Democracy, Governance, and Rule of Law

The Immunity of Judge Akay in Turkey: A Test Case for International Judges' Immunity and Independence

This Insight analyzes the immunity of Judge Aydin Sefa Akay, a Turkish citizen and a former judge of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, who was a judge at the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism) since July 25, 2016, assigned to the case of Prosecutor v. Ngirabatware, until June 2018.[1] The Mechanism was created to perform residual functions of the now terminated International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia.

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22
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14
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Ady Niv
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Parties Agree to New Name of Republic of North Macedonia in Decades-Long Dispute (June 17, 2018)

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Caitlin Behles

On June 17, 2018, the prime ministers of Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia signed an

European Court of Justice Rules Ne Bis in Idem Principle May be Restricted (March 20, 2018)

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Caitlin Behles

On March 20, 2018, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that that the ne bis in idem principle, an individual’s right not be prosecuted or punished twice f

Indian Supreme Court Bars Foreign Attorneys from Practicing (March 13, 2018)

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Caitlin Behles

On March 13, 2018, the Supreme Court of India ruled in Bar Counc

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Terrorism Victims Cannot Seize Antiquities in Foreign Sovereign Immunities Case (February 21, 2018)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On February 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran that U.S.

Poland Enacts Law Prohibiting Blaming Poland for Assisting in Holocaust (February 7, 2018)

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Caitlin Behles

On February 7, 2018, Polish President Andrzej Duda signed legislation that pro