International Law in Domestic Courts

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.

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.