R2P, although a symbolic moral step for human rights, is not a sufficiently effective positive step, and is too militaristic in its approach.
While the ICC remains an important step in ending impunity for the worst crimes, its existence does not suffice to significantly change the justice of our international order.
Even if accept the premise that the balance of power is less applicable to unipolarity than to multipolarity and bipolarity, this hardly affects its relevance to our world.
Despite some significant issues, the Tallin Manual still provides a foundation to assess the legality of cyber warfare in international and non-international armed conflict.
An agreed definition of terrorism is needed. This definition should consider state-actors, the wider targets, and desire for behavior-motivation that underlies its motives.
To explain why states are compelled to justify their behaviour according to norms, the best approach is to interpret the issue as a process that considers all theories.
The accepted IR narrative about Westphalia is a myth: the Westphalian model has little, if anything, to do with the Peace of Westphalia from which the model derives its name.
The only humanitarian interventions that seem to be widely accepted are those authorised by the Security Council under the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations.
The evidence shows that ICISS report does not signify a change in state practice or in international law, but it did achieve to reframe the discourse on intervention and sovereignty.
The focus of international law has traditionally been inter-state relations. But this classic conception fails to adequately deal with contemporary circumstances.
The ICC’s involvement in Kenya suggests that accountability efforts are compatible with reconciliation and stabilization efforts in the wake of massive human rights abuses.
Targeted killing without regard to due process is no more than extra-judicial executions. The international community should put in place a legal framework to govern targeted killing.