The ICJ and Evolutionary Treaty Interpretation On Monday, the ICJ delivered its judgment in the Costa Rica v. Nicaragua case, concerning navigational and related rights on the river San Juan (Registry summary; judgment). The case itself is not terribly important in the grand scheme of things, but upon reading the …Leer »
Is Sudanese President Bashir Immune from Arrest? In a post last week, I mentioned a forthcoming article of mine dealing with Bashir’s Immunity. That article titled “The Legal Nature of Security Council Referrals to the ICC and its Impact on Al’Bashir’s Immunities” has now been published in the latest issue of the …Leer »
Afghanistan accedes to Additional Protocols to Geneva Conventions: Will AP II govern the conflict in Afghanistan?
Afghanistan accedes to Additional Protocols to Geneva Conventions: Will AP II govern the conflict in Afghanistan? Last week (June 24) Afghanistan acceded to Additional Protocols I & II to the Geneva Conventions. These treaties continue to inch towards univeral participation as there are 169 States parties to AP I and …Leer »
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 …Leer »
Africa and the International Criminal Court This week African States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court will meet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to assess the work of the ICC in relation to Africa. The meeting is significant as all of the current situations and cases under …Leer »
The Role of Courts in the International Legal System – An EJIL:Talk! Discussion Starting next week, EJIL:Talk! will be hosting a discussion of the changing role courts and tribunals in the international legal system. This conversation will be structured around a discussion of two articles in the current anniversary issue of the European …Leer »
International Court of Justice – Order of 28 May 2009 NEW Questions relating to the Obligation to Prosecute or Extradite (Belgium v. Senegal) – Request for the indication of provisional measures (92 Kb)Read more … [via International Court of Justice, The Hague, Netherlands]Leer »
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 …Leer »
Inter-American Human Rights Commission: Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela and Haiti with severe human rights problems
Inter-American Human Rights Commission: Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela and Haiti with severe human rights problems According to the Annual Report 2008 of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights, Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela and Haiti continue to have serious human rights problems (see here for the report). The Commission’s Report, which was presented …Leer »
New Issue of the European Journal of International Law out: Further Discussion of Articles to follow here on this blog!
New Issue of the European Journal of International Law out: Further Discussion of Articles to follow here on this blog! The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law has recently been published. This is Volume 20, No. 1. In his editorial, Professor Joseph Weiler (Editor in Chief) reflects …Leer »
Press Release 2009/16 NEW Questions relating to the Obligation to Prosecute or Extradite (Belgium v. Senegal) – Questions relating to the Obligation to Prosecute or Extradite (Belgium v. Senegal) – Conclusion of the public hearings on the request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by the Kingdom of Belgium …Leer »
The Security Council and Human Rights: What is the role of Art. 103 of the Charter? At last week’s ASIL meeting there was a panel on whether the United Nations Security Council is bound by human rights law. The panelists (Vera Gowlland-Debbas, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Linos-Alexander …Leer »