International Judicial Monitor
Published by the American Society of International Law and the International Judicial Academy
March 2006, Volume 1, Issue 1
Rosalyn Higgins Justice in Profile

President Rosalyn Higgins Member of the International Court of Justice since 12 July 1995, re-elected 6 February 2000, President of the Court since 6 February 2006.
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Iraqi Special Tribunal International Tribunal Spotlight

Iraqi High Criminal Tribunal
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International Resources

Manual on Human Rights for Judges, Prosecutors, and Lawyers (UN/IBA)

International Judiciary Synoptic Chart (PICT)

Working Methods of the European Court of Human Rights (COE)

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Rule of Law Survey
Do you believe Saddam Hussein is receiving a fair trial in accordance with international standards?

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Calendar of Events
March 30-31, 2006
Human Rights Defenders and National Human Rights Institutions: Legislative, State and Non-State Aspects »

April 5-8, 2006
American Bar Association Section of International Law 2006 Spring Meeting »

April 6-7, 2006
The World Trade Organization at 10: Governance, Dispute Settlement and Developing Countries »

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ASIL Sidebar
Because the behavior of more and more people, in addition to states, is being shaped by international law and institutions, it is now something of an imperative that all who influence and use this law better understand its sources and application. (Read More ») ASIL
IJA Docket
Twenty two state and federal judges from the United States convened in The Hague, Netherlands for the first Sir Richard May Seminar on International Law and International Courts September 11-16, 2005. (Read More ») IJA Logo
Cases of Note

The Hague District Court (Rechtbank’s-Gravenhage, The Netherlands): Case against Frans Van Anraat (December 23, 2005) »

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit: Yahoo! Inc. v. La Ligue Contre le Racisme et L’Antisemitisme and L’Union des Etudiants Juifs de France (January 12, 2006) »

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit: Kimumwe v. Gonzales (December 13, 2005) »

Federal High Court of Nigeria: Emmanuel Egbuna and David Anyaele v. Charles Taylor and Others, Ruling on Preliminary Objections (November 1, 2005) »

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Cases of note
Global Judicial Dialogue

Common and Eternal Values in the Development of Courts Around the World
By Judge Michael M. Mihm, United States District Court, Central District of Illinois (Read More »)

Michael Mihm
General Principles of International Law
The international law principle of non-refoulement prohibits the return of a refugee to a country where he or she is likely to face persecution or torture.  This principle is a cornerstone of international refugee law and has also become more broadly relevant to human rights law. (Read More ») General Principles of International Law
Leading Figures in International Law
Gabrielle Kirk McDonald is one of the first United States judges to be involved in international courts, apart from the International Court of Justice and the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. (Read More ») Gabrielle Kirk McDonald
In Review: New Publications on
International and Comparative Law

Book Review
Lawless World: America and the Breaking of Global Rules from FDR’s Atlantic Charter to George W. Bush’s Illegal War, by Philippe Sands
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