Small States as Experts in Their Specific Field and thus Changing the World
The world seems to be run by big states and their foreign policy is important and powerful. But being small has its benefits and making small state foreign policy is often easy. It’s not easy to define the line between big and small in different parts of the world.
How International Law Can Help Solve Ongoing Conflicts
There are dozens of ongoing conflicts, which affect the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals daily. Some of them are moving towards a negotiated peace settlement, and others continue without much hope for a positive solution in the near future. Often there are external actors involved in such negotiations, such as the UN, EU, states or NGOs. On the one hand, such mediators try to facilitate reaching a compromise between the parties, but, on the other hand, they often come with agendas of their own and may be under an obligation to promote certain international legal rules.
Matthew Crandall: Estonia is a very connected place
The Associate Professor of International Relations Matthew Crandall has been around for a while. We have seen him in national news, commenting on the recent US Presidential elections (in Estonian!), logistics and migration. We asked him a few questions about his personal life and work here at Tallinn University, this is what he had to say:
Law Programme: Opening Doors
The BA in Law programme offered by the School of Governance, Law and Society of Tallinn University is an excellent option for anyone thinking about an international career in law or in a field where legal knowledge is highly regarded and considered an asset.
SOGOLAS Lecturer Tiina Pajuste Part of Language of Peace Research Tool Launch at the United Nations
Dr Tiina Pajuste, a lecturer in international and European Law at SOGOLAS, along with the rest of the research team for the Legal Tools for Peace-Making Project based at University of Cambridge