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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy: Progress and Challenges

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy: Progress and Challenges

| December 2018
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In this essay, Ş. İlgü Özler examines global progress toward achieving the ideals enshrined in the UDHR, which was adopted seventy years ago in 1948.

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How Not to Do Things with International Law

How Not to Do Things with International Law

| December 2018
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In this review essay, Anne Peters considers Ian Hurd’s recent book How to Do Things with International Law. Peters argues that, although the book is provocative and compelling, it may unwittingly reinforce the realist stance that international law is simply power politics in disguise.

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Human Rights Under Attack: What Comes Next?

Human Rights Under Attack: What Comes Next?

| December 2018
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Micheline Ishay laments the recent onslaught against the human rights movement even from professed supporters, taking Samuel Moyn’s recent book Not Enough as indicative of the trend. Rather than piling on more critiques, Ishay writes, what we really need are strategies and solutions.

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The Empire of International Legalism

| September 2018
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In this essay, Ian Hurd uses the provocative term “empire” to show how the international legal system is also a political system based on the dominance of law over politics for governments around the world.

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<i>Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century</i>, by Kathryn Sikkink

Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century, by Kathryn Sikkink

| September 2018
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Kathryn Sikkink’s recent book introduces a set of new ideas and approaches for assessing human rights’ effectiveness that, like her past groundbreaking work, will likely be debated, developed, and critiqued for years to come.

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The Social Cost of International Investment Agreements: The Case of Cigarette Packaging

| June 2018
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In this essay, Jennifer L. Tobin argues that international investment agreements impinge on states’ domestic regulatory sovereignty in unforeseen ways, and that these hidden social costs are normatively problematic.

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<i>EIA</i> Interview on Crime and Global Justice with Daniele Archibugi

EIA Interview on Crime and Global Justice with Daniele Archibugi

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Adam Read-Brown talks with Daniele Archibugi about selectivity, “winners justice,” and the perceived legitimacy international criminal tribunals.

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A Practically Informed Morality of War: Just War, International Law, and a Changing World Order

| December 2017
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Just war, international law, and world order are all historically conditioned realities that interrelate with one another in complex ways. This essay explores their historical development and current status while critically examining their interrelationship.

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