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Closing Statements in the Lubanga Case

25/08/2011 – 6:55 pm | One Comment

The closing statements in the case Prosecutor v. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo started today, 25 August 2011, before Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC). They will continue tomorrow with the closing statements of the Defence. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo is accused of having committed, as a co-perpetrator, war crimes of enlisting and conscripting children under the age of 15 years into the Forces patriotiques pour la …

Environmental Law and Sustainability after Rio

22/08/2011 – 10:39 am | Comments Off on Environmental Law and Sustainability after Rio

Edward Elgar has just published Environmental Law and Sustainability after Rio (edited by Ben Boer, Jamie Benidickson, Herman Benjamin and Karen Morrow). In the build-up to the Rio+20 due to take place next year, the title seems very timely and it contains some exceedingly interesting chapters by leading contributors to environmental law debates from across the  world.   

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law – Content Update

19/08/2011 – 7:05 am | Comments Off on Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law – Content Update

The August 2011 update adds 95 new articles. Highlights include new overview articles on Law of the Sea, International Economic Law, and State Immunity, as well as several articles on aspects of the international financial system such as Debt Crisis, Monetary Unions and Monetary Zones, and the Bank for International Settlements .
There will be a further update of new articles just prior to the publication …

Ramush Haradinaj’s Retrial: Is the ICTY Favoring the Prosecution at the Expense of Justice?

10/08/2011 – 9:19 pm | 2 Comments

by Roland Gjoni* 
The case against Ramush Haradinaj at the International War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague (ICTY) has been in process for seven years. On August 17, 2011, Haradinaj, a senior commander in the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) during the armed conflict of Kosovar Albanians against the Serbian military and paramilitary forces in 1998-1999, will face a “partial retrial.” Haradinaj’s partial retrial is unique because …

Guest post by Roland Gjoni

10/08/2011 – 8:43 pm | Comments Off on Guest post by Roland Gjoni

The International Law Observer is proud to announce a guest post by Roland Gjoni, who is an independent scholar specializing in international law. He was awarded a Fulbright scholarship and completed an LL.M. at Columbia University School of Law in 2005. Since 1999, he has served as a legal adviser to the American Bar Association, the United Nations Mission in Kosovo, the World Bank, and …