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Certain Questions of Assistance in Criminal Matters (Djibouti v. France)

18/02/2008 – 9:21 pm | Comments Off on Certain Questions of Assistance in Criminal Matters (Djibouti v. France)

Introduction.
This is the second case, Certain Criminal Proceedings in France (Republic of the Congo v. France) being the first, in which France voluntarily consented to the jurisdiction of the Court. The hearings opened on 21 and finished on 29 January 2008. The Court has in the meanwhile started its deliberations and will render its decision in due time.
Background.
It was in January 2006 that …

Kosovo declares independence

18/02/2008 – 12:35 pm | One Comment

The Kosovo parliament declared on 17 February 2008 Kosovo’s independence. This post attempts to dissect Kosovo’s declaration from international law point of view.
United Nations Security Council established the current status of Kosovo on 10 June 1999 and placed it under the temporary administration of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo, under the leadership of a Special Representative of the Secretary General (U.N. Security Council Resolution …

Hague Justice Journal – New issue available online

17/02/2008 – 12:33 am | Comments Off on Hague Justice Journal – New issue available online

A new issue of the Hague Justice Journal (HJJ) is now available online. It contains inter alia commentaries on the Guyana/Suriname Arbitration and the Case concerning territorial and maritime dispute between Nicaragua and Honduras in the Caribbean Sea (Nicaragua v. Honduras).

Upcoming conference on the doctrine of the Responsibility to Protect

17/02/2008 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Upcoming conference on the doctrine of the Responsibility to Protect

The Program in Holocaust and Human Rights Studies at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and The Department of Political Science at Yeshiva University invite to a new and interesting conference on THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT: A Framework For Confronting Identity-based Atrocities (for more information see the conference program). According to the organizers (my thanks to Zachary Pall for drawing my attention to this event):

“The conference …

Law conference at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland

05/02/2008 – 5:23 pm | Comments Off on Law conference at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland

The Law Section of the Organising Committee of College of Arts & Social Sciences Postgraduate Conference, at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland invites graduate students undertaking legal research to submit abstracts for consideration. The Conference will take place over two days (11-12 June) in the beautiful surroundings of King’s College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. The aim of the Conference is to give graduate students in law from …