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Call for Papers: A Symposium on Transnational Criminal Law

29/01/2014 – 10:50 pm | Comments Off on Call for Papers: A Symposium on Transnational Criminal Law

Transnational Legal Theory. Call for Papers Spring 2014: A Symposium on Transnational Criminal Law
Transnational Legal Theory (http://www.hartjournals.co.uk/tlt/) publishes high-quality theoretical scholarship that addresses transnational dimensions of law and legal dimensions of transnational fields, regulatory regimes and evolving normative-institutional arenas.
The journal is currently accepting submissions for a special symposium issue that addresses the potential and substance of Transnational Criminal Law (TCL), an evolving and still largely …

ISISC’s 14th Specialization Course in “Assessing the Effectiveness of International Criminal Law in the Prevention and Control of Transnational and International Crimes”

27/01/2014 – 10:17 am | Comments Off on ISISC’s 14th Specialization Course in “Assessing the Effectiveness of International Criminal Law in the Prevention and Control of Transnational and International Crimes”

ISISC’s 14th Specialization Course in International Criminal Law for Young Penalists on “Assessing the Effectiveness of International Criminal Law in the Prevention and Control of Transnational and International Crimes” will take place from May 18th to May 28th and is open to all international graduate law students.

The deadline for application submissions is March 20th, 2014. ISISC will select 60 participants who should have at a …

ICC: Kenyan president trial postponed

26/01/2014 – 6:18 pm | Comments Off on ICC: Kenyan president trial postponed

On January 23rd, the ICC finally decided to once again postpone the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, adhering to prosecutors’ claims requesting more time for trial preparation.
This decision of the ICC comes despite the fact that Amnesty International has exercised considerable pressure on the UN Security Council to prevent delaying the trial again, which was scheduled for February 5th. However, it appears that the …

ICTY: Reduced sentences for most senior officials in Šainović

24/01/2014 – 8:20 pm | Comments Off on ICTY: Reduced sentences for most senior officials in Šainović

On January 23rd, the Appeals Chamber of the ICTY chose to partially grant the appeals of both the Defence and the Prosecution in the case of Šainović et al., concerning crimes committed in Kosovo between March and May 1999.
Four senior officials of the political, military, and police establishment of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) and Serbia are involved in the case.
Three out of four …

Call for Papers: Warwick Conference, Global Journal of Comparative Law

23/01/2014 – 7:17 pm | Comments Off on Call for Papers: Warwick Conference, Global Journal of Comparative Law

Women in War and at War:
Recent Developments
18th – 19th September 2014
University of Warwick
This conference builds on the 2012 Women in War and at War conference held at Aberystwyth University and is designed to focus in particular on recent developments in relation to women and war.
Call for papers
The organizing committee invites proposals for papers in the following or related areas:
– Women and the conflict in Syria
– …

Oxford Seminars: January – February 2014

21/01/2014 – 7:04 pm | Comments Off on Oxford Seminars: January – February 2014

Oxford Transitional Justice Research
Seminar Series – Hilary 2014
Tuesdays, 5:00 pm, Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, Oxford
(unless otherwise indicated)
Week 1 – Tuesday 21 January at 6 pm
“Gender Politics in Transitional Justice”, Book Launch
Dr. Catherine O’Rourke, Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and International Law and Gender Research Coordinator at the Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster
 
Week 2 – Tuesday 28 January
“Guilt, Responsibility and Denial: The Past …

New research tool: ICTR/ICTY Case Law Database (CLD)

16/12/2013 – 6:59 pm | Comments Off on New research tool: ICTR/ICTY Case Law Database (CLD)

A new tool aiming to facilitate international criminal justice research has been made available online. Providing access to the important and plentiful jurisprudence produced by the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), The ICTR/ICTY Case Law Database (CLD) will be an invaluable aid to professionals working in the field of …

International Criminal Court: Four People Arrested for Witness Tampering

02/12/2013 – 12:47 am | Comments Off on International Criminal Court: Four People Arrested for Witness Tampering

