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Expert seminar on Foreign Investment in Africa – 10/11 October 2013

29/09/2013 – 8:59 am | Comments Off on Expert seminar on Foreign Investment in Africa – 10/11 October 2013

Expert seminar on Foreign Investment in Africa  – 10/11 October 2013
Professor Makane Mbengue (University of Geneva), Dr. Eric De Brabandere (Grotius Centre, Leiden University) and Dr. Tarcisio Gazzini (VU University Amsterdam) organize the 3rd Expert Seminar on Contemporary Perspectives on International Investment Law on 10 and 11 October 2013. The topic of this year’s seminar is ‘Foreign investment in Africa: Gaining Development Momentum’. Speakers include Laurence …

UN High Commissioner of Human Rights calls Sri Lanka to improve Human Rights record

27/09/2013 – 10:31 pm | Comments Off on UN High Commissioner of Human Rights calls Sri Lanka to improve Human Rights record

Source: JURIST
Sri Lanka must continue to work to improve its human rights record, according to an oral report by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay filed Wednesday with the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The report noted the large military presence in certain regions and lack of civil administration and economic activity, despite four years having passed since the end of the country’s26-year civil war. Although there are some …

US signed the UN Arms Trade Treaty

27/09/2013 – 10:16 pm | Comments Off on US signed the UN Arms Trade Treaty

Source: JURIST
The US government on Wednesday signed a UN Arms Trade Treaty that regulates global trade in conventional arms. US Secretary of State John Kerry, while signing the treaty on behalf of the US government, stated that the signature would affect US manufacturers and exports only minimally given the already strict export controls for weapons. The treaty still has to be presented to the Senate …

New Issue on Taylor & Francis Online: The International Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 17

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The International Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 17, No. 5-6, 01 Aug 2013 is now available on Taylor & Francis Online.
 
This new issue contains the following articles:
Original Articles
Constructing humanitarian space in Darfur
Kurt Mills
Pages: 605-618
DOI: 10.1080/13642987.2013.805125
Legitimising negotiated justice: the International Criminal Court and flexible governance
Steven C. Roach
Pages: 619-632
DOI: 10.1080/13642987.2013.808193
The interaction between international human rights law and international humanitarian law: seeking the most effective protection for civilians …

Special Court of Sierra Leone upholds Charles Taylor conviction for 50 years in prison

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Today the Appeals Chamber of the Special Court for Sierra Leone unanimously upheld the conviction of Charles Taylor, the former President of Liberia, and affirmed the Trial Chamber’s sentence of 50 years imprisonment.
For the whole text of the decision: decision ; for a legal discussion of the Court’s decision: Ejil Talk!

Oxford Public International Law

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In July 2013 Oxford University Press launched and re-launched three essential online products for public international law. These services are searchable and browsable in one place on Oxford Public International Law.
The services include:

Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law (OSAIL contains full-text online editions of market-leading reference works and treaties published by Oxford University Press, such as Oppenheim and the Oxford Commentaries on International Law. All titles …

Egypt court bans Muslim Brotherhood

25/09/2013 – 6:57 pm | Comments Off on Egypt court bans Muslim Brotherhood

An Egyptian court on Monday banned the Muslim Brotherhood [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] and ordered its assets confiscated as part of the military government’s crackdown on the group. The Cairo administrative court declared that its ruling would apply to all organizations affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood [BBC report], including its political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party [party website]. Although the Muslim Brotherhood was …

New issue of Israel Law Review is available on Cambridge Journals Online

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Volume 46 / Issue 03 , November 2013 was published Online today, on Cambridge Journals Online.
From the table of contents:
How International Courts Shape Domestic Justice: Lessons from Rwanda and Sierra Leone, Sigall Horovitz
Domestic Investigation and Prosecution of Atrocities Committed during Military Operations: The Impact of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, Silvia Borelli
Statutory Sentencing Reform in Israel: Exploring the Sentencing Law of 2012, …

Hadžić case: Trial Chamber conducts site visit in eastern Croatia

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Hadžić case: Trial Chamber conducts site visit in eastern Croatia
The Trial Chamber in the case of Goran Hadžić, former President of the Republic of Serbian Krajina, began today a five-day site visit to locations relevant to the indictment in eastern Croatia in order to obtain a first-hand impression of those sites, including the topography of the relevant areas.
The visiting delegation consists of Judges Delvoie …

