International Law in Domestic Courts

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.

Operation "Sovereign Borders": the High Court of Australia Considers Implications of International Law

Introduction

On January 28, 2015, the High Court of Australia (Australia’s highest court) issued a decision examining the question of where to take a person who flees a country for fear of persecution and is intercepted in international waters by national authorities. The judgment arose from operation “Sovereign Borders,” Australia’s latest effort to stem the flow and resultant loss of life of people travelling without authorisation to Australia by sea.

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Volume: 
19
Issue: 
12
Author: 
Stephen Tully and Michael Smith
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U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal in Alien Tort Statute Case (April 20, 2015)

Author: 
Monica Moyo

On April 20, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (the Court) denied certiorari in Cardon

Former Blackwater Security Guards Sentenced for Iraq Killings (April 13, 2015)

Author: 
Monica Moyo

On April 13, 2015, in U.S. v. Slough, a U.S.

U.K. High Court Rules that European Convention on Human Rights Applies to Wrongdoing by British Forces in Iraq (March 29, 2015)

Author: 
Monica Moyo

On March 29, 2015, the England and Wales High Court ruled in Al-Saadoon v.

Egypt Court Annuls Decision Designating Hamas a Terrorist Organization (March 27, 2015)

Author: 
Monica Moyo

On March 27, 2015, an Egyptian court

Federal Court Dismisses Lawsuit to Protect U.S. Secrets Concerning Iran (March 23, 2015)

Author: 
Monica Moyo

On March 23, 2015, the U.S.

U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals Rules Former El Salvadorian General Can be Deported for 1980s Killings (March 11, 2015)

Author: 
Monica Moyo

On March 11, 2015, in the Matter of Gen.

Former Ivory Coast First Lady Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison (March 10, 2015)

Author: 
Monica Moyo

On March 10, 2015, an Ivory Coast court sentenced Simone Gbagbo, former first lady of the Ivory Coast, to twenty years in prison.