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[ 13 Oct 2011 | Comments Off ]
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 by Chiedu Osakwe*
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I. INTRODUCTION:
DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IN THE RULES-BASED MULTILATERAL  TRADING  SYSTEM
What factors explain the shift to policy reforms and liberalization  in developing  countries[1] after the 1940s “special and  differential” approach to GATT rules and  disciplines? How did this  reform-driven behavior affect the trade performance of    developing countries, as well as the agenda and functioning of the  WTO? In  describing the legal relationship of developing countries  to GATT rules and  disciplines, Robert Hudec observed that GATT  developing country members  never agreed to accept the same  disciplines as developed …

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[ 13 May 2011 | Comments Off ]
CORRUPTION, MARGINALIZATION, AND DELAY: WHAT “JUSTICE” MEANS IN CAMBODIA

By: Hudson B. Kingston

In July of 2010, the Extraordinary Chambers of Cambodia (ECCC), a hybrid tribunal established to try the Khmer Rouge perpetrators of atrocities, sentenced its first defendant. Known as “Duch,” Kaing Khek Iev was sentenced to 35 years in prison (reduced to 19 years based on time served) angering many surviving victims of the regime, who found it difficult to accept a punishment short of life imprisonment. The ECCC may have told its story of the genocide, but it failed to meet many of the expectations Cambodians seemed …

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[ 11 Apr 2009 | ]
A Minnesota Judge’s Perspective on the Rule of Law in China and Kyrgyzstan

Justice Paul H. Anderson

18 Minn. J. Int’l L. 343 (2009)
 
 
As an appellate judge, I must start by stating the issue: explain the rule of law. More particularly, I have been asked to discuss the rule of law in the context of my recent international experiences and to share perspectives I have gained as a state supreme court justice who has worked with judges, lawyers, and government officials from around the world. My presentation has two parts. First, I will discuss some basic principles that I believe are important when …