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Human Rights and Politics – On Political Declination of the Content of Human Rights

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The Call for Papers to the 4th ESIL Biennial Conference “International Law 1989 – 2010: A Performance Appraisal” that will be held in Cambridge, England, on 2 – 4 September 2010 was closed at midnight. I presented an abstract to be considered under the Agora 7: Human Rights: “Understanding Human Rights and European Values”. This […]

Squire Law Library

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I did find the eminent scholars archive from the University of Cambridge Squire Law Library, one scholar in the archive being Martti Koskenniemi from the University of Helsinki. The Library links to various UN electronic databases, to the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (LCIL), and other electronic resources (incl. EU law and international law resources).

Another Global Governance Colloquium

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The schedule for the Temple University School of Law International Law Colloquium for the Spring Semester 2010: January 19: Monica Hakimi (Univ. of Michigan – Law), State Bystander Responsibility February 2: Jan Klabbers (Univ. of Helsinki), Autonomy, Constitutionalism, and Virtue in International Law February 16: Yuval Shany (Hebrew Univ. – Law), Assessing the Effectiveness of […]

Exercise of Powers under Global Governance

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It could occasionally be useful to see, what are the interests of other leading research centres at other universities. The New York University School of Law Institute for International Law and Justice holds Spring 2010 International Legal Theory Colloquium on “The Turn to Governance: The Exercise of Power in the International Public Space“: January 20: […]

Human Rights and Climate Change

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It was the 1st World Human Rights Moot Court Competition, organized by the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria with the support of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights that took place on 9th December (that I unfortunately could not mention earlier than my previous posting). Related to the UN […]

Human Rights Day

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It was the Human Rights Day today – The 61st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. At the same time, it was somehow sad not to find much related events this year. I found a link to the Human Rights Day 2009 at the United Nations website at http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/2009 – referring to a special event that […]

The New Rules of Procedure of the European Council – Updated

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I just found that with its decision of 1st December 2009, the European Council adopted its Rules of Procedure, having as a deriving point that the Treaty of Lisbon transforms the European Council into an institution of the European Union.   The LINK: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2009:315:0051:0055:EN:PDF  I am reading the Rules and thereafter try to reflect upon them. […]

Retrospection on Execution of the Judgments of the ECtHR

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One light bulb of my advent candles broken, it was only tonight I could set the advent candles up in my windows. That again brought to my mind Christmas carols about Last Christmas, compared to this year, to save me from tears, … Also the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe seems thinking […]

The International Normative Order and Tartu

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One can read at http://www.esil-sedi.eu that the 4th ESIL Research Forum “International Law and Power Politics: Great Powers, Peripheries and Claims to Spheres of Influence in the International Normative Order” will be held in Tartu, Estonia, on 27-28 May 2011. And that the Call for Papers will be circulated in September 2010 during the Cambridge […]

Cognition, Lobby-Work and Freedom of Expression – Updated

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In 2005, the European Commission published Transparency Initiative in a Communication issued on 9 November 2005 that suggested actions be taken in the following fields: Information about beneficiaries of EU funds;  Improving public awareness and information about fraud.  Ethical standards and accountability of EU lawmakers – The Commission inter alia proposed to make more of its mail public, including […]

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