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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: Cambridge International Law Conference on ‘Non-State Actors and International Law’, 3-4 April 2018

04/11/2017 – 8:21 pm |

The Editors of the Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ) and the Conference Convenors welcome submissions for the Cambridge International Law Conference 2018, which will be held at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge on the 3rd and 4th of April 2018.
THEME
This year, the Conference invites the submission of papers under the theme ‘Non-State Actors and International Law’. In addition to scholarly research which looks …

CfP: Vulnerability, Protection, and Agency: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Migration, 24-25 May 2018, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Norway

30/10/2017 – 3:14 pm |

This conference is organized by the Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo Research Group on International Law and Governance in collaboration with the Research Group on Human Rights, Armed Conflict, and Law of Peace & Security, and the Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO).
Migration is presenting a challenge to migration practitioners, policymakers and academics given the manifestation of extra-territorial approaches, increased reliance on technology, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

ICJ issues judgment on Croatia v. Serbia genocide case

05/02/2015 – 11:17 pm | Comments Off on ICJ issues judgment on Croatia v. Serbia genocide case

On Februry 3rd, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivered its judgment on the merits of the case concerning Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Croatia v. Serbia). The Court rejected both the principal claim of Croatia that Serbia had committed genocide against native and ethnic Croats during the armed conflict of 1991-1995, as well as the …

“Children & International Criminal Justice” at Georgia Law features ICC Prosecutor, dozens of other experts (28 October 2014)

01/10/2014 – 10:18 am | Comments Off on “Children & International Criminal Justice” at Georgia Law features ICC Prosecutor, dozens of other experts (28 October 2014)

International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will keynote “Children & International Justice,” an international experts’ conference, to be held Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at the University of Georgia School of Law in Athens. The law school is home to Professor Diane Marie Amann, who serves as Bensouda’s Special Adviser on Children in and affected by Armed Conflict.
Taking part will be more than 2 dozen experts in …

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 …

Newly published article(s): Cambridge Journals Online

23/01/2014 – 7:41 pm | Comments Off on Newly published article(s): Cambridge Journals Online

The following articles are now available in Cambridge Journals Online.
Health Economics, Policy and Law
Worker replacement and cost-benefit analysis of life-saving health care programs,
a precautionary note
Philippe Tessier, Hélène Sultan-Taïeb and Thomas Barnay
published online on January 22nd, 2014.
International Review of the Red Cross
A way forward in protecting health services in conflict: moving beyond the humanitarian paradigm
Leonard S. Rubenstein
published online on January 22nd, 2014.

UN expert group calls for robust international regulation of private military and security companies

09/11/2013 – 10:17 pm | Comments Off on UN expert group calls for robust international regulation of private military and security companies

NEW YORK/GENEVA (4 November 2013) – Governments worldwide must recognize the need for a legally binding international agreement to regulate the use and activities of private military and security companies (PMSCs) to complement existing regulatory mechanisms, the United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries urged today.
“Providing security is a fundamental human right and a fundamental responsibility of the State,” said independent expert Anton …

Edited volume: ‘An Institutional Approach to the Responsibility to Protect’, Cambridge University Press, 2013

01/07/2013 – 10:23 am | Comments Off on Edited volume: ‘An Institutional Approach to the Responsibility to Protect’, Cambridge University Press, 2013

My edited book entitled ‘An Institutional Approach to the Responsibility to Protect’ has been published last week by Cambridge University Press. Kevin T. Mason has ably and kindly assisted me in the editing process. Through its 22 chapters, covering 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 …

The Legitimacy and Effectiveness of International Criminal Tribunals Conference

06/05/2013 – 11:05 am | One Comment

PluriCourts, University of Oslo, August 30-31 2014
Call for Papers
The establishment of International Criminal Tribunals (including the ICTY, ICTR, and the ICC), and hybrid or internationalized tribunals (including the SCSL, ECCC, East Timor and Kosovo Panels and others) has been hailed as a great achievement within international law.  They are characterized as institutions which promoted peace and reconciliation by seeking to prevent and deter war crimes, …

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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