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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/
  • Jul 2

    Will the UK Begin Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria?

    Will the UK Begin Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria?
    Prime Minister David Cameron is looking to do more in Syria against ISIS.  Today his Minister of Defence, Michael Fallon, made the case before Parliament that the UK should participate in coalition airstrikes against ISIS inside…
  • Jul 2

    Jihadology Podcast: Jihadi Ideology/History with Nelly Lahoud

    Jihadology Podcast: Jihadi Ideology/History with Nelly Lahoud
    This episode features a discussion of jihadi primary sources from June, an interview with Nelly Lahoud, and a new segment: #SocialMedia. This episode covers jihadi primary source releases related to: Anti-Islamic State messages IS…
  • Jul 2

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    ISIS has successfully incorporated itself into a “large network of looters” plundering and destroying archaeological sites for profit as well as propaganda value, the New York Times writes. Be sure to check out the Times’…
Rank this Week: 4469

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
  • Jul 2

    10 Questions about the UK Spying on Amnesty International

    10 Questions about the UK Spying on Amnesty International
    Yesterday, the UK’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal informed Amnesty International that British intelligence agency GCHQ had spied on the human rights organization by intercepting and accessing its email…
  • Jul 2

    From Albert Woodfox to Kalief Browder: The Devastation of Solitary Confinement

    From Albert Woodfox to Kalief Browder: The Devastation of Solitary Confinement
    The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture has specifically condemned Woodfox’s treatment as torture and called on the United States to eliminate the use of prolonged isolation. Albert’s case has returned to the spotlight in the past…
  • Jul 2

    Human Rights Victory! Swaziland Prisoners of Conscience Freed!

    Human Rights Victory! Swaziland Prisoners of Conscience Freed!
    Tuesday, June 30th was a very good day. Two activists in Swaziland, Africa’s last absolute monarchy, walked free after serving over a year of a two-year prison sentence. Bhekithemba (Bheki) Makhubu, editor of The Nation…
Rank this Week: 186

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jul 2

    Guest Post: The Law of Occupation in the New DOD Law of War Manual

    Guest Post: The Law of Occupation in the New DOD Law of War Manual
    by Gregory H. Fox by Gregory H. Fox [Gregory H. Fox is Professor of Law and Director of the Program for International Legal Studies, Wayne State University Law School.] In the aftermath of the Iraq occupation, a vigorous debate began over the…
  • Jul 1

    UN Ombudsperson Kimberly Prost to Leave Post in July

    UN Ombudsperson Kimberly Prost to Leave Post in July
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon Kimberly Prost, the current UN Ombudsperson, will be leaving her post in mid-July when her term expires.   However, no replacement has been appointed, nor has the UN implemented a transition plan for…
  • Jun 29

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, June 29, 2015

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, June 29, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Suspected Islamist fighters attacked a town in western Mali near the border with neighbouring…
Rank this Week: 3920

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/
  • Jul 2

    The Future of Phones Says “Fi”

    The Future of Phones Says “Fi”
    Errata Security discusses Google’s Project Fi. An “MVNO” is a virtual mobile phone company — they don’t have any of their own network backbone or cell towers, but just rent them from the real mobile phone…
  • Jul 1

    Oh Joy

    Oh Joy
    Time to add _optout to the name of every wifi router out there. A Windows 10 feature, Wi-Fi Sense, smells like a security risk: it shares Wi-Fi passwords with the user’s contacts. Those contacts include their Outlook.com (nee Hotmail)…
  • Jun 27

    Drone Shooting in the New

    Drone Shooting in the New
    Looks like my article, Self-Defense Against Robots and Drones (written with Zak Colangelo) isn’t a minute too early. ArsTechnica reports Man shoots downs neighbor’s hexacopter in rural drone shotgun battle. The parties in Joe v…
Rank this Week: 16

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Iran executes hundreds in brutal crane hangings at mega-prison outside Tehran

    Iran executes hundreds in brutal crane hangings at mega-prison outside Tehran
    Source: International Business Times (2 July 2015)http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/iran-executes-hundreds-brutal-crane-hangings-mega-prison-outside-tehran-1508986 Almost 400 people were executed for drug-related charges and about 108 for murder. IHR…
  • Jun 26

