Two Weeks in Review, 7 – 20 June 2021

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 writes that the lack of agreement over who represents Myanmar at the UN is becoming a major issue and cannot wait until the UN General Assembly’s Credentials Committee meets later in the year.

 looks at the recent German Federal Constitutional Court ruling which found that Germany’s 2019 Climate Protection Act was not sufficient to meet Germany’s obligations and argues that the decision has strengthened intra-generational and inter-generational arguments about climate change.

 reflects on where the world is in relation to recognising an international crime of ‘ecocide’ and argues there is increasing popular support for its adopting. According to O’Brien ‘criminalising ecocide in international law would send a powerful message about our collective priorities.’

 examines a recent decision by Israel’s Be’er Sheva District Court to dismiss a claim for compensation for the killing of a 13 year old girl from the Gaza Strip by Israeli Defense Forces in 2004. Abraham argues that there ‘it is a significant development of the immunity, which could have vast ramifications for Palestinians’ ability to obtain compensation for losses they sustained from IDF activities that were in breach of the laws of war.’

 reviews the role that adjudication played in the dispute between Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt, and Qatar. Questioning international adjudication’s effectiveness, Hofer suggests that the signing of a new agreement and the lifting of the coercive measures will not be the end of the story.

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