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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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Swedish parliament votes in favor of the Lisbon Treaty

Swedish parliament votes in favor of the Lisbon Treaty Yesterday, the Swedish parliament voted to approve the Lisbon Treaty (see press release here). After almost 9 hours of debate in the Riksdag, 243 MP voted in favour, 39 against, 13 abstentions (while 54 MP were not present). Apparently large parts …

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Judgment of 18 November 2008

Judgment of 18 November 2008 NEW Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Croatia v. Serbia) – Preliminary Objections (317 Kb)Read more … [via International Court of Justice, The Hague, Netherlands]

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Another new case for the International Court of Justice

Another new case for the International Court of Justice The list of cases pending before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) continues to grow. Yesterday (17 November 2008) a new case was added to the docket when the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYRM) instituted proceedings against Greece. The case …

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Election of judges to the International Court of Justice

Election of judges to the International Court of Justice Last week, the General Assembly and the Security Council elected five new members of the International Court of Justice (see press release). The elected judges are: Judge Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh (Jordan) and Ronny Abraham (France) who were both re-elected. Messrs. Antônio …

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Annual report of the ICJ and ICC

Annual report of the ICJ and ICC On October 30, the President of the International Court of Justice, Judge Rosalyn Higgins, and the President of the International Criminal Court, Judge Philippe Kirsch, addressed the United Nations General Assembly and presented the annual report for their respective courts. Judge Higgins was …

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