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World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 14 April 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The foreign secretary of Bangladesh and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Friday to cement their agreement that Rohingya refugees should (More)
UN appeals court reverses acquittal and convicts Šešelj of war crimes
The United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) Appeals Chamber on Wednesday reversed the acquittal of Vojislav Šešelj by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and convicted hi (More)
ICTY marks official closing
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Thursday marked its official closure with with a ceremony held in the Hague. The event marked the end of the ICTY's 24 year tenure trying those most responsible for genocide, c (More)
Bosnian Serbs vote to maintain January 9 as holiday despite court ruling
Bosnian Serbs voted in a referendum Sunday to maintain January 9 as a national holiday in defiance of a court ruling. The date remembers January 9, 1992, when ethnic Serbians declared their own state within Bosnia and triggered a deadly conflict in (More)
Bosnian Serbs to hold holiday referendum despite court ruling
Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik stated to the press on Monday that there will be referendum for Bosnian Serbs regarding a disputed holiday in their autonomous region. The referendum will take place [RFE/FL report] on September 25 and will as (More)
Republic of Srpska assembly sets date for referendum on Statehood Day
The National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska voted on Friday to hold a referendum within its territory on September 25 to decide whether to set its Statehood Day on January 9. The date coincides with an Orthodox Christian holiday and is therefor (More)
France court rules to extradite suspect in Bosnian war crimes case
A French court on Wednesday ruled to extradite Radomir Susnjar, who is suspected to have committed war crimes during Balkan conflict of the 1990s, to Sarajevo where he will face charges concerning his involvement. Susnjar, who was arrested in France (More)
Vojislav Šešelj's Acquittal at the ICTY: Law in an Alternate Universe
JURIST Guest Columnist Gregory S. Gordon of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law discusses the ICTY's acquittal of Vojislav Šešelj and the serious set-back it could represent for the development of international criminal law ... On Ma (More)
ICTY prosecutor challenges acquittal of accused Balkan war criminal Seselj
UN Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) Serge Brammertz announced on Wednesday that he will appeal the recent acquittal of Serbian politician Vojislav Šešelj. The ICTY acquitted Šešelj, president of (More)
ICTY acquits Serbian nationalist Seselj of all Balkan war crimes
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Thursday acquitted Vojislav Šešelj , president of the Serbian Radical Party and former Assembly member of Serbia, of all crimes against humanity and war crimes in connection w (More)
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