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The Future of Human Rights and Democracy in Europe

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A Conference “What future for human rights and democracy in Europe? The role of the Council of Europe” is taking place on 11 September 2009 at Paris. The conference will inter alia discuss the questions, whether human rights and the rule of law are under threat from the world economic crisis and various conflicts, and what […]

Human Rights… Democracy… Rule of Law

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Human Rights, democracy and the rule of law are the Council of Europe’s fundamental values. On 5 May 1949 ten states (Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom) signed the Treaty of London. The last Council of Europe’s political mandate was defined in May 2005 by the third […]

International Legal Theory Colloquium – What Is That?

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I was just thinking that cannot something theoretically similar be held in Estonia:   “IILJ International Legal Theory Colloquium Spring 2010: Global Governance Benedict Kingsbury and Joseph Weiler NYU Law School Pollack Colloquium Room, Furman Hall 9th Floor, 245 Sullivan Street Wednesdays 2pm-3.50pm [student seminar also meets separately, Thursdays 4pm-5.50pm]   This scholarly Colloquium carried […]

A Perfect General IL Course and the Creative Commons

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  Today and tomorrow I elaborate on the General International Law Course for the Tallinn University students. My course bases on 5 books: ● Malanczuk, Peter. Akehurst’s Modern Introduction to International Law. 8th Edition. Routledge (The 7th Edition until the 8th appears in 2010.) ● Brownlie, Ian. Principles of Public International Law. Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, […]

The Semester Opening Reception at the Tallinn University

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… took place in the University Café (Terra building) today.   Although a photo of a Tallinn University café, this is not the photo of exactly  t h a t  café, where the reception took place. I shall replace the photo after I find a more relevant one. (Otherwise the website does not carry reliable […]

E-Learning Modules and the New Website of the Academy of European Law

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Reading a reminder of the Academy of European Law course “Litigating European Community Law. Introductory Course”, taking place at Trier from 23 to 25 September 2009, I noticed the text: “Participants will also have the opportunity to prepare in advance for the seminar through an online e-learning course and to test their knowledge via the Academy of […]

Book Presentation. Link of Jurisdiction in Article 62 Proceedings before the ICJ. Development of the Requirement for Link of Jurisdiction in Article 62 Intervention Proceedings before the International Court of Justice, by Jaanika Erne

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The World has a new book again – Jaanika Erne, Link of Jurisdiction in Article 62 Proceedings before the ICJ: Development of the Requirement for Link of Jurisdiction in Article 62 Intervention Proceedings before the International Court of Justice. Köln: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2009.   I thank the publisher: first, because this has been my only […]

Legal, Political and Moral Philosophy and … Hedgehogs

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Back to Tartu from Tallinn for a couple of days I had time to read all SSRN advertisements, included a really appealing one:     „Boston University School of Law will hold a conference on Ronald Dworkin’s forthcoming book, Justice for Hedgehogs, on September 25-26, 2009. Dworkin himself will give the keynote address on September 25 and […]

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