Featured

[Christian Henderson is Professor of International Law at the University of Sussex. He is the author of The Use of Force and International Law (2nd end, CUP, 2023)] Introduction A notable aspect of the International Court of Justice’s decision on provisional measures in the South Africa v Israel case was whether, and if so how, the Court might respond to Israel’s overarching legal justification that it...

[Naimeh Masumy is a research fellow at Maastricht University and a dispute resolution expert specialized in energy and investment disputes] The author would like to express gratitude for the valuable comments and feedback received from Wolf Von Kumberg, as well as the support given by Hiba al Abiad. Human beings are members of a wholeIn creation of one essence and soulIf one...

[Florence Shako is an advocate and academic researching business and human rights and access to justice issues. She is the Senior Partner of Mitullah, Shako and Associates Advocates as well as the Executive Director of the Center for Education Policy and Climate Justice based in Nairobi, Kenya.] The landmark judgment in Ligue Ivoirienne Des Droits De L’homme and Others v. Republic of Côte...

[Jennifer Trahan is a Clinical Professor at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs and Director of their Concentration in International Law and Human Rights.] On February 21, 2024, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) stated the following in hearings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) regarding the General Assembly’s request for an advisory opinion on the Legal Consequences arising from the Policies...

[Adrian Kreutz studied for his PhD at the University of Oxford and is currently a Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Amsterdam] The ICJ has ruled positively on the plausibility of South Africa’s genocide case brought against Israel. This situation has produced a series of ripple-on political and jurisprudential questions. The matter of complicity is one of these acutely...

[Philip D. Cave is a retired U.S. Navy judge advocate, a Director of the National Institute of Military Justice (NIMJ), and a partner in Cave & Freeburg, LLP. Franklin D. Rosenblatt is a retired U.S. Army judge advocate, President of the NIMJ, and Associate Professor at Mississippi College School of Law. Giovanni Chiarini is a Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield, an...

[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...

[Rocco Saverino is a Doctoral Researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, working on the ALTEP-DP project. He joined the Law, Science, Technology, and Society Research Group in July 2022.] Introduction  Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) opens with an important statement: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”. This statement is as strong as...

[Mischa Gureghian Hall (X: @MischaGHall) is a Keck Research Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles, researching international criminal justice and its intersections with international humanitarian and human rights law in conflict and post-conflict settings.] The author is grateful to Dr. Jared McBride for his assistance in the translation of Ukrainian documents. In an August 2023 essay, Russian-American journalist and activist Masha...

[Amrei Müller is an Assistant Professor/Lecturer (Ad Astra Fellow) at University College Dublin, Sutherland School of Law. Dr. Silvia Behrendt is the founder and director of the Global Health Responsibility Agency.] The Intergovernmental Negotiation Body (INB) at the World Health Organisation (WHO) issued the ‘Negotiating Text of the WHO convention, agreement or other international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response (WHO Pandemic Agreement,...

In a recent article in International Law Studies, I examined two competing positions concerning how sovereignty functions in cyberspace. The first position, "pure" sovereignty, holds that any low-intensity cyber operation that involves non-consensually penetrating a computer system located on another State’s territory violates the targeted State’s sovereignty. By contrast, the second position, "relative" sovereignty, rejects the idea that the mere...