Current Issue: Volume 55, Number 3

The Bogotá Declaration: A Case Study on Sovereignty, Empire, and the Commons in Outer Space

The Bogotá Declaration: A Case Study on Sovereignty, Empire, and the Commons in Outer Space

The Bogotá Declaration of 1976, in which a series of equatorial states attempted to resist the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 by claiming sovereignty over geostationary orbit above their territories, presents a unique case that contradicts some assumptions about the use of commons-like regimes to correct asymmetric governance regimes. This case suggests the value of historical scholarship on colonialism and development to ongoing disputes in space law and in other regimes governing extraterritorial domains.

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Water, Peace, and the Future of International Law: A Conversation with Dr. Danilo Türk

Water, Peace, and the Future of International Law: A Conversation with Dr. Danilo Türk

In this blog post, Dr. Danilo Türk, the former President of Slovenia and current Chairman of the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace, speaks with the Bulletin about contemporary issues of water and peace and provides advice to students pursuing a career in public international law. Dr. Türk describes the general framework of international water law and explains why water and peace, and international law generally, are important issues facing the next generation of transnational lawyers.

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Burundi’s Withdrawal from the International Criminal Court: Can It Still Exercise Jurisdiction over Crimes Committed prior to Withdrawal? An Academic Discourse

Burundi’s Withdrawal from the International Criminal Court: Can It Still Exercise Jurisdiction over Crimes Committed prior to Withdrawal? An Academic Discourse

The recent effectuation of Burundi’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC), the first such withdrawal from the ICC, has triggered an academic discourse about the Court’s authority to launch an investigation into alleged international crimes committed in Burundi before its withdrawal. This blog post surveys the different scholarly perspectives on ICC authority following state withdrawal from the court.

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