INTERNATIONAL GENEVA

Speaking Up for the Other Europe

Brussels meant the Big Boys, the nabobs of nationalism and bureaucratic mandarins of the European Union for whom the European ideal was a larger...

Eva Joly on Corruption in France : The time of impunity is over

As a former investigating magistrate, Eva Joly probably knows better than anyone the problems of France’s own backyard. For the past 20 years, she...

Knocking it all down: French property developers dictate Lake Geneva’s urban vision.

 Don't it always seem to go That you don't know what you've got 'Till it's gone They paved paradise And put up a parking lot.” (Joni Mitchell: Yellow Taxi) Nazi...

International Tribunals: Justice must be seen to be done

On 31 January, 2017, the African Union (AU), in a divisive debate during its annual heads-of-state meeting, called for a mass withdrawal of its...

CIVITAS MAXIMA—A Tiny Swiss Group of Lawyers Takes on War crimes and Crimes Against...

Since the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened for business 15 years ago only four cases have been successfully tried. The ICC was originally intended...

Do Not Love a Refugee – A poem

Do not love a refugee. His pockets will be cramped, full with the keys of all his journey’s houses; there will be no room...

Trump’s Impact on International Law: A Great unravelling?

Two months into the new United States administration, US President Donald Trump has already had an impact on international law, and the international legal...

Mayors, Napoleons and Corruption: A very French curse.

Last January, police jailed several local officials in the Paris region suspected of corruption in collusion with a property developer. This was followed in...

Geneva’s networking hub: Punching above its weight

AGIR is primarily a highly effective network for better cooperation, says Xavier Cornut, President of the Geneva-based association. Agir works closely with international stakeholders...

New City Mayor : Promoting a Dynamic Geneva

Only recently appointed mayor of Switzerland’s second largest city, 34-year-old Guillaume Barazzone is a man with a mission. As a member of the city...

Berger & Borges : In Geneva’s Cemetery of the Kings

The grave of Borges in the Cemetery of the Kings at Plainpalais, with its headstone inscriptions in Anglo-Saxon and old Norse, has become a...

Luc Hoffmann’s Legacy of Hope for the Planet

If the crane is sent from heaven to transport those destined for eternal life, then surely during his final journey Luc Hoffmann was carried...

Fifa’s Shame : Kidnapping the Game

Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end the Germans always win. Or so maintained...