Thursday 29 April 2010

Author files criminal libel suit over review of her book

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that Karin N. Calvo-Goller, author of The Trial Proceedings of the International Criminal Court (Martinus Nijhoff), has filed a criminal libel suit in France against Joseph H.H. Weiler, NYU law prof and editor of the European Journal of International Law, over a review of her book that he published on the Global Law Books web site (a site that he edits). The review was written by Thomas Weigend, a professor of law at the University of Cologne and director of the Cologne Institute of Foreign and International Criminal Law. The Chronicle article also links to a blogpost on the Opinio Juris blog by Kevin Jon Heller, lecturer at the University of Melbourne's law school, which says that the review is not particularly critical and even if it were there is no justification for filing criminal charges against Joseph Weiler, who published the review.
The Trial Proceedings of the International Criminal Court is available in the Barco Law Library.

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