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Happy Sunday, everybody!


I really can’t believe it is almost December already, and it’s less than four weeks to go until Christmas. Another year has gone by so quickly.

Due to Thanksgiving, we weren’t overwhelmed with earthshaking news this week, except for the death of a certain dictator, perhaps. Meanwhile I suffered a moderate cold and a major exhaustion this week, so after finishing off a project on Wednesday, I took two days off to do nothing, but things I enjoy (which more or less I did). For one thing, I am done watching ¾ of the Gilmore Girls revival, I saved the last one for Sunday afternoon (around the time this post goes up, so feel free to post spoilers then…).

I hope you did enjoy the weekend as well, whether it was long or short where you live. If you are done eating and shopping, don’t forget about Giving Tuesday on 29 November, which is a great day (as all other days) to support your favorite charities! With that I wish you a great holiday season!

The ICC May Prosecute Crimes in Afghanistan. (Including American Officials Accused of Torture?)

This was mainly a story of last week, but this post greatly sums up all that might come out of such a prosecution.

Russia’s Withdrawal of Signature from the Rome Statute Would not Shield its Nationals from Potential Prosecution at the ICC

This is also a story of the previous week, and it is in close connection to the previous one, as the very same ICC report invoked Russia’s decision to withdraw from the ICC. For certain reason this is not such a big deal as three African states’ withdrawal, but this still worths a read.

The European Court of Human Rights and Access to Information: clarifying the status, with room for improvement  and 

MHB v Hungary Judgment on Access to Information

And on this slow news week I read with particular interest not one, but two great analyses of a much anticipated recent decision of the ECHR concerning the right of access to information. Magyar Helsinki Bizottság v. Hungary is a great recent example of the Strasbourg Court’s evolutive and dynamic interpretation of the Convention.

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