Post Tagged with: "International Law"

Review – Debating Humanitarian Intervention: Should We Try to Save Strangers?

Review – Debating Humanitarian Intervention: Should We Try to Save Strangers?

The authors tackle the ethical issues surrounding humanitarian intervention and the principles of sovereignty and non-intervention – from two competing standpoints.

Undoing Sovereignty/Identity, Queering the ‘International’: The Politics of Law

Undoing Sovereignty/Identity, Queering the ‘International’: The Politics of Law

For the rights of human race in the field of IR, the ‘international’ needs to be deconstructed and reordered in a non-state centric and non-heteronormative manner.

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International Travel Is a Risky Business: Research, Study, & Proselytizing

When travelling abroad, there are typically no rights to protest nor to challenge or undermine laws in a foreign national context.

A Rules-Based System? Compliance and Obligation in International Law

A Rules-Based System? Compliance and Obligation in International Law

This student essay draws on constructivist epistemology to explore the conditions of state compliance in international law.

Interview – Marina Povitkina

Interview – Marina Povitkina

Marina Povitkina discusses her PhD research on democracy and its effect on environmental performance, as well as the Paris Agreement, green policies and island nations.

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N-of-1 Survey Finds Support for a Return to the Divine Right of Kings (A Satire)

A satirical commentary on the feasibility of a return to the divine right of kings in light of a perceived decline of the rule of law.

The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ in International Law

The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ in International Law

International law remains an under-researched topic in the literature on Huntington’s ‘clash of civilizations’. This is remarkable since international law itself was born out of such a clash.

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The Path to Authoritarianism: How do we get there?!

Authoritarian regimes are assessed through their use of judiciaries to give legitimacy to autocratic rule, reinforcing the importance of the separation of powers doctrine

Anti-Smuggling Operations in the Central Mediterranean

Anti-Smuggling Operations in the Central Mediterranean

This essay addresses the challenges raised by the uncertainty of the legal framework and the dubious practices of operations dealing with migrant smuggling into the EU.

The Legitimisation of Australia’s Deterrent Migration Policy

The Legitimisation of Australia’s Deterrent Migration Policy

This essay analyses the ways in which Australian authorities legitimise their deterrence regulations in relation to international refugee legal standards.

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