Melbourne Journal of International Law

Melbourne Journal of International Law is a magazine specializing in law topics.

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 1, May

Defensive Force under the Rome Statute
[It seems extremely incongruous that genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes could ever be justified or excused by 'defensive force'-- self-defence, defence of others and defence of property. Nonetheless, art 31(1)(c) of the Rome Statute of...
European Communities - Conditions for the Granting of Tariff Preferences to Developing Countries
CONTENTS I Introduction II A Short History of the GSP III Background to EC--Tariff Preferences IV The Appellate Body Decision A The Non-Discrimination Requirement 1 Legal Status of the Non-Discrimination Requirement 2 The...
GMO Trade Wars: The Submissions in the EC-GMO Dispute in the WTO
[The release of the parties' submissions in the long-awaited EC--GMO dispute provides an opportunity to assess the likely implications of this important dispute for the relationship between international trade law and domestic health and environmental...
Recent Developments in the Law of Extradition
[Effective extradition procedures are an essential tool of international law enforcement, both in relation to domestic crime and, increasingly, transnational crime. New international legal frameworks are emerging with the objective of enhancing international...
The Double-Edged Sword: Religious Influences on International Humanitarian Law
[International humanitarian lawyers tend to relegate the role of religion to one of the historical sources of international law. This article demonstrates the way in which religion has an ongoing and complex relationship with international humanitarian...
The Law of Armed Conflict - a Contemporary Critique
[The modern law of armed conflict is a testament to humanity's determination to eviscerate the horrors and suffering of war, and it has been profoundly successful in its penetration of the contemporary military psyche, particularly in the case of Western...
The War in Iraq and International Law
[In this paper I argue that the 2003 war on Iraq was illegal, and that this illegality matters. In the first substantive part of the paper (Part II), I consider three legal justifications that have been offered, to varying degrees, formally and informally,...