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Verdier & Voeten: How Does Customary International Law Change? The Case of State Immunity

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Pierre-Hugues Verdier (Univ. of Virginia – Law) & Erik Voeten (Georgetown Univ. – Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service) have posted How Does Customary International Law Change? The Case of State Immunity. Here’s the abstract:

Customary international law (CIL) is the general and consistent practice of states followed by them from a sense of legal obligation. While CIL is a widely accepted source of international law, it is poorly understood and has so far eluded systematic empirical analysis. We develop a theory of why and how CIL changes and test the observable implications of this theory with newly collected data on the CIL rule of sovereign immunity, under which states are immune from the jurisdiction of domestic courts in other states. The data document if and when states switched from the older rule of absolute immunity to restrictive immunity, which carves out exceptions for commercial activity. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Buyse: The Court’s Ears and Arms: National Human Rights Institutions and the European Court of Human Rights

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Antoine Buyse (Utrecht Univ. – Law) has posted The Court’s Ears and Arms: National Human Rights Institutions and the European Court of Human Rights (in National Human Rights Institutions in Europe: Comparative, European and International Perspectives, Katrien Meuwissen & Jan Wouters eds., forthcoming). Here’s the abstract:

This book chapter explores the ways through which human rights protection in the European system can be improved by national human rights institutions (NHRIs). NHRIs can play a key role in strengthening the supervision and implementation of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) before, during and after the procedure in Strasbourg. In the first phase, NHRIs can help to better inform the public about the Convention system, specifically about the admissibility criteria, and give advice to potential applicants. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

VI Seminario de arbitraje internacional de inversión

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El departamento de Derecho Económico y el Centro de Arbitraje y Conciliación de la Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá, realizarán el VI Seminario de arbitraje internacional de inversión en las instalaciones de la Universidad Externado de Colombia.

El evento, que tiene como objetivo compartir una serie de reflexiones y discusiones sobre los desarrollos del arbitraje internacional en América Latina, contará con la participación de varios conferencistas nacionales e internacionales.

Fecha:
13 y 14 de septiembre de 2012

Lugar:
Auditorio D-604
Inscripciones abiertas hasta el 12 de septiembre- cupos limitados

– Ver programa

– Consulte información sobre el proceso para la inscripción, valor de la inversión y forma de pago Leer el resto de esta entrada »

OIT anuncia ratificación histórica del Convenio sobre trabajo marítimo

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20 de agosto, 2012 – El Convenio sobre trabajo marítimo que establece normas sobre los derechos laborales de más de 1.200.000 marineros en todo el mundo entrará en vigor en un año al haber recibido la ratificación de 30 países.

La Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT) explicó que aunque el Convenio fue adoptado por unanimidad en 2006, requería de la ratificación de 30 miembros del organismo, lo cual se logró con la firma de Rusia y Filipinas.

La normativa establece requisitos mínimos de protección para los trabajadores del mar, incluyendo condiciones de empleo, horas de trabajo y descanso, así como alojamiento, instalaciones recreativas, alimentación y atención médica. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Call for Papers: Trade Governance: Integrating Africa into the World Economy Through International Economic Law

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A call for papers has been issued for the second African International Economic Law Network Conference, to take place March 7-8, 2013, in Johannesburg. The theme is “Trade Governance: Integrating Africa into the World Economy Through International Economic Law.” Here’s the call:
CALL FOR PAPERS

Whereas people in developing countries are becoming richer, about a billion others, mostly found in Africa and Central Asia, are being thrown deep into poverty. While there is a plethora of reasons for why this phenomenon is occurring, one of the key factors is isolation. Put more precisely, the argument is that poverty is rife in Africa because Africa is isolated and not integrated into the world economy. Consequently, most African countries are not able to enjoy the benefits of international economic law, whose main objective is to make people live better through open and fair markets and deeper integration into the world economy. 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 »

Dialogues on Human Rights and Legal Pluralism

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Rene Provost
McGill University – Faculty of Law

Colleen Sheppard
Faculty of Law, McGill University

August 16, 2012

René Provost & Colleen Sheppard eds, Dialogues on Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (Springer, 2012)

Abstract:

At first glance, human rights and legal pluralism make strange bedfellows. To begin with, they are not conceptual analogues: the first is normative in its essence, capturing a bundle of rights reflecting the interests most fundamental to any human being; the second is conceptual, offering a model of how to construct legal normativity in a society. There are, beyond this distinct nature, further layers of difference which separate rather than unite notions of human rights and legal pluralism, explaining the fact that studies on human rights rarely have embraced a legal pluralism approach and, conversely, that legal pluralistic analysis by and large focuses on norms other than human rights. Leer el resto de esta entrada »