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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/
  • Feb 10

    Weirdest Ad of the Year?

    Weirdest Ad of the Year?
    This is a genuine Cruz-for-Prez production aimed at Donald Trump. Weird doesn’t begin to describe it.
  • Feb 9

    Popular Science Likes Our Book

    Popular Science Likes Our Book
    Robot Law is the front of their homepage today, and the subject of an article, Rock ‘em, sock ‘em, cross examine ‘em.
  • Feb 2

    Just Got My Advance Copy of ‘Robot Law’!

    Just Got My Advance Copy of ‘Robot Law’!
    This is exciting: just got my first copy of “Robot Law,” a book I edited with Ryan Calo and Ian Kerr. I suppose I might be a little biased, but I think it’s a pretty darn good collection that will … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 13

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
  • Feb 10

    Waterboarding Is Torture: 3 Things You Need to Know

    Waterboarding Is Torture: 3 Things You Need to Know
    For years, Amnesty International has witnessed public figures repeating misconceptions and inaccuracies about waterboarding.  This American debate on torture has mostly got it wrong – here are three realities you need to know:…
  • Feb 9

    Muhammed, What Were You Thinking About When You Accepted the Reality of Your Death?

    Muhammed, What Were You Thinking About When You Accepted the Reality of Your Death?
    Muhammed -What were you thinking about when you accepted the reality of your own death? What thoughts and images went through your mind when you realized you were willing to risk permanent physical damage or even death to gain your ……
  • Feb 9

    Dominican Republic’s Absurd Laws Shatters Star Boxer’s Promising Career

    Dominican Republic’s Absurd Laws Shatters Star Boxer’s Promising Career
    Adonis’ parents were born in Haiti and just like thousands of others who have been living in the Dominican Republic for decades, they were not allowed to register their son’s birth. This prevents the young boxer from having an…
Rank this Week: 21

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Feb 11

    Introducing Maike Isaac

    Introducing Maike Isaac
    It is our great pleasure today to introduce Maike Isaac as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Maike received a Master of Law degree (LL.M.) in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from Viadrina University in Germany and a Master…
  • Feb 11

    The Prosecution of Sexual Violence against Men in International Criminal Law

    The Prosecution of Sexual Violence against Men in International Criminal Law
    International criminal law has been vital in fostering the understanding of sexual violence against women in armed conflict as a weapon of war that targets a woman’s role in society. In particular, the jurisprudence of the International…
  • Feb 11

    Write On! Call for Papers: Colonial Law Conference, Helsinki (deadline March 1)

    Write On! Call for Papers: Colonial Law Conference, Helsinki (deadline March 1)
    The Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Helsinki has announced a call for papers for the Conference “Law Between Global and Colonial: Techniques of Empire,” to be held…
Rank this Week: 23

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
  • Feb 1

    Latest Issue of RabelsZ: Vol. 80 No. 1 (2016)

    Latest Issue of RabelsZ: Vol. 80 No. 1 (2016)
    The latest issue of “Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht  – The Rabel Journal of Comparative and International Private Law” (RabelsZ) has just been released. It contains…
  • Feb 1

    New publications: Practical Handbooks on the Operation of the Service and Evidence Convention

    New publications: Practical Handbooks on the Operation of the Service and Evidence Convention
    The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law has just published two Practical Handbooks: * Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Service Convention (4th edition); * Practical Handbook on the Operation of the…
  • Jan 31

    ERA Conference on Recent case law of the ECtHR in family matter

    ERA Conference on Recent case law of the ECtHR in family matter
    Objective This seminar will provide participants with a detailed understanding of the most recent jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) related to family law matters. The spotlight is centred on Article 8 (respect for…
Rank this Week: 30

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 11

    Conference: History, Politics, Law: Thinking through the International

    Conference: History, Politics, Law: Thinking through the International
    On May 16-17, 2016, a conference on "History, Politics, Law: Thinking through the International" will be held at the University of Cambridge. The program is here. Here's the idea: In recent years, two decisive trends have occurred in the…
  • Feb 10

    Wood: The Use of Force in 2015 with Particular Reference to Syria

    Wood: The Use of Force in 2015 with Particular Reference to Syria
    Michael Wood (Member, International Law Commission) has posted The Use of Force in 2015 with Particular Reference to Syria. Here's the abstract:Lecture given at Hebrew University offering a brief look at some jus ad bellum issues that arose…
  • Feb 9

