PROGRAMMES AND PROJECTS
Dapo Akande elected to the International Law Commission
Dapo Akande, Professor of Public International Law, has been elected to the International Law Commission, a UN body for helping develop international law. He was jointly nominated by five countries – the UK, Japan, Kenya, Nigeria and Slovenia – the first time a candidate was supported by four different UN regional groups.
The politics of global governance: How do small developing countries navigate their way through?
Small developing countries like Honduras face unique challenges when operating within global governance structures. Marcela Arias (MPP 2021) explores the opportunities multilateralism offers smaller states to build their nations and take an active role in global governance.
In defence of non-alignment
As the US and China divide the world into allies and enemies, many smaller countries are resisting pressure to take sides. It is wiser to navigate rising economic nationalism without unconditionally adopting the foreign-policy preferences of superpowers.
Toward a Declaration on Future Generations
A key UN proposal to issue a Declaration on Future Generations and commit to institutional reforms could mark an inflection point in longstanding multilateral efforts to manage crises and place long-term sustainable development on secure foundations.
Foreign policy and promotion of human rights for atrocity prevention
This ELAC policy brief explains the relationship between human rights protection and atrocity prevention, demonstrating that the promotion and protection of human rights in foreign policy engagements is vital to safeguard populations from future atrocities.
Tackling online hate speech through content moderation
Despite being a global problem, international legal responses to hate speech have been slow-coming and patchy. One of the core international legal instruments on the matter is the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). This paper builds on the United Nations work to provide more granular and well-calibrated guidance on the application of these provisions to online hate speech.
Anchoring accountability for mass atrocities
This new report co-authored by The Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict aims to build and support UN capacity in investigating mass atrocities.
Advancing justice for children: innovations to strengthen accountability for violations and crimes affecting children in conflict
Governance to support a global green deal
To achieve global climate goals and build a more resilient economy, the rules and institutions of global economic governance must align around a green transition.
Oxford Government Review 4: The New Generations
How can cities become more resilient? Improving flood management through better governance, private sector partnerships and open data
Oxford Government Review 3: The Future of Government
Research by Priya Urs cited in the opinion of judge of the International Court of Justice
ELAC Postdoctoral Research Fellow Priya Urs was cited in the opinion of judge ad hoc Kreß in last week's judgment of the International Court of Justice in the ongoing proceedings between The Gambia and Myanmar.