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Conseil scolaire francophone de la ColombieBritannique v. British Columbia, 2020 SCC 13 (CanLII) Dr. Abbas Poorhashemi Decisions of the lower courts: Trial (Supreme Court of British Columbia) and Appeal (British Columbia Court of Appeal) Distribution of the decision: Majority: Chief Justice Richard Wagner allowed the appeal in part (Abella, Moldaver, Karakatsanis, Côté, Martin and Kasirer JJ.A.) Dissenting in part: Judges Russell Brown and Malcolm Rowe agreed for the majority but stated that the…
Global Health Issues, Racist Matters and Global Warming Problem: Emergence of Fourth Generation of Human Rights?  Dr. Abbas Poorhashemi Emergence and actualization of global crises such as global health issues arising from coronavirus COVID-19, racist problems specifically from the Black Lives Matter, and global warming lead to the unprecedented need for the reevaluation of human rights at the national and international level. Emergence and development of international human rights are generally based on three different…
Sources of Public International Law Part I. Sources cited by Article 38 § 1 of the Statute of the International Court  of Justice (ICJ): A) Primary sources – international treatises, either general or particular, establishing rules expressly recognized by the States in dispute such as the 1945 UN Charter or 1966 Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights – international custom – the general principles of law recognized by civilized nations B) Secondary sources –…
CIFILE Journal of International Law (CJIL) is a multidisciplinary journal concerned with all aspects of International Law. In pursuit of this goal, all professors, lawyers, and students in these disciplines are invited to contribute their knowledge and experience in this Journal. CJIL publishes original research papers, research notes and reviews across the broad field of international law in business, environment, maritime, spatial, politics, humanitarian and human rights law. To achieve this goal, high-quality research papers…
What is International Environmental Law? International Environmental law deals with environmental issues at the global, regional and local levels. Its primary missions are to regulate the global environment and to set rules for States to implement environmental regulations and obligations and to promote a consistent application of the ecological dimension of sustainable development. The purpose of international environmental law is to protect and preserve nature by fighting against nuisances and pollutions and developing rural, urban…
What is Private international law? International law can be divided into two main branches: Private international law, which is the set of rules applicable to the relationships of private persons of a different nationality. Its purpose is to resolve conflicts of laws arising from relations between foreign persons, in particular, to know which law applies to the relationship and to deal with conflicts of jurisdiction. Public international law, the purpose of which is to regulate…
What is Public International Law? International law is the set of rules and regulations which govern relations between states and international organization (Public International Law) or between private persons in an international context (Private International Law). The norms of international law are made up of legal instruments ratified by several States: agreements, conventions, protocols and international treaties. They can be bilateral (between two States or International organizations) or multilateral (between several States). The signatory States…
What is International Law? International law is the set of rules and regulations which govern relations between states and international organization (Public International Law) or between private persons in an international context (Private International Law). The norms of international law are made up of legal instruments ratified by several States: agreements, conventions, protocols and international treaties. They can be bilateral (between two States or International organizations) or multilateral (between several States). The signatory States undertake…
CIFILE in the News and Press Mentions: Canadian Institute for International Law Expertise (CIFILE) under the presidence of Dr. Abbas Poorhashemi is leading in  international legal services around the world. CIFILE get frequent coverage across national and international media. The following are some examples of news and media:     The FOUR ways China could be sued for coronavirus outlined by international law expert The FOUR ways China could be sued for coronavirus outlined by international
Press Release Canadian Institute for International Law Expertise (CIFILE) under the supervision of Dr. Abbas Poorhashemi submitted a request from the ICC to investigate some world leaders and officials and the Director-General of the WHO over the COVID-19 outbreak as crimes against humanity In light of the current pandemic, the Canadian Institute for International Law Expertise (CIFILE) submitted a complaint before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the alleged crimes committed by some world leaders…