Call for Papers

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IMG_0900Call for Papers: The Legitimate Role(s) of Human Rights Courts in Environmental Disputes

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The Center of Excellence “PluriCourts” at the University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, is organizing an international symposium on the legitimate role(s) of Human Rights courts and tribunal in adjudicating environmental disputes in Oslo, 8 and 9 September 2014.

The relationship between environmental protection and human rights has been of interest to scholars and legal practitioners for quite some time. Recently, an increasing number of cases concerning environmental issues are being heard before international human rights courts and tribunals including the European Court of Human Rights, the Inter-American Commission and Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Matters concern the effects of environmental degradation and pollution, climate change, indigenous peoples environmental rights, an independent right to a healthy environment – just to name a few. Leer el resto de esta entrada »


Prospects of Legal Scholarship: a symposium

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Tue 18 Feb 2014 Hannah Birkenkötter, Alexandra Kemmerer

Structural changes in the law present challenges to current legal research and the study of law in Germany – amongst them Europeanization, internationalization and transnationalization of the legal system. Thus, Germany ought to rethink the way in which it teaches law, how and under which conditions legal scholarship takes place in Germany, and how the system ought to be adapted to tackle the challenges ahead: this is, in a nutshell, the essence of the German Council of Science and Humanities’ report on Prospects of Legal Scholarship in Germany. Current Situation, Analyses, Recommendations. But if internationalization of the law presents a challenge, then shouldn’t we start a discussion on the state of legal scholarship beyond national borders? Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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IMG_0787Queridos seguidores,

Durante las próximas 2 semanas, no estaremos publicando noticias en nuestro blog, por motivo de las fiestas Navideñas.

Esperamos seguir recibiendo sus contribuciones en Enero de 2014.

Felices Fiestas!

Dear followers:

We will not be posting on our blog during next two weeks because of holiday season.

Thus, it is time to thank you for your contributions and to express our wish to continue receiving them in 2014!

Happy Holidays an best wishes for 2014.

Proyecto FortalEsDer

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Estimados seguidores,

Les invitamos a informarse sobre el proyecto FortalEsDer  “Logros prometedores, fruto del trabajo conjunto”.

Pueden accesar a este informe en el siguiente enlace: FOLLETO_FORTALESDER_NOV 2013

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Dear followers:

We take up again articles in English language. We hope that this contributes to a broader discussion on issues of global law as suggested by some of our commentators.

Thus, we are looking forward to read more of your great comments!

NOTICE: Main language changes from English to Spanish

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Dear Followers,

due to recent changes on our blog we are also changing the language of the texts we post from English to Spanish. We have the intention of reaching a Spanish-speaking audience and feel that a focus on posts in that language is necessary.

We hope that you will keep visiting our blog, we are looking forward to reading more of your great comments!

Human Rights and Planet Earth

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This particular exchange caught my eye in the latest issue of the Human Rights Quarterly, in Thomas Krapf’s ”The Last Witness to the Drafting Process of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Interview with Stéphane Frédéric Hessel.”

Krapf: Did the authors of the Declaration, as they were working on the text, have any awareness that they might be missing opportunities of obtaining agreement on important issues?

Hessel: To begin with, let’s say that at the time there was a problem which was not even taken up. This is the issue of man’s relating to the planet; the issue, which today, we call environmental problems. Today, these have become extremely important. At that time they were not taken into account. It was believed that the resources of the earth could be exploited indefinitely, that it would be possible to continue developing all forms of growth without running the risk of many failures. Today, we know that these failures are looming, and that they are already very close at hand. Possibly, it will not be possible to live on this earth. For additional commentary on environmental devastation from a human rights perspective, see Dr. Joel Filartiga’s eloquent remarks quoted in the IntLawGrrl post Dr. Filartiga, torture and the environment.