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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/
  • Feb 2

    Just Got My Advance Copy of ‘Robot Law’!

    Just Got My Advance Copy of ‘Robot Law’!
    This is exciting: just got my first copy of “Robot Law,” a book I edited with Ryan Calo and Ian Kerr. I suppose I might be a little biased, but I think it’s a pretty darn good collection that will … Continue reading…
  • Jan 29

    Celebrating Groundhog Day in Miami?

    Celebrating Groundhog Day in Miami?
    Due to an aside I delivered in class, my Administrative Law students have expressed an interest in celebrating Groundhog Day, which is Feb. 2. My initial reaction was a bit negative: How, living in Florida, can this be anything but ……
  • Jan 23

    Slides from Toronto Big Data Talk

    Slides from Toronto Big Data Talk
    This morning I presented a short talk on the tensions between Big Data and privacy at the University of Toronto’s conference on The Future Frontiers of Online Privacy. Here, in case you care–and for the record–are my slides…
Rank this Week: 14

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
  • Feb 5

    This is Why Obama’s Speech on American Muslims Matter

    This is Why Obama’s Speech on American Muslims Matter
    Yesterday, President Obama visited a U.S. mosque for the first time in his presidency. He quoted from the Islamic holy book, the Quran. And he unequivocally denounced anti-Muslim hate.
  • Feb 2

    What El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban Means for Women and Girl

    What El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban Means for Women and Girl
    In 1998, El Salvador outlawed abortion under any circumstances, including cases where the life or health of the woman is at risk; where pregnancies are the result of rape or incest; and in cases of severe fetal abnormalities. El…
  • Feb 1

    When Life is Disposable: Muslim Bodies as Precarious in the War on Terror

    When Life is Disposable: Muslim Bodies as Precarious in the War on Terror
    Muslim bodies have been detained, extradited, tortured, and unlawfully killed. Muslim lives have been drowned in a sea of policy and rhetoric that justifies the loss of lives as “collateral damage” in the name of protecting U.S.…
Rank this Week: 15

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 23

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    Drumbl: Extracurricular International Criminal Law

    Drumbl: Extracurricular International Criminal Law
    Mark A. Drumbl (Washington and Lee Univ. - Law) has posted Extracurricular International Criminal Law. Here's the abstract: Domestic criminal law informs the register of international criminal law, whether formally through the development…
  • Feb 5

    Mavroidis: Dispute Settlement in the WTO. Mind Over Matter

    Mavroidis: Dispute Settlement in the WTO. Mind Over Matter
    Petros C. Mavroidis (Columbia Univ. - Law) has posted Dispute Settlement in the WTO. Mind Over Matter. Here's the abstract:The basic point I advocate in this paper is that the WTO Dispute Settlement System aims to curb unilateralism. No…
  • Feb 4

    New Issue: Revue Québécoise de Droit International

    New Issue: Revue Québécoise de Droit International
    The latest issue of the Revue Québécoise de Droit International (Hors-série décembre 2015) is out. Contents include:La justice pénale internationale comme projet politique et sélectifJulien Pieret…
Rank this Week: 28

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
  • Feb 1

    Latest Issue of RabelsZ: Vol. 80 No. 1 (2016)

    Latest Issue of RabelsZ: Vol. 80 No. 1 (2016)
    The latest issue of “Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht  – The Rabel Journal of Comparative and International Private Law” (RabelsZ) has just been released. It contains…
  • Feb 1

    New publications: Practical Handbooks on the Operation of the Service and Evidence Convention

    New publications: Practical Handbooks on the Operation of the Service and Evidence Convention
    The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law has just published two Practical Handbooks: * Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Service Convention (4th edition); * Practical Handbook on the Operation of the…
  • Jan 31

    ERA Conference on Recent case law of the ECtHR in family matter

    ERA Conference on Recent case law of the ECtHR in family matter
    Objective This seminar will provide participants with a detailed understanding of the most recent jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) related to family law matters. The spotlight is centred on Article 8 (respect for…
Rank this Week: 43

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/
  • Feb 7

    When a Disunited Europe Meets Transnational Terrorism

    When a Disunited Europe Meets Transnational Terrorism
    Editor's Note: The 2015 Islamic State attacks in Paris highlighted not only the terrorist threat to Europe, but also the many European failings in intelligence and border security. Marc Hecker of the French Institute for International…
  • Feb 6

