Nuevo Libro sobre los ‘Desafíos del Sistema Interamericano’
Fuente: Interamerican Human Rights
El día 8 de septiembre, cinco ONGs de derechos humanos en América Latina (el CELS, Dejusticia, la Fundación para el Debido Proceso (DPLF), Fundar – Centro de Análisis e Investigación y Conectas Direitos Humanos) presentaron su nuevo libro ‘Desafíos del sistema interamericano de derechos humanos: Nuevos tiempos, viejos retos‘ en un evento en la Ciudad de México.
En un comunicado, el CELS explicó las razones por las cuales dichas organizaciones decidieron trabajar en esta importante publicación:
“El sistema interamericano ha sido una herramienta esencial para la promoción y protección de los derechos humanos en la región, tanto en épocas de dictadura como de democracia. La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) y la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos han contribuido a la denuncia, la documentación, la investigación y el juzgamiento de los responsables de violaciones masivas y sistemáticas a los derechos humanos cometidas por el terrorismo de Estado o en el marco de conflictos armados internos. Ambos órganos también han trabajado fuertemente en la defensa de los grupos que son o han sido víctimas de procesos históricos o estructurales de discriminación.
A pesar de la enorme relevancia de su trabajo, la Comisión Interamericana atravesó en los últimos años un intenso debate en torno a su rol y facultades. Diversos Estados plantearon la necesidad de reevaluar la tarea del organismo a la luz de la situación actual de la región. Se cuestionaron sus herramientas, su agenda estratégica y sus prioridades temáticas. Fue un proceso complejo, por la diversidad de actores e intereses en juego, en el que aparecieron entremezcladas críticas legítimas a la labor de la CIDH con posiciones que ponían en riesgo varias de sus facultades esenciales y su propia autonomía e independencia.
En ese contexto, el grupo de organizaciones que compilan este libro ha trabajado de manera conjunta para resguardar competencias fundamentales de la Comisión, al mismo tiempo que, participó activamente en escenarios de debate de propuestas constructivas para el fortalecimiento del sistema interamericano. Esta publicación es producto de la experiencia recogida durante ese proceso.
Los capítulos abarcan cuestiones relacionadas con la estructura, los temas y métodos de trabajo, las estrategias y potencialidades del sistema. En paralelo, se analizan las intersecciones entre las discusiones sobre su funcionamiento y la consolidación de espacios subregionales de integración en América Latina, y se identifican caminos posibles para alcanzar una complementariedad positiva en materia de derechos humanos.
Las organizaciones que trabajamos en este volumen esperamos que constituya un aporte constructivo a los debates sobre el presente y futuro del sistema interamericano, así como una herramienta propositiva para robustecer la institucionalidad regional.”
Una de las coordinadores del libro, Gabriela Kletzel, quien desempeña como directora del CELS, compartirá su perspectiva sobre los desafíos que enfrenta el sistema interamericano durante el próximo taller del Inter-American Human Rights Network, que tomará lugar en University College London en octubre.
Haga clic acá para descargar la versión PDF del libro.
University of Baltimore – Center on Applied Feminism Call for Papers
Source: IntLaw Grrls
The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center on Applied Feminism is hosting its annual conference on Friday, March 4, 2016. The theme this year is fascinating: “Applied Feminism Today.”
Here’s a link to the conference website: http://www.law.ubalt.edu/centers/caf/Call-for-Papers-2016.cfm
I hope you will consider submitting an abstract to the Call for Papers, reproduced here:
This conference seeks to explore the current status of feminist legal theory. What impact has feminist legal theory had on law and social policy? What legal challenges are best suited to a feminist legal theory approach? How has feminist legal theory changed over time and where might it go in the future? We welcome proposals that consider these questions from a variety of substantive disciplines and perspectives. As always, the Center’s conference will serve as a forum for scholars, practitioners and activists to share ideas about applied feminism, focusing on the intersection of theory and practice to effectuate social change.
