Anton’s Weekly Digest of International Law, Vol. 2, No. 34 (1 September 2011)

Anton’s Weekly Digest of
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Vol. 2, No. 34
(1 September 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

Simon Chesterman
New York University Public Law and Legal Theory Working Papers. Paper 295.
http://lsr.nellco.org/nyu_plltwp/295
Date Posted: Aug 30, 2011

Leon Trakman, University of New South Wales
bepress Legal Repository
Date Posted: Aug 30, 2011

WTO LAW AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, pp. 59-81, G. Bermann, P. Mavroidis, eds., Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007 
Frederick M. Abbott 
Florida State University College of Law
Date Posted: August 30, 2011

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/53
Wojciech Sadurski 
University of Sydney-Faculty of Law
Date Posted: August 30, 2011

CHINA IN THE WORLD TRADING SYSTEM: DEFINING THE PRINCIPLES OF ENGAGEMENT, pp. 1-43, F.M. Abbott, ed., Kluwer Law International 1998 
Frederick M. Abbott 
Florida State University College of Law
Date Posted: August 30, 2011

Jacques Ziller 
University of Pavia, Faculty of Political sciences
Date Posted: August 30, 2011

Stanford Journal of International Law, Vol. 47, p. 279, 2011, Seattle University School of Law Research Paper No. 11-18
Thomas M. Antkowiak 
Seattle University School of Law
Date Posted: August 29, 2011, Last Revised: August 30, 2011

Journal of Transnational Law & Policy, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2003
Yoon-Ho Alex Lee 
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Date Posted: August 29, 2011

Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business, Vol. 17, 1996-97
Frederick M. Abbott 
Florida State University College of Law
Date Posted: August 29, 2011

Michigan Journal of International Law, Vol. 12, No. 1, 1990
Frederick M. Abbott 
Florida State University College of Law
Date Posted: August 29, 2011

Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law, Forthcoming, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-18
S.I. Strong 
University of Missouri School of Law
Date Posted: August 29, 2011

András Jakab 
Pazmany Peter Catholic University
Date Posted: August 29, 2011

International Organization, Vol. 54, No. 3, 2000
Frederick M. Abbott 
Florida State University College of Law
Date Posted: August 29, 2011

The Icfai University Journal of International Business Law, Vol. VII, No. 3, pp. 7-26, July 2008
Tarun Jain 
Supreme Court of India
Date Posted: August 29, 2011

Texas International Law Journal, Vol. 47, 2011
Milan Markovic 
Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law
Date Posted: August 29, 2011

International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies Conference, Santiago, Chile, September 2011 
Zachary R. Calo 
Valparaiso University School of Law
Date Posted: August 29, 2011

AFTER GENOCIDE: TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE, POST-CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION, AND RECONCILIATION IN RWANDA AND BEYOND, Phil Clark & Zachary D. Kaufman, eds., Columbia University Press and C. Hurst & Co., 2009
Zachary D. Kaufman and Phil Clark 
George Washington University and University of Oxford – Centre for Socio-Legal Studies
Date Posted: August 28, 2011

RESILIENCE AND THE LAW, Forthcoming
Robin Kundis Craig and Terry Hughes 
Florida State University College of Law and James Cook University – Townsville Campus
Date Posted: August 28, 2011

Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 22, No. 4, p. 689, 1989, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper , FSU College of Law, Law, Business & Economics Paper 
Frederick M. Abbott 
Florida State University College of Law
Date Posted: August 28, 2011

Berkeley Journal of International Law (BJIL), Vol. 18, p. 165, 2000, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper, FSU College of Law, Law, Business & Economics Paper
Frederick M. Abbott 
Florida State University College of Law
Date Posted: August 28, 2011

Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, Forthcoming
Daniel Bodansky 
Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Date Posted: August 28, 2011, Last Revised: August 30, 2011

UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper 
Daniel A. Farber 
University of California, Berkeley – School of Law
Date Posted: August 28, 2011

International Journal of Public Law and Policy, Vol. 1, No. 4, 2012
Peter C. LaGreca 
Pace University – School of Law
Date Posted: August 27, 2011

Georgia Law Review, Vol. 46, 2011-2012, Emory Public Law Research Paper 
Laurie R. Blank 
Emory University School of Law
Date Posted: August 27, 2011

John Marshall Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 3, 2010
Zachary D. Kaufman 
George Washington University
Date Posted: August 27, 2011

European Journal of International Law, Vol. 23, 2012
Marko Milanovic 
University of Nottingham School of Law
Date Posted: August 26, 2011

Boston Univ. School of Law, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-37
Richard Thompson Ainsworth 
Boston University – School of Law
Date Posted: August 26, 2011

Elayne E. Greenberg 
St. John’s University School of Law
Date Posted: August 26, 2011

BALANCING WEALTH AND HEALTH: THE CHANGING INTERACTION OF TRANSNATIONAL AND NATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWS AND ITS IMPACT ON ACCESS TO MEDICINES IN SOUTH AMERICA, Rochelle Dreyfuss & César Rodríguez-Garavito, eds.
Laurence R. Helfer and Karen J. Alter 
Duke University – School of Law and Northwestern University – Department of Political Science
Date Posted: August 26, 2011

Wm. and Mary Envtl. L. & Pol’y Rev. 1, Vol. 35
Joel B. Eisen 
University of Richmond – School of Law
Date Posted: August 26, 2011

Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 86, No. 9, 2011
Joel B. Eisen 
University of Richmond – School of Law
Date Posted: August 26, 2011

Renewable Energy Law and Policy, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 160-165, 2011
Thomas Alured Faunce 
Australian National University
Date Posted: August 25, 2011

AFTER GENOCIDE: TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE, POST-CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION, AND RECONCILIATION IN RWANDA AND BEYOND, pp. 1-19, Phil Clark & Zachary D. Kaufman, eds., Columbia University Press and C. Hurst & Co., 2009
Zachary D. Kaufman and Phil Clark 
George Washington University and University of Oxford – Centre for Socio-Legal Studies
Date Posted: August 25, 2011

Ethics & International Affairs, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 165-182, 2011, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 529
Fernando R. Tesón 
Florida State University College of Law
Date Posted: August 25, 2011

SOURCES OF TRANSNATIONAL INVESTMENT LAW, E. de Brabandere and T. Gazzini, eds., Martinus Nijhoff, 2012 
Jean d’Aspremont 
University of Amsterdam
Date Posted: August 25, 2011, Last Revised: August 27, 2011

Andre Nollkaemper and Dov Jacobs 
University of Amsterdam – Amsterdam Center for International Law and European University Institute
Date Posted: August 25, 2011

AFTER GENOCIDE: TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE, POST-CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION, AND RECONCILIATION IN RWANDA AND BEYOND, p. 381, Phil Clark & Zachary D. Kaufman, eds., Columbia University Press and C. Hurst & Co., 2009
Zachary D. Kaufman Phil Clark and Kalypso A. Nicolaidis 
George Washington University , University of Oxford – Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and University of Oxford – European Studies Centre
Date Posted: August 25, 2011

RUGGIE’S MANDATE, Radu Mares, ed., Forthcoming
John H. Knox 
Wake Forest University – School of Law
Date Posted: August 25, 2011

AFTER GENOCIDE: TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE, POST-CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION, AND RECONCILIATION IN RWANDA AND BEYOND, p. 229, Phil Clark & Zachary D. Kaufman, eds., Columbia University Press and C. Hurst & Co., 2009
Zachary D. Kaufman 
George Washington University
Date Posted: August 25, 2011

APSA 2011 Annual Meeting Paper
Erik Voeten and Michael L. Ross 
Georgetown University – Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) – Department of Political Science
Date Posted: August 25, 2011, Last Revised: August 26, 2011

GOVERNANCE BY INDICATORS: GLOBAL POWER THROUGH QUANTIFICATION AND RANKINGS, Davis, ed., 2011, New York University Journal of International Law and Politics (JILP), Vol. 43, p. 864, 2011
Margaret L. Satterthwaite 
New York University (NYU) – School of Law
Date Posted: August 25, 2011

Revista Dreptul 
Union of Jurists of Romania
Date Posted: August 25, 2011

Quaker United Nations Office Global Economic Issues Publication, May 2007, FSU College of Law, Law, Business & Economics Paper 
Frederick M. Abbott and Carlos M. Correa 
Florida State University College of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: August 24, 2011

Stanford Law & Policy Review, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2011
Lucian E. Dervan 
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Date Posted: August 24, 2011

The Oriental Anthropologist, Vol. 4, pp. 34-59, 2004
Benjamin N. Lawrance 
Rochester Institute of Technology
Date Posted: August 24, 2011

The American Journal of International Law, Vol. 105, 2011, International Comparative Law Quarterly, Vol. 60, pp.810-819, July 2011
Mads Andenas and Eirik Bjorge 
University of Oslo – Faculty of Law and University of Oxford – Corpus Christi College
Date Posted: August 24, 2011

Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper No. 11-06
Louise Mallinder 
Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster
Date Posted: August 24, 2011

II. Books

Achieving Global Sustainability: Policy Recommendations

(United Nations University Press, Sept 2011)

Edited by Takamitsu Sawa, Susumu Iai and Seiji Ikkatai

The problem of global sustainability is indisputably the most serious issue facing humanity today. One of the biggest factors in the deterioration of global sustainability is climate change which has been exacerbated by the entire range of human activities and is inextricably related to modern civilization. Solving this difficult problem requires a drastic redesign of society from all aspects—technological, economic and social. This book looks at how to achieve a more secure level of global sustainability and gathers together a variety of recommendations.

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The People vs. the State: Reflections on UN Authority, US Power and the Responsibility to Protect

(United Nations University Press, Sept 2011)

By Ramesh Thakur

“There are few more important challenges to our common humanity than mass atrocity crimes. There are few issues on which the international community has moved faster towards achieving positive change. And there are few individuals who have contributed more to that process than Ramesh Thakur.” Taken from the Foreword by Gareth Evans and Mohamed Sahnoun, Co-Chairs, International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty.  “I am a regular reader of Dr Ramesh Thakur’s writings. I have been impressed by his clear thinking and analysis of world politics. Dr Thakur has challenged me many times to review my own thinking on important issues.” Martti Ahtisaari, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, former President of the Republic of Finland and Chairman of the Crisis Management Initiative.

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Accountable Government in Africa: Perspectives from Public Law and Political Studies

(United Nations University Press, November 2011)

Edited by Danwood Chirwa and Lia Nijzink

Accountable Government in Africa brings together a number of leading experts in the fields of public law, political science and democratization studies to discuss problems of accountability, identify ways of making African governments accountable and describe the extent to which these mechanisms work in practice. Thus, the book presents new knowledge about legal and political developments in a number of African countries that is relevant to the policy goal of developing and deepening democratic governance and accountable government on the continent.

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‘Preventing and sanctioning hindrances to the right of individual petition before the European Court of Human Rights’

(Intersentia 2011)

Elisabeth Lambert Abdelgawad

Whereas it is common today to focus on the overwhelming backlog of applications before the European Court of Human Rights, this book deliberately shows that the Court in Strasbourg could be seized by even more applicants if States Parties really confirmed to Article 34 ECHR, according to which “The High Contracting Parties undertake not to hinder in any way the effective exercise of this right”. In the past fifty years however, more and more direct or indirect hindrances have been devised.  This volume takes a very concrete and practical look at these hindrances and brings together both researchers and human rights defenders. After an introduction to the topic in Part 1, the second part of the book analyses the hindrances involving the most vulnerable groups (prisoners, migrants and foreigners) while the final Part deals with concrete experiences and sets forth a number of recommendations for a better prevention and sanctioning of these hindrances.

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Citizen Participation in Global Environmental Governance

(Earthscan Publications, August 2011)

Mikko Rask, Richard Worthington and MinnaLammi (eds.)

On one day in 2009, in 38 countries around the world, 4,000 ordinary citizens gathered to discuss the future of climate policy. This project, ‘WWViews’, was the first-ever global democratic deliberation – an attempt to enable ordinary people to reach informed decisions on and impact the global policy process. This book – which analyses the experiences and lessons from this ground-breaking event – marks the beginning of a new kind of democratic politics, providing practical lessons on how to increase the impact of global deliberation projects within the media and on official policy processes.

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Limits to Democratic Constitutionalism in Central and Eastern Europe

(Ashgate Publications, August 2011)

BogusiaPuchalska

In this book, BogusiaPuchalska develops an original theory of democratic constitutionalism and uses it to support the argument that constitution-making and law-making in constitutional moments should be politically, and not just constitutionally, legitimate. In doing so she expertly assesses the potential implications of the prospects of democratic consolidation and constitutionalism in Poland after 1989 and asks whether it is likely to be applicable to other transition countries such as Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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Law and the Market Economy in China

(Ashgate, August 2011)

Perry Keller (ed.)

This volume concerns several aspects of China’s changing market based economy. These include commercial contract enforcement, corporate structures, competition law and other issues related to China’s membership in the WTO. In the past two decades, the rapid integration of China’s economy into the global marketplace has created obligations and expectations of non-discrimination and regulatory transparency in domestic markets. The Chinese government has responded by demanding better governance within major companies, market sectors and public administration generally.

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Food, Globalization and Sustainability

(Earthscan, August 2011)

Peter Oosterveer and David Sonnenfeld

Food is increasingly traded internationally, thereby transforming the organisation of food production and consumption globally and influencing most food-related practices. This transition is generating unfamiliar challenges related to sustainability of food provision, the social impacts of international trade and global food governance. Distance in time and space between food producers and consumers is increasing and new concerns are arising. These include the environmental impact of food production and trade, animal welfare, the health and safety of food, and the social and economic impact of international food trade.

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Promoting Good Governance, Development and Accountability: Implementation and the WTO
(Macmillan, 2011)

Susan Brown-Shafii

Can a WTO Agreement be used to promote good governance, development and accountability? Anchored in the text of the 1994 WTO Government Procurement Agreement and the liberal trading system of which it is a part, Brown-Shafii looks for answers across a disparate institutional and intellectual terrain.

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Governing Cotton: Globalization and Poverty in Africa
(Macmillan, 2011)
Adam Sneyd

This book traces the historic relationships between cotton production, the international cotton trade and poverty south of the Sahara, and assesses various approaches to corporate social responsibility and nongovernmental policy advocacy in this area.

International Criminal Tribunals, Justice and Politics
(Macmillan, 2011)

Yves Beigbeder

This book reviews the statutes, achievements and limitations of international criminal courts, starting with the Nuremberg Tribunal, followed in the 1990s by temporary international or hybrid national/international courts, and by the creation of the permanent International Criminal Court.

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Flying Tiger:

International Relations Theory and the Politics of Advanced Weapons
(Oxford Univ. Press, July 2011)

Ulrich Krotz

Ulrich Krotz’s Flying Tiger takes a relatively obscure episode–the joint Franco-German production of a state-of-the-art and very expensive military helicopter, the Tiger Helicopter (used in the James Bond film Goldeneye, incidentally)–to make a groundbreaking theoretical contribution to international relations scholarship. The rivalry between Germany and France in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is of course well known. It was directly or indirectly responsible for four cataclysmic wars, and until relatively recently, the idea that these two states could become close partners seemed implausible. Yet following World War II and the birth of the European Union, they became the closest of allies. In fact, they collaborated for three decades on the most sophisticated weapon that the EU has produced: the Tiger. How did this occur, and what does this happy albeit unforeseen outcome tell us about how interstate relations really work?

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Blackstone’s UK and EU Competition Documents 7th Edition

(Oxford University Press, 25 August 2011)

Kirsty Middleton (ed)

  • Coverage of competition 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 to aid quick and efficient research
  • Online Resource Centre provides guidance on how to use a statutes book, additional statutes, and related US competition materials

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The Conflict of Laws in India: Inter-Territorial and Inter-Personal Conflict

(Oxford University Press, 25 August 2011)

V. C. Govindaraj

Conflict of laws, or private international law, is an increasingly important subject of study due to increasing movement and relocation of large number of people from one jurisdiction to another for personal and professional reasons. Despite the existence of rules and principles, there is a general uncertainty on issues such as commercial transactions, family law relationship, personal law subjects, and laws relating to property. This book is a detailed and up-to-date study of conflict of laws and focuses on its three main areas: the law of obligations, law of property, and law of persons.

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Patent Litigation in China

(Oxford University Press, 25 August 2011)

Douglas Clark

The rise of China’s economy has led to a substantial increase in disputes involving intellectual property rights, including patents. Not only are foreign companies suing domestic companies and domestic companies suing foreign companies, but patent disputes between foreign companies are also being litigated in the Chinese courts.

  • Provides an overview of the patent litigation system in China with strategic commentary
  • Provides an overview of patentability requirements and their application in invalidation proceedings
  • Features an entire chapter devoted to evidence and the crucial role of evidence gathering
  • Provides an overview of the steps necessary to prove infringement, defenses and remedies
  • Highlights key differences between the Chinese, the U.S. and other more mature patent systems
  • Structured to provide a clear roadmap to handling patent cases in China

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EU Electronic Communications Law: Competition & Regulation in the European Telecommunications Market, 2ndEdition

(Oxford University Press, 25 August 2011)

Paul Nihoul and Peter Rodford

Electronic communications encompass all forms of electronic transmission of information, including telecommunications, broadcasting, and the internet. This second edition is updated to reflect the new regulatory package which has made changes to some of the fundamental mechanisms. A brand new section on data protection also features, giving an authoritative account of the legislation in the important new area of privacy protection in electronic networks.

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Ending Dirty Energy Policy

Prelude to Climate Change

(Cambridge Uni. Press, August 2011)

Joseph P. Tomain

Climate change presents the United States, and the world, with regulatory problems of a magnitude, complexity and scope unseen before. The United States, however, particularly after the mid-term elections of 2010, lacks the political will necessary to aggressively address climate change. Most current books focus on climate change. Ending Dirty Energy Policy argues that the US will not adequately address climate change until it transforms its fossil fuel energy policy. Yet there are signs that the country will support the transformation of its century-old energy policy from one that is dependent on fossil fuels to a low-carbon energy portfolio. A transformative energy policy that favors energy efficiency and renewable resources can occur only after the US has abandoned the traditional fossil fuel energy policy, has redesigned regulatory systems to open new markets and promoted competition among new energy providers, and has stimulated private-sector commercial and venture capital investment in energy innovations that can be brought to commercial scale and marketability.

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Gender, Law and Justice in a Global Market

(Cambridge Uni. Press, August 2011)

Ann Stewart

Theories of gender justice in the twenty-first century must engage with global economic and social processes. Using concepts from economic analysis associated with global commodity chains and feminist ethics of care, Ann Stewart considers the way in which ‘gender contracts’ relating to work and care contribute to gender inequalities worldwide. She explores how economies in the global north stimulate desires and create deficits in care and belonging which are met through transnational movements and traces the way in which transnational economic processes, discourses of rights and care create relationships between global south and north. African women produce fruit and flowers for European consumption; body workers migrate to meet deficits in ‘affect’ through provision of care and sex; British-Asian families seek belonging through transnational marriages.