    New Issue: International Criminal Law Review

    New Issue: International Criminal Law Review
    The latest issue of the International Criminal Law Review (Vol. 16, no. 1, 2016) is out. Contents include:Rachel Killean, Procedural Justice in International Criminal Courts: Assessing Civil Parties’ Perceptions of Justice at the…
Rank this Week: 42

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/
Rank this Week: 120

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 137

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Feb 10

    International Law Movie

    International Law Movie
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon After attending a great panel at ESIL in 2014 on International Law and Film, I’ve been thinking about how to integrate film into my public international law class. I’ve compiled a list of…
  • Feb 8

    The First Annual Michael Lewis Memorial Teleforum on “Defining the Law of War”

    The First Annual Michael Lewis Memorial Teleforum on “Defining the Law of War”
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku As many of our readers may recall, the late Professor Michael Lewis was a great friend of this blog and an important voice in U.S. international law and national security scholarship.  To honor his memory,…
  • Feb 8

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, February 8, 2016

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, February 8, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Here’s your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility for Friday’s…
Rank this Week: 160

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Dude, Just Form a China WFOE

    Dude, Just Form a China WFOE
    Don’t fall apart on me tonight I just don’t think that I could handle it * * * * I wish I’d have been a doctor Maybe I’d have saved some life that had been lost Maybe I’d have done some good in the world…
  • Feb 10

    China Employee Probation

    China Employee Probation
    With China’s economy slowing, our clients with employees in China are focusing even more on hiring and firing flexibility. One of the best ways to maintaining employee flexibility (at least for at time) is to take advantage of a…
  • Feb 9

    China Product Development, Part 2

    China Product Development, Part 2
    As I discussed in yesterday’s post (China Product Development) product development in China is a risky process. To properly address those risks, a development agreement enforceable in China is required. A development agreement is…
Rank this Week: 190

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 213

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
  • Feb 11

    It’s time to overhaul the Investigatory Powers Bill

    It’s time to overhaul the Investigatory Powers Bill
    By Cian C. Murphy and Natasha Simonsen This morning, the Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill issued a 200-page report on the draft new law. It’s the next step in the scrutiny of a foundational piece of UK national…
  • Feb 11

    Press restrictions may continue after trial in the interests of national security

    Press restrictions may continue after trial in the interests of national security
    HH Keith Hollis discusses the Judgment of the Court of Appeal in Guardian News and Media Ltd v R & Erol Incedal   Terrorism has brought many changes in the ways in which we go about our lives. Many of these are quite minor,…
  • Feb 10

    Watery rights and wrongs – and causation too

    Watery rights and wrongs – and causation too
    R (o.t.a Seiont, Gwyfrai and Llyfni Anglers Society) v. Natural Resources Wales [2015] EWHC 3578, Hickinbottom J, 17 December 2015, read judgment and Chetwynd v. Tunmore [2016] EWHC 156 (QB), HHJ Reddihough, sitting as a judge of…
Rank this Week: 239

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Feb 10

    The Ministerial Decision on Export Competition

    The Ministerial Decision on Export Competition
    Can anyone enlighten me on how the obligation to eliminate export subsidies on agricultural products in articles 6 and 7 of the Ministerial decision on Export Competition WT/MIN(15)/45 — WT/L/980…
  • Feb 9

    How Are Aliens Treated in Domestic Courts?

    How Are Aliens Treated in Domestic Courts?
    From a post at the EFILA blog: An investor in a Host State court is automatically an alien, advancing a claim in a foreign court automatically places the investor at a disadvantage of itself. This seems like an assertion that...
  • Feb 9

    ISDS Transparency, But Only for Torontonian

    ISDS Transparency, But Only for Torontonian
    There's an interesting NAFTA Chapter 11 claim going on related to wind energy. As Lise Johnson explains in Investment Arbitration Reporter: The NAFTA Chapter 11 case relates to an offshore wind energy project being developed as part of…
Rank this Week: 288

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: 248

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: 389

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: 491

European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

Covers European Court of Human Rights documents and information.

http://ecohr.wordpress.com
  • Oct 4

    Turkey hittings military targets in Syria

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

    Turkey bombed military targets in Syria

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

    Russia Calls for Calm on Tense Turkish-Syria Border

    Russia Calls for Calm on Tense Turkish-Syria Border
    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov has urged restraint between Turkey and Syria, calling for calm on the tense Turkish-Syrian border. “We believe both Syrian and Turkish authorities should exercise maximum restraint in this…
Rank this Week: 476

