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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/
  • Mar 17

    She Does it Again

    She Does it Again
    Someone serious really needs to run against Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle. Prosecutors say no crime was committed in scalding death of Miami inmate: The corrections officers who locked a schizophrenic man in a…
  • Mar 14

    IRL (R-27) Says No

    IRL (R-27) Says No
    Ros-Lehtinen Announces Her Intention To Vote No On AHCA Bill As Written The post IRL (R-27) Says No appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Mar 12

    Must be Reform

    Must be Reform
    A friend writes, Gathered with some friends last night to read the Megillah. This year we replaced the name of the villain Haman with “Donald” as we spun our groggers. Most satisfying. The post Must be Reform appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 24

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
  • Mar 23

    Germany: Legal Consequences of the Draft Legislation on Child Marriage

    Germany: Legal Consequences of the Draft Legislation on Child Marriage
    On 17 February 2017, the German government presented a legislative draft on child marriage that represents a significant departure from current court practice (the text of the draft is available here). The legal status quo envisages a…
  • Mar 22

    Brexit and PIL, Over and Over

    Brexit and PIL, Over and Over
    The abandonment of the EU by the UK is at the root of many doubts concerning the legal regime of cross-border private relationships. Little by little the panorama begins to clear up as the expectations and objectives of the UK are made…
  • Mar 22

    ERA Conference on European Insolvency Law

    ERA Conference on European Insolvency Law
    On 8-9 June 2017, the Academy of European Law (ERA) will host a conference on European Insolvency Law under the title: “Insolvency Proceedings within the EU: Latest Developments” at the ERA conference center in Trier (Germany).…
Rank this Week: 27

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Mar 26

    Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney, International Human Rights Clinic at Duke Law

    Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney, International Human Rights Clinic at Duke Law
    Sharing a position announcement from our colleagues at Duke Law: Duke University Law School is searching for a supervising attorney/clinical fellow to join the international human rights program and clinic led by Professor Jayne…
  • Mar 24

    Introducing Daniela Alaattinoğlu

    Introducing Daniela Alaattinoğlu
    It is our great pleasure to welcome our new IntLawGrrls contributor Daniela Alaattinoğlu! Daniela Alaattinoğlu (née Åkers) is a PhD Candidate at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. Her PhD…
  • Mar 24

    Gender-Sensitive Reparations in the I.V. v. Bolivia Case: A Missed Opportunity?

    Gender-Sensitive Reparations in the I.V. v. Bolivia Case: A Missed Opportunity?
      The human rights and feminist lawyers were hopeful. Finally a decision on forced sterilization from the Inter-American Court. Deprived of the remedial austerity of its Strasbourg equivalent, and with a harder legal force than the CEDAW…
Rank this Week: 34

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 49

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Blank: The Extent of Self-Defense Against Terrorist Groups: For How Long and How Far?

    Blank: The Extent of Self-Defense Against Terrorist Groups: For How Long and How Far?
    Laurie R. Blank (Emory Univ. - Law) has posted The Extent of Self-Defense Against Terrorist Groups: For How Long and How Far? (Israel Yearbook on Human Rights, forthcoming). Here's the abstract: The post-9/11 environment, in which states may…
  • Mar 25

    New Issue: Arbitration International

    New Issue: Arbitration International
    The latest issue of Arbitration International (Vol. 33, no. 1, March 2017) is out. Contents include:ArticlesPatrick Dumberry, Shopping for a better deal: the use of MFN clauses to get ‘better’ fair and equitable treatment…
  • Mar 24

    New Volume: Recueil des Cour

    New Volume: Recueil des Cour
    Volume 381 of the Recueil des Cours, Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law is out. Contents include:Volume 381Erik Jayme, Les langues et le droit international privé George Bermann, Arbitration and Private…
Rank this Week: 90

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 16

    Three Concerns the Senate Committee Should Raise with David Friedman

    Three Concerns the Senate Committee Should Raise with David Friedman
    Ambassadors are on the front lines of diplomacy, where they can head off conflict or be the cause of the next war.  They must not have any conflicts-of-interest or appearance of conflict and definitely not be involved in unlawful…
  • Jan 27

    Ethiopia: Zone 9

    Ethiopia: Zone 9
    At the end of 2016 Amnesty International published a report titled Ethiopia Offline: Evidence of Social Media Blocking and Internet Censorship in Ethiopia. This report documented how social media and networks in Addis Ababa and the Oromia…
  • Jan 26

    Trump’s Global Gag Rule a blow for women’s rights and lives.

