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16 Nov 2015, 9:14 am
Contents include: Fabio Bassan, Introduction Massimiliano Castelli & Fabio Scacciavillani, SWFs and State investments: A preliminary general overview Fabio Bassan, Sovereign wealth funds: A definition and classification Larry Catá Backer, SWFs in five continents and three narratives: Similarities and differences Locknie Hsu, Santiago GAPPs and codes of conduct: Limits and chances of negotiated rules Kathryn Gordon & Joachim Pohl, Policy… [read post]
13 Sep 2016, 6:18 pm
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2016)I have been writing about the Inter-Governmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights (IGWG), and the efforts to elaborate a comprehensive treaty for business and Human Rights. [read post]
16 Oct 2021, 8:20 am
 Access HERE video of Session 4:   Conference Playlist HEREDAY 2 -- FRIDAY 13 AUGUST 2021 2:15 PM – 4:15 PM Session 4: Cuban Political Economy Challenges Chair: Jorge Esquirol, Florida International University José Gabilondo, “Socialism 2.0: Rebuilding Cuba’s Post-Castro Economy” Larry Catá Backer, “The 8th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba and the Future of the Cuban Economic… [read post]
14 Aug 2020, 6:22 am
Pix ©Larry CatáBacker 2017 (Havana Harbor from Regla)Reminder; today begins the second of three days of panels, lectures, and discussions around Cuba, pandemic, and the regional situation in the Caribbean and Latin America as part of Cuba from the Castros to COVID: An ASCE Virtual Conference, 13-15 August 2020. [read post]
28 Apr 2014, 4:00 am by Howard Friedman
From SSRN:Asma Mushtaq, Akseer Ahmad Abbasi, Maroona Nazir, & Shagufta Omar, Inheritance, (Inheritance, Women Aid Trust, January 2014).Larry Catá Backer, The Crisis of Secular Liberalism and the Constitutional State in Comparative Perspective: Religion, Rule of Law, and Democratic Organization of Religion Privileging States, (Cornell International Law Journal, Vol. 48, 2015).Robert W. [read post]
6 Feb 2017, 2:39 pm
(Washington Monument Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2016)I recently announced the forthcoming publication by Carolina Academic Press of my Elements of Law and the United States Legal System (ISBN: 978-1-61163-927-8 • e-ISBN: 978-1-61163-984-1). [read post]
9 Jan 2015, 7:36 pm
(Pix (c) Larry Catá Backer 2015) __________Critical Global Business Issues SymposiumJoin Leading Experts in Practice and the Academyfor a Symposium February 6-7, 2015You are cordially invited to the 2015 Symposium sponsored by the Center for Global Law and Policy and the Journal of International Law at Santa Clara University School of Law.The symposium is on "Critical Global Business Issues: When Theory Meets Practice". [read post]
7 Jul 2015, 4:45 pm
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2015)At the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, two resolutions were tabled for adoption by the Council. [read post]
24 Feb 2014, 6:39 pm
(Pix (c) Larry Catá Backer 2014)Wang explains:In the wake of the once-in-a-decade leadership transition in China at the end of 2012, there has been considerable amount of attention paid to issues of constitutional integrity and reforms. [read post]
24 Nov 2014, 7:53 pm
(Pix (c) Larry Catá Backer 2014)I have posted the conference program of the 9th Annual Conference of the European China Law Studies Association, with its theme, “Making, Enforcing and Accessing the Law” (HERE). [read post]
16 Jul 2013, 8:29 pm by Larry Catá Backer
  (Pix (c) Larry Catá Backer 2013) A more scientific set of efforts to improve the human condition was organized by public and private elements in the most civilized states of the time, including the United States. [read post]
26 Jul 2017, 9:24 am
(View of Havana Harbor from the Shrine of our Lady of Regla; Image © Larry Catá Backer 2017)The 27th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy will take place in Miami, Florida 27-29 July 2017. [read post]
15 Sep 2012, 9:38 am by Larry Catá Backer
Broekman and Larry Catá Backer, Lawyers Making Meaning....: The Semiotics of Law in Legal Education II (Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer; 2013 edition).And thus--globalization and modern political and economic order! [read post]
16 May 2016, 5:33 pm
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2015) I have been following the extraordinary controversy about the proposed changes rt the criminal law of Sexual Assault in the American Law Institute's (ALI's) Model Penal Code (e.g. here). [read post]
12 May 2016, 9:18 pm
Dunoff, How to avoid regime collisions Sebastian Oberthür, Regime-interplay management: lessons from environmental policy and law Lars Viellechner, Responsive legal pluralism: the emergence of transnational conflicts law Isabell Hensel & Gunther Teubner, Horizontal fundamental rights as conflict of laws rules: how transnational pharma-groups manipulate scientific publications Marcelo Neves, (Dis)solving constitutional problems: transconstitutionalism beyond collisions … [read post]
30 Nov 2015, 5:22 am
(See here) FLIA's commentary, submitted to government officials, consists of the following, all of which may be accessed through the links provided below:COVER LETTER and GENERAL COMMENTS (FLIA and Larry Catá Backer) TECHNICAL COMMENTS (Jędrzej Górski, Zhu Shaoming, Flora Sapio) [read post]
30 Sep 2020, 6:00 pm
For Thursday, October 1, 2020 the log in infrmationSpeaker: Larry Catá Backer Topic: Use of Data Driven Governance Tools to Develop Social Credit Like Systems for Business and Human Rights Issues (and Specifically Modern Slavery) Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm Zoom Link: https://psu.zoom.us/j/99480677842? [read post]