May 28, 2022

International Law and the Crisis in Ukraine: Oxford University Press Opens Paywall to Selected Articles and Book Chapters

From Oxford University Press:

The increasingly complex crisis in Ukraine came to a climax when Russia took control of Crimea, sparking debates over whether or not Russia’s actions are justified by international law.

To keep track of which issues have been covered and who has said what, take a look at our new Debate Map on the use of force in Ukraine, where you can review free, scholarly articles from English language legal blogs, newspapers, and OUP’s online services.

To help shed light on the crisis over Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, Oxford Public International Law has made the following materials freely available:

From Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law:

  • The chapter on secession and recognition from James Crawford’s The Creation of States in International Law (2nd Edition)
  • The article on aggression from The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice, Cassese (Ed.)
  • The chapter on South Ossetia from The Classification of Conflicts, Wilmsburst (Ed.)

From the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law:

From Oxford Reports on International Law:

From Oxford Journals:

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