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Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Apr 29

    Mysteries of Twitter (II)

    Mysteries of Twitter (II)
    Each section of JOTWELL is set up with a basically identical wordpress blog. (Don’t ask why, there were good reasons to do it that way when we started.) Each section forwards posts to twitter via Twitter Feed. The tweets appear ……
  • Apr 29

    Mysteries of Twitter

    Mysteries of Twitter
    Something is duplicating my blog posts on Twitter. Or rather, two somethings. Doubtlessly, they are both things I set up myself some time long in the past, set and forgot. Now I have to reverse engineer it to figure out … Continue…
  • Apr 28

    Everyone Hates Cruz

    Everyone Hates Cruz
    Add John Boehner to the list: “Lucifer in the flesh,” the former speaker said. “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch…
Rank this Week: 22

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    New Issue: International Organizations Law Review

    New Issue: International Organizations Law Review
    The latest issue of the International Organizations Law Review (Vol. 12, no. 2, 2015) is out. Contents include:Special Issue: International Organizations and Member State Responsibility – Critical PerspectivesAna Sofia Barros; Cedric…
  • Apr 29

    Kendall & Nouwen: Speaking of Legacy: Toward an Ethos of Modesty at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

    Kendall & Nouwen: Speaking of Legacy: Toward an Ethos of Modesty at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
    Sara Kendall (Univ. of Kent - Law) & Sarah Nouwen (Univ. of Cambridge - Law) have posted Speaking of Legacy: Toward an Ethos of Modesty at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Here's the abstract: This paper is the longer…
  • Apr 29

    Hanrieder: International Organization in Time: Fragmentation and Reform

    Hanrieder: International Organization in Time: Fragmentation and Reform
    Tine Hanrieder (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)) has published International Organization in Time: Fragmentation and Reform (Oxford Univ. Press 2015). Here's the abstract: International Organization in Time…
Rank this Week: 26

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
  • Apr 29

    The proposed draft text of the Hague Convention on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgment

    The proposed draft text of the Hague Convention on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgment
    On 17 March 2016, the Council on General Affairs and Policy of the Hague Conference on Private International Law decided to set up a Special Commission to prepare a draft Convention on the recognition and enforcement of foreign…
  • Apr 28

    Post Brexit: The Fate of Commercial Dispute Resolution in London and on the Continent

    Post Brexit: The Fate of Commercial Dispute Resolution in London and on the Continent
    A joint conference of the Max Planck Institute for Procedural Law (Luxembourg) and the British Institute for International and Comparative Law will be held on May 26th in London, within the framework of a series of BIICL events on…
  • Apr 25

    Integration and Dispute Resolution in Small State

    Integration and Dispute Resolution in Small State
    The British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the Open University and the Centre for Small States at Queen Mary University of London are organising a conference on “Integration and Dispute Resolution in Small…
Rank this Week: 44

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
  • Apr 29

    Making for a Just World

    Making for a Just World
    In Canvases of Courage, a documentary about artists working to advance global human rights, Jérôme Lagarrigue 96 IL (above) speaks about how his own experience surviving a hate crime in the 1980s inspired him to advocate for…
  • Apr 28

    CIA Torture Just Got One Step Closer to Facing Accountability

    CIA Torture Just Got One Step Closer to Facing Accountability
    In an unprecedented victory for torture accountability, the U.S. Justice Department decided not to block a private lawsuit from going forward, and to actually allow survivors and victims of CIA torture to have their their day in court.
  • Apr 26

    Leila and Mahamadi: Five Days for the Sheroes of Burkina Faso

    Leila and Mahamadi: Five Days for the Sheroes of Burkina Faso
    Two people meet at Ouagadougou International Airport and their destinies become immediately and eternally entwined.
Rank this Week: 57

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 62

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Potential Implications of CENTCOM’s MSF Investigation on the ICC’s Preliminary Examination of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan

    Potential Implications of CENTCOM’s MSF Investigation on the ICC’s Preliminary Examination of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan
    This morning, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) released its formal report of investigation into the airstrike on a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) trauma center in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Of note in the report is a finding that the…
  • Apr 29

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Yesterday, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford faced some skepticism on Capitol Hill as they attempted to make the case that President Obama’s strategy in Iraq and Syria is making…
  • Apr 29

    Security and the Phone System Redux

    Security and the Phone System Redux
    Back in the Fall of 2014, a little noticed contactual battle surfaced some significant security concerns with the management of the American telephone system.  It involved the local-number-portability administrator (LNPA).  …
Rank this Week: 84