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: 535

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Feb 11

    The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Deems Detention of Julian Assange by the United Kingdom and Sweden to be Arbitrary

    The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Deems Detention of Julian Assange by the United Kingdom and Sweden to be Arbitrary
    On 4 December 2015, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) adopted Opinion No. 54/2015, in which it considered that Mr. Julian Assange was arbitrarily detained by the Governments of Sweden and the United Kingdom of…
  • Feb 6

    International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

    International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
    "The Sustainable Development Goals contain a specific target calling for an end to FGM. When this practice is fully abandoned, positive effects will reverberate across societies as girls and women reclaim their health, human rights and…
  • Feb 4

    Twelve Nations Sign Trans Pacific Partnership

    Twelve Nations Sign Trans Pacific Partnership
    Twelve nations with a collective population of 800 million persons signed a new trade deal today known as the Trans Pacific Partnership or TPP. The twelve nations include the United States, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei,…
Rank this Week: 1015

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 11

    End death penalty, keep it only for terror: Law panel tells government

    End death penalty, keep it only for terror: Law panel tells government
    Source: The Indian Express (1 September 2015)http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/law-commission-recommends-abolition-of-death-penalty/Over 53 years after it favoured retention of the death penalty in statute books, the Law…
  • Feb 9

    Man cleared of murder after over 20 years in jail

    Man cleared of murder after over 20 years in jail
    Source: Straits Times (2 February 2016)http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/man-cleared-of-murder-after-over-20-years-in-jailSHANGHAI • A man jailed in China more than two decades ago for murder has been acquitted, the latest in a…
  • Jan 31

    China officials punished over wrongful execution of teen

    China officials punished over wrongful execution of teen
    Source: BBC News (1 February 2016)http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35457033Twenty-seven Chinese officials have been penalised for the wrongful execution of a teenager, state news agency Xinhua said.Huugjilt was 18 when he was…
Rank this Week: 896

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/
  • Feb 1

    Law-Shopping & Forum-Shopping in International Prenuptial Agreement

    Law-Shopping & Forum-Shopping in International Prenuptial Agreement
    By Jeremy D. Morley*Drafting prenuptial agreements is always challenging but the complexities are greatly magnified when the clients are international, whether in their citizenship, the location of assets, their employment or their residency,…
  • Jan 29

    Will The Philippines Accede to the Hague Abduction Convention?

    Will The Philippines Accede to the Hague Abduction Convention?
    Jeremy D. Morley The Philippines is currently determining whether to accede to the Hague Abduction Convention. The Philippines’ Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee has created a special Subcommittee on the Hague Convention on…
  • Jan 25

    Australian Court Allows Visit to Russia

    Australian Court Allows Visit to Russia
    Jeremy D. MorleyAn Australian court has ordered the Russian mother of an Australian child may take the child for annual visits to Russia despite the objections of the Australian father who asserted that although the Federation of Russia is a…
Rank this Week: 827

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

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

http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 983

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

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

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 11

    Juris Diversitas Conference: CALL FOR PAPERS PROLONGED

    Juris Diversitas Conference: CALL FOR PAPERS PROLONGED
    2016 Annual Conference: Unity and/or DiversityMay 30 to June 1, 2016Louisiana State University Law Center, USA Still time to submit, do not miss the event!Theme: Comparative legal studies have long been perceived as…
  • Jan 7

    NEW FROM MCGILL-QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY PRESS

    NEW FROM MCGILL-QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY PRESS
    From Treaties to ReservesThe Federal Government and Native Peoples in Territorial Alberta, 1870-1905     D.J. HALLHow divergent understandings of treaties contributed to a heritage of distrust.   Though some…
  • Dec 14

    Forthcoming: Fundamental Labour Rights in China

    Forthcoming: Fundamental Labour Rights in China
    Fundamental Labour Rights in China - Legal Implementation and Cultural LogicEditors: Ulla Liukkunen, Yifeng ChenBookIus Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and JusticeVolume 49 2016Springer.com    …
Rank this Week: 844

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1010

ECJBlog

ECJBlog

Features news about the European Court of Justice. By Allard Knook.

http://courtofjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 2

    Case C‑202/13, McCarthy

    Case C‑202/13, McCarthy
    Where third-country nationals hold a ‘residence card of a family member of a Union citizen’, UK cannot make right of entry subject to requirement to first obtain visa>> McCarthy had dual British and Irish nationality. He and…
  • Jan 2

