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Minjusticia creará comisión asesora de paz y reforma a la Justicia

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El ministro de Justicia, Alfonso Gómez Méndez, anunció la creación de una comisión asesora que apoyará al Gobierno en tres temas principales: justicia transicional, reforma a la justicia y política criminal.

Esta comisión de alto nivel estará conformada por el exministro de Justicia Bernardo Gaitán Mahecha; el exconstituyente Gustavo Zafra Roldán; el expresidente de la Corte Suprema Augusto Ibáñez; el exfiscal General de la Nación (e) Guillermo Mendoza Diago; el expresidente de la Corte Constitucional Jaime Córdoba Triviño; y las abogadas Carmen Eloisa Ruiz y Diana Niño Avendaño.

“Este equipo de alto nivel tendrá a su cargo el diseño de mecanismos jurídicos, que seguramente se van a necesitar para implementar los acuerdos de paz del Gobierno, un tema clave en este momento para el Ministerio de Justicia”, explicó Gómez Méndez. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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Conference: Debating “Transitional Cosmopolitanism” through Courts

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IMG_0787On March 3-4, 2014, PluriCourts-Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order at the University of Oslo Faculty of Law will host a conference on “Debating ‘Transitional Cosmopolitanism’ through Courts.” The program is here. Here’s the idea:

During the last decades, cosmopolitan justice has become one of the major fields of multidisciplinary research. Mostly starting from various reinterpretations of Kant’s Perpetual Peace, theories about cosmopolitan justice have emphasized either the relevance of centralized agencies, or have combined – alternatively – nation-state approaches showing a ‘universalist’ scope. Issues concerning the advancement of a cosmopolitan condition have also involved the role of the global civil society, civil disobedience and social activists and so on. Yet, little weight has been given to the assessment of the role of courts, either at the local or at the international level in the promotion of a “cosmopolitan law”. This flaw may reflect a deep scholarly divergence in understanding the multi-faced aspects of post-national law, either regional (i.e. EU), international or – still in progress – cosmopolitan. Particularly in this latter case, the ever growing influence of international courts in adjudicating individual and state behaviors (as in the case of the ICJ and the ICC) requires the clarification of what is the philosophical and legal significance, if any, of cosmopolitan law. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Conference: Shifting Centres of Gravity in European Human Rights Protection

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On March 6-7, 2014, the University of Iceland Human Rights Institute will hold a conference on “Shifting Centres of Gravity in European Human Rights Protection,” in Reykjavík. The program is here. Here’s the idea:

The protection of human rights in Europe is at crossroads. The European Union (EU) is increasingly prioritising fundamental rights, for example by giving the Charter of Fundamental Rights the status of primary law and through the treaty-based obligation of accession to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Accession, once it takes place, expands the mandate of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and is likely to bring about fundamental structural changes to the system of human rights protection in Europe, as decisions of the ECtHR will be binding on the EU and its courts. However, pulling in a somewhat different direction than developments in EU law, the political momentum for bringing the responsibility for the protection of ECHR rights ‘home’ to the member states has been growing ever stronger. This repositioning of the centre of gravity of human rights protection is beginning to take shape in two new Protocols to the ECHR, which emphasise the principle of subsidiarity and the margin of appreciation enjoyed by the member states (Protocol No. 15), and introduce a preliminary reference procedure under the ECHR (Protocol No. 16). Finally, and in light of the crisis created by the overwhelming case-load of the ECtHR, the Brighton Declaration of 2010 has put the long-term review of the Court’s fundamental nature and role on the agenda before the end of 2019. Overall, therefore, the future of human rights in Europe faces major structural changes which could have significant consequences for access to justice and the quality of protection provided to victims of human rights violations.

This conference will explore these themes from the perspective that current developments call for a critical assessment of classical approaches to the three-dimensional relationship between the ECHR, EU law and national law; of the theories and tools utilised to navigate this relationship; and of the effects current developments may have on victims and vulnerable groups.

