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[Psymhe Wadud is a Lecturer in Law at the Bangladesh University of Professionals and currently pursuing her Bachelor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford.] Introduction The year 2022 has been marred by systemic discrimination, violence, and endemic oppression against women all across the world. The latter half of the year in particular witnessed outrageous manifestations and images of such discrimination...

Calls for Papers Call for papers and panels - International Law and the Regulation of Resort to Force: Exhaustion, Destruction, Rebirth? (14-15 September 2023, Olomouc, Czech Republic): The Centre for International Humanitarian and Operational Law at the Faculty of Law of Palacký University Olomouc, in collaboration with the Institute for International Law and International Relations at the Faculty of Law of...

[Tomas Hamilton is an Assistant Professor in International Criminal Law at the University of Amsterdam. Marina Aksenova is an Assistant Professor in International and Comparative Criminal Law at IE University in Madrid.] In the ongoing civil suits in Mexico v Smith & Wesson & others and Mexico v Diamondback Shooting Sports Inc. et al, the Mexican government has brought claims against...

[Sara Elizabeth Dill is Partner at Anethum Global (London, England), a Certified Global Sanctions and Financial Crimes Specialist, and Officer with the International Bar Association’s War Crimes Committee.] “… we saw a mosque whose dome had been split in half when its minaret had come crashing down. … seeing the destruction in person profoundly shocked me. For as long as I could remember,...

[Dr Siva Thambisetty is an Associate Professor of Law and the Law School, London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2022 she acted as Advisor to the G77+China group Chair’s Team at the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Negotiations in 2022.] Public international law interacts with intellectual property laws in numerous negotiating fora and intergovernmental organisations. I have long been envious of my...

Happy New Year from Opinio Juris! Calls for Papers Call for Abstracts - South Asian Perspectives on Environmental Protection and Forest Rights: Emerging Trends and Practices: Mathura, Kathmandu, Cumilla, 24-25 March 2023. The conference is jointly organized by the Center for International Law and Global Governance (CILGG), Institute of Legal Studies and Research (ILSR), GLA University, Mathura; Faculty of Law, Nepal Law...

The international scholarly community lost a shining star with the untimely passing of Megan Fairlie, at age 52, a few days ago. Megan was a Professor of Law at Florida International University College of Law where she specialized in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure & Litigation, International Human Rights, International Law, and Professional Responsibility. Megan joined FIU in 2007. She graduated with...

Believe it or not, 2022 is ending. It has been a busy year for Opinio Juris. Our team has grown, incorporating Vivek Bhat and Sarah Zarmsky, as Contributing Editor and Deputy Managing Editor, respectively. We have also organised symposia on difficult subjects that make us think about our profession in often ignored ways; how classism, systemic racism, and the challenges of the academic profession shape the content...

[Ralph Wilde is a member of the Faculty of Laws, University College London, University of London, the 2022 Peace Fellow, Ålands fredsinstitut (Åland Islands Peace Institute), and the 2022 Research Fellow, British Academy Council for British Research on the Levant Kenyon Institute, Al-Quds/Jerusalem. Photograph by the Author.] Advisory Opinion Request On 30 December 2022, the United Nations General Assembly voted to request...

[Dimitrios A. Kourtis (@DAKourtis) has a PhD from Aristotle University and is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Hellenic Police Academy] Introduction When Oscar Schachter wrote his iconic article on the ‘invisible college’ in 1977, the scholars and practitioners of international law were, more or less, a bunch of white male academics situated in what we now call the Global North, well-versed in both English and French and the diplomatic niceties...

[Shahab Saqib (@sufi_shahab) is a Visiting Lecturer at the SOAS University of London and a PhD Scholar of law at King’s College London] Introduction In a bizarre conversation with an established colleague on international law, I was told, ‘you should run away from being a critic of international law as I did. It won’t earn you a dime’. The discussion was long and covered various other issues,...