Gail Lythgoe

@GailLythgoe

About/Bio

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 

Sigrid Boysen opens the section with her review of Marie-Catherine Petersmann's When Environmental Protection and Human Rights Collide.  Boysen finds much to agree with in Petersmann’s account and notably praises her challenge to the ‘mantra of synergy’ according to which human rights protection and international environmental law are in a mutually supportive relationship.  We move on to Prisca…

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In this Issue – Reviews

This issue features five book reviews – all of which our reviewers seemed to enjoy a lot. We begin with Diane Desierto’s review of Tom Ginsburg’s ‘magisterial’ Democracies and International Law. Desierto notes the urgency of Ginsburg’s inquiry at a time when authoritarian powers ‘repurpose, cherry-pick, and distort human rights for their private political ends, economic gain, and the entrenchment of…

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In This Issue – Reviews

In this issue, we have something for everyone to inform your reading in the six reviews of recent books. We begin with two books that address the law of the sea, but they do so from very different angles. Douglas Guilfoyle reviews Ian Urbina’s ‘vivid and often confronting’ book, The Outlaw Ocean, a book which seems possible to…

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