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2015 Seri Call For Papers, Michele Faioli Feb 2015

2015 Seri Call For Papers, Michele Faioli

Michele Faioli

No abstract provided.


Sustainable Development In The Ttip: How To Enhance Labour Rights And Civil Society Participation Round Table With Policy Makers And Stakeholders, Michele Faioli Nov 2014

Sustainable Development In The Ttip: How To Enhance Labour Rights And Civil Society Participation Round Table With Policy Makers And Stakeholders, Michele Faioli

Michele Faioli

European Economic and Social Committee Sustainable development in the TTIP: how to enhance labour rights and civil society participation Round table with policy makers and stakeholders 12 November 2014 – CESE – Van Maerlant Building (Room VM1) – 2, rue Van Maerlant


West Africa Under Attack, Centre Institute For Public Policy Research (Cippr) Nov 2014

West Africa Under Attack, Centre Institute For Public Policy Research (Cippr)

Centre Institute for Public Policy Research (CIPPR)

The drug war and an increased demand for illicit drugs, mostly Cocaine and Heroin in Europe have introduced a new trend in drug trafficking worldwide. With political instability, inadequate security personnel, institutionalised corruption, widespread poverty, weak criminal justice system, weak financial controls to combat money laundering and the threat of terrorism, the ever resilient drug trade seems to have discovered Africa as its new route to the more profitable European market (Reid, 2013). At this rate, West Africa is being turned into a classical example of the Mexican case.


2014 Seri Outreach - Eremo Monte Giove May 30-31, 2014, Michele Faioli May 2014

2014 Seri Outreach - Eremo Monte Giove May 30-31, 2014, Michele Faioli

Michele Faioli

No abstract provided.


Workshop Libro Verde Bilateralità 26.5.14 Roma, Michele Faioli May 2014

Workshop Libro Verde Bilateralità 26.5.14 Roma, Michele Faioli

Michele Faioli

No abstract provided.


Remaking Mexico: Law Reform As Foreign Policy, Deborah M. Weissman Apr 2014

Remaking Mexico: Law Reform As Foreign Policy, Deborah M. Weissman

Deborah M. Weissman

This article, Remaking Mexico: Law Reform as Foreign Policy examines the practice of promoting rule of law programs abroad as a matter of a foreign policy subgenre. It argues that U.S. law reform projects as foreign aid conditionalities preempt the political discourse from substantive debates about justice systems. The arguments are developed through an assessment of the Mérida Initiative (also known as Plan México) which is a product of U.S. policy efforts to shape the legal systems of select foreign countries. The article reviews the circumstances in Mexico as they relate to U.S. efforts to export law ...


Gandhi’S Nightmare: Bhopal And The Need For A Mindful Jurisprudence, Nehal A. Patel Jan 2014

Gandhi’S Nightmare: Bhopal And The Need For A Mindful Jurisprudence, Nehal A. Patel

Nehal A. Patel

No abstract provided.


Is U.S. Operational Self-Defense A State Practice Creating New Customary International Law?, Yevgeny S. Vindman Jan 2013

Is U.S. Operational Self-Defense A State Practice Creating New Customary International Law?, Yevgeny S. Vindman

Yevgeny S Vindman

U.S. policy on self-defense is based on recognition that modern conflicts have created new and unconventional threats that had not been anticipated or addressed in the Law of War. Based on U.S. policy and general principles of self-defense, operational self-defense is an evolutionary concept that developed over the course of the recent conflicts to allow senior commanders to leverage the enormous resources available to reduce or eliminate threats that may have previously been imperceptible. Operational self-defense executed in bello, occupies the operational sphere in War, between tactical and strategic. Operational self-defense is not limited by use of force ...


