February 2017 Update from the ILA Reporter

The editors of the official blog of the Australian Branch of the International Law Association, the ILA Reporter, are pleased to bring you their monthly update for February 2017:

Dear Reader,

We hope you are enjoying 2017 thus far.

Last year was a tumultuous one from the perspective of international law, with events such as Brexit, the South China Sea arbitration, the election of President Trump, and the ongoing crisis in Syria. To highlight the implications of these events, we reflect on the year that was 2016.

The New Year has brought several quality articles from new contributors, in particular:

1. Catherine Drummond considers whether the use of force in The Gambia to compel the incumbent President Yahya Jammeh to step down on 19 January 2017 violated international law;

2. Deniz Kayis explores the implications of amendments to the Citizenship Act 2007 (Cth) on Australia’s international security obligations;

3. Richard Hughes analyses the role of the United Nations Security Council resolutions and decisions of the ad hoc tribunals in recognising male victims of sexual violence during war;

4. Andrew Blackie discusses the historical record of international jurisprudence involving permanent members of the United Nations Security Council; and

5. Matthew Rimmer explores the likely impact of the election of President Trump on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

We are always looking for insightful and timely content for the ILA Reporter. If you wish to contribute to the blog, we warmly invite you to contact us at editor@ilareporter.org.au with your proposal. For more information on how to contribute, please click here.

We look forward to bringing you another great year of analysis, legal updates and events in international law.

Kind regards,

Jennifer & Esther
Editors of the ILA Reporter

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