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IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Aug 22

    Read On! Starvation as a Weapon – Domestic Policies of Deliberate Starvation as a Means to an End under International Law

    Read On! Starvation as a Weapon – Domestic Policies of Deliberate Starvation as a Means to an End under International Law
    Simone Hutter, Starvation as a Weapon – Domestic Policies of Deliberate Starvation as a Means to an End under International Law, Brill / Nijhoff 2015 The media’s fondness for images of cracked earth and withered crops gives…
  • Aug 22

    Introducing Simone Hutter

    Introducing Simone Hutter
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Simone Hutter as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Simone is a legal analyst who supports ECOFACT’s environmental and social due diligence team with her expertise in human rights. Prior to…
  • Aug 18

    Visit from LL.M. alumnus sheds light on in-court Congolese child-rights project

    Visit from LL.M. alumnus sheds light on in-court Congolese child-rights project
    A favorite aspect of my new position is becoming acquainted with Georgia Law’s vast global community. Yesterday was a special treat: We at the law school’s Dean Rusk International Law Center received a visit from an alum who is…
Rank this Week: 17

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 38

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: 34

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
  • Aug 29

    “They’ve already taken my husband. I’m not going to succumb to fear.”

    “They’ve already taken my husband. I’m not going to succumb to fear.”
    “They’ve already taken my husband. I’m not going to succumb to fear,” wife of disappeared Lao agriculture specialist tells audience. How does one suddenly disappear from a busy city street? In 2005, in recognition of…
  • Aug 27

    Do You Want to Know the Secret Behind Enforced Disappearances?

    Do You Want to Know the Secret Behind Enforced Disappearances?
    Every year, thousands of men, women and children go missing in dozens of countries around the world. In 2012, Amnesty International documented such cases in 31 countries. It’s a crime, all right, but these are not kidnappings for ransom…
  • Aug 27

    Chilling Reminders of Syria for Refugees Trapped on Macedonia’s Border

    Chilling Reminders of Syria for Refugees Trapped on Macedonia’s Border
    By Giorgos Kosmopoulos, Director of Amnesty International Greece The view was staggering upon my arrival in the village of Idomeni, near Greece’s border with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Macedonia). Up to 4,000 refugees,…
Rank this Week: 54

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

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

    The China Bank Switch Scam: It Gets Hotter When China’s Economy Cool

    The China Bank Switch Scam: It Gets Hotter When China’s Economy Cool
    Our China lawyers have received at least five emails this past month from companies that have fallen victim to the China bank switch scam, in amounts ranging from USD$12,000 to $383,000. We are getting these at such a pace of late that I have…
  • Aug 28

    China Employee Non-Compete Agreements: What’s Your Geographic Scope?

    China Employee Non-Compete Agreements: What’s Your Geographic Scope?
    When drafting China employee agreements, I often have to deal with the issue of non-compete provisions. One of the recurring non-compete issues is the geographic scope appropriate for the employee. The general rule for China on this is quite…
  • Aug 25

    China’s Ten Favorite Industrie

    China’s Ten Favorite Industrie
    You probably think it a bit strange for me to be writing at all optimistically about China’s economy today and I get that. But as someone who has lived through a whole host of downturns, I sort of look at “these things” as…
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • Aug 22

    Bingo

    Bingo
    “If you think privacy is unimportant for you because you have nothing to hide, you might as well say free speech is unimportant for you because you have nothing useful to say.” (source) I have seen this attributed to Edward…
  • Aug 21

    Beyond Trumperdome

    Beyond Trumperdome
    This kind of talk, from a WashPo piece quoting supporters at yesterday’s rally, is what powers the Trump machine: Cheryl Burns, 60, was on a road trip from California when she heard that Trump would be in Alabama. She turned ……
  • Aug 19

    Cynic.al Indeed

    Cynic.al Indeed
    The new Ashley Madison Hack lookup tool is at https://ashley.cynic.al/. As the site notes, just because an email is in there doesn’t prove the person who uses it signed up. But I would find it at least suggestive once we ……
Rank this Week: 59

IP Dragon

IP Dragon

Covers intellectual property in China.

