Democracy, Governance, and Rule of Law

IACHR Publishes Report on Legal Standards for Persons in the Context of Human Mobility (November 4, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On November 4, 2016, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) published its report on the legal

China's Parliament Rules Two Elected Pro-Independence Hong Kong Politicians Cannot Take Office after Protests (November 7, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On November 7, 2016, the Chinese parliament moved to effectively bar two elected Hong Kong politicians from taking office.

Scotland Expected to Join Legal Challenge to Brexit (November 6, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On November 6, 2016, reports circulated that Scotla

U.K. High Court Rules Parliament Must Vote to Approve “Brexit”; Separately, Northern Ireland Court Dismisses “Brexit” Challenge (November 3, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On November 3, 2016, the U.K.

The Principles of Confidentiality and Noninterference in Communications with Lawyers and Legal Advisers in Recent ICJ and ECHR Case Law

“Legal professional privilege,” or “attorney-client privilege,” as it is often called in domestic legal systems, includes the right of noninterference in communications between clients and their legal advisers, as well as the right of confidentiality of such communications. They are essential conditions for the legal profession and well-protected principles in national, regional, and international legal orders, which only allow for exceptional restrictions.

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20
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16
Author: 
Géraldine Giraudeau
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ICJ Rejects Jurisdiction in Marshall Islands Nuclear Disarmament Cases (October 5, 2016).

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On October 5, 2016, the International Court of Justice ruled that it did not have jurisdiction over three separate but substantively similar cases between the Marshall Islands and

Colombia Rejects Peace Deal with FARC After Plebiscite (October 2, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On October 2, 2016, the people of Colombia narrowly rejected a peace deal negotiated betwe

CJEU Rules Members States Not Required to Grant EU Citizens the Same Extradition Protections as that State’s Citizens (September 6, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On September 6, 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union