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Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Feb 23

    Trump Moves to Block Transgender Right

    Trump Moves to Block Transgender Right
    The Trump administration has withdrawn the Obama administration's directive to the Education and Justice Departments and Department that protected rights of transgender individuals. Specifically, the directives had provided guidance that…
  • Feb 22

    Does the Success of the Women's March Mean that it's Time to Revive the ERA?

    Does the Success of the Women's March Mean that it's Time to Revive the ERA?
    Two North Carolina legislators have introduced a bill that would result in the state's belated ratification of the federal Equal Rights Amendment. It's an uphill battle, they acknowledge, but they are buoyed by the energy that brought…
  • Feb 21

    Lawyers United

    Lawyers United
    President Trump's executive orders on immigration have united strange bedfellows. The National Lawyers Guild sprung into immediate action, supporting lawyers representing those who were denied admission or re-admission to the US. They…
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International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Rossi: A Case Ill Suited for Judgment: Constructing 'A Sovereign Access to the Sea' in the Atacama Desert

    Rossi: A Case Ill Suited for Judgment: Constructing 'A Sovereign Access to the Sea' in the Atacama Desert
    Christopher R. Rossi (Univ. of Iowa - Law) has posted A Case Ill Suited for Judgment: Constructing 'A Sovereign Access to the Sea' in the Atacama Desert (Univ. of Miami Inter-American Law Review, Vol. 48, p. 28, 2017). Here's the abstract:In…
  • Feb 23

    Cole, Fabbrini, & Schulhofer: Surveillance, Privacy and Trans-Atlantic Relation

    Cole, Fabbrini, & Schulhofer: Surveillance, Privacy and Trans-Atlantic Relation
    David Cole (Georgetown Univ. - Law), Federico Fabbrini (Dublin City Univ. - Law), & Stephen Schulhofer (New York Univ. - Law) have published Surveillance, Privacy and Trans-Atlantic Relations (Hart Publishing 2017). Here's the…
  • Feb 23

    New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

    New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law
    The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added two lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. They were given by Iulia Motoc on “The Influence of the European Court of Human Rights on Human…
Rank this Week: 32

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Feb 23

    Call for Papers: “Revisiting the Role of International Law in National Security”

    Call for Papers: “Revisiting the Role of International Law in National Security”
    Many conversations in the U.S. about situations of armed conflict – within civil society, academia, and the U.S. government – center on “national security law,” often drawing primarily from domestic law and military…
  • Feb 20

    Write On! Australian Feminist Law Journal

    Write On! Australian Feminist Law Journal
    This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes submissions for the Australian Feminist Law Journal, as follows: ► The Australian Feminist Law Journal seeks submissions for their special issue on…
  • Feb 20

    Work On! Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights: Defense Counsel Training Program

    Work On! Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights: Defense Counsel Training Program
    Work On! is an occasional item about workshops, roundtables, and other fora that do not necessarily include publication: ►  The Siracus International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights will host its Defense…
Rank this Week: 76

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/
  • Feb 23

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The New York Times reports that the National Security Council may be reorganized yet again now that Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is serving as national security adviser. McMaster, who has made a point of building relations with NSC staff, is…
  • Feb 23

    US Options for Responding to ICC Scrutiny in Afghanistan

    US Options for Responding to ICC Scrutiny in Afghanistan
    For the first time, the International Criminal Court (ICC) is poised to open an investigation that explicitly includes alleged crimes by U.S. personnel, setting up a possible confrontation between the United States and the court.…
  • Feb 23

    The North Korean Missile Launch, the Assassination of Kim Jong-nam, and the U.S.-China Relationship

    The North Korean Missile Launch, the Assassination of Kim Jong-nam, and the U.S.-China Relationship
    Kim Jong-un has had a busy two weeks. On February 12th, North Korea launched a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the United States, prompting an unusually public flurry of…
Rank this Week: 52

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    China Manufacturing: Bad Contracts and Bad Times Lead to Bad Product

    China Manufacturing: Bad Contracts and Bad Times Lead to Bad Product
    Not entirely sure why, but in the last couple weeks our China lawyers have seen a massive increase in emails and phone calls from North American companies seeking our help in dealing with defective products/quality control problems. In this…
  • Feb 22

