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Nanotechnology And The International Law Of Weaponry: Towards International Regulation Of Nano-Weapons., Thomas A. Faunce, Hitoshi Nasu 2009 Australian National University

Nanotechnology And The International Law Of Weaponry: Towards International Regulation Of Nano-Weapons., Thomas A. Faunce, Hitoshi Nasu

Thomas A Faunce

The development of nanotechnology for military application is an emerging area of research and development, the pace and extent of which has not been fully anticipated by international legal regulation. Nano-weapons are referred to here as objects and devices using nanotechnology or causing effects in nano-scale that are designed or used for harming humans. Such weapons, despite their controversial human and environmental toxicity, are not comprehensively covered by specific, targeted regulation under international law. This article critically examines current international humanitarian law and arms control law regimes to determine whether significant gaps exist in the regulation of nanotechnology focused on ...


Las Investigaciones En Materia De Antidumping. Análisis Del Decreto 2550 De 2010 Frente A Las Investigaciones Para Imponer Derechos Antidumping En Colombia, Juan David Barbosa 2009 Posse Herrera Ruiz / Universidad Javeriana Facultad de Derecho

Las Investigaciones En Materia De Antidumping. Análisis Del Decreto 2550 De 2010 Frente A Las Investigaciones Para Imponer Derechos Antidumping En Colombia, Juan David Barbosa

Juan David Barbosa Mariño

Este artículo presenta las aspectos más relevantes que deben ser analizados para entender una investigación en materia de imposición de derechos antidumping en Colombia.


Impact Of The Australia-Us Free Trade Agreement On Australian Medicines Regulation And Prices, Thomas A. Faunce, James Bai, Duy Nguyen 2009 Australian National University

Impact Of The Australia-Us Free Trade Agreement On Australian Medicines Regulation And Prices, Thomas A. Faunce, James Bai, Duy Nguyen

Thomas A Faunce

The Australia – United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA) came into force on 1 January 2005. Before and subsequently to the AUSFTA being concluded, controversy surrounded the debate over its impact on Australia ’ s health policy, specifically on regulation of pharmaceutical patents and Australia ’ s cost-effectiveness system relating to prescription medicine prices known as the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). This article examines the expectations of both parties in the pharmaceutical sector with regard to the AUSFTA, as well as how successfully they were achieved. It seeks to analyse important relevant outcomes for regulators, the public and pharmaceutical industry, as well as ...


Three Takes On Global Justice, Frank J. Garcia 2009 Boston College Law School

Three Takes On Global Justice, Frank J. Garcia

Frank J. Garcia

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Hedge Funds: 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, Response And Regulatory Measures In South Korea, Arun Khatri 2009 O.P Jindal University, Jindal Global Law School

Hedge Funds: 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, Response And Regulatory Measures In South Korea, Arun Khatri

Arun Khatri

Introduction:

The principal focus of this paper is on the role of hedge funds in the 1997 Asian financial crisis, and the reforms and regulations adopted by South Korea after the crisis. Apart from this it also discusses some aspects of the role played by world bodies like the IMF in bailing South Korea out of the crisis. The paper will begin with an analysis of events leading to the Asian financial crisis. From there, it will discuss the basic fundamentals of hedge funds, strategies employed by hedge funds and then their role in the crisis. It will then analyze ...


Setting Aside An Arbitration Award, Fernando Leila 2009 Fordham University

Setting Aside An Arbitration Award, Fernando Leila

Fernando Leila

I - Facts Most arbitration rules stipulate that the arbitral awards that result from arbitration under those agreements or rules are ‘final.’ Yet there is almost always the possibility for a party to challenge the award, whether or not the parties have agreed. According to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”), a successful challenge will usually result in the award being ‘set aside,’ ‘vacated,’ or’ annulled,’ and therefore ceasing to exist, at least within the jurisdiction of the court setting it aside. To set aside an award means to 'declare the award to be disregarded in whole or ...


China And The Doha Development Agenda, Chin Leng Lim, Jiangyu Wang 2009 University of Hong Kong

China And The Doha Development Agenda, Chin Leng Lim, Jiangyu Wang

Chin Leng Lim

In contrast to early predictions during its accession, China has not sought to play a leadership role in the Doha Round negotiations, or to rewrite WTO rules in a systemic manner. However, China’s role in the negotiations came into prominence during the “mini-ministerial” held in Geneva in July 2008. Now included in the G-7, China came under fire from the United States and the European Union for failing to demonstrate greater leadership. This article seeks to explain the nature of that criticism, and argues that over-reliance on the question of “Chinese leadership” as an explanatory concept could aggravate broader ...


The Lisbon Treaty And Its Consequences For Rural Development And Sustainable Tourism: A Case Study Of Romania, Francesco Sindico 2009 University of Strathclyde

The Lisbon Treaty And Its Consequences For Rural Development And Sustainable Tourism: A Case Study Of Romania, Francesco Sindico

Francesco Sindico

With the entrance into force of the Lisbon Treaty on 1 December 2009, the European Union (EU) has now more tools to deal with a scenario of 27 Member States with specific regional characteristics and different needs in the fields of rural development and sustainable tourism. An important incentive to sign the Lisbon Treaty on 13 December 2007 was the accession to the EU of twelve Central and European countries in recent years. Romania is one of these States. This country has a huge touristic potential and, at the same time, is one of the poorest EU Member State. Against ...


How China Succeeded In Protecting Olympic Trademarks And Why This Success Will Not Generate Immediate Improvements In Intellectual Property Protection In China, Aileen M. McGill 2009 University of Pennsylvania Law School

How China Succeeded In Protecting Olympic Trademarks And Why This Success Will Not Generate Immediate Improvements In Intellectual Property Protection In China, Aileen M. Mcgill

Aileen M McGill

After centuries of stagnant growth and international isolation, China has emerged as the fastest-growing economy in the world and one of the most important parties in international trade. This staggering growth and influx of foreign goods has led to rampant counterfeiting of brand-name goods in a society with little cultural basis for individual intellectual property rights. When Beijing was awarded the 2008 summer Olympics in 2001, the Chinese government moved quickly to prepare for this beloved international event, rallying this massive country for, what many considered to be their grand emergence onto the world stage. One of the reforms enacted ...


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