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Why Corporations Should Cease Business Activities with Russia

Introduction Early morning 24 February, Russian troops invaded Ukraine, with already devastating consequences for civilians. As a response to this flagrant violation of Article 2(4)…

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Ukraine v Russia: A “Reverse Compliance” case on Genocide

Disputes before international courts and tribunals typically arise out of an allegation by one State that another State has violated international law. The State making the allegation takes…

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At War: When Do States Supporting Ukraine or Russia become Parties to the Conflict and What Would that Mean? 

In the face of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, Western States have been scaling up their assistance to Ukraine. In addition to massive economic and financial sanctions against Russia,…

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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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Russia-Ukraine: Resolving the World’s Most Dangerous Conflict

Since late 2021, Russia has massed around 100,000 troops on the border with Ukraine, raising the specter of another use of force against its neighbor. The Russia-Ukraine crisis…

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Is All Self-Defense Worth Exercising Under International Law? Revisiting the Use of Force in Nagorno-Karabakh from a Human Rights Perspective

The international law of self-defense is a central branch of international law implicating fundamental matters of sovereignty. In the 20th Century, it also became associated with a broader…

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The International Law on the Use of Force in light of new developments from the Americas

Introduction The first weeks of 2020 have so far proven quite eventful for the international community. After an opening salvo between the U.S. and Iran that…

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Reconciling new interpretations of the UN Charter with the customary international law on the use of force

  In a recent lecture, published as a post on this blog, Professor Dapo Akande analysed the diversity of the rules on the use of force in…

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Did the US Stay “Well Below the Threshold of War” With its June Cyberattack on Iran?

On 20 June 2019, the United States conducted a major cyberattack against Iran in response to Iran’s (alleged) attacks on oil tankers in the Hormuz Strait and the…

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Hospital Bombings: Empirical and Theoretical Fallacies of Those Rejecting a Ban

The argument we advance in our recent EJIL Article, ‘‘Hospital Shields’ and the Limits of International Law’, emerged from analysis of empirical data showing…

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