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 94

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 25

    Anchugov and Gladkov is not Enforceable: the Russian Constitutional Court Opines in its First ECtHR Implementation Case

    Anchugov and Gladkov is not Enforceable: the Russian Constitutional Court Opines in its First ECtHR Implementation Case
    by Marina Aksenova by Marina Aksenova [Marina Aksenova is a Post-doc at the Centre of Excellence for International Courts, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. You can reach her at: Marina [dot] aksenova [at] jur [dot] ku [dot] dk.]…
  • Apr 25

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, April 25, 2016

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, April 25, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Here’s your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Zambia’s government is trying to send hundreds of refugees back to camps…
  • Apr 24

    Events and Announcements: April 24, 2016

    Events and Announcements: April 24, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Sponsored Announcements Admissions to the third edition of the Master in Democratic Governance – Democracy and Human Rights in the MENA Region (DE.MA) are open: first round deadline – 30 May…
Rank this Week: 106

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: 127

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    DIY China Employment Law. Really?

    DIY China Employment Law. Really?
    Our China lawyers often get appreciative emails from non-lawyers saying our blog has helped them do x, y or z on their own. We love the good vibes, but emails like these are sometimes a bit troubling. At the risk of being blunt, this blog…
  • Apr 27

    China Employment Contracts: Ten Things To Consider

    China Employment Contracts: Ten Things To Consider
    Following in the footsteps of our recent post Forming a China WFOE: Ten Things To Consider, I present to you: China Employment Contracts: Ten Things to Consider. Here goes, the top ten things you should consider when employing anyone in…
  • Apr 26

    Don’t Sign Informal Documents on the Run in China

    Don’t Sign Informal Documents on the Run in China
    I meet a lot of foreigners skipping through China on business. Many of them are delegates on trade missions or attendees at festivals or summits. They frequently allow their Chinese friends to pressure them to sign little documents while…
Rank this Week: 181

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Apr 29

    Maybe Purpose Can Be Part of Non-Discrimination After All

    Maybe Purpose Can Be Part of Non-Discrimination After All
    Reading further in the Argentina - Financial Services AB report, maybe I was getting all worked up over nothing. After seeming to say that "regulatory aspects" of the measure cannot be considered as a separate step in the conditions of...
  • Apr 29

    Determining a Measure's Purpose

    Determining a Measure's Purpose
    We had so much fun talking about discriminatory purpose last week, I thought I'd bring up the subject again. This time, I want to focus on exactly how one might evaluate a measure's legitimacy, which you may or may not...
  • Apr 26

    Regulating "Healthy" Cigarette

    Regulating "Healthy" Cigarette
    From The Economist: TOBACCO companies specialise in contradiction. They herald the decline of smoking among youngsters, for example, then flaunt their sales to callow puffers. The most skilled contortionist in the industry may be Philip…
Rank this Week: 220

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

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

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Apr 28

    Ex-pats challenge to the EU referendum voting rule

    Ex-pats challenge to the EU referendum voting rule
    Schindler and MacLennan v. Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2016] EWHC 957, Divisional Court 28 April 2016 – read judgment An interesting, albeit…
  • Apr 27

    Extradition in “disarray”? – Amelia Nice

    Extradition in “disarray”? – Amelia Nice
    Aranyosi and Căldăraru [C-404/15 and C-659/15 PPU]. On 5 April 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that the execution of a European Arrest Warrant (‘EAW’) must be deferred if there is a real…
  • Apr 27

    Court of Protection orders continued reporting restrictions after death

    Court of Protection orders continued reporting restrictions after death
    In the matter of proceedings brought by Kings College NHS Foundation Trust concerning C (who died on 28 November 2015) v The Applicant and Associated Newspapers Ltd and others [2016] EWCOP21 – read judgment The Court of Protection has…
Rank this Week: 278

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: 302

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    China sets death penalty threshold for graft case

    China sets death penalty threshold for graft case
    Source: The Japan Times (18 April 2016)http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/04/18/asia-pacific/crime-legal-asia-pacific/china-sets-death-penalty-threshold-graft-cases/#.VxUUNjB97IUBEIJING – Corruption cases involving 3 million yuan…
  • Apr 11

    Pakistan Pledges Not to Amend Law That Imposes Death Penalty for Blasphemy

    Pakistan Pledges Not to Amend Law That Imposes Death Penalty for Blasphemy
    Source: CNS News (31 March 2016)http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/pakistan-radicals-end-protest-after-govt-gives-assurances-blasphemyMuslim radicals ended a four-day sit-in in a high-security “red zone” near…
  • Apr 6

