By: Drini Grazhdani Introduction International development efforts to build functional rule of law systems around the world are often faced with two impediments: reforming old deep-rooted systems, and changing the mindset and behaviors of the people who work within those systems. However, the case of Kosovo was somewhat different. In 1999, when the United Nations […]
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By Dan Jerker B. Svantesson There are countless news stories and scientific publications illustrating how artificial intelligence (AI) will change the world. As far as law is concerned, discussions largely center around how AI systems such as IBM’s Watson will cause disruption in the legal industry. However, little attention has been directed at how AI […]
By Daniel Rietiker* Introduction On March 15, 2018, in the case of Naït-Liman v. Switzerland, the European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”) held that there had been no violation of the right to access a court within the meaning of Article 6, § 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”). The case concerned the refusal […]
By Jon Silverman In Volume 59 of the Harvard International Law Journal, authors Courtney Hillebrecht and Alexandra Huneeus, with Sandra Borda, argue in “The Judicialization of Peace” that the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, in their positive engagements with Colombia’s long-running internal conflict, have “facilitated and hastened a change […]
By Leyla-Denisa Obreja On December 12, 2018, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued a press release announcing its decision to “permanently” prohibit Ukrainian lawyer, Nataliya Yevgenivna Tselovalnichenko “from representing or otherwise assisting applicants in both pending and future applications.” This unprecedented decision contains questionable legal arguments to justify a permanent ban. The ECtHR has […]