Anton’s Weekly Digest of International Law, Vol. 2, No. 31 (11 August 2011)

Anton’s Weekly Digest of
International Law

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Vol. 2, No. 31
(11 August 2011)

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Contents

I. SSRN Legal Scholarship Network/bepress Legal Repository/NELLCO Legal Scholarship Repository/Publishers Advances
II. Books
III. Journals
IV. Cases
V. Blogs/Comment/Review (select items)
VI. Podcasts/Videos
VII. Documents/Negotiations
VIII. Media (select items)

I. SSRN Legal Scholarship Network/bepress Legal Repository/NELLCO Legal Scholarship Repository/Publishers Advances

Freiburger Informationspapiere Zum Völkerrecht und Öffentlichen Recht, No. 8, 2011
Silja Voeneky
University of Freiburg – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: August 10, 2011

Brigham Young University Law Review, Forthcoming, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper
Robin Kundis Craig
Florida State University College of Law
Date Posted: August 9, 2011

Journal of Environmental Law, Forthcoming
Ilias Plakokefalos
University of Athens, Faculty of Law
Date Posted: August 9, 2011

IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, L.Rajamani, S.Maljean Dubois, eds., Hague Academy of International Law, Forthcoming
Ilias Plakokefalos
University of Athens, Faculty of Law
Date Posted: August 9, 2011

George Washington International Law Review, Forthcoming
Karinne Coombes
University of Cambridge
Date Posted: August 9, 2011

Jeremy Waldron
New York University (NYU) – School of Law
Date Posted: August 9, 2011

APSA 2011 Annual Meeting Paper
Jeremy Bendik-Keymer
Case Western Reserve University Department of Philosophy
Date Posted: August 8, 2011

Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum, Forthcoming
David Schoenbrod
New York Law School
Date Posted: August 8, 2011

Joel P. Trachtman
Tufts University – The Fletcher School
Date Posted: August 7, 2011

Bart M.J. Szewczyk
George Washington University Law School
Date Posted: August 7, 2011

California Western Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 1, p. 1, Fall 1995
Rita M. Lauria
Date Posted: August 7, 2011

TOWARDS A SCIENCE OF INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION: COLLECTED EMPIRICAL RESEARCH, Christopher R. Drahozal & Richard W. Naimark, eds., Kluwer Law International, January 2005
Christopher R. Drahozal
University of Kansas School of Law
Date Posted: August 6, 2011

Arbitration International, Vol. 22, No. 2, p. 291, 2006
Christopher R. Drahozal
University of Kansas School of Law
Date Posted: August 6, 2011

American Review of International Arbitration, Vol. 11, p. 451, 2000
Christopher R. Drahozal
University of Kansas School of Law
Date Posted: August 6, 2011

American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 54, p. 233, 2006
Christopher R. Drahozal
University of Kansas School of Law
Date Posted: August 6, 2011

Journal of International Arbitration, Vol. 20, p. 23, 2003
Christopher R. Drahozal
University of Kansas School of Law
Date Posted: August 6, 2011

Aoife Nolan
Durham University Law School
Date Posted: August 5, 2011

LSE Legal Studies Working Paper No. 8/2011
Yaraslau Kryvoi
London School of Economics – Law Department
Date Posted: August 5, 2011

Yearbook of International Environmental Law, Vol. 21, Forthcoming
Andrew Long
Florida Coastal School of Law
Date Posted: August 5, 2011

INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION: A COMPARATIVE SURVEY, No. 63, N. Eski et al, ed., 2007
Christopher R. Drahozal
University of Kansas School of Law
Date Posted: August 5, 2011

Limping into the Future: The U.N. 1267 Terrorism Listing Process at the Crossroads
George Washington International Law Review, Vol. 42, 2010
Craig Forcese and Kent Roach
University of Ottawa – Faculty of Law and University of Toronto – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: August 5, 2011

Jaye Ellis
McGill University – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: August 5, 2011

Eric Neumayer
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Date Posted: August 5, 2011

Albert Jan van den Berg, INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION: IMPORTANT CONTEMPORARY QUESTIONS, pp. 179-189, Kluwer Law International, 2003
Christopher R. Drahozal
University of Kansas School of Law
Date Posted: August 5, 2011

LSE Legal Studies Working Paper No. 7/2011
Jan Kleinheisterkamp
London School of Economics – Law Department
Date Posted: August 5, 2011

Patrick Low
World Trade Organization (WTO)
Date Posted: August 5, 2011

Thaddeus Metz
Human Rights Review
Advance Published Online: 5 August 2011

Fabian Clausen, Kammergericht Berlin
Amir Attaran, University of Ottawa
Law and Development Review
Date posted to RSS Feed: August 5, 2011

George Washington International Law Review, Forthcoming
Maggie Gardner
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: August 4, 2011

Benjamin R. Farley
Emory University School of Law
Date Posted: August 4, 2011

ALLEGIANCE AND IDENTITY IN A GLOBALISED WORLD, Kim Rubenstein, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2012
Peter J. Spiro
Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law
Date Posted: August 4, 2011

UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 44, pp. 719-744, 2011, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 263
Anupam Chander
University of California, Davis – School of Law
Date Posted: August 4, 2011, Last Revised: August 9, 2011

Arild Underdal
International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics
Advance Published Online: 21 July 2011

II. Books

United States Practice in International Law:

Volume. 2: 2002-2004
(Cambridge Univ. Press, 2011)

Sean D. Murphy, ed.

1. General international and U.S. foreign relations law
2. State diplomatic and consular relations
3. State jurisdiction and immunities
4. State responsibility and liability
5. International organizations
6. International oceans, environment, health, and aviation law
7. International economic law
8. International human rights
9. International criminal law
10. Use of force and arms control
11. Settlement of disputes
12. Private international law.

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 Europe, East Asia and APEC
(Cambridge Univ. Press, July 2011)

Peter Drysdale (Editor), David Vines (Editor)

This 1998 book was the first in a major series examining Global Economic Institutions and contrasts regional economic integration in the Asia Pacific Region and in Europe. In the Asia Pacific Region at the time of publication, regionalism was developing by means of ‘open regionalism’, constructed through the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Process). This was different from the regionalism which had developed in Europe, through the construction of a single European Market and Monetary Union within the European Union. In the light of this contrast, a number of important contemporary policy questions are considered by an international team of contributors. How should Europe and other parts of the world respond to the development of open regionalism in the Asia Pacific Region? Can these regions develop a shared global agenda directed toward sustaining genuinely multilateral solutions to international trade policy problems?

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European Economic and Social Constitutionalism after the Treaty of Lisbon
(Cambridge Univ. Press, July 2011)

Dagmar Schiek (Editor), Ulrike Liebert (Editor), Hildegard Schneider (Editor)

European studies frequently regard the economic and social dimensions of EU integration as diametrically opposed, maintaining that this state of affairs is beyond change. This edited collection challenges this perceived wisdom, focusing on the post-Lisbon constitutional landscape. Taking the multi-layered polity that is Europe today as its central organising theme, it examines how the social and the economic might be reconciled under the Union’s different forms of governance. The collection has a clear structure, opening with a theoretical appraisal of its theme, before considering three specific policy fields: migration policy and civic integration, company law and corporate social responsibility and the role of third sector providers in public healthcare. It concludes with three case studies in these fields, illustrating how the argument can be practically applied. Insightful and topical, with a unique interdisciplinary perspective, this is an important contribution to European Union law after the Lisbon Treaty.

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Constraints on the Waging of War

(Cambridge Univ. Press, 4th ed., 2011)

Frits Kalshoven and Liesbeth Zegveld

This fully revised fourth edition of Constraints on the Waging of War considers the development of the principal rules of international humanitarian law from their origins to the present day. Of particular focus are the rules governing weapons and the legal instruments through which respect for the law can be enforced. Combining theory and actual practice, this book appeals to specialists as well as to students turning to the subject for the first time.

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Denial of Justice in International Law

(Cambridge Univ. Press, July 2011)

Jan Paulsson

Denial of justice is one of the oldest bases of liability in international law and the modern understanding of denial of justice is examined by Paulsson in this book, which was originally published in 2005. The possibilities for prosecuting the offence of denial of justice have evolved in fundamental ways and it is now settled law that States cannot disavow international responsibility by arguing that their courts are independent of the government. Even more importantly, the doors of international tribunals have swung wide open to admit claimants other than states: non-governmental organisations, corporations and individuals, and Paulsson examines several recent cases of great importance in his book.

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Detention in the ‘War on Terror’

(Cambridge Univ. Press, July 2011)

Fiona de Londras

Fiona de Londras presents an overview of counter-terrorist detention in the US and the UK and the attempts by both states to achieve a downward recalibration of international human rights standards as they apply in an emergency. Arguing that the design and implementation of this policy has been greatly influenced by both popular and manufactured panic, Detention in the ‘War on Terror’ addresses counter-terrorist detention through an original analytic framework. In contrast to domestic law in the US and UK, de Londras argues that international human rights law has generally resisted the challenge to the right to be free from arbitrary detention, largely because of its relative insulation from counter-terrorist panic. She argues that this resilience gradually emboldened superior courts in the US and UK to resist repressive detention laws and policies and insist upon greater rights-protection for suspected terrorists.

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East Timor and the International Community

(Cambridge Univ. Press, July 2011)

Heike Krieger (Editor)

Table of Contents

1. Historical background
2. Process of decolonization
3. UN documents on the situation in East Timor after the Indonesian invasion
4. Human rights situation in East Timor
5. Views of Indonesia, Fretilin, UDT and Portugal
6. Responses of third states
7. Dispute over the Timor Gap Treaty
8. The Timor Gap Treaty in the International Court of Justice.

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Necessity, Proportionality and the Use of Force by States

(Cambridge Univ. Press, July 2011)

Judith Gardam

There has been considerable debate in the international community as to the legality of the forceful actions in Kosovo in 1999, Afghanistan in 2002 and Iraq in 2003 under the United Nations Charter. There has been consensus, however, that the use of force in all these situations had to be both proportional and necessary. Against the background of these recent armed conflicts, this 2004 book offers the first comprehensive assessment of the twin requirements of proportionality and necessity as legal restraints on the forceful actions of States. It also provides a much-needed examination of the relationship between proportionality in the law on the use of force and international humanitarian law.

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 The Development of International Law by the International Court
(Cambridge Univ. Press, July 2011 reprint)

Hersch Lauterpacht

Originally published in 1958, as a revised edition of The Development of International Law by the Permanent Court of International Justice (1934), this book received the Annual Award of the American Society of International Law in 1960. The achievement of the text is that, rather than attempting to provide a treatise on the organisation of international law, or a systematic digest of decisions made, it finds its basis in an appraisal of the international judicial process as a factor in the development of the law. From this position, ideas of great depth and subtlety are put forward regarding the nature of international justice and its possibilities. This is an important book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in its subject.

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Unlauterer Wettbewerb

(Mohr Siebeck, 2011)

Axel Beater

Published in German. Unfair Competition. In this textbook, Axel Beater deals with the law against unfair competition and its relationship to economics, legal history, European Community law and comparative law. His book is intended to be a standard work, but it also addresses important individual decisions, since competition law is primarily case law.

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Der Anspruch auf Schadensersatz bei Verstößen gegen EU-Kartellrecht – Konturen eines Europäischen Kartelldeliktsrechts?

(Mohr Siebeck, 2011)

Gero Meeßen

Published in German. The Claim in Damages for Breach of EU Competition Law – Outlines of a European Competition Tort Law. The liability for breach of EU Competition Law is subject to vivid political debate. Whereas the Commission held that this area of the law in the Member States presented a “picture of total underdevelopment”, recent case survey shows a remarkable increase in number and scope of private antitrust damages litigation. Gero Meeßen, while Member of the Bundeskartellamt’s General Policy Division closely involved in the discussion at European level, investigates the foundations, conditions and extent of the claim in damages for breach of EU competition law in Germany, England and France and examines their compatibility with the requirements of EU primary law. Against the background of his findings, the author scrutinizes Directorate General for Competition’s far-reaching proposals for a redesign of the law on antitrust damages actions.

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Recht und Rechtswirklichkeit in Deutschland und China. Beiträge zur prozessualen Durchsetzung zivilrechtlicher Ansprüche

(Mohr Siebeck, 2011)
Hrsg. v. Yuanshi Bu

Published in German. Law and Legal Reality in Germany and China. Articles on the Procedural Enforcement of Private Claims. This volume contains a collection of papers presented at the conference on „Law and Legal Reality“ which was held at the University of Freiburg in June 2010. How easy is it to enforce private claims under German and Chinese law? The contributors give their appraisals and compare the approaches to reforms in both countries, particularly with regard to the critical interface between substantive and procedural law.

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Die Entwicklung des allgemeinen Freizügigkeitsrechts der Unionsbürger und seiner sozialen Begleitrechte

(Mohr Siebeck, 2011)

Susanne Stewen

Published in German. The Development of the General Right of Free Movement in the European Union and Its Accompanying Social Rights. Although the general right of free movement as formulated in the Maastricht Treaty was non-committal, the European Court of Justice has given it a broad interpretation. Citizens of the European Union are entitled to benefits for maintaining a minimum standard of subsistence and social security benefits may be exported. It is almost impossible to terminate the residence status of foreign nationals on the basis of insufficient finances. Susanne Stewen analyzes and systematizes this development in judicial decisions.

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Europäisches Kollisionsrecht und ausländisches Recht im nationalen Zivilverfahren

(Mohr Siebeck, 2011)

Clemens Trautmann

Published in German. European Private International Law and Foreign Law in National Civil Proceedings. The europeanisation of private international law is supposed to ensure that the same national law applies to a given case irrespective of the Member State in which an action is brought. Clemens Trautmann shows to which extent the heterogeneous procedural rules of the Member States for the application and ascertainment of foreign law conflict with this objective and provides a critical analysis of their compatibility with European Union law.

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Gesellschaftsrecht und Gläubigerschutz im Internationalen Zivilverfahrensrecht

Die Internationale Zuständigkeit bei Klagen gegen Gesellschafter und Gesellschaftsorgane vor und in der Insolvenz

(Mohr Siebeck, 2011)

Johannes Weber

Published in German. Corporate Law and Creditor Protection in International Civil Procedure. The International Jurisdiction for Actions against Shareholders and Directors before and during Insolvency. Which court may claim international jurisdiction when it comes to the enforcement of creditor protection in corporations? Against the background of German and English substantive law, Johannes Weber analyzes this question in the context of EU international civil procedure.

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Law and Religion in Europe: A Comparative Introduction

(Oxford University Press, 04 August 2011)

Norman Doe

Each state in Europe has its own national laws which affect religion and these are increasingly the subject of political and academic debate. This book provides a detailed comparative introduction to these laws with particular reference to the states of the European Union. A comparison of national laws on religion reveals profound similarities between them. From these emerge principles of law on religion common to the states of Europe and the book articulates these for the first time. It examines the constitutional postures of states towards religion, religious freedom, and discrimination, and the legal position, autonomy, and ministers of religious organizations. It also examines the protection of doctrine and worship, the property and finances of religion, religion, education, and public institutions, and religion, marriage, and children, as well as the fundamentals of the emergent European Union law on religion.

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The Handbook of the International Law of Military Operations

(Oxford University Press, 04 August 2011)

Edited by Terry Gill and Dieter Fleck

The past decades have seen a remarkable development of military operations both within the United Nations collective security system and in other international settings. While traditional forms of military operations have been maintained and further developed, there have also been substantive developments, responding to new challenges for international security, the specific requirements of international and multinational cooperation, and legal regulation.

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International Child Abduction: The Inadequacies of the Law

(Hart Publishing, 01 August 2011)

Thalia Kruger

International child abduction occurs when one parent wrongfully (i.e. in breach of the parental responsibility of the other parent) takes a child to a country other than that of the child’s habitual residence, or wrongfully keeps a child in such a country. The author of this work was part of a research team that conducted a study, partially funded by the European Commission, to examine this problem in Belgium and Hungary, analyzing cases from 2007 and 2008 and interviewing the affected parents. This book is a revised version of the Belgian research report, which sets the problem of child abduction within its international context. It looks at the families in which abductions took place, how preparations were made for an abduction, the quest for the return of the child (including legal proceedings), and the aftermath of the abductions.

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Global Competition Law and Economics, Second Edition

(Hart Publishing, 01 August 2011)

Einer Elhauge and Damien Geradin

Antitrust law is now a truly global phenomenon, with markets becoming increasingly global, mergers requiring approval in several different jurisdictions, cartels in one nation affecting supply in others, and countries increasingly entering into treaties with each other about the content or enforcement of competition law. Lawyers and lawmakers cannot rely on understanding only the antitrust and competition law of their home country. Modern antitrust law is also different because it now reflects an increasingly economic approach to analyzing antitrust and competition policy.

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International Environmental Law

(Beck/Hart Publishing, 01 August 2011)

Ulrich Beyerlin and Thilo Marauhn

Written for students, practitioners and academics, this textbook is an ideal introduction to the subject of international environmental law. The book enables the reader to place international environmental law in the context of public international law in general, revealing at the same time that international environmental law is experimental ground for developing new legal approaches towards global governance. Apart from discussing concepts, rule-making, and compliance, the book looks at options for improved coordination, harmonization, and even integration of existing multilateral environmental agreements, analyzing how conflicts between various environmental regimes can be avoided or, at least, adequately managed. The book also emphasizes the growing human rights dimension of international environmental law. This book is an ideal ‘door opener’ for the further study.

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The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea: An Appraisal of the “Rotterdam Rules”

(Springer, 2011)

Güner-Özbek, Meltem Deniz (Ed.)

The international carriage of goods by sea has been regulated by international conventions. These include  the “International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules of Law relating to Bills of Lading” (“Hague Rules”); the “Protocol to Amend the International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules of Law Relating to Bills of Lading” (“Visby Rules”); and the “UN Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea.” They were adopted in 1924, 1968 and 1978 respectively and the transport industry’s commercial needs have since substantially changed. Furthermore the advent of subsequent regimes has resulted in the uniformity in the carriage of goods by sea once provided by the Hague Rules being lost. In order to update and modernize existing regimes the “UN Convention  on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea” (“Rotterdam Rules”) was adopted on December 11, 2008 by the UN General Assembly and opened for signature on September 23, 2009. Since then drafters of the Rotterdam Rules, academics and practitioners have been publicizing, discussing, and evaluating the Rules. This book is an effort to further explore those same goals.

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Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law – 2010 (Vol. 13)

(Springer, 2011)

T McCormack, MN Schmitt and Louise Arimatsu (Eds.)

The Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law is the world’s only annual publication devoted to the study of the laws governing armed conflict. It provides a truly international forum for high-quality, peer-reviewed academic articles focusing on this crucial branch of international law. Distinguished by contemporary relevance, the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law bridges the gap between theory and practice and serves as a useful reference tool for scholars, practitioners, military personnel, civil servants, diplomats, human rights workers and students.

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Layered Global Player: Legal Dynamics of EU External Relations

(Springer, 2011)

Henri de Waele

Layered Global Player offers a concise but thorough overview of the principles of EU external relations law. By closely examining the role of the European Union on the global scene, it aims to provide a systematic overview of the relevant rules and competences, reflecting the legal developments in their historical and political context. The book contains up-to-date analyses of topics such as the Common Foreign and Security Policy, the Common Security and Defence Policy and the Common Commercial Policy. Moreover, it devotes specific attention to the EU’s external powers with regard to the environment, fundamental human rights and development cooperation. It also includes a dedicated chapter exploring the relations with neighbouring countries, as well as one that elucidates the complex interplay between rules of domestic, European and international provenance.

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The Global Administrative Law of Science

(Springer, 2011)

Matthias Ruffert and Sebastian Steinecke

We live in a world of science. Yet this is impossible without a legally guaranteed freedom to practise it. Findings with regard to the elements of such freedom can be deduced from an analysis of international and domestic provisions and principles. There are a plethora of international institutions, legal rules and global norms for the purpose of the international governance of science. The institutions and rules are to be interpreted in light of this freedom to guarantee the continuous existence of the knowledge-based society by means of a global administrative law of science. These aspects were analysed in a research project funded by the German Research Foundation. The book’s purpose is to present the jurisprudential results.

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The Politics of Nuclear Consultation in NATO 1965–1980
(Oxford Univ. Press, July 2011)

Paul Buteux

The Nuclear Planning Group, established in 1967, has been concerned with some of the most vital aspects of NATO military planning both for deterrence and for war. This 1983 book discusses in detail the issues faced and the policies formulated by this NATO sub-committee. Dr Bureux examines the role of political consultation in dealing with the problems created by the decision in the 1950s to base NATO military planning on the availability and possible use of nuclear weapons actually deployed in Western Europe. This detailed consideration of the interaction of strategic and political factors provides a background of authoritative information greatly useful for any debate on the history and deployment of nuclear weapons. Its important contribution to the understanding of the issues and polices of the arms control questions makes it essential reading for all engaged in the study of European nuclear disarmament movement or of the conflicting government orthodoxies.

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Human Rights and the Environment

(Edward Elgar, August 2011)

Dinah L Shelton

In this topical collection, Professor Dinah Shelton brings together seminal articles published since the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment that discuss and debate the linkages between human rights and environmental protection. This comprehensive two-volume set successfully encompasses the various approaches and thinking of the leading scholars in the field and is enhanced with an original introduction by the editor. This authoritative and timely book will be of great interest to lawyers, policy-makers, advocates and academics and will serve as an excellent reference tool for anyone with an interest in human rights and the environment.

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Environmental Law and Sustainability After Rio

(Edward Elgar, August 2011)

Jamie Benidickson, Ben Boer, Antonio H Benjamin, and Karen Morrow

This book examines the development of environmental law in the period since the ground-breaking 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development or ‘Earth Summit’. The book demonstrates that a great deal has been achieved in the field of environmental law since the 1990s. However, the extraordinary environmental crises facing humanity in the 21st century indicate a continuing urgent need for the generation of robust policies and frameworks concerning ecological, socio-cultural and economic sustainability, implemented through appropriately innovative legal mechanisms. The book is divided into five sub-themes of sustainability: history, principles and concepts, environmental rights, access to justice and liability issues, natural resources, energy and climate change, and nature conservation.

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The Law of Sovereign Wealth Funds

(Edward Elgar, August 2011)

FabianBassan

This book provides a definition and classification for Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) and discusses its phenomenon within the law context. It identifies the rules applicable to SWFs and to states hosting SWFs’ investments. In eight extensive chapters, Fabio Bassan considers whether SWFs may enjoy immunity with respect to host state measures, and whether SWFs can use alternative forms of protection in Bilateral Investment Treaties.

