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Accountability  

Mathias Koenig-Archibugi

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Nov 2016
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Nov 2017
This chapter examines the issue of accountability in relation to international organizations (IOs). The research questions deserving most intense theoretical and empirical attention are, ... More

Action Against Host States of Terrorist Groups  

Lindsay Moir

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Jan 2015
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Jun 2016
This chapter examines the problems that could arise when a state invokes self-defence to justify action against terrorist groups in another state. It first considers indirect armed attack ... More

Admission and Establishment  

Ignacio Gómez-palacio and Peter Muchlinski

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2012
This article outlines the major legal and policy issues that the development of rights to admission and establishment raise under international law. It begins with an assessment of the ... More

Afghanistan  

Veronica L. Taylor

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Sep 2019
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Oct 2019
This chapter addresses international law in Afghanistan. States where the ‘post-conflict’ period is, in fact, a series of continuing sub-national conflicts, are often coded as ‘failed’ or ... More

Africa  

James Thuo Gathii

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
This chapter traces the two major trends in thinking about Africa’s engagement with international law from a historical perspective: ‘contributionists’ who emphasize Africa’s contributions ... More

Africa north of the sahara and arab countries  

Fatiha Sahli and Abdelmalek El Ouazzani

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
This chapter argues that the impact of Islam on the contribution of North Africa in the production of the norms of international law has been but relative. It must be associated with ... More

Air Warfare  

Michael N. Schmitt

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Mar 2014
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Jun 2014
Military air operations remain the domain least regulated by international law. This chapter begins by discussing the history of air operations, including efforts to develop the law of air ... More

Alberico Gentili (1552–1608)  

Merio Scattola

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
This chapter examines Alberico Gentili’s life and teaching; Gentili and the history of international law; and Gentili and the doctrine of war. In Oxford, Alberico Gentili wrote a large ... More

An Appellate System in International Investment Arbitration?  

Asif H. Qureshi

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2012
In an international investment system wherein an external conflict resolution system is shopped for as and when needed, the introduction of an appellate system in International Centre for ... More

Applicable Law  

Ole Spiermann

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2012
This article seeks to analyse the development of the relationship between different systems and rules of law as the applicable law of an investment dispute. It identifies a few aspects of ... More

Arbitration and the Olympic Athlete  

Sean Nolon

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Feb 2018
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Sep 2017
Disputes involving Olympic athletes can arise from a wide range of decisions made by a host of entities. A disputed decision may involve the eligibility of an athlete, employment of ... More

The Archipelagic Regime  

Tara Davenport

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Mar 2015
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Jun 2016
The archipelagic regime in Part IV of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC) was aimed at resolving an issue that had long challenged the international community, ... More

Armed Conflict and Forced Migration: A Systematic Approach To International Humanitarian Law, Refugee Law, And International Human Rights Law  

Vincent Chetail

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Mar 2014
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Jun 2014
This chapter examines the application of three branches of international law to forced migration and refugee protection in an armed conflict. It provides a comparative assessment of these ... More

Asia in the History and Theory of International Law  

Antony Anghie

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Sep 2019
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Oct 2019
This chapter looks at debates about Asia in scholarship on the history and theory of international law. It also traces the evolution of concepts of sovereignty in the context of Asia’s ... More

Asia’s Ambivalence about International Law  

Simon Chesterman

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Sep 2019
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Oct 2019
This chapter traces the broad history of Asia’s engagement with international law, focusing on three aspects that continue to have resonance today. First is the experience of colonialism ... More

Assessing the Legality of Decisions  

Jan Wouters and Jed Odermatt

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Nov 2016
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Nov 2017
This chapter examines the legal/judicial accountability of international organizations (IOs). ‘Judicial review’ in reference to acts of IOs has been defined as ‘a process by which a court ... More

Atmosphere and Outer Space  

Ian H. Rowlands

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Aug 2008
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Sep 2012
What is ‘atmosphere’ and what is ‘outer space’? The term ‘atmosphere’ is sometimes used interchangeably with ‘air’. Moreover, it is often assumed that ‘outer space’ is simply the area ... More

Australia  

Ben Saul

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Sep 2019
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Oct 2019
This chapter studies international law in Australia. As a former British colony, Australia received a Western and specifically British tradition of international law, which was initially ... More

Australia in the International Order  

Hilary Charlesworth

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Mar 2018
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Nov 2018
This chapter offers an account of Australia's engagement with the international legal order, through different aspects of the relationship: designing international institutions, litigating ... More

The Ban on the Use of Force in the UN Charter  

Nico Schrijver

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Jan 2015
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Jun 2016
This chapter focuses on Article 2(4) of the UN Charter, which prohibits the use of force in international relations. After discussing pre-Charter attempts to restrict states’ freedom to ... More

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