sábado, noviembre 27, 2021

Archivo de Etiquetas: International

ICJ to Give Advisory Opinion on the Legality of Kosovo`s Independence

ICJ to Give Advisory Opinion on the Legality of Kosovo`s Independence Yesterday, the UN General Assembly by 77 votes in favor, 6 votes against and 74 Member States abstaining backed Serbia’s proposal to submit the question of the legality of Kosovo’s independence to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).  According …

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The Israeli Supreme Court denies the occupied Palestinian population the right to leave their country

The Israeli Supreme Court denies the occupied Palestinian population the right to leave their country In another worrying judgment generated by the Israeli HCJ, the Court upholds that the occupying power can restrict the basic human right to leave one’s country and the freedom of movement (Article 12 of the …

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Africa’s evolving Human Rights Architecture

Africa’s evolving Human Rights Architecture This is a summary of a report produced by: Centre for Conflict Resolution, University of Cape Town (UCT) after a two day seminar held from 28-29 June 2007 at Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town. The paper discusses the effectiveness of Africa’s human rights institutions. It …

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Conference on the role of supreme courts in an internationalizing world

Conference on the role of supreme courts in an internationalizing world The Hague Institute for the Internationalization of Law (HIIL) organizes a two-day conference on ‘The changing role of the highest courts in an internationalizing world’. The conference will take place on 23 and 24 October 2008 in the Peace …

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The International Criminal Court decides on confirmation of charges against Congolese “warlords”

The International Criminal Court decides on confirmation of charges against Congolese “warlords” On Friday 26 September the International Criminal Court issued the decision on the confirmation of charges in the case of “The Prosecutor v. Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui”. The two militia leaders Katanga and Ngudjolo Chui are …

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70th Anniversary of the Infamous Munich Agreement

70th Anniversary of the Infamous Munich Agreement The Munich Agreement (Münchner Abkommen) concluded at Munich, September 29, 1938, between Germany (Adolf Hitler), Great Britain (Neville Chamberlain), France (Edouard Daladier) and Italy (Benito Mussolini) has become one of the most controversial international treaties signed in the twentieth century. It raised endless …

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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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