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Mitigation and Aggravation at Sentencing

(Cambridge Uni. Press, August 2011)

Edited by Julian V. Roberts

Table of Contents:

1. Exploring aggravation and mitigation at sentencing Julian Roberts

2. Re-evaluating the justifications for aggravation and mitigation at sentencing Andrew Ashworth

3. The search for principles of mitigation: integrating cultural demands Allan Manson

4. Personal mitigation at sentencing and assumptions about offending and desistance Joanna Shapland

5. Intoxication as a sentencing factor: mitigating or aggravating? Nicola Padfield

6. Beyond the partial excuse: Australasian approaches to provocation as a sentencing factor Arie Freiberg and Felicity Stewart

7. Equality before the law: racial and social background factors as sources of mitigation at sentencing Kate Warner

8. Personal mitigation: an empirical analysis in England and Wales Jessica Jacobson and Mike Hough

9. Exploring public attitudes to sentencing factors in England and Wales Julian Roberts and Mike Hough

10. The pernicious impact of perceived public opinion on sentencing: findings from an empirical study of the public’s approach to personal mitigation Austin Lovegrove

11. Addressing problematic sentencing factors in the development of guidelines Warren Young and Andrea King

12. Proof of aggravating and mitigating facts at sentencing Kevin Reitz

13. Mitigation in federal sentencing in the United States Will Berry

14. The discretionary effect of mitigating and aggravating factors: a South African case study Stephan Terblanche.

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The State versus the Individual

The Unresolved Dilemma of Humanitarian Intervention

(Brill, August 2011)

Katariina Simonen

Whether States, coalitions of States or inter-governmental organizations can engage in humanitarian intervention lawfully without the UN Security Council´s authorization has been debated at length. Following NATO´s intervention in Kosovo in 1999, the international lawgiver had to act. The result was the concept of the responsibility to protect. But the fundamental question of the legality of humanitarian intervention remained. This book takes a new approach by combining legal theory and international law. Legal theory enables the concept of legal validity to be better understood and permits the question to be evaluated thoroughly in international law. The outcome is that the international lawgiver has to confront the hard problem whether or not there is enough interest for human rights protection.

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Indigenous Rights Entwined with Nature Conservation

(Intersentia, August 2011)

Ellen Desmet

Heightened public awareness of the ever increasing loss of biodiversity has led to louder calls for effective nature conservation efforts. Most remaining biodiversity-rich areas are inhabited or used by indigenous peoples and local communities. In recent years a new ‘paradigm’ of ‘nature conservation with respect for the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities’ has emerged. Two questions arise: What exactly does this policy shift mean in terms of international human rights law? And how has this new paradigm been translated and applied at the national and local level?  This study investigates how nature conservation initiatives interact with the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities from a human rights and legal anthropological perspective. The book is distinctive in that it provides a comprehensive review of international human rights law in the context of nature conservation; a critical appraisal of Peruvian nature conservation legislation in relation to the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities; and a thorough analysis of the interaction between three levels of regulation: the international level of human rights, the national level of Peru, and the local level of a specific protected area (the Güeppí Reserved Zone). It is based on extensive field work.

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Consortium Agreements for Research Projects

(Intersentia, August 2011)

Edited by Ilse Samoy and Bruno Lambrecht

Consortium agreements for research projects of the European Commission are managed in Brussels. Therefore Belgian law is often applicable to these contracts. As organisations from all European Union member states and associated countries are potential contracting parties, numerous basic questions about Belgian contract law and multiparty agreements in particular exist with the legal advisors of these organisations. This inspired the Institute for the Law of Obligations of the K.U.Leuven to bring together Belgian experts of contract law in a one-day conference in Leuven in order to look at model agreements from a Belgian contract law perspective and to try and answer as much “frequently asked questions” as possible. Their contributions are laid down in this book.

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Constitutional Constraints on Ad Hoc Legislation

A Comparative Study of the United States, Germany and the Netherlands

(Intersentia, August 2011)

Anna Jasiak

Legislatures sometimes adopt laws that create a special legal regime for a particular case rather than general rules for an indefinite number of situations or persons. These ad hoc laws are controversial. Politically, legislatures may be forced to act in one specific case (for example as a respond to a public outcry), but in doing so they risk violating the principles of the rule of law. Such legislative practice might lead to abuse of legislative power, inequality of citizens before the law, legal uncertainty, and weakening of the position of the courts. The purpose of this first in-depth comparative study in the fields of constitutional law and legislative studies is to clarify the use and existence of ad hoc laws and to place them within a constitutional framework of the rule of law. It is a comparative study of the United States, Germany and the Netherlands.

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The Place of Religion in Family Law: A Comparative Search

(Intersentia, August 2011)

Edited by Jane Mair and Esin Orucu

To what extent does family law accommodate, deny, support or reflect the existence of religion and religious belief in a range of jurisdictions and throughout various family and social situations? This collection of comparative essays brings together reflections on a range of religions, including Islam, Judaism and Roman Catholicism. With insights, both historical and contemporary, from Ireland, Israel, Malta, Sweden, Russia, Turkey and the UK, it seeks to discover the place which religion has or might have within family law.

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Genocide on Trial

 (International Courts Association, 23 August 2011)

D. de Ruiter and W.van der Wolf (eds)

In 1933, a proposal by Raphael Lemkin on the ‘crime of barbarity’ was brought before the Legal Council of the League of Nations, being the first formal attempt to create a law against genocide. In 1946, the United Nations adopted Resolution 96 confirming the crime of genocide, but it was not until 1948 that a definition of genocide came into being in the Genocide Convention. It has been through case law that the definition of genocide became more clear.This book examines all case law on genocide from the start of the 20th century to the cases brought before the Tribunals in more recent times.

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Exporting the AcquisCommunautaire through European Union External Agreements

(Nomos Publishers. 23 August 2011)

Roman Petrov

This book is a study of the legal dimensions of the concept of acquiscommunautaire. Using primary sources, the book identifies and delimits the scope of the term in different contexts within EU legal discourse. It starts by tracing the internal and external dimensions of acquiscommunautaire. These dimensions are distinguished by different objectives. The major objective of acquiscommunautaire in its internal dimension is to enable the consistent development of European Union law, while preserving EU patrimony by Member States. The objective of the acquiscommunautaire application in its external dimension is twofold. First, it is to export the acquiscommunautaire overseas, in order to push third countries to the forefront of the acquired level of economic, political, and legal cooperation achieved by the EU. Second, it is to stimulate third countries to share European and international common democratic values and thereby to preserve integrity of the acquiscommunautaire in relations with third countries. It is argued that the acquiscommunautaire in its external dimension is not coherent, but mirrors the specific objectives of relations between the EU and third countries. In order to investigate the rationale behind this research hypothesis, the book examines in detail the terms of a variety of EU external agreements from association to trade, development, and co-operation.

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The Crisis in Energy Policy

(Harvard Univ. Press, Oct. 2011)

Deutch, John M.

With an extraordinary mix of technical, scholarly, corporate, and governmental expertise, John Deutch offers an eye-opening history of the muddled practices that have passed for energy policy over the past thirty years, and a cogent account of what we can learn from so many breakdowns of strategy and execution.

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Guide to EU Pharmaceutical Regulatory Law -2nd edition 2011

(Wolters Kluwer, 2011)

Sally Shorthose, Bird & Bird LLP (eds)

Adopting a Europe-wide perspective on the law governing pharmaceuticals, expert authors from the law firm Bird & Bird LLP map the life cycle of a medicinal product or medical device from development to clinical trials to product launch and ongoing pharmacovigilance, offering comprehensive and unambiguous guidance at every stage. Following an introductory overview focusing on the regulatory framework for pharmaceuticals in Europe – from its underlying rationales to the relevant committees and agencies – each of fifteen incisive chapters examines a particular process or subject.

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Gesellschaftsrecht und Gläubigerschutz im Internationalen Zivilverfahrensrecht

(Mohe Siebeck, 2011)

Johannes Weber

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

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International Law Reporter

Jacob Katz Cogan

Carolyn Deere Birkbeck (Univ. of Oxford – Global Economic Governance Programme) has published Making Global Trade Governance Work for Development: Perspectives and Priorities from Developing Countries (Cambridge Univ. Press 2011)

Hannah Tonkin (UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda) has published State Control over Private Military and Security Companies in Armed Conflict (Cambridge Univ. Press 2011)

Peter Hilpold (Universität Innsbruck – Law), Walter Steinmair, & Christoph Perathoner have published Rechtsvergleichung an der Sprachgrenze (Peter Lang 2011)

Lars Ole Petersen has published Europäisierung der Diplomatie: Völker- und europarechtliche Rahmenbedingungen (Duncker & Humblot 2011)

Gauthier de Beco (Université catholique de Louvain – Centre for Philosophy of Law) has published Human Rights Monitoring Mechanisms of the Council of Europe (Routledge 2011)

III. Journals

PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 129: Aug 30, 20111

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

The Morality of Targeted Killing

Fernando R. Tesón, Florida State University College of Law

 

The Meaning of ‘Investment’: ICSID’s Travaux and the Domain of International Investment Law

Julian Davis Mortenson, Michigan Law School

 

Unbalanced Globalization in the Oil Exporting States

Erik Voeten, Georgetown University – Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
Michael L. Ross, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) – Department of Political Science

 

Policy Transparency and Preferential Trade Agreements

Stephanie J. Rickard, London School of Economics
Daniel Y. Kono, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Legitimacy in International Law and International Relations

Daniel Bodansky, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

 

The Constitution of International Organizations: Towards a Theory of International Constitutional Moments

John Oates, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 128: Aug 29, 20111

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Book Review – Mark Mazower, No Enchanted Palace: The End of Empire and the Ideological Origins of the United Nations

Kirsten Sellars, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Case Note: Seabed Disputes Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea: Responsibilities and Obligations of States Sponsoring Persons and Entities with Respect to Activities in the Area – Advisory Opinion

Ilias Plakokefalos, University of Athens, Faculty of Law

 

Universal Jurisdiction: A Means to End Impunity or a Threat to Friendly International Relations?

Karinne Coombes, University of Cambridge

 

Spying at the UN: Why America Should Be Punished

Amir Attaran, University of Ottawa – Faculties of Law and Medicine

 

Beyond Ruggie’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Charting an Embracive Approach to Corporate Human Rights Compliance

Robert C. Blitt, University of Tennessee College of Law

 

A Social Psychology Model of the Perceived Legitimacy of International Criminal Courts: Implications for the Success of Transitional Justice Mechanisms

Stuart Ford, The John Marshall Law School

 

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: New Paradigm or Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

Meredith Kolsky Lewis, Victoria University of Wellington – Faculty of Law

 

Fragmentation and Coherence in International Law

Joel P. Trachtman, Tufts University – The Fletcher School

 

Crime Commissions

Adam Ross Pearlman, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 127: Aug 26, 20111

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

The 2008 United States-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement and the Work of the International Law Commission on International Liability for Injurious Consequences Arising Out of Acts Not Prohibited by International Law

Robert Perry Barnidge, University of Reading – School of Law

 

When Nationals of Democracies Support Dictators: Legality of the Two Percent and the YPFDJ

Simon M. Weldehaimanot, Notre Dame Law School

 

Transitional Justice: Toward a Differentiated Theory

Thomas Obel Hansen, United States International University (USIU)

 

Russian Science on the Concept of International Tax Law

Victoria Pirumova, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law

 

Imperfect Justice at Nuremberg and Tokyo

Kirsten Sellars, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Implications for the Equality Rights of Canadians with Disabilities: The Case of Education

Ravi Malhotra, University of Ottawa – Faculty of Law
Robin F. Hansen, University of Saskatchewan – College of Law

 

Of Minors and the Mentally Ill: An International Law Perspective on Consent to Health Care

Mona Paré, University of Ottawa

 

Francis Lieber and the Lieber Code – Against the Inhumanities of War

Silja Voeneky, University of Freiburg – Faculty of Law

 

Protect, Respect, Remedy and Participate: ‘New Governance’ Lessons for the Ruggie Framework

Tara J. Melish, State University of New York at Buffalo – Law School Faculty
Errol E. Meidinger, Law School and Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, State University of New York at Buffalo

 

International Courts and Tribunals and the Implementation of International Environmental Law

Ilias Plakokefalos, University of Athens, Faculty of Law

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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 126: Aug 25, 20111

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Does Access to Justice Improve Countries’ Compliance with Human Rights Norms? – An Empirical Study

Samuel P. Baumgartner, University of Akron – School of Law

 

Life on the Downward Slope: Explaining State Decisions to Exploit or Support Declining Great Powers

Joshua Shifrinson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – Department of Political Science

 

“Rock, Paper, Scissors” or “The Young and the Restless”: Towards a New Way of Thinking about (Non)Proliferation

Wyn Bowen, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Susan B. Martin, War Studies Department, King’s College London

 

On the Origins of Insurgent Strategies

Zuri Linetsky, University of Virginia

 

Ending Medical Complicity in State-Sponsored Torture

Steven J. Hoffman, McMaster University, University of Toronto, Harvard University

 

The Politics of a Strange Right: Consultation, Mining and Indigenous Mobilization in Latin America

Amanda Fulmer, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Struggles for Recognition in the Postcolony: The Zapatistas and Narcocultura

Agustin Goenaga Orrego, University of British Columbia – Department of Political Science

 

Expropriating the Hand that Feeds Him: How Hugo Chávez’s War on Business and Property Has Poisoned the Private Sector and Intensified the Housing Crisis in Venezuela

Brandon K. Hueber, Alumnus

 

The Harmonisation of Laws within the African Union and the Viability of Legal Pluralism as an Alternative

Gerrit Ferreira, North-West University
MP Ferreira-Snyman, University of South Africa

 

The Incidental Credit Agreement

Jannie Otto, University of Johannesburg

 

China’s Nine-Dotted Lines in the South China Sea: The 2011 Exchanges of Diplomatic Notes

Thang Nguyen-Dang, University of Cambridge – Faculty of Law
Hong Thao Nguyen, Vietnam National University – Hanoi

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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 125: Aug 24, 20111

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Assessing the High-Level Panel Report: Rethinking the Causes and Consequences of Threats to Collective Security

Maxwell O. Chibundu, University of Maryland – School of Law

 

Regulating the Irregular – International Humanitarian Law and the Question of Civilian Participation in Armed Conflicts

Emily Crawford, University of Sydney – Faculty of Law

 

Promoting Social Change in Asia and the Pacific: The Need for a Disability Rights Tribunal

Michael L. Perlin, New York Law School

 

Not Just Whether, but How: Third-Party Intervention Strategy and Civil War Outcomes

Benjamin Jones, Ohio State University (OSU)

 

How Big Do Wars Grow?

Gary Uzonyi, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Conceptions of Female Political Representation: Perspectives of Rwandan Female Representatives

Hilde Coffé, Utrecht University

Religious Infusion and Intergroup Conflict: Results from the Global Group Relations Project

Carolyn Warner, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Steven Neuberg, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Stephen Mistler, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Eric Hill, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Anna Berlin, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

The Political Gap Revisited

Sebastian M. Saiegh, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) – Department of Political Science

 

A New Role for Secondary Proceedings in International Bankruptcies

John Pottow, University of Michigan Law School

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 100: Aug 30, 2011

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

Rummaging Through the Bottom of Pandora’s Box: Funding Predatory Pricing Through Contemporaneous Recoupment

Shaun D. Ledgerwood, The Brattle Group, Georgetown University – Public Policy Institute (GPPI)
Wesley J. Heath, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Endogenous Enforcement of Intellectual Property, North-South Trade, and Growth

Andreas Schäfer, University of Leipzig/Institute for Theoretical Economics/Macroeconomics
Maik T. Schneider, ETH Zürich – CER-ETH – Center of Economic Research at ETH Zurich

 

Good Faith in the Scots Law of Contract: An Undisclosed Principle?

Hector Lewis MacQueen, University of Edinburgh – School of Law

Rethinking the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Copyright Criminal Enforcement Measures

Miriam Bitton, Bar-Ilan University, Faculty of Law

Of Minors and the Mentally Ill: An International Law Perspective on Consent to Health Care

Mona Paré, University of Ottawa

Protect, Respect, Remedy and Participate: ‘New Governance’ Lessons for the Ruggie Framework

Tara J. Melish, State University of New York at Buffalo – Law School Faculty
Errol E. Meidinger, Law School and Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, State University of New York at Buffalo

Chinese Manufacturing Firms’ Overseas Direct Investment (ODI): Patterns, Motivations and Challenges

Bijiun Wang, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Huiyao Wang, Center for China & Globalization, Harvard Kennedy School

Case Note: Seabed Disputes Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea: Responsibilities and Obligations of States Sponsoring Persons and Entities with Respect to Activities in the Area – Advisory Opinion

Ilias Plakokefalos, University of Athens, Faculty of Law

Use of Paragraph 6 System for Access to Medicine

Laura Chung, Kratz Quintos & Hanson LLP

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 99: Aug 29, 2011

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

Promoting Social Change in Asia and the Pacific: The Need for a Disability Rights Tribunal

Michael L. Perlin, New York Law School

 

Human Rights Advocacy and State Repression Substitutability

Courtenay Conrad, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Jacqueline H.R. DeMeritt, University of North Texas

 

Differential News Framing of Unmanned Aerial Drones: Efficient and Effective or Illegal and Inhumane?

Timothy Jones, Bellevue College, University of Washington
Penelope Sheets, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Charles Rowling, University of Washington

 

Outsourcing Human Security: Private Security Companies and Peacekeeping

Daniel Straub, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Foucault’s Critical (Yet Ambivalent) Affirmation: Three Figures of Rights

Ben Golder, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales

 

A Comparator for the EU? Regional Integration, Sequencing and the Invisible Institutions of Closer Economic Relations between Australia and New Zealand

John Leslie, Victoria University of Wellington
Annmarie Elijah, Australian National University (ANU)

 

To Kill or Not to Kill: Deliberate Civilian Deaths in Armed Conflict

Betcy Jose-Thota, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

How Global Can Global Public Reason Be? Thinking Through the Secular Problematics of Global Human Rights Discourse

Mark Redhead, California State University, Fullerton

 

Power Sharing Provisions and Long-Term Success of Mediation in Internal Conflicts

Paulina Pospieszna, University of Konstanz
Gerald Schneider, University of Konstanz

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 98: Aug 26, 2011

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

Educational Attainment by Gender and Religion: A Micro Level Analysis in Malda District, West Bengal

Nazmul Hussain, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) – Department of Geography

 

Changing Business Models in the Creative Industries: The Cases of Television, Computer Games and Music

Nicola Charlotte Searle, University of Abertay

 

Third Party Rights in Contract: A Case Study in Codifying and Not Codifying

Hector Lewis MacQueen, University of Edinburgh – School of Law

 

Liberal International Democracy: The European Union as a Human Rights Organization

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

 

Why Statehood Now: A Reflection on the ICC’s Impact on Palestine’s Engagement with International Law

Michael G. Kearney, London School of Economics – Law Department

 

The Harmonisation of Laws within the African Union and the Viability of Legal Pluralism as an Alternative

Gerrit Ferreira, North-West University
MP Ferreira-Snyman, University of South Africa

 

Right of Contact of Known Sperm Donors in Case of Artificially Conceived Children

Anton Van der Linde, University of Pretoria – Faculty of Law

 

Transitional Justice: Toward a Differentiated Theory

Thomas Obel Hansen, United States International University (USIU)

 

Imperfect Justice at Nuremberg and Tokyo

Kirsten Sellars, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 97: Aug 25, 2011

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

Ending Medical Complicity in State-Sponsored Torture

Steven J. Hoffman, McMaster University, University of Toronto, Harvard University

 

Exploring the Efficacy of Human Rights Models for Positive Rights: The Case of the Right to Food

Michelle Jurkovich, The George Washington University

 

The Politics of a Strange Right: Consultation, Mining and Indigenous Mobilization in Latin America

Amanda Fulmer, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Do Democracies Sign Deeper Preferential Trade Agreements?

