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...— at least 1.7 million Cambodians murdered, an auto-genocide of epic proportions. The US has never apologized for its actions in Cambodia. President Obama didn’t even mention the Vietnam War when he became the first President to visit Cambodia in 2012. The Trump administration, however, is not afraid to discuss Vietnam. On the contrary, it is currently very interested in discussing US actions during the war — to demand that Cambodia pay back $500 million it owes the US for providing support to Lon Nol’s unpopular regime: The debt started...

...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...

...gag orders that have stopped Israeli media from reporting on it. Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has ordered a review into how much the Australian government knew. Italy’s former intelligence chief and his deputy have been convicted to considerable prison terms over their involvement in a 2003 extraordinary rendition of Egyptian cleric Abu Omar. A Human Rights Watch report details the illegality of airstrikes in Gaza by Israel in the November 2012 bombing campaign, finding 14 strikes to have no indication of a legitimate military target; at least...

Although I’ve only been a regular OJ blogger for two years now, I feel like I’ve known OJ since it was born. Chris Borgen, Julian Ku and I have been friends since we all worked together at Debevoise and Plimpton in New York years ago. Over the years I’ve gotten to know Peggy, Roger, Ken, Deborah, Duncan, and at least by email, all the others! I was extremely honored when Chris invited me to join the crew in 2012. Chris, I owe you a big thanks for this incredible opportunity....

...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....

[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...

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...

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...

...ultimately complement the existing legal order, and is therefore “unlikely to undo the rules, norms, and structures that exist today.” Yet China’s greater legal role arguably now enables rather than constrains incentives to carve out zones of non-law in the maritime domain that are insulated against legal sanctions. Increasing geolegal power manifests as pressure on states to accede to China’s will, including its preference to resolve disputes bilaterally rather than through legal institutions. In 2012 the Philippines deployed navel assets to protect the disputed Scarborough Shoal, which provoked Chinese economic...

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...