Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the issuance of the first judgement of the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights (the ACHPR) on 15 December 2009. See an interesting article by Roland Adjovi: http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/2009/12/questionable-precedent-first-ruling-by.php The Court was formally established by a charter adopted in 1998, which entered into force in 2004. The court came into… Read more »
Posts By: Alexander Kay
On 22 November 2010, the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies organises jointly with the Campus The Hague and the Dutch-German Association a lecture by Bernard Schlink. In his lecture, Schlink will address the question: Can past atrocities ever be healed? He will mainly discuss this question based on his earlier work, including Der Vorleser… Read more »
In August, The Economist published an article entitled “President Kagame Under Scrutiny”. It drew attention to the recent re-election of President Kagame and the context of “murder, censorship and meaningful opposition” in which it took place: http://www.economist.com/node/16750119 On Friday, The Independent featured a piece on Paul Rusebagina, the “Hero” of “Hotel Rwanda” who is credited… Read more »
On 2 October, 9 Bedford Row hosted their Autumn conference at the BPP Law School in London on the emerging market of international criminal law. The event was extremely well attended with 140 guests from the UK and overseas. The conference touched upon various aspects of international practice, including recent developments in UK extradition law;… Read more »
Miss Campbell’s No Rough Diamond! On 20 May, the Prosecution claimed that the anticipated testimony of Miss Naomi Campbell concerned a central issue in the trial of Charles Taylor, namely his “possession of rough diamonds”. Dressed impeccably and traditionally late, Miss Campbell appeared in The Hague today to testify as a Prosecution witness in the… Read more »
The Kurdish Human Rights Project is pleased to announce a new vacancy for a Legal Officer/Legal Director (MATERNITY COVER – one year contract beginning mid-October). This role offers a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the work of KHRP in making full use of international mechanisms to protect the human rights of people living in the… Read more »
ICLB members Gillian Higgins and Steven Kay QC would like to welcome new entries for the “International Criminal Law Quote of the Month”. The August prize goes to Mr T Dauggard for his haunting reminder of the world according to George W Bush: “I didn’t join the International Criminal Court because I don’t want to put our… Read more »
The Law Society is hosting a Human Rights symposium in London on 11-12 September. The two day event will consist of a series of talks, workshops and a special guest panel. The speakers will include former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg. For more information please visit this web link: http://international.lawsociety.org.uk/node/6375
From Monday 7 September, Facebook fans of the ICLB site will be able to have a short bio of their work experience in international criminal law updated onto our Facebook Community page. The ICLB hope that this feature will inspire budding lawyers and professionals to use this space to advertise their skills and attract those… Read more »
Several photos from the ICLB/ICTY Mooting Competition Awards Night 2009 have now been posted on our Facebook Community Site.
KHRP today welcomed a decision from the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) regarding a case it lodged on behalf of Armenian national Maksim Gasparyan in August 2004. In April of that year, Mr Gasparyan was arrested and detained by police in the Shengavit District for ‘disturbing public order’. Refuting this, Mr Gasparyan alleged that… Read more »
The ICLB notes the announcement of the publication of the latest issue of the “Africa Update” newsletter by the Coalition for the ICC. “Africa Update” (previously entitled “ICC-Africa”) is available online at http://www.iccnow.org/?mod=iccafrica or http://www.iccnow.org/documents/AfricaUpdate11__fr.pdf “Africa Update” is a biannual newsletter focused on ICC developments in Africa and key CICC campaigns in the region.
Richard Goldstone will be speaking in The Hague at the Central Library, Spui 68, third floor this Sunday. The former Chief Prosecutor of the UN ICTY (1994-1996) will spend three months in The Hague and Wassenaar as the first Hague Peace Philosopher. He will be presenting a master class on concepts of crimes against humanity,… Read more »
The conference on the Lebanon Tribunal given by Steven Kay QC was a “resounding success” according to the participants who attended at 9 Bedford Row in London on Saturday. A number of practising barristers from the UK and Germany attended the event which provided an in-depth analysis of the applicable law, the historical background and… Read more »