50 years after landing on the moon the media and scientists still dream about further exploring space. Yet the images of planet earth have shifted our focus: we return to where we started, with a renewed awareness of the place we have always lived in.
In November 2017, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued Advisory Opinion OC-23, which highlighted the relationship of interdependence and indivisibility that exists between human rights, the environment and sustainable development.
The HCCH has adopted a new convention that offers a facilitated regime of global circulation of court decisions in civil and commercial matters aiming to foster international trade. Care is needed to coherently shape the treaty’s place in existing regimes.