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Archivo de Etiquetas: customary international law

US Fourth ICCPR Report, IHRL and IHL

US Fourth ICCPR Report, IHRL and IHL The US Government recently submitted to the Human Rights Committee its fourth periodic report on its compliance with the ICCPR. On the issues near and dear to my heart – the extraterritorial application of the ICCPR and the relationship between IHRL and IHRL …

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Application for Arrest Warrant Against General Shaul Mofaz, First instance, unreported (Bow Street Magistrates' Court)

Application for Arrest Warrant Against General Shaul Mofaz, First instance, unreported (Bow Street Magistrates’ Court) 12 February 2004 Source: International Law in Domestic Courts 1.  Introduction 1   This is an application for an arrest warrant against General Shaul Mofaz on behalf of the families and relatives affected by what is …

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UNESCO Approves Palestinian Membership Bid – A Case for US Countermeasures Against the Organization?

UNESCO Approves Palestinian Membership Bid – A Case for US Countermeasures Against the Organization? Christiane Ahlborn is Ph.D. Candidate at the Amsterdam Center for International Law and member of the project on Shared Responsibility in International Law (SHARES) On 31 October 2011, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO) …

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International Law and the Prosecution of Medics in Bahrain

International Law and the Prosecution of Medics in Bahrain Sarah Fulton is International Legal Officer at REDRESS. The trial and sentencing of 20 medical professionals in Bahrain in the past two weeks has again turned the spotlight on the small Gulf Kingdom’s unfinished ‘Arab Spring’ and the repressive methods used …

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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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The Palmer Report on the Mavi Marmara Incident and the Legality of Israel’s Blockade of the Gaza Strip

The Palmer Report on the Mavi Marmara Incident and the Legality of Israel’s Blockade of the Gaza StripOverall, the Palmer Report is of high quality and merits close attention. I would strongly urge those interested to read, at the least, the very concise summary of its findings at pages 1-6, …

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Can Libya Sue the UK on Recognition of the National Transitional Council?

Can Libya Sue the UK on Recognition of the National Transitional Council?Earlier this week, the UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague announced that the UK now recognises the Libyan National Transitional Council (the rebels fighting Colonel Gaddafi’s forces) as the sole governmental authority in Libya. This was an implementation of the decision …

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Can Gaddafi invoke self-defence against NATO; have NATO leaders committed the crime of aggression?

Can Gaddafi invoke self-defence against NATO; have NATO leaders committed the crime of aggression? Dr Gleider I. Hernández  is lecturer in law at the University of Durham; Thomas R. Liefländer is a PhD candidate at the University of Cologne. The recent events rapidly unfolding in Libya have raised a number …

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Uses of Force against Civil Aircraft

Uses of Force against Civil Aircraft Dr Kimberley N. Trapp is lecturer in law at Newnham College, University of Cambridge. On 18 June, South Korean marines (stationed on Gyodong Island, to the west of South Korea) fired 99 rifle rounds at an Asiana flight en route from Chengdu (China) to …

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“Rescuing ‘Boat People’ in the Mediterranean Sea: The Responsibility of States under the Law of the Sea”.

“Rescuing ‘Boat People’ in the Mediterranean Sea: The Responsibility of States under the Law of the Sea”. Dr. Efthymios Papastavridis, LLM(Athens), LLM(UCL), PhD (UCL) is Adjunct Lecturer, University of Thrace, Faculty of Law and Research Fellow, Academy of Athens, Greece [papastavridis {at} Academyofathens(.)gr ]. 1. Introductory Remarks According to a very recent …

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Is IMF Managing Director (DSK) Entitled to Immunity from Prosecution?

Is IMF Managing Director (DSK) Entitled to Immunity from Prosecution?I intended to write a post explaining why International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK), does not have immunity under the applicable treaties dealing with the immunity of the IMF and its employees. However, Chimene Keitner has beaten me to …

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Is IMF Managing Director (DSK) Entitled to Immunity from Prosecution?

Is IMF Managing Director (DSK) Entitled to Immunity from Prosecution? I intended to write a post explaining why International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK), does not have immunity under the applicable treaties dealing with the immunity of the IMF and its employees. However, Chimene Keitner has beaten me …

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