Anton’s Weekly Digest of International Law, Vol. 2, No. 32 (18 August 2011)

Anton’s Weekly Digest of
International Law

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Vol. 2, No. 32
(18 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

UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL ACTION, PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS, Ryan Goodman, Derek Jinks, & Andrew K. Woods, eds., Oxford University Press, 2012, Ryan Goodman , Derek Jinks and Andrew K. Woods
New York University School of Law , University of Texas School of Law and Harvard Law School
Date Posted: August 17, 2011

Sunita Jogarajan, University of Melbourne
Asian Journal of Comparative Law: Vol. 6: Iss. 1, Article 8.
DOI: 10.2202/1932-0205.1281
Date Posted: August 16, 2011

Mohamed Shahabuddeen
Chinese Journal of International Law (2011) doi: 10.1093/chinesejil/jmr022
First published online: August 16, 2011

Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, Vol. 20, p. 431, 2011, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-29
Adrien K. Wing and Peter P. Nadimi
University of Iowa – College of Law and Attorney
Date Posted: August 16, 2011

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/46
Emily Crawford
University of Sydney – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: August 16, 2011

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/45
Emily Crawford
University of Sydney – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: August 16, 2011

USC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-18
Ariela J. Gross
University of Southern California Law School
Date Posted: August 16, 2011

ACCESS TO MEDICINE IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY: INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS ON PATENTS AND RELATED RIGHTS, Oxford University Press, 2011
Cynthia M. Ho
Loyola University of Chicago School of Law
Date Posted: August 15, 2011

Boston College International and Comparative Law Review, Vol. 30, No. 91, 2007
Elizabeth Ludwin King and Donald L. Hafner
Wake Forest School of Law and Boston College
Date Posted: August 15, 2011

Cornell International Law Journal, Vol. 44, 2011, U of Akron Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-10
Samuel P. Baumgartner
University of Akron – School of Law
Date Posted: August 15, 2011, Last Revised: August 17, 2011

Melbourne Journal of International Law, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 57-94, 2011, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/48
Odette Murray , David Kinley and Chip Pitts
University of Sydney – Faculty of Law , University of Sydney – Faculty of Law and Stanford Law School
Date Posted: August 15, 2011

Fordham International Law Journal, Vol. 34, 2011
Cynthia M. Ho
Loyola University of Chicago School of Law
Date Posted: August 15, 2011

Maryland Law Review Endnotes, Forthcoming, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/47
Tim Stephens
University of Sydney – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: August 15, 2011

Health Research for Action Final Report- Main Report, Vol. 1, 2009
Frederick M. Abbott , Ryan Abbott , Wilbert Bannenberg and Marianne Schürmann
Florida State University College of Law , affiliation not provided to SSRN , affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: August 15, 2011

Understanding the Economic Rationale for Legal Services Regulation – a Collection of Essays 11, March 2011
Laurel S. Terry
Penn State Dickinson School of Law
Date Posted: August 15, 2011

Justin Leinaweaver
Trinity College Dublin – Department of Political Science
Date Posted: August 15, 2011

Akintunde Kabir Otubu
University of Lagos – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: August 13, 2011

American Journal of Legal History, 2012
Jayanth K. Krishnan
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Date Posted: August 12, 2011, Last Revised: August 17, 2011

Law and Psychology Review, 2011
Michael L. Perlin
New York Law School
Date Posted: August 12, 2011

Stuart Ford
The John Marshall Law School
Date Posted: August 12, 2011

Joel P. Trachtman
Tufts University – The Fletcher School
Date Posted: August 12, 2011

Journal of Military Ethics, Forthcoming, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 516
Fernando R. Teson
Florida State University College of Law
Date Posted: August 12, 2011

ILS Journal of International Law, Vol. 1, pp. 1-9, 2010, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 38, 2011
Maxwell O. Chibundu
University of Maryland – School of Law
Date Posted: August 12, 2011

GLOBALIZATION AND ECOLOGICAL INTEGRITY IN SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL LAW, Laura Westra, Klaus Bosselmann, and Colin Soskolne, eds., Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2011-12
Joseph W. Dellapenna
Villanova University School of Law
Date Posted: August 12, 2011

Boston College International & Comparative Law Review, Vol. 34, p. 27, 2011
Meredith Kolsky Lewis
Victoria University of Wellington – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: August 12, 2011

Sophie E. Smyth, Temple University
The Law and Development Review: Vol. 4: No. 1, Article 3.
Date Posted: August 12, 2011

Middle East Studies Online Journal, Vol. 2, No. 5, 2011
Issam A.W. Mohamed
Al-Neelain University – Department of Economics
Date Posted: August 12, 2011

Sungjoon Cho, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Claire R. Kelly, Brooklyn Law School
Date Posted: August 11, 2011

Robert C. Blitt
University of Tennessee College of Law
Date Posted: August 11, 2011

Tania S. Voon and Andrew D. Mitchell
Melbourne Law School and Melbourne Law School
Date Posted: August 11, 2011, Last Revised: August 13, 2011

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

Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 243
Claire Kelly and Sungjoon Cho
Brooklyn Law School and Chicago Kent College of Law
Date Posted: August 10, 2011

NAFTA: Law and Business Review of the Americas, Vol. 5, p. 5, Winter 1999, Saint Louis U. Legal Studies Research Paper
Constance Z. Wagner
Saint Louis University – School of Law
Date Posted: August 10, 2011

Matthew Zagor
Australian National University (ANU) – College of Law
ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 11-22
Date Posted: August 9, 2011

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

Seyla Benhabib
Yale University – Department of Political Science
APSA 2011 Annual Meeting Paper
Date Posted: August 1, 2011; Last Updated: August 12, 2011)

II. Books

Wilful Misconduct in International Transport Law

(Hamburg Studies on Marine Affairs, 2011)

Duygu Damar

The main rationale of the conventions on international transport law is to limit the liability of the carrier. However, an aspect common to these conventions is that in cases of “wilful misconduct” the carrier is liable without any financial limitation. “Wilful misconduct” denoting a high degree of fault is an established term in English law. The Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules relating to International Carriage by Air (Warsaw Convention) of 1929 was the first international convention on transport law where the term was employed. A definition of “wilful misconduct”, which can be found in later conventions regarding carriage of goods and passengers as well, was implemented in the Hague Protocol of 1955, amending the Warsaw Convention. However, the question as to exactly which degree of fault constitutes “wilful misconduct” has to date remained controversial and unanswered. This work seeks to answer this question. To this end, the historical background of the term, together with its function and role in marine insurance law, case law and international transport law, are examined from a comparative perspective.

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Can Intervention Work?

(Amnesty International Global Ethics Series, Aug 15, 2011)

Rory Stewart and Gerald Knaus

Rory Stewart (author of The Places In Between) and Gerald Knaus distill their remarkable firsthand experiences of political and military interventions into a potent examination of what we can and cannot achieve in a new era of “nation building.” As they delve into the massive, military-driven efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Balkans, the expansion of the EU, and the bloodless “color” revolutions in the former Soviet states, the authors reveal each effort’s enormous consequences for international relations, human rights, and our understanding of state building. Stewart and Knaus parse carefully the philosophies that have informed interventionism—from neoconservative to liberal imperialist—and draw on their diverse experiences in the military, nongovernmental organizations, and the Iraqi provincial government to reveal what we can ultimately expect from large-scale interventions, and how they might best realize positive change in the world.

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Climate, Culture Change: Inuit and Western Dialogues with a Warming North

(University of Ottawa Press, 2011)

By Timothy B. Leduc

Stepping outside scientific and political debates about climate change, the author engages with Inuit understanding and experiences of northern warming. Climate, Culture, Change reveals the cultural challenges posed by global warming and advocates an intercultural response that blends indigenous and Western perspectives.

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Litigating Health Rights

(Harvard Univ. Press, Sept 2011)

Yamin, Alicia Ely and Gloppen, Siri

The last fifteen years have seen a tremendous growth in the number of health rights cases focusing on issues such as access to health services and essential medications. This volume examines the potential of litigation as a strategy to advance the right to health by holding governments accountable for these obligations. It includes case studies from Costa Rica, South Africa, India, Brazil, Argentina and Colombia, as well as chapters that address cross-cutting themes.  The authors analyze what types of services and interventions have been the subject of successful litigation and what remedies have been ordered by courts. Different chapters address the systemic impact of health litigation efforts, taking into account who benefits both directly and indirectly—and what the overall impacts on health equity are.

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The Art and Craft of International Environmental Law

(Harvard Univ. Press, Paperback Sept 2011)

Bodansky, Daniel

Now in paperback. International environmental law is often closer to home than we know, affecting the food we eat, the products we buy, and even the air we breathe. Drawing on more than two decades of experience as a government negotiator, consultant, and academic, Daniel Bodansky brings a real-world perspective on the processes by which international environmental law develops, and influences the behavior of state and non-state actors. In self-contained chapters that offer a clear guide to a complex field, Bodansky answers fundamental questions about how international environmental law works. What role can law play in addressing global environmental challenges such as climate change, ozone depletion, and loss of biodiversity? How do environmental problems come onto the international agenda? What are the obstacles to international cooperation, and what can international environmental law do to address them? How do international rules develop? How are they put into practice and what makes them effective?

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Settler Sovereignty

(Harvard Univ. Press, Sept 2011)

Ford, Lisa

In a brilliant comparative study of law and imperialism, Lisa Ford argues that modern settler sovereignty emerged when settlers in North America and Australia defined indigenous theft and violence as crime. This occurred, not at the moment of settlement or federation, but in the second quarter of the nineteenth century when notions of statehood, sovereignty, empire, and civilization were in rapid, global flux. Ford traces the emergence of modern settler sovereignty in everyday contests between settlers and indigenous people in early national Georgia and the colony of New South Wales. In both places before 1820, most settlers and indigenous people understood their conflicts as war, resolved disputes with diplomacy, and relied on shared notions like reciprocity and retaliation to address frontier theft and violence. This legal pluralism, however, was under stress as new, global statecraft linked sovereignty to the exercise of perfect territorial jurisdiction. In Georgia, New South Wales, and elsewhere, settler sovereignty emerged when, at the same time in history, settlers rejected legal pluralism and moved to control or remove indigenous peoples.

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Israel: Political and Economic Reports 1954-1955 (six volumes)

(Cambridge Univ. Press, 2011)

Robert L. Jarman, ed.

This project is the second in a series of collections of British political and economic reports on Israel. It examines the premiership of Moshe Sharett (1954-55), second Prime Minister of Israel, in this crucial period as Nasser comes to power in Egypt and the US and UK governments work together behind the scenes on the “Alpha” project, to try and bring peace to Palestine, while within Israel the tensions increase with regard to its neighbours Egypt and Syria. This second publication in the series covers the two years of 1954 and 1955 – years which saw the premiership of Moshe Sharrett (appointed at the end of 1953) and then the slow emergence from retirement of David Ben Gurion first as Minister of Defence and then Prime Minister following the 1955 general election.

In the United Kingdom, Sir Winston Churchill (who often described himself as a Zionist) finally resigned as Prime Minister in April 1955 and was replaced by Sir Anthony Eden, who was not known for any pro-Israeli leanings; whilst at the British Embassy in Tel Aviv Sir Francis Evans was transferred to another posting at the end of September 1954 and replaced as Ambassador a month later by Mr John (Jack) Nicholls.  In Egypt, the Egyptian revolution was still an ongoing process with the accession to power of Colonel Nasser; and it was Nasser and Eden who negotiated an end to the presence of British troops in Egypt and established (at least in Eden’s eyes) a rapport with each other.  In the USA, however, there was no change in the administration, with Eisenhower as President and John Foster Dulles as the Secretary of State – although one can detect in the documents of late 1955, perhaps with the benefit of hindsight, an increasing lack of rapport between Eden and Dulles (which was to have such dramatic effects in 1956) and an increasing rapport between Dulles and the new British Foreign Secretary Harold Macmillan (which would help to ameliorate UK/US relations from 1957 onwards).

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India. Commercial, Customs and Tax Law

(Wolters Kluwer, July 2011)

Germano Franceschin and Francesco Misuraca

India, a Union of 28 States and 7 territories, with a population of over a billion people and multiple cultures and languages, is a democratic republic often called, quite rightly, ‘the largest democracy in the world’. Because the well-established English legal system endured after independence in 1947, India categorically remains a common law jurisdiction, and its legal practice and procedure is conducted almost exclusively in English. This book examines the full spectrum of India’s legal system as it applies to commercial, customs, and tax matters.

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Aufenthaltsrecht und Migrationssteuerung

(Mohr Siebeck, 2011)

Jürgen Bast

Published in German. Immigration Law and Migration Control. Jürgen Bast provides a fresh reading of current immigration law in Germany. His study on the legal framework for the control of migration for employment, on family grounds, or for protection purposes, departs from traditional patterns of police law in favour of a more modern understanding of regulating migration processes by means of law.

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Lizenzen als Kreditsicherheiten: Zivilrechtliche Grundlagen in Deutschland, Österreich und Japan

(Mohr Siebeck, 2011)

Gabriele Koziol

Published in German. Licenses as Collateral under German, Austrian and Japanese Law. Given its economic importance, there is an increasing need to use intellectual property as collateral to obtain credit. In her comparative study, Gabriele Koziol analyzes key issues involved in using intellectual property licenses as collateral under German, Austrian and Japanese 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

(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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Blackstone’s Statutes on Public Law and Human Rights 2011-2012, Twenty-first edition

(Oxford University Press, 11 August 2011)

Edited by Robert G. Lee

  • Coverage of constitutional and administrative law containing all the up-to-date legislation relevant to undergraduate law degrees
  • Unannotated primary and secondary legislation, allowing students to take this book into examinations
  • Detailed tables of content and a two colour text design enable students to quickly locate the legislation they need
  • An Online Resource Centre provides updates and web links to help students keep abreast of developments in this area of the law

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Taking a Case to the European Court of Human Rights, Third Edition

(Oxford University Press, 11 August 2011)

Phillip Leach

  • Practical and accessible guidance on taking cases to the ECtHR including in-depth analysis of the Court’s admissibility criteria
  • Concise and up-to-date overview of European Convention law, including key substantive case law developments
  • A comprehensive set of key Court forms and other precedents are included in the appendices

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Blackstone’s International Law Documents, Tenth Edition

(Oxford University Press, 11 August 2011)

Edited by Malcolm D. Evans

This tenth edition has been fully updated to incorporate all relevant developments through to May 2011 including those relating to:

– The European Convention on Human Rights

– Statute of the International Criminal Court

– Elements of Crimes

– ILC Draft Articles on the Responsibility of International Organisations

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The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture

(Oxford University Press, 11 August 2011)

Rachel Murray, Elina Steinerte, Malcolm Evans, and Antenor Hallo de Wolf

The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) establishes an independent international monitoring committee (SPT) which itself will visit states and places where persons are deprived of their liberty. It also requires states to set up independent national bodies to visit places of detention. This book, drawing upon events held and interviews with governments, civil society, members of UN treaty bodies, national visiting bodies and others, identifies key factors that have shaped the operation of these visiting bodies since OPCAT came into force in 2006. It looks in detail at the background to the adoption of the Protocol, as well as how the international committee, the SPT, has carried out its mandate in its first few years. It examines the range of places of detention that could be visited by these bodies, and the expectations placed on the national visiting bodies themselves.

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Torture in International Criminal Law: Recent Case Law

(International Courts Association, August 2011)

Edited by C Tofan

Torture cannot be defined by a list of prohibited practices. Human rights treaties define it in a number of different ways, reflecting the different contexts in which they were drafted and the purposes of each particular treaty. It is impossible to draw a clear dividing line between ‘torture’ and other ‘cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment.’ Both torture and ill treatment are prohibited in all circumstances by international law. In times of international armed conflict, ill treatment (described in the Geneva Conventions as “inhuman treatment” and “willfully causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or health”) is prohibited and criminalized as grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions. This book examines case law on torture as a main issue on trial. Regulations and jurisprudence are discussed with regard to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, and the International Criminal Court.

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The Long and Winding Road to… Rome: A Brief History of the ICC

(International Courts Association, August 2011)

Edited by C Tofan

The history of the establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC) spans over more than a century. While efforts to create a global criminal court can be traced back to the early 19th century, the story began in earnest in 1872 with Gustav Moynier – one of the founders of the International Committee of the Red Cross – who proposed a permanent court in response to the crimes of the Franco-Prussian War. Conventions adopted by the UN, efforts to combat drug trafficking by Trinidad and Tobago  and the establishment of temporary ad hoc tribunals (ICTR and ICTY) were important turning points in the road to establishing the ICC. The “road to Rome” was a long and often contentious one. Through a series of drafts, committees, negotiations, and other developments, the ICC was eventually established. This book describes the history of the ICC and presents the most important legal documents that led to the creation of this remarkable institution.

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Copyright and Creativity

The Making of Property Rights in Creative Works

(Edward Elgar, August 2011)

Andreas Rahmatian

Contents:

Preface

1. Copyright as Property

2. Copyright-Property and the Public Domain: Explanations and Justifications

3. The Limitations to the Powers of Copyright Ownership

4. The Attribution and Allocation of Copyright-Property: Authorship, Creativity and Ownership

5. The Effects of Copyright-Property I: The Problem of Alienation

6. The Effects of Copyright-Property II: Neo-Feudal and Neo-Colonial Features of International Copyright Protection

Conclusions

Index

Copyright and Creativity discusses the making of property out of creative works through the legal mechanism of copyright. It shows the manner in which the law translates a great variety of expressions of the human mind into its normative system and transforms them into the property right of copyright or droitd’auteur.

This timely book examines the proprietary features of copyright, the inherent limitations of its powers, and its justification and relationship to the non-proprietary realm of the public domain. The latter part of the book deals with the ‘propertisation/commodification’ of human authors themselves through their works as alienable objects of property, the well-known ‘Romantic author’ critique as a sophisticated justification of that commodification, and at an international level, neo-feudal and neo-colonial developments as a result of this process.

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Does Economic Governance Matter?

(Edward Elgar, August 2011)

Mehmet Ugur and David Sunderland

‘This book is a welcome addition to the lively field of economic governance. The editors give a thoughtful review of ideas and landmarks in the literature and an organizing framework; the other chapters are a good mixture of theoretical, empirical, and case studies. The whole will significantly advance our understanding of institutions and economic performance.’

– Avinash Dixit, Princeton University, US

Economic governance institutions (rules, norms and enforcement practices) define the cost and incentive structures that influence the decisions of economic actors. They therefore have a significant impact on micro and macro economic performance across countries and time.

This book contributes to the growing governance literature in three ways. First, it extends the analysis to new areas such as power asymmetry, regulation, transnational company strategies, and law enforcement. Secondly, it examines the role of formal institutions that shape and enforce the rules/norms codified in law; but also private-ordering institutions that function under the umbrella of the State; and private institutions (such as market rules/norms) that provide reputational and other information that foster compliance. Finally, the book extends and enriches the governance debate, addressing issues such as the determinants of institutional quality and efficiency, and the interaction between actor networks and institutional norms.

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Scientists And The Regulation Of Risk

Standardising Control

(Edward Elgar, August 2011)

David Demortain

Risks are increasingly regulated by international standards, and scientists play a key role in standardisation. This fascinating book exposes the action of ‘invisible colleges’ of scientists – loose groups of prominent scientific experts who combine practical experience of risk and control with advisory responsibility – in the formulation of international standards.

Drawing upon the domains of medicines, ‘novel foods’ and food hygiene, David Demortain investigates new regulatory concepts emerging from invisible colleges, highlighting how they shape consensus and pave the way for international standards. He explores the relationship between science and regulation from theoretic and historic perspectives, and illustrates how scientific experts integrate regulatory actors in commonly agreed modes of control and structures of regulatory responsibilities. Sociological and political implications are also discussed.

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Copyright In The Information Society

A Guide to National Implementation of the European Directive

(Edward Elgar, August 2011)

Brigitte Lindner , Ted Shapiro

Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Directive 2001/29/EC on copyright in the information society, this book sheds new light on an important European legal instrument at a crucial stage – not only in the life of the Directive, but indeed for copyright itself.

With a foreword by the ‘architect’ of the Directive, Dr JörgReinbothe, the book contains two further stage-setting parts, first on the WIPO Treaties which formed the basis for the Copyright in the Information Society Directive, and then on the Directive itself. The challenges created for regional and national legislators are also explored and identified, as are the complex compromises and varying levels of discretion left to these lawmakers as they performed their legislative tasks. The local nuances and particularities of the implementation of the Directive in each Member State are examined in detail via 27 diverse and compelling narratives.

Combining academic research with practical features, and addressing copyright issues on international, European, and EU Member States levels, this highly illuminating work will strongly appeal to a wide ranging audience encompassing: academics, researchers and post-graduate law students in the area of international, European and comparative copyright law, in-house counsel legal practitioners, policymakers and government officials.

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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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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.

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The Long-Term Residence Status as a Subsidiary Form of EU Citizenship

An Analysis of Directive 2003/109

(Brill, August 2011)

Diego Acosta Arcarazo

This book studies the implications for third-country nationals of the adoption of the Long-term Residence Directive. This Directive has the potential to become a subsidiary form of EU citizenship which escapes direct control by Member States. Hence, this Directive brings the prospect of transforming Member States’ control over the relationship between territory and population. In order to arrive at this conclusion, the book looks at its content and at the way in which Member States have implemented some of its most controversial articles. It then explores how the Court of Justice could interpret those articles, taking into account its previous jurisprudence on Turkish workers and EU citizens and calling into question the compliance of several national provisions with EU law.

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Global Merger Control Manual (9th Edition)

(CMP Publishing, August 2011)

David J. Laing & Luis A. Gómez (eds.)

In the latest edition of The Global Merger Control Manual, the Editors acknowledge that parties to cross-border transactions can no longer treat merger control as a box-ticking exercise but must instead build a full merger control analysis (including a substantive assessment, coordinated filing strategies, review process timetables, etc.) into the transaction strategy as a whole.This and the prior editions of the Manual were written by, and written for, practicing lawyers to assist in carrying out the daunting tasks associated with competition review of multinational mergers and acquisitions. Most of the contributors to this Edition are competition law experts at Baker & McKenzie, a law firm with offices in 38 countries, which is particularly well suited to such an international survey and publication. We have also drawn on the experience of practicing lawyers in many other countries.

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Globalization and International Organisations

(Ashgate Publications, July 2011)

Edward Kwakwa (ed.)

The last few years have witnessed several significant developments in respect of international organizations, most of which are best encapsulated in the word “change”. In particular, international organizations have moved from their traditional role of facilitator of the activities of their members, to that of director of their own activities. As a result, there is increased scrutiny over issues relating to the governance, control, accountability and the privileges and immunities of international organizations.

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Governance, Natural Resources, and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

(Earthscan Publications, August 2011)

Carl Bruch, Carroll Muffett and Sandra S. Nichols (eds.)

