Syrie: justice pour les victimes du massacre de Hama (enquête pénale par le Ministère public de la Confédération pour crimes de guerre) – conférence en ligne, 22 février 2021 à 17h (CET)

Syrie: justice pour les victimes du massacre de Hama (enquête pénale par le Ministère public de la Confédération pour crimes de guerre) – conférence en ligne, 22 février 2021 à 17h (CET)

Il y a exactement 39 ans, débutait le siège de la ville de Hama par l’armée syrienne, en représailles à une tentative de soulèvement des Frères musulmans. En un peu moins d’un mois en février 1982, les troupes de Hafez al-Assad se livrent à un véritable massacre qui coutera la vie plusieurs dizaines de milliers de personnes, majoritairement des civils. A la tête des Brigades de défense, Rifaat al-Assad, le frère du président, que les Syriens surnommeront le « Boucher de Hama », nie depuis lors son implication. Depuis décembre 2013, il fait pourtant l’objet d’une enquête pénale par le Ministère public de la Confédération pour crimes de guerre, suite à une dénonciation déposée par TRIAL International.

En février 1982, les troupes de Hafez al-Assad se livraient à un véritable massacre à Hama. ©Khaled al-Khani

Mais comment un ancien haut-gradé syrien peut-il être poursuivi en Suisse pour des crimes commis dans son pays d’origine ? Pourquoi est-il encore inquiété par la justice alors que les crimes remontent à près de quarante ans ? Quels obstacles présentent des enquêtes et procédures d’une telle envergure ? Et que peuvent espérer les survivants du massacre et les proches des victimes de Hama ? Pour tenter de répondre à ces questions, TRIAL International organise une conférence en ligne qui se tiendra le 22 février 2021 à 17h (CET).

Aux côtés de Jennifer Triscone, conseillère juridique et enquêtrice en charge du dossier contre Rifaat al-Assad, qui va expliquer la procédure en Suisse, l’enquête sur l’affaire et ses difficultés, l’avocat syrien Anwar al-Bounni reviendra sur l’importance de cet évènement pour les Syriens et dressera un parallèle avec les luttes actuelles en Syrie. Le panel sera complété par Chanez Mensous de l’ONG française Sherpa, partie civile dans la procédure engagée en France contre Rifaat al-Assad pour biens mal acquis.

Le webinaire aura lieu sur Zoom et sera retransmis sur Facebook live. Un traduction simultanée anglais/arabe vous sera proposée. Pour participer, merci de bien vouloir vous inscrire ici. Un lien pour accéder au webinaire vous sera envoyé quelques jours avant l’évènement.

As a Member of the Executive Board of SIEL I am happy to share this Call for Papers for the 7th Biennial Global Conference (8-10 July 2021) — Andreas R. Ziegler

As a Member of the Executive Board of SIEL I am happy to share this Call for Papers for the 7th Biennial Global Conference (8-10 July 2021) The Seventh Biennial Global Conference of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) will take place as a virtual conference in collaboration with Bocconi University, Milan / Italy, […]

As a Member of the Executive Board of SIEL I am happy to share this Call for Papers for the 7th Biennial Global Conference (8-10 July 2021) — Andreas R. Ziegler

Webinar series gathering experts from different fields and from various groups of stakeholders to discuss key issues pertaining to Business, Human Rights and the Environment

Webinar series gathering experts from different fields and from various groups of stakeholders to discuss key issues pertaining to Business, Human Rights and the Environment

With the support of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Nova Centre on Business, Human Rights and the Environment (NOVA BHRE) is organizing, in partnership with the Portuguese Ombudsman Office (Provedor de Justiça), the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the Teaching Business and Human Rights Forum, and NOVA 4 The Globe, a webinar series gathering experts from different fields and from various groups of stakeholders to discuss key issues pertaining to Business, Human Rights and the Environment. 

The field of Business and Human Rights has attracted growing attention in recent years as many cases have sadly illustrated that companies can cause, contribute or be directly linked to human rights and environmental harms, both in their own operations and in their value chains worldwide. From issues of child labour, forced labour, poor and unsafe working conditions, to environmental damage and the climate-related impact of corporate activities, all sectors are concerned and all internationally recognised human rights can potentially be affected by corporate activities. 

Recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has shone light on the difficulties arising out of unregulated global supply chains and raised questions in terms of the human rights compatibility of business responses to the crisis.

