Julian A. Hettihewa


Julian A. Hettihewa is a research assistant and doctoral student at the Institute for Public International Law, University of Bonn, as well as a visiting student at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford. He is also an editor of Völkerrechtsblog. He pursues research in the field of “Young Approaches to International Law”.

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Looking Behind the UN Youth Office: Considering Structural Limitations of Youth Participation After the Party

Last month, the UN General Assembly decided “to establish the United Nations Youth Office as a dedicated office for youth affairs in the Secretariat” (op. para. 1). While the new office was met with general praise, it is important to understand this development in a broader context of international law’s engagement with youth. Pointing to structural limitations,…

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Reclaiming the Voice of Youth: Pandemic Politics and Law and the Invisibility of Youth

2019 will go down in history as the year with the largest transnational youth-led movement of all times: the global climate protests spearheaded by Fridays for Future. A year later, in the midst of an unprecedented global health crisis, the voices of these millions of politically active young people are virtually absent in all important sites of pandemic…

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