From the perspective of international law, it is difficult to overstate the seriousness of Belarus’s actions.
Latest in International Law
The latest troop buildup along Ukraine’s border has renewed a debate about Ukrainian security that has persisted since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Comparing the Facebook Oversight Board to an international human rights tribunal reveals that the board’s ability to hold Facebook accountable will depend on its ability to develop human rights norms, incentivize Facebook to internalize those norms, and overcome challenges to building its authority and legitimacy.
States will struggle to find cyber relevance in international law until new instruments of international law—or adaptations of current law—account for the core features of the cyber strategic environment.
A recent African Court decision suggests trouble for human rights icon Paul Rusesabagina and the rule of law in Rwanda and the rest of Africa.
States and other stakeholders can use Article 2(4) of the U.N. Charter to bar not just uses of force in cyberspace but also threats of such force by equal measure.
We recently contributed to an essay in the 2020 "Strategic Survey" that discusses key international legal gaps in areas relating to international security and suggests how states can work to address them.
Spacefaring states have claimed to support the prevention of an arms race in outer space, yet some of them have continued to develop and test counterspace capabilities, which fosters the weaponization of outer space.
Various theories have been proposed for the U.S. to rejoin the Open Skies Treaty without presenting it again to the Senate for advice and consent to ratification; some are legally unsupportable, while others are impractical because of institutional considerations that will likely prove insurmountable.