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Law Commission finds English law supports smart contracts

Businesses can take comfort that smart contract technology can create legally binding agreements, but should be aware of remaining areas of uncertainty Towards the end of 2021, the Law Commission published a report entitled “Smart legal contracts: advisor to Government”. He concluded that the law of England and Wales can facilitate and support smart legal […]

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5 Things You Need To Know About… The Law Commission Paper On Smart Legal Contracts | White & Case LLP

1. What is the Legal Commission document on smart legal contracts? On November 25, 2021, the Law Commission released its opinion to the UK government on smart legal contracts (the “Paper“) (see here). Among other things, the paper examines how English law applies to smart legal contracts, and identifies particular areas of uncertainty and where […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Roque confirms being in New York for the International Law Commission bid

FLAG says presidential spokesperson ‘unworthy’ of consideration Presidential Spokesperson Herminio “Harry” Roque Jr. shares his remarks with President Rodrigo Duterte during a meeting with key members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) at Arcadia Active Lifestyle Center in Matina, Davao City on February 15, 2021. Joey Dalumpines, presidential photo MANILA – […]

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Nigeria and UK joint candidate for International Law Commission visit Abuja

Professor Akande held a series of meetings, including with officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. His unprecedented joint appointment by Nigeria, Kenya, Japan, Slovenia and the UK underscores the breadth of experience he offers. As well as being one of the UK’s top jurists, we have officially appointed […]