Amanda Knox and the politics of extradition

Amanda Knox extradition

By Merry Neal Last week the Florence appeals court found Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito guilty of the murder of Meredith Kercher in a unanimous verdict. Adding to the considerable drama of this case, Sollecito was apprehended close to the border of Austria last Friday, although he denies that he was attempting to flee. The […]

International arbitration: an ethical no man’s land?

International arbitration

By Rebecca Carter International arbitration has gone big. Huge numbers of cases are being heard and the cases themselves involve parties, arbitrators and counsel from a vast array of different countries and, most importantly, different legal jurisdictions. With such diverse legal frameworks in play, problems arise with conflicting ethical rules applying to opposing arbitrators and […]

Energy price cap – is it legal?

Ed Milliband

By Emily Green You would have to be living under a rock to avoid Mr Milliband’s recent announcement that energy costs would, if he were elected in 2015, be capped for 20 months. Unsurprisingly, this has caused uproar on a political level between energy companies warning of blackouts and company failures and the Labour party […]

Syria: it’s time to strengthen the capacity for independent investigation and fact-finding


By Geoffrey Bindman The impotence of international institutions is once again highlighted in Syria. The use of chemical weapons in flagrant violation of international law again poses the perennial problem of enforcement. How can an independent sovereign state be made to comply with its international obligations? In the last resort is force the only means? […]