GPIL – The Statistics for 2021

Published: 3 January 2022 Author: Stefan Talmon

It is the time of the year for statistics. I am delighted to report that 2021 has been another good year for GPIL:

  • Posts published: 74
  • Visitors: 59,627 (up 22,518 from last year)
  • Visits: 1,051,274
  • Subscribers to our newsletter: 247
  • Average hits per post: 472

The top-ten posts in 2021:

  1. Germany mistakenly considers Russia’s restrictions on navigation of warships in the Black Sea to be “very problematic” and, in part, “contrary to international law” (10,828)
  2. Germany works to strengthen the international response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria (3,835)
  3. Germany publicly objects to the International Criminal Court’s ruling on jurisdiction in Palestine (2,383)
  4. Germany takes a more outspoken and active position on the South China Sea disputes (957)
  5. Germany comments on the ILC draft principles on the protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts (698)
  6. German Constitutional Court affirms that only States can bring claims for compensation for violations of international humanitarian law (634)
  7. Germany rejects U.S. sanctions against Nord Stream 2 as contrary to international law (636)
  8. German Court confirms that there is no Palestinian State and no Palestinian nationality (565)
  9. Federal Court of Justice rejects functional immunity of low-ranking foreign State officials in the case of war crimes (536)
  10. Germany rejects formal Greek war reparations claims (521)

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  • Stefan Talmon

    Stefan Talmon is Professor of Public Law, Public International Law and European Union Law, and Director at the Institute of Public International Law at the University of Bonn. He is also a Supernumerary Fellow of St. Anne’s College, Oxford, and practices as a Barrister from Twenty Essex, London. He is the editor of GPIL.

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