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
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 »
Bacio Terracino: The International Legal Framework against Corruption: States’ obligations to prevent and repress corruption
Julio Bacio Terracino (OECD) has published The International Legal Framework against Corruption: States’ obligations to prevent and repress corruption (Intersentia 2012). Here’s the abstract:
It is now unquestionable that corruption has become an issue of international concern. A complex set of substantive and procedural rules has emerged concerning the prevention and repression of corruption, representing the international legal framework against corruption. The present study begins by tracing the emergence of this framework and engages in a systematic analysis of its content, highlighting weaknesses and innovative aspects. What does international law require States to do in relation to corruption? What happens if States do not meet their international obligations? The responses to these questions constitute the core of this study.
Source: International Law Reporter
Espósito: Jus Cogens and Jurisdictional Immunities of States at the International Court of Justice: A Conflict Does Exist
Carlos Espósito (University Autónoma of Madrid – Law) has posted Jus Cogens and Jurisdictional Immunities of States at the International Court of Justice: A Conflict Does Exist (Italian Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 21, 2012). Here’s the abstract:
In its judgment of 3 February 2012 in Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v Italy: Greece intervening), the International Court of Justice has considered the relationship between jus cogens and the rule of State immunity. The Court has denied the existence of a jus cogens exception to the rule of State jurisdictional immunities based primarily on the distinction between peremptory norms as rules of substance and jurisdictional immunities as rules of procedure. For the Court, a conflict between rules on jurisdictional immunities, ‘essentially procedural in nature,’ and substantive rules of jus cogens is conceptually impossible. Leer el resto de esta entrada »
Petros Mavroidis (Columbia Univ. – Law) has published the second edition of Trade in Goods (Oxford Univ. Press 2012). Here’s the abstract:
This new edition of Trade in Goods is an authoritative work on international trade by one of the most influential scholars in the field. It provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of every WTO agreement dealing with trade in goods. The focus of the book is on the reasoning behind the various WTO agreements and their provisions, and the manner in which they have been understood in practice.
It introduces both the historic as well as the economic rationale for the emergence of the multilateral trading system, before dealing with WTO practice in all areas involving trade in goods. It contests the claim that the international trade agreements themselves represent ‘incomplete contracts’, realized through interpretation by the WTO and other judicial bodies. The book comprehensively analyses the WTO’s case law, and it argues that a more rigorous theoretical approach is needed to ensure a greater coherence in the interpretation of the core provisions regulating trade in goods. Leer el resto de esta entrada »
Court to begin its deliberation
THE HAGUE, 9 May 2012. The public hearings in the case concerning the Territorial and Maritime Dispute (Nicaragua v. Colombia) were concluded on Friday 4 May. The Court will now begin its deliberation.
During the hearings, which opened on Monday 23 April 2012 at the Peace Palace, seat of the Court, the delegation of the Republic of Nicaragua was led by H.E. Mr. Carlos José Argüello Gómez, Ambassador of the Republic of Nicaragua to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, as Agent and Counsel; and the delegation of the Republic of Colombia was led by H.E. Mr. Julio Londoño Paredes, Professor of International Relations, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, as Agent and Counsel.
The Court’s Judgment will be rendered at a public sitting, the date of which will be announced in due course. Leer el resto de esta entrada »
Este miércoles (25 de abril) Colombia empieza su defensa ante la Corte Internacional de Justicia.
La delegación de Nicaragua continúo defendiendo la soberanía del archipiélago de San Andrés, Providencia y Santa Catalina en el pleito que sobre esos territorios en el mar Caribe mantiene Managua contra Colombia ante la Corte Internacional de Justicia (CIJ).
El embajador de Nicaragua en Holanda, Carlos José Argüello Gómez, ha seguido trazando su argumentación y explicando mediante mapas y otros documentos gráficos cuál debe ser la delimitación marítima correcta según Managua y que otorgaría a su país la soberanía de los territorios en conflicto. Nicaragua, que defendió este lunes durante su primer turno de palabra la nulidad del tratado de 1928 sobre el dominio colombiano de San Andrés, dado que el país se encontraba bajo ocupación de Estados Unidos, ha explicado que ese acuerdo no fijó límites marítimos claros. Leer el resto de esta entrada »