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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/
  • Mar 17

    She Does it Again

    She Does it Again
    Someone serious really needs to run against Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle. Prosecutors say no crime was committed in scalding death of Miami inmate: The corrections officers who locked a schizophrenic man in a…
  • Mar 14

    IRL (R-27) Says No

    IRL (R-27) Says No
    Ros-Lehtinen Announces Her Intention To Vote No On AHCA Bill As Written The post IRL (R-27) Says No appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Mar 12

    Must be Reform

    Must be Reform
    A friend writes, Gathered with some friends last night to read the Megillah. This year we replaced the name of the villain Haman with “Donald” as we spun our groggers. Most satisfying. The post Must be Reform appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 14

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: 27

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 32

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
  • Mar 27

    Crimea: In the International Blind Spot

    Crimea: In the International Blind Spot
      By Viachaslau “Slava” Bortnik Amnesty International recently released a public statement raising the worsening human rights situation in Crimea marking three years under Russian rule since the Peninsula’s unlawful…
  • Feb 16

    Three Concerns the Senate Committee Should Raise with David Friedman

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

    Ethiopia: Zone 9

    Ethiopia: Zone 9
    At the end of 2016 Amnesty International published a report titled Ethiopia Offline: Evidence of Social Media Blocking and Internet Censorship in Ethiopia. This report documented how social media and networks in Addis Ababa and the Oromia…
Rank this Week: 36

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Peña-Neira: Fuentes del Estado de Derecho internacional

    Peña-Neira: Fuentes del Estado de Derecho internacional
    Sergio Peña-Neira (Universidad Bernardo O'Higgins - Law) has published Fuentes del Estado de Derecho internacional (Ediciones Olejnik 2016). Here's the abstract: Las "fuentes" normativo-jurídicas permiten determinar si una norma…
  • Mar 29

    McAuliffe: Transformative Transitional Justice and the Malleability of Post-Conflict State

    McAuliffe: Transformative Transitional Justice and the Malleability of Post-Conflict State
    Padraig McAuliffe (Univ. of Liverpool - Law) has published Transformative Transitional Justice and the Malleability of Post-Conflict States (Edward Elgar Publishing 2017). Here's the abstract: Despite the growing focus on issues of…
  • Mar 29

    Proelss: United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary

    Proelss: United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary
    Alexander Proelss (Universität Trier - Law) has published United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary (C.H. Beck/Hart/Nomos 2017). Here's the abstract:The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) entered…
Rank this Week: 44

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/
  • Mar 29

    Video: Press Conference by Senators Richard Burr and Mark Warner of SSCI

    Video: Press Conference by Senators Richard Burr and Mark Warner of SSCI
    Senate Select Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burner and Ranking Member Mark Warner held a press conference earlier this afternoon on the Committee's investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election. Video of the…
  • Mar 29

    Historical Context for Today's Surveillance Debates: The 1945 Legal Memo on What Became Operation Shamrock

    Historical Context for Today's Surveillance Debates: The 1945 Legal Memo on What Became Operation Shamrock
    Section 702 is coming up for renewal later this year, and it is clear we'll be hearing a lot in that context about the impact of SIGINT collection activities on US person communications. When that topic comes up, inevitably there follows at…
  • Mar 29

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The United Kingdom has formally begun the process of exiting the European Union, delivering notice of the country’s intent to withdraw to EU President Donald Tusk. Though Britain is currently scheduled to leave the EU by 2019, both…
Rank this Week: 73

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

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

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

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

    The Fourth Man: An Intriguing Sub-Plot in the Yukos Arbitration

    The Fourth Man: An Intriguing Sub-Plot in the Yukos Arbitration
    The Yukos case is among the most flamboyant investor-state arbitrations (Chevron v. Ecuador a close competitor). Yukos reads like a paperback thriller-settling of scores between rogue oligarchs and the Putin regime with billions at stake.…
  • Mar 29

