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19 October 2018

The Resource Curse and International Law

In her recently defended PhD thesis, Lys Kulamadayil explores different ways in which international law matters to economic and human development and the distribution of power and wealth in resource-wealthy postcolonial countries. She finds some legal rules to be foundational to the resource curse, but that normative instruments have also been used to prevent adverse impacts of natural resources extraction...
11 October 2018

Marcelo Kohen : The Crucial Role of International Courts

We recently had the pleasure to welcome two judges of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the current President Abdulqawi Yusuf and Judge Joan Donoghue, at the Graduate Institute. President Yusuf,...

03 September 2018

Guaranteeing the non-repetition of human rights violations

In her PhD thesis, “Guarantees of Non-repetition for Violation of Human Rights”, Nita Shala studies the impact of human rights law on the notion of guarantees of non-repetition and demonstrates a developing...

27 July 2018

Organising the Anthropocene

In his new book (Brill, July 2018), Jorge E. Viñuales explores the legal dimensions of the new geological epoch called the Anthropocene, in which humans are the defining force. More details follow in this...

17 July 2018

New Article on the Metaphors and Maxims Describing the Relationship...

Professor Andrew Clapham published a new article entitled 'Human Rights in Armed Conflict: Metaphors, Maxims, and the Move to Interoperability' in the Human Rights and International Legal Discourse journal....