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‘Biased’, ‘Selective’, ‘Antisemitic’: Accusations against the UN Commission of Inquiry on Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Last week UN independent expert Miloon Kothari publicly questioned why Israel is a UN member and accused Jews of controlling social media, which is a long-recognised antisemitic trope. These are two separate but interlinked issues: firstly anti-Israel bias, and secondly antisemitism. In an interview with Mondoweiss Kothari stated: “I would go as far as to raise the question of why [Israel is] even a member of the United Nations. Because … the Israeli government does not respect its own obligations as a UN member state. They, in fact, consistently, either directly or through the United States, try to undermine UN mechanisms,” And then went on to say: “We are very disheartened by the social media that is controlled largely by, whether it is the Jewish lobby or it is specific NGOs, a lot of money is being thrown into trying to discredit us,” These remarks may seem inconsequential to many people, particularly those who do not follow what happens in the UN human rights…

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Two Weeks in Review, 18 July – 31 July

Maria Laura Marceddu and Pietro Ortolani discuss Thomas D. Grant and F. Scott Kieff response to their study. The study concerns the public perception of investment arbitration and presents the results of four experiments conducted…

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Membership of INTERPOL

The International Criminal Police Organization-INTERPOL (“INTERPOL”) General Assembly is scheduled to meet in India in October 2022 for its 90th ordinary session. On the eve of the opening of the session, the INTERPOL Executive Committee must finalise the agenda for the session. One item that should be on the agenda is membership of INTERPOL. Last year,…

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Assessing the Authority of the ICRC Customary IHL Study

If you are desperately in need of some light summer reading, dear readers, I have just the thing for you, inclusive of beach-ready spreadsheets if you want them. Sandy Sivakumaran and I recently posted on SSRN a draft article, ‘Assessing the Authority of the ICRC Customary IHL Study,’ which is forthcoming in the International Review…

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ISDS reform and air guitar: A response to Grant and Kieff

In issue 2020(2) of EJIL, we published an empirical study concerning the public perception of investment arbitration. Our article presents the results of four experiments that we conducted to assess which factors mostly affect the public acceptance of investor-State dispute resolution outcomes. In our study we tested a number of possible factors that influence public…

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