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Month: June 2017

UN General Assembly votes for ICJ advisory opinion on Chagos

In a historic decision, the UN General Assembly has voted, by 94 to 15, to ask the International Court of Justice for an advisory opinion on the Chagos Archipelago. The Chagos Archipelago was excised from the territory of Mauritius by the UK in 1965, including the expulsion of its residents, before Mauritius gained its independence […]

High Court hearing legal challenge to the Government’s implementation of the Dubs amendment

The High Court is hearing a legal challenge to the Government’s implementation of the ‘Dubs amendment’, concerning the resettlement of unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children from Europe. The Claimant, Help Refugees, argues that the Government’s consultation local authorities regarding the number of children to be resettled from Europe was seriously defective; that the Government […]

Andrew Smith published in World Sports Advocate – “Recent jurisprudence on ‘just cause’ contract termination”

Andrew Smith has written an article entitled “Recent jurisprudence on ‘just cause’ contract termination” for World Sports Advocate. In this article Andrew considers several recent decisions of the Court of Arbitration for Sport concerning unilateral terminations of contracts, with a particular focus on the following issues: What is regarded as a ‘termination’ of the employment contract?; What […]

‘Dispute Resolution and Climate Change: The Paris Agreement and Beyond’, new e-book by the ICC has now been published

Matrix is pleased to announce that the ICC e-book, ‘Dispute Resolution and Climate Change: The Paris Agreement and Beyond’, has now been published. This publication brings together articles from 18 international dispute resolution lawyers who explore ways in which climate change issues may be factored into existing processes and systems of international dispute resolution, in […]