Monday, 25 November 2013
Shari’a Law and Military Operations Seminar Sponsored by INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HIGHER STUDIES IN CRIMINAL SCIENCES (ISISC) NATO SCHOOL OBERAMMERGAU
The seminar offered an introduction to Shari'a Law, specifically discussing crime and punishment in the law of armed conflict, religiously motivated political violence, women's and minorities' rights and operational issues. This seminar is offered because of its immediate importance to NATO's ongoing missions: the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (ISAF), Kosovo Force (KFOR), support to the African Union mission in Somalia (NSM Somalia) and for the African Standby Force and NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan (NTM-A); and NATO's numerous supporting relationships with Mediterranean Dialogue Countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia), Istanbul Cooperation Initiative countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar) and other countries such as Pakistan where Shari'a Law applies.
Friday, 25 October 2013
Thursday, 26 September 2013
Event on the ICC - Tuesday 15 October 2013
of International and
More than a decade after the creation of the International Criminal Court,
international criminal law can be seen as a complex and ever growing legal
system. This seminar will assess recent developments in theory and practice of
international criminal law, such as contribution of a comparative perspective for
the advancement of international criminal law, the position of victims before
international criminal tribunals and current developments related to the legal
framework of the Rome Statute.
Rodney Dixon, Temple Garden Chambers
Howard Morrison, Judge at the International Criminal Court
Dr Mohamed Elewa Badar, Northumbria School of Law
Gaelle Carayon, REDRESS
Sunday, 14 July 2013
Friday, 12 July 2013
In 1966, Judge Jessup of the International Court of Justice pointed out that the appearance of an English translation of the teaching on the ‘Islamic law of nations’ of an eighth-century Islamic jurist (Shaybānī) is particularly timely and of so much interest because of the debate over the question whether the international law, of which Hugo Grotius is often called the father, is so completely Western-European in inspiration and outlook as to make it unsuitable for universal application in the context of a much wider and more varied international community of States. However, there has been little analysis of the role of Islam in shaping the modern European law of war and its progeny, international humanitarian law. This article argues that there is a room for the contribution of the Islamic civilisation within international humanitarian law and a conversation between different civilisations is needed in developing and applying international humanitarian law norms.