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Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Apr 17

    JOTWELL Summer Job for UM Law Student

    JOTWELL Summer Job for UM Law Student
    Jotwell, the online journal of reviews of recent faculty scholarship relating to the law (http://jowell.com), needs a UMiami Law Student Editor for 25-30 hours per week during the summer. The student editor is a blend of a substantive editor…
  • Apr 16

    The (Rare?) Case of a Regulation that Does the Opposite of a Statute

    The (Rare?) Case of a Regulation that Does the Opposite of a Statute
    US personal tax returns are normally due on April 15; because the 15th fell on a Saturday this year, the IRS extended the date to April 18. That date got a lot of publicity. What got almost no publicity, however, … Continue reading…
  • Apr 5

    Phenomenal

    Phenomenal
    Perfect The post Phenomenal appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 14

Frederic Borel

Frederic Borel

Summarizes and translates decisions of the US Supreme Court (and occasionally the California Supreme Court) which may be of interest to Swiss legal professionals.

http://fredericborel.blogspot.ch/
  • Apr 25

    Proposed New and Amended California Rules of Professional Conduct

    Proposed New and Amended California Rules of Professional Conduct
    Proposed New and Amended California Rules of Professional Conduct:http://ethics.calbar.ca.gov/Committees/RulesCommission2014/ProposedRules.aspxThe Board of Trustees adopted proposed new and amended Rules of Professional Conducts at its…
  • Apr 24

    Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield

    Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield
    Privacy: Data: Shield: Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield:Protecting Privacy in Transatlantic Data Flows:As of April 12, 2017, companies can join a Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield for transfers from Switzerland.At the first annual review, the Department of…
  • Apr 20

    P. v. Gonzales, S231171

    P. v. Gonzales, S231171
    Theft: Burglary: Larceny: Theft by false pretenses: Embezzlement: Shoplifting: Check: Petition for misdemeanor resentencing: Common law: Wobbler: CALCRIM No. 1800: CALCRIM No. 1703: Asportation: Robbery:In 2014, Proposition 47 created the new…
Rank this Week: 19

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Apr 25

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru
    Today, we must be reminded of the value of political freedom and the right to protest when it is repeatedly brutally offended by government authorities in Russia and Belarus.
  • Apr 18

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance
    We should be warned to not only protect our physical human rights, but also the privacy of our virtual spaces and communication via technology. I draw attention to recent cases of unlawful surveillance and cyberattacks by governments…
  • Apr 11

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue
    By Ella Shen A few weeks ago, Amnesty International, along with other international organizations, has expressed heavy concern over the possibility of danger, including torture amongst other human rights violations, to journalist Khudoberdi…
Rank this Week: 24

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 33

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Apr 20

    RabelsZ Vol. 81 (2017) No. 1

    RabelsZ Vol. 81 (2017) No. 1
    We have not yet alerted our readers to the first issue of Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht (RabelsZ) which was published in February 2017. So, here we go: Jürgen…
  • Apr 20

    Now (partly) online: Encyclopedia of Private International Law

    Now (partly) online: Encyclopedia of Private International Law
    During the last four years a group of 181 authors from 57 countries has been working very hard to make a special book project come true: the 4-volume Encyclopedia of Private International Law (published by Edward Elgar and edited by…
  • Apr 19

    Public consultation third party effects transactions in securities and claim

    Public consultation third party effects transactions in securities and claim
    The European Commission has published a public consultation on the conflict of law rules for third party effects of transactions in securities and claims. The aim of the consultation is to ‘gather stakeholders’ views on the…
Rank this Week: 32

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Swaine: Kiobel and Extraterritoriality: Here, (Not) There, (Not Even) Everywhere

    Swaine: Kiobel and Extraterritoriality: Here, (Not) There, (Not Even) Everywhere
    Edward T. Swaine (George Washington Univ. - Law) has posted Kiobel and Extraterritoriality: Here, (Not) There, (Not Even) Everywhere (Oklahoma Law Review, Vol. 69, p. 23, 2016). Here's the abstract:The Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel…
  • Apr 26

    Linderfalk: What are the Functions of the General Principles? Good Faith and International Legal Pragmatic

    Linderfalk: What are the Functions of the General Principles? Good Faith and International Legal Pragmatic
    Ulf Linderfalk (Lund Univ. - Law) has posted What are the Functions of the General Principles? Good Faith and International Legal Pragmatics. Here's the abstract:To assist current efforts of the academic community to develop a fuller…
  • Apr 25

    Poulsen: Politics of Investment Treaty Arbitration

    Poulsen: Politics of Investment Treaty Arbitration
    Lauge N. Skovgaard Poulsen (Univ. College London - Political Science) has posted Politics of Investment Treaty Arbitration (in The Oxford Handbook of International Arbitration, Thomas Schultz & Federico Ortino eds., forthcoming). Here's…
Rank this Week: 44

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Apr 26

    China Difficulties, Netflix, and Why We Love Licensing

    China Difficulties, Netflix, and Why We Love Licensing
    In Netflix finally finds a way into China, CNN’s Sherisse Pham explains how “six months after admitting defeat in its bid to crack China, Netflix has found a way to tap into the vast market.” To summarize, Netflix for…
  • Apr 25

    Is Mexico Really Better Without China?