http://ipdragon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG
    From now on, you can find new articles of IP Dragon on: ipdragon.org.So good bye to ipdragon.blogspot,com and hello ipdragon.org.All ipdragon.blogspot.com links will continue to be active, but will be redirected to ipdragon.orgAlso you…
  • Apr 7

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary
     Shades of Red by Skram1 see ColourloversThe real question: "What shade of red will attract liability?"After publishing a draft of the copyright law, the National Copyright Administration comes now with a A Brief Explanation…
  • Mar 12

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol
    Clone and OriginalThe silver screen is known to bring out the imagination of people. However, China's film industry has not given birth to a poster child of creativity, eyeing laboriously to any movie that has some measure of success, Chinese…
Rank this Week: 91

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 99

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/
  • Aug 29

    The Lawfare Podcast, Special Encore Performance: Bone-Crushing Zombie Action

    The Lawfare Podcast, Special Encore Performance: Bone-Crushing Zombie Action
    In case you missed it last year, here's our special end of summer reairing of a Lawfare Podcast special edition:  Here at Lawfare, we try to spot critical legal issues impacting national security before they're really upon us . . .…
  • Aug 29

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    On Monday, the Third Circuit issued its decision in the potentially landmark case Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation et al, on the FTC’s ability to regulate private-sector cybersecurity. Paul filled us in on the…
  • Aug 28

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    More news has come in on the discovery, made yesterday, of a truck filled with bodies abandoned east of Vienna. Austrian authorities have now counted 71 bodies believed to be refugees seeking asylum in western Europe, likely…
Rank this Week: 142

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

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

    Big Tobacco's Lobbying on the TTIP

    Big Tobacco's Lobbying on the TTIP
    This is from the Independent: The European Commission has been accused of a cover-up after refusing to release details of talks between its officials and the tobacco industry during negotiations over the proposed Transatlantic Trade and…
  • Aug 24

    A Nationality-Based National Treatment Standard in Investment Law

    A Nationality-Based National Treatment Standard in Investment Law
    In response to the recent NAFTA Chapter 11 Bilcon award, Canada, Mexico and the U.S. all made submissions in the ongoing Mesa arbitration, offering their views on the Bilcon reasoning. One issue they all addressed was whether the national…
  • Aug 20

    A Novel DSU Article 22.6 Arbitration Argument

    A Novel DSU Article 22.6 Arbitration Argument
    This is from the U.S. written submission in the COOL DSU Article 22.6 arbitration between the U.S. and Canada (DS384), although Mexico's argument in the parallel DS386 proceeding is referenced too: 118. Both Canada and Mexico's Methodology…
Rank this Week: 126

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 188

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Amnesty International Calls Saudi Justice System ‘Faulty,’ Criticizes High Execution Rate

    Amnesty International Calls Saudi Justice System ‘Faulty,’ Criticizes High Execution Rate
    Source: International Business Times (25 August 2015)http://www.ibtimes.com/amnesty-international-calls-saudi-justice-system-faulty-criticizes-high-execution-2066706Saudi Arabia executed one person in every two days on an average in less than…
  • Aug 24

    Jakarta saves 12 citizens from Saudi death penalty

    Jakarta saves 12 citizens from Saudi death penalty
    Source: The Straits Times (5 August 2015)http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/jakarta-saves-12-citizens-from-saudi-death-penaltyIndonesia said it has secured the release of 12 citizens from death row in Saudi Arabia this year.The number…
  • Aug 17

    Pakistan hangs Shafqat Hussain despite claim he was a child at time of crime

    Pakistan hangs Shafqat Hussain despite claim he was a child at time of crime
    Source: The Guardian (4 August 2015)http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/04/pakistan-hangs-shafqat-hussain-claim-child-crimeThe family of a man hanged in Pakistan despite claims he was a minor at the time of his crime have hit out at the…
Rank this Week: 155

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

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

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 210

INTERPOL Red Notice Removal…

INTERPOL Red Notice Removal Lawyers

By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://interpolnoticeremoval.com/
Rank this Week: 241

Law Library of Congress: Global…

Law Library of Congress: Global Legal Monitor

Covers legal news and developments worldwide. By the Law Library of Congress.