    Hiring Employees in China

    Hiring Employees in China
    Hiring employees in China (the right way) is almost as difficult as terminating them. If you do not do your due diligence on your new employees, you find yourself losing lawsuits. Consider the following scenario, based on an actual case: New…
  • Feb 21

    China Trademarks: The Limits of Fame

    China Trademarks: The Limits of Fame
    A few days ago the invaluable China Film Insider ran a piece about how American cable powerhouse Home Box Office is trying to stop the Wuxi, China-based HBO Studio Restaurant & Bar from using the HBO name without permission. But this…
Rank this Week: 337

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Feb 23

    Welcome to the Blogosphere, Lawfire!

    Welcome to the Blogosphere, Lawfire!
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Apparently, being named Charles and having vast military experience is all the rage in the blogosphere these days. Last week I mentioned Charles Blanchard’s new blog. And this week…
  • Feb 21

    “We’re on the Air!” Michael Flynn, Sergey Kislyak and the Paradoxes of Diplomatic Immunitie

    “We’re on the Air!” Michael Flynn, Sergey Kislyak and the Paradoxes of Diplomatic Immunitie
    by Mohamed Helal by Mohamed Helal [Dr. Mohamed Helal is an Assistant Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law & Affiliated Faculty, Mershon Center for International Security Studies – The Ohio State University. From 2002-2003 Dr.…
  • Feb 20

    Introducing the Second Multi-Blog Series on the Updated Geneva Conventions Commentarie

    Introducing the Second Multi-Blog Series on the Updated Geneva Conventions Commentarie
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Last March, the ICRC released an updated Commentary on the First Geneva Convention of 1949 (GCI), the first installment of six new Commentaries aimed at bringing the interpretation of the Geneva…
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Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Feb 23

    Results of inspector findings at SPC

    Results of inspector findings at SPC
    In November, 2016, this blog reported on Central Inspection Group (CIG) #2 inspecting the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) ’s Communist Party group.  Recently, CIG #2 came back with feedback on its inspection.  SPC…
  • Feb 15

    China’s #2 Circuit Court “Nine” & criminal petition

    China’s #2 Circuit Court “Nine” & criminal petition
    The nine presiding judges of the #2 Circuit Court are whom Chief Judge Hu Yunteng calls “The Nine.” It could be: 1) Judge Hu is a fan of the Jeffrey Toobin book on the (US) Supreme Court, which has a Chinese translation…
  • Feb 2

    Liaoning high court looks into labor issues in bankruptcy

    Liaoning high court looks into labor issues in bankruptcy
    While Zhou Qiang’s statements on  judicial independence, mistaken “Western” thinking, and separation of powers continue to be discussed inside and outside of China, others in the Chinese legal community face more…
Rank this Week: 1982

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Feb 22

    Better News for the International Criminal Court

    Better News for the International Criminal Court
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) had a better week this past week. Following the announcements this past fall by a few African States that they intend to withdraw from the Court, more recently, Gambia's newly elected government…
  • Feb 22

    WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Takes Effect

    WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Takes Effect
    A major milestone for the global trading system was reached today when the first multilateral deal concluded in the 21-year history of the World Trade Organization (WTO) entered into force. In receiving four more ratifications from Rwanda,…
  • Feb 22

    ICC Revised Arbitration Rules Go Into Effect on March 1st; Changes Include Expedited Procedures for Disputes Under US$2 million

    ICC Revised Arbitration Rules Go Into Effect on March 1st; Changes Include Expedited Procedures for Disputes Under US$2 million
    The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Court) announced important amendments to the ICC Rules of Arbitration (the "Rules") to increase the efficiency and transparency of ICC…
Rank this Week: 275

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/
  • Feb 22

    Treasury Refuses to Simplify FFI FATCA Reporting for Americans Abroad

    Treasury Refuses to Simplify FFI FATCA Reporting for Americans Abroad
    Background After extensive research and surveys, the American Citizens Abroad (ACA) determined something had to be done to assist Americans living and working overseas who were being turned away as... Read more...
  • Feb 15

