Although, at first sight, it may appear otherwise – the EU’s Lisbon Treaty has made a huge step towards a more sophisticated and improved security of fundamental rights.
Although current and controversial voices have been raised that Kosovo’s status as an international protectorate must be broken, the question remains: is independence the ultimate solution?
Radicalized Islamic terrorism does not necessarily pose the greatest risk to national security, but rather non-Islamic extremist organizations are an increasingly imminent danger.
Arms trade regulation today is only efficient to the extent that there are voluntary agreements and codes of conduct on arms exports. Illicit arms accumulation remains an issue.
Despite the US’ claims of self-defence and terrorist eradication, it can be argued that the NATO invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001 was not legal under international law.
Commentating on ICJ’s recent judgment on state immunity, the paper contributes to the issue whether the jurisdictional immunity of states should always prevail, even when international crimes occur.
Corporate Social Responsibility is a farce: a lack of transparency, increased competition, poor international regulation, and corruption cause corporate violations of human rights law.
The nature of sovereignty has changed from one which vests states with the right to non-intervention, to one which grants them certain responsibilities towards its own population.