PluriCourts, a Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, has advertised for a position of Research Fellow. The research fellow will study international courts and tribunals (ICs) concerning one or more of the research topics addressed by PluriCourts: the multidimensional legitimacy standards which include multilevel separation of authority, independence and accountability, performance and comparative advantages. PluriCourts also aims t
Oumar Ba's new book: States of Justice: The Politics of the International Criminal Court (Cambridge University Press, 2020) is out. The book explores how states that are considered weaker have leveraged the International Criminal Court in pursuit of their political and security interests. More on the book here. Opinio Juris will organise a symposium on the book in August that will feature reviews by our members, Nestor Nkurunziza and Nabil M. Orina, among others.
African Yearbook of International law Volume 24 (2019-2020) Call for papers The Editors of the African Yearbook of International Law are making preparation for Volume 24of the Yearbookand would like to invite scholarly contributions in the form of an article, note, commentary (on recent developments in Africa or outside events of particular relevance to Africa), or a short digest of State practice or judicial decisions in African countries. The structure of Volume 24 will be
Uganda's National Transitional Justice Policy was approved by the Cabinet on 17 June 2019. As Northern Uganda continues to recover from a brutal and mass conflict, there are perplexing experiences that hinder its post conflict recovery. A fascinating aspect relates to the way in which vulnerable victims are reintegrated within the communities. Northern Uganda was engulfed in a civil conflict in 1987, that went on for a duration of more than a decade. The Lord’s Resistance Arm
This article was originally published on Justiceinfo.net. On 30 June, the King of the Belgians, for the first time, expressed his "regrets" to the Congolese people for the suffering caused by colonial rule. A week earlier, the Belgian parliament had initiated the creation of a "truth commission" on the colonial past in Congo, Rwanda and Burundi. The outline of this commission is to be defined by 21 July. It is expected to be set up in September. Statue of King Léopold II of B