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  • Victory for Privacy in Europe again? ECJ ‘torpedoes’ Safe Harbor

    Blog - octobre 9, 2015

    Last Tuesday, October 6, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg has declared the Safe Harbour Decision invalid. Mr Schrems, a frequent Facebook-user, lodged a complaint with the Irish supervisory authority because in his view leaks from Edward J. Snowden, the former contractor for the National Security Agency, made it clear that American intelligence agencies had almost unfettered access to the data, infringing on Europeans’ rights to privacy.

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  • Legal Blogs and Legal Research: the Verfassungsblog’s Research Project

    Nouvelle - octobre 9, 2015

    On Wednesday, September 23, in the Berlin State Library, Hannah Birkenkötter lectured about “Legal Blogs as a Means to alter Scientific Communication Structures and Legal Research? Insights from Verfassungsblog’s Research Project.” In recent years, legal blogs rooted in academia have emerged in Germany.

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  • Hague Academy of International Law

    Center for Studies and Research 2015: Access of Individuals to International Justice

    Nouvelle - août 17, 2015

    A warm welcome to the participants of the Centre of Research 2015 of the Hague Academy of International Law and in particular to professors Kamto and Tyagi.

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  • Nuclear Deal, Sanctions, Nuclear Diplomacy

    Blog - juillet 24, 2015

    After nearly two years of arduous negotiations a comprehensive agreement on the nuclear program of Iran was signed in Vienna on 14 July 2015. In exchange for reducing Iran’s nuclear activities drastically, the United States and the European Union would lift their nuclear-related sanctions on the Iranian economy. Most countries and international organizations welcomed the agreement. Will U.S. President Obama be remembered as initiator of this ‘historic’ deal? The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is a nuclear agreement signed in Vienna on 14 July 2015 between Iran, the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council—China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States—plus Germany), and the European Union.

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  • Coalition against Islamic State: Too Many Obstacles?

    Blog - mai 22, 2015

    After weeks of fighting, Islamic State succeeded in taking over the Iraqi city of Ramadi and it currently controls large parts of the al-Anbar province, which borders on Jordan, Syria and Saudi Arabia. Almost 25,000 residents have fled Ramadi. This week Islamic State also overran Syrian government troops to seize Palmyra (Homs province, Syria), home to the ruins of a 2,000-year-old city that was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world.The U.N. human rights office in Geneva said a third of Palmyra’s 200,000 residents may have fled the fighting in the past few days.

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  • Eurozone ministers gather in Brussels for make-or-break talks with Greece

    - février 20, 2015

    Eurozone finance ministers are gathering in Brussels for make-or-break talks that could determine Greece’s future in the eurozone. For ministers of the 19-member currency union, it will be their third attempt in 10 days to resolve a standoff that has sent jitters across the continent at the prospect of a messy Greek exit from the […]

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  • Police: At least 8 dead in attack on Mogadishu hotel

    - février 20, 2015

    Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN)At least eight people were killed Friday when militants attacked a hotel frequented by government officials in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, police said. By Omar Nor Source : CNN News

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  • Pechstein prevails : Persistence pays off – CAS offside?

    Blog - février 13, 2015

    42-year-old female speed skater Claudia Pechstein, Germany’s most decorated winter Olympian with five gold medals and nine in total, was banned by the International Skating Union (ISU) for two years in 2009 over irregular blood results, although she never failed a drugs test. The ISU said the results were evidence she had been doping, a claim Pechstein refuted, saying it was a condition she had inherited from her father.

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  • Extending the Coalition against Islamic State

    Blog - octobre 3, 2014

    Yesterday, Turkey’s parliament has backed a motion that could allow its military to enter Iraq and Syria to join the campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants. While Arab countries including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Bahrain and Qatar have quickly joined the bombing campaign, Washington’s traditional Western allies had been slow to answer the call from U.S. President Barack Obama. France was the first Western country to respond, but this week national parliaments in the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and Australia have approved to join the global coalition against Islamic State too.

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  • dawsonera

    dawsonera: new E-book platform

    Nouvelle - août 8, 2014

    We are happy to announce the launch of a new e-book platform called dawsonera. dawsonera provides a comprehensive collection of electronic books about foreign, international and comparative law from a wide range of well-known publishers.
    dawsonera: new E-book platform

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