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New Blog: Jus Gentium

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The Jus Gentium blog has been officially launched. Here’s the idea:

Apreciados amigos y colegas,

Me complace anunciarles el lanzamiento oficial de JusGentium.org, un blog dedicado al Derecho Internacional, mediante la colaboración entre académicos, practicantes y estudiantes.

Espero que este blog sirva como una autopista para el desarrollo de nuestra red hemisférica y global donde podamos compartir noticias o artículos de interés (periodísticos), notas de prensa, informar sobre eventos (reuniones, foros y nuevos programas, concursos) y oportunidades (becas e investigaciones), entre otras posibilidades de retroalimentación y beneficios recíprocos.

En tal sentido, JusGenitum.org está completamente a sus órdenes y les invitamos a unirse a nuestro equipo de colaboradores, con sus artículos de opinión y/o académicos. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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Cordero-Moss: International Commercial Arbitration: Different Forms and their Features

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Giuditta Cordero-Moss (Universitetet i Oslo – Law) has published International Commercial Arbitration: Different Forms and their Features (Cambridge Univ. Press 2013). The table of contents is here. Here’s the abstract:

Arbitration clauses in international commercial contracts are often reused from existing contracts. By so doing, the parties choose to apply, for example, either ad hoc or institutional arbitration and the UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, SCC, Swiss or other arbitration rules without necessarily being aware of the consequences.

Moreover, parties often assume that an arbitration clause has the effect of excluding any kind of interference from a court of law and of rendering any but the chosen law redundant. This book highlights the specific features of various forms of arbitration and enables lawyers to make informed choices when drafting arbitration clauses. Chapters explain the framework for arbitration, its relationship with national law, and the features of the main arbitration institutions in Europe. The book also highlights new trends in other parts of the world that may have repercussions on the theory of international arbitration.

Source: International Law Report

Candidatos a la Comisión Interamericana

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Hace unas semanas la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA) hizo pública la lista oficial de los candidatos a la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) para el período 2014 al 2017. Como es de conocimiento público, en diciembre de este año se cumplen los mandatos de tres integrantes de esta instancia internacional. Dos comisionados buscan la reelección, mientras que será reemplazada definitivamente la comisionada Dinah Shelton de EEUU.

Los países que han presentado candidatos son: México, que busca la reelección en el cargo del actual presidente de la CIDH, José de Jesús Orozco; Colombia, que también presentó para la reelección al comisionado Rodrigo Escobar Gil; Brasil que postuló al profesor Paulo de Tarso Vannuchi; EEUU que presentó al profesor James Cavallaro; Ecuador que candidateó al actual Procuraduría General de ese Estado, Erick Roberts y Perú que hizo pública la candidatura del reconocido jurista Javier de Belaúnde. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Conclusiones sobre la eliminación y prevención de todas las formas de violencia contra la mujer y la niña

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Se encuentra aquí el proyecto de conclusiones convenidas sobre la eliminación y prevención de todas formas de violencia contra la mujer y la niña.

Book Review: The Law of the Peoples

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Alex Jackson
April 18, 2013
Professor Barry

Book Review: The Law of the Peoples

In The Law of Peoples, prominent professor and theorist, John Rawls, seeks to expand his liberal theory of “justice as fairness” to the international level. Rawls attempts to argue that a “Law of Peoples”, political conceptions of right and justice that applies to the principles and norms of international law and practice between and among peoples, developed by a “Society of Peoples” can bring about at realistic utopia.

Rawls lays out his theory in two distinct parts. First, Rawls restates his theory of justice established in his earlier book,A Theory of Justice, and explains how the social contract theory can come about in liberal democratic society or “peoples.” Next, Rawls argues how the same theory can be extended to included “decent peoples”, who along with liberal democratic peoples, make up the Society of Peoples. Last, Rawls lays out his non ideal theory as it applies to issues of noncompliance with the Law of Peoples and certain unfavorable conditions that face various societies not deemed liberal or decent. In the end, Rawls’s overall aim is to illustrate how both kinds of societies would agree to the same Law of the Peoples. My paper gives a summary of the Rawls’s theory of justice as extended in The Law of Peoples and examines a few popular criticisms and perceived weaknesses in his argument. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

ICJ Judgement on the Frontier Dispute (Burkina Faso/Niger)

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The International Court of Justice, in its judgement from 16 April 2013 on the Frontier Dispute (Burkina Faso/Niger), determines the course of the frontier between the two States in the sector running from the astronomic marker of Tong-Tong to the beginning of the Botou bend.

Find the press release here
And the judgment here

Truth Commission Impact: A Participation-Based Implementation Agenda

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Tara J. Melish
State University of New York at Buffalo Law School
2012
Buffalo Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 19, 2012
SUNY Buffalo Legal Studies Research Paper

Abstract:
With a focus on truth commissions, this Essay argues for a new approach to assessing the impact or effectiveness of transitional justice mechanisms. It recognizes at least four discernible approaches to impact assessment in the current literature. I term these “Quantifiable Truth,” “Victim Perception,” “Formal Political Rights,” and “Redistributive Development.” While each has added important and complementary insights to the field, each has also exhibited important weaknesses in its ability to speak persuasively to the question of meaningful long-term impact on the societal dynamics and institutions that lead to violence in the first place.

To help fill this gap, I propose a new more process-oriented research agenda for measuring the impact of transitional justice mechanisms, which I term “Participatory Engagement.” Leer el resto de esta entrada »