This book provides a definition and classification for Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) and discusses their phenomenon within the legal context.It identifies the rules applicable to SWFs and focuses on the bilateral relationships between states. In eight extensive chapters, Fabio Bassan considers whether SWFs may enjoy immunity with respect to host state measures as well as protection in Bilateral Investment Treaties.

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Trade and Competition Law in the EU and Beyond

(Edward Elgar, August 2011)

Inge Govaere, Reinhard Quick and Marco Bronckers

This well-documented book comprises a stellar cast of European and American authors delivering an overview of cutting edge issues in the areas of trade and competition law, arising in the EU and beyond.Written from an international perspective, hotly debated topics include: challenges in international monetary law; the EU and free trade; treaty interpretation; WTO dispute settlement; the domestic law effect of the WTO in the EU and public and private enforcement of competition law, amongst many others.

Set out to become a key work of reference for many legal practitioners, policy makers and academics alike across the globe, Trade and Competition Law in the EU and Beyond uniquely tackles the two very different, yet related, topics of trade and competition law.

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Multinational Enterprises and Human Rights

Obligations Under EU Law and International Law

(Edward Elgar, 2011)

Alexandra Gatto

This well-researched book examines how the European Union could do more to ensure that EU-based multinational enterprises (MNEs) respect human rights when operating in third world countries. Alexandra Gatto identifies the primary obligations of MNEs as developed by international law, and investigates how the EU has promoted the respect of human rights obligations by the MNEs to date.

The significant gap between the EU’s commitment to the respect and promotion of human rights, the potential to regulate the conduct of MNEs, and the EU’s reluctance to impose human rights obligations on MNEs, is thoroughly explored. It is suggested that the current human rights law should be developed, and this timely book recommends that the EU should firmly link the promotion of MNEs’ human rights obligations to international human rights law, thereby supporting the constitution of an international law framework within the UN.

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Competition Policy and Patent Law under Uncertainty

Regulating Innovation

(Cambridge Uni. Press, August 2011)

Edited by Geoffrey A Manne and Joshua D Wright

The regulation of innovation and the optimal design of legal institutions in an environment of uncertainty are two of the most important policy challenges of the twenty-first century. Innovation is critical to economic growth. Regulatory design decisions and, in particular, competition policy and intellectual property regimes can have profound consequences for economic growth. However, remarkably little is known about the relationship between innovation, competition and regulatory policy. Any legal regime must attempt to assess the trade-offs associated with rules that will affect incentives to innovate, allocative efficiency, competition, and freedom of economic actors to commercialize the fruits of their innovative labors. The essays in this book approach this critical set of problems from an economic perspective, relying on the tools of microeconomics, quantitative analysis and comparative institutional analysis to explore and begin to provide answers to the myriad challenges facing policymakers.

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International Handbook On The Economics Of Energy

(Edward Elgar, 2011)

Edited by Joanne Evans and Lester C. Hunt

As an essential component for economic growth, energy has a significant impact on the global economy. The need to meet growing energy demand has prompted cutting-edge innovation in clean technology in an attempt to realise environmental and cost objectives, whilst ensuring the security of energy supply. This Handbook offers a comprehensive review of the economics of energy, including contributions from a distinguished array of international specialists. It provides a thorough discussion of the major research issues in this topical field of economics.

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University of Washington Law Library

Recent Acquisitions

Taubman, Antony. A practical guide to working with TRIPS. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2011. 227 p.

Five masters of international law: conversations with R-J Dupuy, E. Jimenez de Arechaga, R. Jennings, L. Henkin, and O. Schachter. Oxford, England: Hart, 2011. 286 p.

Pentagon Papers. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 2011. 49 PDF files. http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo8542

Theorising the global legal order. Edited by Andrew Halpin and Volker Roeben. Oxford, England: Hart Pub., 2009. 278 p.

Joseph, Sarah. Blame it on the WTO? A human rights critique. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2011. 327 p.

Matthews, Duncan. Intellectual property, human rights and development: the role of NGOs and social movements. Cheltenham, England: Edward Elgar, 2011. 286 p.

Borchardt, Klaus-Dieter. The ABC of European Union law. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2010. 131 p. http://eur-lex.europa.eu/en/editorial/OA8107147C_002.pdf

International humanitarian law and international human rights law: pas de deux. Edited by Orna Ben-Naftali. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2011. 388 p.

Kwatra, G.K. Arbitration and conciliation law of India: with case law on UNCITRAL, model law of arbitration and sale of goods. 7th ed. New Delhi, India: Indian Council of Arbitration, 2008. 1018 p.

Keller, Perry. European and international media law: liberal democracy, trade, and the new media. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2011. 495 p.

Jain, Mahabir Prashad. Indian constitutional law: with constitutional documents. 6th ed., revised by Samaraditya Pal and Ruma Pal. New Delhi, India: Lexis Nexis Butterworths Wadhwa Nagpur, 2010. 2 v. (3278 p.)

Lerner, Hanna. Making constitutions in deeply divided societies. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 262 p.

Munoz, Edgardo. Modern law of contracts and sales in Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. The Hague, Netherlands: Eleven International Publishing, 2011. 558 p.

Seyad, Sideek M. EU financial law. Stockholm, Sweden: Juridiska fakulteten vid Stockholms universitet, 2010. 447 p.

Unkovic, Dennis. Understanding Asia: winning strategies for business success. Chicago, IL: American Bar Association, 2011. 205 p.

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International Law Reporter

Jacob Katz Cogan

Silvia D’Ascoli (International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia) has published Sentencing in International Criminal Law: The UN ad hoc Tribunals and Future Perspectives for the ICC (Hart Publishing 2011)

Laurence R. Helfer (Duke Univ. – Law) & Graeme W. Austin (Victoria Univ. of Wellington – Law & Melbourne Univ. – Law) have published Human Rights and Intellectual Property: Mapping the Global Interface (Cambridge Univ. Press 2011)

Fiona de Londras (Univ. College Dublin – Law) has published Detention in the ‘War on Terror’: Can Human Rights Fight Back? (Cambridge Univ. Press 2011)

Matthew J. Hoffmann (Univ. of Toronto – Political Science) has published Climate Governance at the Crossroads: Experimenting with a Global Response after Kyoto (Oxford Univ. Press 2011)

III. Journals

PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 114: Aug 8, 20111

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

 

Foreign Official Immunity after Samantar

Chimène I. Keitner, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

 

Variable Multipolarity and UN Security Council Reform: Enhancing Legitimacy and Effectiveness Through Contextual Regional Cooperation

Bart M.J. Szewczyk, George Washington University Law School, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP

 

The Lisbon Judgment of the German Constitutional Court, the Primacy of EU Law and the Problem of Kompetenz-Kompetenz: A Conflict between Right and Right in Which There is No Praetor

Gunnar Beck, Government of the United Kingdom – HM House of Commons, University of London – Department of Law

 

A Toolbox for European Judges

Martijn W. Hesselink, University of Amsterdam – Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL)

 

Reviewing the Role of NGOs Aid of Internally Displaced People in Sudan

Issam A.W. Mohamed, Al-Neelain University – Department of Economics

 

The Necessity of an Administrative-Territorial Reform In a Country: The Case of Estonia

Janno Reiljan, University of Tartu – Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Aivo Ülper, University of Tartu – Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

 

Targeting Co-Belligerents

Jens David Ohlin, Cornell Law School

 

‘Accountability’ as ‘Legitimacy’: Global Governance, Global Civil Society and the United Nations

Kenneth Anderson, Washington College of Law, American University, Stanford University – The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Brookings Institution – Governance Studies

 

Bartosz Michalski, International Co-Ordination of Competition Policy (Bartosz Michalski, Międzynarodowa Koordynacja Polityki Konkurencji) Wydawnictwo Difin, Warszawa 2009, 255 P.

Rajmund Molski, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

The Challenge & Complexities of Nation-State Sovereignty in the Era of 21st Century Internationalism

Richard Lewis Dixon, American Public University System

 

Annotation of European Court of Justice, Case C-79/09, Gowan Comércio Internacional e Serviços Lda v. Ministero Della Salute (Precautionary Principle)

Alberto Alemanno, HEC Paris – Law Department

 

The World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: An Analysis of Guidelines Adopted by the Conference of the Parties

Sam Halabi, University of Tulsa – College of Law

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Vol. 6, No. 113: Aug 5, 20111

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Foreign Official Immunity and the ‘Baseline’ Problem

Chimène I. Keitner, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

 

Book Review of J. Strawson, ‘Partitioning Palestine: Legal Fundamentalism in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict’

Michael Lynk, University of Western Ontario – Faculty of Law

 

The Emerging Lex Aviatica

Brian F. Havel, DePaul University College of Law
Gabriel S. Sanchez, DePaul University College of Law

 

International Law: Normative Constestation in the Transnational Realm

Otto Federico von Feigenblatt, Nova Southeastern University, Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences, Millenia Atlantic University

 

The Outlook for UN Reform

Simon Chesterman, National University of Singapore – Faculty of Law, New York University – School of Law, Singapore Programme

 

Politics and the Wealth of Nations: Hans Morgenthau, Adam Smith and the Shadow of Jurisprudential Thought in the Births of Two International (Non-Law) Disciplines

Vik Kanwar, Centre on Public Law and Jurisprudence (CPLJ), O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) – Jindal Global Law School (JGLS)

 

The Internal-External Security Nexus: More Coherence Under Lisbon?

Florian Trauner, Austrian Academy of Sciences – Institute for European Integration Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences

 

Collective Action for Development Finance

Sophie E. Smyth, Temple University, Beasley School of Law

 

Gender-Based Crimes Against Humanity

Valerie Oosterveld, University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law

 

The UN Defamation of Religions Resolution and Domestic Blasphemy Laws: Creating a Culture of Impunity

Asma Uddin, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 112: Aug 4, 20111

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

‘Cheap Talk’ About Customary International Law

Chimène I. Keitner, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

 

Restructuring the Debate on Unauthorized Humanitarian Intervention

Saira Mohamed, University of California, Berkeley – School of Law

 

Georgia v. Russian Federation

Bart M.J. Szewczyk, George Washington University Law School, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP

 

The Security Council and the Legitimacy of the Use of Force: Legal, Normative and Social Aspects

Matilde Pérez Herranz, Universitat Pompeu Fabra – Department of Law

 

Prospective Advice and Consent

Jean Galbraith, University of Pennsylvania Law School

 

Analysis on Continuum Health Effects of Child Labour

Joyce Duah, Fairleigh Dickinson University

 

Book Review: ‘From Coexistence to Conquest: International Law and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1891-1949’ by Victor Kattan

Michael Lynk, University of Western Ontario – Faculty of Law

 

Explaining State Commitment to the International Criminal Court: Strong Enforcement Mechanisms as a Credible Threat

Yvonne Dutton, University of San Diego School of Law

 

Partner Capture in Public International Organizations

Christopher G. Bradley, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Between Collaboration and Competition: Global Public-Private Partnerships Against Intellectual Property Crimes

Christopher J. Paun, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), University of Bremen

 

Strasbourg’s Interim Measures Under Fire: Does the Rising Number of State Incompliances with Interim Measures Pose a Threat to the European Court of Human Rights?

Yves Haeck, Ghent University/Utrecht University
Clara Burbano Herrera, Ghent University
Leo Zwaak, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

The Security Council and Kashmir

Brian Richard Farrell, University of Iowa – College of Law, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) – Irish Centre for Human Rights

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Vol. 6, No. 111: Aug 3, 20111

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

 

Derecho y La Convergencia del Poder Público y el Poder Empresarial: La Desposesión Campesina y la Coerción Privatizada en el Perú (Law and the Convergence of Public and Corporate Power: Campesino Dispossession and Privatized Coercion in Peru)

Charis Kamphuis, York University – Osgoode Hall Law School

 

1969 Vienna Convention: Article 51 Coercion of a Representative of State

Giovanni Distefano, University of Neuchatel – Faculty of Law, University of Geneva – Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

 

Diffusion through Democracy

Katerina Linos, Berkeley Law School

 

Roles of Legal Thinkers and Practitioners – From a Public International Law Perspective (Rollen von Rechtsdenkern und Praktikern – Aus Völkerrechtlicher Sicht )

Anne Peters, University of Basel – Faculty of Law

 

Lawfulness of Kosovo’s Declaration of Independence

Bart M.J. Szewczyk, George Washington University Law School, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP

 

Sabbatino, Sosa, and ‘Supernorms’

Kenneth C. Randall, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Chimène I. Keitner, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

 

Stability of Maritime Boundary Agreements Under the Rebus Sic Stantibus and Pacta Tertiis Doctrines

Julia Lisztwan, Yale University

 

The Informative Power of Treaty Commitment: Using the Spatial Model to Address Selection Effects

Yonatan Lupu, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) – Department of Political Science

 

Climate Justice

Daniel A. Farber, University of California, Berkeley – School of Law

 

Situating the Debate on Global Constitutionalism

Christine E. J. Schwöbel, Leiden University – Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies

 

The Uncertain Legal Status of the Aggression Understandings

Kevin Jon Heller, Melbourne Law School

 

La Obligación de Entregar Mercaderías Libres de Derechos o Pretensiones de Terceros en la Convención de Viena de 1980 Sobre Compraventa Internacional (The Obligation of Deliver Goods Free from Any Right or Claim of a Third Party in the CISG)

Maximiliano Rodríguez Fernández, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Vol. 6, No. 89: Aug 8, 2011

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

Lessons from Product Safety Regulation for Reforming Consumer Credit Markets in Japan and Beyond: Empirically-Informed Normativism

Luke R. Nottage, University of Sydney – Faculty of Law, University of Sydney – Australian Network for Japanese Law
Souichirou Kozuka, Gakushuin University

 

Defamation of Religions: International Developments and Challenges on the Ground: SOAS International Human Rights Clinic Project

Julia Yael Alfandari, University of London, School of Oriental & African Studies – School of Law
Joanna Dawn Baker, University of London, School of Oriental & African Studies – School of Law
Regula Amnah Atteya, University of London, School of Oriental & African Studies – School of Law

 

Corporate Human Rights Violations and Private International Law – The Hinge Function and Conductivity of PIL in Implementing Human Rights in Civil Proceedings in Europe: A Facilitating Role for PIL or PIL as a Complicating Factor?

Veerle Van Den Eeckhout, Leiden University – Leiden Law School, University of Antwerp

 

Okeh-Ingol Child Marriage Among the Becheve; Educational, Health and Ethical Implications

David Betelwhobel Ugal, affiliation not provided to SSRN
E. O. Anyacho, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

The Effect of Censorship Laws on Media Freedoms

Sophie Awino Otieno, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Debt Servicing and its Adverse Impact on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Developing Countries

Noel G. Villaroman, Monash University – Faculty of Law, Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Center for Civil and Human Rights, Law and Religion Scholars Network (LARSN)

 

European Citizenship and National Democracy: Contemporary Sources of Legitimacy of the European Union

Bart M.J. Szewczyk, George Washington University Law School, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP

 

Rethinking the Regulation of Private Military and Security Companies Under International Humanitarian Law

Joseph C. Hansen, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities – School of Law, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

 

The UN Human Rights Mandate in Cambodia: The Challenges of a Country in Transition and the Experience of the UN Special Rapporteur for the Country

Surya P. Subedi, University of Leeds – Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

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Vol. 6, No. 88: Aug 5, 2011

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

A New Area of Competence: Jurisdiction by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to Apply Central American Community Law (Un Nuevo Supuesto De Competencia Contenciosa: Competencia De La Corte Interamericana De Derechos Humanos Para Aplicar El Derecho Comunitario Centroamericano)

Najman Alexander Aizenstatd, Universidad Rafael Landivar

 

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: The Right to Education and the Obligations of States: SOAS International Human Rights Clinic Project

Fatima Ahmad, SOAS, University of London
Suraj Girijashanker, University of London, School of Oriental & African Studies – School of Law
Mariam Kemple, University of London, School of Oriental & African Studies – School of Law

 

Introductory Note to the International Court of Justice: Case Concerning Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Geor. v. Russ.)

Bart M.J. Szewczyk, George Washington University Law School, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP

 

The Interpretation Provisions of Statutory Bills of Rights: A Little Bit Humpty Dumpty?

Luke Beck, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Extraterritorial Naturalizations: Between the Human Right to Nationality, State Sovereignty, and Fair Principles of Jurisdiction

Anne Peters, University of Basel – Faculty of Law

Rescuing a Troubled Concept: An Alternative View of the Right to Development

Noel G. Villaroman, Monash University – Faculty of Law, Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Center for Civil and Human Rights

 

Protecting Human Rights Through the Mechanism of UN Special Rapporteurs

Surya P. Subedi, University of Leeds – Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

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Vol. 6, No. 87: Aug 4, 2011

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

The Policy Requirement in Crimes Against Humanity: Lessons from and for the Case of Kenya

Thomas Obel Hansen, United States International University – Nairobi

 

Variable Multipolarity and UN Security Council Reform: Enhancing Legitimacy and Effectiveness Through Contextual Regional Cooperation

Bart M.J. Szewczyk, George Washington University Law School, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP

 

Invisible Chains: Canada’s Underground World of Human Trafficking

Benjamin Perrin, University of British Columbia

 

Due Process: The Exchange of Information and Risk of Hindering Effective Cross-Border Co-Operation in Competition Cases

Julian Nowag, University of Oxford – Faculty of Law

 

Unilateral Carbon Border Measures: Key Legal Issues

Anuradha R.V., affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Sexual Orientation and Human Rights: Putting Homophobia on Trial

Makau Mutua, State University of New York at Buffalo Law School

 

Quantifying Additional Damages in the Form of Interest Exceeding the Rate for Legal Interests in Arbitration: A Commentary on the Egyptian Court of Cassation Decision of March 10, 2009 (Commercial Circuit, Challenge No. 3161/64) (in Arabic)

Nader Mohamed Ibrahim, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport – College of International Transport and Logistics

 

Forum Non Conveniens and the Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

Christopher A. Whytock, University of California, Irvine, School of Law
Cassandra Burke Robertson, Case Western Reserve University – School of Law

 

Affecting Impartiality of Arbitrator by Subsequent Appointment in a Dispute Relating to the Same Contract: A Commentary on the Cairo Economic Court Decision of April 12, 2011 (6th Appeal Circuit, Case 98/2) (in Arabic)

Nader Mohamed Ibrahim, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport – College of International Transport and Logistics

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Vol. 6, No. 86: Aug 3, 2011

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

National Implementation of ECHR Rights: Kant’s Categorical Imperative and the Convention

Eirik Bjorge, University of Oxford – Corpus Christi College, University of Oslo
Mads Andenas, University of Oslo – Faculty of Law, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London

 

Transformative Constitutionalism in South Africa: Creative Uses of Constitutional Court Authority to Advance Substantive Justice

Eric C. Christiansen, Golden Gate University School of Law

 

Investment and Sustainable Development: Developing a New Conceptual Framework

Anne van Aaken, University of St. Gallen – Law Department, Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin), Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences – Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
Tobias A. Lehmann, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Enlargement and Legitimacy of the European Union

Bart M.J. Szewczyk, George Washington University Law School, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP

 

Annotated Brief of Professors of Public International Law and Comparative Law as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents

Chimène I. Keitner, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

 

CCTV and Human Rights

Benjamin J. Goold, UBC Faculty of Law

 

Constitutional Failure or Constitutional Odyssey? What Can We Learn from Comparative Law?

Giuseppe Martinico, Centro de Estudios Politicos y Constitucionales, Madrid, European University Institute – Department of Law (LAW), Centre for Studies on Federalism (CSF)

 

MFN in the CARIFORUM-EC Economic Partnership Agreement: Policy Blunder or Legal Inconsistency?

Claude Chase, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Politics in the Origins: The Making of Corporate Law in Nineteenth-Century Brazil

Mariana Pargendler, Fundação Getulio Vargas School of Law at São Paulo

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INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 3, No. 33: Aug 4, 2011

DAVID D. CARON & TSEMING YANG, EDS.

 

Brazil’s Maritime Claim: A Threat to UNCLOS?

Kari Lipschutz, University of London – School of Oriental & African Studies – School of Law

 

The European Union as an Actor in Arctic Governance

Hylke Dijkstra, Maastricht University – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

 

Unilateral Carbon Border Measures: Key Legal Issues

Anuradha R.V., affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Mexican Oil Spill & its Aftermath

Nikhil Sharma, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Price and Participation: The UK Before the Aarhus Convention’s Compliance Committee

Ole Windahl Pedersen, Newcastle University – Newcastle Law School

 

Allocating the Costs of the Climate Crisis: Efficiency Versus Justice

Amy Sinden, Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law

 

New Day at the Pool: State Preemption, Common Pool Resources, and Non-Place Based Municipal Collaborations

Jonathan D. Rosenbloom, Drake University Law School

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INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 65, Aug 5, 2011

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Investment and Sustainable Development: Developing a New Conceptual Framework

Anne van Aaken, University of St. Gallen – Law Department, Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin), Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences – Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
Tobias A. Lehmann, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Southward Bound: Preliminary Evidence on Experience with Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code

Janis P. Sarra, UBC Faculty of Law

 

A Precautionary Approach to Decision Making: The Evolving Jurisprudence on Article 5.7 of the SPS Agreement

Bryan Christopher Mercurio, Chinese University of Hong Kong – Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales – Faculty of Law
Dianna Shao, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Sources of International Investment Law

Moshe Hirsch, Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Faculty of Law

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HUMAN RIGHTS & THE GLOBAL ECONOMY eJOURNAL

Vol. 5, No. 57, Aug 9, 2011

Hope Lewis, Wendy E. Parmet & Rashmi Dyal-Chand, eds.

Debt Servicing and its Adverse Impact on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Developing Countries

Noel G. Villaroman, Monash University – Faculty of Law, Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Center for Civil and Human Rights, Law and Religion Scholars Network (LARSN)

 

A Precautionary Approach to Decision Making: The Evolving Jurisprudence on Article 5.7 of the SPS Agreement

Bryan Christopher Mercurio, Chinese University of Hong Kong – Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales – Faculty of Law
Dianna Shao, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

A Child Rights-Based Approach to Reconstruction in Haiti

Jonathan Todres, Georgia State University College of Law

 

Global Justice, Labor Standards and Responsibility

Hanna Lerner, Tel Aviv University – Department of Political Science
Faina Milman-Sivan, University of Haifa – Faculty of Law
Yossi Dahan, Academic Center of Law and Business

Assessment of Policies and Programs to Combat Human Trafficking

Girish Gulati, Bentley University
Arti Badami, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Nhan Dao, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Sucheta Desai, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Elise Hanaoka, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Katelyn Horowitz, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Peter Jurik, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Miran Kicic, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Dina Levin, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Jon McColgan, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Michael Stewart, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Seoyun Yoon, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Caitlin York, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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HUMAN RIGHTS & THE GLOBAL ECONOMY eJOURNAL

Vol. 5, No. 56, Aug 8, 2011

Hope Lewis, Wendy E. Parmet & Rashmi Dyal-Chand, eds.

