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Nouvelles du droit international

Nouvelles du droit international

  • Christmas Holiday Closing Times

    December 22, 2014

    Due to the Christmas Holidays and the End of the Year Celebration, the Peace Palace Library will be closed on December 24, 25, 26. The library closes the 31st of December from 15.00 onwards. January 1st and 2nd closed all day. We wish you happy Christmas Times and an enjoyable 2015!
    Christmas Holiday Closing Times

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  • Vacature Juridisch-Wetenschappelijk Bibliotheekmedewerker

    December 22, 2014

    De Carnegie-Stichting zoekt voor de Bibliotheek van het Vredespaleis: Juridisch-Wetenschappelijk Bibliotheekmedewerker (m/v, 1,0 fte). Voor uw reactie (o.v.v. VACAJAN2015) of voor nadere info: Jeroen Vervliet, 070–3024122 of j.vervliet@ppl.nl, Bibliotheek van het Vredespaleis, Carnegieplein 2, 2517 KJ Den Haag. Sluitingsdatum: 5 januari 2015.

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  • The ICC can improve its image by going after North Korea and Islamic State fighters

    December 3, 2014

    The International Criminal Court (ICC) has not showered itself in glory of late. Long beset by accusations of bias and ineffectiveness, and with cases looking shaky, the front line of international justice could do with a decisive success to its name.

    But, for once, there’s hope. In a recent interview, ICC chief investigator Fatou Bensouda said her office is looking into ways of officially investigating crimes by foreign fighters who have joined Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq.

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  • 26/11: legal options

    November 28, 2014

    In the aftermath of the Mumbai terrorist attack on 26 November 2008, several questions arose on what entity should be held legally responsible and the applicability of international instruments in prosecuting both state and non-state perpetrators. What were the options available to India? What instruments, under international law, could be applied by India? What was the precedent set by the U.S. intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan after 9/11?

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  • British police freed to investigate Egyptian war crimes

    November 28, 2014

    UK High Court order allows investigation of Egyptian cabinet members for international crimes even while they are still in office

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  • 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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