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Legal Affairs and Enforcement

 

IN BRIEF:

As depositary of the EUCLID intergovernmental agreements, a role defined in Articles 16, 24, 76-80 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, the EUCLID Secretary-General is entrusted with the responsibility to protect EUCLID's legal interests under international and national law.

Some of the tasks associated with this mandate include: registration of the EUCLID agreements with the United Nations Secretariat General, registration of EUCLID under applicable treaties such as the Paris Convention of the Protection of Iegal authorities to secure enforcement of applicable laws and regulations.

CURRENT ACTIONS - Updated May 2014:

Counterpart: Comments / Procedure or Issue Outcome:
Texas THECB (a US state agency)

This procedure is is pending state with expected date of resolution of July 2014.

Issue: Texas relationship with intergovernmental institutions and legal application of Texas Education Coded 61.

Background note: Texas is notorious for its strong opposition to intergovernmental organizations and US Federal preemption in issues of international law. Most recently (10/2012), Texas Attorney General Abbott made news by sending letters to the US Secretary of State (and OSCE) threatening to arrest OSCE election observers.

EUCLID is still working with the THECB on this matter, see:

Retained Counsel: Tollefsen Law

Process is pending as of 2014.

PAST ACTIONS:

Counterpart: Procedure or Issue: Outcome:
Verifile / Accredibase (a UK private business)

Anonymous report questions the degree-granting authority and accreditation of the "international universities" in general.

Author displays lack of understanding of multilateral entry into force as applicable to EUCLID agreements.

EUCLID reply issued with regular updates. Accredibase was shutdown in December 2013.

Oregon ODA (a US state agency)

This procedure is deemed resolved with the letter from the Department of Justice of Oregon and the removal of the ODA list with had EUCLID in "pending" state since 2008, following the Joint Letter of Ambassadors Moussa-Kembe and Kaambi requesting such action.

The Oregon DOJ has also confirmed in January 2014 that ODA's claims to have put EUCLID on hold pending active review and investigation between 2008 and 2013 were not factual. This concludes the matter to EUCLID's full satisfaction.

Retained Counsel: Tollefsen Law

ODA Administration no longer in post and list removed. Deemed completed and resolved in December 2013.

Maine (a US state)

Usability / Validation procedure

Completed
Michigan (a US state) Usability / Validation procedure Completed
United Nations Completing Article 102 filings Completed
WIPO (A UN specialized agency) Completing Article 6ter filing Completed

See Understanding the legal status of "International Universities"

See A reply to Verifile / Accredibase regarding the legal status and degree-granting authority of international universities

OTHER LEGAL RESOURCES:

Legal Documents page

Depositary Notices page

 


   

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