Thursday, March 19, 2015

IACHR Requests Venezuela Adopt Precautionary Measures for Human Rights Defenders

The following is taken from a March 18, 2015 communication from the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights (IACHR):

"On March 17, 2015, IACHR decided to request that precautionary measures be adopted for Alfredo Romero and Luis Betancourt (members of the Foro Penal Venezolano, or Venezuelan Penal Forum) and Yoseth Comenares (sister of the Foro Penal Venezolano’s regional coordinator in the state of Táchira), in Venezuela. The request for precautionary measures alleges that the beneficiaries are at risk because of their activities as human rights defenders and a series of stigmatizing statements reportedly made by high-level State officials concerning the organization’s work. After analyzing the allegations of fact and law, the Commission believes that the information shows, prima facie, that the beneficiaries are in a serious and urgent situation, as their life and physical integrity are said to be at risk. Consequently, in accordance with Article 25 of its Rules of Procedure, the Commission asked the State of Venezuela to adopt the necessary measures to guarantee the life and physical integrity of Alfredo Romero, Luis Betancourt, and Yoseth Comenares, and to ensure that the members of the organization Foro Penal Venezolano can carry out their activities as human rights defenders without being subject to acts of violence and harassment as a result of doing their work. In addition, the Commission requested that the State come to an agreement with the beneficiaries and their representatives as to the measures to be adopted, and that it inform the Commission regarding the actions taken to investigate the alleged incidents that gave rise to the adoption of this precautionary measure, and thus avoid a recurrence of similar incidents."

Human Rights Watch has accused Venezuela of committing systematic human rights abuses against human rights defenders.  The United States has also expressed increasing concern about human rights in Venezuela.  The U.S. Congress passed a bill in December giving the president additional authority to impose sanctions on Venezuela.  U.S. President Barack Obama exercised that authority earlier this month when he issued an Executive Order declaring that Venezuela poses a threat to U.S. national security and imposing targeted sanctions on certain persons from Venezuela.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

March 20 Deadline for Proposals for International Law Weekend

Deadline: March 20, 2015

The sponsors of International Law Weekend 2015 (ILW 2015) invite proposals for panels, roundtables, and lectures. ILW 2015 is scheduled to be held on November 5-7, 2015, in New York City.

ILW is sponsored and organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) – which welcomes new members from academia, the practicing bar, and the diplomatic world – and the International Law Students Association (ILSA). This annual conference attracts an audience of more than eight hundred academics, diplomats, members of the governmental and nongovernmental sectors, and foreign policy and law students.

Call for Proposals

The unifying theme for ILW 2015 is Global Problems, Legal Solutions: Challenges for Contemporary International Lawyers.

ILW 2015 will explore the many roles that international law plays in addressing global challenges. The aim is to provide an opportunity for discussion and debate about the ways in which international law provides fundamental tools and mechanisms to address emerging global issues. ILW 2015 will offer engaging panels on current problems and innovative solutions in both public and private international law.

The ILW Organizing Committee invites proposals to be submitted online on or before Friday, March 20, 2015 by clicking here to use the ILW Panel Proposal Submission Form.

Panel proposals may concern any aspect of contemporary international law and practice, including:

  • international arbitration,
  • international environmental law,
  • national security,
  • cyber law,
  • use of force,
  • human rights and humanitarian law,
  • international organizations,
  • international criminal law,
  • international intellectual property,
  • the law of the sea,
  • space law,and
  • transnational commercial and trade law.

When submitting your proposal, please identify the primary areas of international law that your proposed panel will address. We also ask that you provide a brief description of the topic, and the names, titles, and affiliations of the chair and likely speakers. One of the objectives of ILW 2015 is to promote new dialogues among scholars and practicing lawyers, so all panels should include presenters with diverse experiences and perspectives.

On the submission form, you will be asked to describe what you think would be the most engaging and exciting format for your proposed program. The organizers encourage suggestions of varied formats, such as debates, roundtables, lectures, and break-out groups, as well as the usual practice of panel presentations. Additionally, they encourage you to consider taking the necessary steps to qualify your panel for CLE credit. They hope to offer at least seven panels qualifying for CLE.

ILW 2015

ILW 2015 is scheduled to be held at 42 West 44th Street on Thursday evening, November 5, and at Fordham Law School at Lincoln Center on November 6-7, 2015. The ABILA Annual meeting will also be held during ILW 2015 at the same location.

