Doughty Street International published its first International Law Bulletin. This will be a quarterly bulletin with the aim of keeping you up to date with some of the most interesting developments in international law, and to share with you our perspective on topical issues.
In this first edition Steven Powles looks at the recent developments at the Special Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office established by the Republic of Kosovo (where DSI members have been appointed as two of the nineteen Judges). Tatyana Eatwell comments on the initiation of proceedings by Ukraine against Russia at the International Court of Justice, and Nani Jansen Reventlow looks at the unique jurisdiction of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The increasingly important field of Business and Human Rights is a particular area of focus for DSI, and Tim Cooke-Hurle writes on the liability of holding companies for pollution in overseas subsidiaries. Paul Barker of our International Arbitration Team considers the topical issue since the Brexit referendum and US general election of investor-State dispute settlement under free trade agreements. Our members are also regularly instructed on cases involving issues of international crime and international human rights, and articles in this edition reflect this, with Peter Carter QC’s piece on targeted assassinations in international law, Jonathan Cooper on the role of international litigation in the global effort to promote LBGT rights, and Kirsty Brimelow QC on the urgent need for greater protection of children at the international level. Finally, Professor Kevin Jon Heller reflects on and remembers the brilliant life and extraordinary contribution of our dear colleague Sir Nigel Rodley following his sad passing earlier this year.