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IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Oct 20

    Operation Protective Edge: Legal and Political Implications of ICC Prosecution

    Operation Protective Edge: Legal and Political Implications of ICC Prosecution
    George Mason University’s Middle East Studies Program, Global Programs, New Century College (NCC) and the Trans-Arab Research Institute welcome four international law experts to discuss the political and legal implications of an…
  • Oct 19

    Georgia Law convenes D.C. workshop on “International Law as Behavior”

    Georgia Law convenes D.C. workshop on “International Law as Behavior”
    Kudos to my Georgia Law colleague Harlan G. Cohen for organizing what promises to be a superb conference on “International Law as Behavior,” a daylong presentation of papers that will lead to a same-named essay volume. Convened by…
  • Oct 17

    Pollution, brain tumors, children . . . and national security

    Pollution, brain tumors, children . . . and national security
    “If Al Qaeda sent a team of sleeper cells to poison our groundwater and release toxic materials into the air, people would go nuts. It would be an act of war,” Dycus notes. “But if we do it to ourselves in the name of…
Rank this Week: 15

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
  • Oct 19

    Foreign Judgments and Arbitral Awards – A Practical Guide

    Foreign Judgments and Arbitral Awards – A Practical Guide
    This new book by Apostolos Anthimos is a further step to record systematically the existing Greek case law in the field of International Civil Litigation. Following last year’s publication on the Service of Process Abroad the author…
  • Oct 18

    Daimler AG v. Bauman et al. (a comment)

    Daimler AG v. Bauman et al. (a comment)
    Prof. Zamora Cabot (University Jaume I, Castellón, Spain), has just published a new comment on the US Supreme Court decision Daimler in English. He has kindly provided me the link: just click here.
  • Oct 17

    Reminder: Conference on Minimum Standards in European Civil Procedure Law

    Reminder: Conference on Minimum Standards in European Civil Procedure Law
    As mentioned earlier on this blog, Matthias Weller from EBS Law School and Christoph Althammer (now) from the University of Regensburg will host a conference on minimum standards in European Civil Procedure in Wiesbaden on 14 and 15…
Rank this Week: 25

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

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

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Sep 17

    Technology: Progress and Potential

    Technology: Progress and Potential
    An article I wrote for Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Building Peace magazine is now up on the web. In it, I look at both the significant progress around technologies to share vital information before and during a conflict or disaster,…
  • Sep 17

    Technology: Progress and Potential

    Technology: Progress and Potential
    An article I wrote for Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Building Peace magazine is now up on the web. In it, I look at both the significant progress around technologies to share vital information before and during a conflict or disaster,…
  • Sep 4

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation
    A presentation made at The Asia Foundation in Colombo to the 2014 cohort of the Foundation’s Lankacorps Fellows. Filed under: ICTs in general
Rank this Week: 33

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/
  • Oct 20

    John Oliver Makes Supreme Court Oral Argument Much More Interesting to Watch

    John Oliver Makes Supreme Court Oral Argument Much More Interesting to Watch
    Do not watch while drinking coffee.
  • Oct 19

    Wonderful Layered Short Story

    Wonderful Layered Short Story
    Sleeper by Jo Walton at Tor.com crams in themes about dystopian spying, virtuality, how we create our pasts and our futures, and identity. All in just a few words. When I grow up, I’d be happy to write something Jo … Continue…
  • Oct 18

    David Brin Epic Takedown of Fox’s Soros-Hater

    David Brin Epic Takedown of Fox’s Soros-Hater
    Epic indeed: Let’s illustrate the mad-right’s narrative machine, and how sadly incurious millions of our neighbors have become, nodding and swallowing anything that gets fed to them on Fox.  Use this!  Ask your…
Rank this Week: 40

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    New Issue: Revista Tribuna Internacional

    New Issue: Revista Tribuna Internacional
    The latest issue of Revista Tribuna Internacional (Vol. 3, Número especial, 2014) is out. Contents include:Eduardo Vargas Carreño, La Corte Internacional de Justicia: su organización y competencia Jaime Lagos Erazo,…
  • Oct 20

    Symposium: La dynamique du système des traités de l’ONU en matière de droits de l’homme

    Symposium: La dynamique du système des traités de l’ONU en matière de droits de l’homme
    On November 10, 2014, the Centre de recherche sur les droits de l’homme et le droit humanitaire at the Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) will host a symposium on "La dynamique du système des traités de…
  • Oct 20

