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Nouvelles du droit international

  • This Saturday: Europeana 1914-1918 Collection Day at the Peace Palace

    November 14, 2014

    Do you have any special objects, documents, photos or stories concerning the First World War? Please bring them to the Europeana 1914-1918 Collection Day at the Peace Palace Library.
    Europeana 1914-1918 Collection Day at the Peace Palace

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  • Secret war crimes indictments of Nazis released after seven-year fight

    November 13, 2014

    Secret, internationally approved war crimes indictments of tens of thousands of Nazis have been released to researchers at Soas, University of London, after a seven-year fight, and will soon be made available to the public.

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  • Listen: When Reagan apologized to Thatcher for a U.S. invasion

    November 11, 2014

    More than three decades ago, U.S. President Ronald Reagan authorized Operation Urgent Fury, which led to American troops briefly capturing the tiny Caribbean nation of Grenada in the space of weeks. Political chaos on the island, spurred by the ousting and execution of its leftist leader by more radical elements, gave Washington a pretext to intervene in a country it feared was becoming a Cuban satellite and a new front in the Cold War with the Soviet Union.

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  • Firing of Foreign Judges in Timor-Leste Threatens Justice System

    October 30, 2014

    In a dramatic challenge to the principles of democracy, on Friday night, the parliament of Timor-Leste decided in a closed session to fire all foreign judges and advisers in its justice system. The National Parliament passed Resolution No. 11/2014, calling on the government to audit the justice sector and immediately terminate all existing contracts of at least 11 international judges and prosecutors, as well as other international staff in the Courts, Public Prosecutor’s Office, Public Defender’s Office, Anti-Corruption Commission, and the Legal Training Center.

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  • Dispatches: Indonesia’s Papua Paranoia Jails Foreign Journalists

    October 27, 2014

    Indonesia’s media freedom sustained a worrying blow on Friday when a court in Jayapura, on the country’s easternmost island of Papua, convicted French journalists Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat of “abusive use of entry visas.”

    By: P. Kine

    Source: Human Rights Watch

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  • Democracy in America, part 4: What’s wrong with the Supreme Court?

    October 23, 2014

    Why the president and members of Congress are as fearful as they are now of criticizing a politicized Court which behaves as badly as this one does, is difficult to understand.

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  • Can the US Seize Would-Be Jihadis’ Passports?

    October 16, 2014

    Can the U.S. government seize the passports of American citizens who it believes may travel abroad to join ISIS or other terror groups? Yep. The process is almost no-cost to the government, extra-judicial, can be made secret and requires a lengthy court process to even try to contest. No passport, no international travel, the ultimate no-fly tool against would-be jihadis. So why hasn’t this process been used more often?

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  • Permanent Court of Arbitration on Facebook

    October 15, 2014

    The Permanent Court of Arbitration has created a new Facebook page. For news, activities of the Court please join and like! The Court has developed into a modern, multi-faceted arbitral institution that is now perfectly situated at the juncture between public and private international law to meet the rapidly evolving dispute resolution needs of the international community.
    Permanent Court of Arbitration on Facebook

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  • EU Legislation On Nagoya Protocol Becomes Effective; What Effect On Indigenous Peoples’ Rights?

    October 15, 2014

    The entry into force of an international treaty facilitating access to genetic resources and ensuring the fair sharing of potential commercial benefits has prompted the applicability of a European Union regulation relating to the treaty. This led a researcher to call on the treaty members to ensure its implementation protects the rights of indigenous and local communities.

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  • WHO FCTC Throws out Public at Moscow Meeting: “What do They Have to Hide?”, asks JTI

    October 14, 2014

    Today in Moscow the public was forced to leave the public gallery and prevented from observing the WHO FCTC’s Sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP6). JTI’s (Japan Tobacco International) reaction:

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