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60 Years of the Genocide Convention

60 Years of the Genocide Convention Many thanks to Dapo for inviting me to blog here at EJIL: Talk! – hopefully the blog will turn out to be as successful in the blawgosphere as the EJIL is in print. In the next couple of weeks I intend to write on …

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The Application of Human Rights Treaties in Wartime

The Application of Human Rights Treaties in Wartime This year the EJIL has been marking the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by publishing a series of articles on international human rights law. The international human rights movement was birthed in response to the atrocities during the …

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UN General Assembly Adopts the Optional Protocol to ICESCR

UN General Assembly Adopts the Optional Protocol to ICESCR On 10 December the UN General Assembly at its plenary meeting unanimously adopted an Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The Protocol is undoubtedly a milestone in the history of the universal human rights system. …

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Ban Ki-moon on Human Rights Council

Ban Ki-moon on Human Rights Council This week saw the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Although immense progress has been made in those 60 years toward the aim of universal respect for fundamental rights, it is often asserted that major setbacks have occurred in the area …

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Firmado en Oslo un tratado histórico sobre las bombas de racimo

Firmado en Oslo un tratado histórico sobre las bombas de racimo Durante una ceremonia celebrada en Oslo el miércoles 3 de diciembre de 2008, 92 Estados firmaron la Convención sobre Municiones en Racimo, que prohíbe la producción, el almacenamiento, el uso y la exportación de bombas de racimo. Se espera …

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Call for the African Union Intervention in Zimbabwe

Call for the African Union Intervention in Zimbabwe While addressing an international press conference in Nairobi over the weekend, Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga called on the African Union (AU) to oust Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and end the oppression the Zimbabwean people are being subjected to. Odinga specifically called …

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EU court annuls counter-terrorist measure of the European Union

EU court annuls counter-terrorist measure of the European Union On 4 December the Court of First Instance delivered its judgment in the matter People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (”PMOI”) v Council of the European Union (Case T?284/08), where it declares one of the EU’s key instruments for the “fight against …

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An International Environmental Law Court?

An International Environmental Law Court? It is well-known that the issue of enforcement remains the Achilles heel of international law in general and international environmental law in particular. Given the rate with which natural resources are depleted and the number of species facing extinction is increasing the issue of enforcement …

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Czech Constitutional Court gives green light to the Lisbon Treaty

Czech Constitutional Court gives green light to the Lisbon Treaty Today the Czech Constitutional Court rendered its much awaited decision on the relationship between the Czech constitution and the Lisbon Treaty. The Court decided that “[t]he Treaty of Lisbon amending the Treaty on European Union and Treaty on establishing the European Community and …

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Greenland takes another step toward independence

Greenland takes another step toward independence Final results of yesterday’s referendum in Greenland show that 75.54 per cent of voters voted for home rule and greater autonomy, whereas 23.57 per cent voted against. This result paves the way for Greenland’s eventual independence from Denmark and reaffirms its sovereign rights to manage …

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