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Attacks against peacekeepers may constitute war crimes – ICC Prosecutor

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19 July 2013 – In the wake of the latest attack on United Nations peacekeepers in the Darfur region of Sudan, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) reiterated today that such incidents may constitute war crimes.

Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda condemned the killing on 13 July of seven peacekeepers serving with the joint UN-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID), and the wounding of 17 military and police personnel.

The ambush carried out by a large unidentified group, which drew condemnation from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council, was one of the most serious attacks against the mission since its deployment in early 2008, and the third in the past few weeks. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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Countries must not waiver in pursuit of justice, says head of International Criminal Court

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17 July 2013 – Marking International Criminal Justice Day, the head of the world’s first permanent court set up to try war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide today stressed the need to ensure that the countries do no waiver in the pursuit of justice.

“While we have come a long way, we cannot afford complacency,” said Judge Sang-Hyun Song of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

International Criminal Justice Day is dedicated to celebrating the development and achievements of international criminal justice institutions. It is observed on 17 July, the date on which the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the ICC, was adopted in 1998. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Cultural Disconnect in Trade Negotiations

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The June, 2013 G-8 Summit began with the announcement of the launch of negotiations between the United States and the European Union to conclude a Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership, or TTIP. The first round of negotiations concluded in Washington, D.C. on July 12, 2013.

At first glance it seems a very obvious thing to do. Already, trade between these two transatlantic giants accounts for about half of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and nearly one-third of world trade flows.  Furthermore, as the biggest proponents of trade liberalization and open economies, EU and U.S. goods already enjoy very low tariffs upon entering each other’s markets. In other words, there is already a lot of trade happening between these two.

But, wait a minute! Why then is a trade agreement being negotiated? Leer el resto de esta entrada »

The Marrakesh Treaty: Books for All

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Missing Information

Have you ever picked up an exciting book and found that pages are missing or damaged?  Nothing could be more frustrating. Most readers feel the same way when they download a much anticipated book onto a tablet or smartphone, only to find that it is garbled or unreadable.

For blind and print-disabled book lovers, it is even more frustrating to know that a helpful book on a topic of interest exists, but is closed to them because it is not available in accessible format. This is a serious and life-altering issue for the estimated 314 million visually impaired people around the world.  According to the World Health Organization, 90 percent of them live in the Global South. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Applying the Law in the National, International and European Context: Applied Global Legal Pluralism

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Geneviève Helleringer
University of Oxford – Faculty of Law

Jean-Sylvestre Bergé
University Jean Moulin – Lyon 3

July 2013

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 70/2013

Abstract:

The application of the law, in the variety of global legal situations, has its own dynamism. It cannot result from the mere application of a method or a legal solution at a given moment, in a predetermined space and on a predetermined level, by a duly identified actor. It must be grasped in one movement. In a single situation, several laws must sometimes be mobilised, alternatively, cumulatively, at the same time or at different moments, in one or several spaces or on one or several levels, by one or by multiple actors. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Call for Papers: Ottawa Law Review

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Call for Papers Ottawa Law Review 2013-2014

The Ottawa Law Review is currently accepting submissions for publication in Volume 45. The Review is seeking scholarly articles that contribute to a diversity of opinions on legal issues, including articles with an international, theoretical or comparative focus. We are accepting submissions immediately.

The Review’s mandate to publish submissions that exhibit the highest quality legal research and writing has resulted in its articles being widely cited. We distribute printed copies to subscribers internationally and reach a large audience through online databases. Our authors are also free to publish their article on a personal website or on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Bell: An Economic Analysis of Territorial Sovereignty in International Law

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Abraham Bell (Univ. of San Diego – Law) has posted An Economic Analysis of Territorial Sovereignty in International Law (in Research Handbook on the Economics of Public International Law, Eugene Kontorovich ed., forthcoming). Here’s the abstract:

The laws of territorial sovereignty are among the earliest to have been developed in modern international law, and are among the most important. While this would seem to indicate the potential attractiveness of normative economic analyses of the laws of territorial sovereignty, there is unfortunately little scholarship on territorial sovereignty law that utilizes the insights of economic analysis. This essay aims to begin filling that gap by utilizing insights from a related field of private law: property. Leer el resto de esta entrada »