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Happy New Year & Most Read Posts of 2015

As 2015 comes to an end and we enter into 2016, I would like to wish our readers a Happy New Year! I also take the opportunity to…

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Joint Blog Series: Application of International Humanitarian Law by Domestic Courts

Editor’s Note: This post is part of the joint series of posts hosted by EJIL:Talk!, Lawfare and Intercross (blog of the International Committee…

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Some Thoughts on the Serdar Mohammed Appeals Judgment

In this post I’d like to add a few thoughts on the recent Court of Appeal judgment in Serdar Mohammed, that we already covered on the blog…

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The Authority to Detain in NIACs Revisited: Serdar Mohammed in the Court of Appeal

As the English Court of Appeal breaks for the summer vacation, scores of international lawyers are about to descend on one of its latest decisions:…

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The Use of Force Against People Smugglers: Conflicts with Refugee Law and Human Rights Law

On 18 May, EU ministers agreed on a military operation (EU NAVFOR Med) that could comprise, in its final phase, the boarding, seizure and destruction of suspected migrant…

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The Fog of Law

Eirik Bjorge and Marko Milanovic have written trenchant critiques of the Policy Exchange Report: Clearing the Fog of Law. They have pointed out the Report’s…

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The Fogmachine of War: A Comment on the Report “Clearing the Fog of Law”

In the Policy Exchange report Clearing the Fog of Law: Saving Our Armed Forces from Defeat by Judicial Diktat, Richard Ekins, Jonathan Morgan, and Tom Tugendhat criticize…

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An Old Question in a New Context: Do States Have to Comply with Human Rights When Countering the Phenomenon of Foreign Fighters?

The phenomenon of foreign fighters involves, as described by the OHCHR, “individuals who leave their country of origin or habitual residence, motivated primarily by ideology or religion,…

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‘Temporary Exclusion Orders’ and their Implications for the United Kingdom’s International Legal Obligations, Part I

This is Part I of a two-part post, a modified version of a legal opinion submitted to the UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights. This Part…

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The UK Conservative Party Proposes Changes to Human Rights Protection

For those accustomed to the debate surrounding the European Convention on Human Rights in the UK, it is a refreshing to hear a clear statement from Chris Grayling,…

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