cyber-espionage, hackers, rules of war, united nations

Governments and Hackers Agree: The Laws of War Must Apply in Cyberspace

There are rules in war. International humanitarian law regulates what combatants can and can’t do, with the goal of protecting civilians and limiting suffering. Most of these laws were developed during the 19th and 20th centuries. But in our century, a new kind of battlefield has emerged: the domain of cyberattacks, digital campaigns, and online ...

Troy Oakes


Chinese State’s Reply to UN Organ Harvesting Concerns Slammed

In mid-June, a joint correspondence issued by nine United Nations special rapporteurs and human rights working groups raised alarm over reports of forced organ harvesting in China. The UN human rights experts said they were extremely alarmed by reports of alleged organ harvesting targeting minorities, including Falun Gong practitioners, Uyghurs, Tibetans, Muslims, and Christians, in ...

Rory Karsten

Surgeons performing organ harvesting.

UN Weighs in on Forced Organ Harvesting in China

Human rights experts at the United Nations have said they’re extremely alarmed by reports of alleged forced organ harvesting in China. In a statement released June 14, the UN experts said that the minorities targeted for organ harvesting include Falun Gong practitioners, Uyghurs, Tibetans, Muslims, and Christians. The experts said they had received credible information ...

Rory Karsten

A team od doctors performing transplant surgery.

39 Countries Criticize China for Its Human Rights Violations

Diplomats from 39 Western nations have criticized China at the United Nations for violating the human rights of Uyghur Muslims, as well as compromising the autonomy of Hong Kong. UN Director Louis Charbonneau admitted that the organization must create an international mechanism to track and report rights violations committed by the Chinese regime. China’s human ...

Nspirement Staff

Christoph Heusgen.

China’s Appointment to UN Human Rights Council Panel Is Astonishing

China has been appointed as a member of a human rights council panel that plays an important role in picking human rights investigators who will be tasked with monitoring cases of enforced disappearances, violations of freedom of speech, arbitrary detentions, and so on. Human rights groups have expressed their displeasure at the UN decision. A ...

Max Lu

The UN logo.

President Trump: No More Funding for WHO

U.S. President Donald Trump announced that he will stop sending funds to the World Health Organization (WHO) due to its bias toward China during the COVID-19 outbreak. America is the largest single funder of WHO, donating over US$400 million for the 2018-2019 period, accounting for almost 15 percent of the WHO’s budget. In contrast, China ...

Jack Roberts

Trump standing at a podium.

The UN and WHO’s Dismal Handling of the CCP Coronavirus

The United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO) are the two entities people of the world counted on when the CCP coronavirus outbreak began. But rather than help people fight the virus, both these organizations decided to close their eyes to the Chinese government’s role in the pandemic, worsening the problem. The UN and ...

Jack Roberts

The UN building.

China Puts Forth Candidate to Lead Intellectual Property Protection Agency

China is one of the world’s worst offenders when it comes to intellectual property (IP) theft. As such, it may come as a surprise that it nominated a candidate to head the United Nations’ World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) that administers the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). World Intellectual Property Organization appointment UDRP ...

Max Lu

Intellectual property.

Taiwan’s Efforts to Become Part of a More Inclusive United Nations

Ever since its exclusion from the United Nations, Taiwan has been trying to re-enter the otherwise inclusive body. According to statements by various Taiwanese official sources, the UN continues to misuse and misinterpret resolution 2758 (XXVI), adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1971, to justify what critics claim was its wrongful exclusion and isolation ...

Hermann Rohr

The United Nations emblem.

Taiwan Renews Its Request to Join Civil Aviation Organization

Taiwan has again officially asked to join the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) so that it can participate in the world aviation body’s 40th assembly session that opens on September 24. The assembly is held once every three years. The country has been applying for participation in the United Nations and its sub-agencies for roughly ...

Hermann Rohr

The united nations General Assembly.