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Forcible Humanitarian Action in International Law

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Forcible Humanitarian Action in International Law There is a widespread myth amongst international lawyers. This is the apparently unshakeable proposition that forcible humanitarian action is clearly unlawful. Any changes to that proposition would be impossible, given: The preponderance of the doctrine of sovereignty over countervailing considerations, such as human rights; …

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Cubie: The International Legal Protection of Persons in Humanitarian Crises

Cubie: The International Legal Protection of Persons in Humanitarian Crises

Cubie: The International Legal Protection of Persons in Humanitarian Crises Dug Cubie (Univ. College Cork – Law) has published The International Legal Protection of Persons in Humanitarian Crises: Exploring the Acquis Humanitaire (Hart Publishing 2017). Here’s the abstract: The instinctual desire to support those in need, irrespective of geographic, cultural …

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Woodward: The Ideology of Failed States: Why Intervention Fails

Woodward: The Ideology of Failed States: Why Intervention Fails

Woodward: The Ideology of Failed States: Why Intervention Fails Susan L. Woodward (City Univ. of New York, Graduate Center – Political Science) has published The Ideology of Failed States: Why Intervention Fails (Cambridge Univ. Press 2017). Here’s the abstract: What do we mean when we use the term ‘failed states’? …

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Two Visions of the UN Charter

Two Visions of the UN Charter by Jens David Ohlin As I write this, the ASIL annual meeting is conducting a well-timed, previously unannounced panel discussion about the legality of the missile strikes against Assad’s airbase in Syria. In addition to Harold Koh (Yale Law School), who has argued in support …

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Call for Submissions: The Relationship between International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law

Call for Submissions: The Relationship between International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law The journal Human Rights & International Legal Discourse has issued a call for submissions for a special issue on “The Relationship between International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law.” Here’s the call: Special Issue on …

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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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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. 36, 2017) is out. Contents include: The Obligation to Investigate Violations of the Right to Life Reloaded: How Far Does it Go in Times of Armed Conflict? Introduced by Gabriella …

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Breau & Samuel: Research Handbook on Disasters and International Law

Breau & Samuel: Research Handbook on Disasters and International Law Susan C. Breau (Univ. of Reading – Law) & Katja L.H. Samuel (Univ. of Reading – Law) have published Research Handbook on Disasters and International Law (Edward Elgar Publishing 2016). Contents include: Susan C. Breau & Katja L.H. Samuel, Introduction …

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