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20 Years After the Hong Kong Handover

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20 Years After the Hong Kong Handover Since Hong Kong returned to Chinese sovereignty on July 1, 1997, it has remained one of Asia’s freest and most successful cities. But China’s tightening grip raises the question: What happened to “one country, two systems”? Chris Patten Chris Patten, the last British …

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A Future for Western Sahara

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A Future for Western Sahara Ana Palacio Ana Palacio, a former Spanish foreign minister and former Senior Vice President of the World Bank, is a member of the Spanish Council of State, a visiting lecturer at Georgetown University, and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the …

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Reimagining Palestine

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Reimagining Palestine Marwan Muasher Marwan Muasher, a former foreign minister and deputy prime minister of Jordan, is Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His latest book is The Second Arab Awakening and the Battle for Pluralism. JUN 26, 2017 AMMAN – In the 50 years …

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ICJ Advisory Opinion Request on the Chagos Islands

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ICJ Advisory Opinion Request on the Chagos Islands Yesterday the UN General Assembly voted, by 94 to 15 with 65 states abstaining, to issue a request for an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice on the Chagos Islands. Readers will be familiar with the many legal disputes that …

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Errico: The American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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Errico: The American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Stefania Errico (Coventry Univ. – Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience) has posted an ASIL Insight on The American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. On June 15, 2016, the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) …

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Who Will Fill America’s Shoes?

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Who Will Fill America’s Shoes? Richard N. Haass Richard N. Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, previously served as Director of Policy Planning for the US State Department (2001-2003), and was President George W. Bush’s special envoy to Northern Ireland and Coordinator for the Future of Afghanistan. He …

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Revising the Treaty of Guarantee for a Cyprus Settlement

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Revising the Treaty of Guarantee for a Cyprus Settlement On June 28th, 2017, the UN-sponsored international conference in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, will attempt to comprehensively settle the Cyprus Issue. The Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot delegations will be joined by the delegations of the three ‘Guarantor Powers’ (Greece, Turkey and the UK), and …

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Conference: ANZSIL 25th Annual Conference

ANZSIL Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law

Conference: ANZSIL 25th Annual Conference The Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law will hold its 25th Annual Conference on June 29-July 1, 2017, in Canberra. The theme is “Sustaining the International Legal Order in an Era of Rising Nationalism.” The program is here. [via International Law Reporter]

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The Jadhav Case and the Legal Effect of Non-Registration of Treaties

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The Jadhav Case and the Legal Effect of Non-Registration of Treaties Those following the legal tangle of the Jadhav Case closely would have noticed India’s (attempted) coup de grâce in its oral submissions regarding the bilateral Agreement on Consular Access of 21 May 2008 between India and Pakistan (“2008 Agreement”, …

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