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Updates on the Activity of the International Court of Justice (January-February 2009)

Updates on the Activity of the International Court of Justice (January-February 2009) Elections at the ICJ. On 6 February 2009 Judge Hisashi Owada (Japan) was elected President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) by his peers and Judge Peter Tomka (Slovakia) was elected Vice-President, each for a term of …

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Belgium brings case against Senegal in the ICJ over Failure to Prosecute Hissene Habre

Belgium brings case against Senegal in the ICJ over Failure to Prosecute Hissene Habre Belgium has filed a case in the ICJ against Senegal (see press release) with regard to Senegal’s failure to prosecute former Chadian Head of State, Hissene Habre. This is the latest episode in the long running …

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Judge Owada Elected as New ICJ President

Judge Owada Elected as New ICJ President Last week, the judges of the International Court of Justice elected Judge Hisashi Owada as the Court’s new President, and Judge Peter Tomka as its new Vice-President, each for a term of three years. The ICJ press release is here. Three new judges …

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President Obama and International Law

President Obama and International Law Over on Jurist, Mary Ellen O’Connell has an interesting piece on the role that President Obama might have in restoring US faith in international law. O’Connell argues that the decline in US respect for international law is primarily attributable to Hans Morgenthau, his realist approach …

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Immunity and International Criminal Tribunals

Immunity and International Criminal Tribunals Earlier this week, the Trial Chamber at International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) hearing the case against Radovan Karadzic issued a decision in which it stated that “According to customary international law, there are some acts for which immunity from prosecution cannot be …

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Call for the African Union Intervention in Zimbabwe

Call for the African Union Intervention in Zimbabwe While addressing an international press conference in Nairobi over the weekend, Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga called on the African Union (AU) to oust Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and end the oppression the Zimbabwean people are being subjected to. Odinga specifically called …

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Annual report of the ICJ and ICC

Annual report of the ICJ and ICC On October 30, the President of the International Court of Justice, Judge Rosalyn Higgins, and the President of the International Criminal Court, Judge Philippe Kirsch, addressed the United Nations General Assembly and presented the annual report for their respective courts. Judge Higgins was …

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Kenyan Commission Recommends an International Crimes Tribunal

Kenyan Commission Recommends an International Crimes Tribunal The Commission of Inquiry into Post-Election Violence (CIPEV) established to investigate the violence witnessed after the 27 December 2007 elections in Kenya officially presented its much-anticipated report to President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga on 15 October 2008. The CIPEV, or …

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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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U.N. may want to suspend ICC action on Bashir: Russia

U.N. may want to suspend ICC action on Bashir: Russia UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council may want to consider suspending any war crimes indictment of Sudan’s president by the International Criminal Court, Russia’s U.N. ambassador told reporters on Monday. [via Reuters: International News]

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Acta General de la Conferencia de Berlin (26 de Febrero de 1885)

En el nombre de Dios Todopoderoso. Su Majestad la Reina del Reino Unido de Gran Bretaña e Irlanda, Emperatriz de la India, Su Majestad el Emperador de Alemania, Rey de Prusia; Su Majestad el Emperador de Austria, rey de Bohemia, etc., y Rey Apostólico de Hungría, Su Majestad el Rey …

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