The expanding extraterritorial jurisdiction of national courts with regard to torture in disregard of pleas of act of State and nonjusticiability offers a further challenge to the exclusionary nature and continued observance of State immunity. Recent developments in key areas are examined, including: impleading; public policy and non-justiciability; universal civil jurisdiction for reparation for international crimes; the application of the employment exception to embassies and diplomats; immunity from enforcement and procedural measures; immunity of State officials, and tensions between national constitutional requirements and superior international norms.
Hazel Fox, QC, author. Philippa Webb, author. Please follow the [link] to access "Some remarks on the label, field, and heuristics of Perpetrator Research". On 29 and 30 November , the IFHV celebrated its 30th anniversary with an international conference , attended by a number of renowened academics from the fields of law and social sciences as well as leading practitioners.
Today, Dr. On 7 and 8 September, Prof. More information on the summer school can be found [ here ]. The conference, held on 19 and 20 July, was co-organized by the host institution as well as the University of Johannesburg and the University Erlangen-Nuremberg.
Nomos Professor Dr. The IFHV's Professor Hans-Joachim Heintze spoke at Andalas University of Padang Sumatra, Indonesia and gave a presentation on autonomy rules worldwide and the internal dimension of the right of indigenous peoples to self-determination. Darina Pellowska , associated Ph. We have just published a Bofax by Jan-Phillip Graf. This week the IFHV welcomed its second semester students with a meet-and-greet between staff and our 15 new students from the NOHA International Association of Universities , the students hit the ground running with classes in Advanced Management.
IFHV research associate Benedikt Behlert gave [ Migazin an interview ] about possible international legal problems with the suspension of family reunification for beneficiaries of subsidiary protection in Germany. Despite the cold and the snow, we made it to Siegburg today for Engagement Weltweit! We just published a new Bofax! Today, the expert workshop on "The use of weapons and the right to life" was held at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.
A piece by the IFHV's Professor Heintze on "Access to the victims in non-international armed conflicts and the humanitarian principles" has just been published.
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We have just published a new Bofax on the recent ruling of the Hague Appeals Court concerning the responsibility of the Netherlands in the Srebrenica massacre [Neues Urteil im Fall Mothers of Srebrenica v the Netherlands]. Last week NOHA students across the network finished their second semester. Please follow the [ link ] for more information on the programme. Please follow the [ link ] for more information on the Summer School.
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Today, Professor Peter M. Today, Tamirace Fakhoury, visiting Professor at the IFHV spoke on "Lebanon's coping mechanism with the Syrian refugee surge and the implications of this mechanism for regional and global refugee governance".
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More information on the conference can be found [ here ]. Please follow the link for more information on the programme. Please follow the [ link ] for more information on the workshop. IFHV's Prof. You can access the paper [ here ].
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An interview with NOHA Bochum students Aasma Jabeen and Inisha Upadhyay has been published as part of a RUB series portraying students and staff with interesting and extraordinary hobbies, side jobs and honorary offices. Please click [ here ] to access the piece in German.
An interview with IFHV's Gisela Hirschmann has been published as part of a RUB series portraying students and staff with interesting and extraordinary hobbies, side jobs and honorary posts. On March, Prof. This week, Prof. From February, Prof. This week the IFHV welcomed its second semester students. Last week, we celebrated the graduation of 15 members of the NOHA class of On the weekend of 14 and 15 January, Prof. You can read the article [ here ]. We would like to thank IFHV graduate assistant Dilan Khoshnaw for his oustanding work over the last years and wish him all the best.
You can read Janina's working paper here [ link ]. On Wednesday, 14 December, Prof. On Tuesday, 22 November, Prof. On Wednesday, Prof Dr.
On 9 November, the research project SecHuman on security in cyber space kicked off at Ruhr University. Check out the blog post [ here ]. Professor Dijkzeul contributed with an interview to an article in the Stuttgarter Zeitung Friday, October 28, on the desertification and drought in the Mediterranean.
We would like to thank IFHV research associate Thea Coventry for her oustanding work over the last years and wish her all the best for the future. On 19 October, Prof. You can access the article by following the [ link ]. Last week, IFHV research associate Robin Ramsahye presented his PhD outline, plans for case studies and first research findings during our monthly doctoral colloqium.
Hans-Joachim Heintze and Prof.
The book analyzes new developments concerning the prohibition of the use of force, self-determination of peoples, human rights and human security as well as international coordination of humanitarian assistance. Last week, Prof Heintze attended the 77th conference of the International Law Association in Johannesburg South Africa with the title "International law and state practice - is there a north-sourth divide?
The organizers aimed to attract participants from all regions of the world, some of which are under-represented in the work and membership of the ILA. Heintze was especially interested in the presentations of African scholers on the contribution of African states to the development and implementation of International Humanitarian Law. Both sides agreed to intensify cooperation and discussed plans to establish a student and scholar exchange programme. As a first step to increase jointly conducted research, a Fordham scholar will also join the editorial board of NOHA's online Jounal on International Humanitarian Action.
We are looking forward to further projects with you! We would like to thank IFHV Graduate Assistant Frieda Grashoff for her oustanding work over the last four years and wish her all the best for the future.
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During the intensive, interdisciplinary programme , a diverse group of 28 German and international students attended lectures, seminars and exercises. Topics included the humanitarian system's role in alleviating current crises and several public international law themes, with a focus on armed conflict, criminal law, water and sanitation, as well as the plight of refugees and internally displaced people. The students applied and extended their knowledge during a two-day simulation exercise on a fictitious humanitarian crisis.
The programme ended with a Career Panel, in which humanitarian practitioners provided students with insights on their organizations and career advice in humanitarian action. A new piece by Prof.
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Martin Burgi, on the constitutionality of such an endeavour, and a new concept paper by the German Federal Ministry of Justice on a corresponding law. Please follow this [ link ] to access the piece. On 7 and 8 of July, Prof. The conference offers interested students the opportunity to get in touch with the representatives of more than 70 DAAD offices all over the world and to receive information on exchange options in selected countries.
On 13 July, Prof. Hakimi outlined some of the most important Afghan constitutional provisions and explained how widespread corruption is impeding their successful implementation. In her thesis, "The Unexpected Effectiveness of Alternative Human Rights Mechanisms" , Katrin Fenrich examines the procedure of diplomatic protection, the compensational practice of international criminal courts and international human rights law mechanisms for undiscovered potential.
She thereby seeks to provide input for a more effective protection of Human Rights. On 5 July, Dr. The talk preceded the IFHV board of trustee's annual reunion. It was followed by a lively discussion on the attitudes of NGOs towards the summit, engaging IFHV staff and members of the board of trustees, many of whom work for NGOs in the humanitarian aid sector.