Tag: International Human Rights Law
The Judicial Ban on Asbestos in Brazil: A Turning Point in the Relationship between International Law and Collective Fundamental Rights?
—Ranieri Lima Resende, PhD. in Law Candidate, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Visiting Doctoral Researcher, New York University.* Celebrated as one of the most important news stories of 2017 by environmentalists and human rights’ activists, the recent prohibition of asbestos production and commerce throughout the country, ordered by the Brazilian Supreme Court on November 29, removes Brazil from the “Black List” of global exporters of this highly dangerous mineral.
Judicial Review of Peace Amendments in Colombia: Towards Supraconstitutional Rules and Plurality Opinions?
—Vicente F. Benítez R., JSD student at NYU and Constitutional Law Professor at Universidad de La Sabana (Colombia) In a decision recently analyzed here on I-CONnect by Gonzalo Ramirez-Cleves, the Colombian Constitutional Court upheld a constitutional amendment that purports to shield the peace agreement between the FARC guerrillas and the Colombian Government.