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The EU Court of Justice rules on terrorism and refugee status

14/11/2010 – 4:34 pm | One Comment

The Court of Justice of the European Union has judged that refugee status cannot be automatically refused for having been a member of a terrorist group.  
The following summary is from ECRE – European Council on Refugees and Exiles (www.ecre.org):
“In its ruling on 9 November in combined cases C-57/09 and C-101/09, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) declared that being a former member of …

Protecting Environmental Migrants: Findings from the UNU-EHS Summer Academy

11/11/2010 – 3:13 pm | One Comment

Introduction
 The United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) organizes every year a Summer Academy on Social Vulnerability.[1] This year’s Academy, which took place from 25 to 31 July in Hohenkammer (Munich), focused on the protection of environmental migrants from a policy perspective. Twenty PhD researchers from thirteen countries and experts from academia, UNHCR, IOM, the European Commission and the Council of …

William A. Schabas, The International Criminal Court: A Commentary on the Rome Statute, Oxford University Press, March 2010

03/11/2010 – 7:09 am | 2 Comments

(William A. Schabas, The International Criminal Court: A Commentary on the Rome Statute, Oxford University Press, March 2010, ISBN 978-0-19-956073-8, 1336 pp.)
Schabas’s Commentary to the Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC or Court) is an excellent addition to that fine scholarly tradition established by the Oxford Commentaries on International Law. Written by a highly regarded and prolific author, William Schabas, who has been involved …

Symposium on current topics of IHL in Beijing

01/11/2010 – 7:19 am | One Comment

On 23 October I had the opportunity to participate in a symposium on ‘Current Issues relating to International Humanitarian Law’ organized by the ICRC and the Chinese Society of International Law and hosted by the Chinese University of Foreign Affairs in Beijing. The symposium was opened by Mr. Li Shishi, President of the Chinese Society of International Law and Thierry Meyrat, Head of Delegation, ICRC …