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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 16

    It’s time for the US to stop fueling the conflict in Israel and Gaza

    It’s time for the US to stop fueling the conflict in Israel and Gaza
    As the UN General Assembly begins its meeting today in New York City, Amnesty International is delivering 187,563 signatures to the White House in a global call to cut off weapons that fuel abuses in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian…
  • Sep 15

    African healthcare laid bare by Ebola epidemic

    African healthcare laid bare by Ebola epidemic
    Today, the outbreak of Ebola has meant that Sierra Leone’s struggling healthcare system, and others in neighboring African countries – particularly Liberia and Guinea – have been completely overwhelmed. The Ebola outbreak…
  • Sep 11

    Jon Stewart’s New Film Rosewater and Ongoing Persecution of Journalists in Iran

    Jon Stewart’s New Film Rosewater and Ongoing Persecution of Journalists in Iran
    When CBS’ 60 Minutes aired its 8 Days in Tehran program in May 2014, featuring seemingly unfettered access to Iranian officials and frank interviews with ordinary citizens, observers may have been justified in assuming that a new day…
Rank this Week: 37

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 16

    Appellees File for En Banc Rehearing in Hatim v. Obama

    Appellees File for En Banc Rehearing in Hatim v. Obama
    Yesterday petitioner-appellees Saeed Mohammed Saleh Hatim, Abdurrahman al-Shubati and Fadel Hentif filed a joint motion for en banc rehearing in Hatim v. Obama, the counsel access case. The detainees seek review of a…
  • Sep 16

    Motions to Televise Oral Argument in Klayman v. Obama

    Motions to Televise Oral Argument in Klayman v. Obama
    Last week appellees in Klayman v. Obama filed a motion for the court’s leave to televise the oral argument, scheduled for November 4, 2014. The D.C. Circuit denied that motion yesterday, prompting appellees to immediately…
  • Sep 15

    The Week That Will Be

    The Week That Will Be
    Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar) We interrupt your regularly scheduled Lawfare Event Calender to bring you: The Future of Civilian Robotics. Monday, September 15th at 2 pm: Governance Studies at…
Rank this Week: 127

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    Call for Papers: Junior International Law Scholars Association Annual Meeting

    Call for Papers: Junior International Law Scholars Association Annual Meeting
    The Junior International Law Scholars Association (JILSA) has issued a call for papers for its annual meeting, to take place January 23, 2015, at the University of Miami School of Law. Here's the call:The Junior International Law Scholars…
  • Sep 16

    New Issue: Journal of International Economic Law

    New Issue: Journal of International Economic Law
    The latest issue of the Journal of International Economic Law (Vol. 17, no. 3, September 2014) is out. Contents include:General ArticlesSergio Puig, International Regime Complexity and Economic Law EnforcementAlberto Alvarez-Jimenez, The…
  • Sep 16

    Mattli & Dietz: International Arbitration and Global Governance: Contending Theories and Evidence

    Mattli & Dietz: International Arbitration and Global Governance: Contending Theories and Evidence
    Walter Mattli (Univ. of Oxford - Politics) & Thomas Dietz (Univ. of Muenster - Politics) have published International Arbitration and Global Governance: Contending Theories and Evidence (Oxford Univ. Press 2014). Contents include: Walter…
Rank this Week: 29

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Sep 16

    UN Celebrates the 150th Ratification of the Disabilities Treaty

    UN Celebrates the 150th Ratification of the Disabilities Treaty
    The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a press release yesterday annoucing that Guyana had become the 150th state to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Convention took…
  • Sep 15

    Scottish Referendum for Independence

    Scottish Referendum for Independence
    As many persons who follow international law are likely aware, this Thursday, September 18, Scottish voters will vote on whether to remain part of the United Kingdom (UK) or whether to secede and form an independent state. Pollsters currently…
  • Sep 12

    Bassiouni on International Extradition -- New Sixth Edition

    Bassiouni on International Extradition -- New Sixth Edition
    M. Cherif Bassiouni is Emeritus Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, where he taught from 1964-2012. He was a founding member of the International Human Rights Law Institute (established in 1990), and served as…
Rank this Week: 330

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 16

    Law of armed conflict means that anti-detention provision in ECHR may be disapplied re Iraqi detainee

