International Law

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Gender and the International Criminal Court: A Critical Assessment

Gender and the International Criminal Court: A Critical Assessment

Gender-based violence has been dismissed as a natural consequence of war: there is a need to develop jurisprudence and understanding of gender within international law.

Peacebuilding in and beyond the European Union

Peacebuilding in and beyond the European Union

While the maturation of its praxes allowed the EU to enter the thus defined peacebuilding space, it is its unique nature that brings value to global peacebuilding.

China’s Cooperation on the Mekong River in the Realm of Complex Interdependence

China’s Cooperation on the Mekong River in the Realm of Complex Interdependence

As the most important and powerful upstream country in Asia, China becomes imperative to any cooperation on water-related issues.

Are Pre-Second World War Writings on International Politics Still Relevant?

Are Pre-Second World War Writings on International Politics Still Relevant?

The Twenty Years’ Crisis by E.H. Carr and The Three Guineas by Woolf are considered seminal texts in the study of IR, yet their relevance to the present is in question.

The Sovereignty Dispute Over the Falkland Islands

The Falklands War of 1982 was the most obvious example of a dispute which had fluctuated since the 17th century, and pitched arguments of discovery against sovereignty.

Kunarac: Defining Rape under International Criminal Law

Kunarac: Defining Rape under International Criminal Law

The Kunarac case represented the international community’s willingness to recognise women’s vulnerability to mass atrocities.

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To What Extent Does the UK Asylum Support System Contribute to Destitution?

The media gives the impression that asylum seekers are a threat to the welfare state. However, the reality is that the state is a threat to asylum seekers.

A Theoretical Analysis of Russian Foreign Policy: Changes Under Vladimir Putin

A Theoretical Analysis of Russian Foreign Policy: Changes Under Vladimir Putin

Russian foreign policy is largely influenced by Putin’s desire to remain in power and the need to contain domestic restructurings through securing domestic support.

Preemptive Self-Defense, Customary International Law, and the Congolese Wars

Preemptive self-defence was cited by Rwanda and Uganda during the two Congolese Wars, presenting some significant questions for international law.

Reconciliation in Transitional and Post-conflict Societies: Healing or Impunity?

Reconciliation in Transitional and Post-conflict Societies: Healing or Impunity?

Reconciliation is more meaningful when viewed as a transformative process which favours a restorative notion of justice, rather than as merely another word for impunity.

US-China Relations in Cyberspace: The Benefits and Limits of a Realist Analysis

US-China Relations in Cyberspace: The Benefits and Limits of a Realist Analysis

Offensive realism provides a useful framework for considering the national security rivalry in cyberspace and illuminates the current security competition.

What Moral Justifications Can There Be For Ever Allowing Killing In Wartime?

What Moral Justifications Can There Be For Ever Allowing Killing In Wartime?

The principle of self-defence that can allow for just killing does not hold in the context of war, based on the notion that we should assume that all combatants are just.

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