The audience will include practitioners, academics, UN diplomats, business leaders, federal and state government officials, NGO leaders, writers, journalists, and interested citizens. We plan to have a broad array of both public international law and private international law topics in each program timeslot. For questions regarding ILW 2015, please contact conferences@ilsa.org.

2015 ILW Program Committee Members

  • Chiara Giorgetti, Assistant Professor of Law Faculty Director, LLM Program Richmond School of Law
  • David P. Stewart, President, ABILA, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Santiago Villalpando, Acting Chief, Treaty Section, Office of Legal Affairs United Nations
  • Jeremy Sharpe, Chief of Investment Arbitration Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State
  • Tessa Walker, Programs Director, ILSA

Hat tip to David Stewart

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Indonesia initiates dispute with US at WTO over paper products

On Friday, Indonesia formally requested consultations with the United States, the first step in the dispute resolution process at the World Trade Organization (WTO).  Indonesia believes the United States' imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on certain coated paper products from Indonesia violates the Antidumping Agreement, the Subsidies and Countervailing Measures Agreement and GATT 1994.  If the parties are not able to reach a settlement of the matter within 60 days, Indonesia will be entitled to request the formation of a WTO dispute resolution panel. For more information, visit the WTO website.

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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Elects New Board

On Friday, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) elected today its new board. The board of officers is composed of Rose Marie Antoine (Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago), Chair; James Cavallaro (United States of America), First Vice-Chair; and José de Jesús Orozco Henríquez (Mexico), Second Vice-Chair. The election was held, in accordance with the IACHR rules of procedure, at the beginning of the Commission’s 154th regular Period of Sessions. The other members of the IACHR are Tracy Robinson (Jamaica), Felipe González (Chile), Rosa María Ortiz (Paraguay) and Paulo Vannuchi (Brazil). The Executive Secretary is Emilio Alvarez Icaza (Mexico).  For more information, visit the IACHR website.

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

2015 ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum (Taipei, Taiwan)

The Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law, in partnership with the American Society of International Law's Interest Group on the Pacific Rim Region, will hold the ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum on May 25-26, 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

The theme of the Research Forum is: “Integrating the Asia-Pacific: Why International Law Matters.” Confirmed speakers include Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou, ASIL President Lori Damrosch, Chief Justice of India H L Dattu, and Judge Helmut Tuerk of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.

Click here to see the tentative program and registration information. The registration deadline is May 1, 2015.

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Cyclone Hits Vanuatu

A cyclone expected to miss Vanuatu turned and hit the island nation.  Click here to read more and see a short video from the BBC.

Wishing you a speedy recovery, Vanuatu, and hoping that all of our readers there are safe.

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Last Call for the Early Bird Registration for the Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of International Law

The early bird deadline for the ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting expires March 16, 2015.

 

The 2015 Spring Meeting will be held in the beautiful and historic city of Washington, DC from April 28 - May 2, 2015. Join over 1,200 leading attorneys, corporate counsel, government officials, academics and NGO lawyers for four days of networking and programming on the latest international legal and ethics issues. On Tuesday, you can also attend a special workshop at the Law Library of Congress.

 

The 2015 Spring Meeting will offer you:

  • Cutting edge programming and an entire year's worth of CLE including nearly 70 substantive concurrent panel sessions that will cover themes including: Business, Disputes, Energy/Environment, Intellectual Property, Law Practice and Human Rights.
  • Opportunities to learn from top legal experts and hear from world class speakers including:  Bill Browder, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Hermitage Capital Management; International Court of Justice Judge Joan Donoghue; and United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
  • Networking opportunities with thought leaders and experts, policy makers, key international enforcers, decision makers and international leaders in the law.

Save on your registration by taking advantage of early bird rates before March 16th! Registration rates are further discounted for young lawyers (35 years and under), full time government and NGO employees, academics, law students, corporate counsel, solo / small practice and retired attorneys, and members of the ABA Section of International Law and cooperating entities (like the American Branch of the International Law Association, for example).

Hat tip to Houston Putnam Lowry of the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA)

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Friday, March 13, 2015

The U.S. Continues its National Emergency With Respect to Iran

On Friday March 13, 2015, President Obama  announced the continuation of the national emergency with respect to Iran. FR13469

(Hat tip to the ABA Governmental Affairs Office)

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International Tax

The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on the U.S. international tax system on March 17, 2015 at 10 am in Room 215 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

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Iceland Drops Bid to Join EU

Iceland flagIceland formally announced yesterday that it will no longer pursue membership in the European Union (EU).  Iceland applied for EU membership in 2009 when it was in an economic crisis. However, the government of Iceland suspended talks in May 2013 after a center-right coalition took power.  At that time, 27 of the 35 legislative chapters in the accession talks had been opened and 11 had been concluded.  The biggest remaining disputes related to agriculture and fisheries.  Now that Iceland's economy is doing much better, Iceland's government has announced that it believes "Iceland's interests are best served outside the European Union."

