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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 …