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International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Sep 28

    Destruction of Cultural Heritage is a War Crime

    Destruction of Cultural Heritage is a War Crime
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) this week found a Malian Islamist accused of destroying historical and religious monuments in the fabled city of Timbuktu guilty in the first-ever prosecution of the destruction of cultural heritage as a…
  • Sep 28

    Palau Underscores Dangers of Climate Change, Global Conflict, Violent Extremism, and Nuclear Weapon

    Palau Underscores Dangers of Climate Change, Global Conflict, Violent Extremism, and Nuclear Weapon
    Addressing the General Assembly, Palau’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations underlined this week the urgency of addressing challenges such as threats from climate change, global conflict, issues of migrants and refugees, violent…
  • Sep 28

    Senior UN officials seek accountability for human trafficking crimes in forced migration

    Senior UN officials seek accountability for human trafficking crimes in forced migration
    Senior United Nations officials have called for those responsible for human rights violations and crimes associated with human trafficking and forced migration to be held accountable, noting that some of the crimes committed in this respect…
Rank this Week: 958

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/
  • Sep 28

    UN Recommends Reparations for US Racial Discrimination

    UN Recommends Reparations for US Racial Discrimination
    The Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent was established in 2002 by the Commission on Human Rights. Among the Group's 2008 charges were to study the problems of racial discrimination faced by people of African descent…
  • Sep 28

    Prison Labor Conditions: A Human Rights Issue?

    Prison Labor Conditions: A Human Rights Issue?
    This month, about 24, 000 prison laborers from 29 prisons in 12 states went on strike. Tired of working for pennies an hour -- or in some states, no pay at all -- under conditions that many compare to slavery,...
  • Sep 27

    Both Clinton and Trump Fail to Respond to Human Rights Question

    Both Clinton and Trump Fail to Respond to Human Rights Question
    As this election season continues to careen toward November 8, the focus on temperament and tweets has supplanted any serious discussion of human rights issues. The Presidential debate included no mention of Guantanamo, for instance, and the…
Rank this Week: 1475

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 1992

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/
  • Sep 28

    Shimon Peres: Eternal Optimist, 1923-2016

    Shimon Peres: Eternal Optimist, 1923-2016
    Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on Markaz. *** Shimon Peres, Israel’s ninth president, former prime minister and Nobel peace prize laureate, died last night at the age of 93. A mere highlight list of his public positions…
  • Sep 28

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The siege of rebel-held territory in Aleppo continues as the Syrian government launches a multi-front ground offensive against the remaining insurgents, the Guardian reports. The entrenched rebel forces have years of experience in urban…
  • Sep 28

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: A Record-Setting Insecurity Week

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: A Record-Setting Insecurity Week
    Our interview in episode 131 is with Matt Cutts and Lisa Wiswell from the Pentagon’s Defense Digital Service. Matt joined the Digital Service from Google where he authored their SafeSearch content filter. Lisa is a bureaucracy…
Rank this Week: 4418

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/
  • Sep 28

    This Is Silly

    This Is Silly
    …but it’s also fun: The Hillary Shimmy Song: by Jonathan Mann.
  • Sep 27

    John Oliver Explains the Clinton e-Mail ‘Scandal’

    John Oliver Explains the Clinton e-Mail ‘Scandal’
    …and as a bonus explains the Clinton Foundation controversy too. This will undoubtedly enrage certain people.
  • Sep 27

    Baked

    Baked
    The jokes this year have been on us. Here’s the first actually funny joke I’ve spotted about the 2016 campaign: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump go into a bakery. As soon as they enter the bakery, Trump steals three pastries…
Rank this Week: 19

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    New Issue: The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunal

    New Issue: The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunal
    The latest issue of The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals (Vol. 15, no. 2, 2016) is out. Contents include:Developing International Law at the Bar: A Growing Competition among International Courts and TribunalsPierre…
  • Sep 28

    Call for Submissions: Shifting Forms and Levels of Cooperation in International Economic Law

    Call for Submissions: Shifting Forms and Levels of Cooperation in International Economic Law
    The Netherlands Yearbook of International Law has issued a call for submissions for its forthcoming volume on the topic of "Shifting Forms and Levels of Cooperation in International Economic Law: Structural Developments in Trade, Investment…
  • Sep 28

