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Herdegen: Principles of International Economic Law

Posted on Actualizado enn

Matthias Herdegen (Univ. of Bonn – Law) has published Principles of International Economic Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2013). Here’s the abstract:

Principles of International Economic Law gives a comprehensive overview of the central topics in international economic law, with an emphasis on the interplay between the different economic and political interests on both the international and domestic levels. The book sets the classic topics of international economic law, WTO law, investment protection, commercial law, and monetary law in context with human rights, environmental protection, good governance, and the needs of developing countries. It thus provides a concise picture of the current architecture of international economic law. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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Douhan: Regional Mechanisms of Collective Security: The New Face of Chapter VIII of the UN Charter?

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Alena F. Douhan (Belarusian State Univ. – Law) has published Regional Mechanisms of Collective Security: The New Face of Chapter VIII of the UN Charter? (L’Harmattan 2013). Here’s the abstract:

The maintenance of international peace and security has always provided a fertile ground for disputes both in doctrine and in the field. Today, nearly seven decades after the adoption of the UN Charter, voices are often heard claiming that the Charter’s regime is obsolete and that greater autonomy is needed for regional organizations. In reality, few if any of these claims seek to establish valid mechanisms for the maintenance of international peace and security. Rather, they try to guarantee national or collective interests at the expense of the rule of law. This book, part of the habilitation thesis being prepared by the author, focuses on the changes, factors and activities that have appeared in the sphere of regional organizations’ operations during the last few decades, and tries to determine the face of collective security at the universal and regional levels.

Source: International Law Reporter

Call for Papers: ANZSIL Annual Conference

Posted on Actualizado enn

The Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law has issued a call for papers for its 21th Annual Conference, to take place July 4-6, 2013, in Canberra. Here’s the call:

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
21st ANNUAL CONFERENCE
CANBERRA, 4-6 JULY 2013
ACCOUNTABILITY AND INTERNATIONAL LAW

Call for Papers – Deadline 14 February 2013

The 21st Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (‘ANZSIL’) will take place from Thursday, 4 July 2013 to Saturday, 6 July 2013 at The Australian National University, Canberra. The conference will be hosted by the Centre for International and Public Law, ANU College of Law.

The Conference Organising Committee now invites proposals for papers to be presented at the Conference. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Wolfrum & Gätzschmann: International Dispute Settlement: Room for Innovations?

Posted on Actualizado enn

Rüdiger Wolfrum (Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea; Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law) & Ina Gätzschmann (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law) have published International Dispute Settlement: Room for Innovations? (Springer 2013).

Here’s the abstract:

This publication succeeds previously published seminars of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg, Germany) dealing with evolving principles and new developments in international law. Due to the limits of traditional dispute settlement in international law and the ongoing scholarly debate on those limits, it focuses on possible innovations and functional approaches to improve international dispute settlement mechanisms. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Human Rights Brief, Amercian University Washington College of Law

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La nueva edición de Human Rights Brief del American University Washington College of Law está en linea.

Articles and Features

The Death Penalty and the Absolute Prohibition of Torture and Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Juan E. Méndez

Improving Human Rights in Mexico: Constitutional Reforms, International Standards, and New Requirements for Judges
Víctor Manuel Collí Ek

Human Rights in the United States: Legal Aid Alleges that Denying Access to Migrant Labor Camps is a Violation of the Human Right to Access Justice
Reena K. Shah
Lauren E. Bartlett Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Guatemala restringe competencia de CIDH

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El pasado 28 de diciembre, el gobierno guatemalteco firmó el acuerdo 370-2012, en el que detalla la reserva hecha el 20 de febrero de 1987 (Acuerdo Gubernativo 123-1987) a la competencia de la Comisión y la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH y Corte IDH respectivamente).

En dicha reserva, se estableció que la competencia de la Corte IDH es exclusivamente para hechos cometidos después del 9 de marzo de 1987.

Con el nuevo acuerdo, se busca restringir la competencia del sistema interamericano de derechos humanos, para que no pueda conocer los hechos que comenzaron a producirse antes de la entrada en vigencia de esta jurisdicción regional y cuya ejecución continúo después de la ratificación del instrumento internacional. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Normas de amnistía no pueden afectar investigación de violaciones a derechos humanos: CIDH

Posted on Actualizado enn

En un comunicado de prensa difundido el pasado 26 de diciembre, la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) reiteró que los Estados deben investigar, juzgar y sancionar cualquier violación de los derechos humanos cometida en un contexto de ataque generalizado o sistemático contra la población civil.

Previo a este llamado, la CIDH afirmó que es consciente de que los Estados tienen el derecho y el deber de fomentar políticas e implementar programas que tiendan a la reconciliación. Sin embargo, advirtió que la resolución de conflictos requiere justicia, verdad y reparación.

De manera reiterada, tanto la CIDH como la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (Corte IDH) han señalado que las disposiciones que impidan la investigación y sanción de los responsables de graves violaciones a los derechos humanos son incompatibles con las obligaciones en materia de derechos humanos. Leer el resto de esta entrada »