Archive for the ‘Accountability’ Category

‘The Secret Drone War’ was the title of a recent widely-seen short documentary film by the BBC that reveals an officially ‘secret’ but altogether public affair: the reality and the extent of damage inflicted by United States’ counter-terrorism operations using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (commonly called ‘Drones’) in tribal areas of North-Western Pakistan (see map). The […]

Is it just me, or do people with short and catchy surnames have a tendency of becoming involved in situations which give rise to legal disputes and, ultimately, result in momentous international case law? Recently, Mr. Nada found himself in one such situation, leading to the Nada v. Switzerland judgment of the Grand Chamber of […]

In, what is fast becoming one of the roughest years for international and European law, a bit of good news: transparency is marching on at the World Bank. See: Also read about the World Bank’s new ‘Access to Information Policy’, which will become active on 1 January 2012:,,contentMDK:22635372~pagePK:64257043~piPK:437376~theSitePK:4607,00.html. Andria Naudé Fourie

The US Supreme Court agreed this week to consider a lawsuit against Royal Dutch Shell for alleged human rights abuses in the Ogoni region of the Niger Delta Nigeria in the 1990’s. Twelve Nigerian nationals have sued Shell under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), a 1789 law that allows aliens to bring lawsuits in American […]

Erasmus School of Law

In een werkstad als Rotterdam is arbeidsrecht elke dag onderwerp van discussie. Een in arbeidsrechtelijke vraagstukken gespecialiseerde sectie kan dan ook niet ontbreken binnen Erasmus School of Law te Rotterdam. De sectie Arbeidsrecht is een jong en dynamisch team van arbeidsrechtspecialisten. Blijf op de hoogte van de wervelende dynamiek binnen dit wetenschappelijke vakgebied en het praktische werkveld: het arbeidsrecht volgens de Rotterdamse school!

Decaan ESL

  • Alessandra: Things are getting even more complicated: [...]
  • Alejo: Thank you very much! This year has been inspiring, interesting and simply awesome. It has definitely [...]
  • Sophia: Thank you Mrs. Hey! This master would never be the same without you! [...]
  • Nasha Desbarida: Thank you very much. We started some weeks ago and at the beginning I was like' where do I have to s [...]
  • Ana: Lots of luck to everybody starting this year! Last year was fantastic and the professors in EUR of t [...]