    Happold: Targeted Sanctions and Human Right

    Happold: Targeted Sanctions and Human Right
    Matthew Happold (Université du Luxembourg - Law) has posted Targeted Sanctions and Human Rights (in Economic Sanctions and Human Rights, Matthew Happold & Paul Eden eds., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:This chapter examines the…
Rank this Week: 1328

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
  • Sep 28

    Why we’re still fighting on September 28th—the Global Day of Action to Decriminalize Abortion

    Why we’re still fighting on September 28th—the Global Day of Action to Decriminalize Abortion
    Three years on, our work on sexual and reproductive rights remains as important as ever. Here’s why we’re still fighting.
  • Sep 28

    AIUSA Appoints New Executive Director Margaret Huang

    AIUSA Appoints New Executive Director Margaret Huang
    Margaret has played a key leadership role at AIUSA for the last several years, and she has worked in partnership with the Board, members, and staff to strengthen the organization in order to protect people’s human rights – no…
  • Sep 21

    Troy Davis’s Legacy

    Troy Davis’s Legacy
    By Savannah Fox, Field Organizer Five years ago today, on September 21st, I became an activist. I didn’t sign my first petition or attended my first rally. I found my passion, my anger and my hope as an activist, all … Please…
Rank this Week: 245

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Sep 28

    The China Fake Investment Scam: Does that Chinese Company Want to Invest in Your Company or Steal Your Technology?

    The China Fake Investment Scam: Does that Chinese Company Want to Invest in Your Company or Steal Your Technology?
    China is awash in money these days and plenty of Chinese companies have plenty of it. What Chinese companies really need is good technology. However, they do not want to pay for that technology. Their goal is to “assimilate”…
  • Sep 27

    China Contract Risks: Not What You May Think

    China Contract Risks: Not What You May Think
    Ten years ago, our China lawyers would get two to three contracts a year where our client was selling products to China. These days, we may get about that many every month. And just as Chinese companies selling products became adept at…
  • Sep 26

    The China Stock Option Scam

    The China Stock Option Scam
    The China lawyers at my firm have been experiencing a big uptick in the number of companies and individuals contacting us after having been offered stock in a Chinese company as an alternative to payment in cash. This swapping of…
Rank this Week: 1986

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
  • Sep 28

    No more human rights? Wait. No more lawyers??

    No more human rights? Wait. No more lawyers??
    Not only is God dead, says Israeli professor Yuval Noah Hariri, but humanism is on its way out, along with its paraphernalia of human rights instruments and lawyers for their implementation and enforcement. Whilst they and we argue about…
  • Sep 26

    Breakfast Briefing – Is Crowdfunding The Future? The Judicial Funding Revolution – limited places left

    Breakfast Briefing – Is Crowdfunding The Future? The Judicial Funding Revolution – limited places left
    With Legal Aid good as dead, PCOs turned into CCOs, and judgement on Wednesday 28th September in the record-breaking Crowdfunding JR as junior doctors against the Secretary of State, come for an interactive and lively breakfast debate about…
  • Sep 24

    Privacy of a doctor under GMC investigation clashes with that of his patient

    Privacy of a doctor under GMC investigation clashes with that of his patient
    Dr DB v. General Medical Council [2016] EWHC 2331 (QB), 23 September 2016, Soole J – read judgment An interesting three-way privacy fight between a GP, a patient who had complained about his treatment by the GP, and the…
Rank this Week: 4974

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

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

http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 27

    ICC Sentences War Criminal to Prison for Destroying Timbuktu Heritage [VIDEO]

    ICC Sentences War Criminal to Prison for Destroying Timbuktu Heritage [VIDEO]
    In a landmark decision, today the International Criminal Court (ICC) handed down a nine year prison sentence in the matter of The Prosecutor v. Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, the first war crimes case specifically focused on the destruction of…
  • Sep 18

    Protecting Cultural Heritage by Revising the Customs Entry Form

    Protecting Cultural Heritage by Revising the Customs Entry Form
    Customs Entry Form 6059BWhen people become aware of the rampant looting, smuggling, and destruction of cultural property, they show concern about preserving humanity's shared cultural heritage. And when U.S. Customs and Border Protection…
  • Aug 22

    One Side of the Coin: ACCG Re-Argues Previously Decided Legal Issues in Baltimore Test Case

