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Call for Papers: International Crimes Database Project

29/05/2013 – 2:47 pm | Comments Off on Call for Papers: International Crimes Database Project

The International Crimes Database (ICD) invites submissions of research papers and articles for publication in the online article series of the ICD, ICD Briefs.

The ICD is an online database, to be launched in 2013 (www.internationalcrimesdatabase.org), and is hosted and maintained by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague and financially made possible by the Netherlands Ministry of Security and Justice and the International Centre for …

The Story of Amparo Laws in Mexico

22/05/2013 – 9:34 am | Comments Off on The Story of Amparo Laws in Mexico

We are happy to publish this reflection on amparo laws in Mexico, written by Rebecca Ellis, freelance journalist covering immigration, labor and business issues.

The sun may be rising on Mexico’s legal landscape, brightening this country’s prospects for human rights. This ray of hope shines as a beacon in the shadows of this last decade.

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 28 journalists have been killed or disappeared since …

NATO Gender Mainstreaming and the Feminist Critique of the Law of Armed Conflict

15/05/2013 – 11:28 am | Comments Off on NATO Gender Mainstreaming and the Feminist Critique of the Law of Armed Conflict

We have the pleasure to host on our blog a post by our colleague, Jody M. Prescott, Senior Fellow, West Point Center for the Rule of Law, and adjunct professor, Department of Political Science, University of Vermont. For those interested the full article is available at Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, Volume XIV, Issue 1, Winter 2013, pp. 83-133.

 “Will NATO gender mainstreaming efforts  accomplish greater …

8th Edition of Bell, McGillivray and Pedersen Environmental Law Published

13/05/2013 – 10:21 pm | Comments Off on 8th Edition of Bell, McGillivray and Pedersen Environmental Law Published

The 8th edition of Bell, McGillivray and Pedersen Environmental Law has now been published by Oxford University Press. The new edition includes coverage of, among other things, the EU Industrial Emissions Directive 2010 and the UK Climate Change Act 2008, discussion of the Localism Act 2011 and its impact on planning, enhanced coverage of environmental rights, including under the Aarhus Convention and coverage of important …

The Legitimacy and Effectiveness of International Criminal Tribunals Conference

06/05/2013 – 11:05 am | One Comment

PluriCourts, University of Oslo, August 30-31 2014
Call for Papers
The establishment of International Criminal Tribunals (including the ICTY, ICTR, and the ICC), and hybrid or internationalized tribunals (including the SCSL, ECCC, East Timor and Kosovo Panels and others) has been hailed as a great achievement within international law.  They are characterized as institutions which promoted peace and reconciliation by seeking to prevent and deter war crimes, …

Backtracking on Responsibility: French Court Absolves Veolia for Unlawful Railway Construction in Occupied Territory

01/05/2013 – 7:04 pm | Comments Off on Backtracking on Responsibility: French Court Absolves Veolia for Unlawful Railway Construction in Occupied Territory

This post was originally published on Dr. Nadia Bernaz’s Business and Human Rights blog, Rights as Usual.
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On 22 March 2013 (a decision that became public more recently), the Versailles Court of Appeal dismissed the case against two French companies, Alstom and Veolia, for their involvement in a contract for the construction of a light railway between illegal Israeli settlements located in East Jerusalem, inside the Palestinian territory …