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Democratic Statehood in International Law

Democratic Statehood in International Law In the book Democratic Statehood in International Law, I develop an argument that state creation is a political process of overcoming a competing claim to territorial integrity. The emergence of a new state is not an automatic or factual occurrence upon meeting the statehood criteria. …

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Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare. Geneva, 17 June 1925.

The undersigned Plenipotentiaries, in the name of their respective Governments: (Here follow the names of Plenipotentiaries)Whereas the use in war of asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases, and of all analogous liquids materials or devices, has been justly condemned by the general opinion of the civilized world; andWhereas the prohibition of …

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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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Consensus Definition of Aggression (UNGA resolution 3314 (XXIX))

The General Assembly, Having considered the report of the Special Committee on the Question of Defining Aggression, established pursuant to its resolution 2330(XXII) of 18 December 1967, covering the work of its seventh session held from 11 March to 12 April 1974, including the draft Definition of Aggression adopted by …

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Is China Changing its View of International Tribunals?

Is China Changing its View of International Tribunals?Last month the new Chinese Judge at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Judge Xue Hanqin, was sworn in and took her seat on the ICJ bench. One remarkable but perhaps little known fact about Judge Hanqin is that she is the only person …

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New Issue: Journal of the History of International Law

New Issue: Journal of the History of International LawThe latest issue of the Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d’histoire du droit international (Vol. 12, no. 2, 2010) is out. Contents include:Ian Hunter, Kant’s Regional CosmopolitanismManuel Jiménez Fonseca, The Colonization of American Nature and the Early Development …

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Symposium: Kosovo at the ICJ

Symposium: Kosovo at the ICJThe latest issue of the German Law Journal (Vol. 11, no. 8, 2010) contains a symposium on the International Court of Justice’s advisory opinion on Kosovo. Contents include:Lara Appicciafuoco, The Promotion of the Rule of Law in the Western Balkans: The European Union’s Role Martina Spernbauer, …

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New Volume: Select Proceedings of the European Society of International Law

New Volume: Select Proceedings of the European Society of International Law Volume 2 (2008) of the Select Proceedings of the European Society of International Law (Hart Publishing 2010), edited by Hélène Ruiz Fabri (Univ. of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) – Law), Rüdiger Wolfrum (Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the …

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The Constitutionalization of International Law

The Constitutionalization of International LawOver the next couple of weeks, we will be hosting an online symposium discussing the recent book by Jan Klabbers, Anne Peters and Geir Ulfstein, The Constitutionalization of International Law (OUP, 2009). This is one of series of recent books examining constitutionalism at the international level. Readers …

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Lister: The Legitimating Role of Consent in International Law

Lister: The Legitimating Role of Consent in International LawMatthew J. Lister (Univ. of Pennsylvania – Law) has posted The Legitimating Role of Consent in International Law (Chicago Journal of International Law, forthcoming). Here’s the abstract:According to many traditional accounts, one important difference between international and domestic law is that international …

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Hollis: Treaties in the Supreme Court, 1861-1900

Hollis: Treaties in the Supreme Court, 1861-1900Duncan B. Hollis (Temple Univ. – Law) has posted Treaties in the Supreme Court, 1861-1900 (in The U.S. Supreme Court and International Law: Continuity or Change?, W. Dodge, M. Ramsey & D. Sloss eds., forthcoming). Here’s the abstract:This chapter, part of a larger book …

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