International Organisations Accountability Symposium
In 2017, Seton Hall Law School hosted a symposium on UN Accountability, focusing particularly on mass torts and breaches of international law and human rights. A written volume of the symposium proceedings was subsequently published in early 2019 by Kristen E Boon and Frédéric Mégret, and is available online here. This week, Opinio Juris is also […]
‘The Importance of Submarines to Australia’s National Security’
This piece by the Submarine Institute of Australia was published on the Australian Defence Magazine website last week. It seeks to defend and explain why submarines hold particular relevance for Australia’s current and future strategic environment, and examines which technologies should be considered for Australia’s 12 new Attack class submarines.
Call for papers: Palestine Yearbook of International Law
The Palestine Yearbook of International Law is currently calling for papers for Volume XXII. General submissions related to public international law (articles, case commentaries, book review) are welcomed, and are due by 30 November 2019. Full details and submission guidelines are available here.
“Direct threat” posed by climate change to Australian national security
An article by Admiral (Ret) Chris Barrie – published on the ANU’s College of Asia & The Pacific website – argues that climate change is having a serious impact on Australia’s future national security. Barrie identifies some of the particular security risks faced by Australia in coming years, and criticises the “lack of urgency and response” shown […]
‘What Changed for the World’s Conflicts at the UN General Assembly?
This Crisis Group Q&A analyses proceedings at the UN General Assembly’s recent high-level session in New York, and the potential future impacts for crisis diplomacy. The authors identify key trends coming out of discussions, and highlight some of the key conflicts that were priorities for delegates.
US endorsement of Turkish military operations in Syria
Initial reports summarising the widely-criticised move are available from The Guardian, The New York Times and Foreign Policy, among others. The Centre for International and Strategic Studies has also published a Q&A analysing the implications of a Turkish intervention in northern Syria for the region and wider world. The recent White House announcement comes on the heels of the […]
New UNDP Report: Yemen Could Become Poorest Country in the World By 2022
A recent report by the UNDP indicates that Yemen will become the poorest country in the world if its ongoing civil conflict continues until 2022. The UNDP’s report focuses particularly on achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in Yemen, and its research suggests that 65% of the population will be living in extreme poverty by 2022 […]
‘Autonomous Weapons Systems: When is the Right Time to Regulate?’
A new post of the ICRC’s Humanitarian Law & Policy blog probes the ongoing debate surrounding Autonomous Weapons Systems (AWS) regulation. The author (Neil C Renic, Researcher at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg), investigates the appropriately timing of regulating these technologies, and suggests that “the best opportunity to achieve meaningful […]
‘Sexualised Violence and Land Grabbing: Forgotten Conflict and Ignored Victims in West Papua’
This blog post focuses on sexual violence being committed against the people of West Papua by Indoesian security forces as a means of taking away land from the indigenous population. Two researchers from The Hague University of Applied Sciences examined these patterns, and suggest that the activities of resource extraction companies in Indonesia are creating a […]
Call for Papers: Military Law and the Law of War Review
The Military Law and the Law of War Review is now calling for papers to be considered for publication in 2020. The deadline is 5 November 2019. Full details are available in this EJIL: Talk! blog post: About the Review Founded in 1962 under the auspices of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War (the “Society”), […]