    Army Combat Exercise in Hawaii Plays Down Cyber Threat

    Army Combat Exercise in Hawaii Plays Down Cyber Threat
    In a recent visit to PACOM with other Stanford colleagues, we had the chance to observe an Army brigade combat team exercise.  This exercise involved an opposing force that was operating under free-play conditions—that is, the…
  • Feb 6

    Terrorism Taxonomy: Gil Avriel’s “Civilitary Theory”

    Terrorism Taxonomy: Gil Avriel’s “Civilitary Theory”
    As Jack noted earlier this week, the new issue of the Harvard National Security Law Journal (for which Jack, Bobby, Ben and I serve as advisors) contains a number of ground-breaking articles, including pieces by Lawfare’s own Ashley…
Rank this Week: 82

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 80

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Feb 7

    China Trademarks and The Big Game Occasionally Referred To As The Super Bowl

    China Trademarks and The Big Game Occasionally Referred To As The Super Bowl
        It’s become somewhat of an annual tradition: in the weeks leading up to the National Football League’s championship game, the NFL’s lawyers send out a flotilla of cease and desist letters to anyone who dares to…
  • Feb 6

    China NNN Agreement

    China NNN Agreement
    The first step in doing OEM manufacturing in China finding a good factory to make your product. To protect your product at this early stage, you must require the Chinese party to execute an appropriate agreement before you reveal any…
  • Feb 5

    Quick Question Friday, China Law Answers, Part XIII

    Quick Question Friday, China Law Answers, Part XIII
    Because of this blog, our China lawyers get a fairly steady stream of China law questions from readers, mostly via emails but occasionally via blog comments or phone calls as well. If we were to conduct research on all the questions we get…
Rank this Week: 131

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: 137

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Feb 4

    Fact Checking the TPP

    Fact Checking the TPP
    From the Australian Broadcasting Corporation: The claim The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment agreement was formally signed by 12 ministers in Auckland on February 4. Independent Senator Nick Xenophon spoke in the Senate about…
  • Feb 4

    Hatch: "it can take years to get [a trade] agreement through Congress AFTER it is signed"

    Hatch: "it can take years to get [a trade] agreement through Congress AFTER it is signed"
    Some cold water from Senator Orrin Hatch: Long story short, Mr. President, no one should be under any illusions that, because the TPP is being signed today, an up or down vote on the agreement is imminent or that our...
  • Feb 1

    Canada Must Sign in New Zealand with Other Ministers, According to the Government of Canada. Is This Right?

    Canada Must Sign in New Zealand with Other Ministers, According to the Government of Canada. Is This Right?
    My colleague Sean Stephenson, in his personal capacity, had some thoughts on the presumption that Canada's Minister of International Trade must attend in New Zealand and sign the TPP in order for Canada to retain full membership. Enjoy his…
Rank this Week: 147

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Feb 7

    Events and Announcements: February 7, 2016

    Events and Announcements: February 7, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Announcements The GlobalTrust research project published a call for applications for post-doctoral fellowships for the academic year 2016-17. The GlobalTrust Research project at Tel Aviv University Faculty…
  • Feb 6

    Al Jazeera Panel Discussion on Siege Warfare in Syria

    Al Jazeera Panel Discussion on Siege Warfare in Syria
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Sorry for the endless self-promotion, but I thought readers might be interested in the following episode of Al Jazeera’s Inside Story, which includes a 30-minute panel on siege warfare in Syria…
  • Feb 3

    Dear Fox News South Carolina: Shariah Law is Not “Also Known As International Law”

    Dear Fox News South Carolina: Shariah Law is Not “Also Known As International Law”
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku So local TV news in the U.S. is hardly the most sophisticated part of the U.S. media.  Still, I was taken aback by this passage from a news report from WACH Fox Channel 57  in South Carolina. COLUMBIA,…
Rank this Week: 173

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 31

    China officials punished over wrongful execution of teen

    China officials punished over wrongful execution of teen
    Source: BBC News (1 February 2016)http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35457033Twenty-seven Chinese officials have been penalised for the wrongful execution of a teenager, state news agency Xinhua said.Huugjilt was 18 when he was…
  • Jan 25