http://www.loc.gov/law/
  • Nov 19

    United Arab Emirates: New Law Imposes Sanctions on Online Demands for Regime Change

    United Arab Emirates: New Law Imposes Sanctions on Online Demands for Regime Change
    Communications and electronic information - On November 13, 2012, the United Arab Emirates amended Federal Law 2-2006 on electronic crimes. The amended legislation includes provisions that punish anyone convicted of using digital means to…
  • Nov 15

    France: Approval of Same-Sex Marriage Draft Law

    France: Approval of Same-Sex Marriage Draft Law
    Family - France's Council of Ministers (Conseil des Ministres, Cabinet) approved a draft law on November 7, 2012, that legalizes marriage for same-sex couples. The proposal gives such couples the rights usually assigned to marriage, as... The…
  • Nov 9

    Egypt: Government Decides to Postpone Implementation of Real Property Tax Law

    Egypt: Government Decides to Postpone Implementation of Real Property Tax Law
    Taxation - On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers…
Rank this Week: 316

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
  • Aug 27

    ISIL child brides: a big care problem for the Family Court?

    ISIL child brides: a big care problem for the Family Court?
    London Borough Tower of Hamlets v B [2015] EWHC 2491 (Fam) 21 August 2015 – read judgment  When a judge waxes lyrical about a child, garlanded with starred GCSEs, their intelligence, their medical school ambitions, you wonder what…
  • Aug 25

    Adam Wagner shortlisted for prestigious human rights award

    Adam Wagner shortlisted for prestigious human rights award
    A hand of applause for our Chief Ed Adam Wagner who’s just been  shortlisted for the 2015 Liberty Human Rights Lawyer of the Year Award in recognition of his innovative efforts to bring human rights to life by correcting…
  • Aug 24

    Does Article 5 apply to extended sentences?

    Does Article 5 apply to extended sentences?
    Brown v Parole Board for Scotland, [2015] CSIH 59 – read judgment Scotland’s civil appeal court, the Inner House of the Court of Session, has refused a prisoner’s appeal for damages resulting from an…
Rank this Week: 555

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 458

International Counsel

International Counsel

Covers cross-border legal issues impacting the internationalizing company and the in-house international legal function. Published by attorney David Laverty.

http://internationalcounsel.blogspot.com/
  • May 12

    Chinese Investment in the US - Chicago Booth Emerging Markets Summit

    Chinese Investment in the US - Chicago Booth Emerging Markets Summit
    As a second installment from the Chicago Booth Emerging Markets Summit which took place on April 27, one of the sessions focused on Chinese investment in the US. Many had anticipated a greater flow of investment flow into the US during the…
  • May 5

    Private Equity in India - Chicago Booth Emerging Markets Summit

    Private Equity in India - Chicago Booth Emerging Markets Summit
    I will be offering a few blog entries from the Chicago Booth Emerging Markets Summit, which took place on April 27.  Let's start with India, and something of a personal and subjective synopsis of the views presented by Jahangir Aziz…
  • Apr 15

    Overseas Operations Driving Profitability. The Largest US Companies Are Benefiting - What About the Rest?

    Overseas Operations Driving Profitability. The Largest US Companies Are Benefiting - What About the Rest?
    Today's New York Times offers yet another summary of how earnings growth outside of the US can be an important contributor to company performance, yet can be harder to achieve for the under-resourced next tier of companies outside of the very…
Rank this Week: 608

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: 399

ComparativeLawBlog

ComparativeLawBlog

Covers comparative law and judicial decision making. By Jacco Bomhoff.

http://comparativelawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 5

    ComparativeLawBlog Dormant

    ComparativeLawBlog Dormant
    This Blog is on hold, and will be so for the foreseeable future. The archive, for what its worth, will remain online, at least for now.Sean Donlan and colleagues will continue posting on comparative law matters at…
  • Feb 28

    NOTICE: International & Comparative Law Quarterly

    NOTICE: International & Comparative Law Quarterly
    International & Comparative Law Quarterly (ICLQ), marks 60 years of publication in 2012. To mark the occasion the editorial board has taken the opportunity to reflect on the contribution the ICLQ has made in the key areas of legal…
  • Feb 12

