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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/
  • Jul 1

    Oh Joy

    Oh Joy
    Time to add _optout to the name of every wifi router out there. A Windows 10 feature, Wi-Fi Sense, smells like a security risk: it shares Wi-Fi passwords with the user’s contacts. Those contacts include their Outlook.com (nee Hotmail)…
  • Jun 27

    Drone Shooting in the New

    Drone Shooting in the New
    Looks like my article, Self-Defense Against Robots and Drones (written with Zak Colangelo) isn’t a minute too early. ArsTechnica reports Man shoots downs neighbor’s hexacopter in rural drone shotgun battle. The parties in Joe v…
  • Jun 27

    I Did

    I Did
    Andrew Rudalevige, writing in the Monkey Cage, asks King v. Burwell: Who knew administrative law could be so much fun? As a long-time teacher of Administrative Law I’m continually amazed that people say Ad Law is dull. It may be…
Rank this Week: 12

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
  • Jun 30

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2015: Abstract

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2015: Abstract
    The latest issue of the “Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax)” features the following articles: Holger Jacobs, The necessity of choosing the law applicable to non-contractual claims in international…
  • Jun 28

    The Asian Market for Contract

    The Asian Market for Contract
    In continuation of my previous work on the international attractiveness of contract laws in ICC arbitration, I have posted the draft of a new empirical study focusing on Asia (The Laws of Asian International Business Transactions). It is…
  • Jun 25

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli,…

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli, Università degli Studi, Florence, to spread the word about this study on the service of documents. Good luck with it! The EU Commission has recently launched a European-wide study on the…
Rank this Week: 18

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
  • Jun 30

    My First Week of Freedom After 10 Years in a Nigerian Jail

    My First Week of Freedom After 10 Years in a Nigerian Jail
    By Moses Akatugba, Nigeria When I called my mother from prison to tell her I’d been pardoned after 10 years in jail, she fainted. I was told they had to pour water on her to revive her. Later, when she … Please continue reading.
  • Jun 29

    Are Justices Breyer and Ginsberg Ready to Call It Quits on the Death Penalty?

    Are Justices Breyer and Ginsberg Ready to Call It Quits on the Death Penalty?
    Yesterday the Supreme Court issued their decision in Glossip v. Gross, voting 5-4 to allow Oklahoma to continue to use midazolam in their lethal injection procedure. The Court ruled that the petitioners failed to provide an alternative…
  • Jun 26

    This Is What Happens When Thousands Stand Up to Stop Torture

    This Is What Happens When Thousands Stand Up to Stop Torture
    These displays of solidarity, action and impact from Amnesty International activists in the US and around the world will amaze you.
Rank this Week: 32

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Blake: International Cultural Heritage Law

    Blake: International Cultural Heritage Law
    Janet Blake (Shahid Beheshti Univ. - Law) has published International Cultural Heritage Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2015). Here's the abstract:This book provides a comprehensive overview of the development of international cultural heritage law…
  • Jun 29

    Zarbiyev: Le discours interprétatif en droit international contemporain

    Zarbiyev: Le discours interprétatif en droit international contemporain
    Fuad Zarbiyev (Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP) has published Le discours interprétatif en droit international contemporain : Un essai critique (Bruylant 2015). Here's the abstract: Tout discours interprétatif se…
  • Jun 29

    Plesch & Weiss: Wartime Origins and the Future United Nation

    Plesch & Weiss: Wartime Origins and the Future United Nation
    Dan Plesch (SOAS, Univ. of London - Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy) & Thomas G. Weiss (City Univ. of New York - Political Science) have published Wartime Origins and the Future United Nations (Routledge 2015). Contents…
Rank this Week: 66

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 125

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 174

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/
  • Jul 2

    Foreign Relations Law Casebook Supplement

    Foreign Relations Law Casebook Supplement
    Here is the summer 2015 supplement for my casebook (with Curtis Bradley), Foreign Relations Law:  Cases and Materials (5th ed. 2014).  This supplement contains, among other things, an excerpt of (and Notes and Questions…
  • Jul 2

