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Switzerland condemned for climate inaction: what consequences?

Climat et Justice

Condemning Switzerland for climate inaction can rightly be claimed as a historic victory by NGOs. Indeed, without any provision to this effect in the European Convention on Human Rights, the Strasbourg Court has brought climate into the legal corpus of the Convention on the grounds that global warming is a "matter of concern to mankind as a whole".

Anniversary of the International Commercial Chamber of the Paris Court of Appeal

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The anniversary symposium of the International Commercial Chamber of the Paris Court of Appeal, 5 years on, which I had the privilege of closing, demonstrated the extent to which this body, both at the Court of Appeal and at the Paris Commercial Court level, has responded to the internationalization of commercial disputes, including arbitration (the Court of Appeal is responsible for hearing appeals against arbitration rulings).

Climate emergency

In a magisterial decision, the Spanish Supreme Court reminds us that it is not the role of the judge - who is not a counter-power - to change the law, and that neither the climate emergency nor any other circumstance would justify such a shift.

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The International Court of Justice and South Africa's appeal against Israel

L'Afrique du Sud à la cour de justice internationale

On December 29, 2023, the UN International Court of Justice was asked by South Africa to "provisionally" halt Israel's military operations in Gaza - unconditionally - on the grounds of suspected acts of genocide.

Hungary and Europe

Monuments de Budapest

On November 16 and 17, 2023, I had the pleasure of visiting Budapest at the invitation of the Otto de Hasbourg-Lorraine Foundation. One of the most illustrious and influential Europeans of the last century, Otto de Hasbourg-Lorraine was the last Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary and Bohemia. A great humanist and internationalist, he resisted the Nazis, was a member of the European Parliament and spoke ten languages fluently.

Exciting discussions

Congrès ACE, octobre 2023

The ACE Congress, held this year in Toulouse, gave rise to some fascinating debates. After President Raskin's masterful speech, I had the pleasure of taking part in a round-table discussion, perfectly moderated by Anne-Cécile Sarfati, with my colleagues Clémentine Bardon and Xavier Larrouy-Castéra.

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