Given the resilience that Qatar has shown under the yoke of the blockade, the question now is-are economic sanctions and blockades still effective tools of settling diplomatic scores between feuding countries?
They demanded the disbandment and closure of Al Jazeera, among other things, as a condition to lift the blockade.
The removal of the blockade set up by the Temiar tribe was done in accordance to the law, according to state Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob.
Ahmad also said the government has given the Temiar tribe ample time to dismantle the blockade.
Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar while heading a three-judge bench also sought a master plan of the area and asked as to why the blockades had been erected.
He however ordered the law officer to ask the ISI as to why it has erected blockades on the Khayaban-i-Suharwardy Road.
A blockade always have adverse effects on the supply to the civilian populace like food items, medicines, drinking water, fuel and other basic needs vital for its survival."The practice of the two World Wars gives evidence that the blockading powers did not consider themselves to be obliged to provide for the free passage of relief consignments to the blockaded area, even if the civilian population was threatened by starvation" (Oxford Public International Law, 2015, "Blockade").Inevitably, blockades inflict harm on blameless civilians, and in extreme cases they may violate International Humanitarian Law (IHL) which generally means deaths of innocent people, severe affliction and senseless devastation.
Since the imposition of Israeli blockade on Gaza in 2007, a humanitarian crisis has emerged in the region.
The 'Declaration Concerning the Laws of Naval War' from 1909 constitutes part of the footing for the Geneva Convention and other laws, and therefore is cited here to give an example for circumstances under which blockades
As the critics suggest, the first three examples are unreliable precedent in support of the contention that blockades
may be established during a NIAC.
On May 31, 2010 news media around the world reported and sharply criticized the bloody Israeli Shayetet (commandos) raid for killing nine activist civilians aboard the Turkish ship, Mavi Marmara, These activists resisted the Shayetet which tried to enforce Israel's naval blockade
by boarding the ship from speedboats and helicopters.
law does not mean that naval blockades
exist in a legal vacuum;
Therefore, Saudi Arabia has demanded for the shut-down of the Al Jazeera television as a condition for lifting the blockade
. But Qatar denied to accept these conditions and instead stood up to such bullying tactics.After the blockade
, one can see the Qatari national flag in every building.
Renowned international human rights lawyers and experts, Professors William Schabas and John Dugard will launch in London on Tuesday a report titled "The Qatar Blockade
One Year On; Human Rights Violations and Coercive Measures".
Around 150 teachers on Friday started a blockade
of the national highway and the lone railway line for an indefinite period at Sindhukumar Para in northern Tripura's Dhalai district."We will continue our road and rail blockade
until our jobs are confirmed by the government.