Democracy, Governance, and Rule of Law

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Spreading Justice: International Criminal Tribunals and National Legal Systems

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Kristina J. Alayan

This program was organized by the International Legal Research Interest Group and discussed the role and impact of international criminal tribunals on domestic and international legal systems.

International Criminal Court Issues Five Sentences in Bemba Case (March 22, 2017)

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Caitlin Behles

On March 22, 2017, Trial Chamber VII of the International Criminal Court (ICC) delivered its sentencing decision

European Court Rules Actions by Armed Forces During Conflict May be Considered Terrorist Acts Under EU Law (March 14, 2017)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On March 14, 2017, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union

Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court Rejects Challenge to Robert Mugabe's Presidency (February 8, 2017)

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Eric A. Heath

On February 8, 2017, the Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe rejected a legal challenge to President Robert Mugabe’s presidency that claimed he had violated the constitution and was unfit for office d

UN Security Council Passes Resolution on the Reunification of Cyprus (January 26, 2017)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On January 26, 2017, the United Nations Security Council issued a resolution regarding the efforts

Three U.K. Supreme Court Rulings Address Claims Against U.K. for Actions in Afghanistan and Iraq (January 17, 2017)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On January 17, 2017, the U.K. Supreme Court issued three rulings touching on various allegations of wrongful acts committed by the U.K.

Egyptian Court Halts Transfer of Red Sea Islands to Saudi Arabia (January 16, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On January 16, 2017, the High Administrative Court of Egypt blocked the transfer of two uninhabited Egyptian islands in the Red Sea, Tiran and Sanafir, to Saudi Arabia.

Gambian President Files Injunction Seeking to Keep Incoming President Out of Office (January 12, 2017)

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Eric A. Heath

On January 12, 2017, outgoing President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia asked the Supreme Court for an injunction that would bar his successor, President-Elect Adama Barrow, from entering office.

U.S. Releases Intelligence Report on Russian Hacking (January 6, 2017)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On January 6, 2017, the U.S.

U.S. Imposes Sanctions Against Russia in Response to Cyberattacks (December 28, 2016)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On December 28, 2016, the White House announced an executive order increasing sanct