Case Note: Empresa Eléctrica del Ecuador, Inc. v. Republic of Ecuador

November 25, 2009

Ita leads this morning with a new English translation of the decision in Empresa Eléctrica del Ecuador, Inc. (“EMELEC”) v. Republic of Ecuador. This is a pretty perplexing decision. The core issue was jurisdiction and the tribunal was asked to decide whether the representative of EMELEC before the tribunal was actually the ultimate shareholder of EMELEC  and entitled to bring the proceedings or a third party with no interest in EMELEC.

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Jessup 2009 : The Difference Between the States Concerning Operation Provide Shelter

October 2, 2008

featuredPhotoJessup The compromis for the Phillip C. Jessup Moot 2009 was released on the 30th of September, kicking of  another Jessup season.

Today I found the time to read the compromis and form a first impression, as well as to map out the issues that seem to lie embedded in the declarations, so that the mish mash of facts can be honed towards a target.

The compromis sets out the dispute between the neighbouring states of Alicanto and Ravisia, and concerns a military operation undertaken by Ravisian forces, first under a UN peacekeeping mandate and then unilaterally, to enforce the peace in the Northeast province of Alicanto, which, under the threat of ethnic strife and religious factionalism, threatened to break down into genocide.

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