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Douhan: Regional Mechanisms of Collective Security: The New Face of Chapter VIII of the UN Charter?

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Alena F. Douhan (Belarusian State Univ. – Law) has published Regional Mechanisms of Collective Security: The New Face of Chapter VIII of the UN Charter? (L’Harmattan 2013). Here’s the abstract:

The maintenance of international peace and security has always provided a fertile ground for disputes both in doctrine and in the field. Today, nearly seven decades after the adoption of the UN Charter, voices are often heard claiming that the Charter’s regime is obsolete and that greater autonomy is needed for regional organizations. In reality, few if any of these claims seek to establish valid mechanisms for the maintenance of international peace and security. Rather, they try to guarantee national or collective interests at the expense of the rule of law. This book, part of the habilitation thesis being prepared by the author, focuses on the changes, factors and activities that have appeared in the sphere of regional organizations’ operations during the last few decades, and tries to determine the face of collective security at the universal and regional levels.

Source: International Law Reporter

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Wolfrum & Gätzschmann: International Dispute Settlement: Room for Innovations?

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Rüdiger Wolfrum (Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea; Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law) & Ina Gätzschmann (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law) have published International Dispute Settlement: Room for Innovations? (Springer 2013).

Here’s the abstract:

This publication succeeds previously published seminars of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg, Germany) dealing with evolving principles and new developments in international law. Due to the limits of traditional dispute settlement in international law and the ongoing scholarly debate on those limits, it focuses on possible innovations and functional approaches to improve international dispute settlement mechanisms. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Hollis: The Oxford Guide to Treaties

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Duncan B. Hollis (Temple Univ. – Law) has published The Oxford Guide to Treaties (Oxford Univ. Press 2012). The table of contents is here. Here’s the abstract:

From trade relations to greenhouse gasses, from shipwrecks to cybercrime, treaties structure the rights and obligations of states, international organizations, and individuals. For centuries, treaties have regulated relations among nation states. Today, they are the dominant source of international law. Being adept with treaties and international agreements is an indispensable skill for anyone engaged in international relations, including international lawyers, diplomats, international organization officials, and representatives of non-governmental organizations. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

CIDH anuncia Primer Foro sobre el Fortalecimiento del Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos

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Washington, D.C. – La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) anuncia la realización del Primer Foro sobre el Fortalecimiento del Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos, el 22 de agosto de 2012 en la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia. Este foro es co-organizado por la CIDH con la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana y la Agencia Nacional de Defensa Jurídica del Estado de Colombia.

El Foro de Bogotá será instalado por el presidente de Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, y contará con la participación del Presidente de la CIDH, José de Jesús Orozco Henríquez.

Entre los panelistas estarán el Comisionado de la CIDH y ex Presidente de la Corte Constitucional de Colombia, Rodrigo Escobar Gil, el Vicepresidente de la CorteIDH, Manuel Ventura-Robles, y el ex Presidente de la CorteIDH Pedro Nikken. Participarán también el director de la Comisión Colombiana de Juristas, Gustavo Gallón, el magistrado del Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos Luis López Guerra, y el director de posgrados de la Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas de la Universidad Javeriana, Luis Fernando Alvarez Londoño. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Cohen: Globalization and Sovereignty: Rethinking Legality, Legitimacy, and Constitutionalism

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Jean L. Cohen (Columbia Univ. – Political Science) has published Globalization and Sovereignty: Rethinking Legality, Legitimacy, and Constitutionalism (Cambridge Univ. Press 2012). Here’s the abstract:

Sovereignty and the sovereign state are often seen as anachronisms; Globalization and Sovereignty challenges this view. Jean L. Cohen analyzes the new sovereignty regime emergent since the 1990s evidenced by the discourses and practice of human rights, humanitarian intervention, transformative occupation, and the UN targeted sanctions regime that blacklists alleged terrorists. Presenting a systematic theory of sovereignty and its transformation in international law and politics, Cohen argues for the continued importance of sovereign equality. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Raustiala: Institutional Proliferation and the International Legal Order

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Kal Raustiala (Univ. of California, Los Angeles – Law) has posted Institutional Proliferation and the International Legal Order (in Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Law and International Relations:
The State of the Art, Jeffrey L. Dunoff & Mark A. Pollack eds., forthcoming). Here’s the abstract:

Since the cataclysm of World War II, the international order has grown increasingly institutionalized. Hundreds of international organizations and tens of thousands of treaties now exist, many with widespread – and in some cases nearly universal – membership. Compared to earlier eras, the international system today is far more densely populated by rules and institutions.

This forthcoming chapter explores institutional density, the conflict and competition such density inevitably creates in an anarchical system of states, and the different ways international lawyers and political scientists address these issues. Is a dense international order a significant problem, a welcome development, or a largely superficial phenomenon? Is density an inadvertent outgrowth of intensifying interdependence, or a deliberate strategy? How does density vary – by issue area, over time, and across regions? These questions represent important lines of thinking that are either under way or incipient in the growing literature on institutional density. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Call for Papers: Interfaces between International and National Legal Orders: An International Rule of Law Perspective

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Amsterdam Center for International Law

Interfaces between International and National Legal Orders:
An International Rule of Law Perspective

The Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL) is organising a seminar on 14-15 March 2013 and invites paper proposals from scholars and practitioners of law and related disciplines.

The Seminar Theme
The seminar explores the evolving interfaces between international and national legal orders from the perspective of the international rule of law.

In this seminar, the international rule of law concerns international law regulating states, as well as international institutions and other subjects of international law. The international rule of law could be narrowly defined to encompass procedural requirements, or more broadly to include inter alia human rights, democracy, the separation of powers, and/or accountability.
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