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[Chantal Meloni is International Criminal Law Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Milan (Italy) and Senior Legal Advisor at ECCHR (Germany). In this capacity she has worked at the Communication that was submitted to the ICC on the crimes against migrants and refugees in Libya. Xuchen Zhang is a Research Fellow at ECCHR. In this capacity she...

[Spyridoula (Sissy) Katsoni is a PhD Candidate at the Ruhr-University of Bochum and a Research Associate at the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict.] Since the beginning of 2021, compulsory vaccinations against COVID-19 have started finding their way into the national law of Member-States to the European Convention on Human Rights (‘ECHR’). This trend seems to have been encouraged by the findings...

[Giulia Bosi is a PhD Candidate in Human Rights and Global Politics at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, Italy, and was Delegate for Health for the G7 Youth 2021, the official youth engagement group for the G7.] On 30 March 2021, the President of the European Council, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), and twenty-six Heads of...

[Thomas Bickl PhD researches dispute resolution issues between the EU and third countries, EU enlargement in the Western Balkans, and Law of the Sea issues. His book on the border dispute between Croatia and Slovenia and its implications for EU enlargement was published by Springer.] This post aims at shedding some light on a territorial dispute along the Danube, Europe’s most...

[Anne Herzberg is the Legal Advisor of NGO Monitor and the UN Representative for the Institute for NGO Research.] On November 2, 2021, Tara Van Ho, Senior Lecturer at Essex University, posted “The Unexpected Trade and Business Implications of Israel’s Attack on Al Haq” at Opinio Juris. In the piece, Van Ho condemns Israel’s designation of six Palestinian NGOs for their...

Call for Papers Call for Papers - Hague Yearbook of International Law: The Hague Yearbook of International Law is now receiving submissions for publication in its upcoming volume. The Hague Yearbook of International Law is an internationally recognised journal with a wide-ranging and in-depth focus on various issues of international law. It aims to offer a platform for review of new developments in the field...

[Timothy Fish Hodgson is a Legal Adviser at the International Commission of Jurists. Roojin Habibi is a Research Fellow, Global Strategy Lab, and PhD Candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada. Benjamin Mason Meier is Professor of Global Health Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. Sharifah Sekalala  is an Associate Professor of Global Health Law at...

[Nora Salem is Assistant Professor, Head of the Public International Law Department at the German University in Cairo and Human Rights Law Reporter for Oxford Reports on International Law. She has recently published an entry for the MPEPIL on Sharia Reservations to Human Rights Treaties, as well as a book on The Impact of the UN Women’s Rights Convention on Egypt’s Domestic Legislation (Brill).] In Palestine’s...

[Robin Ramsahye is a Ph.D. Candidate and Research Associate at the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), Ruhr-University Bochum.] This May saw an explosion of armed hostilities between Hamas and Israel. Instead of assessing the military conduct of both parties however, this piece focuses on the underlying issue “that has separated Palestinians and Israeli Jews for more...

[Mustafa Tuncer is a PhD Candidate at University of Exeter. His research focuses on the legal situation of civilian vessels in armed conflicts at sea.] Post-Brexit fisheries disputes between the UK and France broke out over the island of Jersey’s territorial waters in an unprecedented way. After the post-Brexit trade deal on 24 December 2020, the government of Jersey, a self-governing...

[Audrey Fino is a lecturer in international human rights, humanitarian and public international law at the University of Groningen, legal consultant at the Extraordinary Chambers for the Courts of Cambodia and a PhD researcher. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author alone.] A year or so after the publication of the 'Report of the Independent Expert Review...

[Melissa Kucinski is an international family law expert based in Washington, D.C. who consults for lawyers globally on their multi-jurisdictional family law cases.] On January 26, 2021, Ms. Narkis Golan requested that the U.S. Supreme Court grant a writ of certiorari in the ongoing saga between her and Mr. Isacco Saada concerning their child. Several years ago, Ms. Golan traveled from...