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Tacit Citing – The Scarcity of Judicial Dialogue between the Global and the Regional Human Rights Mechanisms in Freedom of Expression Cases

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Antoine Buyse
Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) ; Utrecht University School of Law

June 14, 2013

Tarlach McGonagle and Yvonne Donders, The United Nations and Freedom of Expression and Information: Critical Perspectives (2013, Forthcoming)

Abstract:

This chapter delves into the issue of possible interactions concerning freedom of expression standards between the global and the regional levels. The continuing development and interpretation of human rights norms on these two levels poses questions of coherence.

The chapter conducts a case study in order to assess whether there is a (quasi-)judicial dialogue between both levels. Specifically, the norm of freedom of expression contained in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), as interpreted by the UN Human Rights Committee, is compared with the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. This specific comparison has been chosen because the Strasbourg system is usually considered to be the most developed and detailed in the sense of norm-interpretation and therefore provides the greatest chance of conducting a viable comparison with the UN level. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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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nearly seven decades after the adoption of the UN Charter, voices are often heard claiming that the Charter’s regime is obsolete and that greater autonomy is needed for regional organizations.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: Regionalism and Feminism: How regionalism impacts on women’s lives

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The Feminism and International Law Interest Group of the European Society of International Law has issued a call for papers for a workshop as part of the 5th ESIL Biennial Conference. Here’s the call:

Feminism and International Law Interest Group
Call for Papers
5th ESIL Biennial Conference: Interest Group Workshops
13th September 2012, Valencia Spain

“Regionalism and Feminism: How regionalism impacts on women’s lives”
This is a call for papers for the interest group workshops that will take place on the morning of 13th September 2012 as part of the 5th ESIL Biennial Conference. The interest group on Feminism and International Law is organising a panel to consider the contribution feminist theory and methodology can make to questions raised by conference theme: regionalism and international law.

This meeting of the interest group on Feminism and International Law will provide participants with an opportunity to explore the impact of regionalism on women’s lives. In particular, participants will explore whether the fracture and fragmentation of international law is mirrored in the fragmentation of feminist thought. The question of whether a uniquely ‘European’ feminism exists – and the implications of this for women in Europe and beyond – is foremost in our minds. There will also be an opportunity in this session to look in depth at the meaning of regional legal institutions and tribunals, such as the European Court of Human Rights, to women’s lives. Leer el resto de esta entrada »