    NOTICE: HERINGA & AKKERMANS ON EDUCATING EUROPEAN LAWYERS

    NOTICE: HERINGA & AKKERMANS ON EDUCATING EUROPEAN LAWYERS
    Intersentia has recently published Aalt Willem Heringa and Bram Akkermans (eds), Educating European Lawyers (2011). The description reads:
Rank this Week: 462

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: 660

Crime Free World

Crime Free World

Covers violations of international humanitarian law, and international attempts to end individual impunity for heinous crimes. Includes review of international tribunals such as ICC, ICTY, and ICTR.

http://crimefreeworld.wordpress.com
  • Jun 9

    SHELL SETTLES WITH WIWA FAMILY AND OTHERS

    SHELL SETTLES WITH WIWA FAMILY AND OTHERS
    On the eve of the beginning of jury selection in New York, it was reported yesterday that Royal Dutch Shell settled the law suit brought against it by the son of Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and the families of the other activists killed…
  • Jun 9

    SHELL SETTLES WITH WIWA FAMILY AND OTHERS

    SHELL SETTLES WITH WIWA FAMILY AND OTHERS
    On the eve of the beginning of jury selection in New York, it was reported yesterday that Royal Dutch Shell settled the law suit brought against it by the son of Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and the families of the other activists killed…
  • May 23

    SUDAN REBEL LEADER TURNS HIMSELF IN TO ICC

    SUDAN REBEL LEADER TURNS HIMSELF IN TO ICC
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) indicted several people for the atrocities being committed in Darfur. The most famous of those wanted is of course, the president of Sudan, Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir, who has mocked the tribbunal by…
Rank this Week: 481

Customs Law

Customs Law

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

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Ruling of the Week 2015.25: Stipulation Schmipulation

    Ruling of the Week 2015.25: Stipulation Schmipulation
    This one is for the lawyers. I'll try my best to make it not too far "inside baseball."Cases in the Court of International Trade don't always result in a published opinion. There are lots of ways customs cases get resolved. It is possible…
  • Aug 21

    Finality of Liquidation and the Loss of Defense

    Finality of Liquidation and the Loss of Defense
    Most people assume that when sued by the United States for unpaid customs duties, taxes, fees, and interest, the defendant will have an opportunity to assert all available defenses to the claim against it. That is technically true. The…
  • Aug 20

    Ruling of the Week 2015.24: How Wide is Your Bike Lock?

    Ruling of the Week 2015.24: How Wide is Your Bike Lock?
    Although I have actually been on my bike a shamefully few times this year, I remain interested in all things related to cycling, particularly commuting by bike. A key tool for a bike commuter is a good, solid lock. Thus, I noticed H168717…
Rank this Week: 2564

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/
  • Aug 29

    Student Writing Competition Announced

    Student Writing Competition Announced
    The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law announces the deadline for submissions for the Fifth Annual International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition. The competition…
  • Aug 28

    Guantanomo Update

    Guantanomo Update
    Following up on a recent post by Deborah Popowski, we report the following from Washington Week on Human Rights" Last week, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter reiterated his and the administration’s commitment to closing the U.S. detention…
  • Aug 27

    Human Rights Victory: Texas Stays Execution of Nicaraguan National

    Human Rights Victory: Texas Stays Execution of Nicaraguan National
    Washington Week in Human Rights reports that: Last week, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) found that the United States violated Bernardo Aban Tercero's rights to due process and a fair trial that are enshrined in the…
Rank this Week: 995

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Aug 27

    Supreme People’s Court and its normative document

    Supreme People’s Court and its normative document
    This blogpost discusses some of the documents that the Supreme People’s Court (Court) issues and what they mean, particularly to foreign legal professionals who may encounter them in practice. They reflect the bureaucratic way the Court…
  • Aug 22

    Supreme People’s Court regulates private (shadow) lending

    Supreme People’s Court regulates private (shadow) lending
    On August 6, the Supreme People’s Court issued its long-awaiting judicial interpretation on private (shadow) lending.  Its provisions are applicable to P2P funding platforms and other lenders not under the jurisdiction of the…
  • Aug 18

