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Customs Law

Customs Law

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

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

    Ruling of the Week 2017.9:

    Ruling of the Week 2017.9:
  • Apr 13

    Surprise, Locking Pliers Are Not Wrenche

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

    Executive Order on Customs Enforcement

    Executive Order on Customs Enforcement
    Apparently, the administration has pivoted to its trade agenda. Yesterday, we saw the draft letter to Congress outlining the modest goals for NAFTA renegotiations. I also tweeted the announcement that Kevin McAleenan would be nominated to…
Rank this Week: 515

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    The Lawfare Podcast: Privacy & Power: A Transatlantic Dialogue in the Shadow of the NSA-Affair

    The Lawfare Podcast: Privacy & Power: A Transatlantic Dialogue in the Shadow of the NSA-Affair
    Four years on, the cultural differences between Europe and the United States exposed by Edward Snowden’s disclosures of NSA surveillance programs still loom large in transatlantic relations. At our most recent Hoover Book Soiree,…
  • Apr 29

    This Week at the Military Commissions, 4/25 Session: 51,000 Pages of Documents and Some Earring

    This Week at the Military Commissions, 4/25 Session: 51,000 Pages of Documents and Some Earring
    We are back for the second—and last—day of hearings this week in the case of Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi. Military judge Marine Colonel Peter Rubin gavels us in. He notes that the same parties are present as when recess was taken…
  • Apr 29

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    If you have not yet filled out our 2017 Readership Survey, please take a moment to do so. We have big plans, and we want to make sure they’re the right ones. The week ended with a bang, as news broke that the NSA is halting…
Rank this Week: 4897

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

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

http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    National Antiquities Take-Back Day

    National Antiquities Take-Back Day
    Today is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Each year the Drug Enforcement Administration coordinates with federal, state, county, and local police and police to collect millions of pounds of unused medications stored in household…
  • Apr 20

    Federal Court Leaves CPIA Coin Import Regs Untouched

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

    Drusus Head Revisited

    Drusus Head Revisited
    Steve Litt reports that the Cleveland Museum of Art is returning a marble head depicting Drusus Minor to Italy because the object was stolen in 1944.When the Cleveland Museum acquired the ancient piece in 2012, several commentators raised…
Rank this Week: 4613

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Three Keys to Drafting a China Contract that Work

    Three Keys to Drafting a China Contract that Work
    In deleting emails I came across this one from one of our China lawyers to a Latin American client for whom we very successfully drafted a China licensing agreement. I love the email because it so nicely encapsulates exactly what we try to do…
  • Apr 28

    China Employee Terminations and Pregnant Employee

    China Employee Terminations and Pregnant Employee
    Even routine China employee terminations are usually challenging and pretty much always require preparation and care. Throw in an employee pregnancy and you increase the complexity and the risk exponentially. Our China employment lawyers…
  • Apr 28

    Three Keys in Drafting a China Contract that Work

    Three Keys in Drafting a China Contract that Work
    In deleting emails I came across this one from one of our China lawyers to a Latin American client for whom we very successfully drafted a China licensing agreement. I love the email because it so nicely encapsulates exactly what we try to do…
Rank this Week: 153

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
Rank this Week: 248

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

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

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Annual Conference: Program and Details to come soon!

    Annual Conference: Program and Details to come soon!
    JURIS DIVERSITAS5th ANNUAL CONFERENCEJuly 10-12, 2017Lyon, FranceIn partnership withEM Lyon & Université Jean MoulinLaw & FoodLa cuisine juridiqueTiming:The conference starts Monday morning, July 10, at 9:00 am, and ends…
  • Apr 21

    Twenty-First-Century Immigration to North America at MQUP

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

    The UK after Brexit: Legal Policies and Challenge

    The UK after Brexit: Legal Policies and Challenge
    The UK after BrexitLegal and Policy ChallengesMichael Dougan (ed.)June 2017 | ISBN 978-1-78068-471-0 | approx. 300 pp. | paperback29 GB pounds | 31 euros | 37 US dollars   The UK after Brexit is the result of a cooperation…
Rank this Week: 5116

