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Mauritius v. United Kingdom: Submission of the dispute on the Marine Protected Area around the Chagos Archipelago to arbitration

Mauritius v. United Kingdom: Submission of the dispute on the Marine Protected Area around the Chagos Archipelago to arbitrationIrini Papanicolopulu is Marie Curie Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford and a Senior Researcher in international law at the University of Milano-Bicocca (on leave).On 20 December 2010, Mauritius initiated proceedings against …

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Kenyan ICC Cases a Good Test of an ICC Founding Principle

Kenyan ICC Cases a Good Test of an ICC Founding PrincipleMax Du Plessis is associate professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Senior Research Associate at the International Crimes in Africa Programme of the Institute for Security Studies. Chris Gevers is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the University …

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Russia’s Arctic Policy

Russia’s Arctic PolicyThe maritime border delimitation deal between Russia and Norway sensationally announced by President Dmitri Medvedev in Oslo on 27 April 2010 and signed in Murmansk on 15 September 2010 warrants a re-appraisal of Russia’s Arctic policy. Moscow’s policy is shaped by a dynamic interplay of poorly compatible Russian …

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The High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Requiem for Legality

The High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Requiem for LegalityDr Miroslav Baros is Senior Lecturer in Law at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Introduction  ‘The Order further confirms that any proceeding instituted before any Court… which challenges [my] decisions sanctioning individuals …enacted by  me,  will be inadmissible, unless… I expressly give …

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Proposed Amendments to UK’s Universal Jurisdiction Laws

Proposed Amendments to UK’s Universal Jurisdiction LawsSome months ago we noted that the UK’s coalition government was planning to introduce legislation that would restrict the application of universal jurisdiction in the UK. The government was not proposing to restrict the scope of jurisdiction of UK courts over universal jurisdiction offences but to …

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Is the Rome Statute Binding on Individuals?

Is the Rome Statute Binding on Individuals? What a positively weird question, you might think. The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court cannot be binding on individuals. It is a treaty, to which only states can be parties, since individuals are not subjects of international law, and it is …

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