    Law of armed conflict means that anti-detention provision in ECHR may be disapplied re Iraqi detainee
    Hassan v. the United Kingdom (application no. 29750/09) ECHR 936 (16 September 2014) – read judgment This case concerned the capture of an Iraqi national, Tarek Hassan, by the British armed forces and his detention at Camp Bucca in…
  • Sep 15

    Victims’ Rights, the EU Charter, and Passport Confiscation – the Human Rights Roundup

    Victims’ Rights, the EU Charter, and Passport Confiscation – the Human Rights Roundup
    Welcome back to the UK Human Rights Roundup, your regular (except for August) last night at the human rights Proms. The full list of links can be found here. You can find previous roundups here. Links compiled by Adam Wagner, post by…
  • Sep 12

    A novelist enters the Family Division

    A novelist enters the Family Division
    In his prolific career, writer Ian McEwan has brought us into the minds of physicists, neurosurgeons, conductors,  cultural and cold war spies and even stalkers. His most recent triumph is to have stepped deftly into the life of a…
Rank this Week: 772

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Changing Your China Factory? Be Careful.

    Changing Your China Factory? Be Careful.
    Just read an article, Toy supplier sues maker in reshoring fight about an American toy maker’s lawsuit against its Chinese supplier. The article describes the lawsuit as being based largely on allegations that the Chinese supplier…
  • Sep 14

    China Hiring. Background Checks Required.

    China Hiring. Background Checks Required.
    Just read a post on the China Leadership Blog, entitled, Why China Hiring Background Checks: We now have 15 reasons. The post was on the writer’s hiring agency had narrowed down job candidates to 15 and none of the 15 passed the…
  • Sep 13

    Selling Into China. Because There Is Lots Of Money To Be Made.

    Selling Into China. Because There Is Lots Of Money To Be Made.
    For years now, we have been screaming writing about how it is eminently possible to sell product and services to China without having a legal entity in China and with no personnel in China. And we get heat just about every time we do. The…
Rank this Week: 103

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 205

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Sep 16

    Go On! Sept. 18 New York Symposium on Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities to feature distinguished speaker

    Go On! Sept. 18 New York Symposium on Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities to feature distinguished speaker
    New York Symposium on the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities This Thursday, the Raoul Wallenberg Legacy of Leadership Project, an initiative of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, will present a panel of…
  • Sep 16

    Go On! ASIL, NYLS to Host Panel on Need for a Disability Rights Tribunal in Asia/Pacific Sept. 29

    Go On! ASIL, NYLS to Host Panel on Need for a Disability Rights Tribunal in Asia/Pacific Sept. 29
    The American Society of International Law International Courts and Tribunals Interest Group and the Disability Rights Interest Group will be hosting a luncheon Panel Discussion on “The Need for a Disability Rights Tribunal in Asia and…
  • Sep 15

    Annual Conference on EU Asylum Law 2014

    Annual Conference on EU Asylum Law 2014
    Objective This conference will provide asylum law practitioners with practical insight into the current challenges and changes affecting applications for asylum in the EU under the subsidiary protection regime. It will also analyse the recent…
Rank this Week: 16

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

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

http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4608

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

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

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    CLEA ANNOUNCEMENTS: CLEA Call for Conference Papers 2015 and Essay Competition 2014

    CLEA ANNOUNCEMENTS: CLEA Call for Conference Papers 2015 and Essay Competition 2014
    Essay CompetitionThis year will see the launch of our 5th Essay Competition. The competition is open to all students registered on an undergraduate law degree course within a Higher Education Institution in a Commonwealth Nations (see…
  • Sep 15

    SSRN ARTICLE ANNOUNCEMENT: "civil law"

    SSRN ARTICLE ANNOUNCEMENT: "civil law"
    A new article from Legal History eJournal (click here to browse all abstracts of the Journal)"Civil Law"Centre for the Study of European Contract Law Working Paper Series No. 2014-06Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2014-43MARTIJN…
  • Sep 15

    SSRN ARTICLE:Towards a Comparative and Localized Study of Brazilian Law and Literature

    SSRN ARTICLE:Towards a Comparative and Localized Study of Brazilian Law and Literature
    A new article from: Philosophy of Law eJournalClick here to browse all articles of the Journal"Towards a Comparative and Localized Study of Brazilian Law and Literature" (Free Download)Direito e Literatura na Virada do Milênio/Law and…
Rank this Week: 258

