Christopher Rossi

University of Iowa College of Law

Adjunct Faculty Member

Melrose and Byington

Iowa City, IA 52242

United States

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Scholarly Papers (22)

1.

The Migingo Island Dispute between Kenya and Uganda

Brooklyn Journal of International Law, Vol. 42, No. 2, 2016, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 07 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2017
Christopher Rossi
University of Iowa College of Law
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Migingo, Scramble for Africa, colonialism, divided sovereignty, uti possidetis, effectivit├ęs, constructivism

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The Transboundary Dispute Over the Waters of the Silala/Siloli: Legal Vandalism and Goffmanian Metaphor

53(1) Stanford Journal of International Law 55-87 (2017)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 14 Apr 2017
Christopher Rossi
University of Iowa College of Law
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Transboundary Watercourse, Servitude, War of the Pacific, Dramaturgy, Equitable Use

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Ex Injuria Jus Non Oritur, Ex Factis Jus Oritur, and the Elusive Search for Equilibrium after Ukraine

Tulane Journal of International & Comparative Law, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2015
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 29 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2016
Christopher Rossi
University of Iowa College of Law
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ex injuria jus non oritur, ex factis jur oritur, remedial secession, sui generis, effectivites, uti possidetis

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Treaty of Tordesillas Syndrome: Sovereignty Ad Absurdum and the South China Sea Arbitration

Cornell International Law Journal, Vol. 50, No. 231-283, 2017
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 11 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2017
Christopher Rossi
University of Iowa College of Law
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South China Sea Arbitration, sovereignty, historic title, freedom of the sea, mare clausum

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The International Community, South Sudan, and the Responsibility to Protect

49(1) New York University Journal of International Law and Politics 129-180 (2016)
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 21 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 29 Dec 2016
Christopher Rossi
University of Iowa College of Law
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Responsibility to Protect, International Community, Pluralism, Solidarism, South Sudan, Humanitarian Intervention

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Hauntings, Hegemony, and the Threatened African Exodus from the International Criminal Court

40(2) Human Rights Quarterly 369-405 (2018)
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 18 May 2017 Last Revised: 27 May 2018
Christopher Rossi
University of Iowa College of Law
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International Criminal Court, Mission Civilisatrice, Neopatrimonialism, Big Man, Hauntology, African Union, Spectrality

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Impaled on Morton's Fork: Kosovo, Crimea, and the Sui Generis Circumstance

Emory International Law Review, Vol. 30
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Feb 2016
Christopher Rossi
University of Iowa College of Law
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Kosovo, Crimea, sui generis, state secession, responsibility to protect, self-determination

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A Particular Kind of Dominium: The Grotian 'Tendency' and the Global Commons in a Time of High Arctic Change

11(1) Journal of International Law and International Relations 1-60 (2015)
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 29 Jan 2016
Christopher Rossi
University of Iowa College of Law
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mare liberum, Grotian Tradition, continental shelf extensions, common use, global commons

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Nagorno-Karabakh and the Minsk Group: The Imperfect Appeal of Soft Law in an Overlapping Neighborhood

52(1) Texas International Law Journal 45-70 (2017)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 18 Apr 2017
Christopher Rossi
University of Iowa College of Law
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Nagorno-Karabakh, Minsk Group, soft law, secession, multilateralism, self determination

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The Nomos of Climate Change and the Sociological Refugee in a Sinking Century

50(3) George Washington International Law Review 613-652 (2018)
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 19 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2019
Christopher Rossi
University of Iowa College of Law
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Refugee Convention, Small Island Developing States, Climate Change, Migration, Nomos, Carl Schmitt

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A Case Ill Suited for Judgment: Constructing 'A Sovereign Access to the Sea' in the Atacama Desert

48 U. Miami Inter-American Law Review 28 (2017)
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 21 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2017
Christopher Rossi
University of Iowa College of Law
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Game of Thrones: The Qatar Crisis and Forced Expulsions on the Arabian Peninsula

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2018
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 26 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2019
Christopher Rossi
University of Iowa College of Law
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Forced expulsion, ICJ, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, GCC, terrorism

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'A Unique International Problem': The Svalbard Treaty, Equal Enjoyment, and Terra Nullius: Lessons of Territorial Temptation from History

15 Washington University Global Studies Law Review 93-136 (2016)
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 21 Apr 2016
Christopher Rossi
University of Iowa College of Law
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Svalbard/Spitsbergen Treaty, sovereignty, effectivites, terra nullus, condominum

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Russian Arctic Straits and the Temptation of Uti Possidetis

Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, Vol. 24. No. 1, 2014
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 29 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2016
Christopher Rossi
University of Iowa College of Law
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Norther Sea Route, freedom of the seas, uti possidetis, jus navigandi

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Jura Novit Curia? Condominium in the Gulf of Fonseca and the 'Local Illusion' of a Pluri-State Bay

Houston Journal of International Law, Vol. 37, No. 3, 2015
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 29 Jan 2016
Christopher Rossi
University of Iowa College of Law
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The Responsibility to Protect and the Plenitudinal Mindset of International Humanitarian Law

5 (1-2) Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies 352-95 (2014)
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 29 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 22 Feb 2016
Christopher Rossi
University of Iowa College of Law
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international community, international humanitarian law, responsibility to protect, norm entrepreneurs, plenitudinism

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Norway's Imperiled Sovereignty Claim Over Svalbard's Adjacent Waters

18(6) German Law Journal 1497-1530 (2017)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Nov 2017
Christopher Rossi
University of Iowa College of Law
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Asia-Pacific Interests in the Emerging Arctic

9(1) Yonsei Law Journal 1-21 (2018)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 01 May 2019
Christopher Rossi
University of Iowa College of Law
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High North, Northern Sea Route, Arctic Council Eurasia Initiative, One Belt, One Road

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The Gulf of Fonseca and International Law: Condominium or Imperial Anticolonialism?

3(1) Jus Gentium: Journal of International Legal History 115-153 (2018)
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 19 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 26 Feb 2018
Christopher Rossi
University of Iowa College of Law
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Condominium, Central American Court of Justice, Transoceanic canal, Bryan-Chamorro Treaty, Pan-Americanism, Federalism, Sovereignty

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Jus Ad Bellum in the Shadow of the 20th Century

New York Law School Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 15, No. 1, 1984
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 29 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2016
Christopher Rossi
University of Iowa College of Law
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Venezuelan Arbitrations, jus ad bellum, jus in bello, international arbitrations, UN

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The Northern Sea Route and The Seaward Extension of Uti Possidetis (Juris)

83 Nordic Journal of International Law 476-508 (2014)
Posted: 25 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 26 Feb 2016
Christopher Rossi
University of Iowa College of Law

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uti possidetis juris, uti possidetis de facto, analogy, effectivites, Northern Sea Route, international straits, climate change

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The Club Within the Club: The Challenge of a Soft Law Framework in a Global Arctic Context

5(1) The Polar Journal 8-34 (2015)
Posted: 29 Jan 2016
Christopher Rossi
University of Iowa College of Law

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[Arctic Council, Arctic 5, Arctic Circle Assembly, soft law, niche governance, pacta tertiis, sovereignty]