Month: May 2020

Legalese

Transboundary Pollution – Basics of International Law

Introduction International Environmental Law has seen a tremendous increase in scope ever since its recognition in the 1960s through Rachel Carson’s book, the Silent Spring. Since then, the law has evolved from an anthropocentric approachContinue reading

Legalese

Security & Human Rights: Complementary or Mutually Re-inforcing?

I. Introduction: In 2016, Switzerland was stuck between a rock and a hard place. It had to choose between complying with a binding UN Security Council Resolution which was a security measure against terrorism orContinue reading

Legalese

Do we really need Jus Cogens?

International law is governed by several principles which influence its applications. One of those principles is the principle of jus cogens. Jus cogens, or Peremptory Norms as they are also referred to, are considered anContinue reading