    Amnesty death penalty report: The secret China won’t share with the world

    Amnesty death penalty report: The secret China won’t share with the world
    Source: news.com.au (6 April 2016)http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/amnesty-death-penalty-report-the-secret-china-wont-share-with-the-world/news-story/f8c406c3301992b28bbfc5d6f8e2eb51Asian nations are continuing to put thousands of people to…
Rank this Week: 377

Atlantic Review

Atlantic Review

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

http://atlanticreview.org/
  • Mar 26

    Clinton gives Atlanticist speech at the Pacific

    Clinton gives Atlanticist speech at the Pacific
    Hillary Clinton is much more supportive of NATO and Europe than all the other presidential candidates. Yesterday, Hillary Clinton gave an impressive speech describing NATO as "one of the best investments America has ever made". She stressed…
  • Mar 16

    If the US Presidential Candidates Would Run for Office in Europe

    If the US Presidential Candidates Would Run for Office in Europe
    Wouldn't it be best for the United States if Hillary Clinton would be the Republican nominee and Bernie Sanders the Democratic nominee? Certainly the US would then be more like Germany and other European countries for better or…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 441

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

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

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Research Handbook on Global Administrative Law

    Research Handbook on Global Administrative Law
    Research Handbook on Global Administrative LawEdited by Sabino Cassese, Emeritus Justice, Italian Constitutional Court and Emeritus Professor, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd –…
  • Mar 14

    Spring 2016 International Law Colloquium

    Spring 2016 International Law Colloquium
    The annual International Law Colloquium sponsored by St. John's Center for International and Comparative Law brings leading scholars to campus to present their works to students and faculty. This year, we're pleased to welcome:…
  • Mar 4

    Louisiana Law Review Symposium on the Future of the Civil Law

    Louisiana Law Review Symposium on the Future of the Civil Law
    Louisiana—as the lone civil law jurisdiction in the United States—has been instrumentalin developing and maintaining one of the major legal traditions in the world, the civil law, in the English language. Indeed, having as its…
Rank this Week: 473

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: 507

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: 644

The Invisible College

The Invisible College

Covers international law, politics, economics, and philosophy.

http://invisiblecollege.weblog.leidenuniv.nl/
  • Nov 25

    New Issue of GoJIL and Call for Paper

    New Issue of GoJIL and Call for Paper
    A brand new issue of the Goettingen Journal of International Law is available on the journal’s homepage: www.gojil.eu. They have compiled eleven great articles about the precursors to international constitutionalism, especially the…
  • Nov 15

    Call for Papers Transnational Judicial Dialogue (21 & 22 June 2013)

    Call for Papers Transnational Judicial Dialogue (21 & 22 June 2013)
    For more info, we kindly refer you to the website of the Amsterdam Center for International Law. The ACIL, ECRP project ‘International Law through the National Prism’ and the ERC project ‘MultiRights’ now invite paper proposals…
  • Nov 6

    Assistant Professor in International Relations at University of Amsterdam

    Assistant Professor in International Relations at University of Amsterdam
    Job description Developing, conducting, and supervising high quality academic research on International Relations; Teaching general and specialist courses in Political Science, more in particular International Relations at both undergraduate…
Rank this Week: 679

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: 620

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
  • Mar 15

    Countering Violent Extremism & Mobile Advocacy in Myanmar

    Countering Violent Extremism & Mobile Advocacy in Myanmar
    Cross-posted from the ICT4Peace Foundation’s website. ### I was invited to take part in Tech Camp 2016, held at Phandeeyar, where I talked about and trained on mobile advocacy and activism strategies. Calling on the work engineered in…
  • Feb 26

    Operationalizing Peace Operations Reform

    Operationalizing Peace Operations Reform
    Clearing the Decks After a Year of Reviews: Operationalizing Peace Operations Reform, organised by ZIF, the Centre for International Peace Operations, was held from 25 – 26 February just outside of Berlin. Agenda here. I was asked to…
  • Dec 17

    Technology and Public Participation – What’s New?

