New Leaks Further Uncover Xinjiang Detentions and Surveillance

Last week, The New York Times published its report on leaked documents including 403 pages of speeches, directives, and internal reports shedding new light on the evolution and execution of the ongoing mass detention campaign in Xinjiang. On Sunday, two more leaks came to light, one through Adrian Zenz, a longstanding analyst of the detentions, and the other through the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Zenz described his own findings in an op-ed at The Read More …

‘I Want to Put the Social Question Back on the Table’ – An Interview with Anne Orford

‘I Want to Put the Social Question Back on the Table’ – An Interview with Anne Orford On Thursday 29 November 2019, Professor Anne Orford (Melbourne Law School) will deliver the Fifth T.M.C. Asser Lecture at the Peace Palace in the Hague. Asser Institute researchers Taylor Woodcock, Dr. Antoine Duval and Dr. Dimitri Van Den Meerssche had the opportunity to speak with Professor Orford about her ambition to place the social question (back) on the Read More …

‘I Want to Put the Social Question Back on the Table’ – An Interview with Anne Orford

‘I Want to Put the Social Question Back on the Table’ – An Interview with Anne Orford On Thursday 29 November 2019, Professor Anne Orford (Melbourne Law School) will deliver the Fifth T.M.C. Asser Lecture at the Peace Palace in the Hague. Asser Institute researchers Taylor Woodcock, Dr. Antoine Duval and Dr. Dimitri Van Den Meerssche had the opportunity to speak with Professor Orford about her ambition to place the social question (back) on the Read More …

New Article on Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention

I have posted the first draft on SSRN. The article is entitled, intending to be provocative, “Genuine” Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention — Another Ticking Time-Bomb Scenario. Here is the abstract: The activation of the crime of aggression at the ICC has renewed interest in one of the oldest and most fraught questions of the jus ad bellum: whether a state is entitled to unilaterally use force on the territory of another state for humanitarian purposes. Scholars Read More …

New Article on Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention

I have posted the first draft on SSRN. The article is entitled, intending to be provocative, “Genuine” Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention — Another Ticking Time-Bomb Scenario. Here is the abstract: The activation of the crime of aggression at the ICC has renewed interest in one of the oldest and most fraught questions of the jus ad bellum: whether a state is entitled to unilaterally use force on the territory of another state for humanitarian purposes. Scholars Read More …