ASIL Cables

By: Annecoos Wiersema | April 13, 2014 | 11:00 PM EDT

This was a fascinating panel, with speakers addressing questions related to the role of international law in facilitating efforts to “green the economy.” Moderater Elizabeth Dowdeswell began by offering a trajectory of international environmental law, presenting the concept of greening the economy as the current theme, naturally following on from sustainable development. Markus Gehring’s presentation described this as an exciting time in the history of the green economy, as lawyers begin to work on what this policy slogan might actually mean and how it can be implemented...

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By: Laurisha Cotton | April 13, 2014 | 10:45 PM EDT

Known for his American philosophy of constitutional law, the late Ronald Dworkin recently allowed philosophers, scholars and lawyers access into his thoughts on international law through his posthumous article, “New Philosophy for International Law”. The article aroused the debate of the law being dependent on moral theory or through the courts? Jean Cohen (Columbia University), Liam Murphy (New York University School of Law) and...

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By: Jennifer Daskal | April 13, 2014 | 10:30 PM EDT

A packed room of enthusiastic Lieber Society members celebrated the achievements of the past year and discussed plans for the future during the Society’s Annual Business Meeting.   Accomplishments of the year include the sponsorship of multiple events at Tillar house and elsewhere; the management and judging of four writing prizes; and the participation in two widely attended celebrations commemorating the 150 anniversary of the Lieber Code – one at the American Committee for the Red Cross headquarters in Washington, D.C., and the other at Columbia University in New York...

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By: Tara Davenport | April 13, 2014 | 09:45 PM EDT

Twenty years have passed since the entry into force of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the implementation of Part XV, which is one of the more sophisticated and ambitious dispute settlement mechanisms that the world has seen. It provided for compulsory procedures entailing binding decisions (CPBD) for any dispute over the interpretation or application of any provision of UNCLOS, and provided State Parties with an array of dispute settlement options ranging from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to the International Tribunal...

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