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Methodological Challenges in Human Rights Research – research training course

20/12/2012 – 1:49 pm | Comments Off on Methodological Challenges in Human Rights Research – research training course

The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (University of Oslo) is organizing a research training course in cooperation with the European University Institute and Åbo Akademi, under the umbrella of the Nordic Network in Human Rights Research. This event will take place at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy), on 10-14 June 2013. This course is part of the NordForsk-funded Nordic Network’s current project on “Methodological …

The Role of the International Courts and Tribunals in the Pursuit of Peace, Justice and the Responsibility to Protect

13/12/2012 – 4:50 pm | One Comment

 The following is a talk I gave at a conference organized on 10 December (World Human Rights Day) by the Estonian Institute of Human Rights in Tallinn on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. I was part of the first panel which was focused on Human Rights and Security: Protecting Victims and Providing Justice. A number of issues and questions were put forward for discussion by the organizers: In the modern world, the …

Appeals Chamber Acquits and Orders Release of Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markač

05/12/2012 – 12:08 pm | Comments Off on Appeals Chamber Acquits and Orders Release of Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markač

This post is based on a press release of the Tribunal, issued on 16 November 2012, VE/CS/PR1532e.
The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, composed of Judges Theodor Meron, presiding, Carmel Agius, Patrick Robinson, Mehmet Güney, and Fausto Pocar, has reversed by majority, Judges Agius and Pocar dissenting, Ante Gotovina’s and Mladen Markač’s convictions for crimes against humanity and violations of the …

Haradinaj, Balaj, and Brahimaj Acquitted on Retrial

05/12/2012 – 11:52 am | Comments Off on Haradinaj, Balaj, and Brahimaj Acquitted on Retrial

The Hague, 29 November 2012, MS/PR1536e
I have been working for the Defence in this case, so I will refrain from commenting at this stage. As far as I know, this is the only case before an international criminal tribunal that has been tried twice. I have expressed my criticism for the Appeals Chamber decision of 21 July 2010 to overturn the acquittals in this case in a post …

Yusuf, Salma (2012) “The Rise of Judicially Enforced Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights–Refocusing Perspectives,” Seattle Journal for Social Justice: Vol. 10: Iss. 2, Article 3.

22/11/2012 – 5:16 pm | Comments Off on Yusuf, Salma (2012) “The Rise of Judicially Enforced Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights–Refocusing Perspectives,” Seattle Journal for Social Justice: Vol. 10: Iss. 2, Article 3.

Seattle Journal for Social Justice
Vol 10, Issue 2, Article 3
ARTICLE : THE RISE OF JUDICIALLY ENFORCED ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS – REFOCUSING PERSPECTIVES
AUTHOR: SALMA YUSUF < salmayusuf@gmail.com>

Recommended Citation
Yusuf, Salma (2012) “The Rise of Judicially Enforced Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights–Refocusing Perspectives,” Seattle Journal for Social Justice: Vol. 10: Iss. 2, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.seattleu.edu/sjsj/vol10/iss2/3

Another Doha COP18 Challenge

22/11/2012 – 5:10 pm | Comments Off on Another Doha COP18 Challenge

As is if the participants at the 18th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP18) didn’t have enough on their mind, a recently published report by the UN’s Environment Programme indicates that global emission of greenhouse gasses is on the increase and well beyond the target needed to remain on track to achieve the 2 degrees C target.
Report available …

“Precursors to International Constitutionalism: The Development of the German Constitutional Approach” Special Edition of the GOJIL

18/11/2012 – 11:45 pm | Comments Off on “Precursors to International Constitutionalism: The Development of the German Constitutional Approach” Special Edition of the GOJIL

The Goettingen Journal of International Law has the following special edition coming up:
Goettingen Journal of International Law: Vol 4, No 2 (2012)
Precursors to International Constitutionalism: The Development of the German Constitutional Approach
Table of Contents
Editorial
 

Editorial

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Acknowledgments

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Introduction
 

Introduction

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Tomer Broude, Andreas L. Paulus

The Historical and Philosophical Background of International Constitutionalism
 

German Federalist Thinking and International Law

ABSTRACT PDF

Dirk Hanschel

 

Alfred Verdross as a Founding Father of International Constitutionalism?

