August 9, 2017

Potential Corporate Liability in Transnational Law

An earlier article in this Journal1Pearl Eliadis, “Forum non Conveniens and Liability for Alleged Human Rights Violations: The Nevsun Resources Ltd. Case” (2017) 1 PKI Global Just J. The author noted that there would be a follow-up article discussing the issues of transnational law. discussed a preliminary application made by Nevsun Resources Ltd., a British...

July 31, 2017

La justice pénale internationale : des petits pas géants

Il arrive que nous naviguions dans le monde juridique en tant qu’acteur sans réellement comprendre l’impact que nous pouvons avoir. Il arrive que nous poursuivions des études juridiques, voire une carrière juridique, sans réellement créer de lien entre le domaine légal et notre vécu. Il arrive qu’un domaine du droit nous semble si complet et...

July 31, 2017

Transnational Law and Canadian Courts: The Issue of Forum non Conveniens

Canadian extractive corporations do business around the world. Sometimes protest and conflict surround their activities or labour might be procured in less than humane ways and locals become victims. Can relief be sought where the parent corporation resides in Canada for what might amount to breaches of human rights norms? A story from Guatemala wanting...

July 31, 2017

South African Executive Cannot Unilaterally Withdraw from the ICC

The High Court of South Africa recently made a declaration that a notice of withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court filed by the executive of the South African government without prior Parliamentary approval was unconstitutional and ordered it withdrawn.1Democratic Alliance v Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and Others (Council for...

July 31, 2017

Flexibility in Transitional Justice

From the declaration of independence of Kosovo in 2008, Kosovars have treated the “four pillars of transitional justice” – truth, prosecutions/criminal justice, reparations and institutional reforms – as though they were the four simple goals for achieving transitional justice through societal changes and development. However, as so often happens, context requires flexibility. David Tolbert1President, International...