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Jus Cogens : The International Law Podcast

Jus Cogens : The International Law Podcast

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A casual stroll into the unwieldy world of International Law, struggling to keep up with whims of global politics and international relations.
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A Conversation with Ntina Tzouvala | 28 | JC |
This episode features a discussion with Dr. Ntina Tzouvala, trailblazing international law scholar, historian, and author, renowned for her groundbreaking book "Capitalism as Civilisation: A History of International Law. We explore her personal story, approach towards international law, and views on the role of critical scholarship in international law. Ntina's Twitter: @ntinatzouvala Material Referenced in the Episode: Book - Capitalism as Civilisation by Ntina Tzouvala (https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/capitalism-as-civilisation/F66ABF447B13A75739D4644A8674EAD9) Book - Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World (https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/guano-and-the-opening-of-the-pacific-world/D0713743C3D7F36BFF2B4628D1D9EE69) You can also audio stream our podcast on the following platforms: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/JusCogensPodcast Our Socials: Twitter: @JCLawPodcast Blog:   https://juscogens.law.blog/ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/JCLawPodcast
52:59
October 12, 2021
Unpacking the UN International Law Commission Ft Dapo Akande | 27 | JC |
In this episode, the brilliant Dapo Akane joins Jus Cogens for an all-round chat on the UN International Law Commission. We explore the role & function of the ILC and discuss some key issues that its work focuses on. It also features Professor's Akande elevator pitch for the upcoming election of the members of the ILC where he has been nominated as a candidate by 5 countries.    Material Referenced in the Episode:  Article - Implications of the Diversity of the Rules on the Use of Force for Change in the Law. https://academic.oup.com/ejil/article/32/2/679/6324073   Panel Discussion - Implications of the Diversity of the Rules on the Use of Force for Change in the Law by American Society of International Law https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhKJZpEM73s   You can also audio stream our podcast on the following platforms:   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/JusCogensPodcast Our Socials:  Twitter: @JCLawPodcast​  Blog:   https://juscogens.law.blog/​ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/JCLawPodcast​
53:44
October 5, 2021
Implications of State Silence concerning the Right to Self-Defense Ft Naz Modirzadeh | 26 | JC
In this episode, Prof. Naz Modirzadeh joins us to discuss the implications of state silence concerning the right to self-defense. It aims to explore the application of self-defense in general and also in the context of counterterrorism.  Resources for the podcast:  https://pilac.law.harvard.edu/quantum-of-silence-paper-and-annex https://pilac.law.harvard.edu/arriaformula-meeting-briefing Jus Cogens socials: • Website/Blog:   https://juscogens.law.blog/ • Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/JCLawPodcast • Twitter: https://twitter.com/JCLawPodcast • Audio Stream on Anchor. FM:  https://anchor.fm/jus-cogens-podcast
54:39
May 19, 2021
Reflections on the Special Tribunal for Lebanon Ft Olga Kavran | 25 | JC
In episode 25, Omer talks to Olga Kavran, the former head of outreach and legacy at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon on the work of STL, its 2020 judgment, and its outreach program. More info can be found about the tribunal can be found at https://www.stl-tsl.org/en Jus Cogens socials: • Website/Blog:   https://juscogens.law.blog/​ • Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/JCLawPodcast ​• Twitter: https://twitter.com/JCLawPodcast ​• Audio Stream on Anchor. FM:  https://anchor.fm/jus-cogens-podcast
41:57
May 12, 2021
Controversies over the Identity of a State Government Ft Nico Pavlopoulos | 24 | JC