    One Side of the Coin: ACCG Re-Argues Previously Decided Legal Issues in Baltimore Test Case
    Some of the ancient coins in dispute in U.S. v. 3 Knife-Shaped Coins.Court decisions in 2014 and 2015 rejected the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild’s (ACCG) demand to revisit legal issues already quashed by the courts in the…
Rank this Week: 225

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4684

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
  • Sep 27

    Vitamin C and Comity

    Vitamin C and Comity
    Following up on last week’s post on the Second Circuit’s comity decision in the Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation case, Professor Bill Dodge of UC Davis has the following thoughts (also cross-posted on Opinio Juris here) American law…
  • Sep 26

    Conference on the new European Matrimonial Property Regulations in Würzburg

    Conference on the new European Matrimonial Property Regulations in Würzburg
    The German Notary Institute and the Chair of Civil Law, Private International Law and Comparative Law at the University of Regensburg are hosting a joint conference on the new Matrimonial Property Regulations for spouses and registered…
  • Sep 26

    Doctoral Seminars on EU Private International Law at the University of Padova

    Doctoral Seminars on EU Private International Law at the University of Padova
    During the months of October-December 2016, Professor Christian Kohler (Europa-Institut, University of Saarbrücken) will give a series of doctoral seminars on European Private International Law at the University of Padova, where he will…
Rank this Week: 587

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Sep 27

    Trump Advocates World War III

    Trump Advocates World War III
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I know pointing out stupid things Donald Trump says is a fool’s errand — pretty much everything Donald Trump says is stupid. (Note to non-hack conservative friends: I genuinely feel…
  • Sep 27

    What’s the Right Comity Tool in Vitamin C?

    What’s the Right Comity Tool in Vitamin C?
    by William S. Dodge by William S. Dodge [William S. Dodge is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law at the UC Davis School of Law, where he specializes in international law, international transactions, and international dispute…
  • Sep 26

    Preparing for Trumpxit: Could a President Trump Withdraw the U.S. from International Treaties and Agreements?

    Preparing for Trumpxit: Could a President Trump Withdraw the U.S. from International Treaties and Agreements?
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku As we face the first U.S. presidential debate tonight (on my home campus of Hofstra University!),  the possibility of a President Trump seems more and more real.  Although U.S. election analysts…
Rank this Week: 3839

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Sep 27

    FCA Says Big Data Use by Insurers Generally Working Fine—Data Protection Concerns Flagged

    FCA Says Big Data Use by Insurers Generally Working Fine—Data Protection Concerns Flagged
    The UK’s financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has recently published summaries of the responses it received to a Call for Inputs (CfI) on the use of big data in the retail general insurance (GI) sector as…
  • Aug 16

    Amazon Case Means EU B2C Website Terms May Need an Update

    Amazon Case Means EU B2C Website Terms May Need an Update
    If you operate a website which does business with consumers based in the European Union, read on. In the recent case, Verein für Konsumenteninformation v Amazon EU Sàrl (28 July 2016), brought by Austrian consumer protection…
  • Aug 12

    UK Financial Conduct Authority—Regulated Firms Can Go to the Cloud

    UK Financial Conduct Authority—Regulated Firms Can Go to the Cloud
    July 7, 2016, saw the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) publish fresh guidance in order to clarify the requirements which apply to the financial services firms it regulates when outsourcing to the cloud. When the FCA talks about…
Rank this Week: 2878

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Sep 27

    The German Constitutional Complaint on CETA

    The German Constitutional Complaint on CETA
    As I mentioned a few weeks ago, several German NGOs have filed a complaint in German court alleging that CETA is unconstitutional. The full complaint is here. It's in German, but luckily we have a German intern named Max Wirth...
  • Sep 26

    Trump Raises the VAT Issue

    Trump Raises the VAT Issue
    The Trump campaign released an Economic Plan today. On trade, they raise one issue that has been of concern to respected trade policy people and has been lingering for quite a while: Ending the Unequal Value-Added Tax Treatment Under WTO...
  • Sep 25

    Deplorables-or Discontents? Does support for Trumpian border-closing stem from genuine economic anxiety-or visceral hatred & xenophobia?

