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This article argues that the proposed amendments for the crime of aggression agreed in June 2010 have resulted in the accepted definition of the crime but created an opt out' for any state party which amounts to a triumph for powerful states. Any possible referral to the ICC for the crime of...
This article aims to offer a systematic legal assessment of Kenyas invocation of the right of self-defence in its 2011 intervention in Somalia, Operation Linda Nchi. First, the article will establish the existing jus ad bellum framework, with particular emphasis on the permissibility of actions...
The US initiated the sanctions campaign against Iran at the end of the 1970s for national security reasons. The most significant step was arguably taken years later by the Clinton administration, by enacting the famous Iran and Libya Sanctions Act in 1996. Because of the extraterritorial effects...
The Copenhagen Principles on the Handling of Detainees in International Military Operations were released in October 2012 after a five-year long process involving states and certain organizations. The Principles address a number of issues concerning the handling and transfer of detainees. They...
State failure is an important concept in the dialogue of international security that has emerged in the past two decades through political, rather than legal, channels. Consequently, there have been few jurisprudential analyses of the normative implications of this phenomenon. Thus, approaching...
The United Nations Security Councils recent blocked attempts to address the deteriorating political and humanitarian situation in Syria have renewed calls for UN reform. From the Cold War until the present day, the fact that the UN system has failed to live up to the lofty expectations of its...
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