International Law in Domestic Courts

U.S. District Court Upholds International Chamber of Commerce Award and Refuses to Vacate Judgment for ConocoPhillips (September 8, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On September 8, 2015, the U.S.

The Supreme Court of Canada Rules for Ecuadorian Villagers in Suit against Chevron (September 4, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On September 4, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada (the Court) decided that villagers from Ecuador can e

U.S. Court of Appeals Rules that Transgender Immigrant is Protected under UN Convention against Torture (September 4, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On September 4, 2015, the U.S.

U.S. Circuit Court Holds Argentina’s Central Bank May Invoke Sovereign Immunity to Avoid Liability (August 31, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On August 31, 2015, U.S.

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