All Blog Posts Tagged 'Law' (12)

Advanced Training on The Prosecution of International Crimes:Thematic focus on sexual violence crimes

Dear Prosecutors and other Legal Professionals:

Below you will find information about an Advanced Training on the Prosecution of International Crimes with a focus on addressing conflict-related sexual violence, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 28 July - 3 August, 2016.  

The problem

Violations of International Criminal Law are committed on an unprecedented level, while transnational crime is also increasing in Africa and around the world. More and more,…

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Added by Jesica L Santos on June 3, 2016 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Welcoming a Hybrid Attempt at Justice for the Central African Republic

Originally published in The Huffington Post World Section on 15 July 2015, see: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jesica-l-santos/welcoming-a-hybrid-attemp_b_7794052.html

On 22 April 2015, the Transitional Council in the Central African Republic (CAR) adopted a…

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Added by Jesica L Santos on September 23, 2015 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Re: On Mixed Marriage Between Chinese and Vetnam

Liu Yixnan, your blog post did interest me a good deal and I could see that your contention is two-fold i.e. the foundation of mixed marriage (as it is being exhibited in China) and the security of mixed marriage. However, I believe that the longevity of any marriage has strong bearing on the motive(s) behind it. When such motives are connected to pecuniary things as you have rightly identified, there is tendency for such marriage to crumble as soon as the pecuniary and material things that…

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Added by Valentine Olushola Oyedipe on September 5, 2013 at 4:03am — No Comments

Young Professionals in Human Rights: An Interview with Pubudu Sachithanandan

We resume our series of interviewing young professionals in the field of human rights with this extensive interview with Pubudu Sachithanandan who works for the International Criminal Court. 

Tell us a little about your educational…

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Added by Neha Bhat on August 19, 2013 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Droning on

Drones were set out to be a means to avoid collateral damage, but their practical use shows otherwise. While drone strikes are effective in eliminating targets, too many drone attacks without reprieve can incite several political repercussions: by actually making as many terrorists as they kill and by altering perceptions towards the United States – which is increasingly rubbing the people of Pakistan and Yemen (among others) on the wrong side – in the process risking the creation of more…

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Added by Kirthi Jayakumar on March 17, 2013 at 1:10am — 13 Comments

A law, or not a law. That is the question.

That International Law was created to bind civilized states is now an acceptable principle, for the realm it covers is the conduct of states with respect to each other in their interrelations. But what is a state? When is an entity fit to be considered a state? Is it necessary for other states to recognize a state for it to be one? How many recognizing states are enough to make an entity a state?

These questions strike at the very root of international law. It doesn’t help that…

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Added by Kirthi Jayakumar on February 10, 2013 at 2:03am — No Comments

Intervening in Mali

In my Last Post, I spoke about the DR Congo vis-a-vis Intervention on Humanitarian Grounds. This post focuses on Mali.

When a bunch of junior soldiers seized control of Mali’s Presidential Palace, declaring the government dissolved and its constitution suspended, the world didn’t sit up and take notice. When there was a spate of destruction directed at…

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Added by Kirthi Jayakumar on December 31, 2012 at 1:22am — No Comments

Is there a Responsibility to Protect the DR Congo?

In my Last Post, I spoke about Syria. In today's post, I will be speaking about the DR Congo.

Over the past few years, one thing has become clear in foreign policy. When a people find themselves in a predicament where they are oppressed and deprived of their rights, external help comes to them sometimes, from other states in the world.…

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Added by Kirthi Jayakumar on December 26, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Syria and the Prospect of Intervention

In my last post, I spoke about the relationship between R2P and Humanitarian Intervention. This post takes a look at Syria and evaluates the prospect of intervention.

Traditional international law restricts arbitrary conduct of states in their relations with each other. States are expected to respect the sovereign rights of other states by ensuring that they do not violate…

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Added by Kirthi Jayakumar on December 18, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

R2P and Humanitarian Intervention

In my last post, I spoke about the grounds that should underlie any policy of Intervention on Humanitarian Grounds. This post will address the overlapping ideals of the Responsibility to Protect and Humanitarian Intervention.

In 2005, a doctrine called the Responsibility to Protect had evolved at the behest of the UN General Assembly. Five years before…

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Added by Kirthi Jayakumar on December 9, 2012 at 10:47am — No Comments

Grounds that should underlie Humanitarian Intervention.

In the last post, I spoke about the principles that should ideally underlie an endeavour of humanitarian intervention, and perhaps, manifest in any overarching legislation that aspires to cover the issue.

Primarily, an intervention on humanitarian grounds must pursue a “just cause”. A situation warranting intervention could be anything from a state representing…

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Added by Kirthi Jayakumar on December 3, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

Humanitarian Intervention Exists

“Humanitarian intervention” is a mechanism relied upon to prevent or stop a gross violation of human rights in a state, where either the state is incapable of doing the needful for its people, or, where the state is unwilling to do the needful for its people or may be the perpetrator of human rights abuses against its people. In terms of the intent, it differs from illegal intervention in that the ultimate gain of a humanitarian intervention is for the people of the state intervened into.…

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Added by Kirthi Jayakumar on November 19, 2012 at 1:36am — No Comments

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