Batuhan Betin


Batuhan Betin holds an LL.M from Queen Mary University of London, where he was awarded the Energy and Natural Resources Law Prize for graduating with the overall highest mark in his cohort, and was a recipient of the Lord Browne of Madingley Energy and Climate Change Essay Prize. He has published an article with Oxford University Press in the field of international arbitration, and has had the distinct pleasure of practicing advocacy before judges of the International Court of Justice as an oralist for the winning team during the 2021 World Championships of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.

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Skies, Spies, and Scientific Surveys – The Legal Aspects of Chinese Unmanned Balloon Flight Over American Territory

Earlier this month, the US shot down an aerial object which had been seen traversing through parts of Alaska, Idaho, and Missouri. The Biden Administration claims that the object was an unmanned high-altitude surveillance balloon deployed by the PRC as ‘part of a larger Chinese surveillance-balloon program’. The PRC’s…

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What a Demilitarized Zone Means for Liability and Responsibility for Transboundary Harm Emanating from Zaporizhzhia: Some Preliminary Thoughts

‘We cannot continue this situation where we are one step away from a nuclear accident. The safety of Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant is hanging by a thread.’ This was the alarming observation made by Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (“IAEA”), at a Board of Governors…

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Legal Implications of the Military Operations at the Chernobyl and Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plants

With the seizure of the Ukrainian Chernobyl and Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plants by Russian armed forces on 24 February and 4 March, Europe has once again become haunted by the spectre of radioactive contamination. On 31 March, Ukraine notified the IAEA that while Russian forces maintain uninterrupted control of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, they…

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