    Saudi Arabia executions reach 53 in January, one-third of 2015 toll

    Saudi Arabia executions reach 53 in January, one-third of 2015 toll
    Source: International Business Times (25 January 2016)http://www.ibtimes.co.in/saudi-arabia-executions-reach-53-january-one-third-2015-toll-664513Saudi Arabia has continued its spree of executions relentlessly since the beginning of this…
  • Jan 16

    Death penalty ends in some case

    Death penalty ends in some case
    Source: Viet Nam News (12 January 2016)http://vietnamnews.vn/opinion/281039/death-penalty-ends-in-some-cases.htmlNguyen Van Hoan, deputy head of the group compiling revisions to the 2015 Penal Code, spoke to Nong thon Ngay nay (Countryside…
Rank this Week: 232

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
  • Feb 3

    Is the European Court of Human Rights buckling under Westminister pressure?

    Is the European Court of Human Rights buckling under Westminister pressure?
    In 2006 David Cameron said the HRA ‘has stopped us responding properly in terms of terrorism, particularly in terms of deporting those who may do us harm in this country’. In 2014 his party published proposals to amend the HRA,…
  • Feb 2

    The Rule of Law and Parliament: Never the Twain Shall Meet? Brian Chang

    The Rule of Law and Parliament: Never the Twain Shall Meet? Brian Chang
    In “The Ballad of East and West”, Rudyard Kipling memorably wrote East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat. Is this an accurate…
  • Feb 2

    Examination of child witnesses not in violation of Article 6

    Examination of child witnesses not in violation of Article 6
    Mark William Patrick MacLennan v Her Majesty’s Advocate, [2015] HCJAC 128 – Read judgment The High Court has refused an appeal under Article 6 on the lack of effective cross-examination of child witness, but has provided…
Rank this Week: 359

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and…

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and Just War Theory Blog

Covers international laws of war, international law, related human rights topics, international NGOs, and the theory of the just war. By Professor Kenneth Anderson.

http://kennethandersonlawofwar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 352

Atlantic Review

Atlantic Review

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

http://atlanticreview.org/
  • Jul 18

    Does US Punditry about Europe Have a Future?

    Does US Punditry about Europe Have a Future?
    I think it's great that Political Science professors testify in Congress from time to time. This happens far to rarely in Germany! The quality of Stephen Walt's testimony on the future of the EU, however, is underwhelming. He describes at…
  • Jun 28

    Fulbrighters Reflect on their Exchange Year

    Fulbrighters Reflect on their Exchange Year
    In this video produced by the German Fulbright Alumni Association in 2014 former German and US grantees talk about the relevance of their exchange experience and their reasons to get involved with the Alumni Association.  The video…
  • Jun 28

    Atlantic Review Receives the Fulbright Association's Mulert Award

    Atlantic Review Receives the Fulbright Association's Mulert Award
    Many organizations give awards to prominent people, who have already received dozens in the past. Sometimes it seems the purpose is not to honor the recipient of the award, but to use his or her fame to shine a light on the organization that…
Rank this Week: 423

Law Library of Congress: Global…

Law Library of Congress: Global Legal Monitor

Covers legal news and developments worldwide. By the Law Library of Congress.

http://www.loc.gov/law/
  • Nov 19

    United Arab Emirates: New Law Imposes Sanctions on Online Demands for Regime Change

    United Arab Emirates: New Law Imposes Sanctions on Online Demands for Regime Change
    Communications and electronic information - On November 13, 2012, the United Arab Emirates amended Federal Law 2-2006 on electronic crimes. The amended legislation includes provisions that punish anyone convicted of using digital means to…
  • Nov 15

    France: Approval of Same-Sex Marriage Draft Law

    France: Approval of Same-Sex Marriage Draft Law
    Family - France's Council of Ministers (Conseil des Ministres, Cabinet) approved a draft law on November 7, 2012, that legalizes marriage for same-sex couples. The proposal gives such couples the rights usually assigned to marriage, as... The…
  • Nov 9

    Egypt: Government Decides to Postpone Implementation of Real Property Tax Law

    Egypt: Government Decides to Postpone Implementation of Real Property Tax Law
    Taxation - On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers…
Rank this Week: 422

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Feb 6

    International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

    International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
    "The Sustainable Development Goals contain a specific target calling for an end to FGM. When this practice is fully abandoned, positive effects will reverberate across societies as girls and women reclaim their health, human rights and…
  • Feb 4

