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Happy New Year and Most Read Posts of 2018!

I would like to wish our readers a very Happy 2019! Before we close out 2018, I would like to set out our most read posts of the…

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The Use of Nerve Agents in Salisbury: Why does it Matter Whether it Amounts to a Use of Force in International Law?

Over the past few days, there has been discussion of whether the attempt to murder Sergei Skripal and his daughter, in the UK, by the use of a…

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The Salisbury Attack: Don’t Forget Human Rights

It is fascinating to observe how international law has provided the frame for the escalating political dispute between the UK and Russia regarding the attempted murder of Sergei…

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Our Most Read Posts of 2017

As 2017 comes to an end we would like to thank our readers for coming back to us time and again over the course of the year. This year we…

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A Footnote on Secession

We have had a very rich debate on secession on the blog in recent weeks, and we will have more posts to follow. For my part, I would…

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Catalonia: The Way Forward is Comparative Constitutional Rather than International Legal Argument

On 10 October 2017, Catalonia issued and then immediately suspended its declaration of independence, and urged Spain to negotiate. Spain does not want to negotiate. Rather, it…

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Secession and Self-determination in Western Europe: The Case of Catalonia

This presentation is based in part on the Legal Opinion by an International Commission of Legal Experts addressing the question of Catalonia: The Will of the People…

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The Right of Self-Defence Against Imminent Armed Attack In International Law

On 11 April 2017, the Australian Attorney-General, Senator the Hon. George Brandis QC, delivered a public lecture on “The Right of Self-Defence Against Imminent Armed Attack In International Law”,…

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Initial Thoughts on the UK Attorney General’s Self-Defence Speech

This is part of a series of posts discussing the UK Attorney General's speech on the Modern Law of Self-Defence. See also the other posts in the…

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Most Read Posts 2016

Happy New Year to all EJIL:Talk readers! In many ways, 2016 was a remarkable year for international law. It is hard to pick a standout event or development but perhaps…

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