Source: IntLawGRRLS

Mamani: Justicia archivará 80 mil procesos paralizados hace 6 meses

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ACCIONES    La medida tiene el objetivo de reducir la retardación que perjudica a los litigantes.

El sistema judicial atraviesa por una aguda crisis de mora procesal y corrupción.

El Consejo de la Judicatura se reúne el 30 de enero para elaborar propuestas.

El 19 de febrero entra en vigencia el nuevo Código Procesal Civil.

En la justicia se archivarán 80 mil litigios que están sin movimiento hace seis meses, como una acción efectiva para revertir la aguda mora procesal que se observa en los estrados judiciales, dijo Cristina Mamani, presidenta del Consejo de la Magistratura.

“Según datos estadísticos, actualmente, en la Justicia se ventilan un poco más de 400 mil procesos. Entre éstos, alrededor de unos 80 mil están paralizados desde hace seis meses. Estos procesos deben archivarse para reducir la mora procesal”, explicó. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Third Time Lucky? The Dynamics of the Internationalisation of Domestic Courts, the Turkish Constitutional Court and Women’s Right to Identity in International Law

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IMG_0896On 19 December 2013 the Turkish Constitutional Court delivered what some local journalists are calling a ‘revolutionary’ judgment. The revolutionary judgment in question recognised that women indeed have the right to retain, if they so wish, their last name when they get married. Of course, in the grand scheme of women’s rights, this is far from ‘revolutionary’. It is also not trivial.  A woman’s right to choose her name is the tip of the iceberg in her struggle to stand as an equal in family relationships. What it does is challenge the deep and entrenched patriarchal stereotype of the family as a unit joined under a single name – the man’s. It also emphasises the importance of name for women’s self-development – whether married or single. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Ban aplaude la adopción de una Constitución nueva en Túnez

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IMG_090027 de enero, 2014 — El Secretario General de la ONU encomió hoy el compromiso de diálogo y el consenso que primó durante la transición democrática en Túnez y que alcanzó un nuevo hito con la adopción, durante el fin de semana, de una nueva Constitución.

Ban Ki-moon manifestó en un comunicado que el ejemplo de Túnez puede servir de modelo a quienes aún buscan reformas y animó a los actores políticos de ese país a asegurar que los próximos pasos de la transición se realicen de una manera pacífica, inclusiva y transparente.

El Secretario General subrayó que el fortalecimiento de las instituciones democráticas creadas por la nueva Constitución y las leyes relativas ayudará a promover la rendición de cuentas y el Estado de derecho con pleno respeto de las garantías básicas.

También exhortó a prestar atención especial al crecimiento económico con igualdad y sustentabilidad.

El Secretario General reiteró además el apoyo de la ONU a Túnez y alentó a la comunidad internacional a aumentar su asistencia a ese país para consolidar la democracia y abordar los desafíos económicos.

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Nordquist, Moore, & Skaridov: International

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artic Myron H. Nordquist, John Norton Moore & Alexander S. Skaridov have published International Energy Policy, the Arctic and the Law of the Sea (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2014). The table of contents is here. Here’s the abstract:

 The economic health of the global economy is directly tied to international energy policies, and none are more important than those of Russia, which is now the world’s largest petroleum export nation. At the same time, oil and gas are finite resources and new sources of supply must be found. It is certain that the Arctic will be one of the areas of greatest interest. Wherever the energy resource originates, the law of the sea regime will be critical in the movement from source to market. Thus, this book on International Energy Policy, the Arctic and the Law of the Sea is especially timely. The content is based on presentations made in St. Petersburg, Russia in June, 2004. The perspectives of Russia, China and the United States are discussed in depth by some of the world’s foremost authorities. The special significance of the Caspian Sea routes for export and the consequences of the opening of a Northwest Passage due to global warming are among the unique issues covered in this volume.

Source: InternationalLawReporter