Category: International Law

Hugo Grotius dan Mare Liberum: Akademisi, Integritas, dan Kekuasaan

Assalaamu’alaykum warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuh, Ada sebuah kisah menarik yang mungkin dapat diambil ibroh-nya, terutama dengan beberapa kejadian akhir-akhir ini. Walau judulnya tampak seram, inshaaAllah isinya sesederhana mungkin (ramah awam hukum). Hugo Grotius (Hugo de Groot) adalah salah seorang akademisi hukum internasional asal Belanda yang sangat terkenal di abad ke 17. Salah satu buku karyanya yang terkenal

Clarification on My Journal Article: Al Qassam and Terrorism

Assalaamu’alaykum warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuh, Very recently my article titled: “Terrorism and the Crime of Aggression under the Rome Statute” was published in Jurnal Mimbar Hukum, Vol 27, No. 1, February 2015, pp. 128-144. In this particular article, I mentioned a number of actors which have (or had) ‘terrorist’ labels as case studies. Among them are the

Islam and Human Rights: Why do we care if something is incompatible?

Assalaamu’alaykum! While Islamic law may seem generally compatible with human rights, the truth is there are some points that are definitely incompatible. Woman rights, for instance, “different but equal” is still “discrimination” under the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). However, what I want to convey is that us Muslims do NOT

Mr. Kadi and Article 103 (A Poem by Prof James Crawford)

This is a poem by Professor James Crawford, who is one of the most famous and prominent international jurist in the world today, from the University of Cambridge, and was first presented during a lecture at the Hague Academy of International Law. —————————— While wandering through a wadi In the wastes of Saudi I came