Devika Hovell

About/Bio

Devika Hovell is an Associate Professor of Public International Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford and a Master of Laws from New York University, where she was awarded the George Colin Award. Devika graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours. She served as an Associate to Justice Kenneth Hayne at the High Court of Australia, and as judicial clerk at the International Court of Justice in the Hague. She was formerly a lecturer at the University of New South Wales and Director of the international law project at the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, UNSW. Her book on the Power of Process was published by Oxford University Press in 2016. She is a member of EJIL's Scientific Advisory Board.

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Programming Note by the Editors

Dear readers, We have been receiving, reviewing and publishing an unprecedented number of posts on Ukraine in the past two weeks. We have now covered most legal aspects of the crisis, which looks likely to continue for many more weeks if not months. We will therefore have to resume publishing some posts that are unrelated to Ukraine, many…

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Council at War: Russia, Ukraine and the UN Security Council

‘It is the responsibility of this body to stop the war’, Ukraine’s representative told the UN Security Council on Wednesday this week. He was interrupted by the current President of the UN Security Council who clarified ‘this isn’t called a war, this is called a special military operation in the Donbas’. In this moment, the Ukrainean representative…

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Re-Theorizing International Organizations Law: A Call for Reconsiderations, Hidden Gems, and New Perspectives

The symposium on “Theorizing International Organizations Law” in issue 31:2 of the European Journal of International Law seeks to excavate the intellectual history of this important sub-discipline of public international law. As noted in the introduction to the symposium, that history has, until relatively recently, been dominated by men. The writings of figures such as Rosalyn Higgins or…

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