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Arbitration Law Under the Law Commission’s Microscope | News

The 25-year-old Arbitration Act may need reform in the face of competition from foreign jurisdictions, the Law Commission said today, announcing a review of the main legislation governing arbitrations in England, the Land of Wales and Northern Ireland. The review “aims to ensure that the UK remains at the forefront” of the international dispute resolution […]

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Law School Tax Clinic Receives $100,000 Grant – The Source

The Clinic for Low Income Taxpayersone of 11 legal clinics at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, recently received a $100,000 grant for 2022 from the Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent arm of the Internal Revenue Service. This is the maximum grant awarded under the program and […]

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Department of Justice Launches Awards to Celebrate Achievements of Women in Law – Must Read

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Law and Justice organized the first ever Women Lawyers Awards to highlight and recognize the achievements of women in the legal profession in Islamabad. The awards were organized in partnership with Group Development Pakistan, Women in Law Initiative Pakistan, the Australian High Commission and the British High Commission. The event […]

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UK Law Commission says English and Welsh laws apply to smart contracts

The UK Law Commission, responsible for overseeing laws in the UK and recommending reforms, has said England and Wales do not need legislative reform for smart legal contracts in the asset space digital. In an announcement on Thursday, the commission noted Smart contracts built using distributed ledger technology are permitted under current England and Wales […]

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An Indian has been elected to the UN Law Commission, but is India really contributing?

After weeks of preparatory work from the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in New York, on November 12, 2021, Indian candidate for the International Law Commission Bimal N. Patel was successful elected at 76and session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). He was among eleven nominees eligible for the eight seats […]

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UN elects first Thai member of International Law Commission

As a member of the International Law Commission, Dr. Vilawan will advance the topics of today’s challenges that are of concern to Thailand and the international community, and therefore require legal clarity, namely, the conclusion of treaties at the digital age, sea level rise, pandemics and the standard of fair and equitable treatment in international […]

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Ministry of Justice notifies transfer of Madras HC Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee to Meghalaya High Court

The Justice Ministry on Monday notified the transfer of Madras High Court Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee to the Meghalaya High Court after President Ram Nath Kovind accepted the Supreme Court Collegium’s transfer recommendation. “In exercise of authority conferred by clause (1) of Article 222 of the Constitution of India, the President, after consultation with the […]

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NCM Bill sent to Justice Department for verification

ISLAMABAD: The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) bill has been finalized and has been sent to the Ministry of Law and Justice for verification, said the secretary of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Ejaz Khan Jaffar. Speaking at a meeting chaired by (NCM) President Chela Ram Kewlani, he said the ministry […]

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Indian Bimal Patel elected to International Law Commission

Professor Bimal Patel. Photo: Linkedin @professor-bimal-n-patel Professor Bimal N. Patel of India was elected to the International Law Commission, a body of legal experts of the United Nations, for a term of five years from January 1, 2023. He won the most votes in the Asia-Pacific region, with 163, out of 192, according to the […]

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Cypriot diplomat Andreas Mavroyiannis elected member of the United Nations International Law Commission for 2023-2027

Cypriot diplomat Andreas Mavroyiannis has been elected as a member of the United Nations International Law Commission for the 2023-2027 term. The term of the thirty-four members of the International Law Commission for the period 2017-2021 (extended until 2022) will expire at the end of 2022. The election of the members of the Commission for […]

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Roque loses bid for seat on International Law Commission

(1st UPDATE) “My candidacy for the ILC has been a tough one throughout the campaign, but we have met it head on. Unfortunately, we weren’t successful,” Duterte’s spokesman said shortly after the election. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque failed to win a seat on the United Nations (UN) International Law Commission (ILC) on Saturday, November 13. […]

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International Law Commission rejects Mohan Peiris’ candidacy for election

The International Law Commission (ILC) has rejected Sri Lanka’s nomination Mohan Peiris following a campaign calling on the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to reject his nomination. “Reject Mohan Peiris” #RejectHarryRoque #RejectMohanPeirisACCOUNTABILITY, NOT THEILC https://t.co/e5R9nJbLBO —iDEFEND (@iDEFENDhr) November 11, 2021 The International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) has asked the UNGA to refuse the nomination […]

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Paparinskis of Latvia elected to the International Law Commission / Article

This is the first time that the Baltic States jointly nominate a candidate for the Commission. Following an active campaign, Mārtiņš Paparinskis managed to win one of the three vacant seats in the group of Eastern European States. there were seven candidates in all, but all three Baltic states threw their support behind Paparinskis. “By […]

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Harry Roque fails in his candidacy for a post at the International Law Commission │ GMA News Online

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque failed to secure a seat on the 34-member International Law Commission (ILC), the expert body that helps develop and codify international law. “My candidacy for ILC has been a difficult campaign throughout, but we have met it head on. Unfortunately, we have not been successful,” he said in a statement posted […]

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Egypt becomes a member of the International Law Commission for 2023-2027 – Foreign Affairs – Egypt

Permanent Representative of Egypt to the UN Oussama Abdel-Khalek. File photo Created by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 1947, the International Law Commission is charged with helping to develop and codify international law. The commission is composed of 34 experts with academic and legal expertise in the field of international law elected by […]

