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Kenya Invades Somalia Invoking the Right of Self-Defence

Kenya Invades Somalia Invoking the Right of Self-Defence Vidan Hadzi-Vidanovic is a doctoral candidate at the University of Nottingham School of Law. At a press conference held in Nairobi on 15 October 2011, the Kenyan ministers of defence and interior announced that Kenyan security forces will engage in military operations …

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Are Extraterritorial Armed Conflicts with Non-State Groups International or Non-International?

Are Extraterritorial Armed Conflicts with Non-State Groups International or Non-International? From time to time we have had discussions on this blog about the classification of extraterritorial or transnational conflicts between States and non-State groups. In other words, when States use force abroad against non-State groups, does this lead to an armed conflict …

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Are Extraterritorial Armed Conflicts with Non-State Groups International or Non-International?

Are Extraterritorial Armed Conflicts with Non-State Groups International or Non-International? From time to time we have had discussions on this blog about the classification of extraterritorial or transnational conflicts between States and non-State groups. In other words, when States use force abroad against non-State groups, does this lead to an armed conflict …

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Report of the Secretary-General’s Panel of Inquiry on the 31 May 2010 Flotilla Incident

Report of the Secretary-General’s Panel of Inquiry on the 31 May 2010 Flotilla Incident July 2011 Sir Geoffrey Palmer, Chair President Alvaro Uribe, Vice-Chair Mr. Joseph Ciechanover Itzhar Mr. Süleyman Özdem Sanberk   TEXTO COMPLETO INFORME EN PDF 1 Summary   On 31 May 2010 at 4.26 a.m. a flotilla …

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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 …

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An Overview of Disobeying the Security Council

An Overview of Disobeying the Security Council I. Introduction Disobedience of an illegal or unjust command has long been a source of inspiration and scholarly excitement for lawyers, philosophers, and even dramatists, among many others. One of the best known tragedies of Sophocles, Antigone, sees the heroine defy the edict …

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The Difference between Rhetoric and Reality: Why an Illegitimate Regime May Still be a Government in the Eyes of International Law

The Difference between Rhetoric and Reality: Why an Illegitimate Regime May Still be a Government in the Eyes of International LawStefan Talmon is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Oxford.The current situation in Libya provides a good example of grand political rhetoric meeting legal reality. Over the …

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Could the International Court of Justice Indicate a ‘No-Fly Zone’ over Libya?

Could the International Court of Justice Indicate a ‘No-Fly Zone’ over Libya?Stefan Talmon is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Oxford.A wind of change is currently sweeping through North Africa and the Middle East. While the transformation in Tunisia and Egypt has, at least so far, occurred …

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Mauritius v. United Kingdom: Submission of the dispute on the Marine Protected Area around the Chagos Archipelago to arbitration

Mauritius v. United Kingdom: Submission of the dispute on the Marine Protected Area around the Chagos Archipelago to arbitrationIrini Papanicolopulu is Marie Curie Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford and a Senior Researcher in international law at the University of Milano-Bicocca (on leave).On 20 December 2010, Mauritius initiated proceedings against …

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Questioning the Statehood of the Vatican

Questioning the Statehood of the Vatican The Pope will begin a State visit to the UK on Thursday Sept 16. In anticipation of this event, some are using the occasion to highlight the tragedy concerning the sexual abuse of children by catholic priests around the world and the failure of …

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Who is Party to the Geneva Convention but not a Member of the UN?

Who is Party to the Geneva Convention but not a Member of the UN? Last week (Aug 12) was the 61st anniversary of the adoption of the 1949 Geneva Conventions on the protection of victims of armed conflict. The Geneva Conventions are the most widely ratified treaties with 194 parties …

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Self-Defense and Non-State Actors: Indeterminacy and the Jus ad Bellum

Self-Defense and Non-State Actors: Indeterminacy and the Jus ad Bellum Self-defense in response to armed attacks by non-state actors is undoubtedly one of the most interesting – and controversial – issues in modern international law. It is of great practical relevance, as for instance, with the ongoing use of drones …

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