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Archivo de Etiquetas: Judge

Two New Decisions on Subject-Matter Immunity, Torture and Extrajudicial Killings

Two New Decisions on Subject-Matter Immunity, Torture and Extrajudicial Killings  Lorna McGregor, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Essex. Her publications include: Torture and State Immunity: Deflecting Impunity, Distorting Sovereignty’, 18 European Journal of International Law 903 – 919 (2007) and ‘State Immunity and Jus Cogens’, 55(2) International and …

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Declaración de Nulidad Argentina al Laudo de su Majestad Británica de 1977 (25/01/1978) en inglés

note from the minister for foreign affairs of the argentine republic to the ambassador of chile in argentina* Buenos Aires, 25 January 1978 Sir, I am pleased to inform you, on express instructions from my Gov­ernment, that the Government of the Argentine Republic, after carefully studying the arbitral Award by …

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European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities

Preamble The member States of the Council of Europe, signatories to this Convention, Considering that the aim of the Council of Europe is to achieve a greater unity between its members and to promote co-operation between them; Considering that, as defined in Article 1 of the Council of Europe Statute, …

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Questioning the Statehood of the Vatican

Questioning the Statehood of the Vatican The Pope will begin a State visit to the UK on Thursday Sept 16. In anticipation of this event, some are using the occasion to highlight the tragedy concerning the sexual abuse of children by catholic priests around the world and the failure of …

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The Kosovo Opinion

The Kosovo Opinion  Christian J. Tams is Professor of International Law at the Univeristy of Glasgow. His publications include Enforcing Obligations Erga Omnes in International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2005). The International Court of Justice’s Kosovo opinion of 22 July had been much expected. It was one of the not so frequent …

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ICJ finds that Kosovo’s Declaration of Independence not in Violation of International Law

ICJ finds that Kosovo’s Declaration of Independence not in Violation of International Law The International Court of Justice has held that the declaration of independence by Kosovo is not in violation of international law.  Despite what is likely to be said in the media, this opinion is rather narrow. The Court …

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ICJ finds that Kosovo’s Declaration of Independence not in Violation of International Law

ICJ finds that Kosovo’s Declaration of Independence not in Violation of International LawThe International Court of Justice has held that the declaration of independence by Kosovo is not in violation of international law.  Despite what is likely to be said in the media, this opinion is rather narrow. The Court has …

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Two Women Nominated to Replace Retiring US and Chinese Judges on the International Court of Justice

Two Women Nominated to Replace Retiring US and Chinese Judges on the International Court of Justice The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has announed in recent weeks that Judges Shi Juiyong and Thomas Buergenthal will be retiring from the Court (see here and here). Judge Shi is a Chinese national and …

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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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International Court of Justice to Appoint 6 New Clerks

International Court of Justice to Appoint 6 New Clerks The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has announced that it is seeking to appoint 6 new Law Clerks for its judges. The additional clerks will make it possible for each judge to have a full time law clerk. The decision by the …

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A Human Right to Water? The South African Constitutional Court’s Decision in the Mazibuko Case

A Human Right to Water? The South African Constitutional Court’s Decision in the Mazibuko Case Peter Danchin is Associate Professor of Law at The University of Maryland Law School.  His recent articles have been published in the Journal of Law and Religion, the Yale Journal of International Law, and the Harvard International Law Journal. …

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UK Inquiry to Consider Legality of Iraq War and Appoints Former ICJ President, Dame Rosalyn Higgins as International Law Adviser

UK Inquiry to Consider Legality of Iraq War and Appoints Former ICJ President, Dame Rosalyn Higgins as International Law Adviser This past summer, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced the establishment of an inquiry into the UK’s involvement in the Iraq War. The Iraq Inquiry, which is independent of the government, began work …

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