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Frederic Borel

Frederic Borel

Summarizes and translates decisions of the US Supreme Court (and occasionally the California Supreme Court) which may be of interest to Swiss legal professionals.

http://fredericborel.blogspot.ch/
  • Aug 28

    Williams v. Super. Ct., S227228

    Williams v. Super. Ct., S227228
    Discovery & objections: Class action: Standing: Affirmative defense: Summary judgment: Fishing expeditions:In the absence of privilege, the right to discovery in this state is a broad one, to be construed liberally so that parties may…
  • Aug 22

    P. v. Hopson, S228193

    P. v. Hopson, S228193
    Sixth Amendment (confrontation right): Fourteenth Amendment: Hearsay: Civil-law mode of criminal procedure: Harmless beyond a reasonable doubt:Defendant R. L. H. was tried on charges that she, along with her boyfriend, J. Thomas, was…
  • Aug 22

    P. v. Valencia, S223825

    P. v. Valencia, S223825
    Wobblers:Wobblers are a special class of crimes involving conduct that varies widely in its level of seriousness, and may therefore be chargeable or . . . punishable as either a felony or a misdemeanor. (People v. Park (2013) 56 Cal.4th 782,…
Rank this Week: 9

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/
  • Oct 18

    Latvian ‘Ocean’

    Latvian ‘Ocean’
    My article Flood Control on the Information Ocean: Living With Anonymity, Digital Cash, and Distributed Databases has been translated into Latvian as “Plūdu kontroli par informāciju, kas okeānā: dzīvo ar…
  • Oct 12

    ACLU Brings Important Freedom-to-Travel Lawsuit

    ACLU Brings Important Freedom-to-Travel Lawsuit
    The ACLU’s blog post is actually not over the top here: We’re Suing the Government for Violating the Rights of Passengers on Delta Airlines 1583 in Police-State Fashion. The full complaint in Amedei v. Duke is online. Some key…
  • Oct 9

    Missing Mass – Half Found

    Missing Mass – Half Found
    Half the ‘missing mass’ is gas floating between galaxies. That means there’s 50% less work for the flogiston, sorry I meant aether, sorry I meant Dark Matter to do. The post Missing Mass – Half Found appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 21

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 18

    Durkee: International Lobbying Law

    Durkee: International Lobbying Law
    Melissa (MJ) Durkee (Univ. of Washington - Law) has posted International Lobbying Law (Yale Law Journal, forthcoming). Here's the abstract: An idiosyncratic array of international rules allows “consultants” to gain special access…
  • Oct 18

    Law: The Global Language of Human Rights: A Computational Linguistic Analysi

    Law: The Global Language of Human Rights: A Computational Linguistic Analysi
    David S. Law (Washington Univ. in St. Louis - Law) has posted The Global Language of Human Rights: A Computational Linguistic Analysis (Law & Ethics of Human Rights, forthcoming). Here's the abstract: Human rights discourse has been…
  • Oct 18

    d'Aspremont: What Was Not Meant to Be: General Principles of Law as a Source of International Law

    d'Aspremont: What Was Not Meant to Be: General Principles of Law as a Source of International Law
    Jean d'Aspremont (Univ. of Manchester - Law; Sciences Po - Law) has posted What Was Not Meant to Be: General Principles of Law as a Source of International Law (in Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Modernization of International Law, R.…
Rank this Week: 47

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/
  • Oct 18

    European Commission Releases EU-US Privacy Shield Annual Review

    European Commission Releases EU-US Privacy Shield Annual Review
    The European Commission released its first annual report on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, the agreement that allows cross-border data transfers of European citizens' personal information to the United States. The commission finds…
  • Oct 18

    China is Getting Better at Undermining Global Human Right

    China is Getting Better at Undermining Global Human Right
    On Lawfare's feed at Foreign Policy, I wrote about how China has aggressively undermined key U.N. human rights mechanisms and how the Trump administration is enabling China's efforts. The piece begins:  Since taking…
  • Oct 18