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

WTO Establishes Two Dispute Resolution Panels Involving Canada

The World Trade Organization (WTO) announced yesterday that it has established two new dispute resolution panels to address one dispute in which Canada is a respondent and one dispute in which Canada is a claimant. 

In DS482, Chinese Taipei asserts that Canada's anti-dumping measures on imports of Certain Carbon Steel Welded Pipes are inconsistent with Canada's WTO obligations. Canada contends that its measures are consistent with the WTO Agreements. As this was Chinese Taipei's second request, the DSB established a panel. China, EU, Korea, Norway, United Arab Emirates and the United States reserved their third-party rights to participate in the Panel’s proceedings.

In the second dispute, DS483, Canada alleges that China's anti-dumping measure on imports of Cellulose Pulp from Canada are inconsistent with China's obligations under the Anti-Dumping Agreement and the GATT 1994. China, of course, believes that the measure is consistent with its WTO obligations. The DSB established a panel and Chile, EU, Japan, Korea, Norway and the United States reserved their third-party rights to participate in the Panel’s proceedings.

For more information regarding these disputes and other dispute resolution activity at the WTO, see this WTO news item.

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Venice Academy for Human Rights

The Venice Academy of Human Rights will take place from 6-15 July 2015. The theme of this year’s academy is ‘(Dis)Integration through Human Rights: Citizens, Courts, Communities.’ Online applications are accepted until 3 May 2015, but if you hurry you can take advantage of an "early bird" registration with a reduced participation fee until 15 March 2015.

Faculty of the Venice Academy 2015

Distinguished Opening Lecture

  • Albie Sachs, Former Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa


General Course

  • Will Kymlicka, Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy, Queen’s University


Faculty

  • Armin v. Bogdandy, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg
  • Andreas Føllesdal, Professor of Political Philosophy at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights and Director of the Norwegian Centre of Excellence PluriCourts for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, University of Oslo
  • Marc Weller, Professor of International Law and International Constitutional Studies and Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge
  • Marlene Wind, EURECO Professor and Director of the Centre for European Politics, University of Copenhagen

You can view the detailed programme here.

Key Facts
Participants: Academics, practitioners, PhD/JSD and master students
Type of courses: Lectures, seminars, workshops and discussion sessions
Number of hours: up to 35 hours of courses
Location: Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice - Lido, Italy
Fees: 500 EUR (early bird registration until 15 March), 600 EUR (16 March - 3 May 2015)

Venice Academy of Human Rights
The Venice Academy of Human Rights is an international programme of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. It forms part of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC). The Academy offers interdisciplinary thematic programmes open to academics, practitioners, doctoral and master students with an advanced knowledge of human rights. Participants attend morning lectures, participate in discussion sessions and workshops and can exchange views, ideas and arguments with leading international scholars and experts. This includes the opportunity for a number of participants to present and discuss their own “work in progress” such as drafts of articles, chapters of books or doctoral theses and receive comments from faculty members and peers. At the end of the programme, participants receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by the Venice Academy of Human Rights.

Hat tip to Knut Taisbach

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

BIICL Annual Grotius Lecture and Dinner 2015

The American Society of International Law is proud to be a co-sponsor for the British Institute of International and Comparative Law's Annual Grotius Lecture and Dinner, March 26, 2015.

Date: Thursday 26 March 2015
Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) takes great pleasure in inviting you to this year's Annual Grotius Lecture and Dinner.

Annual Grotius Lecture
17:30-18:30 (followed by drinks reception)
Eleanor Sharpston QC
will deliver the 2015 Annual Grotius Lecture on the subject 'Squaring the Circle? Fighting Terrorism whilst Respecting Fundamental Rights'.

Eleanor has been Advocate General at the Court of Justice since 2006. After serving as a référendaire (judicial assistant) to Advocate General, subsequently Judge, Sir Gordon Slynn, she taught and researched what was then EC law, together with comparative law, at University College London and then at King's College Cambridge. In parallel, she pursued a career at the Bar specialising in EC law and the ECHR, becoming a Queen's Counsel in 1999. She has published widely on European Union law and comparative law. She brings her extensive experience as an academic, practitioner and now Advocate General to this prestigious Annual Lecture of BIICL.