    Starting Next Month: Your US Passport Denied or Revoked for Tax Debt

    Starting Next Month: Your US Passport Denied or Revoked for Tax Debt
    If you have a so called “seriously delinquent tax debt”, Internal Revenue Code Section 7345 authorizes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to certify that unfortunate fact to the State Department.... Read more...
  • Feb 8

    New Record – Over 5400 Renounce US, Including Boris Johnson

    New Record – Over 5400 Renounce US, Including Boris Johnson
    Boris Johnson, the former mayor of London has officially divorced the United States.  He was one of 5,411 individuals who decided to break up with America in 2016, setting a... Read more...
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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
  • Feb 22

    Public Universities Bringing More Patent Suits and May Be Immune to IPR

    Public Universities Bringing More Patent Suits and May Be Immune to IPR
    A recent Technology Transfer Tactics article by Jesse Schwartz published on February 22, 2017 states that universities are bringing more intellectual property suits, particularly patent infringement actions, against large companies. …
  • Feb 14

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Releases 2017 International IP Index

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Releases 2017 International IP Index
    In February of 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) released its 2017 International IP Index.  (Index).  Unsurprisingly, the overall conclusion is that IP is the medicine for all that ills countries.  The 148 page Index…
  • Feb 14

    Free OxFirst Webinar--"IP Commercialization Tactics for Wealth Generation & Innovation"

    Free OxFirst Webinar--"IP Commercialization Tactics for Wealth Generation & Innovation"
    OxFirst is hosting another free webinar which, like previous events, promises to be most worthwhile. The topic is ‘IP Commercialization Tactics for Wealth Generation & Innovation’, and the event will take place on February…
Rank this Week: 2099

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Feb 22

    Update on the Trade Deficit Recalculation

    Update on the Trade Deficit Recalculation
    This is from Inside US Trade: Trump administration officials this week defended the current methodologies applied to collect and present U.S. trade data and statistics, and dismissed as “completely inaccurate” a report by the Wall…
  • Feb 22

    International Law Weekend—South Conference (March 2-3, 2017)

    International Law Weekend—South Conference (March 2-3, 2017)
    Texas A&M University School of Law, in cooperation with the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) and co-sponsored by the American Society of International Law (ASIL), present International Law Weekend—South:…
  • Feb 22

    What Will Happen to WTO Dispute Settlement in the Trump Administration?

    What Will Happen to WTO Dispute Settlement in the Trump Administration?
    From Politico: America’s relationship with the World Trade Organization is about to get a lot more complicated. President-elect Donald Trump already has threatened to withdraw from the Geneva-based organization, but his selection of…
Rank this Week: 368

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/
  • Feb 22

    Mr. Morley's Winning Advice by Berta Fernandez

    Mr. Morley's Winning Advice by Berta Fernandez
    When it comes to divorce and who gets to keep the house and children, it is not easy at all to stay rational and focused. The first gut instinct is to find a divorce lawyer that is on your side to defend your interests. As a Law School…
  • Feb 21

    Mirror Orders to Help Prevent International Child Abduction

    Mirror Orders to Help Prevent International Child Abduction
    byJeremy D. Morley(1) “Mirror” orders can be a useful tool in the arsenal of lawyers who handle cases concerning international child travel and the prevention of potential international child abduction. Increasingly…
  • Feb 17

    No Exit Controls in the United States!

    No Exit Controls in the United States!
    Jeremy D. MorleyIt seems appropriate at this time to reiterate the fact that this country has no exit controls, with minimal exceptions.We try to control who comes in to this country, but we should also control who goes out. Especially if the…
Rank this Week: 162

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 329

Customs Law

Customs Law

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

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Sunflower Seed

    Sunflower Seed
    I am falling behind on Rulings of the Week, but not for want of effort. I am keeping up with CIT decisions (more or less). The latest of which is Well Luck Co., Inc. v. United States. The case has to do with the classification of sunflower…
  • Feb 15

    Who Moved My CAFTA-DR Cheese?

