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A Conversation with Luis Moreno Ocampo

31/01/2010 – 12:45 am | 2 Comments

An interesting – yet at 1 hour 57 min rather lengthy – interview/conversation with the ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo is this weeks clip of the week (see on the right side of the website or follow this link). The video will bring little news to those of us familiar with the basic structure and functioning of the ICC but it is nevertheless educational and …

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Holding Public Auditions – Impressions from the First Week

29/01/2010 – 8:52 pm | One Comment

Today, the first of two weeks of auditions has ended which the Inter-American Court of Human Rights is holding from 25 January to 4 February.
On this occasion, the Court hears the victims, witnesses and expert witnesses as well as the parties’ oral submissions on two cases. The first one, Cepeda Vargas vs. Colombia, deals with the alleged extrajudicial execution of a Colombian left-wing senator in …

Riga Graduate School of Law: Scholarships for the Public International Law and Human Rights programme (LL.M)(2010/2011)

29/01/2010 – 6:49 pm | 3 Comments

The Riga Graduate School of Law announces Scholarships for an LL.M degree in Public International Law and Human Rights funded by the Open Society Institute (OSI). Eligible students currently are invited to apply for the Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) Public International Law and Human Rights Programme. The programme provides expertise in Public International Law and Human Rights and also offers courses in European …

The Future of the European Court of Human Rights

27/01/2010 – 2:38 pm | Comments Off on The Future of the European Court of Human Rights

The Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has just published conclusions on the future of the Strasbourg Court and enforcement of ECHR standards: reflections on the Interlaken process. Conclusions are available in French and in English. The Interlaken Conference on the future of the European Court of Human Rights will be held on 18-19 February …

Annual Conference of the British Branch of the ILA

27/01/2010 – 10:31 am | Comments Off on Annual Conference of the British Branch of the ILA

Annual Conference of the British Branch of the ILA
COMPLIANCE
Thursday 15 & Friday 16 April, 2010, Oxford
Deadline for abstracts: Friday 12th February 2010
The Annual Conference of the British Branch of the International Law Association will be hosted this year by Oxford Brookes University on 15th and 16th April 2010. Please note that, unusually, this year’s conference is on Thursday and Friday (not Saturday). The theme for …

The Demise of Europe?

27/01/2010 – 7:57 am | One Comment

In today’s Wall Street Journal Marcus Walker speculates that the admission of Turkey to the EU may be the only possibility left if Europe is to maintain its standing as an important international actor. The article somewhat echoes another article in this week’s Economist noting the need for the EU to become more realistic in its dealings with e.g. China. One probably shouldn’t get one’s …

ESF-LiU Conference-

25/01/2010 – 3:44 pm | Comments Off on ESF-LiU Conference-

ESF-LiU Conference
 ‘The Responsibility to Protect: from Principle to Practice’
 
The European Science Foundation and Linkoping University have organised a conference on the controversial Responsibility to Protect concept. The conference will take place in Linkoping, Sweden, from the 8th – 12th June 2010.
The conference will examine the conceptual challenges which R2P poses and how policy concerns impact upon R2P’s translation from theory to practice. Accordingly, the conference will consider the international legal basis …

News from the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law

22/01/2010 – 10:35 am | Comments Off on News from the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law

OUP has uploaded another 106 articles to the online edition of the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law. Here is a description of the last round of uploads:

Following the January 2010 update, 106 new articles have been added, including 23 new articles on Regional Organizations, bringing the total for this category to 102. Amongst the articles are nine on European Community law, most of …

Gentian Zyberi: The Humanitarian Face of the International Court of Justice

12/01/2010 – 8:34 pm | One Comment

Book review: Gentian Zyberi, The Humanitarian Face of the International Court of Justice: Its Contribution to Interpreting and Developing International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Rules and Principles, School of Human Rights Research Series, Volume 26, Antwerp: Intersentia, 2008. – xiii, 523 pp.
This monograph is one of the first on the contribution of the International Court of Justice to Interpreting and Developing International Human Rights …

Human Rights – A Drop of Liberation or Fig Leaf of Legitimation?

10/01/2010 – 11:52 am | Comments Off on Human Rights – A Drop of Liberation or Fig Leaf of Legitimation?

Newcastle Human Rights Research Group Symposium Announcement: Human Rights – A Drop of Liberation or Fig Leaf of Legitimation?
Date: 23 January 2010, Newcastle Law School, Newcastle University, UK.
Confirmed Speakers
Professor David Kennedy, Harvard University – ‘The International Human Rights Movement: Still Part of the Problem?’
Professor Keith Ewing, Kings College London – ‘The Final Futility of the Human Rights Act’
Professor David Bonner, University of Leicester – ‘If …

Accountability Now! – A Conference on the Goldstone Report

09/01/2010 – 10:24 pm | One Comment

Accountability Now!
A Symposium on Human Rights and International Justice
Tuesday, 12th January 2010, 2-4pm
Main Theater, Abu Dis Campus, Al-Quds University, Palestine
On occasion of the one year anniversary of Israel’s 22-day-long offensive on the Gaza Strip, and the momentum towards accountability created by the report of the UN Fact-Finding Mission on Gaza Conflict (the Goldstone report), Al-Quds University hosts the symposium “Accountability Now!”. The event provides a …

In memoriam: Ian Brownlie

05/01/2010 – 10:32 am | 6 Comments

According to a report by Kevin Jon Heller on Opinio Juris, the well known international legal scholar and practitioner Professor Sir Ian Brownlie, CBE, QC, FBA died in a car accident in Egypt. No other reports of this tragic incident have been published yet.
Sir Ian Brownlie was international Chichele Professor of Public International Law (after 1999 as Emeritus) at the University of Oxford and a …