    Trump’s Global Gag Rule a blow for women’s rights and lives.
    A mere two days after millions of people marched around the word with and in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, President Donald J. Trump announced the “Global Gag Rule,” a major blow to women’s rights…
Rank this Week: 86

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Mar 26

    Eli Lilly v Canada: A Pyrrhic Victory Against Big Pharma

    Eli Lilly v Canada: A Pyrrhic Victory Against Big Pharma
    It is a well known story that Big Pharma aggressively uses trade negotiations, political lobbying, and domestic and international litigation (and the threat thereof) to expand the monopoly rents it gains from patent protection, and defeat the…
  • Mar 23

    President Trump on ISDS (Sort Of)

    President Trump on ISDS (Sort Of)
    OK, not really on ISDS, but touching on ISDS to a very slight degree. Here's what he said a couple days ago: I’ve cleared the way for the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines -- and added a requirement that...
  • Mar 23

    Event on Socio-Legal Methodologies at the University of Warwick

    Event on Socio-Legal Methodologies at the University of Warwick
    From the Centre for Law, Regulation and Governance of the Global Economy (GLOBE) at the University of Warwick: On Tuesday, 16 May 2017, the Centre for Law, Regulation and Governance of the Global Economy (GLOBE) at the University of…
Rank this Week: 102

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/
  • Mar 24

    Jamaica's Accession to the Hague Abduction Convention

    Jamaica's Accession to the Hague Abduction Convention
    Jeremy D. MorleyOn 24 February 2017, Jamaica deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Jamaica is the 97th Contracting State to the Convention. The Convention…
  • Mar 23

    The Hague Abduction Convention and International Child Relocation

    The Hague Abduction Convention and International Child Relocation
    by Jeremy D. Morleywww.international-divorce.comThe Hague Convention has a role to play in international child relocation cases and in cases concerning international child visitation and travel. That role will on occasion be of great…
  • Mar 16

    Abducted Child Returned from Taiwan

    Abducted Child Returned from Taiwan
    We are delighted that we helped to secure the return to California this week of a child who had been abducted to Taiwan.Taiwan is not a party to the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction and the Taiwanese judicial system would…
Rank this Week: 127

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/
  • Mar 26

    China Won’t Fix North Korea—Focus on These Four Areas Instead

    China Won’t Fix North Korea—Focus on These Four Areas Instead
    Editor’s Note: North Korea is a problem that has vexed multiple administrations since the end of the Cold War. As the Pyongyang puzzle has grown more difficult to solve, policymakers increasingly look to China for help. Jacob Stokes and…
  • Mar 26

    Did the Justice Department Just Admit Doubts Over Trump’s Oath?

    Did the Justice Department Just Admit Doubts Over Trump’s Oath?
    Don’t look now, but the Justice Department has just responded to key themes Benjamin Wittes and I have been writing about in connection with President Trump’s oath of office. Yes, excitement over the litigation surrounding the…
  • Mar 26

    Upholding the Revised Refugee Executive Order: A Virginia District Court Clarifies the Establishment Clause Issue

    Upholding the Revised Refugee Executive Order: A Virginia District Court Clarifies the Establishment Clause Issue
    On Friday, Virginia U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga upheld President Trump’s revised Refugee Executive Order (EO), ruling that the EO did not violate the Establishment Clause (see Josh Blackman’s discussion here). The court…
Rank this Week: 234

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

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

    China Negotiating Lesson

    China Negotiating Lesson
    Just read a post over at Andrew Hupert’s ChinaSolved Bog, entitled, 5 Negotiating Lessons from Sec. of State Tillerson’s Beijing Trip. Hupert, who I count among the foremost experts at negotiating with Chinese companies,…
  • Mar 25

    Apple Wins China Design Patent Case: We Told You Not to Panic

    Apple Wins China Design Patent Case: We Told You Not to Panic
    Last year, in the midst of media hullabloo regarding Apple having lost a design patent lawsuit in China, we wrote China’s Design Patent Scourge Has Snared Apple: Nobody Panic, calling for everyone to calm down because Apple would likely…
  • Mar 24

    Quick Question Friday, China Law Answers, Part XXXVIX

    Quick Question Friday, China Law Answers, Part XXXVIX
    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 as well. If we were to conduct research on all the questions we get asked and then…
Rank this Week: 306

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Mar 22

    IHL Does Not Authorise Detention in NIAC: A Response to Murray

    IHL Does Not Authorise Detention in NIAC: A Response to Murray
    by Kevin Jon Heller Over the past couple of years, a number of scholars -- including me -- have debated whether IHL implicitly authorises detention in non-international armed conflict (NIAC.) The latest intervention in the debate comes…
  • Mar 20

    So . . . What do you think should be in your international law textbook?

