• Cyber Attacks and Cyber (Mis)information Operations during a Pandemic mai 29, 2020
    Hot on the heels on the Oxford Statement on international law rules and principles relating to malicious cyber operations targeting healthcare facilities, just a quick teaser that the next episode of EJIL: The Podcast! will be dealing precisely with these types of cyber attacks – we will be recording it next week. In the meantime, […]
    Marko Milanovic
  • Why the WHO is failing and how to fix it mai 29, 2020
    The maligned World Health Organization (WHO) faces its biggest crisis since its inception in 1948. Critical questions about whether China reported the novel coronavirus to the WHO promptly expose a sustained governance flow which the global health security regime builds upon—where national sovereignty has always trumped mutual responsibility. While the nation-state is primarily responsible for […]
    Tsung-Ling Lee
  • How Europe’s Legal Equilibrium Unravelled mai 28, 2020
    Two weeks on since the German Constitutional Court issued its momentous ruling on the ECB’s quantitative easing programme, commentators are still wondering what kind of bomb has been detonated by the German Court. Will the blast bring down the Euro along with the European Union? Or will a makeshift arrangement of some sort allow the EU to […]
    Arthur Dyevre
  • Emissions Trading: As COP26 is delayed by COVID-19, some thoughts on the international linking of domestic schemes mai 28, 2020
    Introduction Last month, the COP26 UN climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow in November 2020 was postponed due to COVID-19.  One consequence: agreement on the rules for a global emissions trading scheme under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement will be deferred again, to at least 2021.  As agreement under Article 6 […]
    Kathryn Khamsi
  • The Failure to Pursue the Mandates of International Organizations in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic mai 27, 2020
    This blogpost is a reaction to the last episode of EJIL: The Podcast!, in which the brilliant discussion on the role of the World Health Organization (WHO) in the pandemic ended up with the perennial question of accountability. As contended by Gian Luca Burci, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown once again that international organizations are […]
    Dr Lorenzo Gasbarri
  • Killing all birds with one stone: Is this the end of Intra-EU BITs (as we know them) mai 26, 2020
    On 5 May 2020, 23 EU Member States, except for Austria, Ireland, Finland, and Sweden, signed the Agreement for the Termination of Bilateral Investment Treaties between the Member States of the European Union (the Agreement). Its adoption is the latest development in the debate on the incompatibility of bilateral investment treaties between Member States (Intra-EU […]
    Matteo Fermeglia
  • The Myth and Mayhem of ‘Build Back Better’: Human Rights Decision-Making and Human Dignity Imperatives in COVID-19 mai 25, 2020
    Human rights were already under siege everywhere around the world before COVID-19.  But there is also a dawning race now against reaching the ‘twilight of human rights law’, due to: 1) authoritarian regimes’ dismissal of the relevance of human rights while using this pandemic to expand and consolidate their power, such as to silence speech, […]
    Diane Desierto
  • Two Weeks in Review 11 May – 24 May 2020 mai 24, 2020
    COVID related posts Poonam Shokar considered whether COVID-19 will bring about another decade of austerity in the UK and what this might mean for economic, social, and cultural rights. Salvo Nicolosi addressed the impact COVID-19 is having on asylum seekers, such as access to primary healthcare, and asked whether health emergencies can affect the scope of States’ […]
    Gail Lythgoe
  • Announcements: WILIG Scholarship Prize; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; COVID-19 Crisis from a German, European and International Perspective; Research Assistant Vacancy, State Silence Project mai 24, 2020
    1. WILIG Scholarship Prize. The Inaugural WILIG Scholarship Prize Committee (Lori Damrosch, Adrien Wing, Viviana Krsticevic, Nienke Grossman and Milena Sterio) is excited to announce the inaugural WILIG Scholarship Prize.  The WILIG Scholarship Prize aims to highlight and promote excellence in international law scholarship involving women and girls, gender, and feminist approaches. This prize, awarded every […]
    Mary Guest
  • Pandemic Intrigue in Geneva: COVID-19 and the 73rd World Health Assembly mai 22, 2020
    The 73rd World Health Assembly took place on 18 and 19 May, 2020. It is a yearly gathering of all 194 Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) taking place in its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. As established in Articles 18 to 23 of the Constitution of the WHO, the World Health Assembly is […]
    Pedro A. Villarreal