Source: Press Release
Bemba case: Four suspects arrested for corruptly influencing witnesses; same charges served on Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo

 ICC-CPI-20131124-PR962

On 23 and 24 November 2013, the authorities of the Netherlands, France, Belgium and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) acting pursuant to a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Cuno Tarfusser, the Single Judge of the Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC), arrested …

Journal of International Criminal Justice: new issue

01/12/2013 – 11:47 pm | Comments Off on Journal of International Criminal Justice: new issue

New issue of the Journal of International Criminal Justice (Volume 11 Issue 5 December 2013) is available online.
The contents of the new issue are the following.
Carsten Stahn, Syria and the Semantics of Intervention, Aggression and Punishment: On ‘Red Lines’ and ‘Blurred Lines’
Eugene Kontorovich, Israel/Palestine — The ICC’s Uncharted Territory
Irena Giorgou, State Involvement in the Perpetration of Enforced Disappearance and the Rome Statute
Steven Freeland, International Criminal Justice …

Criminal Law Forum: new issue

29/11/2013 – 10:52 pm | Comments Off on Criminal Law Forum: new issue

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 …

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

25/11/2013 – 4:23 pm | Comments Off on Important Research Tool: The International Crimes Database (ICD) of the Asser Institute

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, …

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

17/11/2013 – 7:27 am | Comments Off on Amnesty International urges the UNSC not to defer the ICC trial of Kenyan President

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 …

Extradition of Rwandan genocide suspects approved by French appeal court

17/11/2013 – 7:03 am | Comments Off on Extradition of Rwandan genocide suspects approved by French appeal court

Source: JURIST
“A French appeals court in Paris approved the extradition of Claude Muhayimana and Innocent Musabyimana on Wednesday, two suspects wanted in connection with the 1994 Rwandan genocide [UN backgrounder]. Muhayimana, a French citizen since 2010, is accused [Expatica report] of participating in the massacre of ethnic Tutsis in the town of Kibuye, while Musabyimana’s alleged crimes took place in Gisenyi, a Rwandan province along the Congolese border. France has …

African Union request for ICC deferral of Kenyan situation

17/11/2013 – 6:59 am | Comments Off on African Union request for ICC deferral of Kenyan situation

Source: What’s in blue
“Yesterday (12 November) Council members held consultations on the AU request for the Security Council to defer for a year the International Criminal Court (ICC) proceedings against President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Samoei Ruto of Kenya. (Article 16 of the Rome Statute of the ICC allows the Council to defer a situation for one year through the adoption of a …

Bangladesh Islamic leader convicted of crimes against humanity

17/11/2013 – 6:41 am | Comments Off on Bangladesh Islamic leader convicted of crimes against humanity

Source: JURIST
“The International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) [JURIST news archive] on Tuesday indicted Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) [party website; GlobalSecurity backgrounder] leader ATM Azharul Islam on six charges of crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 Liberation War. Azharul, who is now 61 and serving as the assistant secretary general of JI, maintained his innocence [Daily Star report] on the charges of genocide, rape, murder, abduction, confinement and torture in the Rangpur district during the …

International Review of the Red Cross: Business Involvement in International Crimes

08/11/2013 – 12:45 am | Comments Off on International Review of the Red Cross: Business Involvement in International Crimes

New article is available from International Review of the Red Cross: Developments in international law and the case of business involvement in international crimes.
In the wake of the mandate of the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Business and Human Rights (SRSG), international criminal law looks set to play a role in measures towards the legal accountability of business actors involved in gross …

The Kenyan Situation before the ICC: The Twists and Turns of a Difficult Process (III)

07/11/2013 – 11:18 am | Comments Off on The Kenyan Situation before the ICC: The Twists and Turns of a Difficult Process (III)

By Agnieszka Cybulska and Gentian Zyberi
In this third and last post we discuss the interaction between the African Union and the ICC with regard to the Kenyan situation and the possible legal and political repercussions that might have on the work of the ICC.
African Union Summit
Following the ICC’s response to the AU’s letter, which stated that the request does not constitute a request legally presented within …