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Economic Sanctions under International Law
Economic Sanctions under International Law - Unilateralism, Multilateralism, Legitimacy and Consequences
Editors: Marossi, Ali Z., Bassett, Marisa R. (Eds.)
With cooperation of a group of internationally renowned scholars of international law, this volume gathers contributions by some of the leading experts in the field to provide a seminal study on the limits of economic sanctions under international law, including accountability mechanisms that might exist when sanctioning States go too far. Where there are gaps in the law, its authors provide novel and important contributions as to how existing legal structures can be used to ensure that economic sanctions remain within a legal order.
The book is available for purchase online.
Discussion Session of the HCLA Advisory Committee
HCLA’s office in The Hague hosted the first discussion session of the advisory committee for “Legal Aspects of Cross-Border Business in Post-Sanction Era” on 7 July.
More than 20 experts of international law and business, composed by high profile judges and lawyers, took part in the session in order to discuss different legal challenges posed to businesses in a post sanction market
Negotiation, Mediation & Conflict Resolution
Several professors and senior international lawyers participated in the joint program of HCLA and THUAS which ended on 2 February 2018.
Participants attended in several workshops and were hosted by International and EU organizations such as; MICT, ICC, Eurojust, HCCH, PCA (Peace Palace).
Economic Management & International Business Law
A selected group of lawyers and business owners took part in the Advanced Training Course “Economic Management & International Business Law”, which was organized by HCLA and the Hague University from 4-8 September 2017 in The Hague. The senior officials of international organizations and university professors delivered lectures in this course.
The role of National Lawyers in International Dispute Settlements
September 2016: Participants of the advanced training course “The role of National Lawyers in International Dispute Settlements” receive their certificates , after an intense week of lectures, workshops, case studies, and visits to international organizations.
The advanced training program was organized by the Hague Center for Law and Arbitration (HCLA) with cooperation of Leiden University.
More than 30 lawyers and legal advisers took part in the course, which forms part of HCLA’s mandate to improve legal knowledge worldwide.
National Courts and the International Rule of Law
The Course “National Courts and the International Rule of Law” was a 5-days long advanced program for judges and procedures, organized by The Hague Center for Law and the Grotius Center for International Legal Studies of Leiden University aimed at enhancing the knowledge of Judges and Prosecutors on International Law.
The course was held in The Hague in February 2016.
EU-Iran Business Opportunities
The “Iran-EU Business Opportunities” summit, organized by The Hague Center for Law and Arbitration (HCLA), the European Institute of Law and Business (EILB) and the Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion (NCH) kicked off today in The Hague with the participation of more than 150 delegates from Iran, Spain, Italy, Germany and The Netherlands.
The event began with a general session, during which the organizers and some Iranian officials delivered their speech on the opportunities for promoting business relations between Iran and the European Union.
The delegates then entered into project presentations and panel discussions on oil, gas and energy, water and civil works, banking and agriculture.
The panel discussions well followed by bilateral meetings which will continue on 13 of May 2016.
The Iranian delegation participating in the summit is composed of senior officials, project and industry owners and bank representatives.
Summit on Petroleum Contract and Investment Opportunities
March 2016: Summit on Iran Petroleum Contracts and Investment Opportunities, coorganized by the Hague Center for Law and Arbitration (HCAL), The European Institute for Law and Business (EILB) and the Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion (NCH), was held this Wedensday, 9 March in the Sevilla and Bilbao conference room of World Trade Center.
More than 50 European companies and enterpeuners took part in the event which welcomed the participation of a delegation of experts in the field of oil and gas.
During the event Dr.Dewanand Mahadew from NCH and Dr.Ali Marossi from HCLA introduced the attractions of the Iranian market for foreign investments.
Their contribution was followed by a speech by Dr. Nasrollah Ebrahimi, senior advisor on Iranian Petroleum Contracts Committee, on different types of oil contracts in Iran.
The summit was concluded with a Q&A session, after which participants had an opportunity for a 1 on 1 consulting session with the experts.
Symposium on Unilateral Sanctions and International Law: Views on Legitimacy and Consequences
As part of its efforts to raise awareness of international legal issues affecting the rights of individuals, corporations and governments, on 11 July 2013, HCLA, in association with the Doshisha University Graduate School of Global Studies,(Japan) organized the following event: Symposium on Unilateral Sanctions and International Law:Views on Legitimacy and Consequences.
To maintain international peace, prosperity and human dignity there is no alternative to international cooperation. The proposition that economic sanctions are a legitimate means of achieving international peace and prosperity is controversial. While major developments in international trade and investment have gained momentum in fostering peaceful international interaction, the world is facing unprecedented conflicts characterized by unilateralism. Although international law may yet lack an effective enforcement authority, this does not justify claims that national policies are of no concern for the international community.
The objective of the symposium is to raise awareness of the impact of unilateralism on issues such as human rights and international trade and investment in the context of international law.