International Judicial Monitor
Published by the American Society of International Law and the International Judicial Academy
Oct/Nov 2007, Volume 2 Issue 3
Thomas Buergenthal Justice in Profile
Thomas Buergenthal, who currently occupies a seat on the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands, has a particular view of his position on the court: “[f]or an international lawyer…this is a dream court and a dream come true.” Read more »
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights International Tribunal Spotlight
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) is one of two organs established by Article 33 of the 1969 American Convention on Human Rights.
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Significant Judicial Developments

UN Expert on Cambodian Judicial Independence

Saudi Judicial System to Be Reformed

Israeli High Court Rules on Security Wall

US Judges Concerned Over Salaries

Singapore’s Judiciary Scores Well

(More Judicial Developments »)

International Resources

Chautauqua Declaration of International Prosecutors

Rule of Law Handbook for Judge Advocates

Worldwide Governance Indicators

Corruption and Judicial Systems

WCRO Jurisprudence Collections

(More International Resources »)

Rule of Law Survey
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Calendar of Events
October 21-25, 2007
III International Conference on Training of the Judiciary »

October 25-27, 2007
International Law Weekend 2007 »

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Judicial Independence and Integrity
Numerous international standards have emerged over the past several decades emphasizing the relationship of an impartial and ethical judge to judicial independence and the fundamental right to a fair trial. (Read More »)
IJA Docket

In August 2007, the International Judicial Academy sponsored a seminar titled “Justice and Health Research and Development” in three cities in Argentina. (Read More »)

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Cases of Note

U.S. District Court:  Peterson v. Iran (D.D.C. Sept. 7, 2007) »

U.S. District Court:  United States v. Noriega, Order Dismissing Defendant’s Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Lifting Stay of Extradition (S.D. Fla. Sept. 7, 2007) »

European Court of Human Rights Grand Chamber:  J.A. Pye (Oxford) Ltd  & J.A. Pye (Oxford) Land Ltd.v. The United Kingdom (30 August 2007) »

International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea:  The “Tomimaru” Case (Japan v. Russian Federation) (6 August 2007) »

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Cases of note
Global Judicial Dialogue

The New Japanese Jury System:
An Introduction and Personal View

By Takahiro Nonaka
Working at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC, there are frequent opportunities for me to explain my background to people in the United States.
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Takahiro Nonaka
General Principles of International Law

Universal Jurisdiction
Universal jurisdiction is a principle of international law that allows states to investigate and prosecute a national of any state found within their borders who is alleged to have committed certain international crimes. (Read More »)

General Principles of International Law
Leading Figures in International Law
Hugo Grotius (Huig De Groot) was a Dutch wunderkind of the 17th Century. He was a child prodigy who entered university at age 11, a member of an important diplomatic delegation from his native Holland to France at age 15, awarded a French doctor of laws at age 16, an Attorney General of The Netherlands at age 24, and now remembered as the “father of international law.”
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  Hugo Grotius
Justice Sector Assessment

Turning ‘Lessons Learned’ into ‘Lessons Applied’ in Post-Conflict Countries
In March 2007, the United States Institute of Peace, in partnership with the Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units, the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre and the Public International Law & Policy Group, formally launched the International Network to Promote the Rule of Law (INPROL).
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In Review: New Publications on
International and Comparative Law

The Law-Growth Nexus: The Rule of Law and Economic Development
By Kenneth W. Dam, Brookings Institution Press, 2006

If scholars at the Brookings Institution missed the boat in writing about reforms in global governance by completely ignoring the judiciary and the concept of the rule of law (see IJM Volume 2, Issue 2, In Review), Brookings Senior Fellow and University of Chicago Law School professor Kenneth W. Dam makes up for this omission in his powerful study of the relationships between economic development and legal and judicial institutions. He notably devotes one entire chapter of his book to the judiciary. He sums up his basic premise in two short words: “law matters.” (Read More »)

The Law-Growth Nexus
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