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ICON.S Annual Conference with a Latin-American Twist

By on 7th May 2017

The International Society of Public Law (ICON.S) is holding its annual conference in Copenhagen from 5 to 7 July in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen’s Faculty of Law and iCourts. The theme of this year is “Courts, Power, and Public Law” and, interestingly, the program promises several presentations focusing on the developments and challenges […]

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Events

The Role of the IACtHR: Jurisprudential Advances and New Responses

By on 4th May 2017

Leiry Cornejo Chavez (European University Institute) and Natalia Torres Zuñiga (University of Oslo), with the economic support of the Norwegian Latin-American Research Network (NorLARNet), are organizing a workshop on the role of the IACtHR in Oslo, Norway. The workshop will be held at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights on May 15th. Presenters have been […]

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New publication in Pensamiento Propio

By on 1st March 2017

EUI Prof. Carlos Closa and Alumnus Stefano Palestini have published an article in the last issue of Pensamiento Propio: “América Latina. De la bonanza a la crisis de la globalización”. The article is titled “Defensa de la democracia o autodefensa: las organizaciones regionales y la protección de la democracia en América Latina y el Caribe“. Check […]

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Events

The Role of the IACtHR: Jurisprudential Advances and New Responses – CALL FOR PAPERS

By on 17th February 2017

One of our coordinators is co-organising a workshop in Oslo, Norway, about the role of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ (IACtHR). Deadline for submissions of abstracts is 20 March 2017. The workshop will be held on 15 May 2017. CALL FOR PAPERS The workshop has three specific aims. Firstly, it focuses on the identification […]

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Opinion

Dark Hours Before Sunrise? A Fragile Moment for Peace in Colombia

By on 7th February 2017

The FARC guerrilla and the Colombian Government have decided to give peace a chance. But a rise in killings of social activists and political leaders presents a serious risk to the implementation of their peace agreement. ‘It is always darkest just before the Day dawneth’, wrote the English historian and theologian Thomas Fuller in 1650[i]. […]

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