World Court Digest 2001 - 2005 by Petra Minnerop, Karin Oellers-Frahm, Frank Schorkopf,

By Petra Minnerop, Karin Oellers-Frahm, Frank Schorkopf, Professor of Law Christian Walter, Annette Weerth

The realm courtroom Digest keeps the Fontes Iuris Gentium, a chain that provides the choices of the everlasting courtroom of foreign Justice and the overseas courtroom of Justice as much as 2000. the recent quantity covers the interval from 2001 to 2005. All vital pronouncements of the court docket in its judgments and advisory reviews are systematically prepared lower than particular issues taken from great and procedural overseas legislations. the area court docket Digest offers trustworthy entry to the choices of the main major overseas judicial organ on questions as very important because the correct of self-defence, using strength, i.e. within the Yugoslavian context, consular issues, questions of immunity, maritime and territorial delimitation, revision of judgments and the impact of provisional concerns.

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World Court Digest 2001 - 2005

The area court docket Digest maintains the Fontes Iuris Gentium, a chain that offers the choices of the everlasting court docket of overseas Justice and the overseas courtroom of Justice as much as 2000. the recent quantity covers the interval from 2001 to 2005. All vital pronouncements of the court docket in its judgments and advisory evaluations are systematically prepared less than particular themes taken from major and procedural overseas legislations.

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The Court has also examined the rules concerning the immunity or criminal responsibility of persons having an official capacity contained in the legal instruments creating international criminal tribunals, and which are specifically applicable to the latter (see Charter of the International Military Tribunal of Nuremberg, Art. 7; Charter of the International Military Tribunal of Tokyo, Art. 6; Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Art. 7, para. 2; Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Art.

Supp. 128 (EDNY 1994), noted in 88 AJIL 1994, pp. 528– 532), the Marcos cases (Estate of Silme G. Domingo v. Ferdinand Marcos, No. C82–1055V, AJIL 1983, p. 305: Republic of the Philippines v. Marcos and Others (1986), ILR 81, p. 581 and Republic of the Philippines v. Marcos and others, 1987, 1988, ILR 81, pp. 609 and 642) and the Duvalier case (Jean–Juste v. Duvalier, No. ), 82 AJIL 1988, p. 596), all mentioned and discussed by Watts (A. Watts, “The Legal Position in International Law of Heads of States, Heads of Governments and Foreign Ministers”, Recueil des Cours de l’Académie de droit international, 1994, III, pp.

See also the American 1996 Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act which amended the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA), including a new exception to State immunity in case of torture for civil claims. See J. F. Murphy, “Civil liability for the Commission of International Crimes as an Alternative to Criminal Prosecution”, 12 Harvard Human Rights Journal, 1999, pp. 1–56. 7 International Law Association (Committee on International Human Rights Law and Practice), Final Report on the Exercise of Universal Jurisdiction in respect of Gross Human Rights Offences, 2000.

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