The conference will be open to the public and will feature a keynote speaker. Past keynote speakers have included Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, Dr. Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Amy Klobuchar, NOW President Terry O’Neill and EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum.
To submit a paper proposal, please submit an abstract by Friday October 30, 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your abstract must contain your full contact information and professional affiliation, as well as an email, phone number, and mailing address. In the “Re” line, please state: CAF Conference 2016. Abstracts should be no longer than one page. We will notify presenters of selected papers in November. We anticipate there will be eight paper presenters during the conference. About half the presenter slots will be reserved for authors who commit to publishing in the annual symposium volume of the University of Baltimore Law Review. Thus, please indicate at the bottom of your abstract whether you are submitting (1) solely to present or (2) to present and publish in the symposium volume. Authors who are interested in publishing in the Law Review will be strongly considered for publication. For all presenters, working drafts of papers will be due no later than Feb. 26, 2016. Presenters are responsible for their own travel costs; the conference will provide a discounted hotel rate as well as meals. If you have further questions, please contact Prof. Michele Gilman at email@example.com.
Symposium: The Present and Future Role of Investment Treaty Arbitration in Adjudicating Environmental Disputes
Source: International Law Reporter
PluriCourts at the University of Oslo will host a symposium on “The Present and Future Role of Investment Treaty Arbitration in Adjudicating Environmental Disputes,” on November 5-6, 2015. The program is here. Here’s the idea:
The symposium will focus on investment treaty arbitration from a forward-looking perspective: how can future practice might be shaped or reformed in a way that can both promote environmental sustainability and protect responsible and legitimate foreign investments? In light of this focus, the symposium will engage participants in discussions on specific reform proposals and practical policy and treaty practice responses to issues dealing with how international investment law and environmental law might become more mutually supportive and complimentary especially in the context of the adjudication of foreign investment disputes concerning environmental issues.
Call for Submissions: Trade, Law and Development
Source: International Law Reporter
The journal Trade, Law and Development has issued a call for submissions for its Summer 2016 special issue (Vol. 8, no. 1) on “Trade & Public Health.” Here’s the call:
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Special Issue on Trade & Public Health
Founded in 2009, the philosophy of Trade, Law and Development has been to generate and sustain a constructive and democratic debate on emergent issues in international economic law and to serve as a forum for discussion and distribution of ideas. In keeping with these ideals, the Board of Editors is pleased to announce Trade & Public Health as the theme for its next Special Issue (Vol. VIII, No. 1).
The tension between the competing values of free trade and regulatory autonomy has frequently found specific manifestation in trade disputes triggered by public health measures. In the recent past, governmental regulation aimed at protection of public health has given rise to several complex legal issues. Measures taken to ensure availability of affordable drugs, technical regulations aimed at controlling tobacco addiction, SPS measures aimed at protection of human life and health, stockholding of grains for food security, and mandatory plain packaging are a few instances of public health-related measures which have been subjected to intense legal scrutiny.
The prominence gained by public health related measures, and the legal intricacies associated therewith, call for closer scholarly attention. We believe that a volume dedicated to cutting-edge research on the tension between international economic law and public health regulation will be of immense relevance to legal practitioners, academics and policy-makers alike. Accordingly, the Board of Editors is pleased to invite original and unpublished submissions for the Special Issue on Trade and Public Health for publication as ‘Articles’, ‘Notes’, ‘Comments’ and ‘Book Reviews’, currently scheduled for publication in May, 2016.
Manuscripts may be submitted via e-mail, ExpressO, or the TL&D website. For further information and submission guidelines, please visit the Journal’s website.
In case of any queries, please feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS: MARCH 15, 2016
“Study on time management in the Council of Europe Member States in Appeal and Supreme Courts” – the CEPEJ publishes an update
Source: Council of Europe
The CEPEJ SATURN Centre for judicial time management is publishing its 3rd edition of the “Study of the Council of Europe Member States on Appeal and Supreme Courts’ Lengths of Proceedings”. This study is based on data concerning lengths of proceedings and the time needed to treat pending cases, as collected by the CEPEJ from 2006 to 2012 in the framework of the biennial evaluation of the functioning of European judicial systems (edition 2014, data 2012).