    Wheatley: Modelling Democratic Secession in International Law

    Wheatley: Modelling Democratic Secession in International Law
    Steven Wheatley (Univ. of Lancaster - Law) has posted Modelling Democratic Secession in International Law (in Nationalism and Globalisation: New Settings, New Challenges, Stephen Tierney ed., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:The objective of…
Rank this Week: 70

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Oct 20

    ICC and Palestine Event at George Mason

    ICC and Palestine Event at George Mason
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller The event at George Mason University on the ICC and Palestine is today. Here, again, is the flyer: If you cannot attend, the live-stream link is here.
  • Oct 19

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, October 20, 2014

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, October 20, 2014
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa The top U.N. human rights official in the Democratic Republic of Congo has left the country…
  • Oct 19

    Ebola will be a Chapter VII issue

    Ebola will be a Chapter VII issue
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Right now, the Ebola virus is spreading across the Africa, and the ability of the most affected states – Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea – to stop and contain the virus is very much in…
Rank this Week: 76

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
  • Oct 16

    Not a Laughing Matter: Famed Comedian Supports Call for Release of Iranian Physicist

    Not a Laughing Matter: Famed Comedian Supports Call for Release of Iranian Physicist
    Maz Jobrani, the popular Iranian-American comedian, usually makes people laugh. But now he has set mirth aside to send a serious message to the Iranian authorities: they should release noted physicist and prisoner of conscience Omid Kokabee,…
  • Oct 16

    End Saudi Arabia’s relentless crackdown on civil and political rights activist

    End Saudi Arabia’s relentless crackdown on civil and political rights activist
    By Lara-Zuzan Golesorkhi, Amnesty International Saudi Arabia Country Specialist It didn’t have to happen this way in Saudi Arabia. Earlier this decade, Saudi human rights activists saw promise for change, saw their efforts paying off.…
  • Oct 9

    28 Distinguished Nobel Physics Laureates Support Imprisoned Colleague in Iran

    28 Distinguished Nobel Physics Laureates Support Imprisoned Colleague in Iran
    This week marks the announcement of the 2014 Nobel prizes, recognizing the lifetime accomplishments of some of the world’s most extraordinary people. Twenty-eight of these eminent individuals—winners of the Nobel Physics Prize in…
Rank this Week: 75

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Oct 20

    Mesa Power v. Canada NAFTA investor-state arbitration: public viewing of the hearing

    Mesa Power v. Canada NAFTA investor-state arbitration: public viewing of the hearing
    Many of you will be familiar with Mesa Power as the NAFTA case that concerns the local content requirements in Ontario's feed-in-tariff (FIT) programme for renewably generated electricity, which were found to violate WTO rules in the recent…
  • Oct 20

    The Amended COOL Measure Was Not So Cool, a WTO Compliance Panel Said

    The Amended COOL Measure Was Not So Cool, a WTO Compliance Panel Said
    Here is the compliance (DSU Article 21.5) panel report as well as a summary of findings. Overall, the panel followed the Appellate Body’s approach in the original COOL dispute. The panel concluded that the amended COOL measure actually…
  • Oct 17

    Where to publish in international law-a not entirely unbiased pitch for the London Review

    Where to publish in international law-a not entirely unbiased pitch for the London Review
    My co-authors and I are close to signing off on our manuscript analyzing the WTO Seal Products rulings. Coming from the very happy Howse/Langille experience with the Yale Journal of International Law, I think we will again submit to the...
Rank this Week: 135

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

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

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

    JURIS DIVERSITAS: Synergies, Partnerships, etc, etc

    JURIS DIVERSITAS: Synergies, Partnerships, etc, etc
    Juris Diversitas has some big news ahead about our publications, our 2015 conference, etc, etc. But we've also been thinking about how we might work with others on common themes and goals in the future.If you're interested in…
  • Oct 20

    CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Commission on Legal Pluralism Conference 14-16 December 2015

    CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Commission on Legal Pluralism Conference 14-16 December 2015
    Call for panel and roundtable proposalsMumbai Conference 2015Location: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), BombayDates: 14-16 December 2015In the last decades legal pluralism as a field of research and study has matured across different…
  • Oct 20

    WORKSHOP: 'The History and Theory of Treaty-Making with Indigenous Peoples'

    WORKSHOP: 'The History and Theory of Treaty-Making with Indigenous Peoples'
    The History and Theory of Treaty-Making with Indigenous Peoples22 October 2014 - 3:00-6:30pm Room 313, Law Building, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NSHosted by the Centre for Law and…
Rank this Week: 163

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/
  • Oct 20

    Sweeping Claims and Casual Legal Analysis in the Latest U.N. Mass Surveillance Report

    Sweeping Claims and Casual Legal Analysis in the Latest U.N. Mass Surveillance Report
    U.N. Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson’s report on “mass surveillance” may signal increasing conflict between the US and world bodies on surveillance issues.  The U.N. report makes sweeping normative claims but fails to…
  • Oct 20

    Pushing The Limits of Treaty Latitude?

