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The Security Council and the ICC

The Security Council and the ICC The University of California Irvine Law School’s International Justice Clinic recently issued an important report examining the relationship between the UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court.   The report, authored by UCI Irvine Prof David Kaye, is the culmination of a project on the Council and the Court run …

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Incorporating UN General Assembly Declaratory Texts into Domestic Law?

Incorporating UN General Assembly Declaratory Texts into Domestic Law? Last week in Canada, with federal MPs returning to Parliament amidst the continuation of countrywide protests by indigenous peoples, an opposition MP introduced a private member’s bill (Bill C-469) to require the Canadian government to ensure that all federal laws are …

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Palestine, When is Your Birthday?

Palestine, When is Your Birthday?  Col. (Retired) Liron A. Libman, LL.M, is a former Head of the International Law Department of the Israeli Defense Forces. On 29 November, in what some reports described as a historic vote, the UN General Assembly accorded to “Palestine” the status of a “non-member observer state” …

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Argentina to take Falklands row to UN

Argentina to take Falklands row to UN Cristina Kirchner warns of ‘grave risks to international security’ and states intention to prevent war over natural resources President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has accused Britain of “militarising” the south Atlantic, and said she would seek UN intervention to prevent a war against …

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New Discussions on UN Human Rights Treaty Monitoring Reform: Using the Momentum while Acknowledging Financial and Political Realities

New Discussions on UN Human Rights Treaty Monitoring Reform: Using the Momentum while Acknowledging Financial and Political Realities John Morijn, PhD (EUI (Law)) is senior human rights adviser, Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and assistant professor of human rights law, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Views expressed …

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Al-Jedda case

OPINIONS OF THE LORDS OF APPEAL FOR JUDGMENT IN THE CAUSE R (on the application of Al-Jedda) (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Defence (Respondent) Appellate Committee Lord Bingham of Cornhill Lord Rodger of Earlsferry Baroness Hale of Richmond Lord Carswell Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood Counsel Appellants: Keir Starmer …

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Palestine’s Rocky Path to the United Nations

Palestine’s Rocky Path to the United NationsEurope Needs to Step in Where the United States Has Failed September 19, 2011 Robert Blecher Summary: With his credibility on the line, Mahmoud Abbas has no choice but go through with an ill-conceived plan to petition the UN for Palestinian statehood. The United States …

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Waiting for Godot: An Analysis of the ICJ Kosovo Advisory Opinion

Waiting for Godot: An Analysis of the ICJ Kosovo Advisory OpinionDov Jacobs and Yannick Radi are both postdoctoral researchers at the Amsterdam Center of International Law, University of AmsterdamNearly two years after the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) submitted a request to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in relation …

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