Articles on International Justice

The power of the blacklist: The European Parliament’s proposed Magnitsky Act (Commentary)

Clara Portela - 19 July 2018

Sergei Magnitsky's death inspired the US to enact a law blacklisting individuals and seizing their assets. The EU is jumping on the bandwagon. 

Poland, Hungary, and the slipping façade of democracy (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 11 July 2018

The EU has thus far been unable to prevent democratic backsliding - what will it do in Hungary and Poland? 

The EU’s decisive moment in Poland (Commentary)

Katarzyna Pelczynska-Nalecz & Piotr Buras - 26 June 2018

The struggle for the rule of law in Poland has reached a critical stage - what will the EU do about it?

Spain versus Russia’s kleptocracy (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 04 May 2016

Let policy not simply be driven by individual judges and magistrates, a case here and a country there - let it be something debated at a national and European Union level and adopted on a broader basis.

European countries edge towards war on terror (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 09 September 2015

British drone strikes on jihadists in Syria are part of a European trend towards US-style military responses to terrorism overseas

(Limited) freedom of movement (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 08 April 2015

The EU must not confuse the subjects of counter-terrorism and migration.

EU solidarity abandoned on Mediterranean shores (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 12 November 2014

In the face of the deaths of thousands of migrants, the response of EU states has been chaotic and disjointed at best. 

Where has good old Britain gone? (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 06 November 2014

While the UK used to be on the forefront of human rights, David Cameron's party is poised to change this dramatically with talks of withdrawing from the European Convention on Human Rights.

International justice and the prevention of atrocities (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 14 November 2013

What place should the international community give to justice and accountability in its response to conflicts involving mass atrocities? A new ECFR project analyses a series of cases where international efforts to end conflict have taken different approaches to justice.