The Good Friday Agreement Gone Bad

By Mike Anderson The 2017 UK General Election saw the fall of a Conservative majority, a resurgent Labour Party, and a Northern Ireland dominated by 2 parties (with one independent): the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Sinn Féin. The loss of a majority presents Theresa May’s government with a serious problem: how to maintain government […]

The Rise and Fall of Normative Europe

Over the last 12 months, the European Union (EU) has experienced dramatic blows to its vision of an integrated Europe. Compared to Brexit and the Eurozone crisis, the increasing failure of the EU’s common asylum policy could be easily overlooked. However, the loss of one of the key elements of “normative Europe” will have significant […]

The EU in a nutshell

On Thursday 23rd June 2016, the United Kingdom and Gibraltar go to the polls to vote on whether or not to secede from the European Union. For all the hype, it has emerged that many people do not know what the EU does. More relevantly for an international law blog: what exactly is the EU in […]