Conflict forces thousands to flee in Darfur, UN humanitarian office reports

Conflict forces thousands to flee in Darfur, UN humanitarian office reports

Newly-displaced women discuss their concerns with UNAMID personnel at the Zam Zam IDP camp, near El Fasher, North Darfur, after fleeing fighting between Government forces and armed groups in the area of east Jebel Marra. Photo: UNAMID/Hamid Abdulsalam 19 February 2015 – Some 41,000 people have been forced to […]

Mutilation, killing of Tanzanian boy with albinism strongly condemned by UN rights chief

Mutilation, killing of Tanzanian boy with albinism strongly condemned by UN rights chief

Albinos. Photo: IRIN/Helen Blakesley 19 February 2015 – United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today condemned the latest attack against people with albinism in Tanzania that took the form of the “horrific murder and mutilation” of an albino baby and demanded such “terrible” crimes […]

UN rights chief calls on Syria to release detainees, describes ‘grim’ conditions, torture

UN rights chief calls on Syria to release detainees, describes ‘grim’ conditions, torture

Photo: UNAIDS/D. Gutu 19 February 2015 – Syrian authorities should release all those held by Government forces and its militias, without due process, in some cases for years on end, the United Nations rights chief urged today, noting which said that activists, lawyers and human rights defenders had been […]

New managed account regime for hedge fund managers – International Law Office

New managed account regime for hedge fund managers The new qualifying segregated managed account (QSMA) regime has introduced an exemption which will enable Jersey-regulated fund managers to be appointed in relation to managed accounts. The exemption will enable fund managers that are already regulated under the Financial Services (Jersey) […]

Seeking fair value: court provides guidance for appraisers valuing shares – International Law Office

Seeking fair value: court provides guidance for appraisers valuing shares The BVI Commercial Court recently issued important guidance to accountancy professionals, BVI companies and their shareholders as to how shares should be valued following a squeeze-out, merger or dissent from other restructuring provisions. The BVI Business Companies Act 2004 […]

Increased 2015 merger review thresholds – International Law Office

Increased 2015 merger review thresholds The threshold for pre-closing merger notification under the Competition Act has been increased for 2015. Canada uses a two-part test to determine whether pre-merger notification is necessary. This test is based on the size of the parties and the size of the transaction. The […]

Consequences of violating arbitrator’s disclosure obligation – International Law Office

Consequences of violating arbitrator’s disclosure obligation Introduction On August 5 2014 the Supreme Court considered the consequences of an arbitrator’s failure to disclose circumstances that may give rise to doubts as to his or her impartiality and independence. (1) This is the first Supreme Court decision on this matter, […]

UN mission chief welcomes commitment to ensure accountability for sexual violence in South Sudan

UN mission chief welcomes commitment to ensure accountability for sexual violence in South Sudan

Special Representative Zainab Hawa Bangura (second right) on a visit to a Protection of Civilians site outside Juba, South Sudan in October 2014. Photo: UNMISS/Isaac Alebe Avoro Lu’ba 18 February 2015 – Any peace agreement reached to end the conflict in South Sudan should reflect the commitments made at […]

New settlement policy – International Law Office

New settlement policy Introduction In 2012 the Federal Competition Authority (FCA) began offering companies a quick way to resolve infringements in the form of settlements. Due to the particularities of Austrian antitrust proceedings (ie, the Cartel Court imposes fines, while the FCA acts as a prosecuting body only), settlement […]

Ten years of International Commercial Arbitration Act – International Law Office

Ten years of International Commercial Arbitration Act In 2004 a new law on international commercial arbitration was enacted in Chile (Act 19,971). This statute closely followed the text of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration (1985) and allowed an updated and […]