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The European Court of Human Rights as a pathway to impunity for international crimes

Author: Sonja C Grover
Publisher: Berlin ; London : Springer, ©2010.
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"This book presents contentious case rulings by the European Court of Human Rights providing extensive case notes and questions. The book elucidates just how the Court came in those cases to contribute to lack of State accountability and to impunity for individual perpetrators of international crimes. Issues addressed include the Court's: derogation of the jus cogens nature of certain fundamental human rights, grant  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sonja C Grover
ISBN: 9783642107979 3642107974 9783642107993 3642107990
OCLC Number: 471803035
Description: xxv, 298 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: III. A Systemic Pattern of Severe Physical Harm to Roma Living in Lead Contaminated United Nations IDP Refugee Camps in Northern Kosovo: Are the ICC Elements Present for the ICC Crimes of Genocide by Causing Serious Mental or Bodily Harm (Rome Statute Article 6(b)), and the Crimes Against Humanity of Apartheid (Rome Statute Article 7(1)(j)) and Persecution (Rome Statute Article 7(1)(h))? . 129 A. Introduction --
B. Case 3: The U.N. Kosovo Lead Contaminated Roma Refugee Camps Case (The 2006 Case Brought by the European Roma Rights Centre Against the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) on Behalf of 184 Residents Living in U.N. Refugee Camps (Near Contaminated Abandoned Lead Smelters and Mines in Northern Kosovo) and the European Court of Human Rights' Decision Declining Review of the Case Based on the Court's Alleged Lack of Jurisdiction Over the Case) C. Commentary on the Lead Contaminated UN Kosovo Roma Refugee Camps and the Failure to Prevent or End Harms to the Roma and Other Minorities Due to Extraordinarily High Lead Exposure to Those Inhabiting the Camps: Are Those Responsible Potentially Guilty of Genocide by Causing Serious Physical or Mental Harm and/or the Crimes Against Humanity of Persecution and Apartheid? --
IV. Death and Injury to Civilians Due to the Failure of KFOR and.or UNMIK to Remove Unexploded Cluster Bombs in Post-conflict Kosovo --
A. Case 4: Behrami and Behrami v. France (Application 78166/01), European Court of Human Rights Grand Chamber Judgment (Heard together with Saramati v. France, Germany and Norway, 2 May 2007) V. Interim Measures Requested by the European Court of Human Rights in Mamatkulov and Askarov v. Turkey Versus the Court's Denial of a Request for Interim Measures by Roma Victim Applicants Living in U.N. Lead-Contaminated Refugee Camps in Kosovo --
A. Introduction --
B. Case 5: European Court of Human Rights' Grand Chamber Judgment in Mamatkulov and Askarov v. Turkey (Applications 46827/99 and 46951/99) --
C. Conclusion: Individual State Responsibility and Accountability Relating to the Kosovo U.N. Lead Contaminated IDP Camps --
D. The Failure of the U.N. to Effectively Exercise Its Humanitarian and Human Rights Mandate Regarding the Kosovo U.N. Roma IDP Camp Situation and the Implications for Individual State Accountability --
VI. The Implications of the European Court of Human Rights' Refusal to Hold an Admissibility Hearing on the Roma Lead Contaminated IDP Camps Case and to Indicate Interim Measures Requiring the Camp Inhabitants Be Relocated to Safe Areas on an Urgent Emergency Basis A Fostering a Climate of Impunity Regarding the Victimization of the Kosovo Gypsy Minorities Placed in U.N. Lead Contaminated IDP Camps --
B. The Kosovo Human Rights Advisory Panel to UNMIK: Is This a Vehicle for Just Reparation and Public Acknowledgement of Fundamental Human Rights Violations Against the RAE Inhabitants of U.N. Lead Contaminated IDP Camps Managed by UNMIK, or But an 'Alice in Wonderland' Version of an Independent Forum for Achieving Justice? --
C. Comments on the So-Called 'U.N. Supremacy Clause' --
PART III: .The European Court of Human Rights' Reluctance to Classify European Convention Violations as International Crimes Even When Those Violations Likely Constitute 'War Crimes' or 'Crimes Against Humanity in Times of Armed Conflict' --
II. Case 1. Streletz, Kessler and Krenz v. Germany (Applications 34044/96, 35532/97 and 44801/98) European Grand Chamber Judgment --
A. Background Facts and Procedural History --
B. Commentary on Streletz, Kessler and Krenz v. Germany III. Case 2. Kolk and Kislyiy v. Estonia (Application 23052/04), European Court of Human Rights Chamber Judgment of 17 January 2006 on Admissibility --
A. The European Court of Human Rights' Reasoning in Kolk and Kislyiy v. Estonia --
B. Commentary on Kolk and Kislyiy v. Estonia --
IV. The European Court of Human Rights De Facto Exoneration of Persons Convicted Domestically of 'War Crimes' or 'Crimes Against Humanity' and the Implications for Impunity --
A. Case 3. Korbely v. Hungary (Application 9174/02) European Court of Human Rights Grand Chamber Judgement of 19 September 2008 --
B. Commentary on Korbely v. Hungary --
V. Case 4. Kononov v. Latvia (Application 36376/04) European Court of Human Rights Chamber Judgment of 24 July 2008 (Referred to the Grand Chamber 26 January 2009) --
A. Background and Domestic Proceedings --
B. Commentary on Kononov v. Latvia PART IV:. The Importance of Moral Legitimacy in International Human Rights Court Rulings --
II. Moiwana Village v. Suriname (IACHR): An Exemplary Case Regarding Moral Legitimacy in International Human Rights Court Rulings --
A. Case 1:. Moiwana Village v. Suriname Inter-American Court of Human Rights Judgement of 15 June 2005 --
III. On the Issue of Alleged Ex Post Facto Application of International Human Rights Conventions --
IV. Moiwana Village v. Suriname and the Issue of a Denial of Justice as an 'Ongoing (Convention) Violation' --
V. Moral Legitimacy of International Human Rights Court Rulings as Essential to the Promotion of an Internationalized Rule of Law
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