Work Area: Human Rights

Semenya to take appeal to European Court of Human Rights

Olympic middle-distance runner Caster Semenya will take the fight over her testosterone levels to the European Court of Human Rights, after failing to set aside a CAS award upholding rules that prevent her from running in some events.

19 November 2020

Peru threatened with claim over environmental fine

A cacao plantation owner has threatened to file an ICSID claim against Peru after it was hit with a US$35 million fine for breaching environmental regulations.

10 November 2020

Romania secures extradition of ICSID witness

A London court has upheld a ruling allowing Romania to extradite the key witness in an ICSID case to face corruption charges – despite a recommendation by the arbitral tribunal that a warrant for his arrest be suspended.

23 October 2020

Shearman puts focus on human rights at sea

Shearman & Sterling has partnered with a UK charity to propose the use of international arbitration to resolve disputes over human rights abuses at sea.

05 May 2020

PCA hosts launch of Hague Rules for business and human rights disputes

An event at the Permanent Court of Arbitration marked the launch of the Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration. Fabio Santacroce and Caterina Benini of ArbLit in Milan report.

20 January 2020

Human rights in ISDS: where are we now?

More than two years ago, the ICSID tribunal in Urbaser v Argentina made significant findings on the role of international human rights law in investment treaty arbitration. Iain Maxwell and Caitlin Eaton of Herbert Smith Freehills in London look at how subsequent tribunals have responded to human rights and environmental considerations.

03 July 2019

European court upholds validity of CAS jurisdiction with reservations

The European Court of Human Rights has rejected claims by two sportspeople that proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport were insufficiently independent to be considered a fair trial – but ruled that one of the hearings should have been held publicly.

04 October 2018

Call for new rules for human rights disputes involving business

Three international law specialists have proposed drafting a special set of rules for the arbitration of disputes over alleged human rights abuses by businesses, arguing that it would solve an access to justice problem and have a preventative effect all the way down the supply chain.

24 March 2017

GAR Live lookback: Human rights and environmental obligations

17 February 2016

Russia cancels supremacy of international law in human rights context

15 December 2015

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