International Judicial Monitor
Published by the American Society of International Law and the International Judicial Academy
December 2006, Volume 1, Issue 5
Judge Cecelia Medina Quiroga Justice in Profile

Judge Cecelia Medina Quiroga is the only woman judge on the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and was elected to the court in 2004.
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Special Tribunal for Cambodia International Tribunal Spotlight

Extraordinary Chambers in Cambodia
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Significant Judicial Developments

China: Judicial Independence v. Public Supervision

Top UN Court Still Short of Law Clerks

Jury Still Out on Malaysian Judiciary

Rushing over Truth Commissions Won’t Aid Justice

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International Resources

Report on Evaluation of European Judicial Systems (CEPEJ)

Judicial Reform in Latin America: An Assessment (CSIS)

International Law in Domestic Courts (OUP)

International Union of Judicial Officers (UIHJ)

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Rule of Law Survey
Are limitations on the use of force as envisioned in the Charter of the United Nations (self defense and Security Council authorization only) still valid and operable in the real world?
No Opinion

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Calendar of Events
December 7-12 , 2006
7th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World »

December 11, 2006
Annual Workshop of the ASIL International Law in Domestic Courts Interest Group »

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International Law and Litigation for Judges
On November 12, 2006, several dozen US federal and state judges gathered at the American Society of International Law’s Tillar House for the launch of a two day judicial conference on international law and litigation in US courts.
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Sir Richard May Seminar on International Law and International Courts
The second Sir Richard May Seminar on International Law and International Courts was held in The Hague, Netherlands September 24-29, 2006.
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Cases of Note

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Alexandria Division): Khaled El-Masri v. George Tenet, et al. (May 12, 2006) »

World Trade Organization (Appellate Body): United States – Final Dumping Determination on Softwood Lumber (Recourse to Article 21.5 of the DSU) (August 15, 2006) »

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia: Natural Resources Defense Council v. Environmental Protection Agency et al. (August 29, 2006) »

The Presbyterian Church of Sudan v. Talisman Energy, Inc., (S.D. N.Y., Sept. 12, 2006) »

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Global Judicial Dialogue

Hon. Vida Petrovic-Skero
President of the Supreme Court of Serbia

To establish rule of law and regain public trust in the judiciary system, a new National Judicial Reform Strategy has been adopted.  
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General Principles of International Law
Customary International Law
A key concept in international law is that of customary international law (CIL). This precept is based upon the notion that states are bound to a given norm of international law through custom and action indicating their obligation to be bound, opinio juris. (Read More »)
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Leading Figures in International Law
Sir Hersch Lauterpacht (1897-1960)
It is not often that an academic person rises to the level of icon of a century, or even of a generation or decade. Professor (and later Judge) Sir Hersch Lauterpacht is an exception.
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Justice Sector Assessment

Combating Judicial Corruption in the Republic of Georgia
The Republic of Georgia, internationally known for its systemic corruption, has been undergoing a transformation during the past two years following the Rose Revolution and the ascendancy of Mikhail Saakashvili to the Presidency. 
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In Review: New Publications on
International and Comparative Law

At War’s End: Building Peace After Civil Conflict
by Roland Paris
Cambridge University Press. 2005
The elections of 2006 showed widespread dissatisfaction with the war in Iraq and the Bush administration’s handling of it. Prospects for ending it any time soon, especially on the basis of a “victory” for the United States, seem dim.
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