    Deplorables-or Discontents? Does support for Trumpian border-closing stem from genuine economic anxiety-or visceral hatred & xenophobia?
    The Deplorables sounds like the name of a band that might have been playing clubs in the Bowery in the early 80s. Now it's been used, notoriously, by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to denote a sub-set of Trump supporters whose...
Rank this Week: 1987

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
  • Sep 27

    Drone Journalism in Sri Lanka

    Drone Journalism in Sri Lanka
    Over August and September this year, I conducted Sri Lanka’s first workshops on the ethical, legal use of drones or UAVs in journalism. The workshop was heavily anchored to the ethics around the use of drones, the detailed regulations…
  • Sep 26

    ICCM 2016, Manila, Philippines: Video message from ICT4Peace Foundation

    ICCM 2016, Manila, Philippines: Video message from ICT4Peace Foundation
    The International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM) is the leading humanitarian technology event of the year, bringing together the most important humanitarian, human rights, development and media organizations with the world’s best…
  • Aug 28

    Remembering is resisting

    Remembering is resisting
    I gave a short talk on the politics of digital memorialisation through personal archives at Colomboscope 2016 on a panel titled ‘Rendering Realities’, moderated by Subha Wijesiriwardena. The festival’s description of my…
Rank this Week: 597

Customs Law

Customs Law

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

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    Explanatory Notes Discounted

    Explanatory Notes Discounted
    No, this article is not about where to find a cheap copy of the Explanatory Notes to the Harmonized System. Rather, it is about the Federal Circuit decision in Sigma-Tau Healthscience, Inc. v. United States, in which the Court of Appeals…
  • Sep 24

    The Scope of a Scope Ruling

    The Scope of a Scope Ruling
    This being the Customs Law Blog, I don't often wade into the related area of antidumping and countervailing duty law. But, the two areas often bump into each other for my clients and for other importers. Sometimes the issues are generally…
  • Sep 21

    Ruling of the Week 2016.19: Wherein A Christmas Tree is Not Festive

    Ruling of the Week 2016.19: Wherein A Christmas Tree is Not Festive
    "Ruling of the week," who am I kidding? This one comes to you via an annoying slow GoGo In-Flight connection and an extremely small seat 10C on an American Airlines RJ700 bound for San Antonio. Read it with that in mind. It may not be my best…
Rank this Week: 2232

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Sep 26

    REDRESS NEDERLAND CONFERENCE: “Justice for Victims and Accountability for Torturers”

    REDRESS NEDERLAND CONFERENCE: “Justice for Victims and Accountability for Torturers”
    REDRESS is pleased to announce the conference ‘Justice for victims and accountability for torturers: past, present and future strategies’, which will take place from 2 to 6 pm, on 29 September 2016, at The Carlton Ambassador Hotel…
  • Sep 23

    Role of “commentaries” key to significance of ICRC project

    Role of “commentaries” key to significance of ICRC project
    The role of “commentaries” in the shaping of contemporary international law proved a recurring question in the just-concluded morning public plenary of today’s conference, “Humanity’s Common Heritage: 2016…
  • Sep 22

    Protecting the Safety of Journalists: the Role of the African Court

    Protecting the Safety of Journalists: the Role of the African Court
    On 10 September, the African Court and UNESCO convened a seminar on “Strengthening judiciary systems and African Courts to protect the safety of journalists and end impunity” in Arusha, Tanzania. Attended by some 100 participants,…
Rank this Week: 308

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/
  • Sep 26

    Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop

    Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop
    Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop April 28-29, 2017 UCLA School of Law Announcement and Call for Papers Organized by Máximo Langer (University of California at Los Angeles), Jacqueline Ross (University of Illinois…
  • Sep 11

    Top Ten Recent SSRN Downloads for Comparative Law

    Top Ten Recent SSRN Downloads for Comparative Law
    RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days 13 Jul 2016 through 11 Sep 2016 Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 244 The Rise of the Independent Director: A Historical and Comparative Perspective Harald Baum Max...
  • Sep 5

    Louisiana's Civil Code Finally Translated into French

    Louisiana's Civil Code Finally Translated into French
    This post was written by Matt Boles, a third-year law student at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Mr. Boles is a research assistant to Dr. Moreteau and is Managing Editor of the...
Rank this Week: 1483

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    Australia should take a stand on Veloso

    Australia should take a stand on Veloso
    Source: Lowy Interpreter (23 September 2016)http://www.lowyinterpreter.org/post/2016/09/23/Australia-should-take-a-stand-on-Veloso.aspxIn April last year, Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were among eight people executed by firing…
  • Sep 22

