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Venezuela Wage and Hour Regime: Comply or get sanctioned

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The signatories to this petition intend to alert Venezuelan citizens and the international community at large about the seriousness of Venezuela’s withdrawal from the American Convention on Human Rights (“ACHR”). Said act of denunciation was presented by the Venezuelan State before the Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) on September 10, 2012. In accordance with the ACHR this denunciation will entry into force next September 10, one year after the prior notice period, pursuant to article 78 of the Convention.

The denunciation of this Human Rights treaty by the Venezuelan State represents a grave act that violates, de facto and de jure, the principles of progressivity, irreversibility and inalienability of human rights since the ACHR, designed to protect the individual, will not be applicable any longer to those persons under the jurisdiction of Venezuela, leaving victims defenseless in most cases. On the international law side, this withdrawal constitutes a step back concerning the obligation of Venezuela to respect and guarantee Human Rights in light of international standards as recognized by the ACHR. It is important to emphasize that this unfortunate action taken by the Venezuelan State has become a deep concern to many members of the international community who regretted the decision. Leer el resto de esta entrada »


Conference: What Law Governs International Commercial Contracts? Divergent Doctrines and the New Hague Principles

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On October 18, 2013, Brooklyn Law School will host a conference on “What Law Governs International Commercial Contracts? Divergent Doctrines and the New Hague Principles.” Here is the idea:

With the continued dramatic growth of international commerce, a critical question has become even more important: What law governs the contracts behind the commerce? Key issues include:

In much of the world, courts accept the choice of the parties to a contract as to what law will govern it – but this principle is not accepted everywhere. Even in nations where it is accepted, differences abound. Should the ability of parties to select the law governing their contract be approached differently in the increasingly prevalent world of international commercial arbitration? Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Conferencia: El Derecho Internacional desde la Perspectiva de América Latina en la Actualidad

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On September 18-19, 2013, the Tercer Seminario Permanente de Derecho Internacional del Anuario Mexicano de Derecho Internacional will take place at the Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro. The theme is “El Derecho Internacional desde la Perspectiva de América Latina en la Actualidad.”

Fuente: International Law Reporter

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


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

Posted on Actualizado enn

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 »