    Rational Security, the "War on the War on Terror" Edition

    Rational Security, the "War on the War on Terror" Edition
    This week on Rational Security, senators call for hearings on domestic terrorism in the wake of the Charleston shootings. Do we need a new National Commission on the War on Terrorism? And a cat fight between the FISA court and the 2nd…
  • Jul 1

    Jim Comey, ISIS, and "Going Dark"

    Jim Comey, ISIS, and "Going Dark"
    I had a lengthy conversation with FBI Director Jim Comey today about the nexus of our domestic ISIS problem and what the FBI calls the "going dark" issue. CNN the other day reported on some remarks Comey made on the subject,…
Rank this Week: 255

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
  • Jul 2

    ‘It’s complicated': Court of Session considers duty to offer an opportunity to rehabilitate

    ‘It’s complicated': Court of Session considers duty to offer an opportunity to rehabilitate
      Reid, Re Judicial Review, [2015] CSOH 84 – read judgment. The Outer House of the Court of Session has refused a prisoner’s claim for damages resulting from an alleged  failure to afford him a reasonable opportunity to…
  • Jun 30

    “No union more profound”: The US Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage

    “No union more profound”: The US Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage
    The Supreme Court of the United States has decided that same-sex couples have a constitutionally protected right to marry. In the history of American jurisprudence, there are a handful of cases which are so significant that they will be known…
  • Jun 30

    When the Sh*t hits the Ban

    When the Sh*t hits the Ban
    Jack Lowe and Dennis Reynolds, Plaintiffs v Atlas Logistics Group Retail Services The first prosecution under the 2008 US Genetic  Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) has won $2.25 million jury damages for the individuals…
Rank this Week: 256

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: 238

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    The Bad Smell of China Customs Circumvention

    The Bad Smell of China Customs Circumvention
    Last week it was reported that over $480 million worth of frozen meat – some of which dated from the 1970s – had been illegally smuggled into China where it was seized by Chinese customs officials. The frozen beef, chicken, and…
  • Jun 30

    China Entertainment Contracts, 101

    China Entertainment Contracts, 101
    I touched on this topic during my recent webinar for the China-Britain Business Council about China Film Intellectual Property. Most of my comments apply equally to all industries, not just the film industry. Chinese contracts are usually…
  • Jun 29

    China Foreign Investment in the U.S.: Beware of Easy Money

    China Foreign Investment in the U.S.: Beware of Easy Money
    China is now the world’s third largest overseas foreign investor, behind only the United States and Japan. With the inception of China’s “Go Global Campaign” in the early 2000s, in just 10 years Chinese Overseas…
Rank this Week: 343

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jul 1

    UN Ombudsperson Kimberly Prost to Leave Post in July

    UN Ombudsperson Kimberly Prost to Leave Post in July
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon Kimberly Prost, the current UN Ombudsperson, will be leaving her post in mid-July when her term expires.   However, no replacement has been appointed, nor has the UN implemented a transition plan for…
  • Jun 29

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, June 29, 2015

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, June 29, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Suspected Islamist fighters attacked a town in western Mali near the border with neighbouring…
  • Jun 28

    A Bad Weekend at the Office for CNN

    A Bad Weekend at the Office for CNN
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller First it confused ISIS’s flag with a gay-pride flag depicting various sex toys: Then it placed Hong Kong somewhere in Brazil: Interested readers may want to apply for fact-checking positions at…
Rank this Week: 299

Customs Law

Customs Law

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

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

    91 Cups and Mugs, 2 Expert

    91 Cups and Mugs, 2 Expert
    One of the problems of trying to chronicle all modern American jurisprudence on customs law is that I need to read it all. Sometimes that hurts more than other times. In this case, G.G. Marck & Associates, Inc. v. United States, the blame…
  • Jun 28

    Scope, Protests, and De Novo Review

    Scope, Protests, and De Novo Review
    The scope of antidumping and countervailing duty orders is one of those issues that sits right at the intersection of trade law and customs law. The Department of Commerce determines the scope of an order and can issue rulings clarifying…
  • Jun 28

    A Little Catching Up to Do

    A Little Catching Up to Do
    I've been busy. That's a good thing. The U.S. Court of International Trade has been busy as well. That is also a good thing. I am taking this week off. That is a good thing. The Venn diagram of this situation looks like this:
Rank this Week: 323

