Close
Menu

Posts By: Cathy Mac Daid

Proposal for New International Court to Prosecute Crimes Against Humanity committed by Communist Regimes

By

An international court to prosecute crimes against humanity committed by communist regimes should be created by the European Union (EU), the participants of the Prague Crimes of the Communist Regime Conference said in a joint statement last Friday . The participants in the conference also called for the erection of a memorial to the victims of communism… Read more »

Agathe Habyarimana Arrested in France

By

It was reported yesterday that the widow of Rwanda’s former President Juvénal Habyarimana, Agathe, was arrested in France on the basis of an international arrest warrant seeking her extradition to Rwanda to stand trial for charges related to genocide. Agathe Habyarimana is accused by the current Rwandan government of helping to plan the 1994 genocide, and… Read more »

New Blog on the Block – Legal Frontiers

By

An initiative of the McGill Faculty of Law, the new blog site Legal Frontiers – http://www.legalfrontiers.ca/ -  is a forum where students can develop and improve their research and writing skills while contributing to international legal discourse in English and French. The project is interdisciplinary with contributors exploring a wide variety of international issue areas. Welcome to… Read more »

ICC Prosecutor Appoints Tim McCormack as Special Adviser on International Humanitarian Law

By

ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo today announced the appointment of leading international law expert Tim McCormack as his Office’s Special Advisor on International Humanitarian Law (IHL). “Professor McCormack has a worldwide reputation for his scholarship and expertise in International Humanitarian Law,” said Prosecutor Moreno-Ocampo. As Special Adviser to the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP), Professor McCormack will… Read more »

Zdravko Tolimir Trial at the ICTY to Begin Today

By

The trial of Zdravko Tolimir, former high ranking official of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS) is set to  begin today, Friday 26 February, at 14:15  at the ICTY. He is the last Accused in the Tribunal’s custody to be put on trial. Tolimir is charged with genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide, crimes against humanity and violations… Read more »

KHRP Release Joint Statement Concerning Arrest of Mr Muharrem Erbey

By

KHRP Joint Statement Concerning Arrest of Mr Muharrem Erbey, IHD Vice President KHRP together with the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, European Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights, Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers, and The Law Society of England and Wales have issued the following co-signed statement expressing grave concern over the arrest and… Read more »

Coalition for the International Criminal Court seeking a Communications Assistant

By

The NGO Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) is looking to fill a position of Communications Assistant in its Hague office, The Netherlands. The Coalition seeks a Communications Assistant to assist in the writing, management and production of all English-language print and electronic resources, and to monitor developments related to the ICC in the… Read more »

ICC and Kenya Investigation – Update

By

On 18 February 2010 the judges of Pre-Trial Chamber II at the ICC requested the Prosecutor to provide clarification and additional information in the process of assessing whether or not to authorise the Prosecutor to commence an investigation with regard to the situation in the Republic of Kenya. On 26 November 2009, the Prosecutor sought… Read more »

Two Upcoming Events at the The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

By

THE ACADEMY LECTURE SERIES « Law of Naval Warfare » The Lecture will be delivered by Professor Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg Wednesday, 3 March 2010 – 6.30pm Auditoire Jacques Freymond (AJF – The Graduate Institute) – Rue de Lausanne 132, Geneva *************************************************** THE ACADEMY LECTURE SERIES WITH THE FESTIVAL DU FILM ET FORUM INTERNATIONAL SUR… Read more »

Seselj to Face New Contempt of Court Charges at the ICTY

By

Last week a new order, signed by Judge O Gon Kwon, was made against Vojislav Seselj for contempt of court, he is accused of disclosing information that may reveal the identity of 11 protected prosecution witnesses in a book he authored. The title of the book was not disclosed. In July 2009, Seselj was found guilty… Read more »

Human Rights Watch Publish Digest of the Law of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

By

On Friday 15 January, Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a 500-page digest entitled “Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity: A Digest of the Case Law of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda”. The important judicial decisions of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) have enriched the law on genocide, war crimes, and crimes… Read more »

Dutch MP Geert Wilders Trial for Hate Crimes Commences Today

By

The Trial of Dutch right-wing  MP Geert Wilders on hate crime charges begins today in Amsterdam in a  case that will test the limits of free speech in the Netherlands. Mr Wilders already faces five counts of religious insult and anti-Muslim incitement. The charges stem from his 2008 short film, Fitna, which offended many Muslims by… Read more »

Book Launch – Future Perspectives on International Criminal Justice

By

Next Monday 25 January, from 19.00 until 21.00, the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies (Campus Den Haag) is hosting a book launch for  “Future Perspectives on International Criminal Justice” edited by Carsten Stahn and Larissa van den Herik. The programme is as follows: 19:00 Opening Introduction of the book by Prof. Kai Ambos, Georg-August… Read more »