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Bimal Patel elected to International Law Commission for five-year term

New Delhi: Professor Bimal Patel, Vice-Chancellor of Rashtriya Raksha University and a member of India’s National Security Advisory Council, was elected to the International Law Commission for a five-year term, in a hard-fought election disputed at the United Nations. “Heartfelt congratulations to Professor Bimal Patel @RakshaUni on his election to the International Law Commission as […]

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Egypt becomes a member of the International Law Commission 2023-2027

Ahmed Fathallah (Egypt) was elected a member of the International Law Commission 2023-2027, after obtaining 159 votes in the elections that took place in November 2021 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Egypt’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Osama Abdel Khaleq, said the Egyptian candidate represents Africa and that his victory came […]

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Harry Roque fails International Law Commission bid

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque Jr. shares his remarks with President Rodrigo Duterte during a meeting at Malacañang Palace on October 4, 2021. Richard Madelo, Presidential Photo/File MANILA (2nd UPDATE)– Malacañang spokesman Harry Roque failed to win a seat on the International Law Commission, getting the fewest votes amid opposition to his candidacy by human rights […]

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Egypt becomes member of the International Law Commission 2023 – 2027

Ahmed Fathallah (Egypt) was elected member of the International Law Commission 2023-2027, after obtaining 159 votes in the elections held in November 2021 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Egypt’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Osama Abdel Khaleq said the Egyptian candidate represents Africa and his victory came after a very competitive […]

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Roque loses his candidacy for the seat of the International Law Commission

Philstar.com November 13, 2021 | 9:56 a.m. MANILA, Philippines – The presidential spokesman failed to secure a seat on the International Law Commission, garnering the fewest votes among 11 candidates from Asia-Pacific states for the eight seats available on the panel for the representatives from the region. Roque, a former human rights lawyer whose bid […]

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Bimal Patel of India elected to the UN International Law Commission

Bimal Patel received 163 votes in the United Nations General Assembly out of 192 members present and voting The United Nations: Professor Bimal Patel, Vice-Chancellor of Rashtriya Raksha University and member of India’s National Security Advisory Council, has been elected to the International Law Commission for a five-year term starting January 1, 2023 when ‘a […]

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Harry Roque fails in his candidacy for the post of the International Law Commission │ GMA news online

Presidency spokesman Harry Roque failed to secure a seat on the 34-member International Law Commission (ILC), the body of experts who help develop and codify the international law. “My candidacy for the ILC has been a difficult campaign throughout, but we have faced it head-on. Unfortunately, we have not succeeded, ”he said in a statement […]

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Professor Bimal Patel elected to the International Law Commission for a 5-year term

Professor Patel has held various positions, such as Director of Gujarat National Law University and member of the 21st Law Commission of India. Professor Bimal Patel, Vice-Chancellor of Rashtriya Raksha University and member of India’s National Security Advisory Council, has been elected to the International Law Commission for a five-year term starting January 1, 2023 […]

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Vietnamese diplomat re-elected to UN law commission

By Viet Anh November 12, 2021 | 9:53 p.m. PT Nguyen Hong Thao was re-elected on Friday as a member for the 2023-27 term of the United Nations International Law Commission. He polled 145 of 191 votes cast, the fourth highest of 11 candidates in the Asia-Pacific region, at a session of the United Nations […]

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Roque convinced that the opposition against him proves that he “deserves” a position on the International Law Commission

The Palace spokesman defends himself as the calendar of elections to the prestigious body approaches In what he called a “statement of truth and gratitude”, Palace spokesman Harry Roque argued that critics against his candidacy for a place on the International Law Commission “would actually recognize why [he deserves] to be a member of the […]

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M&A demand fuels side companies as tax partners of major laws

Three large law firms with active mergers and acquisitions practices filled up with tax partners this week, a move driven largely by high demand within their transactional practices, according to firm executives. In Chicago, Greenberg Traurig joined former Kirkland & Ellis tax partner Jeffrey Ekeberg, who joined Greenberg’s Chicago office as a partner. Dechert added […]

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Single spectrum load: DoT and Justice Department support withdrawal from court cases

If the Department of Telecommunications is able to withdraw the case relating to the single spectrum fees (OTSC) in the amount of Rs 40,000 crore against the telecommunications operators, for which it is actively discussing with the ministry of the law, then he could succeed in burying the legacy problems of the sector. The beneficiaries […]

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Roque’s bid for International Law Commission seat is ‘shameless hypocrisy’

The Confederation of Asian and Pacific Lawyers (COLAP) has opposed the appointment of President Duterte’s spokesperson/legal adviser, Harry Roque, to the International Law Commission (ILC), an annex of the United Nations whose the function is “to initiate studies and make recommendations for the purpose of … encouraging the progressive development of international law and its […]

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Review of inheritance law by the Law Commission

Insight The Law Commission published its review of New Zealand inheritance law earlier this year in April 2021 (the article), inviting submissions from the public which were due to be submitted by June 2021. This article provides a brief overview of some of the key aspects of the review. The article, “Revision of inheritance law: […]