    Musings on Supreme People’s Court Vice President Xi Xiaoming

    Musings on Supreme People’s Court Vice President Xi Xiaoming
    This blogpost muses on Judge Xi Xiaoming, and: political factors in Chinese judicial decision-making;  judicial corruption;  implications for related parties;  investigation-centered criminal justice system  effect on…
Rank this Week: 1197

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4863

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/
  • Aug 27

    Expats with Children: Top Tips from an International Family Lawyer

    Expats with Children: Top Tips from an International Family Lawyer
    By Jeremy D. Morley*I have worked for many years counseling international parents around the world about their international child custody issues.Here are some of my "international family lawyer's best tips" for clients with children who may…
  • Aug 25

    Preventing International Child Abduction through the Prevent Departure Program

    Preventing International Child Abduction through the Prevent Departure Program
    Jeremy D. MorleyThe Secretary of State’s office advises judges that “the United States does not have exit controls.  This means that U.S. citizens may leave the country without interference from or detection by the U.S.…
  • Aug 20

    LEBANON AND INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION

    LEBANON AND INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION
    Jeremy D. MorleyThe U.K. Government has just issued its latest “Lebanon travel advice.”With respect to international parental child abduction in Lebanon the U.K. Government has issued the following specific warning:Child Abduction…
Rank this Week: 2634

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Aug 27

    ICC Trial of DRC Military Commander Bosco Ntaganda to Begin Next Week

    ICC Trial of DRC Military Commander Bosco Ntaganda to Begin Next Week
    The trial of the military commander Bosco Ntaganda for grave crimes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is scheduled to begin on September 2, 2015, at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. Bosco Ntaganda is the...
  • Aug 26

    ABA Section of International Law Fall Meeting in Montreal - Early Bird Registration Only Until September 8

    ABA Section of International Law Fall Meeting in Montreal - Early Bird Registration Only Until September 8
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law will hold its Fall Meeting in Montreal, Canada from October 20-24, 2015. Early bird registration ends September 8, 2015. Click here for more information about the Fall Meeting. It's…
  • Aug 21

    ABA Section of International Law

    ABA Section of International Law
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law installed its new leadership earlier this month during the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago. The new Section Chair is Lisa J. Savitt (pictured left), who takes over for Marcelo Bombau of…
Rank this Week: 4301

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
  • Aug 27

    Budweiser Wins Trademark Opposition Over Winebud

    Budweiser Wins Trademark Opposition Over Winebud
    Last week, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) issued an opinion that sided with Anheuser-Busch, LLC’s opposition of the registration of the mark WINEBUD. See Anheuser-Busch, LLC v. Innvopak Systems…
  • Aug 20

    TTAB Allows Trademark Registration of French Town Montussan

    TTAB Allows Trademark Registration of French Town Montussan
    In a recent TTAB opinion, the Board reversed a prior decision of an Examining Attorney who refused to register a mark alluding to a French town Montussan. See In re Montussan Apertifs SAS, Serial No. 86172886 (August 12, 2015) [not…
  • Aug 13

    2015 Wine & Law Program at the University of Reims in Champagne, France

    2015 Wine & Law Program at the University of Reims in Champagne, France
    This summer, I had the absolute honor of being invited to attend the University of Reims’ Wine & Law Program in Champagne, France as a faculty member. I attended this same program several years ago when I was still a student in…
Rank this Week: 2218

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
  • Aug 27

    Code4Good: Using ICTs for social good in Sri Lanka

    Code4Good: Using ICTs for social good in Sri Lanka
    Code4Good, Sri Lanka’s first social good hackathon kicked off today, an initiative of Internews Network implemented in partnership with International Alert, and with the support of SLASSCOM, Facebook internet.org, Google Business Groups…
  • May 28

    Power mapping

    Power mapping
    Cross posted from Groundviews. ### I was asked to contribute an article to an up-coming issue of The Architect, the journal of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects. The issue will be anchored to the idea of ‘democratic…
  • May 7

    Speaking notes: The future of tech and peacekeeping, re:publica 2015

    Speaking notes: The future of tech and peacekeeping, re:publica 2015
    Invited by ZIF – Center for International Peace Operations and representing the ICT4Peace Foundation, I spoke today at re:publica15 in Berlin, Germany on the future of peacekeeping and technology. The session this morning had…
Rank this Week: 2629

