In contrast to the traditional role of judges as neutral arbiters of legal disputes, the Argentine judiciary has played an increasingly political role in recent years, taking a strong interventionist approach in environmental cases.
After local residents filed charges against Tata Steel, last February the Dutch Public Prosecution Service (PPS) started criminal investigations into the steel company. These events fit in a broader trend of citizens turning to the judiciary when they feel other institutions are failing them.
Last month, the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) fundamental Forced Labour Convention 29 of 1932 went into effect in the Republic of Korea, internationally known as South Korea, a year after the country completed the ratification process.
The Prosecutor v. Al-Bashir (2010) has generated multiple clashes between the application of customary international law, treaty interpretation and the connection between immunities and territory.