With the loss of any sort of global consensus on human rights and the threats to the international legal order itself, international law and human rights should consider going their separate ways.
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The U.S. and EU have made significant progress toward justice and accountability for the crimes committed by the Syrian regime and its supporters.
Certain Iranian Assets: The International Court of Justice Splits the Difference Between the United States and Iran
On Feb. 13, the court handed down its decision on the U.S. preliminary objections in Certain Iranian Assets (Iran v. United States).
The Trump administration is using recognition to weaken the incumbent regime of Nicolás Maduro while strengthening Juan Guaidó’s opposition movement. But if it fails, this strategy may have dangerous consequences.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Iran's space-launch vehicles violate a U.N. Security Council Resolution. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says they don't. Who's right?
A December 2018 judgment by Hong Kong’s Court of First Instance in a case involving the city’s new express rail terminal should prompt critical reflection about the continued legitimacy of Hong Kong’s judicial system.
The Trump administration has finally announced its plans for the future of the non-proliferation treaty, but questions remain.
Until recently, Article II treaties have played a meaningful role in U.S. foreign relations law and policy. That no longer seems to be the case.
International Regulation of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction: Negotiations on a New Legal Structure for the High Seas
In Sept. 2018, the first intergovernmental conference convened on a legally binding mechanism under UNCLOS related to conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity on the high seas.
Whether or not the treaty aiming to ban nuclear weapons has the normative and legal effect its supporters intend, it will be the elephant in the room for nuclear policy discussions for years to come.