Amsterdam Law Forum



News: Winter issue 2014

Amsterdam Law Forum is proud to announce the publication of our Winter 2014 issue! This issue concerns a range of topics, from the impunity of enforced disappearances to emerging military technologies. The Board would like to congratulate and express our thanks to the contributors for a job well done!

Happy reading!
Posted: 2014-01-19

News: Summer Edition 2013 Published


Amsterdam Law Forum is delighted to announce that the Summer Edition 2013 has now been published. It can be accessed free of charge on this website.

This issue also marks the end of the term of the current Board. We would like to express our thanks to all our readers, authors and the editorial team and wish the next Board the best of luck.

Posted: 2013-10-07

News: 2013 ALF Conference "New Wars, Old Laws?" A Success


On June 12 the 2013 ALF Conference "New Wars, Old Laws?" took place. Amsterdam Law Forum would like to express our sincere thanks to the fantastic speakers and all participants for making the conference such a success.

For photos of the conference, please visit Amsterdam Law Forum's Facebook page ( For ALF's Spring issue, please return to this website during the next few days.

Posted: 2013-06-17
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Vol 6, No 2 (2014): Spring Issue

Table of Contents


How safe are we? PDF
Xhanti Mhlambiso 1-3

Scientific Articles

Determining the Status of Private Military Companies under International Law: A Quest to Solve Accountability Issues in Armed Conflicts PDF
P.R. Kalidhass 4-19
Software Legal Protection: Shaping the EU Software Patent PDF
Mihail Avram 20-36
The IAEA’S Right to Visit Sites Accused of Developing Nuclear Weapons Systems: The Parchin Facility in Iran PDF
Tomas Königs, Sabína Szabóová 37-50

Opinion Articles

Aftermath of an Unwise Decision: The U.N. Terrorist Sanctions Regime After Kadi II PDF
Peter Margulies 51-63
Crime, Policy, and Governance: Response to the Australian Government’s Treatment of Refugees and Asylum-seekers PDF
Jessica Kastoun 64-75

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