When the guns are silenced, people affected by conflict need food, water, shelter, and a means to earn a living. They also require a government that can meet these needs and sustain peace. While natural resources are essential to sustaining people and peace in post-conflict countries, governance failures often jeopardize these objectives. This book examines experiences in post-conflict governance, natural resource management, and peacebuilding from more than forty countries. It highlights the centrality of natural resource management in rebuilding governance and the rule of law, combating corruption, improving transparency and accountability, engaging disenfranchised populations, and building confidence following conflict. The book interweaves this analysis with an exploration of how these lessons may be applied to the formulation and implementation of effective governance interventions. It provides a concise theoretical and practical framework for policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and students.

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Peacebuilding and Natural Resources, Six Volume Series Set

(Earthscan Publications, August 2011)

Carl Bruch, David Jensen, Mikiyasu Nakayama and Jon Unruh (eds.)

Post-conflict peacebuilding efforts can fail if they do not pay sufficient attention to natural resources. Natural resources – diamonds, oil, and minerals – are frequently at the heart of historic grievances, and have caused or funded at least 18 conflicts since 1990. The same resources can play a central role in post-conflict peacebuilding, providing revenue for cash-starved governments, basic services for collapsed economies, and means for restoring livelihoods.

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International Law Reporter

Jacob Katz Cogan

Cynthia Ho (Loyola Univ., Chicago – Law) has published Access to Medicine in the Global Economy: International Agreements on Patents and Related Rights (Oxford Univ. Press 2011)

Rachel Murray (Univ. of Bristol – Law), Elina Steinerte (Univ. of Bristol – Human Rights Implementation Centre), Malcolm Evans (Univ. of Bristol – Law), & Antenor Hallo de Wolf (Univ. of Groningen – Law) have published The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture (Oxford Univ. Press 2011)

Lawrence M. Friedman (Stanford Univ. – Law) has published The Human Rights Culture: A Study in History and Context (Quid Pro Books 2011)

Ugo Draetta (Catholic Univ. of Milan – Law) has published Behind the Scenes in International Arbitration (Juris Publishing 2011)

Ralph Henham (Nottingham Trent Univ. – Law) & Mark Findlay (Univ. of Sydney – Law) have published Exploring the Boundaries of International Criminal Justice (Ashgate 2011)

Leila Nadya Sadat (Washington Univ., St. Louis – Law) has published Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity (Cambridge Univ. Press 2011)

Donald K. Anton (Australian National Univ. – Law) & Dinah L. Shelton (George Washington Univ. – Law) have published Environmental Protection and Human Rights (Cambridge Univ. Press 2011)

Christiane R. Conrad (Universität Bremen) has published (Cambridge Univ. Press 2011)

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University of Washington Law Library

Recent Acquisitions (up to 18 Aug 2011)

Market integration and public services in the European Union. Edited by Marise Cremona. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2011. 255 p.

U.S. Congress. House. Judiciary Committee. Ensuring competition on the Internet: net neutrality and antitrust, hearing before the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet, 112th Congress, 1st session, February 15, 2011. 173 p. http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo7694

Bamford, Colin. Principles of international financial law. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2011. 364 p.

U.S. Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Rise of the drones, hearing before the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, 111th Congress, 2nd session, March 23 and April 28, 2010. 2 v. Part 1: http://permanent.access.gpo.gov/gpo9194/pt1.pdf Part 2: http://permanent.access.gpo.gov/gpo9194/pt2.pdf

U.S. Congress. House. Judiciary Committee. Permanent provisions of the PATRIOT Act, hearing before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, 112th Congress, 1st session, March 30, 2011. 79 p. http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo7533

Miller, Bruce Granville. Oral history on trial: recognizing aboriginal narratives in the courts. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press, 2011. 195 p.

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University of Wisconsin

Recent Acquisitions, Vol. 37,Issue 8 (August 2011)

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

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

Beyond constitutionalism: the pluralist structure of postnational law. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2010. 358 p.

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

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

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

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

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.

Principles of international financial law. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2011. 364 p.

 

III. Journals

PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 119: Aug 16, 20111

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Peace and Justice in Darfur: International Criminal Court Action and Violence Against Civilians

Michael Broache, Columbia University Dept. of Political Science

 

After the Recognition of Kosovo: Declining International Conflict Management Capability?

Marta Vrbetic, Gallaudet University – Department of Government

 

Justice within the Arrangement of the Special Court for Sierra Leone Verses Local Perceptions of Justice: A Contradiction or Harmonious?

Lydia Nkansah, Faculty of Law , Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

 

Humanitarian Affairs: David Forsythe’s Contribution to the Study of the International Committee of the Red Cross and Humanitarian Politics

Barbara Ann J. Rieffer-Flanagan, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Petro-Sexual Politics: Petroleum, Gender Violence, and Transnational Justice

Heather Turcotte, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Establishing a Marketplace of Women in Peacekeeping: An Analysis of Gender Mainstreaming and its Viability in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations

Kerry F. Crawford, George Washington University – Department of Political Science
Julia Macdonald, George Washington University – Department of Political Science

 

Illogics of Social Action: Pathological Behavior in International Relations

Jamie Levin, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Joseph MacKay, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Christopher LaRoche, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Reasonably Confused: Human Rights and Intellectual Disability

Michael Neil, University of Denver – GSIS, delete

 

Indigenous Rights and International Human Rights Courts: Between Specificity and Circulation of Principles

Elisa Ruozzi, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Do We Need Jerusalem ‘and’ Athens? A Straussian Reflection on the Role of Religion

María Alejandra Vanney, Austral University, Republic of Argentina – Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas – CONICET

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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 118: Aug 15, 20111

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Judicial Tactics in the European Court of Human Rights

Shai Dothan, Tel Aviv University – Buchmann Faculty of Law

 

Endogenous Coordination: Multinational Companies and the Production of Collective Goods in Central and Eastern Europe

Robert Hancke, London School of Economics and Political Science

 

The Forms of International Law

Joseph W. Dellapenna, Villanova University School of Law

 

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

 

The Continental Shelf

Tim Stephens, University of Sydney – Faculty of Law

 

Off-Street Parking Policy Surprises in Asian Cities

Paul A. Barter, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

 

The Next 10 Year ECT Investment Arbitration: A Vision for the Future – From a European Law Perspective

Jan Kleinheisterkamp, London School of Economics – Law Department

 

Counterclaims in Investor-State Arbitration

Yaraslau Kryvoi, London School of Economics – Law Department

 

Humanitarian Intervention: Loose Ends

Fernando R. Teson, Florida State University College of Law

 

TRIPS: Fifteen Years Later

Susan K. Sell, George Washington University

 

Curious Inconsistencies: An Empirical Examination of the Ratification of Bilateral Investment Treaties and Preferential Trade Agreements

Adam Chilton, Harvard University, Department of Government

 

Suing the State: Optional Protocols and the Expansion of Domestic Human Rights Protections

Heather Smith, Lewis & Clark College

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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 117: Aug 12, 20111

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Brazil’s Maritime Claim: A Threat to UNCLOS?

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

 

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

 

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

 

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, Law and Religion Scholars Network (LARSN)

 

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

Ole Windahl Pedersen, Newcastle University – Newcastle Law School

 

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

 

Protecting Human Rights Through the Mechanism of UN Special Rapporteurs

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

 

Boxed in? Australia’s Plain Tobacco Packaging Initiative and International Investment Law

Andrew D. Mitchell, Melbourne Law School, Georgetown University Law Center
Sebastian M. Wurzberger, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

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

 

Allocating the Costs of the Climate Crisis: Efficiency Versus Justice

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

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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 116: Aug 11, 20111

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

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

 

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)

 

Misunderstanding the Model Law: Re Stanford International Bank

Look Chan Ho, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

 

From Local Tribes and Elders Councils to Global Villages and Savage Judges: Avoiding Babylon

Gabriela Calbureanu, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Impacts and Consequences of the New Regime of Autonomies in Bolivia: Elements for a Discussion

Jean-Paul Faguet, London School of Economics

 

Stuxnet as Cyberwarfare: Applying the Law of War to the Virtual Battlefield

John Charles Richardson, JMR Portfolio Intelligence

 

A Child Rights-Based Approach to Reconstruction in Haiti

Jonathan Todres, Georgia State University College of Law

 

The Strategies of Rupture in International Law: The Retrenchment of Conservative Politics and the Emancipatory Potential of the Impossible

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

 

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

Thomas Obel Hansen, United States International University (USIU)

 

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

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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 115: Aug 10, 20111

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, 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 African Human Rights System

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

 

Who is to Blame? Liability of ‘Economic Units’ for Infringements of EU Competition Law

Alexandr Svetlicinii, European University Institute – Department of Law (LAW)

 

Importance of South Africa’s Ratification of the ICESCR and OP CESCR and the Link between Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and MDGS

Henri Joel Nkuepo, University of the Western Cape

 

The Doctrine of Adoption of Customary International Law: A Future in Conflicting Domestic Law and Crown Tort Liability

Oliver Jones, Clayton Utz

 

Tragicomedy in Applying Community Law in Romania

Editura Universitara, Revista Forumul Judecatorilor
Dragos Calin, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

The Regulation of Transnational Corporations; Some Observations from the Standpoint of Public International Law: The ‘Mirage’ of the ‘New International Economic Order’ NIEO

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

 

Demystifying the Determination of Foreign Law in U.S. Courts: Opening the Door to a Great Global Understanding

Matthew J. Wilson, University of Wyoming – College of Law

 

The European Union as an Actor in Arctic Governance

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

 

Right to Self Defense Against International Terroism

Srijana Regmi, Kathmandu School of Law (KSL)

 

An Analysis of Soft Law Applicable to Humanitarian Assistance: Relative Normativity in Action?

Dug Cubie, University College Cork

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 92: Aug 15, 2011

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

‘Preventive Counter Terrorism Action’: Case Study of Kenya

Samwel Mukira Mohochi, National Coalition on Human Rights Defenders

 

The Legalization and Bureaucratization of the UN Human Rights System: Progress or Peril?

Courtney Hillebrecht, University of Nebraska at Lincoln – Department of Political Science

 

Human Rights Diplomacy in the Modern World

David P. Forsythe, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Projecting Liberalism into a Realist World: David P. Forsythe and the Political Science of Human Rights

Todd Landman, University of Essex

 

Budget Analysis and Economic and Social Rights

Aoife Nolan, Durham University Law School

 

‘Nothing But Wind’? The Past and Future of Comparative Corporate Governance

Donald C. Clarke, George Washington University Law School

 

TRIPS: Fifteen Years Later

Susan K. Sell, George Washington University

 

Limping into the Future: The U.N. 1267 Terrorism Listing Process at the Crossroads

Craig Forcese, University of Ottawa – Faculty of Law
Kent Roach, University of Toronto – Faculty of Law

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 91: Aug 12, 2011

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

Indigenous Rights and International Human Rights Courts: Between Specificity and Circulation of Principles

Elisa Ruozzi, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Delayed Devotion: The Rise of Individual Complaint Mechanisms within International Human Rights Treaties

Alexandra R. Harrington, Albany Law School

 

WTO Decision – Making for the Future

Patrick Low, World Trade Organization (WTO)

 

A Fate Worse than Debt: An Alternative View of the Right to Development and its Relevance in the External Debt Problem of 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)

 

Legal Origin or Colonial History?

Daniel M. Klerman, University of Southern California Law School
Paul G. Mahoney, University of Virginia School of Law
Holger Spamann, Harvard Law School
Mark Ira Weinstein, University of Southern California – Marshall School of Business – Finance and Business Economics Department, University of Southern California – Gould School of Law

 

The Role of the Special Rapporteurs of the United Nations Human Rights Council in the Development and Promotion of International Human Rights Norms

Surya P. Subedi, University of Leeds – Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law
Steven M. Wheatley, University of Leeds
Amrita Mukherjee, University of Leeds
Sylvia Ntube Ngane, University of Leeds

 

A Humanist Vision of International Commercial Arbitration

Benjamin Davis, University of Toledo College of Law
NaYoung Kim, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Restricted Access to Justice for Canadians Mistreated Abroad: Abdelrazik v. Canada (Re: Interim Costs)

Sean Rehaag, Osgoode Hall Law School

Gimme Shelter

Robert Leckey, McGill University – Faculty of Law

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 90: Aug 11, 2011

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

The Asian Century?

Anupam Chander, University of California, Davis – School of Law

 

Judicial Tactics in the European Court of Human Rights

Shai Dothan, Tel Aviv University – Buchmann Faculty of Law

 

The Continental Shelf

Tim Stephens, University of Sydney – Faculty of Law

 

Foreword: Gender Justice in the Americas: A Transnational Dialogue on Violence, Sexuality, Reproduction, and Human Rights

Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, University of Miami – School of Law
Alma Beltran y Puga, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Jorge Contesse, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Paola Garcia-Rey, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Diana Hortsch, Center for Reproductive Rights
Risa Kaufman, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Nicole Tuszynski, Center for Reproductive Rights

 

The Next 10 Year ECT Investment Arbitration: A Vision for the Future – From a European Law Perspective

Jan Kleinheisterkamp, London School of Economics – Law Department

 

Counterclaims in Investor-State Arbitration

Yaraslau Kryvoi, London School of Economics – Law Department

 

Curious Inconsistencies: An Empirical Examination of the Ratification of Bilateral Investment Treaties and Preferential Trade Agreements

Adam Chilton, Harvard University, Department of Government

 

Loan Agreements and Human Rights: The Role of Human Rights Impact Assessments

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)

 

Establishing a Marketplace of Women in Peacekeeping: An Analysis of Gender Mainstreaming and its Viability in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations

Kerry F. Crawford, George Washington University – Department of Political Science
Julia Macdonald, George Washington University – Department of Political Science

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INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 3, No. 34: Aug 11, 2011

DAVID D. CARON & TSEMING YANG, EDS.

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trust and the Gulf Coast Claims Facility: The ‘Superfund’ Myth and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Alfred (Fred) R. Light, St. Thomas University School of Law

 

Forest Carbon Sink and Biodiversity Conservation: From Legal Perspective

Mingde Cao, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Making the Transition: EU-China Cooperation on Renewable Energy and Carbon Capture and Storage

Sijbren De Jong, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies
Jan Wouters, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies

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INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 67, Aug 15, 2011

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

When the Claim Hits: Bilateral Investment Treaties and Bounded Rational Learning

Lauge N. Skovgaard Poulsen, London School of Economics and Political Science
Emma Aisbett, Australian National University (ANU) – Crawford School of Economics and Government, Australian National University (ANU) – School of Economics

 

Integration in the Absence of Institutions: China-North Korea Cross-Border Exchange

Marcus Noland, Peterson Institute for International Economics, East-West Center
Stephan M. Haggard, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) – Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IRPS)
Jennifer Lee, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Promises and Perils of New Global Governance: A Case of the G20

Claire Kelly, Brooklyn Law School
Sungjoon Cho, Chicago Kent College of Law

 

The Next 10 Year ECT Investment Arbitration: A Vision for the Future – From a European Law Perspective

Jan Kleinheisterkamp, London School of Economics – Law Department

 

Counterclaims in Investor-State Arbitration

Yaraslau Kryvoi, London School of Economics – Law Department

 

Sovereign Wealth Funds: Is Asia Different?

Edwin M. Truman, Institute for International Economics (IIE)

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INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 66, Aug 10, 2011

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

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

 

Arbitration and the Draft Revised Brussels I Regulation

Luca G. Radicati di Brozolo, Catholic University of Mlan

 

Boxed in? Australia’s Plain Tobacco Packaging Initiative and International Investment Law

Andrew D. Mitchell, Melbourne Law School, Georgetown University Law Center
Sebastian M. Wurzberger, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

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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HUMAN RIGHTS & THE GLOBAL ECONOMY eJOURNAL

Vol. 5, No. 60, Aug 16, 2011

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

 

Foreword: Gender Justice in the Americas: A Transnational Dialogue on Violence, Sexuality, Reproduction, and Human Rights

Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, University of Miami – School of Law
Alma Beltran y Puga, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Jorge Contesse, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Paola Garcia-Rey, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Diana Hortsch, Center for Reproductive Rights
Risa Kaufman, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Nicole Tuszynski, Center for Reproductive Rights

 

Structural Adjustment Programs and Human Rights:The Counterintuitive Effect of Democracy

Horace A Bartilow, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Yanyu Ke, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Institutional Designs and Effectiveness of Global Standard Initiatives (GSI): An Empirical Evaluation

Claude Meier, University of Zurich, Institute for Political Science

 

Motivating Political Responsibility for Children in Poor Countries

Stephen L. Esquith, Michigan State University

 

From ‘She-Males’ to ‘Unix’: Transgender Rights in Pakistan and the Criminal Law Origins of a Constitutional Case

Jeff Redding, Saint Louis University School of Law

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HUMAN RIGHTS & THE GLOBAL ECONOMY eJOURNAL

Vol. 5, No. 59, Aug 11, 2011

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

Accommodating Religious Beliefs in a Secular Age: The Issue of Conscientious Objection in the Workplace

Patrick Parkinson, University of Sydney Law School

 

The Legalization and Bureaucratization of the UN Human Rights System: Progress or Peril?

Courtney Hillebrecht, University of Nebraska at Lincoln – Department of Political Science

 

The End of Olympic Nationality

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

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HUMAN RIGHTS & THE GLOBAL ECONOMY eJOURNAL

Vol. 5, No. 58, Aug 10, 2011

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

The Privatization of Military and Security Services and the Limits of Contract: Lessons from the US

Valentina Calderai, University of Pisa, Faculty of Economics

 

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

 

Loan Agreements and Human Rights: The Role of Human Rights Impact Assessments

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)

 

The Right to Development, Human Rights and Economic Partnership Agreements

James Thuo Gathii, Albany Law School

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INTERNATIONAL, TRANSNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 5, No. 39: Aug 11, 2011

DIANE MARIE AMANN, EDITOR

Invisible Chains: Canada’s Underground World of Human Trafficking

Benjamin Perrin, University of British Columbia

 

The 2011 Commission on Narcotic Drugs: Report of Proceedings

International Drug Policy Consortium, International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC)

 

Adapting the Qualifications to the Banker’s Common Law Duty of Confidentiality to Fight Transnational Crime

David A. Chaikin, The University of Sydney Business School

 

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 (USIU)

 

‘Preventive Counter Terrorism Action’: Case Study of Kenya

Samwel Mukira Mohochi, National Coalition on Human Rights Defenders

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CLIMATE CHANGE LAW & POLICY eJOURNAL

Vol. 3, No. 54: Aug 16, 2011

DANIEL A. FARBER & PATRICK A. PARENTEAU, EDITORS

Copenhagen Chaos? Post-2012 Climate Change Policy and International Law

Harro van Asselt, University of Oxford, VU University Amsterdam

 

Climate Protection and Motor Vehicles Regulations: Evaluation of Motor Regulations in China in the Context of Greenhouse Gas Management

Mingde Cao, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Yixiang Xu, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Serving a ‘Public Function’: Why Regional Cap-and-Trade Programs Should Survive a Dormant Commerce Clause Challenge

Lawrence Fogel, University of Wisconsin Law School

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CLIMATE CHANGE LAW & POLICY eJOURNAL

Vol. 3, No. 53: Aug 11, 2011

DANIEL A. FARBER & PATRICK A. PARENTEAU, EDITORS

The Supreme Court Disposes of a Nuisance Suit: American Electric Power v. Connecticut

Jonathan H. Adler, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

 

China’s Law Development in the Climate Change Era

Mingde Cao, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Environmental Disasters: An Introduction

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

 

Negotiating the Wind: A Framework to Engage Citizens in Siting Wind Turbines

Sean F. Nolon, Vermont Law School

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EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW: EU eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 71: Aug 16, 2011

PAUL B. STEPHAN & JOHN S. BELL, EDITORS

Integration as a Two-Way Process in the EU? Assessing the Relationship between the European Integration Fund and the Common Basic Principles on Integration

Sergio Carrera, Centre for European Policy Studies
Anaïs Faure Atger, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

 

A Meeting of Minds on Impact Assessment: When Ex Ante Evaluation Meets Ex Post Judicial Control

Alberto Alemanno, HEC Paris – Law Department

 

Significance of Community Law and Limitation of State Powers in Fiscal Matters

Aurelia Giga, Titu Maiorescu University

 

The Force and Forms of European Legal Integration

Loïc Azoulai, European University Institute – Department of Law (LAW)

 

New Developments Regarding Legal Cultures in Europe: Exploring Legal Conflicts in the Multicultural Society

Claudiu Ramon Butculescu, Spiru Haret University

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EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW: EU eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 70: Aug 11, 2011

PAUL B. STEPHAN & JOHN S. BELL, EDITORS

Central Asia and the EU’s Drive Towards Energy Diversification

Sijbren De Jong, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies
Jan Wouters, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies

 

Europe for Growth: For a Radical Change in Financing the EU

Jutta Haug, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Alain Lamassoure, Parlement Europeen
Guy Verhofstadt, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Daniel Gros, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels, CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research)
Gaëtane Ricard-Nihoul, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Paul De Grauwe, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Department of Economics, CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research), Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
Eulalia Rubio, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

The Ever-Changing Union: An Introduction to the History, Institutions and Decision-Making Processes of the European Union

Christian Egenhofer, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
Sebastian Kurpas, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Piotr Maciej Kaczyński, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
Louise G. Van Schaik, Netherlands Institute of International Relations

 

Risk vs. Hazard and the Two Souls of EU Risk Regulation: A Reply to Ragnar Löfstedt

Alberto Alemanno, HEC Paris – Law Department

 

The Cooperative Societies in Community Law

Mona Angheni, Titu Maiorescu University

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EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW: EU eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 69: Aug 10, 2011

PAUL B. STEPHAN & JOHN S. BELL, EDITORS

Central Asia and the EU’s Drive Towards Energy Diversification

Sijbren De Jong, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies
Jan Wouters, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies

 

Europe for Growth: For a Radical Change in Financing the EU

Jutta Haug, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Alain Lamassoure, Parlement Europeen
Guy Verhofstadt, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Daniel Gros, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels, CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research)
Gaëtane Ricard-Nihoul, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Paul De Grauwe, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Department of Economics, CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research), Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
Eulalia Rubio, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

The Ever-Changing Union: An Introduction to the History, Institutions and Decision-Making Processes of the European Union

Christian Egenhofer, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
Sebastian Kurpas, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Piotr Maciej Kaczyński, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
Louise G. Van Schaik, Netherlands Institute of International Relations

 

Risk vs. Hazard and the Two Souls of EU Risk Regulation: A Reply to Ragnar Löfstedt

Alberto Alemanno, HEC Paris – Law Department

 

The Cooperative Societies in Community Law

Mona Angheni, Titu Maiorescu University

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EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW: EU eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 69: Aug 10, 2011

PAUL B. STEPHAN & JOHN S. BELL, EDITORS

Verfahrensrecht für ein ökonomisiertes Kartellrecht: Der Beurteilungsspielraum der Kommission (Procedural Rules for a ‘More Economic’ Competition Law: The Commission’s Margin of Discretion)

Petra Pohlmann, University of Muenster

 

Labour Immigration Policy in the EU: A Renewed Agenda for Europe 2020

Sergio Carrera, Centre for European Policy Studies
Anaïs Faure Atger, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
Elspeth Guild, Radboud University Nijmegen – Faculty of Law, Kingsley Napley – Department of Immigration, The British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
Theodora Kostakopoulou, University of Manchester – School of Law

 

Mediation and Conciliation: European and National Rules

Éric Battistoni, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Lobbying the European Parliament: A Necessary Evil

Maja Kluger Rasmussen, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

The EU, EEAS and Union Delegations and International Diplomatic Law: New Horizons?

