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  • Panama Ratifies the Bunker Fuel Pollution Liability Convention

    Saturday, January 17th, 2009

    On 14 January Panama’s National Assembly ratified the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage (“Bunker Convention”). The Convention, negotiated under International Maritime Organization (IMO) auspices, was adopted in 2001 but did not come into force until last November.  Until Panama ratified, the only Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations that […]

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    Argentine Consumer Law Congress

    Sunday, November 4th, 2007

    Next week the Argentine Institute of Consumer Law (Instituto Argentino de Derecho del Consumidor – IADC) and the Judiciary Power of the province of Rio Negro (RN) will co-host next week (Mon.-Tues. 12-13 November) the tenth national congress on consumer law in the RN capital of Viedma.  
    On Monday evening (at 18:00 hours) the congress […]

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    Court to Exec Branch: If You Don’t Enforce, You’re Also Liable for Environmental Damage

    Thursday, May 31st, 2007

    Synopsis in English: The Second Turma (not sure how to best translate this into English — Chamber, perhaps?) of Brazil’s Superior Court (Superior Tribunal de Justiça – STJ) has just issued a ruling which, on the face of it (I’m in the process of consulting my Brazilian environmental lawyer friends just to make sure I […]

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