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30 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 interview on The Organisation of the Anthropocene: In Our Hands?. You say that “law as a technology of social organisation has been neglected in the otherwise highly technology-focused accounts by...
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....

06 July 2018

IHEID PhD student awarded the René Cassin Thesis Prize

Alessandra la Vaccara, who completed her PhD in International Law at the Graduate Institute in 2017, was awarded the René Cassin Thesis Prize in Strasbourg, France for her thesis entitled ‘When the conflict...

26 June 2018

Institute students win first prize at 2018 ELSA Moot Court

A Graduate Institute team has won first prize at the 2018 ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law, held in Geneva from 19 to 23 June. Argyrios Papaefthymiou (Master in International Economics), Ioana-Virginia...

07 June 2018

The justiciability of economic and social rights in South Africa,...

While over the years much scholarship has advocated the equal importance of all human rights, some legal scholars still believe that economic and social rights are more different than similar to civil...