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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
  • Jul 6

    Digital Traces: Archiving in digital domain

    Digital Traces: Archiving in digital domain
    Presentation delivered today at Open Edit, held at Park Street Mews, Colombo. A lively discussion ensued focussed around the politics of exclusion, power, the nature of corporate ownership over archived web content, questions over the nature…
  • Jul 6

    Digital Traces: Archiving in digital domain

    Digital Traces: Archiving in digital domain
    Presentation delivered today at Open Edit, held at Park Street Mews, Colombo. A lively discussion ensued focussed around the politics of exclusion, power, the nature of corporate ownership over archived web content, questions over the nature…
  • Jun 23

    From hate and harm to aid and advocacy: Angelo Fernando’s ‘Chat Republic’

    From hate and harm to aid and advocacy: Angelo Fernando’s ‘Chat Republic’
    Cross-posted from Groundviews. ### Angelo Fernando, in addition to being a long-standing columnist in the Lanka Monthly Digest (LMD) is also the author of a new book, Chat Republic: How Social Media Drives Us To Be Human 1.0 in…
Rank this Week: 8

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day

    Tax Day
    “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society,” wrote Justice Oliver Wendel Holmes (in dissent); it seems I’ve been misquoting it for decades as “taxes are the price of civilization.” They’ve even got the…
  • Apr 11

    Gamification

    Gamification
    Reprinted with kind permission of Mike Stanfill
  • Apr 8

    Summer Research Assistant Wanted

    Summer Research Assistant Wanted
    Apologies, blog readers, but this announcement is for UM Law 1L & 2L students only: I would like to hire a part-time summer research assistant. The hours are negotiable, but likely would be in the 15 hours per week range. ……
Rank this Week: 14

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Apr 15

    Complaint Mechanism of Child Rights Treaty Enters Into Force

    Complaint Mechanism of Child Rights Treaty Enters Into Force
    The treaty establishing a complaint mechanism for the Convention on the Rights of the Child (“OP3”) entered into force on 14 April 2014. Costa Rica brought the number of ratifications of this Optional Protocol to the required ten,…
  • Apr 11

    Sharing in joy at annual WILIG luncheon

    Sharing in joy at annual WILIG luncheon
    WASHINGTON – The President of the International Court of Justice spoke for a banquet room full of women and men yesterday when he said, “I am just here to share in the joy of my colleagues.” The colleagues of whom ICJ…
  • Apr 8

    New tool for US judges & litigants: ASIL Benchbook on International Law

    New tool for US judges & litigants: ASIL Benchbook on International Law
    It’s my great pleasure to announce the publication of the American Society of International Law Benchbook on International Law (2014). This represents the culmination of several years of hard work by 4 dozen contributors, international…
Rank this Week: 15

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 15

    Disaster Displacement: Gaps in International Norm

    Disaster Displacement: Gaps in International Norm
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon There is an interesting interview with Professor Walter Kahlin, former Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, on disaster displacement over at the…
  • Apr 15

    Weekly News Wrap: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Weekly News Wrap: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 60 people in an attack on a village in northeast…
  • Apr 14

    Now in Paperback: The Oxford Guide to Treatie

    Now in Paperback: The Oxford Guide to Treatie
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis Just a quick note to flag for interested readers that Oxford has released a paperback version of my book, The Oxford Guide to Treaties.  Happily, it is significantly cheaper than the hardback…
Rank this Week: 19

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/
Rank this Week: 26

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

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

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    ARTICLE: Legal Modernity and Early Amerindian Law

    ARTICLE: Legal Modernity and Early Amerindian Law
    The Indigenous Nations & Peoples Law eJournal has published "Legal Modernity and Early Amerindian Laws" by William Conklin. It is now available on SSRN.This essay claims that the violence characterizing the 20th century has been…
  • Apr 15

    WORKSHOP: Workshop on Malinowski

    WORKSHOP: Workshop on Malinowski
     The Commission on Legal Pluralism has announced a workshop on “Malinowski’s Concept of Law from the Native’s Point of View.” Bronislaw Malinowski’s 130th Birth Anniversary International Workshop. Time:…
  • Apr 15

    BOOK: Advanced Introduction To Comparative Constitutional Law

    BOOK: Advanced Introduction To Comparative Constitutional Law
    Edward Elgar Publishing has recently published Advanced Introduction To Comparative Constitutional Law by Mark Tushnet.Description Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social…
Rank this Week: 62

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
Rank this Week: 51

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution

    New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution
    The latest issue of the Journal of Conflict Resolution (Vol. 58, no. 3, April 2014) is out. Contents include:Special Issue: Nuclear Posture, Nonproliferation Policy, and the Spread of Nuclear WeaponsErik Gartzke & Matthew Kroenig, …
  • Apr 15

    A Note to Reader

    A Note to Reader
    I will be traveling the rest of this week, so posting will be spotty or non-existent until next Monday.
  • Apr 14

    New Issue: Journal of Private International Law

    New Issue: Journal of Private International Law
    The latest issue of the Journal of Private International Law (Vol. 10, no. 1, April 2014) is out. Contents include:Anatol Dutta & Andrea Schulz, First Cornerstones of the EU Rules on Cross-Border Child Cases: The Jurisprudence of the…
Rank this Week: 100

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 104

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

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

    Is the “Yarn-Forward” Rule Forwarding Free Trade?

