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Hegemonic Cooperation or Succession? The United States’ Emerging ‘Abandonment’, and China’s Rising ‘Defense’, of the Global Order

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Hegemonic Cooperation or Succession? The United States’ Emerging ‘Abandonment’, and China’s Rising ‘Defense’, of the Global Order Many international lawyers all over the world will doubtless have experienced a surge of surrealism over the past weeks, witnessing dramatic contrasts emerging between American and Chinese foreign policies seeking to redefine the …

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The ECtHR’s Ilias and Ahmed v. Hungary and Why It Matters

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The ECtHR’s Ilias and Ahmed v. Hungary and Why It Matters The European Court of Human Rights delivered a judgment last Tuesday in the case of Ilias and Ahmed v. Hungary, finding multiple violations of the European Convention as a result of Hungary’s border procedures and its treatment of asylum-seekers. …

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The Disappearing UN Report on Israeli “Apartheid”

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The Disappearing UN Report on Israeli “Apartheid” by Kevin Jon Heller Last week, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) sent shockwaves through the international community by issuing a report that — for the first time in UN history — claims Israel’s treatment of Palestinians amounts to the crime …

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Conference: 2017 Cambridge International and European Law Conference

Cambridge International Law Journal

Conference: 2017 Cambridge International and European Law Conference The Cambridge International Law Journal, in association with the Centre for European Legal Studies and Monckton Chambers, will hold the 2017 Cambridge International and European Law Conference, on March 23-24. The theme is: “Transforming Institutions.” The program is here.   CONFERENCE PROGRAMME. …

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The Evacuation of Eastern Aleppo: Humanitarian Obligation or War Crime?

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The Evacuation of Eastern Aleppo: Humanitarian Obligation or War Crime? On March 1, the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic (“the Commission”) released a report on the horrific events that unfolded in Aleppo last year until it was captured by the Syrian governmental forces. The …

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International Law in the Age of Trump

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International Law in the Age of Trump In the second month of Donald Trump’s presidency, we still know little about his foreign policy agenda. He regularly said things during the campaign that suggested a radical departure from longstanding tenets of U.S. foreign policy. And during his first month in office, …

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Trump and International Law: Making Hegel Great Again?

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Trump and International Law: Making Hegel Great Again? by Ralph Janik [Ralph Janik is a researcher at the University of Vienna Faculty of Law, Department of European, International and Comparative Law.] The presidency of Donald Trump obviously has a manifest impact on international law. After all, he and his administration do …

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The Curious Case of the Killing of Kim Jong-nam

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The Curious Case of the Killing of Kim Jong-nam The night is dark and full of terrors. But sometimes the terrors are just too damn funny. Consider the circumstances of the untimely demise of Kim Jong-nam, the elder half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, assassinated in Malaysia apparently at …

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