    Indonesia court rejects French citizen's death sentence appeal

    Indonesia court rejects French citizen's death sentence appeal
    Source: Jurist (23 Jun 2015)http://jurist.org/paperchase/2015/06/indonesia-court-rejects-french-citizens-death-sentence-appeal.phpThe  State Administrative Court of Jakarta[official website, in Indonesian] on Monday denied the clemency…
  • Jun 23

    Executing drug dealers in Southeast Asia

    Executing drug dealers in Southeast Asia
    Source: Al Jazeera (22 June 2015)http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2015/06/executing-drug-dealers-southeast-asia-150622060018374.htmlKuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Shortly before each plane lands in Kuala Lumpur, as the cabin crew…
Rank this Week: 738

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jul 2

    US and Cuba to Reopen Embassie

    US and Cuba to Reopen Embassie
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed yesterday's announcement that Cuba and the United States will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington, D.C. “The restoration of diplomatic ties is an important step on the path…
  • Jul 1

    Tickets Available for the Scribes Luncheon in Chicago on August 1st

    Tickets Available for the Scribes Luncheon in Chicago on August 1st
    Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers—will hold a special award luncheon in Chicago on Saturday, August 1, 2015 during the ABA Annual Meeting. A lifetime achievement award will be presented to Lord Woolf, the Lord Chief Justice of…
  • Jul 1

    ABA Section of International Law Leadership Retreat in Chicago

    ABA Section of International Law Leadership Retreat in Chicago
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law will hold a leadership retreat in Chicago on July 29-31, 2015, in advance of the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago. Information about the retreat (and how to register for it) is…
Rank this Week: 1033

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 2

    Child Marriage in India: Loopholes in the Law

    Child Marriage in India: Loopholes in the Law
    By sheer numbers, child marriage in India dwarfs the rest of the world; India has the highest number of child brides of any country.  Although the rate of child marriage is decreasing for children under the age of 15, the rate of…
  • Jul 2

    Introducing Akhila Kolisetty

    Introducing Akhila Kolisetty
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Akhila Kolisetty as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Akhila graduated from Harvard Law School with a J.D. in 2015, and will be joining the Open Society Foundations as a Presidential Fellow in Law…
  • Jul 1

    Go On! Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management 2016 – Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy) – first round application deadline TOMORROW, July 2

    Go On! Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management 2016 – Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy) – first round application deadline TOMORROW, July 2
    The deadline for non-EU citizens to apply for the XIV Edition of the Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management 2016 – Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna [pdf] in Pisa, Italy, is TOMORROW, July 2, 2015 (first round of…
Rank this Week: 94

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Jul 2

    Guest Post #2 on India - Agricultural Product

    Guest Post #2 on India - Agricultural Product
    This is a guest post from Geneva trade lawyer Adarsh Ramanujan: “Rebuttable” presumption of Article 2.2 inconsistency arising from Article 5.1 inconsistency? Continuing from my earlier post on the AB Report on India –…
  • Jul 2

    Guest Post #1 on India - Agricultural Product

    Guest Post #1 on India - Agricultural Product
    This is a guest post from Geneva trade lawyer Adarsh Ramanujan: ‘Interpretation’ of the scientific standards? Thoughts about India – Agricultural Products I finally got around to reading the AB Report released earlier in…
  • Jul 2

    Writing the ELSA WTO Moot Court Case

    Writing the ELSA WTO Moot Court Case
    From ELSA: ELSA International invites proposals from prospective case authors to write the Moot Court Case for the 14th edition of the ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law. EMC2 is a simulated hearing of a World Trade Organization…
Rank this Week: 2122

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/
  • Jul 2

    The Unexpected Union Benefit

    The Unexpected Union Benefit
    by Fran Quigley When Bernetta Boatright learned that her co-workers were trying to form a union in her job at an Indianapolis International Airport-based food service company, she wasn’t sure what to think. She asked her sister for…
  • Jul 1

    Obergefell: The Dissent’s View on Access to Justice

    Obergefell: The Dissent’s View on Access to Justice
    by Jonathan Todres Last week, human rights advocates around the country – and indeed around the globe – celebrated the majority opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges. In the coming days, weeks, and years, scrutiny of every passage of…
  • Jun 30

