International Judicial Monitor
Published by the American Society of International Law and the International Judicial Academy
July 2006, Volume 1, Issue 3
CHIEF JUSTICE Hilario G. Davide, Jr. Justice in Profile

CHIEF JUSTICE Hilario G. Davide, Jr. has always been a leader by example. His professional life has been, for the most part, devoted to public service.
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International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) International Tribunal Spotlight

International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)
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International Resources

Mapping the Justice Sector in Post Conflict States (OHCHR)

Global Legal Monitor (LOC)

African Intíl Courts and Tribunals (PICT)

European Judicial Network (EU)

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Rule of Law Survey
What is the most appropriate mechanism for prosecuting acts of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes?
The International Criminal Court
Ad-hoc International Tribunal
Hybrid Courts
Domestic Courts

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Calendar of Events
July 26 - July 28, 2006
Transatlantic Perspectives on Alternative Dispute Resolution »

July 31 - August 25, 2006
XXXIII Course on International Law (2006) »

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ASIL Sidebar
When Can an Individual Enforce a Right Set Forth in an International Treaty?
When can an individual enforce a right set forth in an international treaty? This was the question posed in a recent ASIL webinar given by Donald Francis Donovan.
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Argentine Conference on International Insurance Issues
In November 2006, the Latin American office of the Academy will present two major conferences on international insurance issues in Argentina. The conferences will take place in Buenos Aires and Cordoba. The conferences will be conducted during the week of November 13, 2006.
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Cases of Note

EnCana v. Republic of Ecuador, London Court of International Arbitration (3 February 2006) »

European Court of Human Rights (ECHR): Evans v. The United Kingdom (March 7, 2005) »

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR): Prosecutor v. Bisengimana (April 13, 2006)»

International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) (Appeals Chamber): Prosecutor v. Mladen Naletilic, a.k.a. “Tuta” and Vinko Martinovic, a.k.a. “Stela” (May 3. 2006) »

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Cases of note
Global Judicial Dialogue

Science Education for Judges
Hon. Marvin J. Garbis, United States District Judge, District of Maryland, USA
In the United States and elsewhere in the world, judges of 2006 are doing essentially the same job as did judges at the beginning of the last century. (Read More »)

Hon. Marvin J. Garbis
General Principles of International Law
Effects of Domestic Law on International Law
International law both influences and has independent status in domestic legal systems, and (conversely) domestic law affects international law. (Read More »)
General Principles of International Law
Leading Figures in International Law
Louise Arbour, Academic, Judge, Diplomat
Louise Arbour has made her mark on international law in three distinct ways: as a law professor and judge in her home country of Canada, as Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda and as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
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Louise Arbour
In Review: New Publications on
International and Comparative Law

Appointing Judges in an Age of Judicial Power: Critical Perspectives From Around the World
Edited by Kate Malleson and Peter H. Russell. University of Toronto Press. 2006
When nobleman, political philosopher and judge Baron de Montesquieu published his The Spirit of the Laws in 1748, he probably did not realize that he was igniting a silent revolution, the effects of which are still being felt today. (Read More »)

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