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SHARES – Call for papers

26/04/2011 – 6:29 am | Comments Off on SHARES – Call for papers

On 17 and 18 November 2011 the SHARES project will organize the Conference on Foundations of Shared Responsibility in International Law. The Conference will explore fundamental and conceptual issues that explain the state of law, allow for identification of gaps and provide insights on possibilities and limitations for further development of the law pertaining to shared responsibility.
These questions are of theoretical and practical relevance in …

The BRICS and global governance

25/04/2011 – 10:07 am | Comments Off on The BRICS and global governance

The BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) are the emerging powerhouses of the international economy and of international politics more generally.  Between them, they account for almost 3 billion people and a combined GDP of over US$ 10 trillion.  They are not a force to be ignored.

The Obama Administration and Human Rights Conference

21/04/2011 – 6:41 pm | Comments Off on The Obama Administration and Human Rights Conference

The American University, Washington DC, organizes the conference ‘The Obama Administration and Human Rights’ which shall take place on 28-29 April. You can find a lot of interesting information on the conference’s website at:
https://american.edu/provost/human-rights/obama-conf/index.cfm
The election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States signaled the promise of change in foreign and domestic policy and a renewed focus on human rights. This conference …

Judgment rendered by Trial Chamber I in the Gotovina et al. case

15/04/2011 – 10:25 pm | Comments Off on Judgment rendered by Trial Chamber I in the Gotovina et al. case

This information on the Prosecutor v. Gotovina et al. case is extracted from the press release issued today by the ICTY. For more details you can access the whole judgment, Vol. I and Vol. II (running up to 1377 pages); the judgment summary, or the case information sheet.
On 15 April Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted two Croatian …

Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher

12/04/2011 – 7:07 am | Comments Off on Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher

Our readers might be interested in the fact that a new publisher, Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher (TOAEP), has been established that will focus on publications in international criminal and international humanitarian law. Here is a short description.
We are delighted to announce that the Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher (TOAEP) has been established and is now operational: http://www.fichl.org/toaep/. It is an independent academic publisher of the Forum for International …

The Seychelles Supreme Court on Non-Discrimination & Registration of Political Parties

12/04/2011 – 6:57 am | 2 Comments

By M. K. Rao [mkrao@mfa.gov.sc; mkrao@ymail.com], Legal Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Seychelles: Views expressed herein are personal and do not reflect those of the MFA or any Department of the Government
1.     On 30th March 2011 the Supreme Court of Seychelles delivered an important judgment.  It upheld the decision of the Registrar of Political Parties rejecting registration of a group of people as …

Research Project on Shared Responsibility in International Law online

12/04/2011 – 6:41 am | Comments Off on Research Project on Shared Responsibility in International Law online

The Research Project on Shared Responsibility in International Law (SHARES) is pleased to announce the official launch of the SHARES website: www.sharesproject.nl. The website includes a detailed description of the SHARES project and its project members. The website also features news, events, publications, blog posts and resources on shared responsibility in international law. The ambition of the SHARES project is to examine an unexplored and …

New issue of the Indian Journal of International Economic Law (IJIEL)

12/04/2011 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on New issue of the Indian Journal of International Economic Law (IJIEL)

The Indian Journal of International Economic Law (IJIEL) has published its number 3(2) and has made this edition available online (you can find a copy here),  a special issue on the interface between space law and international economic law. This volume has tried to examine some of the many fascinating international economic and financial law issues emerging from man’s foray into space. This includes the role …

The Japan nuclear incident and the protection of the marine environment

11/04/2011 – 12:18 pm | One Comment

Last week, it was reported that Japan had started releasing radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.  More than 11,00 tonnes of radioactive water have been released into the Pacific Ocean in order to make room in storage containers for further radioactive water.  Whilst officials have asserted that the risks are low, neighbouring states are understandably concerned about the effects of these releases.  It also …

A landmark provisional ruling of the African Court on Human and People’s Rights on Libya

02/04/2011 – 10:20 am | Comments Off on A landmark provisional ruling of the African Court on Human and People’s Rights on Libya

It is a pleasure to introduce to our readers this guest post from Abebe A. Mulugeta, Doctoral Researcher at the University of Bern, Switzerland; a welcome addition to our extensive coverage of the situation in Libya. His post concerns the late March decision on provisional measures issued by the African Court on Human and People’s Rights with regard to the situation in Libya.

Many have been criticizing, …

The ICJ decides it has no jurisdiction in Georgia v. Russia

01/04/2011 – 10:59 am | 2 Comments

In its judgment delivered today the ICJ found that it had no jurisdiction to entertain the Application filed by Georgia on 12 August 2008. From the issuing by the Court on 15 October 2008 of its Order indicating provisional measures I had a feeling that the case would not go further than the preliminary objections phase. There are other posts on the case in our …