    It's Brexit Day

    It's Brexit Day
    BBC has the Article 50 withdrawal notification letter here. Not surprisingly, it does not tell us much about how the withdrawal talks will go (the UK would like a "deep and special partnership" with the EU). The substance of the...
  • Mar 28

    Clues About Trump's ISDS Policy

    Clues About Trump's ISDS Policy
    Lots of people are asking about what the Trump administration will do with investment treaties and investment chapters of FTAs. Will their sovereignty concerns mean they reject ISDS? Or will their pro-business views mean they support ISDS?…
Rank this Week: 112

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

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

    China-US Trade: Why Donald Trump Would be a Horrible Fantasy Baseball League Commissioner

    China-US Trade: Why Donald Trump Would be a Horrible Fantasy Baseball League Commissioner
    Donald Trump is that fantasy sports team owner who vetoed every trade involving Team China or Team Mexico (except his own, of course).  But now he’s become the league commissioner and he’s promised to fix or renegotiate all…
  • Mar 28

    Alibaba and Small Business Owner

    Alibaba and Small Business Owner
    The New York Times had a fascinating piece recently on the problems small business are having with knockoffs on Chinese e-commerce sites run by Alibaba. The story presented three case studies of companies making custom products: Vintage…
  • Mar 27

    Why NOW is the Time to Comply with China’s Employment Laws, Part 2

    Why NOW is the Time to Comply with China’s Employment Laws, Part 2
    In part one of this series, I explained what has changed in China to make employer compliance — especially for foreign companies doing business in China — so important. In this part two, I explain what our China employment…
Rank this Week: 234

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Mar 22

    IHL Does Not Authorise Detention in NIAC: A Response to Murray

    IHL Does Not Authorise Detention in NIAC: A Response to Murray
    by Kevin Jon Heller Over the past couple of years, a number of scholars -- including me -- have debated whether IHL implicitly authorises detention in non-international armed conflict (NIAC.) The latest intervention in the debate comes…
  • Mar 20

    So . . . What do you think should be in your international law textbook?

    So . . . What do you think should be in your international law textbook?
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis I’m honored to have been invited by Allen Weiner to join him in the forthcoming 7th edition of the textbook, International Law, which he previously edited with the late Professor Barry Carter.…
  • Mar 19

    The Disappearing UN Report on Israeli “Apartheid”

    The Disappearing UN Report on Israeli “Apartheid”
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Last week, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) sent shockwaves through the international community by issuing a report that — for the first time in UN history…
Rank this Week: 236

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: 242

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Indonesian Death Penalty Moratorium Needs Presidential Push

    Indonesian Death Penalty Moratorium Needs Presidential Push
    Source: Human Rights Watch (29 March 2017)https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/03/29/indonesian-death-penalty-moratorium-needs-presidential-pushIndonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo dropped fresh hints this week that he…
  • Mar 21

    Erdogan sees Turkey parliament restoring capital punishment

    Erdogan sees Turkey parliament restoring capital punishment
    Source: Channel News Asia (19 March 2017)http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/erdogan-sees-turkey-parliament-restoring-capital-punishment/3606628.htmlISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday (Mar 18) he expected…
  • Mar 14

    China says it uses death penalty sparingly

    China says it uses death penalty sparingly
    Source: The Japan Times (12 March 2017)http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/03/12/asia-pacific/crime-legal-asia-pacific/china-says-uses-death-penalty-sparingly/#.WMfSXPnyvIUBEIJING – China’s chief justice said Sunday that his…
Rank this Week: 320

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 305

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: 316

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/
  • Mar 24

    Jamaica's Accession to the Hague Abduction Convention

    Jamaica's Accession to the Hague Abduction Convention
    Jeremy D. MorleyOn 24 February 2017, Jamaica deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Jamaica is the 97th Contracting State to the Convention. The Convention…
  • Mar 23

    The Hague Abduction Convention and International Child Relocation

    The Hague Abduction Convention and International Child Relocation
    by Jeremy D. Morleywww.international-divorce.comThe Hague Convention has a role to play in international child relocation cases and in cases concerning international child visitation and travel. That role will on occasion be of great…
  • Mar 16

