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Russia’s Submission to the ICJ in the Genocide Case; Russia’s Withdrawal from the Council of Europe

A quick update on two important developments. First, the ICJ has put up on its website a submission it received from the Russian Federation in…

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Preventing Genocide and the Ukraine/Russia case

Ukraine’s recent application against Russia at the International Court of Justice raises the question of the permissibility of the use of force outside the exceptions…

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What is Russia’s Legal Justification for Using Force against Ukraine?

With missile and aerial strikes across Ukrainian territory and Russian ground forces entering Ukraine from multiple directions, there is now no doubt that the Russian Federation has used…

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The Diversity of Rules on the Use of Force: Implications for the Evolution of the Law

Last month, I had the pleasure and honour to deliver one of the keynote lectures at the Canadian Council of International Law Annual Conference.

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The Syria Strikes: Still Clearly Illegal

The strikes conducted this week against Syrian government targets by the US, UK and France are as manifestly illegal as the strikes conducted by the US alone…

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Forcible Humanitarian Action in International Law- part II

Part II of a Two-Part Post Interpreting Article 2 (4) of the UN Charter According to the concept of representation noted in…

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Forcible Humanitarian Action in International Law- part I

Part I of a Two-Part Post There is a widespread myth amongst international lawyers. This is the apparently unshakeable proposition that forcible humanitarian action…

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Excusing Humanitarian Intervention – A Reply to Jure Vidmar

The US strikes in Syria, for which the US offered no legal justification, have once again ignited the debate on the qualification of such acts as illegal…

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Excusing Illegal Use of Force: From Illegal but Legitimate to Legal Because it is Legitimate?

The US missile strikes on Syria have, inter alia, revived the debates on humanitarian intervention, the argument of ‘illegal but legitimate’ and more generally on the exceptions to…

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Illegal But Legitimate?

I have always thought that proponents of humanitarian intervention simply cannot make a persuasive case that it is already an existing rule of international law (even if they…

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