    Twelve Nations Sign Trans Pacific Partnership

    Twelve Nations Sign Trans Pacific Partnership
    Twelve nations with a collective population of 800 million persons signed a new trade deal today known as the Trans Pacific Partnership or TPP. The twelve nations include the United States, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei,…
  • Feb 1

    Reminder of Public Meeting of the U.S. State Department's Advisory Committee on International Law

    Reminder of Public Meeting of the U.S. State Department's Advisory Committee on International Law
    The U.S. Department of State will hold a public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Private International Law to discuss international parentage and surrogacy. The meeting will take place on February 9, 2016 from 1 pm until 4 pm, Room...
Rank this Week: 467

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

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

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 11

    Juris Diversitas Conference: CALL FOR PAPERS PROLONGED

    Juris Diversitas Conference: CALL FOR PAPERS PROLONGED
    2016 Annual Conference: Unity and/or DiversityMay 30 to June 1, 2016Louisiana State University Law Center, USA Still time to submit, do not miss the event!Theme: Comparative legal studies have long been perceived as…
  • Jan 7

    NEW FROM MCGILL-QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY PRESS

    NEW FROM MCGILL-QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY PRESS
    From Treaties to ReservesThe Federal Government and Native Peoples in Territorial Alberta, 1870-1905     D.J. HALLHow divergent understandings of treaties contributed to a heritage of distrust.   Though some…
  • Dec 14

    Forthcoming: Fundamental Labour Rights in China

    Forthcoming: Fundamental Labour Rights in China
    Fundamental Labour Rights in China - Legal Implementation and Cultural LogicEditors: Ulla Liukkunen, Yifeng ChenBookIus Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and JusticeVolume 49 2016Springer.com    …
Rank this Week: 551

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

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

http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 674

ComparativeLawBlog

ComparativeLawBlog

Covers comparative law and judicial decision making. By Jacco Bomhoff.

http://comparativelawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 5

    ComparativeLawBlog Dormant

    ComparativeLawBlog Dormant
    This Blog is on hold, and will be so for the foreseeable future. The archive, for what its worth, will remain online, at least for now.Sean Donlan and colleagues will continue posting on comparative law matters at…
  • Feb 28

    NOTICE: International & Comparative Law Quarterly

    NOTICE: International & Comparative Law Quarterly
    International & Comparative Law Quarterly (ICLQ), marks 60 years of publication in 2012. To mark the occasion the editorial board has taken the opportunity to reflect on the contribution the ICLQ has made in the key areas of legal…
  • Feb 12

    NOTICE: HERINGA & AKKERMANS ON EDUCATING EUROPEAN LAWYERS

    NOTICE: HERINGA & AKKERMANS ON EDUCATING EUROPEAN LAWYERS
    Intersentia has recently published Aalt Willem Heringa and Bram Akkermans (eds), Educating European Lawyers (2011). The description reads:
Rank this Week: 691

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

Covers the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and its Specially Designated Nationals list. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com/
Rank this Week: 985

Climate Change and Carbon…

Climate Change and Carbon Management Blog

Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP. Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP.Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP. Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP.

http://climate.alston.com/blog.aspx
  • Jul 11

    Vote For Us For Best Legal Blog

    Vote For Us For Best Legal Blog
    The American Bar Association (ABA) is accepting entries for their 100 best legal blogs. If you enjoy the content we produce, we ask that you please take the time to submit our blog for consideration. You can do so by visiting their site:…
  • May 30

    White House Set to Release Carbon Rules for Existing Power Plant

    White House Set to Release Carbon Rules for Existing Power Plant
    President Barack Obama is expected to release rules that will put a cap on carbon emissions from existing power plants on June 2. The rules will likely provide many contentious issues. One to keep an eye on is how states handle the rules as…
  • May 15

    CCS Bills In the Senate

    CCS Bills In the Senate
    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) is trying to gain support from her colleagues for S. 2152, legislation that would increase the commercial availability of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology. The “Advanced Clean Coal Technology…
Rank this Week: 807

European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

Covers court decisions and information.

http://ecohr.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Hrant Dink Murder on Seventh Anniversary of his Death

    Hrant Dink Murder on Seventh Anniversary of his Death
    Thousands took part in a walk in İstanbul on Sunday commemorating the seventh anniversary of the death of Hrant Dink, showing that there remains a persistent conviction that connections behind his assassination have been covered up by…
  • Jan 11