    Justice Gorsuch is Right: Jesner and the Original Meaning of the Alien Tort Statute

    Justice Gorsuch is Right: Jesner and the Original Meaning of the Alien Tort Statute
    On Oct. 11, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Jesner v. Arab Bank. Jesner involves whether the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) allows federal courts to exercise jurisdiction over claims by aliens against corporations. As originally enacted in…
Rank this Week: 45

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Apr 25

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru
    Today, we must be reminded of the value of political freedom and the right to protest when it is repeatedly brutally offended by government authorities in Russia and Belarus.
  • Apr 18

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance
    We should be warned to not only protect our physical human rights, but also the privacy of our virtual spaces and communication via technology. I draw attention to recent cases of unlawful surveillance and cyberattacks by governments…
  • Apr 11

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue
    By Ella Shen A few weeks ago, Amnesty International, along with other international organizations, has expressed heavy concern over the possibility of danger, including torture amongst other human rights violations, to journalist Khudoberdi…
Rank this Week: 53

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    THE China Employment Law Guide AND Webinar

    THE China Employment Law Guide AND Webinar
    China employment law is technical and getting technicaler (yes, I made up that last word but you know what I mean). See China Employment Law: Local and Not So Simple. It is one of the most consistent problem areas for foreign companies…
  • Oct 16

    Make China Trademarks a Priority

    Make China Trademarks a Priority
    I am not a big fan of filing Madrid Protocol applications for China. In certain situations, they can work well, but when they don’t work (which is fairly often, especially when applications are filed without forethought) the trademark…
  • Oct 15

    China Employee Terminations: Make Them Mutual When Possible

    China Employee Terminations: Make Them Mutual When Possible
    Terminating China-based employees is difficult. Article 40(2) of China’s Labor Contract Law permits an employer to unilaterally terminate an employee, with severance, if the employee is incompetent and remains incompetent…
Rank this Week: 70

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: 74

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Oct 9

    International Law Weekend 2017 - Program and Registration Information

    International Law Weekend 2017 - Program and Registration Information
    The American Branch of the International Law Association (AmBranch or ABILA) and the International Law Students Association (ILSA) are about to host yet another edition of the popular and well-worth-your-time International Law Weekend from…
  • Sep 27

    Cherif Bassiouni, a Giant in the Field of International Criminal Law, has Died at Age 79

    Cherif Bassiouni, a Giant in the Field of International Criminal Law, has Died at Age 79
    We are still stunned by the sad news of the passing of Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni. Born in Cairo, Egypt in 1937, M. Cherif Bassiouni immigrated to the United States in 1962. He was an Emeritus Professor of Law at...
  • Sep 27

    Lawyers Can Help Puerto Rico and Other Places Hit by Hurricane

    Lawyers Can Help Puerto Rico and Other Places Hit by Hurricane
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law was scheduled to meet next month in San Juan in a pre-meeting module just prior to its Fall Meeting in Miami. That meeting in San Juan has been postponed because of the...
Rank this Week: 88

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Oct 9

    Write On! Melbourne Journal of Int’l Law

    Write On! Melbourne Journal of Int’l Law
    This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to submit papers to the Melbourne Journal of International Law, as follows: ►The Editors of the Melbourne Journal of…
  • Oct 5

    Lebanon and the Origins of International (Refugee) Law

    Lebanon and the Origins of International (Refugee) Law
    I’ve spent most of these past years researching the situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, culminating in a series of recent articles which among others can be found here and here. Today, Lebanon hosts the highest number of…
  • Oct 3

    Women and girls must not be excluded from reparation in the Al Mahdi case

    Women and girls must not be excluded from reparation in the Al Mahdi case
    The International Criminal Justice Clinic at Melbourne Law School, run in partnership with Amnesty International, focuses on developing practical skills in gender analysis, trial monitoring, fair trial and victims’ rights advocacy. One…
Rank this Week: 144