Leiden Journal of International Law: new article available

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Volker Nerlich, Daring Diversity – Why There Is Nothing Wrong with ‘Fragmentation’ in International Criminal Procedure
International criminal law has made impressive strides over the past twenty years. The 1990s and 2000s saw the establishment of ad hoc international criminal tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda (ICTY and ICTR), the coming into being of the permanent International Criminal Court (ICC), and the birth of …

ICC Judges invite the US to arrest Al Bashir and surrender him to the Court

20/09/2013 – 4:45 pm | Comments Off on ICC Judges invite the US to arrest Al Bashir and surrender him to the Court

Source: Press Release
On 18 September 2013 Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC), informed by the Office of the Prosecutor of Omar Al Bashir’s potential travel to the United States of America (US), invited the competent US authorities to arrest Omar Al Bashir and surrender him to the Court, in the event he enters their territory.
The Chamber also reminded the US of the two …

New book on International Court of Justice by Robert Kolb

19/09/2013 – 11:42 am | Comments Off on New book on International Court of Justice by Robert Kolb

Source: Hart Publishing, Oxford
A new book on International Court of Justice has been recently published by Hart Publishing. The author of the book is Robert Kolb.
This new work, by a leading academic authority on international law who also appears as an advocate before the Court, examines the Statute of the Court, its procedures, conventions and practices, in a way that will provide invaluable assistance to …

Nicaragua institutes proceedings against Columbia before the ICJ

19/09/2013 – 8:36 am | Comments Off on Nicaragua institutes proceedings against Columbia before the ICJ

Source: Press Release
On 16 September 2013 Nicaragua instituted proceedings against Colombia with regard to a “dispute [which] concerns the delimitation of the boundaries between, on the one hand, the continental shelf of Nicaragua beyond the 200-nautical-mile limit from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea of Nicaragua is measured, and on the other hand, the continental shelf of Colombia”.
In its Application, Nicaragua …

Aerial Herbicide Spraying (Ecuador v. Colombia) Case removed from the Court’s List at the request of the Republic of Ecuador

19/09/2013 – 8:23 am | Comments Off on Aerial Herbicide Spraying (Ecuador v. Colombia) Case removed from the Court’s List at the request of the Republic of Ecuador

Source: Press Release
The case brought by the Republic of Ecuador against the Republic of Colombia on 31 March 2008 before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in respect of a dispute concerning “Colombia’s aerial spraying of toxic herbicides at locations near, at and across its border with Ecuador” was removed from the Court’s List on 13 September 2013 at the request of Ecuador.
By a letter …

Journal of International Economic Law: new issue

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The new issue of the Journal of International Economic Law (Vol. 16, no. 3, September 2013) is now out. The contents of the current issue are the following:
– Geraldo Vidigal, Re-Assessing WTO Remedies: The Prospective and the Retrospective
– Elizabeth Trujillo, A Dialogical Approach to Trade and Environment
– Sherzod Shadikhodjaev, Duty Drawback and Regional Trade Agreements: Foes or Friends?
– Valentina Vadi and Lukasz Gruszczynski, Standards of Review …

International Journal of Discrimination and the Law: new issue available

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New issue of the International Journal of Discrimination and the Law is now available online.
The new June-September 2013 issue is dedicated to the following topic: Reasonable accommodation of religious claims in workplaces? Basic tensions, socio-legal debates, and (quasi-)judicial decisions in six European countries.
The table of contents as well as the articles can be found here.

Netherlands International Law Review: new issue available online without charge until 9 November 2013

18/09/2013 – 8:15 am | Comments Off on Netherlands International Law Review: new issue available online without charge until 9 November 2013

The new issue of the Netherlands International Law Review is currently available online. To mark the 60th volume of NILR, the latest issue is online without charge until the 9th of November 2013. The table of contents as well as the publications from the current issue can be downloaded from the Cambridge University Press website.

French court rejects request to extradite former Rwandan colonel

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Source: JURIST
A court in France  on Thursday rejected Rwanda’s request for the extradition of a Hutu ex-colonel wanted in connection with the country’s 1994 genocide and ordered his release. Laurent Serubuga, now 77-years old, had been arrested in France in July on an international arrest warrant issued by Rwanda. The court stated that because the crimes of which Serabuga was accused occurred more than 10 years ago, the …