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Archivo de Etiquetas: International Law

New Council of Europe human rights memorandum confirms that UK immigration detention system violates human rights

New Council of Europe human rights memorandum confirms that UK immigration detention system violates human rights The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Thomas Hammarberg has published his memorandum on the UK asylum and immigration system with a number of notable conclusions and recommendations. Amongst many other …

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International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda sentences former Rwandan prosecutor to life imprisonment

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda sentences former Rwandan prosecutor to life imprisonment Yesterday, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) sentenced Siméon Nchamihigo to life in prison for acts committed during the Rwanda genocide in 1994 (see press release). The third Trial Chamber of the Tribunal found him guilty of …

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U.S. and the Czech Republic Sign SOFA Treaty on Anti-Missile Radar Base

U.S. and the Czech Republic Sign SOFA Treaty on Anti-Missile Radar Base On Friday, September 19, 2008, after an informal meeting of NATO members’ defence ministers, the U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and the Czech Defence Minister Vlasta Parkanova signed SOFA treaty (Status of Forces Agreement) on the conditions …

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63rd session of General Assembly opens

63rd session of General Assembly opens The 63rd session of the United Nations General Assembly will open tomorrow (16 September 2008) in New York. As part of its lengthy agenda, the Assembly will debate topics under the headings of the maintenance of international peace and security, the promotion of economic …

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Luis Moreno-Ocampo and the criticism that just will not silence

Luis Moreno-Ocampo and the criticism that just will not silence Just a short while ago we reported on the harsh criticism that recently has been aimed at the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno-Ocampo (see this post). Today Joshua Rozenberg, law commentator for inter alia the BBC and …

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Should the Prosecutor of the International Criminial Court be removed from office?

Should the Prosecutor of the International Criminial Court be removed from office? Over the past weeks, criticism has been raised regarding the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, the Argentinean Luis Moreno-Ocampo. This criticism has not only involved his handling of the complaint against him for his dismissal of a …

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Anne-Marie Slaughter on the Caucasus crises and the future of international law

Anne-Marie Slaughter on the Caucasus crises and the future of international law Since last week’s post on Russia’s recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, and our previous coverage of the issue (here, here and here), seemed to have caught the interest of our readers, this week’s “Clip of the Week” will in …

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40th Anniversary of the Invasion of Czechoslovakia

40th Anniversary of the Invasion of Czechoslovakia Forty years ago, on August 21, 1968 the armed force of the Warsaw Pact entered Czechoslovakian territory and put an end to the economic and political liberalization reforms initiated by a moderate Communist leader Alexander Dubcek. Supposedly, it was feared by the Soviet …

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Hearings in the Georgia v. Russia Case Fixed for 8-10 September

Hearings in the Georgia v. Russia Case Fixed for 8-10 September Acting in accordance with the powers conferred upon her by Article 74, paragraph 4, of the Rules of Court, Judge Rosalyn Higgins, President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, addressed …

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