    Lethal Injection Case Exposes Deep Fault Lines Within the Supreme Court on Capital Punishment

    Lethal Injection Case Exposes Deep Fault Lines Within the Supreme Court on Capital Punishment
    by Richard J. Wilson, guest contributor, American University Washington College of Law Yesterday’s 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court in Glossip v. Gross was, in one way, the affirmation of a longstanding pattern in the court. As both…
Rank this Week: 1883

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
  • Jul 2

    ‘It’s complicated': Court of Session considers duty to offer an opportunity to rehabilitate

    ‘It’s complicated': Court of Session considers duty to offer an opportunity to rehabilitate
      Reid, Re Judicial Review, [2015] CSOH 84 – read judgment. The Outer House of the Court of Session has refused a prisoner’s claim for damages resulting from an alleged  failure to afford him a reasonable opportunity to…
  • Jun 30

    “No union more profound”: The US Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage

    “No union more profound”: The US Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage
    The Supreme Court of the United States has decided that same-sex couples have a constitutionally protected right to marry. In the history of American jurisprudence, there are a handful of cases which are so significant that they will be known…
  • Jun 30

    When the Sh*t hits the Ban

    When the Sh*t hits the Ban
    Jack Lowe and Dennis Reynolds, Plaintiffs v Atlas Logistics Group Retail Services The first prosecution under the 2008 US Genetic  Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) has won $2.25 million jury damages for the individuals…
Rank this Week: 5032

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    The Bad Smell of China Customs Circumvention

    The Bad Smell of China Customs Circumvention
    Last week it was reported that over $480 million worth of frozen meat – some of which dated from the 1970s – had been illegally smuggled into China where it was seized by Chinese customs officials. The frozen beef, chicken, and…
  • Jun 30

    China Entertainment Contracts, 101

    China Entertainment Contracts, 101
    I touched on this topic during my recent webinar for the China-Britain Business Council about China Film Intellectual Property. Most of my comments apply equally to all industries, not just the film industry. Chinese contracts are usually…
  • Jun 29

    China Foreign Investment in the U.S.: Beware of Easy Money

    China Foreign Investment in the U.S.: Beware of Easy Money
    China is now the world’s third largest overseas foreign investor, behind only the United States and Japan. With the inception of China’s “Go Global Campaign” in the early 2000s, in just 10 years Chinese Overseas…
Rank this Week: 2099

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/
  • Jul 1

    Split Circuits: The Grave Risk Exception to the Hague Abduction Convention

    Split Circuits: The Grave Risk Exception to the Hague Abduction Convention
    Jeremy D. MorleyThere is considerable uncertainty in the United States as to whether a respondent in a Hague Abduction Convention case, who asserts the “grave risk” exception as a shield against an order that a wrongfully removed…
  • Jun 19

    Ineffective Access Rights in Japan under Hague Abduction Convention

    Ineffective Access Rights in Japan under Hague Abduction Convention
    Jeremy D. MorleyThere is great misunderstanding about the ability of a parent outside Japan to obtain access to a child in Japan through the Hague Abduction Convention. The Hague Convention contains only one provision (Article 21) concerning…
  • Jun 17

    New “Grave Risk” Hague Abduction Case

    New “Grave Risk” Hague Abduction Case
    Jeremy D. MorleyIn a just-issued opinion on the “grave risk” exception to the Hague Abduction Convention, the Seventh Circuit has affirmed the denial of a Hague return petition based on the district court’s finding of sexual…
Rank this Week: 2178

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

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

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: Thomson on The Nobile Officium: The Extraordinary Equitable Jurisdiction of the Supreme Courts of Scotland

    BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: Thomson on The Nobile Officium: The Extraordinary Equitable Jurisdiction of the Supreme Courts of Scotland
    Stephen Thomson,The Nobile Officium:  The Extraordinary Equitable Jurisdiction of the Supreme Courts of ScotlandAn ambitious new text has just been published on the nobile officium – the extraordinary equitable jurisdiction of the…
  • Jun 30

    CALL FOR APPLICATIONs: Editorship of Legal Studie

    CALL FOR APPLICATIONs: Editorship of Legal Studie
    The Society of Legal Scholars invites applications from members for the editorship of its prestigious journal Legal Studies.The Society is looking for an editorial team or individual editor who can build on the successof both the present…
  • Jun 22

