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An Interview with Caroline Abu Sa’Da, General Director of SOS MEDITERRANEE Suisse
Juliano Fiori

people crossing the Med. Caroline Abu Sa’Da is General Director of its Swiss branch. Juliano Fiori: SOS is very much a product of contemporary Europe. It’s a civic response to refugees and migrants in the Med but also to nationalistic politics, or to the return of nationalist movements to the forefront of European politics. How, then, does SOS differ from European humanitarian NGOs founded in past decades? Caroline Abu Sa’Da: SOS is a European citizen movement. Besides our search-and-rescue activities, we aim to give to the greatest number of

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
An Interview with Irina Mützelburg (October 2022)
Brendan Lawson
Joël Glasman
, and
Irina Mützelburg

Ukrainian Minister of Defence, Oleksii Reznikov, had declared that a ‘major war in Ukraine’ would lead to three to five million Ukrainian refugees ( Reznikov, 2021 ). This prediction was part of Reznikov’s warning that a war in Ukraine ‘would plunge the whole of Europe into crisis’ and his attempt to raise support among European political leaders in the face of the Russian threats. Without referring to Reznikov’s prediction, the Biden administration announced at the beginning of February 2022 that a Russian

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Ilias Bantekas

. 49 With respect to Liberia, see 6 European Political Co-operation Documentation Bulletin, p. 295 (1990) and regarding Chechnya, see Council of the European Union-General Secretariat, Press Release 4215/95 (Presse II-G), p. 1 (17 Jan. 1995) and again Press Release 4385/95 (Presse 24), at 1 (23 Jan. 1995). Cited in Tadic Appeals jurisdiction decision, paras

in Principles of direct and superior responsibility in international humanitarian law
Nikolaos K. Tsagourias

a systematisation of contemporary state relations reflecting the pre-eminence of sovereign states, whereas Wolff’s ideational system became anachronistic, reminiscent of an old era of European political unity. As a result, Vattel introduces certain principles such as liberty, independence, 15 equality, 16 or decisional autonomy. 17 These postulates negate authority or control because ‘[t]he liberty of a Nation would not

in Jurisprudence of international law
Richard Parrish

actors play a key role in defining policy alternatives. Two strands of neo-functional thought are relevant in this respect – functional and political spillover. From Ernst Haas’s early neo-functional work in The Uniting of Europe to more contemporary revisions, the concept of functional spillover has been an enduring centrepiece of neo-functional theory (Haas 1957). The content, timing and nature of this functional spillover has been questioned yet it continues to be employed by integration theorists as an intervening variable between functional action and European

in Sports law and policy in the European Union