General

Posted on

IMG_0787Fuente: International Law Reporter

New Issue: Inter-American and European Human Rights Journal    
 
The latest issue of the Inter-American and European Human Rights Journal (Vol. 7, 2014) is out. Contents include:
•    J. Davis, Resuscitating Justice: The Inter-American Court Confronts the Entrenched Impunity of National Amnesty Laws
•    N. Kyriakou, An Affront to the Conscience of Humanity: Enforced Disappearances in the Case Law of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
•    G. De León, Contributions and Challenges for the Inter American Court of Human Rights for the Protection of Migrants’ Rights: The Case of Vélez Loor v. Panama
•    Á. Paúl, Examining Atala-Riffo and Daughters v. Chile, the First Inter-American Case on Sexual Orientation, and Some of its Implications :
•    R.I. Sijniensky & N.A. Aizenstatd, Towards a Uniform Basis for the Right to Identity in the Normative Framework of the American Convention on Human Rights
•    L. Lavrysen, Positive Obligations in the Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
•    G. D’avino, D. Fanciullo, A. Iermano, A. Martone, & R. Palladino, The Independence and Impartiality in the Inter-American Court’s Jurisprudence: The Specific Case of Judges’ Arbitral Removal
•    L. Ayres França, The Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ Gomes Lund et al. (Guerrilha do Araguaia) v. Brazil Judgment and the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court Judgment on the Constitutionality and Conventionality of the 1979 Amnesty Law
•    N. Pons & D. Đukić, Perspectives on the Interplay between the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the International Criminal Court
•    D. Contreras-garduno & J. Fraser, The Identification of Victims before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the International Criminal Court and its Impact on Participation and Reparation: A Domino Effect?
•    H. De Vylder, The Territorial Scope of the American Convention on Human Rights
•    S. Vannuccini, Member States’ Compliance with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ Judgments and Orders Requiring Non-Pecuniary Reparations
•    V. David, The Inauguration of the Inter-American Defenders’ Era: Reflections after the Furlan Case

IMG_0736Fuente: International Law Reporter

New Issue: The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals  
 
The latest issue of The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals (Vol. 13, no. 3, 2014) is out. Contents include:
•    Abel S. Knottnerus, Extraordinary Exceptions at the International Criminal Court: The (New) Rules and Jurisprudence on Presence at Trial
•    Gabriela A. Oanta, The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and the Polar Regions
•    Simone Vezzani, icann’s New Generic Top-Level Domain Names Dispute Resolution Procedure Viewed Against the Protection of the Public Interest of the Internet Community: Litigation Regarding Health-Related Strings

E667E303-E527-42B7-8852-817CC3184CCBFuente: International Law Reporter

Inaugural Issue: Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Internacional    
 
The inaugural issue of the Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Internacional (no. 1, 2014) is out. Contents include:
•    Analía Banfi Vique & Sofía Galván Puente, Los derechos de las personas con discapacidad y la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos
•    Christine Gray, Asesinatos selectivos: intentos recientes de los Estados Unidos de crear un marco jurídico (traducción)
•    Martti Koskenniemi, La política del Derecho internacional (traducción)
•    Martti Koskenniemi, La política del Derecho internacional, 20 años después (traducción)
•    Máximo Langer, La diplomacia de la jurisdicción universal: los poderes políticos y la persecución transnacional de los crímenes internacionales (traducción)
•    Fabián Raimondo, En busca de un método apropiado para solucionar la controversia sobre las Islas Malvinas
•    Entrevista a Luis Moreno Ocampo

Fuente: International Law

IMG_0901Workshop: International Investment Law and History   

For many years, the Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop – jointly organized by Rainer Hofmann (Frankfurt), Stephan Schill (Heidelberg), and Christian J. Tams (Glasgow) – has been a forum for the discussion of conceptual issues of international investment law. Previous workshops focused on International Investment Law and General International Law: From Clinical Isolation to Systemic Integration? (Nomos 2011), International Investment Law and Its Others (Nomos 2012), Preferential Trade and Investment Agreements: From Recalibration to Reintegration (Nomos 2013), International Investment Law and Development: Friends or Foes?, and International Investment Law and the Global Financial Architecture. The next workshop, to be held March 13-14, 2015, will explore the role of history in the interpretation and application of international investment law. It will cover a wide range of issues, from debates about investment law’s imperial origins to the drafting history of the World Bank’s ICSID Convention. The program is here. As in previous years, the workshop will bring together academics and practitioners and provide them with a forum for open and frank exchanges. If you are interested in participating, please contact Sabine Schimpf, Merton Centre for European Integration and International Economic Order, University of Frankfurt, RuW, Grüneburgplatz 1, 60323 Frankfurt am Main, Germany (S.Schimpf[at]jur.uni-frankfurt.de).

