October 21, 2021

SANDERS: No vigilante action in the Americas

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now A furore surrounded Luis Almagro, the secretary-general of the Organization of American States (OAS), after the Associated Press (AP) reported him as encouraging military intervention in Venezuela to topple the government of President Nicolas Maduro. The AP, on September 14, reported Almagro as saying: “With respect to […]

International law and the use of force

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By Stephen Vascianne From Jamaica Observer International law sets out rules that govern when states may use force in their international relations. In the Caribbean, we tend not to pay much attention to these rules. There would seem to be at least four explanatory factors behind this Caribbean stance. In the first place, many of […]