Latin American and Caribbean International Institutional Law

Author: Marco Odello
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9462650691
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is one of the few comprehensive works focusing on the sub-regional institutions in the Latin American and Caribbean region. These organisations and institutions enrich the co-operation at sub-regional level, but, in most cases, are neglected in legal literature. They have mainly economic purposes but they also contribute to new forms of institutional co-operation in other areas, including financial, political and social matters. The volume addresses some of the most representative of these institutions, such as the Mercosur, the Andean Community and sub-regional financial organisations (e.g. Central American Bank for Economic Integration and Andean Development Corporation) as well as new developments including the UNASUR and the Alliance for the Pacific. It provides updated information on the structure and changes of the institutions, and constitutes a valuable resource for those wishing to keep pace with legal developments in the fast-moving world of international institutional law. The book will appeal to a wide audience including researchers and practitioners specialising in international law and international organisations and related disciplines. Marco Odello, JD (Rome), LLM (Nottingham), PhD (Madrid) is a Reader in Law at Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK. Francesco Seatzu, JD (Cagliari), PhD (Nottingham) is Professor of International and European Law at the University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.

International Institutional Law

Author: Henry G. Schermers
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004187987
Format: PDF
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This book offers a comparative analysis of the institutional law of public international organizations, covering issues such as membership, institutional structure, decisions and decision-making, legal status, privileges and immunities. It has been designed to appeal to both academics and practitioners.

International Investment Law in Latin America Derecho Internacional de las Inversiones en Am rica Latina

Author: Attila Tanzi
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004311475
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International Investment Law in Latin America: Problems and Prospects analyses the trend from enthusiasm to diffidence Latin American countries have recently undergone towards investment law. Experts draw lessons from the Continent’s past experiences while identifying possible solutions to the important challenges it faces. En Derecho Internacional de las Inversiones en América Latina: Problemas y Perspectivas, la tendencia desde el entusiasmo a la desconfianza de los países latinoamericanos hacia esta rama del derecho es analizada, en búsqueda de posibles soluciones a los importantes desafíos que actualmente enfrenta esa región.

The Regionalisation of Competition Law and Policy within the ASEAN Economic Community

Author: Burton Ong
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108195768
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This edited volume of essays examines a wide range of issues related to the regionalisation of competition policy in South East Asia, where the ten member states of ASEAN have launched the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Written by a diverse group of academics, practitioners and policy-makers, this book explore issues such as the role of competition policy in facilitating the market-integration ambitions of the ASEAN member states, the challenges arising from divergences in the national competition law regimes of the ASEAN member states, and the absence of a supranational legal framework and the future of competition policy in light of the AEC Blueprint 2025. Given the nexus between regional competition policy and regional market integration, this book will be of particular interest to lawyers, economists and policymakers working in the fields of competition law and regional trade law.

Firm Innovation and Productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Inter-American Development Bank
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349581518
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This volume uses the study of firm dynamics to investigate the factors preventing faster productivity growth in Latin America and the Caribbean, pushing past the limits of traditional macroeconomic analyses. Each chapter is dedicated to an examination of a different factor affecting firm productivity - innovation, ICT usage, on-the-job-training, firm age, access to credit, and international linkages - highlighting the differences in firm characteristics, behaviors, and strategies. By showcasing this remarkable heterogeneity, this collection challenges regional policymakers to look beyond one-size-fits-all solutions and create balanced policy mixes tailored to distinct firm needs. This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO license.

Art and Cultural Heritage

Author: Barbara T. Hoffman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521857642
Format: PDF
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Art and Cultural Heritage is appropriately, but not solely, about national and international law respecting cultural heritage. It is a bubbling cauldron of law mixed with ethics, philosophy, politics and working principles looking at how cultural heritage law, policy and practice should be sculpted from the past as the present becomes the future. Art and cultural heritage are two pillars on which a society builds its identity, its values, its sense of community and the individual. The authors explore these demanding concerns, untangle basic values, and look critically at the conflicts and contradictions in existing art and cultural heritage law and policy in its diverse sectors. The rich and provocative contributions collectively provide a reasoned discussion of the issues from a multiplicity of views to permit the reader to understand the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of the cultural heritage debate.

International Dispute Resolution in Latin America

Author: Christian Leathley
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9041124616
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"As a complete and consolidated text on the bilateral, multilateral and sub-regional institutions that operate in Latin America and the Caribbean, International Dispute Resolution in Latin America: An Institutional Overview will be of great interest to corporate counsel, international lawyers, and business people, as well as to students of international dispute resolution and international affairs. Public officials in the region will appreciate the book's assistance in enabling them to decipher the institutional labyrinth which currently exists in Latin America."--BOOK JACKET.

Latin American and Caribbean Trade Agreements

Author: Thomas Andrew O'Keefe
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900416488X
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Latin American and Caribbean Trade Agreements: Keys to a Prosperous Community of the Americas is the essential reference guide for companies trading with Latin America and the Caribbean or wishing to use a country in the region as an export platform. This work fills the void in academic texts that are used to teach courses on economic integration in the Western Hemisphere. It provides a road map for the Obama Administration to launch an ambitious project designed to encourage economic growth, promote energy security, and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions, while at the same time realistically meeting the development needs of Latin America and the Caribbean. Latin American and Caribbean Trade Agreements: Keys to a Prosperous Community of the Americas posits that the myopic focus of past United States administrations on free markets to spur economic development in the Western Hemisphere is not enough. A bolder and more ambitious project that also seeks to redress many of the deep-seated problems that have long plagued the region is required. The Community of the Americas proposed in this book rests upon the important work that has already been done at the sub-regional level in terms of economic and political reform, identifying infrastructure and human capital needs, and regulating migration. It provides a new and cohesive vision for U.S. policy in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Implementation of the law of the sea convention through international institutions

Author: Law of the Sea Institute. Conference
Publisher: Law of the Sea Inst
ISBN: 9780911189223
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In this proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Law of the Sea Institute, international lawyers, marine scientists, diplomats, economists, even two justices of the International Court of Justice discuss the role of international organizations in promoting the peaceful uses of the sea. Enlightened resource management, freedom of navigation, safety at sea, pollution control, & other benefits of the ocean regime established by the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea depend upon the cooperation of varied & often opposing interest groups, especially in the interim before the Convention comes into force. Global & regional organizations, many under UN auspices, & inter- or non-governmental organizations increasingly provide the meeting place & ground rules by which nations can hammer out their differences & work toward mutual advantage. The book, the 23rd in a series, intersperses scholarly papers with commentaries & lively interventions from the floor. 713 pages of text, plus index, $45. Order from: The Law of the Sea Institute, Wm. S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, 2515 Dole Street, Room 208, Honolulu, HI 96822. Telephone (808) 956-6750 FAX (808) 956-6402. Publications list available upon request.