International Law (students)

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The EU’s Responsibility to Protect Environmentally Displaced People

The EU’s Responsibility to Protect Environmentally Displaced People

It is relevant to investigate environmentally-induced migration, as the number of environmentally displaced people is expected to increase.

Do Regional Organisations Provide an Alternative to UN Peace Operations?

Do Regional Organisations Provide an Alternative to UN Peace Operations?

ROs do not provide a credible alternative to the UN because the advantages are far outstripped by serious financial, logistical, and political obstacles they face.

Are Migration Policies in Europe and America Creating More or Less 
Security?

Are Migration Policies in Europe and America Creating More or Less 
Security?

The EU and the US are increasingly portraying immigrant populations as threats to a nation’s security both in physical and figurative senses.

Shared Stewardship: A Solomonic Solution to the South China Sea Conflict

Shared Stewardship: A Solomonic Solution to the South China Sea Conflict

The Biblical story of King Solomon and the two mothers can serve as a metaphorical tool to conceive a possible way out of the South China Sea impasse.

International Society in Theory and Practice

International Society in Theory and Practice

The humanitarian intervention taking place in Iraq/Syria is demonstrative of a cosmopolitan understanding of human rights and norms within the international community.

Is the Global Governance of International Migration Feasible and Desirable?

Is the Global Governance of International Migration Feasible and Desirable?

An urgent need exists to identify the shortcomings of the current institutionalised framework of the GGIM and involve states to strengthen these institutions.

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Is Recent Asylum Migration Threatening Europe?

Asylum seekers in the collective unconscious are perceived as a threat as numerous social and political platforms may push nationalist and sometimes, racist sentiments.

The Spratly Islands Dispute – A Discourse Analysis

The Spratly Islands Dispute – A Discourse Analysis

A constructivist approach through discourse analysis as described by Lene Hansen highlights essential and previously neglected dynamics of the Spratly Islands dispute.

Sergio de Queiroz Duarte, Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, speaks at the opening of the exhibition "Against Nuclear Arms". The exhibition portrays the destruction caused by the A-bomb explosions in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, as well as decades of nuclear arms testing in Kazakhstan.
10/Aug/2009. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras. www.un.org/av/photo/

On the Possibility of Nuclear Disarmament

While nuclear disarmament is a technical possibility, the deterrence logic behind such weapons makes their relinquishment a near impossibility.

Current Space Law Limitations and Its Implications on Outer Space Conflicts

Current Space Law Limitations and Its Implications on Outer Space Conflicts

This is an exciting time for the entirety of human civilization, it is important for all parties in the planning of the forthcoming human expansion into outer space.

The Status of the Responsibility to Protect Norm in International Relations

The Status of the Responsibility to Protect Norm in International Relations

Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is worryingly tenuous, but there is the potential for it to develop into a robust international norm.

Providing Security? Border Control and the Politics of Migration in the EU

Providing Security? Border Control and the Politics of Migration in the EU

Depicting how certain assumptions are constructed, constructivism is useful to unveil that the security threat of migration is socially produced.