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1 February marks the second anniversary of the coup d’état in Myanmar. In the past year, the situation for the population has only become more fraught and difficult. The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights estimates that 2,890 individuals have been killed, likely an underestimation, 16,000 have been detained on spurious charges, scores have been tortured, many have been sentenced to death,...

Calls for Abstracts Call for Abstracts - International Conference (VIRTUAL) on Contemporary Trends in International Economic Law: The Indian Law Society (ILS) Centre for International Law is pleased to announce that a two-day International Conference (VIRTUAL) on Contemporary Trends in International Economic Law will be held on March 14 and 15, 2023. The deadline for abstracts is 31 January. The conference is open for participation...

[Maria Elena Vignoli is a senior international justice counsel at Human Rights Watch.] The events of 2022 brought renewed attention and support for accountability for serious international crimes. Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine brought images of mass burial sites and bombed-out cities back on the front pages, and the far-reaching impact of the conflict triggered a strong response from the international...

[Marnie Lloydd is Senior Lecturer and Associate-Director of the New Zealand Centre for Public Law at Te Herenga Waka--Victoria University of Wellington, with extensive experience in the international humanitarian sector. Alberto Costi is a Professor of Law at Te Herenga Waka--Victoria University of Wellington.] [Disclosure: Both authors acted as independent experts invited to provide feedback on an earlier version of...

[Jenna M Robinson has worked at a number of leading international law firms and is now a postgraduate candidate of Public International Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science.] Most of you reading this will likely have been to university. You will be a woman or you will have studied alongside women. You will be passionate about learning. You will...

[Abhijeet Shrivastava and Aryaman Kapoor are students at Jindal Global Law School and members of the JFIEL Editorial team.] Introduction As students from the Global South who hope to participate in the international legal system and academy, it has been encouraging to see recent efforts by ‘Opinio Juris’ to help critique systemic biases in these spaces. For example, Radhika Kapoor reminds us of how unpaid internships have...

Calls for Papers Call for Papers and Book Reviews for the Irish Yearbook of International Law: An annual, peer reviewed publication, the Irish Yearbook of International Law, is committed to the publication of articles of general interest in international law as well as articles that have a particular connection to, or relevance for, Ireland. The Yearbook is edited by Richard Collins...

[Ata R. Hindi is Research Fellow in International Law, Institute of Law at Birzeit University.] In 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued its advisory opinion on the Wall and its associated regime. Nearly two decades later, Palestine is back at the ICJ, where the Court will have to address another paramount issue: the (il)legality of Israel’s occupation altogether as...

An interview with Kathryn McNeilly and Ben Warwick, editors of The Times and Temporalities of International Human Rights Law (Hart 2022). Questions by Natasa Mavronicola. [Kathryn McNeilly is Professor of Law at Queen's University Belfast School of Law. Natasa Mavronicola is Professor of Human Rights Law at Birmingham Law School. Dr Ben Warwick is a Reader in Human Rights Law at...

[Eoin Jackson is an LLM student at Harvard Law School.] Introduction To reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it will be necessary for the world's leading fossil fuel producers to decouple their economies from sources primarily responsible for the continued rise in global temperatures. Some of these economies include nations whose laws and society are dominated by Islamic jurisprudence, such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar,...

[Ezequiel Jimenez is a PhD candidate at Middlesex University (United Kingdom). This blog arises from his thesis on the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute. All comments and feedback welcome at ezejim@gmail.com.] From 5 to 10 December 2022, delegates from the 123 States Parties to the Rome Statute met at the World Forum in The Hague for its twenty-first Assembly session. By virtue of the...