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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.


Third Annual Junior Faculty for International Law

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Earlier today Anne Orford of the University of Melbourne Law School, JHH Weiler of the NYU School of Law, and Dino Kritsiotis of the University Of Nottingham School Of Law launched the Third Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law.

The Forum  is designed to assist junior faculty, i.e. those within the first six years of their  academic careers, with their research by staging an annual competition in which six to nine individuals will be selected and asked to make presentations to the Forum in a given year: these presentations will then be paired with senior international  legal scholars, who will comment on each of the presentations given to the Forum, so  that the papers are eventually worked up and prepared for publication in the European Journal of International Law.

The third Forum will be convened at the University of Melbourne on July 7, 8 and 9, 2014. The deadline for submission of applications is December 1, 2013. Further particulars of the process are now available on http://www.annualjuniorfacultyforumIL.org.


Evans & Koutrakos: The International Responsibility of the European Union: European and International Perspectives

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Malcolm Evans (Univ. of Bristol – Law) & Panos Koutrakos (City Univ. London – Law) have published The International Responsibility of the European Union: European and International Perspectives (Hart Publishing 2013). The table of contents is here. Here’s the abstract:

How is the international responsibility of the European Union determined? In the context of the multilayered and ever evolving Union legal order, the Lisbon Treaty has introduced considerable changes to the Union’s participation in international affairs. These have rendered this thorny question an even more pressing concern not only for the European Union and its Member States but also for third countries and international organisations. Leer el resto de esta entrada »