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Aug 26

    Under the Thumb: Regulatory Compliance When Outsourcing Cybersecurity Management

    Under the Thumb: Regulatory Compliance When Outsourcing Cybersecurity Management
    Managed security services are often a natural “add-on” when outsourcing IT services given that data protection is integral to application development, software as a service, and cloud storage, among other services. More recently,…
  • Aug 18

    Lessons from Litigating Technology Service Agreement

    Lessons from Litigating Technology Service Agreement
    Commercial lawyers ink thousands of contracts every day. Faced with an ever-shortening business cycle, they often do not have the luxury of seeking perfection in the contracting process. Fortunately, very few contracts ultimately end up in a…
  • Aug 17

    Security Concerns and the NHS Care.data Programme

    Security Concerns and the NHS Care.data Programme
    Computer Weekly recently published the article NHS Care.data: The security concerns by Mike Pierides and Sarah Atkinson, Global Sourcing attorneys in Pillsbury’s London office. In the article, Pierides and Atkinson consider how…
Rank this Week: 3021

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/
  • Aug 26

    It's August: The Lighter Side of Jury Service

    It's August: The Lighter Side of Jury Service
    As the summer draws to a close, let's take a deep breath before swinging into the next semester, for a look at the lighter side of jury service - US v. UK-style: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/law/weirdcases/article4478738.ece Best wishes to…
  • Aug 9

    German Prisons and Human Dignity

    German Prisons and Human Dignity
    German prisons are popular right now with criminal justice reformers, non-profit organizations, and even some reform-minded American politicians. According to a recent editorial in the New York Times by Nicholas Turner of the Vera Institute…
  • Jul 29

    Snowden: Patriot, Whistleblower, or Spy? (Part I)

    Snowden: Patriot, Whistleblower, or Spy? (Part I)
    I had the privilege this week of participating on a panel at the 2015 SEALS Conference that explored the question of whether Edward Snowden is a whistleblower or a spy. The panel members engaged in a robust discussion which examined...
Rank this Week: 991

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Aug 24

    Isn’t Uber Green Enough?

    Isn’t Uber Green Enough?
    This article examines the legal issues of car share service Uber, in Vancouver. The post Isn’t Uber Green Enough? appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
  • Aug 24

    Stricter Enforcement Regime Planned for Non-­Resident Buyers of Australian Homes – A Precursor to What Might Happen in Canada

    Stricter Enforcement Regime Planned for Non-­Resident Buyers of Australian Homes – A Precursor to What Might Happen in Canada
    The Australian government is to introduce stricter enforcement of the rules controlling non-­residents' purchases of residential property. Is this a precursor of what might happen in Canada. The post Stricter Enforcement Regime Planned…
  • Aug 24

    US Limited Liability Limited Partnerships (“LLLPs”)

    US Limited Liability Limited Partnerships (“LLLPs”)
    This article addresses the question of characterization of US LLLP, by setting out the principles that it would rely on, to make that characterization. The post US Limited Liability Limited Partnerships (“LLLPs”) appeared first…
Rank this Week: 2212

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Covers international taxation.

http://www.narellemackenziecpa.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    ACCOUNTING 659: SEMINAR INTERNATIONAL TAX

    ACCOUNTING 659: SEMINAR INTERNATIONAL TAX
    Enrollment is now open for ACCOUNTING 659: SEMINAR INTERNATIONAL TAX. People are able to enroll for this class through Open University. The primary objective of the course is to help you understand the US International Tax rules. You will…
  • May 14

    Represent Your US Individual Clients Before the IRS

    Represent Your US Individual Clients Before the IRS
    Join the 2015 enrolled agent study programme. This course, offered by DJH International Tax, is the only one of its kind outside the US and combines three days of intensive tuition by Narelle MacKenzie, a US-based CPA, with a choice of six or…
  • Feb 16

    ADIT Network: Guest Article by Narelle MacKenzie

    ADIT Network: Guest Article by Narelle MacKenzie
    Ms. MacKenzie’s guest article has been featured in the February 2015 issues of the ADIT Student Newsletter. In the article, Ms. MacKenzie shares valuable exam preparation tips and strategies. These tips on studying for ADIT exams have…
Rank this Week: 2136