    Is Mexico Really Better Without China?
    The following is a guest post by Adrián Cisneros Aguilar.* A Spanish language translation is directly below the English version. Jorge Guajardo, Mexico’s former Ambassador to China, recently published an opinion piece titled…
  • Apr 24

    China Part-time Employee Contracts: How to Get Them Right

    China Part-time Employee Contracts: How to Get Them Right
    Part-time employees have their own special issues in China and for that reason their employment contracts require special care. The following provisions are usually required in part-time employment contracts: The working hours The…
Rank this Week: 91

Atlantic Review

Atlantic Review

Press digest on transatlantic affairs. Edited by three German Fulbright Alumni.

http://atlanticreview.org/
  • Feb 24

    German TV Series are Finally Taking Off

    German TV Series are Finally Taking Off
    German TV series are finally taking off. Both historical drama and contemporary drama are red hot right now. Since GERMANY 83, a great Cold War spy drama based on the Able Archer NATO maneuver, all major streaming services have announced…
  • Dec 20

    Berlin is not Afraid

    Berlin is not Afraid
    Terroristen dieser Welt, schaut auf diese Stadt! Our 9/11 reflexes are alive and well, but is the tragedy of Berlin really a national crisis? Running a lorry into a crowded Christmas market was an attack on our lifestyle and insofar it…
  • Nov 27

    Thought Experiment: NATO Distorts American Strategic Interest

    Thought Experiment: NATO Distorts American Strategic Interest
    In Aesop’s fable the Lion, the Bear and the Fox, the lion and the bear fight over a deer until both are too tired to continue, the fox, having seen their fatigue and lacerations runs off with the deer in its jaws. America, being the…
Rank this Week: 109

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

Covers international extradition and transnational criminal defense. By McNabb Associates.

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 145

IP Dragon

IP Dragon

Covers intellectual property in China.

http://ipdragon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG
    From now on, you can find new articles of IP Dragon on: ipdragon.org.So good bye to ipdragon.blogspot,com and hello ipdragon.org.All ipdragon.blogspot.com links will continue to be active, but will be redirected to ipdragon.orgAlso you…
  • Apr 7

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary
     Shades of Red by Skram1 see ColourloversThe real question: "What shade of red will attract liability?"After publishing a draft of the copyright law, the National Copyright Administration comes now with a A Brief Explanation…
  • Mar 12

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol
    Clone and OriginalThe silver screen is known to bring out the imagination of people. However, China's film industry has not given birth to a poster child of creativity, eyeing laboriously to any movie that has some measure of success, Chinese…
Rank this Week: 155

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Apr 26

    D.C. Circuit Strikes Down Bill of Attainder Claim in Paracha v. Trump

    D.C. Circuit Strikes Down Bill of Attainder Claim in Paracha v. Trump
    Yesterday, in a short per curiam opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed the ruling of the U.S. District Court for the District Columbia that the lower court had no jurisdiction over a motion by Guantanamo detainee…
  • Apr 26

    Statement from Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins for April 23

    Statement from Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins for April 23
    Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Brigadier General Mark Martins released the following statement on Sunday on the occasion of military commissions hearings this week in the case of Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi.    CP Statement 23 April…
  • Apr 26

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: Alan Cohn and Maury Shenk Take Over

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: Alan Cohn and Maury Shenk Take Over
    In this episode, Alan Cohn and Maury Shenk look at questions in Europe and elsewhere in my absence. Maury delves into why Google was ordered to turn over foreign dataaccessible from U.S., a decision that seems at odds with the Microsoft…
Rank this Week: 245

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 25

    The Legality Surrounding the US Strikes in Syria

    The Legality Surrounding the US Strikes in Syria
    by Nancy Simons by Nancy Simons [Nancy Simons is a Belgian lawyer and serves on the International Bar Association’s Drones Task Force. Her professional background lies in international law generally. She has worked at a number of…
  • Apr 20

    Why Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention Is Illegal and Potentially Criminal

    Why Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention Is Illegal and Potentially Criminal
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I read Jennifer Trahan’s post yesterday with great interest — but not surprisingly I disagree with it. Before I get to my disagreements, though, I think it’s bizarre that we are…
  • Apr 19

    Why It Doesn’t Seem to Matter that the Syria Strikes Violated International Law

    Why It Doesn’t Seem to Matter that the Syria Strikes Violated International Law
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku Over at Vox, I have published an essay fleshing out the thoughts I first published here on the legality of the recent U.S. cruise missile attacks on Syria and the international reaction to it. President Donald…
Rank this Week: 289

