Corte Interamericana y Procuraduría General de la República de México firman Convenio
En el marco del 55 Período Extraordinario de Sesiones de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos que se lleva a cabo en Ciudad de México, el Presidente Juez Roberto F. Caldas y la Procuradora General de la República, Arely Gómez González, firmaron el día de ayer un convenio de capacitación en derecho internacional de los derechos humanos.
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ICC Prosecutor on “Children and International Criminal Justice”
This silver anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child seems a fitting day to report on the “Children & International Criminal Justice,” the conference that brought to Athens, Georgia, more than 2 dozen experts from as far away as Doha, Kinshasa, and The Hague.
The experts met on October 28 at my home institution, the University of Georgia School of Law, to discuss, in a plenary session and in workshops, the experiences of children during armed violence, as well as the treatment of children and children’s issues by international criminal justice mechanisms. (Prior post) The conference served as one of several consultations being undertaken by the International Criminal Court Office of the Prosecutor as part of its preparation of a Policy Paper on Children – a process I am honored to assist as ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda‘s Special Adviser on Children in and affected by Armed Conflict.
Transnational Legal Theory
The latest issue of Transnational Legal Theory (Vol. 5, no. 3, 2014) is out. Contents include:
• Zoran Oklopcic, Provincialising Constitutional Pluralism
• Kevin B Sobel-Read, Global Value Chains: A Framework for Analysis
• 10 Years Equator Principles: A Transdisciplinary Inquiry
o Isabel Feichtner & Manuel Wörsdörfer, Introduction
o Suellen Lazarus, The Equator Principles at Ten Years
o Annegret Flohr, A Complaint Mechanism for the Equator Principles—And Why Equator Members Should Urgently Want It
o Manuel Wörsdörfer, ‘Free, Prior, and Informed Consent’ and Inclusion: Nussbaum, Ostrom, Sen and the Equator Principles Framework
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Baldez: Defying Convention: U.S. Resistance to the UN Treaty on Women’s Rights
Lisa Baldez (Dartmouth College – Government) has published Defying Convention: U.S. Resistance to the UN Treaty on Women’s Rights (Cambridge Univ. Press 2014). Here’s the abstract:
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) articulates what has now become a global norm. CEDAW establishes the moral, civic, and political equality of women; women’s right to be free from discrimination and violence; and the responsibility of governments to take positive action to achieve these goals. The United States is not among the 187 countries that have ratified the treaty. To explain why the United States has not ratified CEDAW, this book highlights the emergence of the treaty in the context of the Cold War, the deeply partisan nature of women’s rights issues in the United States, and basic disagreements about how human rights treaties work.
Vagias: The Territorial Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court
Michail Vagias (Hague Univ. of Applied Sciences) has published The Territorial Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (Cambridge Univ. Press 2014). Here’s the abstract:
There are many variables of territoriality available to national courts under contemporary international law. Does the same apply to the International Criminal Court? And if so, what are the limits to the teleological expansion of the Court’s territorial jurisdiction as regards, for example, partial commission of a crime in State not Party territory, crimes committed over the internet or crimes committed in occupied territories? Michael Vagias’s analysis of the law and procedure surrounding the territorial jurisdiction of the Court examines issues such as the application of localisation theories of territoriality and the means of interpretation for article 12(2)(a); the principle of legality (nullum crimen sine lege) and human rights law for the interpretation of jurisdictional provisions; compétence de la compétence; crimes committed over the internet; and the procedure for jurisdictional objections.
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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Discusses Juvenile Justice Issues
This past Tuesday, October 21, Inter-American Commissioner Rosa María Ortiz spoke at the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver as part of a tour through the United States to learn about the U.S. juvenile justice system. As the IACHR‘s Rapporteur on the Rights of Children, Commissioner Ortiz primarily spoke about the Commission’s report, Juvenile Justice and Human Rights in the Americas.
The report, as its title implies, assesses the plight of children and adolescents throughout the region who are caught up in the web of their country’s criminal justice system. She highlighted the toll that confinement takes on children and the lamented the number of countries in the Americas that allow prosecution of children under the age of 12 (the internationally accepted minimum). In her recommendations, Commissioner Ortiz urged the United States to focus on specialization for judges, attorneys, and police, meaning particular training in dealing with children and adolescents for people in these positions. The full report may be accessed here. Learn more about the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights here.
11th Annaual Conference of the European Society of International Law “The Judicialization of International Law- A Mixed Blessing?” Call for Proposals
Call for ProposalsThe 11th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law will take place in Oslo, Norway. It is hosted by the PluriCourts Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, University of Oslo.
The Organising Committee of the conference invites all scholars (including PhD students) to submit proposals for papers to be presented at the conference, as well as proposals for a full panel of speakers for a single agora.
The purpose of the agorae is to share cutting-edge research in specific areas of international law, to stimulate debate, and to foster discussion between participants. ESIL Interest Groups are particularly welcome to propose agorae. Innovative ideas for conducting a panel (e.g. round table) are also encouraged.
Proposals for papers or agorae can be submitted either in English or French. Leer el resto de esta entrada »