In this episode, we are joined by Niko Pavlopolous, Teaching Fellow at the University College London, to explore and provide an account of the international legal framework applicable to the identity of state governments under international law. The discussion seeks to place particular emphasis on the practical application of this framework by discussing the prevailing situations in Myanmar and Venezuela.   Article Referenced: http://opiniojuris.org/2019/07/18/recognition-of-governments-legitimacy-and-control-six-months-after-guaido/  Jus Cogens socials:   • Website/Blog:   https://juscogens.law.blog/ ​• Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/JCLawPodcast​ • Twitter: https://twitter.com/JCLawPodcast​ • Audio Stream on Anchor. FM:  https://anchor.fm/jus-cogens-podcast
40:12
May 4, 2021
Treaty Interpretation and the Updated ICRC Commentaries on the Geneva Conventions - Part 2 | 23 | JC
In this two-part series, a star panel of Liesbeth Lijnzaad, Sean Murphy, and Jean-Marie Henckaerts explore the theory and practice of treaty interpretation, understand the role of commentaries and shed light on the methodology behind drafting ICRC’s updated Commentaries to the 1949 Geneva Conventions and their additional protocols.   The updated Commentaries are being published online by the ICRC and in print by CUP. So far three commentaries have been published.   For each Commentary, a summary article has been written in the International Review of the Red Cross:   Summary article GC I https://international-review.icrc.org/articles/updated-commentary-first-geneva-convention-new-tool-generating-respect-international  Summary article GC II https://international-review.icrc.org/articles/updated-icrc-commentary-second-geneva-convention-demystifying-law-armed-conflict-sea  Summary article GC III https://international-review.icrc.org/articles/updated-icrc-commentary-third-geneva-convention-prisoners-war-twenty-first-century-913  Jus Cogens socials:   • Website/Blog:   https://juscogens.law.blog/ • Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/JCLawPodcast • Twitter: https://twitter.com/JCLawPodcast • Audio Stream on Anchor. FM:  https://anchor.fm/jus-cogens-podcast
54:46
April 27, 2021
Treaty Interpretation and the Updated ICRC Commentaries on the Geneva Conventions - Part 1 | 22 | JC
In this two-part series, a star panel of Liesbeth Lijnzaad, Sean Murphy, and Jean-Marie Henckaerts explore the theory and practice of treaty interpretation, understand the role of commentaries and shed light on the methodology behind drafting ICRC’s updated Commentaries to the 1949 Geneva Conventions and their additional protocols. The updated Commentaries are being published online by the ICRC and in print by CUP. So far three commentaries have been published.  For each Commentary, a summary article has been written in the International Review of the Red Cross:   Summary article GC I https://international-review.icrc.org...​  Summary article GC II https://international-review.icrc.org...​  Summary article GC III https://international-review.icrc.org...​  Jus Cogens socials:  • Website/Blog:   https://juscogens.law.blog/​• Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/JCLawPodcast​• Twitter: https://twitter.com/JCLawPodcast​• Audio Stream on Anchor. FM:  https://anchor.fm/jus-cogens-podcast
43:19
April 21, 2021
Borderline Jurisprudence Ft Başak Etkin & Kostia Gorobets | 21 | JC
In this special crossover episode, Jus Cogens engages with Borderline Jurisprudence. Borderline Jurisprudence is a dedicated podcast on the philosophy of international law, hosted by Başak Etkin & Kostia Gorobets. They describe the podcast in the following words: "Imagine there is a podcast on hardcore philosophy and jurisprudence of international law. Imagine there are people geeky enough to be ready to talk about this non-stop. That’s right. That’s "Borderline Jurisprudence".   Borderline Jurisprudence Socials  https://anchor.fm/borderline-jurispru...​  Jus Cogens socials:   • Website/Blog:   https://juscogens.law.blog/​ • Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/JCLawPodcast ​• Twitter: https://twitter.com/JCLawPodcast ​• Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/JCLawPodcast/ ​• Audio Stream on Anchor. FM:  https://anchor.fm/jus-cogens-podcast
40:04
April 7, 2021
Ntaganda Case and the Concept of 'Attack' in International Law Ft. Agnieszka Jachec-Neale | 20 | JC