    So . . . What do you think should be in your international law textbook?
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis I’m honored to have been invited by Allen Weiner to join him in the forthcoming 7th edition of the textbook, International Law, which he previously edited with the late Professor Barry Carter.…
  • Mar 19

    The Disappearing UN Report on Israeli “Apartheid”

    The Disappearing UN Report on Israeli “Apartheid”
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Last week, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) sent shockwaves through the international community by issuing a report that — for the first time in UN history…
Rank this Week: 289

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Mar 21

    US Chamber of Commerce seeks Senior Manager/Director, China

    US Chamber of Commerce seeks Senior Manager/Director, China
    Here's the job announcement. It seems to be based in Washington, DC. Among the job requirements: "An advanced degree and 5+ years’ experience working with China trade and investment policy issues."
  • Mar 19

    Random comments on China's new civil code

    Random comments on China's new civil code
    On March 15th, the National People’s Con...
  • Mar 13

    China-related positions at ABA ROLI (Rule of Law Initiative)

    China-related positions at ABA ROLI (Rule of Law Initiative)
    I have received the following announcement: The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative currently has three open positions with a China focus: a Program Director, a Program Manager, and a pro bono longterm legal specialist. If…
Rank this Week: 249

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Mar 24

    International Criminal Court Adds Another Year to Congolese Vice President Bemba's 18-Year Sentence

    International Criminal Court Adds Another Year to Congolese Vice President Bemba's 18-Year Sentence
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) has sentenced the former Congolese Vice-President, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, to another year in prison and about $325,000 in fines for interfering with his trial. Judges ordered the that the sentence be…
  • Mar 22

    Duke is Hiring

    Duke is Hiring
    Job Announcement: Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney, International Human Rights Clinic, Duke University School of Law Duke University School of Law seeks to fill a Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney position in its International Human…
  • Mar 19

    Herzog Lecture on "Preventing and Punishing Crimes Against Humanity"

    Herzog Lecture on "Preventing and Punishing Crimes Against Humanity"
    Preventing and Punishing Crimes Against Humanity Speaker: Prof. Sean D. Murphy, Member, International Law Commission Fred F. Herzog Memorial Lecture Thursday, March 23, 2017, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. The John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth…
Rank this Week: 349

Customs Law

Customs Law

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

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    Ruling of the Week: 2017.8: To Drawback, And Beyond!

    Ruling of the Week: 2017.8: To Drawback, And Beyond!
    The customs implications of space travel have always interested me. NASA has confirmed, at least according to this article, that astronauts have to make customs declarations on returning to earth. It is not exactly clear to me whether that…
  • Mar 17

    Post ICPA Thank

    Post ICPA Thank
    Thanks to everyone at ICPA who stopped by to tell me that they read the blog. I don't always pay close attention to the site analytics and I don't have particularly good visibility of who is visiting. Seeing you all in real life is very…
  • Mar 3

    This is a Test: The CPSC Webinar

    This is a Test: The CPSC Webinar
    Because this is the 21st Century, I figured I should try more than one media. Below is the recording of a webinar I conducted with my colleague Chuck Joern. Consumer Products and Import Requirements from Barnes Global Trade on Vimeo.
Rank this Week: 515

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

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

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 9

    New Comparative Law Titles at Oxford

    New Comparative Law Titles at Oxford
    Fiduciaries of Humanity: How International Law Constitutes AuthorityCriddle,  Fox-Decent9780199397921Fiduciaries of Humanity: How International Law Constitutes Authority discusses a new model of public international law where individuals…
  • Feb 24

    Annual Conference on Law and Food: still time to Submit

    Annual Conference on Law and Food: still time to Submit
    STILL TIME TO SUBMIT! Juris Diversitas will accept submissions until the end of March.Contact Prof. Olivier Moréteau at moreteau@lsu.edu with any question. JURIS DIVERSITAS5th ANNUAL CONFERENCEJuly 10-12, 2017Lyon,…
  • Feb 8