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • May 1

    Moving my blog site

    Moving my blog site
    Dear readers, Time to put The China Collection in your blog reader. After twelve years (I started in May 2005) and almost a million visits here at the Chinese Law Prof Blog, I'm making some major changes in my blogging....
  • Apr 17

    How to become a China lawyer

    How to become a China lawyer
    Here's a good blog post on that subject by Dan Harris at the China Law Blog. Must reading for students interested in this practice area.
  • Apr 15

    Full Private Land Ownership Returns to China’s Citie

    Full Private Land Ownership Returns to China’s Citie
    Did that headline get your attention? If...
Rank this Week: 148

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 183

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: 220

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Oct 18

    SPS Agreement vs. GATT

    SPS Agreement vs. GATT
    This is from the Indonesia - Chicken WTO panel report, circulated yesterday: Fn. 318. We note that Indonesia's defence under Article XX(b) raises a food safety issue. We observe that the SPS Agreement, according to its Preamble, "elaborates…
  • Oct 18

    Some GATT Negotiating History

    Some GATT Negotiating History
    Here are two posts on the original GATT negotiations, from Roy Santana of the WTO: CLASH OF THE GATT NEGOTIATORS September 1947: Following months of good progress in Geneva, GATT negotiators had entered a delicate phase where the most…
  • Oct 17

    NAFTA Round 4: Time to Panic, or Time to Relax a Bit?

    NAFTA Round 4: Time to Panic, or Time to Relax a Bit?
    After NAFTA Round 4 wrapped up today, there were some strong words at the press conference. I can't find the full transcript of her remarks, but here is a news report on what Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland had to...
Rank this Week: 274

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
  • Oct 16

    Social media and government

    Social media and government
    Was invited by out-going Director General of the Government Information Department Ranga Kalansooriya late Sunday night to give a presentation the next day on social media and its importance for government officials, at a workshop organised…
  • Jul 8

    Hacking the referendum

    Hacking the referendum
    The government, despite strong opposition led by senior monk Anamaduwe Dhammadassi Thero, said last week that it will nevertheless continue to pursue the constitutional reform process, which will be put to a referendum. This comes after PM…
  • Jun 27

    Social media and peace: Presentation at ZIF’s 15th year celebrations in Berlin

    Social media and peace: Presentation at ZIF’s 15th year celebrations in Berlin
    The Zentrum für Internationale Friedenseinsätze gGmbH (Centre for International Peace Operations) based in Berlin, Germany, invited me to talk on social media and peace as part of an event to celebrate 15 years since its…
Rank this Week: 381

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

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

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

    Call for Papers - Flags, Identity, Memory: Critiquing the Public Narrative through Color

    Call for Papers - Flags, Identity, Memory: Critiquing the Public Narrative through Color
    Flags, Identity, Memory: Critiquing the Public Narrative through ColorAnne Wagner and Sarah Marusek (eds)In our project, the identification of “identity” employs culturally specific color codes and images that conceal assumptions…
  • Oct 9

    New Publications from Klaus Schwarz Verlag, Berlin

    New Publications from Klaus Schwarz Verlag, Berlin
    New Publications / NeuerscheinungenKlaus Schwarz Verlag New releases / Neuerscheinungen 2017/2018Gábor HamzaStudies on Legal Relations between the Ottoman Empire/the Republic of Turkey and Hungary, Cyprus, and MacedoniaSelected Essays…
  • Oct 3

    Juris Diversitas 6th Annual Conference, Call for Paper

    Juris Diversitas 6th Annual Conference, Call for Paper
    CALL FOR PAPERSJURIS DIVERSITAS6th ANNUAL CONFERENCEJune 25-27, 2018Potchefstroom, South AfricaIn partnership withFaculty of Law, North-West University, Potchefstroom & the Centre for Comparative Law in Africa Law, Roots &…
Rank this Week: 366

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
  • Oct 11

    High Court rejects motor neurone sufferer’s application to overturn prohibition on assisted suicide

    High Court rejects motor neurone sufferer’s application to overturn prohibition on assisted suicide
    Conway, R (On the application of) v The Secretary of State for Justice [2017] EWHC 2447 (Admin) – read judgment This case concerns the issue of provision of assistance to a person with a serious wasting disease who wishes to commit…
  • Oct 1

    Are surrogacy costs a legitimate claim?

