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Sexual Slavery And Customary International Law, Patricia Viseur Sellers, Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum Jan 2020

Sexual Slavery And Customary International Law, Patricia Viseur Sellers, Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum

Book Chapters

The Hissène Habré trial and appellate judgments represent watershed legal decisions rendering long-denied justice to victims of the brutal Chadian regime. Delayed charges of credible sexual violence inflicted upon both males and females challenged the judges of the Extraordinary African Court (“EAC”) in Senegal. Legal characterizations of sexual assaults ultimately attributed to Habré represent significant jurisprudential advancements on rape, sexual slavery and torture as international crimes.

The EAC’s observations acknowledge that sexual slavery constitutes part of the actus reus of enslavement as crime against humanity and of slavery as a war crime. While agreeing with the Chambers that sexual ...


Shining A Light On The Federal Reserve’S Foreign Affairs, Peter Conti-Brown, David T. Zaring Feb 2019

Shining A Light On The Federal Reserve’S Foreign Affairs, Peter Conti-Brown, David T. Zaring

Wharton Public Policy Initiative Issue Briefs

Throughout its history, the U.S. Federal Reserve has engaged in international diplomacy, outside the bounds of (and sometimes in conflict with) the priorities of the White House and U.S. State Department. In directing monetary policy, the Fed’s primary concern is to benefit the U.S. economy. In the process, the Fed at times acts in concert with foreign central banks, as was the case in setting new bank regulations after the 2008 financial crisis. At other times, the Fed acts in ways that other countries view as detrimental to their economic interests. Either way, the Fed operates ...


The Rock: The Role Water Plays In Our Lives, Ronald Griffin Jan 2019

The Rock: The Role Water Plays In Our Lives, Ronald Griffin

Faculty Books and Book Contributions

We witness increasing interconnectedness of issues, internationalization of flows of goods and movement of labor, intergovernmental cooperation, new attitudes to personal rights and meaning of family, including human rights, as well as changes of values, moral principles and ethical conceptions.We live in a pervious world. Traditional boundaries have become permeable. One of the great challenges of our time is the response of the law to current developments. The authors of the collection of essays offered in this book seek to analyze some of these challenges.The essays are revised versions based on presentations at the International Conferences on Law ...


International Dispute Resolution: International Commercial Arbitration: 2018-19, Hugh Meighen Oct 2018

International Dispute Resolution: International Commercial Arbitration: 2018-19, Hugh Meighen

Osgoode Course Casebooks

Course number: 3007D.03


The Story Of The Dubai International Financial Centre Courts: A Retrospective, Jayanth K. Krishnan Jan 2018

The Story Of The Dubai International Financial Centre Courts: A Retrospective, Jayanth K. Krishnan

Books by Maurer Faculty

Can Western-based, English-speaking, common law commercial courts operate successfully in an environment that are not their own—such as in the Middle East? This question is not a simple thought experiment but rather the reality that has occurred since the mid-2000s in the Emirate of Dubai. This monograph recounts the history of how the ‘Dubai International Financial Centre Courts’ emerged. Drawing on extensive interviews with key stakeholders involved in the process, along with rich original documents as well as all of the Courts’ judgments, this narrative offers important lessons for those seeking to understand more fully the complex interplay of ...


International Commercial Banking: 2016-17, Benjamin Geva Jan 2017

International Commercial Banking: 2016-17, Benjamin Geva

Osgoode Course Casebooks

Course Number 6874


Africans And The Icc: Hypocrisy, Impunity, And Perversion, Makau W. Mutua Oct 2016

Africans And The Icc: Hypocrisy, Impunity, And Perversion, Makau W. Mutua

Contributions to Books

Published as Chapter 3 in Africa and the ICC: Perceptions of Justice, Kamari M. Clarke, Abel S. Knottnerus, & Eefje de Volder, eds.


Access To Justice In Latin America: A Changing Legal Landscape, Joan Vermeulen Jul 2016

Access To Justice In Latin America: A Changing Legal Landscape, Joan Vermeulen

Impact Center for Public Interest Law

No abstract provided.


The Transformative Influence Of International Law And Practice On The Death Penalty In The United States, Richard Wilson Jan 2016

The Transformative Influence Of International Law And Practice On The Death Penalty In The United States, Richard Wilson

Contributions to Books

No region of the world has been more vocal and persistent in its opposition to U.S. death penalty practice than Europe, which has itself become a death penalty-free zone. The chapter will examine the actions taken by European legislative and judicial bodies against U.S. practice of the death penalty, as well as those of the other regional treaty bodies, with particular attention to the Inter-American human rights system, in which the U.S. reluctantly participates. It then will examine U.S. interactions with its treaty partners in the area of extradition, where death penalty policy is acted out ...


