International law’s response to the plight of the Rohingya

This post was contributed by Wade Mansell, Module Convenor Public International law.

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  1. Thank you for the video, very interesting. I think the question about whether the United Nation should be given the power to enforce judgments of the International Court of Justice, is complex. Firstly, I think there currently is a lack of political will to make this possible. If, however, hypothetically there was political will, then, I think it would probably make the judgments of the ICJ more effective and powerful (look at a regional structure such as the ECJ, which is very powerful). However, there are probably also further questions about capacity and funding issues and how carrying out the enforcement of the ICJ judgments would work administratively. Again, constraining the veto power within the UN Security Council would probably not be viable given the current political climate, it may even be counter-productive. Both questions are interesting and I will think about them a bit more. I’ve found the application of 11 November to the ICJ and will read this too (and possibly individually some of the findings of the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar) – do you have any recent Journal Article to recommend if we want to read any academic comment on the issue?



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