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The World Court Awards Sovereignty Over Several Islands in the ASIL Insights: Caribbean Sea to Colombia and Fixes a Single Maritime Boundary between Colombia and Nicaragua

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By Pieter Bekker


In a judgment issued November 19, 2012, the International Court of Justice (“ICJ” or “Court”) unanimously ruled that Colombia, not Nicaragua, has sovereignty over a number of contested islands and maritime features forming part of the San Andrés Archipelago in the western Caribbean.  The Court also unanimously fixed the course of the single maritime boundary between the two countries largely based on a simplified weighted line favoring Nicaragua. The case took a record eleven years to resolve. Leer el resto de esta entrada »


International Trade and Human Rights: An Unfinished Debate

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Abadir M. Ibrahim
St. Thomas University – School of Law

January 18, 2013
14 German Law Journal 321 (2013)


Since the nexus between the regimes of human rights and international trade has been established, most of the views expressed on this subject are at extreme variance. On one side you have scholars who argue that the nexus between international trade and human rights is a positive one, and on the other side, you have scholars who argue that international trade can only be bad for human rights. Taken to their logical extremes, these arguments would either end up recommending that international trade be encouraged or restricted for the sake of human rights.

This article expounds a view that global trade and human rights are neither inherently in harmony nor inherently at odds. Since both fields are bound to co-occur in the future, the focus should be on finding ways to reduce collisions and frictions rather than assuming that they do not conflict or that they cannot coexist.

Source and download: Social Science Research Network

Naciones Unidas: Jurisprudencia sobre Pueblos Indígenas, 2011-2012

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El Forest Peoples Progamme publica un nievo volumen de la recopilación de jurisprudencia internacional sobre pueblos indígenas que lleva adelante Fergus MacKay.  Está todavía trabajándose en la edición en castellano, que es de esperar en un corto tiempo.

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Fuente: Bartolomé Clavero

Herdegen: Principles of International Economic Law

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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 »

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

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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:


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?

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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 »