Letter to the Editor: How Did You Get In to the ICJ?

Der Spiegel Guest Writer | Vancouver | 7 January 2017 | 13:31 Good Afternoon Friendly Editors at Der Spiegel, Big fan of your newspaper, but I’m very curious about your recent article on the ICJ, mainly how you even got that information. The International Court of Justice has proven to be a very closed-off society. Like the freemasons or Beyoncé and her backup singers. All day yesterday they wouldn’t let any of the press inside the room, and they’re the press! That’s their job! I would be happy to know what you think about the ICJ, and what you did … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: How Did You Get In to the ICJ?

Asylum or Extradition

Justices Debate on the fate of Julian Assange Der Spiegel | Vancouver | 10:12 As influential as the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is, the doors to the justices’ compound has been closed quite often to reporters. The Court appeared to modify its strict privacy policy this morning when allowing the Press to enter during an enlightening moderated debate. Seated around the U-shaped table setup include twelve international justices tasked with deliberating the case of United Kingdom v. Ecuador. Ecuador is adamant in granting Assange political refugee status, political asylum, and diplomatic asylum due to his political crimes in the … Continue reading Asylum or Extradition

Ecuador continues to protect assange

By NHK News Julian Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian Embassy since 2012, following accusations of the alleged rape of two 26-year-old women in Sweden; there is still a warrant for his arrest in that country, and he is wanted for questioning. Today the International Court of Justice saw Ecuador continue to defend Julian Assange from extradition back to Sweden to face the alleged charges. Ecuador argues that Assange is a political refugee and deserves political Asylum because of his former actions as the founder and create of the website WikiLeaks. The website that infamously leaked confidential and sensitive … Continue reading Ecuador continues to protect assange

Shouting Matches in the ICJ

Artyom Borzhoska with Russia Today The International Court of Justice opened with a short debate on the topic of discussion for the course of the committee. After some deliberation, the ICJ finally decided on taking the case of United Kingdom v. Ecuador over the extradition of Julian Assange from the Ecuadorean embassy of London to Sweden before the court first. Following the decision, an advocate for the United Kingdom was invited before the court to give the argument in favour of the United Kingdom. The advocate for the UK cited three main reasons for the extradition of Mr. Assange to … Continue reading Shouting Matches in the ICJ

Allegations of an unfair system divide the International Court of Justice

The Jakarta Post Vancouver | Sat, January 6, 2017 | 9:30am   Disagreements amongst Justices have been raised during the first session of this weekend’s meeting of the International Court of Justice. One judge in particular is voicing concern that the United States may be working through Sweden to extradite Julian Assange. Honorable Justice Lipton Robinson says it is not above the US to exercise its power through other countries to achieve its own goals, and that it is the court’s responsibility to the international community to examine a possibly unfair system. As the Court tackles the issue of Assange’s … Continue reading Allegations of an unfair system divide the International Court of Justice