Rescuing a Troubled Concept: An Alternative View of the Right to Development

Noel G. Villaroman, Monash University – Faculty of Law, Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Center for Civil and Human Rights, Law and Religion Scholars Network (LARSN)

 

Forum Non Conveniens and the Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

Christopher A. Whytock, University of California, Irvine, School of Law
Cassandra Burke Robertson, Case Western Reserve University – School of Law

 

WHO’s Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework: A Milestone in Global Governance for Health

David P. Fidler, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Lawrence O. Gostin, Georgetown University Law Center – O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

 

Invisible Chains: Canada’s Underground World of Human Trafficking

Benjamin Perrin, University of British Columbia

 

Can Counter-Terrorist Internment Ever Be Legitimate?

Fiona de Londras, University College Dublin-School of Law

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INTERNATIONAL, TRANSNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 5, No. 38: Aug 4, 2011

DIANE MARIE AMANN, EDITOR

Solicitation, Extortion, and the FCPA

Joseph W. Yockey, University of Iowa College of Law

 

Implementation of EU Obligations or Legislative Unseen Offside?: On Fraudulent Shortcuts to Pass (Criminal) Legislation (¿Transposición De Obligaciones Comunitarias O Fuera De Juego Legislativo?: Sobre Los “Atajos” Fraudulentos Para Adoptar Normas (Penales))

Marta Muñoz de Morales Romero, Institute of European and International Criminal Law (UCLM)

 

The Technical-Administrative Measure of Lifting Vehicles Stationed Irregularly on the Strength of GPO Nr. 195/2002: The Competence of Solving the Litigation

Ionut Militaru, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Right to Self Defense Against International Terroism

Srijana Regmi, Kathmandu School of Law (KSL)

 

The Returns Directive in Light of the El Dridi Judgment

Rosa Raffaelli, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

 

Elemente de Noutate În Reglementarea Infracţiunilor de Corupţie (New Elements in the Regulation of Corruption Offenses)

Gabriel Caian, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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CLIMATE CHANGE LAW & POLICY eJOURNAL

Vol. 3, No. 52: Aug 8, 2011

DANIEL A. FARBER & PATRICK A. PARENTEAU, EDITORS

Clean Energy and the Price Preemption Ceiling

Jim Rossi, Florida State University – College of Law

 

Telecommunications and Climate Change: African and European Experiences and Requirements

Ewan Sutherland, University of Witwatersrand, LINK Centre, University of Namur, CRID

 

Forest Carbon Sink and Biodiversity Conservation: From Legal Perspective

Mingde Cao, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

The Current and Future Trends in Chinese Environmental and Energy Law and Policy

Mingde Cao, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYMENT & LABOR LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 24: Aug 8, 2011

J.H. VERKERKE, EDITOR

Global Justice, Labor Standards and Responsibility

Hanna Lerner, Tel Aviv University – Department of Political Science
Faina Milman-Sivan, University of Haifa – Faculty of Law
Yossi Dahann, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Considerations on Ceasing of the Employment Contract When the Enterprise or the Unit or of One Part of the Enterprise or Unit are Transferred

Ion Paducel, Titu Maiorescu University

 

The End of Olympic Nationality

Peter J. Spiro, Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law

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EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW: EU eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 68: Aug 9, 2011

PAUL B. STEPHAN & JOHN S. BELL, EDITORS

Risk-Based Regulation in the Media Sector: The Way Forward to Advance the Media Pluralism Debate in Europe?

Peggy Valcke, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Faculty of Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT (ICRI)

 

Due Process: The Exchange of Information and Risk of Hindering Effective Cross-Border Co-Operation in Competition Cases

Julian Nowag, University of Oxford – Faculty of Law

 

Triggers and Targets: The Anatomy of Market Manipulation

Shaun D. Ledgerwood, The Brattle Group, Georgetown University – Public Policy Institute (GPPI)

 

Sources of International Investment Law

Moshe Hirsch, Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Faculty of Law

 

Arbitration and the Draft Revised Brussels I Regulation

Luca G. Radicati di Brozolo, Catholic University of Mlan

 

Beyond Refusal to Deal: A Cross-Atlantic View of Copyright, Competition and Innovation Policies

Ariel Katz, University of Toronto – Faculty of Law
Paul-Erik Veel, University of Toronto – Faculty of Law

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Vol. 8, No. 67: Aug 4, 2011

PAUL B. STEPHAN & JOHN S. BELL, EDITORS

Single Entity Tests in US Antitrust and EU Competition Law

Pieter Van Cleynenbreugel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Faculty of Law

 

North-South Regional Trade Agreements: Prospects, Risks and Legal Regulation

Moshe Hirsch, Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Faculty of Law

 

The European Union as an Actor in Arctic Governance

Hylke Dijkstra, Maastricht University – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

 

Constitutional Failure or Constitutional Odyssey? What Can We Learn from Comparative Law?

Giuseppe Martinico, Centro de Estudios Politicos y Constitucionales, Madrid, European University Institute – Department of Law (LAW), Centre for Studies on Federalism (CSF)

 

Selex Sistemi Integrati Spa v. Commission of the European Communities (C-113/07 P) (2009) E.C.R. I-2207: Redefining the Boundaries between Undertaking and the Exercise of Public Authority

Julian Nowag, University of Oxford – Faculty of Law

 

Where the Critique of Consumer-Based Economic Governance Stand Today

John D. Haskell, University of Helsinki – Eric Castren Institute of International Law and Human Rights (ECI), University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), International University College of Turin (IUC), International University College (IUC) of Turin – Institute for the study of Political Economy and Law
Luigi Russi, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Vol. 8, No. 66: Aug 3, 2011

PAUL B. STEPHAN & JOHN S. BELL, EDITORS

 

Annotation of European Court of Justice, Case C-79/09, Gowan Comércio Internacional e Serviços Lda v. Ministero Della Salute (Precautionary Principle)

Alberto Alemanno, HEC Paris – Law Department

 

Critics on the Admissibility of Establishing the Vacation of an Inheritance by the Courts

Roxana Maria Lacatusu, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

E-Justice in the European Union

Dragos Calin, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Wettbewerbsrechtliche Haftung im Konzern (Liability for Competition Law Infringements in a Group of Companies)

Christian Kersting, Heinrich Heine University of Duesseldorf – Faculty of Law

 

Corporate Human Rights Violations and Private International Law – The Hinge Function and Conductivity of PIL in Implementing Human Rights in Civil Proceedings in Europe: A Facilitating Role for PIL or PIL as a Complicating Factor?

Veerle Van Den Eeckhout, Leiden University – Leiden Law School, University of Antwerp

 

The Gifts of Synthesis: Integration and Constitutionalization

Marco Goldoni, University of Antwerp – Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values

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NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 60: Aug 3, 2011

OREN GROSS, EDITOR

Cosmopolitan Liberty in the Age of Terrorism

Clive Walker, University of Leeds – Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (CCJS)

 

Police Independence and the Military Police

Kent Roach, University of Toronto – Faculty of Law

 

Right to Self Defense Against International Terroism

Srijana Regmi, Kathmandu School of Law (KSL)

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NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 60: Aug 3, 2011

OREN GROSS, EDITOR

Framing Constitutional Rights

Chimène I. Keitner, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

 

The Value of the Military Commissions Act as Non-Judicial Precedent in the Context of Litigation Over National Security Policymaking

Lawrence Michael Friedman, New England School of Law
Victor Hansen, New England School of Law

 

The Internal-External Security Nexus: More Coherence Under Lisbon?

Florian Trauner, Austrian Academy of Sciences – Institute for European Integration Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences

 

What Were They Thinking: Competing Culpability Standards for Punishing Threats Made to the President

Craig Matthew Principe, Wake Forest University School of Law

 

Militant Speech About Terrorism in a Smart Militant Democracy

Clive Walker, University of Leeds – Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (CCJS)

 

Security and Liberty: Critiques of the Tradeoff Thesis

Adrian Vermeule, Harvard Law School

 

‘Constitution Chicken’: National Security Confidentiality and Terrorism Prosecutions after R. v. Ahmad

Kent Roach, University of Toronto – Faculty of Law

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TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE eJOURNAL

Vol. 2, No. 24: Aug 3, 2011

BERNADETTE ATUAHENE, EDITOR

 

Annotated Brief of Professors of Public International Law and Comparative Law as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents

Chimène I. Keitner, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

 

The Pragmatic Court: Reinterpreting the Supreme People’s Court of China

Taisu Zhang, Yale University

 

The UN Human Rights Mandate in Cambodia: The Challenges of a Country in Transition and the Experience of the UN Special Rapporteur for the Country

Surya P. Subedi, University of Leeds – Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

 

Transitional Justice in Kenya: An Assessment of the Accountability Process in Light of Domestic Politics and Security Concerns

Thomas Obel Hansen, United States International University – Nairobi

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DEMOCRATIZATION: BUILDING STATES & DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES eJOURNAL

Vol. 4, No. 24: Jul 25, 2011

BRIAN DALE SHOUP & TIMOTHY WILLIAM WATERS, EDS

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COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 11, No. 66: Aug 4, 2011

FRANCESCO PARISI, EDITOR

Constitutional Endurance

Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago Law School

 

Against Culture: Indeterminacy, Structural Inequality, and the ‘Opaque – Box of Culture’ in Law

John D. Haskell, University of Helsinki – Eric Castren Institute of International Law and Human Rights (ECI), University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), International University College of Turin (IUC), International University College (IUC) of Turin – Institute for the study of Political Economy and Law

 

Esarhaddon’s Succession Treaty as the Source for the Canon Formula in Deuteronomy 13:1

Bernard M. Levinson, University of Minnesota

 

Copyright and Moral Rights in the U.S. and France

Scott A. Cromar, University of Illinois College of Law

 

The Institution of Marriage and Other Domestic Relations

Lynn D. Wardle, Brigham Young University – J. Reuben Clark Law School

 

Acquis Application in Albanian Company Law in Comparison with Other EU States in Relation to Corporate Management

Adi Hima, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Netherlands International Law Review

Volume 58 – Issue 02 – 2011

Articles

 

THE APPLICATION OF INTERNATIONAL LEGAL NORMS OVER TIME: THE SECOND BRANCH OF INTERTEMPORAL LAW

Ulf Linderfalk

Netherlands International Law Review / Volume 58 / Issue 02, pp 147 – 172

Published online: 08 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0165070X11200019 (About DOI)

THE LEGAL CHARACTERIZATION OF THE ARMED CONFLICTS IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ: IMPLICATIONS FOR PROTECTION

Siobhan Wills

Netherlands International Law Review / Volume 58 / Issue 02, pp 173 – 208

Published online: 08 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0165070X11200020 (About DOI)

THE INTERNATIONAL LAW OF NAVAL BLOCKADE AND ISRAEL’S INTERCEPTION OF THE MAVI MARMARA

Russell Buchan

Netherlands International Law Review / Volume 58 / Issue 02, pp 209 – 241

Published online: 08 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0165070X11200032 (About DOI)

INFORMATION CONCERNING THE HAGUE CONVENTIONS ON PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW

Netherlands International Law Review / Volume 58 / Issue 02, pp 243 – 282

Published online: 08 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0165070X11200044 (About DOI)

Book Reviews

J. Brunnée; S.J. Toope, Legitimacy and Legality in International Law: An Interactional Account, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2010, xviii + 411 pp., UK£60/US$105, ISBN 978-0-521-88065-7 (hardback); UK£29.99/US$55, ISBN 978-0-521-70683-4 (paperback).

Wouter G. Werner

Netherlands International Law Review / Volume 58 / Issue 02, pp 283 – 285

Published online: 08 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0165070X11200056 (About DOI)

J. Quigley, The Statehood of Palestine: International Law in the Middle East Conflict, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2010, xx +326 pp., UK£17.99. ISBN 978-0-521-15165-8.

Paul de Waart

Netherlands International Law Review / Volume 58 / Issue 02, pp 286 – 289

Published online: 08 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0165070X11200068 (About DOI)

Hague Case Law – Latest Developments

 

HAGUE CASE LAW – LATEST DEVELOPMENTS

Erik V. Koppe

Netherlands International Law Review / Volume 58 / Issue 02, pp 291 – 292

Published online: 08 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0165070X1120007X (About DOI)

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Leiden Journal of International Law

Volume 24 – Issue 03 – 2011

ARTICLES

 

Security Council Legislation, Article 2(7) of the UN Charter, and the Principle of Subsidiarity

NICHOLAS TSAGOURIAS

Leiden Journal of International Law / Volume 24 / Issue 03, pp 539 – 559

Published online: 05 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0922156511000240 (About DOI)

Turkey: Successor or Continuing State of the Ottoman Empire?

EMRE ÖKTEM

Leiden Journal of International Law / Volume 24 / Issue 03, pp 561 – 583

Published online: 05 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0922156511000252 (About DOI)

Donors’ Justice: Recasting International Criminal Accountability

SARA KENDALL

Leiden Journal of International Law / Volume 24 / Issue 03, pp 585 – 606

Published online: 05 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0922156511000264 (About DOI)

HAGUE INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNALS: International Court of Justice

 

The Subject Matters: The ICJ and Human Rights, Rights of Shareholders, and the Diallo Case

ANNEMARIEKE VERMEER-KÜNZLI

Leiden Journal of International Law / Volume 24 / Issue 03, pp 607 – 625

Published online: 05 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0922156511000276 (About DOI)

HAGUE INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNALS: International Criminal Court and Tribunals

Aggressors’ Rights: The Doctrine of ‘Equality between Belligerents’ and the Legacy of Nuremberg

MICHAEL MANDEL

Leiden Journal of International Law / Volume 24 / Issue 03, pp 627 – 650

Published online: 05 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0922156511000288 (About DOI)

HAGUE INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNALS: Symposium on the Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s Appeal Decision on Terrorism

Introduction: The STL Interlocutory Decision on the Definition of Terrorism – Judicial Ingenuity or Radicalism?

ELIES VAN SLIEDREGT and LARISSA VAN DEN HERIK

Leiden Journal of International Law / Volume 24 / Issue 03, pp 651 – 654

Published online: 27 May 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0922156511000227 (About DOI)

Judicial Creativity at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon: Is There a Crime of Terrorism under International Law?

KAI AMBOS

Leiden Journal of International Law / Volume 24 / Issue 03, pp 655 – 675

Published online: 27 May 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0922156511000215 (About DOI)

Legislating from a Radical Hague: The United Nations Special Tribunal for Lebanon Invents an International Crime of Transnational Terrorism

BEN SAUL

Leiden Journal of International Law / Volume 24 / Issue 03, pp 677 – 700

Published online: 27 May 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0922156511000203 (About DOI)

CURRENT LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS

High Hopes, Scant Resources: A Word of Scepticism about the Anti-Fragmentation Function of Article 31(3)(c) of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties

MÉLANIE SAMSON

Leiden Journal of International Law / Volume 24 / Issue 03, pp 701 – 714

Published online: 05 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S092215651100029X (About DOI)

The Application of Human Rights Law to Private Sector Complicity in Governmental Corruption

CECILY ROSE

Leiden Journal of International Law / Volume 24 / Issue 03, pp 715 – 740

Published online: 05 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0922156511000306 (About DOI)

REVIEW ESSAY

The Law against War or Jus contra Bellum: A New Terminology for a Conservative View on the Use of Force?

RAPHAËL VAN STEENBERGHE

Leiden Journal of International Law / Volume 24 / Issue 03, pp 747 – 788

Published online: 05 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S092215651100032X (About DOI)

BOOK REVIEWS

 

Ruth Mackenzie, Kate Malleson, Penny Martin, and Philippe Sands QC (eds.), Selecting International Judges: Principle, Process, and Politics, Oxford University Press, 2010, 300pp., ISBN 978-0-19-958056-9, £60.00.

Mia Swart

Leiden Journal of International Law / Volume 24 / Issue 03, pp 789 – 792

Published online: 05 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0922156511000331 (About DOI)

Makane Moïse Mbengue, Essai sur une théorie du risque en droit international public: L’anticipation du risque environnemental et sanitaire, Paris, Pedone, 2009, 373pp., ISBN 978-2-233-00557-1, €44.00.

René Urueña

Leiden Journal of International Law / Volume 24 / Issue 03, pp 793 – 796

Published online: 05 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0922156511000343 (About DOI)

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Touro International Law Review

(Vol. 14, No. 2 – 2011)

Houston J. Goodell, Using the Threat of the International Criminal Court to Encourage Congress to Pass the Civilian Extra Terratorial Jurisdiction Act  Article Full-text

Kate Kovarovic, When the Nation Springs a [Wiki] Leak: The “National Security” Attack on Free Speech Article Full-text

Patricia Marquez, Trade Mark: A Comparative Look at China and the United States
Article Full-text

Michael Martuscello, The FATF’s Nine Special Recommendations: A Too “Soft” Approach to Combatting Terrorism? Article Full-text

Paulina Rezler, The Copenhagen Criteria: Are They Helping or Hurting the European Union? Article Full-text

Benjamin Fox Tracy, Lego of My Technical Functionality: The Perpetual Evolution of the European Community’s Trademark Law in Comparison with the Law of the United States Article Full-text

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Journal of Conflict and Security Law

Volume 16 Issue 2 July 2011

Articles

Nicolas Lamp

Conceptions of War and Paradigms of Compliance: The ‘New War’ Challenge to International Humanitarian Law

J Conflict Security Law (2011) 16(2): 225-262 doi:10.1093/jcsl/krr005

Abstract  Full Text (HTML)  Full Text (PDF)

Andrew Garwood-Gowers

Israel’s Airstrike on Syria’s Al-Kibar Facility: A Test Case for the Doctrine of Pre-emptive Self-Defence?

J Conflict Security Law (2011) 16(2): 263-291 doi:10.1093/jcsl/krr011

Abstract  Full Text (HTML)  Full Text (PDF)

Hin-Yan Liu

Mercenaries in Libya: Ramifications of the Treatment of ‘Armed Mercenary Personnel’ under the Arms Embargo for Private Military Company Contractors

J Conflict Security Law (2011) 16(2): 293-319 doi:10.1093/jcsl/krr014

Abstract  Full Text (HTML)  Full Text (PDF)

Zsuzsanna Deen-Racsmány

The Amended UN Model Memorandum of Understanding: A New Incentive for States to Discipline and Prosecute Military Members of National Peacekeeping Contingents?

J Conflict Security Law (2011) 16(2): 321-355 doi:10.1093/jcsl/krr010

Abstract  Full Text (HTML)  Full Text (PDF)

Mba Chidi Nmaju

The Role of Judicial Institutions in the Restoration of Post-Conflict Societies: The Cases of Rwanda and Sierra Leone

J Conflict Security Law (2011) 16(2): 357-384 doi:10.1093/jcsl/krr012

Abstract  Full Text (HTML)  Full Text (PDF)

Michael Ramsden

Targeted Killings and International Human Rights Law: The Case of Anwar Al-Awlaki

J Conflict Security Law (2011) 16(2): 385-406 doi:10.1093/jcsl/krr015

Abstract  Full Text (HTML)  Full Text (PDF)

Book Reviews

James A. Green

Tom Ruys, ‘Armed Attack’ and Article 51 of the UN Charter.

J Conflict Security Law (2011) 16(2): 407-410 doi:10.1093/jcsl/krr008

Masoud Zamani

Ian Henderson, The Contemporary Law of Targeting: Military Objectives, Proportionality and Precautions in Attack under Additional Protocol I

J Conflict Security Law (2011) 16(2): 411-414 doi:10.1093/jcsl/krr009

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Minnesota Journal of International Law Volume 20 (2010-2011)

Hudson B. Kingston, Corruption, Marginalization and Delay: What “Justice” means in Cambodia (13 May 2011)

Charles Campbell, No Sirve Continued: Mexico Modifies Its Declarations to the Hague Service Convention (27 March 2011)

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Chicago Journal of International Law

(Vol. 11, no. 2, Winter, 2011)

Simon Chesterman, Lawyers, Guns and Money: The Governance of Business Activities in Conflict Zones

Samuel Estreicher, Privileging Asymmetric Warfare? Part I: Defender Duties Under International Humanitarian Law

Dermot Groome, The Church Abuse Scandal: Were Crimes Against Humanity Committed?

Carl Landauer, Regionalism, Geography, and the International Legal Imagination

Rafael Leal-Arcas, Proliferation of Regional Trade Agreements: Complementing or Supplanting Multilateralism?

Meredith Kolsky Lewis, The Prisoners’ Dilemma Posed by Free Trade Agreements: Can Open Access Provisions Provide an Escape?

Matthew Lister, The Legitimating Role of Consent in International Law

Jens David Ohlin, Joint Intentions to Commit International Crimes

Andrew Epstein, A New Approach to an Old Problem: Managing Fish Resources in the Beaufort Sea

Sharon Yecies, Sexual Orientation, Discrimination, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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National Security and Armed Conflict

(2010-2011)

Major Dennis Hager, Standing Our Ground: A Study of Southeast Asian Counterterrorism Conventions Contributing to a Peaceful Existence

Gregory Brazeal, Bureaucracy and the U.S. Response to Mass Atrocity

John D. van der Vyver, Prosecuting Crimes of Aggression in the International Criminal Court

Bryan K. Doeg, PMCs on the High Seas: The Solution to Somali Piracy or a Failure to Learn from History?

Jonathan Vollinger, Terrorism Financing: The Rise and Fall of Counter-Terrorism Policy Primacy

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Journal of World Trade Law

Vol. 45, Issue 4 (2011)

Climate Change and the WTO: Cap and Trade versus Carbon Tax? [Maruyama] (220 KB)

China’s WTO Compliance-Plus Anti-dumping Policy [Harpaz] (229 KB)

The Offensive Power of Regional Trade Agreements [Jacobs] (136 KB)

Market Access for Small versus Large Service Enterprises: The Preferential and Multilateral Trade Liberalization Tracks Compared [Persin] (650 KB)

Principles of EU Imports, Tariffs, and Tariff Regimes [Nilsson] (120 KB)

Emerging Sovereign Wealth Funds in the Making: Assessing the Economic Feasibility and Regulatory Strategies [Chaisse, Chakraborty, Mukherjee] (672 KB)

Threat of Injury in Anti-dumping Investigations: Some Comments on the Current Practice at EU and WTO Level [Dascalescu] (152 KB)

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Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights Volume 29, No. 2, 2011.

