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Schönfeldt: The Arctic in International Law and Policy

Schönfeldt: The Arctic in International Law and Policy

Schönfeldt: The Arctic in International Law and Policy Kristina Schönfeldt (Universität Bonn – Law) has published The Arctic in International Law and Policy (Hart Publishing 2017). Here’s the abstract: The Arctic is an increasingly important region faced with major challenges caused not only by the effects of climate change, but …

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Scandinavian Studies in Law Articles on “Law Without State”

Scandinavian Studies in Law Articles on “Law Without State” Volume 62 (2017) of Scandinavian Studies in Law focuses on “Law Without State.” It includes the following articles relating to international law: Mikael Baaz, International Law in a “New Medievalism” Pål Wrange, International Humanitarian Law Without the State? [via International Law …

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Liivoja: Criminal Jurisdiction over Armed Forces Abroad

Liivoja: Criminal Jurisdiction over Armed Forces Abroad

Liivoja: Criminal Jurisdiction over Armed Forces Abroad Rain Liivoja (Univ. of Melbourne – Law) has published Criminal Jurisdiction over Armed Forces Abroad (Cambridge Univ. Press 2017). Here’s the abstract: Rain Liivoja explores why, and to what extent, armed forces personnel who commit offences abroad are prosecuted under their own country’s …

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Conference: Freedom under Pressure

Conference: Freedom under Pressure On December 7-8 2017, the Faculty of Law of Ghent University will host a conference on “Freedom under Pressure.” The program is here. Here’s the idea: The conference will gather legal scholars and practitioners to discuss key fundamental rights and freedoms under pressure in three distinct …

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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. 9, 2017) is out. Contents include: Special Issue: Transformative Reparations for Sexual Violence Post-conflict: Prospects and Problems Andrea Durbach, Louise Chappell & Sarah Williams, Foreword Rashida Manjoo, Introduction: reflections on …

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Call for Papers: 6th SIEL Biennial Global Conference

Call for Papers: 6th SIEL Biennial Global Conference The Society of International Economic Law has issued a call for papers for its 6th Biennial Global Conference, to take place July 12-14, 2018, at the American University Washington College of Law, in Washington, DC. The theme is “International Economic Law in …

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New Issue: Questions of International Law

Questions of International Law

New Issue: Questions of International Law The latest issue of Questions of International Law / Questioni di Diritto Internazionale (no. 42, 2017) is out. Contents include: Environmental Impact Assessment after the International Court of Justice decision in Costa Rica-Nicaragua and Nicaragua-Costa Rica: Looking backward, looking forward Introduced by Annalisa Savaresi …

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The Who, Where, and When of Secession

Project Syndicate

The Who, Where, and When of Secession Sep 29, 2017 Joseph S. Nye National self-determination, the principle that US President Woodrow Wilson put on the international agenda in 1918, is generally defined as the right of a people to form its own state. The independence referendums in Iraqi Kurdistan and …

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Do Kurds Have the Right to Self-Determination and/or Secession?

OpiniJuris

Do Kurds Have the Right to Self-Determination and/or Secession? by Milena Sterio [Milena Sterio is a Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Enrichment at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.] On September 25, 2017, Kurds voted in a self-declared independence referendum organized by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). , …

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Trump’s UN Hypocrisy

Project Syndicate

Trump’s UN Hypocrisy Sep 28, 2017 Christopher R. Hill US President Donald Trump’s tone in his maiden address to the United Nations was that of a dissatisfied tenant, blaming the landlord for his home’s poor state of repair. But the UN is only as good as those who inhabit it, …

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Costelloe: Legal Consequences of Peremptory Norms in International Law

Costelloe: Legal Consequences of Peremptory Norms in International Law

Costelloe: Legal Consequences of Peremptory Norms in International Law Daniel Costelloe (Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP) has published Legal Consequences of Peremptory Norms in International Law (Cambridge Univ. Press 2017). Here’s the abstract: When is a norm peremptory? This is a question that has troubled legal scholars throughout …

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