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Diplomatic Asylum for Julian Assange?

Diplomatic Asylum for Julian Assange? Professor Kai Ambos is Chair of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Comparative Law and International Criminal Law at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany (since May 2003) and Judge at the Provincial Court (Landgericht) of Lower Saxony in Göttingen Julian Assange’s medal-worthy self-staging as a militant for worldwide freedom …

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A case of negative regional complementarity? Giving the African Court of Justice and Human Rights Jurisdiction over International Crimes

A case of negative regional complementarity? Giving the African Court of Justice and Human Rights Jurisdiction over International Crimes Max du Plessis, Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict.  He is an Associate Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban; Senior Research Associate, International Crime in Africa Programme, …

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May the UK Terminate the Diplomatic Status of Ecuador’s Embassy?

May the UK Terminate the Diplomatic Status of Ecuador’s Embassy? Ecuador has announced that it is granting asylum to Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder, who has taken refuge in the Ecuardor’s embassy in London. Assange sought refuge in the Embassy after the UK Supreme Court ruled a few weeks ago that …

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Oil exploration around the Falklands (Malvinas)

Oil exploration around the Falklands (Malvinas) In June, I looked at the longstanding sovereignty dispute over the Falklands Islands (Malvinas) on the occasion of the 30-year anniversary of the 1982 war. I revisit this topic today to examine the question of investor protection in areas where sovereignty is disputed, taking the Falklands (Malvinas) …

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Kiobel: Universal Civil Jurisdiction under international Law

Kiobel: Universal Civil Jurisdiction under international Law  Barrie Sander has law degrees from Cambridge and Leiden, and from September 2012 will be a PhD candidate in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. In an earlier post, I considered the question of corporate liability …

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Symposium on ExtraTerritorial Jurisdiction

Symposium on ExtraTerritorial Jurisdiction One of the topics that will be taught in any basic course on public international law is “Jurisdiction”. By this is meant the jurisdiction of States and as Rosalyn Higgins explains in her book Problems and Process: International Law and How We Use It, questions of …

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