International Law

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( Brazil Jose Rubens De La Rosa, Russia Sergey Katryrin, SA Patrice Motespe, India Onkar Kanwar, China MA Zehua ) Chairmen of the BRICS countries during the media briefing at the first meeting of the BRICS Business Council held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. 20/08/2013

“The Turn of the Screw”: The Impact of Globalisation on Global Governance

Globalisation has strained the present system of global governance due to the influence of emerging economic powers and a deficit in legitimacy.

The International Legal View of Espionage

The International Legal View of Espionage

Does espionage operate on a legal-until-caught basis? This depends on how states – and international law – conceptualise state sovereignty.

State-Building in Kosovo – Challenges of Legitimacy

State-Building in Kosovo – Challenges of Legitimacy

In the years since the 1999 NATO intervention to end violent conflict in Kosovo, state-building efforts have faced numerous challenges of legitimacy.

Anti-Smuggling Operations in the Central Mediterranean

Anti-Smuggling Operations in the Central Mediterranean

This essay addresses the challenges raised by the uncertainty of the legal framework and the dubious practices of operations dealing with migrant smuggling into the EU.

The Legitimisation of Australia’s Deterrent Migration Policy

The Legitimisation of Australia’s Deterrent Migration Policy

This essay analyses the ways in which Australian authorities legitimise their deterrence regulations in relation to international refugee legal standards.

IPE and Transnational Criminal Law: An Imperfect Yet Fruitful Relationship

IPE and Transnational Criminal Law: An Imperfect Yet Fruitful Relationship

Transnational criminal law can contribute to the field of International Political Economy through the integration of ideas related to international financial crime.

The Emperor’s New E-Clothes: State Sovereignty in the Cyber-era

The Emperor’s New E-Clothes: State Sovereignty in the Cyber-era

Cyberspace actors operate outside the bounds of the traditional social contract, but cyber sovereigns could emerge under a new conception of sovereignty.

Will Armed Humanitarian Intervention Ever Be Both Lawful and Legitimate?

Will Armed Humanitarian Intervention Ever Be Both Lawful and Legitimate?

At present, armed humanitarian intervention cannot be lawful and legitimate, but conflicts in Libya and Syria show the prospects of a renewed and robust R2P framework.

From ‘Globocop’ to ‘NoGoCop’: Intervention, R2P & Sovereignty in the Chinese Era

From ‘Globocop’ to ‘NoGoCop’: Intervention, R2P & Sovereignty in the Chinese Era

The differences between China and the US with regards to Responsibility to Protect are based on their understandings of sovereignty and legitimate authority.

The Possibility of a Cosmopolitan World Order: An Optimistic View of History

The Possibility of a Cosmopolitan World Order: An Optimistic View of History

A cosmopolitan world order underpinned by democracy is both a possible and a necessary outcome for international relations.

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