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Haiti has chance to solidify stability before UN mission’s drawdown, Security Council told

18 July 2017 &#150 With three months left before the current United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti transitions to a smaller one, a UN envoy...

On Nelson Mandela Day, UN celebrates South African leader’s service to humanity

18 July 2017 &#150 Marking what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 99th birthday, the United Nations today honoured his lifetime of service and dedi...

Libya: UN rights arm sounds alarm for safety of prisoners at imminent risk of torture

18 July 2017 &#150 The United Nations human rights arm today voiced deep concern for the safety of individuals taken prisoner by members of the Li...

UN and partners call for nearly $24 million in emergency aid for the Congo's Pool region

18 July 2017 &#150 United Nations, the Republic of Congo’s Government and humanitarian partners today appealed for $23.7 million to aid Congolese ...

Japanese YouTube star Piko Taro makes first UN appearance, promotes Global Goals

18 July 2017 &#150 Japanese entertainer Piko Taro, famous for his “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” (PPAP) viral music video, has joined the ranks of cele...

Children increasingly targeted for murder, rape in Central African Republic – UNICEF

18 July 2017 &#150 Renewed fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR) is increasingly targeting children, while there are concerns that the hu...

New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 28 (2017) No. 2) – Published

The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law (Vol. 28 (2017) No. 2) is out today. As usual, the table of contents of the new issue is...

Composition of the Bench in ICJ Advisory Proceedings: Implications for the Chagos Islands case.

In our previous post we discussed the prospects of the International Court of Justice giving an Advisory Opinion, as requested by the UN General Assem...

Rising Legal Costs Claimed by States in Investor-State Arbitrations: The Test of ‘Reasonableness’ in Philip Morris v. Australia

The Final Award Regarding Costs in Philip Morris v. Australia recently became public this July 2017 (although dated as of 8 March 2017), in (somewhat ...

The Dissent in Bayev and Others v. Russia: A Window into an Illiberal World View

A previous post discussed the majority opinion in Bayev and Others v. Russia, where the ECtHR found that Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law violated the...

Arbitration Agreement is no Waiver of State Immunity from Jurisdiction for the Purposes of Recognition and Enforcement – Comment on Commercial Court of Moscow’s decision in Tatneft v Ukraine

In April 2017, the Russia-based PJSC Tatneft initiated against Ukraine the process of recognition and enforcement in Russia of an arbitral award issue...

Announcements: New additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; BIICL Public International Law in Practice Course; CfP International Investment Treaties and National Governance Asia Focus

New additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs has added new lectures t...