Equality For All: Equal Protection For Queer Individuals In International Community, David C. Bell Jan 2013

Equality For All: Equal Protection For Queer Individuals In International Community, David C. Bell

David C Bell

This paper will address the need for international protections of the LGBTI community. After looking at some definitions and theories of international law, this paper will address the question of why protections are needed for the LGBTI community. Then the paper will look at previous attempts to create international precedent to protect these groups. Following those topics, this paper will take a look at the Yogyakarta Principles and conclude by speculating on the future to see where protections for these communities may lie.


The Regulation Of U.S. Money Market Funds: Lessons From Europe, Latoya C. Brown Jan 2013

The Regulation Of U.S. Money Market Funds: Lessons From Europe, Latoya C. Brown

Latoya C. Brown, Esq.

The recent financial crisis challenged long held perceptions of money market funds (“MMFs”) as stable and highly liquid instruments. Regulators in the US and in Europe now seek to impose additional rules on MMFs to avoid another significant failure as happened to the Reserve Fund. In the US, the debate is drawing even more media attention as question of which regulatory body - such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Treasury Department, and the Financial Stability Oversight Council – should lead the way has taken interesting twists and turns. This paper examines primary reform options being proposed in the US, and ...


Analyzing The Legitimacy Of The Liberation Tigers Of Tamil Eelam’S Rebellion Against The Sri Lankan State, Paul R. Rickert Jan 2013

Analyzing The Legitimacy Of The Liberation Tigers Of Tamil Eelam’S Rebellion Against The Sri Lankan State, Paul R. Rickert

Paul R Rickert

No abstract provided.


Linking International Investment Agreements And Corporate Social Responsibility: Challenges And Opportunities In The Grounds Of Corporate Governance, Marco A. Velásquez-Ruiz Jan 2013

Linking International Investment Agreements And Corporate Social Responsibility: Challenges And Opportunities In The Grounds Of Corporate Governance, Marco A. Velásquez-Ruiz

Marco A. Velásquez-Ruiz

Considering the intention of introducing a dialogue on the possible interconnections between Foreign Investment Law and Corporate Governance, the purpose of this paper is to present some ideas on the International Investment Agreements likelihood to make Corporate Social Responsibility compromises more robust by including specific provisions on the matter. More specifically, it is intended to understand the ways on which Investment Law –and more specifically International Investment Agreements– influences the structure and dynamics of Corporate Governance, so as to assess whether the inclusion of Corporate Social Responsibility on the abovementioned legal instruments might influence the conduct of Multinational Corporations.


Ending Judgment Arbitrage: Jurisdictional Competition And The Enforcement Of Foreign Money Judgments In The United States, Gregory Shill Jan 2013

Ending Judgment Arbitrage: Jurisdictional Competition And The Enforcement Of Foreign Money Judgments In The United States, Gregory Shill

Gregory Shill

Recent multi-billion-dollar damage awards issued by foreign courts against large American companies have focused attention on the once-obscure, patchwork system of enforcing foreign-country judgments in the United States. That system’s structural problems are even more serious than its critics have charged. However, the leading proposals for reform overlook the positive potential embedded in its design.

In the United States, no treaty or federal law controls the domestication of foreign judgments; the process is instead governed by state law. Although they are often conflated in practice, the procedure consists of two formally and conceptually distinct stages: foreign judgments must first ...


La Lex Mercatoria Contextualisée: Tracer Son Parcours Intellectuel, Dave De Ruysscher Dec 2012

La Lex Mercatoria Contextualisée: Tracer Son Parcours Intellectuel, Dave De Ruysscher

Dave De ruysscher

Lex mercatoria is, as a label for contemporary transnational commercial law, well known from legal literature regarding international markets . Some arguments with respect to that concept have historical implications: a medieval body of commercial law is often considered as the predecessor of the lex mercatoria of today. Yet, legal historians have recently questioned whether a medieval commercial law existed in a uniform sense in different locations. As a result, the intellectual history of the concept of lex mercatoria is the more interesting. In this article, it is demonstrated that this notion was introduced in legal literature on international markets in ...