    Call for Papers: 'Urban Africa' - Turin, October 2015

    Call for Papers: 'Urban Africa' - Turin, October 2015
    Turin, 16-17 October 2015Urban Africa Economy,populations, cultures Call for papers The Centre for African Studies (CSA) and the Association for African Studies in Italy (ASAI), in collaboration with the Department of Cultures,…
Rank this Week: 5017

Korean Law Blog

Korean Law Blog

Updates on Korean law. By Sean Hayes.

http://www.thekoreanlawblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Don't Bet Against Samsung in Korea: Elliott Lost Injunction Case at Korean Court

    Don't Bet Against Samsung in Korea: Elliott Lost Injunction Case at Korean Court
    We have been consulted by a number of hedge funds requesting information concerning the proposed merger between Cheil & Samsung C & T.  We advised, notwithstanding the "law,"  that... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
  • Jun 28

    Must I grant Male Employees Maternity Leave in Korea?: Korean Labor/Employment Law Update

    Must I grant Male Employees Maternity Leave in Korea?: Korean Labor/Employment Law Update
    Article 19 of the Korean Labor Standards Act (LSA), in part, governs whether an employer must grant an employee unpaid maternity leave.  Any employer, under the LSA, must grant a male or female... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
  • Jun 25

    Intellectual Property Protection Strategies in Korea: Trademarks Law

    Intellectual Property Protection Strategies in Korea: Trademarks Law
    The ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law Landslide Magazine (May/June 2015) has an excellent article entitled: Trademark Tips: Seven Experts Share Their Secrets. Ashly Boeshe wrote a great... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
Rank this Week: 2867

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 2124

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
  • Jun 30

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2015: Abstract

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2015: Abstract
    The latest issue of the “Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax)” features the following articles: Holger Jacobs, The necessity of choosing the law applicable to non-contractual claims in international…
  • Jun 28

    The Asian Market for Contract

    The Asian Market for Contract
    In continuation of my previous work on the international attractiveness of contract laws in ICC arbitration, I have posted the draft of a new empirical study focusing on Asia (The Laws of Asian International Business Transactions). It is…
  • Jun 25

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli,…

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli, Università degli Studi, Florence, to spread the word about this study on the service of documents. Good luck with it! The EU Commission has recently launched a European-wide study on the…
Rank this Week: 393

Customs Law

Customs Law

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

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    91 Cups and Mugs, 2 Expert

    91 Cups and Mugs, 2 Expert
    One of the problems of trying to chronicle all modern American jurisprudence on customs law is that I need to read it all. Sometimes that hurts more than other times. In this case, G.G. Marck & Associates, Inc. v. United States, the blame…
  • Jun 28

    Scope, Protests, and De Novo Review

    Scope, Protests, and De Novo Review
    The scope of antidumping and countervailing duty orders is one of those issues that sits right at the intersection of trade law and customs law. The Department of Commerce determines the scope of an order and can issue rulings clarifying…
  • Jun 28

    A Little Catching Up to Do

    A Little Catching Up to Do
    I've been busy. That's a good thing. The U.S. Court of International Trade has been busy as well. That is also a good thing. I am taking this week off. That is a good thing. The Venn diagram of this situation looks like this:
Rank this Week: 56

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Blake: International Cultural Heritage Law

    Blake: International Cultural Heritage Law
    Janet Blake (Shahid Beheshti Univ. - Law) has published International Cultural Heritage Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2015). Here's the abstract:This book provides a comprehensive overview of the development of international cultural heritage law…
  • Jun 29

    Zarbiyev: Le discours interprétatif en droit international contemporain

    Zarbiyev: Le discours interprétatif en droit international contemporain
    Fuad Zarbiyev (Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP) has published Le discours interprétatif en droit international contemporain : Un essai critique (Bruylant 2015). Here's the abstract: Tout discours interprétatif se…
  • Jun 29

    Plesch & Weiss: Wartime Origins and the Future United Nation

    Plesch & Weiss: Wartime Origins and the Future United Nation
    Dan Plesch (SOAS, Univ. of London - Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy) & Thomas G. Weiss (City Univ. of New York - Political Science) have published Wartime Origins and the Future United Nations (Routledge 2015). Contents…
Rank this Week: 1309

