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A Congolese Experience
Justine Brabant

I deal with two – to my mind – poorly understood journalistic practices in situations of extreme violence. The first is a type of lexical dependence – that is, how the language journalists typically use to describe war is borrowed from war-related rhetoric developed in other fields (humanitarian aid, diplomacy, or human rights advocacy), sometimes without being aware of it, and hence not always appreciating the relevance of such appropriation. The second is

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
José Luís Fiori

, North Korea and various other countries today use ‘Westphalian diplomacy’ and the ‘geopolitics of nations’ – European inventions – to question the hierarchy of this European system led by the US. From our point of view, it was exactly this convergence and normative homogenisation in the inter-state system, on the one hand, and the increasing power of states that question American exceptionality and centrality using rules authored by the US itself, on the other, that began to threaten the global power of the US. This obliged the US to make an

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Humanitarianism in a Post-Liberal World Order
Stephen Hopgood

enforceable at the global level . We know what this looks like because it is how the US has behaved for much of the last eighty to a hundred years. Now we have two major powers, much like we did during the Cold War (which is not to say we are entering another Cold War, the mutual dependence of the US and Chinese economies making that unlikely). As China’s influence, its diplomacy, its money and its power flow into all areas of the international political system, so it will be harder and harder to persuade either indifferent or reluctant states that

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Laurence Boisson de Chazournes

investment court could be perceived as both an act of redemption as well as a shield. However, we must ask: redemption from what? Protection from what? Those are the questions I would like to end with. 1 See Lauge N . Skovgaard Poulsen , Bounded Rationality and Economic Diplomacy: The Politics of Investment

in African perspectives in international investment law
Marco Benatar

. Against all expectations, the representative of the machines detonates a nuclear bomb wiping out the dignitaries. The momentous gathering of diplomacy was a ruse – even a perfidious act – devised to annihilate the last high officials of humanity, who were foolish to think the long-harboured enmity could be put to rest through peaceful dispute settlement. Realism is equally patent in the Stargate SG-1 56 series, where the principle of pacta sunt servanda fares poorly against geopolitical interests. Under the bilateral Protected Planets Treaty, the Goa’uld and the

in Cinematic perspectives on international law
Nicolas Kang- Riou

fulfil some of the most basic requirements of international law, Federation rules apply internally to non-State entities, and externally the rules benefit non-humans which goes against anthropocentric speciesism. There are rules of engagement, diplomacy etc. dealing with substantive issues usually linked with international law, but here it is about the Federation in relation to non-human empires (Klingon, Romulan, etc.). Both have been the basis for analysis of the law, the internal dimension from an international human rights law perspective, the external one from a

in Cinematic perspectives on international law
General Assembly resolutions
Rossana Deplano

international conference model of the early nineteenth century. 35 As the conference model represented a whole new form of diplomacy in which the interests of all States concerned were represented, the object of the deliberations was intended to be a vision for the future based on the existent balance of power. Resolutions were thus adopted to solve practical problems and, although they often involved questions of law, they were not intended to establish general principles governing international politics. 36 The system of conferences was designed to regulate inter

in International organisations, non-State actors, and the formation of customary international law
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Christopher T. Marsden

are fundamental, including governance (with new venues for international state–firm diplomacy) and security (privacy and openness). The alarming lack of expertise revealed by the Snowden leaks make more risible the escalating political calls for ‘cyberwar’ and sanctions against nation states, and retaliatory strikes between states hide a much more interesting need for informed debate about censorship

in Network neutrality
Laura Cahillane

a completely Catholic constitution.’ See also Dermot Keogh, Ireland and the Vatican: The Politics and Diplomacy of Church–State Relations, 1922–1960 (Cork, 1995), xxi, where he details a conversation between de Valera and Pope Pius XIII in which the latter stated that de Valera’s Constitution ‘was meant to be an instrument of “prudence, justice and charity” at the service of a “community which has never, through its long Christian history, had any doubt about the eternal as well as the temporal implications of that common good, which it professes to seek through

in Drafting the Irish Free State Constitution
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Neutrality, discrimination and common carriage
Christopher T. Marsden

net neutrality, and Ofcom’s role has been both restricted to encouraging self-regulation and since 2009 funding research by SamKnows into detection of Traffic Management Practices (TMP). 73 and its effect on consumers. I explore the opaque practices of co-regulatory forums where governments or regulators have decided on partial private rather than public diplomacy with IAPs. Empirical analysis

in Network neutrality