Author: Jessica Dorsey

[Johanna Trittenbach is a PhD Candidate at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University.  Jessica Dorsey is an Assistant Professor of International Law at Utrecht University and Otto Spijkers is a Lecturer of International Law at Amsterdam and Leiden University College (AUC and LUC).] Introduction On 12 February 2024, the Court of Appeal in The Hague ordered the Netherlands...

A little over two years ago, I met a new colleague at Utrecht University School of Law for coffee. What was meant to be a first quick meet-and-greet turned into an hour and a half spanning everything from talk about Guantánamo Bay and other counterterrorism discussions, the laws of war, human rights and university pedagogy as well as more practical...

We announced recently that we are lucky enough to have welcomed the brilliant Sarah Zarmsky to our OJ editorial team and that she would be working with a number of initiatives including the Events and Announcements postings. As part of that, we are also transitioning to a new e-mail address for you to send your events and announcements you'd like...

Recently, we at Opinio Juris went through the recruitment process for an Editorial Assistant. We were really impressed with the high quality of applications from so many fantastic aspiring EAs from all over the world and it was truly difficult to make our final selection. However, when all was said and done, two superstars shone through: Ameera Ismail and Natasha...

This week, we are excited to host a symposium on Chiara Redaelli's Intervention in Civil Wars: Effectiveness, Legitimacy and Human Rights. Scholars and practitioners who will be contributing include: John Hursh, Brad Roth, Luca Ferro, Erin Pobjie, Laura Iñigo and our own Alonso Gurmendi and will close with a rejoinder from Chiara herself From the publisher: This book investigates the extent to which...

This week, along with Völkerrechtsblog we are thrilled to co-host a symposium on Ingo Venzke and Kevin Jon Heller’s latest edited volume, Contingency in International Law: On the Possibility of Different Legal Histories (OUP 2021). Scholars and practitioners who will be contributing include: Adeel Hussain, Ntina Tzouvala, Doreen Lustig, Vidya Kumar, Kanad Bagchi, Marina Veličković and Hirofumi Oguri. The symposium will close with a rejoinder by the editors....

During the coming days, Opinio Juris, along with the UN Team of Experts on the Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict, will host a Symposium on accountability for conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) crimes associated with slave trade, slavery and trafficking. The Symposium focuses on some of the key aspects developed in the fifth webinar of the Digital Dialogues on CRSV, including: a reflection on...

Katharine Fortin has her commentary on Giovanni Mantilla's book up at Armed Groups and International Law and you can find it here. Katharine Fortin is Assistant Professor of the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights at Utrecht University. She has published widely on the legal framework pertaining to non international armed conflicts and her monograph The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law (OUP) won...

Today, Boyd van Dijk shares his thoughts on Mantilla's book over at Armed Groups and International Law here. Boyd van Dijk is a McKenzie Fellow at the Melbourne Law School. He received his PhD in History from the European University Institute. His most recent publications have appeared in the American Journal of International Law, Law and History Review, and Past & Present. His forthcoming...

Kathryn Greenman has published her piece here in our joint symposium with Armed Groups and International Law. Kathryn Greenman is a lecturer in law at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Prior to joining UTS, Kathryn was a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam Center for International Law at the University of Amsterdam and a Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Doctoral Fellow with the Laureate Program in...

Over at Armed Groups and International Law, Alonso Gurmendi has published his contribution. Check it out here! Alonso Gurmendi is an Assistant Professor at Universidad del Pacífico, in Lima, Peru, where he specializes in international humanitarian law and use of force, with a focus on the history of international law. Currently, he is also a PhD candidate at University College London (UCL). ...