In conversation with Dr. Agnieszka Jachec-Neale, a lecturer and expert researcher at Exeter Law School, this episode explores the concept of an 'Attack' under international law (specifically IHL) in the broader context of the Ntaganda case at the International Criminal Court. Dr. Neale submitted an amicus curiae brief to the ICC in the Ntaganda case, making certain observations on the meaning of the term ‘attack’ and issues associated with it. The amicus brief can be accessed via this link https://www.icccpi.int/CourtRecords/CR2020_05316.PDF  Jus Cogens socials:   • Website/Blog:   https://juscogens.law.blog/ • Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/JCLawPodcast • Twitter: https://twitter.com/JCLawPodcast • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/JCLawPodcast/ • Audio Stream on Anchor. FM:  https://anchor.fm/jus-cogens-podcast
33:49
March 30, 2021
Networking in International Law Ft. Hillary Hubley | 19 | JC
In conversation with Hillary Hubley, Co-founder and Vice-President of the Association of Young International Criminal Lawyers, this episode explores the numerous challenges for aspiring international lawyers especially the vicious cycle of unpaid internships. It similarly explores the role of global youth platforms such as AYICL in creating important and open discourse through meaningful networking opportunities and connection building.   Jus Cogens socials:   • Website/Blog:   https://juscogens.law.blog/ • Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/JCLawPodcast • Twitter: https://twitter.com/JCLawPodcast • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/JCLawPodcast/ • Audio Stream on Anchor. FM:  https://anchor.fm/jus-cogens-podcast     AYICL socials:  https://www.ayicl.com/ https://twitter.com/assocyicl
42:44
March 20, 2021
Jus Cogens Episode 18: A Guide to the ICJ Judicial Fellowship Program - Part II
In this episode, we talk to Mohit Khubchandani, Kritika Sharma and Claire O'Connell about the International Court of Justice's Judicial Fellowship Program. They talk to us about their experiences with applying, and about their time at the Court.
55:52
October 11, 2020
Jus Cogens Episode 17: A Guide to ICJ Judicial Fellowship Program - Part 1
In our 17th episode, we talk to 4 young, dynamic individuals and former fellows at the International Court of Justice - Amir Farhadi, Beatrice Walton, Camila Mariño Venegas and Shashank P. Kumar. They chat with us about the Court's fellowship program, the application period and their experiences.
01:03:51
October 4, 2020
Jus Cogens Episode 16 - Reviewing ILC's Draft Convention on Crimes Against Humanity with Prof.Charles Jalloh
In this episode, Prof. Charles Jalloh joins us to deconstruct and dissect the Draft Convention on Crimes Against Humanity. The conversation is based around Prof. Jalloh's analysis in his article "The International Law Commission’s First Draft Convention on Crimes Against Humanity: Codification, Progressive Development, or Both?: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3620370
51:27
September 20, 2020
Jus Cogens Episode 15 - Defences & Incidental Issues in International Adjudication with Anna Ventouratou
In this episode, Anna Ventouratou from Oxford Law joins us to discuss the ins and outs of defences and indispensable incidental issues under international adjudication.  Anna's article: https://www.ejiltalk.org/defences-and-indispensable-incidental-issues-the-limits-of-subject-matter-jurisdiction-in-view-of-the-recent-icj-icao-council-judgments/
32:21
September 20, 2020
Jus Cogens Episode 14 - The Gambia v. Myanmar (Rohingya Genocide Case) at the ICJ with Priya Pillai
In episode 14, a leading voice on public international law Dr. Priya Pillai guides us through the ebbs and flows of the case of The Gambia v. Myanmar a.k.a the genocide case involving the Rohingyas at the International Court of Justice.    Dr. Pillai's article on the provisional measures in The Gambia v.s Myanmar is useful for the discussion : http://opiniojuris.org/2020/01/24/icj... #internationallaw #genocide #rohingyas #myanmar #icc #icj #podcast #juscogens
38:48
August 22, 2020
Jus Cogens Episode 13 - ICJ Judges Election 2020 with Bruno Gelinas-Faucher
In episode 13, Bruno Gelinas-Faucher passionately dissects the ICJ Judges election season of 2020.  Link to Article: http://opiniojuris.org/2020/07/29/election-season-at-the-icj-dawn-of-a-new-era/
54:31
August 22, 2020
