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Melinda Rankin

therefore applies to all, equally. That is to say, in principle and in law, we are all subjects of ichl , irrespective of title or position within the nation-state, in relation to application of international criminal law under customary international law. Therefore, the willingness to use international

Simon Adams

to brief the UN Security Council in New York. Although China and Russia tried to block Darusman from speaking, this was subject to a procedural vote and not subject to veto by one of the Council’s five permanent members. Nine of the Council’s fifteen members supported the briefing, at which Darusman

Bridget Conley-Zilkic

Introduction In 2004, political philosopher Jacques Rancière asked: ‘Who is the subject of the Rights of Man?’ 1 A question at least as old as the French Revolution, it is implicitly posed in the title of that period’s central document, the ‘ Declarations des Droits de l’Homme et du Citoyen


Gay J. McDougall

Across the world, ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities are subjected to hate crimes, systematic discrimination and marginalization. Religious minorities have recently faced particular threat in certain regions, while in other parts of the globe identity based on race or ethnicity has been used as a basis for exclusion.

In The First United Nations Mandate on Minority Issues, Gay McDougall curates a selection of reports she produced as UN Independent Expert on Minority Issues. The collection, with her introductory analysis, reveals the challenges and opportunities faced in her attempt to highlight the plight of these oppressed communities around the world and to shape an important new mechanism for the UN’s protection of their rights.

Timea Spitka

/Palestinian Conflict Children within the Israeli/Palestinian conflict are subject to significantly different conditions and protection mechanisms depending on their place of residence and their ethno-religious identity, making steps towards a R 2 P regime more complex. The children of Gaza are subject to the most

Theresa Reinold

already testified to this changing global normative climate. 13 However, partly as a result of the ways in which nato interpreted its mandate in the Libyan crisis, post-Libya we have seen a backlash against attempts to subject the un Security Council to the rule of law by forcing it to act more

Antonio Arcudi

observes norms. 11 The respective norm itself—its legitimacy, its application and its meaning—was not perceived as a subject for debate. It remained stable. Thus, norm research was ‘stuck to a structuralist perspective’. 12 This shortcoming has been addressed by subsequent approaches. The norm

Anne Orford

that sense, the appeal to ‘responsibility’ does not function to impose new duties and obligations upon legal subjects or international actors. Rather, the language of ‘responsibility’ serves a diff erent normative function – it works to allocate jurisdiction, confer power of a public nature and pro

Kudrat Virk

aim in this article is to highlight the limits of his approach in the book towards the evolving norm of responsibility to protect ( r2p ), and, in so doing, also the approaches generally taken in the internal Indian debate on the subject. What I do not set out to do is evaluate the substance of the

J. Marshall Beier

referents – that is, beyond the state and its narrowly-defined imputed interests – but which turned also on reconceptualizations both of security itself and its acting subjects. The result has been a burgeoning community of security scholars attentive to a much wider range of acting subjects and, even in