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OTP/ICC issues statement on Libya

28/02/2011 – 3:29 pm | Comments Off on OTP/ICC issues statement on Libya

The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (OTP/ICC) issued a statement on Libya following the adoption by the Security Council of Resolution 1970(2011) (see previous post). It remains to be seen what will be the response of Libya to this statement and whether it will comply with the duty to cooperate imposed upon it by the Security Council acting under Chapter VII of the …

Security Council passes Resolution 1970 (2011) on Libya

28/02/2011 – 12:45 pm | One Comment

Deploring what it called ‘the gross and systematic violation of human rights’ in strife-torn Libya, on 26 February the Security Council adopted Resolution 1970 (2011), where it demanded an end to the violence and decided to refer the situation to the International Criminal Court while imposing an arms embargo on the country and a travel ban and assets freeze on the family of Muammar Al-Qadhafi …

PhD positions in Amsterdam, Maastricht and The Hague

16/02/2011 – 5:55 pm | Comments Off on PhD positions in Amsterdam, Maastricht and The Hague

For all those following this blog that are interested in doing a PhD please note the open positions at the university of Amsterdam, Maastricht, and the Asser Institute:
1. University of Amsterdam:
10 PhD positions reserved to topics within the Faculty of Law’s research focal points, which include public international law and international criminal justice (under the umbrella of the international rule of law). Candidates are invited …

Egypt's Protests, Human Rights Abuses and the Responsibilities of the International Community

06/02/2011 – 5:54 am | One Comment

After over 11 days of popular protests by an outstandingly united front amongst the Egyptian people and a climate of  intensifying violence and insecurity, a recent article on Al-Jazeera news channel discusses the reasons for which the UN has yet to get involved in any meaningful way in the situation in Egypt, not even by expressing its support for the struggle of the Egyptian people …