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
  • Jun 29

    New York Legislature Amends Tax Law To Help Small Winerie

    New York Legislature Amends Tax Law To Help Small Winerie
    In recent news, the Assembly and Senate of New York both passed a bill to amend the state’s tax law. The bill proposed a change to the current law which would significantly help small wineries within the state. The summary of the bill…
  • Jun 24

    Upcoming CLE: Beer, Wine & Distilled Spirits Law: Federal Regulation 101

    Upcoming CLE: Beer, Wine & Distilled Spirits Law: Federal Regulation 101
    On July 16, 2015 at 10:00 AM ET, I will be presenting a CLE on beer, wine, and distilled spirits law. The CLE, titled “Beer, Wine & Distilled Spirits Law: Federal Regulation 101″ will have a live broadcast and will also be…
  • Jun 24

    TTB Proposes New Loess Hills District AVA and Expansion of Willamette Valley

    TTB Proposes New Loess Hills District AVA and Expansion of Willamette Valley
    TTB is accepting comments through August 17, 2015 on a proposed American Viticultural Area (“AVA”), as per a proposed rule in the Federal Register on June 18, 2015. The proposed AVA is as follows: Loess Hills…
Rank this Week: 1402

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4922

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/
  • Jun 28

    Marriage Equality Worldwide

    Marriage Equality Worldwide
    Anne Marie Lindemann of Slate has posted a short video entitled "The Stunning 15 year March to Marriage Equality Around the World" that tracks the growth of marriage equality around the world beginning with the Netherlands' 2000 decision to…
  • Jun 7

    Teaching Criminal Law in China

    Teaching Criminal Law in China
    I've been in China for three weeks teaching a class on American criminal law to a group of Chinese students studying law and/or criminal justice at the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law. Ironically, I couldn't log into this...
  • Jun 1

    Scottish Prosecutors to use IPads in Court

    Scottish Prosecutors to use IPads in Court
    An interesting, and alluring, article in The Times of London contains an announcement that Scottish Prosecutors are going to be equipped with Ipads for use in court. Although it is unclear exactly what they will use the ipads for, there...
Rank this Week: 1884

Atlantic Review

Atlantic Review

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

http://atlanticreview.org/
  • 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…
  • Jun 11

    NATO Solidarity: Atlantic Community is a Vision, not yet a Reality

    NATO Solidarity: Atlantic Community is a Vision, not yet a Reality
    The Pew Research Center's transatlantic survey indicates a high degree of security complacency and a lack of solidarity across NATO member publics. Evidently, the Atlantic Community is still a distant future, with this vision being marred by…
Rank this Week: 2174

Embassy Law Blog

Embassy Law Blog

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

http://embassylaw.com
  • Jun 28

    Bouquet of Defenses against Arbitral Award

    Bouquet of Defenses against Arbitral Award
    Numerous defenses against the recognition of a foreign arbitral award did not help the government of Belize in the matter BCB Holdings Inc. v. Government of Belize before the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. However,…
  • Jun 6

    High Representative Immunity Defined

    High Representative Immunity Defined
    In 1945, Congress enacted the International Organizations Immunities Act, Pub.L. 291, 59 Stat. 669 (1945), 22 U.S.C. §§ 288-288f, and on June 4, 2015, the United States District Court for the District Court applied it in a suit…
  • Apr 25

    World Bank Immunity and Employment

    World Bank Immunity and Employment
    An instructive opinion in the matter Smith v. World Bank Group illustrates the lack of subject-matter jurisdiction of United States courts over employ­ment matters involving the World Bank. An employee obtained a default against the…
Rank this Week: 2126

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Jun 24

    Client Alert: Proposed Change to Export Controls Would Allow Use of the Cloud for Encrypted Data

    Client Alert: Proposed Change to Export Controls Would Allow Use of the Cloud for Encrypted Data
    On June 3, 2015 the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published proposed regulations which would change the definition of the term "export" in…
  • Jun 24

    SaaS: Key Pricing Considerations (Part 2)