Jan Wouters, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies
Sanderijn Duquet, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies

 

The General Affairs Council: The Key to Political Influence of Rotating Presidencies

Piotr Maciej Kaczyński, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
Andrew Byrne, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 63: July 15, 2011

OREN GROSS, EDITOR

Georgia v. Russian Federation

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

 

Stuxnet as Cyberwarfare: Applying the Law of War to the Virtual Battlefield

John Charles Richardson, JMR Portfolio Intelligence

 

Masquerading Justiciability: The Misapplication of State Secrets Doctrine in Mohamed v. Jeppesen – Reflections from a Comparative Perspective

Galit Raguan, Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall)

 

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 (USIU)

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NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 62: July 10, 2011

OREN GROSS, EDITOR

Oklahoma’s Save Our State Amendment and the Conflict of Laws

John T. Parry, Lewis & Clark Law School

 

Brazil’s Maritime Claim: A Threat to UNCLOS?

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

 

The 2011 Libyan Uprising, Foreign Military Intervention, and International Law

Pippan Christian, University of Graz

 

Lawfulness of Kosovo’s Declaration of Independence

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

 

Secret Evidence and its Alternatives

Kent Roach, University of Toronto – Faculty of Law

 

Response: There is a Case for Congress

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

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TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE eJOURNAL

Vol. 2, No. 25: Aug 10, 2011

BERNADETTE ATUAHENE, EDITOR

 

‘African Union Mediated Peace’ – The Case of Kenya 2008

Samwel Mukira Mohochi, National Coalition on Human Rights Defenders

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DEMOCRATIZATION: BUILDING STATES & DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES eJOURNAL

Vol. 4, No. 27: Aug 10, 2011

BRIAN DALE SHOUP & TIMOTHY WILLIAM WATERS, EDS

Integration in the Absence of Institutions: China-North Korea Cross-Border Exchange

Marcus Noland, Peterson Institute for International Economics, East-West Center
Stephan M. Haggard, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) – Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IRPS)
Jennifer Lee, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

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

 

Mapping the Digital Legal Information of Mexico, Central America, the Spanish Speaking Caribbean and Haiti

Marisol Floren-Romero, FIU – College of Law, RDB 2074B

 

Decentralization and Governance

Jean-Paul Faguet, London School of Economics

 

The Effect of Censorship Laws on Media Freedoms

Sophie Awino Otieno, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Scaling Up Deliberative Democracy as Dispute Resolution in Healthcare Reform: A Work in Progress

Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow, Georgetown University Law Center, University of California Irvine, School of Law

 

Democracy and Revolution: An Enduring Relationship?

Allan Hutchinson, York University – Osgoode Hall Law School
Joel I. Colon-Rios, Victoria University of Wellington – Faculty of Law

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LAW, INSTITUTIONS & DEVELOPMENT eJOURNAL

Vol. 9, No. 41: Aug 16, 2011

KEVIN E. DAVIS, EDITOR & KATHARINA PISTOR, EDITOR

Twenty Years after the Breakup of Yugoslavia: Case of Serbia

Vladimir Pavicevic, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Intrinsic and Instrumental Views about Democracy in Chinese Societies: A Comparative Analysis of Taiwan and China

Hsin-hao Huang, 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

 

‘African Union Mediated Peace’ – The Case of Kenya 2008

Samwel Mukira Mohochi, National Coalition on Human Rights Defenders

 

Aspects Regarding the Report between the National Jurisprudence and CEDO Creativity on the One Hand and Legislative Activity in the Restitution/Restoration of the Real Estates Abusively Taken Over by the Romanian State in the Period 6th March 1945 – 22nd December 1989

Dumitru Florescu, Titu Maiorescu University

 

Institutional Change, Industrial Logics, and Internationalization: Growth of Auto and IT Sectors in India

Anthony D’Costa, Asia Research Centre, Copenhagen Business School

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IMMIGRATION, REFUGEE & CITIZENSHIP LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 12, No. 66: Aug 11, 2011

BERNARD TRUJILLO, EDITOR

Restricted Access to Justice for Canadians Mistreated Abroad: Abdelrazik v. Canada (Re: Interim Costs)

Sean Rehaag, Osgoode Hall Law School

 

Who Gets a Swiss Passport? A Natural Experiment in Immigrant Discrimination

Jens Hainmueller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – Department of Political Science
Dominik Hangartner, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

 

Should Citizenship be Conditional? Denationalization and Liberal Principles

Matthew Gibney, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford

 

Should I Stay or Should I Go: Why Immigrant Reunification Decisions Should Be Based on the Best Interest of the Child

Marcia Anne Yablon-Zug, University of South Carolina School of Law

 

The End of Olympic Nationality

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

 

The Anti-Subordination Principle of Labor and Employment Law Preemption

Catherine L. Fisk, University of California, Irvine School of Law

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COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 11, No. 70: Aug 16, 2011

FRANCESCO PARISI, EDITOR

Comparative Analysis of Banking Systems: A Structure, Agency and Institution-Based View

Caner Bakir, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Comparative Administrative Law: Outlining a Field of Study

Susan Rose-Ackerman, Yale Law School
Peter L. Lindseth, University of Connecticut School of Law

 

Reinventing Regulation/Reinventing Accountability: Judicial Review in New Governance Regimes

William D. Araiza, Brooklyn Law School

 

From ‘She-Males’ to ‘Unix’: Transgender Rights in Pakistan and the Criminal Law Origins of a Constitutional Case

Jeff Redding, Saint Louis University School of Law

 

Who Writes Corporate Law Rules? The Making of the ‘Piercing the Corporate Veil Rule’ as a Case Study

Chao Xi, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) – Faculty of Law

 

Understanding Labour Law: A Timeless Idea, a Timed-Out Idea, or an Idea Whose Time Has Now Come?

Guy Davidov, Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Faculty of Law
Brian A. Langille, University of Toronto – Faculty of Law

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COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 11, No. 69: Aug 15, 2011

FRANCESCO PARISI, EDITOR

Constituents at the Gate: Social Democratic Parties and the Extension of Citizenship and Naturalization Rights

Colin Brown, Department of Government, Harvard University

 

‘A Madman Full of Paranoid Guile’: The Myth of Rights in the Modern American Mind

Jeffrey Dudas, University of Connecticut – Department of Political Science, delete

 

Explaining Legislators’ Acting on Behalf of Women in the Parliamentary Party Group: The Role of Attitudes, Resources and Opportunities

Silvia Erzeel, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Mobilising in Different Political Opportunity Structures: The Cases of French and British Muslims

Imène Ajala, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Upgrading Privacy Theory: A Systemic Turn

Ryan Biava, University of Wisconsin – Madison – Department of Political Science

 

Intrinsic and Instrumental Views about Democracy in Chinese Societies: A Comparative analysis of Taiwan and China

Hsin-hao Huang, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 11, No. 68: Aug 11, 2011

FRANCESCO PARISI, EDITOR

Hugo Grotius in the Contemporary Memory of International Law: Secularism, Liberalism, and the Politics of Restatement and Denial

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

 

Normalization 2.0: Evidence from German Online Campaigns in the National Elections 2002-2009

Eva J. Schweitzer, University of Mainz, Germany

 

Collaborative Regional Governance in the Netherlands: Credible Innovations or Persistent Routines?

Tamara Metze, Tilburg University
Melika Levelt, University of Amsterdam

 

Resolving Disputes in the Context of Australian and Canadian Civil Justice Reform

Shahla F. Ali, University of Hong Kong – Faculty of Law
Felicia Lee, University of Hong Kong

 

A New Approach to Resolving Refusal to License Intellectual Property Rights Disputes

Kelvin H. Kwok, University of Chicago – Law School

 

‘Nothing But Wind’? The Past and Future of Comparative Corporate Governance

Donald C. Clarke, George Washington University Law School

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American Journal of International Law

Vol. 105, Issue 3 (2011)

LEAD ARTICLE

Exchange Rate Misalignment and International Law(pp. 423-476)

Claus D. Zimmermann

DOI: 10.5305/amerjintelaw.105.3.0423

CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS

The 2010 Judicial Activity of the International Court of Justice(pp. 477-492)

Jacob Katz Cogan

DOI: 10.5305/amerjintelaw.105.3.0477

China’s FTAs: Legal Characteristics and Implications(pp. 493-516)

Guiguo Wang

DOI: 10.5305/amerjintelaw.105.3.0493

A Historic Breakthrough on the Crime of Aggression(pp. 517-533)

Stefan Barriga, Leena Grover

DOI: 10.5305/amerjintelaw.105.3.0517

INTERNATIONAL DECISIONS

Ahmadou Sadio Diallo (Republic of Guinea v. Democratic Republic of the Congo)(pp. 534-540)

Eirik Bjorge

DOI: 10.5305/amerjintelaw.105.3.0534

Situation in the Republic of Kenya(pp. 540-547)

Charles Chernor Jalloh

DOI: 10.5305/amerjintelaw.105.3.0540

Sempra Energy International v. Argentine Republic(pp. 547-553)

Bart M. J. Szewczyk

DOI: 10.5305/amerjintelaw.105.3.0547

Compañía de Aguas del Aconquija S.A. & Vivendi Universal S.A. v. Argentine Republic(pp. 553-560)

Susan L. Karamanian

DOI: 10.5305/amerjintelaw.105.3.0553

Western European Union v. Siedler; General Secretariat of the ACP Group v. Lutchmaya; General Secretariat of the ACP Group v. B.D.(pp. 560-567)

Jan Wouters, Cedric Ryngaert, Pierre Schmitt

DOI: 10.5305/amerjintelaw.105.3.0560

CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE OF THE UNITED STATES RELATED TO INTERNATIONAL LAW

Contemporary Practice of the United States Relating to International Law(pp. 568-611)

John R. Crook

DOI: 10.5305/amerjintelaw.105.3.0568

RECENT BOOKS ON INTERNATIONAL LAW

Book Reviews

Review(pp. 612-615)

Joan E. Donoghue

Reviewed work(s): A Common Law of International Adjudication. By Chester Brown. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. Pp. liii, 303. Index. $70.

DOI: 10.5305/amerjintelaw.105.3.0612

Review(pp. 616-619)

Steve Charnovitz

Reviewed work(s): Globalization and International Law. By David J. Bederman. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. Pp. xviii, 244. Index. $90, cloth; $32, paper.

DOI: 10.5305/amerjintelaw.105.3.0616

Review(pp. 619-622)

Frederic L. Kirgis

Reviewed work(s): The United Nations Secretariat and the Use of Force in a Unipolar World: Power v. Principle. By Ralph Zacklin. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Pp. xiv, 163. Index. $60.

DOI: 10.5305/amerjintelaw.105.3.0619

Review(pp. 622-625)

Detlev F. Vagts

Reviewed work(s): Das Amt und die Vergangenheit: Deutsche Diplomaten im Dritten Reich und in der Bundesrepublik. By Eckart Conze, Norbert Frei, Peter Hayes, and Moshe Zimmermann. Munich: Karl Blessing Verlag, 2010. Pp. 879. €34.95.

DOI: 10.5305/amerjintelaw.105.3.0622

Review(pp. 625-631)

Geoffrey R. Watson

Reviewed work(s): From Coexistence to Conquest: International Law and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1891-1949. By Victor Kattan. London, New York: Pluto Press, 2009. Pp. xxxi, 416. Index. $54.95.

DOI: 10.5305/amerjintelaw.105.3.0625

Review(pp. 631-638)

Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol

Reviewed work(s): International Law: Modern Feminist Approaches. Edited by Doris Buss and Ambreena Manji. Oxford, Portland OR: Hart Publishing, 2005. Pp. xi, 303. Index. $52, £26.

DOI: 10.5305/amerjintelaw.105.3.0631

Review(pp. 638-643)

James Kraska

Reviewed work(s): Shipping Interdiction and the Law of the Sea. By Douglas Guilfoyle. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Pp. vii, 434. Index. $113.

DOI: 10.5305/amerjintelaw.105.3.0638

Briefer Notice

Review(p. 643)

Gerald L. Neuman

Reviewed work(s): Menschenrechte: Ideale, Instrumente, Institutionen. By Thomas Buergenthal and Daniel Thu¨rer. Baden-Baden, Germany: Nomos, 2010. Pp. xxi, 456. Index. €45.

DOI: 10.5305/amerjintelaw.105.3.0643

Books Received

Books Received(pp. 643-647)

DOI: 10.5305/amerjintelaw.105.3.0643a

International Legal Materials. Contents, Vol. L, No. 3(p. 648)

DOI: 10.5305/amerjintelaw.105.3.0648

Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5305/amerjintelaw.105.3.0648

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International & Comparative Law Quarterly

Volume 60 – Issue 03 – 2011

FOREIGN INVESTMENT ARBITRATION: A PLACE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS?

Bruno Simma

International and Comparative Law Quarterly / Volume 60 / Issue 03, pp 573 – 596

Published online: 11 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0020589311000224 (About DOI)

AMERICAN PRIVATE LAW WRIT LARGE? THE UNCITRAL SECURED TRANSACTIONS GUIDE

Gerard McCormack

International and Comparative Law Quarterly / Volume 60 / Issue 03, pp 597 – 625

Published online: 11 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0020589311000236 (About DOI)

CARTEL MEMBERS ONLY—REVISITING PRIVATE ANTITRUST POLICY IN EUROPE

Sebastian Peyer

International and Comparative Law Quarterly / Volume 60 / Issue 03, pp 627 – 657

Published online: 11 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S002058931100025X (About DOI)

STATUTES OF LIMITATION BETWEEN CLASSIFICATION AND RENVOI—AUSTRALIAN AND SOUTH AFRICAN APPROACHES COMPARED

Sirko Harder

International and Comparative Law Quarterly / Volume 60 / Issue 03, pp 659 – 680

Published online: 11 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0020589311000261 (About DOI)

METHODS FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF CUSTOMARY INTERNATIONAL LAW IN THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE’S JURISPRUDENCE: 2000–2009

Alberto Alvarez-Jiménez

International and Comparative Law Quarterly / Volume 60 / Issue 03, pp 681 – 712

Published online: 11 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0020589311000273 (About DOI)

Shorter Articles

EU BIOFUELS POLICY—RAISING THE QUESTION OF WTO COMPATIBILITY

Stephanie Switzer and Joseph A McMahon

International and Comparative Law Quarterly / Volume 60 / Issue 03, pp 713 – 736

Published online: 11 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0020589311000285 (About DOI)

INVOKING DIRECT APPLICATION AND EFFECT OF INTERNATIONAL TREATIES BY THE EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE: IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

Simon Marsden

International and Comparative Law Quarterly / Volume 60 / Issue 03, pp 737 – 757

Published online: 11 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0020589311000297 (About DOI)

Current Developments: Public International Law

I. DE-RECOGNITION OF COLONEL QADDAFI AS HEAD OF STATE OF LIBYA?

Stefan Talmon

International and Comparative Law Quarterly / Volume 60 / Issue 03, pp 759 – 767

Published online: 11 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0020589311000303 (About DOI)

II. INTERNATIONAL MEASURES FOR THE PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS IN LIBYA AND CÔTE D’IVOIRE

Christian Henderson

International and Comparative Law Quarterly / Volume 60 / Issue 03, pp 767 – 778

Published online: 11 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0020589311000315 (About DOI)

III. ASSASSINATION AND TARGETED KILLING—THE KILLING OF OSAMA BIN LADEN

APV Rogers and Dominic McGoldrick

International and Comparative Law Quarterly / Volume 60 / Issue 03, pp 778 – 788

Published online: 11 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0020589311000327 (About DOI)

IV. CHINA AND THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION: THE FIRST DECADE

Lisa Toohey

International and Comparative Law Quarterly / Volume 60 / Issue 03, pp 788 – 798

Published online: 11 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0020589311000339 (About DOI)

Current Developments: International Courts and Tribunals

I. INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE, ACCORDANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL LAW OF THE UNILATERAL DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE IN RESPECT OF KOSOVO, ADVISORY OPINION OF 22 JULY 2010

Dov Jacobs

International and Comparative Law Quarterly / Volume 60 / Issue 03, pp 799 – 810

Published online: 11 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0020589311000340 (About DOI)

II. INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE, CASE CONCERNING AHMADOU SADIO DIALLO (REPUBLIC OF GUINEA V DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO) JUDGEMENT OF 30 NOVEMBER 2010

Mads Andenas

International and Comparative Law Quarterly / Volume 60 / Issue 03, pp 810 – 819

Published online: 11 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0020589311000352 (About DOI)

Book Reviews

Lord Bingham and the Transformation of the Law: A Liber Amicorum. Edited by Mads Andenas and Duncan Fairgrieve [Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2009, lxxii+892. pp, ISBN 9780199566181 (h/bk £95.00)]

David Feldman

International and Comparative Law Quarterly / Volume 60 / Issue 03, pp 821 – 822

Published online: 11 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0020589311000364 (About DOI)

The Confluence of Public and Private International Law: Justice, Pluralism and Subsidiarity in the International Constitutional Ordering of Private Law by Alex Mills [Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2009, ISBN 978-0-521-73130-0, 395+xxiv. pp., £24.99 (p/bk)]

Jacco Bomhoff

International and Comparative Law Quarterly / Volume 60 / Issue 03, pp 822 – 825

Published online: 11 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0020589311000376 (About DOI)

Abstract

British Overseas Territories Law by Ian Hendry and Susan Dickson [Hart Publishing, Oxford and Portland Oregon, 2011, xxiv+365 pp, ISBN 978-1-84946-019-4 £60 (h/bk]

Michael Wood

International and Comparative Law Quarterly / Volume 60 / Issue 03, pp 825 – 827

Published online: 11 August 2011

DOI:10.1017/S0020589311000388 (About DOI)

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Czech Yearbook of International Law

Vol. 2 (2011)

ARTICLES

Milan Bakeš | Marie Karfikova | Zdeněk Karfik

Tax Aspects of Foreign Investments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Alexander J. Bělohlavek

Confi dentiality and Publicity in Investment Arbitration,

Public Interest and Scope of Powers Vested in Arbitral Tribunals . . . . 23

Marcin Czepelak

Contractual Choice of Forum in International

Investment Arbitration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Grzegorz Domański | Marek Świątkowski

Application of Most Favoured Nation Clause to Jurisdiction

Provisions in Light of the Award

in Austrian Airlines v. Slovakia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Leonila Guglya

International Review of Decisions concerning Recognition

and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Award: A Threat

to the Sovereignty of the States or an Overestimated

Hazard (so far)? (with Emphasis on the Developments within

the International Investment Arbitration Setting) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Oleksiy Kononov

International Investment Law: Is it Time to Change

the Traditional BIT System? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Pierre Lalive | Laura Halonen

On the Availability of Counterclaims

in Investment Treaty Arbitration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

Hana Markova | Miroslava Zajičkova

Budgetary Legal Consequences of Breaching

the Terms of Investment Incentives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157

Pavel Mates | Michal Bartoň

Public versus Private Interest –

Can the Boundaries Be Legally Defi ned? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171

Miloš Olik | David Fyrbach

Th e Competence of Investment Arbitration Tribunals to Seek

Preliminary Rulings from European Courts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191

Andreas von Staden

Towards Greater Doctrinal Clarity in Investor-State Arbitration:

The CMS, Enron, and Sempra Annulment Decisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207

Insur Zabirovich Farkhutdinov

Foreign Investor and Host State: Need for Balance Interests . . . . . . . . . 231

CASE LAW

Bohuslav Halfar

The Penalty of Deportation in Recent Case-Law of the Supreme Court

of the Czech Republic in Relation to International Commitments and,

in Particular, the Protection of Human Rights; Th e Infl uence of EU Law

and the European Convention on Human Rights When Considering

Conditions for the Penalty of Deportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249

Alexander J. Bělohlavek

Interpretation of International Agreements on Social Security

from the Perspective of “Relocation”, “Temporary Residence”

and “Permanent Residence” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269

Conditions for Carrier’s Liability in International Carriage of Goods

by Road under the CMR Convention and under National Laws

of Czech Republic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285

International Jurisdiction with Respect

to Filing Lawsuit in Administrative Court Proceedings –

Timely Filing of Lawsuit against Social Insurance

(Social Security) Decision with Court (Authority)

of EU Member State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287

Sua Sponte Registration of Tax Non-resident

and Free Movement of Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291

BOOK REVIEWS

Naděžda Rozehnalova | Contractual Obligations

and Legal Status Th ereof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295

Michal Tomašek et al. | Czech Law between Europeanization

and Globalization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299

Ondrej Hamuľak | Law of the European Union in the Case-Law

of the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic:

Refl ections of the Membership and Issues of European Law

in the Constitutional Case-Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302

Alexander J. Bělohlavek | Private International Law

of the Countries of Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305

Alexander J. Bělohlavek | Protection of Foreign Direct Investment

in the European Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307

NEWS & REPORTS

Comments on Prof. Oskar Krejči’s

“Geopolitics and International Law” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313

New UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320

New Czech-Canadian BIT Still Pending . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326

Interesting Czech Doctoral Th esis in International,

Private International and European Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333

Current Events, Past & Ongoing CYIL / CYArb Presentations . . . . . . . . . 351

Selected Bibliography of Czech and Slovak Authors for 2010 . . . . . . . . . . 369

Important Web sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401

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University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law

(Vol. 32, issue 4, Summer 2011)

Articles

 

Sophie Smyth, Collective Action For Development Finance

Mushfique Shams Billah, Arab Money: Why Isn’T The United States Getting Any?

