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The South China Sea moves to the Indian Ocean: Conflicting Claims Over the Tromelin Islet and its Maritime Entitlements

EJIL Blog of the European Journal of International Law

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 …

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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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The Supremacy of International Law? – Part Two

EJIL Blog of the European Journal of International Law

The Supremacy of International Law? – Part Two Editor’s Note: This is the text of the 2nd Annual British Embassy (The Hague) International Law Lecture, delivered on 23 May 2016 (part two of two). Part one is available here. The relevance, engagement and application of international law in the domestic space are addressed …

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Francia en guerra: breves apuntes desde la perspectiva del derecho internacional

Le président Hollande et le secrétaire d’Etat américain John Kerry sur le perron de l’Elysée, le 17 novembre 2015

Nicolás Boeglin (*) El pasado 16 de noviembre, las máximas autoridades francesas declararon oficialmente que Francia se encuentra en estado de guerra (ver texto del  discurso  de su Presidente ante ambas Cámaras del Poder Legislativo reunidas en “Congreso”): en su alocución, se lee, entre otras cosas, que: “Francia está en …

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UK Supreme Court Decides Smith (No. 2) v. The Ministry of Defence

UK Supreme Court Decides Smith (No. 2) v. The Ministry of Defence Last week the UK Supreme Court delivered its judgment in Smith (No. 2) v. The Ministy of Defence (judgment; BBC News report). This is a follow-up to the Smith (No. 1) case decided three years ago, with a …

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Argentinians dismiss ‘illegal’ Falklands referendum

Argentinians dismiss ‘illegal’ Falklands referendum The claim on the islands known in Buenos Aires as the Malvinas is one of few points of general agreement in a divided country Every Tuesday, a group of Argentinian veterans of the Falklands war gather on the outskirts of Buenos Aires to cook up …

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Scottish Independence: Political Rhetoric and Legal Realities

Scottish Independence: Political Rhetoric and Legal Realities The recent publication of Professors Crawford and Boyle’s opinion on the international law aspects of Scottish independence is an event not because it says anything new – most commentators (including the present writer) come to the same conclusions – but because it puts …

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Boyle and Crawford on Scottish Independence

Boyle and Crawford on Scottish Independence Last month, Joseph Weiler’s post on Catalonian independence and the European Union triggered a lively discussion here on EJIL!Talk (including Nico Krisch’s reply). Yesterday’s publication by the British government of a legal opinion by Alan Boyle of the University of Edinburgh and James Crawford of the …

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Iceland not responsible for the liabilities of its deposit insurance scheme

Iceland not responsible for the liabilities of its deposit insurance scheme In a landmark decision, the EFTA Court on 28 January 2013 dismissed all claims brought by the EFTA Surveillance Authority against Iceland in the Icesave case. The Authority had alleged that Iceland had breached its obligations under Directive 94/14/EC …

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May the UK Terminate the Diplomatic Status of Ecuador’s Embassy?

May the UK Terminate the Diplomatic Status of Ecuador’s Embassy? Ecuador has announced that it is granting asylum to Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder, who has taken refuge in the Ecuardor’s embassy in London. Assange sought refuge in the Embassy after the UK Supreme Court ruled a few weeks ago that …

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Oil exploration around the Falklands (Malvinas)

Oil exploration around the Falklands (Malvinas) In June, I looked at the longstanding sovereignty dispute over the Falklands Islands (Malvinas) on the occasion of the 30-year anniversary of the 1982 war. I revisit this topic today to examine the question of investor protection in areas where sovereignty is disputed, taking the Falklands (Malvinas) …

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Oil exploration around the Falklands (Malvinas)

Oil exploration around the Falklands (Malvinas) In June, I looked at the longstanding sovereignty dispute over the Falklands Islands (Malvinas) on the occasion of the 30-year anniversary of the 1982 war. I revisit this topic today to examine the question of investor protection in areas where sovereignty is disputed, taking the Falklands (Malvinas) …

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