    Technology and Public Participation – What’s New?
    Via ConstitutionNet’s website. ### Sanjana Hattotuwa of the ICT4Peace Foundation speaks about the key characteristics and functionalities of the internet, social media and mobile technologies which have changed our world, and which…
Rank this Week: 1076

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: 1015

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Apr 28

    American Society of International Law Announces Five Helton Fellow

    American Society of International Law Announces Five Helton Fellow
    The American Society of International Law (ASIL) has announced the five students and young professional winners of its 2016 Helton Fellowships for projects in international law, the twelfth class of Helton Fellows. Selected from a pool of…
  • Apr 27

    Congratulations to Professor Cindy Buy

    Congratulations to Professor Cindy Buy
    Professor Cindy Buys of Southern Illinois University School of Law, a co-editor on the International Law Prof Blog, has just been awarded the 2016 SIU Law Excellence Award for Outstanding Scholar. Congratulations, Cindy! (mew)
  • Apr 27

    Visiting Legal Writing Professor

    Visiting Legal Writing Professor
    Not an international law job, but hey, a job's a job! THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for one or more Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Writing positions in its J.D. program, beginning in the fall of...
Rank this Week: 1366

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 1223

Customs Law

Customs Law

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

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    What Week Is This?

    What Week Is This?
    I realize it has been a month since my last Ruling of the Week. I am reasonably certain I will come up for air soon and post some new material. In the meantime, if you are in NYC for the CITBA CLE and Annual Meeting on Thursday, I hope to see…
  • Apr 11

    Hey, look over there

    Hey, look over there
    Dear Lex Luthor,This is in response to your implied inquiry concerning the importation of a large sample of kryptonite into the United States. You can find my response here, as published by the fine folks over at Law and the Multiverse. That…
  • Mar 30

    CITBA Annual Meeting and CLE, April 21

    CITBA Annual Meeting and CLE, April 21
    Join CITBA for a CLE event on April 21 to be held at the Court of International Trade in New York. Details and registration is available here. Registration is a little funky for now. You'll need to click select Event in the box on the left…
Rank this Week: 1241

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Oct 13

    Yoga Sequence not Protected by Copyright, says 9th Circuit

    Yoga Sequence not Protected by Copyright, says 9th Circuit
    On October 8, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a sequence of yoga poses and breathing exercises was not entitled to copyright protection under the U.S. Copyright Act. Bikram’s Yoga College of India v.…
  • Oct 11

    Common Catalogue Listing not Proof of Plant Variety Rights Ownership

    Common Catalogue Listing not Proof of Plant Variety Rights Ownership
    In July 2015, a court in the city of Milan, Italy held that the Italian subsidiary of BASF failed to establish its ownership of plant variety rights in a lawsuit that BASF brought against a local company. BASF Italia S.p.A. … Continue…
  • Oct 11

    Canadian Supreme Court: Claimants May Seek to Enforce Ecuadorian Judgment against Chevron in Ontario

    Canadian Supreme Court: Claimants May Seek to Enforce Ecuadorian Judgment against Chevron in Ontario
    On 4 September 2015, Canada’s highest court dismissed arguments by US petrochemical company Chevron that Canadian courts cannot hear proceedings to enforce the US$ 9.51 billion judgment of an Ecuadorian court against it. Chevron…
Rank this Week: 1189

INTERPOL Red Notice Removal…

INTERPOL Red Notice Removal Lawyers

By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://interpolnoticeremoval.com/
Rank this Week: 1295

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 22

    White Paper on Judicial Reform

    White Paper on Judicial Reform
    Last March, the Supreme People's Court posted on its website an English version of its White Paper on Judicial Reform, but for some reason did not make the original Chinese version available online. I now have a scanned version of...
  • Mar 25

    China-related jobs with PILnet (Global Network for Public Interest Law)

    China-related jobs with PILnet (Global Network for Public Interest Law)
    I have received the following announcement (slightly edited): PILnet is hiring! We’re currently seeking applications for a China-based Program Manager, located in either Beijing or Hong Kong, and a Program Assistant in Beijing. While legal…
  • Mar 22

    Again on China's acquittal rate

    Again on China's acquittal rate
    Here’s an interesting piece from the Dui Hua Foundation on China’s acquittal rate (previously discussed on this blog here). I’m not sure it’s accurate in saying that China’s acquittal rate rose, though. It gives a figure of 1039…
Rank this Week: 1627

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1444

China Esquire

China Esquire

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

http://www.chinalawandbusiness.com
  • Oct 27

    The Lost Art of Client Relationships and Customer Service

    The Lost Art of Client Relationships and Customer Service
    Two events recently highlighted the decline for customer service and relationships in the services industry–and particularly in mine, which is legal services. First, I was having lunch with one of my outside counsel. He was picking my…
  • 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
Rank this Week: 1581

