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Le cas des ressources pillées en amont des chaînes d'approvisionnement mondiales :
Poser les bonnes questions 
Exclusive from LexisNexis France/Semaine Juridique, General Edition:
Looted Resources in Global Supply Chains:
Asking the Right Questions 
Elise Groulx ,
Ad.E., LL.M., Attorney at law  , Of Counsel, Washington office, Boyle Litigation...
To many in the Western World,
Tibet brings to mind the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gayatso, a humble man who
has achieved celebrity status primarily through news reports showing him
meeting with heads of state and famous actors who are Buddhists. Relatively...
As many celebrate International
Human Rights Day today (December 10 th ), a 2500-year-old inscribed
stone, the Cyrus Cylinder reminds us that human rights are a complex issue with
which humankind has struggled with throughout history. In 2013, the...
Syrian Attorney Mohammed Haj
Hussein is attempting to create an impartial legal system in territory held by
rebels. The goal is to provide justice that has been lacking in President
Bashar al-Assad's authoritarian regime.
On a positive note...
you are a young woman living in Nigeria. Living in poverty without an education
or vocational skills, your choices are limited.
How will you
If you're a
single mother, a popular option is to work as a prostitute. Don't...
No matter who wins U.N. General Assembly vote for the 18 seats on
Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), there will be critics
who contend that certain member states are unfit to serve because of their
systematic violation of human rights...
In post-revolutionary Yemen, a republic where it is legal to
have arranged marriages to 9-year-old girls who have reached puberty, and where
justice frequently turns a blind eye on torture, it is unsurprising that
treatment of hospital patients has...
Imprisoned Iranian lawyer and human rights defender Abdolfattah Soltani is the winner of the 2012 International Bar Association Human Rights Award. The announcement was made at the International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference in Dublin, Ireland...
The rule of law in Mali is at a critical juncture. In the past six
months, the nation's government has been toppled by the military, the acting
president was nearly beaten to death, there have been Taureg secessionist
movements, and radical Islamists...
a Council on Foreign Relations' Policy
Information Memorandum , Ambassador
Mark P. Lagon proposes the creation of a global trust for the rule of law that
would be financially supported internationally by both public and private
you're an adult Afghani woman, you're probably one of the 94% who never
attended school because the Taliban prohibited it. Although 3 million girls now
attend school in Afghanistan, the long-term prospects for receiving an
In the eyes of Russian President Vladimir Putin, human rights NGOs
interfere with his ongoing rule that paints a thin veneer of democracy over a
regime that has never trusted the ballot box. Having risen to power as a KGB
operative, it's not surprising...
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, M23 rebels are committing war
crimes and other human rights abuses. Both adults and minors are conscripted to
serve in the rebel militia. If they attempt to flee, they are killed. Pregnant
women and even preteen...
At the ABA
Rule of Law Initiative's luncheon panel at the ABA Annual Meeting, Ian
McDougall , Executive Vice President and General Counsel for global legal
business of LexisNexis, "stressed the importance of leveraging an
The Nigerian government plans to demolish the Abuja slum of
Mpape. The government contends that this high crime area operates as a
base for the terrorist group Boko
Haram . In addition, the slum predominantly consists of shanties built
Laurel Bellows, American Bar
Association (ABA) President-Elect, recently announced an ABA anti-human trafficking initiative . During the next year, ABA efforts will
include promotion of uniform state anti-trafficking laws, first responder
When one thinks of Ethiopia, on the positive side, there has
been economic development in recent years that compares favorably to its
neighbors. However, the picture would not be complete without acknowledging the
systematic disrespect for individual...
If former Liberian President Charles Taylor, now convicted and
sentenced for war crimes, had retained power, would the U.N. Human Rights
Council (UNHRC) offer his regime membership? Would the mass murder, torture,
and use of child soldiers be ignored...
According to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's allies, the Inter-American
Court of Human Rights interferes with national sovereignty by taking cases
that have not been fully resolved in domestic courts. These critics contend
that the human rights...
Imagine that Union of Congolese Patriots (UCP) warlord Thomas
Lubanga visited your family's home one day. Chances are that if you had a young
daughter, she would be taken by force and used by Lubanga's rebel group as a
sex slave. If you had...
Earlier this week, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),
in conjunction with the National
Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC),
state and local law enforcement, rescued 79 teenage prostitutes and arrested
104 alleged child...
What is the future of the European Court of Human Rights
(ECHR) in applying the rule of law? Is the ECHR a necessary vehicle for protecting
human rights or an inefficient mechanism that improperly interferes with the
sovereignty and rule of national...
Imagine you were born the child of a tea plucker on a
plantation in India. Your parents are functional illiterates who work long
hours for less than USD $2 per day to feed the family. If your family is lucky,
you will be able to eat just enough to...