    Who Moved My CAFTA-DR Cheese?
    La Nica Products is an odd case. It involves a claim for preferential duty treatment under the US-Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement, or CAFTA-DR. The merchandise is cheese from Nicaragua. On its face, one would think…
  • Feb 13

    Snuggies Are Blanket

    Snuggies Are Blanket
    Remember Snuggies? A few years back, they were part of the zeitgeist. Here is a reminder of exactly what is a Snuggie.According to the commercial, Snuggies are wearable blankets with sleeves-like tubes. That raises an interesting…
Rank this Week: 2546

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
  • Feb 21

    Thinking about reasons again

    Thinking about reasons again
    R (o.t.a. Oakley) v. South Cambridgeshire District Council [2017] EWCA Civ 71, 15 February 2017, read judgment There is, I am glad to say, an insistence these days in the Court of Appeal that the giving of proper reasons is…
  • Feb 20

    The Round Up – locking up leakers for longer

    The Round Up – locking up leakers for longer
    Information leaks have led to some slippery situations for some in recent weeks. Not even David Beckham escaped unscathed, when his disappointment at being overlooked for a knighthood was revealed in a series of…
  • Feb 10

    The Round-Up: this week in human rights legal new

    The Round-Up: this week in human rights legal new
    THE DUBS AMENDMENT The big news this week is that the UK government will only accept another 150 unaccompanied refugee children under the Dubs Amendment. What’s the Dubs Amendment? Alfred Dubs, who himself came to the UK via…
Rank this Week: 4722

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/
  • Feb 20

    Buzzword Alert (Belated Dept.)

    Buzzword Alert (Belated Dept.)
    I met someone last week who introduced herself as working in a “think-do tank” which was the first I’d heard of the term.  I bet it catches on. Wait a minute: Google has 7,740,000 results for “think-do…
  • Feb 18

    Song du Jour

    Song du Jour
    Alternative Facts The post Song du Jour appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Feb 12

    Jobs for the Boy

    Jobs for the Boy
    Click for a bigger one; source: NYT The post Jobs for the Boys appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 27

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
  • Feb 20

    Coming soon: “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” by Gilles Cuniberti

    Coming soon: “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” by Gilles Cuniberti
    Professor Gilles Cuniberti (University of Luxembourg) has authored a casebook entitled “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” which will be released this month by Edward Elgar Publishing. The official abstract kindly…
  • Feb 18

    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT & THE RULE OF LAW: Call for proposal

    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT & THE RULE OF LAW: Call for proposal
     CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE OF ACTA JURIDICA The Acta Juridica invites proposals for its special issue: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) & The Rule of Law. Contributors will be invited to attend a Colloquium to be held in…
  • Feb 17

    Eleventh José María Cervelló Business Law Prize – Essays on Brexit

    Eleventh José María Cervelló Business Law Prize – Essays on Brexit
    The José María Cervelló Chair of IE Law School and the ONTIER law firm announce the “Eleventh José María Cervelló Busines Law Prize”. The main purpose of the Prize is to promote legal…
Rank this Week: 38

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: 4314

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
  • Feb 19

    Identifying & combatting Fake News: A primer

    Identifying & combatting Fake News: A primer
    I was recently asked to put together a presentation on the fake news phenomenon for discussions with leading journalists and media institutions in a developing country, with extremely poor media literacy but strong growth around social media…
  • Dec 19

    Corridors of Power: Constitutional Power and Architecture

    Corridors of Power: Constitutional Power and Architecture
    Delivered a short presentation today to the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom office in Colombo on ‘Corridors of Power’, an exhibition I curated with Channa Daswatta and Asanga Welikala that explores Sri Lanka’s…
  • Nov 30

    Fake news in Myanmar: Social Media verification workshop

    Fake news in Myanmar: Social Media verification workshop
    Cross-posted from the ICT4Peace Foundation website. ### An informal workshop on verifying news and information spread across social media was held recently at Phandeeyar in Yangon, Burma, led by the Foundation’s Special…
Rank this Week: 220

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 26

    Check out Global NY & OpentoExport if you are a New York or UK busine

    Check out Global NY & OpentoExport if you are a New York or UK busine
    If you are a New York state small business thinking about exporting to foreign countries or already selling your products abroad, then take a look at Global NY. The new program offers assistance to New York state small businesses who export…
Rank this Week: 1415

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    ‘Reviving death penalty in PH a setback for Asean’

