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Al-Haq International Law Summer School 2019!
24 June–8 July 2019   Al-Haq Center for Applied International Law is pleased to announce its Fifth International Law Summer School for post-graduate law students, legal researchers and professionals in the fields of international law and human rights. The training will take place over two weeks in Ramallah, occupied Palestinian territory
Source Al-Haq (30 April 2019)
 
Global Risks of Oil and Gas Overinvestment
Overinvestment in oil and gas creates risks for investors, regardless of whether the world is effective in tackling climate change. Either investors face assets being stranded as demand for fossil fuels falls in a transition to a low carbon economy, or the overinvestment contributes to excess emissions from fossil fuels,
Source Global Witness (24 April 2019)
 
USA: Court Challenge to Israel’s Colonies
In a First, Palestinians Challenge Israel’s Settlement Enterprise—in a US Court The challenge comes in response to a case filed by Israeli settlers against Airbnb.     Randa Wahbe is a United States citizen with West Bank residency who is studying for a PhD in anthropology at Harvard University. Over the years, the 31-year-old
Source Mairav Zonszein, The Nation (18 March 2019)
 
United Nations` Land and Conflict Guidance
Competition and control over land are among the common root causes and subjects of conflict, as well as the underlying factors hindering recovery and durable peace. Meanwhile, land has not been adequately treated in conflict management and resolution. At the same, the land and conflict nexus is only becoming more
Source HIC-HLRN (15 March 2019)
 
USA: Court Rules IFC Not Immune
SCOTUS decision in Jam et al v. International Finance Corporation (IFC) denies absolute immunity to IFC…with caveats     When it rains, it somehow pours.   February 2019 ended up being such a landmark month for international law adjudication. A day after the International Court of Justice released its landmark Chagos Advisory Opinion (finely discussed by
Source Diane Desierto, European Journal of International Law blog (28 February 2019)
 
Vanishing Biodiversity Threatens Our Food
The biodiversity that is crucial for our food and agriculture is disappearing by the day   FAO launches the first-ever global report on the state of biodiversity that underpins our food systems ROME—The first-ever report of its kind presents mounting and worrying evidence that the biodiversity that underpins our food systems is disappearing
Source FAO (23 February 2019)
 
USA: Providing Homes Cheaper than Homelessness
The most cost-effective way to help the homeless is to give them homes. Addressing housing directly is cheaper than relying on cops and emergency rooms.   Even as the national economy continues its slow-but-steady pace of improvement, data released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in December revealed a small
Source Matthew Iglesias, Vox (20 February 2019)
 
Post-capitalism: Life within Environmental Limits
Capitalism’s limitless growth on a finite planet means the economic system we take for granted could end soon. If so, transformative and sustainable change must come from grassroots action     It may seem as though capitalism has always been a part of the Western world, but that’s not true. Although the
Source Dr Samuel Alexander and Professor Brendan Gleeson, University of Melbourne (19 February 2019)
 
Palestine/Israel: Fake Justices
In early September 2018, after years of legal proceedings, the justices of Israel’s High Court determined there was no legal obstacle to demolishing the structures in the community of al-Khan al-Ahmar, located about two kilometers south of the Jerusalem-choking Kfar Adumim settler colony. The  Court delivered that conclusion as the
Source HIC-HLRN (13 February 2019)
 
EU-Morocco Fishery Accord Violates Law—Again
EU-Morocco fisheries agreement violates international humanitarian law and denies self-determination of Western Sahara people.     Today, Members of the European Parliament voted in favour of the planned fisheries agreement between the European Union and Morocco. The vast majority of the catches under this agreement are however to take place to the waters
Source The Greens-European Free Alliance (12 February 2019)
 


   
 


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