    Pushing The Limits of Treaty Latitude?
    Suppose the United States government helps to negotiate, and subsequently champions, certain framework treaties–ones justly viewed as imposing significant constraints on all signatories. Down the road, the United States occasionally…
  • Oct 20

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    The US-led coalition fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) launched new airstrikes in Kobani, a Syrian town along the Syrian-Turkish border. Reuters reports on the airstrikes. CNN reports that at least 70 ISIS…
Rank this Week: 164

Yale Law Library - Foreign and…

Yale Law Library - Foreign and International Blog

Covers international law, agreements and legal research resources.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/foreign-international-blog
Rank this Week: 230

East Timor Law and Justice…

East Timor Law and Justice Bulletin

Covers legal news from Timor-Leste.

http://www.easttimorlawandjusticebulletin.com/
  • Oct 16

    Free East Timor Security Sector Research Tool by Fundasaun Mahein

    Free East Timor Security Sector Research Tool by Fundasaun Mahein
    ETLJB 17/10/2014 FM Press Release 13 October 2014  - Attached here (or paste this link http://www.fundasaunmahein.org/arkivu/) are catalogues providing the details of any journal article, made... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Oct 16

    JSMP: Commitment and Productivity of the East Timor National Parliament (TOR)

    JSMP: Commitment and Productivity of the East Timor National Parliament (TOR)
    East Timor National Parliament Chambers ETLJB 17/10/2014 From JSMP Introduction - JSMP is a non-government organisation established on 28 April 2001 with a vision to build a “Democratic society which... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Oct 16

    Casual Corruption in the East Timor National Police

    Casual Corruption in the East Timor National Police
    ETLJB 17/10/2014 From Fundasaun Mahein Blog 15 Oct 2014 - There are many hard working members of the police who want to serve their community and their country. Unfortunately they are at risk of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 355

Customs Law

Customs Law

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

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 13

    Ruling of the Week 12: Coffee Canada Style

    Ruling of the Week 12: Coffee Canada Style
    This really more of a case review than a ruling in that it comes from the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, which is not Canada Border Services Agency and is clearly not U.S. Customs and Border Protection. But, it is an interesting issue…
  • Oct 4

    Ruling of the Week 11: Grillin' Claw

    Ruling of the Week 11: Grillin' Claw
    To the realm of cooking tools I never knew I needed, add "Grilling Claws."Apparently, this is the proper way to shred barbecued meat. I don't know how I have gotten along this far in life without a set.And, if I were importing these…
  • Oct 3

    Streetsurfing

    Streetsurfing
    I am doing this quick. It is, for me, a Holiday today and I am behind on blog posts. Happy New Year to those of you celebrating.Streetsurfing LLC v. United States is a classification case from the U.S. Court of International Trade that…
Rank this Week: 339

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 14

    Historical interest

    Historical interest
    I created the Asia Death Penalty blog in 2006 and actively posted on the site until late 2010. Throughout 2011, I did not have time to maintain posting, and this won't change in the forseeable future.However I am leaving the blog online for…
  • Jun 19

    Glimpse of Chan family pain

    Glimpse of Chan family pain
    Chan family appeal for Indonesian clemency19 June 2011AAP on The Sydney Morning HeraldThe brother of Bali Nine ringleader Andrew Chan has appealed to the Indonesian president to give him "a second chance at life".
  • Jun 19

    Australian PM backs Chan clemency

    Australian PM backs Chan clemency
    Gillard against Chan death penaltyBy Petrina Berry18 June 2011AAP on The Brisbane TimesPrime Minister Julia Gillard hasn't ruled out appealing to Indonesia's president personally to have the death penalty against convicted Bali Nine…
Rank this Week: 311

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and…

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and Just War Theory Blog

Covers international laws of war, international law, related human rights topics, international NGOs, and the theory of the just war. By Professor Kenneth Anderson.

http://kennethandersonlawofwar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 346

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
  • Oct 19

    Tory Plans to Repeal the Human Rights Act: the Legal Community Responds – the Human Rights Roundup

    Tory Plans to Repeal the Human Rights Act: the Legal Community Responds – the Human Rights Roundup
    Welcome back to the UK Human Rights Roundup, your regular kicking collection of human rights news and views. The full list of links can be found here. You can find previous roundups here. Links compiled by Adam Wagner, post by Celia…
  • Oct 15