    ‘Reviving death penalty in PH a setback for Asean’
    Source: The Manila Times (16 February 2017)http://www.manilatimes.net/reviving-death-penalty-ph-setback-asean/312522/THE revival of capital punishment will be an embarrassment for the Philippines and a setback for the rest of Southeast Asia,…
  • Feb 7

    Indonesia reaffirms use of death penalty despite criticism

    Indonesia reaffirms use of death penalty despite criticism
    Source: Jakarta Post (1 February 2017)http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/02/01/indonesia-reaffirms-use-of-death-penalty-despite-criticism.htmlAttorney General M. Prasetyo said on Wednesday that Indonesia would continue to impose the…
  • Feb 3

    Pakistan: Senate Committee on Human Rights to Debate Misuse of Blasphemy Law

    Pakistan: Senate Committee on Human Rights to Debate Misuse of Blasphemy Law
    Source: The Wire (13 January 2017)https://thewire.in/99465/pakistan-senate-committee-human-rights-debate-misuse-blasphemy-laws/Islamabad: A Pakistani senate committee is set to debate how to prevent the country’s blasphemy laws being…
Rank this Week: 723

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Feb 16

    Three Concerns the Senate Committee Should Raise with David Friedman

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

    Ethiopia: Zone 9

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

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

    Trump’s Global Gag Rule a blow for women’s rights and lives.
    A mere two days after millions of people marched around the word with and in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, President Donald J. Trump announced the “Global Gag Rule,” a major blow to women’s rights…
Rank this Week: 40

Al-Mirsal

Al-Mirsal

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

http://www.al-mirsal.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 21

    5 Preventative Actions for Mitigating Cybersecurity Risk

    5 Preventative Actions for Mitigating Cybersecurity Risk
    By Jennifer C. Archie, Gail Crawford, Andrew Moyle, Serrin A. Turner, and Brian Meenagh Given the potential reputational, legal and financial fallout from a cybersecurity incident, thoughtful preparation and communication throughout an…
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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/
  • Feb 15

    Know Your Intellectual Property Rights to Protect Your Busine

    Know Your Intellectual Property Rights to Protect Your Busine
    By Marina A. Sigareva, Ph.D. and Ryan W. O’Donnell The following article was first published in the Late Fall 2016/Early Winter 2017 issue of Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce’s W4 Magazine. In today’s…
  • Dec 7

    The 400 Million Dollar Question

    The 400 Million Dollar Question
    By Randolph J. Huis In its December 6, 2016 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court signaled a further blow to what was originally a billion dollar verdict for Apple against Samsung... read more
  • Dec 7

    The On-Sale Bar After Angiomax

    The On-Sale Bar After Angiomax
    By John C. Donch, Jr. and Danielle C. Froshhauser In The Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc., the Federal Circuit held that for the on-sale bar to apply, a product must... read more
Rank this Week: 2433

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
Rank this Week: 2718

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 5017

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Feb 13

    “Buy American, Hire American”—From Rhetoric to Regulation

    “Buy American, Hire American”—From Rhetoric to Regulation
    “We will follow two simple rules: buy American and hire American.” While world leaders are pondering what these words from President Trump’s Inaugural Address mean for international trade, a different question looms for U.S.…
  • Feb 3

    Issues in Global Sourcing Transaction

    Issues in Global Sourcing Transaction
    Recently our Global Sourcing and Technology Transactions team members published a report for SCL on Issues in Global Sourcing Transactions. Their report focuses on how in an increasingly globalized world, outsourcing contracts often have…
  • Jan 31

    Brexit and Procurement

    Brexit and Procurement
    UK’s Industrial Strategy announced—new Government contracting approach will favour UK-based firms after Brexit. UK Government spending currently runs circa £278 billion per annum. Government contractors will be given…
Rank this Week: 771

Korean Law Blog

Korean Law Blog

Updates on Korean law. By Sean Hayes.

http://www.thekoreanlawblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    South Korea's Gambling Law

    South Korea's Gambling Law
    Korea is one of a small number of countries in the world that differentiates Korean citizens and foreigners with regard to the legality of gambling via the gambling locale.  Casino gambling, for... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
  • Jan 25

