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Intellectual property (IP) may not be the first thing one thinks of when one thinks of Cuba, so it may come as a surprise that Cuba has a relatively robust set of intellectual property regulations. Cuba’s long history of complying with IP treaties has resulted in a sophisticated legal approach to the protection of IP on the island.Read more
Practicing attorneys and judges from Central and South America traveled to American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) once again this summer for an interactive two-week seminar on the United States’ adversarial legal system.Read more
The Special Jurisdiction for Peace (SJP) was created following the Final Peace Agreement between the government of Colombia and the FARC-EP, adopted on November 24, 2016. The SJP has operated so far for a year and a half. This experience warrants taking stock of the achievements and challenges that have ensued.Read more
Costs are among the issues that the critics of international arbitration allege to justify the need to reform it. However, cognitive illusions and unfounded intuition can wreak havoc without understanding the real state of play. The field of investment arbitration is fraught with challenges, as there are many deeply held beliefs while access to objective data to test assumptions is very limited.Read more
During the week of June 24, 2019, in Medellin, Colombia, the Organization of American States (OAS) celebrated its 60th Anniversary, in commemoration of the constituting Bogotá Conference in 1948. On June 26, one of the OAS principal institutions, the Inter-American Human Rights Commission, held a formal celebration to commemorate its contributions to the international protection of human rights.Read more
Professor and Dean Emeritus Claudio Grossman was elected by acclamation Chair of the Drafting Committee of the International Law Commission (ILC) on Monday, April 29 in Geneva, Switzerland.Read more