David Wermuth, Human Rights In Jewish Law: Contemporary Juristic And Rabbinic Conceptions

Hania Masud, Takaful: An Innovative Approach To Insurance And Islamic Finance

Geoffrey Scott, A Protocol For Evaluating Changing Global Attitudes Toward Innovation And Intellectual Property Regimes

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University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law

(Vol. 32, issue 3, Spring 2011)

Articles

 

Carmen G. Gonzalez, An Environmental Justice Critique Of Comparative Advantage: Indigenous Peoples, Trade Policy, And The Mexican Neoliberal Economic Reforms

Tanya Katerí Hernández, Hate Speech And The Language Of Racism In Latin America: A Lens For Reconsidering Global Hate Speech Restrictions And Legislation Models

Turhan F. Sarwar, Leveraging International Law To Help Arsenic Mitigation Efforts In Bangladesh

Colin Crawford, Environmental Benefits And The Notion Of Positive Environmental Justice

Jade Palomino, Diplomacy As A Means To Successfully Disarm North Korea

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International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics

Volume 11, Number 3 / September 2011

Reconciling Domestic Energy Needs and Global Climate Policy: Challenges and Opportunities for China Guest Editors: Carlo Carraro and Emanuele Massetti

Original Paper

Carbon tax scenarios for China and India: exploring politically feasible mitigation goals

Emanuele Massetti

Original Paper

Climate agreements and India: aligning options and opportunities on a new track

P. R. Shukla and Subash Dhar

Original Paper

In what format and under what timeframe would China take on climate commitments? A roadmap to 2050

Zhongxiang Zhang

Original Paper

China and India’s participation in global climate negotiations

Sean Walsh, Huifang Tian, John Whalley and Manmohan Agarwal

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Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law

Volume 13 (2011)

Articles

Who May Be Killed? Anwar al-Awlaki as a Case Study in the International Legal Regulation of Lethal Force

Robert Chesney

Published online: 15 August 2011

DOI:10.1007/978-90-6704-811-8_1 (About DOI)

Adjudicating Armed Conflict in Domestic Courts: The Experience of Israel’s Supreme Court

Galit Raguan

Published online: 15 August 2011

DOI:10.1007/978-90-6704-811-8_2 (About DOI)

Counter-Insurgency Operations in Afghanistan. What about the ‘Jus ad Bellum’ and the ‘Jus in Bello’: Is the Law Still Accurate?

Chris De Cock

Published online: 15 August 2011

DOI:10.1007/978-90-6704-811-8_3 (About DOI)

Civilian Intelligence Agencies and the Use of Armed Drones

Ian Henderson

Published online: 15 August 2011

DOI:10.1007/978-90-6704-811-8_4 (About DOI)

International Humanitarian Law and Bombing Campaigns: Legitimate Military Objectives and Excessive Collateral Damage

Christine Byron

Published online: 15 August 2011

DOI:10.1007/978-90-6704-811-8_5 (About DOI)

The Law of Armed Conflict and International Human Rights Law: Some Paradigmatic Differences and Operational Implications

Rob McLaughlin

Published online: 15 August 2011

DOI:10.1007/978-90-6704-811-8_6 (About DOI)

Unlawful Presence of Protected Persons in Occupied Territory? An Analysis of Israel’s Permit Regime and Expulsions from the West Bank under the Law of Occupation

Alon Margalit and Sarah Hibbin

Published online: 15 August 2011

DOI:10.1007/978-90-6704-811-8_7 (About DOI)

Current Developments

 

Year in Review

Louise Arimatsu and Mohbuba Choudhury

Published online: 15 August 2011

DOI:10.1007/978-90-6704-811-8_8 (About DOI)

Abstract

Drone Attacks under the Jus ad Bellum And Jus in Bello: Clearing the ‘Fog of Law’

Michael N. Schmitt

Published online: 15 August 2011

DOI:10.1007/978-90-6704-811-8_9 (About DOI)

Domestic, Legal or Other Proceedings Undertaken by Both the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Side

Ivana Vuco

Published online: 15 August 2011

DOI:10.1007/978-90-6704-811-8_10 (About DOI)

Poison, Gas and Expanding Bullets: The Extension of the List of Prohibited Weapons at the Review Conference of the International Criminal Court in Kampala

Robin Geiβ

Published online: 15 August 2011

DOI:10.1007/978-90-6704-811-8_11 (About DOI)

The US Department of Defense Law of War Manual: An Update

Stephanie Carvin

Published online: 15 August 2011

DOI:10.1007/978-90-6704-811-8_12 (About DOI)

Focus Topic: The Gaza Blockade

 

Rule Selection in the Case of Israel’s Naval Blockade of Gaza: Law of Naval Warfare or Law of the Sea?

James Kraska

Published online: 15 August 2011

DOI:10.1007/978-90-6704-811-8_13 (About DOI)

The Contemporary Law of Blockade and the Gaza Freedom Flotilla

Andrew Sanger

Published online: 15 August 2011

DOI:10.1007/978-90-6704-811-8_14 (About DOI)

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Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law

Online First™

Article

The IWC moratorium on commercial whaling was not a value judgment and was not intended as a permanent prohibition

Joji Morishita and Dan Goodman

Online First™, 10 August 2011

Article

The 1952 Brussels International Convention on the arrest of ships for maritime claims and on jurisdiction
Important steps for the unification of maritime law

Pelayia Yessiou-Faltsi

Online First™, 15 June 2011

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Climate Change

Volume 2, Number 2 / 2011

Governance of climate change adaptation: Introduction to the Special Issue

Elizabeth Wilson and Catrien Termeer

Adaptation to climate change in urban areas: Climate-greening London, Rotterdam, and Toronto

Heleen-Lydeke P. Mees and Peter P. J. Driessen

Assessing adaptive capacity of institutions to climate change: A comparative case study of the Dutch Wadden Sea and the Venice Lagoon

Stefania Munaretto and Judith E. M. Klostermann

Barriers to climate change adaptation in the Netherlands

Robbert Biesbroek, Judith Klostermann, Catrien Termeer and Pavel Kabat

Manifestations of adaptive capacity: An institutional analysis of adaptation of a local stormwater drainage system

Tineke Ruijgh-van der Ploeg

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by forest protection: The transaction costs of implementing REDD

Lee J. Alston and Krister Andersson

The regional governance of climate adaptation: A framework for developing legitimate, effective, and resilient governance arrangements

Catrien Termeer, Art Dewulf, Helena van Rijswick, Arwin van Buuren, Dave Huitema, Sander Meijerink, Tim Rayner and Mark Wiering

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Theoretical Inquiries in Law

Vol. 12, No. 2 (July 2011)

Mapping the Hard Law/Soft Law Terrain: Labor Rights and Environmental Protection

Transnational Labor Regulation and the Limits of Governance Kevin Kolben

Global Justice, Labor Standards and Responsibility Yossi Dahan, Hanna Lerner, and Faina Milman-Sivan

In Defense of Soft Law and Public-Private Initiatives: A Means to an End? — The Malaysian Case Vanitha Sundra-Karean

Private Environmental Governance in Hard Times: Markets for Virtue and the Dynamics of Regulatory Change Marc Allen Eisner

Transnational Governance as the Layering of Rules: Intersections of Public and Private Standards Tim Bartley

Private Environmental Governance as Ensemble Regulation: A Critical Exploration of Sustainability Indexes and the New Ensemble Politics Oren Perez

The Efficacy of Regulation as a Function of Psychological Fit: Reexamining the Hard Law/Soft Law Continuum Deborah E. Rupp and Cynthia A. Williams

Signaling Virtue? A Comparison of Corporate Codes in the Fields of Labor and Environment Guy Mundlak and Issi Rosen-Zvi

The ISO 26000 International Guidance Standard on Social Responsibility: Implications for Public Policy and Transnational Democracy Halina Ward

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The International Journal of Human Rights

Volume 15, Issue 7, 2011

Property rights, human rights, and the new international trade regime

Razeen Sappideen
pages 1013-1030

DOI:10.1080/13642981003722293

Available online:12 Aug 2011

Human rights and the rightless: the case of Gaza refugees in Jordan

Michael Vicente Pérez
pages 1031-1054

DOI:10.1080/13642987.2010.482911

Available online:12 Aug 2011

Judicial activism and human rights in India: a critical appraisal

Payel Rai Chowdhury
pages 1055-1071

DOI:10.1080/13642987.2010.482912

Available online:12 Aug 2011

The international campaign to prohibit child soldiers: a critical evaluation

Jay Williams
pages 1072-1090

DOI:10.1080/13642987.2010.491355

Available online:12 Aug 2011

Privacy and security in the digital age: contemporary challenges and future directions

Vanmala Hiranandani
pages 1091-1106

DOI:10.1080/13642987.2010.493360

Available online:12 Aug 2011

Monitoring corruption from a human rights perspective

Gauthier De Beco
pages 1107-1124

DOI:10.1080/13642987.2010.497336

Available online:12 Aug 2011

An invisible genocide: how the Western media failed to report the 1994 Rwandan genocide of the Tutsi and why

Noam Schimmel
pages 1125-1135

DOI:10.1080/13642987.2010.499728

Available online:12 Aug 2011

Human rights and building peace: the case of Pakistani madrasas

Mohammed Abu-Nimer & Ayse Kadayifci
pages 1136-1159

DOI:10.1080/13642987.2010.535492

Available online:12 Aug 2011

Dealing with the legacy of gross human rights violations in Guatemala: grasping the mismatch between macro level policies and micro level processes

Lieselotte Viaene
pages 1160-1181

DOI:10.1080/13642987.2010.511995

Available online:12 Aug 2011

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Journal of Private International Law

vol. 7 no. 2 (August 2011)

Shifting the Balance Achieved by the Abduction Convention: The Contrasting Approaches of the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice
Walker, Lara; Beaumont, Paul
Journal of Private International Law (ISSN: 1744-1048); Volume 7, No. 2, pp. 231-249(19); August 2011

The Canadian Codification of Forum Non Conveniens
Pitel, Stephen G.A.
Journal of Private International Law (ISSN: 1744-1048); Volume 7, No. 2, pp. 251-271(21); August 2011

In Personam Jurisdiction: An Overlooked Concept in Recent Nigerian Jurisprudence
Bamodu, Gbenga
Journal of Private International Law (ISSN: 1744-1048); Volume 7, No. 2, pp. 273-295(23); August 2011

Article 23: Formal Validity, Material Validity or Both?
Camilleri, Simon Patrick
Journal of Private International Law (ISSN: 1744-1048); Volume 7, No. 2, pp. 297-320(24); August 2011

Jurisdiction in Complex Contracts under the Brussels I Regulation
Grusic, Ugljesa
Journal of Private International Law (ISSN: 1744-1048); Volume 7, No. 2, pp. 321-340(20); August 2011

“The Iceberg Beneath the Water”: The Hidden Discrimination against the Lex Mercatoria in Chinese Arbitration
Manjiao, Chi
Journal of Private International Law (ISSN: 1744-1048); Volume 7, No. 2, pp. 341-359(19); August 2011

Third (Anglo-Common Law) Countries and Rome II: Dilemma or Deliverance?
Schoeman, Elsabe
Journal of Private International Law (ISSN: 1744-1048); Volume 7, No. 2, pp. 361-392(32); August 2011

Concurrent Causes of Action in the Rome I And II Regulations
Czepelak, Marcin
Journal of Private International Law (ISSN: 1744-1048); Volume 7, No. 2, pp. 393-410(18); August 2011

Promoting Uniformity: A Comparative Review of J Honnold and H Flechtner, Uniform Law For International Sales under the 1980 United Nations Convention and P Schlechtriem and I Schwenzer, Commentary on the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods
Wilson, Therese
Journal of Private International Law (ISSN: 1744-1048); Volume 7, No. 2, pp. 411-422(12); August 2011

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Insertia has just recently launched the International Journal of Procedural Law.  The International Journal of Procedural Law offers an international platform for research in the field of procedural law. With links to all continents, the Journal is well-placed to be a place of exchange of ideas and views between academic scholars and practitioners in the field of procedural law from both European, Asian and (Latin) American universities and research institutes.  Link: http://www.intersentia.com/Magazine.aspx?magazineId=PUB10131

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International Law Reporter

Jacob Katz Cogan

Polish Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 30, 2010)

Czech Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 2, 2011)

Stockholm International Arbitration Review (Vol. 2009, no. 2)

Brooklyn Journal of International Law (Vol. 36, no. 3, 2011)

Melbourne Journal of International Law (Vol. 12, no. 1, June 2011)

International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics (Vol. 11, no. 3, September 2011)

International Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 15, no. 6, 2011)

Annuaire français de relations internationales (Vol. 12, 2011)

Revue belge de droit international (Vol. 43, no. 1, 2010)

International & Comparative Law Quarterly (Vol. 60, no. 3, July 2011)

Diritti umani e diritto internazionale (Vol. 5, no. 2, 2011)

Internationales Handelsrecht (2011, no. 4)

Journal of World Investment & Trade (Vol. 12, no. 4, August 2011)

Perspectives on Federalism (Vol. 3, no. 1, 2011)


IV. Cases and Dispute Settlement

Prosecutor v. Uwinkindi (June 28, 2011), Referral Chamber Decision, International Criminal Tribunal for Rawanda (posted 16th August 2011)

Alyne da Silva Pimentel v. Brazil (Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women)(access to timely, non-discriminatory, and appropriate maternal health services).

UNFCCC Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, Withdrawal by Croatia of its appeal against a final decision of the enforcement branch of the Compliance Committee, U.N. Doc. FCCC/KP/CMP/2011/2 (16 August 2011)

Statement of Judge Antonio Cassese, President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (posted 16th August 2011)

A. OXFORD REPORTS ON INTERNATIONAL LAW

Anani v Canada, Admissibility, CCPR/C/94/D/1766/2007; IHRL 130 (UNHRC 2008) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): International courts and tribunals, admissibility of claims

Tomašić and ors v Croatia, Merits and just satisfaction, App no 46598/06; IHRL 3613 (ECHR 2009) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, right to life

Guiso-Gallisay and ors v Italy, Just satisfaction, App no 58858/00; IHRL 3612 (ECHR 2009) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Compensation – Damages – ECtHR (European Court of Human Rights) – Expropriation – Human rights, right to property

Sobhraj v Nepal, Merits, UN Doc CCPR/C/99/D/1870/2009; IHRL 126 (UNHRC 2010) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Detention – Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment – Human rights, presumption of innocence – Human rights, right to fair trial – Human rights, rights of persons deprived of their liberty – Nullum crimen sine lege – Retroactivity

Singh Bhullar v Canada, Admissibility, UN Doc CCPR/C/88/D/982/2001; IHRL 1565 (UNHRC 2006) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Exhaustion of local remedies

Kudeshkina v Russian Federation, Merits and just satisfaction, App no 29492/05; IHRL 3610 (ECHR 2009) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, freedom of expression

Rantsev v Cyprus and Russia, Merits and just satisfaction, App no 25965/04; IHRL 3632 (ECHR 2010) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Duty to investigate – Human rights, freedom from slavery or forced labour – Human rights, right to effective remedy – Human trafficking

Liberty and ors v United Kingdom, Merits and just satisfaction, App no 58243/00; IHRL 101 (ECHR 2008) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, right to effective remedy – Human rights, right to privacy

Prosecutor v Taylor, Decision on motion for disclosure of evidence underlying prejudicial statements made by the Chief Prosecutor, Mr Stephen Rapp, to the media, Case no SCSL-03-1-T; ICL 650 (SCSL 2009) Subject(s): International criminal law Keyword(s): Evidence – Human rights, presumption of innocence – Human rights, right to fair trial – International criminal law, procedure – International humanitarian law, war crimes—pillage

Prosecutor v Akayesu, Decision by the Tribunal on its request to the Prosecutor to submit the written witness statements, Case no ICTR-96-4-T; ICL 126 (ICTR 1997) Subject(s): International criminal law Keyword(s): International criminal law, procedure – International criminal law, witnesses

Prosecutor v Sesay, Written reasons for decision on application of third accused to dispense with the mandate of court appointed counsel, Mr Andreas O’Shea, Case no SCSL-04-15-T; ICL 666 (SCSL 2007) Subject(s): International criminal law Keyword(s): International criminal law, procedure

B. Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Case No. 12.361, Gretel Artavia Murillo et al. (In Vitro Fertilization), Costa Rica (IACHR Takes case involving Costa Rica to Inter-American Court)

Press Release 93/11: IACHR Takes Case Involving Ecuador to Inter-American Court

Press Release 92/11: IACHR Publishes Report on Case Jessica Lenahan of the United States

C. World Trade Organization

Philippines – Taxes on distilled spirits (DS396 and DS403)(the WTO, on 15 August 2011, issued the report of the panel that had examined complaints by the European Union and the United States)

EU files dispute against Canada (11 August 2011)

D. European Court of Human Rights

(from European Court of Human Rights News)

Case Sofiran v. France (63684/09) police refused to follow judge orders to expel strikers : communicated

E. Global Legal Monitor (Library of Congress)

French Polynesia: New Law on the Functioning of Governing Institutions

Russian Federation: Government Takes Measures Against Extremism

South Africa: Protection of Information Bill Controversial

Vietnam: State Companies to Limit Their Investments in Some Businesses

Zambia: High Court in Lusaka Throws Out Case Questioning Citizenship of Incumbent President

Italy: Burqa Ban Provision Approved by Parliamentary Committee

European Union: Implementation of Judgments Issued by European Court of Human Rights

Mexico: Constitutional Reforms on Expulsion of Foreigners

Egypt: Proceedings in Mubarak Trial Televised Live

Taiwan: New Minimum Wage Proposed

Russian Federation: Foreign Donations to Russian NGOs Are Exempt from Taxation

Colombia / United States: Free Trade Agreement and Labor Issues

Council of Europe: Human Rights Commissioner Criticizes Banning of Burqas

Israel: Defamation of IDF Soldiers as a Group Not a Ground for Civil Action

Israel: Family Court: Adultery May Constitute Ground for Compensation

Syria: Bill Proposed to Allow New Political Parties

Italy: Prosecutors Investigate Quake Damage with a View to Charges

Mauritania: Jailed Editor Pardoned

Niger: News Group Director Arrested

United Kingdom: Operation of the Defence Advisory Notice

Rwanda / United Kingdom: Extradition Disallowed by British Court

Canada: Regulations Requiring Inspections of International Bridges

Singapore: Human Organ Transplant Act Amended

Nepal: Draft Amendment to Human Organ Transplant Act Broadens Scope of Donors

China: Executive Pay Limits for State-Owned Financial Institutions

Taiwan: Two International Human Rights Covenants Ratified

F. US Congressional Research Service

Pakistan-U.S. Relations: A Summary

Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses

Ukraine: Current Issues and U.S. Policy

Haiti’s National Elections: Issues and Concerns

Panama: Political and Economic Conditions and U.S. Relations

Afghanistan: Post-Taliban Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy

Afghanistan: Politics, Elections, and Government Performance

Yemen: Background and U.S. Relations

Côte d’Ivoire Post-Gbagbo: Crisis Recovery

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria: U.S. Contributions and Issues for Congress

Iran Sanctions

Morocco: Current Issues

U.S. Foreign Aid to the Palestinians

Sudan: The Crisis in Darfur and Status of the North-South Peace Agreement

Syria: Issues for the 112th Congress and Background on U.S. Sanctions

Afghanistan: Post-Taliban Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy

Libya: Unrest and U.S. Policy

Pakistan: U.S. Foreign Assistance

Yemen: Background and U.S. Relations

Kenya: Current Conditions and the Challenges Ahead

Southwest Border Violence: Issues in Identifying and Measuring Spillover Violence

Mexico: Issues for Congress

Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses

Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy

 

V. Blogs/reviews/comment (select items)

AlertNet Blogs

Unholy brew’ of climate change threatens security (16 Aug 2011)

Don’t forget Djibouti in Horn of Africa crisis – report (16 Aug 2011)

Where is a woman’s place? (15 Aug 2011)

A billion-dollar question: How much will it take to protect trees? (15 Aug 2011)

USAID takes on the blurry line between development and democracy (13 Aug 2011)

Aid reform is like bowling. It’s all in the follow-through (12 Aug 2011)

Piracy hinders aid delivery to Somalia (12 Aug 2011)

After Decades Of Struggle, Domestic Worker Rights Get International Protection (12 Aug 2011)

Number-crunching the world population and resource shortages by Rebekah Curtis (12 Aug 2011)

 

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Web Edition

Leaving its comfort zone: Japan’s special role in creating a world free of nuclear weapons by Masako Toki (Aug 17, 2011)

 

Carnegie Council

AMRO and the IMF: The Need for Global Economic Governance Reform by Mladen Joksic and Karthik Nachiappan (August 11, 2011)

 

Citizen Pilgrimage (Richard Falk)

The Afghanistan War in the Mirror of the Tet Offensive: When ‘Defeat’ Became ‘Victory’ by Richard Falk (Aug 15, 2011)

 

Climate Progress

Shell Continues Leaking Oil in the North Sea, Coast Guard Still has “No Plan if Something Goes Wrong” in Arctic by Stephen Lacey (Aug 16, 2011)

After North Sea Oil Spill, Shell Prepares to Drill in Arctic Where There is ‘No Infrastructure’ for Clean-Up by Stephen Lacey (Aug 15, 2011)

Global News: China to Double Solar Capacity by Year End; Nigeria to Continue Pumping Oil Despite Damning UNEP Report by Energy Interns (Aug 15, 2011)

Wallace Broecker’s Remarkable 1975 Global Warming Prediction by Climate Guest Blogger (Aug 12, 2011)

Arctic Ice Thinning 4 Times Faster Than Predicted by IPCC Models, Semi-Stunning M.I.T. Study Finds by Joe Romm (Aug 12, 2011)

 

Council on Foreign Relations

A Bid to Boost U.S.-China Relations (Aug 17, 2011)

Cranking up Pressure on Syria (Aug 16, 2011)

The EU’s Political Integration Dilemma (Aug 15, 2011)

How New Atrocity-Prevention Steps Can Work (Aug 15, 2011)

Stabilizing Karachi (Aug 15, 2011)

The Diplomat: Why US Needs its Liberal Empire (Aug 15, 2011)

Post-Qaddafi Instability in Libya (Aug 11, 2011)

China’s Energy Future: An Introductory Comment (Aug 11, 2011)

WHO Global Strategy for Women and Children’s Health (Aug 11, 2011)

Al-Shabaab and Somalia’s Spreading Famine (Aug 11, 2011)

WHO Action Plan for the Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases, 2008-2013 (Aug 10, 2011)

Cairo Declaration on Population and Development (Aug 10, 2011)

The Afghan Mission (Aug 10, 2011)

China’s Growing Water Crisis (Aug 10, 2011)

 

Daniel W. Drezner (Foreign Policy)

Yes, Anne-Marie, there is a subtle realist (Aug 15, 2011)

 

Earth Rights International

Fighting intensifies around oil and gas pipelines construction in Burma by Naing Htoo (Aug 15, 2011)

Don’t Discount Delaware: Can the First State be a Forum for Transnational Corporate Liability Cases? by Misty Seemans (Aug 11, 2011)

 

East Asia Forum

New Common Strategic Objectives for the US-Japan alliance: Continuing quiet transformation by Ryo Sahashi (Aug 18, 2011)

South Korea and Japan: Disputes over the Dokdo/Takeshima islands by Danielle Chubb (Aug 17, 2011)

ASEAN’s talk shop function and US engagement by Takashi Terada (Aug 11, 2011)

A time for change: The US Alliance and Australian foreign policy by James Ingram (Aug 11, 2011)

 

ECHR Blog

New Edition of Taking a Case to the European Court of Human Rights by Antoine Buyse (Aug 15, 2011)

 

EJIL: Talk!