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: 301

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

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

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

    BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: Thomson on The Nobile Officium: The Extraordinary Equitable Jurisdiction of the Supreme Courts of Scotland

    BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: Thomson on The Nobile Officium: The Extraordinary Equitable Jurisdiction of the Supreme Courts of Scotland
    Stephen Thomson,The Nobile Officium:  The Extraordinary Equitable Jurisdiction of the Supreme Courts of ScotlandAn ambitious new text has just been published on the nobile officium – the extraordinary equitable jurisdiction of the…
  • Jun 30

    CALL FOR APPLICATIONs: Editorship of Legal Studie

    CALL FOR APPLICATIONs: Editorship of Legal Studie
    The Society of Legal Scholars invites applications from members for the editorship of its prestigious journal Legal Studies.The Society is looking for an editorial team or individual editor who can build on the successof both the present…
  • Jun 22

    Call for Papers: 'Urban Africa' - Turin, October 2015

    Call for Papers: 'Urban Africa' - Turin, October 2015
    Turin, 16-17 October 2015Urban Africa Economy,populations, cultures Call for papers The Centre for African Studies (CSA) and the Association for African Studies in Italy (ASAI), in collaboration with the Department of Cultures,…
Rank this Week: 390

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

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

    Indonesia court rejects French citizen's death sentence appeal

    Indonesia court rejects French citizen's death sentence appeal
    Source: Jurist (23 Jun 2015)http://jurist.org/paperchase/2015/06/indonesia-court-rejects-french-citizens-death-sentence-appeal.phpThe  State Administrative Court of Jakarta[official website, in Indonesian] on Monday denied the clemency…
  • Jun 23

    Executing drug dealers in Southeast Asia

    Executing drug dealers in Southeast Asia
    Source: Al Jazeera (22 June 2015)http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2015/06/executing-drug-dealers-southeast-asia-150622060018374.htmlKuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Shortly before each plane lands in Kuala Lumpur, as the cabin crew…
  • Jun 21

    Compassionate Communist

    Compassionate Communist
    Source: The Economist (20 June 2015)http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21654643-party-allows-smidgen-penal-reform-compassionate-communistsONE ordinary farmer, Nguyen Thanh Chan, is now a celebrity in Vietnam. In 2004 he was sentenced to life…
Rank this Week: 437

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: 389

Letters Blogatory

Letters Blogatory

Covers international judicial assistance.

http://lettersblogatory.com/
  • Nov 29

    Case of the Day: Microsoft v. John Doe

    Case of the Day: Microsoft v. John Doe
    The case of the day is Microsoft Corp. v. John Doe (E.D.N.Y. 2012). Microsoft asserted claims against dozens of unknown defendants, the alleged creators, controllers, and users of the “Zeus Botnets” malware, a malicious computer…
  • Nov 28

    Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit

    Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit
    Argentina has moved for an emergency stay of Judge Griesa’s injunction. As we saw earlier this week, the judge had lifted the stay of his injunction in light of Argentina’s announced intention never to pay the owners of its…
  • Nov 28

    Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit

    Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit
    Argentina has moved for an emergency stay of Judge Griesa’s injunction. As we saw earlier this week, the judge had lifted the stay of his injunction in light of Argentina’s announced intention never to pay the owners of its…
Rank this Week: 375

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: 574

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: 655

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Jul 2

    Guest Post #2 on India - Agricultural Product

    Guest Post #2 on India - Agricultural Product
    This is a guest post from Geneva trade lawyer Adarsh Ramanujan: “Rebuttable” presumption of Article 2.2 inconsistency arising from Article 5.1 inconsistency? Continuing from my earlier post on the AB Report on India –…
  • Jul 2

    Guest Post #1 on India - Agricultural Product

    Guest Post #1 on India - Agricultural Product
    This is a guest post from Geneva trade lawyer Adarsh Ramanujan: ‘Interpretation’ of the scientific standards? Thoughts about India – Agricultural Products I finally got around to reading the AB Report released earlier in…
  • Jul 2

