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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 …

Application of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)

05/02/2017 – 4:28 pm | Comments Off on Application of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)

* This post is based mainly on ICJ Press Releases No. 2017/2 (17 January 2017) and No. 2017/4 (1 February 2017).
In the late afternoon of 16 January 2017, Ukraine instituted proceedings against the Russian Federation with regard to alleged violations of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism of 9 December 1999 and the International Convention on the Elimination of All …

Upcoming Conference: Countering Terrorist Financing

10/01/2016 – 9:46 pm | Comments Off on Upcoming Conference: Countering Terrorist Financing

On Monday 8 February 2016 Chatham House will be holding a one day conference in London, titled Countering Terrorist Financing: Cross-border co-ordination on illicit financial flows.
Overview
As terrorist groups move towards more planned and organized models they need access to well-funded, diverse networks and, with the emergence of Islamic State, terrorist finance models are becoming increasingly complex and sophisticated.
Technological progress and the proliferation of financial instruments are …

Call for Papers: For Two International Volumes “Biotechnology, Law & Development” and “Advanced Issues in International Criminal Law”

23/04/2015 – 11:16 am | Comments Off on Call for Papers: For Two International Volumes “Biotechnology, Law & Development” and “Advanced Issues in International Criminal Law”

 Call For Papers

For Two International Volumes: “Biotechnology, Law & Development” and “Advanced Issues in International Criminal Law”

Eminent Scholars, academicians, practitioners, students, researchers and experts from all relevant disciplines are invited to contribute their scholarly work for both or any one of the proposed volumes mentioned below. The volumes shall be published in the form of “edited book” by a reputed international publishing house with …

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 …

Call for Papers ‘Terrorism, Non-International Armed Conflicts & the Protection of Cultural Heritage’

27/02/2015 – 10:21 am | Comments Off on Call for Papers ‘Terrorism, Non-International Armed Conflicts & the Protection of Cultural Heritage’

* With thanks to Dr Andrzej Jakubowski (Institute of Law Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences) for bringing this to our attention.
Santander Art and Culture Law Review is pleased to invite contributions to its second issue of 2015 which will deal with the role of international law in the protection of cultural heritage in the event of non-international conflicts and terrorism. Emerging as well as young scholars and …

BIICL Event: Contemporary Challenges for International Peace and Justice- Perspectives on Human Rights in the Fight against Terrorism

14/11/2014 – 6:35 pm | Comments Off on BIICL Event: Contemporary Challenges for International Peace and Justice- Perspectives on Human Rights in the Fight against Terrorism

‘Harry Weinrebe Annual Memorial Lecture’ – Contemporary Challenges for International Peace and Justice: Perspectives on Human Rights in the Fight against Terrorism
Date: Thursday 4th December 2014
Time: 18:00-19:00
Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Grotius Library, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP
Background
This is the first lecture in an annual series to honour the memory of Harry Weinrebe, a philanthropist and the founder …

T.M.C. Asser Instituut: Conference on Cyber Warfare

19/10/2014 – 10:11 pm | Comments Off on T.M.C. Asser Instituut: Conference on Cyber Warfare

The T.M.C. Asser Instituut based in the Hague is holding an in-depth conference aimed at analysing the Cyber Warfare or Tallinn Manual. Organized in cooperation with the Netherlands Ministry of Defence, the Gerda Henkel Stiftung and the University of Amsterdam, the conference seeks to provide both an academic as well as a more practical perspective in the implications of this modern form of warfare.
From the …

European Court exposes illegal detention facilities linked to CIA’s extraordinary rendition program in Poland

28/07/2014 – 2:55 pm | Comments Off on European Court exposes illegal detention facilities linked to CIA’s extraordinary rendition program in Poland

Source: JURIST
“The European Court of Human Rights [official website] handed down two rulings [judgments, PDF] finding the Polish government in violation of European human rights laws based on the establishment of prison center used for illegal detainment and torture of terrorist suspects. Amnesty International (AI) [official website] on Thursday reported [AI report] that the secret prison was established by the Polish Government in an effort …

23rd Conference on Theory and International Law

16/06/2014 – 5:59 pm | Comments Off on 23rd Conference on Theory and International Law

The Society of Legal Scholars International Law Section and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law invite you to attend the following event:
Twenty-Third Conference on Theory and International Law: Sovereignty in the 21st Century
4.5 CPD hours
Friday 20 June 2014, 14:00-19:00
British Institute of International and Comparative Law,
Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP
This conference will address aspects of both the theoretical and practical dimensions …