    Davutoğlu clarifies ‘Assad lesser evil' statement

    Davutoğlu clarifies ‘Assad lesser evil' statement
    Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has slammed the use of the word “jihadist” in an English translation for the Turkish word “mücahid” to describe the slogan employed by some of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip…
  • Sep 23

    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey

    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey
    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey (Application no. 29411/07)JUDGMENT (17 September 2013)STRASBOURGPROCEDURE1. The case originated in an application (no. 29411/07) against the Republic of Turkey lodged with the Court under…
Rank this Week: 784

European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

Covers European Court of Human Rights documents and information.

http://ecohr.wordpress.com
  • Oct 4

    Turkey hittings military targets in Syria

    Turkey hittings military targets in Syria
    Turkish artillery hit targets near Syria’s Tel Abyad border town for a second day on Thursday, killing several Syrian soldiers according to activists and security sources, after a mortar bomb fired from the area killed five Turkish…
  • Oct 3

    Turkey bombed military targets in Syria

    Turkey bombed military targets in Syria
    Turkey’s military struck targets inside Syria on Wednesday in response to a mortar bomb fired from Syrian territory which killed five Turkish civilians, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an’s office said in a statement. “Our armed forces…
  • Oct 2

    Russia Calls for Calm on Tense Turkish-Syria Border

    Russia Calls for Calm on Tense Turkish-Syria Border
    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov has urged restraint between Turkey and Syria, calling for calm on the tense Turkish-Syrian border. “We believe both Syrian and Turkish authorities should exercise maximum restraint in this…
Rank this Week: 834

Customs Law

Customs Law

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

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Ford Motors and the Missing $6.2 Million

    Ford Motors and the Missing $6.2 Million
    One would think that if everyone involved agreed that the United States federal government owes a taxpayer a refund of over $6 million that the government would pay it. One would hope that would not be controversial. Unfortunately, it is and…
  • Feb 2

    Ruling of the Week 2016.4: Curtis Stone's Chop Chop

    Ruling of the Week 2016.4: Curtis Stone's Chop Chop
    Here is something you may not know about me . . . I watch competitive cooking shows the way a normal guy watches baseball. As far as I am concerned, Alton Brown is the Kenesaw Mountain Landis of cooking and Ted Allen is its Howard…
  • Jan 28

    Ruling of the Week 2016.3: Deductive Value

    Ruling of the Week 2016.3: Deductive Value
    I tend to get focused on classification here on the Customs Law Blog. But, this is not the Tariff Classification Law Blog. Our scope if broader. With that in mind, we should also look at the other side of the duty calculation: value. Most…
Rank this Week: 1249

Embassy Law Blog

Embassy Law Blog

Covers developments in embassy, consular, international organization and immunity law.

http://embassylaw.com
  • Feb 3

    The Direct-Effect Clause in the FSIA

    The Direct-Effect Clause in the FSIA
    In Atlantica Holdings, Inc. v. Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna JSC, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City confirmed subject-matter jurisdiction of the district court over a foreign government-owned…
  • Jan 15

    Enforcement into Foreign State's U.S. Asset

    Enforcement into Foreign State's U.S. Asset
    On January 15, 2016, the United States Supreme Court published the transcript and audio recordings of its January 13, 2016 hearing in the Bank Markazi v. Petersen case. The bank argued that Congress acted unconstitutionally when it created a…
  • Jan 15

    Enforcement into Foreign State's U.S. Asset

    Enforcement into Foreign State's U.S. Asset
    On January 15, 2016, the United States Supreme Court published the transcript and audio recordings of its January 13, 2016 hearing in the Bank Markazi v. Petersen case. The Bank argued that Congress acted unconstitutionally when it created a…
Rank this Week: 1796

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/
  • Feb 1

    Law-Shopping & Forum-Shopping in International Prenuptial Agreement

    Law-Shopping & Forum-Shopping in International Prenuptial Agreement
    By Jeremy D. Morley*Drafting prenuptial agreements is always challenging but the complexities are greatly magnified when the clients are international, whether in their citizenship, the location of assets, their employment or their residency,…
  • Jan 29

    Will The Philippines Accede to the Hague Abduction Convention?

