International Law (students)

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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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The Challenges and Successes of EU Democracy Promotion Policies

The success of EU democracy promotion is contingent upon the degree of bargaining power the EU possesses vis-à-vis ‘third countries’.

Towards Mature Justice: Expanding the ICC’s Independent Oversight Mechanism

Towards Mature Justice: Expanding the ICC’s Independent Oversight Mechanism

The ICC would benefit from an extension of the IOM’s mandate to include the oversight of intermediaries used in the OTP as it will improve the Court’s judicial process.

Was Britain a ‘Good International Citizen’ under the Blair Government?

Was Britain a ‘Good International Citizen’ under the Blair Government?

Whilst it may be a stretch to call Britain a GIC under Blair, he certainly presided over a distinct change in the use of ethics and morality in FP decisions.

Military Intervention in Libya: The Renewal of the Tuareg’s Self-Determination

Military Intervention in Libya: The Renewal of the Tuareg’s Self-Determination

The case of the Tuareg is emblematic to understand the possible detrimental consequences of foreign military intervention.

Are India and China on a Collision Course of Maritime Strategies?

Are India and China on a Collision Course of Maritime Strategies?

The Chinese and Indian maritime strategies and their aspirations have disposed two powers into a collision course in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).

How Has the Human Rights Regime Been Affected by 9/11 and the ‘War on Terror’?

How Has the Human Rights Regime Been Affected by 9/11 and the ‘War on Terror’?

No evidence continues to exist that states’ prioritization of security interests over international norms has disrupted the institutions of the human rights regime.