Jacques Hartmann

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Professor of International Law, Dundee Law School, Scotland.

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Transition Minerals: A Cautionary Tale from Greenland

On 19 July 2023, Greenland Minerals (GM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Australian mining company Energy Transition Minerals (ETM) initiated arbitration proceedings against the Governments of Greenland and Denmark. The arbitration focuses on the right to mine. GM is seeking either confirmation of its right or USD 11.5 billion in compensation, a sum nearly four times Greenland’s annual…

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The European Commission’s proposal for a directive on corporate sustainability due diligence: two paradoxes

On 23 February 2022, the European Commission (EC) published a proposal for a directive on corporate sustainability due diligence (proposal). The proposal has already attracted much scholarly and stakeholder commentary. In this blog we focus on two significant issues not yet addressed. First, the proposal does not  refer to European regional human rights instruments such as the…

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A Former Danish Minister for Immigration is Sentenced: A new Chapter in the Danish ‘Migrants Saga’

On December 13 2021 the Danish Court of Impeachment (Rigsretten) convicted Inger Støjberg, a former Minister of Immigration, for having unlawfully instructed public authorities to separate migrant couples one of whom was a minor. This special Court, which Parliament assembles, exists to try ministers accused of maladministration. Although nominally a permanent body, the assembly of the Court…

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