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Call For Papers: Transitional Justice and Civil Society: Learning from International Experience

29/11/2013 – 11:16 pm | Comments Off on Call For Papers: Transitional Justice and Civil Society: Learning from International Experience

Call For Papers
“Transitional Justice and Civil Society: Learning from International Experience” – The 3rd Annual Minerva Jerusalem Conference on Transitional Justice
May 25-26, 2014, Jerusalem
The Transitional Justice Program, Minerva Center for Human Rights and Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
INTRODUCTION: The Transitional Justice Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Minerva Center for Human Rights and Faculty of Law is organizing an international …

New issue of Netherlands International Law Review

29/11/2013 – 11:01 pm | Comments Off on New issue of Netherlands International Law Review

The new issue of the Netherlands International Law Review is now available online.
The new issue contains the following articles.
Cross-Border Enforcement and the Brussels I-Bis Regulation: Towards A New Balance Between Mutual Trust and National Control over Fundamental Rights, Xandra E. Kramer
Least Developed Countries in the WTO Dispute Settlement System, Sharmin J. Tania
Shared Responsibility Before The European Court of Human Rights, Maarten den …

Criminal Law Forum: new issue

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New issue of Criminal Law Forum  (Vol. 24, Issue 4) is available online.
The new issue contains the following articles.
The Relationship Between the International Criminal Court and the U.N. Security Council: Parameters and Best Practices, Jennifer Trahan
The International Criminal Court and Mali: Towards More Transparency in International Criminal Law Investigations? Ignaz Stegmiller
Bringing Principles and Fairness to the Sentencing of Murder, Barry Mitchell & Julian V. Roberts
Criminal …

Call for Papers: The Syrian Crisis and International Law

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The Syrian Crisis and International Law. An International Conference. Doha, 25–26 February 2014, College of Law, Qatar University.
Introduction
The College of Law, Qatar University and the Qatari Branch of the International Law Association are co-­‐organizing an international conference focusing on ‘The Syrian Crisis and International Law’. The conference is scheduled to take place on the 25th and 26th of February 2014, in Doha (Qatar). Invited speakers …

International Review of the Red Cross: new article

28/11/2013 – 8:45 am | Comments Off on International Review of the Red Cross: new article

New article available online from the International Review of the Red Cross.
Challenges to international humanitarian law: Israel’s occupation policy
Peter Maurer
The complexity of the ever-shifting humanitarian landscape in the Middle East region – where the effects of perennial conflict and instability have rarely been contained within one country – is a major preoccupation for humanitarian organisations like the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Building on a Distinguished Tradition: The Graduate Institute, Geneva Welcomes Inaugural LL.M. in International Law Cohort

28/11/2013 – 8:35 am | Comments Off on Building on a Distinguished Tradition: The Graduate Institute, Geneva Welcomes Inaugural LL.M. in International Law Cohort

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies has welcomed its first class of the newly launched LL.M. in International Law. Over the course of the 10-month programme, students on the LL.M. in International Law will gain exposure to world-renowned faculty, benefit from being at the heart of international legal affairs in Geneva and have the opportunity to share ideas with other participants who come …

Seminar: Latest Developments in the Law of Reparations

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Tuesday 28 January 2014 17:30 to 19:00
Location
The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL
Participants
Keynote Address:
Professor Theo van Boven, (Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Restitution, Compensation and Rehabilitation for Victims of Gross Violations of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms)
Discussants:
Martyn Day, (Leigh Day & Co)
Carla Ferstman, (Director, REDRESS)
This event will be an opportunity for participants to reflect on the latest developments in the …

Seminar: The Position of Heads of State and Senior Officials in International Law

28/11/2013 – 8:18 am | Comments Off on Seminar: The Position of Heads of State and Senior Officials in International Law

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law would like to invite you to the next event in the Arthur Watts public international law seminar series sponsored by Volterra Fietta
The Position of Heads of State and Senior Officials in International Law
2 CPD hours
Thursday 23 January 2014
17:30 to 19:30
British Institute of International and Comparative Law,
Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP
The position in international …

The Cambridge Journal of Law: new issue

28/11/2013 – 8:12 am | Comments Off on The Cambridge Journal of Law: new issue

New issue of the Cambridge Journal of Law (vol. 72, issue 3) is available online.