After Privacy: The Rise Of Facebook, The Fall Of Wikileaks, And Singapore’S Personal Data Protection Act 2012, Simon Chesterman Dec 2012

After Privacy: The Rise Of Facebook, The Fall Of Wikileaks, And Singapore’S Personal Data Protection Act 2012, Simon Chesterman

Simon Chesterman

This article discusses the changing ways in which information is produced, stored, and shared — exemplified by the rise of social-networking sites like Facebook and controversies over the activities of WikiLeaks — and the implications for privacy and data protection. Legal protections of privacy have always been reactive, but the coherence of any legal regime has also been undermined by the lack of a strong theory of what privacy is. There is more promise in the narrower field of data protection. Singapore, which does not recognise a right to privacy, has positioned itself as an e-commerce hub but had no law on ...


The Icc Against Entrenching Impunity: The African Tenth Anniversary View’, Lucky Michael Mgimba Mr. Jun 2012

The Icc Against Entrenching Impunity: The African Tenth Anniversary View’, Lucky Michael Mgimba Mr.

Lucky Michael Mgimba

For most of the 20th century the International legal community with Africa Inclusive worked towards the creation of a permanent international criminal court. Upon which the goal of establishing a permanent institution to prosecute the most egregious violations of international criminal law culminated with the formation of the International criminal Court (ICC). As it enters its Tenth anniversary, the ICC vested with the power to prosecute the four categories of offences: the crime of Genocide, Crimes against Humanity, War Crimes, and the Crime of Aggression which are in essence the most serious crimes of international concern was indeed a reverie ...


Judicial Re-Use:«Codification» Or Return Of Hegelism? The Comparative Arguments In The “South” Of The World, Prof. Michele Carducci May 2012

Judicial Re-Use:«Codification» Or Return Of Hegelism? The Comparative Arguments In The “South” Of The World, Prof. Michele Carducci

Michele Carducci Prof.

No abstract provided.


Idee Di Giustizia E Tradizioni Giuridiche, Prof. Michele Carducci Apr 2012

Idee Di Giustizia E Tradizioni Giuridiche, Prof. Michele Carducci

Michele Carducci Prof.

No abstract provided.


Circolazione Coloniale Del Costituzionalismo, Prof. Michele Carducci Apr 2012

Circolazione Coloniale Del Costituzionalismo, Prof. Michele Carducci

Michele Carducci Prof.

No abstract provided.


Semantica Storica Dei Formanti Giuridici, Prof. Michele Carducci Mar 2012

Semantica Storica Dei Formanti Giuridici, Prof. Michele Carducci

Michele Carducci Prof.

No abstract provided.


Changes In The European Union's Regime Of Recognizing And Enforcing Judgments And Transnational Litigation In The United States, Samuel P. Baumgartner Jan 2012

Changes In The European Union's Regime Of Recognizing And Enforcing Judgments And Transnational Litigation In The United States, Samuel P. Baumgartner

Samuel P. Baumgartner

The European Commission has proposed to amend (recast) the Brussels I Regulation, which governs jurisdiction to adjudicate, parallel proceedings, and judgments recognition within the European Union. Although much of the Brussels I Regulation is simply the 1968 Brussels Convention cast into European Union legislation, the proposed amendments are part of a deeper set of structural and conceptual changes in the law of transnational litigation within the Union over the past couple of decades. Understanding these changes is essential to understanding what drives the proposed amendments and what is likely to follow.

In this paper – presented at the symposium Our Courts ...


Africa, Mark J. Calaguas Jan 2012

Africa, Mark J. Calaguas

Mark J Calaguas

The Africa Committee's contribution to the 2011 Year-in-Review issue of the American Bar Association Section of International Law's quarterly journal, The International Lawyer.


