» Archive for: July, 2012

Refugee Law Project, Faculty of Law, Makerere University (Uganda)The Refugee Law Project, based in the Faculty of Law at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, has made substantial progress in its ongoing work to draw attention to violence against men and boys during conflict.

  • In 2010, the RLP produced a documentary entitled “Gender Against Men”, which was followed by an article in the UK Observer and a debate on Al-Jazeera.

  • See >> more for additional information on RLP’s new publication and a BBC radio documentary.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague has issued two recent rulings concerning a compensation claim by Mr. Diallo (Guinea v. DRC), and the responsibilities of the government of Senegal concerning the prosecution or extradition of the former president of Chad, Hissein Habre for crimes against humanity (Belgium v. Senegal).

  • Press release of the Belgium v. Senegal decision on extradition or prosecution of Hissein Habre
  • Press Release of the Guinea v. DRC decision on compensation claim by Mr. Diallo

N.B. Background to the Belgium v. Senegal ruling has been documented in the film The Dictator Hunter by Klaartje Quirins. See trailer.

You are now able to register for two conferences taking place at ISS in September and October 2012.

  • 100 Years of the ANC, 10 September

Organised by ASC, ISS and ISS-Scholas

>>More information on this conference & Online registration

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  • The Politics of Justice: From a Human Rights Revolution to Global Justice?, 12/13 October

Organised by ISS & the Hague Academic Coalition

>> More information on this conference & Online registration



Supranational Criminal Law lecture

‘The ICC and Palestine: A Closed Chapter?’

Contributions by Professor John Dugard, Professor Liesbeth Zegveld and Dr. Chantal Meloni

Space is limited, so register soon at:  http://www.asser.nl/OnlineForms/SCL20120919.aspx

International Institute of Social Studies

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