Joanna Harrington

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Dr Joanna Harrington is a professor with the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta in Canada.

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More Human Rights Reforms Under Discussion

Readers interested in reform within the international human rights system, including the reform of the UN human rights treaty monitoring system previously discussed here, may be interested in yesterday’s announcement by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), adding a regional dimension to discussions. The IACHR serves as the focal point…

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“Without further delay” – Senegal must prosecute or extradite Hissène Habré

On 20 July 2012, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued its final judgment (summary found here; press release found here) in the proceedings brought by the Kingdom of Belgium against the Republic of Senegal concerning the desired prosecution of Chad’s former head of state, Mr. Hissène Habré – a now long-term resident of Dakar. The…

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Council of Europe Ministers adopt declaration to address libel tourism

For those interested in matters of jurisdiction and cross-border litigation, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has now adopted a declaratory text alerting its 47 member states to what it termed the “serious threat to freedom of expression and information” posed by the practice of libel tourism – a practice where one chooses a plaintiff-friendly jurisdiction…

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