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Frozen but Desirable: Examining the Legal Regime of the Arctic

On 15 December 2014, Denmark submitted a territorial claim to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS), arguing that an area of approximately 895,000 square kilometers of the Arctic Ocean north of Greenland belonged to Denmark. The claim submitted that Lomonosov Ridge, a 1,800km-long underwater mountain range spliting the Arctic […]

Examining the Legality of “Historic Rights” Over the South China Sea: Are Joint Development Zones the Only Way Out?

Claims of the six governments involved in the long standing dispute in the South China Sea have not only managed to effectively plague the minds of policy makers, but have also raised pivotal issues surrounding the gap in international law provisions relating to historic rights. At a very preliminary level, Article 15 of the United […]

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Court of Justice of the European Union finds Draft Agreement on EU Accession to ECHR is Incompatible with EU Law

On 18 December 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’ or ‘the Court’) delivered Opinion 2/13 on whether the Draft Agreement on the European Union’s Accession to the European Convention on Human Rights (‘Draft Accession Agreement’) is compatible with EU law. The Court found that the agreement did not sufficiently take into […]

Head of State Immunity for Defamatory Statements: The ECtHR’s Decision in Urechean and Pavlicenco v Moldova

On 2 December 2014, the European Court of Human Rights (‘ECtHR’) handed down its judgment in Urechean and Pavlicenco v Republic of Moldova (Application Nos 27756/05 and 41219/07). The case concerned an immunity from suit enjoyed by Moldova’s (then) President Viladimir Voronin, which domestic courts had found precluded actions in libel against him. While the […]

Call for Submissions: CJICL Blog

The editors of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJICL) Blog welcome submissions to be considered for publication online at www.cjicl.org.uk. The Blog aims to publish short academic articles alongside commentary on current affairs and recent cases falling within the broad spheres of international, European and comparative law, with a view to developing […]

Frozen but Desirable: Examining the Legal Regime of the Arctic

19 January 2015

On 15 December 2014, Denmark submitted a territorial claim to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS), arguing that an area of approximately 895,000 square kilometers of the Arctic Ocean north of Greenland belonged to Denmark. The claim submitted that Lomonosov Ridge, a 1,800km-long underwater mountain range spliting the Arctic […]

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Examining the Legality of “Historic Rights” Over the South China Sea: Are Joint Development Zones the Only Way Out?

16 January 2015

Claims of the six governments involved in the long standing dispute in the South China Sea have not only managed to effectively plague the minds of policy makers, but have also raised pivotal issues surrounding the gap in international law provisions relating to historic rights. At a very preliminary level, Article 15 of the United […]

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Source: Court of Justice of the European Union

Court of Justice of the European Union finds Draft Agreement on EU Accession to ECHR is Incompatible with EU Law

20 December 2014

On 18 December 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’ or ‘the Court’) delivered Opinion 2/13 on whether the Draft Agreement on the European Union’s Accession to the European Convention on Human Rights (‘Draft Accession Agreement’) is compatible with EU law. The Court found that the agreement did not sufficiently take into […]

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Head of State Immunity for Defamatory Statements: The ECtHR’s Decision in Urechean and Pavlicenco v Moldova

19 December 2014

On 2 December 2014, the European Court of Human Rights (‘ECtHR’) handed down its judgment in Urechean and Pavlicenco v Republic of Moldova (Application Nos 27756/05 and 41219/07). The case concerned an immunity from suit enjoyed by Moldova’s (then) President Viladimir Voronin, which domestic courts had found precluded actions in libel against him. While the […]

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Call for Submissions: CJICL Blog

15 December 2014

The editors of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJICL) Blog welcome submissions to be considered for publication online at www.cjicl.org.uk. The Blog aims to publish short academic articles alongside commentary on current affairs and recent cases falling within the broad spheres of international, European and comparative law, with a view to developing […]

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CJICL Vol. 3(3) Now Published

15 December 2014

The CJICL has just published Vol. 3(3). All articles of this latest issue can be accessed in the journal archive and will be uploaded to the bookshelf very soon. The following is the editorial of the issue’s editors Naomi Hart and Emma-Louise Bickerstaffe. Any observer of global events in 2014 would be reminded of the enduring pre-eminence of nation-states as a […]

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Sitting, Waiting, Wishing: Argentina Initiates Sovereign Default Claim Before the ICJ