IP Finance

IP Finance

Looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Apr 23

    South Africa's ASA on the precipice

    South Africa's ASA on the precipice
    Unless South Africa's Advertising Standards Authority receive $680 000 in funding before the end of the month, an application will be launched to liquidate the non-profit which will likely see the collapse of the self regulated body, and…
  • Apr 23

    The Indie film industry: still looking for its long tail

    The Indie film industry: still looking for its long tail
    What happened to the idea of the "long tail", as popularized by Chris Anderson over a decade ago? The very fact that this blogger feels the need to revisit the notion suggests the extent to which it has fallen into disfavor. In brief,…
  • Apr 20

    EMW Law Firm Releases Information on Fintech Patenting

    EMW Law Firm Releases Information on Fintech Patenting
    The EMW Law Firm has released some information concerning Fintech patenting trends.  EMW states: The number of ‘fintech patents’ filed worldwide is continuing to rise sharply, reaching 9,545 in 2016*, up 6% from 9,045 filed…
Rank this Week: 448

Fossum Law Office Blawg

Fossum Law Office Blawg

Covers Minnesota law, federal law, international criminal law, criminal law, and trends.

http://fossumlaw.com/blog/blawg/
  • Jul 7

    John Fossum Selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers List

    John Fossum Selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers List
    John L. Fossum has been selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson…
  • Sep 17

    Cannon River Watershed Cleanup

    Cannon River Watershed Cleanup
    Fossum Law Office, LLC is a proud sponsor of the Cannon River Watershed Partnership and invites everyone to join in the Cannon River Watershed Cleanup this Saturday, September 21, from 9 to Noon. Cleanup locations include Waterville,…
  • May 1

    Fossum Named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.”

    Fossum Named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.”
      Attorney John L. Fossum, of the Fossum Law Office, LLC has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers. According to their website: The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 an invitation-only organization composed of the…
Rank this Week: 561

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
Rank this Week: 751

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Apr 24

    The Round Up: Immigration Appeals, Vaginal Mesh, and Farage and Defamation

    The Round Up: Immigration Appeals, Vaginal Mesh, and Farage and Defamation
    IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK With election fever well and truly afflicting the exhausted electorate again, Gina Miller, of Article 50 fame, has launched a tactical voting initiative to back candidates who will “commit to keeping the options…
  • Apr 18

    The Round-Up: Legal Aid for prisoners in the Court of Appeal

    The Round-Up: Legal Aid for prisoners in the Court of Appeal
    The Court of Appeal last week partially granted an application for judicial review of the cuts to Legal Aid in certain categories of prison law. The judgment may change the face of legal representation for prisoners across the UK. The 2013…
  • Apr 13

    Right to die case allowed to proceed

    Right to die case allowed to proceed
    Conway, R(on the application of) v The Secretary of State for Justice[2017] EWCA Civ 275 The Court of Appeal has overturned the refusal of the Divisional Court to allow a motor neurone disease sufferer to challenge section (1) of…
Rank this Week: 744

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Beware Vietnam's Death Machine

    Beware Vietnam's Death Machine
    Source: The Diplomat (20 April 2017)http://thediplomat.com/2017/04/beware-vietnams-death-machine/One Thursday in July 2013, Barack Obama and his Vietnamese counterpart, Truong Tan Sang, sat down in the Oval Office to discuss Thomas Jefferson.…
  • Apr 10

    Amnesty flags China’s non-transparency on ‘capital offenses’

    Amnesty flags China’s non-transparency on ‘capital offenses’
    Source: Asia Times (11 April 2017)http://www.atimes.com/article/amnesty-flags-chinas-non-transparency-capital-offences/Lack of transparency in relation to enforcement of terrorism and drug laws in China is identified as a growing area for…
  • Apr 10

    'Alarming' executions in Vietnam: Amnesty

    'Alarming' executions in Vietnam: Amnesty
    Source: The Australian (11 April 2017)http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/alarming-executions-in-vietnam-amnesty/news-story/12cd7b02b61d356865c56651e4b90ad4Secrecy around executions continues to plague some Southeast Asian…
Rank this Week: 620

One World International Practice…

One World International Practice Blog

Covers judicial and regulatory decisions as well as topics and trends in international litigation, international dispute resolution, and international investigations, regulatory compliance, and enforcement. By Cadwaladar.

http://blog.internationalpractice.org/
  • Jul 28

    Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc.: The Tenth Circuit Address Extraterritoriality

    Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc.: The Tenth Circuit Address Extraterritoriality
    In Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc., 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 13285 (10th Cir. 2016), the Tenth Circuit addressed whether, after Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd., 561 U.S. 247 (2010), a plaintiff has standing, under § 10(b) of the Securities…
  • Jul 14

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute
    Ates v. Gülen, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84685 (M.D. Penn. June 29, 2016),  is one of the recent cases to examine the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) since the Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., 133 S. Ct.…
  • Jul 11

