June 26, 2018

Analysis: A Human Rights Perspective on Ireland’s Referendum

By: Sylvie McCallum Rougerie On May 25, 2018, Ireland voted to amend its Constitution to lessen restrictions on women’s access to abortion. From the perspective of international human rights law, such reforms are long overdue. This article highlights human rights considerations that should guide the Irish government as it develops its new abortion legislation and...

June 21, 2018

Prosecuting International Crimes Series: Management of Information

Prosecuting international crimes: expert meeting on the collaboration between national prosecuting authorities and non-governmental organizations This article follows the first one concerning definitions of legal concepts and frameworks regarding the investigation of international crimes, the second one related to investigation policy and principles of cooperation and collaboration, and the third one on how to document...

June 14, 2018

Prosecuting International Crimes Series: Documenting Information

Prosecuting international crimes: expert meeting on the collaboration between national prosecuting authorities and non-governmental organizations This article follows the first one concerning definitions of legal concepts and frameworks regarding the investigation of international crimes and the second one related to investigation policy and principles of cooperation and collaboration. As it is a joint publication, the...

June 7, 2018

Prosecuting International Crimes Series: Investigation Policy and Principles of Cooperation and Collaboration

Prosecuting international crimes: expert meeting on the collaboration between national prosecuting authorities and non-governmental organizations This article follows the first one concerning definitions of legal concepts and frameworks regarding the investigation of international crimes. As it is a joint publication, the same version can be found in French and Spanish on Quid Justitiae. Part II:...

May 31, 2018

Prosecuting International Crimes Series: Defining Legal Concepts and Frameworks

Prosecuting international crimes: expert meeting on the collaboration between national prosecuting authorities and non-governmental organizations This article and the three following articles are a joint publication between the Global Justice Journal (in English) and Quid Justitiae (in French and Spanish). General Introduction Over the past 25 years, a system of international justice has emerged, seeking...

May 28, 2018

Commentaire d’arrêt : L’Affaire Araya et l’accès aux recours civils fondés sur le droit coutumier international au Canada

Par : Roojin Habibi Les recours civils fondés sur la coutume internationale en sont encore à leurs balbutiements au Canada, mais ils sont ancrés dans l’argument logique que la coutume internationale, tel qu’elle est incorporée dans le droit canadien, peut servir comme fondement pour une cause d’action en réparation. Plus récemment, la recevabilité de l’affaire...

May 16, 2018

Q&A with Payam Akhavan: The Plight of the Rohingya

Our Editor-in-Chief James Hendry spoke with international legal expert Payam Akhavan to discuss the plight of the Rohingya. JH: Bob Rae’s report as Canada’s Special Envoy to Myanmar makes its first recommendation that of listening to the Rohingya people and to allow their voices to guide Canada’s response. Given your fundamental concern with people sharing...

May 7, 2018

Prosecutors on the Front Line: Inside European War Crimes Units

By: Noémi Manco and Valérie Paulet They work from the Netherlands, Denmark or the United Kingdom, but they deal with mass crimes occurring on the other side of the world – in Syria, Rwanda or Nepal. “They” are the prosecutors in the war crimes units (WCUs). These highly specialized professionals are tasked with bringing to...