    Case C‑354/13, Kaltoft

    Case C‑354/13, Kaltoft
    EU law not laying down principle of non-discrimination on grounds of obesityThe Employment Equality Directive (Directive 2000/78/EC) prohibits discrimination based on religion, belief, disability, age or sexual orientation in relation to…
  • Jan 2

    Case C‑416/13, Vital Pérez

    Case C‑416/13, Vital Pérez
    Local rule setting maximum age for recruitment of police officers at 30 years contrary to EU law>> The Employment Equality Directive (The EE Directive, Directive 2000/78/EC)  prohibits any form of discrimination in employment based…
Rank this Week: 841

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: 952

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: 898

Embassy Law Blog

Embassy Law Blog

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

http://embassylaw.com
  • Feb 9

    Forum Non Conveniens and the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

    Forum Non Conveniens and the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
    On January 22, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York upheld the decision of the lower court in the matter of Bahgat v. Arab Republic of Egypt. The plaintiffs -- Dr. Ahmed Baghat, his three children, and…
  • Feb 3

    The Direct-Effect Clause in the FSIA

    The Direct-Effect Clause in the FSIA
    In Atlantica Holdings, Inc. v. Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna JSC, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City confirmed subject-matter jurisdiction of the district court over a foreign government-owned…
  • Jan 15

    Enforcement into Foreign State's U.S. Asset

    Enforcement into Foreign State's U.S. Asset
    On January 15, 2016, the United States Supreme Court published the transcript and audio recordings of its January 13, 2016 hearing in the Bank Markazi v. Petersen case. The bank argued that Congress acted unconstitutionally when it created a…
Rank this Week: 1204

Customs Law

Customs Law

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

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Ford Motors and the Missing $6.2 Million

    Ford Motors and the Missing $6.2 Million
    One would think that if everyone involved agreed that the United States federal government owes a taxpayer a refund of over $6 million that the government would pay it. One would hope that would not be controversial. Unfortunately, it is and…
  • Feb 2

    Ruling of the Week 2016.4: Curtis Stone's Chop Chop

    Ruling of the Week 2016.4: Curtis Stone's Chop Chop
    Here is something you may not know about me . . . I watch competitive cooking shows the way a normal guy watches baseball. As far as I am concerned, Alton Brown is the Kenesaw Mountain Landis of cooking and Ted Allen is its Howard…
  • Jan 28

    Ruling of the Week 2016.3: Deductive Value

    Ruling of the Week 2016.3: Deductive Value
    I tend to get focused on classification here on the Customs Law Blog. But, this is not the Tariff Classification Law Blog. Our scope if broader. With that in mind, we should also look at the other side of the duty calculation: value. Most…
Rank this Week: 1108

Al-Mirsal

Al-Mirsal

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

http://www.al-mirsal.com/
  • Feb 2

    Egypt Liberalises Electricity Market to Allow Private Sector Participation

    Egypt Liberalises Electricity Market to Allow Private Sector Participation
    In 2015, Egypt issued its unified Electricity Law no. (87), paving the way for market liberalisation of its power generation and distribution services. A few months on from its introduction, what are some of the key takeaways? The…
  • Oct 29

    DIFC Says Transfer to US Cannot Rely on Safe Harbor

    DIFC Says Transfer to US Cannot Rely on Safe Harbor
    By Brian Meenagh On October 26, 2015, Raja Al Mazrouei, the Commissioner for Data Protection for the Dubai International Financial Centre (the DIFC), issued guidance on the adequacy of US Safe Harbor for the purpose of exporting…
  • Jul 14

    Abu Dhabi Global Market Publishes New Commercial Regulations and begins Financial Regulation Consultation

    Abu Dhabi Global Market Publishes New Commercial Regulations and begins Financial Regulation Consultation
    On 15 June 2015, the Abu Dhabi Global Market (Global Market), Abu Dhabi’s financial free zone, published the following six new regulations concerning the regulation of non-financial services in the Global Market: - Application of…
Rank this Week: 1305

Korean Law Blog

Korean Law Blog

Updates on Korean law. By Sean Hayes.

http://www.thekoreanlawblog.com/
  • Jan 25

    Legal & Accounting Assistance for Startups in Korea

    Legal & Accounting Assistance for Startups in Korea
    My law firm is, regrettably, not known for assisting SMEs and startups, because of our representation of your lawyers working with some well known multi-national companies. However, we do have a... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
  • Jan 12

