Eirik Bjorge


Dr Eirik Bjorge is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Bristol University Law School. He has written widely on public international law and public law. He is the co-editor, with Cameron Miles, of the forthcoming Landmark Cases in Public International Law (Hart Bloomsbury 2018).

Recently Published

Treaty Interpretation and The Child in International Refugee Law

Jason Pobjoy explains in The Child in International Refugee Law (CUP 2017) how the rule set out in Article 31 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (VCLT), the ‘general rule of interpretation’, in his words, ‘comprises a single holistic “rule” of interpretation’, and that the adoption, by the International Law Commission (ILC),…

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The Legitimate Requirements of Justice

As readers have pointed out, the Grand Chamber in Lambert has now rectified its error, by amending paragraph 138 so that it now says in respect of Glass that: ‘in its judgment of 9 March 2004 it held that there had been a violation of Article 8 of the Convention’. The excellent blog post by Grégor Puppinck…

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The Fogmachine of War: A Comment on the Report “Clearing the Fog of Law”

In the Policy Exchange report Clearing the Fog of Law: Saving Our Armed Forces from Defeat by Judicial Diktat, Richard Ekins, Jonathan Morgan, and Tom Tugendhat criticize the European Court of Human Rights at Strasbourg for not disapplying the rights of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in cases where British troops act abroad. Together the…

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