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 16

    U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilitie

    U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilitie
    By Lauren E. Bartlett With so many U.N. treaty body reviews of the U.S. going on this year, it may be difficult for U.S. human rights advocates to focus on much else. However, we are missing a very rare opportunity...
  • Sep 15

    LESSONS FROM RAY RICE: MEN'S VOICES ARE NEEDED

    LESSONS FROM RAY RICE: MEN'S VOICES ARE NEEDED
    “A DEAFENING AND DEADLY SILENCE” I was flooded with relief as I read NFL commentator James Brown’s remarks addressing violence against women. Most violence against women, including violence against those who identify as…
  • Sep 12

    TED and U.S. Human Right

    TED and U.S. Human Right
    Earlier this year, the TED conglomerate was accused of deliberately avoiding speakers addressing abortion-related topics. In the initial coverage in the Nation and elsewhere, a TED spokesperson was quoted as saying that abortion is "more of a…
Rank this Week: 2506

Korean Law Blog

Korean Law Blog

Updates on Korean law. By Sean Hayes.

http://www.thekoreanlawblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Employment Background Checks in Korea: Not so Different from China

    Employment Background Checks in Korea: Not so Different from China
    My friends over at the China Law Blog posted an article quoting the Chinese Business Leadership blog that noted that noted that: "We were placing a GM for a Western family owned factory. They are... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
  • Sep 15

    Tender Offers in Korea: Conditional Offers under Korea Capital Markets Act

    Tender Offers in Korea: Conditional Offers under Korea Capital Markets Act
    The Korean Capital Market Act and related regulations dictate the basics for tender offers in Korea.  The rules in Korea are, simple: 1.  If the total number of tendered shares is less... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
  • Sep 12

    Minority Squeeze-outs in Companies in Korea

    Minority Squeeze-outs in Companies in Korea
    The amended Korea Commercial Code of 2012 allows majority shareholders with 95% of the shares of a company in Korea, to purchase the shares of the minority for "fair value." Fair value may be... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
Rank this Week: 659

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 15

    Refusing to Spy

    Refusing to Spy
    Forty-three veterans and active reservists from an elite Israeli military unit sent a letter last week to their commanders, as well as Israel's Prime Minister, in which they announced their refusal to continue to spy on Palestinians in the…
  • Sep 12

    The Pistorius Verdict

    The Pistorius Verdict
    As noted in a prior blog, the most striking visible comparison at this homicide trial was the absence of a twelve-person lay jury and the presence of a single judicial factfinder who, assisted by two assessors, sat in judgment of...
  • Sep 4

    Announcing Twelfth Annual LatCrit-Salt Junior Faculty Workshop

    Announcing Twelfth Annual LatCrit-Salt Junior Faculty Workshop
    We would like to share the following announcement: Call for Participation Twelfth Annual LatCrit-SALT Junior Faculty Development Workshop October 9, 2014 University of Nevada-Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV LatCrit, Inc. and the Society of American…
Rank this Week: 2502

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Sep 15

    Questions about Telemedicine, CETA, and TTIP

    Questions about Telemedicine, CETA, and TTIP
    I've been watching the telemedicine industry with great interest. As with online education, I think there is great potential to offer medical services online. Not all of them, of course, but certainly many types of consultations could take…
  • Sep 14

    New Website

    New Website
    I thought I'd announce that I have a new website, which makes many of my publications available for downloading at one place, including selected forthcoming publications. From the menu you can find these under various topics, which include…
  • Sep 12

    Scotland and International Economic Law

    Scotland and International Economic Law
    Is it time to talk about the possibility of Scotland leaving the UK, and the implications for international economic law? Polls are showing that it could really happen. Maybe it will, maybe it won't. But I figure I should do...
Rank this Week: 174

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 15

    Invitation to Tender: Economic Study to Cross-Border Trade in the Insurance Sector

    Invitation to Tender: Economic Study to Cross-Border Trade in the Insurance Sector
    The European Commission has published an invitation to tender relating to an economic study on the impact of differences in insurance contract law on cross-border trade in the insurance sector. Deadline for submissions is 28 October…
  • Sep 14

    Yearbook of Private International Law, 2013-2014

    Yearbook of Private International Law, 2013-2014
    In line with its predecessors, Volume XV (2013/2014) of the Yearbook of Private International Law offers a comprehensive insight into the contemporary trends of private international law in terms of both theoretical thinking…
  • Sep 12

