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In judging different moot court competitions during the past two months, I have noticed several competitors did not understand the difference between signatories and parties to a treaty. This posting provides a brief overview of when a treaty is legally binding upon a State and a few examples. More
10 November 08 Inside Justice ® Renee Dopplick Tags: Background, Fact Sheets, International Criminal Law
This post is part of a series of background material on international law and answers frequently asked questions about the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). More
This post is part of a series of background material on international law and answers frequently asked questions about what constitutes international law and sources of international law. More
The following courts and tribunals detailed on this page are either administered by or have an operational relationship with the United Nations: More
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This article is the extended address by Josť E. Alvarez, the Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law at New York University School of Law, at the University of Minnesota Law School's conference on "International Economic Law in a Time of Change." Alvarez relects upon and rebuts a collection of papers on supra-nationalism presented at the conference. He argues that states, as sovereign entities, are making a comeback. The full-text is available online for free.
Whither Justice? Uganda and Five Years of the International Criminal Court Michael Drexler argues that the International Criminal Court is pursuing an inappropriate engagement strategy in Uganda by ignoring the impacts of criminal prosecution and investigation on the prospects for peace to the country's decades-long conflict. It is published by the peer-reviewed Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law (IJHRL) and is available online for free.