N. Jägers Column<br>UN guiding principles on Business and Human Rights: making headway towards real corporate accountability?

E. Lievens The Use of Alternative Regulatory Instruments to Protect Minors in the Digital era: Applying Freedom of expression safeguards

S. Vandeginste Bypassing the Prohibition of Amnesty for Human Rights Crimes under International Law: Lessons Learned from the Burundi Peace Process

B. Thiele, M. Gómez United Nations Human Rights Council

A. Bloed Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe

J. Ruggie Report of the special Representative of the secretary-General on the Issue of Human Rights and transnational Corporations and other Business enterprises

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Natrual Resources Forum

Vol. 35, Issue 3 (August 2011)

Special Issue: Green Economy and Sustainable Development

Special issue on green economy and sustainable development (pages 151–154)

David Le Blanc

Article first published online: 5 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1477-8947.2011.01398

Societal transformations for a sustainable economy (pages 155–164)

Tim Jackson

Article first published online: 5 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1477-8947.2011.01395.x

Lessons from the history of technological change for clean energy scenarios and policies (pages 165–184)

Charlie Wilson and Arnulf Grubler

Article first published online: 21 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1477-8947.2011.01386.x

Shaping agricultural innovation systems responsive to food insecurity and climate change (pages 185–200)

Sally Brooks and Michael Loevinsohn

Article first published online: 5 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1477-8947.2011.01396.x

Building a regulatory framework for biofuels governance in China: Legislation as the starting point (pages 201–212)

Huanhuan Wang

Article first published online: 21 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1477-8947.2011.01390.x

Sustainable partnerships for a green economy: A case study of public procurement for home-grown school feeding (pages 213–222)

Kei Otsuki

Article first published online: 5 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1477-8947.2011.01392.x

The sustainability of green funds (pages 223–232)

Bert Scholtens

Article first published online: 21 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1477-8947.2011.01387.x

The policy challenges for green economy and sustainable economic development (pages 233–245)

Edward Barbier

Article first published online: 5 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1477-8947.2011.01397.x

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Review of International Studies

Vol. 36 (Oct. 2010)

Introduction: evaluating global orders Nicholas Rengger
1. How UN ideas change history Thomas G. Weiss
2. From experience to thought: a reply to Louise Arbour William Bain
3. A responsibility to reality: a reply to Louise Arbour Stephanie Carvin
4. The responsibility to protect – much ado about nothing? Theresa Reinold
5. Dangerous duties: power, paternalism and the ‘responsibility to protect’ Philip Cunliffe
6. Global justice, national responsibility and transnational power David Owen
7. Non-state authority and global governance Dimitrios Katsikas
8. The uncritical critique of ‘liberal peace’ David Chandler
9. What is a (global) polity? Olaf Corry
10. Cosmological sources of critical cosmopolitanism Heikki Patomäki
11. Ancient cynicism: a case for salvage Piers Revell
12. Journeys beyond the West: world orders and a 7th-century, Buddhist monk Lily Ling.

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EC Tax Review

Vol. 20, Issue 4 (2011)

House of Europe, but for Whom? [Arendonk] (65 KB)

New Implementing Regulation 282/2011 for the 2006 VAT Directive [Lamensch] (110 KB)

Must the Losses of a Merging Company be Deductible in the State of Residence of the Receiving Company in EU? [Helminen] (102 KB)

Plea for a Multilateral Approach in the Judgments of the European Court of Justice [Cougnon] (131 KB)

Imposing EU VAT on Unlawful Digital Supplies? [Rendahl] (128 KB)

What an EU Tax Means (From Collective to Individual Net Positions) [Leen] (84 KB)

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European Reivew of Private Law

Vol. 19, Issues 3-4 (2011)

Fatal Attraction [Storme] (60 KB)

The Unique Charm of the Common Law [Worthington] (124 KB)

German Case Note [Seifert] (109 KB)

Belgian Case Note [Jansen] (162 KB)

French Case Note [Jaluzot] (113 KB)

Italian Case Note [Patti] (100 KB)

Polish Case Note [Michałowska] (80 KB)

Spanish Case Note [Infante-Ruiz] (119 KB)

Swiss Case Note [Kindler] (113 KB)

J. Dalhuisen, Dalhuisen on Transnational Comparative, Commercial, Financial and Trade Law, vol. 1-3 (4th edn Hart, Oxford, Portland 2010), Introduction – The New Lex Mercatoria and its Sources (vol.1); Contract and Movable Property Law (vol.2); Financial Products, Financial Services and Financial Regulation (vol.3) [Heidemann] (85 KB)

Aldo Frignani/Marco Torsello, Il contratto internazionale – diritto comparato e prassi commerciale, 2. Auflage (Padova: Cedam, 2010), 1027 Seiten, EUR 110 (zugleich Band zwölf des von Francesco Galgano herausgegebenen Werkes ‘‘Trattato di diritto commerciale e di diritto pubblico dell’economia’’) [Janssen] (71 KB)

Helmut Koziol & Vanessa Wilcox (eds), Punitive Damages: Common Law and Civil Law Perspectives, Springer, Wien, New York 2009 [Tichy] (87 KB)

A European Optional Contract Law: Policy Choices [Jansen] (114 KB)

Recent Developments in European Private Law: The Influence of European Consumer Law on National Legal Systems [Zachariasiewicz] (91 KB)

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International Law Reporter

Jacob Katz Cogan

Die Friedens-Warte (2011, nos. 1-2)

International Review of the Red Cross (Vol. 93, no. 881, March 2011)

Netherlands International Law Review (Vol. 58, no. 2, August 2011)

International Review of the Red Cross (Vol. 92, no. 880, December 2010)

Journal of World Investment & Trade (Vol. 12, no. 3, June 2011)

Journal of World Investment & Trade (Vol. 12, no. 2, April 2011)

Rivista di Diritto Internazionale (Vol. 94, no. 2, 2011)

Global Trade and Customs Journal (Vol. 6, nos. 7-8, 2011)

International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law (Vol. 26, no. 3, 2011)

The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals (Vol. 10, no. 2, 2011)

ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal (Vol. 25, no. 2, Fall 2010)

Nordic Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 28, nos. 3-4, 2010)

International Community Law Review (Vol. 13, no. 3, 2011)

IV. Cases and Dispute Settlement

Vance v. Rumsfeld (August 8, 2011)(7th Circuit allows torture suit against Rumsfeld to proceed)

Shah & Ors v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship & Anor [2011] HCATrans 196 (8 August 2011)(transcript of High Court hearing resulting in injunction against Australia’s “Malaysian Solution”)

ICTY TRIBUNAL UPDATE No. 704, August 5, 2011

A. OXFORD REPORTS ON INTERNATIONAL LAW

NS v Switzerland, Merits, UN Doc CAT/C/44/D/356/2008; IHRL 120 (UNCAT 2010) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Non-refoulement – Torture

SB v Kyrgyzstan, Admissibility, UN Doc CCPR/C/96/D/1877/2009; IHRL 121 (UNHRC 2009) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Actio popularis – Human rights, freedom of expression – Information, access to

Case of ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’ (Olmedo Bustos and ors) v Chile, Merits, reparations and costs, IACHR Series C no 73; IHRL 1456 (IACHR 2001) Subject(s): Human rights – Relationship between international and domestic law Keyword(s): Human rights, freedom of expression – Human rights, freedom of thought, conscience, and religion – International law and domestic law, conflicts between – Media, freedom – Responsibility of states

Halford v United Kingdom, Merits and just satisfaction, App no 20605/92; 1997-III; (1998) 24 EHRR 523; IHRL 3588 (ECHR 1997) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Compensation – Discrimination – ECtHR (European Court of Human Rights) – Human rights, right to effective remedy – Human rights, right to non-discrimination – Human rights, right to privacy

Khadje v Netherlands, Admissibility, UN Doc CCPR/C/88/D/1438/2005; IHRL 1560 (UNHRC 2006) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): International courts and tribunals, admissibility of claims

Njamba and Balikosa v Sweden, Merits, UN Doc CAT/C/44/D/322/2007; IHRL 119 (UNCAT 2010) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Armed conflict – Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment – Non-refoulement – Torture

Gangadin v Netherlands, Admissibility, UN Doc CCPR/C/89/D/1451/2006; IHRL 132 (UNHRC 2007) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): International courts and tribunals, admissibility of claims

Minani v Canada, Merits, UN Doc CAT/C/43/D/331/2007; IHRL 117 (UNCAT 2009) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Torture – Non-refoulement

B. Bangladesh War Crimes Tribunal (David Bergman at Bangladesh War Crimes Tribunal Blog)

Govt bans entry of British defence lawyer (August 6 2011)

V. Blogs/reviews/comment (select items)

AlertNet Blogs

Phlippines’ indigenous tribes strive to save their forest, communities (Aug 9, 2011)

 

Bangladesh War Crimes Tribunal

Govt bans entry of British defence lawyer by David Bergman (Aug 6, 2011)

 

Carneigie Council

Global Ethics Corner: Cyberwar Strategy: Defensive or Offensive? (August 6, 2011)

Thomas Graham, Jr. on the End of the Cold War and Beyond by Thomas Graham, Jr., David C. Speedie (August 5, 2011)

 

CIEL Worldview

The “New Normal”: Food in the 21st Century by Worldview (August 4, 2011)

 

Citizen Pilgrimage (Richard Falk)

Can Humanitarian Intervention ever be Humanitarian? (Aug 5, 2011)

 

Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security

Research addressing climate change and the Horn of Africa drought by Vanessa (Aug 8, 2011)

Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Enhancing Food Security in Africa by Cecilia (Aug 4, 2011)

 

Climate Progress

As Melting Artic Sea Ice Opens Up Oil and Gas Resources, Secretary Salazar Backs Offshore Drilling by Stephen Lacey (August 9, 2011)

Global News Roundup: Drought, Famine Devastate Horn of Africa; S. Africa Ill-Prepared for Durban Climate Talks by Energy Interns (August 9, 2011)

 

Council on Foreign Relations

A False Sense of National Security by Max Boot (Aug 9, 2011)

Afghan Women Stand to Lose in U.S. Drawdown by Isobel Coleman and Gayle Tzemach Lemmon (Aug 8, 2011)

FP: Greening It Alone by Charles Kenny (Aug 6, 2011)

UN Security Council Statement on Syria, August 2011 (Aug 5, 2011)

 

Diplomacy in Action (U.S. State Department)

Remarks With Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird After Their Meeting, Remarks

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, Treaty Room, Washington, DC (August 4, 2011)

Responding to Drought and Famine in the Horn of Africa, Testimony Don Yamamoto
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs Before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs Washington, DC (August 3, 2011)

 

Earth Rights International

Shell accepts liability for catastrophic oil spills in the Niger Delta by Guest (August 5, 2011)

Promoting Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Abuses EarthRights (August 4, 2011)

 

East Asia Forum

America’s troubles and Asia by Peter Drysdale (Aug 8, 2011)

Fairtrade and its (unexpected) consequences for the Pacific Island Countries by Uwe Kaufmann (Aug 6, 2011)

Extracting rare earths in the Pacific by Ming Hwa Ting (Aug 4, 2011)

China–US dual leadership in the Asia Pacific by Quansheng Zhao (Aug 4, 2011)

 

EJIL: Talk!

UK Secret Overseas Torture Policy Leaked by Marko Milanovic (Aug 5, 2011)

 

Foreign Policy

Mission Not Accomplished – By Christopher Heffelfinger (Aug 6, 2011)

Benghazi Blues – By Ethan Chorin (Aug 6, 2011)

This Week at War: Into the Unknown – By Robert Haddick (Aug 6, 2011)

The LWOT: White House releases counter-extremism strategy – by Jennifer Rowland and Andrew Lebovich (Aug 6, 2011)

The Trial of the Century – By Nathan J. Brown (Aug 4, 2011)

The Palestinians’ Imaginary State – By Steven J. Rosen (Aug 4, 2011)

 

Foreign Policy Association

At Conference, Russian Policymakers Lay Out Plan to Develop Northern Sea Route by Mia Bennett (Aug 9, 2011)

New White House Strategy for Countering Extremism by Lisa M. Allen (Aug 9, 2011)

Africa Command: U.S. Strategic Interests and the Role of the U.S. Military in Africa by Alerts (Aug 8, 2011)

The Republic of South Sudan: Opportunities and Challenges for Africa’s Newest Countryby Alerts (Aug 8, 2011)

Action on Syria Heats Up: U.S. Congress Wants Tightened Sanctions by Jodi Lieberman (Aug 8, 2011)

China: The Benevolent Hegemon in S.E. Asia? by Tim LaRocco (Aug 7, 2011)

UN Allows for Sanctions in Somalia Against Violators of Children by Cassandra Clifford (Aug 7, 2011)

Ethiopia ‘using aid as weapon of oppression’ by Abeje T. Chumo (Aug 6, 2011)

U.S. Aid Threatened by Budget Cuts? by Joel Davis (Aug 6, 2011)

Are the US and EU Losing Their Positions as Investment Hubs to the BRICS? by Richard Basas (Aug 5, 2011)

Cyprus: Reunification Proving Elusive by Alerts (Aug 4, 2011)

Guinea: Background and Relations with the United States by Alerts (Aug 4, 2011)

 

Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development

Roundtable report “New Rules for the Oceans” by annak (August 4, 2011)

 

Green (NYTimes)

Challenges Ahead on Arctic Drilling (August 6, 2011)

Pacific Islands Band Together on a Shark Sanctuary by By JOANNA M. FOSTER (August 4, 2011)

Climate Change an Extra Burden for Native Americans, Study Says by By JOHN M. BRODER (August 4, 2011)

 

Hague Justice Portal

Mubarak’s trial begins in Egypt (Aug 4, 2011)

 

Human Rights Now (Amnesty International)

UN Says Shell Failed to Clean Up Niger Delta Oil Spills by The Editors (Aug 5, 2011)

Trying Troops in Civilian Courts = Big Step for Human Rights in Mexico by Kathryn R. Striffolino (Aug 4, 2011)

 

In Custodia Legis

Our First Copy of South Sudanese Law by Hanibal Goitom (August 6, 2011)

 

International Criminal Law Bureau

ECCC: Crime Sites in Case 004 published by Co-Investigating Judgesby Deirdre Montgomery (Aug 9, 2011)

Syria: Is Now the Right Time for Bashar al-Assad to Face Justice? by Jake Taylor (Aug 5, 2011)

“Don’t be a victim twice”: A call for victim participation by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon by Mijanou Poort (Aug 4, 2011)

 

International Economic Law and Policy (Simon Lester)

Using Trade Law to Enforce Investment Law (August 9, 2011)

The Environmental Kuznets Curve and GATT Article XX (Aug 8, 2011)

Sea Turtles, Dolphins, Seals … and Sharks? (Aug 6, 2011)

 

International Humanitarian Policy

International Violence Against Women: U.S. Response and Policy Issues (August 4, 2011)

 

International Institute for Sustainable Development

Global Environmental Governance: Reform options for Africa (August 9, 2011)

 

International Law Prof Blog (Mark E. Wojcik & Cindy Galway Buys)

ICJ Announces Public Hearings in The Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v. Italy) (Aug 8, 2011)

US President Obama Bars Persons Who Commit Human Rights Abuses from Entering US (Aug 5, 2011)

UK’s secret policy document on torture Aug 5, 2011 (4 days ago)

IACHR Announces Two New Cases in One Week (Aug 5, 2011)

Noriega to be Extradicted to Panama (Aug 5, 2011)

Malawi Urged to Investigate Human Rights Abuses (Aug 4, 2011)

 

IntLawGrrls

ICC Update on Kenya Situation by Beth Van Schaack (Aug 7, 2011)

Measuring Kenyan Preferences by Jaya Ramji-Nogales (Aug 5, 2011)

The man in the cage box by Diane Marie Amann (Aug 4, 2011)

ICTR Update: First Suspect Referred to Rwanda by Beth Van Schaack (Aug, 4, 2011)

 

Jurist – Forum

The Geneva Conventions and the Death of Osama Bin Laden by Chibli Mallat (Aug 5, 2011)

Risking Irrelevance: The Threat of Impunity to the African Union by Nathan Marinkovich (Aug 5, 2011)

 

Lawfare

Paul Starobin Responds on Harold Kohby Benjamin Wittes (Aug 9, 2011)

Seventh Circuit on Torture Claims Against Donald Rumsfeld by Benjamin Wittes (Aug 9, 2011)

Seventh Circuit Upholds Bivens Action against Secretary Rumsfeldby Robert Chesney (Aug 9, 2011)

Today’s Headlines and Commentaryby Raffaela Wakeman (Aug 8, 2011)

Paul Starobin on Harold Koh by Benjamin Wittes (Aug 8, 2011)

Skipping Ramadan at Guantamamo by Benjamin Wittes (Aug 7, 2011)

Spat Over Who’s Waging Lawfare in Padilla 4th Circuit Briefing by Benjamin Wittes (Aug 5, 2011)

Today’s Headlines and Commentary by Raffaela Wakeman (Aug 5, 2011)

Detainee Suit Against Rumsfeld Allowed to Proceed by Benjamin Wittes (Aug 4, 2011)

 

Legal Planet

Some Thoughts About Environmental Disasters by Dan Farber (Aug 9, 2011)

 

Making Waves (Greenpeace)

Reasons for optimism by Dr. Kevin Stairs (August 5, 2011)

Daily news: Gazprom moves to begin oil drilling in the Arctic; Wild mustang round-up postponed (August 5, 2011)

 

National Interest

Balkan War Redux by Morton Abramowitz and James Hooper (August 3, 2011)

 

NRDC Switchboard

As Offshore Drilling Moves Ahead In Arctic, Award-Winning Journalism Reminds Us Of Disaster In Gulf by Bob Keefe (Aug 9, 2011)

Earth Summit 2012: What’s in a Name? by Jacob Scherr (Aug 9, 2011)

Misguided Decision on Behalf of Shell Oil Company Puts Arctic Ocean at Grave Risk by Frances Beinecke (Aug 6, 2011)

Race to Rio: 2012 Earth Summit News, August 3, 2011 by Jacob Scherr (Aug 4, 2011)

 

One World International Practice Blog (Louis M. Solomon)

Second Circuit Reestablishes Attachments Against Argentina (August 5, 2011)

 

Opinio Juris

Judgment on Trial in Cairo by Ruti Teitel (Aug 5, 2011)

Space Cadets… (International Legal Rhetoric Edition) by Chris Borgen (Aug 4, 2011)

 

OurWorld 2.0

Political barriers to climate change adaptation by Johann Dupuis (Aug 8, 2011)

Niger delta oil spills clean-up will take 30 years, says UN by John Vidal (Aug 4, 2011)

What the next US president says about climate change by Mark Notaras (Aug 4, 2011)

 

Peace Palace Library

United Nations Security Council Statement on Syria by hans (Aug 4, 2011)

 

PhD Studies in Human Rights (William A. Schabas)

New General Comment on Freedom of Expression Deals with Denial Laws (Aug 4, 2011)

 

UK Human Rights Blog

Bumper summer edition! – The Human Rights Roundup by Melina Padron (Aug 9, 2011)

Do we need a UK Bill of Rights? by Adam Wagner (Aug 5, 2011)

 

United Nations Dispatch

Are We Inching Closer Toward Security Council Sanctions on Syria? by Mark Leon Goldberg (Aug 8, 2011)

What Can Be Done About the Somalia Famine? Hint: It’s not a problem than can be droned away by Mark Leon Goldberg (Aug 6, 2011)

Sudan Needs to Stop Harassing UN Peacekeepers To Death by Lauren Jenkins (Aug 6, 2011)

What Could Hackers Have Been Hacking at the UN? by Mark Leon Goldberg (Aug 4, 2011)

4 reasons we should be worried about July’s near-record breaking sea ice melt By Emily Loftis (4 August 2011)

Cholera and Climate Change  By Alanna Shaikh (4 August 2011)

Security Council Statement on Syria By Mark Leon Goldberg (3 August 2011)

What Could Hackers have been hacking at the UN?   By Mark Leon Goldberg (3 August 2011)

 

The Volokh Conspiracy

Crop Diversity Revisited by Jonathan H. Adler (Aug 6, 2011)

 

What’s In Blue

This Afternoon’s Somalia and Eritrea Sanctions Committee Meeting (August 9, 2011)

Tomorrow’s Somalia Briefing (August 9, 2011)

Tomorrow’s Council Briefing on Syria (August 9, 2011)

Today’s Sudan and South Sudan Council Consultations (August 8, 2011)

Next Week’s Council Briefing on Yemen (August 5, 2011)

 

Yale Environment360

Emissions from Tar Sands Will Dwarf Carbon Cuts in Canada Aug 9, 2011 (12 hours ago)

Effects of Texas Drought Could Be Felt for Years to Come  Aug 9, 2011 (12 hours ago)

China’s Nuclear Power Plans Unfazed by Fukushima Disaster Aug 8, 2011 (12 hours ago)

U.S. Conditionally Approves Shell’s Oil Drilling Plans in Arctic Ocean Aug 6, 2011 (3 days ago)

Rising CO2 Levels Could Offset Drying Effects of Higher Temperatures Aug 6, 2011 (3 days ago)

Link Between Dust, Plankton, and Cooling Probed in Research (Aug 5, 2011)

 

VI. Gray Literature (select items)

Asian Development Bank, Accounting for Health Impacts of Climate Change (2011)

David Osborne, An Irriversible Truth, Biodiversity Policy & Practice (9 Aug 2011)

Krystyna Swiderska, Traditional knowledge in context (IIED, July 2011)

UNEP, UNEP Policy Series on Ecosystem Management – Issue 4 (Food and Ecological Security) (June 2011)

United States Congressional Research Service Asylum and “Credible Fear” Issues in U.S. Immigration Policy (June 29, 2011)

United States Congressional Research Service Africa: U.S. Foreign Assistance Issues (June 29, 2011)

United States Congressional Research Service, The U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW): Issues in the U.S. Ratification Debate (June 23, 2011)

United States Congressional Research Service, Russian Political, Economic, and Security Issues and U.S. Interests (June 13, 2011)

UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), 2010 Report on Human Rights in Iraq (January 2011)

Bank Information Centre, World Bank Safeguards review  (posted on Zunia, 9 August, 2011)

Huffington Post, As Debt Talks Crescendo, Let’s Not Give the World Bank a Free Ride (posted on Zunia, 09 August, 2011) (published, 8 January, 2011)

