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SUR, Revista Internacional de Derechos Humanos, Solicitación de Artículos

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SUR – REVISTA INTERNACIONAL DE DERECHOS HUMANOS
Revista Número 19 – Solicitación de Artículos

POLÍTICA EXTERIOR Y DERECHOS HUMANOS

Fecha límite: 15 de junio de 2013

Conectas Derechos Humanos, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, CIVICUS: Worldwide Alliance for Citizen Participation y Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development invitan a académicos y profesionales a presentar artículos para la edición 19 de la Revista Sur, a ser publicada en diciembre de 2013, cuyo tema central será Política Exterior y Derechos Humanos.

Sur – Revista Internacional de Derechos Humanos es publicada dos veces al año por Conectas con la colaboración y el apoyo de la Fundación Carlos Chagas. Se edita en tres idiomas (inglés, portugués y español), distribuida forma gratuita a aproximadamente 2.400 lectores de más de cien países y se encuentra disponible en internet en http://www.revistasur.org. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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New Book Constituting Europe

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Next month, the book ‘Constituting Europe. The European Court of Human Rights in a National, European and Global Context’ will be published by Cambridge UP. It was edited by Andreas Follesdal, Birgit Peters, and Geir Ulfstein. It especially looks at multilevel issues of interaction of the Court with other institutions. The proofs are already available on google books. This is the abstract:

At fifty, the European Court of Human Rights finds itself in a new institutional setting. With the EU joining the European Convention on Human Rights in the near future, and the Court increasingly having to address the responsibility of states in UN-lead military operations, the Court faces important challenges at the national, European and international levels. In light of recent reform discussions, this volume addresses the multi-level relations of the Court by drawing on existing debates, pointing to current deficits and highlighting the need for further improvements.

Source: ECHR Blog

Ecuador to begin negotiations to join Mercosur, after reaching accord with the EU

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“The strategy is to begin negotiations with Mercosur which will take eight to ten months and in that time we expect to have closed the trade agreement with the EU”, said Correa who anticipated that talks with Europe will not be under the free trade agreements scheme which does not take into account the asymmetries between economies. “The decision is to notify Mercosur that we have started negotiations for the incorporation protocol, plus requests such as the possibility of easing non tariff barriers to improve exports and make the common external tariff more flexible”, added the Ecuadorean president.

He said that in the negotiations referred to the common external tariff there are some exceptions contemplated which are crucial for Ecuador, particularly referred to capital goods and inputs. Ecuador will also ask Mercosur to make more flexible the chapters referred to norms of origin and sensitive products, and on the South Bank investments and the Convergence Fund from the block, “particularly for the development of the so called “Manta-Manaos” axis which should help interconnect the Pacific and Atlantic oceans through the Amazon. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Por primera vez, candidatos a la CIDH se presentan en foro público organizado por la OEA

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Un hecho histórico se llevó a cabo el 1º de mayo en la sede principal de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA). Por primera vez en los 54 años transcurridos desde la creación de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH), los candidatos a comisionados realizaron presentaciones y respondieron las preguntas de los Estados integrantes de la OEA y de la sociedad civil, como parte del proceso de selección.

Como es de público conocimiento, durante la próxima Asamblea General de la OEA que tendrá lugar en Guatemala, entre el 4 y 6 de junio, se elegirán a tres nuevos comisionados, un hecho que cobra especial relevancia por ocurrir inmediatamente después de finalizado el proceso de reforma de  la CIDH. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

UN rights chief hails new treaty protecting economic, social, cultural rights

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6 May 2013 – The United Nations human rights chief today welcomed the birth of a new mechanism which will empower individuals to seek out justice when their rights to food, adequate housing, education or health are violated.

The new measure, which came into force on 5 May, is known as the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. It will allow individuals or groups to file a complaint with the UN if their rights are infringed by a Member State that is party to the Protocol, lifting these rights to equal standing with all other human rights protected within the panoply of international law.

In a statement celebrating the occasion as “a major advance,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, voiced hope that the Protocol would finally fill a long-time gap in international law. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

The Arms Trade Treaty: A Call for an Awakening

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On 2 April 2013 the UN General Assembly adopted the Arms Trade Treaty by 154 votes in favour, 3 against, and 23 abstentions. The three negative votes were Syria, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and Iran. The adoption of this treaty represented the culmination of a long campaign initiated by a group of Nobel peace prize laureates and backed by a broad alliance of civil society organizations (Control Arms).

Along the way the United Kingdom introduced an initial resolution at the General Assembly, the United States voted against the idea, and then subsequently changed its mind under the Obama Administration.  Different coalitions of states resisted the adoption of the treaty at various points, but the overwhelming support for the final text suggests that ratifications will be relatively swift, and that arms transfers will be subject to greater scrutiny in the future. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Encuentro Latinamericano de Derecho Internacional – SLADI 2013

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– Presentación de Trabajos
PRESENTACIÓN DE TRABAJOS

1. PRESENTACIÓN DE ARTÍCULOS: FECHAS Y PROCEDIMIENTO
1.a. Abertura y forma
Los archivos con los artículos deberán ser enviados para el e-mail de acuerdo con la categoría y línea temática volcada para aspectos del Derecho Internacional o con tema relacionado al análisis del Derecho Internacional o relaciones internacionales en América Latina, a partir de 15 de marzo de 2013. La recepción de los trabajos no significa su aprobación, inclusión en la programación o en las publicaciones derivadas del evento.
* Observación importante:
Solamente serán evaluados y publicados artículos en que los autores confirmen previamente la inscripción en el Congreso y su asistencia al evento. Leer el resto de esta entrada »