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/
  • Aug 21

    Oil industry since 1990s misleading public opinion on climate change

    Oil industry since 1990s misleading public opinion on climate change
    (Image Union of Concerned Scientists) Exxon and other carbon majors like BP, Chevron, Phillips and Shell were at least since the 1980s aware of the links between fossil fuels and global warming. Despite that knowledge they were promoting at…
  • Jul 16

    Norway: chances for getting climate change damage compensation higher than previously estimated

    Norway: chances for getting climate change damage compensation higher than previously estimated
    Prime Minister of Norway Jens Stoltenberg talking with Ban Ki-moon at the COP17 Summit in 2011. In a previous blogpost, we have taken the view that the chances for getting compensation for climate change damages in Norway are rather…
  • Apr 6

    New climate change compensation case in Germany

    New climate change compensation case in Germany
    The disputed Laguna Palcacocha at risk of flooding the city of Huaraz in Peru due to Climate Change (image 2002 Georg Kaser) According to The Guardian, a Peruvian farmer asks a German coal mining and energy giant (RWE) to pay a share a 0.5%…
Rank this Week: 3783

Korean Law Blog

Korean Law Blog

Updates on Korean law. By Sean Hayes.

http://www.thekoreanlawblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Navigating the Korean Bureaucracy one Beer at a Time

    Navigating the Korean Bureaucracy one Beer at a Time
    Slate has an interesting article on the Craft Beer scene in Korea.  I was interested in the article, since I get many calls from breweries with interest in understanding the laws related to... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
  • Aug 6

    Korea's Cyber Defamation Law: Basics of Libel and Slander in Korea

    Korea's Cyber Defamation Law: Basics of Libel and Slander in Korea
    The crime of defamation, in South Korea, is vastly different from defamation laws in many Western countries. Most Western countries have, only, civil liability for defamation and much stricter... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean Hayes.
  • Aug 4

    English-language Patent Filing System in Korea Approved by Supreme Court

    English-language Patent Filing System in Korea Approved by Supreme Court
    The Korean Supreme Court has, recently, issued a statement calling for the establishment of an English-language "international justice department" within the Patent Court.  The purpose is to... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
Rank this Week: 2735

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

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

http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    The Night Before the Theft at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    The Night Before the Theft at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    The ConcertWho went to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum the night before the notorious theft of over a dozen artworks?Carmen Ortiz, United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, and the FBI released a video last week seeking an…
  • Aug 3

    Nominate CHL to the Annual Blawg 100

    Nominate CHL to the Annual Blawg 100
    Support the Cultural Heritage Lawyer blog!Click here to nominate CHL to the Annual Blawg 100.August 16 is the deadline, so time is short.Thank you for your support!©2010-2014 Cultural Heritage Lawyer. Content is general…
  • Jul 30

    Steering Clear of ISIS Loot: Don't Buy, Apply Strict Due Diligence

    Steering Clear of ISIS Loot: Don't Buy, Apply Strict Due Diligence
    Ancient artifact collectors share a passion for history, culture, and aesthetics. The best collectors embrace their role as stewards of heritage by dutifully caring for cultural material through conservation, storage, display, and study.…
Rank this Week: 5002

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 10

    Beware Foreign Domestic Law

    Beware Foreign Domestic Law
    Sending personnel overseas into a different country subjects your sales people, executives, and employees generally to the domestic laws (called municipal laws in international law parlance) of the country they visit. Equally important is…
  • Apr 21

    A Methodological Approach to Negotiating International Business Dispute

    A Methodological Approach to Negotiating International Business Dispute
    The United States government has declared increased exports are the path for financial recovery. In particular, the Small Business Administration declared exports are the principal method to buttress American small business. So, how do small…
  • Jan 27

    Sanctions List to Check Before Doing Busine

    Sanctions List to Check Before Doing Busine
    Before doing business with a prospective new business partner or customer your US or UK small business should (and may be required) conduct due diligence on your new prospect. Some lists to check are UK-HM Treasury's Consolidated List, EU…
Rank this Week: 800