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Apr 28

    Annual Conference on WTO Law, 9 & 10 June, 2017

    Annual Conference on WTO Law, 9 & 10 June, 2017
    Georgetown Law and the Graduate Institute, Geneva, are hosting the Annual Conference on WTO Law on June 9 & 10, 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland. The full conference program is now available here. Please see the website for additional…
  • Apr 28

    The EU-Singapore FTA ECJ Opinion

    The EU-Singapore FTA ECJ Opinion
    On May 16, the ECJ will issue its opinion on the EU-Singapre FTA. In anticipation of that, here's a new paper on the case from David Kleimann: On December 21, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) published the...
  • Apr 28

    Does Section 201 Still Work?

    Does Section 201 Still Work?
    This is from Reuters: Bankrupt U.S. solar panel maker Suniva on Wednesday asked federal trade officials to recommend new duties on imported solar products to combat a global oversupply of panels that has depressed prices and made American…
Rank this Week: 2217

Frederic Borel

Frederic Borel

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

http://fredericborel.blogspot.ch/
  • Apr 28

    Carmack v. Reynolds, S224985

    Carmack v. Reynolds, S224985
    Spendthrift trust: Bankruptcy: Vested right: A spendthrift trust is a trust that provides that the beneficiary’s interest cannot be alienated before it is distributed to the beneficiary.  Creditors of the beneficiary generally…
  • Apr 25

    Proposed New and Amended California Rules of Professional Conduct

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

    Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield

    Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield
    Privacy: Data: Shield: Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield:Protecting Privacy in Transatlantic Data Flows:As of April 12, 2017, companies can join a Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield for transfers from Switzerland.At the first annual review, the Department of…
Rank this Week: 24

IP Finance

IP Finance

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

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Apr 28

    "Opportunistic" Google and Intertrust Launch "Patent Shield": Protection for Startup

    "Opportunistic" Google and Intertrust Launch "Patent Shield": Protection for Startup
    Google and Intertrust have announced the creation of Patent Shield, which is designed to protect startups.  Essentially, the exchange is access to a patent portfolio for an equity stake in the startup.  It seems to put startups…
  • Apr 27

    U.S. Government Accounting Office Releases Report on FinTech

    U.S. Government Accounting Office Releases Report on FinTech
    The U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) has issued a report titled, “Financial Technology: Information on Subsectors and Regulatory Oversight.”  The GAO Report provides a description of the FinTech industry broken down by…
  • Apr 23

    South Africa's ASA on the precipice

    South Africa's ASA on the precipice
    Unless South Africa's Advertising Standards Authority receive $680 000 in funding before the end of the month, an application will be launched to liquidate the non-profit which will likely see the collapse of the self regulated body, and…
Rank this Week: 1983

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Apr 28

    Police Demand Shop Install Surveillance, Give Cops Full Feed, and also Right to Ban Customer

    Police Demand Shop Install Surveillance, Give Cops Full Feed, and also Right to Ban Customer
    This story in the New Times seems outrageous: But in September, the city suddenly declared the store a nuisance, citing drug deals made nearby. And the Nuisance Abatement Board made a long series of demands, including one that struck Corine…
  • Apr 27

    Rep. Ros-Lehtinen Ought to Become a Democrat

    Rep. Ros-Lehtinen Ought to Become a Democrat
    Ros-Lehtinen Statement on Her Intention To Vote NO on Revised AHCA. Yes, she’d be one of the most right-wing members of the caucus especially on foreign policy (“Cuba”), but surely her sanity would take less of a beating.…
  • Apr 17

