Aldo Zammit Borda


Aldo Zammit Borda is Reader in Law at City, University of London. He obtained his PhD from Trinity College Dublin and completed a postdoc at King’s College London. Prior to joining academia, Aldo served as First Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malta, and as Legal Editor in the Rule of Law Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat.

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The Debate on the Debate on Xinjiang at the Human Rights Council: Three Framings

For all the nice talk about human rights and accountability, on 6 October 2022, a majority of States at the Human Rights Council (HRC) voted against even debating – let alone investigating – the findings of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on the situation in the Xinjiang, China. On…

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The Situation in Afghanistan, US Sanctions and the Historical Narratives Emerging from the ICC

On 11 June 2020, the US announced a series of economic and travel sanctions against any officials of the ICC involved in an investigation into whether US forces committed war crimes related to the Afghan conflict (see here). The ICC Appeals Chamber had previously authorised the ICC Prosecutor to commence such an investigation (see…

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The Precedent Set by the US Reprisal Against the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

In his recent post on the United States’ missile strike against a Syrian airbase, on 6 April 2017, Marko Milanovic focused primarily on the unlawfulness of that action (here). While I agree with that view, in this post, I wish to focus on the nature of the precedent which the US reprisal has set. Moreover, I argue…

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