    Writing the ELSA WTO Moot Court Case

    Writing the ELSA WTO Moot Court Case
    From ELSA: ELSA International invites proposals from prospective case authors to write the Moot Court Case for the 14th edition of the ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law. EMC2 is a simulated hearing of a World Trade Organization…
Rank this Week: 763

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jul 1

    Tickets Available for the Scribes Luncheon in Chicago on August 1st

    Tickets Available for the Scribes Luncheon in Chicago on August 1st
    Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers—will hold a special award luncheon in Chicago on Saturday, August 1, 2015 during the ABA Annual Meeting. A lifetime achievement award will be presented to Lord Woolf, the Lord Chief Justice of…
  • Jul 1

    ABA Section of International Law Leadership Retreat in Chicago

    ABA Section of International Law Leadership Retreat in Chicago
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law will hold a leadership retreat in Chicago on July 29-31, 2015, in advance of the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago. Information about the retreat (and how to register for it) is…
  • Jun 30

    ICC Prosecutor Remains Determined to Bring Justice to People of Sudan

    ICC Prosecutor Remains Determined to Bring Justice to People of Sudan
    Over six years since the issuance of the first warrant of arrest against Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today said that her Office's determination to bring “independent and…
Rank this Week: 1067

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 971

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: 1138

INTERPOL Red Notice Removal…

INTERPOL Red Notice Removal Lawyers

By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://interpolnoticeremoval.com/
Rank this Week: 1246

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: 775

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: 825

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: 839

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/
  • Jul 2

    The Unexpected Union Benefit

    The Unexpected Union Benefit
    by Fran Quigley When Bernetta Boatright learned that her co-workers were trying to form a union in her job at an Indianapolis International Airport-based food service company, she wasn’t sure what to think. She asked her sister for…
  • Jul 1

    Obergefell: The Dissent’s View on Access to Justice

    Obergefell: The Dissent’s View on Access to Justice
    by Jonathan Todres Last week, human rights advocates around the country – and indeed around the globe – celebrated the majority opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges. In the coming days, weeks, and years, scrutiny of every passage of…
  • Jun 30

    Lethal Injection Case Exposes Deep Fault Lines Within the Supreme Court on Capital Punishment

    Lethal Injection Case Exposes Deep Fault Lines Within the Supreme Court on Capital Punishment
    by Richard J. Wilson, guest contributor, American University Washington College of Law Yesterday’s 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court in Glossip v. Gross was, in one way, the affirmation of a longstanding pattern in the court. As both…
Rank this Week: 2263

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/
  • Jul 1

    Split Circuits: The Grave Risk Exception to the Hague Abduction Convention

    Split Circuits: The Grave Risk Exception to the Hague Abduction Convention
    Jeremy D. MorleyThere is considerable uncertainty in the United States as to whether a respondent in a Hague Abduction Convention case, who asserts the “grave risk” exception as a shield against an order that a wrongfully removed…
  • Jun 19

    Ineffective Access Rights in Japan under Hague Abduction Convention

    Ineffective Access Rights in Japan under Hague Abduction Convention
    Jeremy D. MorleyThere is great misunderstanding about the ability of a parent outside Japan to obtain access to a child in Japan through the Hague Abduction Convention. The Hague Convention contains only one provision (Article 21) concerning…
  • Jun 17

    New “Grave Risk” Hague Abduction Case

    New “Grave Risk” Hague Abduction Case
    Jeremy D. MorleyIn a just-issued opinion on the “grave risk” exception to the Hague Abduction Convention, the Seventh Circuit has affirmed the denial of a Hague return petition based on the district court’s finding of sexual…
Rank this Week: 1572

Korean Law Blog

Korean Law Blog

Updates on Korean law. By Sean Hayes.

http://www.thekoreanlawblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Don't Bet Against Samsung in Korea: Elliott Lost Injunction Case at Korean Court

    Don't Bet Against Samsung in Korea: Elliott Lost Injunction Case at Korean Court
    We have been consulted by a number of hedge funds requesting information concerning the proposed merger between Cheil & Samsung C & T.  We advised, notwithstanding the "law,"  that... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
  • Jun 28