    JOTWELL Summer Job for UM Law Student

    JOTWELL Summer Job for UM Law Student
    Jotwell, the online journal of reviews of recent faculty scholarship relating to the law (http://jowell.com), needs a UMiami Law Student Editor for 25-30 hours per week during the summer. The student editor is a blend of a substantive editor…
Rank this Week: 17

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Conference: 13th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law

    Conference: 13th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law
    The 13th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law will take place September 7-9, 2017, in Naples. The theme is: "Global Public Goods, Global Commons and Fundamental Values: The Responses of International Law." The…
  • Apr 28

    Call for Audience: International Law in a Dark Time

    Call for Audience: International Law in a Dark Time
    The Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights and Peking University Institute of International Law Collaboration Project (ECI-PUIIL Project) have issued a call for an audience for a seminar for doctoral students and…
  • Apr 28

    Dannenbaum: The Criminalization of Aggression and Soldiers’ Right

    Dannenbaum: The Criminalization of Aggression and Soldiers’ Right
    Tom Dannenbaum (Univ. College London - Law) has posted The Criminalization of Aggression and Soldiers’ Rights (European Journal of International Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract: This article identifies the core wrong of criminal…
Rank this Week: 42

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 28

    Taking Complementarity Seriously: Why is the International Criminal Court Not Investigating Government Crimes in Congo?

    Taking Complementarity Seriously: Why is the International Criminal Court Not Investigating Government Crimes in Congo?
    by Patryk Labuda by Patryk Labuda [Patryk I. Labuda is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and a Teaching Assistant at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human…
  • Apr 27

    Congratulations, thanks to International Law Reporter

    Congratulations, thanks to International Law Reporter
    by Edward Swaine by Edward Swaine Most readers are probably keenly familiar with International Law Reporter, the brainchild of Professor Jacob Katz Cogan (Cincinnati).  For those not aware, ILR provides notices of scholarship,…
  • Apr 25

    The Legality Surrounding the US Strikes in Syria

    The Legality Surrounding the US Strikes in Syria
    by Nancy Simons by Nancy Simons [Nancy Simons is a Belgian lawyer and serves on the International Bar Association’s Drones Task Force. Her professional background lies in international law generally. She has worked at a number of…
Rank this Week: 101

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Apr 27

    SCOTUS: More Denial of Immigrants' Due Proce

    SCOTUS: More Denial of Immigrants' Due Proce
    The latest maneuver to deny immigrants access to the courts is to call their deportation process "expidited". SCOTUS denied a petition to hear the case of Castro v US Department of Homeland Security. The petition was filed on behalf of...
  • Apr 26

    Special Rapporteur Expresses Concern about Human Rights Impact of ACA Repeal

    Special Rapporteur Expresses Concern about Human Rights Impact of ACA Repeal
    According to a Washington Post report, in February 2017, UN Special Rapporteur Dainius Puras wrote a formal letter to the US Mission to the United Nations expressing concern over human rights violations should the Affordable Care Act be…
  • Apr 25

    States Expand the Civil Right to Counsel

    States Expand the Civil Right to Counsel
    While federal legal rights are being restricted for many people, states are slowly recognizing and expanding the civil right to counsel in matters involving significant rights. John Pollock, expert on the civil right to counsel, and…
Rank this Week: 2445

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Apr 27

    Justice Samuel Alito at the Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of International Law

    Justice Samuel Alito at the Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of International Law
    Ronald A. Cass interviewed U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito during a luncheon at the Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of International Law, in a discussion that ranged from the dynamics of the U.S. Supreme Court to…
  • Apr 27

    Two Lawyers from Goldman Sachs Japan Wins Outstanding International Corporate Counsel Award

    Two Lawyers from Goldman Sachs Japan Wins Outstanding International Corporate Counsel Award
    The 2017 Outstanding International Corporate Counsel Award was presented this morning at the ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting to Naosuke Fujita and Hiroki Inaba of Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd. They were recognized for their…
  • Apr 27

    Alternative Careers in International Law

    Alternative Careers in International Law
    Paul Johnson of the Career Service Office at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago was the moderator of a panel on Alternative Careers in International Law at the 2017 Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of…
Rank this Week: 208

International Family Law

International Family Law

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

http://www.internationalfamilylawfirm.com/
  • Apr 27

    Israel: Which Courts Handle Hague Abduction Convention Cases?