IMG_0896Fuente: International Law Reporter

Call for Submissions: Dealing with Diversity in International Arbitration    

Transnational Dispute Management has issued a call for submissions for a TDM special issue with ArbitralWomen on “Dealing with Diversity in International Arbitration.” Here’s the call:
TDM SPECIAL ISSUE WITH ARBITRALWOMEN –
Dealing with Diversity in International Arbitration
We are pleased to announce a forthcoming TDM special issue on “Dealing with Diversity in International Arbitration.” This Special Issue will analyse discrimination and diversity in international arbitration. It will examine new trends, developments, and challenges in the use of practitioners from different geographical, ethnic/racial, religious backgrounds as well as of different genders in international arbitration, whether as counsel or tribunal members.
This special issue will be edited by Professor Rashda Rana SC (Barrister, Arbitrator at 39 Essex Street Chambers, President ArbitralWomen) and Louise Barrington (Independent Arbitrator and Director Aculex Transnational Inc) with the assistance of the Edition Committee including Karen Mills (Partner Karim Syah Indonesia) and Gabrielle Nater Bass (Partner Homburger Switzerland).
International arbitration has experienced substantial growth in the past two decades. The ascendance of international arbitration as a preferred method of resolving disputes between international parties is the product of the growth of world economies and the increased participation in global commerce of emerging markets. The rise of many states as major investment destinations and the expansion of multinational corporations into new markets have increased business opportunities, and thus the numbers of business disputes worldwide.
The high demand for arbitration (and other forms of ADR) services, in turn, has driven many governments to cultivate a pro-arbitration environment through new arbitration legislation and other mechanisms, and has led to the proliferation of international arbitral centres throughout the world but particularly in Asia (including in Singapore, Hong Kong and elsewhere). Likewise, many global law firms have also responded to this increased demand by aggressively entering new markets and deploying significant resources to those emerging regions.
The expansion of international arbitration into new regions as well as steady growth in more established markets has not, however, been reflected in the greater participation of a greater variety of practitioner whether female or non-European/American or from different ethnic and religious backgrounds. Women are not getting the same opportunities as men, regardless of background. Of equal concern is the fact that practitioners from non-European/American backgrounds or in regions such as Africa and Asia are not getting the same opportunities as their European and American counterparts. In that regard, Islamic Finance Arbitration is a growing field where regional and religious backgrounds may play a role. Only time will tell if that area will be over represented by a homogenous type of arbitrator and counsel.
Statistics published by arbitral institutions indicate quite strongly that, more generally, there is a severe imbalance in the vast number of appointments whether by parties or by the institution concerned. The appointment of European and American arbitrators usually account for a large chunk of the pie chart with the thinnest, barely visible slivers representing arbitrators from other regions or ethnicity. Further analysis of the numbers indicates that things are not really improving.
This TDM Special Issue will provide international practitioners and academics with an overview of the overall position of diversity in international arbitration: Possible topics for submission to the special issue might include:
•    Why an increase in work in the international arbitration area of practice has not lead to the commensurate growth in participation by a more diverse group of practitioners – this might include not only the male/female divide but also the African / Asian / European / American divide;
•    Does limiting the field of international arbitration players mean that the scope of the decisions made at all levels are also being limited?
•    Are legal sector reforms necessary to improve the diversity; are quotas a good thing?
•    How can the pro-arbitration culture be replicated in a pro-diversity argument;
•    Prospect of a fairer representation of participants covering gender, ethnicity, regions and religion in international arbitration;
•    Obstacles for the discriminated groups preventing them from getting on in the international arbitration area of practice and how they can be overcome;
•    Nature of and empirical study of geographical/regional, ethnic/racial and male/female diversity in international arbitration;
•    The impact of differing levels of participation in international arbitration on business dispute resolution and the effect of cultural norms on the practice of international arbitration; and
•    Influence of dispute resolution culture / traditions.
We invite all those with an interest in the subject to contribute articles or notes on one of the above topics or any other relevant issue. This special issue will be edited by:
Rashda Rana SC
39 Essex Street Chambers,
President ArbitralWomen
Louise Barrington
Independent Arbitrator and Director
Aculex Transnational Inc
Please address all questions and proposals to them at Rashda.rana@39essex.com and Louise.barrington@gmail.com CC info@transnational-dispute-management.com when you submit material. Publication is expected in July 2015. Proposals for papers should be submitted to the editors by 30 January 2015.
Feel free to circulate this call for papers amongst friends, colleagues and other people who you think may have an interest in this topic. This call for papers can also be found on the TDM website here.