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO
    RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. European Cmty, 26 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. S 263, is one of the rare cases by the Supreme Court that addresses an important issue of international practice. The case arises from a suit brought by the European Community and 26…
Rank this Week: 1167

Letters Blogatory

Letters Blogatory

Covers international judicial assistance.

http://lettersblogatory.com/
  • May 18

    Case of the Day: Gregor v. Otuorimuo

    Case of the Day: Gregor v. Otuorimuo
    The case of the day is Gregor v. Otuorimuo (Conn. Super. Ct. 2016). The case was a divorce case. husband and the wife were married in Connecticut in 2011. The husband sued for a divorce, asserting that there had been an irretrievable…
  • May 17

    Case of the Day: Ure v. Oceania Cruise

    Case of the Day: Ure v. Oceania Cruise
    The case of the day is Ure v. Oceania Cruises, Inc. (S.D. Fla. 2015). Diana Ure was a passenger aboard Oceania’s ship. She fell ill and was treated by one of the defendants, Dr. Fabian Bonilla, an Ecuadoran national. She and her husband…
  • May 16

    Case of the Day: Villoldo v. Castro

    Case of the Day: Villoldo v. Castro
    The case of the day is Villoldo v. Castro (1st Cir. 2016). Westlaw calls the case Villoldo v. Ruz. I’m no Spanish naming convention expert, but that seems clearly wrong. Anyway, Alfredo and Gustavo Villoldo were Cuban brothers. In 1959,…
Rank this Week: 637

ECJBlog

ECJBlog

Features news about the European Court of Justice. By Allard Knook.

http://courtofjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 2

    Case C‑202/13, McCarthy

    Case C‑202/13, McCarthy
    Where third-country nationals hold a ‘residence card of a family member of a Union citizen’, UK cannot make right of entry subject to requirement to first obtain visa>> McCarthy had dual British and Irish nationality. He and…
  • Jan 2

    Case C‑354/13, Kaltoft

    Case C‑354/13, Kaltoft
    EU law not laying down principle of non-discrimination on grounds of obesityThe Employment Equality Directive (Directive 2000/78/EC) prohibits discrimination based on religion, belief, disability, age or sexual orientation in relation to…
  • Jan 2

    Case C‑416/13, Vital Pérez

    Case C‑416/13, Vital Pérez
    Local rule setting maximum age for recruitment of police officers at 30 years contrary to EU law>> The Employment Equality Directive (The EE Directive, Directive 2000/78/EC)  prohibits any form of discrimination in employment based…
Rank this Week: 886

Fossum Law Office Blawg

Fossum Law Office Blawg

Covers Minnesota Law, federal law, criminal law, and international law.

http://www.fossumlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 7

    John Fossum Selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers List

    John Fossum Selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers List
    John L. Fossum has been selected to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson…
  • Sep 17

    Cannon River Watershed Cleanup

    Cannon River Watershed Cleanup
    Fossum Law Office, LLC is a proud sponsor of the Cannon River Watershed Partnership and invites everyone to join in the Cannon River Watershed Cleanup this Saturday, September 21, from 9 to Noon. Cleanup locations include Waterville,…
  • May 1

    Fossum Named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.”

    Fossum Named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.”
      Attorney John L. Fossum, of the Fossum Law Office, LLC has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers. According to their website: The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 an invitation-only organization composed of the…
Rank this Week: 1246

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Apr 26

    Myanmar and the Threat of 21st Century Genocide

    Myanmar and the Threat of 21st Century Genocide
    The ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting is in full swing at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. Among the panels being offered is one on the persecution of the Rohingya in Myanmar (Burma),, the Muslim minority described as...
  • Apr 25

    ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting

    ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting
    The Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of International Law opens tonight in Washington D.C. and continues until Saturday. This is one of those "must attend" meetings for international lawyers, law professors,…
  • Apr 24

    Topics for the 2018 Jessup Moot Court Competition

    Topics for the 2018 Jessup Moot Court Competition
    The International Law Students' Association announced that the topics for the 2018 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition will be the validity of interstate arbitral awards, the capture of a marine vessel, the breach of…
Rank this Week: 4188

Comparative Law Prof Blog

Comparative Law Prof Blog

Edited by Shawn Marie Boyne, Monica Eppinger, Lissa Griffin and Shitong Qiao.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/comparative_law/
  • Apr 26

    Top Ten Recent SSRN Downloads for Comparative Law

    Top Ten Recent SSRN Downloads for Comparative Law
    1 260 The Trajectory of American Corporate Governance: Shareholder Empowerment and Private Ordering Combat Jennifer G. Hill University of Sydney - Faculty of Law Date posted to database: 22 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2017 2 252 Choice…
  • Apr 21