    Abducted Child Returned from Taiwan

    Abducted Child Returned from Taiwan
    We are delighted that we helped to secure the return to California this week of a child who had been abducted to Taiwan.Taiwan is not a party to the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction and the Taiwanese judicial system would…
Rank this Week: 345

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: 436

Cardozo Law Student Chapter -…

Cardozo Law Student Chapter - Children's Rights Institute

Cardozo law student division of CRI founded by 2010 Cardozo graduates Danielle Goldstein and Benjamin Ryberg. CRI-Cardozo has over 40 student members and is dedicated to raising awareness about human rights abuses against children.

http://www.childrensrightsinstitute.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 437

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: 459

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: 428

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Mar 29

    Britain Triggers Notice Under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty

    Britain Triggers Notice Under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty
    The United Kingdom today gave notice under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty that pursuant to a democratic vote, it was leaving the European Union. Here's the text of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty: Article 50 1. Any Member...
  • Mar 27

    Save the Date: Annual CSLSA Conference

    Save the Date: Annual CSLSA Conference
    The annual conference of the Central States Law Schools Association (CSLSA) will be held at Southern Illinois University School of Law on October 6-7, 2017. The keynote speaker for the conference will be Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz. Watch…
  • Mar 24

    International Criminal Court Adds Another Year to Congolese Vice President Bemba's 18-Year Sentence

    International Criminal Court Adds Another Year to Congolese Vice President Bemba's 18-Year Sentence
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) has sentenced the former Congolese Vice-President, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, to another year in prison and about $325,000 in fines for interfering with his trial. Judges ordered the that the sentence be…
Rank this Week: 492

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

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

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 9

    New Comparative Law Titles at Oxford

    New Comparative Law Titles at Oxford
    Fiduciaries of Humanity: How International Law Constitutes AuthorityCriddle,  Fox-Decent9780199397921Fiduciaries of Humanity: How International Law Constitutes Authority discusses a new model of public international law where individuals…
  • Feb 24

    Annual Conference on Law and Food: still time to Submit

    Annual Conference on Law and Food: still time to Submit
    STILL TIME TO SUBMIT! Juris Diversitas will accept submissions until the end of March.Contact Prof. Olivier Moréteau at moreteau@lsu.edu with any question. JURIS DIVERSITAS5th ANNUAL CONFERENCEJuly 10-12, 2017Lyon,…
  • Feb 8

    Law & Literature on 'Legal Bodies'

    Law & Literature on 'Legal Bodies'
    Special Issue - Legal Bodies: Corpus/Persona/CommunitasWe are pleased to offer you free access* to the latest Special issue from Law & Literature on 'Legal Bodies'. Read the Special Issue here.Law & Literature is…
Rank this Week: 539

Atlantic Review

Atlantic Review

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

http://atlanticreview.org/
  • Feb 24

    German TV Series are Finally Taking Off

    German TV Series are Finally Taking Off
    German TV series are finally taking off. Both historical drama and contemporary drama are red hot right now. Since GERMANY 83, a great Cold War spy drama based on the Able Archer NATO maneuver, all major streaming services have announced…
  • Dec 20

    Berlin is not Afraid

    Berlin is not Afraid
    Terroristen dieser Welt, schaut auf diese Stadt! Our 9/11 reflexes are alive and well, but is the tragedy of Berlin really a national crisis? Running a lorry into a crowded Christmas market was an attack on our lifestyle and insofar it…
  • Nov 27

    Thought Experiment: NATO Distorts American Strategic Interest

    Thought Experiment: NATO Distorts American Strategic Interest
    In Aesop’s fable the Lion, the Bear and the Fox, the lion and the bear fight over a deer until both are too tired to continue, the fox, having seen their fatigue and lacerations runs off with the deer in its jaws. America, being the…
Rank this Week: 577

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
  • Mar 28

    Law Library Research Workshop: Foreign Law Research

    Law Library Research Workshop: Foreign Law Research
    Law Library Research Workshop: Foreign Law Research   March 29 2017 / Wednesday / Room 113 / 3:10 - 4:00 PM   Students will learn the basic strategies of conducting foreign law research using open-access and subscription resources.…
  • Feb 5

