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Call for Submissions: Conceptualising Accountability in International Economic Law

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The concept of accountability in international law is distinguished from the doctrine of responsibility and liability and refers to an ad hoc practice in international relations that seeks to ensure certain subjects do not escape with impunity when they violate norms that are considered fundamental to the interests of the international community as a whole.

Accountability has not yet acquired a clearly defined legal meaning. Originally conceived as a mechanism to be applied within the financial sphere, nowadays the concept of accountability takes different forms: judicial, political, administrative and – indeed – financial. In addition, accountability does not involve exclusively States, but also international institutions, Non-state actors and private entities – when such subjects have to respond of their performances. Leer el resto de esta entrada »


Estudio introductorio. Trasplantes, injertos, diálogos. Jurisprudencia y doctrina frente a los retos del Derecho comparado

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¿En nombre de quién? Un estudio sobre la autoridad pública de los tribunales internacionales y su justificación democrática

Armin von Bogdandy & Ingo Venzke

La formación de un derecho constitucional europeo a través del diálogo judicial

Laurence Burgorgue-Larsen

XV proposiciones generales para una teoría de los diálogos judiciales

Rafael Bustos Gisbert

El diálogo entre el Tribunal de Derechos Humanos, los Tribunales Constitucionales y otros órganos jurisdiccionales en el espacio convencional europeo Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Work On! Constitutional Court of South Africa invites applications for foreign law clerks (rolling deadline)

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The Justices of the Constitutional Court of South Africa are pleased to invite applications from outstanding recent law graduates and young lawyers interested in serving as foreign law clerks.  Candidates may be appointed to start as soon as 1 July 2014.


South Africa continues to be regarded as one of the most intriguing and compelling examples of constitutionalism in the transition to democracy.  Its Constitution is viewed as one of the world’s most progressive founding charters. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

El Consejo de Derechos Humanos analiza la crisis en República Centroafricana

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20 de enero, 2014 — La crisis que vive en estos momentos la República Centroafricana tiene proporciones épicas que requiere una acción inmediata, afirmó hoy el Secretario General de la ONU coincidiendo con una sesión especial del Consejo de Derechos Humanos dedicada a ese país.

Ban Ki-moon alertó sobre la posibilidad de que la violencia actual degenere en atrocidades masivas, con consecuencias humanitarias irreparables.

Ban indicó en un comunicado que “no habrá reconciliación sin responsabilidades” y señaló que la ONU establecerá una Comisión Internacional de Investigación para documentar los abusos y las violaciones de derechos humanos cometidas en el país. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

What would you put in a UK constitution?

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The UK has no constitution, or as every first year law student learns, it has no constitution written down in one grand document. Rather it has laws, conventions, practices, activities scattered all over the place that constitutional lawyers then gather together and describe as the UK constitution. This is unusual, to put it mildly.

Sure, there is a reason for it. Britain has never suffered the sort of defeat in war or other upheaval that produces a new constitution, nor has it ever had to free itself of colonial rule – it was always the coloniser. When it did have a revolution in the 17th century, constitutions were not yet in fashion. But most countries now have a written document that captures what a place is about and sets out how power is dispersed. You don’t have to be a democracy to have a constitution – look at Belarus and China. Nor do you need to be a republic – both Belgium and Sweden have monarchs for example. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Expertos urgen a elaborar tratado de paz para Siria basado en los derechos humanos

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IMG_089621 de enero, 2014 — Un grupo de seis expertos de la ONU en derechos humanos urgió a los participantes en la Conferencia de Paz para Siria, que comenzará este miércoles, a alcanzar un acuerdo que ponga fin a la violencia y que tenga como base el respeto de las garantías fundamentales.

En una carta abierta divulgada hoy, los relatores señalaron que la vida, el futuro y los derechos humanos de millones de civiles están en juego y pidieron apoyo y asistencia a todas las iniciativas positivas para solucionar el conflicto.

Los expertos pugnaron también por el restablecimiento del estado de derecho y garantizar la asistencia humanitaria a todos los que la necesiten. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Constitution UK

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Constitution UK is a trailblazing project that invites members of the public to participate in, offer advice on and eventually to draft a new UK constitution through crowdsourcing.

It is led by LSE’s Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) and Department of Law, together with the LSE Public Policy Group (PPG) and Democratic Audit. It builds on the IPA’s successful and ongoing Imagining One Nation Britain programme, on the Department of Law’s academic knowledge and the specialist excellence of PPG and Democratic Audit.

Professor Conor Gearty, Director of the IPA and Professor and Human Rights Law, explains the reasoning behind the project:

The UK has no constitution, or as every first year law student learns, it has no constitution written down in one grand document. Rather it has laws, conventions, practices, activities scattered all over the place that constitutional lawyers then gather together and describe as the UK constitution. Leer el resto de esta entrada »