    Will The Philippines Accede to the Hague Abduction Convention?
    Jeremy D. Morley The Philippines is currently determining whether to accede to the Hague Abduction Convention. The Philippines’ Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee has created a special Subcommittee on the Hague Convention on…
  • Jan 25

    Australian Court Allows Visit to Russia

    Australian Court Allows Visit to Russia
    Jeremy D. MorleyAn Australian court has ordered the Russian mother of an Australian child may take the child for annual visits to Russia despite the objections of the Australian father who asserted that although the Federation of Russia is a…
Rank this Week: 1290

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 1787

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: 1519

China Esquire

China Esquire

Covers Chinese law, business and society. By Tom Chow.

http://www.chinalawandbusiness.com
  • Oct 27

    The Lost Art of Client Relationships and Customer Service

    The Lost Art of Client Relationships and Customer Service
    Two events recently highlighted the decline for customer service and relationships in the services industry–and particularly in mine, which is legal services. First, I was having lunch with one of my outside counsel. He was picking my…
  • Mar 18

    BAC scholarship for Pepperdine LLM

    BAC scholarship for Pepperdine LLM
    Wanted to pass on this information that I received from the Beijing Arbitration Commission (“BAC”): the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine School of Law is pleased to announce that BAC is sponsoring a…
  • Oct 8

    Why Good Service Matter

    Why Good Service Matter
    I recently got back from Orlando for the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Annual Meeting 2012, which is the largest gathering of in-house counsel in the world.  I co-presented a session entitled “ A Technology Primer for
Rank this Week: 1337

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: 1399

ECHR-online

ECHR-online

Covers the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

http://echr-online.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 30

    New domain: echr-online.info

    New domain: echr-online.info
    I have moved this blog. It can now be found at echr-online.info
  • Oct 23

    Freedom of expression of employees - Matuz v Hungary

    Freedom of expression of employees - Matuz v Hungary
    In Matuz v Hungary, the European Court of Human Rights elaborated on extent to which journalists can invoke freedom of expression when criticizing their employer. FactsThe applicant was a journalist. He had been employed with a state…
  • Oct 22

    German blog on ECHR

    German blog on ECHR
    I have relaunched my German blog on the ECHR. You can find it here
Rank this Week: 1435

Asian Law Blog

Asian Law Blog

Updates on Korean, Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian, Malaysian, Indonesian and The Philippines law. By Sean Hayes.

http://www.theasianlawblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Wishing you a Happy and Safe Holiday Season

    Wishing you a Happy and Safe Holiday Season
    IPG is engaged in projects in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Korea, Laos, the Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam and the U.S. SeanHayes@IPGLegal.com www.ipglegal.com
  • Apr 22

    IPG Legal's LAW BLOGS

    IPG Legal's LAW BLOGS
    The Asian Law Blog aggregates most of the content from:The Korean Law BlogThe Korean Entertainment Law BlogThe China Law Blog Please checkout these blogs for additional articles.  We have stopped aggregating content on 4/23/2014,…
  • Feb 20

    Weekly Asian Legal News from International Law Firm - IPG Legal

    Weekly Asian Legal News from International Law Firm - IPG Legal
    This Week's Asian Legal News Reported by the MediaObama to host Dalai Lama at White HouseNorth and South Koreans hold rare family reunionsChina tycoon Liu Han charged for 'mafia-style' crimesThai anti-government protesters gather outside…
Rank this Week: 1631

Asset Hunter: Tracking…

Asset Hunter: Tracking International Financial Fraud

Covers the legal ramifications of financial fraud related to multinational corporations, multinational financial institutions, foreign governments, foreign officials and high-profile individuals in sensitive regulatory, civil and international criminal matters. By Michael Diaz, Jr.

http://www.michaeldiazjr.com
  • Dec 2

    Diaz Reus Forms Drone Legal Practice

    Diaz Reus Forms Drone Legal Practice
    In response to the growing phenomenon of domestic drones and legal/regulatory issues surrounding their use, the Florida-based international law firm of Diaz Reus announces the launch of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) practice. Headed by…
  • Feb 5

    Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning…

    Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning victory in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York last week on behalf of the government of Venezuela, obtaining complete and final dismissal with prejudice of a suit brought by…
  • Sep 25

    Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October

    Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October
    Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, the colonel leading Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Unit, is being held without bail in Miami, awaiting an October 21 trial period after being arrested in an August 31 Miami FBI sting operation where he attempted to…
Rank this Week: 1750

