• Gender in Academic Publishing September 25, 2020
    Editor’s Note: The footnotes to this article have been omitted. The full version can be found here. The authors would like to emphasize that this Editorial relies heavily on research, ideas, and arguments made by other scholars and readers are encouraged to read the full text. Some of the COVID-19 lockdown-catalysed new academic practices are worth preserving […]
    Gráinne de Búrca
  • Narendra Modi’s Nationalist-Populism in India and International Law September 24, 2020
    The rise of populist regimes in many countries has triggered scholarly debates on populism and international law. However, studying populism and international law is fraught with methodological challenges because populism is a difficult term to define. At the most fundamental level, populism is both anti-elitist and anti-pluralist. This is captured in Jan-Werner Müller’s ‘formal’ conception […]
    Prabhash Ranjan
  • Re-Theorizing International Organizations Law: A Call for Reconsiderations, Hidden Gems, and New Perspectives September 23, 2020
    The symposium on “Theorizing International Organizations Law” in issue 31:2 of the European Journal of International Law seeks to excavate the intellectual history of this important sub-discipline of public international law. As noted in the introduction to the symposium, that history has, until relatively recently, been dominated by men. The writings of figures such as […]
    Devika Hovell
  • The European Convention of Human Rights and Climate Change – Finally! September 22, 2020
    It was only ever a matter of time before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) would be called upon to interpret the application of the ECHR to the climate crisis. Climate change litigants have scored a series of notable successes in domestic courts of late. Most famously in the Urgenda decision delivered by the […]
    Ole W Pedersen
  • In This Issue September 22, 2020
    The article section of this issue opens with a contribution by Maria Laura Marceddu and Pietro Ortolani, who pose the question: What is wrong with investment arbitration? That there is something wrong with investment arbitration is now well-rehearsed; less well understood is what explains the public aversion. Marceddu and Ortolani offer an empirically grounded answer. […]
    Sarah Nouwen
  • Nationality as we know it? – A note on the genuine link September 21, 2020
    The Nottebohm judgement is probably one if not the best-known case of the ICJ. Ever since its release in 1955 the tune of a genuine link has been reverberating in international law. However, just like so many other one-hit wonders the genuine link has been belittled and failed to genuinely make inroads into doctrinal circles. […]
    Lorin-Johannes Wagner
  • New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 31 (2020) No. 2) Out This Week September 21, 2020
    The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law will be published this week. Over the coming days, we will have a series of editorial posts by Joseph Weiler and Sarah Nouwen, Editors-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: […]
    Mary Guest
  • Announcements: Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security Webinars; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; Call for Submissions – CfS Military Law and the Law of War Review September 20, 2020
    1. Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security Webinars. The Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security has launched a new series of Wednesday Webinars. In the testing times of pandemic, the series aims to provide an online platform for forward-thinking debates on the most pressing issues and challenges in international law and global affairs. […]
    Mary Guest
  • The Duty to Derogate: Suspending Human Rights in a Very Limited and Specific Way? September 18, 2020
    Section 12 of the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill currently making its way through the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament imposes a duty on the Secretary of State to consider derogating from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in relation to certain overseas military operations. The duty is the product of long-standing concerns […]
    Aurel Sari
  • Legislating by Soundbite: The Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill September 18, 2020
    The Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill 2019-2021, if passed, would provide a ‘triple lock’ to render ‘exceptional’ prosecutions for criminal offences allegedly committed by the armed forces overseas (outside the UK) more than five years ago; shorten the limitation periods for actions in tort and under the Human Rights Act; and impose a […]
    Elizabeth Stubbins Bates