international criminal law

The Irish Famine Tribunal: New York April 20 and 21

The Irish Famine of 1845-1852 (also known as the Great Hunger or An Gorta Mór) is one of the most catastrophic famines in modern history. It is estimated that over one million people died, two and half million emigrated within ten years, and almost 300,000 smallholdings disappeared. On April 20-21, 2013, Fordham Law School will(…)

Event at UCC: The International Criminal Court a Decade On

The International Criminal Court came into existence on the 1st July 2002. The Court is the first permanent, treaty-based, international criminal court to be established. It was established under the Rome Statute as a significant step forward in ensuring all those who commit the most serious of crimes, such as genocide and crimes against humanity,(…)

Assessing Lubanga

Human Rights in Ireland is delighted to welcome this guest post from Julie McBride. Julie is a PhD Candidate at Queen’s University Belfast, researching the development of the war crime of child soldier recruitment in international criminal law, and a member of the United Nations Global Experts, specialising in international crime and transitional jus tice.(…)

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine

I participated as a witness at the South Africa session of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine which took place last month in Cape Town, from 5-7 November. The Tribunal was founded in the 1950s by the philosopher Bertrand Russell, and originally hosted by Jean-Paul Sartre. Formally calling itself the International War Crimes Tribunal, it deliberated(…)

British prosecutor appointed to the Khmer Rouge Tribunal

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia announced today that Andrew T. Cayley has been appointed the a new international co-prosecutor for the UN-backed court in Cambodia . The ECCC’s statement said over the last two years, Mr. Cayley, has been in private practice, defending Charles Taylor before the Special Court for Sierra Leone(…)

Blawg Review #239

(photo credit) ‘Main of the Match‘: Appalling Conflations and Tenuous Links As An Island Recovers From A Close Brush With Injustice… Today HRinI is pleased to host this week’s Blawg Review, following in the footsteps of previous Irish hosts Daithí Mac Síthigh and Eoin O’Dell. Blawg Review presents a selection of the best of the(…)

Hayes on Karadžić Trial

Via Kevin Heller at the wonderful Opinio Juris comes a post alerting us to the guest contribution of Niamh Hayes, PhD Candidate in the Irish Centre for Human Rights, to the International Criminal Law Bureau blog on the progress of the Karadžić trial and particularly on the Tribunal’s options in relation to the claim of(…)

Evidence Concluded in First Khmer Rouge Trial

The Khmer Rouge tribunal in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia on Thursday concluded the hearing of evidence in the trial of Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch, after 72 days of substantive hearings. Ireland, along with 30 other European states, abstained on the vote in 2003 in the General Assembly that forced Secretary-General Kofi Annan to conclude negotiations on the court, notwithstanding Ireland’s strong track record in supporting international tribunals. The Extraordinary Chambers trials have been dogged by doubts about fairness of the process which the Cambodian government have sought at all stages to dominate.

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