    Calls to abolish death penalty grow louder in Japan

    Calls to abolish death penalty grow louder in Japan
    Source: South China Morning Post (21 September 2016)http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2021350/calls-abolish-death-penalty-grow-louder-japanJapan’s use of the death penalty is expected to come under unprecedented domestic…
  • Sep 19

    Widodo clarifies Duterte statement on Mary Jane Veloso – report

    Widodo clarifies Duterte statement on Mary Jane Veloso – report
    Source: GMA (16 September 2016)http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/581647/news/pinoyabroad/widodo-clarifies-duterte-statement-on-mary-jane-veloso-reportIndonesian President Joko Widodo has clarified his earlier statement on President Rodrigo…
Rank this Week: 709

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/
  • Sep 23

    Interview with Jeremy Morley: Local Father Desperate After Son is Reportedly Taken to Russia

    Interview with Jeremy Morley: Local Father Desperate After Son is Reportedly Taken to Russia
    By Rachel YonkunasPublished: September 22, 2016, 4:36 pmQUEENSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A Queensbury man is raising awareness to a growing global issue of International Child Abduction. It happens when a child is wrongfully taken…
  • Sep 8

    JDM Speaking at Paris Bar Association Event, 9/20

    JDM Speaking at Paris Bar Association Event, 9/20
    Jeremy will speak in Paris at the Paris Bar Association on Tuesday morning, Sept. 20th, together with Delphine Eskenazi (Libra Avocats in Paris) and Sophie Rodrigues (French Ministry of Justice). The theme of the event is a Comparison of…
  • Sep 6

    Child Visits to Israel

    Child Visits to Israel
    Jeremy D. Morley*When parents are separated and one wants to take a child to visit Israel, the other parent often worries that the child will not be returned, especially if the taking parent is Israeli or has expressed a desire to live in…
Rank this Week: 564

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Sep 22

    Why are Chinese prosecutors resigning?

    Why are Chinese prosecutors resigning?
    Chinese prosecutors (procurators, this blogpost will use the terms interchangeably, although the functions of the procuratorate are broader than public prosecution) do not receive the international attention that Chinese judges attract. There…
  • Sep 18

    Further violence against Chinese judge

    Further violence against Chinese judge
    During the Mid-Autumn festival, several of the major legal Wechat accounts carried articles deploring the latest report of violence against judges in a Shandong bank (which occurred on 8 September) (and making caustic comments about the local…
  • Sep 16

    Which Chinese cases are most persuasive?

    Which Chinese cases are most persuasive?
    Chinese courts are paying more attention to the use of precedent in considering how to decide cases.  (Two of my fellow bloggers, Mark Cohen and Jeremy Daum, have recently published on this issue, as have I.)  One of the…
Rank this Week: 1446

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

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

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 20

    Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop, UCLA April 2017

    Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop, UCLA April 2017
    Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress WorkshopApril 28-29, 2017UCLA School of LawAnnouncement and Call for PapersOrganized by Máximo Langer (University of California at Los Angeles), Jacqueline Ross (University of Illinois College of…
  • Sep 14

    Early Louisiana and Her Spanish World at Tulane, November 4, 2016

    Early Louisiana and Her Spanish World at Tulane, November 4, 2016
    Early Louisiana and Her Spanish World:Legal Tradition, Laws and Customsin Luisiana and the Floridas4 November 2016 – Tulane University School of LawSupported by the Tulane University School of Law and The Portalis Society, the…
  • Sep 1

    Louisiana State University Seeks to Recruit a Civil Law Professor

    Louisiana State University Seeks to Recruit a Civil Law Professor
    The Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center seeks to hire tenure-track or tenured faculty members with a starting date in August 2017. Among others, we are looking for a civil law professor, preferably with a comparative…
Rank this Week: 4959

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 1602

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
  • Sep 13

    Is There a Likelihood of Confusion Between The Beachhouse and Beach House Winery?

