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Nouvelles du droit international

  • 2014 International Law Fellowship Programme

    July 1, 2014

    The 2014 Fellowship Programme will be held at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands, from 30 June to 8 August 2014. It will be conducted in French. The Fellowship Programme is conducted in the form of interactive seminars and discussions to allow a maximum exchange of views. The participants are required to contribute to the discussions on the various topics included in the curriculum of the Fellowship Programme.

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  • International Court of Justice – Press Release 2014/21

    June 20, 2014

    Press Release of the International Court of Justice 2014/21 – Obligations concerning Negotiations relating to Cessation of
    the Nuclear Arms Race and to Nuclear Disarmament, Marshall Islands v. United Kingdom – Fixing of time-limits for the filing of initial pleadings.

    Source: International Court of Justice

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  • New in The Hague: International Development Law Organization

    June 11, 2014

    The IDLO is opening an office on the Hofweg in The Hague’s city centre. It’s headquaters will remain in Rome. The organisation chose to locate in The Hague because more and more international organisations focused on democratisation and establishing rule of law are moving to the city of peace and justice.
    New in The Hague: International Development Law Organization

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  • Full text: The Practice of the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ Policy in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

    June 10, 2014

    The Information Office of the State Council issued a white paper on the practice of the “one country, two systems” policy in Hong Kong on Tuesday.

    Following is the full text:

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  • Google sets up ‘right to be forgotten’ form after EU ruling

    May 30, 2014

    Google has launched a service to allow Europeans to ask for personal data to be removed from online search results. The move comes after a landmark European Union court ruling earlier this month, which gave people the “right to be forgotten”. Links to “irrelevant” and outdated data should be erased on request, it said.

    Source: [...]

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  • Why so many rulers are impervious to shame

    May 26, 2014

    The problem of impunity — the difficulty of punishing powerful wrongdoers — has given birth to a new and potentially graver menace, the scourge of imperviousness.

    By Suzanne Nossel

    Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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  • Give Peace A Chance: It’s Time to Change How International Justice Works

    May 23, 2014

    Imperatives for peace and for justice often seem to collide in many conflict and post-conflict situations. The immediate inspiration for this article was the recent arrest in Northern Ireland of Sinn Fein politician Gerry Adams in connection with the 1972 murder of Jean McConville. Coming right before European and local elections the arrest had immediate political consequences for the stability of Northern Ireland and the success of the ongoing peace process in the province. It also highlighted the continued lack of agreement for how to handle the legacy of past killings despite sixteen years of relative calm.

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  • Mavi Marmara Case to be Defended by Top ICC Lawyer, Sir Nice

    May 23, 2014

    Steps are now being taken to establish and effective legal team in the International Criminal Court (ICC) case on the Mavi Marmara incident in May 2010. According to the press conference, organized in London the new team of legal experts representing Mavi Marmara victims will include Rodney Dixon, Paul Mylvaganam, Hakan Camuz and Cihat Gökdemir and be led by Sir Geoffrey Nice from London, England.

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  • ICC & British war crimes: The trial of Tony Blair?

    May 22, 2014

    Several years ago, a British television channel ran a film entitled The Trial of Tony Blair.

    Not only was it pretty funny, with the former British prime minister freely sharing with all and sundry the innumerable times he ‘felt the hand of destiny’ on his shoulder, but the film’s main premise of a Tony Blair about to get shipped off to The Hague to face trial over the Second Iraq War was deeply satisfying on an emotional level.

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  • Rebels appeal to join Russia after east Ukraine referendum

    May 13, 2014

    o-Moscow rebel leaders in eastern Ukraine called on Monday for their region to become part of Russia, the day after staging a referendum on self-rule, although Moscow stopped short of endorsing their bid for annexation.

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