“I resigned because Russia had become an absolutely indefensible client”
“International law is what international lawyers do and how they think.” claims Mr Martti Koskenniemi. Given the minimal formal regulation of counsel and the absence of a code of ethics...
« J’ai démissionné car la Russie était devenue un client absolument indéfendable »
“International law is what international lawyers do and how they think.” affirme M. Martti Koskenniemi. Compte tenu de la règlementation minimale applicable aux conseils en l'absence d'un code de déontologie...
„We Are Trying to Speak Up Because We Know What is Happening in Our Countries“
Climate activist, founder, Youth Delegate. Elizabeth Wathuti is 26 years old and committed to the fight against climate change. Her organisation, Green Generation Initiative, planted over 30,000 tree seedlings and...
- Who Speaks International Law?
Who Speaks International Law?
The legal concept of jurisdiction refers to an actor’s competence to provide binding answers to legal questions. Questions of legal validity cannot be answered without examining the notion of jurisdiction....
Navigating an Ocean of Information
In 1981, the UN General Assembly agreed for the first time that “Governments should consider the inclusion of youth representatives in their national delegations to the General Assembly and to...
“We contributed to the respect for international law and the peaceful resolution of international conflicts”
Last month, Germany’s two-year non-permanent membership in the Security Council of the United Nations ended (see here for Hannah Birkenkötter’s blog post). We seize this opportunity to reflect with Ina...
„Wir haben in diesem Gremium zur Einhaltung des internationalen Rechts und zur friedlichen Konfliktlösung beigetragen“
Im vergangenen Monat endete die nicht-ständige Mitgliedschaft Deutschlands im Sicherheitsrat der Vereinten Nationen (siehe hierzu bereits den Beitrag von Hannah Birkenkötter). Wir nehmen dies zum Anlass, um mit Dr. Ina...
Jurisdiction – who speaks international law?
As it is the case with many productions, only a small fraction of the work is visible to the public. As organisers of next year’s international conference “Jurisdiction – who...
A turn to youth in international law?
And they did it again. On 14 July 2020, the UN Security Council voted unanimously in favour of Resolution 2523. The resolution, being the third of its kind, focuses on...
- Young Approaches to International Law
Rejuvenating international law
Announcing a “Youthquake”, Time Magazine rang the bell of change, declaring that a new generation is on its way to power. International legal scholarship, however, has not yet recognised this...