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German appeals court find evidence for addition charge in Rwandan Genocide case:  On 21 May 2015 the Bundesgerichtshof, the Federal Court of Justice of Germany, found on appeal that Onesphore Rwabukombe was actively involved in the murder of 450 men, women and children at the Kiziguro church in east Rwanda and referred the case back to a lower court in Frankfurt to consider evidence from  the proceedings in the German lower courts; including over 100 witness statements about the attack.  528 more words

News About The Courts

The unfairness of Facebook’s jurisdiction clause

It may be of interest to the readers of this blog to note that the following post has been published:


It is about the 5 March 2015 decision of the Tribunal de Grande Instance of Paris on the issue of international jurisdiction in a case between a French domiciled claimant and Facebook. 24 more words

$1.4 Billion Not Enough to Establish General Jurisdiction

In Daimler AG v. Bauman (2014) 134 S. Ct. 746, the United States Supreme Court rewrote civil procedure textbooks around the country. In last year’s momentous decision, the Supreme Court held that “the place of incorporation and principal place of business are paradig[m]…bases for general jurisdiction,” and that only in “exceptional cases” should a court exercise general jurisdiction over a corporation domiciled in another state. 574 more words

Business Law

Prisoner of Conscience, Susan R Matthew

Prisoner of Conscience, Susan R Matthews (1998)
Review by Ian Sales

Three years have passed since the events of An Exchange of Hostages. Bench Inquisitor Andrej Kosciusko has spent those years as Ship’s Doctor aboard the Fleet cruiser-killer… 756 more words

Book Review

PIL Fact #5: The ICJ and International Organizations

Thinking of world politics and international relations, what comes to one’s mind first is either the US, Russia, China or the United Nations. The UN finds itself on a level of activity in the world that easily competes with interventionist Western governments. 292 more words

Public International Law Facts


Sri Lanka to begin domestic war crimes investigation in September: A domestic accountability mechanism will be in place in Sri Lanka by September 2015 to investigate alleged war crimes committed during the last phase of the country’s 26-year civil war; said Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera. 386 more words


Irrigator Election Results

The Flathead Joint Board of Control Commissioner election results are in.  With this election, the makeup of the board shifted to include one more opponent of the compact, Dean Brockway who replaced Kerry Doney. 149 more words

Property Rights