Forging a Synergistic Path: Tackling Climate Change Through UNCLOS and Beyond

Introduction This week, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) delivered its highly anticipated Advisory Opinion requested…

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Verein KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz and Others v Switzerland: The Intersection of Climate Change and the Human Right to Life

Introduction In the landmark case of Verein KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz and Others v Switzerland, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR),…

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Revisiting Bin Cheng’s Article on “United Nations Resolutions on Outer Space: ‘Instant’ International Customary Law?” in Light of Recent Russia’s Anti-satellite Missile Operations 

Introduction  On the 25th ofApril 2024, Russia vetoed a UNSC resolution calling on States to prevent an arms race in…

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Azerbaijan v. Armenia before the ICJ: When Military Occupation is Racial Discrimination under CERD?

Introduction Following the so-called “44-Day War” in 2020, Azerbaijan and Armenia lodged reciprocal applications before the International Court of Justice…

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A Resolution to the Ukraine Conflict? A Legal Inquiry

The resilience of the Russian Federation is striking: Despite the EU’s historic sanctions, Russia’s gross domestic product is expected to…

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‘When Homes Turn into Rubble’: Advancing a Gender-Informed Approach to Post-Conflict Environmental Rehabilitation 

In light of recent declarations of war in several countries and the severe environmental impacts that accompany armed conflicts, it…

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In the Wake of Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Current Challenges to Regional Peace and International Law

Introduction The territorial conflict of over 30 years between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh escalated in the late 1980s and…

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From Ukraine to the Gaza Conflict: Male Victimisation of Sexual Violence and The ‘Man Question’ in International Law

Conflict-related sexual violence in recent times, whether in the context of Ukraine or Gaza, has captured global attention and elicited…

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Crisis in the Red Sea: Does the International Law Protect Against UAV Attacks & Other Forms of Maritime Terrorism in the High Seas?

The Red Sea is in turmoil. As a result of the conflict in Gaza, the rebel group – Houthis, in…

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The ICJ’s Advisory Function: A Procedural Tool to Advance Human Rights?

While jurisdictional limitations may have initially restrained the International Court of Justice (ICJ) from contributing to the development of international…

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