    Brexit Talk with MEP Catherine Stihler

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

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

    New Book Display: Dr. Rebecca Gomperts: Steering the Discourse of Reproductive Justice
         The upcoming Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice will feature Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, general-practice physician and activist who pushes the boundaries of abortion law.  On L1 of the law library is a new…
Rank this Week: 846

Customs Law

Customs Law

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

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    Ruling of the Week: 2017.8: To Drawback, And Beyond!

    Ruling of the Week: 2017.8: To Drawback, And Beyond!
    The customs implications of space travel have always interested me. NASA has confirmed, at least according to this article, that astronauts have to make customs declarations on returning to earth. It is not exactly clear to me whether that…
  • Mar 17

    Post ICPA Thank

    Post ICPA Thank
    Thanks to everyone at ICPA who stopped by to tell me that they read the blog. I don't always pay close attention to the site analytics and I don't have particularly good visibility of who is visiting. Seeing you all in real life is very…
  • Mar 3

    This is a Test: The CPSC Webinar

    This is a Test: The CPSC Webinar
    Because this is the 21st Century, I figured I should try more than one media. Below is the recording of a webinar I conducted with my colleague Chuck Joern. Consumer Products and Import Requirements from Barnes Global Trade on Vimeo.
Rank this Week: 852

IP Finance

IP Finance

Looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Mar 29

    Good Practices Concerning Intellectual Property Ownership: Articles by Novagraaf

    Good Practices Concerning Intellectual Property Ownership: Articles by Novagraaf
    In a helpful series of articles, the law firm Novagraaf addresses the issue of good practices concerning intellectual property ownership (particularly internationally) that make the future transfer of intellectual property easier. …
  • Mar 27

    Trump Proposes to Cut Government Funding for Research

    Trump Proposes to Cut Government Funding for Research
    CNN recently reported on President Trump’s proposed budget and noted serious cuts to government funding for research.  Specifically, the article states: The National Institutes of Health budget would be cut by $5.8 billion, meaning…
  • Mar 16

    FRAND licensing: A call for greater transparency

    FRAND licensing: A call for greater transparency
    No topic in technology licensing is more vexing than standard-setting organizations (SSO’s), standard essential patent (SEP) owners and FRAND terms. Anders Møller, a recent graduate of Oxford engaged as an independent economist,…
Rank this Week: 1077

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
  • Mar 28

    The Round-up: Harriet Harman and Liz Truss propose change in rape trial

    The Round-up: Harriet Harman and Liz Truss propose change in rape trial
    The Labour MP Harriet Harman has proposed a change in the law that would prevent rape complainants from being cross-examined in court about their sexual history. Harman claims that the introduction of a complainant’s sexual history as…
  • Mar 24

    Maggots, sewage, bats, butterflies and Brexit

    Maggots, sewage, bats, butterflies and Brexit
    Leigh Day and the Human Rights Lawyers Association  hosted a full house on Wednesday 22 March when Claire McGregor and David Hart QC from 1 Crown Office Row joined Sarah Sackman from Francis Taylor Building, Adrienne Copithorne from…
  • Mar 22

    Assisted suicide and the right to private life: the enduring repercussions of Nicklinson – Stevie Martin

    Assisted suicide and the right to private life: the enduring repercussions of Nicklinson – Stevie Martin
    In the almost three years since the Supreme Court delivered its reasons in Nicklinson (in which a majority refused to issue a declaration that the blanket ban on assisted suicide in s 2(1) of the Suicide Act 1961 was incompatible with Article…
Rank this Week: 1001

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 21

    Blurred lines: Surveillance and ethic

    Blurred lines: Surveillance and ethic
    I was invited to deliver a short-talk, as part of a public discussion looking at ‘Cross Cutting Dynamics of Online Democracy: Mainstreaming Internet Freedom and the Right to Privacy in Sri Lanka”, at the Bar Association of Sri…
  • Mar 21

    Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017: Finalist

    Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017: Finalist
    ‘Corridors of Power’, a path-breaking project marrying constitutional reform and theory with architecture, is a finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017 awards, under the Urban Design category. As noted online,…
  • Feb 19

    Identifying & combatting Fake News: A primer

    Identifying & combatting Fake News: A primer
    I was recently asked to put together a presentation on the fake news phenomenon for discussions with leading journalists and media institutions in a developing country, with extremely poor media literacy but strong growth around social media…
Rank this Week: 914

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: 919

David M. Ginsberg's Legal Blog

David M. Ginsberg's Legal Blog

Covers China, law, social causes, and domestic and foreign policy.

http://davidmginsberg.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1082

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 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…
Rank this Week: 1073

Law in Moldova

Law in Moldova

By Alexei Ghertescu.

http://lawinmoldova.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 930

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/
  • Mar 29

    New Protest Restrictions Mean Human Rights Violations by U.S.

    New Protest Restrictions Mean Human Rights Violations by U.S.
    Cindy Soohoo sends along this post authored by CUNY law student Chelsea Wilson Miller Nineteen U.S. states have introduced bills since President Trump’s election victory that threaten the right to peaceful assembly. At least fifteen…
  • Mar 28

    Oh Canada, Oh Canada -- We Need You!

    Oh Canada, Oh Canada -- We Need You!
    by Sarah Paoletti, Penn Law, and JoAnn Kamuf Ward, Columbia Human Rights Institute. The authors are co-chairs of Bringing Human Rights Home Network Inter-American Working Group For decades, advocates from the United States have petitioned the…
  • Mar 28

    Scholarly Voices: A Blog-In on US Participation in IACHR Proceeding

    Scholarly Voices: A Blog-In on US Participation in IACHR Proceeding
    For the past week, scholars have spoken out in this blog and elsewhere about the US government's calculated failure to attend a hearing of the InterAmerican Commission on Human Rights on March 21, 2017. As Professor Rick Wilson remembers…
Rank this Week: 1153

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: 1296

Grotian Moment: The International…

Grotian Moment: The International War Crimes Trial Blog

Case Western University Law School's blawg on international war crimes trials.

http://law.case.edu/saddamtrial/
  • Jul 29

    Human Rights Watch Report Assessing the Taylor Trial

    Human Rights Watch Report Assessing the Taylor Trial
    Human Rights Watch recently released a report entitled "Even a 'Big Man' Must Face Justice": Lessons from the Trial of Charles Taylor. A copy of that report is available here: HRW Report on Taylor Trial. Below is the announcement from Human…
  • Jul 28

    The Law's Long Arm and the Mighty Pen: Justice for Ratko Mladic

    The Law's Long Arm and the Mighty Pen: Justice for Ratko Mladic
    A former war crimes prosecution attorney and PILPG advisory board member reflects on the arrest of Ratko Mladic, alleged mastermind of the Srebrenica genocide. It is not often when one man is able to unite officials on both sides of the…
  • Feb 15

    Piracy Prosecutions in the Seychelle

    Piracy Prosecutions in the Seychelle
    By Cameron MacLeod Since early 2010, the Seychelles has become the hub for prosecution of Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. The Seychelles recently enacted a statute giving its courts universal jurisdiction to prosecute pirates brought to…
Rank this Week: 1158

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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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/
  • Mar 27

    Top Ten Recent SSRN Downloads for Comparative Law

    Top Ten Recent SSRN Downloads for Comparative Law
    Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 316 Freedom of Information Beyond the Freedom of Information Act David Pozen Columbia Law School Date posted to database: 1 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2017 2 289 The Basic Governance Structure: The Interests...
  • Mar 20

    Top Ten Recent SSRN Downloads for Comparative Law

    Top Ten Recent SSRN Downloads for Comparative Law
    RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days 19 Jan 2017 through 20 Mar 2017 Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 307 Freedom of Information Beyond the Freedom of Information Act David Pozen Columbia Law School...
  • Jan 19

