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Happy New Year for 2023 and our Most Read Posts of 2022

Happy New Year to all our readers! 2022 was a busy year for us on the blog, probably our busiest year yet. We probably published more posts last year than in any previous year. We typically try to keep posts to no more than one a day but last year we had periods where we were publishing two posts a day and sometimes three! As you would imagine the busiest period was just after the Russian invasion of Ukraine but overall there has been lots of activity on the blog throughout the year. Although we don't keep statistics on the submissions we receive, it seems to me that the number of submissions we received far outstripped  those in previous years. The blog has been going since the end of 2008 and in the early years much of our job as editors was to write posts for the blog, and to solicit for others to write for us. Today, it is a very different job, with most of our time taken up reviewing the daily stream of…

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Favourite Readings 2022 – A Collection of First Academic Books

As in previous years, EJIL review team, Gail Lythgoe and Christian J. Tams, have asked colleagues to offer short reflections on their favourite books of the year. No strict rules apply — the posts are meant to introduce books that left…

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Favourite Readings 2022 – Pursuing International Law and Human Rights Outcomes

As in previous years, EJIL review team, Gail Lythgoe and Christian J. Tams, have asked colleagues to offer short reflections on their favourite books of the year.  No strict rules apply — the posts are meant to introduce books that left an impression, irrespective of their genre. Today…

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Favourite Readings 2022 – A Year in Reading Fragments

Andrei Tarkovsky Sculpting in Time: Reflections on the Cinema translated from Russian by Kitty Hunter-Blair (Bodley Head 1986) 245 pp. Inger Christensen, Susanna Nied (trsl) and Anne Carson (introduction), It (New Directions 2006) 237 pp. Sappho and Anne Carson, If not, winter: fragments of Sappho (Random House 2002)…

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Favourite Readings 2022

James Crawford, Chance, Order, Change: The Course of International Law (Brill, 2014) Fareda Banda, African Migration, Human Rights and Literature (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020) Jorge E. Viñuales (ed.), The UN Friendly Declaration at 50: An Assessment of the Fundamental Principles of International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2020) Claudia Rankine, Just Us: An American Conversation (Allen…

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