International Law Observer is glad to announce a guest post by William Magnuson. William gained his BA from Princeton University in 2004, followed by an MA in European Integration from the Universita di Padova in 2006 and a JD from Harvard Law School in 2009. He is currently a Postgraduate Research Fellow at Harvard Law School and his research interests include international law, international relations, and international economic law. Among his publications are articles on subjects ranging from European takeover regulations to the jurisprudence of the WTO (this article is forthcoming in the Harvard International Law Journal Online). He is currently working on an article on extradition law and international relations theory.
In his guest post, which builds on one of his recent articles entitled “The Responsibility to Protect and the Decline of Sovereignty: Free Speech Protection Under International Law”, William argues for a broader interpretation of the doctrine of a responsibility to protect to include other important individual rights, such as the freedom of speech.
[For more writing here on International Law Observer on the doctrine of a responsibility to protect see here.]