Gail Lythgoe



Gail Lythgoe is a Lecturer in International Law at the University of Manchester and Co-Director of the Manchester International Law Centre. She finished her PhD at the University of Glasgow and is the EJIL Book Review Assistant Review Editor. Her research interests include public international law, global governance, legal theory, legal geography, and international organizations.

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Two Weeks in Review, 26 April – 7 May 2022

EJIL: The Podcast! Episode 16 – Disputing Archives Archives are a marker of sovereignty and a resource for legal claim-making. When political forms are remade—when Empire gives away to a post-colonial state, or one state to many control of the archive is in question. International law offers tentative answers but, as with repatriation of cultural heritage…

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Two Weeks in Review, 11 – 24 April 2022

The situation in Ukraine André Nollkaemper comments on three potential options for the UNSC veto reform in light of the situation in Ukraine. Nollkaemper sketches three options: overruling the veto, reining in the use of the veto, or abolishing the veto. Read analysis on UNSC veto reform here.

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Two Weeks in Review, 28 March – 10 April 2022

Russia’s use of force against Ukraine Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou and Laurence Helfer write about the decision by the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers to expel Russia from the organization with immediate effect. They argue that while the decision is politically and morally…

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