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Why India should go beyond the Artemis Accords? – Part I

Introduction The tremendous growth in space technology has intensified the lunar race among the space faring states. The near precise landing of  Japan’s  Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) close to the Moon’s equator and its unexpected survival of lunar night has not only been a historic mission of JAXA but has also kickstarted the lunar explorations of 2024.…

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Reflections on The Neglect of Indigenous Women’s Voices in Development Projects and The Need for Their Legal Protection: The Case of Indigenous Women in Indonesia

PART I Introduction Indigenous women have a crucial role to play in the development of Indonesia. In addition to safeguarding the archipelago’s cultural values and traditional knowledge, they play a significant role in economic resilience, social cohesion, and natural environmental preservation.…

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Long-term Risks and Future Generations

There is a strong presentism bias in current modes of governance. A high-velocity, short-term culture dominates our political, financial, social and cultural systems, to the point of systematically lacking concern for future generations and the risks they face.…

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The Facade of Self-Determination Driving the “Khalistan” Referendum

Introduction On 10th September 2023, hundreds of Sikhs lined up in the town of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada to cast their vote towards the “Khalistan” Referendum, a voting exercise that is being organised across several countries by the US-based Sikhs for Justice (SfJ) organisation seeking to create an independent Sikh homeland in northern India called Khalistan.…

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Explore the breadth of scholarship in the GLJ

This latest issue of the German Law Journal opens with a bold idea: the establishment of a ‘World Citizens’ Initiative’ as a means by which individuals would be able directly to ‘influence the agenda of the primary organs of the United Nations’.…

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The Systemic and the Particular in European Law

If summer felt too short to you, we are excited to have an intellectual energizer on offer: Our latest special issue is devoted to a conceptual tension that runs through many legal fields—and that our guest editors identify as a key register for European law: the relation between an individual case, doctrine or breach and a possible systemic dimension.…

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Summer reading with the GLJ’s latest issue

This latest issue, comprising content published separately in FirstView, is wide-ranging in its scope. With articles discussing solidarity with migrants at sea, the international legal-historical insights of Charles Henry Alexandrowicz, attorney-client privilege, and European Central Bank (ECB) monetary policy, there will be something here for everyone.Our…

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A Regulatory Tsunami is Coming to Silicon Valley: Tech Companies Must Adopt Responsible Innovation or Risk Losing Their Competitive Edge

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it was laying off its AI ethics department, joining earlier cuts of ethicists at Meta, Google, Amazon and Twitter, and thereby setting a precedent for smaller tech companies with minimal financial resources that cutting corners in ethical and humane technological advancements is acceptable. …

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Beyond Human Rights: Recognising the Natural World

The United Nations’ Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (Protect, Respect, and Remedy Framework) were a breakthrough initiative. The Principles have brought considerable business attention to the issue of human rights and provided ways for businesses to begin to begin to be held accountable for egregious violations.…

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Islam in Italy in the Age of Fear and Insecurity

Secularism as a principle and religious freedom as a fundamental right are qualifying elements of the modern concept of constitutional democracies: while putting emphasis on individual autonomy, habeas corpus and liberty of the one against the many, freedom of religion and secularism give special attention to religious groups.…

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A new space for Brazil? Prospects under a Lula Presidency

The blog analyses Brazil´s role in the business and human rights agenda after 2014, when two processes came together: the UN Intergovernmental Working Group on a Business and Human Rights Treaty and the Working Group on Business and Human Rights known by its efforts to have the National Action Plans based on the UN Guiding Principles approved.…

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The real meaning of participation: Conflict in the Las Bambas mega-mining copper project in Peru

Peru is highly dependent on the mining sector (mining accounts for 10% of its GDP and 60% of exports). The Peruvian legal framework promotes mining investments and, at the same time, incorporates business and human rights standards, such as citizen participation in environmental impact assessments (EIA) and prior consultation of indigenous communities before the commencement of operations.…

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Contextual Legal Pedagogy

Why is teaching law contextually important, and how might it be done? Such questions have had an important role in legal study since at least 1970, when the Law in Context series was launched with the aim of broadening the study of law.

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Genocide or Natiocide?

On February 24, 2022, the Russian Federation launched an open armed aggression against Ukraine. The main purpose of this so-called “special military operation” is the “denazification” of Ukraine contrived by the Russian leadership.…

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ASIANSIL Voices Blog Series

We are delighted to launch ASIANSIL Voices, the blog of the Asian Society of International Law (ASIANSIL). The blog seeks to pursue the same broad goals that underpin the Asian Society and its journal, the Asian Journal of International Law (ASIANJIL), namely, to promote international law in Asia and foster the development and articulation of Asian perspectives on international law. …

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Breaching the Boundaries of Law and Anthropology

With the new academic year either already underway or just around the corner, we truly hope you had a relaxing and inspiring summer break, with plenty of opportunities to turn towards your summer reading list and finish the stack of books and papers you wanted to devour for a long time.…

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Musings on ILM

ILM is an exceptional resource for scholars and practitioners of international law. As an active ASIL member for well over a decade, I have relied on ILM to keep me informed of developments across the field, from the latest U.S.…

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