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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 …

CfP: International Review of the Red Cross special issue on protracted armed conflict

01/11/2017 – 4:50 pm |

Protracted armed conflicts are characterized by their longevity, intractability and mutability. This is not a new phenomenon, but some particular trends seen in today’s protracted conflicts, such as emerging technologies, pervasive media coverage, and so on, are specific to our times.
This issue of the Review will discuss strategies being put in place to respond to humanitarian needs arising in protracted armed conflict, such as multi-year …

International Review of the Red Cross: Call for papers on protracted armed conflict

04/07/2017 – 10:10 pm | Comments Off on International Review of the Red Cross: Call for papers on protracted armed conflict

Protracted armed conflicts are characterized by their longevity, intractability and mutability. This is not a new phenomenon, but some particular trends seen in today’s protracted conflicts, such as emerging technologies, pervasive media coverage, and so on, are specific to our times.
This issue of the Review will discuss strategies being put in place to respond to humanitarian needs arising in protracted armed conflict, such as multi-year …

Social Networks and the Enforcement of International Law

02/05/2017 – 2:15 pm | Comments Off on Social Networks and the Enforcement of International Law

Shai Dothan, associate professor in iCourts, has published a new paper on Social Networks and the Enforcement of International Law.
Here is the abstract:
Social Network Analysis has a growing influence on legal scholarship. By investigating social connections between individuals or institutions, hypotheses about their behavior can be raised and tested. One of the key debates in Social Network Analysis is whether interactions within the network can …

Detention safeguards – the key to preventing torture (Part Two)

20/08/2016 – 1:46 pm | One Comment

By Richard Carver, Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and Governance, Oxford Brookes University.
Richard Carver has more than 30 years of experience as a human rights researcher, working for Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, ARTICLE 19, and a number of UN agencies. He has published extensively on national human rights institutions, particularly on criteria and techniques for measuring performance, impact and effectiveness. Originally an Africa specialist, his …

A Virtual Wall of Shame: The New Way of Imposing Reputational Sanctions on Defiant States

03/05/2016 – 2:13 pm | Comments Off on A Virtual Wall of Shame: The New Way of Imposing Reputational Sanctions on Defiant States

iCourts associate professor Shai Dothan has published a new paper: “A Virtual Wall of Shame: The New Way of Imposing Reputational Sanctions on Defiant States”. The article is forthcoming in the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law.
Abstract:
What happens after an international court finds a state violated international law? Many realize today that states often fail to comply with such judgments. International …

New issue: International Journal of Human Rights

17/02/2014 – 9:26 pm | Comments Off on New issue: International Journal of Human Rights

A new issue of the International Journal of Human Rights is now available on Taylor & Francis Online.
The International Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 18, No. 1, 02 Jan 2014
Table of contents:
Syria and the indicators of a ‘manifest failing’
Adrian Gallagher
Published online: 13 Feb 2014
Advocacy strategies to defend France’s sans-papiers: contradictions and complexities
Amy Hong
Published online: 16 Jan 2014
To find the needle do you need the whole …

HRW World Report 2014

25/01/2014 – 5:47 pm | Comments Off on HRW World Report 2014

Human Rights Watch has released its World Report 2014, containing events from the end of 2012
through November 2013. It is HRW’s 24th annual review of human rights practices around the world,
containing data and evaluation of the level of human rights protection, as well as documented
human rights abuses in 90 countries worldwide.
This year’s issue focuses on three key issues: the responsibility to protect doctrine, drawing from
the weak …

ITLOS orders release of ‘Arctic Sunrise’

02/12/2013 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on ITLOS orders release of ‘Arctic Sunrise’

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea delivered its Order today [22 November 2013] in The “Arctic Sunrise” Case (Kingdom of the Netherlands v. Russian Federation). It ordered that the vessel Arctic Sunrise and all persons detained in connection with the dispute be released and allowed to leave the territory and maritime areas under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation upon the posting …

New OSF Report – From Rights to Remedies: Structures and Strategies for Implementing International Human Rights Decisions

29/06/2013 – 10:17 am | Comments Off on New OSF Report – From Rights to Remedies: Structures and Strategies for Implementing International Human Rights Decisions

Too often, the decisions and recommendations of international legal bodies charged with protecting human rights are ignored by states unable or unwilling to implement them.
The newest Open Society Foundations report, From Rights to Remedies, explores these challenges by examining how international human rights decisions and recommendations are implemented at the national level. It analyzes the strategies and structures—within the executive branch, legislatures, and domestic courts—that …

Investigative or Political Barriers? Dutch Prosecutor Dismisses Criminal Complicity Case Against Riwal

01/06/2013 – 3:55 am | Comments Off on Investigative or Political Barriers? Dutch Prosecutor Dismisses Criminal Complicity Case Against Riwal

