Category Archives: Allgemein

The Independence of the International Criminal Court

The Independence of the International Criminal Court

Happy to recommend an important book Alphone Muleefu (Senior Lecturer, School of Law at the University of Rwanda) wrote while he was a visiting fellow at my Chair and the Centre for Comparative, European and International Law at the University of Lausanne

https://intersentia.com/en/shop/vakgebied/law/international-law-95/international-criminal-law/the-independence-of-the-international-criminal-court.html

The top-level Swiss criminal justice system is currently making a disgraceful impression.

The top-level Swiss criminal justice system is currently making a disgraceful impression.

Ein unwürdiges Schauspiel

Die oberste Schweizer Strafjustiz macht derzeit eine blamable Figur. Bundesanwalt Michael Lauber gefährdet mit seinem Verhalten zahlreiche Strafverfahren, das Bundesstrafgericht beschäftigt sich vor allem mit internen Streitereien. Nun muss das Parlament für Ordnung sorgen. 

https://www.nzz.ch/meinung/schweizer-strafjustiz-ein-unwuerdiges-schauspiel-ld.1554020

Covid-19: Why has the co-operation between science and politics not worked better in Switzerland?

Covid-19: Why has the co-operation between science and politics not worked better in Switzerland? – “Within the administration, contacts with the business community were apparently better than those with science. Thus, an impressive aid package for the economy could be put together shortly, while criticism was mainly voiced from the scientific community”.

Interview by Neue Zürcher Zeitung with the historian Caspar Hirschi (in German)

https://www.nzz.ch/schweiz/caspar-hirschi-im-interview-ld.1554576

UK – Universities are expecting 230,000 fewer students – that’s serious financial pain…what does this say about the sustainability of that system?

UK – Universities are expecting 230,000 fewer students – that’s serious financial pain…what does this say about the sustainability of that system?

It is not widely known that our global reputation is powered by an army of university staff who do not have proper job security. Around 70% of researchers in universities are employed on fixed-term contracts, while more than 100,000 university teaching staff are on temporary contracts of one kind or another.”

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/apr/23/universities-are-expecting-230000-fewer-students-thats-serious-financial-pain?xing_share=news

“Germany’s youth lack an understanding of democracy”…and I fear we have the same problems in most places

“Germany’s youth lack an understanding of democracy”…and I fear we have the same problems in most places

Deutschlands Jugend fehlt das Verständnis für Demokratie Viel zu viele Schüler in Deutschland glauben an Fake News oder den Parolen politischer Parteien, bemängeln Bildungsforscher.

Academy in Exile announces eight 24-month fellowships in the Critical Thinking at Freie Universität Berlin

Fellowship in the Critical Thinking Program at Freie Universität Berlin

Academy in Exile announces eight 24-month fellowships in the Critical Thinking Program at Freie Universität Berlin. Eligible are scholars worldwide (PhD in humanities, social sciences, or law) who are threatened because of their academic work or engagement with human rights, democracy, and intellectual freedom.

AiE fellowships provide opportunities for pursuing research and multidisciplinary collaborations in Germany. Evaluation criteria include academic merit, risk assessment, and suitability for AiE programs. Application deadline: 15 May 2020.

For more information click here.

Despite the current crisis….don’t forget about all the other trouble we are in: On-line Webinar: The Appellate Body Crisis at the WTO Tuesday 28 April 2020 -Thanks to my friends for making time for this event.

On-line Webinar: The Appellate Body Crisis at the WTO Tuesday 28 April 2020, 15:00 – 16:30 CET Online via Zoom Conference As a result of the Appellate Body (AB) at the World Trade Organization ceasing to exist, dispute settlement stopping at the panel level is the new norm. Until the appointment of new AB members is made, […]

On-line Webinar: The Appellate Body Crisis at the WTO Tuesday 28 April 2020, 15:00 – 16:30 CET Online via Zoom Conference — International Law Association – Swiss Branch (since 1929)