A new article by the Spanish Research Group on Transnational Litigation and Human Rights has published a new article on the Dahl Model Law. The group is composed by Juan José Álvarez Rubio, José Luis Iriarte Ángel, Olga Martín-Ortega, Marta Requejo Isidro, Lorena Sales Pallarès, Nicolás Zambrana Tévar, Francisco Javier Zamora Cabot.
“Concerning the Latin-American International Rights Protection Model Law (DAHL Model Law)” in the Revista de Estudios Juridicos, nº 11/2011.
Abstract: The note below introduces and analyzes the Dahl Model Law, drafted by the Argentinian jurist Henry S. Dahl and whose intention is to help and stimulate Latin American countries in order to improve their resources in the field of Transnational Human Rights Litigation. There is a careful analysis of the Recitals of the law and its seven sections: jurisdiction (forum of necessity), application to physical and legal persons, the inexistence of a statute of limitation, admissibility of the evidence found abroad, damages according to foreign law, appeals and notifications by certified mail. This note also describes the present state of Transnational Human Rights Litigation, making reference to the US, European and United Nations perspective.
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