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Uncitral And The Enforceability Of Imsas: The Debate Heats Up – Part 2, Dorcas Quek Anderson, Nadja Alexander, Anna Howard Sep 2016

Uncitral And The Enforceability Of Imsas: The Debate Heats Up – Part 2, Dorcas Quek Anderson, Nadja Alexander, Anna Howard

Research Collection School Of Law

This is the second of four in a series of blog posts on Kluwer Mediation Blog. They were published in conjunction with the the 65th session of the UNCITRAL Working Group II on arbitration and conciliation. The Working Group has turned its attention to the settlement of commercial disputes and in particular on the preparation of an instrument on the enforcement of international commercial settlement agreements resulting from conciliation. (Note that in UNCITRAL speak, the term ‘conciliation’ is used interchangeably with ‘mediation’. ) In terms of the type of instrument, the Working Group is considering the possibility of a convention, model ...


Slides: Policy Framework: Fpwec: First Peoples' Water Engagement Council, Phil Duncan, First Peoples' Water Engagement Council Jun 2016

Slides: Policy Framework: Fpwec: First Peoples' Water Engagement Council, Phil Duncan, First Peoples' Water Engagement Council

Indigenous Water Justice Symposium (June 6)

Presenter: Phil Duncan, Gomeroi Nation, New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council

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Selective Entrenchment In State Constitutional Law: Lessons From Comparative Experience, David Landau Jan 2016

Selective Entrenchment In State Constitutional Law: Lessons From Comparative Experience, David Landau

Scholarly Publications

While the U.S. Constitution has long been viewed as an outlier along a number of dimensions, recent work has explored the similarities between comparative constitutionalism and the constitutionalism of the states. Scholars have noted that state constitutions look more like the constitutions often found abroad along several key dimensions. Most importantly for our purposes, they are often long, detailed, and specific documents that go well beyond merely setting up a basic framework, and they are often relatively flexible and easy to amend. In contrast, the U.S. Constitution seems unusually sparse and rigid.

This essay argues that the recent ...