IMG_0787Fuente: Fundación 10.12.48

Concurso Internacional de Fotografía sobre Derechos Humanos 10.12.48  
La Fundación por los Derechos Humanos 10.12.48 y el Festival Incubarte convocan, en colaboración con Revelarte Escuela de
Fotografía, Espai D’Art Fotogràfic y Momentolux, el 1er CONCURSO INTERNACIONAL DE FOTOGRAFÍA SOBRE DERECHOS HUMANOS 10.12.48,con el objetivo de sensibilizar a la población mundial sobre temas relacionados con los Derechos Humanos, su promoción, defensa y protección, así como la denuncia de las violaciones a los mismos.
BASES
PARTICIPANTES:
Podrán participar en el este concurso todas aquellas personas físicas mayores de 16 años o jurídicas, que estén comprometidas con la temática del mismo, profesionales del mundo fotográfico o no, de cualquier nacionalidad o país de residencia.
PLAZO Y LUGAR DE PRESENTACIÓN DE LAS FOTOGRAFÍAS:
Las fotografías (máximo 3 por participante) se podrán presentar desde el 18 de noviembre de 2014 hasta el 10 de diciembre de 2014.
La presentación de las obras, en formato digital, de un peso máximo de 1MB, se realizará mediante el envío al siguiente correo electrónico: rcelda@fundacion101248.org
La Fundación por los Derechos Humanos 10.12.48 y el Festival Incubarte, así como las entidades colaboradoras, se comprometen a mostrar una selección de las fotografías recibidas en la página de Facebook y a exponer las 20 fotografías finalistas en La Galería del Tossal de Valencia (España), del 18 de diciembre de 2014 al 12 de enero de 2015.
OBRA:
Creación en formato digital, de un peso máximo de 1MB.
Las obras tienen que ser inéditas y no haber sido premiadas anteriormente.
Se podrán presentar tres fotografías por participante.
El autor se responsabilizará de la originalidad del trabajo.
En el caso de que los participantes incorporen en las obras presentadas a concurso alguna imagen preexistente o material con derechos de autor o copyright, que no se encuentre en el dominio público, deberán solicitar la autorización previa y por escrito a los correspondientes titulares de derechos. En consecuencia, los participantes responderán, frente a la Fundación por los Derechos Humanos 10.12.48 y al Festival Incubarte, por cualquier acción o reclamación que ejerza cualquier tercero, en relación con la cesión y el ejercicio de los derechos cedidos en virtud de su participación en el presente concurso.
Su contenido deberá versar sobre temas relacionados con los Derechos Humanos, su promoción, defensa y protección, así como la denuncia de las violaciones a los mismos.
El contenido de las obras no debe promover ni fomentar ningún comportamiento o trato inhumano o degradante; atentar contra los derechos de ningún tercero ni parecer inadecuado según lo determinado por la Fundación por los Derechos Humanos 10.12.48 y el Festival Incubarte.

Cada una de las fotografías deberá ir acompañada de un texto explicativo, de no más de cien caracteres, en el que indique qué representa. Todas las fotografías recibidas a concurso se podrán mostrar en la página de Facebook de la Fundación por los Derechos Humanos o en la página del Festival Incubarte, salvo que el participante manifieste lo contrario.
PREMIO:
Las 20 fotografías finalistas se expondrán en la GALERÍA DE TOSSAL de Valencia (España). Igualmente, se concederán
Cuatro Premios por categorías:
1er Premio Derechos de la Infancia: Exposición individual del fotógrafo ganador en la galería Espai d’Art Fotogràfic de Valencia.
2º Premio Derechos de la Mujer: Curso de Fotografía en la Escuela de Fotografía Revelarte en Valencia
3º Premio Refugiados: Impresiones profesionales de obras del ganador por Momentolux.
4º Premio Medio Ambiente: El fotógrafo ganador participará en la próxima edición del Festival Incubarte 7 como artista invitado.

Responder

Introduce tus datos o haz clic en un icono para iniciar sesión:

Logo de WordPress.com

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de WordPress.com. Cerrar sesión / Cambiar )

Imagen de Twitter

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de Twitter. Cerrar sesión / Cambiar )

Foto de Facebook

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de Facebook. Cerrar sesión / Cambiar )

Google+ photo

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de Google+. Cerrar sesión / Cambiar )

Conectando a %s