10 August 2014

On 7th August 2014, The Argentine Republic (‘Argentina’) made good on threats emanating from its latest sovereign default of the previous week by filing an application instituting proceedings against the United States of America (‘USA’) before the International Court of Justice (‘ICJ’ or ‘the Court’). The official Press Release summarises Argentina’s contentions as being:  ‘… […]

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CJICL Vol. 3(2) Now Published

22 July 2014

The CJICL has just published Vol. 3(2). All articles of this latest issue can be accessed in the journal archive and will be uploaded to the bookshelf very soon. The following is the editorial of the issue’s editors Daniel Clarry, Valentin Jeutner and Cameron Miles.  This is the second regular issue of the third volume […]

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ECHR Chamber Judgment Case of S.A.S. v. France: Banning of burqas and niqabs legal?

21 July 2014

Is the State allowed to criminalise the wearing of full veils in public spaces? To what extend must a religious Muslim minority adapt itself to a country’s Christian majority in certain occasions? What is the minimum requirement for people in a society to “live together”? How far does the freedom of religion go in Europe? […]

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Can’t get no just satisfaction? The Cyprus v. Turkey judgment of the European Court of Human Rights

23 May 2014

In the summer of 1974, Turkey started a military intervention in Cyprus. In the subsequent four decades, Cyprus initiated four inter-state applications against Turkey under Article 33 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The conflict and the continued Turkish military presence in northern Cyprus also gave rise to numerous individual applications under the […]

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International law and legality of secession in Crimea

20 April 2014

On March 6, 2014, the Parliament of Crimea adopted a Resolution No.1702-6/14 that provided for a secession referendum to be held on March 16, 2014. Having been arranged at 10 days notice, the referendum was characterised by a complete lack of transparency regarding the composition of the lists of voters, the electoral commissions as well […]

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The Enrica Lexie Incident: Jurisdiction in the Contiguous Zone?

19 April 2014

On 15 February 2012, two Italian marines on board an Italian-flagged vessel, the MV Enrica Lexie allegedly shot and killed two persons on board a fishing vessel, the St Antony. They had mistaken them for pirates. The two marines were subsequently arrested. The question before the Supreme Court of India was, primarily, whether the Union of India possessed […]

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Iran’s “Troubling” UN Mission Appointment and America’s Host State Duties

16 April 2014

The storming of the American embassy and the seizure of more than 50 Americans as hostages by militant protesters in Tehran in 1979 rightly provoked unanimous international opprobrium.  The Iranian government’s failure to protect the embassy premises, and its more proactive complicity in the flagrant violation of international law by endorsing the militants’ actions and […]

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A Special Tribunal to Prosecute Individuals Involved in Organ Trafficking in Kosovo: Born to Fail?

05 April 2014

Following rumours circulating on the Internet and in the corridors of Brussels, Associated Press and Reuters revealed on April 4th, 2014, that the European Union is planning to establish a special tribunal to prosecute members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) suspected of having been involved in organ harvesting and trafficking during the war with […]

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The ICJ’s Decision on Whaling in the Antarctic: Background and Implications

02 April 2014

On 31st of March 2014, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivered a landmark judgement in the case involving Australia, Japan and New Zealand. The subject matter of the case centred on the violation of international obligations enshrined in the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling. In 2010 Australia filed an application with the […]

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In the interim in Strasbourg re: the crisis in Crimea

27 March 2014

On March 13, 2014, Ukraine filed an inter-State application under Article 33 of the European Convention of Human Rights (“ECHR” or the “Convention”) against the Russian Federation in the European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”). Simultaneously, Ukraine submitted a request to impose interim measures against Russia. After reviewing such request, the President of the Court’s […]

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Call for Submissions: CJICL Vol. 3(4)

26 March 2014

The Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJICL) is an open access, double-blind peer reviewed journal run by members of the PhD and wider postgraduate community of the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law. The Editorial Board is pleased to invite submissions for its third volume. General call for submissions – comparative and international […]

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CJICL Vol. 2(4) Now Published

25 March 2014

The CJICL has just published Vol. 2(4) – the 2013 Conference Issue. All articles of this latest issue can be accessed in the journal archive and will be uploaded to the bookshelf very soon. The following is the editorial of the issue’s editors Jasmine Moussa and Bart L. Smit Smit Duijzentkunst. The French say that […]

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