Summer 2013

Don’t Overlook Human Rights Risks When Negotiating and Drafting International Commercial Transaction Agreements

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Don’t Overlook Human Rights Risks When Negotiating and Drafting International Commercial Transaction Agreements

Disregarding human rights risks can have serious financial and reputational consequences, as a number of major corporations have experienced.

If the planet had a pulse, it would be trade. Millions of transactions between nations big and small have allowed global society to take the shape it has in the twenty-first century.

It is through such individuals that the Section is able to make a positive impact globally in international development. Her experience also reflects the opportunities available to Section members.

Creating viable judiciaries and strengthening their democratic functions have been main concerns of African national governments and donors for the last two decades. A common purpose has been to make national legal systems more efficient and fair.

Sweden’s decision to ratify Part II means that parties in CISG contracts no longer need to worry about unfamiliar, and arguably parochial, domestic legislation taking precedence over international standards.

With this issue, we inaugurate a new feature in ILN: a column, to be published from time to time, dedicated to discussing the international legal policy development activities of the Section of International Law.

Founded in 1565 and home to more than 6.3 million inhabitants, the Wonderful City is making every effort to deserve its nickname. Brazil’s economy is on the rise, and Rio is the place to be.

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