News and Publications

 Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean (Somalia v. Kenya)
Fixing of time-limits for the filing of the initial pleadings

ECJ ruling supports forum shopping to limit liability under CMR

Boat turnbacks may breach international law: UNHCR. Australia could be breaching international laws by forcing boats carrying asylum seekers back to Indonesian waters, the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees has warned, as it asks the federal government for an explanation of the practice

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In today’s Chamber judgment in the case of Stojanović v. Croatia (application no. 23160/09), which
is not final1, the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been:
a violation of Article 10 (freedom of expression) of the European Convention on Human Rights. Click here to view more

MIS appears in the Middle East Law Publication for Corporates.

MIS hosted a Seminar on Innternational Investment Treaty Arbitratration with special guest speakers, Kaj Hober & Rudolph Dolzer.

The event was discribed by a local attendee, Daniel Brawn member of Galadari Associates, “…the best event of its I’ve ever attended”.

Former International Development Secretary Clare Short speaks to MEMO on peace in the Middle East – “People don’t have to be on one side or the other, just stand up for international law.”

Reflections on international law, history and the future of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations -

The territorial entitlement and demarcation of the borders of Israel and Palestine are unlikely to be settled in the court room or by arbitration. Nevertheless, during the negotiations needed to reach a settlement, the parties will marshal their factual (i.e. very often their historical) arguments and establish their legal rights in much the same way as they would if they were preparing a case for arbitration or a court. Gradually, the areas in dispute will be narrowed down. Once rights have been established, and therefore accepted, they may be traded. That is the only way a true peace can be negotiated.


International law needs broader view, says judge at Dubai talk

Awad Mustafa – The National

DUBAI // International law has to embrace more legal traditions and cultures from around the world to be accepted universally, says a former member of the International Court of Justice.

Judge Abdul Gadire Koroma from Sierra Leone addressed an audience of lecturers, lawyers and international law experts last night in an inaugural lecture for the newly opened Modern International Study Institute in Knowledge Village.

Dr Koroma, a judge at the court from 1994 until February this year, said most practitioners of international law were European, and interpreted laws based on their regional backgrounds.

“Therefore, for international law to be truly international, people from different regional backgrounds should be practising it to bring their own perspectives to it,” he said.

Dr Koroma cited the example of the recent EU Parliament resolution on human rights in the UAE as an example.

“The Arab League described the report as inaccurate and biased, and questioned the methods adopted by the European Parliament in dealing with such sensitive issues without even referring to the UAE’s constitutional, executive, social and legal institutions,” he said.

“This is an example of viewing the situation within their own context [without] taking into account the cultural context.”


Radio One – MIS – A new legal centre to be opened as a step towards a peaceful future

A number of reports and publications have been produced following the inauguration ceremony on November 7th 2012 based around the Centres goals and motives as well as the guest lecture from H.E. Judge Koroma – Former Judge of the International Court of Justice and Member of MIS International Advisory Board.

MIS NEWS – December 2012
MIS – A Centre for International Law Studies