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Can the ICJ Avoid Saying Something on the Merits About Spying in Timor-Leste vs. Australia?

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Last week Ben linked to the ICJ’s decision on provisional measures in the case that Timor-Leste (TL) has brought against Australia.  The Brisbane Times and other news outlets cast the decision as one requiring Australia to “cease spying on East Timor.”  That’s an overly broad characterization of what the Court actually required, and of course provisional . . .
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International Court of Justice Bans Australian Spying on East Timor and its Lawyers

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Speaking of Australian spying on its regional neighbors and its lawyers, which we were the other day, the International Court of Justice has handed down a decision in a dispute between Australia and East Timor. Here’s the Brisbane Times on the decision, which I have not read yet: Australia has been ordered to cease spying . . .
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East Timor’s Case in the ICJ: Will the Court Decide Whether Spying Violates International Law?

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM

In December, East Timor initiated a case against Australia in the International Court of Justice.  The facts are out of a Tom Clancy novel.  In short, East Timor alleges that Australia bugged an East Timorese cabinet office during bilateral negotiations about an important maritime treaty (the 2002 Timor Sea Treaty) between the two countries, in . . .
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Akande on the Legality of Humanitarian Intervention

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Dapo Akande has a pithy analysis of the legality of humanitarian intervention at EJIL: Talk!  Akande notes that “there is very little State support for the view that international law permits States to use force in other States on humanitarian grounds.”  He adds: The UK is of course one of the few States that does . . .
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Arming Syrian Rebels: Lethal Assistance and International Law

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM

On the Sunday talk shows, various members of Congress exhorted the United States to increase its assistance to the Syrian rebels, whether by providing them with additional (lethal) equipment, or by establishing a no-fly zone, or by entering Syria to secure its chemical weapons caches.  Last night the Post reported that the Executive Branch is seriously . . .
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Paul Stephan on ICJ Decision in Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v. Italy)

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Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Paul Stephan, the John C. Jeffries, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia and a former counselor on international law in the U.S. Department of State, has the following analysis of the International Court of Justice’s decision Friday in Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v. Italy): On Friday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) handed a . . .
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