Public International Law

[Otto Spijkers is Assistant Professor in the field of constitutional and administrative law at Erasmus School of Law, and lecturer of international and European law at Leiden University College, Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs of Leiden University.] The State of the Netherlands is not obliged to stop the supply of F35 fighter plane parts to Israel. This follows from a...

[Evan Harary is an alumnus of Fulbright Ukraine 2021-22 -- where he conducted research on nationality policy, passportization, and statelessness -- a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, and a practicing immigration attorney with Catholic Charities Community Services.] A previous version of this post was published by the Center for Civil Liberties and can be accessed here. The war in...

[Dr Mara Tignino is Lead Legal Specialist at the Geneva Water Hub and Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law and the Institute for Environmental Sciences at the University of Geneva. Dr Tadesse Kebebew is post-doctoral researcher at the Geneva Water Hub.] Introduction  On 7 October 2023, Hamas launched an unprecedented ‘‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’’ against Israel from Gaza. Following the attack, Israel declared...

[Chris McQuade is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Law at the University of Portsmouth. He holds a PhD in International Law from the University of Sussex and researches in the fields of public international law, international humanitarian law and international and domestic human rights law.] In response to the October 7 attack by Hamas, the Israeli army has engaged in an...

[Neil Renic is a Researcher at the Centre for Military Studies at the University of Copenhagen, focusing on the changing character and regulation of armed conflict, and emerging military technologies such as armed drones and autonomous weapons. Elke Schwarz is Reader in Political Theory at Queen Mary University London, specialising in ethics of war and ethics of technology with an emphasis on unmanned and autonomous...

[Hakan Kaplankaya is a former Turkish diplomat, lawyer and instituDE member.] The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) delivered a historic judgment on September 26, 2023, in the case of Yalçınkaya v. Türkiye, which addressed the conviction of an ordinary teacher on charges of “membership in a terrorist organization” held for his connection to the Gülen Group. This landmark ruling, constituting the 60th violation of...

[Alonso Gurmendi Dunkelberg is a Lecturer in International Relations at King’s College London’s Department of War Studies. I wish to thank Ntina Tzouvala for her comments on previous versions of this post] For the past few months, in the context of the horrific attacks of October 7th and the subsequent Israeli military retaliation, it has become almost a ritualised incantation for...

[Fatima Mehmood is a lecturer of Public International Law at Universal College Lahore, Pakistan] Is the contemporary prohibition against genocide mere rhetoric considering what we see today in the Gaza strip and beyond or is there some tangible weight to this prohibition which can be translated into effective action for accountability against Israel? How is the prohibition against genocide actionable or...

[Dobrin Dobrev is a recent graduate from Utrecht University’s master’s program in International Law from the Conflict and Security track] Introduction Commercial shipping in the Black Sea has encountered restrictions ever since the full-scale invasion by Russia towards Ukraine began. One of the issues revolves around the rising number of sea-mines in the Black Sea, which are negatively impacting not only the belligerents...

[Tim Fish Hodgson is a Senior Legal Adviser for the International Commission of Jurists, based in South Africa.] [Jonas Kakule Sindani is an Intern for the International Commission of Jurists, based in the Democratic Republic of Congo.] In a recent submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing and the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty (the special rapporteurs), the International Commission...

[Dr. Shelly Aviv Yeini is a Research Fellow at the University of Haifa and the head of the international law department at the Hostages and Missing Persons Family Forum. Prof. Amichai Cohen is a member of the Faculty of Law at the Ono Academic College and a senior fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute. Prof. Tamar Hostovsky Brandes is a member of the Faculty of Law...

[Shawan Jabarin is General Director of Al-Haq. Ahmed Abofoul is an international lawyer, legal researcher and advocacy officer at Al-Haq, and a research fellow on international law and legal mobilization at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam.] The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Mr Karim Khan, recently published an op-ed, which read more like a diplomatic...