International Business Law Advisor

International Business Law Advisor

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

http://www.internationalbusinesslawadvisor.com
Rank this Week: 1699

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: 1615

The TransAtlantic Assembly

The TransAtlantic Assembly

Blog of American and European Practitioners and Academics on European and American Constitutional Law (with an eye to the European Constitution), International Law, European Law, and Law and Philosophy.

http://transatlanticassembly.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    Italy's tragic future

    Italy's tragic future
    Silvio Berlusconi is a modern dictator. He controls all the most important functions of the state and is THE key player in the private sphere. Modern dictators are characterized by an ability to disguise their authoritarianism through subtle…
  • Sep 2

    No to Barroso

    No to Barroso
    Does anyone out there know who Barroso is? More importantly does anybody know what was his best achievement during his four years as President of the European Commission, the highest institution within the EU? Very few will be able to answer…
  • Jul 25

    Obama's Transatlantic Speech

    Obama's Transatlantic Speech
    Berlin was like a honeymoon between America and Europe. But Obama's honey words, were a little too sweet:
Rank this Week: 1499

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/
  • Apr 28

    "Brainy Award" Winners Examine US Human Rights Issue

    "Brainy Award" Winners Examine US Human Rights Issue
    Last week, the Carnegie Corporation announced this year's 33 Carnegie Fellows, winners of the so-called "Brainy Awards." The good news, as these awards reveal, is that many of the best brains in the country are focusing their work on…
  • Apr 27

    LGBT Update - Moving Forward With Irony

    LGBT Update - Moving Forward With Irony
    Last week the federal appeals court for the 4th Circuit ruled that a Virginia student could sue his school board for prohibiting him from using the bathroom matching his gender identity. The Court found that the prohibition imposed upon…
  • Apr 26

    The Right to Housing for the Formerly Incacerated: Offering a Fair Chance and a Fresh Start

    The Right to Housing for the Formerly Incacerated: Offering a Fair Chance and a Fresh Start
    by Joanne Kamuf Ward Columbia Human Rights Institute Approximately one in every three U.S. adults has a criminal record – roughly the same number of people that hold a four year college degree. The impacts are staggering. The ongoing…
Rank this Week: 1775

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

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

http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Video: Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act Passes House

    Video: Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act Passes House
    Earlier this afternoon, the House of Representatives unanimously adopted the Senate's amendment of the Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act. H.R. 1493, which calls for emergency import restrictions on at-risk…
  • Apr 14

    Legislative Ban on Syrian Cultural Property Moves Forward in the Senate

    Legislative Ban on Syrian Cultural Property Moves Forward in the Senate
    Since the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reworked the language of the Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act in February, the proposed legislation is steadily moving through the halls of Capitol Hill. Yesterday the…
  • Apr 6

    Russian Ambassador's Short Letter Makes Big Claims About Looted Syrian Antiquitie

    Russian Ambassador's Short Letter Makes Big Claims About Looted Syrian Antiquitie
    A letter from Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, Russia's envoy to the United Nations, has named dealers and shippers alleged to have facilitated the trade of looted antiquities from ISIS-controlled territory in Syria. Delivered to the UN…
Rank this Week: 2168

International Family Law

International Family Law

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

http://www.internationalfamilylawfirm.com/
  • Apr 6

    Relocation to Japan Denied: Expert Testimony as to Japanese Child Custody

    Relocation to Japan Denied: Expert Testimony as to Japanese Child Custody
    Jeremy D. MorleyA California court (Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, Case No. DN179669) has applied my expert testimony concerning Japanese child custody law in refusing to order the relocation of a child to Japan.The Court…
  • Mar 14

    How to Prepare for an International Divorce

    How to Prepare for an International Divorce
                   By Jeremy MorleyAre you someone who always runs at the last minute to catch a plane? Or do you prefer to arrive at the airport ten minutes early and…
  • Mar 10

    Violent Threats to Parent Establishes Grave Risk to Child under Hague Abduction Convention

    Violent Threats to Parent Establishes Grave Risk to Child under Hague Abduction Convention
    Jeremy D. Morley(Author, The Hague Abduction Convention: Practical Issues and Procedures for Family Lawyers, published by ABA)In a significant ruling, the Eleventh Circuit has ruled that a pattern of threats and violence directed against a…
Rank this Week: 2402

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

Covers the history of both international and domestic wine laws and developing legal issues in the wine industry. By Lindsey A. Zahn.

