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The ICC Decision On The Situation In Palestine: A Diamond Or Thorn In International Law?

Article by Musana Joshua Malcolm


The recent decision by the International Criminal Court on the Situation in the State of Palestine saw the majority of the Court declare that it had jurisdiction to determine the matter on the basis of Palestine being a State Party to the Rome Statute. This decision has been met with controversy and has been criticised as having a flawed reasoning. This article seeks to address this criticism while shedding light on some of the possible ramifications of the decision both adverse and positive on the field of international law. In doing so, the article also discusses the assertions made by the majority of the Court as well as those made in the dissenting opinion of one of the International Criminal Court's judges.

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Rationale For Medical Legal Partnerships In The Advancement Of Palliative Care; A Ugandan Case Study

Okaka Jeremiah Emmanuel

Palliative care worldwide is not a substantially novel concept let alone foreign. However despite its active practice mostly in European and American states, the same cannot be said of Uganda. This is troubling especially given the global increase in terminal illness. This article provides an insight into pathways that can be undertaken to improve provision of palliative care as an offshoot of the right to health, emphasizing the integration of medical legal partnerships. In so doing, it paints a picture of the human rights canvas upon which palliative care may be placed at the national and international level. It seeks to highlight that lawyers at various levels can play a key role in the realization of this end-goal.