International Law (students)

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The Legality of Russian Airstrikes in Syria and ‘Intervention by Invitation’

The Legality of Russian Airstrikes in Syria and ‘Intervention by Invitation’

Examining the legality of Russia’s claim of ‘intervention by invitation’ & the validity of such a principle when a country fails to respect norms of international law.

Responsibility to Protect and its Neo-Imperialist Implications

Responsibility to Protect and its Neo-Imperialist Implications

Any form of humanitarian intervention will seek to impose a one-sided narrative of stability and security, which are, by default, culturally and regionally not uniform.

To What Extent Does International Law Reflect the Sovereign Will of States?

To What Extent Does International Law Reflect the Sovereign Will of States?

Although international law reflects the sovereign will of Western states to a large extent, it significantly fails to reflect the will of post-colonial nations.

Transitional Justice in Cambodia–Too Little Too Late?

Transitional Justice in Cambodia–Too Little Too Late?

Understanding the events and interests that led up to the creation of the ECCC gives insight into the current government’s attempts to achieve legitimacy.

Forgetting Politics: The Impossibility of Humanitarian Intervention

Forgetting Politics: The Impossibility of Humanitarian Intervention

‘Humanitarian military intervention’ is critiqued as a de-politicizing discourse, with four proposals for re-politicization suggested.

The Falklands War: Differing Causes of Conflict

The Falklands War: Differing Causes of Conflict

Explaining the occurrence of the Falklands War through diversionary theory, competing sovereignty claims and Fearon’s exploration of the contraction of bargaining ranges.

Is There Really a Significant Policy Implementation Problem in the EU?

Is There Really a Significant Policy Implementation Problem in the EU?

EU’s major policy implementation problem is widely recognized, and should be combated through continuously combining plurilateral and hierarchical modes of EU governance.

Purpose, Power, and Problems: The Pursuit of Norms for Cybersecurity

Purpose, Power, and Problems: The Pursuit of Norms for Cybersecurity

A norms-based approach to achieving cyber security has its merits, but there are significant coordination hurdles to overcome in order to make developing norms lasting.

The Crime of Enforced Disappearance

The Crime of Enforced Disappearance

The definition of enforced disappearance is of paramount importance in determining state obligations and preventing the crime of enforced disappearance.

To what Extent Have Politics Restricted the ICC’s Effectiveness?

To what Extent Have Politics Restricted the ICC’s Effectiveness?

The ICC is neither merely a political tool of the international community nor solely an independent legal body. Politics and law indeed come together within the ICC.

Should Irregular Fighters Be Excluded From Legal Protections Such As POW Status?

Should Irregular Fighters Be Excluded From Legal Protections Such As POW Status?

‘Irregular’ is a demonising exclusionary weapon of war applied only to those opposing US goals for the purposes of improving the legitimate guise of its actions.

Human Rights and Terrorism: A Comparative Security Analysis

Human Rights and Terrorism: A Comparative Security Analysis

Liberal values are under siege from terrorism, but questions exist concerning Eurocentric notions of terrorism and the source of supposedly illegitimate violence.

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