• Having Taiwan in Mind? The Principe of Non-Use of Force and the ‘Peacefully Established Status of Territories’ June 9, 2023
    ‘The nomos of the earth’ is changing again as US-China relations are spiralling downwards rapidly. The increasingly likely scenario of a hot war between China and the US appears to be on everyone’s mind. Here Taiwan finds itself everywhere in the conversations of various international fora (here, here, and here, for example), despite its continued […]
    Dr Ming-Sung Kuo
  • Enforcing Sanctions Violations to Fund the Reconstruction of Ukraine June 8, 2023
    Introduction As the Russian Federation’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine continues into its second year, Ukraine’s reconstruction and recovery is estimated by the World Bank to cost, at a minimum, $411 billion. With no realistic prospect of a negotiated settlement to the conflict in sight, Ukraine and its international partners are rightfully seeking pathways to fund […]
    James Patrick Sexton
  • In This Issue – Reviews June 7, 2023
    Our review section in this issue features two review essays and a regular review. In her essay, Mavluda Sattorova engages with three books dealing with international investment issues that arise during armed conflict. Sattorova invites us to understand the corporation as victim, contributor, beneficiary, perpetrator and accomplice of, and in situations of, conflict. Tracing the […]
    Gail Lythgoe
  • In This Issue June 7, 2023
    This issue, and this Volume, open with the EJIL Foreword by Antony Anghie. Anghie walks us through the long march of Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) scholarship and offers a sweeping, systematic, and personal account of TWAIL’s evolution and its restoration and rethinking of international law. Looking towards the future, Anghie argues that […]
    Wanshu Cong
  • The Destruction of the Nova Kakhovka Dam and International Humanitarian Law: Some Preliminary Thoughts June 6, 2023
    This morning the Nova Kakhovka dam in Ukraine was destroyed, in circumstances which remain unclear. Thousands of people are in peril, while the devastation of downstream communities and the environment will be immense. The dam appears to have collapsed, and the reservoir behind it is now draining at speed. In this post I will just […]
    Marko Milanovic
  • Vital Statistics; Book Review EditorS June 5, 2023
    Vital Statistics It is an annual custom for us to publish in the first issue of the year the statistics on manuscript submission, acceptance and publication from the previous year. Not only is it of interest to us as Editors and you as readers to note any shifts in submission and publication trends, but it […]
    Sarah Nouwen
  • Two Weeks in Review, 22 May – 4 June 2023 June 4, 2023
    In his post, ‘Ukraine’s Involvement in Cross-Border Raids by Russian Paramilitary Groups: Illegal Use of Force and Intervention or Lawful Self-Defence?’, Stefan Talmon explores the legality and classification of the 22 May 2023, cross-border raids from Ukraine into Russia. The raid was conducted by two Russian paramilitary groups and raise a searies of questions. Talmon […]
    Tal Gross
  • Announcements: CfP Human Rights Law – Prospects, Possibilities, Fears and Limitations Conference; CfP China and Europe in the African Continent; CfA Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law; The Forthcoming ICJ Advisory Opinion and the Question of Palestine Webinar June 4, 2023
    1. Call for Papers: Human Rights Law – Prospects, Possibilities, Fears and Limitations Conference. The 2023 European Human Rights Law Conference is being held at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law from 28 – 29 September 2023. The theme of the conference is ‘Human Rights: Prospects, Possibilities, Fears and Limitations’. Keynotes include Judge Paulo […]
    Mary Guest
  • The CERD stands firm against racist hate speech: Jallow v. Denmark June 2, 2023
    The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (‘CERD’ or ‘Committee’) is well known for its progressive interpretation of Article 4 of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). The provision requires states to “condemn all propaganda and all organizations which attempt to justify or promote racial hatred and […]
    Betül Durmuş
  • New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 34 (2023) No. 1) – Out Soon June 2, 2023
    The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law will be published shortly. Over the coming days, we will have a series of editorial posts by Joseph Weiler and Sarah Nouwen, Editors-in-Chief of EJIL, and others. These posts will appear in the Editorial of the new issue.  Here is the Table of Contents for this new […]
    Mary Guest