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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Scholar Sues In French Courts Over Book Review

The Times Higher Education reports that a dispute between two scholars will proceed to trial after one has refused to remove a negative review of the other's book. Dr. Joseph Weiler published a review of Dr. Karin Calvo-Goller's work The Trial Proceedings of the International Criminal Court (Brill, 2006). Dr. Calvo-Goller took exception to the review, written by Dr. Thomas Weigend and requested that it be removed. Dr. Weiler refused. Dr. Calvo-Goller eventually brought the matter before the French courts, and Dr. Weiler is now standing trial for defamation. Here's more from Dr. Weiler.

Here's coverage from the blogs: Leiter ReportsFrench Politics, Opinio Juris, and Lex Ferenda.

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