The Lecture will be of great interest to barristers, solicitors, judges, arbitrators, government officials, intergovernmental officials, academics, students and all with an interest in European law.

Annual Grotius Dinner
19:30-22:00
Sir Paul Jenkins KCB QC
will be the speaker for the Grotius Dinner. Sir Paul was the United Kingdom Government's principal legal official from 2006 to 2014, serving as Treasury Solicitor, Permanent Secretary to the Attorney General and Head of the Government Legal Service.

Paul joined the Government Legal Service from the self-employed Bar in 1979 and spent his early career in the Treasury Solicitor's Department. In 1992 he became the first Legal Adviser to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. From 1998 to 2004 Paul was the Legal Adviser to the Lord Chancellor's Department and then Director General of the Legal and International Group in the Department of Constitutional Affairs. Prior to his appointment as Permanent Secretary, Paul was the Legal Adviser to the Departments for Work and Pensions and Health. He has been a Bencher of the Middle Temple since 2002 and is a Trustee of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He now provides independent consultancy and advisory services to governments and commercial organisations in the UK and internationally.

For further information and to book online please visit www.biicl.org/grotius2015.

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The World Health Organization and the World Food Programme Join Forces to Bring the Number of New Ebola Cases in West Africa Down to Zero

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have announced they are combining their expertise in public health and logistics in a new partnership to bring the Ebola outbreak down to zero in West Africa.

“This partnership increases both agencies’ abilities to reach, monitor and respond to the needs of all people touched by Ebola,” which has affected some 24,000 people with nearly 10,000 deaths, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said in the announcement.

“It helps us deploy and maintain technical teams with expertise in infection prevention and control, epidemiology, and contact tracing, enabling dedicated health workers in the deep field to do their best work,” according to Dr. Chan. “The partnership is also a learning opportunity for the future, informing our capacities to launch joint operations during large-scale emergencies.”

“Over the past seven months, partnerships have been crucial in fighting this devastating outbreak,” said WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin. “WFP has worked with our partners to respond to communities’ most basic needs – making sure food is reaching everywhere that the Ebola virus has hit.”

Ms. Cousin said her agency’s logistical support to WHO and the wider humanitarian community has enabled affected people to receive the urgent care and support they need.

“We are making progress, however we must remain vigilant,” Ms. Cousin said. “The Ebola crisis will not end until we identify, reach and successfully treat every last case. Recognizing this goal, the WHO-WFP partnership – a joint technical and operational force – will continue providing the support required to achieve zero cases.”

The two agencies agreed to combine their expertise in joint operations in more than 60 priority districts and prefectures on the ground in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three most Ebola-affected countries.

“In districts with ongoing Ebola transmission, WFP is ensuring that WHO disease detectives have the resources they need – computer equipment, phones and stable internet connectivity – to share information critical to tracking and stopping the virus,” according to the announcement.

WFP is also managing the fleet of rugged vehicles carrying WHO social anthropologists and epidemiologists to isolated villages, where they will continue gaining the trust of communities to find and follow contacts of Ebola patients until all cases are resolved.

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the UN system and WFP is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

(adapted from a UN press release)

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International Religous Freedom

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs,  will hold a hearing on international religious freedom on March 11, 2015 at 2 pm in Room 124 of the  Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington D.C.

Hat tip to the ABA Governmental Affairs Office

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Private International Law Prize 2015

The Private International Law Interest Group (PILIG) of the American Society of International Law invites submissions for this year’s ASIL Private International Law prize. The prize is given for the best text on private international law written by a young scholar. Essays, articles, and books are welcome, and can address any topic of private international law, can be of any length, and may be published or unpublished, but not published prior to 2014. Submitted essays should be in the English language.  Competitors may be citizens of any nation but must be 35 years old or younger on December 31, 2014. They need not be members of ASIL.

This year, the prize will consist of a $400 stipend to participate in the 2015 or 2016 ASIL Annual Conference, and one year’s membership to ASIL. The prize will be awarded by the Private International Law Interest Group based upon the recommendation of a Prize Committee. Decisions of the Prize Committee on the winning essay and on any conditions relating to this prize are final.

Submissions to the Prize Committee must be received by June 1st 2015.

