The IACtHR Advisory Opinion: one step forward or two steps back for LGBTI rights in Costa Rica? On 9th January 2018, the IACtHR issued Advisory Opinion No. 24 on gender identity, equality and non-discrimination for same-sex couples, a ground-breaking decision for the advancement of LGBTI rights in the Americas. However, the …Leer »
The Activation of the Crime of Aggression in Perspective In its final hours soon after midnight of 14 December 2017, the 16th Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court decided to activate the Court‘s jurisdiction over the crime of aggression. This is the effect …Leer »
¿Es posible invocar la legítima defensa ante un ataque armado proveniente de un actor no estatal?: Francia vs. el Estado Islámico
¿Es posible invocar la legítima defensa ante un ataque armado proveniente de un actor no estatal?: Francia vs. el Estado Islámico Pablo Rosales Zamora Karem Cárdenas Ynfanzón* A raíz de los recientes ataques terroristas ocurridos en París, se han vuelto a escuchar en boca de los grandes líderes políticos, periodistas …Leer »
The Relationship of the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons with other Agreements: Ambiguity, Complementarity, or Conflict?
The Relationship of the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons with other Agreements: Ambiguity, Complementarity, or Conflict? As discussed in Dan Joyner’s recent blog entry, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted by 122 States at a United Nations diplomatic conference in New York on …Leer »
Ten Lessons from North Korea’s Nuclear Program Richard N. Haass Richard N. Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, previously served as Director of Policy Planning for the US State Department (2001-2003), and was President George W. Bush’s special envoy to Northern Ireland and Coordinator for the Future of …Leer »
Can the International Court of Justice Decide on the Chagos Islands Advisory Proceedings without the UK’s Consent?
Can the International Court of Justice Decide on the Chagos Islands Advisory Proceedings without the UK’s Consent? As Marko has noted in this post, last week Thursday, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution requesting the International Court of Justice provide an advisory opinion on the legality of the separation …Leer »
Recueil des cours, Collected Courses, Tome 383 Le droit international entre la lettre et l’esprit. Cours général de droit international public (2016), par M. Bennouna, juge à la Cour internationale de Justice. Biographical note Co-publication with: The Hague Academy of International Law. Mohamed Bennouna, né le 29 avril 1943 à …Leer »
40th Anniversary of the Additional Protocols of 1977 of the Geneva Conventions of 1949 On 8 June 1977, at the invitation of Switzerland, plenipotentiaries of more than one hundred States gathered at the “Diplomatic Conference on the Reaffirmation and Development of International Humanitarian Law Applicable in Armed Conflicts” to finalize …Leer »
The South China Sea moves to the Indian Ocean: Conflicting Claims Over the Tromelin Islet and its Maritime Entitlements
The South China Sea moves to the Indian Ocean: Conflicting Claims Over the Tromelin Islet and its Maritime Entitlements The small, isolated, inhospitable (and inhabited) island of Tromelin, located in the Indian Ocean north of Mauritius and the French Reunion island, and east of Madagascar (see map), has been the subject …Leer »
Brexit: Causes and Consequences Europe is at an Inflexion Point of Danger The vote by the British people to leave the European Union sent shockwaves across the continent of Europe and beyond. It is the most significant event in Europe since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and …Leer »
Turkey’s Derogation from Human Rights Treaties – An Update In an earlier post of 27 July I provided a first assessment of Turkey’s declared derogation from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and an assessment what kind of measures could be expected, as derogations both from the ECHR and …Leer »
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 …Leer »