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Groningen University International Law Department blog

The GUILD-blog aims to question relentlessly salient issues in international law.

Maternity leave: in the best interest of children, their mothers, and society at large
Wanneer:18 mei 2015

An extension of the current maternity leave up to 24 weeks after childbirth would be desirable in the Netherlands (as well as in the EU), which would bring maternity leave in line with WHO’s guideline of exclusive breastfeeding for six months. This position is supported if one were to balance the three main related interests, namely that of the children, mothers and society.

Can terrorist acts be considered war crimes, crimes against humanity, or genocide (with particular reference to the case of Nigeria)?
Wanneer:10 maart 2015

This post is a re-production of an answer given in the context of the “Second Exchange Hub: Navigating principled humanitarian action and compliance with counter-terrorism laws and policies”, organised by the International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP).

International health law: why it matters to our world today
Wanneer:20 oktober 2014

International health law forms the subject of an exciting new LLM course that will be taught at the University of Groningen as from 2015-2016. This blog discusses the scope and feasibility of this emerging branch of international law.

Human Rights in Essential Public Service Provision: Governing Access for All
Wanneer:25 maart 2014
This blog entry describes the discussions during the first seminar of the seminar series Human Rights in Essential Public Service Provision. This seminar series is organised by the Groningen Centre for Law and Governance together with the Groningen International School of Law, and explores the role of human rights law in regulating adequate provision of essential public services from a ‘law and governance’ perspective.
Some Methodological Flaws in Addressing Immunity: Jones v UK
Wanneer:27 februari 2014

The recent Jones v. UK judgment of the European Court of Human Rights raises a number of important issues, one of which is its rejection of the need of lifting immunity in case of State officials. This blog entry focuses on this aspect and addresses the methodological flaws in the Court’s argumentation.

Arctic Sunrise / Sunset: ‘Fiddling’ with Jurisdictional Issues (Part I)
Wanneer:20 januari 2014

ITLOS correctly held that it had prima facie jurisdiction and that the Russian declaration was not applicable in the Arctic Sunrise case.

The Inaugural Blog: ‘For Infinity’
Wanneer:15 januari 2014

The Department of Public International Law is happy to announce the launch of the GUILD-blog, the Groningen University International Law Department blog to question relentlessly salient issues in international law.