    Munchausen, MMR and mendacious “warrior mothers”

    Munchausen, MMR and mendacious “warrior mothers”
    A Local Authority and M (By his litigation friend via the Official Solicitor) v E and A (Respondents) [2014] EWCOP 33 (11 August 2014) – read judgment It’s been an interesting week for the extreme fringes of maternal care.…
  • Oct 12

    Consultation process not unfair after all, says Court of Appeal

    Consultation process not unfair after all, says Court of Appeal
    United Company Rusal Plc (R, o.t.a of) v. London Metal Exchange Trust  [2014] EWCA 1271 (Civ) - read judgment Deciding whether a given consultation process conducted prior to some administrative decision was or was…
Rank this Week: 506

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Oct 17

    Columbia Farmers Sue BP in UK Court for Environmental Damage

    Columbia Farmers Sue BP in UK Court for Environmental Damage
    Earlier this week, a group of farmers from Columbia filed suit in the United Kingdom against Equion Energia (a UK company formerly known as BP Exploration Columbia) alleging that BP's negligence in building the Ocensa oil pipeline in the…
  • Oct 16

    ICTR Appeals Chamber Affirms Convictions in Three Case

    ICTR Appeals Chamber Affirms Convictions in Three Case
    The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda delivered its judgement in three cases at the end of September. The cases are: Édouard Karemera and Matthieu Ngirumpatse; Ildéphonse Nizeyimana; and Callixte Nzabonimana.…
  • Oct 16

    WTO: Canada Asks for Consultations With China on Antidumping Dutie

    WTO: Canada Asks for Consultations With China on Antidumping Dutie
    Canada notified the World Trade Organization Secretariat this week that it has requested consultations with China with respect to Chinese anti-dumping duties levied on imports of cellulose pulp from Canada. Click here to read more. (mew)
Rank this Week: 735

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

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

    The "Subjective" SLA - Key Stakeholder Satisfaction

    The "Subjective" SLA - Key Stakeholder Satisfaction
    Quantitative measures of supplier performance in the form of service levels are critical in any outsourcing relationship.   However, they provide an incomplete picture of how well the supplier is performing and meeting the client's…
  • Sep 12

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

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

    BYOD: No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

    BYOD: No Such Thing as a Free Lunch
    It seems intuitive that, by and large, employees prefer to use their own mobile devices, carrying only a single device for personal and work purposes, and having choice over the device to be used (please don't take away my iPhone). There has…
Rank this Week: 391

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: 885

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 708

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 681

Al-Mirsal

Al-Mirsal

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

http://www.al-mirsal.com/
  • Sep 9

    5 Ways to Protect your Business from a Cyber Attack

    5 Ways to Protect your Business from a Cyber Attack
    Global cyber-attack threats stand at the highest ever recorded level, jumping 14 percent from 2012 to 2013 (Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report). Furthermore, a recent Microsoft Security Intelligence Report found that operating system infection…
  • Sep 9

    5 Ways to Protect your Business from a Cyber Attack

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

    Top 3 Employment Issues in the United Arab Emirate

    Top 3 Employment Issues in the United Arab Emirate
    The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has reported a 24 percent increase in newly registered companies since last year; in part due to the recent successful World Expo 2020 bid, among other positive economic forces. As companies look to…
Rank this Week: 914

Erga Omnes

Erga Omnes

Universal jurisdiction, through the prism of politics and human rights. By Professor Sonia Cardenas.

http://ergaomnesnet.com/
  • Mar 22

    Gendering Jurisdiction

    Gendering Jurisdiction
    Labeling a person according to her gender highlights difference—really, ongoing hierarchies of power.  Two recent incidents, both referencing sub-Saharan Africa, insert ‘women’ (as social category) into the world of…
  • Mar 3

    In London and Kathmandu, Progress without Illusion

    In London and Kathmandu, Progress without Illusion
    If two wrongs don’t make a right, one right isn’t always enough.  The UK’s recent use of universal jurisdiction against a Nepali colonel, for torture committed during his country’s civil war in 2005,  has…
  • Jan 3

    Insecure Safe Haven

    Insecure Safe Haven
    Last month, Amnesty International issued the latest set of reports as part of its “No Safe Haven” series on universal jurisdiction.  The human rights organization began the multi-year project in 2008, with the goal of…
Rank this Week: 939

