifies several methods of acquisition of a territory i.e. occupation, cession, prescription, accretion, adjudication, conquest, acquiescence, recognition, and estoppel. Malcolm Shaw recognizes air space and outer space as another mode. According to Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation 1944 ‘air space’ connotes to the area above a state’s […]

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Challenges Posed by Asymmetric Warfare to International Humanitarian Law

Challenges Posed by Asymmetric Warfare to International Humanitarian Law

The nature of armed conflicts have changed dramatically in the 21st century. Conflicts between two or more states are rare while non-international armed conflicts between government forces and organized armed groups or between such groups themselves are now common. The wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan are prime examples of […]

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