Against this backdrop, important legislative developments are taking place at the domestic, European and international level seeking to mandate companies to take steps in order to ensure that human rights, decent work and environmental standards are upheld in their operations and in global value chains, thereby also advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  

The overall aim of the webinar series is to ‘connect the dots’ between corporate due diligence and issues such as civil liability, private international law, contract and company law, the green deal, sustainable finance, and gender equality.

Thursday 28th of January 2021: 14:00 – 16:00 (Lisbon time): Corporate Due Diligence and Civil Liability Register for Episode 1

Thursday 25th of February 2021: 14:00 – 16:00 (Lisbon time): Corporate Due Diligence and Private International Law Register for Episode 2

Thursday 25th of March 2021: 14:00 – 16:00 (Lisbon time): Corporate Due Diligence in Contract Law and Company Law Register for Episode 3

Thursday 22nd of April 2021: 14:00 – 16:00 (Lisbon time): Corporate Due Diligence and the Green Deal Register for Episode 4

Thursday 27th of May 2021: 14:00 – 16:00 (Lisbon time): Corporate Due Diligence and Sustainable Finance Register for Episode 5

 Thursday 24th of June 2021: 14:00 – 16:00 (Lisbon time): Corporate Due Diligence and Gender Equality Register for Episode 6

SIEL Conversations: US Trade Policy Under the Biden Administration: What to Expect or Hope For?, 28 January 2021

SIEL Conversations:  US Trade Policy Under the Biden Administration: What to Expect or Hope For?, 28 January 2021

For Biden, tough China trade and tech questions may have to wait |  International Trade News | Al Jazeera


The Society of International Economic Law has launched SIEL Conversations, a monthly webinar on international economic law.

The aim of SIEL Conversations is to bring together authors and commentators to give talks that are idea-focused so as to foster learning and inspiration, and provoke conversations that matter. Each SIEL Conversation will last approximately one hour and will include commentary from the speakers, with questions from the public.
 



The January SIEL Conversation is about the ‘US Trade Policy Under the Biden Administration: What to Expect or Hope For?Moderator:Simon Lester, Associate Director, Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute

Speakers:

Date: The event is scheduled for 28 January 2021 at the following times:

  • 8 am Washington D.C. time
  • 2 pm Brussels time
  • 4 pm St Petersburg time
  • 6:30 pm New Delhi time
  • 9 pm Beijing time
  • 10 pm Seoul time

More information can be found here.

Register for the event at:https://forms.gle/fHGPWBGvFESLhR2t6


We would like to take this opportunity to inform you that the video of 2020 Conversations are now available on the SIEL YouTube channel:

Please subscribe to the SIEL YouTube channel to stay informed of the latest news and content from SIEL. 

We look forward to having you join us,
Andreas R. Ziegler, Member of the Executive Council of SIEL


Dissertationspreis 2021, Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen(Bewerbungsfrist: 31.05.2021)

Dissertationspreis 2021, Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen
(Bewerbungsfrist: 31.05.2021)


Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen (DGVN) schreibt für das Jahr 2021 zum siebten Mal den Dissertationspreis aus. Mit diesem Preis soll herausragende Forschung zu den Vereinten Nationen, insbesondere den Grundlagen, Institutionen und Handlungsfeldern des UN-Systems sowie zur deutschen UN- Politik ausgezeichnet werden. Fragestellung und Forschungsansatz sollten einen deutlichen UN-Bezug aufweisen und dabei von gesellschaftlicher Relevanz sein. Über die Vergabe des Preises entscheidet der Forschungsrat der DGVN. Mit dem Preis verbunden ist die Möglichkeit der Veröffentlichung in der Reihe »The United Nations and Global Change« des Nomos-Verlags bei gleichzeitiger Unterstützung für anfallende Druckkosten in Höhe von 1000,– Euro. Andernfalls erhält die Preisträgerin oder der Preisträger ein Preisgeld von 1000,– Euro. (Weitere Infos unter http://www.dgvn.de/ueber-uns/organisation/forschungsrat/)

Voraussetzungen:
• Die Dissertation soll 2019, 2020 oder 2021 erfolgreich an einer deutschen oder
ausländischen Universität abgeschlossen worden sein.
• Sie kann, muss aber noch nicht publiziert sein.
• Sie soll in deutscher oder englischer Sprache verfasst sein.
• Der Kreis der Bewerberinnen und Bewerber umfasst Personen, die in Deutschland
promoviert wurden, oder Deutsche, die im Ausland promoviert wurden.
• Selbstbewerbungen sind möglich; auch Vorschläge von Dritten sind willkommen.

