Ved Nanda Center for International Law News
Take a Stand—International Criminal Justice Day
July 18, 2016
The Ved Nanda Center for International & Comparative Law joins the global legal community in observing * International Criminal Justice Day* on July 17, 2016. On this date in 1998 the Rome Statute was adopted, creating the International Criminal Court (ICC), which is the world’s only permanent international court for mass atrocity crimes – genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
The American Bar Association’s Paulette Brown stated in a release posted July 14, 2016
“The ABA for decades has supported the ICC because a permanent international tribunal for the atrocity crimes must be an integral part of establishing the rule of law and protecting human rights worldwide. The ABA Center for Human Rights established its ICC Project to effectuate ABA policy by advancing international criminal justice and US-ICC relations through advocacy, education, and practical legal assistance. The Project also helped established the ABA Working Group on Crimes Against Humanity in order to forge and strengthen US and international law on this atrocity crime.
On this anniversary of the ICC, the ABA renews its call to the United States to accede to the Rome Statute treaty; to provide greater support to the prosecution of ICC cases; and to enact long-overdue federal crimes against humanity legislation. These steps are critical to maintaining America’s historical leadership in protecting human rights, securing international peace and security, and safeguarding its own people.”
Op-Ed - Denver Post - What Happens Now? China & the South China Sea Ruling.
July 14, 2016
Professor Ved Nanda’s most recent Opinion published in the Denver Post , Posted: 07/14/2016.
July 11th, 2016, the International Court of Arbitration at the Hague handed down a landmark decision against China and its occupation and use of what it declares is its territory by right of their historic “nine dash line”. The Court disagreed. Professor Ved Nanda discusses the ramifications on and response from China.
More articles on the momentous decision may be found at the following:
New York Times article, Beijing’s South China Sea Claims Rejected By Hague Tribunal
See also the New York Times Philippines v. China: Q & A on South China Sea Case
And a link to the Washington Post article, In Major Blow to Beijing, International Panel Rejects South China Sea Claims
Op-Ed - Denver Post - Major International Human Rights Law Ramification in Senegal’s Habre Decision
June 20, 2016
Professor Ved Nanda’s most recent Opinion published in the Denver Post , Posted: 06/11/2016.
And the 2016 Leonard v.B. Sutton International Law Essay winner is . . .
June 16, 2016
The Ved Nanda Center continues its mission of scholarship and the promotion and dissemination of quality writing in the field of international legal and comparative law studies with the presentation of the 2016 Leonard v.B. Sutton International Law Essay Competition award to Jeremy S Goldstein, JD’16 for his outstanding essay on “Bringing BITs Back from the Brink of Bad – A compilation of methodology for reserving policy space in investment agreements to meet international human rights obligations pursuant to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights Article 9.”
Mr. Goldstein is a 3L student, studying International law, with a focus on sustainable development. When school is not in session, Mr. Goldstein spends his time travelling and learning, principally in Asia and the Middle-East. As a student of the world interested in human rights, Mr. Goldstein is concerned with the role that governments and international institutions play in improving quality of life for those in the developing world, the rights of women and children, and the ability of all to enjoy fair and equal rights under the law.
Mr. Goldstein has been an active member of the Denver Journal of International Law and Policy as its Online Editor-In-Chief, is a member of the International Law Society and the Jewish Law Students Association.
The Nanda Center was honored to present Mr. Goldstein with the Leonard v.B. Sutton International Law Essay award. Leonard v.B. Sutton (1914-2002), former Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, Denver Law School alumnus, and a man deeply devoted to the international rule of law, endowed an annual award to encourage and reward DU Law students for scholarly research in international law.
The award is given for the best essay submitted by a Sturm College of Law student and provides a cash prize study in the Summer Program of The Hague Academy of International Law in The Hague, Netherlands .
2017 Leonard v.B. Sutton International Law Essay competition will be open to any currently enrolled student following the submission guidelines on the Nanda Center website. The deadline for submissions will be announced at the beginning of the 2016-2017 semester.
Any questions please contact Anne Aguirre, Nanda Center coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org .
OpEd - Denver Post: Giant Steps Toward Energy Justice
May 14, 2016
OpEd – Denver Post: Giant Steps Toward Energy Justice
May 14, 2016
Professor Ved Nanda’s most recent Opinion published in the Denver Post , Posted: 05/14/2016 05:00:00 PM MST
Human Privacy vs. Data Privacy: How Does Your Nation Define Abuse?
