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3 Jun 2012, 2:58 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller I want to congratulate my friend Andrew Cayley, the Chief International Co-Prosecutor of the ECCC and a barrister at London’s Doughty Street Chambers, on being named QC in England. [read post]
2 Jun 2012, 6:40 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller The Pre-Trial Chamber has held that Article 95 of the Rome Statute applies to requests for surrender, thereby agreeing with Dapo and Jens and disagreeing with me. [read post]
31 May 2012, 5:00 am by Jessica Dorsey
Our Kevin Jon Heller has offered us his preliminary thoughts regarding yesterday’s Charles Taylor sentencing of 50 years’ imprisonment, and so has the blog IntLawGrrls. [read post]
30 May 2012, 1:03 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller So reports The Guardian: Liberia’s former president, Charles Taylor, has been sentenced to 50 years in jail for being “in a class of his own” when committing war crimes during the long-running civil war in neighbouring Sierra Leone. [read post]
30 May 2012, 5:00 am by Jessica Dorsey
This is the latest twist in the doctor’s conviction, a subject on which our own Kevin Jon Heller has posted. [read post]
30 May 2012, 4:49 am by Benjamin Wittes
Earlier this week, Kevin Jon Heller and I had an exchange over what the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA, Akhil Afridi, was actually charged with and convicted of. [read post]
30 May 2012, 3:30 am by Cassandra Burke Robertson
In analyzing the Chevron case, Professor Kevin Jon Heller articulated one common response, which views the procedural wrangling as disingenuous posturing. [read post]
29 May 2012, 11:31 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller Given my basic cynicism toward just about everything, I’m difficult to shock. [read post]
29 May 2012, 11:22 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller I originally thought it was a story in The Onion, but once again truth is stranger than fiction: Top international prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, best known for pursuing war criminals, has been nominated as chief investigator at FIFA, soccer’s scandal-plagued governing body, with a brief to probe match-fixing and corruption. [read post]
28 May 2012, 5:11 am by Benjamin Wittes
Over at Opinio Juris, Kevin Jon Heller has a post complaining about Leon Panetta’s recent lament that “[i]t is so difficult to understand and it’s so disturbing that [Pakistan] would sentence this doctor to 33 years for helping in the search for the most notorious terrorist in our times. . . . [read post]
27 May 2012, 8:08 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller I’ve been meaning to blog about the 33-year sentence that Pakistan recently imposed on Shakil Afridi, the doctor who secretly worked with the CIA to locate bin Laden. [read post]
26 May 2012, 5:00 am by An Hertogen
Until he found a searchable version, Kevin Jon Heller was floored by the Special Court for Sierra Leone’s 2499 page judgment in the Charles Taylor case, and asked whether the length would affect the length of Taylor’s sentence. [read post]
22 May 2012, 5:22 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller Evelyne Schmid, a lecturer in law at Bangor University in Wales, has taken it upon herself to convert the 2,499 page non-searchable PDF into a searchable (but, alas, still 2,499 pages) text file. [read post]
22 May 2012, 5:03 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller Readers will recall that I followed the progress of my book on the Nuremberg Military Tribunals on the blog, from proposal to finished project. [read post]
22 May 2012, 2:59 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller So reports ABC News (and multiple other news outlets): The man who ran Libya’s extensive spy network and was considered one of the closest confidants of ex-leader Moammar Gadhafi was indicted in Mauritania on Monday and transferred to a public jail, according to a justice official. [read post]
21 May 2012, 9:13 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller That’s my basic reaction to the release of the full judgment in the Taylor trial, which checks in at an utterly absurd 2,499 pages. [read post]
18 May 2012, 9:40 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller Earlier today, Russia called on the ICC to investigate possible war crimes committed by NATO forces during its bombing campaign in Libya: The International Criminal Court should look into all cases of NATO airstrikes in Libya that resulted in civilian deaths, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. “We welcome the decision of ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo to consider alleged violations of international humanitarian law,” Foreign Ministry… [read post]
15 May 2012, 5:56 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller As readers know, Dapo Akande, Jens Ohlin, and I have been having a friendly debate over whether Article 95 of the Rome Statute requires Libya to surrender Saif to the ICC pending the Pre-Trial Chamber’s resolution of its admissibility challenge. [read post]
14 May 2012, 1:00 pm by Benjamin Wittes
Thravalos’s post prompted responses from Steve and from Kevin Jon Heller; it showed up immediately in government briefs in Al Nashiri, and it was the subject of argument at the Al Nashiri motions hearing in April. [read post]
14 May 2012, 3:45 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller My recent post on PhDs calling themselves “Dr.” led one of my e-friends, Martin Holterman, to remind me that I had promised to post about my dissertation defense — called a “viva” in the Netherlands — at Leiden University last year. [read post]