Among the signatories, we find distinguished members of international law community as well a younger researchers and assistants. The objective of this collective initiative is to challenge the invocation of the legal argument of self-defence by several States in the context of the war against ISIL or ISIS.
When President Obama commented for the second time on the George Zimmerman verdict, he crossed the line. By politicizing the legal procedures, in an apparent effort to potentially obtain a different result, the President runs the risk of perverting America's objective and impartial legal and judicial system.
One morning in August, 2010 Ian Thomson awoke to find intruders firebombing his house. As an experienced firearms instructor, Thomson knew what he had to do. He got his gun out of the safe where it was stored and scared the men off his property by firing over their heads. Then he was charged with four offences.
The law that says a person shouldn't use excessive force when battling an intruder or making a citizen's arrest is pretty good in theory, but ludicrous in practice. What's outrageous is that Moses Mahilal, the guy who recently thwarted a burglar, has been charged with aggravated assault. Yes, that he used excessive physical force rather than ask (or listen to) explanations from the burglar as to how he'd lost his way or was sleep walking , or something.
The assault charges laid recently against a Toronto restaurant owner who fought a man who he accused of being a thief, along
A man escorting his girlfriend to her home Sunday night discovered signs of entry to her house. ... A man was found hiding