Jus Cogens Episode 12: From cockroaches to rosebuds: Armed non-state actors under International law with Annyssa Bellal
In this episode, Dr. Annyssa Bellal from the Geneva Academy breaks down the international legal framework that is applicable to armed-non-state actors (ANSA) and highlights the role of semantics in shaping the global narrative on ANSAs.  #juscogens #publicinternationallaw #ihl #nsag #podcast  Articles discussed:  From cockroaches to rosebuds: changing the international community’s perception of non-State armed groups  https://armedgroups-internationallaw.org/2020/05/21/from-cockroaches-to-rosebuds-changing-the-international-communitys-perception-of-non-state-armed-groups/  What Are ‘Armed Non-State Actors’? A Legal and Semantic Approach https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3596144
57:43
August 12, 2020
Jus Cogens Episode 11 - Asia's Experience with International Law with Simon Chesterman
In this episode, Professor Simon Chesterman joins us to share his thoughts on Asia's historical, current and potential relationship with International Law, in light of his work  "Asia's ambivalence about international law", published in The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Asia and the Pacific and also the European Journal of International Law.   Link to the EJIL piece: https://academic.oup.com/ejil/article...Link to the Oxford Handbook of International Law on Asia and the Pacific: https://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/law/9780198793854.001.0001/law-9780198793854
41:42
July 28, 2020
Jus Cogens Episode 10 - Making Sense of Customary International Law with Monica Hakimi
In this edition of the Jus Cogens Podcast, we revisit basic assumptions and conceptual foundations of customary international law as it develops and applies. Professor Monica Hakimi of Michigan Law presents her case to let go of the rulebook theory of understanding CIL through her article "Making Sense of Customary International Law", published in the Michigan Law Review and later debated during Opinio Juris's Customary International Law Symposium.  Link to Opinio Juris Symposium: http://opiniojuris.org/2020/07/06/symposium-on-hakimis-making-sense-of-customary-international-law/ Link to Professor Hakimi's Article :https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3627905 Social Media: Anchor.fm - https://anchor.fm/jus-cogens-podcast,   Apple Podcasts -  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jus-cogens-the-international-law-podcast/id1432684061  Youtube - http://bit.ly/JCLawPodcast  Twitter : https://twitter.com/JCLawPodcast  Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/JCLawPodcast      linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/company/juscogenspodcast
48:03
July 19, 2020
Jus Cogens Episode 9 - A Young Professionals Guide to a Career in Public International Law
In this houseful episode, 9 young aspiring international lawyers from all over the world come together to share stories, experiences, opportunities and struggles of pursuing a career in public international law in the 21st century.   Hosts  Omer Akif, Shayan Ahmed   Guests Alexandre Nicolae, Adetola Onayemi, Özge Erceiş,  Mohit Khubchandani,  Taylor Woodcock,   Raghavi Viswanath,  Yusra Suedi,   Twitter: https//bit.ly/JCLawPodcast  YouTube: http://bit.ly/JCLawPodcast  Facebook: Http://facebook.com/JCLawPodcast  Patreon: https://patreon.com/JCLawPodcast
01:19:21
May 26, 2020
Jus Cogens Episode 8 - Cyber space, Sovereignty and International Law with Eric Talbot Jensen
This week, we explore the realm of cyberspace, delving into issues of applicability of international law including emerging challenges for state sovereignty with Prof. Eric Talbot Jensen. Eric Jensen of Brigham Young University Law School, is an eminent international law scholar with expertise in international cyber space law. He is also of the key-contributors to the Tallinn manual on international law applicable to cyber-warfare and Tallinn Manual 2.0 on international law applicable to cyber operations. #internationallaw #podcast #juscogens #ihl https://youtu.be/EAY4ceYuDRU
54:59
May 11, 2020
Jus Cogens Episode 6 - International Humanitarian Law Clinics with Dr. Robert Heinsch