Fouad Pervez, Georgetown University – Department of Government, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Higher Education and Attitudes to Human Rights: Is Israel the Exception that Proves the Rule?

Kenneth D. Wald, University of Florida
Danielle Feinstein, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

The Right to Establish and Maintain Places of Worship: The Development of its Normative Content Under International Human Rights Law

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)

 

Implementing Laws Against Child Labor: A Case Study of Pakistan

Muhammad Asif Khan, Khan Law Chamber

 

Beyond the Resource Curse? Canada and the Case for Bilateral Trade Agreements

Marc D. Froese, Canadian University College, York University – Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies

 

Ecuador’s Attainment of the Sumak Kawsay and the Role Assigned to International Arbitration

Katia Fach Gomez, University of Zaragoza

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 96: Aug 24, 2011

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

Between Tianxia and Westphalia: China Searches for its Position in the World

Fei-Ling Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Words, Words, Words: The Human Rights Discourse and the Arab Awakening

Kevin Boreham, Australian National University (ANU) – College of Law

 

Transnational Actors and the Power of Weak Laws: Decentralizing Watershed Management Without the State

Craig Kauffman, The George Washington University

 

All Born to Freedom? Comparing the Law and Politics of Race and the Memory of Slavery in the U.S. and France Today

Ariela Julie Gross, University of Southern California Law School

 

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

Samwel Mukira Mohochi, National Coalition on Human Rights Defenders

 

The Impact of the Consulting Profession on Academic Research and Teaching: What this Means for Trade Policy Research

Sarita Jackson, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

UNHCR and Refugee Rights Protection in Ecuador: The Effects of Non-State Institutional Innovation on Peacebuilding and Human Security

Jeff Pugh, Providence College

 

The Choice for Multilateral Institutions as a Dispute Settlement Method: The Use of the International Court of Justice in Conflict Management

Molly M. Melin, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Alexandru Grigorescu, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Loyola University of Chicago

 

Does Access to Justice Improve Countries’ Compliance with Human Rights Norms? – An Empirical Study

Samuel P. Baumgartner, University of Akron – School of Law

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INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 3, No. 36: Aug 25, 2011

DAVID D. CARON & TSEMING YANG, EDS.

Re-Imagining International Water Law?

Tim Stephens, University of Sydney – Faculty of Law

 

Unpacking the Question of Rights for Environmental Refugees: What If Securitization is Not the Only Thing to Blame?

Sirin Duygulu, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Citizens Facing Transnationals: BP and the Rights Struggle in Transcaucasia

Mikhail A. Molchanov, St. Thomas University, Canada

 

ISO 14001 and Pollution Reduction: A Cross-Country Panel Study

Aseem Prakash, University of Washington
Matthew Potoski, University of California, Santa Barbara

 

Network Governance for High Seas Fisheries: The Role of the Marine Stewardship Council

Jaye Ellis, McGill University – Faculty of Law

 

The 2008 United States-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement and the Work of the International Law Commission on International Liability for Injurious Consequences Arising Out of Acts Not Prohibited by International Law

Robert Perry Barnidge, University of Reading – School of Law

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INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 71, Aug 26, 2011

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Time to Quit? Assessing International Investment Claims Against Plain Tobacco Packaging in Australia

Tania Voon, Melbourne Law School
Andrew D. Mitchell, Melbourne Law School, Georgetown University Law Center

 

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: New Paradigm or Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

Meredith Kolsky Lewis, Victoria University of Wellington – Faculty of Law

 

Global Access to Medicine: The Influence of Competing Patent Perspectives

Cynthia M. Ho, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law

 

Are Developing Countries Playing a Better TRIPS Game?

Peter K. Yu, Drake University Law School

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INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 70, Aug 24, 2011

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Re-Imagining International Water Law?

Tim Stephens, University of Sydney – Faculty of Law

 

Noisy Signals: The Impact of Economic Well-being on Attitudes toward Trade and FDI

Jason McMann, Princeton University

 

Measuring Impact on the Immeasurable? Methodological Challenges in Evaluating Democracy and Governance Aid

Jennifer Gauck, University of Kent, Canterbury – Department of Politics & IR

 

Democracy for Money: Impact of Western Financial Aid on Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe and Eurasia

Evgeny Anikin, University of South Carolina

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HUMAN RIGHTS & THE GLOBAL ECONOMY eJOURNAL

Vol. 5, No. 63, Aug 26, 2011

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

Regulating the Irregular – International Humanitarian Law and the Question of Civilian Participation in Armed Conflicts

Emily Crawford, University of Sydney – Faculty of Law

 

Fundamental Right to Property and Right to Housing in Nigeria: A Discourse

Akintunde Kabir Otubu, University of Lagos – Faculty of Law

 

Global Access to Medicine: The Influence of Competing Patent Perspectives

Cynthia M. Ho, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law

 

Law and Human Behavior: A Study in Behavioral Biology, Neuroscience, and the Law

Edwin S. Fruehwald, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

A Critical Comparative Analysis of the President’s Decree on Measures to Improve the Use of the National Segment of the Internet Network: The Case of Belarus

Aleksey Ponomarev, Stockholm University, Sorainen Law Firm

 

Regional Assessment of Patent and Related Issues and Access to Medicines: Caricom Member States and the Dominican Republic (HERA)

Frederick M. Abbott, Florida State University College of Law
Ryan Abbott, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Wilbert Bannenberg, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Marianne Schürmann, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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INTERNATIONAL, TRANSNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 5, No. 42: Aug 24, 2011

DIANE MARIE AMANN, EDITOR

The Spread of Anti-trafficking Policies – Evidence from a New Index

Eric Neumayer, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Axel Dreher, University of Goettingen (Gottingen), ETH Zurich – KOF Swiss Economic Institute, CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research), Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Seo-Young Cho, University of Goettingen (Gottingen)

 

War and Torture as ‘Just Deserts’

Peter Liberman, Queens College CUNY

 

Support for Torture: Some Ideational Predictors

Jennifer Ramos, Loyola Marymount University
Miroslav Nincic, University of California, Davis

 

Rethinking the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Copyright Criminal Enforcement Measures

Miriam Bitton, Bar-Ilan University, Faculty of Law

 

Universal Jurisdiction: A Means to End Impunity or a Threat to Friendly International Relations?

Karinne Coombes, University of Cambridge

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CLIMATE CHANGE LAW & POLICY eJOURNAL

Vol. 3, No. 56: Aug 29, 2011

DANIEL A. FARBER & PATRICK A. PARENTEAU, EDITORS

Collective Action at Local and Global Scales: The Next Collaborative Agenda

David G. Victor, UC San Diego, IR/PS

 

Contested Federalism and American Climate Policy

Barry G. Rabe, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

What About Coal? Interactions between Climate Policies and the Global Steam Coal Market Until 2030

Clemens Haftendorn, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Claudia Kemfert, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), University of Oldenburg – Department of Economics and Statistics, Humboldt University
Franziska Holz, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

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INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYMENT & LABOR LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 26: Aug 24, 2011

J.H. VERKERKE, EDITOR

Working Population and Occupational Composition: A Case Study of Malda District

Nazmul Hussain, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) – Department of Geography

 

Regulating for Decent Work: New Directions in Labour Market Regulation

Deirdre McCann, University of Manchester – School of Law
Sangheon Lee, International Labour Office

 

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

 

Promoting Employee Voice in the New American Economy

Paul M. Secunda, University of Wisconsin Law School, Marquette University – Law School

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EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW: EU eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 75: Aug 25, 2011

PAUL B. STEPHAN & JOHN S. BELL, EDITORS

The Scope Under EU Competition Law for CO2 Transport and Storage Operators to Refuse Access to Infrastructure on Technical Grounds

Marijn Holwerda, University of Groningen

 

Questioning Constitutional Pluralism

Cormac S. Mac Amhlaigh, University of Edinburgh – School of Law

 

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

 

Liberal International Democracy: The European Union as a Human Rights Organization

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

 

Understanding the Economic Rationale for Legal Services Regulation: The Importance of Interdisciplinary Dialogue

Laurel S. Terry, Penn State Dickinson School of Law

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EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW: EU eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 74: Aug 24, 2011

PAUL B. STEPHAN & JOHN S. BELL, EDITORS

The Transatlantic Shift in Health, Safety, and Environmental Risk Regulation, 1960 – 2010

David J. Vogel, University of Califonria, University of California, Berkeley – Business & Public Policy Group

 

Does Supra-State Integration Lead to Intra-State Fragmentation? A Comparative Study of Party Strategies

Paolo Dardanelli, University of Kent – Centre for Federal Studies

 

Integration as Representation: Connecting Public Opinion and Party Positions on Europe Since 1952

Christopher J. Anderson, Cornell University – Department of Government
Jason D. Hecht, Cornell University

 

Building Joint Capacity: The Role of European Union Agencies in the Management of Trans-Boundary Crises

Arjen Boin, Louisiana State University, Utrecht School of Governance
Madalina Busuioc, University of Amsterdam – Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance, University of Amsterdam – Faculty of Law, Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance
Martijn L.P. Groenleer, Delft University of Technology – Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management

 

Zur Idee Der Subsidiarität Struktureller Maßnahmen Im Europäischen Wettbewerbsrecht (The Idea of the Subsidiarity of Structural Remedies in European Competition Law)

Frank P. Maier-Rigaud, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) – Competition Division , European Commission, DG Competition, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Laboratory for Experimental Economics, University of Bonn, Indiana University Bloomington – Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis

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NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 69: Aug 29, 2011

OREN GROSS, EDITOR

The Civil-Military Interface in 21st Century Armed Conflict – Private Military Contractors and the Principle of Distinction

Emily Crawford, University of Sydney – Faculty of Law

 

Tensions Between International Law and Domestic Responsibilities

Maxwell O. Chibundu, University of Maryland – School of Law

 

From Recipients to Donors: Why Young Democracies Become Democracy Promoters

Tsveta Petrova, Davis Center, Harvard University

 

War and Torture as ‘Just Deserts’

Peter Liberman, Queens College CUNY

 

Evaluating the Risks, Costs, and Benefits of Homeland Security Spending

John Mueller, Ohio State University (OSU) – Department of Political Science
Mark G. Stewart, University of Newcastle (Australia)

 

Entangling Alliances: Presidents and Strategic Issue Linkage in International Negotiations

Paul Musgrave, Georgetown University – Department of Government

 

Personality, Values and Attitudes Toward Foreign and Security Policies

Harald Schoen, University of Bamberg
Hans Rattinger, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Jana Pötzschke, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 68: Aug 26, 2011

OREN GROSS, EDITOR

 

Why Statehood Now: A Reflection on the ICC’s Impact on Palestine’s Engagement with International Law

Michael G. Kearney, London School of Economics – Law Department

 

Targeting Anwar Al-Aulaqi: A Case Study in U.S. Use of Force Justifications

Benjamin R. Farley, Emory University School of Law

 

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

 

Francis Lieber and the Lieber Code – Against the Inhumanities of War

Silja Voeneky, University of Freiburg – Faculty of Law

 

Falsely Shouting Fire in a Global Theater: Emerging Complexities of Trans-Border Expression

Timothy Zick, William & Mary Law School

 

Electronic Surveillance of Terrorism in the United States

William F. Funk, Lewis & Clark Law School

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NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 67: Aug 24, 2011

OREN GROSS, EDITOR

How Effective are Troop Surges Against the Menace of Transnational Terrorism?

Seung-Whan Choi, University of Illinois at Chicago
Matthew Powers, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

The Democratic Marketplace of Ideas in Foreign Policy: Does it Work?

Adam Levine-Weinberg, University of Chicago

 

The Phoenix Factor Applied to Civil Wars: The Long-Term Public Health Effects of Civil War

Brandon Prins, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Suveyda Karakaya, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Terrorism, Democratization, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Navin Bapat, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Full-Body Scanners, Live Information and Rights in the Airport: A Theoretical Perspective on Information Circulation

Eric Kula, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

The Superpower as Superhero: Hubris in U.S. Foreign Policy

Christopher Fettweis, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Expanding the Hurwitz/Peffley Model: How Race Shapes Public Opinion on Foreign Aid

James Este-McDonald, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE eJOURNAL

Vol. 2, No. 27: Aug 24, 2011

BERNADETTE ATUAHENE, EDITOR

 

The Civil-Military Interface in 21st Century Armed Conflict – Private Military Contractors and the Principle of Distinction

Emily Crawford, University of Sydney – Faculty of Law

 

Transitional Justice: Toward a Differentiated Theory

Thomas Obel Hansen, United States International University (USIU)

 

A Social Psychology Model of the Perceived Legitimacy of International Criminal Courts: Implications for the Success of Transitional Justice Mechanisms

Stuart Ford, The John Marshall Law School

 

Regulating the Irregular – International Humanitarian Law and the Question of Civilian Participation in Armed Conflicts

Emily Crawford, University of Sydney – Faculty of Law

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DEMOCRATIZATION: BUILDING STATES & DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES eJOURNAL

Vol. 4, No. 31: Aug 26, 2011

BRIAN DALE SHOUP & TIMOTHY WILLIAM WATERS, EDS

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

Sean F. Nolon, Vermont Law School

 

Making Democratic-Governance Work: The Consequences for Prosperity

Pippa Norris, Harvard University – Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

 

Social Spending and Elections: An Examination of Latin American Third Wave Democracies, 1980-2008

Lorena Barberia, University of Sao Paulo (USP) – Department of Political Science
George Avelino, FGV (Getulio Vargas Foundation)

 

Why No Democracy in the Arab Muslim-World? The Importance of Temple Financing

Bo Rothstein, University of Gothenburg
Rasmus Broms, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Democracy for Money: Impact of Western Financial Aid on Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe and Eurasia

Evgeny Anikin, University of South Carolina

 

Why Racist Associations are Free in Some States and Banned in Others: Evidence from 10 Liberal Democracies

Erik Bleich, Middlebury College
Francesca Y. Lambert, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

The Boundary Problem: A Discourse-Theoretical Solution

Eva Erman, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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DEMOCRATIZATION: BUILDING STATES & DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES eJOURNAL

Vol. 4, No. 32: Aug 29, 2011

BRIAN DALE SHOUP & TIMOTHY WILLIAM WATERS, EDS

Re-Enacting the Enlightenment’s Rights: Foucault, UN Peacekeeping, Human Rights and the Unintended Consequences of Reforming Punishment Institutions in Haiti

Laura Zanotti, Virginia Tech

 

Gandhi’s Hind Swaraj: A Critique of Received Wisdom on Freedom, Democratization and Rights

Bidyut Chakrabarty, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Party System Stability and Conflict Initiation Among Democracies

Lance Hunter, Texas Tech University – Department of Political Science
Joseph W. Robbins, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Participatory Democracy and the Representation of Minority Groups in Brazil

Thamy Pogrebinschi, State University of Rio de Janeiro – Institute of Social and Political Studies

 

Patronizing Women: Democracy Promotion, Feminist Empowerment, and Mixed Messages in the Middle East

Sheila Carapico, University of Richmond

 

Religious Orientation and the Democratic Citizen

Jay Jennings, Temple University

 

The Failure of Modern American Institutions to Constrain Political Ambition

Gerald M Pomper, Rutgers University
Marc Weiner, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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DEMOCRATIZATION: BUILDING STATES & DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES eJOURNAL

Vol. 4, No. 31: Aug 26, 2011

BRIAN DALE SHOUP & TIMOTHY WILLIAM WATERS, EDS

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

Sean F. Nolon, Vermont Law School

 

Making Democratic-Governance Work: The Consequences for Prosperity

Pippa Norris, Harvard University – Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

 

Social Spending and Elections: An Examination of Latin American Third Wave Democracies, 1980-2008

Lorena G. Barberia, University of Sao Paulo (USP) – Department of Political Science
George Avelino, FGV (Getulio Vargas Foundation)

 

Why No Democracy in the Arab Muslim-World? The Importance of Temple Financing

Bo Rothstein, University of Gothenburg
Rasmus Broms, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Democracy for Money: Impact of Western Financial Aid on Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe and Eurasia

Evgeny Anikin, University of South Carolina

 

Why Racist Associations are Free in Some States and Banned in Others: Evidence from 10 Liberal Democracies

Erik Bleich, Middlebury College
Francesca Y. Lambert, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

The Boundary Problem: A Discourse-Theoretical Solution

Eva Erman, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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DEMOCRATIZATION: BUILDING STATES & DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES eJOURNAL

Vol. 4, No. 30: Aug 24, 2011

BRIAN DALE SHOUP & TIMOTHY WILLIAM WATERS, EDS

The Politics of Identity in Indonesia: Results from Campaign Advertisements

Colm Fox, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Jeremy M. Menchik, Stanford University, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

News Media Consumption and the Democratic Behavior of Individuals in Latin America

Ryan Salzman, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Measuring Impact on the Immeasurable? Methodological Challenges in Evaluating Democracy and Governance Aid

Jennifer Gauck, University of Kent, Canterbury – Department of Politics & IR

 

The Concept Construction of Chinese-Style Democracy

Wen-Hsuan Tsai, 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 Self-Extinguishing Despot: Millian Democratization

Yvonne Chiu, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Robert Taylor, University of California, Davis

 

Jacques Derrida and the Politics of Language

Andrea Cassatella, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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IMMIGRATION, REFUGEE & CITIZENSHIP LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 12, No. 70: Aug 25, 2011

BERNARD TRUJILLO, EDITOR

Attitudes Toward Immigration and Immigrants: The Impact of Economic and Cultural Cues in the US and Canada

Allison Harell, Université du Québec à Montréal
Stuart N. Soroka, McGill University
Shanto Iyengar, Stanford University – Department of Communication

 

The Influence of Authoritarianism: Democratic Support among First and Second-Generation Immigrants in Australia

Juliet Pietsch, Australian National University (ANU) – Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS)
Ian McAllister, Australian National University (ANU) – Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS)

 

The Influence of the Media upon Immigration Politics in the UK

Alexander Caviedes, State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia – Department of Political Science

 

Consultation During Rule-Making: A Case Study of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulation

France Houle, affiliation not provided to SSRN

 

Unity in Diversity: European Citizenship Through the Lens of Popular Culture

Carl F. Stychin, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 11, No. 73: Aug 29, 2011

FRANCESCO PARISI, EDITOR

The Elastic Typicality Deep Inside the Prism of the Non-Pecuniary Damage

Gino Michele Domenico Arnone, University of Turin – Faculty of Law

 

Direct Local Elections and the Fragmentation of Party Organization in Indonesia

Andreas Ufen, German Overseas Institute (DUI) – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

 

Educational Attainment by Gender and Religion: A Micro Level Analysis in Malda District, West Bengal

Nazmul Hussain, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) – Department of Geography

 

The Availability of Takeover Defenses and Deal Protection Devices for Anglo-American Target Companies

Chip Saulsbury, Fishman Haygood Phelps Walmsley Willis & Swanson, LLP

 

Piercing the Corporate Veil in China: How Did We Get There?