China Esquire

China Esquire

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

http://www.chinalawandbusiness.com
  • Mar 18

    BAC scholarship for Pepperdine LLM

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

    Why Good Service Matter

    Why Good Service Matter
    I recently got back from Orlando for the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Annual Meeting 2012, which is the largest gathering of in-house counsel in the world.  I co-presented a session entitled “ A Technology Primer for
  • Apr 11

    Book Review: Chocolate Fortune

    Book Review: Chocolate Fortune
    Disclaimer: I received a free review copy of Chocolate Fortunes: The Battle for the Hearts, Minds, and Wallets of China’s Consumers from the publisher, AMACOM. Again, a very overdue review.  I read this one many, many months ago…
Rank this Week: 864

European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

Covers European Court of Human Rights documents and information.

http://ecohr.wordpress.com
  • Oct 4

    Turkey hittings military targets in Syria

    Turkey hittings military targets in Syria
    Turkish artillery hit targets near Syria’s Tel Abyad border town for a second day on Thursday, killing several Syrian soldiers according to activists and security sources, after a mortar bomb fired from the area killed five Turkish…
  • Oct 3

    Turkey bombed military targets in Syria

    Turkey bombed military targets in Syria
    Turkey’s military struck targets inside Syria on Wednesday in response to a mortar bomb fired from Syrian territory which killed five Turkish civilians, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an’s office said in a statement. “Our armed forces…
  • Oct 2

    Russia Calls for Calm on Tense Turkish-Syria Border

    Russia Calls for Calm on Tense Turkish-Syria Border
    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov has urged restraint between Turkey and Syria, calling for calm on the tense Turkish-Syrian border. “We believe both Syrian and Turkish authorities should exercise maximum restraint in this…
Rank this Week: 545

Persuasive Authorities

Persuasive Authorities

Covers law, politics, and foreign policy by legal teachers, scholars, fellows and researchers.

http://persuasiveauthorities.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Farewell

    Farewell
    Persuasive Authorities is officially signing off. On behalf of our entire roster of contributors, I thank our readers for visiting us and interacting with us in this group blog. It has been fun, fruitful, and productive.We look forward to…
  • Feb 18

    New Law School Ranking

    New Law School Ranking
    (from Malcolm Gladwell.) The full list is available here (subscription required), but you can get a quick glimpse of them here.
  • Feb 14

    Women’s quota in major enterprise

    Women’s quota in major enterprise
    These days, in Germany there is a lively discussion about women’s quota in major enterprises. The facts are clear: in most German businesses, especially in leadership positions, women are still underrepresented. Only 13 percent of the…
Rank this Week: 452

EU Law Blog

EU Law Blog

Covers European Union law, including antitrust, conflicts of law, criminal law, environment, free movement, fundamental rights, privacy, product liability, and trade.

http://eulaw.typepad.com/eulawblog/
  • Mar 19

    Patent Court, National Courts and EU Law: Opinion 1/09

    Patent Court, National Courts and EU Law: Opinion 1/09
    The Court of Justice has handed down a very significant Opinion in Case Opinion 1/09 on the compatibility with EU law of a draft agreement which aims to set up a new European Patent Court system. We’ve written about that before.
  • Mar 3

    Court Statistics for 2010

    Court Statistics for 2010
    The Court of Justice, the General Court and the Civil Service Tribunal have published a summary of their case statistics for 2010. There's good news and bad news. The good news first: The average time for dealing with cases before the Court…
  • Dec 28

    Cannabis, Coffee Shops, Non-Discrimination and Public Policy: Case C-137/09

    Cannabis, Coffee Shops, Non-Discrimination and Public Policy: Case C-137/09
    The Court of Justice has handed down an intriguing judgment in Case C-137/09 Marc Michel Josemans v. Burgemeester van Maastricht about the right to restrict the access of non-residents to places called "coffee shops" which sell dope legally…
Rank this Week: 682

Transnational Law Blog

Transnational Law Blog

Covers laws which regulates actions or events that transcend national frontiers, including human rights, environmental law, immigration, intellectual property and space law. By Derek Deavenport, John Dermody, Travis Hodgkins and Christine Ngo.

http://transnationallawblog.typepad.com/transnational_law_blog/
  • Apr 7

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism
    I wonder what do you think about Google’s decision to confront China’s censorship by pulling out of the country entirely despite a potential lost of profit for not doing its business with now the second largest economy in the word? A…
  • Apr 2

    March's Winners and Loser

    March's Winners and Loser
    We are moving further away from the double dips danger! Last month the US economy added 162,000 jobs- a strong showing of a potentially more sustained recovery for US economy. Payroll gains are largely boosted by private sectors and much less…
  • Nov 18