http://www.winelawonreserve.com
  • Apr 1

    2016 Wine and Law Program at the University of Reim

    2016 Wine and Law Program at the University of Reim
    This year, the University of Reims’ Wine & Law Program is in its sixth session and will discuss topics related to wine law and intellectual property rights in the wine sector. The Program is from June 20, 2016 through June 29,…
  • Apr 1

    TTB Publishes Two AVA Final Rules: Willamette Valley and Loess Hills District

    TTB Publishes Two AVA Final Rules: Willamette Valley and Loess Hills District
    On March 3rd, TTB published two final rules in the Federal Register the first which modified portions of currently established AVAs and the second which establishes a new AVA. The first rule alters an existing viticultural area in Oregon and…
  • Apr 1

    Upcoming CLE on Wine Law

    Upcoming CLE on Wine Law
    On May 18, 2016, I will be presenting a CLE for Lawline on wine law. It will be a live broadcast and the course will provide an introduction to the history of wine regulation in the U.S., labeling and advertising, federal and state…
Rank this Week: 2156

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: 2136

Blog Arbitration

Blog Arbitration

Online Colloquium on Law & Practice of Arbitration Globally.

http://blogarbitration.com/
  • Oct 25

    INDIA AMENDS ARBITRATION LAW: SOME GREAT, SOME ABSURD CHANGES

    INDIA AMENDS ARBITRATION LAW: SOME GREAT, SOME ABSURD CHANGES
    In this post, Sumit Rai, provides his first reaction as a brief critique of the most important changes introduced through an ordinance on 23 October 2015 to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 Introduction The 1996 statute which has…
  • Jul 28

    UK Supreme Court Allows Anti-Suit Injunction in favour of Arbitration Agreement

    UK Supreme Court Allows Anti-Suit Injunction in favour of Arbitration Agreement
    In this post, Martin Andrew Jarret reviews UK Supreme Court’s landmark decision to grant anti-suit injunction in favour of an arbitration agreement despite no intention to initiate arbitration. Overview On 12 June 2013, the Supreme…
  • Dec 1

    Singapore High Court Reaffirms Non-Interventionist Policy: PT Pukuafu Indah vs. Newmont Indonesia Ltd.

    Singapore High Court Reaffirms Non-Interventionist Policy: PT Pukuafu Indah vs. Newmont Indonesia Ltd.
    In this post, PANAGIOTIS CHALKIAS reports on the recent decision of the Singapore High Court in PT Pukuafu Indah vs. Newmont indonesia Ltd., where the court clarified the policy underlying the International Arbitration Act of Singapore. The…
Rank this Week: 1948

International Commercial Law Blog

International Commercial Law Blog

Covers international commercial law in the European Union. By M D M Studio Legale.

http://www.internationalcommerciallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1977

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1831

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/
  • Dec 30

    New domain: echr-online.info

    New domain: echr-online.info
    I have moved this blog. It can now be found at echr-online.info
  • Oct 23

    Freedom of expression of employees - Matuz v Hungary

    Freedom of expression of employees - Matuz v Hungary
    In Matuz v Hungary, the European Court of Human Rights elaborated on extent to which journalists can invoke freedom of expression when criticizing their employer. FactsThe applicant was a journalist. He had been employed with a state…
  • Oct 22

    German blog on ECHR

    German blog on ECHR
    I have relaunched my German blog on the ECHR. You can find it here
Rank this Week: 1932

Bribery Library Blog

Bribery Library Blog

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

http://www.briberylibrary.com
Rank this Week: 2421

Climate Change and Carbon…

Climate Change and Carbon Management Blog

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

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

    Vote For Us For Best Legal Blog

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

    White House Set to Release Carbon Rules for Existing Power Plant

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

    CCS Bills In the Senate

    CCS Bills In the Senate
    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) is trying to gain support from her colleagues for S. 2152, legislation that would increase the commercial availability of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology. The “Advanced Clean Coal Technology…
Rank this Week: 2323

European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

Covers court decisions and information.

http://ecohr.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Hrant Dink Murder on Seventh Anniversary of his Death

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

    Davutoğlu clarifies ‘Assad lesser evil' statement

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

    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey

    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey
    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey (Application no. 29411/07)JUDGMENT (17 September 2013)STRASBOURGPROCEDURE1. The case originated in an application (no. 29411/07) against the Republic of Turkey lodged with the Court under…
Rank this Week: 2077