- Comparative Climate Litigation in North-South Perspective
Climate Change Litigation: What the ECtHR Could Learn from Courts in the Global South
Climate change is increasingly recognized as an issue of justice, including because it is causing (and worsening) human rights violations (see here, here, and here). In response to climate injustice,...
The Closing Door in Strasbourg
In response to the invasion of the Russian Federation into Ukrainian territory, the Committee of Ministers (CoM) has decided yesterday to suspend its rights of representation in the Council of...
- Book Review
- The Justification of War and International Order
War! What Is It Good For?
‘The history of war is also a history of its justification’ (p. 3) – this is the momentous starting point of the volume on The Justification of War and International...
Editorial #5: On Planet Earth and Beyond
In our last editorial, my colleagues have reflected upon some recent evolutions on the Völkerrechtsblog, such as the diversification of our communication methods and the increased publishing pace. While not...
- Covid-19 and „New“ Human Rights
COVID-19 and “New” Human Rights Symposium
Legal debates on the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, the urgently needed containment measures, the distribution of vaccines, and the protection of human rights are flourishing. A year after the WHO declared...
Call for Contributions: COVID-19 and “New” Human Rights
COVID-19 has spread all over the world, unequivocally reaching countries of very different socio-economic development. Yet, COVID-19 has unequally affected different groups and communities around the world and continues to...
“Enforced disappearance is a particularly heinous crime”. This phrase has been repeated time and again by civil society organisations and UN experts, and states have condemned this crime countless times....
Call for Contributions: Symposium on Enforced Disappearances
The year 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the entry into force of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED) and the 40th anniversary...