Category Archives: International Law

Northwestern Releases Technology Standards and Standard Setting Organizations Databases and Congratulations to Dr. Roya Ghafele!

Northwestern University, Pritzker Law School, has released three databases on technology standards and standard setting organizations.  The announcement states: The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth is pleased to announce the release of three important databases on Technology Standards and Standard Setting Organizations (SSOs). The databases are available free of charge for all academic researchers.The first database, known as the Searle Center Database on Technology Standards and Standard Setting Organizations, created by Justus Baron and Daniel F. Spulber, contains original data on the rules and membership of SSOs, and bibliographic information on published technology standards (including an original database of normative and informative references between standard documents).The second database, created by Justus Baron and Tim Pohlmann (IPlyitics), contains the currently most comprehensive database of declared standard-essential patents (SEP) and the….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Is International Internet Regulation Just Ahead?

French President Emmanuel Macron got into a fight the other day with President Trump. That public contretempts obscured an equally significant international event—Macron gave the opening remarks at the Internet Governance Forum, whose 2018 meeting convened in Paris this month. He offered what can only be characterized as a strong vision of international internet regulation. While leaning into the idea of multi-stakeholder development of the regulations, Macron left far behind the idea of a generally unregulated internet. Here’s a taste: The IGF community has an objective interest in taking hold of the subject rapidly, because there will inevitably be greater regulation in future, and the community will be the first to pay the price if rules are poorly designed. We need to build this cooperative regulation together. What we need to do, is learn to regulate together, on the basis that all Internet players, including civil societies, private actors, NGOs,….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Clark: Distant Justice: The Impact of the International Criminal Court on African Politics

Phil Clark (SOAS Univ. of London – Politics and International Studies) has published Distant Justice: The Impact of the International Criminal Court on African Politics (Cambridge Univ. Press 2018). Here's the abstract: There are a number of controversies surrounding the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Africa. Critics have charged it with neo-colonial meddling in African affairs, accusing it of undermining national sovereignty and domestic attempts to resolve armed conflict. Here, based on 650 interviews over 11 years, Phil Clark critically assesses the politics of the ICC in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, focusing particularly on the Court's multi-level impact on national politics and the lives of everyday citizens. He explores the ICC's effects on peace negotiations, national elections, domestic judicial reform, amnesty processes, combatant demobilisation and community-level accountability and reconciliation. In attempting to distance itself….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Conference: Les 20 ans du statut de Rome : bilan et perspectives de la Cour pénale internationale

On November 21-23, 2018, the Institut de Sciences Criminelles et de la Justice at the Université de Bordeaux will host a conference on "Les 20 ans du statut de Rome : bilan et perspectives de la Cour pénale internationale." The program is here... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Cross-border Health Care and the House of Lords Report

We are big fans of the reports of the British House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union. The recent report entitled “Healthcare across EU borders: a safe framework”, available here or here in pdf format, is well worth….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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