treaties Tag

[Endalew Lijalem Enyew (PhD) is a researcher at the Norwegian Center for the Law of the Sea, Faculty of Law, UiT-The Arctic University of Norway.] On the 19th of June 2023 State delegates meeting at the UN adopted a global treaty on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) – also known as the...

[Priya Pillai is an international lawyer, heads the Asia Justice Coalition secretariat and is a contributing editor at Opinio Juris.] She participated in the MLAT negotiations in Ljubljana, Slovenia on behalf of the Asia Justice Coalition. All views are personal. The negotiations over two weeks in Ljubljana, Slovenia in May this year for the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) were eye-opening in...

[Jennifer Keene-McCann is Senior Law and Policy Advisor with the Asia Justice Coalition secretariat. She attended the MLA Diplomatic Conference in Ljubljana.] Throughout the diplomatic negotiations on the newly adopted Ljubljana – The Hague Convention,  delegates supported their arguments either for or against changes to the draft by stating they hoped for the ‘widest adoption possible’. As the final version would...

[Frederika Schweighoferova is the Director of Parliamentarians for Global Action’s (PGA) International Law and Human Rights Program] The author participated in the negotiations of the Ljubljana-The Hague Convention in May 2023 on behalf of PGA. Introduction The long-awaited adoption of the Mutual Legal Assistance Convention (The Ljubljana – The Hague Convention on International Cooperation in the Investigation and Prosecution of Genocide, Crimes against Humanity,...

[Danaé van der Straten Ponthoz is the Head of Advocacy and Policy at the Global Survivors Fund. The views in this post are expressed in the author’s personal capacity. Leanna Burnard was a Legal Advisor at REDRESS during the MLA negotiations. She is now a lawyer with the Global Legal Action Network.] Introduction 26 May 2023 was a historical day in the...

[Julie Bardèche is a French lawyer and a legal advisor at REDRESS, an NGO that pursues legal claims on behalf of survivors of torture in the UK and around the world to obtain justice and reparation for the violation of their human rights.] The author represented REDRESS at the Diplomatic Conference that led to the adoption of the Ljubljana-The Hague Convention. The...

[Ezéchiel Amani Cirimwami is a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law. He holds a joint PhD in International Criminal Law from the Catholic University of Louvain (UCLouvain) and the Free University of Brussels (VUB).] The author attended the Ljubljana Diplomatic Conference as a DRC delegate and was elected by the Conference as a member of the...

[Bruno Biazatti is a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law and a PhD candidate at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.] The author attended the Ljubljana Diplomatic Conference and the observations contained here reflect his personal notes taken during the negotiations. The Ljubljana – The Hague Convention on International Cooperation in the...

[Pamela Capizzi is the Head of Pool of Legal Expertise at TRIAL International. Hugo Relva is Legal Adviser for Amnesty International (International Secretariat) at the International Justice Team.] Pamela and Hugo participated in the negotiations of the Ljubljana-The Hague Convention in May 2023 on behalf of TRIAL International and Amnesty International, respectively. On 26 May 2023, the Ljubljana-The Hague Convention on International Cooperation in the...

[Raquel Saavedra is an international human rights attorney specializing in accountability for atrocity crimes and currently serves as an International Legal Adviser for the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) in the Asia-Pacific region.  Lina Baddour is an attorney specializing in international criminal and human rights law and policy. She represents clients in international proceedings and serves as a Senior Legal Advisor (consultant)...

[Vaios Koutroulis is a Professor of Public International Law at the Faculty of Law and Criminology, Université libre de Bruxelles] Vaios Koutroulis was a member of the Belgian delegation participating in the negotiations of the Convention and acted as the coordinator of working group 1 at the Ljubljana conference, where the Convention was negotiated and adopted. The views in this post...