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Ukraine v. Russian Federation in Light of Ilaşcu: Two Short Points

In a post earlier this week, I considered the implications of the European Court of Human Right’s (ECtHR) recent just satisfaction judgment in Cyprus v. Turkey for the inter-state application filed by Ukraine against Russia (see press release announcing interim measures order here). In the present post, I would like to make two short points about the implications of the ECtHR’s 2004 judgment in Ilaşcu v. Moldova and Russiafor the situation in Crimea (see previous post on this issue by Philip Leach).  First, there are indications that the ECtHR’s approach in Ilaşcu to responsibility of the State for territory seized from it by force will be applied to Crimea not only in the Court but, perhaps, in the UN human rights organs as well.  And, second, Ilaşcu, especially considered alongside Cyprus v. Turkey, reinforces the position that the passage of time does not, under modern international law, cure the unlawfulness of a change of boundaries effected by use or threat of force. Responsibility notwithstanding lack of effective control…

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The ‘other’ dialogue at the G20 Summit: International Responsibilities of Institutional Investors

The forthcoming G20 Leaders’ Summit on 5-6 September 2013 (pictured above left, credit) will expectedly focus on US President Barack Obama taking advantage of bilateral and multilateral talks at this forum to press the case for intervention in Syria to other world leaders.

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The Maastricht Principles and Extraterritorial Obligations in the Area of ESC Rights: A Response to Margot Salomon

Cedric Ryngaert is Associate Professor of International Law at Leuven University and Utrecht University. He is the author of, among other publications, Jurisdiction in International Law (OUP 2008). The Maastricht Principles on Extraterritorial Obligations of States in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the legal Commentary to…

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The Maastricht Principles on Extraterritorial Obligations in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: An Overview of Positive ‘Obligations to Fulfil’

Margot E. Salomon is Senior Lecturer, Centre for the Study of Human Rights and Law Department, London School of Economics. She was a member of the 6-person drafting committee that prepared the Maastricht Principles and co-author, along with the other committee members, of the accompanying Commentary. This week Human Rights Quarterly…

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