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Completion strategies – ICTR/ICTY expiry date approaching

28/01/2008 – 7:40 am | Comments Off on Completion strategies – ICTR/ICTY expiry date approaching

As stated by the UN Security Council in its resolutions 1503 and 1534, the two UN backed ad hoc tribunals, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), are supposed to complete all activities at first instance by the end of this year. Whereas all investigations ended by the end of 2004 already, the courts’ are …

The ICC film project

25/01/2008 – 1:51 pm | Comments Off on The ICC film project

Good news for all those of us hoping for the International Criminal Court (and in particular its main cause, namely putting an end to impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community) to receive exposure in the public: Skylight Pictures – a production company that “has been committed to producing artistic, challenging and socially relevant independent documentary films on issues …

Welcome to the Blogosphere: The Invisible College

23/01/2008 – 9:54 am | Comments Off on Welcome to the Blogosphere: The Invisible College

Today please welcome a new international law blog to the blogosphere: The Invisible College. It is a group blog consisting of the creators of the 1948 blog and The Core. Here is a brief description of the blog:

The blog’s title refers to an 1977 article by Oscar Schachter (“The Invisible College of International Lawyers”, 72 Northwestern University Law Review (1977) 217-226), in which he speaks …

European Commission v Microsoft Corp – A Never-ending story?

15/01/2008 – 8:36 am | Comments Off on European Commission v Microsoft Corp – A Never-ending story?

Yesterday the European Commission issued a statement to the effect that it had initiated two (separate) antitrust investigations against Microsoft Corp. on the alleged abuse of a dominant market position, i.e. infringement of the antitrust provisions of the EC-treaty (see Art. 82 EC Treaty: ‘Any abuse by one or more undertakings of a dominant position within the common market or in a substantial part of …

Can war crimes suspects travel – on forged passports?

07/01/2008 – 7:44 am | One Comment

Here is an interesting story on the attempt of a Sudanese government minister to travel abroad despite his indictment by the ICC. As the Sudan Tribune reports Ahmed Mohamed Haroun, minister of state for humanitarian affairs, made an attempt to fly to Saudi Arabia in order to participate in an annual Islamic pilgrimage.
As already noted in the article of the Sudan Tribune, Saudi Arabia has …