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25 Sep 2010, 7:14 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller The Obama administration recently filed its motion to dismiss the ACLU/CCR lawsuit that seeks to enjoin the government from using lethal force against Anwar al-Aulaqi. [read post]
26 Oct 2011, 4:01 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller As Roger has pointed out, the Ninth Circuit has just released a blockbuster ATS decision in the Rio Tinto case. [read post]
25 Apr 2011, 6:01 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller That question is raised by the ICC's investigation of the post-election violence in Kenya, which included a number of forcible circumcisions of Luo men. [read post]
26 Oct 2010, 3:38 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller Omar Khadr accepted a plea deal yesterday that called for him to plead guilty to all of the charges against him in exchange for serving one more year at Gitmo and then being repatriated to Canada to serve another seven years in prison. [read post]
10 Sep 2009, 5:26 pm
by Kevin Jon Heller I don’t have any deeper insight into the situation than Ken, but there certainly has been pressure on the Prosecutor to investigate Afghanistan for some time — both because it’s not in Africa and because of US/NATO involvement in the armed conflict there. [read post]
21 Mar 2010, 11:15 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller FADE IN: INT. [read post]
7 Mar 2010, 8:06 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller Our friends at the German Yearbook have asked us to post the following call for papers, and we are happy to oblige: The German Yearbook of International Law is Germany’s oldest yearbook in the field of public international law. [read post]
6 Jun 2010, 4:02 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller Despite the increasingly desperate nature of the attacks on Judge Goldstone, I never thought an academic institution would give in to the hysteria: In response to an enquiry by the Alternative Information Center (AIC) about its reported removal of Judge Richard Goldstone from the Board of Governors, Hebrew University of Jerusalem responded by email that: “The Hebrew University of Jerusalem revises from time to time its membership roles on its… [read post]
10 Feb 2012, 12:04 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller By now, most readers have probably seen the following photo, in which Marine snipers in Afghanistan pose in front of a flag with the runes of the SS: I wasn’t planning on blogging about the photo, because the insensitivity of the snipers and the awfulness of the symbolism speak for themselves. [read post]
24 Jul 2010, 4:44 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller With an election scheduled for August 21, Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony “Check Out My Speedo” Abbott were set to debate tomorrow night at 7:30 pm. [read post]
16 Feb 2011, 8:19 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller Yes, after nearly nine years of detention in Guantanamo, Noor Uthan Muhammed has pleaded guilty to two non-existent war crimes. [read post]
7 Jun 2010, 3:44 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller A few days ago, I recorded a conversation for Bloggingheads.tv with Mark Leon Goldberg of the invaluable UN Dispatch. [read post]
2 Dec 2010, 9:01 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller So Business Week reports, noting that Nigeria intends to file a request for a Red Notice with Interpol: Nigeria will file charges against former U.S. [read post]
8 Oct 2011, 8:23 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller The brief says this with regard to the mens rea of aiding and abetting (knowledge) in Furundzija and Vasiljevic (pp. 10-11): Further, it may be questioned whether the mens rea discussion in these opinions was necessary to their holdings. [read post]
26 Feb 2012, 2:21 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller The blog is run (so far, solely) by Sonia Cardenas, the Charles A. [read post]
28 May 2010, 5:08 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller Like Ken, I plan on discussing Phillip Alston’s report on drone strikes when it’s released. [read post]
26 Sep 2010, 7:05 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller In the past few hours, both Jack Goldsmith and Ben Wittes have argued that the Obama administration has “reluctantly” claimed that the ACLU/CCR lawsuit must be dismissed because of the state-secrets privilege. [read post]
29 Nov 2011, 8:51 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller The High Court of Kenya has held that the government has an obligation to arrest Bashir if he sets foot on Kenyan territory: The Kenyan High Court ruling was the result of a case that the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) brought against Kenya’s attorney general and internal security minster in 2010. [read post]
23 Dec 2010, 5:31 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller True to James Gathii's comment to my last post, the Prime Minister of Kenya, Raila Odinga, has made it clear that Kenya won't be withdrawing from the ICC anytime soon: Kenya's prime minister on Thursday dismissed as futile a motion by lawmakers to withdraw from the statute establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC) - a move intended to head off the trial of senior political figures. [read post]
22 Feb 2010, 10:29 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller Sure, it’s in Roman Polanski’s new film, The Ghost Writer. [read post]