Recognition of States in International Law: For Sale News reports indicate that former Guatemalan president Alfonso Portillo (pictured left) recently pleaded guilty in federal court in New York to accepting $2.5 million in bribes from Taiwanese officials in exchange for assurances of continued diplomatic recognition during his tenure in office …Leer »
Are the two Koreas Now at War?
Are the two Koreas Now at War? In recent days the tensions on the Korean peninsula have risen. On 11 March, North Korea claimed that it had terminated the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War of the 1950s and on 30 March stated that: “From this time on, the …Leer »
Obama Says U.S. Will Recognize Syrian Rebels
Obama Says U.S. Will Recognize Syrian Rebels WASHINGTON — President Obama said Tuesday that the United States would formally recognize a coalition of Syrian opposition groups as that country’s legitimate representative, intensifying the pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to give up his bloody struggle to stay in power. Mr. Obama’s …Leer »
Flashpoint Falklands: Britain dusts off war plans amid calls to send a nuclear submarine after Argentina joins forces with Brazil and Uruguay to blockade islands – dailymail.co.uk
By Tim Shipman and Ian Drury Military chiefs are dusting off their plans for the defence of the Falklands after South American countries banned ships from the islands docking in their ports. Sources fear Prince William’s six-month deployment to the South Atlantic as an air-sea rescue pilot next year could …Leer »
The Bin Laden Killing: Clarifying the Normative Framework(s) Governing the ‘War on Terror’?
The Bin Laden Killing: Clarifying the Normative Framework(s) Governing the ‘War on Terror’? Alon Margalit is Research Associate, Hotung Programme for Law, Human Rights and Peace Building in the Middle East, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. The author wishes to thank the editors of EJIL:Talk! for …Leer »
Palestine’s Application for UN Membership
Palestine’s Application for UN Membership The official application submitted by Palestine for UN membership is now available here, UN Doc. S/2011/592 (h/t Diane Marie Amann). It is of interest not the least because it has been carefully drafted and with the benefit of substantial legal advice. Note, first, how Mahmoud Abbas …Leer »
Uses of Force against Civil Aircraft
Uses of Force against Civil Aircraft Dr Kimberley N. Trapp is lecturer in law at Newnham College, University of Cambridge. On 18 June, South Korean marines (stationed on Gyodong Island, to the west of South Korea) fired 99 rifle rounds at an Asiana flight en route from Chengdu (China) to …Leer »
NATO Begins Helicopter Attacks to Increase the Pressure on Qaddafi
NATO Begins Helicopter Attacks to Increase the Pressure on Qaddafi NATO officials have said they regard the introduction of attack helicopters as potential game changers in a conflict that has shown signs of settling into a stalemate. By JOHN F. BURNS TRIPOLI, Libya — In a move to intensify pressure …Leer »
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 …Leer »
Two New Decisions on Subject-Matter Immunity, Torture and Extrajudicial Killings
Two New Decisions on Subject-Matter Immunity, Torture and Extrajudicial Killings Lorna McGregor, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Essex. Her publications include: Torture and State Immunity: Deflecting Impunity, Distorting Sovereignty’, 18 European Journal of International Law 903 – 919 (2007) and ‘State Immunity and Jus Cogens’, 55(2) International and …Leer »
Duality of government in Côte d’Ivoire
Duality of government in Côte d’Ivoire Dr. Jean d’Aspremont is Associate Professor of International Law and Senior Research Fellow of the Amsterdam Center for International Law at the University of Amsterdam. He is also Guest Professor of International Humanitarian Law at the University of Louvain in Belgium and Senior Editor …Leer »
Laudo arbitral de su majestad Británica (1977) en inglés
part i: report A. Personnel of the Case The Court: Members (as appointed on 22 July 1971): Judge Sir Gerald Fitzmaurice (President) Judge Andr6 Gros Judge Sture Petren Judge Charles Onyeama Judge Hardy C. Dillard Registrar Professor Philippe Cahier The Parties: The Argentine Republic, represented by As Agents: His Excellency …Leer »