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Mapping the Debate with Oxford Public International Law

International lawyers are fortunate to be well-served by a number of very well informed and thoughtful blogs, which are making a lasting contribution to scholarship. This increase in scholarly commentary, although a huge benefit to lawyers and scholars, can become rather difficult and time consuming to keep track of. With this in mind, the editors of Oxford Public International Law have begun a series of debate maps indexing discussions by scholars on the public international law aspects of these major debates. Information on these debate maps can be found below.

If you have any questions or comments on these debate maps, please contact us.

Legal resources on the Brexit

“Brexit cartoon”, by Gwydion M. Williams. CC-BY-2.0 via Flickr.

Now that the UK has voted in favour of the Brexit, consult Oxford Public International Law for authoritative analysis on questions that relate to its legal implications. The following materials have been made freely available:

To keep track of recent commentary on and information about the legal consequences of a Brexit, please see our updated Brexit Debate Map

 Israel-Gaza Wars 2008-2014

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Oxford Public International Law contains a range of authoritative resources that shed light on the international law aspects of the armed conflict(s) between Israel and Gaza. The following materials have been made freely available:

 

From Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law:

From the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, an article on blockade

From Oxford Reports on International Law, a case report from the Nuremberg Military Tribunal on whether international law permitted an occupying force to take hostages from the civilian population as a guarantee against attacks by unlawful resistance forces

From Oxford Journals, an article by Douglas Guilfoyle in the British Year Book of International Law on on the blockade of Gaza

To keep track of recent scholarly commentary in blogs and articles on these matters, please see our new "Israel-Gaza Wars 2008-2014 Debate Map".

Use of Force in Ukraine

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Oxford Public International Law contains a range of authoritative resources on matters that shed light on the crisis over Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The following materials have been made freely available:
  • From Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law:
    • Chapters from Simma (Ed.) The Charter of the United Nations 3rd Edition, on self-determination and Article 51
    • The chapter on secession and recognition from James Crawford’s The Creation of States in International Law 2nd Edition
    • The article on aggression from Cassese (Ed.) The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice
    • The chapter on South Ossetia from Wilmshurst (Ed.) The Classification of Conflicts

To keep track of recent scholarly commentary in blogs and articles on these matters, please see our new "Use of Force in Ukraine Debate Map".

Legal Resources on the South and East China Seas

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Oxford Public International Law contains a range of authoritative resources on matters that relate to the highly debated South and East China Seas. The following materials have been made freely available:

To keep track of recent scholarly commentary in blogs and articles on these matters, please see our newly updated “Disputes in the South and East China Seas Debate Map”.

Legal Resources on the International Criminal Court

 

Oxford Public International Law contains a range of authoritative resources on matters that relate to the prosecution of Kenya’s President Kenyatta and Vice-president Ruto at the International Criminal Court, and the arrest warrant that has been issued against Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir. The following materials have been made freely available:

 

To keep track of recent scholarly commentary in blogs and articles on these matters, please see our new “ICC Debate Map”.

Legal Resources on the Use of Force against Syria

 

 

Oxford Public International Law holds a number of authoritative resources on matters that relate to debates over military intervention in Syria. The following materials have been made freely available:

 

To keep track of recent scholarly commentary in blogs and articles on these matters, please see our Syria Debate Map.