Rio+20 - An Analysis Of The Zero Draft And The Final Outcome Document “The Future We Want”, Vicki-Ann Assevero, Sonali P. Chitre Jan 2012

Rio+20 - An Analysis Of The Zero Draft And The Final Outcome Document “The Future We Want”, Vicki-Ann Assevero, Sonali P. Chitre

Sonali P Chitre

Rio 20 the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) was held June 20-22, 2012 to allow world leaders as well as participants from governments, civil society, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and other groups to come together to draft a roadmap detailing how the world should promote sustainable development. The Final Outcome Document (FOD) of Rio 201 is more detailed and stronger than the initial Zero Draft. The Zero Draft of January 10, 2012 by the Secretariat was purposely general and left many areas to be filled in by specific country proposals. The FOD was finalized and agreed upon by 192 ...


Abc, Sagnik Chatterjee Jan 2012

Abc, Sagnik Chatterjee

Sagnik Chatterjee

No abstract provided.


The Uncertainty Of “True Sale” Analysis In Originator Bankruptcy, Stephen P. Hoffman Jan 2012

The Uncertainty Of “True Sale” Analysis In Originator Bankruptcy, Stephen P. Hoffman

Stephen P. Hoffman

While much of law is complex or unclear, it is unusual for a judge to comment that a legal doctrine is so unsettled that courts “could flip a coin” to decide an issue. Unfortunately for practitioners, determining what constitutes a “true sale” for bankruptcy purposes is such an issue. Add to this the recent novel and innovative processes of structured finance and asset-backed securitization, and you have the stuff of law students’—and corporate counsels’—nightmares. As a result, courts and legislatures need to provide clarity in this area so that originators can safely structure investments and transactions, not only ...


From Usages Of Merchants To Default Rules: Practices Of Trade, Ius Commune And Urban Law In Early Modern Antwerp, Dave De Ruysscher Jan 2012

From Usages Of Merchants To Default Rules: Practices Of Trade, Ius Commune And Urban Law In Early Modern Antwerp, Dave De Ruysscher

Dave De ruysscher

In sixteenth-century Antwerp, commercial contracts were supported with refined government-made rules that brought techniques, usages and customs practised by merchants to the level of sophisticated law. Because no body of unwritten substantive law on commerce existed and because commercial practices were often too rudimentary from a legal perspective, in the 1500s detailed and balanced normative precepts on contracts of trade came to be crafted. When in the first decades of the sixteenth century more and more foreign merchants visited Antwerp, its rulers gradually started supplementing and upgrading practices of merchants to default rules regarding contracts, with materials and concepts drawn ...


The Central American Constitutional Identity. A Study Of The Constitutional Imitation Phenomenon In The Integration Process Of The Region, Prof. Michele Carducci Aug 2011

The Central American Constitutional Identity. A Study Of The Constitutional Imitation Phenomenon In The Integration Process Of The Region, Prof. Michele Carducci

Michele Carducci Prof.

No abstract provided.


The Central American Constitutional Identity, Prof. Michele Carducci Aug 2011

The Central American Constitutional Identity, Prof. Michele Carducci

Michele Carducci Prof.

No abstract provided.


Is “Transnational” Constitutional Law Possible?, Prof. Michele Carducci Aug 2011

Is “Transnational” Constitutional Law Possible?, Prof. Michele Carducci

Michele Carducci Prof.

No abstract provided.


Traditional Culture V. Westernization: On The Road Toward The Rule Of Law In China, Haiting Zhang Jan 2011

Traditional Culture V. Westernization: On The Road Toward The Rule Of Law In China, Haiting Zhang

haiting zhang

Meaningful studies on China cannot ignore traditional Chinese culture and its influence in the country. A study of the rule of law of China is no exception. Generally speaking, China is not governed primarily by the rule of law. China has traditionally been an agrarian state—a characteristic that has historically fostered a strong family system. China’s agrarian nature also shaped traditional characteristics of Chinese culture in which rule of law is largely non-existent. Historically, the rule of man, a traditional Chinese value, has served as one of the major obstacles to China achieving legal modernization. Substantial legal westernization ...