Zunia, UN Human rights rapporteur calls for UN to act on Privacy Protections  (posted, 9 August, 2011)

Privacy International, Why we work on Refugee Privacy (posted on Zunia, 09 August, 2011) (published, 8 July, 2011)

Cedric De Coning, Walter Lotze and Andreas Oien Stensland, Mission-Wide Strategies for the Protection of Civilians(posted on Zunia, 9 August, 2011) (published, 2011)

United Nations, Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade, Fighting Irrelevance: The role of Regional Trade Agreements in International Production Networks in Asia (posted on Zunia, 9 August, 2011) (published, 2011)

Roos Boer, Bart Schuurman, Miriam Struyk, Protecting Civilians from explosive violence(posted on Zunia, 9 August, 2011) (published, February, 2011)

Amnesty International, Uprooted Again: Forced Evictions of the internally Displaced Persons in Georgia(posted on Zunia, 8 August, 2011) (published, 2011)

New Tactics in Human Rights Project,  New Tactics in Human Rights: A Resource for Practitioners(posted on Zunia, 8 August, 2011) (Published, 2004)

Addis Fortune, Ethiopia Continues Dam Construction Over UN Objections (Posted on Zunia, 7 August, 2011) (published, 7 August, 2011)

Ideas, Economic freedom, human rights, and the returns to human capital: an evaluation of the Schultz Hypothesis (posted on Zunia, 6 August, 2011)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Linkages, Thirty-first Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (OEWG 31): Highlights for Thursday, 4 August 2011 (posted, 4 August 2011)

Karen Musalo, Elisabeth Pellegrin, S. Shawn Roberts, Crimes Without Punishment: Violence Against Women in Guatemala(posted on Zunia, 4 August, 2011) (published, 19 April, 2010)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Linkages, Thirty-first Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (OEWG 31): Highlights for Wednesday, 3 August 2011 (posted, 3 August 2011)

The Peace Report, Failed State index 2010  (posted on Zunia 03 August, 2011) (published, 4 August 2010)

Amnesty International, In the Line of Fire: Somalia’s Children Under Attack (posted on Zunia, 3 August, 2011) (published, 2011)

Watchlist, Next Steps to Protect Children In Armed Conflict(posted on Zunia, 3 August, 2011) (published, June 2011)

Crisis Watch, Crisis watch no 96 (posted on Zunia, 3 August, 2011) (published, 1 August 2011)

The Economist, Bangladesh looks back: Misusing the past(posted on Zunia, 3 August, 2011) (published, 1 August, 2011)

Caroline A. Jones, Women’s Rights and the Millennium Development Goals(posted on Zunia, 3 August, 2011) (published, May 2011)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Biodiversity Policy & Practice, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Spain and Antigua and Barbuda Sign ABS Protocol (posted, 1 August, 2011)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Biodiversity Policy & Practice, CBD Secretariat Supports NGO Statement on Invasives(posted, 1 August, 2011)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Biodiversity Policy & Practice, CBD Secretariat Invites Nominations for Laboratories to Identify LMOs(posted, 1 August, 2011)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Climate Change Policy and Practice, AU calls for Articles for ECOLOGUE Journal (posted 1 August, 2011)

 

VII. Podcasts/Videos

Washington Journal for Monday, August 8 (8 August 2011)

Washington Journal for Sunday, August 7 (7 August 2011)

Rep. Christ Smith (R-NJ), Africa Subcommittee Chairman (7 August 2011)

Washington Journal for Thursday, August 4 (4 August 2011)

Center for American Progress Discussion on US-Mexico Border Security (4 August 2011)

House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on Humanitarian Crisis in Sudan (4 August 2011)

Frontline Club Discussion on Anti-Government Protests in Syria (3 August 2011)

Relief Efforts in the Horn of Africa Face Obstacles (3 August 2011)

 

VIII. Documents/Negotiations/Practice

Journal of the United Nations

JOURNAL NO.2011/152

Publication Date: Tuesday, 9 August 2011
[ English (211K) | French (217K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2011/151

Publication Date: Saturday, 6 August 2011
[ English (225K) | French (233K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2011/150

Publication Date: Friday, 5 August 2011
[ English (210K) | French (226K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2011/149

Publication Date: Thursday, 4 August 2011
[ English (225K) | French (233K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2011/148

Publication Date: Wednesday, 3 August 2011
English (231K) | French (227K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2011/147

Publication Date: Tuesday, 2 August 2011
English (237K) | French (235K) ]

International Law Commission, Draft report on the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-third session: Conclusions on the reservations dialogueU.N. Doc. A/CN.4/L.783/Add.7 (2 August 2011).

UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice, Synthesis of views on modalities and procedures for carbon dioxide capture and storage in geological formations as clean development mechanism project activities, U.N. Doc. FCCC/SBSTA/2011/INF.7 (4 August 2011)

UNFCC Report of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Actio under the Convention on the first and second parts of its fourteenth session, held in Bankok from 5 to 9 April 2011 and Bonn from 7 to 17 June 2011  U.N DOC FCCC/AWGLCA/2011/9

Security Council, 6598th Meeting, Wednesday, 3 August 2011, U.N. Doc. S/PV.6598 Provisional [Security Council Statement on Syria](also Refworld)

European Union: European Parliament, Setting up a Common European Asylum System Study: Report on the application of existing instruments and proposals for the new system, 2010 [accessed 8 August 2011]

Office of the Inspector General, Inspection of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (July 2011)

United Nations Children’s Fund, Advocacy, programme development and intercountry programmes, U.N. Doc. E/ICEF/2011/P/L.46 (8 July 2011)

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Dialogue on Protection Challenges, Breakout Session 3: Reduction of Statelessness and Protection of Stateless Persons(8-9 December 2010)

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Dialogue on Protection Challenges, Breakout Session 2: International Cooperation, Burden Sharing and Comprehensive Regional Approaches (8-9 December 2010)

UN High Commissioner for Refugees High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges, Breakout Session 1: Gaps in the International Protection Framework and in Its Implementation (8-9 December 2010)

IISD Linkages (Current and Upcoming Negotiation Coverage)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Linkages Global Environmental Governance: Reform options for Africa (Posted 10th August 2011)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Linkages, Greening China’s fish and fish products supply chain: Summary Report (Posted 4th August 2011)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Linkages Strengthening Measurement, Reporting and Verification for REDD+ (Posted 5h August 2011)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Linkages Safeguards and Multiple Benefits in a REDD+ Mechanism (posted 5th August 2011)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Linkages, Greening China’s fish and fish products supply chain  (Posted 5th August 2011)

 

IX. Press Releases/Newsletters (select items)

Security Council Report, Update Report No. 1: Somalia (8 August 2011)

UNECE Weekly, Issue 438 (8-26 August, 2011)

HJP, Mubarak’s trial begins in Egypt, Hague Justice Portal(August 4, 2011)

UNECE Weekly, Issue 437 (1-5 August, 2011)

Passy Mubalama, Espérance Nzigire, ICC Still Facing Rape Case Challenges, ICC AC Issue 300 (8 August 2011)

ICTSD, Passerelles Synthése, Vol. 12 Numéro 13 (5 Août 2011)

IACHR HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPORTANCE OF RESPECTING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ RIGHT TO PRIOR CONSULTATION (Augst 9, 2011)

IACHR URGES UNITED STATES TO CLOSE THE DETENTION FACILITY AT GUANTÁNAMO (August 2, 2011)

Refugee Documentation Centre, The Researcher, July 2011, Volume 6, Issue 2 (July 2011)

IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, Newsletter (Issue 23, July 2011)

UNEP RISØ Center, Carbon Finance (August 2011)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

In Ethiopia, UNHCR moves more Somalis into new camp amid measles vaccination News Stories (9 August 2011)

UNHCR launches landmark aid airlift to Mogadishu News Stories (8 August 2011)

Brazil to step up efforts to integrate refugees; reaffirms support for UNHCR News Stories (8 August 2011)

UNHCR calls for rapid response to measles threat in Somali refugee camps in Ethiopia Press Releases (6 August 2011)

Fourth camp for Somalis opened in Ethiopia, arrivals to Dadaab increasing Briefing notes from speech by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahečić (5 August 2011)

UNHCR helps relocate Somali refugees to new camp in eastern Ethiopia News Stories (5 August 2011)

Refugees from six decades gather in Washington for landmark congress News Stories (4 August 2011)

As Somalis stream into Kenya, UNHCR races to fill a new refugee camp News Stories (3 August 2011)

United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP Ogoniland oil assessment reveals extent of environmental contamination and threats to human health  Press Release (4 August 2011)

 

X. Media (select sources/select items)

A. News Aggregators

 

B. International News Sources

C. A Selection of Stories

BorzouDaragahi, Syrian President Bashar Assad target of war crimes investigation (August 9, 2011)

Sue Reisigner Royal Dutch Shell Admits Liability in UK Court for Niger Oil Spill (August 05, 2011)

[Terry Gerlach], Volcanic vs. Anthropogenic CO2, RealClimate (August 4, 2011)

Amanda Brondstad Accused Chinese infringers face trial in the United States (August 03, 2011)

 

UN News Service

August 10

World must aid Somalia at historic juncture on its road to stability – UN envoy

UN-backed tsunami warning system for the Mediterranean passes first test

UN must reform to fulfil role in 21st century, General Assembly President stresses

Ban exhorts academia to find solutions to global hunger, poverty and intolerance

Enhanced cooperation vital to protect forests from extreme weather – UN

Security Council voices grave concern over worsening situation in Yemen

August 9, 2011

UN moves on two fronts to combat life-threatening famine in Horn of Africa

UN mourns loss of former General Assembly President Harri Holkeri of Finland

Ban welcomes measures announced by US to help prevent genocide

UN urges greater appreciation of indigenous culture and creativity

Security Council calls for end to impunity in attacks on UN-AU force in Darfur

UN official deplores NATO attack on Libyan television station

Somalia: UN agency airlifts emergency aid for famine-hit people in Mogadishu

Human rights in Iraq remain fragile amid armed violence, torture and impunity – UN

August 8, 2011

UN chief urges Syrian leader to halt use of violence against civilians

UN envoy welcomes news of Al-Shabaab vacating Somali capital

Ban disappointed at Israel’s approval of more settlements in East Jerusalem

UN urges rapid response to measles outbreak in Somali refugee camps in Ethiopia

August 7, 2011

Ban announces intention to appoint German diplomat as his envoy for Iraq

Audit of DR Congo’s debt necessary for transparency, UN human rights expert says

UN rights experts urge UK to resolve eviction threat for Irish Travellers

UN agencies step up deliveries of food aid to famine-stricken Somalis

Belarus: UN calls on authorities to ensure well-being of detained rights defender

August 6, 2011

UN human rights experts urge Syria to end use of violence against civilians

Sudan delayed evacuation flight for wounded peacekeepers – UN official

Outgoing UN peacekeeping chief hails achievements of blue helmets

Côte d’Ivoire: UN official meets with detained ex-leaders to foster reconciliation

Cleaning up Nigerian oil pollution could take 30 years, cost billions – UN

August 5, 2011

UN encourages Haitians to reach consensus on new government

Syria: Security Council condemns rights abuses and use of force against civilians

Security Council voices sadness after deaths of four peacekeepers in Sudan

UN declares famine in another three areas of Somalia

August 4, 2011

Security Council voices sadness after deaths of four peacekeepers in Sudan

UN declares famine in another three areas of Somalia

Rapists, not reporters, must face criminal charges in Sudan, says UN envoy

UN-backed investment to help poor farmers in Togo almost doubles its returns

Minor incidents between Israel and Lebanon could spark war, UN envoy warns

New UN expert appeals for Iran’s cooperation in addressing human rights concerns

 

Jurist Paper Chase Newsburst

UN rights body urged to condemn Syria violence  by Julia Zebley (Aug 10, 2011)

Unknown western nation funding ICC investigation of Syria: report by Julia Zebley (Aug 10, 2011)

Lebanon tribunal says authorities have reported back on Hariri probe by Maureen Cosgrove (Aug 10, 2011)

Sri Lanka to end emergency laws by Maureen Cosgrove (Aug 9, 2011)

DC Circuit upholds ban on foreign campaign contributions by Maureen Cosgrove (Aug 9, 2011)

Torture, rights violations occurring in Zimbabwe diamond mines: BBC by Chris Morris (Aug 9, 2011)

Federal appeals court allows Rumsfeld torture suit to proceed by Chris Morris (Aug 9, 2011)

Guatemala high court bars ex-first lady from running for president by Maureen Cosgrove (Aug 9, 2011)

Torture, rights violations occurring in Zimbabwe diamond mines: BBC by Chris Morris (August 09 2011)

Cambodia genocide tribunal judges have ‘doubts’ about suspects’ responsibility by Maureen Cosgrove  (August 08 2011)

Iraq human rights abuses continue: UN report by Maureen Cosgrove (Aug 8, 2011)

Bahrain releases two jailed Shiite lawmakers by Maureen Cosgrove (Aug 8, 2011)

Saudi Arabia amends highly criticized anti-terrorism law by Ashley Hileman (Aug 7, 2011)

Convicted Abu Ghraib ringleader released early by Ashley Hileman (Aug 7, 2011)

UN rights experts urge Syria government to cease violence against protesters by Alexandra Malatesta (Aug 6, 2011)

Israel Supreme Court orders watershed removal of West Bank settlement by Dan Taglioli (Aug 6, 2011)

UK secret interrogation policy revealed by Maureen Cosgrove (Aug 6, 2011)

European rights agency condemns Belarus ‘persecution’ of dissidents by Zach Zagger (Aug 5, 2011)

16 countries file briefs against Alabama immigration law by Maureen Cosgrove (Aug 5, 2011)

Obama bars war criminals, rights violators from entering US by Chris Morris (Aug 4, 2011)

Federal judge allows a US intelligence officer’s torture suit against Rumsfeld by Chris Morris (Aug 4, 2011)

UN Security Council condemns Syria rights abuses and use of force against civilians by Erin Bock (Aug 4, 2011)

UN rights investigator urges Iran to comply with human rights mandate by Maureen Cosgrove (Aug 4, 2011)

France to extradite Noriega to Panamaby Maureen Cosgrove (Aug 4, 2011)

 

What’s In Blue (News from Security Council Report)

August 9, 2011

Council condemns attacks on UNAMID peacekeepers.

Saleh to return to Yemen after recovery.

UNHCR airlifts emergency food aid to Mogadishu.

Somalia ‘needs more AU troops’ after Al-Shabaab pullout.

Somalia offers rebels amnesty.

Serb leaders postpone decision on NATO deal.

Turkey to press Syria to end bloodshed.

Lebanon tells special tribunal it has not found Hariri killers.

August 8, 2011

Analysis: Somali pirate ransoms skirt US directives.

China warns Sudan and South Sudan against losing ‘peace equation.’

US convinces Saleh not to return to Yemen.

Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador to Syria.

Kuwait and Bahrain join Saudi Arabia in recalling envoys from Syria.

UK and Germany urge Serbia, Kosovo to resolve differences diplomatically.

Council asked to target Eritrea with sanctions on mining.

Somalia’s Al-Shabaab rebels leave Mogadishu.

We must act to stop South Kordofan becoming the next Darfur.

August 5, 2011

UNHCR says famine helps militants, new refugee camp opens.

Former rebel commanders given key posts in Côte d’Ivoire army.

Tribes dig in as army advances on Yemen capital.

US says 2000 killed in Syria.

Sudan ‘threatened UN helicopter.’

Ten dead as Somali troops, residents loot famine aid.

August 4, 2011

Qaddafi seeks Islamist allies.

Sudan rejects Council resolution on UNAMID.

Russia criticises NATO’s handling of Kosovo.

South Sudan rebel group declares ceasefire.

Special Tribunal for Lebanon could link suspects to more crimes.

Lebanese Parliament passes maritime border law.

Palestinians finalise preparations for UN bid amid stalled talks.

Sudan’s Blue Nile governor cancels meeting with Bashir on South Kordofan.

France slams Syria multi-party proposal as ‘provocation.’

Sides say close to solution to north Kosovo crisis.

US approves aid to Al-Shabaab controlled areas.

Liberia prepares for voting amid security concerns, refugee crisis.

UN Wire

August 9, 2011

UN resumes food airlifts to Somali capital

NATO is rebuked at UN over fatal Libyan TV airstrikes

UN carbon offset market is targeted in ClimateCare move

Harsher UN sanctions are sought against Eritrea over attacks

U.S. releases emergency aid for Africa famine

When water becomes a commodity

Key radiation information is withheld in Japan

Assad appears impervious to pressure

Retreat of Somali rebels spurs call for more AU forces

August 8, 2011

Iraqi human-rights situation is “fragile,” UN report says

UN report spotlights al-Shabab fundraising in Somalia

Aid workers move in as Somali militants leave

Tracing the roots of African drought to climate change

Reports of torture, abuse in Zimbabwe diamond field

ICG: Billions in aid has failed to stabilize Afghanistan

Locals help revive Andean condors

UN wariness of Australian reef gas industry spurs review

Saudi Arabia recalls Syria ambassador

Australia-Malaysia asylum-seeker swap is delayed by court

Developing countries drive population growth

Treatment of injured UN peacekeepers thwarted by Sudan

An uneasy future for U.S. foreign aid

August 5, 2011

Neighbors seek tougher UN sanctions on Eritrea

Russia is singled out over UN response to Syrian crackdown

UN questions natural gas processing near Australia reef

Sen. Kerry makes the case for foreign aid

Refugees gather for UNHCR conference

Seed bank preserves endangered plant species

Niger Delta oil damage needs decades, $1 billion to fix

World’s largest shark refuge is planned for the western Pacific

British media reveals government’s clandestine interrogation policy

China calls links to massive cyber-attack “groundless”

August 4, 2011

Syrian siege escalates as UN condemns use of force

LeRoy outlines UN peacekeeping challenges

Following the trail of the UN hackers

UN: Somalia famine is spreading

New interactive map highlights global food insecurity

Deep seas face multiple threats

Shell assumes blame for major Nigeria oil spills

Iran’s centrifuge plans raise concerns in West

Pirates launch more attacks in Gulf of Guinea

New U.S. board to predict, better respond to atrocities

 

UNHCR REFWORLD

August 10

Jamestown Foundation, Armenia, Azerbaijan Again Fail to Agree On Karabakh Peace Framework, 29 June 2011, Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 8 Issue: 125 http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e421c212.html

Jamestown Foundation, Medvedev Fails In Mediating a Compromise Between Armenia and Azerbaijan, 27 June 2011, Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 8 Issue: 123 http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e421e722.html

Jamestown Foundation, Kyrgyzstan’s Chaotic Foreign Policy, 23 August 2011, Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 8 Issue: 121, available at: http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e4221982.html

August 9

Human Rights Watch, UN: Syria Should Heed Council’s Call to End Attacks, 4 August 2011

http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e3bde392.htm

Jamestown Foundation, Ukrainian Courts Prevented From Fair Judgment On Tymoshenko, 13 July 2011, Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 8 Issue: 134

http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e4120612.htm

Jamestown Foundation, Moscow Renews Accusations Against Neighboring States for Harboring Chechen Fighters, 7 July 2011, Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 8 Issue:

130

http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e4126e32.htm

Jamestown Foundation, Failure to Resolve Karabakh Conflict Has Regional Repercussions, 11 July 2011, Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 8 Issue: 132, available at: http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e4123d02.htm

August 5

Amnesty International, Egypt: Justice for victims means fair trial for former president, 2 August 2011

http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e3bcdcf2.html

Amnesty International, Manuel Noriega must face justice in Panama following extradition, 4 August 2011
http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e3bd31c2.html

Amnesty International, Timor-Leste: Justice Delayed, Justice Denied, August 2011, ASA 57/003/2011

http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e3bd68317.html

Human Rights Watch, Saudi Arabia: Withdraw Draft Counterterrorism Law, 2 August 2011-08-10
http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e3bda3e2.html

Human Rights Watch, Sri Lanka: No Justice in Massacre of Aid Workers, 3 August 2011,  http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e3bdb772.html

United States Congressional Research Service, Sudan: The Crisis in Darfur and Status of the North-South Peace Agreement, 15 June 2011, RL33574 http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e3fd8712.html

August 4

UN News Service, Syria: Security Council condemns rights abuses and use of force against civilians , 3 August 2011

http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e3a49292.html

UN Security Council, Security Council resolution 2001 (2011) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) for a period of 12 months], 28 July 2011, S/RES/2001(2011)

http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e3a4c652.html

UN News Service, One convicted, four others deny contempt charges at UN-backed court for Sierra Leone, 15 July 2011
http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e3a6bfa2.html

UN News Service, UN court orders Cambodia and Thailand to remove troops from around temple site, 18 July 2011,

http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e3a6e452.html

 

UN Dispatch

August 9, 2011

Digging Deeper Into the Dodd-Frank Congo ‘Blood Minerals’ Controversy | UN Dispatch (Carol Gallo)

August 5, 2011

Sudan Needs to Stop Harassing UN Peacekeepers To Death | UN Dispatch (Laura Jenkins)

August 4, 2011

4 Reasons We Should Be Worried About July’s Near Record-Breaking Sea Ice Melt | UN Dispatch (Emily Loftis)

Cholera and Climate Change | UN Dispatch (Alanna Shaikh)

 

UN Gender Equality News Feed

9 August, 2011

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples – 9 August 2011 | UN Women

IFAD social reporting blog: Pakistan: Successful stories from the IFAD funded AJK Community Development Program (AJK CDP)

5 August, 2011

UN agencies step up deliveries of food aid to famine-stricken Somalis

UN Women Signs Agreement to Empower Women Representatives in Odisha State of India | UN Women

 

Institute for War & Peace Reporting

Tea Topuria, Georgia: Espionage Law Under Scrutiny, CRS Issue 603, 9 Aug 11

Passy Mubalama, ICC Still Facing Rape Case Challenges, ACR Issue 300, 8 Aug 11

IWPR, Abuse Victims Still Waiting for Damages Payouts, FJU Issue 9, 4 Aug 11

Daniella Peled, Trials of Ex-Dictators Under the Spotlight,

Trials of Ex-Dictators Under the Spotlight Arab Spring Issue 26, 9 Aug 11

 

The New York Times

[Michael S. Schmidt],Good Behavior? Iraqis React to Release of Ringleader of Abu Ghraib Abuse, New York Times (August 9 2011)

[Nada Bakri], Turkish Minister and Other Envoys Press Syrian Leader, New York Times (August 9 2011)

[C.J. Chivers], Amid a Berber Reawakening in Libya, Fears of Revenge, New York Times (August 8 2011)