    Outrageous Torture of Gay Men In Chechnya

    Outrageous Torture of Gay Men In Chechnya
    Despite much of the negative optics surrounding the current administration's foreign policy, this week, Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. condemned reports of Chechnya's ongoing torture of gay men. Amidst reports of widespread torture…
  • Mar 27

    Top Ten Recent SSRN Downloads for Comparative Law

    Top Ten Recent SSRN Downloads for Comparative Law
    Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 316 Freedom of Information Beyond the Freedom of Information Act David Pozen Columbia Law School Date posted to database: 1 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2017 2 289 The Basic Governance Structure: The Interests...
Rank this Week: 2003

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Apr 25

    States Expand the Civil Right to Counsel

    States Expand the Civil Right to Counsel
    While federal legal rights are being restricted for many people, states are slowly recognizing and expanding the civil right to counsel in matters involving significant rights. John Pollock, expert on the civil right to counsel, and…
  • Apr 24

    More than Just a March

    More than Just a March
    The Women's March for Human Rights. The Tax Day March. The March for Science. All have been tremendously successful at demonstrating the depth of concern about the direction of the country and particularly the current Administration's…
  • Apr 23

    What is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights?

    What is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights?
    This question will be explored through Artist Presentations and a Public Forum at the University of Chicago April 29 - May 1. The website informs us: David Giordano, The color of a dove at night, 2016–17 What is an Artistic...
Rank this Week: 2015

International Family Law

International Family Law

Covers international divorce law, international child custody, international child abduction and international prenuptial agreements. By Jeremy Morley.

http://www.internationalfamilylawfirm.com/
  • Apr 25

    Bahrain’s King Orders Formation of Legislative Committee to Review Unified Family Law

    Bahrain’s King Orders Formation of Legislative Committee to Review Unified Family Law
    Manama – King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued on Sunday a Royal Order to form a legislative committee to review the new unified family law expected to be issued in the kingdom.The Royal Order 24/ 2017 directed that the…
  • Apr 6

    Must Foreigners in the U.S. Always Carry Their Passport?

    Must Foreigners in the U.S. Always Carry Their Passport?
    Jeremy D. MorleyDoes a foreign visitor or resident need to always carry a passport while in the United States?The question arises when, for example, a foreign parent wants to visit a child who lives with the other parent in the United States…
  • Apr 4

    How to Win a Hague Convention Child Abduction Case

    How to Win a Hague Convention Child Abduction Case
    by Jeremy D. MorleyAuthor of The Hague Abduction Convention: Practical Issues and Procedures for Family Lawyers, published by the American Bar Association.Here are some tips for attorneys and clients faced with instituting or…
Rank this Week: 1796

EU & Italian International Tax…

EU & Italian International Tax Law Blog

Provides updates on EU and Italian international tax matters. By Marco Rossi.

http://www.euitalianinternationaltax.com/
  • Apr 23

    Italian Supreme Court Rules on Beneficial Ownership and Holding Companie

    Italian Supreme Court Rules on Beneficial Ownership and Holding Companie
    With ist ruling n. 27113/2016 issued on December 28, 2016, the Italian Supreme Court interpreted and applied the beneficial ownership provision of article 10 of the tax treaty between Italy and France, for the purpose of determining whether a…
  • Apr 8

    Italy Institutes New Register for Trust

    Italy Institutes New Register for Trust
    Under new anti money laundering legislation due to become effective in Italy in 2017, all foreign trusts with tax effects in Italy shall have to be filed and registered on the Italian Register of Enterprises. They include trusts with Italian…
  • Mar 22

    Italian Government Approved Final Draft Decree Enacting New EU Anti Money Laundering Directive

    Italian Government Approved Final Draft Decree Enacting New EU Anti Money Laundering Directive
    On February 23, 2017 the Italian Government approved the final draft of the legislative decree (the "Decree") that is going to implement the provisions of the Directive (EU) 2015/49 of May 20, 2015 (the so called "IV Anti Money…
Rank this Week: 4165

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

Covers legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities. By Mark Blumberg.

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 5132

Let's Talk About US Tax

Let's Talk About US Tax

Covers US tax laws for American expatriates living and working overseas, US-dual (or multi-)national families, green card holders, those wishing to expatriate, foreign investors into the US market or other foreign persons having any US connections.

http://blogs.angloinfo.com/us-tax/
  • Apr 22

    Overseas ITIN Help Now Available from CAAs Abroad

    Overseas ITIN Help Now Available from CAAs Abroad
    The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has expanded the options available to taxpayers residing abroad who need an “Individual Taxpayer Identification Number” (ITIN) to fulfill their US tax filing duties. ... Read more...
  • Apr 16

    Bitcoin – Coming Back to Bite You?

