International Law

Review – Saving the International Justice Regime

Franziska Boehme • Jun 3 2022 • Features

Hillebrecht’s clearly written book is the first to fully consider cases of backlash to international courts and puts forward relevant policy prescriptions.

Opinion – Signed, Sealed and Irrelevant: The Impact of the Budapest Memorandum

Craig R. Myers • Apr 19 2022 • Articles

The Budapest Memorandum worked in the short-term by de-nuclearizing a former Soviet state, but proved worthless in deterring Russian aggression.

Interview – Courtney Hillebrecht

E-International Relations • Apr 19 2022 • Features

Courtney Hillebrecht talks about the complications and benefits of the international justice system, including the impact of the latest developments at the ICJ and backlash politics.

International Law

Knut Traisbach • Mar 28 2022 • Online resources

International law is a system of norms, a social practice and a professional culture that remains open to change and contestation. It comprises learned techniques, traditions, institutions and ideologies that evolve.

Understanding the Illegality of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Kieran O'Meara • Mar 13 2022 • Articles

Russia has not only broken international law in the most flagrant manner, but has devalued the system of norms, values and practices that underpins international society.

Opinion – In Defence of International Law

Martin Duffy • Feb 6 2022 • Articles

Far from a mere paper tiger the measure of international law is today shown by the successful prosecution of both powerful and rogue states alike.

Opinion – Negotiating the US-China Phase One Deal

Bashar H. Malkawi • Dec 16 2021 • Articles

Putting aside political rhetoric, opening the Phase One Deal to re-adjustment and negotiations seems the plausible option in the short term.

Is China Under-Exploiting One Legal Avenue in the South China Sea?

He Xiaheng Derek • Jul 17 2021 • Articles

Beijing faces a legal quandary between tacitly admitting the continued ROC presence on Taiwan and not making full use of the Sino-Japanese Peace Treaty.

Recognition and Protection of Environmental Migrants in International Law

Chiara Scissa • Jun 24 2021 • Articles

Several UN arrangements explicitly recognize environmental migration, but lack of binding force. Conversely, binding instruments are too weakly implemented.

Opinion – Dangers Within Humanitarianism to Israel’s National Security

Giulia Dal Bello • Apr 1 2021 • Articles

The international community should recognize the well-established narrative against Israel and update judicial mechanisms to address asymmetrical conflicts and hybrid terrorist organizations.

Opinion – International Law versus Realpolitik in the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Vahagn Avedian • Mar 2 2021 • Articles

Despite the November 9 ceasefire agreement, the fundamental questions about the region’s final status and the future of its native Armenian population remain unanswered.

Opinion – The Politics of Antarctica

Elçin Doruk and Siret Hürsoy • Nov 23 2020 • Articles

With Antarctic politics, the Antarctic Treaties System must be transformed into a common heritage regime targeting the interests of all humanity in order to protect the continent.

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