Taking the party line on the South China Sea Arbitration

I recently posted here on the extraordinary 500-page “Critical Study” of the Awards in the South China Sea Arbitration published by the Chinese Society of International Law (CSIL) in Oxford

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The Netherlands and Australia Attribute the Downing of MH17 to Russia

Yesterday the international Joint Investigating Team (JIT)  published its conclusion that the missile which destroyed the MH17 airliner over eastern Ukraine was fired by a Russian military unit, the 53rd

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A new twist in the South China Sea Arbitration: The Chinese Society of International Law’s Critical Study

On Monday 14 May 2018 the Chinese Journal of International Law, an Oxford University Press journal, published an extraordinary 500 page “Critical Study” of the Awards on jurisdiction and the

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Visions of the ‘Right to Democratic Governance’ under International Law: The Complexities of the Philippines under Duterte

Is international law any closer to defining the content of a “right to democratic governance”? International human rights law instruments do not prescribe a form of governance, but they do

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Visions of the ‘Right to Democratic Governance’ under International Law: The Complexities of the Philippines under Duterte

Is international law any closer to defining the content of a “right to democratic governance”? International human rights law instruments do not prescribe a form of governance, but they do

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Procedure for selection of venues for future ESIL Research Fora

Procedure for selection of venues for future ESIL Research Fora  Decisions on a Research Forum (RF) will in principle be taken one year in advance of the event. Thus a

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ESIL Mooting Prizes – Concours Charles Rousseau 2018

ESIL Mooting Prizes – Concours René Cassin 2018 In 2015, the ESIL Board decided to award ESIL Mooting Prizes to promising students of international law each year. ESIL Mooting Prizes

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The ‘Open Arms’ case: Reconciling the notion of ‘place of safety’ with the human rights of migrants

The work of the NGOs rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean Sea has been the subject of much controversy. One of the most recent cases regards the NGO Proactiva Open Arms:

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Announcements: CfP Transformations of Citizenship; Annual Conference of the Italian Society of International and EU Law; CfP Joint North American Conference of International Economic Law; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

1. Call for Papers: Transformations of Citizenship. This conference seeks to illuminate, elucidate and review the juxtaposition and tension inherent in the concept of citizenship today in an effort to understand

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What Level of Human Control Over Autonomous Weapon Systems is Required by International Law?

Introduction Autonomous weapon systems [AWS] raise profound legal, ethical and moral concerns. Scholars have asked, for example, whether AWS can comply with international humanitarian law [IHL]; whether their use will

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