[Norimitsu Onish & Martin Fackler], Japan Held Nuclear Data, Leaving Evacuees in Peril, New York Times (August 8 2011)

[Reuters], Somalia: U.S. Pledges Famine Aid, New York Times (August 8 2011)

[The Associated Press], India: New Leader for Tibetans, New York Times (August 8 2011)

[Reuters], Australia’s High Court Blocks Refugee Swap,   New York Times (August 8 2011)

[Reuters], Russia: No Ties With Georgia, and Yes, It’s Personal, New York Times (August 8 2011)

[Kareem Fahim], Libyan Rebels Dissolve Cabinet Amid Discord, New York Times (August 8 2011)

[Donald G. McNeil Jr.], Epidemics: AIDS Cases Increasing in Muslim Countries, New York Times (August 8 2011)

[Nada Bakri], 3 Arab Countries Recall Ambassadors to Syria, New York Times (August 8 2011)

[Alan Cowell], Britain Urges Zimbabwe to Examine Diamond ‘Torture Camp’ Report, New York Times (August 8 2011)

[Reuters], Fighting Erupts in Somali Capital After Rebels Say They’re Leaving, New York Times (August 7 2011)

[The Associated Press], Moktada al-Sadr Warns U.S. Troops to Leave Iraq, New York Times (August 7 2011)

[Alissa J. Rubin], Attack Adds to Signs of an Unstable Afghan Region, New York Times (August 7 2011)

[The Associated Press], Bahrain Releases Two Former Lawmakers, New York Times (August 7 2011)

[Anthony Shadid], Syrian Military Mounts Assault on Another City, New York Times (August 8 2011)

[Ginger Thompson], US Widens Its Role in Battle Against Mexico’s Drug Cartels, New York Times (August 5 2011)

[Isabel Kershner], Protests Grow in Israel, With 250,000 Marching, New York Times (August 5 2011)

[Michael S. Schmidt], Iraqi Civilians Die in Raid, Complicating Pullout Talks, New York Times (August 5 2011)

[Martin Fackler], Atomic Bomb Survivors Join Nuclear Opposition, New York Times (August 5 2011)

[Isabel Kershner], Belatedly Recognizing Heroes of the Holocaust, New York Times (August 5 2011)

[Nada Bakri], Syria Forces Extend Siege on Hama as Toll Rises, New York Times (August 5 2011)

Dozens Killed as NATO Helicopter Shot Down in Afghanistan, New York Times (August 5 2011)

[Ray Rivera, Alissa J. Rubin & Tom Shanker], Copter Downed by Taliban Fire; Elite U.S. Unit Among Dead, New York Times (August 5 2011)

[Jeffrey Gettleman & Mohammad Ibrahim], Shabab Concede Control of Capital to Somalia Government, New York Times (August 5 2011)

[David D. Kirkpatrick], Libya Rebuffs Qaddafi Son on Alliance With Radical Islamists, New York Times (August 5 2011)

[Liz Alderman], Group of 7 Will Meet to Address Debt Issue, New York Times (August 5 2011)

[Gaia Pianigiani], NATO Crew Failed to Aid Migrant Ship, Survivors Say, New York Times (August 5 2011)

[Ellen Barry], Russian President Says U.S. Had Role in Georgian Conflict, New York Times (August 5 2011)

[Rick Gladstone], Relief Group Stops Work in Bahrain After Raid, New York Times (August 5 2011)

[Damien Cave], Prison Term for Crimes Against Cuba Is Upheld, New York Times (August 5 2011)

[The Associated Press], Somalia: Troops Kill 7 Refugees in Dispute Over Aid, New York Times (August 5 2011)

[Reuters], Sudan Disputes Charge That It Delayed Evacuation, New York Times (August 5 2011)

[The Associated Press], Belarus: Rights Leader Faces Up to Seven Years in Jail, New York Times (August 5 2011)

[Reuters], Cuban Court Upholds Sentence for Jailed American, New York Times (August 5 2011

[J. David Goodman], In Syria, Live Fire and Dueling Narratives, New York Times (August 5 2011)

[J. David Goodman], Few Reports From Hama as Fears of Massacre Mount, New York Times (August 5 2011)

[Nada Bakri & Anthony Shadid], Broadcasting Hama Ruins, Syria Says It Has Ended Revolt, New York Times (August 5 2011)

[Chloe Sang-Hun], Seoul Warns of Latest North Korean Threat: An Army of Online Gaming Hackers, New York Times (August 4 2011)

[The Associated Press], Sudan: 3 Wounded Peacekeepers Die as Government Refuses to Let Them Fly Out for Treatment, New York Times (August 4 2011)

[Anthony Shadid], Egyptians See Signs of a Reckoning in Mubarak Trial, New York Times (August 4 2011)

[Kareem Fahim & David D. Kirkpatrick], Major Libyan Rebel Group Seeks Shake-Up in Ranks, New York Times (August 4 2011)

[Rogene Fisher Jacquette], Judge Allows Torture Suit Against Rumsfeld to Go Forward, New York Times (August 4 2011)

[Nada Bakri], Civilian Toll Is Mounting in Assault on Syrian City, New York Times (August 4 2011)

[Helene Cooper], Obama Takes Steps to Help Avert Atrocities, New York Times (3 August 2011)

[Sharon LaFraniere], Chinese Officials Seized and Sold Babies, Parents Say, New York Time (3 August 2011)

[Maia de la Baume], France: Noriega Extradition Approved, New York Times (3 August 2011)

[Alissa J. Rubin], Taliban Hint at Interest in Negotiated Settlement, New York Times (3 August 2011)

[Scott Shane], To Fight Radical Islam, U.S. Wants Muslim Allies, New York Times (3 August 2011)

[Michael S. Schmidt], Iraq to Open Talks With U.S. on Troop Presence Past 2011, New York Times (3 August 2011)

[Alissa J. Rubin], Skewering Afghan Officials by Holding Up a Mirror, New York Times (3 August 2011)

[Neil MacFarquhar], Security Council Rebuke of Syria Ends Prolonged Deadlock, New York Times, (3 August 2011)

[David D. Kirkpatrick], Libya Allying With Islamists, Qaddafi Son Says, New York Times (3 August 2011)

[J. David Goodman], Video From Syria Shows Tanks in Hama, New York Times (August 3 2011)

[Anthony Shadid], Mubarak on Trial Begins, Transfixing Arab World, New York Times (August 2 2011)

[The Associated Press], World Briefing | MIDDLE EAST: Iraq: Talks Approved on Retaining American Troops, New York Times (August 2 2011)

[Steven Lee Myers & Neil MacFarquhar], U.S. Seeks Pressure on Syria, but Options Are Few, New York Times (August 2 2011)

[Heba Afify], Extraordinary Precautions Taken for Mubarak Trial, New York Times (August 2 2011)

 

Associated Press

Syria’s crackdown hits ally Hezbollah’s image By ZEINA KARAM  (10 August 2011)

Mexico: Anti-technology group sent college bomb By MARK STEVENSON (9 August 2011)

Libyan rebels try to impose control By RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI and HADEEL AL-SHALCHI (9 August 2011)

China backs global efforts on financial crisis Associated Press (9 August 2011)

Thailand post German bond to free prince’s plane Associated Press (9 August 2011)

US ambassador urged restraint on Afghan visas By HEIDI VOGT (9 August 2011)

Trial of Nigeria dictator assistant haunts nation By JON GAMBRELL (9 August 2011)

Asia to keep buying US debt despite downgrade By JOE McDONALD (9 August 2011)

UN fears dramatic rise in Somalia famine refugees By FRANK JORDANS (9 August 2011)

World Bank stops Cambodia loans due to evictions Associated Press (9 August 2011)

China says it was targeted in 500,000 cyberattacks Associated Press (9 August 2011)

No shame for religious killings in Indonesian town By NINIEK KARMINI (9 August 2011)

US woman missing in Aruba and travel partner held Associated Press (9 August 2011)

Court: Guatemala ex-first lady can’t run for pres Associated Press (9 August 2011)

Japan ignored own radiation forecasts By ERIC TALMADGE and MARI YAMAGUCHI (9 August 2011)

Syria conflict descends into ‘war of attrition’ By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY (8 August 2011)

India’s Supreme Court fills governance vacuum By RAVI NESSMAN (8 August 2011)

Maternal deaths quadruple in South Africa By MICHELLE FAUL (8 August 2011)
Associated Press

Colombia’s president riding high By FRANK BAJAK (8 August 2011)

Japan vows to UN to share tsunami, nuclear lessons Associated Press (8 August 2011)

Jill Biden visits East Africa famine refugees By JASON STRAZIUSO (8 August 2011)

Myanmar activists mark 1988 uprising anniversary Associated Press (8 August 2011)

New Tibetan leader sworn in as prime minister By ASHWINI BHATIA (8 August 2011)

Kenyans find unity in helping those in drought By TOM ODULA  (8 August 2011)

India coast guard cleaning oil leak off Mumbai Associated Press (8 August 2011)

Argentina nabs 7 suspects in French tourist deaths Associated Press (7 August 2011)

Expert: Rural US websites easy target for hackers By NOMAAN MERCHANT and RAPHAEL G. SATTER  (7 August 2011)

Tropical Storm Emily kills 1 in Haiti, 3 in DR By TRENTON DANIEL (5 August 2011)

Fight for Cyprus skies invites disaster By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS (5 August 2011)

Switzerland pays price for fiscal sanity By FRANK JORDANS  (5 August 2011)

Shiite shrine expansion pushes out Sunni neighbors By REBECCA SANTANA (5 August 2011)

Turkey stops arms shipment to Syria Associated Press (5 August 2011)

Red Cross: Floods hit North Korean province hard By KELLY OLSEN  (6 August 2011)

Blast, followed by fire, hits Iran oil pipeline Associated Press (5 August 2011)

Italy demands NATO probe over Libya boat migrants By VICTOR L. SIMPSON  (5 August 2011)

In Tijuana, deported migrants struggle to survive By OMAR MILLAN  (5 August 2011)

Analysis: Mubarak moral to Arab rulers: Fight hard By HAMZA HENDAWI  (4 August 2011)

Chile police, students clash in banned protests By EVA VERGARA  (4 August 2011)

Clinton: more than 2,000 dead in Syrian crackdown By MATTHEW LEE  (4 August 2011)

Groups ask Swiss to prosecute Sri Lankan diplomat By JOHN HEILPRIN  (4 August 2011)

French court orders probe of IMF chief Lagarde By CECILE BRISSON  (4 August 2011)

Massacre forces new look at security in Europe By ADAM GELLER and IAN MacDOUGALL (4 August 2011)

Chinese warships visit NKorea on goodwill visit Associated Press (5 August 2011)

German court: Compensation for child murderer By MELISSA EDDY (4 August 2011)

Libyan fighters from Tripoli hope to free capital By KARIN LAUB (4 August 2011)

10 die in Indonesian helicopter crash By ALI KOTARUMALOS  (3 August 2011)
Associated Press

Japan sells surging yen, central bank eases policy By TOMOKO A. HOSAKA (4 August 2011)

Mubarak’s regime victim eyes trial with disbelief By SARAH EL DEEB (3 August 2011)
Associated Press

UN condemns Syrian attacks on civilians By EDITH M. LEDERER  (3 August 2011)

72 charged in probe of child sexual abuse network By PETE YOST  (3 August 2011)

Charges against Egypt’s Mubarak detailed in court Associated Press (4 August 2011)

Court blocks export of rescued whale By ARTHUR MAX  (3 August 2011)

Cyprus coalition partner quits government By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS (3 August 2011)

Tajikistan bans minors from entering mosques Associated Press (3 August 2011)

Israeli official denies Mubarak offered asylum By AMY TEIBEL  (3 August 2011)

Key dates in the life of Egypt’s Mubarak Associated Press (3 August 2011)

Haiti lawmakers reject leader’s 2nd pick for PM By TRENTON DANIEL (3 August 2011)

 

Al Jazeera English

Markets climb on US low rates pledge by Aljazeera (10 August 2011)

Bangladesh braces for war crimes trial by Aljazeera (10 August 2011)

Riots spread to more UK towns and cities by Aljazeera (10 August 2011)

US stocks rally after Fed vows low rates by Aljazeera (10 August 2011)

British PM recalls parliament over riots by Aljazeera (10 August 2011)

UN makes historic Somali aid drop by Aljazeera (9 August 2011)

Hundreds arrested as London riots spread by Aljazeera (9 August 2011)

Court blocks Australia refugee swap by Aljazeera (8 August 2011)

Australia-Malaysia refugee deal ‘delayed’ by Aljazeera (8 August 2011)

Global markets tumble on debt uncertainty by Aljazeera (8 August 2011)

Second night of violence in London by Aljazeera (8 August 2011)

Israel PM forms panel to quell protests by Aljazeera (8 August 2011)

Bomb destroys NATO fuel tankers in Pakistan by Aljazeera (7 August 2011)

UK protest over man’s shooting turns violent by Aljazeera (7 August 2011)

UN chief urges Syria to end violent crackdown by Aljazeera (7 August 2011)

Syrian tanks roll out in force by Aljazeera (7 August 2011)

US loses AAA credit rating from S&P by Aljazeera (6 August 2011)

Iraq agrees to discuss US security role by Aljazeera (6 August 2011)

NASA probe embarks on journey to Jupiter by Aljazeera (6 August 2011)

Ukraine judge orders former PM’s detention by Aljazeera (6 August 2011)

Deadly firefight over Somalia famine aid by Aljazeera (6 August 2011)

US job creation accelerates slightly by Aljazeera (6 August 2011)

Yingluck confirmed as first female Thai PM by Aljazeera (5 August 2011)

US: Assad has lost legitimacy to rule by Aljazeera (5 August 2011)

NASA finds signs of ‘flowing water on Mars’ by Aljazeera (5 August 2011)

European markets tumble on crisis fears by Aljazeera (5 August 2011)

Somalia famine has killed ‘29,000 children’ by Aljazeera (5 August 2011)

Debt crisis prompts bond buying by ECB by Aljazeera (4 August 2011)

Syria’s Assad decrees multi-party system by Aljazeera (4 August 2011)

Egypt resumes trials of former officials by Aljazeera (4 August 2011)

UN council condemns use of force by Syria by Aljazeera (4 August 2011)

European bank leaders debate debt crisis by Aljazeera (4 August 2011)

Arab League discusses Palestinian statehood by Aljazeera (4 August 2011)

US judge allows army veteran to sue Rumsfeld by Aljazeera (4 August 2011)

Shell faces first Nigeria spill claims in UK by Aljazeera (4 August 2011)

Japan intervenes to weaken yen by Aljazeera (4 August 2011)

Mubarak pleads ‘not guilty’ at Cairo trial by Aljazeera (4 August 2011)

Obama signs US debt ceiling bill into law by Aljazeera (4 August 2011)

Italy edges closer to ‘burqa ban’ law by Aljazeera (4 August 2011)

 

Reuters.com

Missy Ryan Tripoli says NATO strike kills dozens of civilians – (Tuesday, August 9, 2011)

Jack Kim North Korea tasks team to kill South’s defense minister: reports – (Tuesday, August 9, 2011)

Alexandra Ulmer and Alexis Krell Major protests erupt against Chile’s Pinera – (Tuesday, August 9, 2011)

Khaled Yacoub Oweis Turkey raises pressure on Assad, tank assaults expand – (Tuesday, August 9, 2011)

Phil Stewart US talks to North Korea on repatriating remains – (Tuesday, August 9, 2011)

Elias Biryaberma Ugandan court dismisses charges against opposition leader – (Tuesday, August 9, 2011)

Zahra Hosseinian and Robin Pomeroy Iran chides UK over riots – (Tuesday, August 9, 2011)

Chalathip Thirasoonthrakul and Jutarat Skulpichetrat Thailand to pay $54 million debt – (Tuesday, August 9, 2011)

Edmund Blair and Marwa Awad Egypt’s Moussa campaigns for president, vows change – (Tuesday, August 9, 2011)

Parivartan Sharma Clashes erupt in New Delhi during anti-graft protest – (Tuesday, August 9, 2011)

Mohamed Ahmed Somalia offers rebels amnesty – (Tuesday, August 9, 2011)

C Bryson Hull Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa in China as West turns up war crimes heat – (Tuesday, August 9, 2011)

Manny Mogato Muslim rebels say peace deal with Manila possible in 2 years – (Tuesday, August 9, 2011)

Waleed Ibrahim Western style clashes with old bureaucracy in Iraq – (Tuesday, August 9, 2011)

Jeremy Laurence North Korea says no way to opening up, or reform – (Tuesday, August 9, 2011)

Khaled Yacoub Oweis Assad: Syria won’t stop fight against “terrorists” – (Tuesday, August 9, 2011)

C Bryson Hull War crimes heat on, Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa goes back to China – (Tuesday, August 9, 2011)

Jeremy Laurence US requests North Korea talks on war remains: report – (Monday August 8, 2011)

Stefano Ambrogi and Mohammad Abbas British riots spread on third night of violence  – (Monday August 8, 2011)

El Tayeb Seddig China vows to support Sudan after southern secession  – (Monday August 8, 2011)

Rania El Gamal Iraq’s Qaeda asks ex-fighters to return, threatens attacks – (Monday August 8, 2011)

Philip Barbara US seeks immediate release of Belarus activist – (Monday, August 8, 2011)

Mohamed Ahmed and Abdi Sheikh Somali refugees pack capital after rebels quit  – (Monday, August 8, 2011)

Daniel Wallis Analysis: Venezuela tries controversial fix to prisons crisis – (Monday, August 8, 2011)

Mohammed Abbas Zimbabwe running torture camps in diamond fields: report – (Monday, August 8, 2011)

Felix Onuah and Joe Brock Nigeria investigates al Qaeda hostage video – (Monday, August 8, 2011)

Alissa de Carbonnel and Alexei Anishchuk Russia describes Georgian leader as pathological  – (Monday August 8, 2011)

Dina Zayed Egypt court demands details of web, phone blackout – (Monday, August 8, 2011)

Khalid Abdelaziz and Sui-Lee Wee Chinese foreign minister to meet Sudan’s Bashir – (Monday, August 8, 2011)

Ruma Paul Bangladesh braces for protests as ex-PM charged with corruption – (Monday, August 8, 2011)

Patrick Nduwimana Burundi police kill gunmen as insurgency fears grow – (Monday, August 8, 2011)

Jon Herkovitz South Africa’s ANC passes on talks to cool fiery Malema – (Monday, August 8, 2011)

David Clarke and Mohamed Ahmed Exclusive: Somali pirate ransoms skirt US directives – (Monday, August 8, 2011)

Svetlana Jovalyova North Korea faces limited crop damage from floods: FAO – (Monday, August 8, 2011)

Erika Solomon US convinces Saleh not to return to Yemen: Report – (Monday, August 8, 2011)

Michael Georgy Rebels in captured town plan push towards Tripoli – (Monday, August 8, 2011)

Pavel Polityuk Ukraine judge refuses to free ex-PM from custody – (Monday, August 8, 2011)

Phil Stewart and David Alexander President Obama pledges to press on in Afghan war – (Monday, August 8, 2011)

James Grubel Australian court leaves new border security policy in limbo – (Monday, August 8, 2011)

Tomasz Janowski Assad must stop violence, UN chief repeats – (Monday, August 8, 2011)

Sui-Lee Wee China’s top Xinjiang official vows terrorist crackdown – (Monday, August 8, 2011)

Khaled Yacoub Oweis Syrian tanks pound city as Arab states withdraw envoys – (Monday, August 8, 2011)

Peter Graff US concerned at Tymoshenko arrest, hundreds protest – (Monday, August 8, 2011)

Joseph Logan Bahrain frees detainees including ex-MPs after unrest – (Sunday, August 7, 2011)

Dominic Evans Syria’s Assad faces growing isolation over crackdown – (Sunday, August 7, 2011)

Allyn Fisher-Ilan Israeli FM wants to cut ties with Abbas over UN bid – (Sunday, August 7, 2011)

Astrid Wendlandt Two French soldiers killed in Afghanistan and five wounded – (Sunday, August 7, 2011)

Michelle Nichols Afghan president order inquiry into NATO air strike deaths – (Sunday, August 7, 2011)

Mohamed Sudam and Mohammed Ghobari Yemen President Saleh leaves Saudi hospital: sources (Sunday, August 7, 2011)

Abdi Sheikh Mohamed Ahmed Fighting erupts in Somali capital after rebels say leaving – (Sunday, August 7, 2011)

Khaled Yacoub Oweis Syrian armoured military assaults kill 57: activists – (Sunday, 7 August 2011)

Aseel Kami US military trainers could be targets: Iraq’s Sadr – (Sunday, August 7, 2011)

Dominic Evans Syria dismisses Turkish, Gulf criticism – (Sunday, August 7, 2011)

Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Khaled Yacoub Oweis Syria tanks storm eastern city; kill 50 residents – (Sunday, August 7, 2011)

Michelle Nichols NATO investigates deadly Afghan helicopter crash – (Sunday, August 7, 2011)

Michael Georgy Libya rebels say they hold gains south of capital – (Sunday, August 7, 2011)

Mohamed Ahmed and Ibrahim Mohamed Somali government declares Islamist rebellion defeated – (Saturday, August 6, 2011)

Khaled Yacoub Oweis Syrian forces arrest opposition leader Bunni: group – (Saturday, August 6, 2011)

Michelle Nichols World fails Afghanistan despite spending billions – (Saturday, August 6, 2011)

Robin Pomeroy Iran foreign minister says hopes US hikers will be freed – (Saturday, August 6, 2011)

Aaron Maasho Somali mother sends children back to famine as camps overflow – (Saturday, August 6, 2011)

Khaled Yacoub Oweis Syrian army deploys across Hama after attack – (Saturday, August 6, 2011)

Warren Strobel Analysis: With some Arab autocrats, the goodbyes are longer – (Saturday, August 6, 2011)

Dagamara Leszkowicz Poland’s former deputy PM Andrzej Lepper dead at 57 – (Saturday, August 6, 2011)

Jeff Franks Cuban court upholds sentence for jailed American – (Friday, August 5, 2011)

William Maclean Analysis: Seeking leverage, Libya foes in propaganda war – (Friday, August 5, 2011)

Mohammed Ghobari Yemeni government forces, tribesmen clash in capital – (Friday, August 5, 2011)

Joe Brock Analysis: Nigerian oil region’s gloomy outlook unmoved by UN – (Friday, August 5, 2011)

Abdi Sheikh Ten dead as Somali troops, residents loot famine aid (Friday, August 5, 2011)