April 05, 2016
Ten transnational, multidisciplinary legal scholars and professional will explore tensions in their nation over the power struggle for equal human rights protections compared with recent protections to prevent unwanted data invasion. MYCY Radio Production Studio will broadcast this discussion Live from the UN Buffer Zone in the last divided capital city in the world, Nicosia, Cyprus.
1 CLE credit
Friday, April 15th | 9 – 10am | LAW 170 Ricketson Law Building
For questions contact Anne Aguirre, email@example.com
Sponsored by the Ved Nanda Center, One Woman At A Time, MYCY radio.eu, University of Lancaster-Cyprus, University of Nicosia, University of Cyprus, goap Centro antiviolenza, younicef for unicef, and the Sturm College of Law.
Register Now! 2016 DJILP International Law Award Dinner
March 24, 2016
Register Now to join us Tuesday, April 19th, 6-9pm for DJILP’s 2016 International Law Alumni Award dinner and silent auction. You definitely don’t want to miss this!
This year’s Distinguished International Law Alumni award will be presented to Doug Scrivner, JD’77, former Editor-in-Chief of the Denver Journal of Law & Policy, Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, and tireless supporter of the Law School and Nanda Center.
The keynote this year will be the Henry and Mary Bryan Lecture on International Law presented by the Honorable Sid Brooks, retired US Bankruptcy Court judge and Nanda Center Board member chair of the Brooks-Nanda Russian Law Fellow program.
We hope you will join us in honoring Doug and Sid for their commitment and generosity to the University of Denver, the Sturm College of Law, and the Nanda Center.
Ten years ago, on the 40th anniversary of Professor Ved Nanda’s teaching at the University of Denver, Doug inspired and committed to the creation of the Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law. Doug, along with several other generous sponsors, made the vision of the Center a reality. Both Doug and Sid have been dedicated and inspirational advocates for the mission of the Nanda Center and we are deeply honored to recognize their work and efforts on behalf of the University, Law School, and the Nanda Center.
Interested in China and the Impact of the TPP? Don’t miss this.
March 18, 2016
The Labor Clauses in TPP: Its Impact on China’s Industrial Relations, Labor law and Beyond
Sponsored by the Korbel School’s Center for China—U.S. Cooperation, visiting distinguished scholar Dr. Yongqian Tu will present as part of Korbel’s Jackson/Ho China Forum. The Forum, funded by the William Sharpless Jackson, Jr. Endowment, brings prominent scholars, government officials, business leaders, and other professionals to the University of Denver to address issues related to China and China-U.S. relations. The forum is open to both the University community and the general public.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Ben Cherrington Hall, Room 301
RSVP Required — Lunch Provided
Dr. Yongqian Tu is Professor in School of Labor and Human Resources of Remin University of China. He received his Ph.D. and LLM degrees from China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing and Central China University of Finance and Political Sciences in Wuhan. Tu’s research covers law, management, sociology and economics. He has published many academic articles in Chinese in the China’s academic journals and 2 monographs, Toxic Torts with Latent Harm and Law of Torts. He was a visiting scholar at the Center for China-US Cooperation, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver in 2015.
International Volunteer Opportunities with One Heart Source
March 17, 2016
One Heart Source is an international 501©3 non-profit focused on collaboration, design, and implementation of programs focused on student mentorship, intercultural experience and dialogue in South Africa and Jamaica. Since 2008, over 1,000 students from 100 universities have participated in our programs.
One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2016 Volunteer Programs. We are offering a variety of 1, 2, and 4 week programs in Jamaica and South Africa this summer!
- Develop the international experience graduate schools and employers look for
- Gain skills in academic tutoring, international communication, and community outreach
- Mentor students to realize academic growth and cultivate lifelong relationships
- Partner with local communities to experience a global perspective
- Connect to an international network designing global uplift
Apply for our Volunteer Programs: 2016 Application
Next Application Deadline: March 25
For more info: oneheartsource.org
The Denver Journal of Intl Law & Policy wants YOU!
February 26, 2016
The Denver Journal of International Law & Policy has been a definitive voice in its field for over four decades. The Journal was founded by Professor Ved Nanda in 1971 and has enjoyed the guidance of a world-class Board of Advisors. It is the second oldest international law journal in the United States of America and is ranked internationally.
The Journal is an entirely student run and organized publication at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. The Journal is published four times a year thanks to its dedicated staff and editorial board.
Apply now to join the Board of the Journal and become a part of DU’s International Law legacy.
Check out More Info for more information and how to apply.