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The Legality of Pardons in Latin America

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The Legality of Pardons in Latin America by Alonso Gurmendi Dunkelberg [Alonso Gurmendi is Professor of International Law at Universidad del Pacífico, in Peru.] In recent months, most commentaries coming out of South America have focused on the Colombian Peace Agreement with the FARC. There is, however, another post-conflict country …

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China’s New World Order?

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China’s New World Order? Nov 10, 2017 Ramesh Thakur Now that Chinese President Xi Jinping has solidified his position as China’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong, he will be able to pursue his vision of a China-led international order. But if China wants to enjoy the benefits of regional …

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Ghana v. Côte d’Ivoire: Unilateral Oil Activities in Disputed Marine Areas

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Ghana v. Côte d’Ivoire: Unilateral Oil Activities in Disputed Marine Areas by Xuechan Ma [Xuechan Ma, PhD candidate at Grotius Center for International Legal Studies of Leiden University, the Netherlands, researching on the topic of international cooperation in disputed marine areas; L.L.M. & L.L.B. at Peking University, China. Email: maxuechan …

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Conference: AfSIL 6th Annual Conference

Conference: AfSIL 6th Annual Conference Today and tomorrow, October 27-28, 2017, the African Society of International Law will hold its sixth annual conference, in Dar es Salaam. The theme is: “International Law and Natural Resources in Africa.” [via International Law Reporter]

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Conference: Freedom under Pressure

Conference: Freedom under Pressure On December 7-8 2017, the Faculty of Law of Ghent University will host a conference on “Freedom under Pressure.” The program is here. Here’s the idea: The conference will gather legal scholars and practitioners to discuss key fundamental rights and freedoms under pressure in three distinct …

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The Who, Where, and When of Secession

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The Who, Where, and When of Secession Sep 29, 2017 Joseph S. Nye National self-determination, the principle that US President Woodrow Wilson put on the international agenda in 1918, is generally defined as the right of a people to form its own state. The independence referendums in Iraqi Kurdistan and …

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Do Kurds Have the Right to Self-Determination and/or Secession?

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Do Kurds Have the Right to Self-Determination and/or Secession? by Milena Sterio [Milena Sterio is a Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Enrichment at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.] On September 25, 2017, Kurds voted in a self-declared independence referendum organized by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). , …

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Trump’s UN Hypocrisy

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Trump’s UN Hypocrisy Sep 28, 2017 Christopher R. Hill US President Donald Trump’s tone in his maiden address to the United Nations was that of a dissatisfied tenant, blaming the landlord for his home’s poor state of repair. But the UN is only as good as those who inhabit it, …

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Conference: Institutions and International Law in Eastern Europe

Conference: Institutions and International Law in Eastern Europe On September 28-29, 2017, the Leibniz-Institut für Geschichte und Kultur des östlichen Europa (GWZO) will hold a conference on “Institutions and International Law in Eastern Europe,” in Leipzig. The program is here. Here’s the idea: International law is enjoying increasing popularity among …

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The Fire This Time?

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The Fire This Time? Sep 15, 2017 With autumn almost here, the world can look forward to a bumper crop of large-scale crises. The international community now must confront a series of disasters that those paying attention predicted with remarkable accuracy. When James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time was first …

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The MERCOSUR Protocol on Investment Cooperation and Facilitation: regionalizing an innovative approach to investment agreements

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The MERCOSUR Protocol on Investment Cooperation and Facilitation: regionalizing an innovative approach to investment agreements The States Parties of the MERCOSUR (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) signed in April 2017 the Protocol on Investment Cooperation and Facilitation (“MERCOSUR Protocol”). As discussed in this post, the Protocol draws significantly on the …

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