Ved Nanda Center for International Law News
Feb 25 Celebration Wiill Honor Ved Nanda’s 50 Years at DU
January 20, 2017
The University of Denver and the Nanda Center honor Professor Ved Nanda’s 50 years at DU.
February 25, 2017
OpEd: Nanda on Trump, Climate, and the US
December 14, 2016
The Paris climate accord entered into force on Nov. 4 after more than 55 countries, representing 55 percent of global emissions, ratified it. The first legally binding deal sets out an action plan to limit global warming to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Professor Ved Nanda reasons Trump must get on board with the rest of the world.
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Refugee, Migration, and Crimmigration Headlines
October 31, 2016
On November 11th, 2016, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law will host an event on the Crisis of Refugees, Migration and CrImmigration, and the Failure of International Law. Whether in our backyard or internationally, when it comes to these issues, the headlines stream relentlessly.
October 26th, three stories were published on the lines of each of these topics — and that was just in the morning.
- — National Geographic ‘Afghan Girl’ arrested in Pakistan living under false papers
- — Calais: fears grow for dozens of children amid chaotic camp shutdown
- — Sheriff Joe Arpaio charged with contempt of court after profiling case
Join the Discussion — For More Information and to Register for the Refugee/Migration Crisis and Failure of International Law conference
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Op-Ed: Nanda on the world’s broken refugee system
October 03, 2016
Professor Ved Nanda’s most recent Opinion published in the Denver Post ,PUBLISHED: September 29, 2016 at 10:54 am | UPDATED: September 29, 2016 at 11:08 am
Existing international and national laws are inadequate to deal with the current explosion in the numbers of refugees. Professor Nanda discusses how the existing structure must change and what more is needed.
Read the Denver Post Article online.
Must Read theGuardian Op-Ed—Syria and Intl Law
October 03, 2016
If international law is at the vanishing point of law,
then the law of war is, perhaps,
even more conspicuously,
at the vanishing point of international law. — Hersch Lauterbach, 1950’s UN intl lawer
Huge Legal Win Over Intl Terrorism Claims
September 29, 2016
Yesterday, the 114th Congress (2015-2016) overrode the President’s veto and passed the
Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (S.2040)
This bill amends the federal judicial code to narrow the scope of foreign sovereign immunity by authorizing U.S. courts to hear cases involving claims against a foreign state for injuries, death, or damages that occur inside the United States as a result of a tort, including an act of terrorism, committed anywhere by a foreign state or official.
It amends the federal criminal code to permit civil claims against a foreign state or official for injuries, death, or damages from an act of international terrorism. Additionally, the bill authorizes federal courts to exercise personal jurisdiction over and impose liability on a person who commits, or aids, abets, or conspires to commit, an act of international terrorism against a U.S. national.
The text of the Bill may be read here.
Event: An Overview of the Russian Legal System
September 14, 2016
DU Law’s International Legal Studies Program invites you to join them September 23 at noon in LAW 155 for an engaging and informative discussion on Russia’s legal system.
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Op-Ed: Nanda on Clinton and Trump Views on U.S. Intervention in the World
August 29, 2016
Professor Ved Nanda’s most recent Opinion published in the Denver Post , PUBLISHED: August 27, 2016 at 5:00 pm | UPDATED: August 25, 2016 at 11:37 am.
With the U.S. Presidential election a little more than two months off, Professor Nanda discusses the professed stances of the two primary candidates on U.S. involvement in international affairs.
Read the Denver Post Article online.
UN—Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
August 23, 2016
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is held on August 23 each year to remind people of the tragedy of the transatlantic slave trade.
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition was first celebrated in many countries, in particular in Haiti, on August 23, 1998, and in Senegal on August 23, 1999. Each year the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reminds the international community about the importance of commemorating this day. This date also pays tribute to those who worked hard to abolish slave trade and slavery throughout the world. This commitment and the actions used to fight against the system of slavery had an impact on the human rights movement. (Source: timeanddate.com/holidays/un/international-day-remembrance-of-slave-trade-and-its-abolition)
A message from the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova in recognition of this day.
And a timely article from the publication Quartz from where the image above came — The last country to abolish slavery is jailing its anti-slavery activists.
Nanda Center Lecture: Putin’s Russia: The Erosion of Civil Society
August 18, 2016
The Ved Nanda Center and the Sturm College of Law welcome Dr. Mark Pomar, internationally-recognized authority in civil society, higher education, and the impact of rule-of-law in the Russian Federation. Dr. Pomar is the founding President (2008-present) of the US Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and the Rule-of-Law (USRF).
Dr. Pomar and the USRF established and provided millions of dollars in grants that supported US-Russia university partnerships, civil society programs, scholar and student exchanges, and non-governmental organizations. In October of 2015, the Putin government declared the USRF a subversive organization and its Russian offices closed. Dr. Pomar’s personal and professional experience is the foundation for this very timely and important civil, economic, and legal discussion.
Putin’s Russia: The Erosion of Civil Society
Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
12 – 1 pm
Ricketson Law Building, LAW 165