    Happy Lunar New Year from IPG Legal

    Happy Lunar New Year from IPG Legal
    We in Korea will be having a four day holiday to celebrate Lunar New Year.  Happy New Year to all our Korean friends. We would, also, like to wish a Happy New Year to all of our Chinese... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean Hayes.
  • Jan 12

    Korea's Improper Solicitation & Graft Act's Institutions and Individuals?: Scope of Application of Korea's Graft Act

    Korea's Improper Solicitation & Graft Act's Institutions and Individuals?: Scope of Application of Korea's Graft Act
    The Scope of Application of the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act of Korea ("Graft Act") was a hotly contested issue that led to court challenges.  The Constitutional Court of Korea has upheld... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
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Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

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

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    Law & Literature on 'Legal Bodies'

    Law & Literature on 'Legal Bodies'
    Special Issue - Legal Bodies: Corpus/Persona/CommunitasWe are pleased to offer you free access* to the latest Special issue from Law & Literature on 'Legal Bodies'. Read the Special Issue here.Law & Literature is…
  • Jan 31

    New from Hart Publishing

    New from Hart Publishing
    Legitimate Expectations in the Common Law WorldEdited by Matthew Groves and Greg WeeksThe recognition and enforcement of legitimate expectations by courts has been a striking feature of English law since R v North and East Devon Health…
  • Jan 27

    Share Knowledge and Thoughts on Law & Food: Still Time to Submitt!

    Share Knowledge and Thoughts on Law & Food: Still Time to Submitt!
    Call for Paper Extended until February 28JURIS DIVERSITAS5th ANNUAL CONFERENCEJuly 10-12, 2017Lyon, FranceIn partnership withEM Lyon & Université Jean MoulinLaw & FoodLa cuisine juridiqueThe Theme:For its 5th Annual Conference,…
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Yale Law Library - Foreign and…

Yale Law Library - Foreign and International Blog

Covers international law, agreements and legal research resources.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/foreign-international-blog
  • Feb 5

    Brexit Talk with MEP Catherine Stihler

    Brexit Talk with MEP Catherine Stihler
    The Lillian Goldman Law Library invites you to join MEP Catherine Stihler for a Brexit talk and discussion on Friday, February 10, 9:10 am – 10:00 am, in the Yale Law School Faculty Lounge. Doors will open at 9:00 for refreshments.
  • Jan 24

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

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

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

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

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

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

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

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

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

    President Obama Fills Last CPAC Position

    President Obama Fills Last CPAC Position
    With just nine days left before exiting the White House, President Barack Obama has completed the last four appointments to the eleven member Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC).On Thursday the president announced the appointments of…
  • Jan 7

    President Obama Fills More Cultural Heritage Policy Position

    President Obama Fills More Cultural Heritage Policy Position
    Two weeks ahead of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, President Barack Obama made further appointments to cultural heritage policy posts.The White House announced the reappointment of the following individuals on Thursday:Rosemary…
Rank this Week: 803

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: 1443

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/
  • Jan 19

    Guest Post: Brexit and Its Consequence

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

    New Book for Spanish-English Speaking Lawyer

    New Book for Spanish-English Speaking Lawyer
    Lawyers who speak both Spanish and English may be interested in a new book written by Professors S.I. Strong of the University of Missouri, Katia Fach Gómez of the University of Zaragoza and Laura Carballo Piñeiro of the…
  • Jan 1

    Guest Post: Racism in India

    Guest Post: Racism in India
    We are pleased to publish this guest post by Dr. Nafees Ahmad,LL.M, Ph. D. Professor Ahmad is an Indian national who holds a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in International Refugee Law and Human Rights from the Aligarh Muslim University of India.…
Rank this Week: 2026

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: 4118

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: 3071

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 346

Atlantic Review

Atlantic Review

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

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

    Good luck, Mr. President

    Good luck, Mr. President
    Despite all the anger and frustration, the Trump victory is not the end of the world. Every American president is part of an institutional structure, his power checked and balanced by other branches of government and institutions of the…
Rank this Week: 1379

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 2724

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: 3194

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: 1085

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: 2088

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: 1056

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: 4231

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: 2352

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: 3571