Livestream: Ecocide – Legal Revolution or Symbolism?
In June 2021 the first legal definition of the international crime of ‘ecocide’ was proposed by an Independent Expert Panel. Join leading international experts in the discussion about its potential...
The Kids Aren’t Alright
People who walked along the East River in mid-March towards the UN’s headquarters in New York found a peculiar picture: 168 empty school tables with blue UNICEF school bags on...
The Future of “Climate Refugees” in International Law
The issue of “climate refugees” has attracted scholarly attention for over a decade. The historic ruling of the Human Rights Committee (‘HRCtee’) in Ioane Teitiota v. New Zealand further increased...
A pushback against international law?
In late October, an international group of investigative journalists released a detailed report about the involvement of Frontex, the European border security agency, in so-called pushbacks in the Mediterranean. Though...
The U.S. v. the rest of the world
On October 18, an arms embargo on Iran imposed by the UN Security Council a decade ago will expire. As of that day, Iran will be allowed to deal with...