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Archive for the ‘International court’ Category

Nicholas Rostow, Laurie Blank and Others Discuss National Security at ABA Conference

I recently attended the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security 22nd Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law in Washington, D.C. While there were many interesting panels, I want to highlight those from the second day of the conference, specifically, “National Security Law and International Law,” and “The Law […]

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Understanding Armed Groups and the Applicable Law -Harvard

On April 5, Harvard will host a live, webcast seminar described as: Co-hosted with the International Review of the Red Cross In order to enrich discussions among humanitarian professionals regarding principled engagement with armed groups, this Live Web Seminar, jointly convened by the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR ) and the International […]

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The Special Tribunal for Lebanon – Washington Post Commentary by SU Professor Crane

An August 16, 2011 Commentary in the Washington Post cowritten by Syracuse University College of Law Professor David Crane and by  former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda Carla Del Ponte calls for calls for the international community and involved governments to support the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. […]

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Jack Goldsmith on Detention Policy

Jack Goldsmith will speak at American University College of Law today on the question, “The Guantanamo Detainees, What Next?”  In a Lawfare blog post, he writes, "In that speech I will try, among other things, to assess the significance of these five statements from senior Obama administration officials in the last two days:" CIA Director […]

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Proposal for A Permanent Hybrid Court for Terrorism

The Social Science Research Network lists a forthcoming article in the American University International Law Review entitled "A Permanent Hybrid Court for Terrorism."  Unfortunately, the article itself is not yet posted.  The abstract, however, looks to be very relevant to our course. As a response to the international and national equities in effective prosecution of […]

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Serbia prosecutor charges 9 with Kosovo war crimes

Jurist reports yesterday (9/11/2010), in an article entitled "Serbia prosecutor charges 9 with Kosovo war crimes" that Serbia's Office of the War Crimes Prosecutor has announced charges against nine former members of the Serbian paramilitary group Sakali, accused in March of the systematic murders of 41 ethnic Albanians in May 1999. The indictment joins recent […]

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Rwanda genocide tribunal opens trial of ex-mayor

On September 8, 2010, in an article entitled "Rwanda genocide tribunal opens trial of ex-mayor," Jurist reports that the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda has begun the trial of Gregoire Ndahimana, former mayor of Kivumu, Rwanda. Ndahimana was charged in the summer of 2001 with genocide, or alternatively, complicity in genocide, and crimes against humanity.  […]

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Prosecutors urge continued support of international tribunals

An article published yesterday, (09/02/10), by Jurist, announces the signing of the fourth Chautauqua Declaration by current and former international prosecutors which praises recent developments in international law and encourages continued support of international courts.  The full text of the Declaration, available here, encourages continued support for the funding of the tribunals and courts as […]

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Intercept evidence and terrorist prosecution: the debate continues

In an article entitled "Intercept Evidence and Terrorist Prosecution: The Debate Continues," RUSI, the Royal United Services Institute, reports on the growing debate on the admissibility of intercepted communications in court. A recent report prepared by advocacy group Justice, entitled Intercept Evidence: Lifting the Ban, comments on the different arguments before ultimately concluding that the […]

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Example Set by First Military Tribunal Case Has U.S. Wary

In a New York Times article dated yesterday (8/27/2010), entitled "Example Set by First Military Tribunal Case Has U.S. Wary," multiple Administration officials express their alarm at the first case to go to trial under the revamped rules for military commissions. The case involves the prosecution of a former child soldier whom an American investigator […]

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