    Are surrogacy costs a legitimate claim?
    XX v Whittington Hospital NHS Trust 2017 EWHC 2318 (QB) (18 September 2017)  [HQ15C04535] Podcast about this case now downloadable Commercial surrogacy arrangements are considered to be against public policy in the UK and therefore…
  • Oct 1

    PKU boy to be treated with Kuvan after High Court ruling

    PKU boy to be treated with Kuvan after High Court ruling
    You may remember the podcast discussion between me, Rosalind English, and David Hart QC earlier in the summer about the NHS decision not to fund the drug Kuvan for the amelioration of symptoms of a boy suffering from  phenylketonuria…
Rank this Week: 386

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/
  • Oct 18

    Notes on Egypt and International Child Abduction

    Notes on Egypt and International Child Abduction
    Updated October 2017Jeremy D. Morley1.     The U.S. State Department has determined - and has reported to Congress - that Egypt has demonstrated a persistent failure to work with the U.S. Central Authority to resolve cases of…
  • Sep 29

    Expert Testimony as to Potential International Child Abduction to Colombia

    Expert Testimony as to Potential International Child Abduction to Colombia
    In an order issued on September 25, 2017, the Chancery Division – Family Part of the Superior Court of Union County, New Jersey, held that Jeremy D. Morley “was qualified by the Court, without objection, as an expert in the area…
  • Sep 21

    Unenforceability of Japanese Custody and Hague Abduction Convention Order

    Unenforceability of Japanese Custody and Hague Abduction Convention Order
    Jeremy D. Morley*Child custody orders are not enforced in Japan. There is merely a provision for a fine, but it is usually de minimis and rarely employed.  It does not impede a parent with physical possession of a child from denying the…
Rank this Week: 420

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Oct 17

    China’s Rising Geolegal Sphere

    China’s Rising Geolegal Sphere
    by Malcolm Jorgensen by Malcolm Jorgensen [Malcolm Jorgensen is a Research Fellow at the Berlin Potsdam Research Group “International Law–Rise or Decline?”] In their new book The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to…
  • Oct 8

    Events and Announcements: October 8, 2017

    Events and Announcements: October 8, 2017
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Call for Papers The Military Law and the Law of War Review / Revue de Droit Militaire et de Droit de la Guerre is a journal specialised in matters of interest for both civilian and military legal advisors…
  • Oct 6

    Upcoming Event on UN Accountability

    Upcoming Event on UN Accountability
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon I am pleased to announce an upcoming experts workshop on UN Accountability on October 19 at Seton Hall Law School. This workshop will explore the liability of International Organizations for international…
Rank this Week: 485

Customs Law

Customs Law

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

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 15

    Blog Contest

    Blog Contest
    I am back in the mix for the Expert Institute legal blog competition.Do me a favor and vote here.
  • Oct 15

    Ruling of the Week: Shark Tank and Custom

    Ruling of the Week: Shark Tank and Custom
    I never make an effort to watch Shark Tank. However, for some reason I am always running across it. I always get sucked in. I think the discussions of business valuation and strategy are interesting. I am certain they are very distilled…
  • Oct 15

    Irwin Tools: Pliers and Still Plier

    Irwin Tools: Pliers and Still Plier
    Remember the Irwin Tools Case? That case considered whether certain locking pliers were properly classified as wrenches or as either pliers or clamps. The Court of International Trade held that the plaintiff had overcome the presumption that…
Rank this Week: 564

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Oct 13

    Software Distribution Compromise Tactic

    Software Distribution Compromise Tactic
    The increasing number of software supply chain compromises represents a significant weakness that should be top of mind for security professionals. Regardless of your firm’s core business, chances are they rely on and are connected to a…
  • Oct 4

    Will Anyone Pay for 1-833-AUCTION?

