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Enabling the victims of international crimes to obtain reparation is crucial to fighting impunity. In Universal Civil Jurisdiction – Which Way Forward? experts of public and private international law discuss one of the key challenges that victims face, namely access to justice. Civil courts in the country where the crime was committed may be biased, or otherwise unwilling or unable to hear the case. Are the courts of other countries permitted, or required, to rule on the victim’s claim? Trends at the international and the domestic level after the Naït-Liman judgment of the European Court of Human Rights offer a nuanced answer, suggesting that civil jurisdiction is not only concerned with sovereignty, but is also a tool for the governance of global problems.
Editor: James C. Simeon
Terrorism and Asylum, edited by James C. Simeon, explores terrorism and asylum in all its interrelated and variable aspects, and permutations. The critical role terrorism plays as a driver in forced displacement, within the context of protracted armed conflict and extreme political violence, is analyzed. Exclusion from refugee protection for the alleged commission of terrorist activities is thoroughly interrogated. Populist politicians’ blatant use of the “fear of terrorism” to further their public policy security agenda and to limit access to refugee protection is scrutinized. The principal issues and concerns regarding terrorism and asylum and how these might be addressed, in the public interest while, at the same time, protecting and advancing the human rights and dignity of everyone are offered.
Author: Sylvia Maus
In United Nations Peace Operations and Human Rights: Normativity and Compliance Sylvia Maus offers a comprehensive account of the human rights obligations of United Nations peace operations with a dual focus on the applicability and the content of UN peace operations’ human rights obligations. Selected case studies show a triad of human rights gaps: a protection gap, an accountability gap and a remedy gap.

Going further than purely legal studies on the subject, Maus makes use of international relations theory and addresses considerations of reputation and legitimacy as reasons for (non-)compliance with human rights by the UN. Based on this interdisciplinary approach, she convincingly proposes ways for enhancing human rights compliance in UN peace operations.
This volume contains the decisions rendered by the Tribunal in the years 2018 and 2019 in English and French: A procedural Order and the Judgment issued in M/V “Norstar”; Orders prescribing provisional measures in the Detention of three Ukrainian naval vessels and M/T “San Padre Pio”; and two procedural Orders issued in the Dispute concerning delimitation of the maritime boundary between Mauritius and Maldives in the Indian Ocean.

Le présent volume contient en français et en anglais les décisions rendues par le Tribunal au cours des années 2018 et 2019 : une ordonnance procédurale et l’arrêt rendus dans : Navire « Norstar » ; des ordonnances prescrivant des mesures conservatoires dans : Immobilisation de trois navires militaires ukrainiens et Navire « San Padre Pio » ; et deux ordonnances procédurales rendues relatives au Différend relatif à la délimitation de la frontière maritime entre Maurice et les Maldives dans l’océan Indien.
Editor: Ardi Imseis
Under the editorship of Ardi Imseis, Volume 21 of the Palestine Yearbook of International Law includes articles on: EU trade agreements with Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the legality of the use of force for self-determination, and the right to Palestinian refugees to return under international law, with a specific focus on the drafting paragraph 11 of General Assembly Resolution 194 (III) of 11 December 1948. The Yearbook is an unparalleled reference work of general international law, in particular as related to Palestine and the Palestinian people. The Yearbook regularly features English-language articles reviewing contemporary legal questions and translations of key legislation, court decisions, and academic material. It is intended for use by legal practitioners, government officials, researchers, scholars, and students. Published in cooperation with the Birzeit University Institute of Law, the Yearbook is a valuable resource for anyone seeking well-researched and timely information about Palestine and related legal issues. Contributors: Marco Guasti, Sean Shun Ming Yau , and Terry Rempel. Please click here for the online version including the abstracts of the articles of The Palestine Yearbook of International Law.
“Key Documents on the Reform of the UN Security Council 1991-2019” brings together primary source documents reflecting the political, legal and academic discussions of the United Nations Security Council reform, in particular the Council’s membership and decision-making, as they have taken place since 1991. Earlier discussions from the late 1940s through 1991 are covered insofar as they offer a useful contribution to the current debate. This extensive collection, curated by a leading authority, is intended to be representative of the debate as a whole without bias, faithfully reflecting the positions of various stakeholders, global participants and civil society. This important work will be an indispensable resource for researchers and students, bringing together hundreds of documents produced during more than three decades by governments, UN bodies, universities, think tanks and individual authors in a single, comprehensive volume.
Author: Valentina Vadi
This treatise investigates the emergence of the early modern law of nations, focusing on Alberico Gentili’s contribution to the same. A religious refugee and Regius Professor at the University of Oxford, Alberico Gentili (1552–1608) lived in difficult times of religious wars and political persecution. He discussed issues that were topical in his lifetime and remain so today, including the clash of civilizations, the conduct of war, and the maintenance of peace. His idealism and political pragmatism constitute the principal reasons for the continued interest in his work. Gentili’s work is important for historical record, but also for better analysing and critically assessing the origins of international law and its current developments, as well as for elaborating its future trajectories.