Greek Rescue – Act II by Michael Waibel (Aug 12, 2011)

Darryl Robinson on Self-Referrals: Is the International Criminal Court Really a Court of Last Resort? by Dapo Akande (Aug 10, 2011)


Environment Forum

Jeffrey Jones, Seeking answers on oil sands crude corrosion, Environment Forum (August 12, 2011)

 

European Court of Human Rights News

Police department in Bordeaux refused to comply with judge order to release detainee awaiting deportation to Italy(Aug 16, 2011)

 

FCO Bloggers (UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office)

The Korean Low Carbon Experience (Aug 16, 2011)

This week on the Foreign Office Global Conversations blog (Aug 13, 2011)

 

Foreign Affairs

The Sons of Brixton Matthias Matthijs (Aug 11, 2011)

Penniless Palestine Hussein Ibish (Aug 11, 2011)

 

Foreign Policy

The Fault Lines of Failed States – By Jeffrey Herbst and Greg Mills by JEFFREY HERBST, GREG MILLS (Aug 15, 2011)

Micromultinationals Will Run the World – By Hal Varian by HAL VARIAN (Aug 15, 2011)

The South China Sea Is the Future of Conflict – By Robert D. Kaplan by ROBERT D. KAPLAN (Aug 15, 2011)

Get Ready for the Democratization of Destruction – By Andrew Krepinevich by ANDREW KREPINEVICH (Aug 15, 2011)

The Shape of the Global Economy Will Fundamentally Change – By Mohamed El-Erian by MOHAMED EL-ERIAN (Aug 15, 2011)

Problems Will Be Global — And Solutions Will Be, Too – By Anne-Marie Slaughter by ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER (Aug 15, 2011)

Inequality and its Discontents Branko Milanovic (August 12, 2011)

Interventionism Run Amok – By Celeste Ward Gventer

Riot of Opportunity – By Philip Walker

Cairo’s Revolutionaries Change Tactics – By Max Strasser

 

Foreign Policy Association

Violence Against Women – Hindering Development Worldwide by Cate Mackenzie (Aug 15, 2011)

Judging Success in the “War on Terror” by Tim LaRocco (Aug 15, 2011)

Protests Sweeping the Middle East and North Africa Finally Reach Israel by Rob Lattin (Aug 12, 2011)

The use of rape warfare fades from headlines, but not the battlefields by Cassandra Clifford (Aug 10, 2011)

China’s Response to the Downgrade of America’s Credit Rating should be to Diversify and not Just Criticize by Nasos Mihalakas (Aug 10, 2011)

Uncomfortable Questions from Somalia by Julia Robinson (Aug 10, 2011)

China’s View of America and Europe’s Debt and Their Efforts To Get It Under Control by Patrick Frost (Aug 10, 2011)

 

Forest Peoples Blog

Curbing deforestation requires economic incentives, government cooperation with local people by RECOFTC (Aug 11, 2011)

 

Green (NYTimes)

Marshall Islands Denies Culpability in Gulf Spill by By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON (Aug 17, 2011)

Film on Climate Refugees Strikes a Chord by By DOROTHY SPEARS (Aug 12, 2011)

 

IISD

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Linkages Netley-Libau Nutrient-Bioenergy Project Video (August 16 2011)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Linkages An investigation into triple bottom line performance of micro and small social and environmental enterprises in developing countries: Establishing a baseline for a longitudinal study (August 11 2011)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Linkages Taking credit where it’s not due (Posted August 11 2011)

 

In Custodia Legis

Roman Law in Ruins: Re-discovering the Paul Krueger Archive by Kurt Carroll (Aug 16, 2011)

Water Rights at Star Island by Andrew Weber (Aug 11, 2011)

 

International Criminal Law Bureau

STL Indictment Unsealed by Deirdre Montgomery (Aug 17, 2011)

ICC: Mbarushimana Confirmation of Charges hearing postponed by Deirdre Montgomery (Aug 17, 2011)

ICC: Confirmation of Charges hearing this week in Mbarushimana Case by Deirdre Montgomery (Aug 15, 2011)

 

International Economic Law and Policy (Simon Lester)

The International Economic Law of “Seasteading” (Aug 16, 2011)

 

International Law Observer

Ramush Haradinaj’s Retrial: Is the ICTY Favoring the Prosecution at the Expense of Justice?  by Roland Gjoni (Aug 10, 2011)

 

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

WTO Dispute Settlement News (Aug 17, 2011)

Serbia Seeks Relief Upon US Failure to Give Consular Notification(Aug 16, 2011)

US Imposes Additional Sanctions Against Belarusian Entities (Aug 12, 2011)

US Court Orders Sprint to Pay Monies Owed to Iran to Victims Instead

(Aug 11, 2011)

UN Secretary Ban Ki Moon Calls on Academics for Help (Aug 11, 2011)

 

IntLawGrrls

Organized crime & the Americas by Diane Marie Amann (Aug 17, 2011)

Ivory Coast and the ICC by Beth Van Schaack (Aug 16, 2011)

ICTY appeal & U.S.suit review Operation Storm by Beth Van Schaack (Aug 13, 2011)

And now Syria? by Diane Marie Amann (Aug 10, 2011)

 

Invisible College Blog

“Pinochet No. 4”? Immunity ratione materiae returns to the High Court by Tobias Thienel (Aug 10, 2011)

 

Jurist – Hotline Buzz

Dismantling Migron: The First Step in Meeting International Obligations by Jessica Montell (Aug 16, 2011)

Facebook Facial Recognition Violates European Privacy Lawsby Patricia Rogosch (Aug 16, 2011)

 

Justice in Conflict (Mark Kersten)

The (in)Justice of Famine: Is al-Shabaab guilty of a Crime Against Humanity? (August 15, 2011)

Justice in Syria: Underground Funding of the ICC (Aug 11, 2011)

 

Lawfare

Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff between Privacy and Security by The Book Review Editor (Aug 17, 2011)

United States v. Mahamud Said Omar: An Important New Al-Shabaab Case in Federal Court by Robert Chesney (Aug 15, 2011)

Today’s Headlines and Commentary by Raffaela Wakeman (Aug 15, 2011)

Detention at Sea: Is a 90-Day Limit Required by Law, or Is It Just Good Policy? by Robert Chesney (Aug 13, 2011)

Military Commissions, Military Detention, and Our Hezbollah Prisoner in Iraq by Robert Chesney (Aug 12, 2011)

Civilian Deaths from Drone Strikes by Benjamin Wittes (Aug 12, 2011)

Today’s Headlines and Commentary by Raffaela Wakeman (Aug 12, 2011)

What is the Government’s Strategy for the Cyber-exploitation Threat? by Jack Goldsmith (Aug 11, 2011)

 

Legal Planet

Is USTR Trying to Increase China’s Carbon Emissions? by Jonathan Zasloff (Aug 16, 2011)

 

Making Waves (Greenpeace)

Saving Europe’s oceans (Aug 11, 2011)

 

NRDC Switchboard

PolitiFact: There’s no dispute global warming is caused by humans – and claims to the contrary are simply false by Bob Keefe (Aug 16, 2011)

Race to Rio: 2012 Earth Summit News, August 12, 2011 by Jacob Scherr (Aug 12, 2011)

News from the Deep by David Newman (Aug 11, 2011)

 

Opinio Juris

An Exile for Peace Deal for Gadaffi? by Michael Scharf (Aug 17, 2011)

The “Costs” of Accountability in War by John Dehn (Aug 16, 2011)

 

Peace Palace Library

AUDIOVISUAL LIBRARY of INTERNATIONAL LAW (AVL) and the PEACE PALACE LIBRARY (PPL) by Ingrid (10 Aug 2011)

 

PhD Studies in Human Rights (William A. Schabas)

Ruling on Maternal Health Care by Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (17 Aug 2011)

London Riots: Were they Crimes Against Humanity? (15 Aug 2011)

 

Spreding the Jam (Dov Jacobs)

Chutzpah at the ICTY: OTP motion to severe Mladic Indictment (Aug 17, 2011)

 

UK Human Rights Blog

Are human rights to blame for the riots?by Adam Wagner (Aug 16, 2011)

It’s (nearly) all about the riots – The Human Rights Roundup by Graeme Hall (Aug 15, 2011)

The English riots by Adam Wagner (August 10, 2011)

 

United Nations Dispatch

Chemical Weapons, Looting a Church and Forced Displacement — Details Emerge of Ethnic Cleansing Campaign in Sudan by Mark Leon Goldberg (Aug 15, 2011)

Who’s Giving to East Africa–(And Who’s Not)? by Alanna Shaikh (Aug 15, 2011)

Today in Famine  by Mark Leon Goldberg (Aug 12, 2011)

Syria nearing the international tipping point – expect Security Council action soon By Mark Leon Goldberg (10 August 2011)

Today in famine: Jill Biden leads American visit to region By Mark Leon Goldberg (8 August 2011)

 

United Nations Foundation

Why is the U.S. waging war on women raped in war? By Kristina Kallas (15 August 2011)

Of rights and resilience: why women’s rights are key to thriving in the age of the “Black Swan” By Laurie Mazur (11 August 2011)

 

UN Gender Equality News Feed

International Youth Day celebrates girls (13 Aug 2011)

Kenya/Somali Refugees (13 Aug 2011)

Indigenous women of Nepal seek rights (13 Aug 2011)

Closing the gender gap is critical for MDG achievement in Asia-Pacific (11 Aug 2011)

 

What’s In Blue

Tomorrow’s Council Briefing on Syria (Aug 17, 2011)

Briefing on the UN Office on Central Africa (Aug 16, 2011)

Council Peacekeeping Debate Preparations (Aug 12, 2011)

Negotiations on a South Kordofan Press Statement (Aug 10, 2011)

 

Yale Environment360

Nations Set Heat Records As Summer Temperatures Scorched Asia (Aug 17, 2011)

Water Risk Mapping Project Attracts Major Global Companies (Aug 17, 2011)

U.S. Carbon Capture Projects Selected for Further Development (Aug 16, 2011)

Rising Food Costs Compounding East African Famine, World Bank Says (Aug 16, 2011)

Map Documents Stresses Facing the World’s Coral Reefs (Aug 12, 2011)

 

VI. Gray Literature (select items)

Christiana Figueres, The Road to Durban: The State of Play of the Climate Negotiations, Climate Change & Policy Practice (Aug 16, 2011)

Arms Control Association, Strengthening U.S. National Security Through the Global Arms Trade Treaty (Aug 12, 2011)

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Better Protected? Stabilisation Strategies and the Protection of Civilians (August 2011)

Alexandra DE HOOP SCHEFFER, Le régime change. De Georges W. Bush à Barack Obama,

Actuelles de l’Ifri (10 août 2011)

Human Rights Watch, You Don’t Know Who to Blame: War Crimes in Somalia (published, 14 August, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 16 August, 2011)

Zunia, Australia and Malaysia sign groundbreaking refugee transfer deal(posted, 16 August, 2011)

Reliefweb international, Displacement in Libya: Humanitarian Priorities (published. 15 August, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 16 August, 2011)

Amnesty International, The Time for Justice is Now: New Strategy Needed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (published, August 2011) (posted on Zunia, 16 August, 2011)

Human Rights Office of the High commissioner for Human Rights, 2010 Report on Human Rights in Iraq (published, January 2011) (posted on Zunia, 16 August, 2011)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Linkages, Sixty-first Meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Standing Committee: Highlights for Tuesday 16 August 2011  (posted, 16 August, 2011)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Biodiversity Policy and Practice, Parties to Tehran Convention Agree to Preventive Action on Oil Pollution  (posted, 15 August 2011)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Linkages, Sixty-first Meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Standing Committee: Highlights for Monday, 15 August 2011 (posted, 15 August, 2011)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Biodiversity Policy & Practice, UN Secretary-General Circulates Note on Implementation of Rio Conventions (posted, 10 August, 2011)

United Nations, RIO+20: United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (posted on Zunia, 12 August, 2011)

Zunia, Gold Mining Fuels Conflict in Eastern DRC (posted, 11 August, 2011)

Inmaculada Barcia, Urgent Responses for Women Human Rights Defenders at Risk: Mapping and Preliminary Assessment, Association For Women’s Rights in Development, (published, June 2011)  (posted on Zunia, 11 August, 2011)

International Crisis Group, Macedonia: Ten Years after the Conflict  (published, 11 August 2011) (posted on Zunia, 11 August, 2011)

Amnesty International, Sacrificing Rights in the name of Development: Indigenous peoples under threat in the Americas (Published, August 2011) (posted, 11 August, 2011)

Noah Coburn, The Politics of Dispute Resolution and Continued Instability in Afghanistan, United States Institute of Peace (published, August 2011) (posted on Zunia, 10 August, 2011)

International Harm Reduction Association, Overview: Human Rights and Drug Control Policy (posted on Zunia, 10 August, 2011)

Human Rights Watch, Harsh War, Harsh Peace (published, 19 April, 2010) (posted on Zunia, 10 August, 2011)

Rebecca E. Engel and Luiz F. Vieira, International Contributions to State-building in Timore-Lestle: The Undermining of State Legitimacy?, Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (published, August 2011) (posted on Zunia, 10 August, 2011)

Damon Barrett, Children of the Drug War: Perspective on the Impact of Drug Policies on Young People (published 2011) (posted on Zunia, 10 August, 2011)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Biodiversity Policy & Practice, UN Marks 2011 International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (posted, 9 August 2011)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Climate Change Policy & Practice Ozone OEWG 31 Considers HFC Phase-Down Proposal (posted, 8 August, 2011)

Laura Carlsen, The Audacity of Free Trade Agreements, Americas Program (July 14, 2011)

UNEP, Food and Ecological Security: Identifying Synergy and Trade-Offs (June 2011)

UN-REDD Programme and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, A Draft Framework for Sharing Approaches for Better Multi-Stakeholder Participation Practices

UN-REDD Programme and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, REDD+ Benefit Sharing: A Comparative Assessment of Three National Policy Approaches

UN-REDD Programme and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, A Review of Three REDD+ Safeguard Initiatives

Tim Josling, Global Food Stamps: An Idea Worth Considering? ICTSD (10 August 2011)

VII. Podcasts/Videos

C-SPAN

Eisenhower’s “Military Industrial Complex” Speech from C-SPAN Recent Events (Aug 13, 2011)

History Bookshelf: The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam, C-SPAN Recent Events (Aug 13, 2011)

Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Remarks on the Economy and Public Policy (11 August 2011)

US Institute of Peace Discussion on Afghanistan Operations (11 August 2011)

State Department Press Briefing (11 August 2011)

Top Commander in Afghanistan Holds News Conference (10 August 2011)

IPS Inter Press Service

Malawians worry about lack of local elections

(Podcast) (16 August 2011)

Third SADC gender barometer shows progress

(Podcast) (16 August 2011)

VIII. Documents/Negotiations/Practice

Journal of the United Nations

JOURNAL NO.2011/158

Publication Date: Wednesday, 17 August 2011
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JOURNAL NO.2011/157

Publication Date: Tuesday, 16 August 2011
[ English (211K) | French (207K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2011/156

Publication Date: Saturday, 13 August 2011
[ English (208K) | French (218K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2011/155

Publication Date: Friday, 12 August 2011
[ English (205K) | French (213K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2011/154

Publication Date: Thursday, 11 August 2011
[ English (210K) | French (223K) ]

International Law Commission

International Law Commission, Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-third session, Rapporteur: Mr. A. Rohan Perera, Chapter III Specific issues on which comments would be of particular interest to the Commission, U.N. Doc. A/CN.4/L/782 (8 August 2011)

International Law Commission, Draft report on the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-third session, Rapporteur: Mr. A. Rohan Perera, Chapter XI Treaties over time, Preliminary conclusions by the Chairman of the Study Group, reformulated in the light of the discussions in the Study Group U.N. Doc. A/CN.4/L/790/Add.1 (8 August 2011)

International Law Commission, Sixty-third session Geneva, 26 April–3 June and 4 July–12 August 2011, Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-third session, Rapporteur: Mr. A. Rohan Perera, Chapter I Introduction, U.N. Doc. A/CN.4/L/780 (5 August 2011)

International Law Commission, Draft report of the International Law Commission on thework of its sixty-third session, Rapporteur: Mr. A. Rohan Perera, Chapter XII The Most-Favoured-Nation clause, U.N. Doc. A/CN.4/L/791 (5 August 2011)

International Law Commission, Draft report on the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-third session, Rapporteur: Mr. A. Rohan Perera, Chapter XI Treaties over time, U.N. Doc. A/CN.4/L/790 (4 August 2011)

International Law Commission, Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-third session, Rapporteur: Mr. A. Rohan Perera, Chapter IV Reservations to treaties, U.N. Doc. A/CN.4/L/783/Add.8 (4 August 2011)

International Law Commission, Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-third session, Rapporteur: Mr. A. Rohan Perera, Chapter II Summary of the work of the Commission at its sixty-third session, U.N. Doc. A/CN.4/L/781 (4 August 2011)

Commission du droit international, Project de rapport du Groupe de planification, U.N. Doc. A/CN.4/L.796 (4 August 2011).

International Law Commission, Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-third session, Rapporteur: Mr. A. Rohan Perera, Chapter VII Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction, U.N. Doc. A/CN.4/L/786/Add.1 (2 August 2011)

International Law Commission, Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-third session Rapporteur: Mr. A. Rohan Perera, Chapter X The obligation to extradite or prosecute (aut dedere aut judicare), U.N. Doc. A/CN.4/L/789 (29 July 2011)

Security Council, Report of the Office of the Ombudsperson pursuant to Security Council resolution 1989 (2011) [al-Qaida and Taliban Delisting Requests], U.N. Doc. S/2011/447 (22 July 2011)

International Law Commission, Draft report of the International Law Commission on thework of its sixty-third session, Reservations to treaties, 3. Permissibility of reservations and interpretative declarations, U.N. Doc. A/CN.4/L/783/Add.5 (24 June 2011)

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Forty-fourth session, Summary record of the 934th meeting

A/CN.9/SR.925

UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW, 44TH SESSION : SUMMARY RECORD OF THE 925TH MEETING, 27 JUNE 2011, AT 10 A.M.
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A/CN.9/SR.926

UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW, 44TH SESSION : SUMMARY RECORD OF THE 926TH MEETING, 27 JUNE 2011, AT 2 P.M.
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4:24 AM (48 minutes ago)

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General

American Society of International Law, International Law in Brief (August 16, 2011)

UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Implementation, Draft decisions forwarded for adoption by the Conference of the Parties and by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the

Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, U.N. Doc. FCCC/SBI/2011/7/Add.1 (12 August 2011)

UNFCCC, Submissions to the Transitional Committee for the design of the Green Climate Fund (released online 12 August 2011)

General Assembly, Sustainable Mountain Development, Report of the Secretary-General, U.N. Doc. A/66 … Advanced Unedited Copy (11 August 2011)

General Assembly, Implementation of United Nations environmental conventions, Note by the Secretary-General, U.N. Doc. A/66 … Advanced Unedited Copy (10 August 2011)

General Assembly, Implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development Report of the Secretary-General, U.N. Doc. A/66 … Advanced Unedited Copy (9 August 2011)

General Assembly, Agriculture Development and Food Security: progress on the implementation of the outcome of the World Summit on Food Security, Report of the Secretary-General, U.N. Doc. A/66 … Advanced Unedited Copy (8 August 2011)

General Assembly, Science and technology for development, Report of the Secretary-General, U.N. Doc. A/66/208 (28 July 2011)

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Situation of Human Rights in Sudan, Thirteenth Periodic Report on the Situation of Human Rights in the Sudan, Preliminary Report on Violations of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Southern Kordofan from 5 to 30 June 2011 (posted 16th August 2011)

2010 Report on Human Rights in Iraq, UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) (posted 8th August 2011)

Conference of the Parties to the Convention to Combat Desertification, The Global Mechanism case before the International Court of Justice, U.N. Doc. ICCD/COP(10)/INF.3 (11 August 2011).

UN Security Council, 6599th Meeting – Briefing on the situation in Somalia, U.N. Doc. S/PV.6599 (10 August 2011).

Economic Commission for Europe, Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters: Synthesis report on the status of implementation of the Convention, U.N. Doc. ECE/MP.PP/2011/7 (8 August 2011).

Conseil économique et social, Compte rendu analytique provisoire de la 49e séance, U.N. Doc. E/2011/SR.49 (8 August 2011).

UN Security Council, Letter dated 4 August 2011 from the Permanent Representative of Eritrea to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council [Remarks on the report of the Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea], U.N. Doc. S/2011/494 (5 August 2011).

Framework Convention on Climate Change, 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).

UN Security Council, Twenty-third progress report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Mission in Liberia, U.N. Doc. S/2011/497 (1 August 2011).

UN General Assemby, Science and technology for development: Report of the Secretary General, U.N. Doc. A/66/208 (28 July 2011).

UN General Assembly, Information on confidence-building measures in the field of conventional arms: Report of the Secretary-General, U.N. Doc. A/66/176 (25 July 2011).

UN Security Council, Letter dated 21 July 2011 from the Ombudsperson addressed to the President of the Security Council [Concerning the activities of the Office of the Ombudsperson in the six months since the previous report], U.N. Doc. S/2011/447 (22 July 2011).

UN General Assembly, Report of the World Health Organisation entitled “Consolidating gains and accelerating efforts to control and eliminate malaria in developing countries, particularly in Africa, by 2015”, U.N. Doc. A/66/169 (21 July 2011).

UN General Assembly, External debt sustainability and development: Report of the Secretary-General, U.N. Doc. A/66/164 (20 July 2011).

UN General Assembly, Interim report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, U.N. Doc. A/66/156 (18 July 2011).

Margaret Sekaggya, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, Commentary to the Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (posted 3rd August 2011)

UNFCCC, Report of the subsidiary body for implementation on its thirty-fourth session held in Bonn from 6 to 17 June 2011. U.N Doc FCCC/SBI/2011/7

UNFCCC, Report of the subsidiary body for implementation on its thirty-fourth session held in Bonn from 6 to 17 June 2011. Addendum. U.N Doc FCCC/SBI/2011/7/Add.1

11th Meeting of the The Joint Liaison Group (JLG) of the three Rio Conventions (April 11, 2011)

UN General Assembly, Report of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, U.N. Doc. A/66/46 (20 June 2011).

Economic Commission for Europe – Executive Body for the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution, Options for revising the 1999 Gothenburg Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone, U.N. Doc. ECE/EB.AIR/WG.5/2011/7 (17 June 2011).

Economic Commission for Europe – Executive Body for the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution, Options for revising the annexes to the Gothenburg Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone – Draft revised annex IV, U.N. Doc. ECE/EB.AIR/WG.5/2011/9 (17 June 2011).

Economic Commission for Europe – Executive Body for the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution, Options for revising the annexes to the Gothenburg Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone – Draft revised annex V, U.N. Doc. ECE/EB.AIR/WG.5/2011/7 (17 June 2011).

Economic Commission for Europe – Executive Body for the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution, Options for revising the annexes to the Gothenburg Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone – Draft revised annex XI, U.N. Doc. ECE/EB.AIR/WG.5/2011/15 (17 June 2011).

Economic Commission for Europe, Seventh “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference: Europe’s environment – An Assessment of Assessments: Summary, U.N. Doc. ECR/ASTANA.CONF/2011/8 (11 July 2011).

