Volume 54

International Dispute Resolution as Polyphony? Amicus Curiae Interventions before International Courts and Tribunals

by Dr. Anna Dolidze
The proliferation of amicus curiae participation in international courts and tribunals has received considerable scholarly attention yet has remained under-theorized. The central question in relation to the phenomenon remains unanswered and under-theorized: Does the fact that there are often multiple and diverse actors now engaged with judges in the capacity of amici curiae in any […]

Informal and Political Agreements as Sources of Obligation? Sketching a Theory of International Political Normativity

by Ilias Bantekas
This Article argues that a particular trend is emerging whereby states and intergovernmental organisations are relying less on treaties and contracts in certain fields of regulation in favour of more flexible types of agreements. These agreements, although predicated on language suggesting non-binding (or soft law) obligations, are of a sui generis nature, which this article […]

The Urgent Need for Climate-Related Risk Disclosures in India’s Energy Industry

by Akriti Bhargava
India’s future energy trajectory is critical to global climate stability. The risks posed by climate change to infrastructure, economies, public health, and the environment continue to escalate around the world. Yet, at the UNFCCC 26th Conference of Parties in Glasgow, India pushed for a change of the wording of the Glasgow Pact from “phase out” […]

Justice for The New Frontier: Why the United Nations Should Create a Space Court Through a Convention Process

by Ben Casey
Recent achievements by private space companies have widened access to outer space beyond government actors. Such innovation complicates the existing legal framework for outer space, which was heavily influenced by Cold War government policies. It also raises questions about the framework’s continued applicability to contemporary private sector space exploration. As a result of the framework’s […]