    SaaS: Key Pricing Considerations (Part 2)
    This is the second of two postings that discuss SaaS pricing.  In the earlier posting, we discussed the underlying economics of SaaS solutions and their implications for how SaaS services are priced.  This posting identifies some…
  • Jun 23

    SaaS: Key Pricing Considerations (Part 1)

    SaaS: Key Pricing Considerations (Part 1)
    Software as a Service (SaaS) is growing rapidly as an alternative to licensing on-premises software for corporate customers.  As reported by Forbes earlier this year, analysts are forecasting that global SaaS revenues will reach $10.6B…
Rank this Week: 2942

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Jun 23

    Shine light on draft judicial interpretation on “twisting the law in arbitration”!

    Shine light on draft judicial interpretation on “twisting the law in arbitration”!
    The Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuratorate are together drafting a judicial interpretation on Article 399a of the Criminal Law, the crime of “twisting the law in arbitration.”  My understanding…
  • Jun 17

    New docketing procedures come to the Chinese court

    New docketing procedures come to the Chinese court
    New docketing procedures (case filing) (立案) have come to the Chinese courts.  Chinese courts have a separate case filing divisions, which up until 1 May of this year acted as gatekeepers to courts.  They exercised…
  • Jun 4

    The tidal wave of Chinese shadow banking dispute

    The tidal wave of Chinese shadow banking dispute
    My article in The Diplomat on shadow banking disputes was recently published. It highlights what few outside of China have noticed–that shadow banking/private lending disputes account for a substantial proportion of…
Rank this Week: 1848

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: 2356

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/
  • Jun 20

    Italy's Tax Residency for Foreign Investor

    Italy's Tax Residency for Foreign Investor
    Italy's tax residency for foreign taxpayers buying Italian real estate, and spending significant time in Italy for pleasure or business continues being a very critical and challenging issue. Italy assigns tax residency of individuals based on…
  • May 6

    Italy's Supreme Court Holding That Economic Interests Prevail Over Personal Ties In Determining Italian Tax Residency

    Italy's Supreme Court Holding That Economic Interests Prevail Over Personal Ties In Determining Italian Tax Residency
    Italy’s Supreme Court’s decision n. 6501 of March 31, 2015, dealing with the case of an Italian citizen  who had most of his personal and family connections in Italy but moved to work in another country (Switzerland), where…
  • May 6

    Overview of Italy's Tax Reporting Rule

    Overview of Italy's Tax Reporting Rule
    Italian resident taxpayers are required to report all of their assets held outside of Italy,  on form RW of their Italian income tax returns (which include various sections and can be considered the equivalent of the FBAR and other…
Rank this Week: 949

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 825

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1030

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: 287

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: 4678

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: 4944

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
  • May 28

    Power mapping

    Power mapping
    Cross posted from Groundviews. ### I was asked to contribute an article to an up-coming issue of The Architect, the journal of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects. The issue will be anchored to the idea of ‘democratic…
  • May 7

    Speaking notes: The future of tech and peacekeeping, re:publica 2015

    Speaking notes: The future of tech and peacekeeping, re:publica 2015
    Invited by ZIF – Center for International Peace Operations and representing the ICT4Peace Foundation, I spoke today at re:publica15 in Berlin, Germany on the future of peacekeeping and technology. The session this morning had…
  • Apr 6

    Big data can make South Asian cities more authoritarian

    Big data can make South Asian cities more authoritarian
    Nalaka Gunewardene has an interesting article on smart cities published on Scidev.net, in which he makes the case our cities today are just too unhealthy and that the advent of smart cities will “enhance feedback loops within the…
Rank this Week: 477

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • May 20

    B.C. Society Act Revamp

    B.C. Society Act Revamp
    The British Colombia Society Act, which dates back to 1977 and not being substantially revised since then, is undergoing a comprehensive overhaul, following the bill receiving Royal ascend on May 14th, 2015. The post B.C. Society Act Revamp…
  • May 11

    Buying a Business: Shares or Assets?

