Detention

News Roundup – 6 May 2014

The online forum Just Security is holding a mini-forum on the Serdar Mohammed v. Secretary of State for Defense (full text) judgement which was handed down last week by Mr. Justice Leggatt of the High Court of England and Wales. The mini forum starts with a post by Derek Jinks entitled ‘Does IHL authorize detention in NIACs?’ and …

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Guest Post by Nelleke van Amstel: Rules for Detention by Armed Groups

Nelleke van Amstel recently published In Search of Legal Grounds to Detain for Armed Groups in the latest issue of the Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies. In this post, Nelleke discusses her main arguments set out in the said article. At the time of writing the article, Nelleke was a legal adviser at the Netherlands Red Cross. Naturally, the …

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General Comment on Article 9 of ICCPR and detention by non state actors

Last week, the Human Rights Committee held a public discussion in Geneva in preparation for a new General Comment on Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Article 9 of the ICCPR recognises that everyone has the right to liberty and security of person and states that no one shall be …

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Symposium on Al-Jedda and Al-Skeini cases in Military Law and the Law of War Review

The latest issue of the Military Law and the Law of War Review (Volume 50, Issue 3-4) deals, besides other articles and bok reviews , specifically with the ECHR’s Al-Jedda (summary and judgment)  and Al-Skeini (summary and judgment) cases: – F. Naert, The European Court of Human Rights’ Al-Jedda and Al-Skeini Judgments: an Introduction and …

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News Roundup 1 August 2012

Rebels in Syria’s largest city said to seize two police stations. Syrian rebels acquire surface to air missiles. Syrian rebels hold pro-government prisoners in former school. Syrian rebel shootings condemned. New International Crisis Group report on Syria: ‘Syria’s Mutating Conflict’. Car bombs kill 19 in Iraqi capital.