Vidan Hadzi-Vidanovic


Dr Vidan Hadzi-Vidanovic is a legal consultant providing advice and assistance to legal representatives of victims of human rights abuses on substantive and procedural aspects of human rights investigations, litigations and prosecutions. He previously served as a lawyer at the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights. He holds a PhD in Public International Law from the University of Nottingham and an LL.M. in Human Rights Law from the same University. He is an affiliate of the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights.

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A War Crimes Trial That Needs More Attention

Introduction There is an ongoing landmark domestic trial for international crimes that is steadily progressing at this very moment in relative obscurity. The case is about one of the worst single-event crimes that has occurred since the Second World War and was matched in its methods and gravity only by the likes of the Nyarubuye,…

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France Intervenes in Mali Invoking both SC Resolution 2085 and the Invitation of the Malian Government – Redundancy or Legal Necessity?

Vidan Hadzi-Vidanovic is a lawyer in the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights. The views expressed in this contribution are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the European Court of Human Rights and the Council of Europe. On 11 January France commenced air-strikes against Malian…

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Kenya Invades Somalia Invoking the Right of Self-Defence

Vidan Hadzi-Vidanovic is a doctoral candidate at the University of Nottingham School of Law. At a press conference held in Nairobi on 15 October 2011, the Kenyan ministers of defence and interior announced that Kenyan security forces will engage in military operations against the Al-Shabaab militants in Somali territory. They invoked Article 51 of the UN Charter as a…

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