    Is the “Yarn-Forward” Rule Forwarding Free Trade?
    The answer may depend on whom you ask. Indeed, against the background of the recent TPP negotiation this particular origin rule offers a unique lens through which one can investigate a complex relationship of free trade, political economy and…
  • Apr 12

    The U.S. “Preemptive” Appeal in China-Rare Earth

    The U.S. “Preemptive” Appeal in China-Rare Earth
    Following up on Simon’s last post, I want to raise a few questions on the US appeal. In "U.S. Files 'Preemptive' Appeal Against WTO Ruling on Chinese Rare Earths", BNA WTO Reporter, April 10, 2014, Daniel Pruzin reports: The U.S....
  • Apr 12

    The China - Rare Earths Appeal

    The China - Rare Earths Appeal
    As everyone has no doubt heard by now, the U.S., Japan and the EU recently won a big victory over China in the Rare Earths case at the WTO. The WTO panel ruled that various Chinese export duties and quotas...
Rank this Week: 139

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Apr 15

    ITLOS Finds Guinea-Bissau Liable to Panama for Arrest of M/V Virginia G

    ITLOS Finds Guinea-Bissau Liable to Panama for Arrest of M/V Virginia G
    The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued its decision today in the case of the M/V Virginia G, an oil tanker flying the flag of Panama, which was arrested by officials from Guinea-Bissau because the vessel...
  • Apr 15

    20th Anniversary of the Signing of the WTO Agreement

    20th Anniversary of the Signing of the WTO Agreement
    Twenty years ago today (April 15, 2014), the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (WTO) and its Annexes were signed in Marrakesh, Morocco. The agreements concluded the 1986-94 Uruguay Round of negotiations and were signed by…
  • Apr 15

    U.N. Security Council Condemns Abduction of Jordan's Ambassador in Libya

    U.N. Security Council Condemns Abduction of Jordan's Ambassador in Libya
    The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned today’s attack in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, which resulted in the abduction of the Jordanian ambassador and injuries to his driver. According to media reports, assailants opened fire…
Rank this Week: 260

Customs Law

Customs Law

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

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    The 2400% Solution

    The 2400% Solution
    If you have not been following the International Custom Products, Inc. v. United States saga, you are missing out on quite the show. Of course, it is only a show if you are watching from a disinterested position. To the parties, this is…
  • Apr 15

    DC Circuit Strikes Down Conflicts Minerals Reporting

    DC Circuit Strikes Down Conflicts Minerals Reporting
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia, which hears many issues involving administrative law and government action, has overturned part of the SEC rule requiring companies to report on their web sites that their products are…
  • Apr 4

    Discovery in Classification Case

    Discovery in Classification Case
    It is unusual to hear about a discovery dispute in a tariff classification case at the Court of International Trade. The one at the center of FDK America, Inc. v United States is, even as discovery disputes go, a strange one. The underlying…
Rank this Week: 174

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

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

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Apr 15

    Public and private law wrongs are not the same – Court of Appeal

    Public and private law wrongs are not the same – Court of Appeal
     Tchenguiz v. Director of the Serious Fraud Office [2014] EWCA Civ 472, 15 April 2014 – read judgment This judgment is a neat illustration of how important it is to keep the concepts of public law and private law unlawfulness…
  • Apr 15

    Bike repair and cycling training for your firm – and all for a good cause

    Bike repair and cycling training for your firm – and all for a good cause
    Not too long ago, a friend of mine, Jem Stein, set up a brilliant social enterprise called the Bike Project. It has gone from strength to strength. The project is now loking for (i) new corporate clients for its very reasonable and…
  • Apr 15

    Strategic litigation: the noble pursuit of litigation – Polly Botsford

    Strategic litigation: the noble pursuit of litigation – Polly Botsford
    Though strategic litigation and test cases make essential contributions to the rule of law, there’s concern that they’re being abused. And, as funding comes under attack, there’s a greater need than ever for pro bono lawyers…
Rank this Week: 457

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Today is the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. The New York Times gives us an update on Dzhokar Tsarnaev and the ongoing preparations for his November trial. The search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight went underwater…
  • Apr 15

    4/15 Motions Session #3: What Sorts of Evidence, Part Two (And a Recess)

    4/15 Motions Session #3: What Sorts of Evidence, Part Two (And a Recess)
    Break being over, Cheryl Bormann picks up her thread: the conflict between absurdly strict secrecy controls and her own obligations to her client. Bin Attash is angry these days, she says, because he must (among other things) needlessly wait…
  • Apr 15

    4/15 Motions Session #2: What Sorts of Evidence, Part One

    4/15 Motions Session #2: What Sorts of Evidence, Part One
    Our recess concludes; the action resumes. KSM lawyer David Nevin begins the defense’s remarks on possible evidence it might offer to support of AE292—a motion alleging inappropriate FBI contacts with a defense security officer…
Rank this Week: 396

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    China Trademarks. Register Them In China Not Madrid.