David M. Ginsberg's Legal Blog

David M. Ginsberg's Legal Blog

Covers China, law, social causes, and domestic and foreign policy.

http://davidmginsberg.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1180

EU Law Blog

EU Law Blog

Covers European Union law, including antitrust, conflicts of law, criminal law, environment, free movement, fundamental rights, privacy, product liability, and trade.

http://eulaw.typepad.com/eulawblog/
  • Mar 19

    Patent Court, National Courts and EU Law: Opinion 1/09

    Patent Court, National Courts and EU Law: Opinion 1/09
    The Court of Justice has handed down a very significant Opinion in Case Opinion 1/09 on the compatibility with EU law of a draft agreement which aims to set up a new European Patent Court system. We’ve written about that before.
  • Mar 3

    Court Statistics for 2010

    Court Statistics for 2010
    The Court of Justice, the General Court and the Civil Service Tribunal have published a summary of their case statistics for 2010. There's good news and bad news. The good news first: The average time for dealing with cases before the Court…
  • Dec 28

    Cannabis, Coffee Shops, Non-Discrimination and Public Policy: Case C-137/09

    Cannabis, Coffee Shops, Non-Discrimination and Public Policy: Case C-137/09
    The Court of Justice has handed down an intriguing judgment in Case C-137/09 Marc Michel Josemans v. Burgemeester van Maastricht about the right to restrict the access of non-residents to places called "coffee shops" which sell dope legally…
Rank this Week: 1824

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/
  • Feb 4

    The Global South and the Rise of Human Rights Post-1945

    The Global South and the Rise of Human Rights Post-1945
    A new book from Cambridge, The Making of Human Rights: The 1960s, Decolonization, and the Reconstruction of Global Values, by Stephen L.B. Jensen, due out this month, promises to make an important contribution to the scholarly dialogue on the…
  • Feb 3

    Resources on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation in the US Context

    Resources on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation in the US Context
    Law profs and others may be looking for resources to support classroom discussions of water issues in Flint, Detroit, California and elsewhere through a human rights lens. This blog collects some of the material that we've found most useful.…
  • Feb 2

    Will the Flint Water Crisis Light a Fire?

    Will the Flint Water Crisis Light a Fire?
    Through the tireless work of people on the ground in Michigan communities, the national media outlets finally put the Flint water crisis on the front page in January, months after the story first surfaced. But while there is much that...
Rank this Week: 2173

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/
  • Feb 4

    From Common Constitutional Core to Dialogue Among Court

    From Common Constitutional Core to Dialogue Among Court
    We are happy to publish this guest post from Associate Professor Quirino Camerlengo, University of Pavia (Italy), Department of Management and Business (PhD in Constitutional Law) who previously served as a Law Clerk in Italy's Constitutional…
  • Jan 18

    Keeping an Arm's Length

    Keeping an Arm's Length
    In the aftermath of Cologne, Germany's New Year's Eve festivities, close to 500 women have little to cheer about. That is the number of women who have come forward to the police and reported that they were victimized by sexual...
  • Jan 15

    Thinking Out Loud on Comparative IP Law - Israel's Proposed New Industrial Design Law

    Thinking Out Loud on Comparative IP Law - Israel's Proposed New Industrial Design Law
    After spending an extremely enjoyable part of last week at The Many Faces of Innovation conference, hosted jointly by Bar-Ilan University and Ono Academic College in Israel (http://www.ono.ac.il/37235/), I started to reflect on the question,…
Rank this Week: 2171

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4968

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Feb 3

    First quarter 2015 bankruptcy cases in the Chinese court

    First quarter 2015 bankruptcy cases in the Chinese court
    Continuing my series on bankruptcy law, this blogpost gives a quick report on 2015 first quarter bankruptcy cases in the Chinese courts, drawn from this report (including the charts used). During that period, the Chinese courts accepted 264…
  • Jan 30

    Accessing Chinese legal developments through Wechat (updated)

    Accessing Chinese legal developments through Wechat (updated)
    Wechat, as most people with an interest in China know, has become the preferred form of social media in China.  The legal community in China has taken to it too. Some are official accounts of government entities, including the courts and…
  • Jan 30

    Accessing Chinese legal developments through Wechat

    Accessing Chinese legal developments through Wechat
    Wechat, as most people with an interest in China know, has become the preferred form of social media in China.  The legal community in China has taken to it too.  Some are official accounts of government entities, including the…
Rank this Week: 2162

