International Judicial Monitor
Published by the American Society of International Law and the International Judicial Academy
Jan/Feb 2007, Volume 2, Issue 1
Judge Navanethem Pillay Justice in Profile

Judge Navanethem Pillay of South Africa served on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. In 2003, she was elected to the International Criminal Court. Read more »
Special Tribunal for Cambodia

International Tribunal Spotlight

Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)

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Significant Judicial Developments

Chinese Judges Learn from Other Legal Systems

Montenegrin Judiciary under Fire

Rwandan Tribunal Pressured to Wind up

(More Judicial Developments »)

International Resources

Hague Justice Journal

European Network of Councils for the Judiciary

Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)

Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (OAS)

(More International Resources »)

Rule of Law Survey
Should the completion strategies of the ICTY and ICTR be revised to ensure all high-level fugitives are brought before and prosecuted by the tribunals before their closure?

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Calendar of Events
February 26 – March 2, 2007
Sixteenth International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators »

March 2, 2007
Challenges for Children’s Rights Symposium »

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Judicial Networks for Consultation and Cooperation
ASIL’s Judicial Outreach Program recently facilitated a transnational judicial dialogue involving more than two dozen judges from international tribunals and supreme and constitutional courts at a December 1-2, 2006 conference co-sponsored with Harvard Law School. (Read More »)
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Sir Richard May Seminar on International Law and International Courts
The third Sir Richard May Seminar on International Law and International Courts will be held September 23-28, 2007 in The Hague, Netherlands. (Read More »)

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Cases of Note

United States: Guevera v. Peru, (11th Cir.) (November 1, 2006) »

United States: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, (D.D.C.)(December 13, 2006) »

Israel Supreme Court: Public Committee Against Torture in Israel v. Israel (December 16, 2006 »

European Court of Human Rights: Case of Klein v. Slovakia, (October 31, 2006) »

(More Cases »)
Cases of note
Global Judicial Dialogue

Hon Robert Nicholson AO
Justice, Federal Court of Australia, Perth

The Asian Pacific region is rich in diversity of legal systems. Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong SAR, the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand are among countries of the region with a common law inheritance.
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Hon. Vida Petrovic-Skero
General Principles of International Law
Enforcement of International Law
In September, 1990 there appeared a commentary in Newsweek magazine in the form of an article written by well-known conservative columnist George F. Will, titled “The Perils of Legality.” (Read More »)
General Principles of International Law
Leading Figures in International Law
Justice Richard Goldstone
If there is one person, aside from Nelson Mandela, who embodies both the struggle in South Africa for an end to apartheid and the peaceful transition of that country to a multi-racial society, it is Justice Richard Goldstone.
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Richard Goldstone
Justice Sector Assessment

The Long Winding Road: Judicial Sector Reform in Mongolia
Well-functioning justice sector institutions, a key pillar of good governance, are not just guarantors of human rights and freedom in any country they are also key to creating a favorable investment climate and advancing economic development.  (Read More »)

In Review: New Publications on
International and Comparative Law

Can Might Make Rights? Building the Rule of Law After Military Interventions
by Jane Stromseth, David Wippman & Rosa Brooks.
Cambridge University Press. 2006
The latest evolution in nation-building efforts, characterizing reform efforts as “rule of law” activities is increasingly replacing reference to democracy building as a focus of effort. (Read More »)

Can Might Make Rights?
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