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21 Aug 2011, 5:22 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller CNN is reporting that Libyan rebels have arrested Saif Gaddafi, Muammar’s second-eldest son long thought to be his most likely successor. [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]
17 Mar 2012, 7:02 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller In his recent guest post, Doug Cassel attempts to portray Chevron as the innocent victim of illegal and unethical conduct by the lawyers for the plaintiffs harmed by its predecessor’s dumping of 16.8 million gallons of crude oil and 20 billion gallons of toxic waste into the Ecuadorian rainforest. [read post]
1 Apr 2011, 4:00 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller Critics of the Security Council's decision to refer the situation in Libya to the ICC normally argue that the referral denies Gaddafi the option of going into exile instead of fighting to the death. [read post]
1 Feb 2012, 8:35 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller I am delighted to announce that Oxford University Press has just published my dear friend Mark Drumbl’s new book, “Reimagining Child Soldiers in International Law and Policy.”  Here is the description: The international community’s efforts to halt child soldiering have yielded some successes. [read post]
12 Apr 2010, 4:55 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller I rarely get to blog about the relationship between my two favorite things — professional basketball and international law — so I would be remiss if I failed to comment on the latest problem to afflict the New Jersey Nets, one of the worst teams in the NBA. [read post]
16 Jun 2010, 6:23 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller Both Marko and Joanna Harrington (in comments) have relied on Article 31 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties to justify the idea that the Court will have to rely on understanding seven to interpret new Article 8bis, the idea being that the adoption of the understandings by consensus is a subsequent agreement that Article 31 makes relevant to the Rome Statute’s context. [read post]
29 Jul 2011, 6:06 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller I want to call readers’ attention to Douglas Guilfoyle’s article “The Mavi Marmara Incident and Blockade in Armed Conflict,” which is forthcoming in the British Year Book of International Law. [read post]
26 Sep 2009, 2:49 am
by Kevin Jon Heller Last January, I blogged about a request by the Sudan Workers Trade Federation Union (SWTU) and the Sudan International Defence Group (SIDG) to submit a brief to the ICC opposing the warrant for Bashir’s arrest. [read post]
6 Jul 2011, 2:57 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller I'm under the pump because of a deadline, but I wanted to call readers' attention to a short editorial at OpenDemocracy.net written by Victor Kattan about the PLO/PA's intention to ask the UN General Assembly to recognize Palestinian statehood in September. [read post]
1 Apr 2012, 5:15 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller I think it’s safe to say that the ECCC is in serious trouble, despite having an excellent International Co-Prosecutor in Andrew Cayley and many intelligent, dedicated staff. [read post]
26 Jul 2012, 5:43 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller According to the Washington Post, Phakiso Mochochoko, the head of the Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division in the Office of the Prosecutor at the ICC, said the following in response to Stephen Rapp’s recent comments about the potential criminal liability of the Rwandan government for its support of Bosco Ntaganda’s M23 in the Congo (emphasis added): The International Criminal Court is not investigating Rwanda’s… [read post]
8 Aug 2012, 7:41 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller I honestly believed that the Libyan government couldn’t make a public claim more ridiculous than the one about the Swatch with a hidden camera and GPS locator. [read post]
27 Oct 2009, 12:35 pm
by Kevin Jon Heller As trial-watchers know, Judge Kwon implied today that he will impose counsel on Dr. [read post]
4 Jul 2012, 4:29 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller I want to take a break from Libya to call readers’ attention to an excellent essay by Marjolein Cupido, a PhD student at VU Amsterdam, that recently appeared in Criminal Law Forum. [read post]
10 Nov 2011, 7:14 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller There are many reasons to demand closing Guantanamo Bay and ending the military commissions, such as the government’s tendency to invent armed conflicts in order to convict defendants of imaginary war crimes. [read post]
10 Nov 2009, 10:44 pm
by Kevin Jon Heller Another day, another attempt by the Registry to undermine the fairness of Dr. [read post]
3 Oct 2010, 4:35 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller Obama apologized on Friday for experiments conducted in Guatemala between 1946 and 1948 in which American scientists deliberately infected prison inmates, prostitutes, and mental patients with syphilis without their consent. [read post]
25 Jun 2011, 6:24 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller I have been having an interesting email conversation with a particularly intelligent American colleague about whether the crime of criminal membership helps establish material support for terrorism as a war crime. [read post]
8 Oct 2011, 3:57 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller I’ve already said pretty much everything I have to say about the mistaken idea that intent is the customary mens rea of aiding and abetting (see here and here), so there is no reason to spend much time addressing the amicus brief Julian mentions. [read post]