    Bitcoin – Coming Back to Bite You?
    In November last year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a so-called John Doe Summons to “Coinbase”,  the largest digital currency exchange firm in the US and the largest exchanger... Read more...
  • Apr 9

    IRS Budget on the Chopping Block – Taxpayers Must Prepare for Greater IRS Aggression

    IRS Budget on the Chopping Block – Taxpayers Must Prepare for Greater IRS Aggression
    President Donald Trump released his “Budget Blueprint on March 16, “America First, A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again”.  The Budget Blueprint “reprioritizes” Federal spending so that it…
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Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business transactions and international small business law. By Daniel H. Erskine.

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    Technological Innovation Government Program

    Technological Innovation Government Program
    For small businesses looking to conduct research and development, while needing funds to realize their small business technology, check out The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The SBIR "is a highly competitive program that…
  • Feb 17

    Barriers to Digital Trade

    Barriers to Digital Trade
    In January 2017 the Congressional Research Service drafted a report entitled Digital Trade and U.S. Trade Policy. The Report (43 pages long) complies information from across various sectors to describe barriers faced by US companies in…
  • Nov 13

    Cybersecurity Tool

    Cybersecurity Tool
    If your business operates online, then your business/company should seriously address cybersecurity issues. The Small Business Administration (SBA) dedicates a page describing and linking to "Top Tools and Resources for Small Business…
Rank this Week: 1816

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

An international, interdisciplinary community for the study of legal and normative mixtures and movements.

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    Twenty-First-Century Immigration to North America at MQUP

    Twenty-First-Century Immigration to North America at MQUP
    New Release from MQUP Twenty-First-Century Immigration to North AmericaNewcomers in Turbulent Times Edited by Victoria Esses and Donald E. Abelson“A valuable book for scholars, students, policy makers, and practitioners,…
  • Apr 12

    The UK after Brexit: Legal Policies and Challenge

    The UK after Brexit: Legal Policies and Challenge
    The UK after BrexitLegal and Policy ChallengesMichael Dougan (ed.)June 2017 | ISBN 978-1-78068-471-0 | approx. 300 pp. | paperback29 GB pounds | 31 euros | 37 US dollars   The UK after Brexit is the result of a cooperation…
  • Apr 11

    This book provides a comparative study of…

    This book provides a comparative study of contract law, examining the interaction of common law and civil law approaches to contract law. Drawing extensively upon English, French and European law, the book explores how the law of contract of…
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Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Covers cultural heritage law and policy topics. By Ricardo A. St. Hilaire.

http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Federal Court Leaves CPIA Coin Import Regs Untouched

    Federal Court Leaves CPIA Coin Import Regs Untouched
    The District Court of Maryland once again has refused the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild's (ACCG) invitation to strike down or weaken import restrictions that protect endangered ancient coins. The court instead ordered the forfeiture…
  • Apr 19

    Drusus Head Revisited

    Drusus Head Revisited
    Steve Litt reports that the Cleveland Museum of Art is returning a marble head depicting Drusus Minor to Italy because the object was stolen in 1944.When the Cleveland Museum acquired the ancient piece in 2012, several commentators raised…
  • Mar 25

    US Supports UN Security Council Resolution Condemning Heritage Destruction by Terror Group

    US Supports UN Security Council Resolution Condemning Heritage Destruction by Terror Group
    The United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2347 yesterday. The resolution "Deplores and condemns the unlawful destruction of cultural heritage ... as well as the looting and smuggling of cultural property from…
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Great Lakes Customs Law Blog

Great Lakes Customs Law Blog

Covers the intersection of customs law and asset seizures, with a particular focus on reporting on news of U.S. Customs & Border Protection currency seizures from international travelers for failure to report, bulk cash smuggling, or structuring.

http://greatlakescustomslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    CBP Seizes $273,005 in Smuggled Cash

    CBP Seizes $273,005 in Smuggled Cash
    CBP discovered over a quarter-million dollars hidden in the right-rear quarter-panel of a Dodge Durango that was being driven out ... The post CBP Seizes $273,005 in Smuggled Cash appeared first on Great Lakes Customs Law.
  • Apr 13

    CBP Officers Seize Cash Disguised as Dough

    CBP Officers Seize Cash Disguised as Dough
    This article could also be called, CBP seizes “dough,” slang for cash. This seems to me to be a very ... The post CBP Officers Seize Cash Disguised as Dough appeared first on Great Lakes Customs Law.
  • Apr 7

    CBP Seizes Guns & Money to Mexico

    CBP Seizes Guns & Money to Mexico
    Guns, money, and and lawyers; the first two items are what this disjointed story from CBP is about, and the ... The post CBP Seizes Guns & Money to Mexico appeared first on Great Lakes Customs Law.
Rank this Week: 2227

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Focuses on China's highest court. By Susan Finder.

