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Anuncian próxima sesión ordinaria del Consejo de Derechos Humanos

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03 de septiembre, 2013 — Los derechos de los menores de padres condenados a muerte o ejecutados, la integración de género y las garantías básicas de los pueblos indígenas son puntos de la agenda que abordará la sesión ordinaria del Consejo de Derechos Humanos la ONU que se celebrará del 9 al 27 de septiembre.

Durante la jornada inaugural, la Alta Comisionada para los Derechos Humanos, Navi Pillay, actualizará a ese órgano sobre las actividades de su oficina y presentará su informe anual.

Asimismo, se espera la intervención de 19 expertos independientes y la exposición del más reciente informe elaborado por la Comisión de Investigación Independiente sobre Siria establecida por el Consejo.

La sesión ordinaria del Consejo de Derechos Humanos se celebrará en el Palacio de las Naciones en Ginebra.

Fuente: Centro de noticias ONU

 

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Military Intervention in Syria: The International Law Framework

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Amid reports that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against civilians in a recent attack, the United States government has been leaning toward the likelihood of a military intervention in Syria.  Secretary of State John Kerry stated on Monday that there was “undeniable evidence” that Syrian government had used chemical weapons against its own people.  Kerry called for “accountability” in light of this type of attack, which he called a “moral obscenity.”  Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told the BBC that U.S. forces were ready to carry out a strike against Syria, and that such a strike could take place within several days.  Senior U.S. officials also stated that strikes could be carried out as early as Thursday (August 29).  Finally, President Obama held telephone talks with the Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and the French President Francois Hollande, in order to potentially lay out the groundwork for a near-future military strike. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

7th Chautauqua Declaration

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In the spirit of humanity and peace the assembled current and former international prosecutors here at the Chautauqua Institution…

Recognizing the continuing need for justice and the rule of law as the foundation to international peace and security, and cognizant of the legacy of all those who preceded us at Nuremberg and elsewhere:
Commending Ms. Shabana Basij-Rasikh as the fifth recipient of the Joshua Heintz Humanitarian Award for her important and impressive work in Afghanistan;

Noting with grave concern the recent developments in the Middle East and North Africa and the need for compliance with international humanitarian law and for accountability for crimes committed against civilians and non-combatants, particularly, in light of the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria; Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Promoting the Rule of Law from a Practice Perspective

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The American Bar Association Section of International Law just published a volume I edited entitled Promoting the Rule of Law: A Practicioner’s Guide to Key Issues and Developments. Chapter contributors include IntLawGrrls Fionnuala Ni Aolain and Patricia O’Brien, as well as Martin Schoenteich, Hassane Cisse, David Stewart, Renaud Sorieul, Colette Rausch and Thomas Nachbar, with a foreword by Justice Richard Goldstone.

Now more than ever, there is a consensus around the ideal of the rule of law and the centrality of its contribution to the development of democratic, prosperous, peaceful, inclusive and secure societies. This book explores many facets of this mandate by looking at the different actors involved in rule of law work, the origins and evolution of this mandate, the role of rule of law in fostering economic development, fostering rule of law in conflict and post conflict settings and the different elements of designing and implementing rule of law missions around the globe. As it does so, this book also addresses the meaning or, rather, the various meanings of rule of law. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Call for Papers: Young Scholars Workshop on International Law

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Africa 2013 – Was There Something Missed in the Decolonization Process?
The International Law Perspective
Trento, 6-7 December 2013

The initiative
The Young Scholars Workshop on International Law is a periodic initiative taking place in Italy since 2003. It is aimed at providing a critical discussion forum in which early career academics, doctoral students, and young legal professionals are encouraged to present their research on specific topics of international law. The XI edition of the Workshop will be hosted by the Faculty of Law of the University of Trento.

Theme for the 2013 Workshop
The decolonization of Africa has been praised (including by several African States) as a success story of the United Nations. Nevertheless, recent phenomena of relevance for international law may cast shadows over this suggestion, especially if the decolonization process is considered from a broader economic, cultural and institutional perspective. More than half a century from the adoption of the fundamental General Assembly resolutions on self-determination and on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the OAU, the call for papers intends to address a fundamental research question: Has formal independence released African States from patterns of dominance by former colonial powers, other States, and transnational corporations? Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Malatesta & Sali: The Rise of Transparency in International Arbitration

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The advantages of arbitration as the main alternative means of dispute resolution are well known and undisputed. Privacy and confidentiality are among them and at the same time among the prevailing features of any arbitral proceedings. However, sometimes users have the feeling to deal with a close and too slow-growing world. The need, if not the request, for a greater accountability of the arbitral world in the whole is more and more widespread.

In this context the aim of this book is on the one hand to spur discussion and to shed new light on the traditional idea of confidentiality in international commercial arbitration (and in some other figures alike). Although this idea is sometimes founded upon sound reasons that cannot be ignored or totally set aside, it must be reconsidered by taking into account the rise of transparency. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

La OEA promueve la cooperación interinstitucional para el registro civil en las fronteras de Ecuador, Colombia y Perú

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La Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA), mediante su Programa de Universalización de la Identidad Civil en las Américas (PUICA), acompañó [ayer] a las autoridades de registro nacional de Ecuador, Colombia y Perú en la firma de un convenio cooperación que busca aunar esfuerzos para garantizar la identificación plena de los ciudadanos en las zonas fronterizas de los tres países. Representantes de la Dirección General de Registro Civil, Identificación y Cedulación de Ecuador, la Registraduría Nacional del Estado Civil de Colombia y del Registro Nacional de Identificación y Estado Civil (RENIEC) de Perú se dieron cita en la sede del organismo hemisférico en Washington, DC para formalizar la iniciativa que establece los mecanismos de cooperación e interoperabilidad que permitirán recolectar información relativa a la identificación de las personas, así como crear espacios para el intercambio de recursos humanos, capacitación e información. Leer el resto de esta entrada »