    Will Anyone Pay for 1-833-AUCTION?
    Toll-free telephone numbers celebrated their 50th birthday this year (frankly, without much fanfare). These numbers allow callers to reach businesses without being charged for the call. When long distance calling was expensive,…
  • Sep 28

    911 Concerns Fuel New FCC Proceeding

    911 Concerns Fuel New FCC Proceeding
    Imagine dialing 911 and hearing an automated voice tell you that what you have dialed is not a valid number; or reaching a 911 call center only to have emergency personnel dispatched to the wrong location. In response to such problems, the…
Rank this Week: 546

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: 540

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: 566

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: 687

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.

https://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com
Rank this Week: 713

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: 616

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 13

    Indonesia’s Contradictory Death Penalty Rhetoric

    Indonesia’s Contradictory Death Penalty Rhetoric
    Source: Human Rights Watch (11 October 2017)https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/10/11/indonesias-contradictory-death-penalty-rhetoricIndonesia’s government on Tuesday marked World Day Against the Death Penalty by issuing a self-serving and…
  • Oct 13

    8 Years Since Last Thai Execution, Future of Death Penalty Uncertain

    8 Years Since Last Thai Execution, Future of Death Penalty Uncertain
    Source: Khaosod English (12 October 2017)http://www.khaosodenglish.com/politics/2017/10/12/8-years-last-execution-abolition-still-not-guaranteed/BANGKOK — Those campaigning for the abolition of the death penalty may take solace in the…
  • Oct 12

    Amnesty: Singapore's death penalty reform flawed

    Amnesty: Singapore's death penalty reform flawed
    Source: The Star Online (11 October 2017)http://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2017/10/11/singapores-death-penalty-reform-flawed-amnesty/Singapore (AFP) - Singapore's reforms to its use of the death penalty are flawed, with some low-level…
Rank this Week: 770

Letters Blogatory

Letters Blogatory

Covers international judicial assistance.

http://lettersblogatory.com/
  • May 18

    Case of the Day: Gregor v. Otuorimuo

    Case of the Day: Gregor v. Otuorimuo
    The case of the day is Gregor v. Otuorimuo (Conn. Super. Ct. 2016). The case was a divorce case. husband and the wife were married in Connecticut in 2011. The husband sued for a divorce, asserting that there had been an irretrievable…
  • May 17

    Case of the Day: Ure v. Oceania Cruise

    Case of the Day: Ure v. Oceania Cruise
    The case of the day is Ure v. Oceania Cruises, Inc. (S.D. Fla. 2015). Diana Ure was a passenger aboard Oceania’s ship. She fell ill and was treated by one of the defendants, Dr. Fabian Bonilla, an Ecuadoran national. She and her husband…
  • May 16

    Case of the Day: Villoldo v. Castro

    Case of the Day: Villoldo v. Castro
    The case of the day is Villoldo v. Castro (1st Cir. 2016). Westlaw calls the case Villoldo v. Ruz. I’m no Spanish naming convention expert, but that seems clearly wrong. Anyway, Alfredo and Gustavo Villoldo were Cuban brothers. In 1959,…
Rank this Week: 759

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: 747

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: 967

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: 765

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/
  • Oct 17

    UN Secretary General Calls for Death Penalty Abolition

    UN Secretary General Calls for Death Penalty Abolition
    "The death penalty has no place in the 21st century" said UN Secretary Guterres as part of World Day Against the Death Penalty. The event took place at the United Nations and Mr. Guterres was joined by the Assistant UN...
  • Oct 16