    China Trademarks. Register Them In China Not Madrid.
    Whenever clients ask about filing a trademark in China via the Madrid System, my answer is simple: filing a national application directly with the Chinese Trademark Office (CTMO) is better. Co-blogger Steve Dickinson takes an even stronger…
  • Apr 13

    China Design Patents. Cause They Work.

    China Design Patents. Cause They Work.
    In 2012, the last year for which statistics are available, 657,582 design patent applications were filed in China – more than in any other nation in the world. In fact, more design patent applications were filed in China than in the…
  • Apr 12

    Selling Your Product Or Services Into China. These Are Your Twenty Cities.

    Selling Your Product Or Services Into China. These Are Your Twenty Cities.
    In a post entitled, Map: Half of China’s GDP Comes From Major Cities Tea Leaf Nation uses a Foreign Policy map to graphically (both literally and figuratively) show “how much China’s GDP growth machine depends on a…
Rank this Week: 357

East Timor Law and Justice…

East Timor Law and Justice Bulletin

Covers legal news from Timor-Leste.

http://www.easttimorlawandjusticebulletin.com/
  • Apr 9

    East Timor Police must maintain professionalism and credibility, says PM Gusmao

    East Timor Police must maintain professionalism and credibility, says PM Gusmao
    ETLJB 10/04/2014 - According to the Prime Minister and Minister for Defence and Security, Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao, “the National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL) shall maintain its professionalism and... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Apr 9

    East Timor Government supports police and military interventions to guarantee public order

    East Timor Government supports police and military interventions to guarantee public order
    ETLJB 10/04/2014 - The Council of Ministers decided in an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday, April 2, to endorse the Commands of Falintil Defence Forces of Timor-Leste (F-FDTL) and the National... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Apr 1

    Ex-Guerrillas Threaten Political Stability in East Timor

    Ex-Guerrillas Threaten Political Stability in East Timor
    ETLJB 2/4/2014 Extract from From Global Voice Online - Anxiety has plagued East Timor in recent weeks after national police moved in on two groups led by ex-freedom fighters accused of fomenting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 432

European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

Covers court decisions and information.

http://ecohr.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Hrant Dink Murder on Seventh Anniversary of his Death

    Hrant Dink Murder on Seventh Anniversary of his Death
    Thousands took part in a walk in İstanbul on Sunday commemorating the seventh anniversary of the death of Hrant Dink, showing that there remains a persistent conviction that connections behind his assassination have been covered up by…
  • Jan 11

    Davutoğlu clarifies ‘Assad lesser evil' statement

    Davutoğlu clarifies ‘Assad lesser evil' statement
    Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has slammed the use of the word “jihadist” in an English translation for the Turkish word “mücahid” to describe the slogan employed by some of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip…
  • Sep 23

    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey

    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey
    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey (Application no. 29411/07)JUDGMENT (17 September 2013)STRASBOURGPROCEDURE1. The case originated in an application (no. 29411/07) against the Republic of Turkey lodged with the Court under…
Rank this Week: 454

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    “Extradited Briton Babar Ahmad admits terrorism offences”

    “Extradited Briton Babar Ahmad admits terrorism offences”
    BBC on December 10, 2013 released the following: By: Dominic Casciani “A British man who spent eight years fighting extradition to the US has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges. Babar Ahmad, 39, from south London, admitted conspiracy…
  • Oct 3

    “Alleged Al-Qaeda Member Extradited to U.S. to Face Charges in Terrorism Conspiracy”

    “Alleged Al-Qaeda Member Extradited to U.S. to Face Charges in Terrorism Conspiracy”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on October 3, 2013 released the following: “Defendant and Others Planned Suicide Bomb Attack Against Americans in Europe WASHINGTON— Nizar Trabelsi, a Tunisian national, has been…
  • Oct 3

    “Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi extradited to US on terror charges”

    “Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi extradited to US on terror charges”
    BBC on October 3, 2013 released the following: “A Tunisian man jailed in Belgium in 2003 for planning to attack a Nato air base has been extradited to the US to face further charges. Nizar Trabelsi faces several charges linked to the…
Rank this Week: 351

Letters Blogatory

Letters Blogatory

Covers international judicial assistance.

http://lettersblogatory.com/
  • Nov 29

    Case of the Day: Microsoft v. John Doe

    Case of the Day: Microsoft v. John Doe
    The case of the day is Microsoft Corp. v. John Doe (E.D.N.Y. 2012). Microsoft asserted claims against dozens of unknown defendants, the alleged creators, controllers, and users of the “Zeus Botnets” malware, a malicious computer…
  • Nov 28

    Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit

    Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit
    Argentina has moved for an emergency stay of Judge Griesa’s injunction. As we saw earlier this week, the judge had lifted the stay of his injunction in light of Argentina’s announced intention never to pay the owners of its…
  • Nov 28

    Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit

    Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit
    Argentina has moved for an emergency stay of Judge Griesa’s injunction. As we saw earlier this week, the judge had lifted the stay of his injunction in light of Argentina’s announced intention never to pay the owners of its…
Rank this Week: 349

Embassy Law Blog

Embassy Law Blog

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

http://embassylaw.com
  • Nov 25

    Arbitral Award Again Confirmed

    Arbitral Award Again Confirmed
    The Republic of Peru lost a motion to vacate an ICSID arbitral award, see ICSID Award Against Peru Confirmed, on September 14, 2012. The republic then pursued a second motion to deny confirmation of interest on the award on grounds of…
  • Nov 8

    State Sued Over Flight Stopover

    State Sued Over Flight Stopover
    Flying from New Jersey to Nigeria via Ethiopia, the plaintiff had funds confiscated in Addis Abbeba and was allegedly unlawfully detained there for 40 days. He sues Ethiopia, the Ethiopian airline and its insurer. Under the Foreign Sovereign…
  • Oct 15

    Suggestion of Immunity Binds Court

    Suggestion of Immunity Binds Court
    The immunity of foreign states, their instrumentalities and officials is governed in the United States, in large part, by the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, 28 USC §1330. The Act establishes when United States court may exercise subject…
Rank this Week: 355

Atlantic Review

Atlantic Review

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

http://atlanticreview.org/
  • Nov 21

    Be Afraid of Young European

    Be Afraid of Young European
    Wow, I did not realize the German and Italian Nazi leaders were so young when they came to power. Should I be worried about the political radicalization of youth in Europe today due to the economic crisis? Will some of them turn into Fascist…
  • Nov 11

    Remembering World War I

    Remembering World War I
    1. Today is Armistice Day. Americans celebrate it as Veterans Day, for the Polish it is Independence Day and quite a few Germans, who want to forget war, celebrate today instead as the beginning of the carnival season. What hedonistic,…
  • Nov 6

    Think Tanks as Tabloid

    Think Tanks as Tabloid
    Heather A. Conley, a senior fellow and director of the Europe Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C, has a piece in Foreign Policy titled "The Transatlantic Test" with the subheading "Europe…
Rank this Week: 503

ByteLawyer Briefings

ByteLawyer Briefings

Covers current law and technology developments affecting business and society. By Nanyang Business School Professor Harry SK Tan.

http://bytelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Odex fails action against PacNet for disclosure of identity of downloader

    Odex fails action against PacNet for disclosure of identity of downloader
    In what appears to be a straightforward case of licensors of Animeware - ODEX - for illegal downloading of pirated copies by thousands, Odex filed suits against all the local commercial ISPs to obtain the identities of those who downloaded…
  • Aug 19

    How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?

    How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?
    Day 1 of State of Play Conference. Interestingly the latest case reported of the synthetic worlds is the case of EROS LLC suing Volkov Catteneo” who broke the sex program’s copy protection and sold unauthorized copies. So naturally…
  • Aug 19

    State of Play Conference BEGINS

    State of Play Conference BEGINS
    Finally the long awaited conference has begun. Last night at the opening dinner for participants, meeting all the thought leaders, academics and businesses involved in the building and use of synthetic environments is exciting. There was a…
Rank this Week: 523

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

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

http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Egypt Officially Asks U.S. for MoU to Protect Cultural Heritage

    Egypt Officially Asks U.S. for MoU to Protect Cultural Heritage
    The Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) is scheduled to take up Egypt's formal request to have American import protections placed on endangered archaeological material originating from that country. The Federal Register today…
  • Apr 14

    True Grit: Monica Hanna Defends Heritage in Egypt, Receives SAFE's Prize

    True Grit: Monica Hanna Defends Heritage in Egypt, Receives SAFE's Prize
    (C) SAFE. Used with permission.Khaemwaset was a royal prince who lived during the 13th century B.C. He became the first Egyptologist and was greatly revered in his time for conserving Egypt's monuments. Now a 21st century…
  • Apr 9

    For Richer or Poorer: Commentary on The Economics of Cultural Property Law

    For Richer or Poorer: Commentary on The Economics of Cultural Property Law
    “The Economics of Cultural Property Laws” presents a controversial study that attempts to marry archaeology--a knowledge-gathering discipline focused on exacting evidence collection, thoughtful research, and a deep…
Rank this Week: 4939

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Apr 15

    How Significant is the Wyndham Case to the US Cybersecurity Legal Landscape?