    Guest Post: Brexit and Its Consequence

    Guest Post: Brexit and Its Consequence
    We are pleased to publish this guest post by Tom McDonnell who is a Professor of Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. The United Kingdom vote last June to leave the European Union shocked then...
Rank this Week: 1867

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

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

http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    US Supports UN Security Council Resolution Condemning Heritage Destruction by Terror Group

    US Supports UN Security Council Resolution Condemning Heritage Destruction by Terror Group
    The United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2347 yesterday. The resolution "Deplores and condemns the unlawful destruction of cultural heritage ... as well as the looting and smuggling of cultural property from…
  • Feb 2

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

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

    President Obama Fills Last CPAC Position

    President Obama Fills Last CPAC Position
    With just nine days left before exiting the White House, President Barack Obama has completed the last four appointments to the eleven member Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC).On Thursday the president announced the appointments of…
Rank this Week: 1815

EU & Italian International Tax…

EU & Italian International Tax Law Blog

Provides updates on EU and Italian international tax matters. By Marco Rossi.

http://www.euitalianinternationaltax.com/
  • Mar 22

    Italian Government Approved Final Draft Decree Enacting New EU Anti Money Laundering Directive

    Italian Government Approved Final Draft Decree Enacting New EU Anti Money Laundering Directive
    On February 23, 2017 the Italian Government approved the final draft of the legislative decree (the "Decree") that is going to implement the provisions of the Directive (EU) 2015/49 of May 20, 2015 (the so called "IV Anti Money…
  • Jan 11

    No Gift Tax On Transfer of Property To Trusts, Italy's Supreme Court Ruled

    No Gift Tax On Transfer of Property To Trusts, Italy's Supreme Court Ruled
    In its ruling n. 21614 of October 26, 2016 Italy's Supreme Court considered the issue of the application of the gift tax upon the transfer of property to a trust. The issue arises under the provisions of Law n.  262 of October 3, 2006,…
  • Oct 2

    Current Status of Anti Money Laundering Legislation and Practice In Italy

    Current Status of Anti Money Laundering Legislation and Practice In Italy
    The EU Directive n. 2015/849 (the "IV Directive") on anti money laundering sets forth new provisions requiring financial institutions and professional individuals to verify their customers or clients by identifying the ultimate "beneficial…
Rank this Week: 1619

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Mar 19

    Signals in Zhou Qiang’s 2017 report (Part 2)

    Signals in Zhou Qiang’s 2017 report (Part 2)
    This blogpost continues the analysis in Part 1, which analyzed the first several sections of Zhou Qiang’s work report to the National People’s Congress, concerning court caseload, social stability and criminal punishment, and the…
  • Mar 18

    Signals in Zhou Qiang’s 2017 NPC Report (Part 1)

    Signals in Zhou Qiang’s 2017 NPC Report (Part 1)
    Most people who have commented (outside of China) on Supreme People’s Court (SPC) President Zhou Qiang’s March, 2017 report to the National People’s Congress (NPC) didn’t have the patience to read (or listen) much…
  • Mar 11

    Supreme People’s Court & foreign-related dispute

    Supreme People’s Court & foreign-related dispute
    Judge Zhong Yongjian, chief judge of the Supreme People’s Court (SPC)’s #4 Civil Division (responsible for foreign, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan related commercial issues) previously featured on this blog, gave an interview…
Rank this Week: 1467

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 17

    Barriers to Digital Trade

    Barriers to Digital Trade
    In January 2017 the Congressional Research Service drafted a report entitled Digital Trade and U.S. Trade Policy. The Report (43 pages long) complies information from across various sectors to describe barriers faced by US companies in…
  • Nov 13

    Cybersecurity Tool

    Cybersecurity Tool
    If your business operates online, then your business/company should seriously address cybersecurity issues. The Small Business Administration (SBA) dedicates a page describing and linking to "Top Tools and Resources for Small Business…
  • Oct 26

