Work Area: Human Rights

Speed skater wins German constitutional appeal over CAS clause

German speed skater Claudia Pechstein has won a constitutional appeal over the validity of an arbitration agreement requiring her to submit a dispute over a doping ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne.

13 July 2022

Amirfar on ordering a disordered world

Debevoise & Plimpton partner Catherine Amirfar used a keynote address at GAR Live Vienna to defend international law’s role in "ordering a disordered world” – arguing that while it is no panacea as the war in Ukraine illustrates, we shouldn’t lose sight of its importance in maintaining peace and security.

01 June 2022

Quinn Emanuel advising Ukraine on human rights claim against Russia

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is advising Ukraine on a European Court of Human Rights claim against Russia over its “unprovoked, unjustified and unlawful acts of aggression”.

22 March 2022

ICJ orders Russia to suspend military operations in Ukraine

The International Court of Justice has ordered Russia to immediately suspend military operations against Ukraine while it considers allegations they are in breach of a convention against genocide – with the Russian and Chinese judges on the court dissenting.

16 March 2022

Sands slams exclusion of amici from NAFTA case

Philippe Sands QC has criticised his co-arbitrators' refusal to allow two groups to make amicus curiae submissions in a NAFTA dispute over a Mexican seabed mining project, saying the move ignores “legitimacy concerns” about the process and “local community interests”.

11 February 2022

Japanese brewer brings SIAC claim over Myanmar ventures

A Japanese beverages group says it has launched SIAC proceedings to terminate two joint ventures in Myanmar over concerns about its local partner’s links to the military that seized power in the country earlier this year.

06 December 2021

Interpol defeats claim over jailed ex-president

An arbitral tribunal in The Hague has thrown out a claim brought against Interpol by the wife of its former president after he was detained by Chinese authorities on corruption charges.

19 October 2021

Yemen award upheld despite terrorism claims

A French court has upheld a US$30 million ICC award in favour of Yemen despite arguments the proceeds could be used to fund terrorist groups including Al-Qaeda and thereby violate human rights and international sanctions.

07 October 2021

Arbitrator conflict leads to human rights ruling

The European Court of Human Rights has found that an Italian power company’s right to a fair trial was violated because of an arbitrator’s failure to disclose his ties to Enel – while declining to order Italy to pay compensation of €1.2 billion.

21 May 2021

WATCH: GAR Connect Moscow Workshop

A full recording of our GAR Connect Moscow Workshop can be found here.

14 May 2021

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