ABSTRACT PDF

Thomas Kleinlein

 

Making it Whole: Hersch Lauterpacht’s …

SEATTLE JOURNAL FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE: Current Issue, Volume 10, Issue 2

17/11/2012 – 4:18 pm | Comments Off on SEATTLE JOURNAL FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE: Current Issue, Volume 10, Issue 2

Seattle Journal for Social Justice
Current Issue: Volume 10, Issue 2
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Bad Science Makes Bad Law: How the Deference Afforded to Psychiatry Undermines Civil Liberties
Samantha Godwin
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Queering Jury Nullification: Using Jury Nullification as a Tool to Fight Against the Criminalization of Queer and Transgender People
Adrien Leavitt
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The Rise of Judicially Enforced Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights–Refocusing Perspectives
Salma Yusuf
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Ritualizaed Degradation in the Twenty-First Centry: A Revisitation of Piven and …

MultiRights Fellow at a Summer Institute on Human Rights, Oslo June 2013

16/11/2012 – 12:08 pm | Comments Off on MultiRights Fellow at a Summer Institute on Human Rights, Oslo June 2013

The research project MultiRights invites applications for Resident Research Fellowships  at the Summer Institute in Oslo, June 9-22, 2013. Deadline for applications is November 30, 2012. Up to 10 selected Fellows will research the impact of the regional and international human rights judiciary. The participants will be granted an honorarium of 1500 EUR. MultiRights will cover travel costs, accommodation and meals.

MultiRights studies the legitimacy of …

Call for Papers Transnational Judicial Dialogue (21 & 22 June 2013)

16/11/2012 – 10:06 am | One Comment

The ACIL, ECRP project ‘International Law through the National Prism’ and the ERC project ‘MultiRights’ now invite paper proposals related to the theme ‘Transnational Judicial Dialogue: Concept, Method, Extent and Effects’. For detailed information on this conference see here.
 Synopsis
The Conference will explore the practice of transnational judicial dialogue on issues of international law by and between domestic and international courts (and tribunals). It seeks to …

Two Global Superpowers, One Global Challenge

08/11/2012 – 2:12 pm | Comments Off on Two Global Superpowers, One Global Challenge

By Salma Yusuf
Source: Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka
While the world’s attention is focussed on the leadership contest in the United States, the leadership change that will unfold in China just days after the US presidential elections has received comparatively less attention. The biggest political event in a decade for the world’s second superpower is scheduled to take place at the Great Hall of the People in …

New Publication: Assessing and Restoring Natural Resources In Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

07/11/2012 – 1:51 pm | Comments Off on New Publication: Assessing and Restoring Natural Resources In Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

For those with an interest in the link between armed conflicts and the environment this new edited collection by David Jensen and Klaus Topfer may be relevant.

25th Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol

07/11/2012 – 1:48 pm | Comments Off on 25th Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the opening for signature of the Montreal Protocol to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer. The Montreal Protocol is often hailed as one of the most successful multilateral environmental agreements and the framework structure of the regime partly served as a background for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Not surprisingly the success …

SHARES Seminar Principles of Shared Responsibility in International Law, Amsterdam, 7 and 8 February 2013

01/11/2012 – 9:17 pm | Comments Off on SHARES Seminar Principles of Shared Responsibility in International Law, Amsterdam, 7 and 8 February 2013

SHARES Seminar Principles of Shared Responsibility in International Law, Amsterdam, 7 and 8 February 2013
The Research Project on Shared Responsibility in International Law (SHARES) will organize the seminar Principles of Shared Responsibility in International Law on 7 and 8 February 2013 (7 February: 12:00-18:30; 8 February: 9:30-17:30) in Amsterdam.
This SHARES Seminar will provide a critical review of the principles of international responsibility, as these have …

Young International Lawyer Research Forum

01/11/2012 – 9:15 pm | Comments Off on Young International Lawyer Research Forum

Call for Abstracts of the X Young International Lawyer Research Forum, which will be hosted by the University of Catania, Italy, on 24-25 January 2013.
The webpage of the event at: www.unict.it/giovani-internazionalisti
The Call for Abstracts in English (deadline 24 November 2012) at: http://www.unict.it/sites/default/files/files/YIL_Research_Forum_Call_For_Papers_2012.pdf

Invitation to the Public International Law Discussion Group

01/11/2012 – 9:14 pm | Comments Off on Invitation to the Public International Law Discussion Group

Invitation to the Public International Law Discussion Group on Thursday 1 November at 12.45pm (sandwiches from 12.30pm) in New College, Lecture Room 6:

Dr M Milanovic

Is the Rome Statute Binding on Individuals?

Security Council’s open debate on ‘Peace and Justice with a Special Focus on the Role of the International Criminal Court’

26/10/2012 – 12:31 pm | One Comment

 The Security Council’s open debate on ‘Peace and Justice with a Special Focus on the Role of the International Criminal Court’, convened by Guatemala (holding the Presidency of the Security Council), took place on 17 October 2012. In addressing this event, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pointed out that,
The Court and the Council can support each other in building local justice responses and in strengthening the rule of …

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Hamdan Decision: Material Support for Terrorism not a Crime under International Humanitarian Law

26/10/2012 – 11:50 am | 2 Comments

On 16 October 2012 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated the military commission conviction of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, an al Qaeda member and Osama bin Laden’s former driver, for material support of terrorism (full text of the decision here). Professor Terry D. Gill and myself filed an amicus brief in this case with the assistance of David C. Lahman.
Hamdan was captured …