    Is There a Likelihood of Confusion Between The Beachhouse and Beach House Winery?
    A recent application before the United States Patent and Trademark Office sought to register the mark The Beachhouse, A Wine by Douglas Green (in standard characters) for wines in International Class 33 on the Principal Register.…
  • Sep 13

    On Reserve Exclusive Trademark Package Through 2016

    On Reserve Exclusive Trademark Package Through 2016
    On  Reserve is excited to announce an exclusive trademark package through Lehrman Beverage Law, PLLC. The package will extend to new clients and trademark registrations through the end of 2016. For more information, please contact us at…
  • Sep 13

    Is There a Likelihood of Confusion between AMERICANA and OLD AMERICANA for Alcohol Beverages?

    Is There a Likelihood of Confusion between AMERICANA and OLD AMERICANA for Alcohol Beverages?
    A recent application before the United States Patent and Trademark Office sought to register the mark Old Americana (in standard characters) for alcoholic beverage except beers in International Class 33. See In re Luca Mariano…
Rank this Week: 1601

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: 2496

Korean Law Blog

Korean Law Blog

Updates on Korean law. By Sean Hayes.

http://www.thekoreanlawblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    How the Korean Government Monitors Bloggers in Korea

    How the Korean Government Monitors Bloggers in Korea
    A recent news report raised concerns as to whether Korean police followed proper process concerning the regulation and monitoring by the government of internet blogging.   Last week, A South... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
  • Aug 26

    Korea to Rule if Pokémon GO Can Be Released Nationally in Korea

    Korea to Rule if Pokémon GO Can Be Released Nationally in Korea
    Korea awaits a decision from the government that will effect the national release of the wildly-popular Pokémon GO app. We recently discussed the legal ramification in America that come with use of... Korean Law and Business Updates…
  • Aug 19

    Right to Publicity/Portrait in Korea: Entertainment Law Basics in Korea

    Right to Publicity/Portrait in Korea: Entertainment Law Basics in Korea
    Recently, the Seoul Central District Court delivered a decision that it is the violation of one right to publicity/portrait rights for a person to share an image on a public site for commercial... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
Rank this Week: 220

Atlantic Review

Atlantic Review

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

http://atlanticreview.org/
  • Aug 14

    Remember the Wall, Forget "Bridge of Spies"

    Remember the Wall, Forget "Bridge of Spies"
    BRIDGE OF SPIES simply gets 1950s East Berlin wrong. It was not as desolate and ruined as depicted here. Unter den Linden in the historic city center had been quickly reconstructed, opera houses and state university included. A shiny new city…
  • Jun 14

    The Age of Fear Continue

    The Age of Fear Continue
    David Rothkopf is worried that the "Age of Fear" is not over yet. The Bush and Obama presidencies both made the international war on terror a central tenet of US foreign policy. It became the central national issue. Rothkopf had hoped that…
  • Mar 26

    Clinton gives Atlanticist speech at the Pacific

    Clinton gives Atlanticist speech at the Pacific
    Hillary Clinton is much more supportive of NATO and Europe than all the other presidential candidates. Yesterday, Hillary Clinton gave an impressive speech describing NATO as "one of the best investments America has ever made". She stressed…
Rank this Week: 2154

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: 2585

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/
Rank this Week: 4193

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    LA EXTRADICIÓN

    LA EXTRADICIÓN
  • Jun 25

    Traslado internacional de Personas Condenada

    Traslado internacional de Personas Condenada
    Alberto Huapaya OlivaresIntroducciónEl Traslado de Personas Condenadas en una de las instituciones de la Cooperación Judicial Internacional que más hondo sentido humanitario tiene, porque permite al interno extranjero la…
  • Jan 27

    Tratado de Extradición con la República Francesa: 1 de marzo de 2016 entra en vigor

    Tratado de Extradición con la República Francesa: 1 de marzo de 2016 entra en vigor
    El "Tratado de Extradición entre la República del Perú y la República Francesa", suscrito en Lima, el 21 de febrero del 2013, aprobado por Resolución Legislativa N° 30413 (el 08 de enero del 2016), y…
Rank this Week: 786

German Trademark Law In A Nutshell

German Trademark Law In A Nutshell

Covers German and EU IP law.

http://german-trademark-blog.com
Rank this Week: 3916

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Jun 20

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark
    In Loops, LLC v EUIPO, Case T‑385/15 (14 June 2016), the General Court of the European Union held that held that the three dimensional shape of a toothbrush lacked any distinctive character and could not be registered as an EU ……
  • May 31

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case
    A U.S. district judge has refused to enter a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the University of California, Davis in litigation contesting the university’s alleged refusal to transfer or license strawberry germplasm developed…
  • May 12