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

    Check out Global NY & OpentoExport if you are a New York or UK busine
    If you are a New York state small business thinking about exporting to foreign countries or already selling your products abroad, then take a look at Global NY. The new program offers assistance to New York state small businesses who export…
Rank this Week: 1495

One World International Practice…

One World International Practice Blog

Covers judicial and regulatory decisions as well as topics and trends in international litigation, international dispute resolution, and international investigations, regulatory compliance, and enforcement. By Cadwaladar.

http://blog.internationalpractice.org/
  • Jul 28

    Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc.: The Tenth Circuit Address Extraterritoriality

    Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc.: The Tenth Circuit Address Extraterritoriality
    In Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc., 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 13285 (10th Cir. 2016), the Tenth Circuit addressed whether, after Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd., 561 U.S. 247 (2010), a plaintiff has standing, under § 10(b) of the Securities…
  • Jul 14

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute
    Ates v. Gülen, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84685 (M.D. Penn. June 29, 2016),  is one of the recent cases to examine the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) since the Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., 133 S. Ct.…
  • Jul 11

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO
    RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. European Cmty, 26 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. S 263, is one of the rare cases by the Supreme Court that addresses an important issue of international practice. The case arises from a suit brought by the European Community and 26…
Rank this Week: 1472

Embassy Law Blog

Embassy Law Blog

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

http://embassylaw.com
  • Apr 21

    Central Bank Funds Subject to Collection in U.S. Court

    Central Bank Funds Subject to Collection in U.S. Court
    The United States Supreme Court ruled on April 20, 2016 that the American legislative body has the constitutional authority to change the law in the midst of post-litigation proceedings to ensure that a winning party can collect from a…
  • Mar 31

    Exceptions to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

    Exceptions to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
    On March 14, 2016, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia granted in part and denied in part the defendants' Renewed Motion to Dismiss in the matter of De Csepel v. Republic of Hungary. The Court found that it did…
  • Mar 31

    Some do, others don't: Workers Comp

    Some do, others don't: Workers Comp
    Self-insurance, statutory workers compensation, foreign sovereign immunity and the widely recognized principle of internal organization of missions conspire to create the setting of an interesting case in Massachusetts: Ted Folkman, Case to…
Rank this Week: 1765

Reparations Center for Victims of…

Reparations Center for Victims of War Crimes

Covers the process of seeking reparations and cases proceeding in the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands.

http://www.warcrimesreparations.info/
  • Apr 16

    How To Find An Experienced Marijuana Lawyer?

    How To Find An Experienced Marijuana Lawyer?
    If you have been charged with the malicious acts of cultivating and selling weed, then it is a very serious crime. All state governments have made laws to curb the cultivation and selling of Marijuana and you will find many government agents…
  • Apr 16

    Florida DUI Test Refusal

    Florida DUI Test Refusal
    Like every other state in the country, Florida law states that drivers give their implied consent to chemical testing when they are suspected of driving under the influence (DUI). Florida Statute § 316.1932(1)(a)1.a reads: Any person who…
  • Apr 16

    Homicide Vs Murder

    Homicide Vs Murder
    Between the social media and the television, many individuals do not know the difference between a murder and a homicide because they are constantly being used interchangeably. Even though others may use them interchangeably does not mean…
Rank this Week: 1950

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: 1459

Detained by U.S.

Detained by U.S.

Covers detention in the war against terrorism. From New York Law School.

http://www.detainedbyus.org/commentary/
  • May 15

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?
    “Whether and when it would be open to this Court to find that a war though merely formally kept alive had in fact ended, is a question too fraught with gravity even to be adequately formulated when not compelled.” Justice ……
  • May 11

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga
    On Thursday, November 21, 2013, a council of roughly 3,000[1] Afghan tribal elders, civic leaders and other prominent figures gathered to debate the draft bilateral security agreement (BSA) between Afghanistan and the United States. The…
  • Feb 10

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?
    Persons detained by the U.S. at the Detention Facility in Parwan (DFIP), also known as Bagram, may pose a continuing threat to our security. But the nature of that threat, and how the U.S. plans to mitigate it past 2014, … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1494