    Israel: Which Courts Handle Hague Abduction Convention Cases?
    From the article by Judge Benzion Greenberger, District Court of Jerusalem, Israel, in the 2014 edition of The Judges’ Newsletter:“Regarding Hague Convention cases, these are heard in Family Court, and all Family Court judges are…
  • Apr 25

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

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

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

    Must Foreigners in the U.S. Always Carry Their Passport?
    Jeremy D. MorleyDoes a foreign visitor or resident need to always carry a passport while in the United States?The question arises when, for example, a foreign parent wants to visit a child who lives with the other parent in the United States…
Rank this Week: 598

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 5146

Comparative Law Prof Blog

Comparative Law Prof Blog

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

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

    Top Ten Recent SSRN Downloads for Comparative Law

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

    Outrageous Torture of Gay Men In Chechnya

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

    Top Ten Recent SSRN Downloads for Comparative Law

    Top Ten Recent SSRN Downloads for Comparative Law
    Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 316 Freedom of Information Beyond the Freedom of Information Act David Pozen Columbia Law School Date posted to database: 1 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2017 2 289 The Basic Governance Structure: The Interests...
Rank this Week: 2442

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Apr 25

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru

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

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance

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

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue
    By Ella Shen A few weeks ago, Amnesty International, along with other international organizations, has expressed heavy concern over the possibility of danger, including torture amongst other human rights violations, to journalist Khudoberdi…
Rank this Week: 226

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 364

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

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

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Apr 24

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

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

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

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

    Right to die case allowed to proceed

    Right to die case allowed to proceed
    Conway, R(on the application of) v The Secretary of State for Justice[2017] EWCA Civ 275 The Court of Appeal has overturned the refusal of the Divisional Court to allow a motor neurone disease sufferer to challenge section (1) of…
Rank this Week: 5113

EU & Italian International Tax…

EU & Italian International Tax Law Blog

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

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

    Italian Supreme Court Rules on Beneficial Ownership and Holding Companie

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

    Italy Institutes New Register for Trust

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

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

    Italian Government Approved Final Draft Decree Enacting New EU Anti Money Laundering Directive
    On February 23, 2017 the Italian Government approved the final draft of the legislative decree (the "Decree") that is going to implement the provisions of the Directive (EU) 2015/49 of May 20, 2015 (the so called "IV Anti Money…
Rank this Week: 4539

Let's Talk About US Tax

Let's Talk About US Tax

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

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

    Overseas ITIN Help Now Available from CAAs Abroad

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

    Bitcoin – Coming Back to Bite You?

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

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

    IRS Budget on the Chopping Block – Taxpayers Must Prepare for Greater IRS Aggression
    President Donald Trump released his “Budget Blueprint on March 16, “America First, A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again”.  The Budget Blueprint “reprioritizes” Federal spending so that it…
Rank this Week: 1975

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Technological Innovation Government Program

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

    Barriers to Digital Trade

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

    Cybersecurity Tool

    Cybersecurity Tool
    If your business operates online, then your business/company should seriously address cybersecurity issues. The Small Business Administration (SBA) dedicates a page describing and linking to "Top Tools and Resources for Small Business…
Rank this Week: 1316

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

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

    Beware Vietnam's Death Machine

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

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

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

    'Alarming' executions in Vietnam: Amnesty

    'Alarming' executions in Vietnam: Amnesty
    Source: The Australian (11 April 2017)http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/alarming-executions-in-vietnam-amnesty/news-story/12cd7b02b61d356865c56651e4b90ad4Secrecy around executions continues to plague some Southeast Asian…
Rank this Week: 161