Die Bewerbungsfrist für den Dissertationspreis 2021 ist der 31. Mai 2021.

Die vollständige Bewerbung umfasst:
• den wissenschaftlichen Lebenslauf mit Schriftenverzeichnis,
• Nachweis der Doktorprüfung,
• ein Exemplar der Dissertation sowie
• die Gutachten zur Dissertation.
Es wird darum gebeten, alle Bewerbungsdokumente in digitaler Form einzureichen. Die
Preisverleihung findet voraussichtlich im Rahmen einer öffentlichen Veranstaltung Anfang des Jahres 2022 statt.

Bewerbungen sind per E-Mail zu richten an die
Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen (DGVN) –Forschungsrat–
z. Hd. Monique Lehmann
Betreff: ›Dissertationspreis 2021‹
E-Mail: lehmann@dgvn.de

“International Legal Challenges Facing the New U.S. Administration: Critical Analyses from the American Heartland” Friday, February 12, 2021 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST | Online event

“International Legal Challenges Facing the New U.S. Administration: Critical Analyses from the American Heartland” Friday, February 12, 2021 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST | Online event

Law Journal Symposium 2021
2021 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy Symposium
“International Legal Challenges Facing the New U.S. Administration: Critical Analyses from the American Heartland” Friday, February 12, 2021 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST | Online event
REGISTER NOW
Join us for the 2021 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy Symposium, “International Legal Challenges Facing the New U.S. Administration: Critical Analyses from the American Heartland.”
Featuring legal scholars from around the world, the symposium will advance contemporary discourse and provide a timely forum after the 2020 U.S. presidential election and President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

The symposium will be presented as an online event on Friday, February 12. Speakers include:
Raj Bhala | University of Kansas School of Law | International Trade Law Laura Clark Fey | Fey LLC | Privacy Law David Gantz | University of Arizona College of Law | Trade and International Economics Law Anupam Jha | University of Delhi Faculty of Law | International Criminal and Human Rights Law Mark Johnson | Dentons U.S. LLP | Election Law Petros Mavroidis | Columbia Law School | Foreign and Comparative Law Asif Qureshi | Korea University School of Law | International Economic Law
COST The symposium is free and open to the public, but registration is required. No CLE credit will be offered at the symposium.
RSVP Register at law.ku.edu/register-2021-journal-symposium.
QUESTIONS Reiley Pankratz, Symposium Editor | reileypankratz@ku.edu

Swiss Energy Law Association (SELA): Founding Meeting February 4th 2-5 pm online

Swiss Energy Law Association (SELA): Founding Meeting February 4th 2-5 pm online

Dear Colleagues:

I trust this message finds you well and that you successfully started the New Year. We all hope that Corona will become a matter of the past which, in 2020, has repeatedly prevented us from physically founding the Swiss Association of Energy Law for which you kindly showed an interest upon talking to Professor Espa from USI, and Federico Piccaluga, Legal Cousel, Durferco & ACC,  both in Lugano. The following persons, so far have been involved or contacted:

  1.  Thomas Cottier, University of Bern  – President

  2.  Ilaria Espa, USI – Secretary

  3.  Federico Piccaluga, Legal Cousel, Durferco & ACC – Vice-President

  4.  Barbara Antonioli, USI

  5.  Andreas Ziegler, Université de Lausanne

  6.  Stefan Reinsteiner, Vischer

  7.  Maria Luisa Cardellicchio, Legal Counsel, Aziende Industriali di Lugano 

  8.  Tetyana Payosova, VBB

  9.  Michael Hahn, University of Bern

Given the continued restrictions, we decided to hold the founding meeting on February 4th, 2021 at 2 pm to 5 pm per zoom for which you find an invitation below. Please let us now confirming on outlook whether or not you will be able to participate. We also appreciate if you wish to share the invitation with other colleagues interested in energy law and policy whom you may know.

The challenges of climate change and renewable energy in the context of Swiss Commitments under the Paris Accord and unresolved relations with the European Union in particular on electrical energy are a good moment to launch the Association with a view to create a network of legal and policy specialists in the field throughout the country from different walks of life, research, government, private practice, industry and NGOs. It also is a good moment to take up relations with the European Federation of Energy Law which welcomes the advent of a Swiss Chapter.

