Category Archives: International Law

Konaté: La Cour Pénale Internationale : Entre nécessité de justice et impératif de paix

Dindio Konaté has published La Cour Pénale Internationale : Entre nécessité de justice et impératif de paix (L'Harmattan 2018). Here's the abstract: La Cour pénale internationale (CPI), avancée notable en ce XXIè siècle, apparaît sous les feux des projecteurs. Au-delà des critiques dont elle fait l'objet, se posent la question de la justice et de la paix, deux notions que la Cour doit s'efforcer de conjuguer. L'avènement de la CPI a suscité beaucoup d'espoirs, mais pour que celle-ci joue pleinement son rôle, elle doit effectuer sa mue et se débarrasser des limites tant textuelles qu'opérationnelles qui minent son action. Certes, imparfaite, la CPI n'en demeure pas moins à ce jour le modèle le plus achevé d'une juridiction internationale pénale... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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CEDAW Rising!

By: Francisco (“Fran”) Rivera Juaristi, Santa Clara School of Law As we prepare for this weekend’s women’s marches, I am happy to report that last month the County of Santa Clara finally adopted a CEDAW ordinance! It took us (the….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Japanese Supreme Court Renders Decision on Hague Abduction Convention

On December 21, 2017, the Japanese Supreme Court rendered a decision on the Hague Abduction Convention.  The Court upheld a lower court decision in favor of the Japanese mother, even though she  had turned back on her promise to return the kids from a visit to Japan, and even though that same court had earlier issued a return order in favor of the American father. The matter had received international press attention, and even a Congressional subcommittee hearing. Japan had long refused to join the Hague Convention, and when it did, in 2014, critical observers already expected that courts would find ways to undermine it. Those observers see themselves vindicated. Colin Jones reports critically on the decision; he has previously written on Japan’s joining the Convention and on reluctance to enforce it. Useful background from the Law Library of Congress is here. Japanese accession to the Convention has been a frequent scholarly topic, both in….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Antitrust Fines, Due Process and the ECHR

Over at the highly recommended ECHR Blog, theres an excellent post on EU antitrust fines and ECHR fair trial rights. The author of the post, Felix Ronkes Agerbeek, is an eminent lawyer, who works in the Commissions presitigious legal service,….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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KODAK BACK: Plugging Leaks in the Marketplace for Digital Photos

Kodak recently announced the release of KODAKOne and KODAKCoin.  KOKDAKOne is essentially a licensing and tracking platform for digital photographs.  Kodak states:  Utilizing blockchain technology, the KODAKOne platform provides continual web crawling to monitor and protect the IP of the images registered in the KODAKOne system. Where unlicensed usage of images is detected, the KODAKOne platform can efficiently manage the post-licensing process to reward photographers.Kodak also states that “KODAKCoin allows participating photographers to take part in a new economy for photography, receive payment for licensing their work immediately upon sale, and sell their work confidently on a secure blockchain platform.”  We may be moving closer to a system of “pay first use later” instead of a “use first pay later” system with changes in technology and regulation.  Additionally, the prospect of less “leakage” in the….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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