25 Feb Weekend Roundup: February 18-24, 2019
Marcos Zunino kicked off the week with a post on the challenges of transitional justice faced by the democratic government of Argentina with respect to the retention, removal, and vetting of judges after the collapse of the military dictatorship in 1983. In particular, Marcos analyzed the relative success of the measures taken by government in this regard in light of the 2005 Updated Set of Principles for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights through Action to Combat Impunity.
Kevin helpfully posted links to the audio and slides of his presentation on “The Useless, Anachronistic, Yet Beautiful Crime of Aggression”, which he gave at the Australian National University earlier this month.
Priya highlighted the historic lack of international and domestic prosecutions of persons suspected of committing wartime sexual violence against “Comfort Women” and “Birangona”. Priya also noted the prospective problems associated with such prosecutions, as well as other forms of potential redress, such as satisfaction and reparations.
Reema Omer wrapped up the week with a post on whether alleged terrorists and spies have the right to consular access under Article 36(1) of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (VCCR). In particular, Reema focused on the Jadhav case presently before the International Court of Justice, and the likely success of India and Pakistan’s respective arguments on the scope, breach, and ramifications of breach of Article 36(1) of the VCCR.
Many thanks to our guest contributors and have a great week!