    Law & Literature on 'Legal Bodies'

    Law & Literature on 'Legal Bodies'
    Special Issue - Legal Bodies: Corpus/Persona/CommunitasWe are pleased to offer you free access* to the latest Special issue from Law & Literature on 'Legal Bodies'. Read the Special Issue here.Law & Literature is…
Rank this Week: 522

International Commercial Law Blog

International Commercial Law Blog

Covers international commercial law in the European Union. By M D M Studio Legale.

http://www.internationalcommerciallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 379

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: 523

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
  • Mar 24

    Maggots, sewage, bats, butterflies and Brexit

    Maggots, sewage, bats, butterflies and Brexit
    Leigh Day and the Human Rights Lawyers Association  hosted a full house on Wednesday 22 March when Claire McGregor and David Hart QC from 1 Crown Office Row joined Sarah Sackman from Francis Taylor Building, Adrienne Copithorne from…
  • Mar 22

    Assisted suicide and the right to private life: the enduring repercussions of Nicklinson – Stevie Martin

    Assisted suicide and the right to private life: the enduring repercussions of Nicklinson – Stevie Martin
    In the almost three years since the Supreme Court delivered its reasons in Nicklinson (in which a majority refused to issue a declaration that the blanket ban on assisted suicide in s 2(1) of the Suicide Act 1961 was incompatible with Article…
  • Mar 20

    Three Person IVF to begin in UK

    Three Person IVF to begin in UK
    A clinic in Newcastle upon Tyne has been granted the UK’s first licence to carry out a trial of “three person IVF” (Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy, or MRT). The fertility technique is intended to be used by couples who…
Rank this Week: 739

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 717

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/
  • Mar 20

    Top Ten Recent SSRN Downloads for Comparative Law

    Top Ten Recent SSRN Downloads for Comparative Law
    RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days 19 Jan 2017 through 20 Mar 2017 Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 307 Freedom of Information Beyond the Freedom of Information Act David Pozen Columbia Law School...
  • Jan 19

    Guest Post: Brexit and Its Consequence

    Guest Post: Brexit and Its Consequence
    We are pleased to publish this guest post by Tom McDonnell who is a Professor of Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. The United Kingdom vote last June to leave the European Union shocked then...
  • Jan 13

    New Book for Spanish-English Speaking Lawyer

    New Book for Spanish-English Speaking Lawyer
    Lawyers who speak both Spanish and English may be interested in a new book written by Professors S.I. Strong of the University of Missouri, Katia Fach Gómez of the University of Zaragoza and Laura Carballo Piñeiro of the…
Rank this Week: 1113

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Mar 19

    Signals in Zhou Qiang’s 2017 report (Part 2)

    Signals in Zhou Qiang’s 2017 report (Part 2)
    This blogpost continues the analysis in Part 1, which analyzed the first several sections of Zhou Qiang’s work report to the National People’s Congress, concerning court caseload, social stability and criminal punishment, and the…
  • Mar 18

    Signals in Zhou Qiang’s 2017 NPC Report (Part 1)

    Signals in Zhou Qiang’s 2017 NPC Report (Part 1)
    Most people who have commented (outside of China) on Supreme People’s Court (SPC) President Zhou Qiang’s March, 2017 report to the National People’s Congress (NPC) didn’t have the patience to read (or listen) much…
  • Mar 11

    Supreme People’s Court & foreign-related dispute

    Supreme People’s Court & foreign-related dispute
    Judge Zhong Yongjian, chief judge of the Supreme People’s Court (SPC)’s #4 Civil Division (responsible for foreign, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan related commercial issues) previously featured on this blog, gave an interview…
Rank this Week: 1079

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
  • 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.
  • Jan 24

    New Book Display: Dr. Rebecca Gomperts: Steering the Discourse of Reproductive Justice

    New Book Display: Dr. Rebecca Gomperts: Steering the Discourse of Reproductive Justice
         The upcoming Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice will feature Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, general-practice physician and activist who pushes the boundaries of abortion law.  On L1 of the law library is a new…
  • Dec 20

    Happy Holidays: Charles Dickens as Herald of Christmas and Victorian Legal Historian

    Happy Holidays: Charles Dickens as Herald of Christmas and Victorian Legal Historian
    In the spirit of the Season there is a new exhibit in the Foreign and International Law Collection Reading Room: “Happy Holidays: Charles Dickens as Herald of Christmas and Victorian Legal Historian.” It focuses on the major role…
Rank this Week: 1117

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: 1178

Claimer.org

Claimer.org

Covers environmental and climate change liability theories and current practical climate change Litigation applications in court cases in the U.S., Europe, and international jurisdictions.

http://news.claimer.org/
  • Jun 8

    Automotive industry liable for climate change damage due to CO2 emissions cheating?