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit
    On 14 April 2016, a criminal court in the Spanish city of Segovia sentenced an individual to a six month prison term for infringing the plant variety protection (PVP) rights of Limagrain Europe SA in the soft wheat variety known as…
Rank this Week: 2476

Claimer.org

Claimer.org

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

http://news.claimer.org/
  • Jun 8

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

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

    Extreme weather events easier to be attributed to climate change

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

    Model law for compensation of climate change victims by CO2 polluter

    Model law for compensation of climate change victims by CO2 polluter
    cover of the west coastclimate law report More than one year ago Claimer.org suggested that countries can adapt their civil law so as to facilitate climate damage lawsuits, see. Now the Canadian NGO West Coast Environmental Law goes even…
Rank this Week: 3269

Al-Mirsal

Al-Mirsal

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

http://www.al-mirsal.com/
  • Jun 2

    Climate Change Further Threatens MENA Water Security

    Climate Change Further Threatens MENA Water Security
    Climate Change Further Threatens MENA Water Security The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is home to 14 of the 33 most water scarce countries globally, with six times less water availability than the worldwide average and less than 2…
  • May 25

    Telemedicine in the UAE

    Telemedicine in the UAE
    Telemedicine is a product of 20th century information and communication technologies. It is generally defined as the provision of healthcare services from a healthcare professional to a patient from a remote location using a telephone or the…
  • Mar 31

    New Saudi Companies Law – Accumulated Losses and Risk of Statutory Dissolution

    New Saudi Companies Law – Accumulated Losses and Risk of Statutory Dissolution
    For the past few decades, the obligations of companies with losses reaching 50% or more of their share capital has been a topic of high debate in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. That is due to the uncertainty surrounding the application of…
Rank this Week: 3485

Letters Blogatory

Letters Blogatory

Covers international judicial assistance.

http://lettersblogatory.com/
  • May 18

    Case of the Day: Gregor v. Otuorimuo

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

    Case of the Day: Ure v. Oceania Cruise

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

    Case of the Day: Villoldo v. Castro

    Case of the Day: Villoldo v. Castro
    The case of the day is Villoldo v. Castro (1st Cir. 2016). Westlaw calls the case Villoldo v. Ruz. I’m no Spanish naming convention expert, but that seems clearly wrong. Anyway, Alfredo and Gustavo Villoldo were Cuban brothers. In 1959,…
Rank this Week: 2983

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 26

    Social Media and Employee

    Social Media and Employee
    Chances are your small business utilizes social media to connect with its customers and employees on a daily basis. Your small business may want to check out the Federal Trade Commission's ("FTC") Endorsement Guides: What People Are Asking,…
  • Feb 1

    UK Tariff Tool Classify Imports and Export

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

    Looking to Enter New Top Export Market

    Looking to Enter New Top Export Market
    If your a small business or a medium sized business looking to access new export markets look to the International Trade Administration's Top Markets Series. The Top Market Series analyzes future export opportunities across various…
Rank this Week: 1188

Embassy Law Blog

Embassy Law Blog

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

http://embassylaw.com
  • Apr 21

    Central Bank Funds Subject to Collection in U.S. Court

    Central Bank Funds Subject to Collection in U.S. Court
    The United States Supreme Court ruled on April 20, 2016 that the American legislative body has the constitutional authority to change the law in the midst of post-litigation proceedings to ensure that a winning party can collect from a…
  • Mar 31

    Exceptions to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

    Exceptions to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
    On March 14, 2016, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia granted in part and denied in part the defendants' Renewed Motion to Dismiss in the matter of De Csepel v. Republic of Hungary. The Court found that it did…
  • Mar 31

    Some do, others don't: Workers Comp

    Some do, others don't: Workers Comp
    Self-insurance, statutory workers compensation, foreign sovereign immunity and the widely recognized principle of internal organization of missions conspire to create the setting of an interesting case in Massachusetts: Ted Folkman, Case to…
Rank this Week: 1991

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Covers international taxation.

http://www.narellemackenziecpa.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    The Panama Papers: What Is a Tax Haven?