Same-Sex Couples - Comparative Insights On Marriage And Cohabitation, Macarena Sáez May 2015

Same-Sex Couples - Comparative Insights On Marriage And Cohabitation, Macarena Sáez

Books

This book shows six different realities of same-sex families. They range from full recognition of same-sex marriage to full invisibility of gay and lesbian individuals and their families. The broad spectrum of experiences presented in this book share some commonalities: in all of them legal scholars and civil society are moving legal boundaries or thinking of spaces within rigid legal systems for same-sex families to function. In all of them there have been legal claims to recognize the existence of same-sex families. The difference between them lies in the response of courts. Regardless of the type of legal system, when ...


How To Become A Real-Life Human Rights Activist, Provost Marcella David Apr 2015

How To Become A Real-Life Human Rights Activist, Provost Marcella David

Environmental and Animal Law

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law presented an Annual Lecture on Human Rights & Global Justice. FAMU's Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law has taught public international law, human rights, national security law, and humanitarian law. Her research interests include the use of economic and other sanctions, international criminal law, and questions related to international organizations.


Advancing Climate Justice In International Law: Evaluating The United Nations Human Rights Based Approach, Dr. Damilola S. Olawuyi Mar 2015

Advancing Climate Justice In International Law: Evaluating The United Nations Human Rights Based Approach, Dr. Damilola S. Olawuyi

Environmental and Animal Law

The Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University College of Law's Center for International Law & Justice and the Environment, Development & Justice Program presented the First Annual Climate and Energy Justice Lecture featuring Dr. Damilola S. Olawuyi. Dr. Olawuyi teaches and conducts research in the area of public international law, specializing in natural resources, energy and environment, oil and gas law and international human rights law.


Understanding International Law, Stephen C. Mccaffrey Jan 2015

Understanding International Law, Stephen C. Mccaffrey

McGeorge School of Law Teaching Materials

his clearly written Understanding treatise is designed to explain what international law is, why it exists, and the basic subjects it covers. The law of treaties is given particular attention, chiefly because of the increasing importance of the treaty in international life. The number of treaties has mushroomed since the Second World War and many of these agreements include over 100 states as parties. Because of their number and the breadth of their coverage, treaties are thus the main form of international legislation. But since they are also contractual in character, and since many multilateral treaties allow states to place ...


Climate Change Impacts On Ocean And Coastal Law: U.S. And International Perspectives, Randall S. Abate Jan 2015

Climate Change Impacts On Ocean And Coastal Law: U.S. And International Perspectives, Randall S. Abate

Faculty Books and Book Contributions

Ocean and coastal law has grown rapidly in the past three decades as a specialty area within natural resources law and environmental law. The protection of oceans has received increased attention in the past decade because of sea-level rise, ocean acidification, the global overfishing crisis, widespread depletion of marine biodiversity such as marine mammals and coral reefs, and marine pollution. Paralleling the growth of ocean and coastal law, climate change regulation has emerged as a focus of international environmental diplomacy, and has gained increased attention in the wake of disturbing and abrupt climate change related impacts throughout the world that ...


Cross-Boarder Teaching And Collaboration, Kimberly D. Ambrose, William H.D. Fernholz, Catherine F. Klein, Dana Raigrodski, Stephen A. Rosenbaum, Leah Wortham Jan 2015

Cross-Boarder Teaching And Collaboration, Kimberly D. Ambrose, William H.D. Fernholz, Catherine F. Klein, Dana Raigrodski, Stephen A. Rosenbaum, Leah Wortham

Chapters in Books

Since the publication of Best Practices for Legal Education, the globalization of both legal education and law practice has exploded. Today’s lawyers increasingly serve border-crossing clients or clients who present with transnational legal issues. As law schools expand their international programs, and enroll increasing numbers of non-U.S. law students, law students transcend cultural and legal borders. As a result, they deepen their understanding of—and sharpen their critical perspective on—their own national systems. Similarly, U.S. law teachers are increasingly called to engage in border-crossing teaching and other academic pursuits. Best Practices did not address these issues ...