Nidal al-Mughrabi Israel posts defense system against Gaza rockets – (Friday, August 5, 2011)

Hamid Shalizi Four Afghans killed as anti-NATO demonstration turns violent (Friday, August 5, 2011)

Kiyoski Takenaka Japan arrests Chinese fishing boat captains – (Friday, August 5, 2011)

Joseph Logan Jurist: Bahrain inquiry serious, political split grave – (Friday, August 5, 2011)

Martin Petty Thaksin’s sister, Yingluck, becomes prime minister – (Friday August 5, 2011)

Alexei Anishchuk Russia urges Georgia not to block its WTO entry – (Thursday, August 4, 2011)

Camilius Eboh and Felix Onuah UN slams Shell as Nigeria needs biggest ever oil clean up – (Thursday, August 4, 2011)

Michael Holden and William Maclean Rights groups pull out of UK torture inquiry – (Thursday, 4 May, 2011)

Surapan Boonthanom Four Muslims shot dead in restive Thai south – (Thursday, August 4, 2011)

Chris Buckley Analysis: Far west attacks expose violence’s homegrown roots – (Thursday, August 4, 2011)

Chris Buckley China accuses Japan of exaggerating it as a military threat – (Thursday, August 4, 2011)

Mohammad Hamid NATO soldiers killed as Afghan violence flares – (Thursday, August 4, 2011)

Robert Birsel Gaddafi seeks Islamist allies, rebels nab fuel tanker – (Thursday August 4, 2011)

Khaled Yacoub Oweis Syrian tanks overrun Hama, kill scores – (Thursday August 4, 2011)

Clinton calls on al-Shabaab to allow Somalia food aid – (Thursday August 4, 2011)

Tom Perry Analysis: Palestine’s UN bid is between history and hot air – (Thursday August 4, 2011)

Catherine Hornby Italian coast guards rescue 300 on migrant boat – (Thursday August 4, 2011)

Tom Miles and Richard Lough ICRC wants food for Somalia but can’t take UN aid – (Thursday August 4, 2011)

Sarah Mikhail and Dina Zayed Egypt’s Mubarak to face trial set to rattle Arab rulers ––(Wednesday August 3, 2011)

 

WORLD (Washington Post/Foreign Affairs)

[Associated Press], Two years after civil war, Tamils still suffer despite Sri Lankan promises of reconciliation, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Associated Press], Taiwan hails missile as ‘aircraft carrier killer,’ as China carrier begins sea trial, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Associated Press], Vietnam sentences French-Vietnamese math teacher to 3 years after posting anti-communist blog, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Associated Press], Afghan official: 4 police officers killed in firefight with NATO troops, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Associated Press], Syrian troops take over eastern city flashpoint city after 4 days of fighting, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Associated Press], Vietnamese police charge 4 suspected of trafficking people to China to sell kidneys, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Associated Press], Officials say SKorea opens fire after NKorean artillery shells land near SKorean waters, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Associated Press], SKorea fires shots after NKorean artillery lands near maritime line separating two rivals, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Associated Press], As Syria’s crackdown on protesters gets bloodier, Hezbollah’s status is further eroded, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Associated Press], Pakistan intelligence: Death toll in US missile strike close to Afghan border has risen to 20, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Associated Press], Pakistani intelligence officials: US drone strike kills 20 militants near Afghan border, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Associated Press], Pakistani intelligence say US drone strike kills 4 foreign militants near Afghan border, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Associated Press], Mexican court blocks extradition to US of alleged narco ‘Queen’, another upholds acquittal, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Liz Sly], Bloodshed in Syria backfiring on government, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Associated Press], Police say 3 African refugees arrested after fake bomb found at Phoenix airport, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Associated Press], China’s aircraft carrier starts sea trials likely to boost concerns over its naval ambitions, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Mohamed Ahmed], Somalia offers rebels amnesty; peacekeepers seek troops, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Associated Press], Turkish FM: Turkey, Syria discuss ‘steps’ to end bloodshed, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Associated Press], Warrants issued for Honduras ex-officials in US detention of drug trafficker, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Craig Whitlock], Remains of 30 troops returned to U.S., The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Associated Press], Brazil fears drug traffickers may have entered land occupied by isolated Indians, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Associated Press], American Bar Association urges Congress to reject birthright law, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Associated Press], As threatened Afghans await US refuge, former ambassador warns visa program hurts US mission, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Associated Press], Thailand posts $54 million bond to release crown prince’s impounded plane in Germany, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Associated Press], Al-Qaida leader accuses US of hijacking Egyptian uprising to preserve its interests in Mideast, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Associated Press], NATO rejects growing criticism of airstrike against Libyan TV, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Associated Press], Somali government says it has offered an amnesty deal to militants who renounce violence, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Associated Press], Kenya Burdened by thousands of famine refugees; rise in rape attacks a sympton of the problem, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Jason Ukman], U.S. troops, pulled from Afghanistan’s Pech Valley just months ago, are back again, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], Phillipines says ex-President Arroyo needs permit to travel because of pending plunder cases, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe to Britain: ‘Put out your own fires’ and ‘leave us alone’, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], UN sees risk of dramatic rise in Somalia famine refugees that could overwhelm aid effort, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], Israel sends drones over Mediterranean gas fields following threats from Lebanon’s Hezbollah, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], China says almost 500, 000 cyberattacks targeted country last year, almost half from overseas, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], Taiwanese man sentenced to 18 months in prison on charges of spying for China, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], Anti-American Iraqi cleric pens English-language letter to US troops, calls on them to leave, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], Dimming growth prospects for Europe, US threaten to hurt Germany, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], Syria comes under new barrage of international pressure from US, Turkey, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], Taiwan opposition says its computers hacked by Chinese and Taiwanese governments, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], AP IMPACT: Japan ignored own radiation forecasts, leaving thousands in plume’s predicated path, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], US drops advisory against travel to Haiti, but urges citizens to take care, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], Canada expels remaining Libyan diplomats: have 5 days to leave the country, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Andrew Higgins], Saudi beheading fuels backlash in Indonesia, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], Venezuela rejects US extradition request for swimmer accused of sexually abusing minors, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[William Booth], Libya rebels fire cabinet after general’s killing, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], Argentine judge formally questions suspects in slaying of 2 French women tourists, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], Libyan rebels dissolve executive committee over killing of rebels’ military chief, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], Yemeni officials: US, Saudi pressure kept Yemen leader from going home after hospital release, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], Syria conflict descends into ‘war of attrition’ for embattled regime, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], Audio: Iraq al-Qaida promises to forgive ex-members who switched sides, asks them to return, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], 9 Salvadoran ex-soldiers wanted in 1989 Jesuit killings turn themselves, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], Mexico says immigration outflow drops to “almost nothing”, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], India’s coast guard cleaning oil spill off India’s western coast as leak slows, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], Syrian state news agency says defense minister has been replaced by army chief of staff, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], Israel says Chinese military chief to visit for first time, may signal warming ties, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], Zimbabwe president slams ‘mad people in the West’ for attempting Libya regime change, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], Famine: Hundreds of thousands of kids could die; Jill Biden visits refugees; US to give $100M, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], US officials: Washington to announce about $100 million in famine aid for East Africa, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], Czech president condemns 13 western diplomats for petition in support of Prague gay festival, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Anthony Faiola], Despite Pledges from world leaders, global markets continue to fall, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], NATO helicopter makes ‘hard landing’ in southeastern Afghanistan, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], Kuwait and Bahrain join regional heavyweight Saudi Arabia in recalling envoys from Syria, The Washington Post (August 9, 2011)

[Associated Press], China vows crackdown on sex-selective abortions in bid to close yawning gender gap, The Washington Post (August 8, 2011)

[Jason Ukman], Remembering the fallen: Troops are indentified in helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan, The Washington Post (August 8, 2011)

[Associated Press], Russian airliner crash lands near China in heavy rain, 12 people injured, The Washington Post (August 8, 2011)

[Associated Press], Russia’s Medvedev praises Russian military on anniversary of 2008 war with Georgia, The Washington Post (August 8, 2011)

[Associated Press], Official: Pakistani troops kill more than 200 militants in 4 weeks in tribal area offensive, The Washington Post (August 8, 2011)

[Associated Press], Report: Lawmaker blames further delay in start-up of Iran’s first nuclear plant on Russia, The Washington Post (August 8, 2011)

[Associated Press], New Tibetan leader sworn in as prime minister of government-in-exile in India, The Washington Post (August 8, 2011)

[Associated Press], Syrian defense minister replaced by army chief of staff, The Washington Post (August 8, 2011)

[Associated Press], Japan premier promises UN chief to share lessons from nuclear crisis, disasters with the world, The Washington Post (August 8, 2011)

[Zachar A. Goldfarb], U.S., European officials scramble to calm financial anxiety, The Washington Post (August 8, 2011)

[William Booth], Mysterious killing of Libyan general is test for rebels, The Washington Post (August 8, 2011)

[Liz Sly], Syria steps up assaults on protesters, drawing first Arab League condemnation, The Washington Post (August 8, 2011)

[Associated Press], Germany, Britain urge Serbia, Kosovo to resolve differences diplomatically, The Washington Post (August 8, 2011)

[Associated Press], Mexico acknowledges US intel agents, won’t discuss reports they help interrogate, tap phones, The Washington Post (August 8, 2011)

[Associated Press], Saudi king statement on Arab news channel says kingdom is recalling its ambassador to Syria, The Washington Post (August 8, 2011)

[Associated Press], Anti-American cleric says US troops are legitimate targets if remain in Iraq past deadline, The Washington Post (August 7, 2011)

[Associated Press], Two Syrian rights group say at least 52 killed in latest crackdown, day’s toll may rise, The Washington Post (August 7, 2011)

[Associated Press], 2 French soldiers killed, 5 injured in clash with insurgents in Afghanistan, The Washington Post (August 7, 2011)

[Associated Press], 2 Syrian rights group say at least 31 killed in latest crackdown, day’s toll may rise to 69, The Washington Post (August 7, 2011)

[Associated Press], Israel’s foreign minister: Cut ties with Palestinians because they plan violence in September, The Washington Post (August 7, 2011)

[Associated Press], Argentina police detain 7 suspects, recover gun in slaying and rape of 2 French women tourists, The Washington Post (August 7, 2011)

[Associated Press], Coast guard cleaning oil leak from sunken ship near India’s western coast, The Washington Post (August 7, 2011)

[Associated Press], Iraqi PM fires electricity minister over alleged violations in power plant deals, The Washington Post (August 7, 2011)

[Katharine Houreld], Spokesmen: Islamist militia leaving Somali capital, The Washington Post (August 7, 2011)

[Associated Press], Activists say 59 die as Syria intensifies crackdown; Saudis, other Arab nations decry violence, The Washington Post (August 7, 2011)

[Joel Greenberg], Israelis stage massive economic protests, The Washington Post (August 7, 2011)

[Mary Beth Sheridan], Venezuelan opposition resists Republican measure, The Washington Post (August 7, 2011)

[Associated Press], President Chavez plans reform of Venezuela’s notoriously corrupt, violent prison system, The Washington Post (August 7, 2011)

[Associated Press], Hugo Chavez warns Venezuelans of potential hurt from economic woes of United States, Europe, The Washington Post (August 7, 2011)

[Craig Timberg], Helicopter crash in Afghanistan statement, The Washington Post (August 7, 2011)

[Associated Press], Amid mounting protests, Israel sets up special committee to deal with soaring cost of living, The Washington Post (August 7, 2011)

[Associated Press], Anonymous hackers attack 70 US law enforcement websites, leaks info related to investigations, The Washington Post (August 7, 2011)

[Washington Post staff], A tragic day, The Washington Post (August 7, 2011)

[Keith B. Richburg], China bluntly tells U.S. to end its ‘addiction to debts’, The Washington Post (August 7, 2011)

[Kevin Sieff], 22 Navy SEALs among 30 U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan as NATO helicopter is shot down, The Washington Post (August 7, 2011)

[Associated Press], Lawmakers grant Venezuela’s Chavez permission to return to Cuba for chemotherapy, The Washington Post (August 7, 2011)

[Associated Press], Iran’s FM says he hopes verdict will lead to release for 2 Americans held in Tehran, The Washington Post (August 6, 2011)

[Associated Press], AP source: G-7 finance officials to discuss coordinated central bank action, The Washington Post (August 6, 2011)

[Associated Press], Afghan president says 31 US troops, 7 Afghan soldiers, killed in NATO helicopter crash, The Washington Post (August 6, 2011)

[Associated Press], Syria promises free election this year as its forces tighten siege to crush protests in Hama, The Washington Post (August 6, 2011)

[Associated Press], Guatemala mother searched 5 years for missing daughter who court says was adopted by US couple, The Washington Post (August 6, 2011)

[Associated Press], Islamist fighters leave bases in Somali capital in significant gain for embattled government, The Washington Post (August 6, 2011)

[Andrew Higgins], China seeks to silence dissent overseas, The Washington Post (August 6, 2011)

[Associated Press], UN says peacekeeper killed, another seriously wounded in Darfur attack, The Washington Post (August 6, 2011)

[Associated Press], Mexican judge dismisses criminal charges in hotel blast that killed 5 Canadians, 2 Mexicans, The Washington Post (August 6, 2011)

[Associated Press], Latest developments in Arab political unrest stretching from North Africa to the Persian Gulf, The Washington Post (August 6, 2011)

[Associated Press], Yemeni government forces and supporters of powerful tribe clash in the capital, The Washington Post (August 6, 2011)

[Associated Press], AP IMPACT: Competing air-traffic centers in Cyprus invite disaster, confidential documents say, The Washington Post (August 6, 2011)

[Associated Press], Cuba rejects appeal of U.S. contractor Alan Gross, The Washington Post (August 6, 2011)

[Associated Press], Media safety group joins in calls for UN probe of NATO strike on Libya TV, The Washington Post (August 6, 2011)

[Associated Press], Human rights group leader in authoritarian Belarus faces 7 years in jail for aiding dissidents, The Washington Post (August 6, 2011)

[Associated Press], AP Exclusive: French anti-terror judge says Al-Qaida’s N. Africa wing unable to attack Europe, The Washington Post (August 6, 2011)

[Associated Press], Cuban Supreme Court rejecs appeal by American subcontractor sentenced to 15 years in prison, The Washington Post (August 6, 2011)

[Associated Press], Backed by tanks and rocket fire, Libyan rebels aim for coastal towns in push toward Tripoli, The Washington Post (Ausgust 6, 2011)

[Associated Press], Czech president defends vice chancellor who criticized Prague mayor for gay parade support, The Washington Post (August 6, 2011)

[Liz Sly], Protests erupt across Syria in defiance of crackdown, The Washington Post (August 6, 2011)

[Associated Press], Turkish minister says authorities have intercepted Iranian arms shipment on way to Syria, The Washington Post (August 6, 2011)

[Associated Press], 7 Somali refugees killed as gov’t soldiers open fire in melee at distribution site, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[Associated Press], Somali refugees say 7 killed after government soldiers fire on food aid looters in Mogadishu, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[Associated Press], UN: Famine a boon for Somali militants, Ethiopia opens 4th camp for fleeing Somalis, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[Associated Press], Albanian charged in slaying of 2 US airmen at Frankfurt airport to go on trial Aug. 31, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[Associated Press], Italy demands NATO investigation after alleged failure to aid migrant boat from Libya, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[Associated Press], Sri Lankan power-sharing talks near collapse as ethnic Tamil party sets ultimatum, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[Associated Press], Libyan rebel spokesman: Unconfirmed reports have Ghadafi’s son Khamis killed in NATO airstrike, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[Associated Press], Syria claims progress in crushing Hama uprising, as troops kill 13 protesters nationwide, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[Chico Harlan], Asian, European markets plunge, extending concerns about global economy, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[Associated Press], In Mexican border city, hundreds of migrants deported from US struggle to survive, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[Karin Brulliard], U.S. aid plan for Pakistan becomes new flash point in ties, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[Liz Sly], Syrian forces press onslaught in Hama, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[Howard Schneider], Low growth drags down euro-zone prospects, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[Felicia Sonmez and Zachary A. Goldfarb], Senate leaders in agreement on trade deal votes, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[Ian Shapira], France investigating Lagarde in multimillion-dollar payout case, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[Associated Press], Australia Resists UNICEF pressure to guarantee 14 lone children won’t be deported to Malaysia, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[Associated Press], China security chief orders new crackdown in restive Xinjiang following attacks, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[Associated Press], Italy rescues hundreds of migrants coming from Libya amid reports that dozens died on the way, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[Associated Press], Dominica police arrest 3 suspects in attack that killed Irishman, wounded 2 American hoteliers, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[Associated Press], American Bar Association debates birthright citizenship at annual meeting in Toronto, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[Associated Press], Human rights group leader in authoritarian Belarus faces 7 years in jail for aiding dissidents, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[Associated Press], UN says 3 peacekeepers mortally wounded by mine die while Sudan delays chopper, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[Associated Press], Israel’s 3-week-old cost-of-living protests turn into tussle over settlements, the religious, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[Mary Beth Sheridan], U.S. adds Syrian businessman to sanctions list, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[Associated Press], Medvedev says Syria’s leader will face a ‘sad fate’ if he fails to talk with his opponents, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[Associated Press], Chilean riot police crack down on student protests over education funding, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[Associated Press], Rights groups ask Swiss to press war crimes case against Sri Lankan diplomat, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[John Gambrell], UN: Oil spills leave widespread ecological damage in a region of Nigeria’s crude-rich delta, The Washington Post (August 5, 2011)

[Associated Press], French court orders probe of IMF chief Lagarde’s role in $400 million arbitration deal, The Washington Post (August 4, 2011)

[Associated Press], AP Interview: Iran’s ambassador to Iraq predicts Americans held in Tehran will be freed soon, The Washington Post (August 4, 2011)

[Associated Press], Famine’s devastation: 4 dead children, 1 family; hunger kills 29, 000 Somali children, The Washington Post (August 4, 2011)

 

BBC News – World

Koreas ‘exchange fire’ near Yeongpyeong island (10 August 2011)

Libya says Nato air strike kills dozens south of Zlitan (9 August 2011)

East Africa drought:  UN warning as thousands flee By George Alagiah (9 August 2011)

Thousands flood world’s largest refugee camp in Kenya By George Alagiah (9 August 2011)

Somalia ‘needs more AU troops’ after al-Shabab pullout (9 August 2011)

World Bank blocks Cambodia loans amid Boeung Kak row (9 August 2011)

Australia fails to find an asylum solution By Nick Bryant (9 August 2011)

Could Somali famine deal a fatal blow to al-Shabab? By Farouk Chothia (9 August 2011)

China’s foreign minister in first visit to South Sudan (9 August 2011)

Syria unrest:  Turkey presses Assad to end crackdown (9 August 2011)

Mugabe labels Nato a ‘terrorist group’ over Libya (8 August 2011)

Somali famine:  first UNHCR airlift arrives in Mogadishu (8 August 2011)

Region steps up pressure on Syrian president By Jim Muir (8 August 2011)

India:  Sinking ship causes oil slick near Mumbai coast (8 August 2011)

Australian court postponed deportation of asylum seekers By Nick Bryant (8 August 2011)

Australian court halts Malaysia asylum plan (8 August 2011)

ECB ‘to act’ over eurozone debt crisis (8 August 2011)

Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador to Syria (8 August 2011)

Chinese foreign minister Yang Jiechi visits Sudan (7 August 2011)

UK Apaches in action over Libya (7 August 2011)

UN chief urges Assad to end Syria crackdown (7 August 2011)

Libya rebels in western offensive (6 August 2011)

China scolds US over S&P credit downgrade (6 August 2011)

Syrian refugees flee for United Arab Emirates By Phillip Hampsheir (6 August 2011)

US, France and Germany condemn Syria’s Assad (6 August 2011)

UN urged to stop ‘ethnic cleansing’ in South Kordofan By Barbara Plett (6 August 2011)

Sudan blocks South’s oil shipment after money row (5 August 2011)

Syria violence:  ‘At least 2,000 killed’, says US (5 August 2011)

Sudan ‘threatened to shoot UN helicopter’ in Abyei (5 August 2011)

Rock on seabed delays Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port By Charles Haviland (5 August 2011)

Campaigners to shun UK inquiry into detainee ‘torture’ (4 August 2011)

China angered by Japan’s defence paper warnings (4 August 2011)

Nigeria Ogoniland oil clean-up ‘could take 30 years’ (4 August 2011)

Syria unrest:  UN condemns government crackdown By Mike Wooldridge (4 August 2011)

ECB offers more loans to banks and keeps rates on hold (4 August 2011)

Euro crisis:  Barroso warns debt crisis is spreading (4 August 2011)

Nato troops killed in attacks in eastern Afghanistan (4 August 2011)

Syrian army crackdown on protesters condemned by UN By Jim Muir (3 August 2011)

Syria unrest:  UN condemns government crackdown (3 August 2011)

France to extradite Manuel Noriega to Panama (3 August 2011)

 

CNN.com

Sources:  US is moving toward calling for Syrian leader to step down By John King and Elise Labott (10 August 2011)

UN refugee agency makes emergency aid flight to Somalia By the CNN Wire Staff (9 August 2011)

Bahrain releases more than 140 detainees By the CNN Wire Staff (8 August 2011)

Significant human rights issues noted in UN report on Iraq By the CNN Wire Staff (8 August 2011)

3 Arab nations recall ambassadors to Syria By the CNN Wire Staff (8 August 2011)

Ban calls for an end to use of force on Syrian civilians By the CNN Wire Staff (7 August 2011)

World reacts to U.S. credit downgrade By the CNN Wire Staff (6 August 2011)

Witness: 7 dead in fight over food in Somalia By the CNN Wire Staff (6 August 2011)

Libya:  Missile not fired at NATO ships By the CNN Wire Staff (5 August 2011)

4 Afghans gunned down in anti-NATO demonstration By David Ariosto (5 August 2011)

UN:  Sudan delayed evacuating wounded peacekeepers By the CNN Wire Staff (5 August 2011)

Nigeria oil cleanup could take 30 years, UN says By the CNN Wire Staff (5 August 2011)

Red Cross beefs up aid delivery in famine-struck Somalia By the CNN Wire Staff (4 August 2011)

Afghan official dies in blast; 2 NATO troops killed in attacks By David Ariosto (4 August 2011)

US hands over Libyan Embassy to rebel movement, official says By Elise Labott (4 August 2011)

Shell faces $140M payout over Nigeria oil spills By Sylvia Pfeifer and Jane Croft (4 August 2011)

