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Debevoise & Plimpton partner Catherine Amirfar used a keynote address at GAR Live Vienna to defend international law’s role in "ordering a disordered world” – arguing that while it is no panacea as the war in Ukraine illustrates, we shouldn’t lose sight of its importance in maintaining peace and security.
01 June 2022
In the first McNair Lecture in London, Judge Abdulqawi Yusuf of the International Court of Justice explained why international law matters, highlighting its impact on daily life, and arguing that is no longer true that "in times of war, law falls silent".
26 May 2022
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is advising Ukraine on a European Court of Human Rights claim against Russia over its “unprovoked, unjustified and unlawful acts of aggression”.
22 March 2022
The International Court of Justice has ordered Russia to immediately suspend military operations against Ukraine while it considers allegations they are in breach of a convention against genocide – with the Russian and Chinese judges on the court dissenting.
16 March 2022
States’ obligations under the Energy Charter Treaty are potentially in conflict with those under international climate law, and arbitrators may have to integrate the two or decide that “one trumps the other”, according to a new study.
14 March 2022
Ukraine has retained Covington & Burling as it launches a new claim at the International Court of Justice accusing Russia of using false claims of “genocide” to justify its invasion of the country.
28 February 2022
Meriam Nazih Al-Rashid, Kate Lomas and Angela Antoniou of Eversheds Sutherland report on a recently concluded Latin American regional treaty addressing environmental protections and the rights of environmental defenders, and providing for state-to-state arbitration over compliance with its terms.
15 February 2022
Philippe Sands QC has criticised his co-arbitrators' refusal to allow two groups to make amicus curiae submissions in a NAFTA dispute over a Mexican seabed mining project, saying the move ignores “legitimacy concerns” about the process and “local community interests”.
11 February 2022
An arbitral tribunal in The Hague has thrown out a claim brought against Interpol by the wife of its former president after he was detained by Chinese authorities on corruption charges.
19 October 2021
Tomas Vail of London boutique Vail Dispute Resolution considers the European Court of Justice’s recent ruling that the Energy Charter Treaty does not cover intra-EU investment disputes.
14 October 2021
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