International Court of Justice

The United Nations and Self-Determination in the Case of East Timor

Jakob R. Avgustin • Feb 27 2020 • Articles

In the case of East Timor, one can argue that the UN was definitely not a friend to the people of East Timor even without the right to self-determination in the equation.

The ICJ As An Effective Conflict Prevention Tool in Latin America

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has been successful in Latin American affairs but the sea access case will monitor how countries react to future rulings.

Review – International Responses to Mass Atrocities in Africa

Christof Royer • Jan 27 2017 • Features

Insightful case studies that support the authors’ concept of R2P³ make this book an indispensable read not only for academics, but everyone who deals with R2P.

International Law

Knut Traisbach • Jan 1 2017 • Articles

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.

Peace and Reconciliation in the Balkans: Croatia vs. Serbia

Nikolina Židek • Feb 25 2015 • Articles

Reconciliation is a slow process but when there is political will, changes can occur and victims can eventually get redress through justice, truth and memory.

Review – The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights

Peter Brett • Oct 19 2014 • Features

Some lack of definition in Alter’s book does not diminish her valiant and highly successful effort to sketch the architecture of the international legal regime.

Review – Balkan Genocides: Holocaust and Ethnic Cleansing

Melanie O'Brien • Jun 3 2014 • Features

Mojzes’ analysis of Balkan genocides of the 20th Century imparts vital facts on mass violence, but is dented by insufficient knowledge of legal frameworks.

The International Court of Justice and the Peru-Chile Maritime Case

Mitja Grbec & Marko Pavliha • Apr 21 2014 • Articles

The ICJ’s decision in the Peru-Chile Maritime Case represents another important stone in the mosaic of what is usually referred to as the Law of Maritime Delimitations.

The Maritime Dispute Between Peru and Chile

Don Anton • Mar 18 2014 • Articles

On 27 January 2014, the ICJ delivered its judgment in the Peru v. Chile case in which it considered the existence, nature and extent of the disputed maritime boundary.

Where Does Article 38 Stand Today?

Kirthi Jayakumar • Oct 12 2011 • Articles

Although Article 38 has helped define international law as a discipline distinct from politics and international relations, it has fallen short of seeing the process through. As dynamic as society is, law needs to be one step ahead to ensure that there is a means to keep actions and omissions in check.

The ICJ and Kosovo’s Declaration of Independence: Anything Resolved?

Stefan Wolff • Jul 25 2010 • Articles

I always tell my students, when sitting an exam, that they have to answer the question that has been set rather than one that they feel comfortable with. No analogy is ever perfect, but this one sums up pretty neatly the outcome of the deliberations by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

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