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The UN HRC recognizes the right to a healthy environment and appoints a new Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Climate Change. What does it all mean?

On Friday 8 October, the UN Human Rights Council adopted Resolution 48/13, recognising for first time that having a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a human…

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Credentials and the Politics of Representation: What’s in it for the UN?

The UN General Assembly 76th session raised political controversy already before all the opening speeches have been made, as the credentials of at least two states, not completely…

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US Mistreatment towards Iran’s Representatives to the UN: Is Iran Initiating the Third Case against the US at the ICJ?

In recent years, some visa applications for Iran's representatives to the UN have been rejected by the US. Also, Iran's representatives to the UN may only travel between…

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What’s wrong with this picture? The UN Human Rights Council hears the military Junta as the legitimate government of Myanmar

Introduction to the representation issue A few weeks ago, on 26 February 2021, Rebecca Barber wrote a piece in EJIL:Talk! asking whether the UN General…

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Of Straw Men, the United Nations and Illegal Occupation: A Rejoinder to David Hughes

Introduction In volume 31:3 of EJIL, David Hughes provides an interesting reply to my article in the same volume, in which I critically examine…

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United in What? Some reflections on the Security Council’s sovereignty rhetoric in the latest Syria resolutions

The Security Council’s (SC) decision-making process on the renewal of humanitarian assistance for Syria caused a lot of unease amongst observers of the situation. Only a day after…

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Do We Need an International Commission of Inquiry for COVID-19? Part I

As the COVID-19 pandemic dominates daily life, questions abound. How did the virus start and spread? How can the problem be managed and an effective treatment or vaccine…

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The Forgotten Constitution: The UN Friendly Relations Declaration at 50

In the middle of a crisis, and of confinement, one is naturally drawn either to keep focussed on (very) short term events or to daydream about the very…

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Silence and the Use of Force in International Law

States frequently take actions and make statements that implicate international law. But because they do not — and, indeed, could not — express a view on each such…

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FAO Secretary General Elections – Part 2: What is to be Done?

In this second post, I want to provide some more details about how the budget works within the FAO. My purpose is to highlight how the majority…

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