Saturday , May 27 2017
Home / Tag Archives: US

Tag Archives: US

The US and the Paris Agreement: In or Out and at What Cost?

EJIL

The US and the Paris Agreement: In or Out and at What Cost? Ever since President Donald Trump won the US elections, climate pundits have been playing the ‘will they, won’t they’ game in relation to US withdrawal from the hard-won and widely accepted 2015 Paris Agreement. The political need …

Read More »

The Clearly Illegal US Missile Strike in Syria

EJIL

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 …

Read More »

New Volume: Spanish Yearbook of International Law

New Volume: Spanish Yearbook of International Law The latest volume of the Spanish Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 19, 2015) is out. Contents include: The Classics’ Corner Oriol Casanovas y La Rosa, A debate over International Economic Law: The discussion between Adolfo Miaja de la Muela and Mariano Aguilar Navarro …

Read More »

The Security Council and the ICC

The Security Council and the ICC The University of California Irvine Law School’s International Justice Clinic recently issued an important report examining the relationship between the UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court.   The report, authored by UCI Irvine Prof David Kaye, is the culmination of a project on the Council and the Court run …

Read More »

A Shared Responsibility Trap: Supplying Weapons to the Syrian Opposition

A Shared Responsibility Trap: Supplying Weapons to the Syrian Opposition Syrian Opposition Flag (Wikipedia) Cross-posted at the SHARES Blog In the last few weeks, a shared responsibility trap has arisen in relation to the conflict in Syria. On 4 June 2013, the Report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry …

Read More »

So, you want to do a PhD in international law?

So, you want to do a PhD in international law? I’ve become frustrated recently at the lack of practical information for those contemplating PhD level study, especially in my own field. Information about the practical pitfalls, perils and joys of further study. So I decided to write a series of …

Read More »

Symposium on ExtraTerritorial Jurisdiction

Symposium on ExtraTerritorial Jurisdiction One of the topics that will be taught in any basic course on public international law is “Jurisdiction”. By this is meant the jurisdiction of States and as Rosalyn Higgins explains in her book Problems and Process: International Law and How We Use It, questions of …

Read More »

US Fourth ICCPR Report, IHRL and IHL

US Fourth ICCPR Report, IHRL and IHL The US Government recently submitted to the Human Rights Committee its fourth periodic report on its compliance with the ICCPR. On the issues near and dear to my heart – the extraterritorial application of the ICCPR and the relationship between IHRL and IHRL …

Read More »

Al Sabah v. Grupo Torras SA

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION) ON APPEAL FROM THE HON MR JUSTICE MANCE (Now The Rt Hon Lord Justice Mance) Royal Courts of Justice Strand, London, WC2A 2LL Thursday 2nd November 2000 B e f o r e : LORD JUSTICE ROBERT WALKER LORD …

Read More »

President Obama Creates US Atrocities Prevention Board

President Obama Creates US Atrocities Prevention BoardEarlier this month, US President Barrack Obama directed the National Security Advisor to create an Atrocities Prevention Board which will be tasked with co-ordinating the US government’s policies on the prevention of mass atrocities and genocide. In addition, the President also launced a US interagency …

Read More »

Is IMF Managing Director (DSK) Entitled to Immunity from Prosecution?

Is IMF Managing Director (DSK) Entitled to Immunity from Prosecution?I intended to write a post explaining why International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK), does not have immunity under the applicable treaties dealing with the immunity of the IMF and its employees. However, Chimene Keitner has beaten me to …

Read More »

Was the Killing of Osama bin Laden Lawful?

Was the Killing of Osama bin Laden Lawful?Yes. I wouldn’t say beyond any doubt, but for practical purposes very nearly so. As I’ve argued before, there are three bodies of law (potentially) relevant for assessing the legality of a targeted killing: the jus ad bellum, IHL, and human rights law.As …

Read More »