Economic Commission for Europe, Seventh “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference: Astana Water Action, U.N. Doc. ECE/ASTANA.CONF/2011/5 (8 July 2011).

Economic Commission for Europe – Executive Body for the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution, Options for revising the annexes to the Gothenburg Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone: annex IX – Report by the co-Chairs of the Task Force on Reactive Nitrogen, U.N. Doc. ECE/EB.AIR/WG.5/2011/16 (30 June 2011).

Economic Commission for Europe – Executive Body for the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution, Options for revising the annexes to the Gothenburg Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone – Techno-economic issues, U.N. Doc. ECE/EB.AIR/WG.5/2011/17 (30 June 2011).

Economic Commission for Europe – Executive Body for the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution, Options for revising the annexes to the Gothenburg Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone – Draft revised annex VI, U.N. Doc. ECE/EB.AIR/WG.5/2011/11 (29 June 2011).

IX. Press Releases/Newsletters (select items)

PILPG, War Crimes Prosecution Watch (Aug 15, 2011)

ABA International Human Rights e-Brief, 15 Aug 2011 / Issue No. 460

United Nations Forum on Forests, Regional Voices (Issue 1, Aug 2011)

Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Lebanese authorities report to the STL (9 Aug 2011)

Centre for People and Forests, People and Forests E-News (August 2011)

UNHCR

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, The way to San José: A review of the implementation of UNHCR’s urban refugee policy in Costa Rica, August 2011, PDES/2011/08

http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e4b72092.html

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, No place to stay: A review of the implementation of UNHCR’s urban refugee policy in Bulgaria, 5 May 2011, PDES/2011/04 http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e4b74892.html

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Cash in hand: Urban refugees, the right to work UNHCR’s advocacy activities, 5 May 2011, PDES/2011/05 http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e4b75ed2.html

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Lives in limbo: A review of the implementation of UNHCR’s urban refugee policy in Tajikistan, May 2011, PDES/2011/03 http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e4b78c32.html

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Crisis in Central Asia: Lessons learned from UNHCR’s response to the 2010 emergency in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan , March 2011, PDES/2011/02, http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e4b7a872.html

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, An Independent Impact Evaluation of UNHCR’s Community Based Reintegration Programme in Southern Sudan, March 2011 http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e4b7b312.html

UNHCR addresses ‘alarming’ level of child mortality in Ethiopian camp

News Stories (16 August 2011)

Hundreds of new arrivals in Italy from Libya and Tunisia

Briefing Notes from speech by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards (16 August 2011)

Sharp rise in mortality seen at refugee camp in southeast Ethiopia

Briefing Notes from speech by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards (16 August 2011)

Horn of Africa crisis – humanitarian update

Briefing Notes from speech by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards (12 August 2011)

UNHCR readies for transfer of Somali refugees to new camp areas

News Stories (12 August 2011)

UNHCR helps secure health insurance for all registered refugees in Iran

News Stories (11 August 2011)

Helping the most vulnerable in Dadaab

News Stories (10 August 2011)

United Nations Environment Programme

Efforts strengthened to protect the Caspian Sea from oil spills

News Stories (15 August 2011)

Horn of Africa drought needs long term solutions

Press Release (8 August 2011)

X. Media (select sources/select items)

A. News Aggregators

B. International News Sources

C. A Selection of Stories

Berlin Wall, 1961-1989, R.I.P by Erik Kirschbaum, Reuters Global News Journal (Aug 13, 2011)

Catherine Dunn, Aid to Somalia Fraught with Legal Uncertainty and Bureaucratic Tangles, Corporate Counsel (August 12, 2011)

UN News Service

17 August

UN-backed tribunal unseals full indictment against accused in Hariri murder case

As concern rises about Syrian violence, UN relocates non-essential staff

Humanity’s noisy impact on marine animals to be focus of UN-backed meeting

New UN guidebook aims to improve psychological support for disaster victims

16 August

With UN help, Côte d’Ivoire takes further step towards rule of law by reopening prison

UN condemns Israel’s housing plans in occupied Palestinian territory

After deadly landslide in Uganda, UN aid agency brings relief to survivors

UN mission to remote area of Darfur finds thousands in need of aid

UN-backed meeting seeks to clamp down on poaching of elephants, rhinos

UN study finds overall drop in funding for AIDS response in 2010

Thousands still arriving on Italy’s shores from Libya and Tunisia – UN agency

Human rights defenders must be able to work in safety, UN tells Azerbaijan

15 August

Security Council urges all Somali groups to attend consultations on governance

UN humanitarian agencies on standby as monsoon floods strike Pakistan

Upcoming elections in Liberia must be peaceful, free and fair – Ban

Angola: UN expert team sent to help probe outbreak of unknown illness

Caspian Sea States take further steps against oil pollution under UN-backed treaty

UN urges inquiry into alleged war crimes in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan state

‘Global is local and local is global,’ Secretary-General tells hometown audience

12 August

Heads of UN bodies discuss reform and closer cooperation

UN chief sees sustainable development as top priority in his second term

Trees ‘speak out’ in UN writing competition to save forests

Shelter needs grow as more Somali refugees stream into Kenya, says UN agency

On International Youth Day, UN celebrating young people’s role in ousting dictators

11 August

Extrajudicial executions carried out in Côte d’Ivoire, UN reports

Iran: Refugees to benefit from UN-backed health accord with Government

UN official voices concern over reports of rape of Somali women fleeing famine

Senior UN official criticizes Israel’s plan for new housing in East Jerusalem

UN chief urges all sides to commit to political solution to end Libyan crisis

UN through the lens: Three years at the helm of peacekeeping

10 August

Global economy on the agenda during General Assembly chief’s visit to Argentina

UN through the lens: Three years at the helm of peacekeeping

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

Jurist Paper Chase Newsburst

ICC postpones hearing for DRC war crimes suspect from by Jaclyn Belczyk (Aug 17, 2011)

ICTY may hold two trials for Mladic by Julia Zebley (Aug 17, 2011)

Tobacco companies challenge cigarette labeling regulations by Jaclyn Belczyk (Aug 17, 2011)

Philippines president urges lawmakers to strengthen anti-terrorism law by Maureen Cosgrove (Aug 16, 2011)

Michigan lawmakers introduce anti-foreign law legislation by Maureen Cosgrove (Aug 16, 2011)

Georgia appeals immigration law ruling by Maureen Cosgrove (Aug 16, 2011)

HRW urges end to Somalia armed conflict by Maureen Cosgrove (Aug 15, 2011)

UN urges probe of Sudan Kordofan region war crimes by Maureen Cosgrove (Aug 15, 2011)

Serbia urges US to block execution of citizen by Maureen Cosgrove (Aug 15, 2011)

Dutch court sentences 5 Somali pirates by Julia Zebley (Aug 12, 2011)

Lebanon tribunal urges suspects to turn themselves in by Julia Zebley (Aug 12, 2011)

Egypt moves to end state of emergency by Julia Zebley (Aug 11, 2011)

Ivory Coast president’s forces continuing extrajudicial killings: UN by Julia Zebley (Aug 11, 2011)

Rights group calls for justice system reform in DRC by Erin Bock (Aug 11, 2011)

Bali nightclub bombing suspect extradited to Indonesia by Julia Zebley (Aug 11, 2011)

Vietnam court sentences blogger to 3 years for subversion by Julia Zebley (Aug 11, 2011)

Bangladesh court begins first war crimes trial by Maureen Cosgrove (Aug 10, 2011)

 

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

August 17

Trial ordered for Hariri suspects.

Quartet “greatly concerned” by Israel’s plan for new housing units.

UN Prosecutors Seek Two Separate Trials for Mladic.

AMISOM seizes arms and ammunition left by Al-Shabaab.

August 16

Syrian troops withdraws from eastern province.

Former Kosovo PM retried before ICTY.

UN reports major migration to South Sudan.

Somalia’s President Ahmed visits Burundi to request more peacekeepers .

Security Council shows support for building Somali government.

Eritrean President Afewerki on ‘peace trip’ to Uganda.

UN envoy holds meetings in Tunisia as rebels cut off Tripoli supply routes.

Ban urges peaceful elections in Liberia.

August 15

UN urges inquiry into alleged war crimes in Southern Kordofan State.

EU criticises Bashir’s second visit to Chad despite ICC warrant.

UN investigating stolen Somali famine aid.

UN calls on world to help save Somali lives.

Syrian military denies pounding waterfront neighbourhood in coastal Latakia.

Spate of bomb attacks across Iraq.

Abbas to meet officials, factions during Beirut talks.

Israel approves new construction in West Bank settlement .

UN Security Council to hold Kosovo session on 29 August.

Khatib in Tunis for Libya talks.

August 12

AU to meet over Somalia.

West Africa piracy threat rising to Somali level.

Secretary-General expresses concern over civilian casualties in Libya.

Russia signs sanctions as rebels advance in Libya.

Ex-Rwandan presidential adviser acquitted of genocide.

UN concerned about sexual violence against those fleeing Somalia.

UNAMID and Sudan’s spy chief discuss security in Darfur.

US threatens to halt humanitarian aid to Gaza.

Dutch say EU studying tougher Syria sanctions.

Obama to toughen stance on Syria with call for Assad’s departure.

Israel’s new settlement plans worry EU, US and UN.

Peacekeeping Debate Preparations

August 11

Libya rebels stall over AU peace plan.

US warns of South Kordofan spillover.

Belgrade says crisis in north Kosovo is over.

Israel to approve 4300 new homes in East Jerusalem.

Arabs to urge yes vote on Palestinian UN bid.

Yemeni president objects to power transfer deal.

Council hears ‘chilling’ briefing on Syrian crisis.

UNOCI reports 26 executions in Côte d’Ivoire in 4 weeks.

UN says Al-Shabaab weakened and fragmented.

Head of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon urges suspects to appear.

IBSA calls for ‘immediate end to all violence’ in Syria.

AU to admit South Sudan as 54th member.

August 10

Kenya burdened by famine refugees; rape attacks up.

China offers mediation between Sudan and South Sudan.

Sudan rejects change in UNAMID mandate.

South Korea returns fire on North in disputed waters.

Turkey says Syria is ‘pointing guns at own people.’

Negotiations on South Kordofan Press Statement

Arms seized in Liberia at border with Côte d’Ivoire.

Yemen forces and tribesmen reach truce.

Council warns of growing Al-Qaida threat in Yemen.

UN says Israel and Lebanon hope to avoid maritime dispute.

Kosovo Serbs dismantle roadblocks.

Gbagbo’s son charged in Côte d’Ivoire.

DRC courts too weak to end impunity.

UN Wire

August 17, 2011

UN ambassador Rice sets record straight

Djibouti fights the effects of drought

Somalia food-aid deliveries to continue despite theft

Cambodia sets aside land, answers World Bank’s concerns

WHO to send medical supplies to Libya after funds unfrozen

Risk of rape plagues famine victims

Woman helps Vietnam trafficking victims build new lives

South Korea eyes segregated subway cars to deter crime

Paraguay land rush is threatening remote wilderness, tribes

WWF: Act now to save Mekong dolphins

Prosecutors seek 2 trials for Mladic

Report details possible war crimes in Sudan border area

Benin moves to combat piracy

August 16, 2011

IAEA plan would broaden inspections of nuclear reactors

Security Council addresses Africa famine concerns

UN to screen movie on its role in Bosnia sex trade

Mosques can play vital disaster-response role

Nigerian refusals of the polio vaccine can be traced to Pfizer case

Adoption rules in China are revamped to reduce child trafficking

Global HIV/AIDS spending declined by 9.7% in 2010, report shows

U.S. shift toward genetically modified corn raises concerns

Mali farmers work to protect, revive forests

North Sea oil leaks lead to worries about Arctic drilling

UN seeks cease-fire as Libya conflict intensifies

UN: More than 5,000 Palestinian refugees flee Syrian shelling

Greenland moves to detail oil-spill contingencies

“Dow Jones of ocean health” prepares for launch

Indigenous groups in Bolivia protest planned Amazon highway

August 15, 2011

UN again to meet over Syria

UN calls for Sudan war crimes investigation

Time to end chronic hunger

Aid group: More Somali refugees are abandoning their children

U.S. ends brief halt to financing for Gaza aid groups

Documentary spotlights climate refugees

Report: Arctic ice is melting faster than previously projected

UNESCO asks Ethiopia to reconsider dam

Suu Kyi opposes Myanmar dams

When water becomes a commodity

Retired diplomat worries over Israel’s international reputation

Study: Religious violence is rising worldwide

August 12, 2011

UN limits report lengths to cut costs

Ivorian armed forces are blamed by UN in executions, arrests

Global response to East African famine is slipping, UN says

U.S. is supporting push for UN sanctions against Eritrea

New East Jerusalem settlement undermines peace, UN official says

East Africans struggle with rising food prices

Large swath of rural Ethiopia is pulling itself out of poverty

Syria crackdown continues; protesters are defiant

Piracy is growing in West African waters off Benin

Rights groups urge an end to Bangladesh police abuses

Civilian death toll from CIA drones is challenged

August 11, 2011

UN: Africans are starving to death

Test shows effectiveness of UN tsunami-warning system

India seeks expansion of Security Council

Security Council urges power transfer in Yemen

The changing nature of development aid

UN: Food prices add to drought suffering

Kenya waffles on new camp as refugee population explodes

Australian divisions reappear after refugee-swap delay

Groups urge indigenous-rights protections in Congo

Moroccan women speak up

U.S. female politicians seek end to Myanmar gang rapes

Efficacy of Sri Lanka wild elephant census is challenged

U.S. ramps up sanctions on Syria

Report: Al-Shabab is forcibly drafting children to fight

Koreas exchange artillery fire near northern border line

August 10, 2011

FAO reports a funding gap

World’s biggest refugee camp grows

WFP: Afghan food insecurity to increase

FAO calls a meeting on Africa’s agricultural future

No tribal justice for Pakistani women

UN report on Nigeria oil spills is a turning point

Germany considers sound-proofing construction sites to protect whales

Congo turns to satellite surveillance to protect fishing industry

North Korean refugees seek asylum in Thailand

Study: Religious violence is rising worldwide

 

The Two Way

Report: Syrian Government Is Tracking, Intimidating Dissidents Abroad by Eyder Peralta (Aug 17, 2011)

China Denies Inspecting U.S. Stealth Helicopter In Pakistan by Eyder Peralta (Aug 17, 2011)

U.S. Says Syria Would ‘Better Off Without’ Assad by Eyder Peralta (Aug 11, 2011)

 

Alert News

August 10, 2011

In Brief: Tanzania donates maize to Somalia

North Korea seeking rice deal with Myanmar

Syrian forces kill 15, U.S. slaps sanctions

Cholera outbreaks ‘not caused’ by warmer seas

August 11, 2011

Germany rules out Kosovo partition on ethnic lines

Japan parties reach agreement on renewable energy bill

EU details two new Libya sanctions targets

Syrian forces storm town near Turkey border – resident

UK tells Iran happy to talk human rights after riot criticism

Indonesia to put on trial key militant extradited from Pakistan

August 12, 2011

Famine squeezes life out of southern Somalia

Iranian gas flow to Turkey halted by blast

Azerbaijan: Government Demolishes Human Rights Groups’ Offices

Burundi: Stop Harassing Lawyers and Journalists

Ivory Coast arrests 57 troops from former regime

UN chief alarmed over Libya civilian casualties

Dozens of ships fleeing Benin waters due to piracy-navy

Ivorian forces executed 26 people in past month-UN

No jail for Nazi war criminal Scheungraber -lawyer

Nigerian claimants collect first Pfizer suit payout

WFP says has more access in Somalia, Mogadishu a challenge

Police storm Libyan embassy in Swedish capital

August 13, 2011

U.S. suspends work of aid groups in Gaza

American man kidnapped by assailants in Pakistan

“No-fly” list used as threat in U.S. militancy case -defense

Gunmen kill Brazil judge who jailed corrupt cops

Plan for Nigeria climate change commission sparks debate – papers

Dutch court jails Somali pirates for up to seven years

Cash Shortfall for Ethiopian Food Crisis

from AlertNet News

August 14, 2011

Kenya sees surge in lone Somali child refugees – Save the Children

Syrian navy hits Latakia to crush protests, 4 killed

FEATURE-On the India-Pakistan border, a cold peace

Palestinians to seek U.N. statehood vote next month-FM

Obama, Cameron and Saudi King urge Syria end violence

Somalia wants humanitarian force to guard food convoys

August 15, 2011

Abbas makes Arab aid appeal, sees risk to U.N. bid

Climate change ‘to increase malaria’ in Indian Himalayas

ANALYSIS-Iran sees ally Syria surrounded by U.S., Arab “wolves”

Pakistan let China see crashed US “stealth” copter-FT

Yemen opposition asks West to freeze Saleh assets

August 16, 2011

Abbas confirms to make U.N. statehood bid in Sept

Greenland posts Cairn oil spill plan to combat fears

Thousands of migrants flee north Africa for Italy

Sharing Water: Connections and Collaboration for the Horn of Africa

Cambodia agrees land deal after World Bank halts loans

Israel kills Hamas gunman after Gazan rocket strike

Iran says Russian plan could revive nuclear talks

How Indonesia crippled its own climate change project

U.S. encouraged by Libya rebel push, embassy open

UN urges inquiry into Sudan “war crime” reports

Turkey issues “final word” to Syria

Malians reforest climate-threatened delta

UN envoy arrives in Tunisia for Libya talks

Germany urges U.N. Security Council action on Syria

August 17, 2011

NEPAL: Adapting to Climate Change Can be Simple

Lebanon tribunal says enough evidence for Hariri trial

Egypt: Military Intensifies Clampdown on Free Expression

Mekong dolphins on brink of extinction – WWF

U.S. carried out unilateral air strikes in Iraq

Sudan promises own rights group in S. Kordofan -SUNA

Turkey denounces Syrian attacks on civilians

Africans stuck in Tunisia after fleeing from Libya

ANALYSIS-U.S. Republicans turn sights on ‘activist’ EPA

EPA:No way to capture fuel leaked into Missouri River

Eritrea’s president in Uganda for security talks

UN rights forum to hold urgent Syria session-envoys

UNHCR addresses “alarming” level of child mortality in Ethiopian camp

Turkish ministry sources say no plan for Syria buffer zone

 

Reuters.com

Axel Hildebrand World Bank says famine in Horn of Africa is manmade – (Tuesday, August 16, 2011)

Mica Rosenberg and Rachel Uranga Analysis: Mexico’s splintering drug gangs pose new security risk – (Tuesday, August 16, 2011)

Robert Birsel Libya rebels deny talks with Gaddafi government – (Tuesday, August 16, 2011)

Dan Williams Israel holds Palestinian journalist for Al Jazeera – (Tuesday, August 16, 2011)

Louis Charbonneau Mideast Quartet alarmed by Israel settlement plans – (Tuesday, August 16, 2011)

Patrick Markey Iraq’s bloodiest day revives al Qaeda fears – (Tuesday, August 16, 2011)

Nidal al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams Israel kills Hamas gunman after Gazan rocket strike – (Tuesday, August 16, 2011)

Rania El Gamal Arab drama stirs sectarian debate in Iraq – (Tuesday, August 16, 2011)

Ivana Sekularac New IEA head brings people skills, Middle East expertise – (Tuesday, August 16, 2011)

David Fogarty Special Report: How Indonesia hurt its climate change project – (Tuesday, August 16, 2011)

Gleb Bryanski Belarus criticizes new US economic sanctions – (Tuesday, August 16, 2011)

Khaled Yacoub Oweis Syrian tanks shell Latakia, death toll reaches 36 – (Tuesday, August 16, 2011)

Sherine El Madany UN urges inquiry into Sudan war crime reports – (Monday, August 15, 2011)

Jonathon Burch et al Turkey issues final word to Syria – (Monday, August 15, 2011)

Ranga Sirilal and Shihar Aneez Sri Lankans besiege government office over Grease Devils – (Monday, August 15, 2011)

Ori Lewis Israel to build 277 homes in Ariel settlement in West Bank – (Monday, August 15, 2011)

Tom Perry Abbas makes Arab aid appeal, sees risk to UN bid – (Monday, August 15, 2011)

Chris Buckley, Tibetan monk dies in self-immolation protest, group says – (Monday, August 15, 2011)

Yoko Kubota Japan grants visa to fugitive ex-Thai PM Thaksin – (Monday, August 15, 2011)

Robin Pomeroy Iran’s nuclear partner Russia seeks to revive global talks – (Monday, August 15, 2011)

Ahmed Rasheed and Khalid al-Ansary Bombs, attacks hit Iraqi cities, at least 60 dead – (Monday, August 15, 2011)

Michael Georgy Rebels say Tripoli encircled; Gaddafi defiant – (Monday, August 15, 2011)

Marwa Awad Egypt’s ex-president Mubarak to return to court – (Monday, August 15, 2011)

Nidal Almughrabi US restarts work of aid groups in Gaza Strip – (Monday, August 15, 2011)

Abdelaziz Boumzar Algerian suicide attack wounds 29 – (Sunday, August 14, 2011)

Mohammed Ghobari and Mohammed Mukhashaf Yemen opposition ask West to freeze Saleh assets – (Sunday, August 14, 2011)

Dan Williams Israel plays down September face off with Palestinians – (Sunday, August 14, 2011)

Mohammad Aziz Suicide bombers, gunmen kill 22 in central Afghanistan – (Sunday, August 14, 2011)

Mubasher Bukhari Pakistan quizzes suspects over abducted American – (Sunday, August 14, 2011)

Ibrahim Mohamed Somalia wants humanitarian force to guard food convoys – (Sunday, August 14, 2011)

Sanjeev Miglani On the India-Pakistan border, a cold peace – (Sunday, August 14, 2011)

Martin Veal and Missy Ryan Libya clashes threaten Gaddafi grip on supply route – (Saturday, August 13, 2011)

Tom Bergin Shell says North Sea oil pipeline still leaking – (Saturday, August 13, 2011)

Ian Graham Petrol bombs thrown at police after Northern Irish march – (Saturday, August 13, 2011)

Ali Sawafta Palestinians to seek UN statehood vote next month: foreign min – (Saturday, August 13, 2011)

Yusri Mohamed Egypt’s Sinai security forces say plan crackdown – (Saturday, August 13, 2011)

Ibrahim Mohamed Somalia wants humanitarian force to guard food convoys – (Saturday, August 13, 2011)

Mirwais Harooni Insurgents killed eight Afghan security officials – (Saturday, August 13, 2011)

Dominic Evans Syrian forces kill 3 as tanks enter coastal city – (Saturday, August 13, 2011)

Chris Allbritton US citizen kidnapped in Pakistan: police – (Saturday, August 13, 2011)

Robert Birsel Libya rebels take casualties in fight for Brega – (Saturday, August 13, 2011)

Jodie Ginsberg UK’s Cameron seeks US advice on gangs after riots – (Saturday, August 13, 2011)

Richard Lough Famine squeezes life out of southern Somalia – (Friday, August 12, 2011)