    New Issue of Revue Hellénique de Droit International

    New Issue of Revue Hellénique de Droit International
    The new issue of Revue Hellénique de Droit International 2/2013 [Vol. 66] was published earlier this month. Table des matières Première Partie - Articles Dossier spécial La Proposition de Règlement…
Rank this Week: 53

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 359

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Sep 13

    Suing the Chinese government to release government information

    Suing the Chinese government to release government information
    In a press conference held on 12 September, the Supreme People’s Court (Court)  highlighted open government information cases brought under China’s version of the US’s Freedom of Information Act (and its counterparts…
  • Aug 30

    The Supreme People’s Court on domestic violence legislation

    The Supreme People’s Court on domestic violence legislation
    In its 29 August Wechat feed (which reproduced an article  published in the People’s Court Newspaper), the Court issued an update on domestic violence legislation, focusing on Shenzhen’s draft Anti-Domestic Violence…
  • Jul 16

    More on the Supreme People’s Court’s Judicial Reform Plan

    More on the Supreme People’s Court’s Judicial Reform Plan
    On 16 July the Supreme People’s Court’s (Court’s) newspaper and social media outlets headlined two articles important for observers seeking to understand the judicial reforms: a  report on statements by Meng Jianzhu,…
Rank this Week: 2353

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4935

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 12

    Malaysia Child Custody: Next Step in 5+ Year-old Case

    Malaysia Child Custody: Next Step in 5+ Year-old Case
    Court strikes out appeal by Muslim husband in interfaith custody caseBY V. ANBALAGAN, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITORPublished: 10 September…
  • Sep 11

    How to Win a U.S. Hague Abduction Convention Case

    How to Win a U.S. Hague Abduction Convention Case
    by Jeremy D. MorleyHere are some tips for attorneys and clients faced with instituting or defending child abduction proceedings under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, whether in the United States or…
  • Sep 10

    Law-Shopping & Forum-Shopping in International Prenuptial Agreement

    Law-Shopping & Forum-Shopping in International Prenuptial Agreement
    by Jeremy D. MorleyWe handle many prenuptial agreements between spouses who have connections to the United Kingdom and the United States, always working with local counsel as appropriate.Drafting prenuptial agreements is always challenging…
Rank this Week: 888

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Sep 12

    FCA issues considerations on the procurement of off the shelf technology solutions (United Kingdom)

    FCA issues considerations on the procurement of off the shelf technology solutions (United Kingdom)
    In July, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA - the financial regulatory body in the United Kingdom) issued a paper titled "Considerations for firms thinking of using third-party technology (off-the-shelf) banking solutions" (the…
  • Sep 4

    BYOD: No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

    BYOD: No Such Thing as a Free Lunch
    It seems intuitive that, by and large, employees prefer to use their own mobile devices, carrying only a single device for personal and work purposes, and having choice over the device to be used (please don't take away my iPhone). There has…
  • Aug 7

    FCA warns firms on use of social media to promote financial product

    FCA warns firms on use of social media to promote financial product
    The UK financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has launched a guidance consultation in order to clarify and confirm its approach to the supervision of financial promotions in social media, including the use of…
Rank this Week: 1491

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Sep 12

    Charity Law Bulletin – Canada

    Charity Law Bulletin – Canada
    This bulletin highlights some of the topical issues that concern a registered charity. The post Charity Law Bulletin – Canada appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
  • Aug 8

    Canada’s Continued Push for Global Free Trade

    Canada’s Continued Push for Global Free Trade
    Canada EU Free Trade Agreement The post Canada’s Continued Push for Global Free Trade appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
  • Jul 2

    Changes in Trademark Legislation – Canada

    Changes in Trademark Legislation – Canada
    On June 19th 2014 the Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 was given Royal Assent and with it comes amendments to the Trade-marks Act. The post Changes in Trademark Legislation – Canada appeared first on Barbeau,…
Rank this Week: 1920

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 12

    NOPA vs. Napa: A Wine Trademark Opposition

    NOPA vs. Napa: A Wine Trademark Opposition
    Recently, a Portuguese wine company, Wine Vision Lda. sought to register the mark “NOPA” in standard characters for “wines” through the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Napa Valley Vintners Association…
  • Sep 11

