Symposia

[Ankit Malhotra is reading Law at O.P. Jindal Global Law and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Affairs. He is also the President of the Jindal Society of International Law.] Introduction On 27 February 1940 the Look magazine published “How Superman Would End the War”. The creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, co-creator of Superman, published a short story. In this story, Superman zooms off...

[Prachi Tadsare is a lawyer with the World Bank’s Legal Vice Presidency unit. All views and opinions expressed in the article are those of the author and do not reflect any views of the institution. The author also wants to thank Rashmi Dharia for her help in brainstorming on law and culture for this article, and Paige Casaly for her reviewing help.] The inspiration for...

[Sarah Zarmsky is a PhD Candidate with the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex with a focus on human rights, international law, and new technologies. She received her LLM in Public International Law from Leiden University and her BA in Psychology from Brandeis University. Sarah has completed internships with the International Criminal Court, the International Bar Association, and the International Court of Justice....

[Neiha Lasharie is a Juris Doctor candidate at the University of Wisconsin Law School. She is a recent graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Her research interests include TWAIL, IHL, the international white slavery/human trafficking regime, and Islamic law and jurisprudence.] It is not so much that life imitates art. Life and art are necessarily discursive, in that life informs...

[Vivek Bhatt is an Assistant Professor of International Law at Utrecht University, a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) and the Montaigne Centre for Rule of Law and Administration of Justice, and a Member of the Essex Human Rights Centre.] Introduction  Some of the most widely seen photographs from the war on terror show US soldiers at Guantanamo Bay standing over prisoners who...

[C. Ignacio de Casas is an Adjunct Professor of Public International Law and the Executive Director of the Human Rights Program at the Faculty of Law of Universidad Austral.] I have a state, and I'm going with you as my lawyer. International law is your field. I'm offering you the adventure of a lifetime: to save an independent state. Will you...

[Anchuli Felicia King is a playwright, screenwriter and multidisciplinary artist of Thai‑Australian descent, whose plays have previously been produced at the Royal Court, Studio Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company.] In a symposium about international law and popular culture, it would be remiss for us at Opinio Juris not to solicit contributions from the other side of the divide - that is, from those...

[Cristian van Eijk (@crisveijk) is an international lawyer researching the international law and history of the outer space commons. He is also part of the International Law Working Group of the IAU and UNCOPUOS Dark and Quiet Skies Conference. He holds an LLM in Public International Law and a BA in International Justice from Leiden University, and is in the final stages of an accelerated BA...

[Nicolás Carrillo-Santarelli is Associate Researcher of the Human Rights and Business Institute of the University of Monterrey (UDEM). He holds a PhD degree in International Law and International Relations, and a Master’s degree in Human Rights Protection. Previously, he worked as Associate Professor of International Law at La Sabana University, as Lecturer and Researcher at the Autónoma de Madrid University...

[Alonso Gurmendi is a contributor for Opinio Juris and Assistant Professor at Universidad del Pacífico Law School, in Lima, Peru.] I am a long-time fan of 4X games. For the uninitiated, that stands for Explore, Expand, Exploit & Exterminate Games – a (lame) 1990s pun turned game-genre, coined by Video-Game reviewer Alan Emrich who wanted to promote his Master of Orion review by saying...