Massive cyberspying operation targeted US, UN, others By Barry Neild (4 August 2011)

3 ISAF service members die in eastern Afghanistan By David Ariosto (3 August 2011)

Somalia’s famine reaches into Mogadishu, UN says By the CNN Wire Staff (3 August 2011)

France orders Noriega’s extradition to Panama By the CNN Wire Staff (3 August 2011)

 

THE GUARDIAN

Brazil Moves to Prevent ‘Massacre’ of Amazon Tribe by Drug Traffickers By Tom Philips (9 August 2011)

UK Shipping Industry Rejects EU’s Carbon Reduction Programme By Fiona Harvey (9 August 2011)

Saudi King Recalls Ambassador and Demands end to Syria Bloodshed (8 August 2011)

Niger Delta Villagers go to the Hague to Fight Against Oil Giant Shell By John Vidal (6 August 2011)

Italy Demands to Know if Libya Blockade Warship Ignored Refugees By John Hooper (5 August 2011)

Hague Calls for Syria to End Crackdown after UN Statement By Ed Pilkington (4 August 2011)

Human Rights Groups to Boycott Inquiry into British Torture and Rendition By John Meikle (4 August 2011)

UK’s Secret Policy on Torture Revealed By Ian Cobain (4 August 2011)

The Hunt for the Former Yugoslavia’s War Criminals: Mission Accomplished By Julian Borger (3 August 2011)

Murabak Trial: Toplled Dictator Denies all Charges By Jack Shenker (3 August 2011)

Murabak in the dock: Historic Trial of Former Egyptian President Begins By Jack Shenker (3 August 2011)

Shell Accepts Liability for Two Oil Spills in Nigeria By John Vidal (3 August 2011)

Alert Net Postings

August 3, 2011

S.Sudan rebel group declares ceasefire

August 4, 2011

S.Korea rejects North request for building materials in aid

Kosovo says will not accept NATO-Serbia deal

Shell faces first Nigerian oil spill claims in UK

August 5, 2011

Indonesia food security project threatens Papuan way of life-activists

SWAZILAND: South Africa throws lifeline to a king

OSCE condemns Belarus over rights, prisoners, media

Medvedev chides U.S. Senate over Georgia resolution

US agency approves Shell Arctic oil drilling plan

UN slams Shell as Nigeria needs biggest ever oil clean-up

Germany says wants special U.N. envoy sent to Syria

August 6,  2011

Value on ecosystem services needed to curb Asian deforestation – IPCC chief

Sudan denies delaying Medivac for dying UN troops

Kosovo, Serbia reach border deal, local Serbs object

UNHCR helps relocate Somali refugees to new camp in eastern Ethiopia

August 7, 2011

Syrian tanks storm eastern city, defying U.N. appeal

UN to Assad: Military force on civilians must stop

Qatari plane supplies ammunition to Libya rebels

August 8, 2011

North American Indians to suffer disproportionate climate impacts

Assad must stop violence, UN chief repeats after latest crackdown

Saudi pulls ambassador from Syria, denounces violence

France tackles airline conflict in New Caledonia

Chinese foreign minister to meet Sudan’s Bashir

EXCLUSIVE-Somali pirate ransoms skirt U.S. directives=2

Germany: Assad not legitimate if violence continues

August 9, 2011

Somalia offers amnesty to militants in Mogadishu

In Brief: Civil society studies West Africa “counter-terrorism plan”

Syrian tanks enter town near Turkey

UN official “deplores” NATO attack on Libyan TV

EU says Chad should have arrested Sudan’s Bashir

Iraqi asylum seekers fret over U.S. withdrawal

Brazil to step up efforts to integrate refugees; reaffirms support for UNHCR

August 10, 2011

Envoys want NATO answers about strike on Libyan TV

Turkey: will watch Syria after call to end violence

In Ethiopia, UNHCR moves more Somalis into new camp amid measles vaccination

EU sanctions target two more Libyan entities

Somalia offers rebels amnesty; peacekeepers seek troops

Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa in China as West turns up war crimes heat

 

Radio Australia

Hong Kong’s Basic Law to be put to the test

Australia determined to honour Malaysia swap deal

Burmese refugees in India seek legal protection

Australian crown lawyers present argument in Moti case

Egypt’s full attention on historic Mubarak trial

The Guardian

South Korea returns fire on North in disputed waters (August 10, 2011)

North Korean agents assigned to kill South’s defence minister, media says (August 10, 2011)

US drone strike kills 21 suspected militants in Pakistan (August 9, 2011)

Syria protests: Troops renew attacks on pro-democracy demonstrators by Ian Black, Nour Ali (August 9, 2011)

UK shipping industry rejects EU’s carbon reduction programme by Fiona Harvey (August 9, 2011)

Brazil moves to prevent ‘massacre’ of Amazon tribe by drug traffickers by Tom Phillips (August 9, 2011)

Syrian death toll rises as Arab states protest by Ian Black (August 8, 2011)

US helicopter shot down in Afghanistan was sent in after night raid went awry by Jon Boone (August 8, 2011)

Bahrain protests: ‘The repression is getting worse’ by Ian Black (August 8, 2011)

Syria, Libya and Middle East unrest – live updates by Peter Walker, Paul Owen (August 8, 2011)

Saudi king recalls ambassador and demands end to Syria bloodshed (August 8, 2011)

Financial crisis: full force of US downgrade is felt around the world by Heather Stewart, Tania Branigan, Dominic Rushe (August 8, 2011)

Somali troops move to secure Mogadishu as rebels pull out by Xan Rice (August 7, 2011)

Syrian government forces attack Houleh and Deir Ezzor (August 7, 2011)

Anonymous attacks US sheriffs’ websites (August 7, 2011)

Somali famine refugees draw hope from Islamists’ Mogadishu withdrawal (August 6, 2011)

Niger Delta villagers go to the Hague to fight against oil giant Shell by John Vidal (August 6, 2011)

US stripped of AAA credit rating by S&P as agency blames political weakness by Richard Adams (August 6, 2011)

Syrians take to streets over Hama massacre as outrage grows by Mark Tran, Paul Owen (August 5, 2011)

Chile student protests explode into violence by Jonathan Franklin (August 5, 2011)

Somalia famine refugees killed in looting at Mogadishu aid camp (August 5, 2011)

Yulia Tymoshenko arrested for mocking Ukraine court (August 5, 2011)

Italy demands to know if Libya blockade warship ignored refugees by John Hooper (August 5, 2011)

African Union postpones meeting on funding for Horn of Africa crisis by Liz Ford (August 5, 2011)

Syria, Libya, Egypt and Middle East unrest – live updates by Paul Owen (August 5, 2011)

Chile hit by violent anti-government protests (August 5, 2011)

Syrian protesters reject Assad gesture amid fresh bloodshed by Ian Black, Nour Ali (August 4, 2011)

Gaddafi son declares allegiance to Islamists by Martin Chulov, Chris Stephen (August 4, 2011)

Somalia famine relief effort hit harder by food aid delays than by rebels by Xan Rice (August 4, 2011)

Niger delta oil spills clean-up will take 30 years, says UN by John Vidal (August 4, 2011)

Stock markets tumble amid eurozone fears over Italy and Spain by Graeme Wearden, Nick Fletcher (August 4, 2011)

Murky world of Somalia’s Islamist insurgents | Mark Tran by Mark Tran (August 4, 2011)

UK’s secret policy on torture revealed by Ian Cobain (August 4, 2011)

Human rights groups to boycott inquiry into British torture and rendition by James Meikle (August 4, 2011)

The hunt for the former Yugoslavia’s war criminals: mission accomplished by Julian Borger (August 3, 2011)

Hague calls for Syria to end crackdown after UN statement by Ed Pilkington (August 3, 2011)

Cyber-hacking: prolonged series of attacks by one country uncovered by Peter Walker (August 3, 2011)

Cocaine worth £300m found on luxury yacht in Southampton by Vikram Dodd (August 3, 2011)

Famine is spreading in Somalia, says UN by Mark Tran (August 3, 2011)

The Jakarta Post

Social harmony à la Indonesia and religious toleration by Carlo Argenton (August 10, 2011)

Immigration to trace false M. Nazaruddin passport (August 9, 2011)

Italy to balance budget a year early by Frances D’Emilio, Associated Press, Rome (August 9, 2011)

A legal law expert: Nazaruddin can be tried in absentia (August 7, 2011)

Comment: Light sentencing shows discrimination (August 6, 2011)

Australia: 14 refugee kids could go to Malaysia by Rod McGurk, Associated Press, Canberra (August 5, 2011)

Merkel, Sarkozy to speak as crisis rages David McHugh, Associated Press, Frankfurt (August 5, 2011)

Lemhanas to study Papua problem from an anthropologic perspective (August 5, 2011)

British MPs condemn Ahmadiyah attackers’ lenient sentences by Bagus BT Saragih (August 5, 2011)

Bali bombing suspect opens up to police (August 5, 2011)

Papua lacks modalities to promote good governance by Vidhyandika D. Perkasa (August 5, 2011)

Lawmaker urges govt. to summon UK Ambassador by Mariel Grazella (August 5, 2011)

Pay serious attention to Papua, govt told by Adianto P. Simamora (August 5, 2011

Reject calls for Papua referendum: Lawmaker by Mariel Grazella (August 4, 2011)

Military vows crackdown in Papua province (August 4, 2011)

Saudi police: Wanted al-Qaida member surrenders (August 4, 2011)

Defense minister plays down London conference on Papua (August 4, 2011)

Police team to Papua after attacks (August 4, 2011)

S. Korea fines Apple over iPhone data collection (August 3, 2011)

Lenient sentences in Ahmadi case perpetuates impunity: Forum-Asia by Irawaty Wardany (August 3, 2011)

IRIN

CONGO: Implement anti-discrimination law, urge indigenous peoples (August 10, 2011)

TANZANIA: Violence against children rampant, say officials (August 9, 2011)

THAILAND: North Koreans escape from hunger (August 9, 2011)

In Brief: Civil society studies West Africa “counter-terrorism plan” (August 9, 2011)

SOMALIA: Al-Shabab pullout – the beginning of the end? (August 9, 2011)

CONGO: High-tech measures to curb illegal fishing (August 9, 2011)

COTE D’IVOIRE: Doorless homes and abandoned crops (August 8, 2011)

SOMALIA: Aid against the odds (August 8, 2011)

SIERRA LEONE: Women moving forward in politics (August 8, 2011)

SOMALIA: Number of drought-displaced arriving in Mogadishu “dropping” (August 8, 2011)

NEPAL: Women activists demand to see new draft constitution (August 8, 2011)

SOMALIA: UNHCR airlifts aid to Mogadishu (August 5, 2011)

ERITREA-ETHIOPIA: “Silent crisis” as more Eritreans flee (August 5, 2011)

SWAZILAND: South Africa throws lifeline to a king (August 5, 2011)

HORN OF AFRICA: Fast facts about the drought (August 5, 2011)

KENYA-SOMALIA: Women and children suffer the most as famine spreads (August 4, 2011)

LIBERIA-COTE D’IVOIRE: Refugees look for long-term solutions (August 4, 2011)

SOUTH SUDAN-UGANDA: Mine clearance to boost agriculture (August 4, 2011)

LIBYA-CHAD: Stranded migrants airlifted home (August 3, 2011)

AFRICA: Horn migrants heading south “pushed backwards” (August 3, 2011)

AID POLICY: The conundrum of achieving “value for money” in fragile states (August 3, 2011)

 

AllAfrica News

August 4 2011

Nigeria – “WHO begins Prequalification Audit of Pharmaceutical Companies” by Angela Iroh http://allafrica.com/stories/201108040071.html

Nigeria – “UNICEF to bail out Plateau on Education” by Onoja Audu http://allafrica.com/stories/201108040059.html

Somalia – “UN Envoy Calls on Citizens to Pull Together to Help Those Suffering” http://allafrica.com/stories/201108040311.html

Gambia – “Libya’s Transitional Council Writes to President Jammeh” http://allafrica.com/stories/201108041148.html

Kenya – “Locals Propose ICC for Somalia” by Brian Otieno http://allafrica.com/stories/201108041110.html

Gambia – “Govt, IDA Sign Financing Agreement” http://allafrica.com/stories/201108041140.html

Sudan – “Government Not to Accept UNMIS Personnel in Abyei Peacekeeping Mission” http://allafrica.com/stories/201108040323.html

Sudan – “Ruling Party Rejects Security Council’s Resolution on UNAMID Mandate” http://allafrica.com/stories/201108040334.html

Sudan – “UN Decries Jailing of Journalists” http://allafrica.com/stories/201108040337.html

Rwanda – “RDF Completes Rotation of Peacekeepers in Darfur” http://allafrica.com/stories/201108040618.html

East Africa – “Country Plans to Table Own Case Before World Trade Organisations” by Lola Okulo http://allafrica.com/stories/201108040618.html

Libya – “The Right to Protect” by Khadija Sharife http://allafrica.com/stories/201108050395.html

South Sudan – “UN Special Envoy to Address Political Parties” http://allafrica.com/stories/201108050305.html

South Sudan – “SSLM/A Spokesperson Says Ceasefire a Result of International Pressure” http://allafrica.com/stories/201108050307.html

South Sudan – “New Nation’s Flag to be Raised at AU Headquarters Next Week” http://allafrica.com/stories/201108050310.html

Sudan – “US Congressional Committee Holds Hearing on South Kordofan’s ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ http://allafrica.com/stories/201108050308.html

August 5 2011

Nigera – “Ogoni Oil Spills – Mosop Rejects UNEP Report” by Anayo Onukwugha http://allafrica.com/stories/201108060021.html

Sudan – “Darfur, and Now More Genocide in the Country?” by Eric Reeves http://allafrica.com/stories/201108050953.html

Africa – “South Africa Should Support UN Resolution” by the Democratic Alliance http://allafrica.com/stories/201108051024.html

Rwanda – “MPs Pave Way for Ratification of Northern Corridor Treaty” http://allafrica.com/stories/201108051069.html

Nigeria – “How FG Can Get UN Security Council Seat” by Tokunbo Adeoja http://allafrica.com/stories/201108051114.html

Zimbabwe – “Crisis Fuelling Human Trafficking” by Alex Bell http://allafrica.com/stories/201108051195.html

Kenya – “Tobiko Role in Extradition Bid Faulted” by Pamela Chepkemei http://allafrica.com/stories/201108050800.html

Sudan – “NC Rejects UN Security Council Resolution on Extending UNAMID’s Mandate” http://allafrica.com/stories/201108050489.html

Kenya – “Children Being Sold Secretly in North” by Kennedy Mureithi http://allafrica.com/stories/201108050454.html

Africa – “Ambassador Rice On Steps to Prevent Mass Atrocities” http://allafrica.com/stories/201108050408.html

Nigeria – “No More Excuses from Shell After UN Report” by Gerhard Verdujin http://allafrica.com/stories/201108081450.html

Uganda – “MPs decry  Torture and Detention Without Trial” by Isaac Imaka http://allafrica.com/stories/201108050008.html

August 6

North Africa – “Between Libya and the Deep Sea” by Simba Russeau http://allafrica.com/stories/201108081453.html

August 7

Nigeria – “ILO’s Domestic Workers’ Convention Will Stop Modern-Day Slavery” by Sylvester Engohase http://allafrica.com/stories/201108080297.html

East Africa – “Bunyoro Kingdom to Take the Queen of England to Court” by Bamuturaki Musinguzi http://allafrica.com/stories/201108080962.html

Nigeria – “Piloting REDD Safeguards Principles” by Michael Simire http://allafrica.com/stories/201108080287.html

Sudan – “UN Peacekeeper Killed in Ambush in South Darfur” http://allafrica.com/stories/201108070052.html

Gambia – “Nation, Libya, the African Union and the UN” http://allafrica.com/stories/201108070078.html

August 8

Kenya – “The Futility of State Appeal in ICC Cases” by Nzau Musau http://allafrica.com/stories/201108090079.html

Kenya – “Should Somalia be Allowed to Join East African Community? Most Decidedly” by William Ochieng http://allafrica.com/stories/201108090035.html

Libya – “UN Official Deplores NATO Attack on Television Station” http://allafrica.com/stories/201108082496.html

Nigeria – “Nation Still on European Terror Watch List” http://allafrica.com/stories/201108080038.html

Kenya – “To Extradite or Not to Extradite is a Matter That Lies Squarely with the Nation’s Courts” by George Kegoro http://allafrica.com/stories/201108080150.html

Sudan – “Citizens Gather in New York to Urge to UN to Stop ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ in South Kordofan” by Gisela Perez-Mauri http://allafrica.com/stories/201108090139.html

Somalia – “UN Agency Airlifts Emergency Aid for Famine-Hit People in Mogadishu” http://allafrica.com/stories/201108082494.html

South Africa – “Global Warming a Threat to Livelihoods” http://allafrica.com/stories/201108090937.html

Ethiopia – “Nation Continues Dam Construction Over UN Objections” http://allafrica.com/stories/201108091268.html

Sudan – “Security Council Calls for End to Impunity in Attacks on UN-AU Force in Darfur” http://allafrica.com/stories/201108090050.html

August 9

Zimbabwe – “Amnesty Calls for UN Investigation into Security Sector” http://allafrica.com/stories/201108091556.html

East Africa – “Kenya Sends Protest Note to Ethiopia Over Turkana Killings” http://allafrica.com/stories/201108091485.html

Kenya – “ICC  Suspects Prepare for Status Conference” by Cornelius Mwau http://allafrica.com/stories/201108090615.html

Nigeria – “Zimbabwe – Zanu PF Denies Torture in Diamond Fields” by Alex Bell http://allafrica.com/stories/201108091558.html

 

Radio Free Europe

Russian, AzerbaijaniLeadersDiscussNagornoKarabakh 9 August 2011

NATO: ‘NoEvidenceOfLibyaCivilianCasualties 9 August 2011

NATO: TroopsInCrashWereAfterATalibanLeader 8 August 2011

UNChiefVisitsAreasNearDamagedJapaneseNuclearPlant 8 August 2011

SyrianTroopsRaidEasternCityDespiteUNDemandToStopOnslaught 7 August 2011

KosovarPrimeMinisterAnnouncesDealWithNATOOnBorderPosts 6 August 2011

UNDeclaresThreeNewRegionsInSomaliaFamineZones 6 August 2011

Radio Netherlands

LibyablastsNATOvillagemassacre,’ rebelsincrisis 9 August 2011

VietnamslamsChinaseasurveyindisputedarea 9 August 2011

WorldBankhaltsnewCambodialoansoverevictions 9 August 2011

CallsfortougherEritreaterrorsanctionsatUN 9 August 2011

NATOprobesAfghanistanhelicoptercrash 7 August 2011

UNchiefinFukushimaasnuclearcrisissimmers 7 August 2011

LegalchallengetoAustralia, Malaysiarefugeeswap 7 August 2011

S.Korea, UStopractisedestroyingN.Koreaweapons 7 August 2011

ChinaseaclaimsthreattoAsiapeace: Manila 7 August 2011

UNfearsforchildreninAustraliarefugeeswap 5 August 2011

Israelapproves 900 E.Jerusalemsettlementhomes 4 August 2011

FaminedeclaredinthreenewSomaliregions: UN 4 August 2011

UNcondemnsSyriancrackdownonprotesters 3 August 2011

ChinatoexploreIndianOceanseabed: report 3 August 2011

Checkpoint Washington

Craig Whitlock, Remains of 30 troops returned to U.S., Checkpoint Washington (August 9, 2011)

Jason Ukman, U.S. troops, pulled from Afghanistan’s Pech Valley just months ago, are back again, Checkpoint Washington (August 9, 2011)

Jason Ukman, Panetta: A familiar role at a time of grief, Checkpoint Washington (August 8, 2011)

Craig Timberg, Helicopter crash in Afghanistan statement, Checkpoint Washington (August 6, 2011)

Jason Ukman, Cuba rejects appeal of U.S. contractor Alan Gross, Checkpoint Washington (August 5, 2011)

Mary Beth Sheridan, U.S. adds Syrian businessman to sanctions list, Checkpoint Washington (August 4, 2011)

Alice Fordham, In Iraq, why American troops might stay, Checkpoint Washington (August 3, 2011)

All Things Considered (National Public Radio)

In Turkey, proposed Internet filters stir protests by Peter Kenyon (August 9, 2011)

Londoners press leaders for action amid violence by Vicki Barker (August 9, 2011)

Doctors without borders targeted in Bahrain by Kelly McEvers (August 9, 2011)

Reaction on the streets in South London by Michele Norris and Philip Reeves (August 9, 2011)

Venturing beyond the ultra-orthodox world by Ari Daniel Shapiro (August 8, 2011)

London riots continue amid conflicting explanations by Vicki Barker (August 8, 2011)

Somalia: a nation in tatters (August 7, 2011)

Yemenis find consensus on Saleh’s need to go (August 7, 2011)

Helicopter crash in Afghanistan kills dozens (August 6, 2011)

Protesters collide in Tel Aviv by Sheera Frenkel (August 5, 2011)

How is the international community helping Syria? (August 5, 2011)

White House releases counterterrorism plan by Dina Temple-Raston (August 3, 2011)

Egypt’s former president stands trial by Mike Shuster (August 3, 2011)

Rebel leader’s death puts eastern Libya on edge by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro (August 3, 2011)

Morning Edition (National Public Radio)

London faces 3 straight nights of arson, looting by Philip Reeves (August 9, 2011)

Syria’s allies want crackdown on protesters curtailed (August 9, 2011)

Military faces challenge in rebuilding SEAL Team 6 by Tom Bowman (August 9, 2011)

Japan rethinks its relationship with the atom by Frank Langfitt (August 8, 2011)

Anxiety spreads in Hama amid violence, isolation   by Peter Kenyon (August 5, 2011)

Relief, anger in Egypt as Mubarak Trial starts by Mike Shuster (August 4, 2011)

War or compromise: What’s next for Yemen? by Kelly McEvers (August 4, 2011)

Condemnation but no resolution from U.N. on Syria by Jackie Northam (August 4, 2011)

Ailing Mubarak wheeled into Cairo corruption trial by Renee Montagne and Mike Shuster (August 3, 2011)

Syrian Uprising expands despite absence of leaders by Deborah Amos (August 3, 2011)

Militants a hurdle in Somalia famine aid efforts by Renee Montagne (August 3, 2011)


* Prepared by Donald K. Anton, The Australian National University College of Law. This digest draws on independent research together with information gleaned from the RSS feeds of a host of international law publishers, law libraries, and blogs.

§ Information contained in the digest is current to 5.00 pm (local Canberra time) the day before issue.

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