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Taking the ‘Union’ out of ‘EU’: The EU-Turkey Statement on the Syrian Refugee Crisis as an Agreement Between States under International Law

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Taking the ‘Union’ out of ‘EU’: The EU-Turkey Statement on the Syrian Refugee Crisis as an Agreement Between States under International Law Almost one year after its conclusion, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has eventually made clear the real nature of the ‘so-called’ EU-Turkey Statement. The …

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Woodward: The Ideology of Failed States: Why Intervention Fails

Woodward: The Ideology of Failed States: Why Intervention Fails

Woodward: The Ideology of Failed States: Why Intervention Fails Susan L. Woodward (City Univ. of New York, Graduate Center – Political Science) has published The Ideology of Failed States: Why Intervention Fails (Cambridge Univ. Press 2017). Here’s the abstract: What do we mean when we use the term ‘failed states’? …

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‘Terrorism’ at the World Court: Ukraine v Russia as an Opportunity for Greater Guidance on Relevant Obligations?

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‘Terrorism’ at the World Court: Ukraine v Russia as an Opportunity for Greater Guidance on Relevant Obligations? Recently, Ukraine instituted proceedings against Russia before the ICJ, alleging violations of both the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism (the ‘Convention’) and the International Convention on the Elimination …

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New Volume: Japanese Yearbook of International Law

Japanese Yearbook of International Law

New Volume: Japanese Yearbook of International Law The latest volume of the Japanese Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 59, 2016) is out. Contents include: Half a Century with the International Covenants on Human Rights: Long-Term Impacts on the World: Part One Kaoru Obata, Overview of a Half-Century of International Covenants …

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New Issue: International Journal of Human Rights

International Journal of Human Rights

New Issue: International Journal of Human Rights The latest issue of the International Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 21, no. 4, 2017) is out. Contents include: Social-Environmental Conflicts, Extractivism and Human Rights in Latin America Malayna Raftopoulos, Contemporary debates on social-environmental conflicts, extractivism and human rights in Latin America Joanna …

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New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution

Journal of Conflict Resolution

New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution The latest issue of the Journal of Conflict Resolution (Vol. 61, no. 5, May 2017) is out. Contents include: Austin M. Strange, Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley Parks, & Michael J. Tierney, Tracking Underreported Financial Flows: China’s Development Finance and the Aid–Conflict Nexus Revisited …

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Two Visions of the UN Charter

Two Visions of the UN Charter by Jens David Ohlin As I write this, the ASIL annual meeting is conducting a well-timed, previously unannounced panel discussion about the legality of the missile strikes against Assad’s airbase in Syria. In addition to Harold Koh (Yale Law School), who has argued in support …

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Call for Submissions: The Relationship between International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law

Call for Submissions: The Relationship between International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law The journal Human Rights & International Legal Discourse has issued a call for submissions for a special issue on “The Relationship between International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law.” Here’s the call: Special Issue on …

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War by Any Other Name? It’s Still War

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War by Any Other Name? It’s Still War by Gabor Rona and Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum [Gabor Rona  is a Visiting Professor of Law and Director of the Law and Armed Conflict Project at Cardozo Law School. Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human …

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Gross: The Writing on the Wall: Rethinking the International Law of Occupation

Gross: The Writing on the Wall: Rethinking the International Law of Occupation

Gross: The Writing on the Wall: Rethinking the International Law of Occupation Aeyal Gross (Tel-Aviv Univ. – Law) has published The Writing on the Wall: Rethinking the International Law of Occupation (Cambridge Univ. Press 2017). Here’s the abstract: As Israel’s control of the Occupied Palestinian Territory nears its fiftieth anniversary, …

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