The meeting on February 4th, 2021 from 2 pm to 5 pm will be dedicated to discuss and approve the Statutes as attached, appoint the officers of the Society and engage in discussions on impending work which should be taken up. Please find enclosed an agenda for the meeting as well as the draft Statutes which Ilaria Espa, Federico Piccaluga and myself prepared.

We very much hope that you will be able to join in setting up the new Association on February 4th, 2021. 

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Agenda of the Meeting

  1. Welcome
  2. General Discussion
  3. Discussion and Approval of Statutes
  4. Appointment of Officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary-General, Treasurer)
  5. Annual Fees
  6. Recruitment Strategy
  7. Relationship to European Federation of Energy Law
  8. Work Programme and Events
  9. Next Meeting
  10. Miscellaneous

Thomas Cottier, University of Bern

If you are interested contact: Thomas.Cottier@wti.org

Establishment of an ILA Committee on International Tax Law – Call for Members !

Establishment of an ILA Committee on International Tax Law – Call for Members !

International Taxation, International Tax Services, इंटरनेशनल टैक्सेशन  सर्विस, इंटरनेशनल टेक्सटेशन सर्विस, अंतर्राष्ट्रीय कराधान सेवा in Mumbai ,  Mentors Tax Consultants | ID ...

Since the establishment of an ILA study group in 2017 we have conducted research on how international public law affects the rights of taxpayers as non-State actors. This research project has involved more than 20 experts from all continents and will reach completion in 2021 with the formulation of recommendations in line with ILA standards.


During the first phase of our research, we have detected the need to develop a more systematic approach to how public international law affects international taxation. You may find the results of our first research phase in our report for the Kyoto Conference, available on the ILA website.


Our goal with the newly established ILA Committee on International Tax Law is to start a new phase of our research focusing on the so-called tax nexus, i.e. the necessary link for exercising tax jurisdiction. The tax nexus needs a comprehensive analysis in order to meet the global challenges that arise in connection with the digitalized business models and that require a change in the proxies that were developed over a century ago. From this perspective, the forthcoming work phase of the Committee on International Tax Law will study issues related to tax sovereignty and international limitations on its exercise. If you want to know more about this research please consult our Committee mandate.


Currently, we are developing an outline for this research. We plan to hold a kick-off meeting in 2021and then present some interim results at the ILA 80th Biennial Conference Lisbon in 2022 and continue until the following Biennial Conference, before shifting the emphasis on the implementation of such new rules, e.g. by arbitration and mutual agreement procedures.
We are confident that many of your members are willing to join us in discovering the new frontiers of scientific research at the crossroads between public international law and the law of taxation in an area of great public importance and actuality.
We look forward to receiving your feedback and commentaries, as well as the indication of candidates for membership of the ILA Committee on International Tax Law before 31 January 2021.
You are welcome to contact us at robin.miller@curia.europa.eu.

Juliane Kokott
Chair of the
ILA International Tax Committee
Pasquale Pistone
Co-Chair of the
ILA International Tax Committee

« La procédure des cours et tribunaux internationaux »

« La procédure des cours et tribunaux internationaux »

La Branche française de l’Association de droit international (International Law Association) organise une conférence en ligne sur le thème :

« La procédure des cours et tribunaux internationaux »

Discussion autour de la résolution 1/2020 adoptée le 13 décembre 2020 par la 79ème Conférence biennale de l’ILA

Mercredi 20 janvier 2021

18h à 20h

Avec :
Mme Hélène RUIZ FABRI
Professeure de droit
Directrice de l’Institut Max Planck de Luxembourg pour le droit procédural

Commentateur :
M. Mathias FORTEAU
Professeur à l’Université Paris Nanterre
Avocat-conseil devant les cours et tribunaux internationaux

Sous la présidence de :
Mme Catherine KESSEDJIAN
Professeur émérite de l’Université Panthéon-Assas
Présidente de la Branche française de l’ADI/ILA

La conférence se tiendra via la plateforme Zoom : seules les personnes régulièrement inscrites recevront les informations de connexion.

La conférence est gratuite pour les membres de l’ILA et les étudiants (sur justificatif). Les personnes non membres de l’ILA peuvent participer, moyennant le paiement des frais d’inscription (50 euros).

Si vous désirez adhérer au Groupe suisse de l’ILA écrivez à: info@ilasuisse.ch

Inscription obligatoire avant le 18 janvier : sg.ila.fr@gmail.com

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