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The ICC at Eight: Assessing US policy and international criminal law: reciprocal influences

25/09/2010 – 3:14 pm | 2 Comments

Patrícia Pinto Soares (European University Institute) has just published her study on ‘The ICC at Eight: Assessing US policy and international criminal law: reciprocal influences’. Her study is the result of the study undertaken during the Calouste Gulbenkian Fellowship carried out at the Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR), SAIS Johns Hopkins University, in Washington, D. C.. This is a part of the preface:

This study emerged …

Corrigendums to the Haradinaj Appeal Judgment

24/09/2010 – 3:04 pm | Comments Off on Corrigendums to the Haradinaj Appeal Judgment

On 23 September 2010 the Appeals Chamber (AC) issued a third corrigendum of its Appeals Judgment in the Haradinaj case (probably alerted about that error by my previous post). The material part of that last corrigendum reads as follows:
‘the fourth sentence of paragraph 43 of the Appeal Judgement shall be amended as follows:
The Trial Chamber was in possession of information indicating that the other witness …

A Critical Assessment of the Appeals Judgment in the Haradinaj Case

17/09/2010 – 5:42 pm | Comments Off on A Critical Assessment of the Appeals Judgment in the Haradinaj Case

Introduction
On 21 July 2010 the ICTY Appeals Chamber partially quashed the acquittals of Ramush Haradinaj (Kosovo’s ex-Prime Minister and former commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) for the Dukagjin zone), Idriz Balaj (former KLA member, commander of the Black Eagles unit), and Lahi Brahimaj (former deputy commander of the KLA Dukagjin Operative Staff, member of the General Staff).  Mr. Haradinaj and Balaj had …

On Thin Ice: International Law and Environmental Protection in a Melting Arctic

15/09/2010 – 6:33 pm | Comments Off on On Thin Ice: International Law and Environmental Protection in a Melting Arctic

On Thin Ice: International Law and Environmental Protection in a Melting Arctic
Co-Sponsored with NYU Environmental Law Journal
October 22, 2010
New York, NY
The United States is one of eight nations with territory above the Arctic Circle, a distinction that meant relatively little until the last decade.  But melting sea ice has thrust these previously unnavigable and commercially inaccessible waters into a series of legal, political, and environmental …

Regulating Financial Markets with Basel III: Higher Global Capital Standards Announced

13/09/2010 – 1:16 am | Comments Off on Regulating Financial Markets with Basel III: Higher Global Capital Standards Announced

Yesterday, on 12 September 2010, new global capital requirements for banks were announced. The new standard (“Basel III”) was adopted by the Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision, the oversight body of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. This body is generally considered the World’s main body for financial rules and supervision standards and consists of the heads of the central banks and the …

The paradox of Kosovo’s parallel legal orders; A critical exposition thereof

12/09/2010 – 10:03 am | 4 Comments

The following is a guest post by Alexandros  X.M.  Ntovas, Doctoral Grantee in Public International Law, University of Southampton School of Law.
In reading the recent advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice regarding the unilateral declaration of independence of Kosovo,[1] one is compelled to reach the oxymoron conclusion that the latter since the 17th of February 2008, being the date of declaration, enjoys – …

Climate Change and Increase in Armed Conflicts in Africa

09/09/2010 – 7:05 am | 2 Comments

The list of potential calamities that are like to become more frequent as a result of climate change seems to be growing by the day. Climate change has the potential to affect the enjoyment of human rights and is estimated to affect the most vulnerable populations the most. For some time now, discussions have taken place as to whether climate change will also result in …