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What happens when criminal justice goes international?

13/11/2017 – 11:21 am |

Mikkel Jarle Christensen, associate professor in iCourts, and Ron Levi, professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs, have published a new edited volume with Routledge: International Practices of Criminal Law: Social and Legal Perspectives.
The edited volume examines the practitioners, practices, and institutions that are transforming the relationship between criminal justice and international governance. The book links two dimensions of international criminal justice, by analyzing the fields of international …

Tanja Altunjan and Aziz Epik: The International Criminal Court in Crisis?

17/01/2017 – 1:48 pm | 2 Comments

By Tanja Altunjan and Dr. Aziz Epik
Tanja Altunjan is a Research Fellow and Dr. Aziz Epik is a Senior Research Fellow to the Chair for German and International Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Modern Legal History, Prof. Gerhard Werle, Humboldt-University, Berlin.
70 years after the International Military Tribunal passed its Nuremberg judgment, the International Criminal Court (ICC) – the first permanent institution for the prosecution of …

Edited volume: ‘An Institutional Approach to the Responsibility to Protect’, Cambridge University Press, 2016 (paperback)

20/08/2016 – 2:47 pm | Comments Off on Edited volume: ‘An Institutional Approach to the Responsibility to Protect’, Cambridge University Press, 2016 (paperback)

My edited book entitled ‘An Institutional Approach to the Responsibility to Protect’ has recently been published as paperback by Cambridge University Press (35 GBP).
Through its 22 chapters, covering

the responsibilities of the State;
the main political organs of the UN;
important regional and security organizations;
international judicial institutions and the regional human rights protection systems;

the book examines the roles and responsibilities of the international community regarding the responsibility to …

London Centre of International Law Practice major conference on Energy Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Middle East and Africa, 7th – 8th March 2016

12/01/2016 – 12:06 pm | Comments Off on London Centre of International Law Practice major conference on Energy Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Middle East and Africa, 7th – 8th March 2016

The London Centre of International Law Practice is organising a major conference on Energy Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Middle East and Africa. The Conference will take place on 7th – 8th March 2016, and will be followed by a day of workshops, on 9th March 2016. The event is directed by Brandon Malone, one of LCILP’s highly regarded experts and supported by major …

UN rights expert urges Nigeria to end unlawful evictions

24/11/2015 – 11:38 pm | Comments Off on UN rights expert urges Nigeria to end unlawful evictions

Source: Jurist
A UN human rights expert on Monday advised Nigerian officials to halt mass, unlawful evictions and demolitions in the region of Badia, Lagos, expressing concern over the homelessness resulting from a lack of adequate housing and compensation to victims. Special Rapporteur Leilani Farha, an expert on the right to adequate housing, warned that upwards of 30,000 people are at risk of losing their homes …

Conference on Energy Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Middle East and Africa, 7-8 March 2016, London

23/11/2015 – 10:42 am | Comments Off on Conference on Energy Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Middle East and Africa, 7-8 March 2016, London

The Conference on Energy Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Middle East and Africa, to be held on 7-8 March 2016, followed by a one-day workshop on 9 March 2016, is being organised by the London Centre for International Law Practice through its Centre for International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, and Centre for International Energy and National Resources Law and Security.
The conference addresses the challenges in the …

Newly published article(s): Cambridge Journals Online

20/03/2015 – 11:24 pm | Comments Off on Newly published article(s): Cambridge Journals Online

Canadian Journal of Law and Society / La Revue Canadienne Droit et Société
Volume 30 – Issue 01 – April 2015
Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act: Misogynistic Law Making in Action
Chris Bruckert
Published online: 20 March 2015
Expert-Tease: Advocacy, Ideology and Experience in Bedford and Bill C-36
Sonia Lawrence
Published online: 20 March 2015
“Johns” in the Spotlight: Anti-prostitution Efforts and the Surveillance of Clients
Ummni Khan
Published online: 20 March 2015
Journal …

Newly published articles: Taylor & Francis, Cambridge Journals

26/11/2014 – 11:29 pm | Comments Off on Newly published articles: Taylor & Francis, Cambridge Journals

Newly published articles are now available on Taylor & Francis online and Cambridge Journals online.
The International Journal of Human Rights (Taylor & Francis online)
Intellectual-HRDs and claims for academic freedom under human rights law
Robert Quinn & Jesse Levine
Published Online: 26th of November
An empirical analysis of US state court citation practices of international human social rights treaties
Joel R. Carbonell & Christopher P. Banks
Published Online: 25th of November
The …

Uganda: Appeal against the court decision voiding anti-gay law

11/08/2014 – 11:39 pm | Comments Off on Uganda: Appeal against the court decision voiding anti-gay law

