Sze Hong Lam


Sze Hong Lam is an internal PhD candidate at the Grotius Centre of International Legal Studies of the Leiden University. He had formerly interned at the Legal Office of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the Office of the Prosecutor of the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT). He has written in the areas of international humanitarian law, international human rights law, international criminal law and on the right to self-determination. Currently, he also works at the coach for the Leiden team of the IBA-ICC Moot Court Competition. All opinions expressed in his writings are exclusively his own and do not reflect the position of any organization.

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To Perfect the Imperfect Title: How Referenda were Historically Manipulated to Justify Territorial Conquest by Nations

Since the 23rd September 2022, Russia organized referenda in the occupied Ukrainian regions of Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson. On 30 September 2022, after declaring that the results were predominantly ‘in favor’ of joining Russia, Russia officially annexed the four Ukrainian regions. This was another attempt by Russia to justify the annexation…

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