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

 

Foundations of Forgiveness in Islamic Bankruptcy Law: Sources, Methodology, Diversity

Jason J. Kilborn, The John Marshall Law School, Radboud University Nijmegen

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Polish Yearbook of International Law

Tom XXX (2010)

Articles

  • Ireneusz C. Kamiński, “Historical Situations” in the Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg str. 9
  • ArturKozłowski, The Legal Construct of Historic Title to Territory in International Law – An Overview str. 61
  • Michał Kowalski, Armed Attack, Non-State Actors and a Quest for the Attribution Standard str. 101
  • Bart M.J. Szewczyk, Enlargement and Legitimacy of the European Union str. 131
  • Valentina S. Vadi, Environmental Impact Assessment in Investment Disputes: Method, Governance and Jurisprudence str. 169
  • Tomasz Włostowski, Selected Observations on Regulation of Private Standards by the WTO str. 205
  • MarcinKałduński, State Immunity and War Crimes: the Polish Supreme Court on the Natoniewski Case str. 235
  • Roman Nowosielski, State Immunity and the Right of Access to Court. The Natoniewski Case before the Polish Courts str. 263
  • Transcript of the debate: State Responsibility for the CIA’s Secret Prisons in Third States (outside the US) str. 277

Polish Practice in International Law

  • The Supreme Court decision of 29 October 2010, Ref. No. IV CSK 465/09 in the case brought by Winicjusz N. against the Federal Republic of Germany and the Federal Chancellery for payment str. 299
  • Judgment of 24 November 2010 Ref. No. K 32/09 concerning the Treaty of Lisbon (application submitted by a group of Senators) str. 304

Book Reviews

  • Antonio Augusto CancadoTrindade, International Law for Humankind. Towards a New IusGentium, by Christophe Swinarskistr. 315
  • Kenneth J. Vandevelde, Bilateral Investment Treaties, History, Policy, and Interpretation, by Łucja Nowak str. 318
  • James A. R. Nafziger, Robert Kirkwood Paterson, Alison DundesRenteln (eds.), Cultural Law: International, Comparative and Indigenous, by AndrzejJakubowskistr. 321
  • Polish Bibliography of International Law, 2010 str. 327

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Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems

(Vol. 20, No. 2, Summer 2011)

  • Board of Editors, Introduction to a Critical Juncture: Human Rights & US Standing in the World Under the Obama Administration
  • Maria Grahn-Farley, The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Forgotten History of the White House Children’s Conferences, 1909-1971
  • Liaquat Ali Khan, A Portfolio Theory of Foreign Affairs: US Relations with the Muslim World
  • Hary M Rhea, Paris 1919 and Rome 1998: Different Treaties, Different Presidents, Different Senates, and the Same Dilemma
  • Adrien K Wing & Peter P Nadimi, Women’s Rights in the Muslim World and the Age of Obama
  • Tung Yin, Broken Promises of Unrealistic Expectations?: Comparing the Bush and Obama Administrations on Counterterrorism
  • Ingrid M Gronstal Anderson, Jaws of Life: Developing International Shark Finning Regulations Through Lessons Learned from the International Whaling Commission
  • Robert S Ladd, Swiss Miss: The Future of Banking Secrecy Laws in Light of Recent Changes in the Swiss System and International Attitudes
  • Victoria R McDonald, Stirring the Waters: Whether The Pirate Bay Case and the Thomas Rasset Case Will Impact File Sharing and Piracy in Sweden and the United States

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Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy

Vol 6 (2010)

WHY MARKET FREEDOMS ARE NO FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS: A COMPETENCE APPROACH (str.1-21)

Stephan Gregor

THE RIGHT TO A FAIR TRIAL AND THE FREE MOVEMENT OF CIVIL JUDGMENTS (str.23-51)

Jan-Jaap Kuipers

BALANCING FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS: UNITED IN DIVERSITY? SOME REFLECTIONS ON THE RECENT CASE LAW OF THE EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE ON DATA PROTECTION (str.53-74)

Maria Tzanou

THE EUROPEAN COMPETITION NETWORK AND THE SHAPING OF EU COMPETITION POLICY (str.75-101)

Mislav Mataija

EU COMPETITION LAW POLICY VERSUS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS: A STUDY OF THE MICROSOFT CASE (str.103-126)

Irena Tušek

THE ICESAVE BANK OF ICELAND; FROM ROCK-SOLID TO VOLCANO HOT: IS THE EU DEPOSIT GUARANTEE SCHEME RESISTING FINANCIAL MELTDOWN? (str.127-152)

Peter Ørebech

OBTAINING LONG-TERM RESIDENT STATUS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION (str.153-166)

Mirna Romić

RINDAL AND ELCHINOV: A(N) (IMPENDING) REVOLUTION IN EU LAW ON PATIENT MOBILITY? (str.167-208)

Tomislav Sokol

THE BOLOGNA PROCESS AND THE LISBON STRATEGY: COMMERCIALISATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION THROUGH THE BACK DOOR? (str.209-230)

Sacha Garben

DISABILITY RIGHTS AND THE EU LABOUR MARKET: AN ANALYSIS OF LEGISLATION AND POLICY (str.231-264)

Maša Anišić Campbell

THE POLITICS OF CONSTITUTIONAL DESIGN IN DIVIDED SOCIETIES: THE CASE OF KOSOVO (str.265-292)

Fisnik Korenica, Dren Doli

PROTOCOL ON THE APPLICATION OF THE CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION TO POLAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM: A POLISH PERSPECTIVE (str.293-323)

Marija Zrno

Review article

EU DISPUTE SETTLEMENTS IN THE WTO: SELECTED PENDING CASES (str.325-348)

Tamara Perišin, Ana Bobić, Vanda Jakir

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Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law

(Vol.19, no. 2, Spring 2011)

  • Daniel Heilmann, The International Control of Illegal Drugs and the U.N. Treaty Regime: Preventing or Causing Human Rights Violations?
  • Kali Murray and Esther van Zimmeren, Dynamic Patent Governance in Europe and the United States: The Myriad Example
  • Marco de Morpurgo, A Comparative Legal and Economic Approach to Third-party Litigation Funding
  • Rocio Garza, Addressing Human Trafficking Along the United States-Mexico Border: The Need for a Bilateral Partnership
  • Kathryn Metcalf, Reparations for Displaced Torture Victims
  • James Fantau, Rethinking the Sovereign Status of the Holy See: Towards a Greater Equality of States and Greater Protection of Citizens in United States Courts

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German Law Journal

(Vol. 12, no. 8, August 2011)

Michael Torrance, Persuasive Authority Beyond the State: A Theoretical Analysis of Transnational Corporate Social Responsibility Norms as Legal Reasons Within Positive Legal Systems

Sebastian Wolf, Euratom, the European Court of Justice, and the Limits of Nuclear Integration in Europe

Andrea Kirsch, The Loss of Citizenship by Revocation of Naturalization or ex lege: Overview of German Case Law and Legislative Changes of 2009

Jan-Jaap Kuipers, Towards a European Approach in the Cross‐Border Infringement of Personality Rights

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Ethics & International Affairs

Volume 25.3 (Fall 2011)

Roundtable: Libya, RtoP, and Humanitarian Intervention

Introduction [Full Text] – 08/12/11
Three central questions lie at the heart of this roundtable. First, what are the implications of Libya for the RtoP doctrine? Second, how should we judge the intervention in Libya morally and politically? Third, what is the likelihood of future action under RtoP?
Author(s): James Pattison

Civilian Protection in Libya: Putting Coercion and Controversy Back into RtoP [Full Text] – 08/12/11
While it is unclear how the crisis in Libya will affect the fortunes and trajectory of the principle of the responsibility to protect, Libya will significantly shape the parameters within which the debate over what RtoP entails, and how it might be operationalized, will occur.
Author(s): Jennifer Welsh

Libya and the Responsibility to Protect: The Exception and the Norm [Full Text] – 08/12/11
Where it was once a term of art employed by a handful of likeminded countries, activists, and scholars, but regarded with suspicion by much of the rest of the world, RtoP has become a commonly accepted frame of reference for preventing and responding to mass atrocities.
Author(s): Alex J. Bellamy

The Ethics of Humanitarian Intervention in Libya [Full Text] – 08/12/11
The moral permissibility of the intervention in Libya largely turns on two fairly tricky assessments: whether the situation was sufficiently serious at the time the intervention was launched and what the predominant purposes of the intervention were.
Author(s): James Pattison

“Leading from Behind”: The Responsibility to Protect, the Obama Doctrine, and Humanitarian Intervention after Libya [Full Text] – 08/12/11
The legal significance of Libya is minimal, though the international response does show how the politics of humanitarian intervention has shifted to the point where it is harder to do nothing in the face of atrocities.
Author(s): Simon Chesterman

RtoP Alive and Well after Libya [Full Text] – 08/12/11
If the Libyan intervention goes well, it will put teeth in the fledgling RtoP doctrine. Yet, if it goes badly, critics will redouble their opposition, and future decisions will be made more difficult. Libya suggests that we can say no more Holocausts, Cambodias, and Rwandas–and occasionally mean it.
Author(s): Thomas G. Weiss

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Journal of Globalization and Development

Volume 2 / Issue 1 (August 2011)

Eastern Caution, Western Exuberance and Global Imbalances
Marcus Miller, Paulo Santos Monteiro, and Lei Zhang

Mother or Child? Intra-household Redistribution under Gender-Asymmetric Altruism
Indraneel Dasgupta

Are Managers’ Perceptions of Constraints to Growth Reliable? Evidence from a Natural Experiment in South Africa
George R. Clarke

Redemption or Abstinence? Original Sin, Currency Mismatches and Counter Cyclical Policies in the New Millennium
Ricardo Hausmann and Ugo Panizza

Regional Financing Arrangements and the Stability of the International Monetary System
Julie McKay, Ulrich Volz, and Regine Wölfinger

The Impact of the Global Commodity and Financial Crises on Poverty in Vietnam
James Thurlow, Finn Tarp, Simon McCoy, Nguyen Manh Hai, Clemens Breisinger, and Channing Arndt

Mobility Costs and Regional Inequality: Evidence from Bangladesh
Forhad Shilpi

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National Security Law Brief

Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2011)

Is “National Security Law” Inherently Paradoxical?
Stephen Vladeck

The 9/11 Commission and the White House: Issues of Executive Privilege and Separation of Powers
Daniel Marcus

Rethinking Computer Network “Attack”: Implications for Law and U.S. Doctrine
Paul A. Walker

Judicial Review as Soft Power: How the Courts Can Help Us Win the Post-9/11 Conflict
Dawinder S. Sidhu

The Uncomfortable SOFA: Anti-American Sentiments In South Korea and The U.S.-South Korea Status of Forces Agreement
Jimmy H. Koo

First Line Defenders as Second Class Citizens: Collective Bargaining Rights for TSA Employees and National Security Make Good Bedfellows
Mark D. Roth and Jamison F. Grella

Economic Terror: Market Manifestations of Terror Attacks
Richard V. Rodriguez

Cybersecurity: Domestic and Legislative Issues
Sean Shank

Deciphering the Iranian Paradox – It’s Not Left Wing, It’s Not Right Wing, It’s the Right Thing: No Engagement, No War, The Time Has Come to Support the Will of the Iranian People
Mora Namdar

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Environmental Hazards

Vol. 10, No. 3 (2011)

Whose reality counts?: Shelter after disaster
pp. 189-192(4)
Authors: Burnell, Jeni; Sanderson, David

What have we learned from 40 years’ experience of Disaster Shelter?
pp. 193-212(20)
Author: Davis, Ian

Harnessing time: Reflections on constraints to development
pp. 213-217(5)
Authors: Lyons, Michal; Schilderman, Theo; Sanderson, David

Resilient dwellings or resilient people? Towards people-centred reconstruction
pp. 218-231(14)
Authors: Schilderman, Theo; Lyons, Michal

Is there a human right to shelter after disaster?
pp. 232-247(16)
Author: Carver, Richard

Disability and public shelter in emergencies
pp. 248-261(14)
Authors: Twigg, John; Kett, Maria; Bottomley, Helen; Tan, Lin Tze; Nasreddin, Hussam

From research to practice (and vice versa) for post-disaster settlement and shelter
pp. 262-278(17)
Authors: Kelman, Ilan; Ashmore, Joseph; Leon, Esteban; D’urzo, Sandra

Post-disaster reconstruction: A current analysis of Gujarat’s response after the 2001 earthquake
pp. 279-292(14)
Author: Powell, Plato Jack

Lost in translation? The challenges of an equitable post-disaster reconstruction process: Lessons from Chile
pp. 293-309(17)
Authors: Boano, Camillo; García, Marisol

Community-led resettlement: From a flood-affected slum to a new society in Pune, India
pp. 310-326(17)
Authors: Cronin, Victoria; Guthrie, Peter

Can humanitarian responses in urban areas reinforce underlying causes of vulnerability? Tweaking a livelihoods analysis of inequality and infrastructure in splintering cities
pp. 327-345(19)
Author: Crawford, Catherine Anna

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USA WEB ALERT

U.S. Reference Service

Public Affairs Section

U.S. Embassy in Australia

(August 2011)

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International Law Reporter

Jacob Katz Cogan

European Journal of International Relations (Vol. 17, no. 3, September 2011)

Schweizerische Zeitschrift für internationales und europäisches Recht (Vol. 21, no. 1, 2011)

International Arbitration Law Review (Vol. 14, no. 2, 2011)

Review of International Organizations (Vol. 6, nos. 3-4, September 2011)

Ocean Yearbook (Vol. 25, 2011)

American Review of International Arbitration (Vol. 22, no. 1, 2011)

Journal of Conflict & Security Law (Vol. 16, no. 2, July 2011)

Journal of Conflict & Security Law (Vol. 16, no. 1, Spring 2011)

Stanford Journal of International Law (Vol. 47, no. 2, Summer 2011)

Archiv des Völkerrechts (Vol. 49, no. 2, June 2011)

Mealey’s International Arbitration Report (Vol. 26, no. 8, August 2011)

IV. Cases, Dispute Settlement & Country Reports

A. OXFORD REPORTS ON INTERNATIONAL LAW

Zavrel v Czech Republic, Merits, UN Doc CCPR/C/99/D/1615/2007; IHRL 135 (UNHRC 2010) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Compensation – Human rights, equality before the law – Human rights, right to non-discrimination – Restitution

Castaño López v Spain, Admissibility, UN Doc CCPR/C/87/D/1313/2004; IHRL 1591 (UNHRC 2006) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Exhaustion of local remedies – Human rights, equality before the law – Human rights, right to non-discrimination

Prosecutor v Bagosora, Decision on testimony by video conference, Case no ICTR-98-41-T; ICL 152 (ICTR 2004) Subject(s): International criminal law Keyword(s): Due process – Evidence – Human rights, right to fair trial – International criminal law, procedure – International criminal law, witnesses

Pustovalov v Russian Federation, Merits, UN Doc CCPR/C/98/D/1232/2003; IHRL 127 (UNHRC 2010) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment – Human rights, right to fair trial

Case of Blake v Guatemala, Reparations and costs, IACHR Series C no 48; IHRL 1431 (IACHR 1999) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Compensation – Damages – Disappearances – Duty to investigate

Prosecutor v Bagosora, Decision on amicus curiae request by the Rwandan Government, Case no ICTR-98-41-T; ICL 151 (ICTR 2004) Subject(s): International criminal law Keyword(s): Due process – Human rights, right to fair trial – International criminal law, amicus curiae – International criminal law, procedure – Restitution

B. ICTY Tribunal Update

IWPR’S ICTY TRIBUNAL UPDATE No. 706, August 31, 2011

WITNESS REFUSES TO TESTIFY IN HARADINAJ TRIAL  Judges rule that witness’s testimony from previous trial can be brought before court despite his refusal to answer questions.  By Rachel Irwin –

International Justice – ICTY

HADZIC ENTERS NOT GUILTY PLEA  Court officials must now assign defendant a permanent lawyer.  By Rachel Irwin

SESELJ WON’T CALL DEFENCE WITNESSES  Defendant says expense dispute stopped him presenting evidence.  By Velma Šarić

TRIBUNAL CONSIDERS MLADIC HEALTH, SECURITY ISSUES  No decision yet on prosecution request to divide case into two trials.  By Rachel Irwin –

International Justice – ICTY

BRATUNAC LEADER WAS KARADZIC’S “RIGHT HAND”  Prosecution leader gives account of Serb takeover of Bosnian town.  By Velma Šarić- International Justice – ICTY

C. UNHCR/Refworld

AB (Ghana) Publisher: New Zealand: Immigration and Protection Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

AD (China) Publisher: New Zealand: Immigration and Protection Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

AB (Saudi Arabia) Publisher: New Zealand: Immigration and Protection Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

AB and AC (South Africa) Publisher: New Zealand: Immigration and Protection Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

RT Case No. 1102506 Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 1100115 Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 1011310 Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 1010720 Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

SZQEP v. Minister for Immigration & Anor Publisher: Australia: Federal Magistrates Court – Document type: Case Law

SZPAC v. Minister for Immigration & Anor Publisher: Australia: Federal Magistrates Court – Document type: Case Law

SZPZY v. Minister for Immigration & Anor Publisher: Australia: Federal Magistrates Court – Document type: Case Law

E-A (Article 8 – best interests of child) Nigeria v. Secretary of State for the Home Department Publisher: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) – Document type: Case Law

Abiyat and others (rights of appeal) Iran v. Secretary of State for the Home Department Publisher: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) – Document type: Case Law

Prosecutor v. Jean Uwinkindi (Decision on Prosecutor’s Request for Referral to the Republic of Rwanda – Rule 11 bis of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence) Publisher: International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) – Document type: Case Law

D. World Trade Organization

China appeals raw material dispute panel reports On 31 August 2011, China notified the Dispute Settlement Body, which consists of all WTO members, of its decision to appeal the panel reports in dispute cases DS394, DS395 and DS398, “China — Measures related to the exportation of various raw materials”.

