Regulating Military Force Series – A Future for the UN System of Collective Security?

Regulating Military Force Series – A Future for the UN System of Collective Security?

| Feb 22, 2024

Regulating Military Force Series – A Future for the UN System of Collective Security? Editors’ note: This post is a condensed version of the author’s keynote address at the conference “International Law and the Regulation of Resort to Force: Exhaustion, Destruction,...
Regulating Military Force Series – Introduction

Regulating Military Force Series – Introduction

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| Feb 20, 2024

Regulating Military Force Series – Introduction In 1970, Professor Thomas Franck boldly concluded that only 25 years after the adoption of the UN Charter, Article 2(4) had been killed by the very States that had created it. In the 50 years since this conclusion,...
Pessimism Does Not Help Fragile States

Pessimism Does Not Help Fragile States

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| Dec 11, 2023

Pessimism Does Not Help Fragile States “An uncomfortable reality” is the title and conclusion of a recently published report that evaluates Dutch national participation in international peace and security missions. The report highlights the successes of the Dutch...
International Law, Political Will, and Regulation of the Foreign-Fighter Phenomenon

International Law, Political Will, and Regulation of the Foreign-Fighter Phenomenon

| Nov 6, 2023

International Law, Political Will, and Regulation of the Foreign-Fighter Phenomenon Editor’s Note: This post is based on an article, “Regulating the Foreign-Fighter Phenomenon” published in the Virginia Journal of International Law, available here. Across at least...
ICJ Ruling on Iran’s Proxy War: The United States Must Pay

ICJ Ruling on Iran’s Proxy War: The United States Must Pay

| Apr 4, 2023

ICJ Ruling on Iran’s Proxy War: The United States Must Pay On March 30, the International Court of Justice issued a ruling on financial measures that the United States had adopted against Iranian assets. The case was brought by Iran, seeking to challenge the legality...