Work Area: Human Rights

Exiled Myanmar government threatens claim against Thai state entity

Myanmar’s government-in-exile has threatened to bring an arbitration against a Thai state-owned petroleum company to halt payments that it alleges are funding human rights violations by the country’s ruling military junta.

23 March 2023

Slovakia pays ICC award after human rights ruling

Slovakia has settled with an airport investor that won a human rights claim over the refusal of the state’s courts to enforce an ICC award.

06 March 2023

Armenia gets ICJ measures against Azerbaijan

The International Court of Justice has issued further provisional measures in a pair of cases between Armenia and Azerbaijan arising from the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

23 February 2023

Law firms launch business and human rights group

Twenty-two law firms have formed an association to support lawyers advising clients on human rights issues relating to their business, including by promoting arbitration as a means of resolving human rights disputes.

29 November 2022

Gibson Dunn hires Asia head and human rights judge

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has recruited partner Paul Tan in Singapore to lead its international arbitration practice in Asia – while the London office welcomes of counsel Robert Spano, who has just stepped down as president of the European Court of Human Rights.

02 November 2022

Ukraine pushes for war claims commission

Ukraine is petitioning the United Nations to create a commission to resolve claims against Russia for financial damages arising out of the war – amid speculation that some US$300 billion in frozen Russian central bank assets could be targeted for enforcement.

10 October 2022

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

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