Gail Lythgoe



Gail Lythgoe is a Lecturer in International Law at the University of Manchester and 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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In This Issue – Reviews

This issue features two review essays and one regular (in-depth) review. We begin with Rián Derrig’s detailed engagement with International Law as Behavior (Harlan Grant Cohen and Timothy Meyer, eds.), an ‘agenda-setting’ collection of essays that reflects on the rise of behaviouralism in international legal studies. In his essay, ‘What Can a Few Make of Mankind?’, Derrig agrees…

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Favourite Readings 2022 – Introduction

As in previous years, we are marking the end of 2022 with a series of posts highlighting ‘favourite readings‘ of the year: recommendations that celebrate authors and their books, and that reflect the pleasure of engaging with them. As EJILTalk! regulars will know, this series has become a bit of a tradition; having run, discounting the occasional break,…

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Two Weeks in Review, 20 June – 3 July

Kateryna Busol argues that any international law response and analysis of the situation in Ukraine and Russia’s actions needs to go beyond 2022, given ‘Russia’s neo-imperial fixation on Ukraine spiked in 2014’. Busol offers an overview of Ukraine’s domestic and international legal response to Russia’s aggression and outlines how the…

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