E. Global Legal Monitor (Library of Congress)

Spain: Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Include Debt Ceiling Provision (Aug 31, 2011)

European Union / Serbia: Agreement on Security Procedures in Exchanging Classified Information (Aug 31, 2011)

Iceland: Proposal to Change Funding for Asylum Programs (Aug 30, 2011)

Bolivia: New Telecommunications Law (Aug 26, 2011)

Nicaragua: New Commercial Code to Be Drafted (Aug 25, 2011)

Thailand / United Nations: Special Rapporteur Says More Must Be Done on Human Trafficking (Aug 25, 2011)

F. US Congressional Research Service

Egypt in Transition Publisher: United States Congressional Research Service – Document type: Country Reports (Aug 30, 2011)

Afghanistan: Post-Taliban Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy Publisher: United States Congressional Research Service – Document type: Country Reports (Aug 30, 2011)

Cuba: Issues for the 112th Congress Publisher: United States Congressional Research Service – Document type: Country Reports (Aug 30, 2011)

Iran Sanctions Publisher: United States Congressional Research Service – Document type: Country Reports (Aug 30, 2011)

Iraq: Politics, Governance, and Human Rights Publisher: United States Congressional Research Service – Document type: Country Reports (Aug 30, 2011)

U.S. Assistance Programs in China Publisher: United States Congressional Research Service – Document type: Country Reports (Aug 30, 2011)

U.S. Assistance Programs in China Publisher: United States Congressional Research Service – Document type: Country Reports (Aug 30, 2011)

Unrest in Syria and U.S. Sanctions Against the Asad Regime Publisher: United States Congressional Research Service – Document type: Country Reports (Aug 30, 2011)

Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses Publisher: United States Congressional Research Service – Document type: Country Reports (Aug 30, 2011)

V. Blogs/reviews/comment (select items)

AlertNet Blogs

Renewable energy demand may spur land grabs (Aug 31, 2011)

Boundless Implications for ILO’s Recent Recognition of Domestic Work (Aug 31, 2011)

India forms new body to oversee nuclear safety (Aug 30, 2011)

World Bank’s open forum on gender equality (Aug 30, 2011)

No Country for Stateless People (Aug 30, 2011)

Groundbreaking research on women’s forestland rights issues in China (Aug 30, 2011)

What the UK Bribery Act means for U.S. companies(Aug 29, 2011)

Talking about enforced disappearances in Thailand (Aug 29, 2011)

The controversial Australia-Malaysia refugee swap deal (Aug 28, 2011)

East Timor’s conference on transparency in extractive industries (Aug 28, 2011)

India’s role in the global grab for farmland (Aug 25, 2011)

Paying lip service to the fight against corruption (Aug 25, 2011)

New issue of ‘Disasters’ magazine focuses on famine (Aug 25, 2011)

UN World Water Development Report: repositioning views on water (Aug 24, 2011)

INTERVIEW – UNDP progress on post-conflict Liberia water, sanitation project (Aug 24, 2011)

 

Animal Law Blog

Elephants in the News… by gillianlyons (Aug 25, 2011)

 

ASIL Insights

Oona A. Hathaway and Amy Kapczynski, Going It Alone: The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Ageement as a Sole Executive Agreement, ASIL Insights (August 24, 2011)

Citizen Pilgrimage (Richard Falk)

SOMALIA TRAGEDY, ISLAMIST EXTREMISTS AND CLIMATE CHANGE SKEPTICS (Aug 28, 2011)

Libya without Qaddafi: Decoding an Uncertain Future (Aug 27, 2011)

The Tet Offensive in the Rear View Mirror of the Afghanistan War: Disengaging from Problematic Interventions (Aug 25, 2011)

 

Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security

CCAFS theme leader discusses the root causes of food insecurity in East Africa by Cecilia (Aug 31, 2011)

Commissioners at work: progress on sustainable agriculture and climate change by Vanessa (Aug 25, 2011)

Farmers dial in for climate adaptation by Cecilia (Aug 25, 2011)

 

CorpWatch

Moushumi Basu with Pratap Chatterjee, Indian Betel Farmers Battle South Korean Steel Giant, CorpWatch (August 30, 2011)

 

Council on Foreign Relations

The Global Regime for Terrorism by Council on Foreign Relations (Aug 31, 2011)

Syria and Iran’s Power Calculus by Karim Sadjadpour (Aug 30, 2011)

Crisis in the Horn: Can We Prevent One Million Deaths Today and Worse Famines Tomorrow? by Council on Foreign Relations Roundtable (Aug 30, 2011)

First Tripoli, Then Ramallah? by Elliott Abrams (Aug 30, 2011)

Targeted Killings CFR Backgrounder (Aug 30, 2011)

The Soviet and U.S. Experiences in Military Intervention in Afghanistan and Current U.S.-Russian Cooperation by Andrew Kuchins (Aug 30, 2011)

European/Eurasian Security and the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) by Jeffrey D. McCausland (Aug 30, 2011)

9/11 Lessons: Terrorist Detention Policy (Aug 26, 2011)

9/11 Lessons: Homeland Security (Aug 26, 2011)

9/11 Lessons: Learning to Live with Insecurity (Aug 26, 2011)

9/11 Lessons: Counterterrorism (Aug 26, 2011)

9/11 Lessons: Intelligence Reform (Aug 26, 2011)

9/11 Lessons: Outreach to the Muslim World (Aug 26, 2011)

9/11 Lessons: Nuclear Terrorism (Aug 26, 2011)

Libya’s ‘Precarious’ Transition Ahead (Aug 25, 2011)

Myanmar: The Next Failed State? Joshua Kurlantzick (Aug 25, 2011)

Issue Guide: Middle East and North Africa (Aug 25, 2011)

 

Dot Earth (Andrew Revkin)

The Fire Hose: Fracking, Sea Level, Climate and Conflict (Aug 25, 2011)

 

Earth Rights International

Peru Passes Historic Law on Free & Prior Consultation by Alek Nomi (Aug 30, 2011)

New online portal focuses on business and human rights advocacy by Marco Simons (Aug 28, 2011)

 

East Asia Forum

The China model and the authoritarian state by Suisheng Zhao (Aug 31, 2011)

The South Asia Cold War ‘quadrilateral’ redux? by Sandy Gordon (Aug 30, 2011)

After the Arab Spring: A role for Northeast Asia? by Troy Stangarone and Greg Scarlatoiu (Aug 30, 2011)

The strategic implications of the economic rise of China and India by Peter Drysdale (Aug 29, 2011)

South China Sea dispute: Why China takes a pragmatic stance by Yang Fang (Aug 27, 2011)

EJIL: Talk!

Operationalising the Law of Armed Conflict for Dissident Forces in Libya. by Iain Scobbie (Aug 31, 2011)

 

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Study on Warfare and Changing Climate by Green (Aug 27, 2011)

 

Environmentalist (Earth Island Journal)

Are Food Prices Approaching a Violent Tipping Point? (Aug 25, 2011)

 

FCO Bloggers (UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office)

What will be South Africa’s Low Carbon Vision? by Climate Change Team (Aug 25, 2011)

 

Foreign Policy

Nigeria’s Terrorism Problem – By Alex Thurston (Aug 27, 2011)

The Baghdad Syndrome – By Larry Kaplow (Aug 27, 2011)

Foreign Policy Association

Syrian WMDs: Libya Redux? by Jodi Lieberman (Aug 30, 2011)

Horn of Africa conferences discuss aid and prevention (Aug 30, 2011)

UN Framework Convention – News from the Front by Bill Hewitt (Aug 30, 2011)

Japan’s Foreign Policy Under Noda: A Preliminary Survey by David Fedman (Aug 29, 2011)

Modern Slavery: The Loss of Innocence by Cassandra Clifford (Aug 28, 2011)

“If You Are Not Part of the Solution…” – Why UN Peacekeeping Needs an Overhaul by Thomas Ohlson (Aug 28, 2011)

Cambodia: NGOs vs. Government by Tim LaRocco (Aug 27, 2011)

Libya and What Comes Next by Derek Catsam (Aug 25, 2011)

The African Union’s Indifference on Libya by ndumba J. kamwanyah (Aug 25, 2011)

 

Green (NYTimes)

Can Water Treaties Be Climate-Proofed? by By FELICITY BARRINGER (Aug 30, 2011)

Business Studies Become Environmentally Friendly by By JIM WITKIN (Aug 25, 2011)

 

Hague Justice Portal

Kenya’s appeal dismissed by ICC, case against “Ocampo Six” will continue. (Aug 31, 2011)

First trial at the ICC comes to an end (Aug 29, 2011)

 

International Criminal Law Bureau

ICC Prosecutor Submits in Kenya 1 that only Prosecution evidence is relevant to a Confirmation Hearing by Steven Kay QC (Aug 27, 2011)

STL: Pre-Trial Judge has ruled on connected cases by Elli Goetz (Aug 25, 2011)

Libya – ICC Prosecutor talking to the Transitional National Council by Elli Goetz (Aug 25, 2011)

International Economic Law and Policy (Simon Lester)

GATT Article XX, Environmental Measures, and the SCM Agreement (Aug 30, 2011)

Some WTO Members’ Views on the AB’s New Export Contingency Standard (Aug 29, 2011)

Some Very Old “Likeness” Arguments (Aug 25, 2011)

International Law Observer

Closing Statements in the Lubanga Case by Gentian Zyberi (Aug 25, 2011)

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

ICC Dismisses Appeal from Kenyan Government Officials in Election Violence Case (Aug 30, 2011)

Extraordinary Chambers for Cambodia Begins Fitness Hearings for Elderly Defendants (Aug 30, 2011)

Key Kosovo Witness Pleads Guilty of Contempt at ICTY (Aug 29, 2011)

IntLawGrrls

5th Chautauqua Declaration by Diane Marie Amann (Aug 31, 2011)

Prospective Advice & Consent by Jean Galbraith (Aug 29, 2011)

Like Mother Like Son by Beth Van Schaack (Aug 28, 2011)

Refugee Roulette, European Style by Jaya Ramji-Nogales (Aug 26, 2011)

ICL & individual responsibility by Neha Jain (Aug 25, 2011)

 

Invisible College Blog

Issues of attribution in Al-Jedda and Srebrenica: The cases compared by Tobias Thienel (Aug 28, 2011)

 

Jurist – Forum

Avoiding Amnesty: Bringing Gaddafi to Justice by Jonathan Cohen (Aug 26, 2011)

Justice in Conflict (Mark Kersten)

Used and Abandoned: Libya, the UN Security Council and the ICC (Aug 31, 2011)

Having Cake and Eating it Too: An ICC Trial in Libya? (Aug 27, 2011)

Lawfare

Today’s Headlines and Commentary by Raffaela Wakeman (Aug 31, 2011)

Today’s Headlines and Commentary by Raffaela Wakeman (Aug 30, 2011)

The Triple Agent: The al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated the CIA by The Book Review Editor (Aug 29, 2011)

Matt Dahl on Cybercrime and the Executive Order on Transnational Criminal Organizations by Robert Chesney (Aug 25, 2011)

Warrick on the CIA’s War (III): Against Which Groups Are We Fighting? by Robert Chesney (aug 25, 2011)

Legal Planet

Is Cap and Trade Unfair? by Dan Farber (Aug 30, 2011)

 

Making Waves (Greenpeace)

The future of our oceans deserves a fair debate in Taiwan (Aug 25, 2011)

The risks of investing in Arctic oil drilling (Aug 25, 2011)

NRDC Switchboard

Latin America Climate, Energy and Environment News: 8/22-26/2011 by Amanda Maxwell (Aug 30, 2011)

State Department Keystone XL Environmental Review: It’s Easy to Find “No Significant Impact” if You Do No Significant Study… (Guest Blog by Danielle Droitsch) (Aug 27, 2011)

China Environmental News Alert by Greenlaw from NRDC China (Aug 26, 2011)

 

OneWorld International Practice Blog (Louis M. Solomon)

Personal Jurisdiction Exists Only Where Venue Proper; Claim Against Bank of China Severed and Transfered To S.D.N.Y. (Aug 31, 2011)

Opinio Juris

Will China Rethink the Law of the Sea Treaty? by Julian Ku (Aug 30, 2011)

The Middle Kingdom Strikes Back: New Criminal Procedure Law Conforms with International Law by Julian Ku (Aug 30, 2011)

Accountability and Legitimacy of International NGOs by Kenneth Anderson (Aug 30, 2011)

Can an Italian Village (Pop. 598) Achieve Statehood? Why Not? by Julian Ku (Aug 30, 2011)

Distinguishing High Value Targeted Killing and “Signature” Attacks on Taliban Fighters by Kenneth Anderson (Aug 30, 2011)

Enforced Disappearance: Not Just for Latin American Dictators Anymore by Kevin Jon Heller (Aug 28, 2011)

The Pro-Palestinian Case Against Palestinian Statehood by Julian Ku (Aug 27, 2011)

Petraeus and the Culture of the CIA by Kenneth Anderson (Aug 27, 2011)

 

OurWorld 2.0

Food insecurity and the conflict trap by Mark Notaras (Aug 31, 2011)

 

Peace Palace Library

Athletes and whereabouts by RR (Aug 30, 2011)

 

PhD Studies in Human Rights (William A. Schabas)

Corporations and the Alien Tort Statute (30 Aug 2011)

Progress Report on the International Criminal Tribunals (30 Aug 2011)

PPgis.net

Community managed forests and forest protected areas: An assessment of their conservation effectiveness across the tropics by Giacomo Rambaldi (Aug 28, 2011)

 

Rand Research (Rand Corporation)

Libyan Nation Building After Qaddafi (Aug 25, 2011)

RealClimate

[gavin], The CERN/CLOUD results are surprisingly interesting…, RealClimate (August 25, 2011)

 

The Two Way

Human Rights Group: Syria Is ‘Persecuting Its Own People On A Vast Scale’ by Eyder Peralta (Aug 31, 2011)

 

UK Human Rights Blog

Freedom of expression: is filming the police in public a fundamental right? – Hugh Tomlinson QC by 1 Crown Office Row (Aug 31, 2011)

Hillsborough, Hemming and hostilities – the Human Rights Roundup by Melina Padron (Aug 30, 2011)

There’s no place like home… if you have one by Isabel McArdle (Aug 25, 2011)

UN Dispatch

Russia arms deal with Bahrain shows why we need an arms trade treaty By Diana Wueger (29 August 2011)

In Cameroon: When HIV treatment fails, do we let the patient fail as well? By Mark Leon Goldberg (29 August 2011)

Today in famine: Funding from uncommon sources edition By Mark Leon Goldberg (25 August 2011)

International pressure on Syria grows  By Christopher R Albon (24 August 2011)

More bad news on Climate Change By Mark Leon Goldberg (24 August 2011)

Should Japan be worried about radioactive food from Fukushima? By Mark Leon Goldberg (24 August 2011)

 

UN Gender Equality News Feed

UN Women Executive Director Deplores Deadly Attack on UN House in Abuja | | UN WomenUN Women 28 August, 2011

IRIN Asia | NEPAL: Reintegration challenges for displaced women, girls | Nepal | Conflict | Gender Issues 26 August, 2011

Afghanistan to Establish Resource Centre for Women Parliamentarians UN Women 24 August, 2011

UN Watch

Torture of Gaddafi maids: UN knew, refused to act (Aug 30, 2011)

 

What’s In Blue

Libya Briefing and Consultations (Aug 29, 2011)

Council Debate on Kosovo (Aug 26, 2011)

Council Meeting on Libya Resolution (Aug 25, 2011)

Consultations on Syria Sanctions Resolution (Aug 25, 2011)

 

Yale Environment360

Deforestation Rates Higher in ‘Protected’ Forests, Study Says (Aug 30, 2011)

Tar Sands Pipeline Passes Key Hurdle as Protests Continue (Aug 30, 2011)

How to Find Common Ground In the Bitter Climate Debate (Aug 25, 2011)

VI. Gray Literature (select items)

OECD, Harmonising Climate Risk Management: Adaptation Screening and Assessment Tools for Development Co-operation (29 July 2011)

Max T. Edkins & Astrid Westerlind Wigström, Visions of Life With Climate Change (ResourcAfrica UK, Aug 2011)

PILPG, Libya: The Day After (August 2011)

UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative, Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning: A Guide for Practitioners (2011)

Marie Wilkie, Feed-in Tariffs for Renewable Energy and WTO Subsidy Rules: An Initial legal Analysis, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (posted, 31 August, 2011)

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Paralisação de Doha altera foco da ministerial de dezembro (posted, 31 August, 2011)

Amnesty International, China: Thousands at risk of forced sterilisation (posted on Zunia, 30 August, 2011) (posted, 22 April, 2010)

Sean Flynn, ACTA’s Constitutional Problem: The treaty is not a treaty, Infojustice  (posted on Zunia, 30 August, 2011) (published, 13 July, 2011)

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Pontes Quinzenal | Brasil participa de reuniões preparatórias voltadas a Durban e Rio+20 (posted, 30 August, 2011)

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, EU Climate Policies and Developing Country Trade Vulnerability, (posted, 30 August, 2011)

Damian Carrington, Are Food prices approaching a violent tipping point?, The Guardian (posted on Zunia, 30 August, 2011)

Research for Development, Growth across Africa: Contribution from DFID-funded Research (posted on Zunia, 30 August, 2011) (posted, 19 July, 2011)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, UNDP-UNEP Launch Guide for Practitioners on Mainstreaming Adaption into Development Planning (posted, 30 August, 2011)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Biodiversity Policy & Practice, IPPC Issues Recommendations on Setting Phytosanitary Standards (posted, 30 August, 2011)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Biodiversity Policy & Practice, IPPC Launches Training Programme in Pest Risk Analysis for Latin America (posted, 30 August, 2011)

Laurence Chandy and Geoffrey Gertz, The Changing State of Global Poverty, UNICEF (posted on Zunia, 30 August, 2011) (published, July, 2011)

Concern Universal, Three Case Stories from the Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction Project (posted on Zunia, 30 August, 2011)

UNICEF, Building Peace in Early Childhood (posted on Zunia, 30 August, 2011) (published, 1 March, 2011)

IDF, Counting the (net) number of people who crossed (from below) the USD 1.25 a day consumption threshold in India between 1990 and 2010 posted on Zunia, 30 August, 2011) (published, February, 2011)

Centre for Financial Inclusion, A New Financial Access Frontier: People with Disabilities (posted on Zunia, 30 August, 2011) (published, June, 2010)

Norton Rose Group, Forest carbon rights in REDD+ countries: a snapshot of Africa (posted on Zunia, 29 August, 2011) (published, November, 2010)

REDD net, Carbon Rights and REDD+ (posted on Zunia, 29 August, 2011) (published, January, 2011)

Zunia, HIV and AIDS and older people in Africa (posted, 29 August, 2011)

International Institute for Environment and Development, Investing for sustainable development? A review of investment principles – trends and impacts (posted on Zunia, 29 August, 2011) (published, 2011)

UNESCAP, Strengthening National mechanisms for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women: Regional Study – Asia and the Pacific (posted on Zunia, 29 August, 2011) (published, May, 2010)

Alireza Naghavi and Chiara Strozzi, Intellectual property Rights, Migration, and Diaspora, RECent Center for Economic Research (posted on Zunia, 29 August, 2011) (published, July, 2011)

