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International Treaty Lawyer Sought by IJC

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  The International Joint Commission which prevents and resolves disputes between the United States of America and Canada under the 1909 Boundary Waters Treaty  is seeking an attorney advisor for its Washington DC office. More details can be found on their website at http://www.ijc.org/en/home/main_accueil.htm

First ICC Case to Begin in January

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Lubanga Trial will Start in January Yesterday, a Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court set 26 January as the start date for the much postponed trial of Thomas Lubanga, which will now begin approximately three years after he was taken into custody It will be the first trial to be held by the Court…. Read more »

Call for Papers: Second Biennial General Conference of the Asian Society of International Law

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Deadlines: 31 December 2008, 31 January 2009, and 28 February 2009 The Second Biennial General Conference of the Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL) will be held on 1-2 August 2009 at the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. The theme of the Conference is: “International Law in a Multi-polar and Multi-civilizational World: Asian Perspectives, Challenges… Read more »

Judge pulls out of Franco probes

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A top Spanish judge has pulled out of investigations into the fate of more than 100,000 people who vanished during the civil war and Franco dictatorship. Justice officials say Baltasar Garzon complied with demands that inquiries should be handled by courts in the regions where crimes were committed. Judge Garzon announced last month that the… Read more »

Live Seminar from the United Nations in New York

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Ending Impunity  and Maintaining Humanitarian Access: Dilemmas in Law and Practice Interactive Webcast 21 November 2008, 10:00 a.m. New York time (Free Advance Registration Required – at https://harvardsph.webex.com/mw0305l/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=harvardsph&service=6&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fharvardsph.webex.com%2Fec0600l%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26confViewID%3D283888361%26siteurl%3Dharvardsph%26%26%26 Ambassador Peter Maurer, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations, will give a keynote address on the topic. This will be followed by presentations by expert… Read more »

Serbia under increasing EU pressure over Mladic manhunt

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Serbia under increasing EU pressure over Mladic manhunt From – Deutsche Welle – 17 November 2008 Serbia’s failure to capture suspected war criminal Ratko Mladic is damaging its chances of joining the European Union, a Serbian minister said Monday. Belgrade’s integration into Europe is intimately linked with its cooperation with The Hague-based International Criminal Tribunal… Read more »

Top judge: US and UK acted as ‘vigilantes’ in Iraq invasion – Former senior law lord condemns ‘serious violation of international law’

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  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/nov/18/iraq-us-foreign-policy One of Britain’s most authoritative judicial figures last night delivered a blistering attack on the invasion of Iraq, describing it as a serious violation of international law, and accusing Britain and the US of acting like a “world vigilante”. Lord Bingham, in his first major speech since retiring as the senior law lord,… Read more »

Macedonia Takes Greece to the International Court of Justice

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SKOPJE — Macedonia has filed a motion at the International Court of Justice accusing Greece of breaking a UN agreement when it blocked Skopje’s bid to join NATO in April. “We filed the application to the International Court of Justice. The reason is to protect our rights envisaged in the Interim Accord,” Macedonia’s Foreign Minister… Read more »