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The Clearly Illegal US Missile Strike in Syria

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The Clearly Illegal US Missile Strike in Syria Yesterday, the United States launched a missile strike against an airbase of the Syrian armed forces, in response to the recent chemical attack that the US claims was launched from this airbase. This is the first time that the US has directly …

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Can’t Britain Exit Brexit?

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Can’t Britain Exit Brexit? by Edward Swaine Yesterday, Prime Minister Theresa May had hand-delivered to Brussels—via a black Jaguar, taking a secret route!—a notice “in accordance with Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union of the United Kingdom’s intention to withdraw from the European Union.”  Brexit is happening, even …

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North Korea and the Law on Anticipatory Self-Defense

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North Korea and the Law on Anticipatory Self-Defense Media reports over the last few weeks indicate that the already tense relationship between North Korea and the United States is getting worse. Now that North Korea is nearly ready to test an intercontinental ballistic missile, the United States has said that …

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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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