Important Research Tool: The International Crimes Database (ICD) of the Asser Institute

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Many of the readers of our blog would be interested in a recently-launched important research tool, namely The International Crimes Database (ICD) website, hosted and maintained by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague and supported by the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague. This database offers a comprehensive database on international crimes adjudicated by national, …

Hague Academy of International Law position

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The Hague Academy of International Law, founded in 1923, is a high level, post-academic institution for the study and dissemination of public and private international law. The Academy’s well-known Summer Programme and its Centre for Studies and Research are held in the Peace Palace in The Hague (Netherlands) during the months of July, August and September. The Academy seeks to appoint a Publications Manager with copy-preparing/proof-reading responsibilities. The appointee …

The Human Rights Commission decides contrary to the European Court of Human rights in Sikh turban case

21/11/2013 – 8:28 pm | Comments Off on The Human Rights Commission decides contrary to the European Court of Human rights in Sikh turban case

In (Mann) Singh v. France (HRC, 26/09/2013, CCPR/C/108/D/1928/2010), the Human Rights Committee decided that prohibiting a Sikh to wear a turban on the identity photograph, without convincingly explaining how such a measure is necessary for guaranteeing the public safety, violates the individual’s right to manifest his religion (article 18 of the ICCPR), completely in opposition to the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights.
For more information and …

Newly published article(s) for Asian Journal of International Law available on Cambridge Journals

20/11/2013 – 5:21 pm | Comments Off on Newly published article(s) for Asian Journal of International Law available on Cambridge Journals

New articles have been published on Cambridge Journals Online, available for preview:
Where Security Meets Justice: Prosecuting Maritime Piracy in the International Criminal Court Melanie O’BRIEN
Introducing a 0.05% Financial Transactions Tax as an Instrument of Global Justice and Market Efficiency Ross P. BUCKLEY
 
You can consult these articles and the ones published previously here

The UN sued in America for the Haitian cholera outbreak

20/11/2013 – 4:57 pm | Comments Off on The UN sued in America for the Haitian cholera outbreak

A few weeks ago a group of Haitian cholera victims took the extraordinary step of filing a class action suit against the United Nations in the Manhattan Federal District Court. The claimants ultimately seek compensation from the United Nations, alleging on the basis of overwhelming scientific evidence that the Haitian cholera outbreak was inadvertently caused by Nepalese peacekeepers stationed at a UN base close to …

Amnesty International urges the UNSC not to defer the ICC trial of Kenyan President

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Source: JURIST
” Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Wednesday urged [press release] the UN Security Council not to defer the International Criminal Court (ICC) trial [materials] of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta despite mounting political pressure. A draft resolution seeking the deferral was circulated earlier this month by Rwanda, a Security Council member, and will be put to a vote on Friday. In response to the call from the African Union (AU) [official website] …

ICC prosecutor encourages Libya to end the impunity gap

17/11/2013 – 7:23 am | Comments Off on ICC prosecutor encourages Libya to end the impunity gap

Source: JURIST
“International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website; JURIST backgrounder] Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda [official profile] on Thursday urged [statement] the government of Libya to address serious crimes committed in the country and encouraged the international community to end the impunity gap in Libya. Bensouda welcomed gains in Libya’s legal system that would eliminate rape but voiced concern for detainees in the country. She stated:
Libya has come a long way since the …

UN Human Rights Council’s Annual report released

17/11/2013 – 7:18 am | Comments Off on UN Human Rights Council’s Annual report released

Source: JURIST
“The President of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) [official website], Remigiusz Henczel [official website], on Wednesday presented the annual report [text, PDF] to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) [official website], claiming [press release] that the UNHRC has achieved significant progress in the last year despite inadequate financial resources. Henczel stated that the UNHRC adopted [UN News Centre report] “107 resolutions, decisions and President’s statements” within the last year, and the council’s budget has not kept …

New article in the International & Comparative Law Quarterly

17/11/2013 – 7:15 am | Comments Off on New article in the International & Comparative Law Quarterly

Article
CONNECTION AND COHERENCE BETWEEN AND AMONG EUROPEAN INSTRUMENTS IN THE PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW OF OBLIGATIONS
Elizabeth B Crawford, Janeen M Carruthers
International & Comparative Law Quarterly / FirstView article(s)
doi: 10.1017/S0020589313000365 (About doi) Published Online on 14th November 2013