Flux EJIL: Talk!

  • Challenges in Executing Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: the Case of the Roma décembre 8, 2023
    What does it mean for a judgment of the European Court of Human Rights to be “executed”?   In European Convention parlance, “execution” is a term that carries within it a great deal of potential, if unexplained, meaning. Article 46 of the Convention provides that “The High Contracting Parties undertake to abide” – not “shall […]
    James A. Goldston
  • Rising tensions at the EU’s External Borders with Russia: The Unwanted Return of Instrumentalised Migration and Problematic Responses décembre 8, 2023
    On November 22nd 2023, the Finnish government announced its decision to close all but one of its border crossings with Russia — having
    Felix Peerboom
  • Funding Ukraine’s Aid: New Challenges   décembre 7, 2023
    Introduction The full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began on February 24, 2022, is still ongoing, with reconstruction and recovery needs estimated at over 400 billion USD. Given these circumstances, the G7 states are searching for ways to fund Ukraine’s reconstruction and redress for victims without Russia’s consent, using frozen assets of the Central Bank […]
    Artem Ripenko
  • Why education rights must finally be taken seriously: Exploring the perils of mnemonic indoctrination in Russia décembre 7, 2023
    The year 2023 in Russia can be descried as a new chapter in furthering control over the historical narratives being circulated in the public sphere. A new federal educational standard which prescribes the content of the history curriculum entered into force starting from 01 September 2023. Little it is known, than a widely discussed Russian […]
    Anastasiia Vorobiova
  • Resurfacing Issues of the Arab League in Light of the Gaza War décembre 6, 2023
    In the complexities of the international fora and UN resolutions, regional organizations can fill in and complement the international organizations in preserving global peace and security. Article 52 of the UN Charter (1945) states that UN member states “shall make every effort to achieve pacific settlement of local disputes through such regional arrangements or by […]
    Faisal M. Al-Hababi
  • Absent Kony, Absent Justice? Notes on the ICC’s Decision to Potentially Confirm Charges Against Kony In Absentia décembre 5, 2023
    With the deaths of Vincent Otti, Raska Lukwiya, and Okot Odhiambo and the conviction of Dominic Ongwen by the International Criminal Court (ICC), the only remaining leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) at large is its founder, Joseph Kony. Long-time followers of the ICC will remember its first-ever arrest warrants were issued against these […]
    Dylan Jesse Andrian
  • The (Un)Changing Face of ICJ Advocacy décembre 5, 2023
    While extensive literature exists on the theory and practice of international law, legal scholarship lacks a robust body of literature that systematically examines the profession itself. This article examines the gender and professional composition of legal teams appearing before the International Court of Justice (henceforth “ICJ” or “Court”) in contentious proceedings between 2013 and 2022. […]
    Iben Vagle
  • EJIL: The Podcast! Episode 22: Organizing International Organizations décembre 4, 2023
    International organizations are often expected to solve problems that states cannot or do not solve. But how should we understand international organizations? Marking the year-long symposium ‘Hidden Gems in International Organizations Law’ in the European Journal of International Law, this podcast discusses how international organizations have been theorized by various scholars and practitioners. Special attention is paid to international organization practitioner SKB Asante and scholar Rao Geping. Hosted by EJIL Editor in Chief Sarah Nouwen, […]
    Sarah Nouwen
  • Life & Death, an Unstable Scale: The European Court of Human Rights Approach to Euthanasia in Mortier v. Belgium décembre 4, 2023
    On 4 October 2022, the European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”) issued a Chamber judgment in the case of Mortier v. Belgium. This landmark ruling is the first-ever ruling of the ECtHR on the compliance of euthanasia, once performed, with the rights protected under the European Convention of Human Rights (“ECHR”). Additionally, it represents the […]
    Anna M. Puigderrajols Triadó
  • Two Weeks in Review, 20 November – 3 December 2023 décembre 3, 2023
    Climate change Siyu Bao delves into the involvement of civil society in China concerning the realm of climate change. In the year 2021, China expressed its interest in joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a free trade agreement that institutes formal mechanisms for involving civil society in environmental affairs. The author […]
    Tal Gross