    Buying a Business: Shares or Assets?
    Whether you are buying out the competitor or buying your first business, you will want to ensure that the terms of the deal meet your needs and protect your interests. A fundamental concern is to first consider what it is you intend to…
  • May 1

    The Value of a Shareholder’s Agreement

    The Value of a Shareholder’s Agreement
    A well devised Shareholder’s Agreement is one tool that can create a road map, setting out options for dealing with unexpected interactions between shareholders. The post The Value of a Shareholder’s Agreement appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 1400

The Peoples' Right to…

The Peoples' Right to Self-Determination Project

Dedicated to the right to self-determination (laid down in the UN Charter), discussing new perspectives, arguments and the potential impacts of these. By Istvan David Toth.

http://selfdetproject.wordpress.com/
  • May 18

    Fad of declaring micronation

    Fad of declaring micronation
    Following the recent “foundation” of Liberland, another micro-entity has been self-proclaimed, ironically, on a piece of land between Croatia and Slovenia this time. Another terra nullius? Unlikely. It can be predicted that the…
  • May 11

    Secession is not the only way

    Secession is not the only way
    There are alternatives for exercising the right of self-determination. The significance of these prove high, as in the current international legal system, secession can occur only under exceptional circumstances. However, the question arises…
  • May 4

    “We are not invisible. We are not inferior. …

    “We are not invisible. We are not inferior. …
    … We are equal citizens of Australia.” – said Harold Ludwick, a member of the Bulgun Warra Aboriginal group, whose traditional land lies west of Cooktown, Australia. (Source:…
Rank this Week: 1911

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Covers international taxation.

http://www.narellemackenziecpa.com/blog/
  • May 14

    Represent Your US Individual Clients Before the IRS

    Represent Your US Individual Clients Before the IRS
    Join the 2015 enrolled agent study programme. This course, offered by DJH International Tax, is the only one of its kind outside the US and combines three days of intensive tuition by Narelle MacKenzie, a US-based CPA, with a choice of six or…
  • Feb 16

    ADIT Network: Guest Article by Narelle MacKenzie

    ADIT Network: Guest Article by Narelle MacKenzie
    Ms. MacKenzie’s guest article has been featured in the February 2015 issues of the ADIT Student Newsletter. In the article, Ms. MacKenzie shares valuable exam preparation tips and strategies. These tips on studying for ADIT exams have…
  • Feb 12

    DJH International Tax – Live, Compact Training Courses – March 2015

    DJH International Tax – Live, Compact Training Courses – March 2015
    DJH International Tax Ltd. has been conducting short, intensive courses in international tax, US corporate tax and transfer pricing since 2011. Each course is 3-4 days in length, making them ideal for those who have limited free time. To…
Rank this Week: 2395

Al-Mirsal

Al-Mirsal

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

http://www.al-mirsal.com/
  • May 13

    Kuwait Power and Water Projects to Take-Off Following Publication of PPP Regulation

    Kuwait Power and Water Projects to Take-Off Following Publication of PPP Regulation
    New PPP Regulations Further to the publication of the new PPP law in August 2014, the corresponding executive regulations were published in the official gazette on 29 March 2015. The new regulations provide developers with additional…
  • Apr 28

    UAE Corporate Law Reform

    UAE Corporate Law Reform
    The UAE has recently passed a new commercial companies law and approved some key changes to its public takeover regime. 1. New UAE Commercial Companies Law UAE Federal Law No. (2) of 2015 Concerning Commercial Companies (2015 CCL) was…
  • Apr 21

    Financing the Middle East’s Shopping Spree

    Financing the Middle East’s Shopping Spree
    The continuing strong economic conditions of the UAE and other GCC economies has led to an upsurge in consumer spending in recent years. With retail sales in the region expected to reach US$284.5 billion by 2018, the need to meet the growing…
Rank this Week: 3542

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

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

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

    A Methodological Approach to Negotiating International Business Dispute

    A Methodological Approach to Negotiating International Business Dispute
    The United States government has declared increased exports are the path for financial recovery. In particular, the Small Business Administration declared exports are the principal method to buttress American small business. So, how do small…
  • Jan 27

    Sanctions List to Check Before Doing Busine

    Sanctions List to Check Before Doing Busine
    Before doing business with a prospective new business partner or customer your US or UK small business should (and may be required) conduct due diligence on your new prospect. Some lists to check are UK-HM Treasury's Consolidated List, EU…
  • Jan 19