    Waivers of Liability in Korea: Civil Liability Basic

    Waivers of Liability in Korea: Civil Liability Basic
    Waivers of liability, in Korea, are often deemed invalid by courts when the actions of the business is considered negligent by the Korean court. However, it is still advisable for a company... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean Hayes.
  • Jan 11

    The Law of Self-Defense in Korea: Criminal Law Basics in Korea

    The Law of Self-Defense in Korea: Criminal Law Basics in Korea
    The affirmative defense of self-defense is available in Korea.  A court, in Korea, that rules that an act was perpetrated in self-defense must dismiss or mitigate the punishment of the... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean Hayes.
Rank this Week: 1717

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: 1645

Asian Law Blog

Asian Law Blog

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

http://www.theasianlawblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Wishing you a Happy and Safe Holiday Season

    Wishing you a Happy and Safe Holiday Season
    IPG is engaged in projects in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Korea, Laos, the Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam and the U.S. SeanHayes@IPGLegal.com www.ipglegal.com
  • Apr 22

    IPG Legal's LAW BLOGS

    IPG Legal's LAW BLOGS
    The Asian Law Blog aggregates most of the content from:The Korean Law BlogThe Korean Entertainment Law BlogThe China Law Blog Please checkout these blogs for additional articles.  We have stopped aggregating content on 4/23/2014,…
  • Feb 20

    Weekly Asian Legal News from International Law Firm - IPG Legal

    Weekly Asian Legal News from International Law Firm - IPG Legal
    This Week's Asian Legal News Reported by the MediaObama to host Dalai Lama at White HouseNorth and South Koreans hold rare family reunionsChina tycoon Liu Han charged for 'mafia-style' crimesThai anti-government protesters gather outside…
Rank this Week: 1718

INTERPOL Red Notice Removal…

INTERPOL Red Notice Removal Lawyers

By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://interpolnoticeremoval.com/
Rank this Week: 1563

European Court of Human Rights…

European Court of Human Rights News

Covers applications, decisions, judgments at the European Court of Human Rights, resolutions by the Committee of Ministers and violations of the European Convention of Human Rights with a focus on French speaking countries in the Council of Europe (Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Monaco and Switzerland).

http://echrnews.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1614

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: 1208

EU Law Blog

EU Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Court Statistics for 2010

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

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

    Cannabis, Coffee Shops, Non-Discrimination and Public Policy: Case C-137/09
    The Court of Justice has handed down an intriguing judgment in Case C-137/09 Marc Michel Josemans v. Burgemeester van Maastricht about the right to restrict the access of non-residents to places called "coffee shops" which sell dope legally…
Rank this Week: 1209

Crime Free World

Crime Free World

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

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

    SHELL SETTLES WITH WIWA FAMILY AND OTHERS

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

    SHELL SETTLES WITH WIWA FAMILY AND OTHERS

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

    SUDAN REBEL LEADER TURNS HIMSELF IN TO ICC

    SUDAN REBEL LEADER TURNS HIMSELF IN TO ICC
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) indicted several people for the atrocities being committed in Darfur. The most famous of those wanted is of course, the president of Sudan, Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir, who has mocked the tribbunal by…
Rank this Week: 1754

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/
  • Feb 10

    Criminalization of HIV: A Human Rights Call for Science Based Law

    Criminalization of HIV: A Human Rights Call for Science Based Law
    This is the first in a series of posts addressing the status of those in the US living with HIV/AIDS. To varying degrees of culpability, over thirty states in the nation have laws criminalizing having sex while HIV positive. States...
  • Feb 9

    If the U.S. Had a National Human Rights Institution . . .

    If the U.S. Had a National Human Rights Institution . . .
    Unlike over 100 other nations, the United States does not have a national human rights institution (NHRI). But if it did, the US NHRI could participate in an international HRI-led initiative designed to strengthen HRIs' oversight of…
  • Feb 8

    The Fair Food Program: A Human Rights Success Story

    The Fair Food Program: A Human Rights Success Story
    By: Risa E. Kaufman, Executive Director, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, and lecturer-in-law, Columbia Law School Human rights are alive and well in the Florida tomato fields, according to a report released last week by the Fair…
Rank this Week: 2132

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Feb 9

    Thanks Paul – Ride for the Cure

    Thanks Paul – Ride for the Cure
    Congratulations goes out to Paul Barbeau for tallying the most donation dollars during the month of January, making him our Monthly Quest for the Gold Jersey winner!
  • Jan 5