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger
    Today, in an interview with Fox News in Beijing, President Obama warned that “the US economy could head into a ‘double-dip recession’ unless urgent steps were taken to rein back America’s mounting level of public debt,” reported the…
Rank this Week: 374

Brooklyn Law School Students…

Brooklyn Law School Students International Blog

Brooklyn Law School is proud of its many students who will be working this summer in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and South America at law firms, and private and public interest organizations. The students have launched this blog to share their experiences.

http://blsx.brooklaw.edu/studentblog/
  • Jul 4

    Hola desde Peru

    Hola desde Peru
      I’ve attached a few photos of a family trip to Peru.  We hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and then some.  The Andes are so big, the Inca ruins so extensive–it’s hard to fathom even when I’m standing right here looking at…
  • Jun 4

    Greetings from Hong Kong

    Greetings from Hong Kong
    I am currently in Hong Kong working for Linklaters (a UK law firm) in their Capital Markets practice. I arrived here almost three weeks ago. At first, I found the city very overwhelming and crowded, but I have quickly begun to love it here.…
  • Jun 4

    Howzit from Johannesburg!

    Howzit from Johannesburg!
    I am currently in Johannesburg working with the Refugee Rights Project of Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), a South African NGO.  With the recent outbreak of xenophobic attacks on foreigners living in South Africa, LHR has seen an influx of…
Rank this Week: 560

Jus Cogens: Recent Developments in…

Jus Cogens: Recent Developments in International Law

Covers conventions, treaties, government and state succession, international courts and the UN Security Council.

http://www.juscogens.net/juscogens/
  • Jan 3

    Security Council Compendium (No. 20)

    Security Council Compendium (No. 20)
    Security Council Compendium, a juscogens.net feature, provides a comprehensive, concise summary of the work of the United Nations Security Council in an organized, central location and an unbiased, objective manner. For comments or…
  • Dec 19

    International Courts & Tribunals at a Glance (No. 24)

    International Courts & Tribunals at a Glance (No. 24)
    International Courts & Tribunals at a Glance, a juscogens.net feature, aims to provide timely notice of recent happenings and trial developments in an organized, central location and an unbiased, objective manner. For comments or suggestions,…
  • Dec 17

    This Week in Public International Law Scholarship (No. 31)

    This Week in Public International Law Scholarship (No. 31)
    This Week in Public International Law Scholarship, a juscogens.net feature, highlights new and notable books and articles concerning public international law. For comments, suggestions, or omissions please contact editor@juscogens.net.
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China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    China Employment Contracts: Do Not Try This At Home, Part II

    China Employment Contracts: Do Not Try This At Home, Part II
    Did a post yesterday explaining why I got so upset with the idea of an American domestic lawyer writing the employment contracts for his company’s China WFOE. That post, China Employment Contracts: Do Not Try This At Home, listed…
  • Oct 19

    China’s Film Industry Online, Part I

    China’s Film Industry Online, Part I
    China’s theatrical box office market may be huge but the ancillary revenues (i.e. non-box office) are still relatively small in China. This is the first in a series of posts on developments in China’s digital ancillaries in a…
  • Oct 19

    China Employment Contracts: Do Not Try This At Home

    China Employment Contracts: Do Not Try This At Home
    Had a conversation the other day with the in-house counsel for a relatively small American company. This lawyer thanked me for the China Law Blog and said that he had used it to write his company’s employee contracts. I was stunned by…
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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/
  • Oct 20

    The Fundamental Nature of Title VII

    The Fundamental Nature of Title VII
    Professor Maria Linda Ontiveros of the University of San Francisco School of Law has just posted a new article, The Fundamental Nature of Title VII, on SSRN. In the article, Professor Ontiveros models the relevance of human rights law to...
  • Oct 17

    Affirmative Action in South Africa

    Affirmative Action in South Africa
    On our sister Human Rights blog, the Oxford Human Rights Hub, Barrister Andrew Wheeler recently published an interesting analysis of South African Police Service v. Solidarity obo Barnard, a decision of the South African Constitutional Court.…
  • Oct 16

    Vanita Gupta and Human Right

    Vanita Gupta and Human Right
    Vanita Gupta, the newly appointed (and soon to be formally nominated) Acting Director of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, will likely have an important role to play in the upcoming Universal Periodic Review of the…
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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/
  • Oct 19

    Back from China

    Back from China
    I've been on hiatus for two weeks after travelling to China to deliver four presentations on subjects ranging from the status of the death penalty in the U.S. to a comparative review of new anti-corruption legislation around the world. I...
  • Oct 14