Cross-posted from Rights as Usual.
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On 14 May 2013, the Dutch public prosecutor issued a decision to dismiss the case against Lima Holdings (the Dutch parent) for Riwal’s role in Israel’s construction of the Separation Wall in occupied Palestinian territory. Al-Haq, a Palestinian human rights organisation, with the help of advocate Liesbeth Zegveld, submitted the complaint to the prosecutor in March 2010, based on the Dutch International Crimes Act (Wet …

The Asian Century: A DIPLOMATIC RENAISSANCE IN GLOBAL POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

22/10/2012 – 8:55 pm | Comments Off on The Asian Century: A DIPLOMATIC RENAISSANCE IN GLOBAL POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

By Salma Yusuf
The 2012 Annual Meeting of the International Monetary Fund was held on 12 October 2012 through 14 October 2012 in Japan. Responding to a question at a Press Briefing on 11 October 2012 in Tokyo regards the emerging political tensions between China and Japan over the group of islands in the East China Sea, which Japan administers but over which both countries claim …

NEW PERSPECTIVES: SOCIAL AND POLITICAL DISPARITIES ON NATIONAL AND GLOBAL LEVELS: The Rise of Judicially Enforced Economic, Social and Cultural Rights – Refocusing Perspectives

30/09/2012 – 6:14 pm | Comments Off on NEW PERSPECTIVES: SOCIAL AND POLITICAL DISPARITIES ON NATIONAL AND GLOBAL LEVELS: The Rise of Judicially Enforced Economic, Social and Cultural Rights – Refocusing Perspectives

 
Copyright (c) 2012 Seattle Journal for Social Justice
Seattle Journal for Social Justice
NEW PERSPECTIVES: SOCIAL AND POLITICAL DISPARITIES ON NATIONAL AND GLOBAL LEVELS: The Rise of Judicially Enforced Economic, Social & Cultural Rights–Refocusing Perspectives
Spring, 2012
Seattle Journal for Social Justice
10 Seattle J. Soc. Just. 753
Author
Salma Yusuf
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Publication of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies

01/08/2012 – 5:54 pm | Comments Off on Publication of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies

The Institute of Commonwealth Studies is delighted to announce that the fourth Occasional Paper of the OSPA Research Project at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies has been published. This Occasional Paper is a written transcript of the proceedings of the ICwS-OSPA Witness Seminar ‘The Westminster Model and Representative Government in the Era of Decolonisation’, which took place on the 25th May 2011. The transcript puts on …

Kuala Lampur Tribunal: Former US President Bush Guilty of War Crimes

18/05/2012 – 8:56 am | 2 Comments

Today, Friday 18 May 2012, Former US President George W. Bush and seven members of his administration, including Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and their legal advisers Alberto Gonzales, David Addington, William Haynes, Jay Bybee and John Yoo – were found guilty of war crimes following their trial in abstentia by the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission (KLWCC) – a non-governmental tribunal of conscience. Curiously, it appears that the story has yet …

Exploiting A ‘Dynamic’ Interpretation? The Israeli High Court of Justice Accepts the Legality of Israel’s Quarrying Activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

16/02/2012 – 4:25 pm | Comments Off on Exploiting A ‘Dynamic’ Interpretation? The Israeli High Court of Justice Accepts the Legality of Israel’s Quarrying Activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Cross-posted from EJIL:Talk!.
On 26 December 2011, the Israeli High Court of Justice rendered its judgment in the case concerning Israel’s quarrying activities in the occupied Palestinian territory filed by the Israeli human rights organisation Yesh Din, who demanded that Israel terminate its quarrying activities since they violate Israel’s obligation as an Occupying Power to administer the occupied territory for the benefit of the local population (HCJ 2164/09 Yesh …

Under the Guise of Security? Population Control by the Occupying Power

07/02/2012 – 7:22 pm | Comments Off on Under the Guise of Security? Population Control by the Occupying Power

Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a new report, on 5 February 2012, that exposes the ways in which Israel controls immigration and nationality in the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT) through  the population registry, which it established in September 1967. The first census conducted upon its establishment resulted in the exclusion of at least 270,000 individuals. In another wave, Israel excluded a further 130,000 West Bank …

Human Rights Watch Under Fire

17/07/2009 – 1:15 am | 3 Comments

There has been some controversy this week over Human Rights Watch and both its reporting on Israel and its fundraising efforts more generally.
The story originated with David Bernstein writing in the Wall Street Journal, but Jeffrey Goldberg‘s article is the most reasonable and informative, and also contains a detailed exchange of emails between Goldberg and Ken Roth, HRW’s executive director, so readers are free to …