David Caron & Esme Shirlow


David D. Caron is a Member of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal and Professor of International Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. Esmé Shirlow is a PhD candidate at King’s College London. Esmé completed her LL.M. at the University of Cambridge (2012/2013), and was a Whewell Scholar in International Law (2013/2014). She obtained her LL.B. and a B.A. from the Australian National University and is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory.

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Unpacking the Complexities of Backlash and Identifying its Unintended Consequences

References to “backlash” are becoming increasingly ubiquitous in international law scholarship (see for example this recent EJIL article and accompanying EJIL:Talk! Discussion). Few have, however, sought to define or unpack the complexities of backlash. In this post, we draw upon our chapter in a forthcoming book titled The Judicialization of International Law - A Mixed Blessing?…

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