An important court decision striking down Uganda’s recently passed Anti-Homosexuality act is being challenged on appeal.
Ugandan Attorney General, Peter Nyomb, has decided on Saturday August 9th to file an appeal against the aforementioned decision of the Constitutional Court in Kampala, thus sparking reactions from gay rights supporters who spoke out against the law, asking for the decision to be upheld on appeal.
The Constitutional Court declared …

Uganda high court voids anti-homosexuality law

03/08/2014 – 2:54 pm | Comments Off on Uganda high court voids anti-homosexuality law

Source: JURSIT
Uganda’s Constitutional Court [official website] on Friday ruled that Uganda’s anti-homosexuality law was passed without the requisite quorum, effectively voiding the law. The law [text, PDF] was challenged [JURIST report] by right activists in March. The ruling [Reuters report] may still be appealed. The law punished homosexual acts with imprisonment for “aggravated homosexuality” and banned the “promotion of homosexuality.” Ugandan government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo …

ICC: Congo militia leader withdraws appeal

29/06/2014 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on ICC: Congo militia leader withdraws appeal

The judgment of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the case of the convicted war criminal Germain Katanga has just become final, following the withdrawal of his appeal this Wednesday.
According to the relevant press release made public on June 25th, the Defence for Germain Katanga and the Office of the Prosecutor both discontinued their appeals against the judgment of Trial Chamber II of the ICC, …

UN: New human rights commission of inquiry for Eritrea

29/06/2014 – 3:05 pm | Comments Off on UN: New human rights commission of inquiry for Eritrea

Pursuant to a press release made public on June 27th, the UN has resolved to establish for a period of one year, a commission of inquiry comprising three members to investigate all alleged violations of human rights in Eritrea, as well as to extend for one year the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea.
According to the relevant UN …

New Issue: Taylor & Francis Online

24/06/2014 – 9:10 pm | Comments Off on New Issue: Taylor & Francis Online

A new issue of the International Journal of Human Rights is available on Taylor & Francis Online.
Τhe International Journal of Human Rights
Volume 18, Issue 3, 2014

Table of Contents
Foreword
Jürgen Zimmerer
Published online: 23 June 2014
Climate change, environmental violence and genocide
Jürgen Zimmerer
Published online: 23 June 2014
Subsistence societies, globalisation, climate change and genocide: discourses of vulnerability and resilience
Mark Levenea & Daniele Conversi
Published online: 23 June 2014

Marx, Lemkin and the …

ICC prosecutor urges UN action in Darfur

19/06/2014 – 3:50 pm | Comments Off on ICC prosecutor urges UN action in Darfur

Source: JURIST
“Chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] Fatou Bensouda on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) to take action to end the conflict in Darfur [JURIST news archive] and bring perpetrators to justice [UN News Centre report]. Bensouda noted that it has been nearly 10 years since the UNSC referred the situation in Darfur to the ICC. She sharply …

African Journal of International and Comparative Law Vol. 22, No. 2, June 1, 2014 is now available online

30/05/2014 – 9:11 am | Comments Off on African Journal of International and Comparative Law Vol. 22, No. 2, June 1, 2014 is now available online

Volume 22, Number 2 of the African Journal of International and Comparative Law is now available online.
The table of contents can be found here.

Conference: Legal Remedies for Corruption

28/05/2014 – 7:14 am | Comments Off on Conference: Legal Remedies for Corruption

A conference on the Legal Remedies for Corruption will be taking place at the Said Business School, Oxford University on Saturday 28 June 2014. The conference will be jointly hosted by the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (Oxford Department of Politics and International Relations) and Open Societies Foundation, Justice Initiative provide a forum to discuss how litigation, based on innovative legal approaches, …

Open Access Articles: Cambridge Journals, Routledge

16/05/2014 – 5:29 pm | Comments Off on Open Access Articles: Cambridge Journals, Routledge

Cambridge Journals:
African Studies Review, Volume 57/Issue 01, April 2014

Julius Nyerere, Ujamaa, and Political Morality in Contemporary Tanzania
Marie-Aude Fouéré
This article is available online for free until June 15th 2014.
Routledge Politics and International Relations journals
A number of articles have been made available in Taylor & Francis online on an Open Access basis.
Included Articles:
Communities of Security Practice at Work? The Emerging African Maritime Security Regime
African Security
Christian Bueger
Somalia …

Quebec appeals court upholds conviction of Rwandan war criminal

11/05/2014 – 6:37 pm | Comments Off on Quebec appeals court upholds conviction of Rwandan war criminal

Source: JURIST
“The Court of Appeal of Quebec [official website] on Wednesday upheld [judgment, PDF, in French] the conviction of Rwandan Hutu Desire Munyaneza [Trial Watch profile] for war crimes committed during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Munyaneza was convicted in May 2009 and sentenced [JURIST reports] the following October for seven counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes under Canada’s Crimes Against Humanity and …