Entries should be submitted by email in Word or pdf format. They should contain two different documents: a) the essay itself, without any identifying information other than the title; and b) a second document containing the title of the entry and the author’s name, affiliation, and contact details.

Submissions and any queries should be addressed by email to Private International Law Interest Group Co-Chairs Prof. S.I. Strong (strongsi@missouri.edu) and Cristian Gimenez Corte (cristiangimenezcorte@gmail.com). All submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail.

Hat tip to Prof. S.I. Strong

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

ITLOS Schedules Hearing in Ghana/Cote d'Ivoire Maritime Boundary Dispute

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) has scheduled a public hearing in the Dispute Concerning Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary between Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire in the Atlantic Ocean. The hearing will consider Cote d'Ivoire's request for provisional measures preventing Ghana from continuing its oil exploration activities in the disputed area.  The hearing is open to the public and will begin on Sunday, March 29 and will continue on Monday, March 30.  For more information, see this ITLOS press release.

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting in DC - Early Bird Registration Expires Soon

The early bird deadline for the ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting expires March 16, 2015.

 

The 2015 Spring Meeting will be held in the beautiful and historic city of Washington, DC from April 28 - May 2, 2015. Join over 1,200 leading attorneys, corporate counsel, government officials, academics and NGO lawyers for four days of networking and programming on the latest international legal and ethics issues. On Tuesday, you can also attend a special workshop at the Law Library of Congress.

 

The 2015 Spring Meeting will offer you:

  • Cutting edge programming and an entire year's worth of CLE including nearly 70 substantive concurrent panel sessions that will cover themes including: Business, Disputes, Energy/Environment, Intellectual Property, Law Practice and Human Rights.
  • Opportunities to learn from top legal experts and hear from world class speakers including:  Bill Browder, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Hermitage Capital Management; International Court of Justice Judge Joan Donoghue; and United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
  • Networking opportunities with thought leaders and experts, policy makers, key international enforcers, decision makers and international leaders in the law.

Save on your registration by taking advantage of early bird rates before March 16th! Registration rates are further discounted for young lawyers (35 years and under), full time government and NGO employees, academics, law students, corporate counsel, solo / small practice and retired attorneys, and members of the ABA Section of International Law and cooperating entities (like the American Branch of the International Law Association, for example).

Hat tip to Houston Putnam Lowry of the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA)

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International Women's Day 2015

MakeithappenMarch 8 is International Women's Day, a time to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality.  This year's theme is "Make It Happen", which was chosen to encourage effective action for advancing and recognizing women.

The first International Women's Day was held in 1911. On this day, thousands of events occur around the world to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women's groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.

The United Nations General Assembly declared March 8 to be International Women's Day during the International Women's Year in 1975.  This year, the UN has adopted the theme - "Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture It!"  For more information on UN-related history and events to honor the day, click here.

Ideas for recognizing the day:

Go purple - From 1908, the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in Great Britain adopted the colour scheme of purple, white and green to symbolise the plight of the Suffragettes. Purple symbolised justice and dignity - two values strongly associated with women's equality. The three colours were used for banners, flags, rosettes and badges to show solidarity.

Donate to a women's charity or support a female-focused crowd-funding initiative. According to the International Labor Organization, microcredit or microfinance projects have empowered over 80 million women worldwide, giving them respect, independence and allowing them to participate in the development of their communities. 

Attend an International Women's Day event and show your support for an inspiring woman.

Urge your State to ratify and implement the Convention on the Preventing and Combatting Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (also known as the Istanbul Convention). For more information, click here.

For more ideas, visit the International Women's Day website.

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AALS Section on International Human Rights Law

Congratulations to Stuart Ford of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, who finished his term as Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on International Human Rights Law, and congratulations to the new officers elected for 2015:

Chair:  Jonathan Todres (Georgia State)

Chair-Elect: Richard Klein (Touro)

Secretary:  Milena Sterio (Cleveland State)

Treasurer: Tim Webster (Case Western)

Executive Committee members (in addition to the above):  Michele Alexandre (Mississippi); Penny Andrews (Albany); Sahar Aziz (Texas A&M); Stuart Ford (The John Marshall Law School - Chicago); Peter Halewood (Albany), Berta Hernandez-Truyol (Florida); Faisal Kutty (Valparaiso), Tom McDonnell (Pace); Sharmila Murthy (Suffolk); Ved Nanda (Denver); Carol Pauli (Texas A&M); Brett Scharffs (BYU); Jonathan Stubbs (Richmond).

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