    On Reserve Author to Speak at Wine Law CLE

    On Reserve Author to Speak at Wine Law CLE
    I am extremely excited to announce that next Tuesday, September 16, 2014, I will speak about wine law at a CLE course. The course, titled “Introduction to Wine Law” will take place at Ashton’s Alley Restaurant in New…
  • Aug 27

    Pennsylvania Attorney’s Wine Collection Seized and May be Destroyed by Government

    Pennsylvania Attorney’s Wine Collection Seized and May be Destroyed by Government
    Arthur Goldman, a Pennsylvania attorney, was recently convicted of selling wine without a license. The story goes that Mr. Goldman privately procured high-end wines for friends and colleagues, selling the wine directly to multiple…
Rank this Week: 2668

Customs Law

Customs Law

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

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 11

    Ruling of the Week 8: Those Annoying Rubber Bracelet Thing

    Ruling of the Week 8: Those Annoying Rubber Bracelet Thing
    In every profession, there are senior statesmen and women who have been around a long time and share their wisdom with the young whippersnappers. When I was a young whippersnapper customs lawyer, there were several at Barnes, Richardson &…
  • Sep 8

    Ruling of the Week 7: Rum by Any Other Name

    Ruling of the Week 7: Rum by Any Other Name
    Alcohol Victoria is a 99 proof (49.5% alcohol by volume) neutral spirit beverage made of distilled sugarcane. This seems like something I would like to know more about. It does not seem to be rum, which is made from sugarcane byproducts…
  • Sep 2

    Ruling of the Week 6: Instruments of International Traffic

    Ruling of the Week 6: Instruments of International Traffic
    I'm enjoying the Ruling of the Week feature. One important benefit of this task is that I get to blog about some aspect of customs law that might not otherwise make it into the Court of International Trade or a Federal Register Notice. This…
Rank this Week: 1311

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: 3195

International Business Law Advisor

International Business Law Advisor

Covers international litigation and transactions. By Cueto Law Group P.L.

http://www.internationalbusinesslawadvisor.com
Rank this Week: 3975

Al-Mirsal

Al-Mirsal

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

http://www.al-mirsal.com/
  • Sep 9

    5 Ways to Protect your Business from a Cyber Attack

    5 Ways to Protect your Business from a Cyber Attack
    Global cyber-attack threats stand at the highest ever recorded level, jumping 14 percent from 2012 to 2013 (Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report). Furthermore, a recent Microsoft Security Intelligence Report found that operating system infection…
  • Sep 7

    Top 3 Employment Issues in the United Arab Emirate

    Top 3 Employment Issues in the United Arab Emirate
    The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has reported a 24 percent increase in newly registered companies since last year; in part due to the recent successful World Expo 2020 bid, among other positive economic forces. As companies look to…
  • Sep 4

    3 Changes in Europe’s Energy Policy that Offer Lessons and Opportunities for the Middle East

    3 Changes in Europe’s Energy Policy that Offer Lessons and Opportunities for the Middle East
    The European Union is seeking to re-regulate Europe’s energy sector to improve security of supply, sustainability and competitiveness. Energy transformation in Europe has exposed the shortcomings of over-regulation and national-centric…
Rank this Week: 3990

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 316

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Sep 9

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement
    On July 10, 2014, a criminal court in southwestern Spain sentenced a grower of carnation flowers to three months in prison, plus a fine of € 360 EUR, for infringing plant variety rights in violation of Article 274.3 of the ……
  • Sep 8

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge
      Ecuador’s national government has proposed to amend the country’s constitution to provide special protections against the misappropriation of traditional knowledge and biological diversity. Propuesta de enmiendas…
  • Sep 5

    Australian Full Federal Court Upholds Myriad Gene Patent

    Australian Full Federal Court Upholds Myriad Gene Patent
    Today, in D’Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc [2014] FCAFC 115, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia upheld the validity of Myriad Genetics’s Australian patent on methods and materials relating to the human…
Rank this Week: 2792

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 9

    Business as Usual During Alteration

    Business as Usual During Alteration
    In order to debug some very odd behavior under the hood, I’ll be doing odd things to the site theme in the next day or two. While it may temporarily change the looks, it shouldn’t change the content.
  • Sep 8

