Law of Neutrality

Ukraine Symposium – Is the Law of Neutrality Dead?

Ukraine Symposium – Is the Law of Neutrality Dead?

The 2022 Russia-Ukraine conflict has rekindled the debate about the validity of qualified neutrality during an international armed conflict. The concept is sometimes also referred to as benevolent neutrality. Since Russia’s invasion this year, nearly 40 nations,...

Ukraine Symposium – Are We at War?

Ukraine Symposium – Are We at War?

Last week, allegations that the United States and a number of other NATO nations are providing intelligence to Ukraine that enables attacks against Russian forces continued to surface. Broadly speaking, the reports of intelligence sharing are credible. As Chairman of...

A No-Fly Zone over Ukraine and International Law

A No-Fly Zone over Ukraine and International Law

In an impassioned address to the U.S. Congress on March 16, Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelensky, asked the United States for additional military assistance, including the establishment of a no-fly zone. This is a terror that Europe has not seen, has not seen for...

Neutrality in the War against Ukraine

Neutrality in the War against Ukraine

This contribution briefly addresses the question of whether and to what extent States that are not parties to the war against Ukraine are bound by the law of neutrality. In particular, are these States obliged to refrain from any assistance to Ukraine, including by...