    Human Rights and Cultural Heritage: A New Paradigm

    Human Rights and Cultural Heritage: A New Paradigm
    Take note of the upcoming conference on Human Rights and Cultural Heritage at Chicago's Depaul Law School. Here's the info you need to register and attend: Join DePaul University College of Law's Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage…
  • Oct 15

    US Activists and Advocates Respond to UN Special Rapporteur's Call for Input

    US Activists and Advocates Respond to UN Special Rapporteur's Call for Input
    The UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Philip Alston, received 35 submissions to date in response to his call for input pending his visit to the United States from December 4 - 15, 2017. The submissions are...
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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/
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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
  • Apr 3

    New Book Display: Cyber Law

    New Book Display: Cyber Law
    New Book Display: Cyber Law Check out the new book display on cyber law on L1 of the law library when you are free.  Complementing the two recent conferences held on campus: the Yale Cyber Leadership Forum and the 2017 We Robot…
  • 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.
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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/
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The Peoples' Right to…

The Peoples' Right to Self-Determination Project

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

http://selfdetproject.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 18

    1st Anniversary

    1st Anniversary
    Exactly one year ago when this blog was launched. Exactly on the day of the referendum on Scotland’s independence. After the active period in the beginning, posts have unfortunately become rarer due to time constraints. This however…
  • Aug 9

    Happy 50th Independence day to Singapore

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

    Fad of declaring micronation

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

Transnational Law Blog

Covers laws which regulates actions or events that transcend national frontiers, including human rights, environmental law, immigration, intellectual property and space law. By Derek Deavenport, John Dermody, Travis Hodgkins and Christine Ngo.

http://transnationallawblog.typepad.com/transnational_law_blog/
  • Apr 7

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism
    I wonder what do you think about Google’s decision to confront China’s censorship by pulling out of the country entirely despite a potential lost of profit for not doing its business with now the second largest economy in the word? A…
  • Apr 2

    March's Winners and Loser

    March's Winners and Loser
    We are moving further away from the double dips danger! Last month the US economy added 162,000 jobs- a strong showing of a potentially more sustained recovery for US economy. Payroll gains are largely boosted by private sectors and much less…
  • Nov 18

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger
    Today, in an interview with Fox News in Beijing, President Obama warned that “the US economy could head into a ‘double-dip recession’ unless urgent steps were taken to rein back America’s mounting level of public debt,” reported the…
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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
  • Oct 6

    New report commissioned by UKIPO on IP valuation market: Observations by the author

    New report commissioned by UKIPO on IP valuation market: Observations by the author
    In September 2017, the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) published a 148-page independent report, entitled “Hidden Value: A Study of the UK IP Valuation Market” that it had commissioned, and which was authored by Mr. Martin…
  • Oct 2

    UKIP - Political Parties, Branding and Trade Marking.

    UKIP - Political Parties, Branding and Trade Marking.
    Yesterday I wrote this piece over on Afro-IP on UKIP’s new logo picking up on the weekend controversy of it being remarkably close to the English Premier league logo, and concluding that trade mark rights are probably best placed of all…
  • Sep 27

    Development of innovative new standards jeopardised by IEEE patent policy

    Development of innovative new standards jeopardised by IEEE patent policy
    I recently wrote a paper for 4iP Council about the effect of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) 2015 patent patent policy change on submissions of Letters of Assurance (LOAs) indicating whether patents are…
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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://www.alstonenvironment.com/
  • Oct 5

    New Regulatory Hurdles Proposed for Hazardous Waste Facilities in California

    New Regulatory Hurdles Proposed for Hazardous Waste Facilities in California
    On September 22, 2017, DTSC commenced the public comment period for its proposed regulations update the criteria for the issuance of hazardous waste facility permit and permit modifications pursuant to SB 673. The 70 pages of the proposed…
  • Aug 15

