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New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 28 (2017) No. 2) – Published

European Journal of International Law

New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 28 (2017) No. 2) – Published The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law (Vol. 28 (2017) No. 2) is out today. As usual, the table of contents of the new issue is available at EJIL’s own website, where readers can access those articles that are freely available without subscription. The free access article in …

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The Right of Self-Defence Against Imminent Armed Attack In International Law

EJIL Blog of the European Journal of International Law

The Right of Self-Defence Against Imminent Armed Attack In International Law On 11 April 2017, the Australian Attorney-General, Senator the Hon. George Brandis QC, delivered a public lecture on “The Right of Self-Defence Against Imminent Armed Attack In International Law”, at the T C Beirne School of Law, University of …

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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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The Brexit Bill and the Law of Treaties

EJIL Blog of the European Journal of International Law

The Brexit Bill and the Law of Treaties As has been widely reported in the media (e.g. The Guardian, the BBC), the House of Lords reached two main legal conclusions in its March 2017 report on Brexit and the EU budget: Article 50 TEU allows the UK to leave the …

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The Precedent Set by the US Reprisal Against the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

EJIL Blog of the European Journal of International Law

The Precedent Set by the US Reprisal Against the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria In his recent post on the United States’ missile strike against a Syrian airbase, on 6 April 2017, Marko Milanovic focused primarily on the unlawfulness of that action (here). While I agree with that view, …

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The Legality Surrounding the US Strikes in Syria

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The Legality Surrounding the US Strikes in Syria by Nancy Simons [Nancy Simons is a Belgian lawyer and serves on the International Bar Association’s Drones Task Force. Her professional background lies in international law generally. She has worked at a number of international non-governmental organisations and the International Criminal Tribunal …

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Taking the ‘Union’ out of ‘EU’: The EU-Turkey Statement on the Syrian Refugee Crisis as an Agreement Between States under International Law

EJIL Blog of the European Journal of International Law

Taking the ‘Union’ out of ‘EU’: The EU-Turkey Statement on the Syrian Refugee Crisis as an Agreement Between States under International Law Almost one year after its conclusion, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has eventually made clear the real nature of the ‘so-called’ EU-Turkey Statement. The …

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The African Union’s Collective Withdrawal from the ICC: Does Bad Law make for Good Politics?

EJIL Blog of the European Journal of International Law

The African Union’s Collective Withdrawal from the ICC: Does Bad Law make for Good Politics? A number of news outlets reported last week that the African Union (AU) had adopted a strategy for collective withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) (see here, here and here). This follows withdrawals by …

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Turkish Military Intervention in Mosul: A Legal and Political Perspective

EJIL Blog of the European Journal of International Law

Turkish Military Intervention in Mosul: A Legal and Political Perspective In October 2016, Turkey deployed hundreds of its armed troops to the Iraqi town of Bashiqa, 12 kilometers northeast of Mosul held by Islamic State. Meanwhile, Iraqi officials have called for Turkey to withdraw its forces from Iraq’s territory. Relevantly, …

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Philip Morris v Uruguay: an affirmation of ‘Police Powers’ and ‘Regulatory Power in the Public Interest’ in International Investment Law

EJIL Blog of the European Journal of International Law

Philip Morris v Uruguay: an affirmation of ‘Police Powers’ and ‘Regulatory Power in the Public Interest’ in International Investment Law In recent years there has been criticism that international investment treaties and investor-State arbitration conducted under those treaties increasingly, and unacceptably, have encroached upon the legitimate uses of States’ regulatory …

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Brexit and International Law

EJIL Blog of the European Journal of International Law

Brexit and International Law In earlier posts (here and here) there was a discussion about the different scenarios that might play out following the UK’s vote to exit the European Union. These and other debates have focused largely on the legal implications for the UK and the European Union and …

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Three New ICJ Cases Filed, Including Iran v. United States

EJIL Blog of the European Journal of International Law

Three New ICJ Cases Filed, Including Iran v. United States In some ten days the International Court of Justice got three new cases on its docket. First, on 6 June Chile instituted proceedings against Bolivia with regard to a dispute concerning the status and use of the waters of the …

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