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Nouvelles du droit international

  • Democracy in America, part 4: What’s wrong with the Supreme Court?

    October 23, 2014

    Why the president and members of Congress are as fearful as they are now of criticizing a politicized Court which behaves as badly as this one does, is difficult to understand.

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  • Can the US Seize Would-Be Jihadis’ Passports?

    October 16, 2014

    Can the U.S. government seize the passports of American citizens who it believes may travel abroad to join ISIS or other terror groups? Yep. The process is almost no-cost to the government, extra-judicial, can be made secret and requires a lengthy court process to even try to contest. No passport, no international travel, the ultimate no-fly tool against would-be jihadis. So why hasn’t this process been used more often?

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  • Permanent Court of Arbitration on Facebook

    October 15, 2014

    The Permanent Court of Arbitration has created a new Facebook page. For news, activities of the Court please join and like! The Court has developed into a modern, multi-faceted arbitral institution that is now perfectly situated at the juncture between public and private international law to meet the rapidly evolving dispute resolution needs of the international community.
    Permanent Court of Arbitration on Facebook

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  • EU Legislation On Nagoya Protocol Becomes Effective; What Effect On Indigenous Peoples’ Rights?

    October 15, 2014

    The entry into force of an international treaty facilitating access to genetic resources and ensuring the fair sharing of potential commercial benefits has prompted the applicability of a European Union regulation relating to the treaty. This led a researcher to call on the treaty members to ensure its implementation protects the rights of indigenous and local communities.

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  • WHO FCTC Throws out Public at Moscow Meeting: “What do They Have to Hide?”, asks JTI

    October 14, 2014

    Today in Moscow the public was forced to leave the public gallery and prevented from observing the WHO FCTC’s Sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP6). JTI’s (Japan Tobacco International) reaction:

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  • New Publication: Recueil des cours, Collected Courses, Tome/Volume 368

    October 13, 2014

    ISBN 978-90-04-26795-4, Hague Academy of International Law, Leiden, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. With contributions from Lucius Caflisch, Eyal Benvenisti and Ki Gab Park.
     New Publication: Recueil des cours, Collected Courses, Tome/Volume 368

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  • Nobel Peace Prize 2014: Malala Yousafzay and Kailash Satyarthi

    October 10, 2014

    The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 is to be awarded to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.
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  • Programme 2015 Summer Courses Hague Academy of International Law

    October 9, 2014

    The Programme of the 2015 Session of the Summer Courses of The Hague Academy of International Law can now be downloaded here. You will be able to register online as of November 1st, 2014.
    Dokeos: Hague Academy Document Portal

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  • Law professor offers advice to Columbian officials

    October 9, 2014

    University of Iowa law Professor Mark Osiel was recently invited to Colombia by the Republic of Colombia and the Organization of Ibero-American States, an inter-governmental organization dedicated to promoting human rights in the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world.

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  • Hot pursuit in Syria and in history

    September 29, 2014

    tary of State John Kerry justified the use of U.S. airpower in Syria in part on the shaky legal grounds of “hot pursuit.” Presumably this would entail the use of force to pursue militants who committed some crime in Territory X but fled into Territory Z and would allow X to temporarily violate Z’s sovereignty. The phrase has a long and storied history. In the 20th century, the idea of chasing bandits across borders conjures an image of Pancho Villa and the United States’ failed raid into Mexico to nab him — as anyone familiar with the Townes Van Zandt tune “Pancho and Lefty” will appreciate.

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