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Archivo de Etiquetas: Armed Conflict

Active Hostilities and International Law Limits to Trump’s Executive Order on Guantanamo

EJIL Blog of the European Journal of International Law

Active Hostilities and International Law Limits to Trump’s Executive Order on Guantanamo In his State of the Union speech on January 30, 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his signing of a new executive order aimed at keeping open the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as well as …

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An International Use of Force in Salisbury?

EJIL Blog of the European Journal of International Law

An International Use of Force in Salisbury? In the afternoon of Sunday, 4 March, Mr Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found slumped on a park bench in Salisbury. Mr Skripal is a former Russian agent convicted of espionage for the West, exchanged in a spy swap and brought …

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Ecuador Seeks to Confer Diplomatic Status on Julian Assange: Does this Oblige the UK to Allow Him to Leave the Embassy & Is the Matter Headed to the ICJ?

EJIL Blog of the European Journal of International Law

Ecuador Seeks to Confer Diplomatic Status on Julian Assange: Does this Oblige the UK to Allow Him to Leave the Embassy & Is the Matter Headed to the ICJ? There is a recent twist in the Julian Assange saga leading to new claims that the UK has the legal obligation …

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Hybrid Threats and the United States National Security Strategy: Prevailing in an “Arena of Continuous Competition”

EJIL Blog of the European Journal of International Law

Hybrid Threats and the United States National Security Strategy: Prevailing in an “Arena of Continuous Competition” The dividing line between war and peace is blurred. This is one of the messages emerging from the National Security Strategy (NSS) of the United States of America adopted in December 2017. The United …

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Why the New Weapons Amendments (Should) Apply to Non-States Parties

OpinioJuris

Why the New Weapons Amendments (Should) Apply to Non-States Parties by Kevin Jon Heller Although aggression received most of the attention at the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) last month, the ASP also adopted a series of amendments to Art. 8 of the Rome Statute, the war-crimes provision, prohibiting the use …

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Understanding the Use of Zones and the Concept of Proportionality: Enduring Lessons from the Falklands War

EJIL Blog of the European Journal of International Law

Understanding the Use of Zones and the Concept of Proportionality: Enduring Lessons from the Falklands War On 2 April 1982 Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands (alternatively, the Islas Malvinas). The resulting conflict lasted 74 days and claimed the lives of 255 UK military personnel and 652 Argentine servicemen. The conflict …

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Call for Submissions / Nominations: The Francis Lieber Prize

OpinioJuris

Call for Submissions / Nominations: The Francis Lieber Prize by Chris Borgen The American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict awards the Francis Lieber Prize to the authors of publications that the judges consider to be outstanding in the field of law and armed …

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The Kampala Amendments on the Crime of Aggression Before Activation: Evaluating the Legal Framework of a Political Compromise

OpinioJuris

The Kampala Amendments on the Crime of Aggression Before Activation: Evaluating the Legal Framework of a Political Compromise by Astrid Reisinger Coracini [Astrid Reisinger Coracini is is Lecturer at the University of Salzburg and Director of the Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law (SLS). …

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Controlling Cyber Conflict

Project Syndicate

Controlling Cyber Conflict Joseph S. Nye Joseph S. Nye, Jr., a former US assistant secretary of defense and chairman of the US National Intelligence Council, is University Professor at Harvard University. He is the author of Is the American Century Over? AUG 8, 2017Controlling Cyber Conflict LAS VEGAS – When …

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The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

EJIL Blog of the European Journal of International Law

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons On July 7, 2017 a vote was held by a United Nations treaty conference to adopt the final text of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). Of the 124 states participating in the conference, 122 states voted for adoption, …

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Forcible Humanitarian Action in International Law

EJIL Blog of the European Journal of International Law

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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Ukraine v Russia (Provisional Measures): State ‘Terrorism’ and IHL  

EJIL Blog of the European Journal of International Law

Ukraine v Russia (Provisional Measures): State ‘Terrorism’ and IHL   On 16 January 2017, Ukraine filed an Application against Russia before the International Court of Justice (‘ICJ’ or ‘the Court’), founding the Court’s jurisdiction (in part) on the compromissory clause (Article 24) of the Terrorism Financing Convention (‘ICSFT’). On the …

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