The Peoples' Right to…

The Peoples' Right to Self-Determination Project

Dedicated to the right to self-determination (laid down in the UN Charter), discussing new perspectives, arguments and the potential impacts of these. By Istvan David Toth.

http://selfdetproject.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 9

    Happy 50th Independence day to Singapore

    Happy 50th Independence day to Singapore
    Happy 50th Independence day to Singapore – city-state’s secession/expulsion from the Malaysian Federation on August 9, 1965. « Politics Inn.
  • May 18

    Fad of declaring micronation

    Fad of declaring micronation
    Following the recent “foundation” of Liberland, another micro-entity has been self-proclaimed, ironically, on a piece of land between Croatia and Slovenia this time. Another terra nullius? Unlikely. It can be predicted that the…
  • May 11

    Secession is not the only way

    Secession is not the only way
    There are alternatives for exercising the right of self-determination. The significance of these prove high, as in the current international legal system, secession can occur only under exceptional circumstances. However, the question arises…
Rank this Week: 921

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: 1967

Atlantic Review

Atlantic Review

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

http://atlanticreview.org/
  • Jul 18

    Does US Punditry about Europe Have a Future?

    Does US Punditry about Europe Have a Future?
    I think it's great that Political Science professors testify in Congress from time to time. This happens far to rarely in Germany! The quality of Stephen Walt's testimony on the future of the EU, however, is underwhelming. He describes at…
  • Jun 28

    Fulbrighters Reflect on their Exchange Year

    Fulbrighters Reflect on their Exchange Year
    In this video produced by the German Fulbright Alumni Association in 2014 former German and US grantees talk about the relevance of their exchange experience and their reasons to get involved with the Alumni Association.  The video…
  • Jun 28

    Atlantic Review Receives the Fulbright Association's Mulert Award

    Atlantic Review Receives the Fulbright Association's Mulert Award
    Many organizations give awards to prominent people, who have already received dozens in the past. Sometimes it seems the purpose is not to honor the recipient of the award, but to use his or her fame to shine a light on the organization that…
Rank this Week: 2657

Al-Mirsal

Al-Mirsal

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

http://www.al-mirsal.com/
Rank this Week: 3616

Embassy Law Blog

Embassy Law Blog

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

http://embassylaw.com
  • Jun 28

    Bouquet of Defenses against Arbitral Award

    Bouquet of Defenses against Arbitral Award
    Numerous defenses against the recognition of a foreign arbitral award did not help the government of Belize in the matter BCB Holdings Inc. v. Government of Belize before the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. However,…
  • Jun 6

    High Representative Immunity Defined

    High Representative Immunity Defined
    In 1945, Congress enacted the International Organizations Immunities Act, Pub.L. 291, 59 Stat. 669 (1945), 22 U.S.C. §§ 288-288f, and on June 4, 2015, the United States District Court for the District Court applied it in a suit…
  • Apr 25

    World Bank Immunity and Employment

    World Bank Immunity and Employment
    An instructive opinion in the matter Smith v. World Bank Group illustrates the lack of subject-matter jurisdiction of United States courts over employ­ment matters involving the World Bank. An employee obtained a default against the…
Rank this Week: 1756

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/
  • Jun 20

    Italy's Tax Residency for Foreign Investor

    Italy's Tax Residency for Foreign Investor
    Italy's tax residency for foreign taxpayers buying Italian real estate, and spending significant time in Italy for pleasure or business continues being a very critical and challenging issue. Italy assigns tax residency of individuals based on…
  • May 6

    Italy's Supreme Court Holding That Economic Interests Prevail Over Personal Ties In Determining Italian Tax Residency

    Italy's Supreme Court Holding That Economic Interests Prevail Over Personal Ties In Determining Italian Tax Residency
    Italy’s Supreme Court’s decision n. 6501 of March 31, 2015, dealing with the case of an Italian citizen  who had most of his personal and family connections in Italy but moved to work in another country (Switzerland), where…
  • May 6

    Overview of Italy's Tax Reporting Rule

    Overview of Italy's Tax Reporting Rule
    Italian resident taxpayers are required to report all of their assets held outside of Italy,  on form RW of their Italian income tax returns (which include various sections and can be considered the equivalent of the FBAR and other…
Rank this Week: 4214

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1308