Rule of Law News

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  • Professor Andrea Bianchi of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, reflected on the value of legal theory in international law in a recent blog for EJIL: Talk! Though often seen as 'soft law,' Bianchi makes a case for its inclusion in law school curriculums and in practice beyond academics. Read his entire post here.

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  • Check out IPI's video discussion on enforcing international arrest warrants. Following an introductory keynote address by outgoing ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, a panel of speakers examined country case studies in order to draw out wider lessons about the role of states and NGOs in achieving more effective strategies for enforcing outstanding arrest warrants. 

  • IRIN humuanitarian news and analysis provides analysis on the arrest of a senior Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander, which has reignited debate in Uganda about what to do with alleged war criminals: let them go, to encourage other rebels to surrender; or prosecute them in the name of accountability and justice.

  • On Wednesday, 16 May 2012, the European Court for Human Rights will hear El-Masri’s case, who as a German citizen was abducted by the CIA in “extraordinary rendition” through wrong identification. It is the first case to come before the Strasbourg court arising from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency's program of 'extraordinary rendition', involving the covert cross-border transfer of terror...

  • ICTR Appeals Chamber affirmed the convictions of three defendants for genocide, crimes against humanity and other crimes, 8 May 2012. Gaspard Kanyarukiga, Aloys Ntabakuze, and Ildephonse Hategekimana were sentenced to 30 years, 35 years, and life in prison, respectively. Ntabakuze and Hategekimana were both officers in the Rwandan Army (commander and lieutenant). Kanyarukiga, a businessman,...

  • Experts: Inject Human Rights In Rio+20 Goals

    [06-05-2012]UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay and 22 independent experts urges all states to ensure that human rights are integrated in the final outcome of the UN Rio+20 sustainable development goals.

    Published by the editor The Danish Institute for Human Rights

    Twenty years after the UN Conference on Environment and Development in...

  • On February 15, 2012, the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance entered into force.

    The Charter covers the following topics, with the aim to deepen the rule of law, strengthen good governance, and promote human rights:

    Chapter 4: Democracy, Rule of Law and Human Rights Chapter 5: The Culture of Democracy and Peace Chapter 6: Democratic Institutions Chapter...