Richard Lough Uganda invites reclusive Eritera leader for visit – (Friday, August 12, 2011)

Sabine Siebold German commandos upset at release of Afghan suspect – (Friday, August 12, 2011)

Michelle Nichols Afghanistan vows to set standards on child labor in mines – (Friday, August 12, 2011)

Michelle Nichols Bomb kills five US troops in southern Afghanistan – (Friday, August 12, 2011)

Khaled Yacoub Oweis Syrian forces kill 20 protesters after Friday prayers – (Friday, August 12, 2011)

Rebecca Conway Rape, mutilation: Pakistan’s tribal justice for women – (Friday, August  12, 2011)

Nidal al-Mughrabi US suspends work of aid groups in Gaza Strip – (Friday, August 12, 2011)

Yara Bayoumy WFP says has more access in Somalia, Mogadishu a challenge – (Thursday, August 11, 2011)

Arshad Mohammed Israel okays 1600 settler homes for East Jerusalem – (Thursday, August 11, 2011)

Samuel Elijah Dozens of ships fleeing Benin waters due to piracy: navy – (Thursday, August 11,            2011)

Laura MacInnis US urges Israel, Palestinians to avoid unilateral moves – (Thursday, August 11, 2011)

Tabassum Zakaria US imposes new sanctions on Belarus enterprises – (Thursday, August 11, 2011)

Tim Cocks Ivorian forces executed 26 people in past month: UN – (Thursday, August 11, 2011)

Myra MacDonald No jail for Nazi war criminal Scheungraber: lawyer – (Thursday, August 11, 2011)

Yasmine Saleh Egypt moves to scrap decades-old emergency law – (Thursday, August 11, 2011)

Michael Georgy Libyan rebels capture part of Brega, push north – (Thursday, August 11, 2011)

Mabvuto Banda Malawi rights groups plan more mass demonstrations – (Thursday, August 11, 2011)

Robin Pomeroy UK tells Iran happy to talk human rights after riot criticism – (Thursday, August 11, 2011)

Dmitry Solovyov US rights body urges release of Kazakh lawyer – (Thursday, August 11, 2011)

Jeremy Laurence – Rival Koreas trade blame for firing, US says must move on – (Thursday, August 11, 2011)

Izaz Mohmand Woman bomber, roadside bomb kill seven in NW Pakistan – (Thursday, August 11, 2011)

Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Tulay Karadeniz Syrian forces kill 17, US threatens more sanctions – (Thursday, August 11, 2011)

Lesley Wroughton Aid officials: not time to cut US food aid – (Wednesday, August 10, 2011)

Mohamed Sudam Saleh to look at restarting Yemeni peace plan – (Wednesday, August 10, 2011)

Louis Charbonneau Somalia militants weakened, could regroup: UN – (Wednesday, August 10, 2011)

Elias Biryabarema Ugandan police fire teargas at Besigye’s supporters – (Wednesday, August 10, 2011)

Fumbuka Ng’wanakilala Somali president vows to hunt down Islamist rebels – (Wednesday, August 10, 2011)

Robin  Pomeroy Analysis: Economists sceptical on IMF’s rosy assessment of Iran – (Wednesday, August 10, 2011)

Mohammed Mukhashaf Yemeni tribesmen kill militant leader in south – (Wednesday, August 10, 2011)

Stephanie Nebehay Hospital, medical staff targeted in wars, ICRC – (Wednesday, August 10, 2011)

Hamza Hendawi Broadcasts of Mubarak Trail Halted as Lawyers Jockey for Air Time – (August 16, 2011)

Catherine Dunn Aid to Somalia Fraught with Legal Uncertainty and Bureaucratic Tangles – (August 12, 2011)

 

WORLD (Washington Post/Foreign Affairs)

[Associated Press], Australian teen who had ‘collar bomb’ strapped to neck relieved at arrest of suspect in US, The Washington Post (August 17, 2011)

[Karen DeYoung], Afghan talks promising, says report, The Washington Post (August 17, 2011)

[Associated Press], US officials: Gadhafi forces fire first Scud missile in Libyan conflict; no one hit, The Washington Post (August 17, 2011)

[Associated Press], China denies Pakistan gave it access to US stealth helicopter used in bin Laden killing, The Washington Post (August 17, 2011)

[Jobby Warrick], Clinton defends U.S. response to crackdown in Syria, The Washington Post (August 17, 2011)

[Associated Press], Scandals tarnish Citibank’s image in Indonesia, The Washington Post (August 17, 2011)

[Associated Press], The Associated Press retracts doctored photo sent by mayor of Lithuania’s capital, The Washington Post (August 17, 2011)

[Associated Press], Tests match DNA, guns in French tourist slayings; 8 suspects now held include convicted rapist, The Washington Post (August 17, 2011)

[Associated Press], Aruba plans to use cops, firemen and maybe troops in big search for of US woman, evidence, The Washington Post (August 17, 2011)

[Associated Press], Israel kills 2 Palestinians in Gaza violence, The Washington Post (August 17, 2011)

[Associated Press], Clinton Foundation makes first loan to Haiti craft business under new program to boost economy, The Washington Post (August 17, 2011)

[Joby Warrick], Clinton defends U.S. response on Syria, The Washington Post (August 17, 2011)

[Associated Press], Latest developments in Arab political unrest stretching from North Africa to the Persian Gulf, The Washington Post (August 17, 2011)

[Associated Press], Afghan official: bomb blast rips through vegetable market in south, killing 8, The Washington Post (August 17, 2011)

[Associated Press], New nation of South Sudan wants to commit troops to international UN, AU peacekeeping missions, The Washington Post (August 17, 2011)

[Associated Press], Iran: Russian proposal can be ‘basis to start negotiations’ on nuclear program, The Washington Post (August 17, 2011)

[Associated Press], Germany, France propose collective ‘government’ for the eurozone led by EU president, The Washington Post (August 17, 2011)

[Associated Press], International Court judges postpone hearing for Rwandan accused of war crimes in Congo, The Washington Post (August 17, 2011)

[Associated Press], Hamas demands aid workers to register with Interior Ministry before leaving Gaza, The Washington Post (August 17, 2011)

[Colum Lynch], U.N. cites reports of Syrian forces shooting defectors, The Washington Post (August 17, 2011)

[Associated Press], Libyan regime forces occupy hospital in fight over strategic city, doctors say, The Washington Post (August 17, 2011)

[Associated Press], Poland fires 2 officials for role in exposing Belarusian rights activist, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], Palestinian President Abbas says expects no backlash from US over bid for Palestine statehood, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], Newly revealed docs cast doubt on James Murdoch’s denials; he could be recalled by lawmakers, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], Hamas releases detained Gaza activist after repeated interrogations, brother says, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], Philippine president seeks to strengthen barely used 2007 anti-terror law, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], Iraqi officials: 7 people pulled from mosque south of Baghdad, then killed execution-style, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], Israel arrests Al-Jazeera reporter, lawyer says he’s accused of Hamas membership, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], More gunfire heard in Syrian coastal city of Latakia as violence kills 35 in 4 days, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], US and South Korea start annual military drills slammed by North Korea as a provocation, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], Royal Dutch Shell says North Sea oil spill reduced to 2 barrels a day, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], Merkel, Sarkozy want balanced budget laws in all eurozone countries, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], Thai investigation into mysterious deaths of tourists suggests some died from toxic exposure, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], Pakistani police still in the dark over kidnapped American; no ransom demands made, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], Officials: Suspected US drone strike kills 4 militants in northwest Pakistan, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], International panel investigating Bahrain protests closes office after mob unrest, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], Motorcycle bomb kills 8 people in market in southern Afghanistan; rocket lands in Kabul, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], Intelligence officials: Suspected US drone strike kills 4 militants in northwest Pakistan, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], More than 2,000 protesters rally outside Australian Parliament House against carbon tax plans, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], 8 sentenced for abducting, murdering children in China as govt tries to combat trafficking, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Karen DeYoung], U.S. military awards contracts in Afghanistan to get money away from insurgents, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Leila Fadel], Gaddafi isolated as rebels advance, aide flies to Cairo, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], Australian man arrested in Ky. in attack on Sydney teen who had fake bomb chained to neck, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], Aruba judge extends detention for 16 days for US man suspected in companion’s death, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Joel Greenberg], Israel announces new building in West Bank, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], A judge in Aruba has ordered US man held 8 more days in suspected death of travel companion, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], Captured rebel commander’s return to Colombia on hold due to asylum request in Venezuela, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], Iran: Russian proposal ‘good strategy’ to revive negotiations on nuclear program, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], Latest developments in Arab political unrest stretching from North Africa to the Persian Gulf, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Jason Ukman], Drones descend on Washington, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], Turkey says bloodshed in Syria must immediately end, threatens unspecified ‘steps’, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], Assault on Geneva diplomat’s son prompts UN warning, Swiss government alarm, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], Al-Qaida’s new leader urges Muslims to fight ‘criminal’ America despite bin Laden’s death, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], US tourist dies in fall from window overlooking rock cliff and sea in Italy’s Cinque Terre, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], Shell estimates 1,300 barrels of oil have spilled into North Sea off Scotland coast, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], AP Exclusive: Food aid for starving Somalis stolen, UN agency investigating, The Washington Post (August 16, 2011)

[Associated Press], Royal Dutch Shell says is struggling to stop second, smaller oil leak in North Sea, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Associated Press], Egyptian troops raid northern Sinai city in search for al-Qaida-inspired extremists; 1 killed, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Associated Press], Police: Japanese student presumed drowned after getting swept over Niagara Falls in Canada, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Associated Press], UN calls for probe of alleged war crimes in Sudan’s South Kordofan region, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Associated Press], Members of 2 families, including Poles, among 6 dead in attack in British island of Jersey, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Annie Gowen], Attacks across Iraq kill more than 80

, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Associated Press], City of The Hague settles with US heir over Jan Steen painting looted by Nazis, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Associated Press], Israeli aircraft strike Gaza, Palestinian official reports 1 dead, 4 wounded, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Associated Press], Libyan rebels threaten to isolate Gadhafi stronghold of Tripoli by cutting off supplies, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Associated Press], Palestine’s Mahmoud Abbas visits Bosnia ahead of September UN vote on Palestine statehood, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Associated Press], Egypt airport officials: Libyan interior minister arrives in Cairo with family members, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Associated Press], Japan’s Cabinet approves plan to revamp nuclear safety agency in wake of Fukushima crisis, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Associated Press], Iraqi official says 10 killed in Diyala explosions, raising nationwide death toll to 52, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Associated Press], Afghan government: Insurgents assault tanker depot outside NATO base, killing 4 guards, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Associated Press], UN: Thousands of Palestinian refugees in Syria flee, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Associated Press], Attacks across Iraq kill more than 80, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Associated Press], Iraqi medical official says death toll in twin bombings south of Baghdad rises to 34, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Associated Press], Iraqi police spokesman says 25 killed when bombs go off in market southeast of Baghdad, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Associated Press], SKorean president calls for cooperation with North as diplomats tentatively pursue nuke talks, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Juliet Eilperin], Obama administration encounters opposition to international climate agenda, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Sayed Salahuddin], Insurgents attack Afghan governor’s compound, killing at least 20, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Reuters], Pakistan gave China access to secret U.S. aircraft involved in bin Laden raid, paper says, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Liz Sly], Syrian gunboats join fresh attack against protesters, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[William Booth], Benghazi doing better than Tripoli, rebels say, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Associated Press], Latest developments in Arab political unrest stretching from North Africa to the Persian Gulf, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Associated Press], US restores funding to Gaza aid groups after spat with Hamas over audit, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Associated Press], Lawyer: No evidence that US man detained in Aruba disappearance has committed a crime, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Associated Press], Chinese military chief visits Israel for 1st time, as China seeks to boost Mideast presence, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Associated Press], Somali man whose wife, baby twins died struggles to raise sons in refugee camp, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Associated Press], A gallery of Greenland’s ice: spectacle, beauty, threat, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Associated Press], Israel OKs new homes in West Bank settlement, after US criticism on disputed building, The Washington Post (August 15, 2011)

[Associated Press], Libyan rebels trying to cut regime supply routes to Tripoli, claim they captured more towns, The Washington Post (August 14, 2011)

[Associated Press], Pakistani police still searching for clues on who kidnapped American in Lahore, The Washington Post (August 14, 2011)

[Associated Press], Palestinians say they’ll seek UN Security Council endorsement of a state, The Washington Post (August 14, 2011)

[Associated Press], Yemen: 17 al-Qaida-linked militants, 3 soldiers killed in fighting, The Washington Post (August 14, 2011)

[Associated Press], Afghan police: 19 people killed in suicide attack on governor’s compound in east Afghanistan, The Washington Post (August 14, 2011)

[Associated Press], Suicide bombers hit governor’s compound in one of Afghanistan’s most secure provinces; 22 die, The Washington Post (August 14, 2011)

[Associated Press], Afghan official: Insurgents attack provincial governor’s compound in east; casualties feared, The Washington Post (August 14, 2011)

[Associated Press], North Korea denies South Korean hacking claims as ‘unacceptable provocation’, The Washington Post (August 14, 2011)

[Associated Press], New US ambassador to China says 2 countries should work together more to tackle global issues, The Washington Post (August 14, 2011)

[Associated Press], Syria uses gunboats for first time to crush uprising in Mediterranean city, 25 killed, The Washington Post (August 14, 2011)

[Associated Press], Twin blasts kill 5 Iraqi army personnel, injure 10 people in north Baghdad, officials say, The Washington Post (August 14, 2011)

[Associated Press], Bomb rips through hotel in southwestern Pakistan, killing 12 people, The Washington Post (August 14, 2011)

[Associated Press], Afghanistan’s highest peak open to climbers, reflecting security in some areas of country, The Washington Post (August 14, 2011)

[Associated Press], Officials pledge to shut Chinese petrochemical plant after protesters scuffle with riot police, The Washington Post (August 14, 2011)

[Associated Press], US shows off supercarrier to former foe Vietnam after China’s aircraft carrier takes test run, The Washington Post (August 14, 2011)

[Rajiv Chandrasekaran], In Afghanistan’s Garmser district, praise for a U.S. official’s tireless work, The Washington Post (August 14, 2011)

[Associated Press], Latest developments in Arab political unrest stretching from North Africa to the Persian Gulf, The Washington Post (August 14, 2011)

[Associated Press], Canada extends sanctions against Syria as crackdown continues, The Washington Post (August 14, 2011)

[Ed O’Keefe], In Iraq, two U.S. mothers with a mission, The Washington Post (August 14, 2011)

[Associated Press], Shell says leak in flow line in North Sea off Scottish coast now ‘under control’, The Washington Post (August 14, 2011)

[Associated Press], Libyan rebels fight Gadhafi forces to capture key western city near capital Tripoli, The Washington Post (August 14, 2011)

[Karin Brulliard], Gunmen abduct American in Pakistan, The Washington Post (August 14, 2011)

[Associated Press], Gaza’s Hamas rulers say foreigners must now obtain visa to enter territory, The Washington Post (August 14, 2011)

[Associated Press], Using bed sheets to scale down wall, 5 prisoners break out of Lebanese jail; 1 recaptured, The Washington Post (August 13, 2011)

[Associated Press], Angolan authorities bar activists from entering country ahead of regional summit, The Washington Post (August 13, 2011)

[Associated Press], Hopes of the Arab Spring become, for established democracies, a summer of despair, The Washington Post (August 13, 2011)

[Associated Press], Lose your hat, your home, your cellphone signal: Cameron plots tough crackdown after riots, The Washington Post (August 13, 2011)

[Associated Press], Report: Israeli army planting new mines along Syria border to stop protesters from crossing, The Washington Post (August 13, 2011)

[Associated Press], Syrian army operations in coastal city of Latakia, central towns and Damascus suburb kill 5, The Washington Post (August 13, 2011)

[Associated Press], Pakistani police still searching for clues on who kidnapped American in Lahore, The Washington Post (August 13, 2011)

[Associated Press], Police say gunmen have abducted an American man from his home in eastern Pakistan, The Washington Post (August 13, 2011)

[Editorial], Havana’s American hostage, The Washington Post (August 13, 2011)

[Alice Fordham], Afghan strategy scores low on report card, The Washington Post (August 13, 2011)

[Associated Press], Afghan police find bodies of 8 abducted security troops; 5 Afghans killed in country’s south, The Washington Post (August 13, 2011)

[Associated Press], Latest developments in Arab political unrest stretching from North Africa to the Persian Gulf, The Washington Post (August 13, 2011)

[Associated Press], Polish PM says prosecutors incompetent for handing information to Belarusian investigators, The Washington Post (August 13, 2011)

[Associated Press], Saudi leaders push forward with bolder policies amid turmoil across the Arab region, The Washington Post (August 13, 2011)

[Associated Press], Rights agency: illegal searches by army, police are common in parts of Mexico, The Washington Post (August 13, 2011)

[Associated Press], Once at the center of Libya-Europe dispute over HIV-infected kids, Libyan looks to future, The Washington Post (August 13, 2011)

[Kevin Sieff], Afghan prison transfer delayed, The Washington Post (August 13, 2011)

[Associated Press], Somalia militant leader: inferior firepower led to withdrawal; will pursue guerrilla strategy, The Washington Post (August 13, 2011)

[Associated Press], Dutch court jails 2 Somalis for hijacking South African yacht, 3 others for piracy, The Washington Post (August 13, 2011)

[Liz Sly], In Syria, cycle of protest and crackdown persists, The Washington Post (August 13, 2011)

[Associated Press], Human Rights Watch condemns Azerbaijani authorities destruction of activist hub, The Washington Post (August 13, 2011)

[Associated Press], US threatens Gaza aid cutoff if Hamas keeps demanding audit of American NGOs, The Washington Post (August 13, 2011)

[Associated Press], Syrian protesters call for Assad’s death as both sides dig in; at least 14 killed, The Washington Post (August 13, 2011)

[Associated Press], Dutch pushing for tougher sanctions against Syrian officials, state enterprises, The Washington Post (August 13, 2011)

[Associated Press], Pakistani court gives death penalty to soldier who shot dead unarmed youth, captured video, The Washington Post (August 12, 2011)

[Associated Press], Afghan witnesses say coalition helicopter was on fire when it crashed in eastern Afghanistan, The Washington Post (August 12, 2011)

[Associated Press], Activist on trial in China for ‘creating disturbance’ in latest case amid sweeping crackdown, The Washington Post (August 12, 2011)

[Mary Beth Sheridan], Clinton: Don’t cut farm aid for Africa, The Washington Post (August 12, 2011)

[Alice Fordham], Pentagon releases names of Afghan crash dead, The Washington Post (August 12, 2011)

[Associated Press], Libyan rebels claim to have captured part of Brega after weeks of fighting, The Washington Post (August 12, 2011)

[Associated Press], California congressman’s 3 grandsons found in Mexican border city 4 years after mom took them, The Washington Post (August 12, 2011)

[Associated Press], As US-Egypt strains over funding grow, USAID boss quits the country, The Washington Post (August 12, 2011)

[Associated Press], Bombs explode near mosque in western Iraqi city of Ramadi, killing 3 people, The Washington Post (August 12, 2011)

[Associated Press], Latest developments in Arab political unrest stretching from North Africa to the Persian Gulf, The Washington Post (August 12, 2011)

[Associated Press], Bad flight? Nigerian authorities seize an airplane full of passengers over a court case, The Washington Post (August 12, 2011)

[Sayed Salahuddin], Afghan blast kills 5 NATO troops, The Washington Post (August 12, 2011)

[Associated Press], Heineken buys 2 government-owned Ethiopian breweries, The Washington Post (August 12, 2011)

[Associated Press], Brazilian police arrest 7, more than 2, 600 animals seized in animal-trafficking crackdown, The Washington Post (August 12, 2011)

[Associated Press], Words of South African children may have stopped international sex predator, The Washington Post (August 12, 2011)

[Associated Press], Israel aims to avoid casualties if Palestinians demonstrate during September UN session, The Washington Post (August 12, 2011)

[Jason Ukman], Pentagon releases official list of dead from crash, The Washington Post (August 12, 2011)

[Associated Press], Pfizer has begun payouts to victims, families over fatal 1996 meningitis drug study Nigeria, The Washington Post (August 12, 2011)

[Anthony Faiola], London riots: Britain weighs personal freedoms against need to keep order, The Washington Post (August 12, 2011)

[Associated Press], Ethiopia rebuffs UN recommendation to halt dam construction over environmental concerns, The Washington Post (August 12, 2011)

[Associated Press], Police storm Libyan Embassy in Stockholm to remove protesters occupying it, The Washington Post (August 12, 2011)

[Associated Press], UN imposes word limit on documents to reduce costs, bureaucracy, The Washington Post (August 12, 2011)

[Jason Ukman], Pentagon agency tests hypersonic aircraft, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Associated Press], Yemeni leader objects to power transfer deal in meeting with party officials in Saudi Arabia, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Associated Press], Dispute over monastery causing rift between Vatican and Catholic Croatia, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Will Englund], In Nagorno-Karabakh, peace elusive 20 years after Soviet fall, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Associated Press], Bali bombing suspect extradited from Pakistan to Indonesia for 2002 attack, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Associated Press], President of UN tribunal calls on suspects to turn themselves in, promises fair trial, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Associated Press], North Korea says it may allow Korean-Americans to be reunited with separated families, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Associated Press], Nigeria fumbles in responding to piracy threat; insurers rate risk as high as hard-hit Somalia, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Associated Press], Bomb explodes north of Beirut, killing 1 and wounding another, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Associated Press], Syrian troops storm northwestern town a day after military said to have pulled out, The Washington post (August 11, 2011)

[Associated Press], NATO says 5 of its servicemenbers have been killed in roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Associated Press], Police say 2nd explosion hits northwest Pakistani city near spot where bomb killed 5, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Associated Press], North Korea disputes South Korea’s claim of artillery exchange near tense maritime line, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Associated Press], Police: Female bombers target Pakistani police guarding earlier blast site; 5 dead in assaults, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Mary Beth Sheridan], As Syrian crackdown continues, Obama administration to call for Assad’s resignation, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Associated Press], Syria envoy draws parallel with Britain’s riots, UK envoy calls comparison ‘absurd’, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[William Wan], China test-drives first aircraft carrier, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Craig Whitlock], U.S. forces kill Taliban fighters who downed helicopter, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Mary Beth Sheridan], White House to call for Syria’s Assad to step down, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Associated Press], UN envoy says departure of Islamist militants from Somali capital could speed aid delivery, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Associated Press], NATO says airstrike in Libya killed troops, not civilians as state-run TV claimed, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Associated Press], AP Exclusive: Palestinians plan for calm demos during September UN session on independence, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Associated Press], Latest developments in Arab political unrest stretching from North Africa to the Persian Gulf, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Mary Beth Sheridan], U.S. sanctions Syrian bank linked to oil exports, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[William Wan], China tests first aircraft carrier, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Associated Press], AP Exclusive: US company helps train African Union troops in Somalia, shares intel with FBI, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Craig Whitlock], Pentagon to release names of troops killed in helicopter crash, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Chico Harlan], North, South Korea exchange fire along disputed maritime border, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Associated Press], Argentine agents nab Peruvian allegedly smuggling cocaine to Africa inside hollow metal bolts, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Associated Press], Aruba prosecutor: Too many holes in US man’s account of friend lost while snorkeling, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Craig Whitlock], Strike kills insurgents who downed helicopter in Afghanistan, top commander says, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Associated Press], Prosecutor says search off for missing Americans; investigators to question US man again, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Associated Press], Germany and Montenegro agree on burial of 400 German World War II soldiers, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Associated Press], Activists say 30, 000 people displaced by renewed fighting in eastern Myanmar since March, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Associated Press], 60 killed when ship sank off Indian Ocean nation Comoros, France says, The Washington Post (August 11, 2011)

