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UN investigators call for prosecution of Syria war crimes
The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria expressed concern Tuesday about atrocities and abuses in Syria by both the Assad regime and anti-government armed groups, advocating for UN Security Council referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC) (More)
UN: serious crimes being committed in Syria in midst of unrest
Four UN human rights experts briefed the Security Council on Friday regarding a new report on human rights violations in war-torn Syria. Heading the Commission of Inquiry was Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, Chair of the Independent International Commission (More)
Seselj's Provisional Release: Hate Speech, International Criminal Procedure and Transitional Justice
JURIST Guest Columnist Gregory S. Gordon of The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, discusses the decision of the International Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia to grant provisional release to Vojislav Seselj and its repercussions on intern (More)
UN investigators blame Islamic State commanders for war crimes in Syria
The UN commission of inquiry for the Syrian Arab Republic reported on Friday that the Islamic State (IS) is responsible for war crimes on a "massive scale" in Syria. The report is based on 300 witness accounts that detail the extent of IS's abuse (More)
Kosovo prime minister calls for vote on creating court for Balkans war crimes
Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci on Thursday called on the nation's parliament to vote on creating a European Union-backed tribunal to investigate allegations of harvesting organs from dead Serbs during the 1990s Balkans war. In a press release , (More)
The Use of Force Against the People of Syria Will Be a Serious Violation of International Law
JURIST Guest Columnist Curtis Doebbler of Webster University and Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations argues that the use of military force against Syria would constitute a violation of international law... (More)
Kosovo demands investigation into former UN prosecutor
Kosovo authorities called Sunday for an investigation into the work of former UN chief prosecutor Carla del Ponte for her role in bringing war crimes charges against former Kosovo prime minister and Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commander Ramush Har (More)
Croatian Accession to the EU: Political Battles and Legal Challenges
JURIST Guest Columnist Dora Rotar, an LL.M. Candidate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, is the author of the seventh entry in a 14-part series from the LL.M. students of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Rotar examines the poli (More)
Judicial Review of Islamic Law Under Iraq's Constitution
JURIST Columnist Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that recent decisions by the Federal Supreme Court of Iraq demonstrate the Court's deference to the legislature over legal questions that implicate controversial a (More)
Supreme Court rules appeals court can raise timeliness defense
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday in Wood v. Milyard that federal courts of appeals, like district courts, have the authority—though not the obligation—to raise a forfeited timeliness defense on their own initiative in ex (More)
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