    Must I grant Male Employees Maternity Leave in Korea?: Korean Labor/Employment Law Update

    Must I grant Male Employees Maternity Leave in Korea?: Korean Labor/Employment Law Update
    Article 19 of the Korean Labor Standards Act (LSA), in part, governs whether an employer must grant an employee unpaid maternity leave.  Any employer, under the LSA, must grant a male or female... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
  • Jun 25

    Intellectual Property Protection Strategies in Korea: Trademarks Law

    Intellectual Property Protection Strategies in Korea: Trademarks Law
    The ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law Landslide Magazine (May/June 2015) has an excellent article entitled: Trademark Tips: Seven Experts Share Their Secrets. Ashly Boeshe wrote a great... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
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Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 1685

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
  • Jun 29

    New York Legislature Amends Tax Law To Help Small Winerie

    New York Legislature Amends Tax Law To Help Small Winerie
    In recent news, the Assembly and Senate of New York both passed a bill to amend the state’s tax law. The bill proposed a change to the current law which would significantly help small wineries within the state. The summary of the bill…
  • Jun 24

    Upcoming CLE: Beer, Wine & Distilled Spirits Law: Federal Regulation 101

    Upcoming CLE: Beer, Wine & Distilled Spirits Law: Federal Regulation 101
    On July 16, 2015 at 10:00 AM ET, I will be presenting a CLE on beer, wine, and distilled spirits law. The CLE, titled “Beer, Wine & Distilled Spirits Law: Federal Regulation 101″ will have a live broadcast and will also be…
  • Jun 24

    TTB Proposes New Loess Hills District AVA and Expansion of Willamette Valley

    TTB Proposes New Loess Hills District AVA and Expansion of Willamette Valley
    TTB is accepting comments through August 17, 2015 on a proposed American Viticultural Area (“AVA”), as per a proposed rule in the Federal Register on June 18, 2015. The proposed AVA is as follows: Loess Hills…
Rank this Week: 2479

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 3228

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/
  • Jun 28

    Marriage Equality Worldwide

    Marriage Equality Worldwide
    Anne Marie Lindemann of Slate has posted a short video entitled "The Stunning 15 year March to Marriage Equality Around the World" that tracks the growth of marriage equality around the world beginning with the Netherlands' 2000 decision to…
  • Jun 7

    Teaching Criminal Law in China

    Teaching Criminal Law in China
    I've been in China for three weeks teaching a class on American criminal law to a group of Chinese students studying law and/or criminal justice at the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law. Ironically, I couldn't log into this...
  • Jun 1

    Scottish Prosecutors to use IPads in Court

    Scottish Prosecutors to use IPads in Court
    An interesting, and alluring, article in The Times of London contains an announcement that Scottish Prosecutors are going to be equipped with Ipads for use in court. Although it is unclear exactly what they will use the ipads for, there...
Rank this Week: 2261

Atlantic Review

Atlantic Review

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

http://atlanticreview.org/
  • Jun 28

    Fulbrighters Reflect on their Exchange Year

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

    Atlantic Review Receives the Fulbright Association's Mulert Award

    Atlantic Review Receives the Fulbright Association's Mulert Award
    Many organizations give awards to prominent people, who have already received dozens in the past. Sometimes it seems the purpose is not to honor the recipient of the award, but to use his or her fame to shine a light on the organization that…
  • Jun 11

    NATO Solidarity: Atlantic Community is a Vision, not yet a Reality

    NATO Solidarity: Atlantic Community is a Vision, not yet a Reality
    The Pew Research Center's transatlantic survey indicates a high degree of security complacency and a lack of solidarity across NATO member publics. Evidently, the Atlantic Community is still a distant future, with this vision being marred by…
Rank this Week: 1404

Embassy Law Blog

Embassy Law Blog

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

http://embassylaw.com
  • Jun 28

    Bouquet of Defenses against Arbitral Award

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

    High Representative Immunity Defined

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

    World Bank Immunity and Employment

    World Bank Immunity and Employment
    An instructive opinion in the matter Smith v. World Bank Group illustrates the lack of subject-matter jurisdiction of United States courts over employ­ment matters involving the World Bank. An employee obtained a default against the…
Rank this Week: 1676

