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Archivo de Etiquetas: criminal law

Ukraine v Russia (Provisional Measures): State ‘Terrorism’ and IHL  

EJIL Blog of the European Journal of International Law

Ukraine v Russia (Provisional Measures): State ‘Terrorism’ and IHL   On 16 January 2017, Ukraine filed an Application against Russia before the International Court of Justice (‘ICJ’ or ‘the Court’), founding the Court’s jurisdiction (in part) on the compromissory clause (Article 24) of the Terrorism Financing Convention (‘ICSFT’). On the …

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TLJN Conference 2017 – Transnational Criminal Law in the Americas – Call for Papers

Faculty of Law University of Windsor

Transnational Law and Justice Network Call for Papers: Transnational Criminal Law in the Americas May 4-5, 2017 Transnational organized crime is a major threat to international security. This has been recognized by the United Nations Report of the High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change. One country’s success in limiting …

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ICC Assembly of States Parties Urged to Decide on Status of Palestine.

ICC Assembly of States Parties Urged to Decide on Status of Palestine. In April of this year, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court indicated, in an official statement, that he was not competent to decide whether Palestine is a State such that it can accept the jurisdiction of the ICC under Article 12(3) of the ICC …

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Gallant on Legality and the Rome Statute

Gallant on Legality and the Rome Statute To my shame, I’ve only just noticed that Ken Gallant in his excellent book The Principle of Legality in International and Comparative Criminal Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009) – recently reviewed in the JICJ here – addresses the difficult problem of applying …

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Was Nuremberg a Violation of the Principle of Legality?

Was Nuremberg a Violation of the Principle of Legality? This is, remarkably, the question raised by yesterday’s judgment of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in Kononov v. Latvia, App. No. 36376/04. In short, the applicant was a former Soviet partisan convicted by a Latvian court …

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UK Metropolitan Police Investigate MI5 Complicity in Torture

UK Metropolitan Police Investigate MI5 Complicity in Torture In a story in The Guardian today, it was reported that the UK’s Metropolitan Police are investigating MI5 for complicity in US torture in relation to the case of Guantanamo detainee Aamer Shaker. Shaker is a permanent resident of the UK and …

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No Longer a Weak Department of Power? Reflections on the Emergence of a New International Judiciary

No Longer a Weak Department of Power? Reflections on the Emergence of a New International Judiciary Professor Yuval Shany is the Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in Public International Law, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His latest EJIL article, summarised in this post, is available here. His publications include The Competing …

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ICC Launches Online Library on International Criminal Law

ICC Launches Online Library on International Criminal Law The International Criminal Court has recently launched a new version of its Legal Tools site. The site contains an invaluable online library on international criminal law which will probably be  the first port of call for those working in this field. According …

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The Two Faces of the Genocide Convention

The Two Faces of the Genocide Convention In keeping with Christmas spirit, here’s my next post on the Genocide Convention. Can a state be responsible for genocide? What does that even mean? Aren’t international crimes, in the sage words of the Nuremberg Tribunal, committed by men, not by abstract entities? …

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