In this episode, Dr. Robert Heinsch (Director KGF and IHL Clinics at Leiden University) joins us to talk everything about IHL clinics, particularly the models adopted at Leiden and Bochum. The article discussed in the episode can be accessed here for free : elibrary.bwv-verlag.de/article/99.10…v201803022501 @JCLawpodcast @juscogenslaw@gmail.com
01:13:41
May 8, 2020
Jus Cogens Episode 1 - INJUGOVINS with Niels Blokker
In the pilot of the Jus Cogens podcast, Professor Niels Blokker of Leiden University Law School, joins me to discuss International Institutional Law, some new legal jargon (INJUGOVINS) and insights on his upcoming book. Documents Article : The Governance of International Courts and Tribunals: Organizing and Guaranteeing Independence and Accountability - A Appeal for Research (papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?a…stract_id=2709626) Niels Blokker Book: International Institutional Law : Unity within Diversity, (Fifth Revised Edition) Henry G. Schermers and Niels M. Blokker brill.com/view/title/10229?qui…brill_product_tabs=2
41:49
May 5, 2020
Jus Cogens Episode 5 - Do War Aims Matter in International Law? with Jens Iverson
In this episode I sit with Dr. Jens Iverson of Leiden University to discuss the importance of articulating clear and specific war aims in international law. I talk to Dr. Iverson regarding his work titled, "War Aims Matter: Keeping Jus Contra Bellum Restrictive While Requiring the Articulation of the Goals of the Use of Force" as part of the Grotius Centre Working Paper Series. The article is published in the Minnesota Journal of International Law, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2018 Grotius Centre Working Paper Series No 2018/072-PSL papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?a…stract_id=3100831 internationallawlawpodcasthagueleidenwarinternationallawpodcastjuscofeICJIHLpeacepalauniversityofleiden
41:51
May 5, 2020
Jus Cogens Episode 4 - Hate Speech on Social Media in Myanmar Conflict with Emma Irving
This week Dr. Emma Irving joins me on Jus Cogens to discuss hate speech and incitement on social media and the role of international accountability mechanisms in light of OHCHR commissioned Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar. The report establishes the facts and circumstances of the alleged recent human rights violations by military and security forces, and abuses, in Myanmar. Dr. Emma Irving's article on Opinio Juris, "‘The Role of Social Media is Significant’: Facebook and the Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar" http://opiniojuris.org/2018/09/07/the-role-of-social-media-is-significant-facebook-and-the-fact-finding-mission-on-myanmar/ United Nations Human Rights Council Independent International Fact-Finding Mission's Report on Myanmar "https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/MyanmarFFM/Pages/ReportoftheMyanmarFFM.aspx" Statement of ICC Prosecutor, Mrs Fatou Bensouda, on opening a Preliminary Examination concerning the alleged deportation of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh https://www.icc-cpi.int/Pages/item.aspx?name=180918-otp-stat-Rohingya
34:44
May 5, 2020
Jus Cogens Episode 2/3 - Extraordinary renditions and detentions with Helen Duffy
This week Dr. Helen Duffy joins me to discuss Extraordinary renditions and detentions in light of ECtHR's recent judgment on Lithuania alleged involvement in facilitating rendition on their territory. Judgment Abu Zubaydah v Lithuania hudoc.echr.coe.int/app/conversion/…0violations.pdf Helen Duffy's new book "Strategic Human Rights Litigation: Understanding and Maximising Impact" www.amazon.com/Strategic-Human-R…ing/dp/1509921974 Lecture : Strategic Human Rights Litigation: ‘Bursting the Bubble on the Champagne Moment’ openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/handle/1887/59585
28:07
May 5, 2020
Jus Cogens Episode 7 - Law and Morality at War with Adil Haque
This week, we are joined by Professor Adil Haque from Rutgers Law to discuss the role of morality in interpreting and revisiting the law of armed conflict. We dissect Chapter 2 of Prof Haque's book "Law and Morality at War"   Link to the chapter : https://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687398.001.0001/acprof-9780199687398-chapter-2  https://twitter.com/JCLawPodcast https://soundcloud.com/juscogens https://www.facebook.com/JCLawPodcast/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/65443775
45:57
May 5, 2020