Post Tagged with: "international law"

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.

Interview – Emmanuel R. Goffi

Interview – Emmanuel R. Goffi

Emmaneul Goffi discusses the impact drones are having on modern warfare, the centrality of a constructivist perspective to his work, and the myth of ‘supreme sacrifice’.

The Fight against the ‘Islamic State’ in Syria and the Right to Self-Defence

The Fight against the ‘Islamic State’ in Syria and the Right to Self-Defence

The fight against IS in Syria may lead to a customary evolution of the right to self-defence, concerning the addressee of that right and the moment for action.

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.

The International Community: Conceptual Insights from Law and Sociology

The International Community: Conceptual Insights from Law and Sociology

While talk would suggest that there exists some kind of unitary and durable actor called ‘international community’, it is far from clear who or what it represents.

Forced Marriage in Australia: Definitely Not the ‘Usual Suspects’

Forced Marriage in Australia: Definitely Not the ‘Usual Suspects’

Forced marriage comprises an untidy bundle of wrongs lost at the intersection of international relations, state sovereignty, human rights, and criminal accountability.

Review – Maritime Diplomacy in the 21st Century

Review – Maritime Diplomacy in the 21st Century

Le Mière sheds light on an area of diplomacy that has largely been overlooked despite its growing importance in the maritime century.

Mothers of Srebrenica v the Netherlands: The Law as Constraint for Peacekeeping?

Mothers of Srebrenica v the Netherlands: The Law as Constraint for Peacekeeping?

Balancing the expectations raised by peacekeeping and the legal remedies should make future tort claims as a response to failed peacekeeping missions less plausible.

Review – Eichmann in Jerusalem

Review – Eichmann in Jerusalem

One of the questions raised by Arendt about former Nazi officials during their trials- are they criminals or war combatants?- is relevant for discussions today about the use of drones.

The Taylor Appeal Judgment: Achievement or Fragmentation of International Criminal Law?

The Taylor Appeal Judgment: Achievement or Fragmentation of International Criminal Law?

The importance of the Taylor Appeal judgment lies beyond strictly legal considerations, as it deems culpable involvement of the heads of states in political violence in another state no longer accepted.

Post-Conflict Justice, Gender and International Law: (Too) Great Expectations?

Post-Conflict Justice, Gender and International Law: (Too) Great Expectations?

International criminal law has evolved over the past 25 years to encompass not only the prosecution of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, but also gender-based crimes.

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