    How Significant is the Wyndham Case to the US Cybersecurity Legal Landscape?
    The security community has been abuzz this week with the US. District Court of New Jersey's April 7 ruling in Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, et al. (see…
  • Apr 4

    Why Indemnities Matter

    Why Indemnities Matter
    Most business clients would rather be in the dentist's chair than sit through negotiation of the indemnity and liability provisions of their agreement. Admit it: your eyes glaze over, time appears to visibly slow down, and you wonder at how…
  • Mar 25

    Court of Appeal confirms that information is not property

    Court of Appeal confirms that information is not property
    In a recent judgement, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales held that an electronic database was not a chose in possession or a chattel but a chose in action (see our earlier blog regarding the grant of leave to appeal in this case). In…
Rank this Week: 3067

International Family Law

International Family Law

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

http://www.internationalfamilylawfirm.com/
  • Apr 15

    IRAQ AND INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION

    IRAQ AND INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION
    Jeremy D. MorleyOn March 21, 2014 Iraq acceded to the Hague Abduction Convention, with no reservations, declarations or notifications.On April 14, 2014 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq issued the following…
  • Apr 11

    Court hands win, loss to Hackensack law firm, Hasbrouck Height's dad seeking girl's return from Spain

    Court hands win, loss to Hackensack law firm, Hasbrouck Height's dad seeking girl's return from Spain
    By PETER J. SAMPSONhttp://www.northjersey.com/news/court-hands-win-loss-to-hackensack-law-firm-hasbrouck-heights-dad-seeking-girl-s-return-from-spain-1.857685An appeals court has reversed a $424,000 award to the daughter of a Hasbrouck…
  • Apr 9

    Important Indian Ruling on India’s Notorious Section 498A Law

    Important Indian Ruling on India’s Notorious Section 498A Law
    Jeremy D. MorleyIn an important ruling on India’s notorious “Section 498A law” (see www.international-divorce.com/Indias-Notorious-Section-498A.htm), the Bombay High Court has ruled that a wife who made unsubstantiated…
Rank this Week: 2580

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Anti- Anti-corruption -- Part I!: The practical problems with anti-corruption

    Anti- Anti-corruption -- Part I!: The practical problems with anti-corruption
    I will respond later to Mariana’s rebuttal to my claim that one of the appeals of anti-corruption discourse among the law and development community may lie in its character as a “self-congratulatory and self-serving discourse of…
  • Apr 13

    Anti-Corruption: a response to Michael Dowdle (part I)

    Anti-Corruption: a response to Michael Dowdle (part I)
    In an insightful and provocative post entitled Anti-Anti-Corruption, Michael Dowdle suggests that there is something fundamentally wrong with the anti-corruption discourse in the development field. This is my attempt to partially respond to…
  • Apr 2

    Anti- Anti-corruption -- Part I

    Anti- Anti-corruption -- Part I
    Michael W. Dowdle     (Note:  A couple of months ago, I gave a presentation at the Centre for Transnational Legal Studies that involved,      among other things, a critique of the anti-corruption…
Rank this Week: 852

Bribery Library Blog

Bribery Library Blog

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

http://www.briberylibrary.com
  • Apr 14

    Who would be a Regulator?

    Who would be a Regulator?
    It’s no fun being a Regulator.  Either you are criticised for being supine, and allowing the world to go to hell in a handcart because your ‘light touch’ form of regulation has allowed an excessively greedy regulated…
  • Mar 31

    Besso Limited fined by the FCA for anti-bribery systems failing

    Besso Limited fined by the FCA for anti-bribery systems failing
    The FCA recently published its final notice in relation to action it has taken against insurance broker Besso Limited for a failure to take reasonable care to establish and maintain effective systems and controls for countering the risks of…
  • Mar 25

    Excoriating the SFO

    Excoriating the SFO
    The latest misfortune to explode over the heads of the Serious Fraud Office is the collapse, just before Christmas, of its case against Victor Dahdaleh on charges of corruption in connection with aluminium contracts.  Last week a judge…
Rank this Week: 3610

Korean Law Blog

Korean Law Blog

Updates on Korean law. By Sean Hayes.

http://www.thekoreanlawblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    The Power of Samsung in Korea: Ways to Protect your Business from the Powers to Be in Korea

    The Power of Samsung in Korea: Ways to Protect your Business from the Powers to Be in Korea
    Bloomberg Business Week published a few days back a great article on the power of Samsung in Korea. Many foreign and domestic businesses in Korea have run afoul of the Big Blue and have been crushed... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
  • Mar 17

    The Irish's Gift to the World by Senior Advisor to IPG: No not Guinne

    The Irish's Gift to the World by Senior Advisor to IPG: No not Guinne
    Tom Coyner posted another very interesting piece in the Korean Joonang Daily on the history of St. Patrick and his holiday.  The article in the Korea Joonang Daily notes, in part, that: "While... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
  • Mar 14

    Sean Hayes to give Speech at American Bar Association Conference in LA

    Sean Hayes to give Speech at American Bar Association Conference in LA
    Sean Hayes will give a presentation entitled Mickey Mouse, Sports Stars, Celebrities, Billions of Dollars at Stake. Who Owns the Rights to an Individual’s or a Character’s Image? 10:30 – 12:30... Korean Law and Business…
Rank this Week: 2733

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 12

    Alan Azizollahoff y Édgar Paz Ravines: el difícil camino de su extradición

    Alan Azizollahoff y Édgar Paz Ravines: el difícil camino de su extradición
    Foto:Peru21.Si bien se ha dictado una sentencia condenatoria y se ha dispuesto su búsqueda y captura internacionales, el camino a la extradición de Alan Azizollahoff y Édgar Paz Ravines no será…
  • Apr 1

