Regional Integration

EJIL Debate: A whale or a weasel? The Antarctic Whaling case, and a reply to Professor d’Aspremont (Part II)

Part II of a two-part post in the discussion of Jean d’Aspermont’s article, ‘The International Court of Justice, the Whales, and the Blurring of the Lines between Sources and Interpretation‘.   What did Japan say – and what did it not say? ...Read More

EJIL Debate: A whale or a weasel? The Antarctic Whaling case, and a reply to Professor d’Aspremont (Part I)

Part I of a two-part post opening the discussion of Jean d’Aspermont’s article, ‘The International Court of Justice, the Whales, and the Blurring of the Lines between Sources and Interpretation‘. The article by Professor Jean d’Aspremont, ‘...Read More

EJIL Debate: Jean d’Aspremont’s Article on the Blurring of Interpretation and Sources in the ICJ Case on Whaling in the Antarctic

The blog is happy to announce that over the next few days, we will host a discussion of Jean d’Aspremont’s article, ‘The International Court of Justice, the Whales, and the Blurring of the Lines between Sources and Interpretation‘. The deba...Read More

ECUADOR AND VENEZUELA: RIGHTS EXPERT URGES GREATER COOPERATION WITH UN

13 December 2017 Spanish version GENEVA (Issued as received) – Progress in the social sector in Venezuela and Ecuador, consistent with the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, should be more generally known and recognized, a UN...Read More

UNESCO Joins World Leaders At One Planet Summit

polar_bears.png © UNESCO 12 December 2017 UNESCO Director-General, Audrey Azoulay, joined world leaders at the One Planet Summit organized by the United Nations and the World Bank, at the initiative of the French Government in Paris today. ...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ELECTS VOJISLAV ŠUC OF SLOVENIA AS ITS PRESIDENT FOR 2018

4 December 2017 Geneva, 4 December 2017 (Issued as received) — The Human Rights Council this afternoon elected Ambassador Vojislav Šuc, Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the United Nations Office at Geneva, to serve as its President f...Read More

Deputy Secretary-General, At Caribbean Community Pledging Event, Calls for Sustained Finance, Debt Relief Tailored To Disaster-Prone Region

Following is UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s keynote address to the pledging segment of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) High‑Level Donor Pledging Conference, in New York today:

Launch Of Special Initiative To Address Climate Change Impact On Health In Small Island Developing States

12 November 2017 | Bonn, Germany –Today, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), WHO, in collaboration with the UN Climate Change secretariat and in partnership with the Fijian Presidency of the twenty-third Conference of t...Read More

Regional Trade Policy Course Under Way In Thailand

The RTPC was opened by Professor Pomthong Malakul Na Ayudhaya, Vice President of Chulalongkorn University, Dr Kamalinne Pinutpivadol, Executive Director of the ITD, and Mr Roberto Fiorentino and Dr Faustin Luanga of the WTO’s Institute for ...Read More

Announcements: GoJIL CfP The Law Behind Rule of Law Transfers; CfA Environmental Protection, Resource Rights and Evolving Geopolitics in Antarctica; CfP Italian Society of International and EU Law; Criminal Justice and Accountability in Africa Conference

1. The Law Behind Rule of Law Transfers – GoJIL Call for Papers. In 2018, with Till Patrik Holterhus as special issue editor, the Goettingen Journal of International Law (GoJIL) will publish a special issue on “The law behind rule of law tr...Read More

Statement After Meeting With The Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, The Governor-General Of The Commonwealth Of Australia

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR STATEMENT Vienna, 29 September 2017 – Today, I welcomed Sir Peter Cosgrove, the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, to the Vienna International Centre and the offices of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UN...Read More

BREAKING NEWS: Trump Waives Jones Act for Puerto Rico

The Trump administration this morning waived the provisions of the Jones Act with respect to ports in Puerto Rico. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the change of policy in a tweet. At @ricardorossello request, @P...Read More

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