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ADC ICTY Legacy Conference is now on Twitter

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A guest blog by the Social Media Committee The ADC-ICTY Legacy Conference is now on Twitter. Follow us @ADCICTYLegacy. The Legacy Conference will be held on 29 November 2013 at the Bel Air Hotel, The Hague, Netherlands. @ADCICTYLegacy aims at providing information about the conference and the publication that will follow. We hope to have a… Read more »

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“Human Rights and International Challenges” – 9BRi Conference on International Law

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On 25 October 2013, 9BRi hosts its annual conference on international law aboard HMS President, Victoria Embankment, London. The conference, entitled “Human Rights and International Challenges”, is presented in association with the Middlesex University School of Law, and includes speakers on the following topics: The Birth of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Professor William Schabas… Read more »

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IBA Annual Conference: Boston 6 – 11 October 2013

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This year’s annual conference of the International Bar Association (“IBA”) will take place in Boston from 6 to 11 October 2013, bringing together practitioners from all over the world to meet, share, experience, develop business and learn from one another. The key note speakers of the conference include Madeleine K Albright, Justice Stephen Breyer as well as… Read more »

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Upcoming Event: “America’s Drone Campaign is Both Moral and Effective”

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Intelligence Squared will host a Versus debate in partnership with Google entitled “America’s Drone Campaign is Both Moral and Effective“. Are drones ultimately counterproductive, or are they a necessary measure to combat ‘jihadis’? Do drone strikes unacceptably cause the deaths of thousands of innocent bystanders, or does the method cause far fewer civilian deaths than… Read more »

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Upcoming Event – Israel and Iran: Countdown to war?

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In 2013, the United States and its allies will decide whether to attack Iran’s nuclear sites, and whether to sanction Israel’s threat of military action against Iran. The Frontline Club BBC Arabic Series will host an event at the London School of Economics to discuss what the future holds for relations between Iran, Israel and… Read more »

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BBC Radio 4: “Decontaminating Halabja”

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BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson has returned to Kurdistan almost 25 years after the region suffered what has been described as the world’s worst chemical weapons attack on civilians. The man who orchestrated the attacks, Ali Hassan al-Majid, became known as “Chemical Ali”. In a BBC article, Simpson describes the aftermath of the 16… Read more »

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Magnum Revolution: 65 Years of Fighting for Freedom

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The Frontline Club will host an event on 13 December to celebrate the publication of Magnum Revolution: 65 Years of Fighting for Freedom. Magnum photographers Ian Berry and Peter Marlow will speak about their experiences with the book’s author, Jon Lee Anderson. The book features images from the 1956 Hungarian Uprising up to the Arab… Read more »

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ICTR Prosecutor to Host International Workshop on the Prosecution of Conflict-Related Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

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The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda is to host an international workshop on the prosecution of conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence crimes. Over half of the 93 accused indicted at the ICTR faced charges of sexual violence. The ICTR Prosecutor aims to share the experiences of the ICTR in… Read more »

Upcoming Event: The Self-Interests of Armed Forces in Accountability for their Members for Core International Crimes

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Stanford University, the UC Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center, and the Forum for International Criminal and Humanitarian Law will host an expert seminar entitled “The Self-Interest of Armed Forces in Accountability for their Members for Core International Crimes” at Stanford University on 27 November 2012. The seminar seeks to consider the self-interested reasons armed forces… Read more »

Frontline Club/ICRC Event: “Communicating about Syria – A Humanitarian Perspective”

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The Frontline Club will host a panel discussion of the challenges faced by journalists and humanitarian aid agencies in sharing information in Syria’s complex conflict. Speakers will include International Committee of the Red Cross spokesperson for the Middle East, Hicham Hassan. Venue: The Frontline Club, London Date: 10 October 2012 Time: 7pm For further information… Read more »

Quality Control In International Fact-Finding Outside Criminal Justice For Core International Crimes

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The 2013 LI Haopei Seminar on the topic “Quality Control in International Fact-Finding Outside Criminal Justice for Core International Crimes” will take place in Florence on 20 May 2013. Speakers include Professor Richard J. Goldstone, Professor Martin Scheinin and Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni. Two or three additional papers are invited to be presented at the… Read more »

Chatham House: Seminar on International Criminal Justice

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A Seminar on ‘Milestones in International Criminal Justice’ will be co-delivered by Doughty Street Chambers and Chatham House International Law Programme at Chatham House, 10 St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4LE on Thursday, 28 June from 18:00 to 19:30. Drinks reception to follow. The seminar will focus on legal developments in recent judgments and complementarity issues… Read more »