The GUILD-blog aims to question relentlessly salient issues in international law.
|Wanneer:||18 mei 2015|
An extension of the current maternity leave up to 24 weeks after childbirth would be desirable in the Netherlands (as well as in the EU), which would bring maternity leave in line with WHO’s guideline of exclusive breastfeeding for six months. This position is supported if one were to balance the three main related interests, namely that of the children, mothers and society.
|Wanneer:||10 maart 2015|
This post is a re-production of an answer given in the context of the “Second Exchange Hub: Navigating principled humanitarian action and compliance with counter-terrorism laws and policies”, organised by the International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP).
|Wanneer:||19 augustus 2014|
In the first part of this contribution, the incorporation theory adopted by the AB in China – Raw Materials and the panel in China – Rare Earths was explored and found to be incoherent in view of the widely varying language used in China’s Protocol of Accession (Protocol).This part continues by critically assessing this integration theory and its rejection by the panel in its report on China – Rare Earths. The most apposite of China’s claims and the panel’s responses thereto are explored. Two main aspects are addressed: (1) the meaning of ‘WTO Agreement’ and (2) the Protocol as an ‘integral part’ of the WTO Agreement.
|Wanneer:||27 mei 2014|
This contribution discusses the report in China – Rare Earths, in which a WTO panel found China to have violated its obligation to eliminate export duties on certain rare earths, tungsten and molebdynum. The panel determined that China may not invoke article XX GATT to justify its violation of paragraph 11.3 of China’s Protocol of Accession. In this respect, having investigated in some detail the language of the Protocol, the incorporation theory underlying the panel’s reasoning on the relationship between the Protocol and the GATT is found to be incoherent.
|Wanneer:||25 maart 2014|
|Wanneer:||20 januari 2014|
ITLOS correctly held that it had prima facie jurisdiction and that the Russian declaration was not applicable in the Arctic Sunrise case.
|Wanneer:||15 januari 2014|
The Department of Public International Law is happy to announce the launch of the GUILD-blog, the Groningen University International Law Department blog to question relentlessly salient issues in international law.