On 27 March 2024, the UN Human Rights Committee (UN HRC) adopted an important decision concerning human rights violations resulting from the application of Russian law in Crimea after its annexation by Russia in 2014. In Bratsylo and others v. Russia (Bratsylo case), the UN HRC found that the applicants’ detention and criminal convictions

Climate change
Two posts commented on ITLOS’ Advisory Opinion on Climate Change, delivered on 21 May 2024. First, Joshua Paine analysed issues of treaty interpretation arising in the opinion. He argued that ITLOS construed the relevant obligations under UNCLOS in their wider context, enabling the Convention to effectively respond to the pressing challenge of climate

1. Call for Papers: Canadian Yearbook of International Law – Special Issue on Canada before International Courts and Tribunals. The Canadian Yearbook of International Law are seeking  articles (in French or English) for publication in a Special Issue on “Canada before International Courts and Tribunals”. Articles by early and mid-career scholars are particularly welcome. Topics

Comprising 168 member States, the International Seabed Authority (ISA) is responsible for all seabed mineral exploration and future exploitation activities on the international seabed (‘the Area’). Negotiations on the rules, regulations and procedures for exploitation activities are currently ongoing at the ISA. Before any exploitation activities can commence, UNCLOS requires its member States to first