Great Lakes Customs Law Blog

Great Lakes Customs Law Blog

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

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

    CBP Seizes $273,005 in Smuggled Cash

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

    CBP Officers Seize Cash Disguised as Dough

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

    CBP Seizes Guns & Money to Mexico

    CBP Seizes Guns & Money to Mexico
    Guns, money, and and lawyers; the first two items are what this disjointed story from CBP is about, and the ... The post CBP Seizes Guns & Money to Mexico appeared first on Great Lakes Customs Law.
Rank this Week: 1766

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Apr 19

    Supreme People’s Court to require prior case search

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

    China’s 19th Party Congress & Judicial Reform

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

    Veneration rights litigation in China

    Veneration rights litigation in China
    In honor of the Qingming Festival, one of the Supreme People’s Court’s (SPC) media outlets, Faxin, published a set of cases on veneration rights (祭奠权).  The cases were previously published…
Rank this Week: 1539

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 2218

Korean Law Blog

Korean Law Blog

Updates on Korean law. By Sean Hayes.

http://www.thekoreanlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2949

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Covers international taxation.

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

    Narelle MacKenzie Interview at Kusi New

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

    Americans are missing out on tax deduction

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

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

    Charitable Donations Won’t Ease Tax on Oscar Swag for Most Celebritie
    High-net-worth celebrities who think they can avoid paying the tax man by donating the goody bag’s contents to charity might be sorely disappointed when they realize how little they can actually deduct. “They can make a charitable…
Rank this Week: 2542

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: 2045

Yale Law Library - Foreign and…

Yale Law Library - Foreign and International Blog

Covers international law, agreements and legal research resources.

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

    New Book Display: Cyber Law

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

    Law Library Research Workshop: Foreign Law Research

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

    Brexit Talk with MEP Catherine Stihler

    Brexit Talk with MEP Catherine Stihler
    The Lillian Goldman Law Library invites you to join MEP Catherine Stihler for a Brexit talk and discussion on Friday, February 10, 9:10 am – 10:00 am, in the Yale Law School Faculty Lounge. Doors will open at 9:00 for refreshments.
Rank this Week: 4032

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

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

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

    Human Rights & ICTs: Presentation to Amnesty International

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

    Blurred lines: Surveillance and ethic

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

    Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017: Finalist

    Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017: Finalist
    ‘Corridors of Power’, a path-breaking project marrying constitutional reform and theory with architecture, is a finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017 awards, under the Urban Design category. As noted online,…
Rank this Week: 636

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Massachusetts Announces Alcohol Beverage Task Force

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

    Building Your Practice Through Blogging and Podcasting

    Building Your Practice Through Blogging and Podcasting
    Join us June 21st at 1:00 PM ET to 2:00 PM ET for a free webinar on Building Your Practice Through Blogging and Pocasting, courtesy of the ABA Women Rainmakers Division. I will be speaking with Nicole Abboud, Esq., who is the owner of Abboud…
Rank this Week: 2370

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

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

    SAP’s Licensing Time-Bomb

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

    Robots and Rule-maker

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

    The Importance of Upfront Planning

    The Importance of Upfront Planning
    According to PwC’s latest biennial Global Economic Crime Survey, cyber-crime is up 20 percent since 2014 and more than half of the firms surveyed expect to become the victim of a cyber-crime in the next two years, although a third…
Rank this Week: 3257

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: 3695

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: 725

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

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

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

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

    Legislación sobre extradición actualizada: Código Procesal Penal

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

    Detención preventiva

    Detención preventiva
    A pesar de ciertos cambios de legislación, gran parte aun se mantiene... Habría que añadir que la experiencia enseña la necesidad de acreditar la causa probable.MARTES, 29 DE ABRIL DE 2008La Detención…
Rank this Week: 1031

