Fernando Lusa Bordin


Fernando Lusa Bordin lectures international law at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on topics of public international law, including international legal theory, the law of international organizations and international dispute settlement

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Still Going Strong: Twenty Years of the Articles on State Responsibility’s ‘Paradoxical’ Relationship between Form and Authority

The year after the Articles on the Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts (ARSIWA) were completed, David Caron wrote an insightful piece decrying the ‘paradoxical relationship’ between form and authority that he thought the Articles embody. He believed that the Articles were destined to become influential even though they are not formally binding and contain provisions…

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Is the EU Engaging in Impermissible Indirect Regulation of UN Action? Controversies over the General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a robust and ambitious framework for the protection of the personal data of natural persons adopted by the European Union in 2016, has found an unlikely stakeholder. On 14 May 2020, the United Nations Secretariat sent an eloquent and detailed set of comments to the European…

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Induction, Assertion and the Limits of the Existing Methodologies to Identify Customary International Law

Professor Talmon’s article on the methodologies employed by the International Court of Justice to ascertain custom is as important as it is timely now that the International Law Commission is advancing with its study on the identification of customary international law. To contribute to the debate, I propose to elaborate on a crucial question that the…

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