    The Panama Papers: What Is a Tax Haven?
    Narelle MacKenzie was quoted in a recent US News & Word Report article on The Panama Papers and tax havens. She provided context on what they are, who uses them, and their legitimate uses. In the April 16th article, Narelle MacKenzie…
  • Nov 30

    Why Washington is Tackling the Tax Inversion Problem All Wrong

    Why Washington is Tackling the Tax Inversion Problem All Wrong
    Narelle MacKenzie was recently quoted in Fortune.com’s article “Why Washington is Tackling the Tax Inversion Problem All Wrong”. In regards to corporate inversions, she argues that the more you lower the corporate tax rate,…
  • Nov 30

    Why Washington is Tackling the Tax Inversion Problem All Wrong

    Why Washington is Tackling the Tax Inversion Problem All Wrong
    Narelle MacKenzie was recently quoted in Fortune.com’s article “Why Washington is Tackling the Tax Inversion Problem All Wrong”. In regards to corporate inversions, she argues that the more you lower the corporate tax rate,…
Rank this Week: 2385

Reparations Center for Victims of…

Reparations Center for Victims of War Crimes

Covers the process of seeking reparations and cases proceeding in the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands.

http://www.warcrimesreparations.info/
  • Apr 16

    How To Find An Experienced Marijuana Lawyer?

    How To Find An Experienced Marijuana Lawyer?
    If you have been charged with the malicious acts of cultivating and selling weed, then it is a very serious crime. All state governments have made laws to curb the cultivation and selling of Marijuana and you will find many government agents…
  • Apr 16

    Florida DUI Test Refusal

    Florida DUI Test Refusal
    Like every other state in the country, Florida law states that drivers give their implied consent to chemical testing when they are suspected of driving under the influence (DUI). Florida Statute § 316.1932(1)(a)1.a reads: Any person who…
  • Apr 16

    Homicide Vs Murder

    Homicide Vs Murder
    Between the social media and the television, many individuals do not know the difference between a murder and a homicide because they are constantly being used interchangeably. Even though others may use them interchangeably does not mean…
Rank this Week: 2698

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 7

    New Exhibit: The Written and Unwritten Constitutions of Canada

    New Exhibit: The Written and Unwritten Constitutions of Canada
    To complement the upcoming conference “Canada in the World: Comparative Perspectives on the Canadian Constitution”, a new exhibit highlighting our print holdings on Canadian constitutional law is on display on L1 of the law…
  • Dec 14

    New exhibit: Yale Journal of International Law: Then and Now

    New exhibit: Yale Journal of International Law: Then and Now
    A new display highlighting the history of the Yale Journal of International law is mounted on L1 of the law library. The journal went through two name changes over the years since its inception in…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 4352

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: 415

China Esquire

China Esquire

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

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

    The Lost Art of Client Relationships and Customer Service

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

    BAC scholarship for Pepperdine LLM

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

    Why Good Service Matter

    Why Good Service Matter
    I recently got back from Orlando for the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Annual Meeting 2012, which is the largest gathering of in-house counsel in the world.  I co-presented a session entitled “ A Technology Primer for
Rank this Week: 1104

Blog Arbitration

Blog Arbitration

Online Colloquium on Law & Practice of Arbitration Globally.

http://blogarbitration.com/
  • Oct 25

    INDIA AMENDS ARBITRATION LAW: SOME GREAT, SOME ABSURD CHANGES

    INDIA AMENDS ARBITRATION LAW: SOME GREAT, SOME ABSURD CHANGES
    In this post, Sumit Rai, provides his first reaction as a brief critique of the most important changes introduced through an ordinance on 23 October 2015 to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 Introduction The 1996 statute which has…
  • Oct 25

    INDIA AMENDS ARBITRATION LAW: SOME GREAT, SOME ABSURD CHANGES

    INDIA AMENDS ARBITRATION LAW: SOME GREAT, SOME ABSURD CHANGES
    In this post, Sumit Rai, provides his first reaction as a brief critique of the most important changes introduced through an ordinance on 23 October 2015 to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 Introduction The 1996 statute which has…
  • Jul 28

    UK Supreme Court Allows Anti-Suit Injunction in favour of Arbitration Agreement

    UK Supreme Court Allows Anti-Suit Injunction in favour of Arbitration Agreement
    In this post, Martin Andrew Jarret reviews UK Supreme Court’s landmark decision to grant anti-suit injunction in favour of an arbitration agreement despite no intention to initiate arbitration. Overview On 12 June 2013, the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 3603

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: 2943