    SizeUp your Business & NY Business Financing

    SizeUp your Business & NY Business Financing
    Looking for market data on how your small business compares; check out the Small Business Administration's online tool Sizeup. The tool helps by "benchmarking [your small business] against competitors, mapping your customers, competitors and…
Rank this Week: 405

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/
  • Apr 6

    New climate change compensation case in Germany

    New climate change compensation case in Germany
    The disputed Laguna Palcacocha at risk of flooding the city of Huaraz in Peru due to Climate Change (image 2002 Georg Kaser) According to The Guardian, a Peruvian farmer asks a German coal mining and energy giant (RWE) to pay a share a 0.5%…
  • Mar 10

    Suing CO2 polluters here, enforcing judgments there

    Suing CO2 polluters here, enforcing judgments there
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  • Nov 14

    Latin American law favorable to climate change victims according to Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide

    Latin American law favorable to climate change victims according to Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide
    Latin American law favorable to climate change victims according to Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide A study elaborated by a network of lawyers around the globe confirms our findings: Some Latin American civil law is particularly…
Rank this Week: 3323

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
  • Mar 31

    New Exhibit: Detention on a Global Scale

    New Exhibit: Detention on a Global Scale
    The Yale Law School is hosting the combined Robert L.
  • Nov 4

    New Exhibit: Judges, Judging and Judicial Lawmaking in International Law

    New Exhibit: Judges, Judging and Judicial Lawmaking in International Law
    A new exhibit showcasing a selection of representative works on international judicial lawmaking in the law library foreign and international law collection is now on display on L1 of the law library. The selections of works highlight the…
  • Oct 20

    Oxford Historical Treatie

    Oxford Historical Treatie
    The library has been given trial access to Oxford Historical Treaties until Friday, November 14th.
Rank this Week: 4408

International Law Blog

International Law Blog

international law news, analysis, journals, conferences, and background. By Renee Dopplick.

http://www.insidejustice.com/
Rank this Week: 2121

The Yellow Shoe Civil Law Blog

The Yellow Shoe Civil Law Blog

Focuses on civil law developments throughout the world and general foreign, comparative and international law issues.

http://clyellowshoe.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    The LexisNexis Foreign Law Toolbox

    The LexisNexis Foreign Law Toolbox
    Your Toolbox7/11/2008 1:32:05 PM ESTCivil Law & Mixed Jurisdictions: The LexisNexis Foreign Law ToolboxWe're not just US anymore!Posted by Thomas J.R. Stadnik, Esq.LexisNexis Legal Editor/Site Coordinator LexisNexis International &…
  • Jan 17

    Access to the UN Treaty Series Collection

    Access to the UN Treaty Series Collection
    The UN Treaty Series Collection (UNTC) online is now be accessible without subscription. The UNTC homepage now gives a>Treaty Series on-line is FREE as of 1 October 2007.>>Please try to access Treaty Series on-line as…
  • Jan 17

    Catala Working Group Translation

    Catala Working Group Translation
    In addition to Prof. Levasseur's and Prof. Gruning's English translation of the proposal for the reform of the French Law of Obligations and the Law of Prescription sponsored by the Association Henri Capitant, which I reported in this blog on…
Rank this Week: 4463

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: 2171

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: 3457

TRACE Blog

TRACE Blog

Covers anti-bribery compliance.

http://traceblog.org/
  • Dec 24

    Top 10 of 2014 – Vote on the Year’s Biggest Compliance Story

    Top 10 of 2014 – Vote on the Year’s Biggest Compliance Story
    It’s been quite a year in the world of anti-bribery compliance.  Here at TRACE, we’ve compiled our “Top 10 List” based on your poll results over the last twelve months. Read through the list below for a look…
  • Dec 19

    Day 10: Online Training

    Day 10: Online Training
    For the final day of our holiday promotion, TRACE is offering one company complimentary access to our online training for one year. Our system administrators will set the winner up with a branded platform to train up to 500…
  • Dec 18

    Day 9: In-Person Training

    Day 9: In-Person Training
    Supplement your training program with a customized, in-person training session conducted by one of our experienced FCPA attorneys. This half-day session will enable one lucky company to train their employees on anti-bribery regulations and…
Rank this Week: 2369