    Is That Regulation Affordable? If It’s Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, It Better Be

    Is That Regulation Affordable? If It’s Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, It Better Be
    You open your mailbox. There’s your monthly water bill. Inside, you notice it’s gone up nearly $500—but your use hasn’t changed. How could this be? And maybe more important, can you afford it? This is an essential…
  • Jul 25

    Cannabis Industry Jammed With Extensive Environmental Regulation

    Cannabis Industry Jammed With Extensive Environmental Regulation
    The surge of new cannabis-related regulations continues in California this month, this time courtesy of the State Water Resources Control Board.  In response to Senate Bill 837, the agency recently released a draft Cannabis Policy and…
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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/
  • Oct 4

    A Seismic (Burden) Shift in Amending Claims in Inter Partes Review

    A Seismic (Burden) Shift in Amending Claims in Inter Partes Review
    By Michael F. Snyder and Anthony S. Volpe Since the passage of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”), it has been extremely difficult, if not impossible, for a patent owner whose patent... read more
  • Aug 11

    Best of Both Worlds: Can You Have a Trade Secret and Patent it Later Too?

    Best of Both Worlds: Can You Have a Trade Secret and Patent it Later Too?
    By John C. Donch Jr. and Jamie Unger In 1886, Dr. John Pemberton created the formula for Coca-Cola.[1] The formula for Dr. Pemberton’s beverage sensation did not even make it... read more
  • Jul 5

    Timing is Everything: The Fidget Spinner Story

    Timing is Everything: The Fidget Spinner Story
    By John C. Donch Jr and Jamie K. Unger Kids are so indulged these days! They get to play with a new toy known as a “fidget spinner,” in contrast... read more
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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/
  • Oct 2

    Wrongful Enrichment: A Study of Comparative Law and Culture (Oxford: Hart)

    Wrongful Enrichment: A Study of Comparative Law and Culture (Oxford: Hart)
    Dr Nahel Asfour, who has lectured on Private Law and Culture, Property and Restitution Law Theory at the University of Vienna and currently lectures on Remedies Law at Tel-Aviv University as teaching fellow, has recently published a…
  • Sep 29

    The Spanish Constitutional Tsunami: is a Spectre Haunting Europe? Guest Post by Domenico Giannino

    The Spanish Constitutional Tsunami: is a Spectre Haunting Europe? Guest Post by Domenico Giannino
    The next 1st of October will be a pivotal moment in Spanish constitutional history because of the by now famous Catalan Llei del referèndum d'autodeterminació, which regulates the holding of a binding self-determination…
  • Sep 25

    The Rise of the Far Right in Germany

    The Rise of the Far Right in Germany
    Although Angela Merkel retained her Chancellorship in yesterday's German election, the far right (Alternative fuer Deutschland-AfD) party won a remarkable 12.6% of the vote. According to the preliminary results, the AfD's expected 88 seats in…
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Embassy Law Blog

Embassy Law Blog

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

http://embassylaw.com
  • Sep 20

    How to Address the Ambassador? Protocol, not Law

    How to Address the Ambassador? Protocol, not Law
    Protocol lays down rules, as does the law, but they are not the same. A frequently asked question is how to address diplomats, from the ambassador down the ranks to junior attaches, and the most important persons who can decide over access…
  • Jun 17

    Limited Review of NAFTA Arbitration Award

    Limited Review of NAFTA Arbitration Award
    In Mesa Energy Group LLC v. Government of Canada, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia explored numerous challenges to an adverse arbitral award issued in Miami under NAFTA rules. The plaintiff had entered into an…
  • Apr 14

    District Court Limits Sovereignty in Expropriation Matter

    District Court Limits Sovereignty in Expropriation Matter
    The United States District Court for the District of Columbia in Washington, DC, limited in Philipp v. Federal Republic of Germany the defendant's sovereign immunity in a clear separation of claims related to alleged takings by Nazi…
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Korean Law Blog

