sábado, octubre 24, 2020

Archivo de Etiquetas: United Nations General Assembly

Lost in Space? Gaps in the International Space Object Registration Regime

EJIL Blog of the European Journal of International Law

Lost in Space? Gaps in the International Space Object Registration Regime Despite having been operational for over 15 years, the satellites NSS-6 and NSS-7 are missing from the United Nations Register of Objects Launched into Outer Space (‘International Register’). Just as we do not accept unregistered cars on our roads, …

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Global Pact for the Environment: Defragging international law?

EJIL Blog of the European Journal of International Law

Global Pact for the Environment: Defragging international law? A ‘defrag’ computer program that consolidates fragmented files on a hard drive holds metaphorical attraction for international lawyers. Our encounters with international law often seem to be specific to particular legal regimes, which have a functional orientation and professional sensibility that, in …

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Prolonged Occupation or Illegal Occupant?  

EJIL Blog of the European Journal of International Law

Prolonged Occupation or Illegal Occupant?   An unresolved question in international humanitarian law is whether an occupying power – whose authority as occupant may have initially been lawful – can cross a bright red line into illegality because it is acting contrary to the fundamental tenets of international law dealing …

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Trump’s UN Hypocrisy

Project Syndicate

Trump’s UN Hypocrisy Sep 28, 2017 Christopher R. Hill US President Donald Trump’s tone in his maiden address to the United Nations was that of a dissatisfied tenant, blaming the landlord for his home’s poor state of repair. But the UN is only as good as those who inhabit it, …

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General Assembly and Security Council Elect Four Judges to the ICJ But Fail to Agree On Fifth Judge. What Happens Next?

General Assembly and Security Council Elect Four Judges to the ICJ But Fail to Agree On Fifth Judge. What Happens Next? Last week the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council conducted  elections to elect judges to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) (see UN Press Releases here and here). Under …

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The Long Overdue Palestinian State – nyt.com

By MAHMOUD ABBAS Ramallah, West Bank SIXTY-THREE years ago, a 13-year-old Palestinian boy was forced to leave his home in the Galilean city of Safed and flee with his family to Syria. He took up shelter in a canvas tent provided to all the arriving refugees. Though he and his …

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Waiting for Godot: An Analysis of the ICJ Kosovo Advisory Opinion

Waiting for Godot: An Analysis of the ICJ Kosovo Advisory Opinion Dov Jacobs and Yannick Radi are both postdoctoral researchers at the Amsterdam Center of International Law, University of Amsterdam Nearly two years after the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) submitted a request to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) …

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U.N. Poverty Goals Face Accountability Questions

U.N. Poverty Goals Face Accountability Questions There is little disagreement over the United Nations goal of eliminating dire poverty, but there is plenty of criticism about how leaders are going about it. UNITED NATIONS — For all the bitter debates pitting nations against one another, there is conspicuously little disagreement …

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Joan Donoghue Elected to ICJ

Joan Donoghue Elected to ICJ The United Nations General Assembly and Security Council has elected Joan Donoghue, from the United States, to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) (see here). Joan Donoghue will replace Thomas Buergenthal who resigned from the Court with effect from last week. Ms Donoghue is currently Principal …

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Annual report of the ICJ and ICC

Annual report of the ICJ and ICC On October 30, the President of the International Court of Justice, Judge Rosalyn Higgins, and the President of the International Criminal Court, Judge Philippe Kirsch, addressed the United Nations General Assembly and presented the annual report for their respective courts. Judge Higgins was …

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Press Release 2008/34

Press Release 2008/34 NEW Request for an advisory opinion by the United Nations General Assembly (A/RES/63/3) – The General Assembly of the United Nations requests an advisory opinion from the Court on the unilateral declaration of independence of Kosovo (71 Kb)Read more … [via International Court of Justice, The Hague, …

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