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Académie Internationale de Droit Comparé

UN Human Rights Committee finds ICCPR violation by France

On August 10, 2018, the UN Human Rights Committee issued an opinion on the confirmation by the French justice system, of a termination of employment of an employee of a nursery who wanted to wear a veil inside the establishment. Fired in 2008, the plaintiff had...

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US Supreme Court : Justice Kennedy announces retirement

US Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced on June 27th 2018 that he would retire later this summer, setting in motion discussions over the future of the Supreme Court while giving US President Donald Trump a possibility "to put a more conservative stamp on...

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China: controversial cybersecurity law is approved

On 7 November 2016, China approved a controversial cybersecurity law. The proclaimed aim of the new law is to protect Internet users and minimize fraud. Several human rights watchdogs have notably spoken out against the law, expressing important concerns. In...

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US: Congress overrides Obama’s veto on JASTA

Earlier this month, President Barack Obama blocked the bill (Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA)) allowing victims of 9/11 and their relatives to sue the Government of Saudi Arabia over its alleged involvement in the terrorist attack. See our previous...

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Germany: Bundestag adopts new sexual assault Law

The German Bundestag has adopted the a new criminal law regarding sexual assault at the beginning of the month . Accordingly, a sexual act will in the future also be considered as a rape if the victim does not actively defend itself. A crime is therefore also deemed...

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Comparative Law – Uwe Kischel

Comparative Law - Uwe Kischel, Oxford University Press, 2019, ISBN: 9780198791355 The description is reproduced hereafter : "Uwe Kischel's comprehensive treatise on comparative law offers a critical introduction to the central tenets of comparative legal scholarship....

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Ius Commune Prize 2019

The Board of the Ius Commune Research School has decided, as result of the great success of former years, to organize the Ius Commune Prize this year again. The prize will be awarded to the PhD student or starting researcher who wrote an article of outstanding quality...

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