    Aparición del Blog de la Embajada Suiza en el Perú

    Aparición del Blog de la Embajada Suiza en el Perú
    Comparto este correo remitido por la Agregada Cultural y de Prensa de la Embajada de Suiza. Es una grata noticia difundir los 50 años de la Cooperación Suiza.Con tal motivo comentaremos en estos días las…
  • Mar 25

    Tratado de extradición Perú Corea

    Tratado de extradición Perú Corea
    Las relaciones extradicionales entre la República del Perú y la República de Corea, se rigen por un Tratado de Extradición.Este Tratado de Extradición fue suscrito en Lima, el 05 de diciembre de 2003. El…
Rank this Week: 1322

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4046

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/
  • Apr 10

    Female Genital Mutilation: As the 'cutting season' approaches, end the silence

    Female Genital Mutilation: As the 'cutting season' approaches, end the silence
    Popular culture's depiction of the sexually liberated western woman is as mythic as it is material. Even our fake orgasms are canonised- who doesn't remember Sally leaving Harry agog in the famous diner scene? Yet, for millions of women…
  • Mar 17

    Israeli doctor treating Syrians says snipers deliberately shoot children in the spine

    Israeli doctor treating Syrians says snipers deliberately shoot children in the spine
    A senior Israeli doctor treating child victims of the Syrian civil war has said that snipers in the war-town country are aiming for the spine to cause maximum trauma. Dr Yoav Hoffman, a doctor at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, is one of…
  • Mar 5

    Children Victimized by All Sides in Syrian Conflict

    Children Victimized by All Sides in Syrian Conflict
    His hands are barely large enough to reach the trigger, but the 5-year-old boypulls hard on his AK-47 as his father stands beside him cheering. Elsewhere, a boy of 4 raises a machete,then strikes, beheading an unarmed prisoner. These are the…
Rank this Week: 4648

TRACE Blog

TRACE Blog

Covers anti-bribery compliance.

http://traceblog.org/
  • Apr 10

    Reflections on TRACE’s Global Enforcement Report 2013: The Butterfly Effect

    Reflections on TRACE’s Global Enforcement Report 2013: The Butterfly Effect
    While the U.S. remains the leader in formal foreign bribery actions, defined as cross-border enforcement actions by government agencies that have resulted in formal charges or official declinations, other countries are certainly taking steps…
  • Apr 1

    TRACE Poll: March’s Biggest Compliance Story

    TRACE Poll: March’s Biggest Compliance Story
    Vote for what you think is this month’s top compliance story. U.S. government freezes stolen assets of former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha- A civil forfeiture complaint was unsealed this month indicating that the U.S. Department of…
  • Mar 7

    Guest Post: Five Questions that Can Keep Your Monitor From Running Away

    Guest Post: Five Questions that Can Keep Your Monitor From Running Away
    Today’s guest blog post is written by Ms. Kathleen Hamann. Ms. Hamann, a partner at White & Case LLP in Washington, DC, was previously a Trial Attorney in the FCPA Unit at the Department of Justice, where she selected and oversaw a…
Rank this Week: 1654

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

By George Washington University Law Professor Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 9

    More on the debate over Confucius Institute

    More on the debate over Confucius Institute
    On February 14th I posted what was definitely not a valentine to Confucius Institutes written by University of Chicago anthropologist Marshall Sahlins, as well as a response written by my colleague Ed McCord. Sahlins has now written a…
  • Apr 5

    Chinese law news, Qing Ming Festival edition

    Chinese law news, Qing Ming Festival edition
    Today is Qing Ming Festival, or Tomb-Swe...
  • Apr 2

    ABA Rule of Law Initiative seeks Law Fellow for Beijing office

    ABA Rule of Law Initiative seeks Law Fellow for Beijing office
    I have received the following announcement: Law Fellow, ABA ROLI China Location Beijing, China Description ABA ROLI is a non-profit program that implements legal reform initiatives in roughly 60 countries around the world, with nearly 700…
Rank this Week: 2461

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
  • Apr 8

    Author of On Reserve to Speak About Beverage Law at Cornell Law School

    Author of On Reserve to Speak About Beverage Law at Cornell Law School
    It is quite an honor to share that I have been invited to speak at Cornell Law School on behalf of The Society of Wine and Jurisprudence and The Cornell Sports and Entertainment Law Society. The topic is “Pursuing a Career in Beverage…
  • Apr 7

    Chateau Mouton Rothschild Tells Burgundy Wine Producer to Change its Name

    Chateau Mouton Rothschild Tells Burgundy Wine Producer to Change its Name
    Bordeaux estate Château Mouton Rothschild recently sent a Burgundy wine producer, Vintner Laurent Mouton, a cease and desist letter, asking the producer to stop use of the name “Domaine Mouton” on its wine labels. The…
  • Apr 2

    Why New York is Positioned to Take the Wine Industry by Storm: A Legal Perspective

    Why New York is Positioned to Take the Wine Industry by Storm: A Legal Perspective
    New York is home to over four hundred wineries as of March 2014. See New York Wine and Grape Foundation: Wineries by County. While this number may not compete with the amount of wineries currently housed by California, it makes New…
Rank this Week: 1828