    The Rumors Were True

    The Rumors Were True
    Donna Shalala will ‘step down’ as U.Miami President at the end of the school year. It is with gratitude and affection for the University that I share with you my decision to step down at the end of the 2014-2015 … Continue…
  • Sep 4

    Gripe (Small)

    Gripe (Small)
    WordPress released a new version of its TwentyTen theme.  Would it kill them to include a changelog?
Rank this Week: 25

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
Rank this Week: 1374

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 4

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation
    A presentation made at The Asia Foundation in Colombo to the 2014 cohort of the Foundation’s Lankacorps Fellows. Filed under: ICTs in general
  • Sep 4

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation
    A presentation made at The Asia Foundation in Colombo to the 2014 cohort of the Foundation’s Lankacorps Fellows. Filed under: ICTs in general
  • Aug 29

    Video of keynote: New media, peacebuilding and conflict transformation

    Video of keynote: New media, peacebuilding and conflict transformation
    I was invited to present a keynote address at the International Conference on “Communication, Conflicts and Peace Processes: Landscape of Knowledge from Asia and the Deep South of Thailand”, from 21 – 22 August in Pattani,…
Rank this Week: 56

Bribery Library Blog

Bribery Library Blog

Cover the UK Bribery Act and its impact on international business. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.briberylibrary.com
Rank this Week: 3904

TRACE Blog

TRACE Blog

Covers anti-bribery compliance.

http://traceblog.org/
  • Aug 28

    What was this month’s biggest anti-bribery story?

    What was this month’s biggest anti-bribery story?
    Take a moment to read our poll and vote for which headline you think was most newsworthy this month: China announces Investigation into Volkswagen AG’s China Joint Venture: China’s anti-corruption authority — the…
  • Aug 19

    The Role of Academia in Anti-Corruption Collective Action

    The Role of Academia in Anti-Corruption Collective Action
    Last week TRACE joined leading anti-corruption experts and academics from all over the world in Vienna, Austria to discuss effective teaching and pedagogy in anti-corruption studies within institutions of higher learning. The workshop, which…
  • Aug 11

    Demystifying Anti-Bribery Certification

    Demystifying Anti-Bribery Certification
    Over the past few weeks, we here at TRACEblog have noticed a few interesting critiques of anti-bribery certifications. Harvard Law Professor Matthew Stephenson writes on his blog that he holds “a fair amount of skepticism”…
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International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 150

East Timor Law and Justice…

East Timor Law and Justice Bulletin

Covers legal news from Timor-Leste.

http://www.easttimorlawandjusticebulletin.com/
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OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

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

http://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com/
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Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
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INTERPOL Red Notice Removal…

INTERPOL Red Notice Removal Lawyers

By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://interpolnoticeremoval.com/
  • Aug 15

    INTERPOL: “INTERPOL training in Indonesia supports police in investigating migrant smuggling”

    INTERPOL: “INTERPOL training in Indonesia supports police in investigating migrant smuggling”
    INTERPOL on August 13, 2014 released the following: “SEMARANG, Indonesia – The first training session of the INTERPOL Capacity Building Programme on Enhancing Migrant Smuggling Investigation in Southeast Asia is being held in…
  • Jul 9

    “FBI, Interpol Host Critical Infrastructure Symposium”

    “FBI, Interpol Host Critical Infrastructure Symposium”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on July 8, 2014 released the following: “Director Comey Addresses the Importance of Partnerships 07/08/14 FBI Director James Comey was in Miami yesterday, where he spoke at the opening of the…
  • Dec 10

    “Nepal requests INTERPOL Red Notice for wanted rhino poacher”

    “Nepal requests INTERPOL Red Notice for wanted rhino poacher”
    INTERPOL on December 6, 2013 released the following: “LYON, France – At the request of Nepal, INTERPOL has issued a Red Notice, or international wanted persons alert, for Rajkumar Praja wanted for rhino poaching and trading…
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ECHR-online

ECHR-online

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

http://echr-online.blogspot.com/
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Chinese Direct Investment Law Blog

Chinese Direct Investment Law Blog

By Hill Wallack LLP.

http://www.uschinalawblog.com/
  • Aug 7

    Federal Appeals Court Reverses CFIUS Veto of Chinese Investment in U.S. Wind Farm

