International Law in Domestic Courts

Guatemalan Court Finds Former Dictator May be Tried for Genocide and Crimes against Humanity (August 26, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On August 26, 2015, a Guatemalan court held that that former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt may stand trial for genocide and crimes against humanity but that he may not be sentenced as he suffers from

U.S. District Court Rules Taliban Prisoners at Guantanamo May Still Be Detained Under the AUMF (August 3, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On August 3, 2015, U.S. DC District Court Judge Royce Lamberth held in Al Warafi v.

Kosovo Parliament Amends Constitution to Allow for War Crimes Court (August 3, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On August 3, 2015, Kosovo’s Parliament voted to amend the state Constitution to create a war crimes court that would allow for the trial of ethnic Albanians accused of war crimes during the 1998–99

U.K. Appeals Court Rules Detention of Afghan Suspect by British Armed Forces Unlawful (July 30, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On July 30, 2015, the British Court of Appeal held in Serdar Mohammed v.

Special Court in Senegal Opens Trial against Former President of Chad (July 20, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On July 20, 2015, a special court in Senegal opened the trial of Hissène Habré, the former President of Chad, for crimes against humanity.  According to a

South African Court Rules Government Required to Arrest President Al-Bashir (June 24, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On June 24, 2015, the Gauteng High Court of South Africa (the Court) ruled in Southern Africa Litigation Centr

U.S. Federal Court Overturns Conviction of Former Al Qaeda Media Secretary (June 12, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On June 12, 2015, the U.S.

Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal Sentences Fugitive to Death for Role in 1971 Liberation War (June 10, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On June 10, 2015, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal sentenced Syed Mo

U.S. Supreme Court Holds President Has Exclusive Power to Recognize Foreign States in Passport Case (June 8, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On June 8, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court (the Court) held in Zivotofsky v.

U.K. Supreme Court Rules on Parental Intention in Deciding Habitual Residence for International Custody Case (May 26, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On May 26, 2015, the U.K. Supreme Court dismissed an appeal in AR v.