Le premier séminaire PILAGG de ce semestre aura lieu le vendredi 22 février, de 12h30 à 14h30, à la salle J208 du 13, rue de l’Université.
The US Department of Justice has presented a supplemental brief in Kiobel et al v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co et al (USSC, N° 10-1491).
As it is well known, the question is whether and under what circumstances the Alien Tort Statute, 28 U.S.C. 1350, allows courts to recognize a cause of action for violations of the law of nations occurring within the territory of a sovereign other than the United States.
Even though this brief may disappoint some expectations, its very content has several points of great interest that deserve to be read and debated.
See the amicus brief on: 10-1491bssacUnitedStates-2
Horatia MUIR WATT’s article “Private International Law Beyond the Schism”, already published on (2011) 2(3) Transnational Legal Theory 347–427
Despite the contemporary turn to law within the global governance debate, private international law remains remarkably silent before the increasingly unequal distrib tion of wealth and power in the world. By leaving such matters to its public international counterpart, it leaves largely untended the private causes of crisis and injustice affecting such areas as financial markets, levels of environmental pollution, the status of sovereign debt, the confiscation of natural resources, the use and misuse of development aid, the plight of migrating populations, and many more. This incapacity to rise to the private challenges of economic globalisation is all the more curious that public international law itself, on the tide of managerialism and fragmentation, is now increasingly confronted with conflicts articulated as collisions of jurisdiction and applicable law, among which private or hybrid authorities and regimes now occupy a significant place. The explanation seems to lie in the development, under the aegis of the liberal separation of law and politics and of the public and the private spheres, of an « epistemology of the closet », a refusal to see that to unleash powerful private interests in the name of individual autonomy and to allow them to accede to market authority was to construct the legal foundations of informal empire and establish gaping holes in global governance. It is now more than time to de-closet private international law and excavate the means with which, in its own right, it may impact on the balance of informal power in the global economy. Adopting a planetary perspective means reaching beyond the schism and connecting up with the politics of public international law, while contributing a specific savoir-faire acquired over many centuries in the recognition of alterity and the responsible management of pluralism.
PILAGG has presented a stream within the framework of the IGLP Workshop 2012/
The subject developed by Horatia Muir Watt and Diego P. Fernández Arroyo was:
The Political Economy of Investment Arbitration
Le vendredi 11 mai PILAGG a célébré sa réunion finale du cours 2011/2012. Soixante-dix personnes ont participé des activités de toute la journée. Pendant le déjeuner avec David Kennedy, une cinquantaine de doctorants et professeurs participants à la semaine doctorale intensive organisée par SPLS et l’Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, nous ont rejoint. Le compte rendu de la réunion (en anglais) préparé par Kellen Trilha et Ivana Isailovic, peut être consulté ici : CR PILAGG Final Meeting
Alex Mills, Gilles Cuniberti, Horatia Muir Watt, Sabine Corneloup
See David Kennedy’s paper on: David Kennedy-Paper-PILAGG FM
David Kennedy, Horatia Muir Watt, Mikhaïl Xifaras
Antônio Cançado Trindade, Diego P. Fernández Arroyo
Hans van Loon, Diego P. Fernández Arroyo, Frédérique Mestre
Alex Mills from University College London will be pilagging on Friday 23 (12h30 – 14h30) at room J210, 13 rue de l’Université, 2nd floor, 75007 Paris.
See Mills’ paper on: MILLS-Public International Perspective of PIL