Post Tagged with: "international law"

The Effect of the Intervention in Libya on the International Debate about Syria

The Effect of the Intervention in Libya on the International Debate about Syria

The intervention in Libya was seen by non-Western states as a dangerous legal precedent undermining the status state sovereignty had been given under international law.

Review – The International Law of State Responsibility:  An Introduction

Review – The International Law of State Responsibility: An Introduction

Kolb provides an excellent overview of the international law of state responsibility in a text that should be of interest to students of law and international relations.

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Implications of Brexit for the European Convention on Human Rights

Brexit has no formal or immediate implications for the UK’s obligations under the ECHR, nevertheless, there may be some subtly negative consequences.

Ontologicidal Violence: The Muslim Subject and International Law

Ontologicidal Violence: The Muslim Subject and International Law

International law is premised on a hierarchical organizing of cultures, and is therefore critically unstable because its own biases undermine its claims to universality.

Student Feature – Introduction to Diplomacy

Student Feature – Introduction to Diplomacy

Diplomacy is a process between actors (diplomats, usually representing a state) who exist within a system (international relations) and engage in private and public dialogue (diplomacy) to pursue their objectives in a peaceful manner.

Interview – Juliet Sorensen

Interview – Juliet Sorensen

Juliet Sorensen discusses the ‘opioid epidemic’, explains the limitations that international law has in tackling the problem, and argues for criminal justice reform,

Diplomacy

Diplomacy

In today’s interconnected world, effective and skilful diplomacy is vital to ensure that humankind can navigate an ever-growing list of shared challenges that may be our undoing if left unresolved.

International Law

International Law

Although questions about international law persist, especially when powerful nations use their political power to ‘bend’ the law, today hardly anyone declares international law as irrelevant.

International Organisations

International Organisations

The growth of international organisations, particularly in the twentieth century when the concept of global governance came of age, means that nearly every aspect of life is regulated in some way at the global level.

Review – Too Little, Too Late: The Quest to Resolve Sovereign Debt Crises

Review – Too Little, Too Late: The Quest to Resolve Sovereign Debt Crises

A timely volume that details what we have learned from a long history of attempts to govern sovereign debt, and which is bound to be a reference for debates yet to come.

Suicide Squad, Atrocity Crimes and the International Criminal Court

Suicide Squad, Atrocity Crimes and the International Criminal Court

While ‘War Crimes’ is a fictional story, prosecuting atrocity crimes in the real world remains a complex, and sometimes infuriatingly slow, process.

When is Secession Justified? The Kashmir Case

When is Secession Justified? The Kashmir Case

The right of secession should be taken seriously, used sparingly, and justified rigorously. For that the right can best be likened to the right of euthanasia.

R2P and the Normative Accountability of the UN Security Council

R2P and the Normative Accountability of the UN Security Council

The legality of a particular military intervention depends on whether the UNSC sanctions it. Yet, no normative framework governs the UNSC decision-making in this regard.

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