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The Nature and Role of the Catholic Church and the Holy See in the International Order

The Nature and Role of the Catholic Church and the Holy See in the International Order

The Catholic Church has a unique status in international law and relations. Through the international person of the Holy See, the Church exercises sovereignty in international relations.

Great Power Management: English School Meets Governmentality?

Great Power Management: English School Meets Governmentality?

Whilst there is hardly any doubt as to the existence of four of the five major institutions of international society identified by Hedley Bull, this is not the case with the fifth institution: great power management.

Global Civil Society Speaks Out: Israel as an Apartheid State

Global Civil Society Speaks Out: Israel as an Apartheid State

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign is growing, suggesting that Israel’s policies are coming into ever-sharper questioning in the twenty-first century.

Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Legal under International Law?

Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Legal under International Law?

International law could serve as a framework to clarify some of the disputed issues in the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Under this framework Israel cannot claim to have a valid title to the Occupied Palestinian Territories – neither historically, nor based on the Palestine Mandate.

Calculating Whether a Two-Year Term on the UN Security Council is Worth Seeking

Calculating Whether a Two-Year Term on the UN Security Council is Worth Seeking

Australia has not withdrawn its SC candidacy. Whether that confidence is warranted will be revealed next week when the General Assembly meets to elect nonpermanent members of the Security Council.

The International Law Dimensions of the Plight of Julian Assange

The International Law Dimensions of the Plight of Julian Assange

The Assange saga has taken a number of unexpected turns. The only way forward would appear to be a political solution. Yet, there is no immediate prospect of such a resolution occurring.

Liberal Legal Internationalism: A History (and Present) of Double Standards

Liberal Legal Internationalism: A History (and Present) of Double Standards

Liberal legal internationalism is anything but liberal, legal or international. International law today is as rife with double standards as it was nearly five centuries ago during times of colonial conquest.

Geopolitical Challenges to Implementing the Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities

Geopolitical Challenges to Implementing the Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities

After a failed effort by the EU in 2011, the international community will once again take up the issue of a Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities at the UN in October. Diverging national interests threaten to derail the talks.

The Western Sahara Peace Process: Tragedy or Farce?

The Western Sahara Peace Process: Tragedy or Farce?

The UN mandate to achieve a political solution that will afford Western Sahara its long denied right to self-determination is a farce and everyone knows it.

A Critical Introduction to the ‘Legalisation of World Politics’

A Critical Introduction to the ‘Legalisation of World Politics’

Contrary to realist expectations, states have frequently engaged in institutionalised co-operation even under conditions of anarchy.

The Karadzic Case: Fair Trial or Show Trial?

The Karadzic Case: Fair Trial or Show Trial?

Radovan Karadzic, the former President of the Bosnian Serb Republic, finds himself on trial at an international tribunal established to prosecute him. His legal defense, Peter Robinson, asks whether it is a fair trial or show trial.

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