Al-Mirsal

Al-Mirsal

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

http://www.al-mirsal.com/
  • Feb 2

    Egypt Liberalises Electricity Market to Allow Private Sector Participation

    Egypt Liberalises Electricity Market to Allow Private Sector Participation
    In 2015, Egypt issued its unified Electricity Law no. (87), paving the way for market liberalisation of its power generation and distribution services. A few months on from its introduction, what are some of the key takeaways? The…
  • Oct 29

    DIFC Says Transfer to US Cannot Rely on Safe Harbor

    DIFC Says Transfer to US Cannot Rely on Safe Harbor
    By Brian Meenagh On October 26, 2015, Raja Al Mazrouei, the Commissioner for Data Protection for the Dubai International Financial Centre (the DIFC), issued guidance on the adequacy of US Safe Harbor for the purpose of exporting…
  • Jul 14

    Abu Dhabi Global Market Publishes New Commercial Regulations and begins Financial Regulation Consultation

    Abu Dhabi Global Market Publishes New Commercial Regulations and begins Financial Regulation Consultation
    On 15 June 2015, the Abu Dhabi Global Market (Global Market), Abu Dhabi’s financial free zone, published the following six new regulations concerning the regulation of non-financial services in the Global Market: - Application of…
Rank this Week: 3860

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

    UK Tariff Tool Classify Imports and Export

    UK Tariff Tool Classify Imports and Export
    Is your UK small and medium sized business (SME) involved in import or export? If so, check out the UK Trade Tariff tool and accompanying guidance document "Classify imports and exports using the UK Trade Tariff" outlining the use of the tool…
  • Dec 17

    Looking to Enter New Top Export Market

    Looking to Enter New Top Export Market
    If your a small business or a medium sized business looking to access new export markets look to the International Trade Administration's Top Markets Series. The Top Market Series analyzes future export opportunities across various…
  • Aug 10

    Beware Foreign Domestic Law

    Beware Foreign Domestic Law
    Sending personnel overseas into a different country subjects your sales people, executives, and employees generally to the domestic laws (called municipal laws in international law parlance) of the country they visit. Equally important is…
Rank this Week: 2051

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
  • Jan 28

    Which Came First: The Trademark or the Viticultural Area?

    Which Came First: The Trademark or the Viticultural Area?
    Last week, San Antonio Express News reported that a California-based winery named San Antonio Winery brought a trademark suit against a San Antonio-based winery called Lara Vineyard. In its complaint, San Antonio Winery alleged that…
  • Jan 28

    Expanded Definition of Hard Cider for Taxation Purpose

    Expanded Definition of Hard Cider for Taxation Purpose
    On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (“the PATH Act”) into law. The PATH Act contains changes to certain statutory provisions which are administered by TTB,…
  • Jan 28

    Proposed Willcox Viticultural Area and Establishment of The Los Olivos District Viticultural Area

    Proposed Willcox Viticultural Area and Establishment of The Los Olivos District Viticultural Area
    On January 21, 2016, TTB published a notice in the Federal Register proposing the establishment of the Willcox Viticultural Area,  which is located in portions of Graham and Cochise Counties in Arizona (but is not currently…
Rank this Week: 2282

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4296

Korean Law Blog

Korean Law Blog

Updates on Korean law. By Sean Hayes.

http://www.thekoreanlawblog.com/
  • Jan 25

    Legal & Accounting Assistance for Startups in Korea

    Legal & Accounting Assistance for Startups in Korea
    My law firm is, regrettably, not known for assisting SMEs and startups, because of our representation of your lawyers working with some well known multi-national companies. However, we do have a... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
  • Jan 12

    Waivers of Liability in Korea: Civil Liability Basic

    Waivers of Liability in Korea: Civil Liability Basic
    Waivers of liability, in Korea, are often deemed invalid by courts when the actions of the business is considered negligent by the Korean court. However, it is still advisable for a company... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean Hayes.
  • Jan 11

    The Law of Self-Defense in Korea: Criminal Law Basics in Korea

    The Law of Self-Defense in Korea: Criminal Law Basics in Korea
    The affirmative defense of self-defense is available in Korea.  A court, in Korea, that rules that an act was perpetrated in self-defense must dismiss or mitigate the punishment of the... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean Hayes.
Rank this Week: 3070