    Automotive industry liable for climate change damage due to CO2 emissions cheating?
    “Dieselgate Turns Into CO2-gate: Huge Amounts Of Cheating Revealed”, writes Forbes.com. The automotive industry's cheating now touches also the domain of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Several European, American or Japanese…
  • Apr 7

    Extreme weather events easier to be attributed to climate change

    Extreme weather events easier to be attributed to climate change
    The U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicines have published a report on the attribution of extreme weather events to climate changes. The scientists still hardly see any possibility to attribute extreme weather events to…
  • Dec 28

    Model law for compensation of climate change victims by CO2 polluter

    Model law for compensation of climate change victims by CO2 polluter
    cover of the west coastclimate law report More than one year ago Claimer.org suggested that countries can adapt their civil law so as to facilitate climate damage lawsuits, see. Now the Canadian NGO West Coast Environmental Law goes even…
Rank this Week: 1057

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: 873

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: 1112

Grotian Moment: The International…

Grotian Moment: The International War Crimes Trial Blog

Case Western University Law School's blawg on international war crimes trials.

http://law.case.edu/saddamtrial/
  • Jul 29

    Human Rights Watch Report Assessing the Taylor Trial

    Human Rights Watch Report Assessing the Taylor Trial
    Human Rights Watch recently released a report entitled "Even a 'Big Man' Must Face Justice": Lessons from the Trial of Charles Taylor. A copy of that report is available here: HRW Report on Taylor Trial. Below is the announcement from Human…
  • Jul 28

    The Law's Long Arm and the Mighty Pen: Justice for Ratko Mladic

    The Law's Long Arm and the Mighty Pen: Justice for Ratko Mladic
    A former war crimes prosecution attorney and PILPG advisory board member reflects on the arrest of Ratko Mladic, alleged mastermind of the Srebrenica genocide. It is not often when one man is able to unite officials on both sides of the…
  • Feb 15

    Piracy Prosecutions in the Seychelle

    Piracy Prosecutions in the Seychelle
    By Cameron MacLeod Since early 2010, the Seychelles has become the hub for prosecution of Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. The Seychelles recently enacted a statute giving its courts universal jurisdiction to prosecute pirates brought to…
Rank this Week: 858

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: 642

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: 653

ByteLawyer Briefings

ByteLawyer Briefings

Covers current law and technology developments affecting business and society. By Nanyang Business School Professor Harry SK Tan.

http://bytelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Odex fails action against PacNet for disclosure of identity of downloader

    Odex fails action against PacNet for disclosure of identity of downloader
    In what appears to be a straightforward case of licensors of Animeware - ODEX - for illegal downloading of pirated copies by thousands, Odex filed suits against all the local commercial ISPs to obtain the identities of those who downloaded…
  • Aug 19

    How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?

    How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?
    Day 1 of State of Play Conference. Interestingly the latest case reported of the synthetic worlds is the case of EROS LLC suing Volkov Catteneo” who broke the sex program’s copy protection and sold unauthorized copies. So naturally…
  • Aug 19

    State of Play Conference BEGINS

    State of Play Conference BEGINS
    Finally the long awaited conference has begun. Last night at the opening dinner for participants, meeting all the thought leaders, academics and businesses involved in the building and use of synthetic environments is exciting. There was a…
Rank this Week: 737

Jus Cogens: Recent Developments in…

Jus Cogens: Recent Developments in International Law

Covers conventions, treaties, government and state succession, international courts and the UN Security Council.

http://www.juscogens.net/juscogens/
  • Jan 3

    Security Council Compendium (No. 20)

    Security Council Compendium (No. 20)
    Security Council Compendium, a juscogens.net feature, provides a comprehensive, concise summary of the work of the United Nations Security Council in an organized, central location and an unbiased, objective manner. For comments or…
  • Dec 19

    International Courts & Tribunals at a Glance (No. 24)

    International Courts & Tribunals at a Glance (No. 24)
    International Courts & Tribunals at a Glance, a juscogens.net feature, aims to provide timely notice of recent happenings and trial developments in an organized, central location and an unbiased, objective manner. For comments or suggestions,…
  • Dec 17

