International Judicial Monitor
Published by the International Judicial Academy, Washington, D.C., with assistance from the
American Society of International Law

Spring 2009 Issue
Iran & U.S. Flags Justice in Profile
The name Jean-Paul Costa may not be recognizable to many people around the world; it is possible that even those within the international law community are not familiar with him.
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Court of Justice of the Andean Community

International Tribunal Spotlight The Court of Justice of the Andean Community (Tribunal de Justicia de la Comunidad Andina) is the judicial organ of the Andean Community.
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Significant Judicial Developments

Asian Justice Systems Ranked

Global Influence of US Supreme Court Wanes

Judicial Review in Israel to be Limited

Kenyan Justice System Called Weak

Abu Dhabi Releases 5 Year Plan for Judiciary

Mexico Undergoes Legal Revolution

(More Judicial Developments »)

International Resources

Rule of Law Resource Center

West African Judicial Colloquia

Our Courts

European Case Law Database

Maximizing the Legacy of Hybrid Courts

2008 IAJ Study Commissions

(More International Resources »)

Calendar of Events

April 13, 2009
Experts Roundtable on Crimes Against Humanity Project »

April 14, 2009
American Bar Association, Section of International Law- 2009 Spring Meeting »

April 15, 2009
Conflict in the Caucasus: Implications for International Order »

May 14-15, 2009
ILDC Colloquium: Unity or Fragmentation of International Law - The Role of International and National Tribunals »

(More Events »)

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Upcoming International Judicial Academy Events
May 24-29 2009 - Insurance & Justice Seminar in Washington, DC for judges and insurance executives from Argentina . (Read More »)

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Why Judges Should Know (More) About International Law
By Dr. James G. Apple

When I was enrolled in a graduate law program at a university in Europe in the late 1980s, seeking a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree, I entered the international law world as a novice. When in law school in the early 60s in the United States, international law wasn't even offered as a subject in the law school curriculum. (Read More »)

Dr. James G. Apple
Global Judicial Dialogue

Institute for International Judges: Brandeis University’s Gathering of International Law Judges to Debate International Justice: Past, Present and Future, January 4-8, 2009 Trinidad
By: Jennifer Hillman, Member of the World Trade Organization Appellate Body

It was with much anticipation for some warmer weather that I packed my bags this past January for the beautiful island nation of Trinidad and Tobago and the 2009 Brandeis Institute for International Judges (BIIJ).
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Jennifer Hillman
General Principles of International Law

General Principles of International Law
Use of Force and Self Defense

Under international law the use of force by any nation in any international situation is limited to that authorized by the Security Council of the United Nations and the right of individual or collective self defense. The ingredients of self defense are necessity and proportionality. (Read More »)

General Principles of International Law
Leading Figures in International Law

Carlos Saavedra Lamas
Dr. Carlos Saavedra Lamas, an Argentine academic, scholar, and politician, is probably most well-known for being the first Latin American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. He received the Prize in 1936.
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  Carlos Saavedra Lamas
Justice Sector Assessment

The Hague Conference on Private International Law: “Providing a High Degree of Legal Security.”
One of the site visits of judges from the United States participating in the International Judicial Academy’s annual seminar on international law and international courts in The Hague, Netherlands is the Hague Conference on Private International Law. (Read More »)

The Hague
In Review: New Publications on
International and Comparative Law

Culture and International Law
Edited by Paul Meerts. Hague Academic
Press. 2008.

The subject of this recent publication by the Hague Academic Press is important, and thus the essays presented it are of real importance if the reader is bilingual (English and French).
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A Decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind…
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