    Federal Appeals Court Reverses CFIUS Veto of Chinese Investment in U.S. Wind Farm
    By: Henry T. Chou, Esq. Ralls Corp – a Chinese-owned renewable energy company – has won a significant victory over the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), the interagency government body responsible for reviewing…
  • May 14

    U.S. International Trade Commission Approves Anti-Dumping Probe of Chinese Steel Wire Rod Import

    U.S. International Trade Commission Approves Anti-Dumping Probe of Chinese Steel Wire Rod Import
    By Henry T. Chou, Esq. The U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) has decided that there is “a reasonable indication” that carbon and alloy steel wire imported from China could materially injure a U.S. industry,…
  • Sep 24

    Smithfield Shareholders Approve Shuanghui Takeover

    Smithfield Shareholders Approve Shuanghui Takeover
    By: Henry T. Chou, Esq. On Tuesday, September 24, 2013, the shareholders of the U.S. pork giant Smithfield Foods voted by a margin of 96% to 4% to approve the acquisition of the company by Shuanghui International, a Chinese meat processing…
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Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Importing into the US; Made sure to exercise "Reasonable Care"

    Importing into the US; Made sure to exercise "Reasonable Care"
    If your small business is importing goods into the United States check out the US Customs and Broader Protection's Reasonable Care Checklist to help meet your regulatory burden of ensuring reasonable care is exercised when importing…
  • Jul 22

    Small Business Cyber Security for UK Small Businesse

    Small Business Cyber Security for UK Small Businesse
    With the explosion of cloud computing and general internet online activity (think social media) small businesses need to assess their security from business and compliance perspectives. Small businesses in the UK need to be extra vigilant…
  • Jun 26

    Check Out The Intellectual Property Awareness Assessment Tool

    Check Out The Intellectual Property Awareness Assessment Tool
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office hosts an Intellectual Property Awareness Assessment Tool that covers the following categories: "IP Strategies & Best Practices[;] International IP Rights[;] IP Asset Tracking[;] Licensing…
Rank this Week: 2445

ECJBlog

ECJBlog

Features news about the European Court of Justice. By Allard Knook.

http://courtofjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Case C-600/12, Commission v Greece

    Case C-600/12, Commission v Greece
    Greek infringing EU law by not prohibiting uncontrolled management of landfill site at Natura 2000 site>> The Waste Framework Directive (Directive 2008/98, herinafter: „ WFD”) requires Member States to take the necessary…
  • Jul 25

    Case C‑338/13, Noorzia

    Case C‑338/13, Noorzia
    Requiring minimum age 21 by date of application reunification of spouses not infringing Directive on right to family reunification>> The Directive on the right to family reunification (Directive 2003/86/EC) lays down the conditions…
  • Jul 15

    Case C-573/12, Ålands Vindkraft

    Case C-573/12, Ålands Vindkraft
    Swedish support scheme promoting green energy production in national territory compatible with EU law>> The Renewable Energy Directive (Directive 2009/28) allows Member States to support the production of green energy. Member States…
Rank this Week: 2236

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/
  • Jul 25

    Multi-national NGOs finally turning towards climate change liability?

    Multi-national NGOs finally turning towards climate change liability?
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  • Jun 16

    A new role for insurers in climate change compensation?

    A new role for insurers in climate change compensation?
    So far insurance companies were mainly on the passive side of climate change litigation lawsuits. However, this might change. The Article “Responding to Litigation Risk from Climate Change – Informed Decision making“ of Mark Baker-Jones…
  • May 29

    Recent articles on climate change litigation

    Recent articles on climate change litigation
    Current state of climate change litigation  “Legal avenues to fight climate change are limited, but growing”, says Sharon Turner. She stresses “the injustices of climate change”, for which she assumes that the victims of climate…
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Cardozo Law Student Chapter -…

Cardozo Law Student Chapter - Children's Rights Institute

Cardozo law student division of CRI founded by 2010 Cardozo graduates Danielle Goldstein and Benjamin Ryberg. CRI-Cardozo has over 40 student members and is dedicated to raising awareness about human rights abuses against children.

http://www.childrensrightsinstitute.org/blog/
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Climate Change and Carbon…

Climate Change and Carbon Management Blog

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

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

    Vote For Us For Best Legal Blog

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

    White House Set to Release Carbon Rules for Existing Power Plant

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

    CCS Bills In the Senate

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