HRW: US should expedite the return of cleared Guantanamo detainees

09/04/2014 – 2:15 pm | Comments Off on HRW: US should expedite the return of cleared Guantanamo detainees

Source: JURIST
“[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Monday published a letter [text] to US President Barack Obama [official website], urging the US to expedite the return of Yemeni detainees cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder]. The letter notes that 55 of the 76 individuals recommended for transfer by the Obama administration are citizens of Yemen. HRW acknowledges the harmful consequences of …

New book: Proportionality in International Law

25/03/2014 – 8:18 am | Comments Off on New book: Proportionality in International Law

Proportionality in International Law (OUP)
Michael Newton and Larry May
Details can be found here. The book is also available in Ebook format.
The first comprehensive treatment of proportionality to combine abstract philosophical and legal analysis with highly emotive contemporary combat cases
Discusses how proportionality applies to the history of the Just War tradition, and emerging human rights issues
Offers a unique interdisciplinary approach to solving the difficult problem of …

Abu Qatada deported to Jordan

08/07/2013 – 9:36 pm | Comments Off on Abu Qatada deported to Jordan

Source: JURIST
Radical cleric Abu Qatada was deported Sunday [7 July 2013] from London’s Belmarsh prison to the prison of Muwaggar in Amman, Jordan. Qatada was previously sentenced in absentia to life in prison for conspiring to carry out al Qaeda linked attacks in Jordan, but he will now face a retrial. Jordan’s Military State Security Court prosecutor has ordered that Qatada be detained for 15 …

Salma Yusuf, The Resilience of the Human Rights Norm in an Era of Counter-Terrorism, UNISCI Journal Publication, International Security and Research Cooperation, Complutense University of Madrid

14/06/2012 – 10:47 am | Comments Off on Salma Yusuf, The Resilience of the Human Rights Norm in an Era of Counter-Terrorism, UNISCI Journal Publication, International Security and Research Cooperation, Complutense University of Madrid

 
Published by the UNISCI Journal No. 28, January 2012
PDF Download:
Salma_Yusuf_THE_RESILIENCE_OF_THE_HUMAN_RIGHTS_NORM_IN_AN_ERA_OF_COUNTER_TERRORISM.pdf
SALMA YUSUF is contactable at salmayusuf@gmail.com
 

Russia calls on ICC to consider NATO air campaign in Libya

19/05/2012 – 2:23 pm | Comments Off on Russia calls on ICC to consider NATO air campaign in Libya

MOSCOW, May 18 – . Russia hopes that the International Criminal Court will assess all of the NATO bombardments in Libya that resulted in civilian casualties, Foreign Ministry Commissioner for Human Rights and Democracy Konstantin Dolgov said on Friday.
He added that Russia has closely studied Human Rights Watchs report, “Unacknowledged Deaths: Civilian Casualties in NATOs Air Campaign in Libya,” which sheds light on the civilian …

Mladic to face genocide charges

19/05/2012 – 2:19 pm | Comments Off on Mladic to face genocide charges

Ratko Mladic led ethnic cleansing, war crimes trial told
BBC’s Mike Wooldridge: “The prosecutor said Ratko Mladic was implementing a plan to exterminate non-Serbs”
Former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic intended to “ethnically cleanse” Bosnia, the opening day of his war crimes trial has heard. Gen Mladic faces 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including genocide, in connection with the brutal 1992-95 Bosnian …

Beyond International Human Rights Law: CERD's Holistic Legal Approach

20/03/2012 – 12:03 am | Comments Off on Beyond International Human Rights Law: CERD's Holistic Legal Approach

Some discussion has taken place with regards to whether human rights treaty bodies along with the Human Rights Council, all part of the United National human rights machinery, apply and develop international humanitarian law in time of armed conflict and occupation, in concurrence with international human rights law (IHRL). Even less, if any, discussion has been undertaken with respect to the concurrent application of IHRL with …

10 years Guantanamo: continuing the practice of detention without trial?

11/01/2012 – 1:32 pm | Comments Off on 10 years Guantanamo: continuing the practice of detention without trial?

Today is the tenth anniversary of the transfer of the first detainees to the United States naval base in Guantánamo Bay, in Cuba. And with the recent adoption of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (section 1021) the practice of indefinite detention without charge or trial of terrorism suspects has been legalized in the US; for foreign nationals that is.
Apparently, habeas corpus and universal human rights standards are not worth …