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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Discusses Juvenile Justice Issues

This past Tuesday, October 21, Inter-American Commissioner Rosa María Ortiz spoke at the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver as part of a tour through the United States to learn about the U.S. juvenile justice system. As the IACHR‘s Rapporteur on the Rights of Children, Commissioner Ortiz primarily spoke about the Commission’s report, Juvenile Justice and Human Rights in the Americas.

The report, as its title implies, assesses the plight of children and adolescents throughout the region who are caught up in the web of their country’s criminal justice system. She highlighted the toll that confinement takes on children and the lamented the number of countries in the Americas that allow prosecution of children under the age of 12 (the internationally accepted minimum). In her recommendations, Commissioner Ortiz urged the United States to focus on specialization for judges, attorneys, and police, meaning particular training in dealing with children and adolescents for people in these positions. The full report may be accessed here. Learn more about the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights here.


Source: IntLawGRRLS

Publication and Event Announcement: Litigating International Investment Disputes

I am delighted to announce the publication of Litigating International Investment Disputes, a book published by Brill, which I edited.
The book guides practitioners through the many complexities involved in international investment arbitration proceedings – from whether and how to initiate arbitral proceedings to the enforcement of the award and available post-award remedies. A full list of authors and table of content is available here. More information on the book is available here.
My hope is that the book will serve as a comprehensive resource for those who are new to international investment arbitration, as well as for the seasoned practitioners.
What is more, I am also delighted to announce an upcoming event to discuss the book with some of its great contributors.
On Thursday, October 30, from 4:00 to 5.30 p.m., George Washington Law will hold an event that will feature book contributors who will address topics such as selecting the arbitrator, representing the State, the award, and relationship of counsel/parties to the secretariat. In addition to yours truly, panelists will include John Crook of GW Law, Eloise Obadia of Derains & Gharavi PLLC and Jeremy Sharpe of the U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser; the discussion will be moderated by Stanimir Alexandrov of Sidley Austin LLP. The events will be held at GW Law, 2000 H Street, N.W., with the panel in the Jacob Burns Moot Court Room (Lerner 101), and a reception thereafter in the Dee Kelly Lounge. All are invited. No rsvp is needed.

Source: IntLawReporter

Sarfaty: Shining Light on Global Supply Chains

Galit A. Sarfaty (Univ. of British Columbia – Law) has posted Shining Light on Global Supply Chains (Harvard International Law Journal, forthcoming). Here’s the abstract:
This Article analyzes the effectiveness of emerging domestic legislation on global supply chain transparency with respect to human rights and labor practices. It draws from a quantitative and qualitative study of the implementation of recent U.S. conflict minerals legislation, section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act. I argue that the use of domestic law to regulate global supply chains has significant potential to shape corporate behavior, as defined by the extent of due diligence measures that companies have reported in their disclosures. But the existing compliance gap among companies suggests that the shift to domestic governance is not going far enough, raising significant accountability concerns. Given the challenges associated with extraterritorially regulating complex, multi-tiered supply chains, the state needs to play a larger role in implementation to facilitate corporate compliance. In addition, companies need to invest in their internal culture to facilitate organizational learning around responsible supply chain management.

Source: IntLawReporter

Grover: Interpreting Crimes in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
 
Leena Grover has published Interpreting Crimes in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (Cambridge Univ. Press 2014). Here’s the abstract:
The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court defines more than ninety crimes that fall within the Court’s jurisdiction: genocide, other crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression. How these crimes are interpreted contributes to findings of individual criminal liability, and moreover affects the perceived legitimacy of the Court. And yet, to date, there is no agreed-upon approach to interpreting these definitions. This book offers practitioners and scholars a guiding principle, arguments and aids necessary for the interpretation of international crimes. Leena Grover surveys the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda before presenting a model of interpretive reasoning that integrates the guidance within the Rome Statute into articles 31-33 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1969).