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: 1784

Claimer.org

Claimer.org

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

http://news.claimer.org/
  • Apr 4

    Good chances for climate change compensation lawsuits in the Czech Republic

    Good chances for climate change compensation lawsuits in the Czech Republic
    Civil Court in the Czech District of Jihlava (Image Schuminka Janička) The classic Czech tort law theory requires three elements for assuming tort: the breach of a legal duty, a damage and causal relationship between the breach and its…
  • Mar 3

    Rather low chances for compensation of climate change damages in Denmark and Norway

    Rather low chances for compensation of climate change damages in Denmark and Norway
    Norway beach being hit by bad weather but chances for climate change litigation low (Image by Aconcagua) As Sweden is amongst those countries with the best chances for victims of climate change to get compensation of their damages, we…
  • Dec 2

    Climate change litigation by the backdoor

    Climate change litigation by the backdoor
    A U.S. attorney is reporting about a lawsuit of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East against Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC and about 100 other oil and gas companies. The lawsuit is based on the duty of care derived from…
Rank this Week: 3763

Yale Law Library - Foreign and…

Yale Law Library - Foreign and International Blog

Covers international law, agreements and legal research resources.

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

    Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Tutorial

    Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Tutorial
  • Feb 25

    Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi

    Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi
    Dr. Shirin Ebadi, 2003 Nobel Laureate and the first woman president of Tehran’s city court, will deliver the Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice at Yale Law School on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Ebadi’s Lecture…
  • Jan 17

    Frozen Conflict

    Frozen Conflict
    The term “frozen conflicts” describes territorial disputes in locations that have neither a peaceful resolution nor armed hostilities.  Frozen conflicts exist in Western Sahara and Cyprus, but the term often refers to…
Rank this Week: 4135

Air Force General Counsel Blog

Air Force General Counsel Blog

Covers legal issues faced by military lawyers, including the law of armed conflict, cyberlaw, military justice, and international law.

http://afgeneralcounsel.dodlive.mil/
  • Apr 2

    Signing Off

    Signing Off
    As our readers are no doubt aware, in recent months the Air Force has announced significant reductions to manpower and personnel, and our office is not exempt from these reductions. Due to reduced resources, the General Counsel's office is…
  • Apr 1

    And the Band Played On – Climate Change and Climate Adaptation

    And the Band Played On – Climate Change and Climate Adaptation
    Two public events involving climate change and national defense coincided this week. The first involves Secretary of Defense Hagel and USAID Administrator Shah highlighting climate change's role in increasing regional political instability…
  • Mar 28

    “milCloud” – Competing against the Private Sector?

    “milCloud” – Competing against the Private Sector?
    On March 18, the Defense Information Systems Agency (“DISA”) announced the milCloud service, a government-operated cloud tailored to DoD needs. Two computing centers have implemented milCloud for DoD’s unclassified network…
Rank this Week: 1555

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Mar 31

    Unintended Consequences of Open Access Publishing Policie

    Unintended Consequences of Open Access Publishing Policie
    Rick Anderson at The Scholarly Kitchen has a thought-provoking article regarding the pressure on authors to publish their academic articles under the most permissive open access licenses available. See Rick Anderson, CC-BY, Copyright, and…
  • Mar 31

    “Twilight” Trademark Infringement Claims Cleared for Trial

    “Twilight” Trademark Infringement Claims Cleared for Trial
    The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that the entertainment company responsible for the “Twilight” film series is entitled to a trial on claims that its trademarks were infringed by a cosmetics…
  • Mar 28

    DC Circuit Upholds USDA Country-of-Origin Rule for Meat Label

    DC Circuit Upholds USDA Country-of-Origin Rule for Meat Label
    In American Meat Institute, Inc. v. United States Department of Agriculture, No. 13-5281 (D.C. Cir. Mar. 28, 2014), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected industry challenges to a U.S. Department of…
Rank this Week: 1741

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Mar 26

    The Trademark Clearinghouse is Working

    The Trademark Clearinghouse is Working
    For information on the Trademark Clearinghouse, please review our prior post on this matter here. The Trademark Clearinghouse has been operating for the past year and has released data which shows that over 500,000 Claims Notices  have…
  • Mar 17

    Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)

    Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
    On March 11, 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (“CKFTA”), concluding ongoing and substantive negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement between these two countries. The…
  • Feb 19

    British Columbia Budget 2014

    British Columbia Budget 2014
    The British Columbia budget for fiscal 2014 .The post British Columbia Budget 2014 appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 1829

International Business Law Advisor

International Business Law Advisor

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

http://www.internationalbusinesslawadvisor.com
  • Mar 23

    4 Steps to Effectuate Service of Process Under the Inter-American Service Convention

    4 Steps to Effectuate Service of Process Under the Inter-American Service Convention
    Out of the hundreds of articles I’ve written for this blog, one of the most widely read has been 7 Steps to Effectuate International Service of Process under the Hague Service Convention. That’s hardly a surprise given the complex…
  • Feb 7

    How Safe are the Sochi Olympic Games?

