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[Daron Tan is an Associate International Legal Adviser at the International Commission of Jurists, Asia and the Pacific Programme.] 18 June 2022 marks the inaugural International Day for Countering Hate Speech, as proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in Resolution 75/309. This day coincidentally falls in the middle of Pride Month, which serves as a sobering reminder of the violence, harassment and...

Announcements Online Event - "Minimalism vs. Maximalism in the ECHR": We are pleased to announce an online panel “Minimalism vs. Maximalism? Challenges and Future Directions in the Interpretation of the European Convention on Human Rights” on 8 June, 4 pm CET. How does, and how should, the European Court of Human Rights interpret and apply the rights protected under the European Convention on Human...

[Lily Zanjani is a paralegal at the International Criminal Court and rule of law intern and project assistant at the International Centre for Counterterrorism. She holds an LL.M. from Tilburg University and is currently completing an Advanced LL.M. of Public International Law at Leiden University. The views expressed in this article are the author's alone.] The susceptibility of international law with...

A little-known aspect of the war in Ukraine is that both Russia and Ukraine have deployed weapons that are capable of being used fully autonomously: for Russia, Lancet drones; for Ukraine, Punisher drones. Both weapons are capable of being operated semi-autonomously, and it is not clear whether Russia or Ukraine has used them in their fully autonomous mode. But the...

[Raghavi Viswanath is a PhD researcher at the European University Institute in Florence and a Senior Research Associate at Public International Law and Policy Group. Tejas Rao is Researcher, Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor, University of Cambridge and Associate Fellow with the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law.] Academia boasts of 17,000,000 members, of which 178,000 follow @academicchatter. This (admittedly poor) proportion split...

Events Society of Legal Scholars Workshop: The SLS International Law Section will host its online PhD Workshop on Responding to Complex Relationships in International Law on 13 May 2022. The programme includes perspectives on global governance, climate change, international criminal justice, and technology and is available here. Attendance is free but the organisers strongly encourage attendees to consider joining the Society of...

[Kebene Wodajo (PhD) is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Business Ethics, University of St. Gallen. Her current research project focuses on the question of justice and responsibility in cyberspace and she serves as an assistant editor of the African Journal of Business Ethics.] Digital identity solutions are trending at national and global levels, supported by programs that are promoted...

[María Vásquez Callo-Müller is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Lucerne, working for the Trade Law 4.0 project (Trade Law for a Data-Driven Economy). Iryna Bogdanova is a Fellow at the World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Bern. She holds a Ph.D. degree (2020) from the WTI.] Since recently, cyber sanctions – unilateral economic restrictions punishing actors responsible for malicious cyber-enabled behavior...

Featured Announcement The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) provides training that combines world leading research with an applied perspective. Our courses are designed to enable legal practitioners, government officials, students, academics, and civil society organisations to deepen their knowledge and gain expert insights in areas of international law.  Building on the successes of 2021, for spring 2022, BIICL is delighted to launch a...

[Chris Carpenter is a lawyer and researcher in international law. She holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a master’s in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge.] The fundamental goal of a fair trial—at least in theory—is the discovery of truth, and the finding of a verdict on the basis of that truth. But...

Call for Papers Call for Papers - Hague Yearbook of International Law: The Hague Yearbook of International Law is now receiving submissions for publication in its upcoming volume. The Hague Yearbook of International Law is an internationally recognised journal with a wide-ranging and in-depth focus on various issues of international law. It aims to offer a platform for review of new developments in the field...

Call for Papers Call for Papers - Netherlands Yearbook of International Law: The Netherlands Yearbook of International Law (NYIL) invites contributions for its next volume (Vol. 52) on “A Greener International Law: International Legal Responses to the Global Environmental Crisis”. We are interested in: i) conceptual papers about what it means to translate environmental concerns into other legal vocabularies, such as...