    Scrutinizing the Basis for Jury Verdict

    Scrutinizing the Basis for Jury Verdict
    Two recent events overlap to raise a question about rendering of verdicts after trial. In Warger v. Schauers, the US Supreme Court recently heard oral argument about whether a civil plaintiff can move for a new trial based on information...
  • Oct 7

    Obituary: H. Patrick Glenn

    Obituary: H. Patrick Glenn
    We are sorry to report the sudden death of Pofessor H. Patrick Glenn of McGill, President of the American Society of Comparative Law. Professor McGill was an expert and major figure in private international law. We extend our condolences…
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Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
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Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Oct 17

    Demystiphying the Canada – China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement

    Demystiphying the Canada – China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement
    Canada and China have both now ratified the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement ("FIPA", also referred to as "???????" in China), with the result that, as of October 1, 2014, FIPA is now in full force and effect. There has…
  • Oct 2

    Health Profession Corporations – British Columbia

    Health Profession Corporations – British Columbia
    The benefits of health professionals within British Columbia (such as Dentists, Physicians, Naturopaths, Pharmacists, Physical Therapists and Optometrists etc) consider the benefits of becoming self employed and practicing through their own…
  • Sep 12

    Charity Law Bulletin – Canada

    Charity Law Bulletin – Canada
    This bulletin highlights some of the topical issues that concern a registered charity. The post Charity Law Bulletin – Canada appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
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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/
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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: 1418

Korean Law Blog

Korean Law Blog

Updates on Korean law. By Sean Hayes.

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

    U.S. Court Refuses to Enforce Taiwan Arbitral Award: Lesson for Drafting Arbitration Clauses in Korea

    U.S. Court Refuses to Enforce Taiwan Arbitral Award: Lesson for Drafting Arbitration Clauses in Korea
    My friends over at the publication The International Law Office directed me to an interesting case involving the enforcement of arbitral awards that brings light to the fact that, in most cases,... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
  • Oct 12

    Corruption and the Sinking Korean Ship by Tom Coyner

    Corruption and the Sinking Korean Ship by Tom Coyner
    Will this sordid saga ever end? The entire nation - and much of the world - has been focused on Korea’s corrupt maritime industry and its sleazy connections throughout society. What mesmerizes... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
  • Oct 9

    Collecting a Debt in Korea: Payment Orders are your Friend

    Collecting a Debt in Korea: Payment Orders are your Friend
    We receive many emails concerning our collection services and this answer is an answer that I give for most collections matters involving debts with debtors that appear solvent. 1. Obtain a Payment... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
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Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 13

    Dialogus de Beijing Consensus -- The Beijing Consensus v.2: Experimentalism

    Dialogus de Beijing Consensus -- The Beijing Consensus v.2: Experimentalism
    A couple of years after Ramo postulated the notion of a Beijing Consensus, several scholars began advancing another kind of development model deriving, as they saw it, from China's experience.  Different scholars have attached different…
  • Oct 1

    No São Paulo Consensus or Happiness for Pessimo

    No São Paulo Consensus or Happiness for Pessimo
     Pessimo brought a measure of well-being to suggest that São Paulo would be probably be a good place to be. I suggest instead that we adopt a development-related concept, which is the World Happiness Index. As Michael Trebilcock…
  • Sep 21

    Optimo in Sao Paulo -- another shot at a Sao Paulo consensu

    Optimo in Sao Paulo -- another shot at a Sao Paulo consensu
    Pessimo:Optimo and I are taking a break from our Beijing Consensus dialogue because Optimo decided to go to Sao Paulo.As you may recall, I've been trying to find a meaningful Sao Paulo Consensus, but so far have been 'disappointed' (as I like…
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INTERPOL Red Notice Removal…

INTERPOL Red Notice Removal Lawyers

By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://interpolnoticeremoval.com/
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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
  • Oct 13

    TTAB Finds “Naughty Girl” Not Merely Descriptive of Wine

    TTAB Finds “Naughty Girl” Not Merely Descriptive of Wine
    In a recent opinion, the TTAB found a registered mark for “Naughty Girl” in Class 33 (wines and fortified wines) not merely descriptive of wine. Alvi’s Drift Wine International, the petitioner, sought to cancel the…
  • Oct 13

    TTB Establishes 11 New American Viticultural Areas in Paso Roble

    TTB Establishes 11 New American Viticultural Areas in Paso Roble
    On Thursday, October 9, 2014, TTB published a final rule in the Federal Register establishing eleven new American Viticultural Areas (“AVAs”) within the existing Paso Robles viticultural area in San Luis Obispo County,…
  • Oct 1

