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In This Issue – Reviews

This issue features two review essays and two regular reviews. We begin with Carl Landauer’s essay on International Law’s Objects, edited by Jessie Hohmann and Daniel Joyce. Landauer comments on the book’s call for a ‘material turn’ in international law, which he ties back to earlier discussions in material culture studies. He agrees with the book editors that objects can help bring vitality to the study of international law, but suggests we might go further in ‘recruiting all of the senses [and not just the visual] in an engagement with the international legal order’. In our second review essay, Ukri Soirila and David Scott use The Art of Mooting, a guide centred on common law moot competitions (and thus not your common EJIL ‘review material’), as a springboard to engage critically with international law moot courts such as the Jessup. Drawing on their own ‘conflicted experience with mooting’, they highlight ways of using critical approaches to international law to teach mooting more effectively. As regards the regular reviews, Mai Taha discusses Cait Storr’s International Status in the Shadow…

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In This Issue

This issue opens with two Letters to the Editors offering very different views on the recent Editorial entitled ‘Cancelling Carl Schmitt’. The Articles section of this issue opens with a contribution by Bernard Hoekman and Petros Mavroidis, who offer a fresh look at how the current crisis of the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement system…

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The Training and Socialization of Combatants to IHL Norms: A Brief Review

Can state and nonstate armed forces and humanitarian organizations socialize combatants to “norms of restraint”—in essence, train soldiers to adopt norms of international humanitarian law (IHL) on the battlefield? And, importantly, how can the effectiveness of this socialization be evaluated? The importance of effective training for generating compliance with IHL has long been recognized by IHL…

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Joint Symposium: The Oxford Forum for International Humanitarian Law Compliance

This is the first post in a joint symposium hosted by EJIL:Talk and Articles of War, the blog of the Lieber Institute at West Point. The symposium reflects a series of conversations held in the context of the Oxford Forum for International Humanitarian Law Compliance, an initiative to promote dialogue between scholars and practitioners on…

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Editorial: Germany v Italy: Jurisdictional Immunities – Redux (and Redux and Redux)

Will we ever see closure to this saga at the center of which one finds the somewhat controversial decision of the ICJ of 2012 and the very controversial decision of the Italian Constitutional Court of 2014 rebuffing that decision? There is no need to recap fully the endless ‘puntatas’ in this story which have been followed…

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