    This Week in Public International Law Scholarship (No. 31)

    This Week in Public International Law Scholarship (No. 31)
    This Week in Public International Law Scholarship, a juscogens.net feature, highlights new and notable books and articles concerning public international law. For comments, suggestions, or omissions please contact editor@juscogens.net.
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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/
  • Mar 26

    The U.S. “No-Show”: What It Means for the IACHR and Human Rights at Home

    The U.S. “No-Show”: What It Means for the IACHR and Human Rights at Home
    by Tara Melish, guest blogger, Professor, University of Buffalo Law School, Director of the Buffalo Human Rights Center. For at least the last 20 years, the U.S. government has followed a consistent policy on engagement with supranational…
  • Mar 24

    At the IACHR, Trump Administration Declines to Listen to Dakota Access Pipeline Opponents, Again

    At the IACHR, Trump Administration Declines to Listen to Dakota Access Pipeline Opponents, Again
    by Lauren Carasik and Margaret Drew The Trump administration’s failure to appear at the Inter-American Commission hearings signaled a deep disrespect for the dignity and experiences of the people whose rights were the topic of…
  • Mar 24

    Does the Trump Administration Believe in the Rule of Law?

    Does the Trump Administration Believe in the Rule of Law?
    By guest contributor Johanna Kalb, Associate Professor of Law, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law On Tuesday, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) met in…
Rank this Week: 1943

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/
  • Mar 25

    Foreign Earned Income & Housing Exclusion: Repeal Advocated & Other Recent Development

    Foreign Earned Income & Housing Exclusion: Repeal Advocated & Other Recent Development
    US taxpayers living overseas are usually somewhat familiar with the benefits of the foreign earned income and the foreign housing exclusion.  Given that it’s tax filing time, it’s the perfect... Read more...
  • Mar 18

    Reporting Rules Now Apply to Disregarded Foreign-Owned US LLC

    Reporting Rules Now Apply to Disregarded Foreign-Owned US LLC
    The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently published final regulations (the “Regulations”) under section 6038A of the Internal Revenue Code that address reporting and recordkeeping obligations of US disregarded…
  • Mar 11

    So, Patrick Stewart Wants to Become a US Citizen?

    So, Patrick Stewart Wants to Become a US Citizen?
    So, Sir Patrick Stewart (yes, I know you are still alive), I understand you want to become a US citizen so you can “fight” President Trump (in your inimitable “X-Men” star... Read more...
Rank this Week: 2289

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

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

http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 2

    Obama's CPAC Scheduled to Review Cultural Property Agreements for President Trump

    Obama's CPAC Scheduled to Review Cultural Property Agreements for President Trump
    The newly fashioned Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC), with all eleven members appointed or reappointed by former President Barack Obama shortly before he left office in January, is expected to review extensions of…
  • Jan 14

    President Obama Fills Last CPAC Position

    President Obama Fills Last CPAC Position
    With just nine days left before exiting the White House, President Barack Obama has completed the last four appointments to the eleven member Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC).On Thursday the president announced the appointments of…
Rank this Week: 4687

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: 2482

Korean Law Blog

Korean Law Blog

Updates on Korean law. By Sean Hayes.

http://www.thekoreanlawblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    Trade Dress Law in Korea. The Copycat May Catch the Mouse

    Trade Dress Law in Korea. The Copycat May Catch the Mouse
    A blog I just, recently, ran into posted an interesting post on Hermes trouble with copycats in Korea. The blog may be found at: Fashion Law Blog. Hermes lost, recently, a High Court case in Korea.... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
  • Mar 21

    Can you Revise Employment Rules in Korea without the Agreement of Employees?

    Can you Revise Employment Rules in Korea without the Agreement of Employees?
    The Guidebook on Wage System Reform, published by the Korean Ministry of Employment & Labor, has sparked more interest, in the private sector, to the revamping of Korea's wage system based on... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
  • Feb 9

    South Korea's Gambling Law

    South Korea's Gambling Law
    Korea is one of a small number of countries in the world that differentiates Korean citizens and foreigners with regard to the legality of gambling via the gambling locale.  Casino gambling, for... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
Rank this Week: 3189

