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International Security and Public Order


The sovereignty principle is a fundamental element in public international law, in as much it articulates the behavior of the States and agents around the concept of sovereign State. However, the conjunctural recognition of new subjects of international law have generated normative conflicts and have given account of the existence of legal blanks, debilitating the power of coercion of international law to maintain the international order. One of the more debated topics on the matter, concerns the capacity of the sovereign States in matters of international security and public order. In this section you will find articles, news, instruments, jurisprudence and multimedia that develop this debate.


Human Rigths and International Humantarian Law


Product of two World Wars, international society became aware of importance of human rights, in time of war or peace. As a starting point of this new perspective we can find the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1945) and from the date a relevant number of international treaties has been ratified to respect and protect the rights of women's, men's, children's and teenagers, vulnerable subjects among others.  The same development was effective with Geneva Conventions, on International Humanitarian Law, ensuring the combatants and civilians rights in times of internal o international armed conflict. In practice, the various instruments of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law are not applied, issue that generated the international responsibility of States before the universal and regional systems of protection.  In this section you will find articles, news, legal instruments, jurisprudence and multimedia that develop this debate.


International Economic Law


In this section, you will find articles, news, instruments, jurisprudence and multimedia about international economic law, understood as a wide set of mechanisms and rules that regulate the external economic relations of the states, whether they act as regulators or as operators. This includes the economic relations implying any foreign element, and the international macroeconomic relations. It appeals then to a wide diversity of sources such as the national, international, European law or the lex mercatoria, to mention some.


International Criminal Law


Since its early history, with Nuremberg and Tokyo ad hoc tribunals, the individual responsibility for the commission of serious crimes has been essential in the development of International Law. With the consolidation of International Criminal Court (ICC) and the establishment of standards and procedures in Rome Statute and other instruments, the International Criminal Law has had a leading role for the solutions of concrete situations and the increase of individual responsibility debate. However, this area is no stranger to challenges and criticism, especially in paradigmatic scenarios like Colombian case. Here you will find articles, news, instruments, jurisprudence and multimedia to develop about.

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