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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.

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UK/Russia Dispute

Oxford Public International Law contains a range of scholarly commentary that shed light on the international legal arguments stemming from the UK Government’s claim that the incident in Salisbury on 4 March 2018 “represents an unlawful use of force by the Russian state against the United Kingdom”. The following materials have been made freely available:

Read the new debate map now for the latest legal arguments and discussions on the topic.


Armed conflict and use of force in Syria

This index, created by Vito Todeschini, Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Trento, School of International Studies and John Louth, Editor-in-Chief for Academic Law at Oxford University Press, maps scholarly commentary on the legal issues surrounding the armed conflict in Syria, as well as the public international law aspects (but not domestic constitutional law) of the use of force against and in Syria published in English language legal blogs and newspapers (and some very recent journal articles). The following materials on the subject have also been made freely available: