International Law

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Ireland has signed the Ljubljana-Hague Convention, the first major treaty in the field of international criminal law since the Rome Statute which established the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Convention, agreed last year by 68 states, sets out new duties and obligations of states to co-ope

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The Irish government has indicated it will "strongly consider" making an intervention in South Africa's case against Israel in the International Court of Justice (ICJ). South Africa has alleged that Israel is breaching the 1948 Genocide Convention through acts and omissions "intended to bring about

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The Irish government has been accused of applying "double standards" after refusing to back South Africa's case against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) while supporting an earlier claim by Ukraine against Russia. Ukraine launched a case at the ICJ under the Genocide Convention in

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the government will not back South Africa's case against Israel in the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The top UN court will this week hear an application from South Africa alleging that Israel is breaching the 1948 Genocide Convention and seeking measures inclu

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Irish lawyer Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh KC is advising South Africa's legal team on its high-profile proceedings in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) alleging that Israel is committing acts of genocide against Palestinians in Gaza. Ms Ní Ghrálaigh, who is based in London

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The Irish Red Cross’ 2023 International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Conference ‘War in Cities: Exploring the devastating consequences of armed conflict in urban contexts’ was held on Tuesday 24 October in the Mansion House in Dublin. Deirdre Garvey, secretary general of the Irish Red Cr

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The UK government has been urged in a new report to reform the law on universal jurisdiction to ensure that war criminals cannot evade justice. The Global Britain, Global Justice report published by REDRESS and the Clooney Foundation for Justice examines how the UK has faltered in its historical com

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Law students at Maynooth University have launched a new International Law Society, believed to be the first of its kind in Ireland. The new student society aims to host talks and panel discussions on various issues, including the international legal response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and th

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The Irish government has reaffirmed its support for a new treaty on international co-operation to investigate and prosecute the most serious international crimes. The Ljubljana-Hague Convention, adopted after two weeks of intensive negotiations, is the first major treaty in the field of internationa

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A new treaty on international co-operation to investigate and prosecute the most serious international crimes has been adopted after two weeks of intensive negotiations. The Ljubljana-Hague Convention is the first major treaty in the field of international criminal law since the Rome Statute which e

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Pearce Clancy, a PhD scholar at the Irish Centre for Human Rights in University of Galway School of Law, has been awarded the EJ Phelan Fellowship in International Law by the National University of Ireland. The Fellowship is awarded to one applicant every two years for an 18-month period in honour o

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Ireland has filed an intervention at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) as a third party in the case taken by Ukraine against the Russian Federation under the Genocide Convention. Ukraine instituted proceedings against the Russian Federation in February. In its application to the court, Ukrain

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