• Announcements: Military Assistance on Request in the International Legal Order Conference; BISA Working Group on Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding July 21, 2019
    1. Conference: ‘What Room for Military Assistance on Request in the International Legal Order?’ On Thursday 5 and Friday 6 December 2019, the Journal on the Use of Force and International Law (JUFIL, Routledge) and the Ghent Rolin-Jaequemyns International Law Institute (GRILI) will host an international conference focusing on ‘military assistance on request’. Having regard to recent third-State interventions in Yemen,Read […]
    Mary Guest
  • EJIL Vol. 30 (2019) No. 2: In this Issue July 20, 2019
    This issue opens with three articles that address underexplored corners of international law. The first article focuses on the topic of customs unions. Adopting a historical perspective, Michal Ovádek and Ines Willemyns identify gaps and ambiguities in the contemporary legal definition of custom unions. They then conduct a comparative analysis to examine how different customRead […]
    Joseph Weiler
  • New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 30 (2019) No. 2) Out Next Week July 19, 2019
    The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law will be published next week. Over the coming days, we will have a series of editorial posts by Joseph Weiler, Editor-in-Chief of EJIL. These posts will appear in the Editorial of the new issue.  Here is the Table of Contents for this new issue: Editorial Editorial: Editor-in-Chief Sarah M.Read […]
    Mary Guest
  • EJIL: Editor-in-Chief Sarah M. H. Nouwen July 19, 2019
    We are very pleased to announce that, as of this issue, the EJIL family (EJIL, EJIL: Talk! and EJIL: Live!) will be led by two Editors-in-Chief. By unanimous decision of EJIL‘s Board of Management, Sarah Nouwen will join J.H.H. Weiler at the helm of EJIL. Dr Nouwen serves as Senior Lecturer at the University ofRead […]
    Mary Guest
  • The International Court of Justice renders its judgment in the Jadhav case (India v. Pakistan) July 18, 2019
    On 8 May 2017, India instituted proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Pakistan, accusing the latter of ‘egregious violations of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations’ (VCCR) (p. 4). The dispute concerns the treatment of an Indian national, Mr. Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, who was detained, tried and sentenced to death by aRead […]
    Freya Baetens
  • Silence and the Use of Force in International Law July 18, 2019
    States frequently take actions and make statements that implicate international law. But because they do not — and, indeed, could not — express a view on each such act or statement by all other states at all times, silence seems to be the norm, rather than the exception, in international relations. When states and otherRead […]
    Dustin A. Lewis
  • A Reply to Professor Kraska on the Iranian Shootdown of the US Global Hawk Drone July 17, 2019
    Prof. Kraska has argued in his latest EJIL: Talk! article that the incident regarding the downing of a US drone by Iran happened due to the scarce knowledge of international law by an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander. While I do appreciate Prof. Kraska’s discretion in referring to US intelligence sources, on the other handRead […]
    Enrico Benedetto Cossidente
  • Protecting the Environment in Non-International Armed Conflicts: Are We There Yet? July 16, 2019
    The International Law Commission (ILC) during its current 71st session has provisionally adopted, on first reading, the Draft principles on the protection of the environment in relation to armed conflict. The first-reading text had taken five years to prepare, under the successive leaderships of Special Rapporteurs Ms. Marie G. Jacobsson (2013 – 2016), and MsRead […]
    Viktorija Jakjimovska
  • The Ituri Conundrum: Qualifying Conflicts between an Occupying Power and an Autonomous Non-State Actor July 15, 2019
    Last week, Trial Chamber VI of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued the long-awaited judgment in the Ntaganda case. The judges found the defendant guilty on all 18 counts, including the ICC’s first ever conviction for sexual slavery. Although the Chamber is yet to resolve matters related to sentencing and reparations, the decision marks anRead […]
    Kubo Mačák
  • Why Arbitrate Business and Human Rights Disputes? Public Consultation Period Open for the Draft Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration July 12, 2019
    In June 2019, the Draft Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration (hereafter, “Draft BHR Arbitration Rules”) was released for global online public consultation, with the consultation period set to end by 25 August 2019.  Judge Bruno Simma chairs the global Drafting Team that has collaborated in developing the draft rules, since the Drafting TeamRead […]
    Diane Desierto