Autonomous Weapon Systems and the Changing Face of International Humanitarian Law
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By Shahriar Yeasin Khan, Barrister-at-Law, The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn Autonomous Weapon Systems based on Artificial Intelligence As humankind continues to make unprecedented strides in technology in the 21st century, and with the growing proliferation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in armed conflict situations, International Humanitarian Law (IHL) faces an urgent need to grapple with ..read more
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COP27 did not seize the opportunity to open the debate around States’ greenhouse gases emissions accountability
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1M ago
By Ahmad Ali Shariati, PhD researcher at the University of Sussex, and Laurence Teillet, PhD candidate at the Nottingham Trent University. In 2018, in the case of ‘People v. Arctic Oil’, Norwegian judges held that the State does not have “any duty to take measures to compensate from the effect from oil and gas exported ..read more
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Standing of Non-Injured States in Cases of Breach of Obligations Erga Omnes Partes: The Gambia v. Myanmar
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By Khush Bhachawat Introduction On July 22, 2022, the International Court of Justice (“ICJ”) passed its judgment on preliminary objections in the case of The Gambia v. Myanmar (“Rohingya Genocide”) and rejected all four objections raised by Myanmar. One of the objections pertained to ICJ’s jurisdiction and The Gambia’s standing to invoke state responsibility. Myanmar ..read more
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Last Chance? A Call for Mutual Intelligibility Between International Law and Social Sciences
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2M ago
Viljam Engström is Adjunct professor (Docent), Senior lecturer of constitutional and international law at Åbo Akademi University. Michel Rouleau-Dick is a doctoral candidate in public international law at Åbo Akademi University. Challenges to public international law are identified at an accelerating pace. Just to name a few, the conventional idea of “statehood” is being questioned ..read more
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Rising sea levels, border restrictions and migration – Can International Law still protect persons at sea?
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Elizabeth Nwarueze is an international law practitioner and graduate of the Oxford BCL programme Conflict, insurgency and increasing environmental and health crises recently engendered unprecedented internal and global displacements. The uncontrollable wave of migration defies the rigid travel bans and border closures as a result of which the UN Migration Agency declares it a “paradox ..read more
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The Point of No Return: The Inadequacy of the Law of State Responsibility in Finding International Responsiblity for the Adverse Effects of Climate Change
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Vanessa Laukkanen and Vendela Laukkanen are recent graduates from the University of Cambridge with LLM degrees in International Law Introduction First things first – climate change is caused by human activities through the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and refers to global warming, i.e. the increase of the average global temperature, causing more frequent and ..read more
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Call for Submissions: International Law in Times of Crisis
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5M ago
Many existential challenges face humanity in the 21st century ranging from the threat of nuclear disaster to global warming, environmental degradation, mass migrations and human rights abuses. To stimulate reflection on the role that international law can or should play in this crisis environment, and its limitations for this purpose, International Law Blog is launching ..read more
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How International Energy Law Contributes to Addressing the Discrimination States Face in Ensuring External Energy Security
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8M ago
Yangfan WU, Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong One major challenge that states face in ensuring external energy security is the discrimination or protectionism of local industries from host countries. This challenge could happen in energy investment, energy trade, or energy transit, and there are a lot of relevant regulations ..read more
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The Responsibility to Protect under International Law with reference to the Afghan Crisis
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11M ago
Prof. (Dr.) Jasmeet Gulati, Professor of Law and Vice Dean, Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University and a Fellow of Cambridge Commonwealth Society. The Responsibility to Protect The responsibility to protect is an international norm which has developed to ensure that states struck by mass atrocities, such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war ..read more
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FORCING THE REFORM OF THE UNITED NATIONS WITH AN IDEA OF NEW ORGANIZATION: AGGRESSION OF RUSSIA AND ONE UTOPIA
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Gökhan Albayrak,PhD, is an assistant professor at the Kırklareli University, Turkey. His main research areas are international humanitarian law, international investment law and human rights law. He is the author of several books, book chapters and articles about international law published in Turkey. The main purpose of the United Nations, which was established after the ..read more
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