Sudanese President, Omar Al Bashir, has cancelled his plans to visit the US at the end of the month. Al Bashir had initially planned to visit New York in order to speak at the General Assembly of the UN. His plans prompted the International Criminal Court (ICC) to issue a request to the US to arrest Al Bashir in [...]
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Omar Al Bashir, the Sudanese President, is hoping to attend the general debate of the UN General Assembly, which is to be held at the end of this month in New York. He submitted a visa application to the US authorities on Tuesday, spurring the International Criminal Court (ICC) into action. Al Bashir is the [...]
ECtHR: Srebrenica Relatives Complaint about UN’s Immunity from National Jurisdiction in Civil Case Inadmissible
Yesterday, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) published its decision in the case of Stichting Mothers of Srebrenica and Others v. the Netherlands. The case concerned a complaint brought by relatives of victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and by an NGO representing victims’ relatives against a decision by a Dutch court granting the [...]
In an interview to al-Arabiya TV last week, British Prime Minister David Cameron said a safe exit for President Bashar al-Assad “could be arranged” if it would end Syria’s increasingly bloody conflict. David Cameron said the international community should consider anything “to get that man out of the country” and that he “would favour [Bashar [...]
by Philippa Webb On 25 September, Equatorial Guinea sought to institute proceedings against France at the International Court of Justice. It is the latest in a series of cases brought by African countries against France for purported violations of the immunity of State officials. Equatorial Guinea claims that France has breached international law through proceedings [...]
Bronx state Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon rejected Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s claim of diplomatic immunity today. The decision was issued in the context of civil proceedings brought against the former French presidential contender by housekeeper Nafissatou Diallo, who claimed Mr Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her when she arrived to clean his New York hotel suite in May [...]