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 11

    No Gift Tax On Transfer of Property To Trusts, Italy's Supreme Court Ruled

    No Gift Tax On Transfer of Property To Trusts, Italy's Supreme Court Ruled
    In its ruling n. 21614 of October 26, 2016 Italy's Supreme Court considered the issue of the application of the gift tax upon the transfer of property to a trust. The issue arises under the provisions of Law n.  262 of October 3, 2006,…
  • Oct 2

    Current Status of Anti Money Laundering Legislation and Practice In Italy

    Current Status of Anti Money Laundering Legislation and Practice In Italy
    The EU Directive n. 2015/849 (the "IV Directive") on anti money laundering sets forth new provisions requiring financial institutions and professional individuals to verify their customers or clients by identifying the ultimate "beneficial…
Rank this Week: 4152

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
  • 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,…
  • Feb 19

    Identifying & combatting Fake News: A primer

    Identifying & combatting Fake News: A primer
    I was recently asked to put together a presentation on the fake news phenomenon for discussions with leading journalists and media institutions in a developing country, with extremely poor media literacy but strong growth around social media…
Rank this Week: 1747

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    Erdogan sees Turkey parliament restoring capital punishment

    Erdogan sees Turkey parliament restoring capital punishment
    Source: Channel News Asia (19 March 2017)http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/erdogan-sees-turkey-parliament-restoring-capital-punishment/3606628.htmlISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday (Mar 18) he expected…
  • Mar 14

    China says it uses death penalty sparingly

    China says it uses death penalty sparingly
    Source: The Japan Times (12 March 2017)http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/03/12/asia-pacific/crime-legal-asia-pacific/china-says-uses-death-penalty-sparingly/#.WMfSXPnyvIUBEIJING – China’s chief justice said Sunday that his…
  • Mar 10

    Philippine House approves reinstating death penalty

    Philippine House approves reinstating death penalty
    Source: The Straits Times (8 March 2017)http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/philippine-house-approves-reinstating-death-penaltyThe Philippine House of Representatives approved on third and final reading a Bill to reinstate the death…
Rank this Week: 1425

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Covers international taxation.

http://www.narellemackenziecpa.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Feb 25

    How Oscar Celebs Can Cope With Taxes On ‘Swag Bags’: Tips For You Too

    How Oscar Celebs Can Cope With Taxes On ‘Swag Bags’: Tips For You Too
    Narelle Mackenzie was a contributor to this recent Investor’s Business Daily article about the the tax pitfalls Hollywood’s A-listers face when receiving Oscar night swag-bags. The February 2017 article explored some of tax…
Rank this Week: 2791

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
  • Mar 16

    FRAND licensing: A call for greater transparency

    FRAND licensing: A call for greater transparency
    No topic in technology licensing is more vexing than standard-setting organizations (SSO’s), standard essential patent (SEP) owners and FRAND terms. Anders Møller, a recent graduate of Oxford engaged as an independent economist,…
  • Mar 8

    Commercialization Activities as Part of the Tenure Process for Academic

    Commercialization Activities as Part of the Tenure Process for Academic
    Rachel Abbey McCafferty has published an article in Crain's Cleveland Business titled, State is Pushing Universities to Bring Research to Market, on March 5, 2017.  The article outlines how the proposed Ohio state budget includes…
  • Mar 7

    President Trump's 2017 Trade Policy Agenda Released

    President Trump's 2017 Trade Policy Agenda Released
    The United States Trade Representative has released the President’s 2017 Trade Policy Agenda document (Agenda) on March 1, 2017.  The Agenda sets forth its purpose as well as its top priorities.  Interestingly, the purpose…
Rank this Week: 2332

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 27

    Sweeping New York Cyber Regulations Hit Financial Institutions March 1: Time to Look at Those Vendor Relationship

    Sweeping New York Cyber Regulations Hit Financial Institutions March 1: Time to Look at Those Vendor Relationship
    Effective March 1, 2017, first-in-kind regulations issued by the New York Department of Financial Services (New York DFS) will begin to affect a wide array of both depository and non-depository financial institutions. The new regulations will…
Rank this Week: 3487

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: 3850

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
  • 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…
  • Feb 15

    TTB Issues Temporary Rule Modifying Federal Regulations for Hard Cider

    TTB Issues Temporary Rule Modifying Federal Regulations for Hard Cider
    On January 23, 2017, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) issued a temporary rule (T.D. TTB–147) in the Federal Register that amends the federal regulations for hard cider. The temporary rule amends TTB regulations to…
Rank this Week: 2770

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: 1272