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: 1057

INTERPOL Red Notice Removal…

INTERPOL Red Notice Removal Lawyers

By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://interpolnoticeremoval.com/
  • Jan 1

    Interpol operation seize counterfeits worth Rwf140 million – The New Times | Rwanda

    Interpol operation seize counterfeits worth Rwf140 million – The New Times | Rwanda
    Counterfeit and illicit goods including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and alcoholic drinks valued at over Rwf140 million have been seized in an operation conducted by Rwanda National Police (RNP). Source: Interpol operation seize counterfeits…
  • Oct 13

    New facility for tackling cyber-crime opens | #INTERPOL

    New facility for tackling cyber-crime opens | #INTERPOL
    New facility for tackling cyber-crime opens | UK Police News – Police Oracle.Filed under: Interpol Red Notice, Interpol Red Notice Removal Attorneys - McNabb Associates, Red Notice
  • Oct 13

    New facility for tackling cyber-crime opens | #INTERPOL

    New facility for tackling cyber-crime opens | #INTERPOL
    New facility for tackling cyber-crime opens | UK Police News – Police Oracle.Filed under: Interpol Red Notice, Interpol Red Notice Removal Attorneys - McNabb Associates, Red Notice
Rank this Week: 2850

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 108

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 2367

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: 3005

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Update -- new blog on 'regulatory geography'

    Update -- new blog on 'regulatory geography'
    Many of my previous posts on this blog have made reference to how dynamics of geography might effect law and development.  Along these lines, my own research focuses more on the regulatory effects of geography (what I call regulatory…
  • Jun 15

    On pianos, trees and development

    On pianos, trees and development
    An apologies to our readers for my absence during this semester. Family matters have kept me away from most of my professional commitments. But I am back, and happy to see that Michael Dowdle's has done a good job at keeping the blog alive!In…
  • May 5

    M. Sornarajah's Resistance and Change in the International Law on Foreign Investment -- and its relevance to law and development (and New Development Economics in particular)

    M. Sornarajah's Resistance and Change in the International Law on Foreign Investment -- and its relevance to law and development (and New Development Economics in particular)
    My colleague here in Singapore, M. Sornarajah ('Sorna' to his friends) has a new book just published by Cambridge University Press entitled Resistance and Change in the International Law on Foreign Investment.  The book has (surprising?)…
Rank this Week: 4295

Hutko's Technology Law Blog

Hutko's Technology Law Blog

By Martin Husovec. Comments and reports on important and interesting European developments of technology law (IP & Internet law). The primary aim is to cover and report the case law from the Court of Justice of the European Union and from selected higher Central European courts (German, Slovak, Czech and sometimes Austrian courts).

http://www.husovec.eu
  • Oct 3

    Intermediary Liability as a Human Rights Issue [Call for Papers]

    Intermediary Liability as a Human Rights Issue [Call for Papers]
    Call for Papers (abstracts due November 30, 2016)  Intermediary Liability as a Human Rights Issue  An issue of Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Law (JIPITEC) (link)  Edited…
  • Sep 28

    [New Paper] Holey Cap! CJEU Drills (Yet) Another Hole in the E-Commerce Directive’s Safe Harbor

    [New Paper] Holey Cap! CJEU Drills (Yet) Another Hole in the E-Commerce Directive’s Safe Harbor
    Yesterday, I put on SSRN a draft of my upcoming piece for JIPLP, in which I reflect on Mc Fadden and its broader consequences. Its called: Holey Cap! CJEU Drills (Yet) Another Hole in the E-Commerce Directive’s Safe Harbors. Here is…
  • Sep 1

    EC Proposes Stay-down & Expanded Obligation to License UGC Service

    EC Proposes Stay-down & Expanded Obligation to License UGC Service
    European Commission does not care about the future of the digital single market. This is basically what it just communicated to citizens of Europe in its recently leaked proposal on Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market. Its…
Rank this Week: 1986

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: 2722