Source: IntLawReporter

Special Issue: Transitional Justice Mechanisms for Somalia

The latest issue of Northeast African Studies (Vol. 14, no. 2, 2014) contains a forum on “Transitional Justice Mechanisms for Somalia.” Contents include:
•    Fowsia Abdulkadir & Rahma Abdulkadir, Introduction: Transitional Justice Mechanisms for Somalia
•    Abdurahman M. Abdullahi (Baadiyow), Conceptions of Transitional Justice in Somalia: Findings of Field Research in Mogadishu
•    Abou Jeng, Transitional Justice and Postconflict Reconstruction in Somalia: The Role of the African Union and Pointers Provided by It
•    Padraig McAuliffe, The Prospects for Transitional Justice in Catalyzing Socioeconomic Justice in Postconflict States: A Critical Assessment in Light of Somalia’s Transition
•    Caroline Ackley & Rahma Abdulkadir, The Role of Shari’a-Based Restorative Justice in the Transition from Armed Conflict to Peacebuilding: Do Somalis Hold the View That the Restorative Justice Aspects within Qisas Offer a Solution?
•    Fowsia Abdulkadir & Lidwien Kapteijns, Transitional Justice and Speaking Truth to Somali History: A Dialogue

Fuente: CorteIDHBlog

Aborto, objeción de conciencia y salud: un debate global

El 27 de octubre, momento para el cual se estarán desarrollando las audiencias de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, se lanza en Washington D.C. una publicación en la que académicos expertos y activistas de diferentes partes del mundo discuten los estándares que sentó la Corte Constitucional Colombiana en una sentencia sobre objeción de conciencia frente al aborto. Con motivo del lanzamiento se realizará un panel con Tracy Robinson, Presidenta de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, quien hablará sobre el impacto de este debate para la región y para el Sistema Interamericano en temas como los derechos reproductivos y los derechos de la población LGBTI.
¿Qué pasa cuando un prestador de servicios de salud se niega a proveer servicios de salud sexual y reproductiva por motivos religiosos?, ¿qué límites deberían establecerse para aquellas personas que por razones morales se rehúsan a cumplir con las leyes que buscan proteger el derecho a la salud de las mujeres y su dignidad?
Estas cuestiones están en el centro del debate sobre objeción de conciencia que actualmente tiene lugar en diferentes países alrededor del mundo, como en Estados Unidos en donde el debate cobró vigencia a raíz de la decisión de la Corte Suprema en el caso Burwell v. Hobby Lobby; o en Uruguay en donde esta semana el Tribunal de lo Contencioso Administrativo ordenó suspender la aplicación de 11 artículos de la Ley de Interrupción Voluntaria del Embarazo, hecho que permite a los médicos abstenerse de participar en cualquier actividad que contribuya a la terminación del embarazo, incluida, por ejemplo, la preparación del instrumental.
También recientemente, en su Declaración sobre la violencia contra las mujeres, niñas y adolescentes y sus derechos sexuales y reproductivos el Comité de Expertas que le hace seguimiento a la implementación de la Convención Belém do Pará declaró que en la prestación de servicios de salud en general, y de interrupción del embarazo en particular, “…la objeción de conciencia del personal de la salud no puede resultar en ningún caso en una vulneración de los derechos humanos de las mujeres”.
Todos estos asuntos son también abordados en la publicación Objeción de conciencia y aborto: una perspectiva global sobre la experiencia colombiana que será lanzada este 27 de octubre en Washington, en la que académicos expertos y activistas de diferentes partes del mundo discuten los estándares que sentó la Corte Constitucional Colombiana en una sentencia sobre objeción de conciencia frente al aborto. La publicación es editada por el O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law y Women’s Link Worldwide.
Con motivo del lanzamiento de la publicación se realizarán dos paneles, uno de ellos con la Presidenta de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, Tracy Robinson, quien comentará el impacto que debates como este tienen para el Sistema Interamericano y para la región, en lo relativo no solo a la salud reproductiva de las mujeres sino también en torno a la objeción de conciencia para prestar servicios de salud a la comunidad LGBTI. En el siguiente panel participarán algunos de los autores que escribieron en la publicación, procedentes de Sudáfrica, España, Estados Unidos y América Latina.
La sentencia de la Corte Constitucional Colombiana que motivó esta publicación fue ponencia del actual presidente de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, Humberto Sierra Porto, cuando era magistrado del alto Tribunal Colombiano.
Información sobre el evento
Fecha y hora:                     lunes 27 de octubre, 5 p.m.
Lugar:                                   Georgetown Law. Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor.
120 F Street NW (at 2nd Street NW).
Washington, D.C. 20001

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