Cedric Ryngaert

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Cedric Ryngaert is Professor of Public International Law at Utrecht University. He is a general international lawyer whose research interests mainly concern the law of jurisdiction, immunities, non-state actors, and international organizations.

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Functional immunity of foreign State officials in respect of international crimes before the Hague District Court: A regressive interpretation of progressive international law

On 29 January 2020, the District Court of The Hague rendered a possibly momentous judgment that may reverse an international trend to deny functional immunity to State officials in respect of allegations of international crimes. The reader may be aware that the International Law Commission (ILC) has acknowledged this trend in Article 7 of its Draft Articles…

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Humanitarian Relief Operations as Countermeasures: Overcoming the Withholding of Consent

In the Oxford Guidance, the authors make a careful exposition of the legal framework relating to humanitarian relief operations in situations of armed conflict. Responding to the unseemly practice of some states impeding humanitarian relief operations, they make the compelling, practice-based argument that states have an obligation under international law not to arbitrarily withhold consent to such…

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The Maastricht Principles and Extraterritorial Obligations in the Area of ESC Rights: A Response to Margot Salomon

Cedric Ryngaert is Associate Professor of International Law at Leuven University and Utrecht University. He is the author of, among other publications, Jurisdiction in International Law (OUP 2008). The Maastricht Principles on Extraterritorial Obligations of States in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the legal Commentary to…

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