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Four post-doc positions announced at the University of Oslo

13/05/2014 – 4:04 pm | Comments Off on Four post-doc positions announced at the University of Oslo

Four postdoctoral positions have been announced for the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo (UiO).
PluriCourts – Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order
PluriCourts is announcing three positions as postdoctoral researcher in the following fields: International Criminal Law, International Environmental Law and International Investment Tribunals.
For detailed information about the positions and Application requirements, please see the …

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 …

Defence case for Ratko Mladić to begin on Monday, 19 May

08/05/2014 – 5:29 pm | Comments Off on Defence case for Ratko Mladić to begin on Monday, 19 May

The Defence case for Ratko Mladić is scheduled to begin on Monday, 19 May at 9:30 a.m. in courtroom I. It will follow a Pre-Defence conference scheduled for Monday, 12 May at 9:30 a.m. in courtroom I.
Ratko Mladić, former Commander of the Bosnian Serb Army Main Staff, stands accused of genocide and a multitude of crimes committed against Bosnian Muslim, Bosnian Croat and other …

UN rights chief urges calm in Ukraine

07/05/2014 – 5:57 pm | Comments Off on UN rights chief urges calm in Ukraine

Source: JURIST
“UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official website] on Tuesday expressed grave concern [press release] over the escalating unrest in Ukraine [BBC timeline] that has brought increasing destruction and death to the region. Pillay urged opposition groups to “lay down their weapons” and to work toward a peaceful resolution of the ongoing political crisis involving Ukraine and Russia. Pillay specifically called for …

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, opens a preliminary examination in Ukraine

26/04/2014 – 9:50 am | Comments Off on The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, opens a preliminary examination in Ukraine

On 17 April 2014, the Government of Ukraine lodged a declaration under Article 12(3) of the Rome Statute accepting the jurisdiction of the International criminal Court (ICC) over alleged crimes committed on its territory from 21 November 2013 to 22 February 2014.
Upon receipt of a referral or a declaration made by a state pursuant to Article 12(3) of the Rome Statute, the Office of the …

Kosovo lawmakers clear way for EU war crimes court

25/04/2014 – 11:09 pm | Comments Off on Kosovo lawmakers clear way for EU war crimes court

Source: JURIST
Lawmakers in Kosovo on Wednesday voted 89-22 to create an EU-backed court that will investigate crimes committed by ethnic Albanian rebels during the 1998 war with Serbia. The move follows international pressure for Kosovo to open a state investigation into civilian killings committed by the rebel side. The court will be based in Kosovo, though most of the work will be carried out in …

Summer School Program, “International Criminal Law at the First World War Centenary — From Consolidation Towards Confrontation?”, 3-15 August 2014

20/04/2014 – 4:27 pm | One Comment

The Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law (SLS) welcomes applications for its Sixteenth Summer Session, “International Criminal Law at the First World War Centenary — From Consolidation Towards Confrontation?”, Sunday 3 to Friday 15 August 2014.
The SLS is a two-week summer programme aimed at postgraduate students, young academics and practitioners. This year’s session will scrutinize principles and procedures …

ICTY rules on Mladić request for acquittal

15/04/2014 – 6:21 pm | Comments Off on ICTY rules on Mladić request for acquittal

The ICTY rendered today its decision concerning the request for acquittal in the ongoing case of Ratko Mladić.
Trial Chamber I chose to reject in its entirety Mladić’s submissions for acquittal made under Rule 98 bis of the Tribunal’s Rules of Procedure and Evidence which concerns a judgment of acquittal. More specifically, Rule 98 bis states that “(a)t the close of the Prosecutor’s case, the Trial …

Rule 98bis Decision in the case of Ratko Mladić to be rendered Tuesday, 15 April

12/04/2014 – 12:17 pm | Comments Off on Rule 98bis Decision in the case of Ratko Mladić to be rendered Tuesday, 15 April

The pronouncement of Trial Chamber’s decision on the Rule 98bis motion for acquittal in the case of Ratko Mladić is scheduled for Tuesday, 15 April at 9:30 in courtroom I.
In its Rule 98bis submissions the Defence for Mladić asked for acquittal on the counts of genocide, as well as charges of a number of individual crimes in some other counts of the indictment. The …

Congo militia leader appeals ICC conviction

11/04/2014 – 12:56 pm | One Comment

Source: JURIST
“[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] announced Wednesday that Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga [case materials; JURIST news archive] is appealing [text] his recent conviction for war crimes. Katanga, the alleged commander of the Patriotic Resistance Forces in Ituri, an armed militia group from the Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was convicted [JURIST report] by the ICC …