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Apr 19

    Supreme People’s Court to require prior case search

    Supreme People’s Court to require prior case search
    In August, 2016, I wrote about how non-guiding Chinese cases are guiding the development of Chinese law.  I described what I saw as a prevalent practice in the Chinese judiciary that judges search a particular issue to see how other…
  • Apr 14

    China’s 19th Party Congress & Judicial Reform

    China’s 19th Party Congress & Judicial Reform
    Meng Jianzhu, Politburo member and head of the Communist Party Central Political Legal Committee, held a meeting in late March (photo above), to convey Xi Jinping’s message–those in leadership positions must do all possible to…
  • Apr 4

    Veneration rights litigation in China

    Veneration rights litigation in China
    In honor of the Qingming Festival, one of the Supreme People’s Court’s (SPC) media outlets, Faxin, published a set of cases on veneration rights (祭奠权).  The cases were previously published…
Rank this Week: 1993

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
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Korean Law Blog

Korean Law Blog

Updates on Korean law. By Sean Hayes.

http://www.thekoreanlawblog.com/
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Customs Law

Customs Law

Covers American customs law and international trade law. By Lawrence Friedman.

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Surprise, Locking Pliers Are Not Wrenche

    Surprise, Locking Pliers Are Not Wrenche
    Tariff classification is based on the common and commercial meaning of the words used in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. One of the words that has been in dispute of late is "pliers" as applied to locking pliers. To…
  • Apr 1

    Executive Order on Customs Enforcement

    Executive Order on Customs Enforcement
    Apparently, the administration has pivoted to its trade agenda. Yesterday, we saw the draft letter to Congress outlining the modest goals for NAFTA renegotiations. I also tweeted the announcement that Kevin McAleenan would be nominated to…
  • Apr 1

    Trump Administration NAFTA Strategy

    Trump Administration NAFTA Strategy
    It appears the U.S. will not be withdrawing from NAFTA. At least not immediately.Yesterday, a draft letter from the Acting USTR Stephen Vaughn to Congress made its way to the public. The letter notifies Congress of President Trump's intention…
Rank this Week: 1434

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Covers international taxation.

http://www.narellemackenziecpa.com/blog/
  • Apr 12

    Narelle MacKenzie Interview at Kusi New

    Narelle MacKenzie Interview at Kusi New
    Narelle MacKenzie was interviewed on Good Morning San Diego by Kusi News’s Carlos Amezcua. Watch the video here. The post Narelle MacKenzie Interview at Kusi News appeared first on NarelleMacKenzieCPA.com.
  • Mar 19

    Americans are missing out on tax deduction

    Americans are missing out on tax deduction
    SAN DIEGO- Tax day is less than one month away. A local CPA says Americans are missing out on deductions. Some apply to people who claim the standard deduction and don’t itemize. If you pay rent, you may be eligible for the California…
  • Mar 2

    Charitable Donations Won’t Ease Tax on Oscar Swag for Most Celebritie

    Charitable Donations Won’t Ease Tax on Oscar Swag for Most Celebritie
    High-net-worth celebrities who think they can avoid paying the tax man by donating the goody bag’s contents to charity might be sorely disappointed when they realize how little they can actually deduct. “They can make a charitable…
Rank this Week: 2833

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2514

Yale Law Library - Foreign and…

Yale Law Library - Foreign and International Blog

Covers international law, agreements and legal research resources.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/foreign-international-blog
  • Apr 3

    New Book Display: Cyber Law

    New Book Display: Cyber Law
    New Book Display: Cyber Law Check out the new book display on cyber law on L1 of the law library when you are free.  Complementing the two recent conferences held on campus: the Yale Cyber Leadership Forum and the 2017 We Robot…
  • Mar 28

    Law Library Research Workshop: Foreign Law Research

    Law Library Research Workshop: Foreign Law Research
    Law Library Research Workshop: Foreign Law Research   March 29 2017 / Wednesday / Room 113 / 3:10 - 4:00 PM   Students will learn the basic strategies of conducting foreign law research using open-access and subscription resources.…
  • Feb 5

    Brexit Talk with MEP Catherine Stihler

    Brexit Talk with MEP Catherine Stihler
    The Lillian Goldman Law Library invites you to join MEP Catherine Stihler for a Brexit talk and discussion on Friday, February 10, 9:10 am – 10:00 am, in the Yale Law School Faculty Lounge. Doors will open at 9:00 for refreshments.
Rank this Week: 4375

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Apr 1

    Human Rights & ICTs: Presentation to Amnesty International

    Human Rights & ICTs: Presentation to Amnesty International
    I was invited to give a presentation of around 20 – 25 minutes to Amnesty International’s 2017 Chairs Assembly & Directors Forum (CADF) meeting, held for the first time in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Focussed on the work done through…
  • Mar 21

    Blurred lines: Surveillance and ethic

    Blurred lines: Surveillance and ethic
    I was invited to deliver a short-talk, as part of a public discussion looking at ‘Cross Cutting Dynamics of Online Democracy: Mainstreaming Internet Freedom and the Right to Privacy in Sri Lanka”, at the Bar Association of Sri…
  • Mar 21

    Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017: Finalist

    Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017: Finalist
    ‘Corridors of Power’, a path-breaking project marrying constitutional reform and theory with architecture, is a finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017 awards, under the Urban Design category. As noted online,…
Rank this Week: 1767

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

Covers the history of both international and domestic wine laws and developing legal issues in the wine industry. By Lindsey A. Zahn.

http://www.winelawonreserve.com
  • Mar 30

    2017 Wine & Law Program at the University of Reims in Champagne, France

    2017 Wine & Law Program at the University of Reims in Champagne, France
    This year, the University of Reims’ Wine & Law Program is in its seventh session and will discuss topics related to wine law and intellectual property rights in the wine sector. The Program is a 10-day intensive course program in…
  • Feb 28

    Massachusetts Announces Alcohol Beverage Task Force

    Massachusetts Announces Alcohol Beverage Task Force
    Last month, Massachusetts announced the creation of the Treasurer’s Alcohol Task Force, which will create an independent group of professionals to review the state’s legal and regulatory framework of alcohol beverages. See…
  • Feb 28

    Building Your Practice Through Blogging and Podcasting

    Building Your Practice Through Blogging and Podcasting
    Join us June 21st at 1:00 PM ET to 2:00 PM ET for a free webinar on Building Your Practice Through Blogging and Pocasting, courtesy of the ABA Women Rainmakers Division. I will be speaking with Nicole Abboud, Esq., who is the owner of Abboud…
Rank this Week: 2789

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

Provides news and analysis of outsourcing, insourcing and beyond. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Mar 28

    SAP’s Licensing Time-Bomb

    SAP’s Licensing Time-Bomb
    Software giant’s victory in “indirect use” case is cause for concern for companies worldwide. On February 16, 2017, the High Court of Justice in the United Kingdom held that Diageo plc, a global drinks company, was liable…
  • Mar 7

    Robots and Rule-maker

    Robots and Rule-maker
    Recently, governments and rule-making bodies across Europe, the UK and globally, appear to be paying increasing attention to the need for the development of legislative and regulatory frameworks in the expanding field of artificial…
  • Mar 1

    The Importance of Upfront Planning

    The Importance of Upfront Planning
    According to PwC’s latest biennial Global Economic Crime Survey, cyber-crime is up 20 percent since 2014 and more than half of the firms surveyed expect to become the victim of a cyber-crime in the next two years, although a third…
Rank this Week: 3511

Al-Mirsal

Al-Mirsal

Covers Middle East banking and finance law. By Latham & Watkins LLP.

http://www.al-mirsal.com/
  • Feb 28

    The Legal Landscape for Drones in the UAE

    The Legal Landscape for Drones in the UAE
    The use of “unmanned aerial systems” or “drones” for commercial, government and consumer purposes has significantly increased in recent years across the globe. In the UAE, the office of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid…
  • Feb 16

    The Legal Status of Bitcoin in the United Arab Emirate

    The Legal Status of Bitcoin in the United Arab Emirate
    This is the first in a series of articles considering legal issues relating to bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and blockchain in the UAE. In this article we focus on the legal status of bitcoin and address the question of whether bitcoin is banned…
  • Feb 16

    United Arab Emirates – the New Digital Payments Regulatory Landscape

    United Arab Emirates – the New Digital Payments Regulatory Landscape
    New Regulations balance innovation in the payments sector with safety, security and maintaining the public’s trust in the UAE payment ecosystem. After a long period of consultation, on 1 January 2017 the Central Bank in the United Arab…
Rank this Week: 3858

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    El Nuevo procedimiento de extradición a partir de las modificaciones incorporadas por el Decreto Legislativo N° 1281.

    El Nuevo procedimiento de extradición a partir de las modificaciones incorporadas por el Decreto Legislativo N° 1281.
    Por: Alberto Huapaya OlivaresPrimera parteCambios sustanciales:1) El pedido de extradición dejó de ser un procedimiento de oficio para pasar a un procedimiento rogado.La norma anterior decía:Artículo 525.…
  • Feb 19

    Legislación sobre extradición actualizada: Código Procesal Penal

    Legislación sobre extradición actualizada: Código Procesal Penal
    (Nota: Los artículos con comillas incluyen modificación incorporada por el Decreto Legislativo N° 1281, publicado el 29 diciembre 2016)CÓDIGO PROCESAL PENAL LIBRO SÉPTIMOLA COOPERACIÓN JUDICIAL…
  • Feb 15

    Detención preventiva

    Detención preventiva
    A pesar de ciertos cambios de legislación, gran parte aun se mantiene... Habría que añadir que la experiencia enseña la necesidad de acreditar la causa probable.MARTES, 29 DE ABRIL DE 2008La Detención…
Rank this Week: 4519

DIPr Argentina

DIPr Argentina

Covers international private law (conflicts of law) and international commercial arbitration law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). By Julio Cesar Cordoba and Maria B. Noodt Taquela.

http://www.diprargentina.com/
Rank this Week: 1788