    Retailer Empire Wine Sues New York State Liquor Authority: Direct Shipping

    Retailer Empire Wine Sues New York State Liquor Authority: Direct Shipping
    In August, the New York State Liquor Authority (“NYSLA”) charged a New York retailer, Empire Wine & Spirits, with sixteen counts of improperly shipping wine to out-of-state consumers in states including California,…
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Atlantic Review

Atlantic Review

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

http://atlanticreview.org/
  • Oct 10

    "Befreiung" ist was anderes als "Uebergabe"

    "Befreiung" ist was anderes als "Uebergabe"
    Schlechter Journalismus: Tagesschau, Focus und Bild schreiben über eine „Befreiung“ eines entführten Entwicklungshelfers, obwohl es sich um eine Übergabe handelte. Purer Zufall? Was könnte dahinter…
  • May 23

    Majority of Germans in Favor of More Transatlantic Cooperation

    Majority of Germans in Favor of More Transatlantic Cooperation
    The German media is full of NSA and TTIP criticism, but 56% of Germans still want more cooperation with the United States. That’s a surprisingly positive result of the Körber-Foundation poll “Involvement or Restraint”…
  • May 20

    Sicherheitspolitischer Fruehschoppen

    Sicherheitspolitischer Fruehschoppen
    Twitter is much less popular in Germany than in the United States. There is, however, an increasing number of think tankers, journalists, graduate students, politicians who debate German foreign policy, NATO, and security issues in general on…
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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/
  • Oct 8

    Supreme People’s Court’s prescription for the disease of judicial corruption

    Supreme People’s Court’s prescription for the disease of judicial corruption
    In a build up to the National Day holiday (and since), the Supreme People’s Court (the Court) has focused some of its attention on combating the disease of judicial corruption.  The prescription is in the form of three types of…
  • Oct 1

    Congratulations, Professor Allen!

    Congratulations, Professor Allen!
    On 30 September John Henry Wigmore Professor of Law Ronald Allen  of Northwestern University School of Law was one of 100 foreign experts to be awarded China’s Friendship Award in the Great Hall of the People for his work with the…
  • Oct 1

    Comments on China’s model for environmental public interest litigation?

    Comments on China’s model for environmental public interest litigation?
    If you have want to review and comment on China’s model for environmental public interest litigation, you now have your chance.  On 1 October the Supreme People’s Court issued its regulations on environmental public interest…
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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/
  • Oct 8

    International Prenuptial Agreements: Necessary But Dangerou

    International Prenuptial Agreements: Necessary But Dangerou
    Lawyers representing international clients who plan to marry and who want the protection of a prenuptial agreement should always consider the international ramifications of any proposed agreement. While conventional domestic prenuptial…
  • Oct 7

    Relocation of Children Under New York Law

    Relocation of Children Under New York Law
    In what circumstances may a custodial parent relocate to another state (or country) and take the children? What law applies and how will the Court make this decision?  "In reality, cases in which a custodial parent's desire to relocate…
  • Oct 6

    Divorce Law in Korea

    Divorce Law in Korea
    Jeremy D. MorleyGrounds for Divorce in KoreaA divorce may be obtained in Korea based on the mutual consent of the spouses. Art. 834, Korean Civil Code. Both spouses need to agree and appear in court in Korea. Alternatively, the grounds…
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ECHR-online

ECHR-online

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

http://echr-online.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    Judicial review of seizures – Prezhdarovi v Bulgaria

    Judicial review of seizures – Prezhdarovi v Bulgaria
    In Prezhdarovi v Bulgaria, the European Court of Human Rights has reiterated the importance of an effective judicial review of seizures of assets. It stated that a retroactive review by a judge after a seizure may in principle counterbalance…
  • Sep 26

    Procedural requirements for the deprivation of legal capacity - Ivinovic v Croatia

    Procedural requirements for the deprivation of legal capacity - Ivinovic v Croatia
    In Ivinovicv Croatia, the European Court of Human Rights has dealt with procedural aspects of the decision on a partial deprivation of legal capacity. Facts:The applicant had suffered from cerebral palsy since her early childhood. In 1968 she…
  • Sep 19

    Training on article 1 of Protocol 1 to the ECHR (right to property)

    Training on article 1 of Protocol 1 to the ECHR (right to property)
    I put some training material on article 1 of Protocol 1 to the ECHR (right to property) online. It can be found here .
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