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Jun 24

    Client Alert: Proposed Change to Export Controls Would Allow Use of the Cloud for Encrypted Data

    Client Alert: Proposed Change to Export Controls Would Allow Use of the Cloud for Encrypted Data
    On June 3, 2015 the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published proposed regulations which would change the definition of the term "export" in…
  • Jun 24

    SaaS: Key Pricing Considerations (Part 2)

    SaaS: Key Pricing Considerations (Part 2)
    This is the second of two postings that discuss SaaS pricing.  In the earlier posting, we discussed the underlying economics of SaaS solutions and their implications for how SaaS services are priced.  This posting identifies some…
  • Jun 23

    SaaS: Key Pricing Considerations (Part 1)

    SaaS: Key Pricing Considerations (Part 1)
    Software as a Service (SaaS) is growing rapidly as an alternative to licensing on-premises software for corporate customers.  As reported by Forbes earlier this year, analysts are forecasting that global SaaS revenues will reach $10.6B…
Rank this Week: 3685

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Jun 23

    Shine light on draft judicial interpretation on “twisting the law in arbitration”!

    Shine light on draft judicial interpretation on “twisting the law in arbitration”!
    The Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuratorate are together drafting a judicial interpretation on Article 399a of the Criminal Law, the crime of “twisting the law in arbitration.”  My understanding…
  • Jun 17

    New docketing procedures come to the Chinese court

    New docketing procedures come to the Chinese court
    New docketing procedures (case filing) (立案) have come to the Chinese courts.  Chinese courts have a separate case filing divisions, which up until 1 May of this year acted as gatekeepers to courts.  They exercised…
  • Jun 4

    The tidal wave of Chinese shadow banking dispute

    The tidal wave of Chinese shadow banking dispute
    My article in The Diplomat on shadow banking disputes was recently published. It highlights what few outside of China have noticed–that shadow banking/private lending disputes account for a substantial proportion of…
Rank this Week: 2331

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2793

EU & Italian International Tax…

EU & Italian International Tax Law Blog

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

http://www.euitalianinternationaltax.com/
  • Jun 20

    Italy's Tax Residency for Foreign Investor

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

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

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

    Overview of Italy's Tax Reporting Rule

    Overview of Italy's Tax Reporting Rule
    Italian resident taxpayers are required to report all of their assets held outside of Italy,  on form RW of their Italian income tax returns (which include various sections and can be considered the equivalent of the FBAR and other…
Rank this Week: 4906

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4917

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: 3881

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: 4010

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
  • May 28

    Power mapping

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

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

    Speaking notes: The future of tech and peacekeeping, re:publica 2015
    Invited by ZIF – Center for International Peace Operations and representing the ICT4Peace Foundation, I spoke today at re:publica15 in Berlin, Germany on the future of peacekeeping and technology. The session this morning had…
  • Apr 6

    Big data can make South Asian cities more authoritarian

    Big data can make South Asian cities more authoritarian
    Nalaka Gunewardene has an interesting article on smart cities published on Scidev.net, in which he makes the case our cities today are just too unhealthy and that the advent of smart cities will “enhance feedback loops within the…
Rank this Week: 1523

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • May 20

    B.C. Society Act Revamp

    B.C. Society Act Revamp
    The British Colombia Society Act, which dates back to 1977 and not being substantially revised since then, is undergoing a comprehensive overhaul, following the bill receiving Royal ascend on May 14th, 2015. The post B.C. Society Act Revamp…
  • May 11

    Buying a Business: Shares or Assets?

    Buying a Business: Shares or Assets?
    Whether you are buying out the competitor or buying your first business, you will want to ensure that the terms of the deal meet your needs and protect your interests. A fundamental concern is to first consider what it is you intend to…
  • May 1

    The Value of a Shareholder’s Agreement

    The Value of a Shareholder’s Agreement
    A well devised Shareholder’s Agreement is one tool that can create a road map, setting out options for dealing with unexpected interactions between shareholders. The post The Value of a Shareholder’s Agreement appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 2477