Claudia Meier, C.S.R. Murthy, India’s Growing Involvement in Humanitarian Assistance, Global public Policy Institute (posted on Zunia, 29 August, 2011) (published, March, 2011)

Harriet Sherwood, Palestinian state could leave millions of refugees with no voice at UN, The Guardian (posted on Zunia, 29 August, 2011) (posted, 26 August, 2011)

German Development Institute, Improving donor support for governance: The case for more rigorous impact evaluation (posted on Zunia, 29 August, 2011) (published, 2011)

Roy Brauman, When the United Nations Cry Wolf, Médecins Sans Frontières Crash (posted on Zunia, 29 August, 2011) (published, 17 August, 2011)

Aashish Mehta and Rana Hasan, Effect of Trade and Services Liberalization on Wage Inequality in India, Asian Development Bank (posted on Zunia, 29 August, 2011) (published, August, 2011)

Dieudonne Alemagi, Sustainable development in Cameroon’s forestry sector: Progress, challenges, and strategies for improvement, African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (posted on Zunia, 29 August, 2011) (published, February, 2011)

UNAIDS, HIV in Asia and the Pacific: Getting to Zero (posted on Zunia, 29 August, 2011) (published, 2011)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Biodiversity Policy & Practice, CITES Issues Notification on Decision-Making Mechanism (posted, 29 August, 2011)

Guanghua Wan and Iva Sebastian, Poverty in Asia and the Pacific: an Update, Asian Development Bank (posted on Zunia, 29 August, 2011) (published, August, 2011)

Claudia Hofmann and Ulrich Schneckener, NGOs and nonstate Armed Actors: Improving Compliance with International Norms, United States institute of Peace (posted on Zunia, 28 August, 2011) (published, July, 2011)

UN Development Programme, Beyond Transition: Towards Inclusive Societies (posted on Zunia, 28 August, 2011) (published, 2011)

Ragnhild Nordaas, Sexual Violence in African Conflicts, Centre for the Study of Civil War (posted on Zunia, 28 August, 2011) (published, 2011)

Lawrence Woocher, Conflict Assessment and Intelligence Analysis: Commonality, Convergence, and Complementarity, United States Institute of Peace (posted on Zunia, 28 August, 2011) (published, June, 2011)

Camilla Waszink, Protecting Civilians under international Humanitarian law: trends and challenges Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (posted on Zunia, 28 August, 2011) (published, August, 2011)

Council of Europe, Ethical principles relating to Disaster Risk Reduction and contributing to People’s Resilience to Disasters (posted on Zunia, 28 August, 2011) (published, 7 April, 2011)

Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Policy Recommendations A year After Pakistan Floods 2010 (posted on Zunia, 28 August, 2011) (published, 27 July, 2011)

Human Rights Watch, Corruption on Trial?: The Record on Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (posted on Zunia, 28 August, 2011) (published, 20 August, 2011)

Mark Tran, African Union summit struggles to raise funds to combat Horn of Africa crisis, the Guardian (posted on Zunia, 28 August, 2011) (published, 25 August, 2011)

Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Qwanruedee, Chotichanathawewong and Thirumalainambi murguesh, Information Disclosure Strategies for Green Industries, Asian Development Bank Institute (posted on Zunia, 28 August, 2011) (published, August, 2011)

Celina Yong, Toon De Bruyn, Yurdi Yasmi and David Gritten, Managing Conflict in the Tropical Timer Industry, The Center for People and Forests (posted on Zunia, 28 August, 2011) (published, 2011)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Biodiversity Policy & Practice, CITES Standing Committee Lifts Trade Suspensions Against Nigeria, India, Recognizes Peru’s Efforts (posted, 26 August, 2011)

Michelle Leighton, Xiaomeng Shen and Koko Warner, Climate Change and Migration: Rethinking Policies for Adaption and Disaster Risk Reduction, SOURCE, (posted on Zunia, 26 August, 2011) (published, April, 2011)

Janet Price, The Seeds of a Movement: Disabled women and their struggle to organize, Association for Women’s Rights in Development (posted on Zunia, 26 August, 2011) (published, 2011)

Democracy Now, Terrorist for the FBI: How the FBI Uses Informants to Surveil and Entrap Americans (posted on Zunia, 26 August, 2011) (posted, 25 August, 2011)

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, New Study: The Allocation of Emission Allowances Free of Charge: Legal and Economic Considerations (posted, 26 August, 2011)

Taleen Vartan, Education helps communities in the Philippines better predict, prevent, and prepare for disasters UNICEF (posted on Zunia, 26 August, 2011) (posted, 25 August, 2011)

UNESCO, The Climate Change Starter’s Guidebook has been published (posted on Zunia, 26 August, 2011) (posted, 25 August, 2011)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Biodiversity Policy & Practice, Expert Meeting Review ITTO Forest Management Guidelines (posted, 25 August, 2011)

Ajoy Datta and Nicola Jones, Linkages between researchers and legislators in developing countries: A scoping study, Overseas Development Institute(posted on Zunia, 25 August, 2011) (published, July, 2011)

UNDP, Why – so far – the millennium Development Goals have been a success (posted on Zunia, 26 August, 2011) (published, 23 August, 2011)

Adam higazi, The Jos Crisis: A recurrent Nigerian Tragedy, Friedrich_Ebert-Stiftung (posted on Zunia, 25 August, 2011) (published, January, 2011)

Centre for Human Rights and Global Justice, Targeted and entrapped: Manufacturing the “homegrown threat” in the United States (posted on Zunia, 25 August, 2011) (published, 2011)

Frank Afful, Libya: A regime in its Death Throes, Think Africa Press (posted on Zunia, 25 August, 2011) (published, 23 August, 2011)

Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, A Decade Lost: Locating Gender in U.S. Counter-Terrorism (posted on Zunia, 25 August, 2011) (published, 2011)

Executive committee for NGO Forum on CEDAW and Women’s Platform on the Turkish Penal Code, Shadow NGO Report on Turkey’s Initial Periodic Report to the Committee on the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (posted on Zunia, 25 August, 2011) (published, May, 2011)

Nicole Koening, The EU and the Libyan Crisis: In quest of Coherence?, Istituto Affari Internazionali (posted on Zunia, 25 August, 2011) 9published, July, 2011)

International Labour Office, World Social Security Report; Providing coverage in times of crisis and beyond  (posted on Zunia, 25 August, 2011) (published, 2010)

UNESCO, The hidden crisis: Armed conflict and education (posted on Zunia, 25 August, 2011) (published, 2011)

RMG, State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples in 2011 (posted on Zunia, 25 August, 2011)

Bessma Momani, Gordon Smith and Mark Sedra, Experts discuss governing Libya after Gadhafi CIGI (posted on Zunia, 25 August, 2011) (posted, 23 August, 2011)

Amnesty International, Crimes Unseen: Extrajudicial execution in Bangladesh (posted on Zunia, 25 August, 2011) (published, August, 2011)

Amnesty International, Deadly Delivery: The maternal Helath Care Crisis in The USA: On year update Spring 2011 (posted on Zunia, 25 August, 2011) (published, Spring, 2011)

Jean-Paul Laborde, David Livingstone, Combating Terrorism: The Strategy of the United Nations, Chapman House (posted on Zunia, 25 August, 2011) (Published, 13 April, 2010)

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Climate Change Takes Centre Stage at WTO Environment Committee (posted on Zunia, 25 August, 2011) (published, 11 July, 2011)

BBC News, UN warning over 12 million stateless people  (posted on Zunia, 25 August, 2011) (published, 24 August, 2011)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Climate Change Policy & Practice, UNFCCC Publishes Estonia’s Fifth National Communication Report Review (posted, 24 August, 2011)

Quazi Shahabuddin, The Right to Food: Bangladesh Perspectives, The Bangladesh Development Studies, (posted on Zunia, 24 August, 2011) (published, March-June, 2010)

Sven Harmeling, Global Climate Risk Index 2011: Who suffers most from extreme weather events? Weather-related loss events in 2009 and 1990 to 2009, German Watch (posted on Zunia, 24 August, 2011) (published, December, 2010)

Patrick S. Ward, Gerald E. Shively, Migration and land rental as risk response in rural China (posted on Zunia, 24 August, 2011) (Published, 29 April, 2011)

World Health organisation, Elder maltreatment likely to increase with aging populations  (posted on Zunia, 24 August, 2011) (published, August, 2011)

UNESCO, International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and of its Abolition (posted on Zunia, 24 August, 2011) (published, 23 August, 2011)

International Labour Organization, Wage Police in Thailand (posted on Zunia, 24 August, 2011) (published, 24 August, 2011)

Chris Huggins, Land, Power and identity: Roots of violent conflict in Easter DRC, International Alert, (posted on Zunia, 24 August, 2011) (published, November, 2010)

ICRC, Women-headed households in Iraq – a case for action (posted on Zunia, 24 August, 2011) (published, 24 August, 2011)

Celestin Kimanuka and Maria Lange, The Crossing: Small-Scale Trade and Improving Cross-Border Relations between Goma (DR Congo) and Gisenyi (Rwanda), International Alter (posted on Zunia, 24 August, 2011) (published, September, 2010)

UNICEF, Narrowing the gaps to meet the goals (posted on Zunia, 24 August, 2011)(published, 7 September, 2010)

Ursula Kilkelly, A children’s rights analysis of investigations, Ombudsman for children (posted on Zunia, 24 August, 2011) (published, April, 2011)

UNICEF, Child Rights Taskforce, Listen to Children (posted on Zunia, 24 August, 2011) (published, May, 2011)

Anna Lundberg, The Best Interests of the Child Principle in Swedish Asylum Cases: The Marginalization of Children’s Rights, Journal of Human Rights Practice Advance Asscess(posted on Zunia, 24 August, 2011) (published, 2 February, 2011)

UNESCO, Global Monitoring Report 2011: Regional overview: Sub: Saharan Africa (posted on Zunia, 24 August, 2011) (published, 2011)

Human Services, Child protection workforce: the case for change (posted on Zunia, 24 August, 2011) (published, 2011)

Michael Cichon, Christina Behrendt, Veronika Wodsak, The UN Social Protection Floor Initiative: Moving forward with the Extension of Social Security (posted on Zunia, 24 August, 2011) (published, 2011)

Isabel Vanseenkiste, What is driving oil futures prices?, European Central Bank (posted on Zunia, 24 August, 2011) (published, August, 2011)

Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, Every Thirty Minutes: Farmer Suicides, Human Rights, and the Agrarian Crisis in India (posted on Zunia, 24 August, 2011)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Climate Change Policy & Practice, CCCCC and CCRIF Forge Partnership to Develop Caribbean Climate Change Adaption Strategies (posted, 23 August, 2011)

International Institute for Sustainable Development, UN/ISDR Releases Climate Change Adaption and DRR Report in the Asia Pacific Region (posted, 23 August, 2011)

VII. Podcasts/Videos

Vesselin Popovski, R2P Concept: Achievements and Challenges in Light of the Arab Spring (ACUNS, July 14, 2011)

Aslan Khuseinovich Abashidze, Международное право и право на развитие (Recording facilities courtesy of the Russian Academy of Justice), UN Audio Visual Library of International Law (26 Aug 2011)

Heritage Foundation Discussion on Terrorism from C-SPAN Recent Events (Aug 25, 2011)

Defense Department Briefing on Afghanistan from C-SPAN Recent Events (Aug 25, 2011)

Caitlin Reiger, From Milosevic to Mubarak: Prosecuting Heads of State, Podcast (24 August 2011)

VIII. Documents/Negotiations/Practice

Journal of the United Nations

JOURNAL NO.2011/168

Publication Date: Wednesday, 31 August 2011
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JOURNAL NO.2011/167

Publication Date: Tuesday, 30 August 2011
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JOURNAL NO.2011/166

Publication Date: Saturday, 27 August 2011
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JOURNAL NO.2011/165

Publication Date: Friday, 26 August 2011
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JOURNAL NO.2011/164

Publication Date: Thursday, 25 August 2011
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International Expert Meeting on Sustainable Forest Management (23-25 August 2011, Acre, Brazil)

United Nations Security Council, Statement by the President of the Security Council [Concerning United Nations peacekeeping operations], U.N. Doc. S/PRST/2011/17 (26 August 2011).

Convention on Cluster Munitions, Second Meeting of States Parties, Draft, Beirut Progress Report, Monitoring progress in implementing the Vientiane Action Plan from the First up to the Second Meeting of States Parties, Submitted by the President of the First Meeting of States Parties, U.N. Doc. CCM/MSP/2011/WP.5 (25 August 2011).

Economic and Social Council, Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters, Discussion of substantive issues related to international cooperation in tax matters: United Nations Model Tax Convention update, Country observations, reservations and positions: relevance

to the United Nations Model Tax Convention, U.N. Doc. E/C.18/2011/4 (17 Aug 2011)

United Nations Security Council, Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo, U.N. Doc. S/2011/514 (12 August 2011).

General Assembly, Sixty-sixth session, Implementation of the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace, Report of the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, U.N. Doc. A/66/273 (5 August 2011).

General Assembly, Sixth-sixth session, Extreme poverty and human rights, Report by the Secretary-General, U.N. Doc. A/66/265 (4 August 2011).

General Assembly, Sixty-sixth session, Follow-up to the special session of the General Assembly on children, Report of the Secretary-General, U.N. Doc.A/66/258 (3 August 2011).

General Assembly, Sixty-sixth session, Building rights-based and comprehensive national child protection systems to prevent and combat the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, Report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, U.N. Doc. A/66/228 (2 August 2011).

General Assembly, Implementation of the recommendations contained in the report of the Secretary-General on the causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa, Report of the Secretary-General, U.N. Docs. A/66/214–S/2011/476 (1 August 2011)

General Assembly, The right to development, Report of the Secretary-General, U.N. Doc. A/66/216 (1 August 2011)

General Assembly, Globalization and interdependence: sustained, inclusive and equitable economic growth for a fair and more equitable globalization for all, including job creation, Report of the Secretary-General, U.N. Doc. A/66/233 (1 August 2011)

General Assembly, Sixty-sixth session, Development cooperation with middle-income countries, Report of the Secretary-General, U.N. Doc. A/66/220 (1 August 2011).

General Assembly, Report of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Note by the Secretary-General, U.N. Doc. A/66/209 (29 July 2011)

General Assembly, Macroeconomic policy questions: commodities World commodity trends and prospects Note by the Secretary-General, U.N. Doc. A/66/207 (28 July 2011)

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme, Note on international protection, Report of the High Commissioner, U.N. Doc.A/AC.96/1098 (28 June 2011).

General Assembly, Sixty-sixth session, Annotated preliminary list of items to be included in the provisional agenda of the sixty-sixth regular session of the General Assembly, U.N. Doc. A/66/100 (20 June 2011)

Meeting of the States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction, Final Report, U.N. Doc. APLC/MSP.10/2010/7 (8 June 2011).

General Assembly, Sixty-sixth session, Report of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Sixteenth annual report of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States between 1 January and 31 December 1994, U.N. Doc. A/66/209-S/2011/472 (29 July 2011).

International Law Commission, Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-third session, Rapporteur: Mr. A. RohanPerera, Chapter VIII: Expulsion of aliens, U.N. Doc. A/CN.4/L.787 (29 July 2011).

General Assembly, Sixty-sixth session, Violence against women migrant workers, Report of the Secretary-General, U.N. Doc.A/66/212 (29 July 2011).

United Nations Population Fund, Midterm review of the UNFPA strategic plan, 2008-2013, Report of the Executive Director, U.N. Doc. DP/FPA/2011/11 (26 July 2011).

General Assembly, Sixty-sixth session, Realization of the Millennium Development Goals and other internationally agreed development goals for persons with disabilities, Report of the Secretary-General, U.N. Doc. A/66/128 (12 July 2011).

Human Rights Council, Practices in adopting a human rights-based approach to eliminate preventable maternal mortality and human rights, Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, U.N. Doc. A/HRC/18/27 (8 July 2011).

Human Rights Council, Question of the death penalty, Report of the Secretary-General, U.N. Doc.A/HRC/18/20 (4 July 2011).

Human Rights Council, Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the obligation of States to investigate serious violations of human rights, and the use of forensic genetics, U.N. Doc. A/HRC/18/25 (4 July 2011).

Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Statement delivered on behalf of all Special Procedures mandate-holders of the United Nations Human Rights Council at the Seventeenth Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic (posted 24 August 2011)

Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Situation of Human Rights, Report of the Fact-Finding Mission on Syria pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution S-16/1 (posted 24th August 2011)

IX. Press Releases/Newsletters (select items)

RNW, International Justice Tribune (31 Aug 2011)

ICJ, E-BULLETIN ON COUNTER-TERRORISM AND HUMAN RIGHTS – NO. 55 (Aug 31, 2011)

War Crimes Prosecution Watch, Volume 6 – Issue 11 (August 29, 2011)

UN-REDD Programme’s August 2011 newsletter (Aug 2011)

CITES lifts suspension on Nigeria as the country intensifies law enforcement efforts (Aug 2011)

International Plant Protection Convention, New recommendations for improving the way IPPC standards are developed (Aug 2011)

United Nations Environment Programme

Investments in water sector could pay huge dividends for human health and food security  News Centre (25 August 2011)

New UN programme aims to tackle water scarcity in Jordan News Centre (25 August 2011)

How many species on earth? 8.7 million, says new study News Centre (23 August 2011)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR urges more support for statelessness treaty on 50th anniversary News Stories (30 August 2011)

UNHCR chief Guterres calls for scaled-up aid effort inside Somalia News Stories (30 August 2011)

IKEA Foundation gives USD 62 million for world’s biggest refugee complex Press Releases (30 August 2011)

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR reaffirms support for integration of 1972 Burundians in Tanzania, 29 August 2011 http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e5c82d22.html

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR concerned as sub-Saharan Africans targeted in Libya, 26 August 2011 http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e5b25632.html

Somali exodus slows in Horn of Africa but grows in Yemen Briefing Notes (26 August 2011)

Pakistan helping communities that have hosted Afghan refugees News Stories (24 August 2011)

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Helping the World’s Stateless People, September 2011, UNHCR / DIP / Q&A•A4 / ENG 1 http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e55e7dd2.html

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Restitution, compensation, satisfaction: transnational reparations and Colombia’s Victims’ Law, August 2011, ISSN 1020-7473 http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e55eb2a2.html

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Power and politics in resettlement: a case study of Bhutanese refugees in the USA, May 2011, ISSN 1020-7473 http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e55f6242.html

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Statelessness in Central Asia, May 2011 http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e560b162.html

Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights

First mission to Morocco by the United Nations Independent Expert in the field of cultural rights, Farida Shaheed (5-16 September)

Living hand to mouth: protection funding and coordination in South Sudan (Aug 30, 2011)

UNHCR reaffirms support for integration of 1972 Burundians in Tanzania (Aug 30, 2011)

The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances marks the first International Day of the Disappeared (30 August 2011)

First visit to Moldova by UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt (1 to 8 September 2011)

UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention to discuss over 40 confidential cases from 22 countries

(26 August 2011)

X. Media (select sources/select items)

A. News Aggregators

 

B. International News Sources

C. A Selection of Stories

UN News Service

August 30

Security Council voices concern over maritime piracy in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea

Mandate of UN peacekeepers in southern Lebanon extended for another year

Over 200,000 could face catastrophe in Sudanese state as Government bars aid – UN

UN re-assesses security threats in wake of deadly attack in Nigerian capital

Philippines ratifies the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

Recent troubles in Kosovo a ‘wake-up call’ to resolve underlying issues – UN envoy

UN refugee agency to airlift aid into Somalia for Eid al-Fitr holiday

Nepal: Ban calls for formation of inclusive government

International Criminal Court case against Kenyan officials to proceed

UN demands Bahrain release prisoners detained for exercising freedom of speech

Libya: ‘Atrocious’ abuses by Qadhafi forces cause for extreme alarm – UN

All States must end ‘heinous crime’ of enforced disappearances, UN demands

Somali chief’s visit to Puntland region opens way for national reconciliation – UN

After deadly attack in Nigeria, top official vows UN will not be deterred

UN-backed Cambodia genocide tribunal begins fitness hearing for accused

Iraq: UN stresses that exiled camp residents must not be deported

August 29

Ban welcomes Sudanese decision to grant amnesty to Darfurian leaders

Ban calls on hold-out States to ratify treaty banning nuclear tests

UN agency urges heightened surveillance after bird flu resurfaces

August 26

UN officials condemn deadly attack against UN compound in Nigeria

UN expert panel on arbitrary detention to discuss 43 cases in next week’s session

UN-NGO forum to focus on sustainable development and volunteerism

Flow of Somalis fleeing famine starts to ebb – UN

Security Council seeks to strengthen UN peacekeeping capacities

UN deploys peacekeepers to help deter violence in South Sudan’s Jonglei state

Key Kosovo witness at UN war crimes trial pleads guilty to contempt of court

Secretary-General condemns deadly attack on UN compound in Nigeria

AIDS epidemic at critical juncture in Asia-Pacific region, says new UN report

August 25

UN underlines importance of sustainable use of Iraqi Marshlands as water resource

Peru: UN human rights expert commends new indigenous consultation law

Myanmar needs to do more to improve human rights situation, says UN expert

Upsurge in violence makes breaking Israeli-Palestinian deadlock more urgent – UN

Cape Verde: Ban commends ‘peaceful and credible’ presidential poll

UN report outlines investment strategies to reduce water scarcity

Clean energy revolution will put world on safer, more equitable path – Ban

World must fund famine-wracked Somalia to prevent generation dying, UN warns

UN agency launches campaign to highlight global statelessness problem

Jurist Paper Chase Newsburst

Bolivia high court convicts 7 officials for genocide by Julia Zebley (Sept 1, 2011)

ICC appeals chamber confirms admissibility of Kenya post-election violence cases by Hillary Stemple (Aug 31, 2011)

Cambodia genocide tribunal begins fitness hearing by Sarah Posner (Aug 31, 2011)

UN calls for end to enforced disappearances by Jennie Ryan (Aug 31, 2011)

Sudan accused of war crimes in South Kordofan region by Jennie Ryan (Aug 31, 2011)

Pakistan court orders seizure of Musharraf’s property, freeze of bank account by Drew Singer (Aug 31, 2011)

Federal judge temporarily blocks Alabama immigration law by Drew Singer (Aug 31, 2011)

Libya troops using children as human shields: report by Alexandra Malatesta (Aug 30, 2011)

Syria president issues new law on media by John Paul Putney (Aug 30, 2011)

Kenya swears in first Supreme Court justices by Jennie Ryan (Aug 30, 2011)

Iran election protesters released from prisons by Alexandra Malatesta (Aug 29, 2011)

Bahrain king dismisses charges against some protesters by Jennie Ryan (Aug 29, 2011)

China grants immunity to foreign nations in Hong Kong courts by Dan Taglioli (Aug 28, 2011)

Brazil urged to revoke amnesty law by Jaclyn Belczyk (Aug 26, 2011)

UN rights expert urges Myanmar to probe abuses by Jaclyn Belczyk (Aug 26, 2011)

Mladic given 6 days to answer ICTY request to split trial by Julia Zebley (Aug 25, 2011)

Hadzic pleads not guilty at ICTY by Maureen Cosgrove (Aug 25, 2011)

Bangladesh must end extrajudicial killings: AI by Maureen Cosgrove (Aug 24, 2011)

 

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

29 Aug 2011

Council asks UN Secretariat to ensure better troop contributor coordination.

Iran ready for closer cooperation with IAEA.

Austria to send 160 troops to UNIFIL.

Turkey blocks Netanyahu’s attempts to delay release of Palmer report.

Israel urges Palestinians to return to unconditional direct talks.

Proceedings in Lubanga trial reach end.

Council meeting on Kosovo postponed.

Over 2,380 Taliban insurgents join Afghan peace process.

Juba and UN send troops to areas of Jonglei State.

More Somali famine victims fleeing to Yemen.

Forces loyal to Qaddafi’s son carry out massacre near Tripoli.

UN ‘planning to send police to Libya’.

26 Aug 2011

STL trial to begin in mid-2012.

AU calls for observing initial UNAMID mandate.

UN calls for AU’s support for transition in Libya.

UN to unfreeze $1.5 billion in Libyan assets.

UN official says humanitarian needs are key priority.

25 Aug 2011

Libyan membership in Arab League to be unfrozen .

Witness Says Bemba’s Troops “Had to Fend for Themselves”.

Nepali UCPN-M unveils proposal on peace.

Mustafa Abdel Jalil says “Free elections in eight months”.

South Africa urges to probe NATO’s possible human rights violations.

South Sudan says Khartoum backed raiders kill 15.

Serbia will ask Council to condemn use of force.

Hezbollah persists with attacks on STL indictment.

EU Broadens Syria Sanctions to Target Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.

24 Aug 2011

Kosovo special police units (ROSU) return to base.

Britain seeking to unfreeze Libyan assests.

Ban expresses concern over violence in South Sudan.

Russian, DPRK leaders agree on nuclear issues.

West pushes for Syria sanctions.

Libyan rebels seize Qaddafi compound.

Sarkozy to meet rebel force leader.

Liberia Votes On Constitutional Changes.

UN Meeting on Libya to take place on Friday for post-conflict phase.

Hadzic pleads “not guilty”.

UN Wire

August 31

Libya’s new leaders favor UN police over peacekeepers

Unprecedented UN donation to aid East African refugees

UN sees need for Lebanon peacekeeping extension

Anti-UN bill in Congress linked to Palestinian vote

Aid group evolves as global migration spreads

Report: Wealthy countries resist NCD targets

Beyond the MDGs: The next UN development agenda

Australia refugee “swap” with Malaysia is nixed by court

Nuclear safety progress is lagging

Climate change could reignite water wars

Researchers use laser pulses to induce rain

U.S. approves 1,700-mile oil pipeline from Canada to Texas

Activists cite evidence of Sudan war crimes

Algeria offers Gadhafi family refuge despite UN sanctions

Security Council unfreezes $1.6 billion to help Libya recover

UN envoy expresses concern over heightened Kosovo tension

ICC case to proceed over Kenyan postelection violence

August 30

U.S. bill would make UN agencies compete for funds

Time to build a stronger UN

Palestinian chair to tour world ahead of UN bid

UN chief pushes ratification of nuclear test ban treaty

Jonathan promises better security after UN bombing

U.S. objects to UN pay raise, calls for reversal

Improved seeds are promoted to overcome Africa drought

Trafficking targets Asian men

UNESCO to assess Australia natural gas plan

Politics are behind Chinese air pollution neglect, cables say

Report outlines new UN mandate in Libya

Sudan complains to UN over South Kordofan instability

August 29

UN warns of new bird flu developments

UN decries South Sudan police assault on rights chief

Food sovereignty activists meet in Austria

Food price increases leave impoverished Zimbabweans hungry

Call for Cambodia aid repercussions over NGO draft law

India banks on future of stem cells

Report spurs sportswear anti-pollution pledges

New efforts to end Syria crisis

Report links Palestinian economic strife to aid, Israel

Bomb tears into UN building in Nigeria; at least 16 dead

Leaders call on Gadhafi to leave

Impact of microfinance is unclear, studies say

African leaders seek ways to ease continent’s crises

Tackling climate change — with artificial forests?

August 26

UN frees $1.5 billion for Libya, urges restraint

Will industries derail UN noncommunicable diseases summit?

Conservative U.S. lawmakers eye cuts to UN climate funding

Palestinian UN statehood bid gains China’s backing

Study: Unrelenting high food prices trigger unrest

Africans unite to help East Africa, but pledges fall short

Kenya struggles to combat malnutrition

Microfinance demand far outstrips supply in Myanmar

Calls for zero-hour climate research as leadership lags

NASA: Global sea levels are down this year

Japan unveils nuclear cleanup plan

Libyan rebels prepare UN approach

World art market is warned over looted Libyan treasures

Sri Lankan president lifts 28-year state of emergency

August 25

African leaders seek ways to ease continent’s crises

DR Congo judge sentences UN driver over mineral smuggling

France seeks extension for UN’s Lebanon peacekeeping force

Cheap East Africa farmland is snapped up by India agribusiness

Benin farmers pilot solar irrigation project

Tackling climate change — with artificial forests?

One-fifth of civil strife is preceded by climactic changes

Shipment of elephant tusks is stopped by Tanzanian authorities

UN to vote on unfreezing Libyan assets

EU levies new sanctions on Iran, Syria

Fears rise over security of Libyan “dirty bomb” materials

Group finds new evidence of Sudan mass graves

 

AlertNet News

August 24, 2011

War crimes suspect pleads not guilty at UN court

France, partners prepare new Libya UN resolution

August 25, 2011

Suriname addresses climate threat with new agency

Sri Lanka president lifts wartime laws

UNHCR launches campaign to combat statelessness

Romney says would not put limits on emissions

Sudan says no proof of mass graves in conflict area

INTERVIEW-West Africa regional force mooted to fight pirates

Stateless children deprived of their basic rights

August 26, 2011

Twenty African states recognise Libya rebels-AU aide

S.Sudan police assault UN human rights director

Canadian hydroelectric project criticized by panel

Sudanese risk post-independence statelessness – UNHCR

UN sleuth tells Myanmar to free political prisoners

Ontario nuclear project get environmental OK-panel

August 27, 2011

Sudan court sentences rebel leader to death-agency

Alaska to appeal polar bear endangered ruling

Syria civilians feel threatened, need protection-UN

US edges closer to decision on Canada pipeline

August 28, 2011

US “hikers” lawyer appeals Iran spying sentences

Sri Lanka seeks allies’ support ahead of UN rights meet

Arabs asks UN, world states to unfreeze Libyan assets

Niger, Benin and Togo recognise Libyan rebels

August 29, 2011

Libya leaders warn followers:don’t abuse prisoners

Libya rebels say won’t extradite Lockerbie bomber

Global climate worry up slightly since 2009 – poll

UK army cleared of systematic Iraq abuse-report

August 30, 2011

Sudan sends complaint against South to UN Council

India may prosecute GM eggplant developers

War crimes in Misrata widespread – report

August 31, 2011

Libya interim rulers don’t want U.N. forces – envoy

Asia Pacific makes uneven progress integrating climate and disaster efforts

Cambodian govt defends NGO law – report

Kenyan government loses appeal to stop Hague trials

The New York Times

  • [The Associate Press], Kosovo: Premier Is Investigated, The New York Times (August 29 2011)
  • [The Associated Press], Haiti: American Is Kidnapped, The New York Times (August 29 2011)
  • [Mark Mazzetti], Al Qaeda Affiliates Growing Independent, The New York Times (August 29 2011)
  • [Michael S. Schmidt], From a Few Iraqis, a Word to Libyans on Liberation, The New York Times (August 29 2011)
  • [Alexei Barrionuevo], As Prosperity Rises in Brazil’s Northeast, So Does Drug Violence, The New York Times (August 29 2011)
  • [Scott Shane], WikiLeaks Leaves Names of Diplomatic Sources in Cables, The New York Times (August 28 2011)
  • [John F. Burns], Nations Hope Veil Lifts From Libya’s History of Terrorism, The New York Times (August 29 2011)
  • [Nada Bakri], Amid Syrian Raids, Reports of Desertions, The New York Times (August 29 2011)
  • [Kareem Fahim & Neil MacFarquhar], Qaddafi’s Wife and 3 of His Children Flee to Algeria, The New York Times (August 28 2011)
  • [Helene Cooper & Steven Lee Myers], U.S. Tactics in Libya May Be a Model for Other Efforts, The New York Times (August 28 2011)
  • [Sebnem Arsu], Turkish Government to Return Seized Property to Religious Minorities, The New York Times (August 28 2011)
  • [David D. Kirkpatrick & Rod Nordland], Lockerbie Planner Reported Near Death, The New York Times (August 28 2011)
  • [Adam Nossiter], Islamic Group Says It Was Behind Fatal Nigeria Attack, The New York Times (August 28 2011)
  • [The Associated Press], 29 Reported Dead in Suicide Bomb in Iraq Mosque, The New York Times (August 28 2011)
  • [Anne Barnard], Turkish Leader Says He Has Lost Confidence in Assad, The New York Times (August 28 2011)
  • [The Associated Press], Afghans Linked to Fatal Raid Into Pakistan, The New York Times (August 27 2011)
  • [Lydia Polgreen], Terrorist Group Suspected in Nigerian Suicide Attack, The New York Times (August 27 2011)
  • [Mark Mazzetti], C.I.A. Drone Is Said to Kill Al Qaeda’s No. 2, The New York Times (August 27 2011)
  • [Ray Rivera], Suicide Bombers Escalate Assaults on Afghanistan, The New York Times (August 27 2011)
  • [Alissa J. Rubin], Few Treatment Options for Afghans as Drug Use Rises, The New York Times (August 27 2011)
  • [Nada Bakri], Iran Calls on Syria to Recognize Citizens’ Demands, The New York Times (August 27 2011)
  • [Elisabeth Bumiller], Libyan War Goes a Long Way to Improve the Pentagon’s View of France as an Ally, The New York Times (August 26 2011)
  • [Edward Wong], China: North Korean Leader Repeats Offer for Nuclear Talks, The New York Times (August 26 2011)
  • [David D. Kirckpatrick], As Qaddafi Forces Retreat, a Newly Freed Imam Encourages Forgiveness, The New York Times (August 26 2011)
  • [Rod Nordland], After Taking Libya Town, Rebels Hope End Is Near, The New York Times (August 26 2011)
  • [Ethan Bronner], With Mideast in Turmoil, Israel Debates Strategy, The New York Times (August 26 2011)
  • [Nada Bakri], Defiant Syrians to Assad: Qaddafi’s Fate Is Warning, The New York Times (August 26 2011)
  • [Jeffrey Gettleman & Josh Kron], South Sudan Police Assault U.N. Human Rights Official, The New York Times (August 26 2011)
  • [Aubrey Belford], An Indonesian War of ‘Unknown Persons’, The New York Times (August 26 2011)
  • [Anand Giridharanda], For Libya, a Light Hand May Be Best, The New York Times (August 25 2011)
  • [Senan Murray & Adam Nossiter], Suicide Bomber Attacks U.N. Building in Nigeria, The New York Times (August 25 2011)
  • [Edward Wong], China Announces New Top Official for Tibet, The New York Times (August 25 2011)
  • [The Associated Press], Sri Lanka: Emergency Laws to End, 2 Years After War, The New York Times (August 25 2011)
  • [Michael Schwirtz], A Not-Quite Nation Happy in Russia’s Embrace, but Wanting a Little Wiggle Room, The New York Times (August 25 2011)
  • [Steven Lee Myers & Dan Bilefsky], U.N. Releases $1.5 Billion in Frozen Qaddafi Assets to Aid Rebuilding of Libya, The New York Times (August 25 2011)
  • [Mark Mazzetti & Ginger Thompson], U.S. Widens Role in Mexican Fight, The New York Times (August 25 2011)
  • [Anthony Shadid], In Towns Along the Road to Tripoli, Anxieties Compete With Exuberance, The New York Times (August 25 2011)
  • [The New York Times], Burmese Wary of ‘Democracy,’ After Decades of Oppression, The New York Times (August 25 2011)
  • [Dan Bilefsky], Security Council Frees Libyan Assets for Rebels, The New York Times (August 25 2011)
  • [Fares Akram], Israeli Strikes in Retaliation Kill 9 Gazans, The New York Times (August 25 2011)
  • [Ian Austen], Libyan Rebels Reportedly Used Tiny Canadian Surveillance Drone, The New York Times (August 24 2011)
  • [Steven Erlanger], Sarkozy Assures Libyan Rebel Leader, The New York Times (August 24 2011)
  • [The New York Times], Times Journalists Briefly Held by Loyalists in Tripoli, The New York Times (August 24 2011)
  • [Anthony Shadid], After Arab Revolts, Reigns of Uncertainty, The New York Times (August 24 2011)
  • [Nada Bakri], Europe Accuses Iranian Force of Aiding Syrian Crackdown, The New York Times (August 24 2011)
  • [Charlie Savage], Cheney Says He Urged Bush to Bomb Syria in ’07, The New York Times (August 24 2011)
  • [Randal C. Archibold], Trinidad and Tobago Declares Emergency Over Drug Crimes, The New York Times (August 24 2011)
  • [Elisabeth Bumiller], U.S. Official Warns About China’s Military Buildup, The New York Times (August 24 2011)
  • [David D. Kirkpatrick], Libyans Face a New Challenge: Expelling the Fear That Qaddafi Instilled in Them, The New York Times (August 24 2011)
  • [The Associated Press], Myanmar: Opposition Leader Meets U.N. Envoy, The New York Times (August 24 2011)
  • [Michael S. Schmidt], Foreign Workers Stranded Without Money or Visas, The New York Times (August 24 2011)

WORLD (Washington Post/Foreign Affairs)

 