U.S. State Department International Law Internship And Employment Presentation And Discussion, Michael E. Thurston Famu Diplomat-In Residence Nov 2014

U.S. State Department International Law Internship And Employment Presentation And Discussion, Michael E. Thurston Famu Diplomat-In Residence

Environmental and Animal Law

The Center for International Law & Justice presents a discussion and presentation by Michael E. Thurston, a Senior Foreign Service officer, who is currently serving as Diplomat-in-Residence based at Florida A & M University in Tallahassee. Mr. Thurston has served in Afghanistan, Burma, various locations in Africa, Australia, Sri Lanka, and Mexico.


Restoration Of Historical Memory And Dignity For Victims Of The Armenian Genocide: A Human Rights Law Approach To Effective Reparations, Richard Wilson Jan 2014

Restoration Of Historical Memory And Dignity For Victims Of The Armenian Genocide: A Human Rights Law Approach To Effective Reparations, Richard Wilson

Contributions to Books

This article argues that United Nations human rights principles and new developments in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights suggest a route to provide effective reparation through restoration of historical memory and dignity for victims of the Armenian Genocide.


An Eye Toward Effective Enforcement: A Technical-Comparative Approach To The Drafting Negotiations, Tara J. Melish Jan 2014

An Eye Toward Effective Enforcement: A Technical-Comparative Approach To The Drafting Negotiations, Tara J. Melish

Contributions to Books

Published as Chapter 5 in Human Rights and Disability Advocacy, Maya Sabatello & Marianne Schulze, eds.

The unprecedented level of civil society participation that took place in the drafting of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) constitutes a major key to its success -- laying a solid foundation for the much longer and harder process of implementation ahead. This piece addresses how one civil society organization -- Disability Rights International (DRI) -- approached the negotiation process. Part I explains the strategic approach DRI adopted, highlighting its methodology, the guiding principles it embraced, and the resulting strategies of engagement ...


Protection Against The Forced Return Of War Refugees: An Interdisciplinary Consensus On Humanitarian Non-Refoulement, Jennifer Moore Jul 2013

Protection Against The Forced Return Of War Refugees: An Interdisciplinary Consensus On Humanitarian Non-Refoulement, Jennifer Moore

Faculty Book Display Case

This book contributes to a long-standing but ever topical debate about whether persons fleeing war to seek asylum in another country – ‘war refugees’ – are protected by international law. It seeks to add to this debate by bringing together a detailed set of analyses examining the extent to which the application of international humanitarian law (IHL) may usefully advance the legal protection of such persons. This generates a range of questions about the respective protection frameworks established under international refugee law and IHL and, specifically, the potential for interaction between them. As the first collection to deal with the subject, the ...


Extraterritorial Application Of The Human Rights To Life And Personal Liberty, Including Habeas Corpus, During Situations Of Armed Conflict, Robert K. Goldman Apr 2013

Extraterritorial Application Of The Human Rights To Life And Personal Liberty, Including Habeas Corpus, During Situations Of Armed Conflict, Robert K. Goldman

Contributions to Books

Chapter 6 of Research Handbook on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

In the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States, the US, with the assistance of its coalition partners – all parties to various human rights instruments – initiated the so-called ‘war on terror’ by invading Afghanistan, where their armed forces killed or captured hundreds of ‘terrorist suspects’. Some of those detained were taken to the US military facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, while others have languished in US custody in Afghanistan. These actions raise the question whether a State is bound by its human rights obligations when ...


U.S. State Department International Law Internship And Employment Presentation And Discussion, Andrew A. Passen Famu Diplomat-In Residence Apr 2013

U.S. State Department International Law Internship And Employment Presentation And Discussion, Andrew A. Passen Famu Diplomat-In Residence

Environmental and Animal Law

The Center for International Law & Justice presents a discussion and presentation by Andrew A. Passen, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, who is currently serving as Diplomat-in-Residence covering the southeast U.S. and is based at Florida A & M University in Tallahassee.


Global Issues In Immigration Law, Raquel Aldana, Won Kidane, Beth Lyon, Karla M. Mckanders Jan 2013

Global Issues In Immigration Law, Raquel Aldana, Won Kidane, Beth Lyon, Karla M. Mckanders

McGeorge School of Law Teaching Materials

This title is designed to introduce comparative and international perspectives to the study of immigration law and policy. Topics include an introductory discussion of comparative versus international law and the relevance of both to U.S. Jurisprudence; a comprehensive overview of international migration multilateral and bilateral regimes; glimpses into the immigration law and practices of Mexico, Canada, the European Union, the United Kingdom, France, and Spain; and a final part that examines international norms on freedom of movement, the right to nationality, policing, living conditions, immigrant workers and anti-terrorism law.


