Antonios Tzanakopoulos

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Associate Professor of Public International Law, University of Oxford & Secretary-General of the International Law Association. Since 2017 he has been a member of the Scientific Council of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic.

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Here Comes the Name Again: Treaty Making at the Epicenter of the Greek Debate over the agreement with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

This week, the Prime Ministers and Foreign Ministers of Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia reached agreement over the long running dispute regarding the name of the latter. After independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the former Yugoslav Republic continued to use the name it had used as an entity within…

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Composition of the Bench in ICJ Advisory Proceedings: Implications for the Chagos Islands case.

In our previous post we discussed the prospects of the International Court of Justice giving an Advisory Opinion, as requested by the UN General Assembly, on the matter of the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from the territory of Mauritius that was granted independence from the UK in 1968. We…

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Can the International Court of Justice Decide on the Chagos Islands Advisory Proceedings without the UK’s Consent?

As Marko has noted in this post, last week Thursday, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution requesting the International Court of Justice provide an advisory opinion on the legality of the separation by the United Kingdom of the Chagos Archipelago from the colony of Mauritius prior to the grant…

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