Call for Papers: Justice and Dignity under Challenge

28/03/2014 – 8:40 am | Comments Off on Call for Papers: Justice and Dignity under Challenge

The Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR) at University College Cork is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Graduate Conference which will take place on the 5th and 6th June, 2014. The conference is specifically aimed at those who are undertaking doctoral research in the areas of criminal law, criminal justice and human rights.
The theme for this year’s event is “Justice and Dignity …

Journal of International Criminal Justice: new issue

25/03/2014 – 8:10 am | One Comment

New issue of the Journal of International Criminal Justice (Volume 12 Issue 1 March 2014) is available online.
The issue includes the following publications.
Israel, Palestine and the ICC — Territory Uncharted but not Unknown, Yaël Ronen
The Eichmann Trial: Towards a Jurisprudence of Eyewitness Testimony of Atrocities, Leora Bilsky
Unexplored Outcomes of Tadić: Applicability of the Law of Occupation to War by Proxy, Tom Gal
Civil Party Participation in …

Workshop on Methodological and Theoretical Perspectives in International Criminal Justice, 24-25 April, Oslo

13/03/2014 – 4:39 pm | Comments Off on Workshop on Methodological and Theoretical Perspectives in International Criminal Justice, 24-25 April, Oslo

 Workshop/Seminar description
Recent decades have seen an unprecedented growth of institutionalization, practice, scholarship and public debate on international criminal justice (ICJ). With objectives such as delivering justice, ending impunity and restoring peace, stability and security, a number of new unprecedented international institutions was established and a new body of international criminal law developed rapidly. These developments, accompanied by a cosmopolitan sense of universal morality, came with …

Lecture: What is an International Crime?

02/03/2014 – 8:18 pm | Comments Off on Lecture: What is an International Crime?

INTERNATIONAL LAW ASSOCIATION
(British Branch) LECTURE:

What is an International Crime?

by Kevin Jon Heller
Professor of Criminal Law,
SOAS University of London

Wednesday 5 March 2014 from 6-7pm ?
in the Denys Holland Lecture Theatre
(with a drinks reception to follow).

The lecture will be held at the Faculty of Laws, UCL, Bentham House (Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG).

This lecture is accredited with 1 CPD hour by the SRA and BSB.

About the lecture:
Nearly …

The International Criminal Court Summer School 2014

28/02/2014 – 1:37 pm | Comments Off on The International Criminal Court Summer School 2014

The International Criminal Court Summer School 2014

16-20 June 2014, NUI Galway, Ireland

The annual International Criminal Court summer school at the Irish Centre for Human Rights is the premiere summer school specializing on the International Criminal Court. The summer school allows participants the opportunity to attend a series of intensive lectures over five days. The lectures are given by leading academics on the subject and by …

2014 Summer Session of Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law Announced

28/02/2014 – 12:22 pm | Comments Off on 2014 Summer Session of Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law Announced

Sixteenth Summer Session of Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law
Sunday 3 to Friday 15 August 2014
Contemporary Challenges to the Enforcement of
International Criminal Law — Individuals, States and the
International Criminal Court at the First World War Centenary
Judge Daniel Ntanda Nsereko, Judge at the Appeals Chamber of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Former Judge at the International Criminal Court and …

Ukraine parliament votes to send ousted president before ICC

26/02/2014 – 11:19 pm | Comments Off on Ukraine parliament votes to send ousted president before ICC

Source: JURIST
The Ukrainian parliamentary body Verkhovna Rada voted on Tuesday to adopt a resolution referring the now-fugitive former president Viktor Yanukovich and other high-ranking state officials to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The report accused state officials of ordering law enforcement officers to use improper suppression measures, including improper use of physical force, illegal detention, torture of prisoners, use of water cannons …

ICTY: Decision in the Hadžić case to be rendered on February 20th

19/02/2014 – 10:06 pm | Comments Off on ICTY: Decision in the Hadžić case to be rendered on February 20th

According to the press release issued today by the ICTY, the Trial Chamber will decide on the Rule 98bis motion for acquittal in the case of Goran Hadžić on February 20th.
The Defence for Hadžić has requested acquittal on a number of charges, specifically those contained in counts 2 through 9 of the indictment.
In 1992, Goran Hadžić was elected President of the self-proclaimed Republic of Serbian …