Data Protection Principles For The 21st Century, Fred H. Cate, Peter Cullen, Viktor Mayer-Schonberger Jan 2013

Data Protection Principles For The 21st Century, Fred H. Cate, Peter Cullen, Viktor Mayer-Schonberger

Books by Maurer Faculty

This paper proposes revisions to the OECD Guidelines that include basic changes essential for the protection of individual privacy in the 21st century, while avoiding unnecessary restrictions on uses of personal information that are increasingly important.


International & Comparative Law Perspectives: Fall 2012, Int'l & Comp. Law Program Oct 2012

International & Comparative Law Perspectives: Fall 2012, Int'l & Comp. Law Program

International & Comparative Law Perspectives

No abstract provided.


Voices In Medical Sociology: Contemporary And Historical Perspectives, Patricia A. Broussard Jan 2012

Voices In Medical Sociology: Contemporary And Historical Perspectives, Patricia A. Broussard

Faculty Books and Book Contributions

Voices in Medical Sociology: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives is a reader for students of health care. The collection of articles written by sociologists, health care providers, public health professionals, lawyers, and students addresses the most salient issues in the field of medical sociology today. These readings cover epidemiology, maternal health, children's health, legal aspects of health care reform, and the lack of health care for incarcerated women. Additionally, the book addresses controversial topics such as fracking, female genital mutilation, alternative medicine, and the social construction of illness. This material familiarizes students with long-standing concerns in the field of health ...


Global Issues In Criminal Procedure, Linda Carter, Christopher L. Blakesley, Peter J. Henning Jan 2011

Global Issues In Criminal Procedure, Linda Carter, Christopher L. Blakesley, Peter J. Henning

McGeorge School of Law Teaching Materials

This book provides an overview of constitutional issues that arise when searches, seizures, and interrogations occur outside the United States. Global Issues examines prosecutions in U.S. courts that involve evidence obtained abroad and the reach of the Fourth Amendment when the searches and seizures involve U.S. citizens abroad compared with non-U.S. citizens. Cases such as Verdugo-Urquidez and Alvarez-Machain are included, along with sections on electronic surveillance and the reach of the Fifth Amendment and Due Process Clause abroad, plus materials on torture and extraordinary renditions. There is also a short discussion of indefinite detention in places like ...


Drafting In Doha: An Assessment Of The Darfur Peace Process And Ceasefire Agreements, Paul Williams Jan 2011

Drafting In Doha: An Assessment Of The Darfur Peace Process And Ceasefire Agreements, Paul Williams

Contributions to Books

In the spring of 2010, in Doha, Qatar, the major parties to the Darfur conflict signed a series of framework and ceasefire agreements. The Doha Agreements comprise the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) Framework, the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) Framework, and the LJM Ceasefire Agreements. These accords served two principal purposes.

The first and more obvious was to establish a cessation of hostilities and lay the foundation for the negotiation of a comprehensive peace agreement. Critical to each are provisions relating to Security Sector Reform (SSR) and the Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) of combatants. Well drafted SSR and ...


The Status Of International And Regional Conventions Relating To Ship Source Marine Pollution In States In The Baltic Region, Proshanto K. Mukherjee, Abhinayan Basu Bal Jan 2011

The Status Of International And Regional Conventions Relating To Ship Source Marine Pollution In States In The Baltic Region, Proshanto K. Mukherjee, Abhinayan Basu Bal

Baltic Master II

The Baltic Sea region consists of nine countries, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Poland, and the Russian Federation all of which except Russia are European Union (EU) members. This report presents a study of the current status of implementing international and regional conventions for ship-source marine pollution in the Baltic Sea region.


International & Comparative Law Perspectives: Fall 2010, Int'l & Comp. Law Program Oct 2010

International & Comparative Law Perspectives: Fall 2010, Int'l & Comp. Law Program

International & Comparative Law Perspectives

No abstract provided.


International & Comparative Law Perspectives: Spring 2010, Int'l & Comp. Law Program Apr 2010

International & Comparative Law Perspectives: Spring 2010, Int'l & Comp. Law Program

International & Comparative Law Perspectives

No abstract provided.