[Associated Press], APNewsBreak: Israel and Arabs tentatively agree to exploratory talks on Mideast nuke-free zone, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Associated Press], Ahmadinejad blasts UN Security Council for hypocrisy in its silence on Britain rioting, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Associated Press], Red Cross condemns rising attacks on health workers in war zones, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

[Associated Press], Pakistan extradites Bali bombing suspect to stand trial in Indonesia for 2002 attack, The Washington Post (August 10, 2011)

 

LA TIMES

Robert Faturechi and Andrew Blankstein, The Game’s tweet leaves police asking how to call foul (August 15 2011)

Janet Stobart, Bratton as advisor doesn’t sit well with some British police (August 14 2011)

Alan Starembo, Surrogacy scam targeted surrogates as well as couples (August 13 2011)

Ellen Knickmeyer and Alexandra Sandels, Syria forces kill 19 as protests erupt nationwide (August 13, 2011)

Andrew Seidman, Homeland Security sued over immigrant detention (August 12 2011)

Ken Dilanian, Russia and China accused of cyber spying to steal U.S. secrets (August 12 2011)

Janet Stobart, Arrest total from British riots is around 1,700 (August 12 2011)

John M. Glionna and Jung-yoon Choi, North, South Korea exchange fire along tense western sea border, (August 10 2011)

 

IRIN

SOMALIA: Coordinate aid and build for long term, agencies urged (16 August 2011)

UGANDA: Food prospects improve in Karamoja (16 August 2011)

LIBYA: Civil society breaks through (16 August 2011)

SRI LANKA: High demand for teachers in former conflict zone (16 August 2011)

GLOBAL: Refugee children at “high risk” of mental health problems (11 August 2011)

NIGERIA: Jail threat for polio vaccination refuseniks (11 August 2011)

KENYA: Daniel Ng’etich: “After I stopped taking my TB medicine… I was a criminal” (11 August 2011)

BANGLADESH: Calls for end to torture, extrajudicial killings(11 August 2011)

In Brief: Tanzania donates maize to Somalia(11 August 2011)

The Guardian

Collar bomb hoax suspect traced using email address on extortion note (16 August 2011)

Sarkozy and Merkel call for ‘true economic government’ to save eurozone by Polly Curtis (16 August 2011)

Syria ignores protests over siege of Latakia by Martin Chulov, Nour Ali (16 August 2011)

Scale of reported Somalia food aid theft implausible, insists UN by Mark Tran (16 August 2011)

Australian police arrest man in US over fake ‘collar bomb’ (16 August 2011)

Syria assault on Latakia drives 5,000 Palestinians from refugee camp (15 August 2011)

MI5 joins social messaging trawl for riot organisers by Vikram Dodd, Richard Norton-Taylor, Josh Halliday (15 August 2011)

UN investigates theft and sale of Somalia famine food aid (15 August 2011)

Libya shows signs of slipping from Muammar Gaddafi’s grasp by Julian Borger, Chris Stephen, Richard Norton-Taylor (15 August 2011)

Tibetan monk burns himself to death in call for return of Dalai Lama (16 August 2011)

Israel go-ahead for West Bank settler homes dents peace hopes by Harriet Sherwood (16 August 2011)

Libyan rebels enter oil town where decisive battle may yet be fought by Martin Chulov (16 August 2011)

Mubarak on trial: Egypt, Syria, Libya and Middle East live updates by Haroon Siddique, Paul Owen (15 August 2011)

Pakistan ‘gave China access’ to downed US helicopter by Ben Quinn (15 August 2011)

Palestinians to present statehood bid to UN general assembly by Harriet Sherwood (14 August 2011)

Somali refugees abandon babies at Dadaab camp by Mark Tran (14 August 2011)

Assad’s forces pound Syrian port city of Latakia by Nour Ali (14 August 2011)

Aung San Suu Kyi greeted by thousands on trip out of Rangoon (14 August 2011)

Assad orders tanks into rebel towns as Syria’s brutal crackdown intensifies by Barry Neild (13 August 2011)

Libyan rebels poised to take Zawiya by Peter Beaumont (13 August 2011)

Shell confirms oil leak in North Sea (12 August 2011)

Syria violence spreads to commercial capital Aleppo by Nour Ali, Martin Chulov (12 August 2011)

Piracy off west Africa increases sharply by David Smith (12 August 2011)

‘I feel like I’ve saved a life’: the women clearing Lebanon of cluster bombs by Rachel Stevenson (12 August 2011)

Somalia famine refugees tell their stories – interactive by Christine Oliver, Simon Jeffery, Xan Rice (12 August 2011)

Syrians plan ‘no kneeling’ day of demonstrations against killings by Ian Black (12 August 2011)

Somali refugee settlement in Kenya swells as row grows over empty camp by Xan Rice (11 August 2011)

Piracy hampers delivery of aid to Somalia by Mark Tran (11 August 2011)

Nato troops die in Afghanistan roadside bomb (11 August 2011)

Bali bombings suspect flown back to Indonesia for trial (11 August 2011)

Pakistan: female suicide bomber carries out attack near police checkpost (11 August 2011)

North Korea denies starting artillery exchange with South (11 August 2011)

Obama to toughen stance on Syria with call for Assad’s departure by Ian Black (10 August 2011)

Ai Weiwei interrogated by Chinese police ‘more than 50 times’ by Tania Branigan (10 August 2011)

Red Cross brands assaults on medics in conflict zones a ‘humanitarian tragedy’ by Mark Tran (10 August 2011)

Shrien Dewani can be extradited to South Africa, judge rules by Steven Morris, Maev Kennedy (10 August 2011)

Vietnam blogger jailed for attempted subversion (10 August 2011)

Chinese blogger released after six-month detention (10 August 2011)

Chile riot police clash with student protesters (10 August 2011)

The Jakarta Post

US, S. Korea begin war drills aimed at N. Korea by Sam Kim (Associated Press) (16 August 2011)

Israel arrests Al-Jazeera reporter (16 August 2011)

Indonesia mob victim: No justice for minorities by Niniek Karmini (16 August 2011)

US: It is encouraged that Myanmar’s Suu Kyi can travel (16 August 2011)

Philippine rebels try to end deadly land feud (14 August 2011)

Heavy clashes as Libyan rebels enter Zawiya (14 August 2011)

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi tests freedom, meets supporters (14 August 2011)

WFP expands relief work in famine-hit Somalia (14 August 2011)

Hamas: Foreigners must obtain visa to enter Gaza (13 August 2011)

Intelligence failed to function in Papua: Activists (13 August 2011)

Israel army plants new mines along Syria border (13 August 2011)

AGO hunting down 24 fugitives (12 August 2011)

Tibetan monks leery of China-backed lama’s visit by Chi-Chi Zhang (Associated Press) (12 August 2011)

Umar Patek ‘admits’ role in Bali bombing (12 August 2011)

Two Indonesians, a Singaporean accompany Nazaruddin (12 August 2011)

Cambodia urged to stop sending maids to Malaysia (12 August 2011)

Manila to help Jakarta prosecute Bali bomb suspect (12 August 2011)

Chinese activist on trial as crackdown continues (12 August 2011)

Academics call for end to military approach in Papua by Bagus BT Saragih (11 August 2011)

Australian could face 12 years in jail for drugs (11 August 2011)

Soldier gets off lightly for killing Papuan reverend (11 August 2011)

Umar Patek will be tried under Criminal Code: Police (11 August 2011)

Bali bombing suspect extradited to Indonesia (11 August 2011)

Who is in charge of Papua? by Neles Tebay (11 August 2011)

Foreign Ministry: No plans to evacuate Indonesians from London (10 August 2011)

RI to face Palestine in friendly match (10 August 2011)

 

Radio Free Europe

Bosnia Divided On Palestinian Request For Statehood Support 16 August 2011

UN Condemns Destruction Of Rights Group’s Office In Baku 16 August 2011

IMF Warns Spending Cuts Will Stall Global Recovery 16 August 2011

UN: Palestinians Flee Refugee Camp In Syria 16 August 2011

Belarus Blasts U.S. Sanctions As ‘Act of Aggression’ 16 August 2011

Rights Group Says ‘All Guilty’ In Somalia Conflict 15 August 2011

CSTO Members Discuss Afghan War 13 August 2011

UN Chief ‘Concerned’ Over Libya Death Toll 12 August 2011

Israel Approves Construction Of 1,600 Settler Homes In East Jerusalem 11 August 2011

UN Diplomats: Syrian Situation Dire 11 August 2011

Official: NATO Troops Kill Afghan Police In Clash 10 August 2011

Radio Netherlands

World powers condemn Israeli settlement move 16 August 2011

US sanctions 3 from SE Asia Islamist group 16 August 2011

Sri Lanka signs $500 mn port deal with China 16 August 2011

N. Korea warns of war as US-S. Korea exercise begins 16 August 2011

Philippines protests WTO ruling on spirits 16 August 2011

Five hurt in Israeli raids on Gaza: Palestinians 16 August 2011

China to sue US oil giant for spill 16 August 2011

Outrage after Palestinian camp attacked in Syria 15 August 2011

N. Korea blasts South over game site hacking claims 14 August 2011

US, Saudis demand Syria halt crackdown 14 August 2011

Palestinians set date for UN statehood bid 13 August 2011

Al-Qaeda tries to produce lethal poison ricin 13 August 2011

French soldier killed in Afghanistan: Elysee 12 August 2011

Israel okays 1,600 E. Jerusalem settler homes 11 August 2011

US, Europe say UN action against Assad getting closer 10 August 2011

US, EU up pressure on Libya as new fighting hits Brega 10 August 2011

Assad admits ‘some mistakes’ to UN council delegation 10 August 2011

 

Checkpoint Washington

Karen DeYoung, Afghan talks promising, says report, Checkpoint Washington (August 17, 2011)

Walter Pincus, State Dept. is new overseer of intel contract in Iraq, Checkpoint Washington (August 16, 2011)

Joby Warrick, Clinton defends U.S. response on Syria, Checkpoint Washington (August 16, 2011)

Jason Ukman, Drones descend on Washington, Checkpoint Washington (August 15, 2011)

Jason Ukman, DARPA loses contact with hypersonic aircraft, Checkpoint Washington (August 11, 2011)

Mary Beth Sheridan, White House to call for Syria’s Assad to step down, Checkpoint Washington (August 10, 2011)

Mary Beth Sheridan and David Nakamura, U.S. sanctions Syrian bank linked to oil exports, Checkpoint Washington (August 10, 2011)

William Wan and Keith B. Richburg, China tests first aircraft carrier, Checkpoint Washington (August 10, 2011)

Craig Whitlock, Strike kills insurgents who downed helicopter in Afghanistan, top commander says, Checkpoint Washington (August 10, 2011)

 

AllAfrica News

August 16 2011

 Kenya – 40 Cops Posted to Migingo

Uganda – Locals in Panic as Kenya Deploys Near Migingo

Eritrea – Statement by US Representative to the UN Sign of Extreme Frustration

Somalia – End War Crimes to Help Tackle Famine

August 15 2011

South Sudan – AU Officially Admits Nation as New Member State

Rwanda – African Prosecutors Vow to Track Down Genocide Fugitives

Malawi – Police Must Refrain from Lethal Force

Sudan – UN Urges Inquiry into Alleged War Crimes in Southern Kordofan State

Zimbabwe – EU Invited to Tour Chiadzwa After Zanu PF Denies Torture Claims

Somalia – Security Council Urges Groups to Attend Consultations on Governance

Zimbabwe – Over 500 Victims of 2008 Violence Missing

Rwanda – Confirmation of Charges Hearing to Start on August 17

South Sudan – Nation Installed as AU Member

August 14 2011

Nigeria – UN Report on Ogobi Oil Pollution – FG to Sanction Shell

East Africa – EAC Member States to Conduct Joint Security Operations

Somalia – MP – Partner Countries Will Keep On Air Strikes Against Al-Shabaab

Somalia – Kenya’s Row With Agencies Over Somalia Crisis

Africa – WHO Rules May be Killing, Not Saving Children in Africa

Somalia – At World’s Biggest Refugee Camp, UN Relief Chief Calls for More Aid

Country Won’t Host Human Rights Summit – What a Pity

August 13 2011

Nigeria – We Remain Committed to International Peace-Keeping Operations

Nigeria – Amnesty – FG, EU to Partner on Niger Delta

Somalia – Germany Takes Over Responsibility for Task Force 465

Uganda – Country to Send 2000 More Troops to Somalia

Zimbabwe – Government Invites EU to Chiadzwa

Somalia – UN Delegation Arrives at Mogadishu, Meet with PM

Kenya – ICC Rejects Plea to Review Hearings Date

Somalia – On ‘Heartbreaking’ Visit, UN Relief Chief Urges Safe Passage for Aid Workers

Nigeria – Ogoni Oil Spill – Mixed Reactions Trail UNEP Report

August 12 2011

            Sudan – South Kordofan Crisis a Threat to Peace

Africa – The International Criminal Court as a ‘Bogeyman’

Somalia – Verdict – Up to 7 Years Imprisonment for Pirates

Zimbabwe – Activist Farai Maguwu ‘Humbled’ by Top Human Rights Prize

South Africa – Nation, Burundi Cement Ties

Southern Africa – End Zimbabwe Sanctions Now, Say Liberation Movements

Sudan – Ethiopian Officials Reject UN Calls to Suspend Controversial Dam Project

Sudan – Upper Nile Appeals for International Intervention on North-South Border

Kenya – We’ve All Tolerated Torture for Too Long

Kenya – Rights Group Wants IFO Two Camps Open

Gambia – WANEP Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Cluster Munitions Treaty

Rwanda – Prosecutor Requests More Cooperation From African Countries

South Africa – Zimbabwe Sanctions: DA Calls for Clarity On Country’s Foreign Policy Position

Sudan – Russia, China Blocked Calls on UNSC to Condemn Country’s Fighting

August 11 2011

Libya – Weapons Transfers – the French and Qatar Connections

Cote D’Ivoire – Ouattara Loyalists Involved in Extra-Judicial Killings, UN Says

Libya – UN Chief Urges All Sides to Commit to Political Solution to End Crisis

Zimbabwe – Chiefs, EU Embassy Officials to Meet

Cote D’Ivoire – Extrajudicial Executions Carried Out in Cote D’Ivoire, UN Reports

Morocco – Cabinet Meeting Adopts Sao Paolo Protocol on Global System of Trade Preferences

Africa – International NGOs and Aid Agencies – Parasites of the Poor?

Somalia – Pirates – A Nightmare Without Borders

Rwanda – ICTR Trials Resume with Former Planning Minister

Sudan – UNAMID to Fully Respect the Sovereignty of Country

Nigeria – Shelling Country with Oil Spills

Sudan – Egypt Seeks Coordination with the Nation on Nile Waters

Sudan – Government Rebukes UK Envoy’s Comments on UN Medivac Delay

Nigeria – Ajimobi Signs Agreement with UNICEF

Nigeria – UN Scheme Plans Mobile Phone Numbers to 3 Million Poor

Sudan – UNAMID and Spy Chief Discuss Security in Darfur

Somalia – UN Official Voices Concern over Reports of Rape of Women Fleeing Famine

August 10 2011

Tanzania – Results of Survey on Violence Against Children Spur Call to Action by UN

Libya – NATO Urged to Investigate Civilian Deaths During Libya Air Strike

Africa –WHO Malnutrition Initiative

Zimbabwe – Evidence of Chiadzwa Massacre  Could be Used to Prosecute Mugabe

Somalia – World Must Aid Somalia At Historic Juncture On Its Road to Stability – UN Envoy

Ambassador Rice at UN on Somalia, Syria, Eritrea, Sudan

East Africa – The Nation Committed to Implementing EAC Treaty – Kibaki

Kenya – ICC Rejects 67 Victims for September Hearing

East Africa – UN Shares Responsibility in Famine, Experts Say

Tanzania – UN Deputy Secretary General Calls on Country to Up Financial Services

August 9 2011

 Sudan – UNSC Meeting Failed to Call for Ceasefire in South Kordofan, Sudan Says

Tanzania – UN Report Reveals Widespread Abuse

Nigeria – Abacha Killer Squad Trained in Libya – Al-Mustapha

Kenya – Extradited Citizen to Wait Longer for SH 7 Million

Libya – Between Libya and the Deep Sea – Fighting Rages On

Sudan – Country Informs Gambari of its Rejection to Change in UNAMID Mandate

August 8

Sudan – Government Says UNSC Meeting on South Kordofan Has Ulterior Motives

 Sudan – UN Condemns Attacks Against Peacekeepers

 

Al Jazeera English

Libyan rebels tighten grip around Tripoli by Aljazeera (17 August 2011)

Hacking practice ‘approved’ at UK tabloid by Aljazeera (17 August 2011)

Sarkozy and Merkel in euro crisis talks by Aljazeera (17 August 2011)

Mubarak trial reined in at second hearing by Aljazeera (16 August 2011)

UN probing theft of Somalia food aid by Aljazeera (16 August 2011)

UN: Sudan atrocities amount to ‘war crimes’ by Aljazeera (16 August 2011)

Rights group: ‘All sides guilty’ in Somalia by Aljazeera (16 August 2011)

Kashmiris strike on Indian Independence Day by Aljazeera (16 August 2011)

Mubarak judge ends live television coverage by Aljazeera (16 August 2011)

Morocco set for early parliamentary elections by Aljazeera (15 August 2011)

World Bank head warns of danger ahead by Aljazeera (15 August 2011)

Judge adjourns trial of Egypt’s ex-minister by Aljazeera (14 August 2011)

Indiana stage collapse leaves several dead by Aljazeera (14 August 2011)

Somalia wants new force to guard aid convoys by Aljazeera (14 August 2011)

Role for US adviser upsets British police by Aljazeera (14 August 2011)

US censures report on drone casualties by Aljazeera (13 August 2011)

US gang expert to advise British PM by Aljazeera (13 August 2011)

US railway blocked phones to quash protest by Aljazeera (13 August 2011)

Somali pirates sentenced in Dutch court by Aljazeera (13 August 2011)

London courts charge hundreds over riots by Aljazeera (13 August 2011)

Ivory Coast charges former government troops by Aljazeera (12 August 2011)

Pakistani soldier to die for civilian killing by Aljazeera (12 August 2011)

Pfizer pays Nigeria drug-trial victims by Aljazeera (12 August 2011)

Israel’s new settlement plans irk US and EU by Aljazeera (12 August 2011)

Hariri tribunal judge appeals to suspects by Aljazeera (12 August 2011)

Cameron: Fightback against rioters has begun by Aljazeera (11 August 2011)

Bali bomb suspect extradited to Indonesia by Aljazeera (11 August 2011)

Multiple blasts in northwest Pakistan by Aljazeera (11 August 2011)

Ohio serial killer faces death penalty by Aljazeera (11 August 2011)

‘Rising attacks’ on medical staff during wars by Aljazeera (11 August 2011)

Taliban who shot at US helicopter ‘are dead’ by Aljazeera (11 August 2011)

Jordan PM cleared on corruption charges by Aljazeera (11 August 2011)

Bangladesh braces for war crimes trial by Aljazeera (10 August 2011)

 

BBC News – World

Bahrain unrest:  Rights panel closes office after clash (16 August 2011)

The collapse of the USSR 20 years on By Oleg Antonenko (16 August 2011)

Franco-German call for ‘true euro economic governance’ (16 August 2011)

Ethiopia refugee camp child death rates ‘alarming’ – UN (16 August 2011)

Eritrean leader Afewerki in ‘peace trip’ to Uganda (16 August 2011)

Somali human rights abuses blamed on all sides By Emily Buchanan (15 August 2011)

Syria unrest:  Palestinian refugees flee camp, says UN (15 August 2011)

South Sudan offers Somalia African Union troops (15 August 2011)

Somalia famine:  PM Ali sets up aid protection force By Mary Harper (13 August 2011)

Palestinians to bid for UN state recognition next month (13 August 2011)

Syria:  Clinton urges states to cut ties over crackdown (13 August 2011)

Syria unrest:  US calls for wider sanctions By Jim Muir (12 August 2011)

Syria unrest:  ‘Fresh crackdown’ across country (12 August 2011)

Somali famine:  Families ‘flee child conscription’ (11 August 2011)

North Korea disputes Seoul’s border shelling claim (11 August 2011)

Bali bombing suspect extradited to Indonesia from Pakistan By Karishma Vaswani (11 August 2011)

DR Congo refugees resit going home for polls By Thomas Hubert (11 August 2011)

Papua New Guinea agrees to reopen Australian asylum camp (11 August 2011)

Nato accused of killing four Afghan policemen (10 August 2011)

Koreas exchange fire twice near Yeonpyeong island (10 August 2011)

Kenyan camp strained from new refugee arrivals By George Alagiah (10 August 2011)

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UN seeks probe into possible war crimes in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan By Eszter Farkas (16 August 2011)

US, South Korea start military exercises By the CNN Wire Staff (16 August 2011)

World Bank chief:  Global economy in ‘new danger zone’ By the CNN Wire Staff (15 August 2011)

Jordan mulls constitutional reform to weaken king, boost protections By the CNN Wire Staff (15 August 2011)

Gadhafi gives audio address amid claims of rebel advances By the CNN Wire Staff (15 August 2011)

Mexican soldiers uncover ‘narco-tunnel’ to US By the CNN Wire Staff (14 August 2011)

Deadly week continues in Afghanistan as 2 NATO troops killed By David Ariosto (12 August 2011)

UN:  Ivory Coast forces kill 26 in past month, arrest dozens illegally By Eric Agnero (12 August 2011)

Libyan rebels report progress advancing toward Tripoli By the CNN Wire Staff (12 August 2011)

Officials:  Egypt to target al Qaeda cells said to be training in Sinai By Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (12 August 2011)

Europe pushes the panic button By Charles Riley (11 August 2011)

Red Cross:  attacks on medics a ‘humanitarian tragedy’ By the CNN Wire Staff (11 August 2011)

Tensions ripple in Syria as US, Turkey address crisis By the CNN Wire Staff (11 August 2011)

US sanctions Syrian companies By the CNN Wire Staff (10 August 2011)

Afghan special court dissolved; 4 Afghan police die in NATO clash By David Ariosto (10 August 2011)

Yemen opposition welcomes UN call for power transfer By Hakim Almasmari (10 August 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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