Happy New Year and Most Read Posts of 2018!

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I would like to wish our readers a very Happy 2019! Before we close out 2018, I would like to set out our most read posts of the year. These give a snapshot of the some of the key developments in international law over the course of the year, and/or of key incidents in international affairs with consequences for international law.

The top 10 posts are presented here with the numbers 11 to 20 below the fold.

Many thanks to all of our contributors in 2018, and, to you, our readers 

1) Diane Desierto, Young Philippine Lawyers Arrested Today for “Obstruction of Justice” in the Philippines’ Drug War(Aug. 2018)

2) Marko Milanovic, The Syria Strikes: Still Clearly Illegal, (April 2018)

3) Dapo Akande, The International Criminal Court Gets Jurisdiction Over the Crime of Aggression(Dec. 2017)

4) Marko Milanovic, Palestine Sues the United States in the ICJ re Jerusalem Embassy, (Sept. 2018)

5) Leila N. Sadat, Fiddling While Rome Burns?  The Appeals Chamber’s Curious Decision in Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, (June, 2018)

6) Marc Weller, An International Use of Force in Salisbury?, (Mar. 2018)

7) Dapo Akande, Ecuador Seeks to Confer Diplomatic Status on Julian Assange: Does this Oblige the UK to Allow Him to Leave the Embassy & Is the Matter Headed to the ICJ?(Jan. 2018)

8) Monica Hakimi, The Attack on Syria and the Contemporary Jus ad Bellum, (April 2018)

9) Joseph Weiler, Publish and Perish: A Plea to Deans, Faculty Chairpersons, University Authorities, (Nov. 2018)

10) Koldo Casla, Supreme Court of Spain: UN Treaty Body individual decisions are legally binding(Aug. 2018)

11) Anne Peters, The Global Compact for Migration: to sign or not to sign?(Nov. 2018)

12) Anne Peters, The Turkish Operation in Afrin (Syria) and the Silence of the Lambs(Jan 2018)

13) Marc Weller, Secession and Self-determination in Western Europe: The Case of Catalonia, (Oct. 2017)

14) Dapo Akande, The Use of Nerve Agents in Salisbury: Why does it Matter Whether it Amounts to a Use of Force in International Law?, (March 2018)

15) James Kraska, The Kerch Strait Incident: Law of the Sea or Law of Naval Warfare?, (Dec. 2018)

16) David Keane, ICERD and Palestine’s Inter-State Complaint, (April 2018)

17 ) Mary Ellen O’Connell, Unlawful Reprisals to the Rescue against Chemical Attacks?, (April 2018)

18) Alina Miron, Palestine’s Application the ICJ, neither Groundless nor Hopeless. A Reply to Marko Milanovic(Oct. 2018)

19) Douglas Guilfoyle, So, you want to do a PhD in international law?(Aug. 2012)

20) Giovanny Vega-Barbosa & Lorraine Aboagye, Human Rights and the Protection of the Environment: The Advisory Opinion of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (Feb. 2018)







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Kriangsak Kittichaisaree says

January 1, 2019


Many thanks for this. Regarding the No. 1 on the list, Diane should have updated us readers about the latest developments. I have heard from a Philippine colleague that the detained lawyers were released on the following day. Hope this is true.