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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.

UN Security Council: Future Prospects for a Compromised Hegemon

UN Security Council: Future Prospects for a Compromised Hegemon

Animated by the interests of the strongest member states, the Security Council of the United Nations has become a global hegemon fractured by internal disagreement.

Amazon, American, or Israeli?  The Pitfalls of ‘UN-iversalising’ Wonder Woman

Amazon, American, or Israeli? The Pitfalls of ‘UN-iversalising’ Wonder Woman

There is no shortage of reasons why the choice of Wonder Woman as Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls is a dangerous one for the UN.

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.

Interview – Abi Williams

Interview – Abi Williams

Dr. Abi Williams discusses the role of think tanks in international affairs, the future of multilateral institutions, UN reform and international courts and tribunals.

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.

The European Response to the Syrian War: Pathologies Uncovered

The European Response to the Syrian War: Pathologies Uncovered

The EU must effectively address its migration pathologies and dysfunctionalities to fulfil its humanitarian promise to be a space of freedom, prosperity and rule of law

DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 26JAN06 - FR: Angelina Jolie, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Brad Pitt and Kofi Annan, Secretary-General, United Nations, New York with his spouse leaving the session 'A New Mindset for the UN' at the Annual Meeting 2006 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 26, 2006. 
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Angelina Jolie Pitt at LSE: Can Actors Be Effective Educators?

Publicity should not be a reason to stop good intentions; like those of a renowned actress with a strong commitment to raising awareness about refugees.

Maternity Ward.  A nurse from the Spanish Aecid team attends to a patien at the Eastern Visayas Hospital. Tacloban, Philippines.  11/20/13.

Global Health: Our Moral Compass in a World of Crisis

Ebola and Zika show that global health risks are at an all-time high. Lurking behind them are other disease threats that will not respect national boundaries.

An Orwellian Black Hole? Countering the Narrative That the UN Has Failed

An Orwellian Black Hole? Countering the Narrative That the UN Has Failed

The UN requires reform. Some of its methods are odious. But it is up to its members up to decide if they are willing to give the UN the tools it needs to be effective.

WWP: Women, War and Peace

WWP: Women, War and Peace

WWP is fundamental to any discussion of democracy, conflict management, natural disasters as well as development, social justice and good governance policies.

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