Today is the set date in the Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union, the United Kingdom is allowed formally to leave the European Union (Brexit).
However, the British Parliament (House of Commons) has to give her approval to Theresa May’s deal. The British Prime minister has even offered to resign, if the House of Commons would vote for her deal. Nevertheless, the House of Commons has shown many ‘NO’ ‘s even to options discussed and proposed within the Parliament.Read more
The Peace Palace Library welcomes all students of the very first session of the Winter Courses, 7-25 January 2019, of the Hague Academy of International Law.
The coming three weeks, the Library will serve as the Academy’s ‘home library’, providing the students with access to all books, articles, essays and documentation on international law available in either paper or electronic format.Read more
Japan will officially withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC), with the intention to resume commercial whaling in its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in July 2019. Commercial whaling was banned under a 1986 International Whaling Commission moratorium. But Japan has used a loophole to continue hunting whales legally since 1987 for what it claims is scientific research. So the international agreement never stopped Japanese whaling, because it allowed the country to continue killing whales for scientific research while selling the meat. Iceland and Norway object to the moratorium and continue to hunt whales commercially without relying on science as an excuse.Read more
Recently, Football Leaks revealed that Gianni Infantino, currently president of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), during negotiations with Manchester City and Paris St. Germain, in his capacity as general secretary of European football’s governing body UEFA in 2014 agreed on reduced punishments: Manchester City and PSG overvalued sponsorship deals to help meet UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules. The latest documents provide insight into the activities of wealthy Gulf individuals and organisations, who have become increasingly influential in soccer and other businesses in Europe and beyond; the nature of the huge sums flowing through some leading clubs; and the uneven way soccer authorities have dealt with application of the sport’s rules.Read more
The 2018 Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations has started this week for a period of three weeks. The Centre is designed to bring together young international lawyers of a high standard from all over the world, to undertake original research on a common general theme which is determined each year by the Curatorium of the Academy. Theme this year: International inspections. The usefulness of ‘international inspections’ is recognised in many areas of international law: in one way or another, inspections form part of international legal regimes in fields as diverse as international economic law (World Bank Inspection Panels), international environmental law (MEA), disarmament (IAEA, OPCW, etc.), the law of the sea (e.g. Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources), human rights and international dispute settlement.Read more
On 17 July 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crashed in Donetsk Oblast, Eastern Ukraine. All 298 people on board MH17, which was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, died. It claimed the lives of 193 Dutch nationals, 43 from Malaysia, and 27 from Australia. Other victims came from a variety of countries including Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany and the Philippines. From the start, both the investigation into the cause of the crash and the criminal investigation into the downing of Flight MH17 were severely challenged due to the ongoing armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian separatists, supported by the Russian Federation, and the Ukrainian government.Read more
On the eve of the 2018 World Cup finals football, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) in agreement with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), has closed its investigation into possible anti-doping rule violations by Russian football-players selected in the 2018 World Cup squad after finding ‘insufficient evidence’ to assert that players had broken rules. Russian national football-players will have to fight against two opponents: the challenging football team and the phantom of doping. But Russia has the home advantage and FIFA will be on their side.Read more
The K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea (JCLOS) of the UiT the Arctic University of Norway, the Peace Palace Library and Le Club de Droit International will be hosting a book launch to celebrate the publication of Maritime Boundary Delimitation: The Case Law; Is it Consistent and Predictable? edited by Alex Oude Elferink, Tore Henriksen and Signe Busch of the JCLOS and published by Cambridge University Press.Read more
The book launch is scheduled to take place at the Peace Palace Library,
Carnegieplein 2, The Hague on 17 May 2018 from 16:00 to 18:00
Book launch – Maritime Boundary Delimitation: The Case Law; Is it Consistent and Predictable? The K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea (JCLOS) of the UiT the Arctic University of Norway, the Peace Palace Library and Le Club de Droit International will be hosting a book launch to celebrate the publication of Maritime […]Read more
Saturday, 21 April 2018, the European Union and Mexico reached an agreement on a new free trade deal. “With this agreement, Mexico joins Canada, Japan and Singapore in the growing list of partners willing to work with the EU in defending open, fair and rules-based trade,” said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. The EU and Mexico wanted to update a trade deal agreed 21 years ago that largely covers industrial goods. The European Union and Mexico agreed in 2015 to modernize their trade relations and held two rounds of talks last year. The election of U.S. President Donald Trump has reinforced Mexico’s need to reduce its reliance on the U.S. imports and exports.Read more