Convocatoria a participar en la XV Reunión de Negociaciones para la Búsqueda de Consensos
Fuente: Organización de Estados Americanos
El Departamento de Derecho Internacional de la Secretaría General de la Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA) les saluda muy atentamente y, en nombre de la Presidencia del Grupo de Trabajo encargado de Elaborar el Proyecto de Declaración Americana sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas del Consejo Permanente de la OEA, les invita a participar en la Décimo Quinta Reunión de Negociaciones para la Búsqueda de Consensos, establecida en cumplimiento con el párrafo resolutivo tercero, de la resolución AG/RES. 2867 (XLIV-O/14).
La Reunión de Negociación se llevará a cabo del 9 al 11 de febrero de 2015 en la sede de la OEA en la ciudad de Washington, D.C. En dicha oportunidad el Caucus estará representado por sus autoridades regionales que fueron elegidas en la última Reunión de Negociaciones, cuya presencia será financiada por el “Fondo Específico para apoyar la elaboración de la Declaración Americana sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas”.
1. Natalia Sarapura ;
2. Héctor Huertas;
3. Rex Lee Jim , y
4. Tony James.
Las negociaciones serán transmitidas en vivo a través del sitio web de la OEA, lo cual permitirá a los pueblos indígenas del hemisferio seguirlas desde sus comunidades, y para lo cual no se requiere registrarse: http://www.oas.org/es/media_center/webcast.asp.
Toda organización interesada en financiar la participación de algún representante a la sede de la OEA, por favor contactar al Departamento de Derecho Internacional, al Sr. Roberto Rojas a firstname.lastname@example.org.
Les invitamos a consultar la información con enlaces de especial interés respecto a los antecedentes del tema y documentos pertinentes:
• El documento central de trabajo, el Registro del estado actual en su versión del 2 de mayo de 2012, publicado como documento [GT/DADIN/doc. 334/08 rev. 7], puede ser consultado en el siguiente enlace: http://www.oas.org/es/sla/ddi/docs/GT-DADIN-doc_334-08_rev7.pdf
• Por su parte, el documento que contiene el compendio de la negociación aparece en el siguiente enlace: http://www.oas.org/consejo/sp/cajp/Indigenas%20documentos.asp
• La propuesta de temario, puede ser consultada en el siguiente enlace:
Fuente: Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos
Atención estudiantes y egresados en:
Derecho – Comunicación – Periodismo – Diseño gráfico y web – Traducción – Ingeniería de sistemas
Período para enviar la solicitud
18 de enero al 8 de marzo de 2015
Período de la pasantía
4 de junio al 14 de agosto de 2015
Más información: http://www.cidh.org/pasantías
New Book on Private International Law and Global Governance
Fuente: Conflict of Law
The contributions to the first workshop series ofPILAGG at Sciences Po law school have just been published in a book edited by H. Muir Watt and D. Fernandez Arroyo, in a new Law and Global Governance Series at OUP. The book
Provides a critical approach to private international law in the context of global governance
Explores the potential of private international law to reassert a significant governance function in respect of new forms of authority beyond the state
Contributes to ongoing debates about the changing nature of law in a global era.
Contemporary debates about the changing nature of law engage theories of legal pluralism, political economy, social systems, international relations (or regime theory), global constitutionalism, and public international law. Such debates reveal a variety of emerging responses to distributional issues which arise beyond the Western welfare state and new conceptions of private transnational authority. However, private international law tends to stand aloof, claiming process-based neutrality or the apolitical nature of private law technique and refusing to recognize frontiers beyond than those of the nation-state. As a result, the discipline is paradoxically ill-equipped to deal with the most significant cross-border legal difficulties – from immigration to private financial regulation – which might have been expected to fall within its remit. Contributing little to the governance of transnational non-state power, it is largely complicit in its unhampered expansion. This is all the more a paradox given that the new thinking from other fields which seek to fill the void – theories of legal pluralism, peer networks, transnational substantive rules, privatized dispute resolution, and regime collision – have long been part of the daily fare of the conflict of laws. The crucial issue now is whether private international law can, or indeed should, survive as a discipline.
This volume lays the foundations for a critical approach to private international law in the global era. While the governance of global issues such as health, climate, and finance clearly implicates the law, and particularly international law, its private law dimension is generally invisible. This book develops the idea that the liberal divide between public and private international law has enabled the unregulated expansion of transnational private power in these various fields. It explores the potential of private international law to reassert a significant governance function in respect of new forms of authority beyond the state. To do so, it must shed a number of assumptions entrenched in the culture of the nation-state, but this will permit the discipline to expand its potential to confront major issues in global governance.
