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A Reply to Professor Kraska on the Iranian Shootdown of the US Global Hawk Drone

Prof. Kraska has argued in his latest EJIL: Talk! article that the incident regarding the downing of a US drone by Iran happened due to the…

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Misunderstanding of International Aviation Law May be Behind Iran’s Shootdown of the U.S. Global Hawk Drone

On Thursday, June 20, the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) shot down an unarmed U.S. surveillance drone, nearly igniting open conflict between the United States…

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President Trump admits US strike against Iran would have been illegal

Yesterday President Trump apparently aborted a US strike against Iran, in response to Iran’s destruction of an unmanned US surveillance drone. US and Iranian accounts…

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The Murder of Jamal Khashoggi: Immunities, Inviolability and the Human Right to Life – Part III: During the Attack

The previous post in the series looked at the situation that preceded the attack on Khashoggi by Saudi agents; in this one we move to the time…

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Germany and its Involvement in the US Drone Programme before German Administrative Courts

On 19th March 2019, the German Higher Administrative Court for North Rhine-Westphalia rendered a highly interesting and important judgment. It addresses no less than the compatibility of US…

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Settling the India-Pakistan Impasse … At Last

I am grateful for Christian Henderson’s careful, detailed post on the violent confrontation between India and Pakistan that began 26 February. By 3 March direct attacks between…

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Bringing Psychological Civilian Harm to the Forefront: Incidental Civilian Fear as Trauma in the Case of Recurrent Attacks

Last month’s ballistic missiles’ barrage undertaken by the Yemen-based Houthi rebels against Saudi Arabia comes to be added to the almost 100 missiles that have been…

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The Salisbury Attack: Don’t Forget Human Rights

It is fascinating to observe how international law has provided the frame for the escalating political dispute between the UK and Russia regarding the attempted murder of Sergei…

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An International Use of Force in Salisbury?

In the afternoon of Sunday, 4 March, Mr Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found slumped on a park bench in Salisbury. Mr Skripal is a…

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International Law in “Turbulent Times,” Part II

Note from the Editors:  This week we hold the first EJIL:Talk! Contributing Editors' Debate, where some or all of our distinguished Contributing Editors lend their views on broad…

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