    Home Owner Grant Threshold Increases in 2016

    Home Owner Grant Threshold Increases in 2016
    British Columbians who own homes valued up to $1.2 million may be eligible to receive a full home owner grant this year. The post Home Owner Grant Threshold Increases in 2016 appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
  • Dec 11

    CRA’s Revised Position on Private Health Services Plan

    CRA’s Revised Position on Private Health Services Plan
    Effective January 1, 2015, a plan is considered a PHSP as long as the premiums paid under the plan relate “all or substantially all” to medical expenses that would otherwise qualify for METC (assuming all other conditions to be a…
Rank this Week: 2227

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4955

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/
  • Feb 4

    From Common Constitutional Core to Dialogue Among Court

    From Common Constitutional Core to Dialogue Among Court
    We are happy to publish this guest post from Associate Professor Quirino Camerlengo, University of Pavia (Italy), Department of Management and Business (PhD in Constitutional Law) who previously served as a Law Clerk in Italy's Constitutional…
  • Jan 18

    Keeping an Arm's Length

    Keeping an Arm's Length
    In the aftermath of Cologne, Germany's New Year's Eve festivities, close to 500 women have little to cheer about. That is the number of women who have come forward to the police and reported that they were victimized by sexual...
  • Jan 15

    Thinking Out Loud on Comparative IP Law - Israel's Proposed New Industrial Design Law

    Thinking Out Loud on Comparative IP Law - Israel's Proposed New Industrial Design Law
    After spending an extremely enjoyable part of last week at The Many Faces of Innovation conference, hosted jointly by Bar-Ilan University and Ono Academic College in Israel (http://www.ono.ac.il/37235/), I started to reflect on the question,…
Rank this Week: 2124

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Feb 3

    First quarter 2015 bankruptcy cases in the Chinese court

    First quarter 2015 bankruptcy cases in the Chinese court
    Continuing my series on bankruptcy law, this blogpost gives a quick report on 2015 first quarter bankruptcy cases in the Chinese courts, drawn from this report (including the charts used). During that period, the Chinese courts accepted 264…
  • Jan 30

    Accessing Chinese legal developments through Wechat (updated)

    Accessing Chinese legal developments through Wechat (updated)
    Wechat, as most people with an interest in China know, has become the preferred form of social media in China.  The legal community in China has taken to it too. Some are official accounts of government entities, including the courts and…
  • Jan 30

    Accessing Chinese legal developments through Wechat

    Accessing Chinese legal developments through Wechat
    Wechat, as most people with an interest in China know, has become the preferred form of social media in China.  The legal community in China has taken to it too.  Some are official accounts of government entities, including the…
Rank this Week: 2108

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 1

    UK Tariff Tool Classify Imports and Export

    UK Tariff Tool Classify Imports and Export
    Is your UK small and medium sized business (SME) involved in import or export? If so, check out the UK Trade Tariff tool and accompanying guidance document "Classify imports and exports using the UK Trade Tariff" outlining the use of the tool…
  • Dec 17

    Looking to Enter New Top Export Market

    Looking to Enter New Top Export Market
    If your a small business or a medium sized business looking to access new export markets look to the International Trade Administration's Top Markets Series. The Top Market Series analyzes future export opportunities across various…
  • Aug 10

    Beware Foreign Domestic Law

    Beware Foreign Domestic Law
    Sending personnel overseas into a different country subjects your sales people, executives, and employees generally to the domestic laws (called municipal laws in international law parlance) of the country they visit. Equally important is…
Rank this Week: 1897

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
  • Jan 28

    Which Came First: The Trademark or the Viticultural Area?

    Which Came First: The Trademark or the Viticultural Area?
    Last week, San Antonio Express News reported that a California-based winery named San Antonio Winery brought a trademark suit against a San Antonio-based winery called Lara Vineyard. In its complaint, San Antonio Winery alleged that…
  • Jan 28

    Expanded Definition of Hard Cider for Taxation Purpose

    Expanded Definition of Hard Cider for Taxation Purpose
    On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (“the PATH Act”) into law. The PATH Act contains changes to certain statutory provisions which are administered by TTB,…
  • Jan 28

    Proposed Willcox Viticultural Area and Establishment of The Los Olivos District Viticultural Area

    Proposed Willcox Viticultural Area and Establishment of The Los Olivos District Viticultural Area
    On January 21, 2016, TTB published a notice in the Federal Register proposing the establishment of the Willcox Viticultural Area,  which is located in portions of Graham and Cochise Counties in Arizona (but is not currently…
Rank this Week: 2228

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4288