Korean Law Blog

Updates on Korean law. By Sean Hayes.

http://www.thekoreanlawblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Liquidation vs. Penalty Damages in Korea

    Liquidation vs. Penalty Damages in Korea
    Liquidated Damages v. Penalty Damages in Korea Liquidated Damages vs. Penalty Damages in Korea In Korea, liquidated damage clauses in South Korean contracts may be invalidated if the liquidated... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
  • Aug 4

    Termination after Childcare Leave in Korea: Childcare Leave Law in Korea

    Termination after Childcare Leave in Korea: Childcare Leave Law in Korea
    Korea's generous Childcare Leave Law poses difficulties to many smaller employers in Korea.  The Childcare Leave Law, in Korea, allows for a one year period of leave per child under the age of... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
  • Aug 2

    Abogado Hispano Hablante en Corea: Firma de Abogado Coreana

    Abogado Hispano Hablante en Corea: Firma de Abogado Coreana
    Abogado Hispano Hablante en Corea El presente trabajo tiene la finalidad de hacer llegar a la población extranjera hispano hablante residenciada en Corea del Sur, y en su mismo idioma, los diferentes... Korean Law and Business Updates…
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Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Starting & Growing Business in New York State

    Starting & Growing Business in New York State
    The New York Empire State Development’s Small Business Division has put together a unified website collecting various New York State programs/services offered to New York small business to start-up or expand their small businesses. The…
  • Apr 21

    Technological Innovation Government Program

    Technological Innovation Government Program
    For small businesses looking to conduct research and development, while needing funds to realize their small business technology, check out The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The SBIR "is a highly competitive program that…
  • 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…
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SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Aug 8

    Malaysia Passes Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill

    Malaysia Passes Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill
    Last week, the House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) in Malaysia’s Parliament passed the Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill 2017. The bill implements the provisions of the Convention on Biological…
  • May 4

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug
    Louisiana’s Secretary of Health, Dr. Rebekah Gee, is attempting to persuade politicians to support the use of 28 USC § 1498, a federal statute that allows the federal government intentionally to infringe patents, to arrange for…
  • Jun 20

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark
    In Loops, LLC v EUIPO, Case T‑385/15 (14 June 2016), the General Court of the European Union held that held that the three dimensional shape of a toothbrush lacked any distinctive character and could not be registered as an EU ……
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Hutko's Technology Law Blog

Hutko's Technology Law Blog

By Martin Husovec. Comments and reports on important and interesting European developments of technology law (IP & Internet law). The primary aim is to cover and report the case law from the Court of Justice of the European Union and from selected higher Central European courts (German, Slovak, Czech and sometimes Austrian courts).

http://www.husovec.eu
  • Jul 18

    [ECtHR] Kharitonov v Russia: When Website Blocking Goes Awry

    [ECtHR] Kharitonov v Russia: When Website Blocking Goes Awry
    The European Court of Human Rights will soon hear a key case on website blocking and freedom of expression online - Kharitonov v Russia (app no. 10795/14). The case raises tons of important questions. It should be therefore closely watched by…
  • May 22

    [New Paper] Website Blocking, Injunctions and Beyond: View on the Harmonization from the Netherland

    [New Paper] Website Blocking, Injunctions and Beyond: View on the Harmonization from the Netherland
    I have recently uploaded on SSRN a new draft of a paper about harmonization and blocking (forthcoming in GRUR Int) that I co-authored with my student, Lisa van Dongen. It is an extension of the talk that I gave in Berlin last year during the…
  • Oct 3

    Intermediary Liability as a Human Rights Issue [Call for Papers]

    Intermediary Liability as a Human Rights Issue [Call for Papers]
    Call for Papers (abstracts due November 30, 2016)  Intermediary Liability as a Human Rights Issue  An issue of Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Law (JIPITEC) (link)  Edited…
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