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African Human Rights Court acts against Libya

26/07/2011 – 9:10 pm | Comments Off on African Human Rights Court acts against Libya

An interesting article on the response of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights to the situation in Libya was published on the website of the American Society of International Law (ASIL):
On March 25, 2011, for the first time in its history, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (“African Human Rights Court”) ordered provisional measures against Libya in the case African Commission on …

Provisional measures in Temple of Preah Vihear Case – a case of creative adjudication

20/07/2011 – 4:30 pm | Comments Off on Provisional measures in Temple of Preah Vihear Case – a case of creative adjudication

As reported in a previous posting, the on-going dispute between Thailand and Cambodia over the Temple of Preah Vihear is once again before the International Court of Justice.  Cambodia has requested an interpretation of the original judgment of the Court in order to settle some differences of opinion between the two parties.  The situation on the ground has been highly tense.  Indeed, clashes between soldiers have caused …

Is deep sea mining about to take off?? New developments at the International Seabed Authority.

08/07/2011 – 4:50 pm | Comments Off on Is deep sea mining about to take off?? New developments at the International Seabed Authority.

The International Seabed Authority, the obscure intergovernmental organization responsible for regulating mining on the deep seabed beyond national jurisdiction, meets for its 17th session next week.  Deep seabed mining was one of the critical issues at the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea and it famously caused intense disagreements between developing countries and developed countries which delayed the entry into force …

Call for papers: UNCTAD’s Principles on Responsible Sovereign Borrowing and Lending

01/07/2011 – 8:13 pm | Comments Off on Call for papers: UNCTAD’s Principles on Responsible Sovereign Borrowing and Lending

CALL FOR PAPERS
UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AND UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID
Madrid, 2 March 2012
UNCTAD’s Principles on Responsible Sovereign Borrowing and Lending
Background of the conference:
The causes and widespread negative effects of the global financial and economic crisis prompted UNCTAD to launch an initiative in 2009 to promote responsible sovereign lending and borrowing practices. The purpose of UNCTAD’s initiative is to provide a forum …