International Judicial Monitor
Published by the American Society of International Law and the International Judicial Academy
September 2006, Volume 1, Issue 4
PROFESSOR Dr. h.c.Rudiger Wolfrum Justice in Profile

Judge Rudiger Wolfrum of Germany is the President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, which sits in Hamburg, Germany.
Read more »
European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) International Tribunal Spotlight

European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)
Read more »
Significant Judicial Developments

UN Urges Renewed Pledge to Timor-Leste Judiciary

Is Russia Ready for Jury Trials?

India: New System Sought for Judges’ Appointment

Vietnamese Judicial Reforms Encourage Equity

(More Judicial Developments »)

International Resources

Supreme Courts in an Internationalized World (HIIL)

Hague Service Convention Handbook (HCCH)

Rule of Law and Due Process in Criminal Justice Systems (OSCE)

African Judicial Network (AJN)

(More International Resources »)

Rule of Law Survey
Should Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions apply as a matter of international law to the US conflict with al Qaeda and other non-state actors?

         See Survey Results
Calendar of Events
September 26, 2006
Update on Hague Service Convention »

September 26, 2006
Examining the Implications of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld »

(More Events »)
Newsletter Subscribe/Unsubscribe
Enter your email address and name:
RSS Feed
Subscribe to the RSS Feed for this Newsletter.
ASIL Sidebar
Judicial Education and the Emergence of a Global Legal Environment
The growing impact of international law and transnational legal practice on legal systems the world over during the past several decades has led to increased emphasis on ensuring that members of the judiciary obtain training in substantive and procedural aspects of international law and how it is incorporated domestically.
(
IJA Docket

Second Sir Richard May Seminar
The second Sir Richard May Seminar on International Law and International Courts is being held in The Hague, Netherlands, September 24-29, 2006.
(

IJA Logo
Cases of Note

European Court of Justice: Commission of the European Communities v. Ireland (May 30, 2006) »

Supreme Court of the United States: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense et al. (June 29, 2006) »

International Court of Justice: Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay (Argentina v. Uruguay) (Rejection of request for provisional measures)
(July 13, 2006) »

Court of Justice of the European Communities: European Parliament v. Council of the European Union and European Parliament v. Commission of the European Communities (May 30, 2006) »

(More Cases »)
Cases of note
Global Judicial Dialogue

The Value of International Programs For Judges
Hon. Linda Ludgate, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas Judge, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Since becoming a state trial judge in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1990, I have attended numerous courses at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada, obtaining valuable information that has assisted me in my duties as a trial judge. (Read More »)

Hon. Linda Ludgate
General Principles of International Law
Treaty Interpretation
Articles 31 and 32 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (VCLT) set forth the basic rules of treaty interpretation. (Read More »)
General Principles of International Law
Leading Figures in International Law
Dr. Leandro O. Despouy, Human Rights Advocate and Scholar
Dr. Leandro Despouy, a human rights advocate and scholar from Argentina, is spearheading the international protection of the independence of judges, lawyers, and prosecutors.
(
Louise Arbour
Justice Sector Assessment

Rule of Law Lessons-Learned in UN Complex Multidimensional Peacekeeping
United Nations complex multidimensional peacekeeping operations initiated under Chapter VII of the UN Charter have become increasingly involved in rule of law (ROL) issues and programming.
(

Justice Sector Assessment
In Review: New Publications on
International and Comparative Law

A New World Order
By Anne-Marie Slaughter
Princeton University Press 2005
“New world order” is neither a new idea nor a new phrase. That fact is simply demonstrated by doing a quick “Google” search of the term, which yields some eight million, three hundred and ninety thousand references. (Read More »)

In Review
ASIl & International Judicial AcademyInternational Judicial Monitor
© 2006 – The American Society of International Law and International Judicial Academy.

Editors: James G. Apple, Joseph Patton and Andrew Solomon.
IJM welcomes comments, suggestions, and submissions.
Please contact the IJM editors at