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Informal Meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in Tallinn

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The Secretary General of the NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, held a speech in Tallinn, Estonia on 22nd April 2010. Link to the speech: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/opinions_62699.htm Just a personal fact, but good to know is that Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s great great grandfather was a merchant who settled in Tartu – the town, where I was born and officially live – […]

On Ensurance of Fair Trial Rights, Negotiation Directives, and Next Steps on Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship

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On 9th March 2010, the European Commission proposed legislation that hopefully helps people exercise their fair trial rights anywhere in the EU when they cannot understand the language of the case: http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/news/intro/news_intro_en.htm On 17th March 2010, the European Commission proposed negotiation directives for the EU’s accession to the ECHR: http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/10/84&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en On 18th March 2010, Viviane […]

International /Human Rights/ Law Video Library

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National Human Rights Institutions Forum at NHRIL website

Here is a link to the International Human Rights Law Video Library, and the link to the International Law Video Library. You can find links to the subjects and sources of international law; responsibility for international wrong; peaceful settlement of disputes; sites on disarmament; UN human rights system; regional human rights systems; international criminal law […]

On Interparliamentary Relations

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To create some more order, here are some links to parliaments and their relations in Europe: Interparliamentary websites: COSAC ECPRD – The European Centre for Parliamentary Research and Documentation Council of Europe IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union ASGP: Association of Secretaries General of Parliaments EP Relations with National Parliaments   Exchanging information among parliaments: IPEX – Interparliamentary EU Information Exchange http://www.ipex.eu/ipex/cms/home;jsessionid=86722EDF4D8F90ED0FF1CB8769797C0D Database […]

On the Cost of Peace

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When I attended the course “United Nations and International Law”, read by Lauri Mälksoo at the University of Tartu, we were shown a film about international conflict resolution, the UN, and the global politics. Unfortunately, I do not remember the name of the film, although I believe that it is quite a well-known one. Though cluster bombs were not […]

On WTO-related Academic Governance

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I am not fully competent to estimate, whether Estonia could have benefited by participation in the particular programme introduced followingly, but it is obvious that the research involving categories of economics (included dissertations on EU competition law, two of which  I have supervised in the University of Tartu that mostly have reflected the facts, case-law, and the Estonian State […]

The ECtHR on the Limits of Police Incitement

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The European Councils information Centre in Tallinn

Thinking of the seminar on EU accession to European Convention on Human Rights that took place from 2 to 3 February 2010 in Madrid, and after a Caffee Latte at Vilde (the place exercises re-use policy towards serviettes – for the sake of rainforests?), on Tuesday evening, I started to translate the decision (of  5 January 2010) of […]

Academic Writing Conference in Israel

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Tel Aviv. Source: Legal Writing Professors Blog

I found the following advertisement from the Legal Writing Professors Blog: „Israel’s first international conference on academic writing, Academic Writing and Beyond in Multicultural Societies, takes place from July 28 to 29, 2010, organized by The Israel Forum for Academic Writing (IFAW) and the Institute of Research, Curriculum and Program Development for Teacher Education (known by […]

On the Road to Interlaken 2010

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Russia has (and also formally on 4th February 2010, see ITAR-TASS, and EU Declaration on the Ratification of Protocol 14) ratified Protocol No.14 to the European Convention on Human Rights. On 15th January 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation voted in favour of the ratification of Protocol No.14. On 27th January 2010, the upper […]

On the Spanish Presidency Programme

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La Fura Dels Baus. EFE. Source: Website of Spanish presidency at http://www.eu2010.es/en/espanadecerca/cultura (Size modified) (RU with us or against us? -Me)

In addition to the Jean Monnet Conference, taking place today in Madrid, where the Jean Monnet professors, chief executives, university rectors, experts and EU representatives participate; and the conference “Paths of Democracy of Europe”, taking place today at Casa de Cultura of Ponferrada, in which later event participates also the newly re-elected European Ombudsman Nikiforos Diamandouros; […]

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