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[Marion Sandner is a doctoral researcher at Hasselt University and University of Antwerp, Belgium. Dr Koldo Casla is a senior lecturer in International Human Rights Law at Essex Law School and Director of Essex Human Rights Centre Clinic, UK.] The word solidarity is no stranger to the legal and political discourse surrounding human rights, and it features in various international human...

[Ignacio Portela Giráldez is a Ph.D. student researching novel climate litigation pathways under the UN Convention on the Law of The Sea. He is a teacher of International and Political Studies at the University of New South Wales (Canberra) and lecturer in International Environmental Protection at the Open University of Catalonia.] The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has finally ruled...

[Raelee Toh is an undergraduate law student at the Singapore Management University Yong Pung How School of Law] Introduction   Although there are several conceptions of the clean hands doctrine (for example, ex turpi causa (“an action cannot arise from a dishonourable cause”), ex injuria jus non oritur (“illegal acts do not create law”) and ex delicto non orituractio (“an unlawful act...

[Miguel Lemos is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Coimbra] On 28 February 2024, Ukraine’s Supreme Court decided that only persons who play a “decisive role” in an aggressive state policy and those “directing” aggressive military operations are “capable of committing the crime of aggression” (all references to the judgment of the Supreme Court can be found...

[Raquel Vazquez Llorente is the Associate Director, Technology Threats and Opportunities, at WITNESS. Sarah Zarmsky is an Assistant Lecturer and PhD Candidate at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre. In 2023, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Human Rights Center at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.  Daragh Murray is a Senior Lecturer in International Human Rights...

[Dearbhla Minogue is a senior lawyer at the Global Legal Action Network and a consultant solicitor with Bindmans LLP. Leanna Burnard is a lawyer at the Global Legal Action Network and a consultant with Bindmans LLP.] The authors represent the World Uyghur Congress before the UK Court of Appeal. The commission of atrocities, including correctional forced labour, by the Chinese government against the Uyghur...

[Swati Singh Parmar is an Assistant Professor (International Law) at Dharmashastra National Law University, India. She has an interest in international legal theory and Critical International Law.] “Let Us All Agree to Die a Little”: TWAIL’s Unfulfilled Promise, published in the Harvard Journal of International Law on 11 April 2024 by Professor Naz Khatoon Modirzadeh, is bound to have the readers...

[Chuka Arinze-Onyia is a Nigeria-based lawyer with an avid interest in international criminal justice and other adjacent subjects] Introduction Race and nationality play critical roles in understanding and experiencing international criminal justice. While international justice may ultimately aim to address prohibited crimes committed anywhere in the world without regard to the status of the perpetrator or victim, in practice however, it continues...

A forthcoming symposium coordinated by Mohsen al Attar and Nciko wa Nciko African peoples and states have long stood in solidarity with the liberation struggle of Palestinians. Following each proclamation of independence across the continent, African leaders demanded the same for Palestine, a place that encapsulated anti-colonial resistance to Western (racial) imperialism. As Nelson Mandela powerfully declared: ‘our freedom is incomplete...

[Nimer Sultany is a Reader in Public Law at SOAS University of London and the Editor-in-Chief of the Palestine Yearbook of International Law.] In a recent lecture at the Imperial War Museums, the prominent lawyer and author Philippe Sands makes several problematic and surprising claims concerning South Africa v. Israel, the genocide case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Sands, who represents Palestine in the...

[Anvesh Jain is a third-year J.D. candidate at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law.] Last month, two events from different parts of the world signaled a worrisome erosion of one of the fundamental lineaments of international law. On April 5, after an escalating diplomatic feud, Ecuadorian police entered Mexico’s Quito embassy to apprehend former Vice President Jorge Glas. With bribery and corruption convictions looming over him, and...