    How Safe are the Sochi Olympic Games?
    A special guest post by Global Security Consultant and Political Risk Expert, Paul Crespo.   This is the latest post in the series. The 2014 Olympic Winter Games begin today in Sochi, Russia. Numerous U.S. multinational corporations…
  • Dec 12

    The World’s First Bitcoin Lawsuit—in the United States?

    The World’s First Bitcoin Lawsuit—in the United States?
    Have you ever received an email that is so fascinating that you have to read it out loud to make sure you that you read it correctly? I received one of those several days ago. The email asked the following question: “This past summer I…
Rank this Week: 3566

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/
  • Mar 2

    Italian Perspective on Beneficial Ownership

    Italian Perspective on Beneficial Ownership
    In recent years the concept of 'beneficial ownership' has emerged as a major anti abuse rule applicable in the context of tax treaties and other important areas of international tax law. This article provides an overview of the recent…
  • Mar 2

    Italy's Tax Provisions on Trusts - Updated

    Italy's Tax Provisions on Trusts - Updated
    Italy operates specific provisions on tax treatment of trusts. Trusts formed under foreign law are recognized and enforced in Italy pursuant to the Hague Convention on Trusts dated July 1, 1985. To the extent they have Italian assets, or…
  • Dec 17

    Italian Supreme Court Rules on Individual Tax Residency

    Italian Supreme Court Rules on Individual Tax Residency
    The Italian Supreme Court with Ruling 20285 dated September 4, 2013 held that an individual taxpayer claiming to have his tax residency outside of Italy had properly discharged his burden of proof and correctly established his tax residency…
Rank this Week: 1110

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/
  • Feb 26

    PRISM and TEMPORA before the European Court of Human Rights - Big Brother Watch and others v UK

    PRISM and TEMPORA before the European Court of Human Rights - Big Brother Watch and others v UK
    As was to be expected, a case regarding the mass surveillance of e-mails and other communication by the American NationalSecurity Agency (NSA) and the British Government Communications Headquarters(GCHQ) have reached the European Court of…
  • Jun 24

    Freedom of assembly in Turkey

    Freedom of assembly in Turkey
    The crack-down on protesters in Istanbul has prompted much international criticism. Considering Turkey’s track record before the European Court of Human Rights, the Turkish government’s heavy-handed response to the demonstrations…
  • May 28

    Documentary on the African Court on Human and Peoples' Right

    Documentary on the African Court on Human and Peoples' Right
    The African Court on Human and Peoples’Rights has published a documentary with information on the African Court, its role and mandate. It can be found hereMandateThe African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights is mandated to…
Rank this Week: 3510

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
  • Feb 21

    Supreme Court To Consider EPA’s Regulation of Greenhouse Gase

    Supreme Court To Consider EPA’s Regulation of Greenhouse Gase
    On February 24, 2014, the Supreme Court will hear a challenge to EPA’s rules regulating greenhouse gas emissions form stationary sources under the Clean Air Act’s Prevention of Significant Deterioration program. This case comes to…
  • Feb 18

    President Orders Tighter Fuel Standards for Truck

    President Orders Tighter Fuel Standards for Truck
    President Obama has issued an order to the U.S. EPA and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to develop tighter fuel economy standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks beyond model year 2018. The new standards must be finalized by March…
  • Feb 10

    Longtime Congresssman Henry Waxman to Retire

    Longtime Congresssman Henry Waxman to Retire
    Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) will retire after four decades of serving the country as a member of Congress. Waxman served as a leader for the Democratic party on many health and environmental issues over the four decades, including: universal…
Rank this Week: 3865

Asian Law Blog

Asian Law Blog

Updates on Korean, Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian, Malaysian, Indonesian and The Philippines law. By Sean Hayes.

http://www.theasianlawblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Weekly Asian Legal News from International Law Firm - IPG Legal

    Weekly Asian Legal News from International Law Firm - IPG Legal
    This Week's Asian Legal News Reported by the MediaObama to host Dalai Lama at White HouseNorth and South Koreans hold rare family reunionsChina tycoon Liu Han charged for 'mafia-style' crimesThai anti-government protesters gather outside…
  • Feb 13

    Weekly Asian Legal News from International Law Firm - IPG Legal

    Weekly Asian Legal News from International Law Firm - IPG Legal
    This Week's Asian Legal News Reported by the MediaChina retains grip on foreign film quotaUS top diplomat John Kerry visits Seoul amid Korea tensionsChina media: Visa controversyChina trade surplus jumps to $32bnChina and Taiwan hold…
  • Feb 13

    Fair Transactions with Subcontractors Act of Korea: So Buyer Beware or Simply Avoid the Risk and Buy the Seller?

    Fair Transactions with Subcontractors Act of Korea: So Buyer Beware or Simply Avoid the Risk and Buy the Seller?
    Because of perceived abuse by Korean conglomerates of subcontractors, the Korean Fair Transactions in Subcontracting Act was passed in March of 2011. The Act was effective since the beginning of July of 2011. The Act, in short, grants wide…
Rank this Week: 2735