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Understanding Intellectual Property in Cuba

Understanding Intellectual Property in Cuba

23 Jul, 2019

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. 

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Trial Advocacy Program Trains Latin American Litigators as Countries Transition to Adversarial Legal Systems

Trial Advocacy Program Trains Latin American Litigators as Countries Transition to Adversarial Legal Systems

23 Jul, 2019

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. 

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The Implementation of the Final Peace Agreement between the Government of Colombia and the FARC-EP: The Special Jurisdiction for Peace after One and A Half Years in Operation

The Implementation of the Final Peace Agreement between the Government of Colombia and the FARC-EP: The Special Jurisdiction for Peace after a Year and a Half in Operation

23 Jul, 2019

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.   

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Why is Investment Arbitration So Expensive? – A Groundbreaking Study Reveals Why and Suggests Possible Solutions

Why is Investment Arbitration So Expensive? – A Groundbreaking Study Reveals Why and Suggests Possible Solutions

23 Jul, 2019

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.  

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The Evolving Nature of International Human Rights Adjudication: Reflections on the Occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the Inter-American Human Rights System

The Evolving Nature of International Human Rights Adjudication: Reflections on the Occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the Inter-American Human Rights System

24 Jun, 2019

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. 

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Professor and Dean Emeritus Claudio Grossman Elected Chair of the Drafting Committee of the International Law Commission

Professor and Dean Emeritus Claudio Grossman Elected Chair of the Drafting Committee of the International Law Commission

02 May, 2019

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.

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