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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 …

The Asian Century: A DIPLOMATIC RENAISSANCE IN GLOBAL POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

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By Salma Yusuf
The 2012 Annual Meeting of the International Monetary Fund was held on 12 October 2012 through 14 October 2012 in Japan. Responding to a question at a Press Briefing on 11 October 2012 in Tokyo regards the emerging political tensions between China and Japan over the group of islands in the East China Sea, which Japan administers but over which both countries claim …

Will the Global South be given a Permanent Voice at the United Nations Security Council?

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Will the Global South be given a Permanent Voice at the United Nations Security Council?
By Salma Yusuf
The United Nations Security Council election will be held on 18 October 2012 during the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The elections are for five non-permanent seats on the Security Council for two-year mandates. The new members will …

Call for Papers of the Goettingen Journal of International Law

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Vol. 5, Issue No. 1 of the Goettingen Journal of International Law will include a focus on the law and politics of indigenous peoples in international law.
Indigenous peoples received increasing public and scholarly attention over the last decades. It has been a unique journey from the colonial history to the beginning of their political presence in the United Nations since the 1970s to the UN …

Developing your Faculty Credentials: An International Law Perspective

10/10/2012 – 6:06 pm | 4 Comments

Thursday, October 11, 2012
ASIL Headquarters, Tillar House
2223 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (ET)
The American Society of International Law’s Teaching International Law Interest Group and the Association of American Law Schools’ (AALS) Section on International Law are hosting this panel discussion and reception. The event will give aspiring international law faculty members the chance to hear recommendations from current international law …