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Call for Papers – Postgraduate Conference

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The Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights at University College Cork is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual Postgraduate Conference. The theme for this year’s event is “The Promise of Law: Political Claims and the Boundaries of Justice.” The conference will take place on April 30th 2009. The conference will focus on the intersection… Read more »

Bosnian Convicted of War Crimes by Norwegian Court

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Norway convicts Bosnian on 1992 war crimesSource: Reuters, Tuesday, December 2, 2008 OSLO: A Bosnian muslim was jailed for five years on Tuesday for crimes against Serb civilians during the war in Bosnia in 1992 in the first war crimes case in Norway since the trials of Norwegians who collaborated with the Nazis. The case… Read more »

The Administration of Tribunals – Lecture 10 December

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The T.M.C. Asser Institute, the Coalition for the International Criminal Court and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies (Leiden University, Campus The Hague) next lecture in the Autumn 2008 Series of the Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series 19:00, December 10th  Robin Vincent, Registrar, Special Tribunal for Lebanon will  give a lecture on the administration… Read more »

Judging detainees on the facts

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Judging detainees on the facts By Sabin Willett EARLIER this month, US District Judge Richard Leon ruled in the case of six Bosnians held at Guantanamo Bay. One is Lakhdar Boumediene, the lead petitioner in last summer’s Supreme Court decision restoring the rights of Guantanamo detainees to a habeas corpus hearing. So Judge Leon gave… Read more »

The Lebanon tribunal on Hariri killing to start in March 2009

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The international Special Tribunal for Lebanon, which was set up to try the suspected assassins of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri, will begin its work in March 2009. The court in the Dutch city of Leidschendam will be the first international tribunal to try terrorist crimes. So far, no suspects have been named. “It… Read more »

Should judges be elected or appointed? In the case of international courts, this age-old conundrum has a new twist

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This article can be found at: http://www.economist.com/world/international/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12638678 Choosing judges Wanted: better judgment, fewer crowd-pleasers and lickspittles Nov 20th 2008 From The Economist print edition Should judges be elected or appointed? In the case of international courts, this age-old conundrum has a new twist   BARACK OBAMA wasn’t the only person selected by American voters this… Read more »

Lecture 25 Nov – The Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention and its Implementation through National Law

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19.30 – Tuesday, 25 November 2008, T.M.C. Asser Institute, R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22, The Hague The Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention and its Implementation through National Law Biological agents can be produced quickly and easily. These weapons have been used throughout history. In ancient times, for example, plague-infected corpse were catapulted into sieged cities. The 20th… Read more »

ICC: First Warrants Requested for Attacks on Darfur Peacekeepers

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On the November 20 the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, requested arrest warrants for three rebel leaders believed to be responsible for attacks on international peacekeepers in Darfur. Repeated attacks on international peacekeepers have severely compromised the effectiveness of peacekeeping operations in Darfur. The request for warrants, the first for killing peacekeepers, stems… Read more »

US judge orders release Guantánamo detainees

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They are no longer “enemy combatants”. A US federal judge on Thursday ordered the release of five Algerian Guantánamo Bay detainees after almost seven years in confinement. Rights groups welcome the release even though a sixth Algerian remains in custody. Judge Richard Leon says the US government has failed to prove their accusation that the… Read more »

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 »