Study of the Council of Europe Member States on Appeal and Supreme Courts’ Lengths of Proceedings
18th meeting of the CEPEJ working group on quality of justice, on 1 and 2 October 2015 in Strasbourg
Source: Council of Europe
The CEPEJ working group on quality of justice will hold its 18th meeting on 1 and 2 October 2015 in Strasbourg. The group will discuss several issues related to the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) in judicial systems, in view of the preparation of CEPEJ guidelines on the subject. Effective domestic remedies, aimed at ensuring a fair trial in conformity with the ECHR, and the indicators for measuring the quality of judicial services, will also be discussed. Finally, a draft guide of good practices regarding the enforcement of judicial decisions will be examined.
Source: EJIL Talk
1. Call for Presentations: Fifth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law. A call for presentations has been issued for the Fifth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law, which will be convened next year by Dino Kritsiotis (Univ. of Nottingham – Law), Anne Orford (Univ. of Melbourne – Law), and J.H.H. Weiler (European Univ. Institute – Law), with Benedict Kingsbury (NYU – Law) and José E. Alvarez (NYU – Law) as guest convenors. The Fifth Forum will be held at NYU on 27-29 June 2016. The closing deadline for applications is 15 December 2015.
2. BIICL Seminar on Procedural Reform in International Courts and Tribunals. On 17 November 2015, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) will host a seminar on ‘Procedural Reform in International Courts and Tribunals: Feasible? Desirable?’. This is the next event in the Temple Garden Chambers Seminar Series in International Adjudication. This seminar discusses the key findings emerging from the edited volume Procedural Fairness in International Courts and Tribunals, published by BIICL in September 2015. These findings will be presented by two of the book editors, Dr Arman Sarvarian and Dr Filippo Fontanelli, with Judge Ineta Ziemele and Professor Hélène Ruiz Fabri as external commentators. The event will take place at BIICL, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP. Find out more and book here, or download the Event Flyer.
3. Chatham House Meeting on Heads of States Immunities for International Crimes: Prospects for Consensus or Irreconcilable Impasse? The International Law Programme at Chatham House, in association with Doughty Street Chambers and REDRESS, will be hosting a meeting on ‘Heads of States Immunities for International Crimes: Prospects for Consensus or Irreconcilable Impasse?’ on 23 October 2015 at 13:00. The meeting will discuss divergences in approaches to the understanding of the nature and role of immunities for international crimes, having regard to the work of the ILC, as well as the prospects for strengthening legal certainty in this area of law. See here for further details and to enquire about registering.
4. Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law 2016 Human Rights Essay Award. The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is happy to announce the 2016 Human Rights Essay Award topic: Extractive Industries and Human Rights. The Academy will grant two Awards, one for the best article in English and one for the best article in Spanish. Winners will be awarded a full scholarship to attend the Academy’s 2016 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights, the first summer Program at American University Washington College of Law’s new Tenley Campus, along with travel expenses, housing, a per diem for living expenses and the chance to be published in the American University International Law Review. Participants must have obtained their law degree by 1 February 2016 to be eligible. Detailed guidelines about the Award can be found here. Contact us at email@example.com.
5. University of Notre Dame, London Law Programme International Law Seminars. The University of Notre Dame, London Law Programme, presents a series of international law seminars on Thursday evenings from 15 October to 5 November 2015. The series explores the day-to-day practice of international organisations law. Speakers include the legal directors, general counsel, administrative heads and external advisers of a broad range of organisations: international commodity organisations, international financial institutions, regional security alliances and UN specialised agencies. Experienced practitioners will case study the challenging institutional issues that confront international organisations and consider how the law is put into practice. Seminars are hosted by the University of Notre Dame Global Gateway, 1 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG, and are open to all, from 6:00-7:30pm, followed by a drinks reception.