Charlesworth & Larking: Human Rights and the Universal Periodic Review: Rituals and Ritualism
Fuente: International Law Reporter
Hilary Charlesworth (Australian National Univ. – Law) & Emma Larking (Australian National Univ. – Centre for International Governance and Justice) have publishedHuman Rights and the Universal Periodic Review: Rituals and Ritualism (Cambridge Univ. Press 2015). Contents include:
• Hilary Charlesworth & Emma Larking, Introduction: the regulatory power of the Universal Periodic Review
• Walter Kälin, Ritual and ritualism at the Universal Periodic Review: a preliminary appraisal
• Jane Cowan, The Universal Periodic Review as a public audit ritual: an anthropological perspective on emerging practices in the global governance of human rights
• Julie Billaud, Keepers of the truth: producing ‘transparent’ documents for the Universal Periodic Review
• Roland Chauville, The Universal Periodic Review’s first cycle: successes and failures
• Heather Collister, Rituals and implementation in the Universal Periodic Review and the human rights treaty bodies
• Ben Schockman & Philip Lynch, Effective NGO engagement with the Universal Periodic Review
• Sarah Joseph, Global media coverage of the Universal Periodic Review process
• Benjamin Authers, Representation and suspicion in Canada’s appearance under the Universal Periodic Review
• Natalie Baird, The Universal Periodic Review: building a bridge between the Pacific and Geneva?
• Constance de la Vega & Cassandra Yamasaki, The effects of the Universal Periodic Review on human rights practices in the United States
• Takele Soboka Bulto, Africa’s engagement with the Universal Periodic Review: commitment or capitulation?
• Yuyan Wahyuningrum, Indonesia and the Universal Periodic Review: negotiating rights
Call for Papers: International Law and Domestic Law-Making Processes
Fuente: International Law Reporter
The Working Group of Young Scholars in Public International Law (Arbeitskreis junger Völkerrechtswissenschaftler*innen, AjV) has issued a call for papers for a conference on “International Law and Domestic Law-Making Processes,” to be held on September 4, 2015, at the University of Basel. Here’s the call:
Call for Papers
International Law and Domestic Law-Making Processes
University of Basel Faculty of Law, 4 September 2015
Deadline: 27 March 2015
The reality of international law ‘in action’ largely depends on domestic legislators implementing and shaping norms originating at the international level: Domestic parliaments and other law-making bodies undoubtedly play a central role in determining whether or not the promises of international law can be fulfilled.
The importance of domestic parliaments in making international law ‘work’ is clearly due to the decentralized nature of the international legal order. In most cases, international legal norms leave considerable discretion to the state and make only minimal requirements regarding implementation. In some fields, however, international norms start to become more statute-like, decreasing the margin for the states how to implement them. Some international norms explicitly oblige states to take legislative measures. Yet, it is very unusual that international law can rely on mechanisms that would ensure the uniform implementation of international norms within national jurisdictions. Given the complex interaction between the domestic and the international level in the field of law-making, it is warranted to consider how the interactions between the international and the domestic levels complement, contest or mutually influence each other. Recent research, e.g. that on international law in domestic courts, confirms this need.
We start from the premise that the complexities of interaction and mutual influencing between domestic parliaments and the international legal order is increasing, rather than decreasing. Therefore, the upcoming event of the Working Group of Young Scholars in Public International Law (Arbeitskreis junger Völkerrechtswissenschaftler*innen, AjV) wants to shed light on selected problems connected with the interaction of domestic law-making and international law.
Topics to explore include (but are not limited to):
1. When do domestic legislators legislate because of international norms – soft or hard?
2. International law, domestic law-making processes and direct democratic institutions
3. International law and sub-entities of federal states (e.g. international law in the law-making of cantons / Länder)
4. Designing democracy: The ECHR and the organizational law of national parliaments and voting rules
5. National parliaments as opposition in international law
6. National parliaments as providers of legitimacy to international law
7. Duties to protect (Schutzpflichten) and national law-making
8. State responsibility and the legislative: e.g. the legislative branch in the preparatory works of the ILA Articles on State Responsibility or in international case-law such as before the ICJ or the ECtHR
9. Domestic parliaments and the formation of customary international law
10. The involvement and information of members of domestic legislatives prior to ratifications of international treaties
11. International law and national law-making processes in transitional states / post-conflict societies
12. Transnational legislative networks
13. Methodological approaches on international law and domestic law-making
The conference/workshop will take place on 4 September 2015 at the University of Basel and is intended for young researchers (including PhD students and Post Docs). Apart from those working in international law, other legal researchers are explicitly invited to apply. In addition, those working in related disciplines (such as sociology, political science, history, etc.) are also welcome to apply.
Presentations can be held in English and German, although English is considered more conducive for international exchange. Participants are not required to submit papers and may present work in progress. However, those who do submit final papers shortly after the workshop will be considered for publication in a special issue of a Swiss online law journal (Jusletter). Such papers can range from short notes to full articles (1’500 to 10’000 words).
We invite you to send an abstract of max. 500 words by the 27th March 2015. Please address submissions and any queries to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. When submitting an abstract, please also include the following information about yourself: your name, your affiliation, your function/job title and your address. Researchers who have completed a PhD should please indicate the month and year of completion. We will notify applicants by mid-May.
Travel expenses will be covered to at least a certain extent and child care will be available. Details will be communicated in the mail of acceptance.
Organizers: Dr. Evelyne Schmid / Dr. Tilmann Altwicker (both University of Basel)
P.S. Please note that there will also be an informal AjV-workshop in Hamburg from 25-27th September 2015 – organized by Anne Dienelt und Katrin Kohoutek. Interested doctoral students and post docs are welcome to submit abstracts to the open call until 31st May to email@example.com.