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...von Staden and I have documented the frequency of these provisions and analyzed their interpretation extensively elsewhere. For example, Article XI of the US-Argentina BIT provides that: “This Treaty shall not preclude the application of measures necessary for the maintenance of public order, the fulfillment of its obligations with respect to the maintenance or restoration of international peace and security, or the Protection of its own essential security interests.” Similarly, Article 18 of the 2012 US Model BIT provides: “Nothing in this treaty shall be construed…to preclude a party from...

...and the Levant (ISIL) since 2012, according to the country’s interior minister; about 700 had travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside ISIL in the last three years. Hundreds of refugees have passed through the Macedonian border from Greece unhindered a day after police used stun grenades in a failed bid to prevent them from crossing. Americas Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Friday declared a state of emergency along parts of the border with Colombia to restore order after a clash between smugglers and troops left three soldiers wounded....

[Kjetil Mujezinović Larsen is Professor of Law, Director of Research, and Deputy Director, at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights at the University of Oslo. He is the author of «The Human Rights Treaty Obligations of Peacekeepers» (Cambridge, 2012). This post is a part of the Protection of Civilians Symposium.] By way of introduction, let me state that I agree with Marten’s analysis of the legal obligations of peacekeepers. Therefore, rather than rehearsing the arguments raised by the other contributors to this Symposium, I want to address a concrete issue...

On February 10, 2012, the University of Georgia is going to have the honor of hosting the Annual Meeting of the Junior International Law Scholars Association (JILSA). JILSA is a U.S.-based informal support network and community for untenured international law scholars. With almost 200 scholars on the email list, JILSA facilitates syllabi exchanges, summer brown bags, and informal dinners and lunches at international law events. JILSA also holds an annual meeting, the centerpiece of which is a paper workshop, in which junior scholars are given the opportunity to present and...

...the application of IHL in Syria by at least fifteen months, until the ICRC concluded a non-international armed conflict existed in July, 2012. The upshot, according to the authors, was that the main goals of IHL were compromised because of an overly legalistic approach to determining the nature of the conflict. Similarly, there was an interesting post on the IPI’s Global Observatory by Jérémie Labbé and Tilman Rodenhauser that cross-border humanitarian assistance in rebel controlled areas should be permissible regardless of Syria’s consent, because Syria does not effectively control those...

Calls for applications The 11th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law will take place in Oslo, Norway, from September 10-12, 2015. The conference will be hosted by the PluriCourts Center on the Legitimate Roles on the Judiciary in the Global Order, University of Oslo. Entitled “The Judicialization of International Law – A Mixed Blessing?”, the conference will address the international law aspects of the increased judicialization from an interdisciplinary perspective. The conference will feature plenary sessions with invited speakers, and a number of agorae with...

[Eugene Kontorovich is a Professor of Law at Northwestern School of Law] The extraterritoriality analysis starts with piracy, which has gotten significant play in the courts of appeals’ extraterritoriality cases like Doe v. Exxon and Rio Tinto (as well as in the Kiobel oral arguments on corporate liability). Because Sosa held that piracy would be actionable under the ATS, it is clear that the battle over extraterritoriality in Kiobel will be a naval engagement. It is true that piracy occurs extraterritorially, and under the current piracy statute, can...

...of concerns that it was “contrary to sound U.S. policy to give…any… developing nation the favored treatment contemplated by the present legislation in the face of unwillingness to abide by solemn agreements to recognize as final and binding arbitration awards rendered in disputes between it and American parties.” (120 Cong. Rec. 39831). The use of trade remedies to enforce arbitration awards is best illustrated by the ongoing dispute over Argentina’s refusal to honor adverse investment awards. On March 26, 2012, the Obama Administration announced that Argentina’s GSP beneficiary designation would...

Anonymous Log onto Twitter and send him a message at @robcrilly. He generally responds to comments/questions. Kevin Jon Heller I hope someone out there will do it. I don't use Twitter. Oder Even if this is not accurate, doesn't it at least highlight the possibility that ICC proceedings against leaders might be an incentive for them to stay in power? See Joesph Kony, Robert Mugabe, al-Bashir... Kevin Jon Heller The same argument was made about Milosevic and Taylor, and we know how that turned out. Oder What do those examples...

...the reputation of the Security Council which will effectively be going back on its referral; the apparently subjective application of the law; the expectations of those in Darfur who have been affected by the conflict. And bear in mind the fact that indictments of Milosevic, and of Kony to an extent, didn't harm the respective peace processes, despite doubts - any argument that a deferral will aid the peace process in Sudan is unfounded. This is of course a sensitive issue, but I think that the balance in this instance...

Mark This report has been twisted here into an argument against the ICC, whereas it could just as easily be twisted into one for the Court. Would al-Bashir have entered this agreement were it not for the arrest warrant? I wonder if it is no coincidence that al-Bashir seems keen, suddenly, to raise his profile - rather, might this have something to do with the arrest warrant hanging over his head? We saw the same thing a few years ago, with Kony and friends emerging from the jungle for negotiations...

...doubt - as many other have - it is a legal rule as opposed to a political mantra. At the same time, the problems of negotiated peaces can not be minimized. Jeremy Levitt has a new book out since January 2012 precisely about the problems with these negotiated peaces entitled "Illegal Peace in Africa: An Inquiry into the Legality of Power Sharing with Warlords, Rebels, and Junta." Syria is the current example - intervening or not intervening - we are doing something. Intervening without structure makes me fear us spinning...