Regional Integration

United Nations Success In Small Island States a Litmus Test For 2030 Agenda, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Forum, Requiring Progress On Financing

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the consultative meeting of small island developing States and their development partners, on accelerating the implementation of the SAMOA Path...Read More

First Advisory Board Of The Global Judicial Integrity Network Appointed At Vienna Launch

Vienna, 10 April 2018 – After two days of discussions among more than 350 participants and in the presence of chief and senior justices from around the world, the Global Judicial Integrity Network was formally launched by the United Nations...Read More

NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF SRI LANKA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA

12 April 2018 Aliyar Lebbe Abdul Azeez, the new Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Pr...Read More

More Losers Than Winners For Southern Ocean Marine Life In a Warmer Future

A study of the marine invertebrates living in the seas around Antarctica reveals there will be more ‘losers’ than ‘winners’ over the next century as the Antarctic seafloor warms. The results are published in the journal Nature Climate Chang...Read More

Foreign Office Certificates and Diplomatic Immunity in the Assange Affair

The Assange saga continues with recent decisions in the English Courts upholding the warrant for Julian Assange’s arrest. Dapo’s recent post on Ecuador’s purported appointment of Julian Assange as one of its diplomats to the UK considered t...Read More

Commonwealth Parliaments Can Galvanize Action By Governments To Seize Opportunities of Sustainable Development Goals, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Forum

Following is UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s keynote address, as prepared for delivery via video conference, to the Commonwealth Parliamentarians’ Forum, in London today:

Wikileaks Documents are Admissible in a Domestic Court

On 8 February 2017, the UK Supreme Court held unanimously that a Wikileaks document is admissible in a domestic court. The Wikileaks document in issue purported to be a copy of a diplomatic cable from the US Embassy in London summarising a ...Read More

EJIL Debate: A whale or a weasel? The Antarctic Whaling case, and a reply to Professor d’Aspremont (Part II)

Part II of a two-part post in the discussion of Jean d’Aspermont’s article, ‘The International Court of Justice, the Whales, and the Blurring of the Lines between Sources and Interpretation‘.   What did Japan say – and what did it not say? ...Read More

EJIL Debate: A whale or a weasel? The Antarctic Whaling case, and a reply to Professor d’Aspremont (Part I)

Part I of a two-part post opening the discussion of Jean d’Aspermont’s article, ‘The International Court of Justice, the Whales, and the Blurring of the Lines between Sources and Interpretation‘. The article by Professor Jean d’Aspremont, ‘...Read More

EJIL Debate: Jean d’Aspremont’s Article on the Blurring of Interpretation and Sources in the ICJ Case on Whaling in the Antarctic

The blog is happy to announce that over the next few days, we will host a discussion of Jean d’Aspremont’s article, ‘The International Court of Justice, the Whales, and the Blurring of the Lines between Sources and Interpretation‘. The deba...Read More

ECUADOR AND VENEZUELA: RIGHTS EXPERT URGES GREATER COOPERATION WITH UN

13 December 2017 Spanish version GENEVA (Issued as received) – Progress in the social sector in Venezuela and Ecuador, consistent with the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, should be more generally known and recognized, a UN...Read More

UNESCO Joins World Leaders At One Planet Summit

polar_bears.png © UNESCO 12 December 2017 UNESCO Director-General, Audrey Azoulay, joined world leaders at the One Planet Summit organized by the United Nations and the World Bank, at the initiative of the French Government in Paris today. ...Read More