Nicolas Boeglin

Nicolas Boeglin, Professor of International Law, Law Faculty, University of Costa Rica (UCR)

Escazú Agreement: a new contribution from ECLAC

This November 2021, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC) released a new publication on the Escazú Accord, produced in collaboration with the University of Rosario (Argentina). The book is entitled “The Escazú Agreement on Environmental Democracy and…

The election of new members of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in 2021: some reflections

As is well known, in 2021, there are four vacant seats that the Member States of the Organisation of American States (OAS) will have to find a way to fill on the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. This specialised regional…

US tells the world it’s withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

On August 4, 2017, the United States officially notified the Secretary-General of the United Nations of its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change signed in December 2015. The Secretary-General of the United Nations is the depositary…

Without any in situ inspection, OPCW confirms sarin exposure during the explosion that took place in Syria on 4th April

On April 19, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), confirmed that “the analysis indicates that the victims were exposed to Sarin or a Sarin-like substance” during the events in Idlib, Syria, last April 4th (see full text…

Chemical weapons in Syria and UN Security Council: No resolution adopted

Would you like to know why? On April 12, the Security Council met again to discuss the issue of chemical substances that caused the deaths of 87 persons on April the 4th in Syria. A first urgent session took place…

Denmark withdraws from airstrikes in Syria and Iraq

Denmark announced on Friday 2nd of December, its decision to suspend military operations of its seven F-16 fighter jets in Syria and Iraq. A few days beforehand, a military investigation indicated that Danish fighter jets were involved in a September…

Against the abusive use of the self-defence plea when dealing with terrorism

A letter signed by a great number of professors of international law and researchers entitled “A plea against the abusive invocation of self-defence as a response to terrorism” has been circulating on the web for a few weeks. Among the…