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Kadi Showdown: Substantive Review of (UN) Sanctions by the ECJ

I. Introduction After more than a decade on the UN 1267 sanctions list, Yassin Abdullah Kadi was delisted by the UN 1267 Committee on 5 October 2012, following review of a delisting request he had submitted through the Office of Ombudsperson: a mechanism established by Security Council Resolution 1904 (2009) and enhanced by Security Council Resolution 1989 (2011)—and a mechanism which the Kadi cases before the European Union courts (along with some others in domestic courts, such as Nada, Abdelrazik, Hay, Ahmed, etc) pushed to create. Kadi’s delisting came at a time when the European Commission, the Council of the EU, and the UK were pursuing an appeal against the General Court’s decision in Kadi II. This was the decision striking down Kadi’s re-listing by the EU following the annulment of the Regulation listing him for the first time by the ECJ in Kadi I (for comment see here). And yet the appellants did not give up their appeal. It was not just that the…

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Call for Papers: Cassese Initiative Prize

The Antonio Cassese Initiative is very grateful to have received an una tantum donation from the ‘Stichting Praemium Erasmianum’. This foundation aims to strengthen the position of the humanities, the social sciences and the arts. Every year the foundation awards the Erasmus Prize, intended for persons or institutions that have made an…

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Second Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law

Today and tomorrow, the Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law hosts its second event at the University of Nottingham. The Forum is convened by Professors Dino Kritsiotis (Nottingham), Anne Orford (Melbourne) and JHH Weiler (NYU) and its program is here.

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Call for Papers: “Human Rights and the Dark Side of Globalisation: Transnational law enforcement and migration control”

Danish Institute for International Studies, 9-10 December 2013. Globalisation and the promotion of human rights are often assumed to walk hand in hand as increased interdependence favours rights-based governance and global communication means that human rights abuses are reported in real time. Yet, there is a flip side to this relationship. States, and especially more resourceful States, are…

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Call for Papers: Natural Resource Grabbing

Call for papers: “Natural resources grabbing: erosion or legitimate exercise of State sovereignty?” 4th and 5th October 2013, University of Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy);  deadline for submissions of abstracts: 15 June 2013. The growing demand for natural resources has triggered a “race” to their exploitation and possession, especially in developing countries. This research project aims at addressing, from an…

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