  • [Associated Press], Australian High Court rules Australia cannot send asylum seekers to Malaysia, The Washington Post (August 31, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Australian High Court rules that Australia cannot send asylum seekers to Malaysia, The Washington Post (August 31, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Hong Kong customs officials seize large shipment of African ivory tusks, The Washington Post (August 31, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], China punishes local carrier for blocking Qatar Air low-fuel landing, as growth takes toll, The Washington Post (August 31, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Vietnamese court sentences 6 to death, 4 to life in prison for trafficking heroin, The Washington Post (August 31, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Philippine foreign chief calls ex-US envoy ‘a dismal failure’ over WikiLeaks comments, The Washington Post (August 31, 2011)
  • [Leila Fadel], Rebel council gives ultimatum to Sirte, Gaddafi’s home town, The Washington Post (August 31, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], UN agrees to unfreeze about $1.6 billion in Libyan funds held in UK, The Washington Post (August 31, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Haitian police free kidnapped US man after finding captors’ hideout in hills near capital, The Washington Post (August 31, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], End of Gadhafi regime brings out revelations about his rule, The Washington Post (August 31, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], UN: Norwegian and Nigerian UN staff among the 23 dead in Nigeria headquarters car bombing, The Washington Post (August 31, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], UN Security Council extends peacekeeping mission in Lebanon for one year, The Washington Post (August 31, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Algeria says it allowed Gadhafi’s wife, children to enter country on humanitarian grounds, The Washington Post (August 31, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], UN agrees to unfreeze about $1.6 billion in Libyan funds held in UK, The Washington Post (August 31, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Latest developments in Arab political unrest stretching from North Africa to the Persian Gulf, The Washington Post (August 31, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Libyan official: body found of man suspected in 1984 killing of British policewoman., The Washington Post (August 31, 2011)
  • [Will Englund], ExxonMobil signs Russian oil pact, The Washington Post (August 31, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Gadhafi supporters pledge allegiance to old regime in parts of Libya, even rebel-held town, The Washington Post (August 31, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Britain plans talks with Libyan rebels on case of policewoman slain in 1984., The Washington Post (August 31, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Libyan official says attacks by regime forces shut down vast water network feeding Tripoli, The Washington Post (August 31, 2011)
  • [Leila Fadel], Rebel leaders give Gaddafi forces five days to surrender, The Washington Post (August 31, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Yemen defense minister’s convoy hit by blast in bold attack on forces fighting al-Qaida, The Washington Post (August 31, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], AP Interview: NATO puts off planned troop reduction in Kosovo because of upsurge in violence, The Washington Post (August 31, 2011)
  • [Michael Birnbaum], Syrian forces kill at least 7 as Ramadan ends, The Washington Post (August 31, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], 2 Israeli warships dispatched to Red Sea on Egyptian border in light of reported attack threat, The Washington Post (August 31, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Algerian Health Ministry: Gadhafi’s daughter has given birth to baby girl in Algeria, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Jason Ukman], In video, Assad loyalists mob U.S. envoy to Syria, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Former Guantanamo Bay inmate and confessed al-Qaida supporter condemns Sept 11 as ‘disgusting’, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], SKorea’s president names new minister for handling NKorea relations, replacing conservative, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Human rights groups call for foreign investors to end Zimbabwe banks’ ‘blood diamond’ sales, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Murdoch’s company puts other UK titles, including Times of London, under review after scandal, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Rights groups: Sudanese aerial bombardments kill 26 in contested border region, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], “Lone wolf” radical alleged to have killed 2 US airmen at Frankfurt airport faces trial, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Lithuanian and French military jets crash during NATO exercise; no serious injuries reported, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Libyan rebels say they’re closing in on Gadhafi, give his forces surrender deadline, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Lithuania’s Defense Ministry says French NATO jet has crashed midair with Lithuanian plane, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Libyans freed from notorious Gadhafi prison hail end of a ‘dark age’, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Charges dropped against 3 Australian commandos who faced courts-martial over 6 Afghan deaths, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Syrian security forces kill 7 as protesters defy crackdown, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Talks on future US involvement in Afghanistan strains relations, but both sides want pact, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], This month America’s deadliest in long Afghan war: 66 troops dead, nearly half in 1 attack, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Bomber prematurely detonates explosives, killing himself, companion in Pakistani city, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Simon Denyer], Hunted by regime, Tripoli activist kept flame of protest burning, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Human Rights Watch calls on Venezuela to protect human rights activist who had to flee country, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Chico Harlan], Suspected North Korean cyberattack on a bank raises fears for S. Korea, allies, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Colum Lynch], Libyan opposition leaders rule out major role for foreign peacekeepers; U.N. shifts planning, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Latest developments in Arab political unrest stretching from North Africa to the Persian Gulf, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], US envoy complains about nearly 3 percent cost-of-living salary hike for some 4,800 UN staff, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Algerian state news agency reports members of Moammar Gadhafi’s family entered Algeria Monday, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Namibia court charges 4 men over theft of radioactive uranium ore from French-owned mine, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Haitian anti-kidnap unit working to free US citizen abducted from home, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], UN: Norwegian and Nigerian UN staff among the 23 dead in Nigeria headquarters car bombing, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], 12 Americans rescued by helicopter after bad weather stranded them overnight on Senegal island, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Turkey says its air strikes in northern Iraq have killed up to 160 Kurdish rebels, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], NASA: Space station may need to be evacuated by late Nov. if Russian rockets remain grounded, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], AU: Libya rebels may be indiscriminately killing black workers, mistaking them for mercenaries, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Libyan Lockerbie bomber near death, family says; Scotland says it won’t seek his extradition, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Poland exhumes victim of 2010 plane crash that killed president and 95 others, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Iran defies UN by saying it won’t stop uranium enrichment program, The Washington Post (August 30, 2011)
  • [Jason Ukman], Did U.S. forces mistakenly kill an Afghan journalist?, The Washington Post (August 29, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Palestinian activists prepare symbolic chair they hope will boost their UN statehood bid, The Washington Post (August 29, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], German chancellor Merkel stands by foreign minister under fire for not crediting NATO on Libya, The Washington Post (August 29, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Afghans furious U.S. held secret talks with Taliban, leak identity, scuttle talks, The Washington Post (August 29, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], 26 al-Qaida militants, 10 soldiers killed in fierce fighting in southern Yemen, The Washington Post (August 29, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], EU’s Kosovo justice mission names US prosecutor to lead organ trafficking investigation, The Washington Post (August 29, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Gaddafi’s wife, three of his children apparently flee to Algeria, The Washington Post (August 29, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Lockerbie bomber ‘very, very sick,’ brother says, The Washington Post (August 29, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], UN warns of possible resurgence of bird flu virus, signs a mutant strain spreading in Asia, The Washington Post (August 29, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Syrian activists warns protesters against taking up arms or working with foreign forces, The Washington Post (August 29, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Attack on Israel from Egypt’s Sinai sparks calls to ease peace treaty limit on Egyptian troops, The Washington Post (August 29, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Vietnam to free more than 10,000 prisoners in annual National Day amnesty, The Washington Post (August 29, 2011)
  • [Liz Sly], Calls in Syria for weapons, NATO intervention, The Washington Post (August 29, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Israeli police say 7 people wounded in Palestinian attack in Tel Aviv, The Washington Post (August 29, 2011)
  • [Leila Fadel], In Libya, many prisoners remain unaccounted for, The Washington Post (August 29, 2011)
  • [Annie Gowen], Suicide bomber kills at least 28 in Baghdad’s largest Sunni mosque, The Washington Post (August 29, 2011)
  • [Joby Warrick], Syrian unrest raises fears about chemical arsenal, The Washington Post (August 29, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Latest developments in Arab political unrest stretching from North Africa to the Persian Gulf, The Washington Post (August 29, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Suicide bomber who killed 29 at Baghdad mosque disguised himself as beggar, The Washington Post (August 29, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Journalist flees Ecuador after libel conviction involving president, The Washington Post (August 29, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Algeria attack that killed at least 18 claimed by al-Qaida’s North African branch, The Washington Post (August 29, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Lockerbie bomber in coma in Libyan capital and near death, brother says, The Washington Post (August 29, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Navy official: Cameroon boat captain seized by pirates off West African coast, The Washington Post (August 29, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Turkey to return properties confiscated from Christian, Jewish minorities, The Washington Post (August 28, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Safety of UN headquarters in Nigeria in question after suicide car bombing that killed 23, The Washington Post (August 28, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Retreating Gadhafi forces killed Libyan detainees, survivors and human rights groups say, The Washington Post (August 28, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Syrian authorities ban 3 opposition figures from traveling to Lebanon; 2 killed in north, The Washington Post (August 28, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Insurgents attack NATO base in south, fail to breach defenses, The Washington Post (August 28, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Lawyer for 2 American men jailed in Iran appeals their 8-year sentences, The Washington Post (August 28, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Iran sentences man to death in killing of nuclear physicist blamed on Israel’s Mossad, The Washington Post (August 28, 2011)
  • [Howard Schneider], GE ‘all in’ on aviation deal with China, The Washington Post (August 28, 2011)
  • [Greg Miller], Al-Qaeda’s No. 2 leader is killed in Pakistan, U.S. officials say, The Washington Post (August 28, 2011)
  • [Joel Greenberg], Israel mulls ties with a changed Egypt, The Washington Post (August 28, 2011)
  • [Neil Irwin], IMF’s Lagarde: View is growing that policymakers can’t make tough choices, The Washington Post (August 28, 2011)
  • [Simon Denyer], Libyan rebels take control of last pocket of loyal resistance, The Washington Post (August 28, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Latest developments in Arab political unrest stretching from North Africa to the Persian Gulf, The Washington Post (August 28, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], AP Interview: UN envoy urges Iraq to assess its security forces’ strength without US troops, The Washington Post (August 28, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Libya’s new masters grapple with challenges after 42 years of dictatorial Gadhafi rule, The Washington Post (August 28, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], AP Interview: US filmmaker and writer recounts captivity in Libya, says he feared death, The Washington Post (August 28, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], In Libyan capital, a neighbor says family of Lockerbie bomber still in walled villa, The Washington Post (August 28, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Britain to pursue 1984 case against suspects in slaying of policewoman outside Libyan Embassy, The Washington Post (August 28, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Libyan rebels fight for control of Tunisia-Tripoli road to clear the way for vital supplies, The Washington Post (August 27, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Iran reiterates support for Assad while urging him to answer to his people, The Washington Post (August 27, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Car bomb explodes outside bank in major southern Afghan city, killing 4, The Washington Post (August 27, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Nigeria president vows to fight terror, UN promises work to go on after car bombing kills 19, The Washington Post (August 27, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Syrian security forces fan out in restive cities to crush anti-regime protests, The Washington Post (August 27, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Kim leaves China after pushing for resumption of North Korean nuclear talks, The Washington Post (August 27, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Israeli police: Despite new cease-fire, Gaza militants launch rocket into southern Israel, The Washington Post (August 27, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Authorities say 5 killed in explosion during chemical experiment in South Korea, The Washington Post (August 27, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Hundreds of militants from Afghanistan attack checkpoints in Pakistan, killing over 2 dozen, The Washington Post (August 27, 2011)
  • [Thomas Erdbrink], Libyans find freedom at Moammar Gaddafi’s Abu Salim prison in Tripoli, The Washington Post (August 27, 2011)
  • [Andrew Higgins], For China, relations with Libya a balancing act, The Washington Post (August 27, 2011)
  • [Howard Schneider], Greek bailout in doubt because of European countries’ demands for collateral, The Washington Post (August 27, 2011)
  • [Mary Beth Sheridan], Drug war sparks exodus of affluent Mexicans, The Washington Post (August 27, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Argentine investigators make main suspects recreate scene of rape-murder of 2 French tourists, The Washington Post (August 27, 2011)
  • [Richard Leiby], Son of slain Pakistani politician abducted, Lahore police say, The Washington Post (August 27, 2011)
  • [Chico Harlan], In Japan, new nuclear agency tests ability to reform, The Washington Post (August 27, 2011)
  • [Sudarsan Raghavan], Somalis walk for days as famine pushes war-racked nation deeper into abyss, The Washington Post (August 27, 2011)
  • [Simon Denyer], Libyan rebels carry out reprisal attacks, The Washington Post (August 27, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], UN human rights office condemns South Sudan police’s assault on staff member, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], 2 killed as thousands of Syrians protest; activists urge ‘determination’ despite stalemate, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Activists: Law change would legitimize secret detentions China often uses against dissidents, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Joshua Partlow], In helping Afghanistan build up its security forces, U.S. is trimming the frills, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Residents: Somali Islamists behead 11 civilians over 2 weeks after pull out from capital, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], UN car bombing in Nigeria kills 18 as terror feared locally becomes international threat, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Iran’s Ahmadinejad says there’s no room for Israel in region after Palestinian state is formed, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Top Bahraini Shiite cleric warns island’s rulers to allow reforms or risk Gadhafi’s fate, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Kim pushes for resuming NKorean nuclear talks as he stops in China on journey home from Russia, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], UN and key regional organizations urge end to Libya fighting and restoration of stability, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], ‘The Cove’ star praises dolphin-watching in Japan, hopes slaughter will end in Taiji, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Iraqis point to mistakes in overthrowing Saddam, hope Libyans don’t make same bad choices, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], China protests Pentagon report on military, labels it distortion, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Howard Schneider], Europe debt crisis forces officials to revisit creation of common eurobonds, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Juliet Eilperin], Weather cycles cause a drop in global sea level, scientists find, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Annie Gowen], Series of bomb attacks in Anbar Province kill 15, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Latest developments in Arab world’s political unrest, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Amnesty International says rebels and pro-Gadhafi forces have mistreated prisoners in Libya, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Libyan rebel Cabinet minister says leadership immediately moving to Tripoli from Benghazi, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Bodies scattered around Libya’s capital raise specter of mass killings, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], EU diplomat says financial crisis causing some to talk of cutting back aid to Palestinians, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Richard Leiby], Pakistan police deny abducted American is rescued, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Rebels searching Gadhafi’s Tripoli compound find a photo album with Condoleezza Rice pictures, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Gaza militant watching Israeli response to new truce after week of hostilities, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Bombs kill 15 in attacks across Iraq as US forces prepare to leave, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Simon Denyer], Libyan rebels target Gaddafi’s last strongholds, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Son of slain Pakistani politician abducted, Lahore police say, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Police say a bomb planted in a bazaar in northwest Pakistan has killed at least 8 people, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Peter Finn], The rise and fall of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Gunmen assault van carrying US, Canadian, Brazilian employees of oil company contractor, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], NATO says 3 members of the US-led coalition killed in roadside bombings in south Afghanistan, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Pakistan says suspected US drone crashes near Afghan border; NATO has no report of incident, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], UN human rights envoy to Myanmar calls on the country to release all political prisoners, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic back in court for pretrial hearing, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], African Union pledges nearly $380 million to help famine-hit families in the Horn of Africa, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Moammar Gadhafi’s spokesman tells AP Gadhafi is in Libya and leading fight against rebels, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], China says it supports Palestinians’ bid to seek recognition of independence at United Nations, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Ellen Nakashima], Chinese cyberwar video goes missing, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], France’s Sarkozy urges China to help in building free Libya; says China confident about euro, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Spain seeks El Salvador clarification on status of suspects in civil war Jesuit killings case, The Washington Post (August 26, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], AP Interview: UN refugee chief says African migrants stranded in Libya fear reprisal attacks, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Prosecution says evidence in International Court’s first trial enough to convict Congo warlord, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Jason Ukman], A bin Laden expert bets on al-Qaeda’s survival, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Libya’s capital largely calm after rebels push Gadhafi forces out; eyes on central stronghold, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Nigerian suspect to be tried in SAfrican high court for terrorism, attempt to harm president, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], UK: NATO intelligence, reconnaissance assets have joined hunt for Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Libyan Embassy in Pakistan raises rebel flag after Gadhafi’s fall, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Group says rescue ship with over 200 foreigners aboard has left Tripoli, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Syrian gunmen break hands of anti-regime cartoonist, warn him to stop drawing, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Sri Lankan president proposes end of emergency laws imposed for most of past 30 years, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], UN cultural agency warns against looting of Libya’s heritage amid fighting, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], 5 South Korean civilians indicted for allegedly spying for North Korea, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Pakistani police deny kidnapped American development expert has been freed, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Chinese state news agency blasts Pentagon report on China’s military as exaggeration, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Chinese firms keen on Libya return but Beijing’s attitude toward revolt could be a hindrance, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Pakistani soldiers wounded fighting Taliban struggle to get back on their feet, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], WikiLeaks cable: Taiwan’s Ma said Chinese pressure could lead to political talks with Beijing, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Joby Warrick], Libyan rebels, allies implement plans to prevent anarchy in Tripoli, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Tara Bahrampour], Missing journalist from Baltimore emerges from Tripoli prison, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Latest developments in Arab political unrest stretching from North Africa to the Persian Gulf, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Peter Finn], Libyan rebels use drone against Gaddafi, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], 3 years for UN driver caught trafficking minerals in Congo, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], US asks UN Security Council to unfreeze Libyan assets to bypass South African opposition, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Joel Greenberg], Gaza cease-fire tested by Israeli airstrike, Palestinian rocket fire, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Colum Lynch], U.S. diplomats try to work around South Africa to unfreeze funds for Libya rebels, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Will Englund], North Korea may return to nuclear talks, Russia says, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Dominic Basulto], Robots and the end of war as we know it, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Aruba prosecutors release more photos of missing US woman to help aid potential witnesses, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Homes of Gadhafi family — symbols of rulers’ excesses — ransacked by rebels, crowds, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Libyan rebel envoy sets initial transition price tag at $5 billion, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], 4 Italian journalists kidnapped in Libya freed by rival Gadhafi-loyalists, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Lawmaker demands answers on payments to key Cameron aide caught in UK phone hacking saga, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Croatian rebel Serb leader Goran Hadzic pleads not guilty to murder and war crimes charges, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Russian cargo ship for space station crashes, rocket accident may delay launch of next crew, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Russians say International Space Station-bound supply ship fails to reach planned orbit, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], British officials say UN to discuss draft resolution on unfreezing Libyan assets, The Washington Post (August 25, 2011)
  • [Jason Ukman], When Gaddafi’s compound was a quieter place, The Washington Post (August 24, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Syrian gunmen break hands of anti-regime cartoonist, warn him to stop drawing, The Washington Post (August 24, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], US group: 8 mass graves now seen in contested Sudan region where Arabs, tribesmen are fighting, The Washington Post (August 24, 2011)
  • [Kevin Sieff], In Afghan fight, U.S. takes to the airwaves, The Washington Post (August 24, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], NATO planners looking into possible postwar role for alliance in Libya, The Washington Post (August 24, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Airstrikes kill 36 suspected al-Qaida militants in southern Yemen, The Washington Post (August 24, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Fierce battles erupt between Libyan rebels, regime loyalists near Gadhafi’s captured compound, The Washington Post (August 24, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Kuwaiti plans to build new port ratchet up tension with old enemy Iraq, The Washington Post (August 24, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], ‘Die, Gadhafi’: Libyans at Manila embassy smash long-time leader’s portraits, raise rebel flag, The Washington Post (August 24, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Japan protests Chinese patrol boats’ entry in waters near disputed East China Sea islands, The Washington Post (August 24, 2011)
  • [Associated Press], Palestinian militants fire rocket barrage from Gaza at Israel; 4 killed in airstrikes, The Washington Post (August 24, 2011)

 

All Things Considered (National Public Radio)

Libyan rebels set deadline for surrender

by Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson (August 30, 2011)

Libya offers Obama vindication, but not doctrine

by Ari Shapiro (August 30, 2011)

In Syria, Homs emerges as centre of protest

by Kelly McEvers (August 30, 2011)

Sudan accused of bombing civilians

by Michele Kelemen (August 30, 2011)

Libya’s ex-prisoners finding their way home

by Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson (August 29, 2011)

What tiny Qatar stands to gain in Libya

(August 29, 2011)

Afghan president pardons would-be suicide bombers

by Quil Lawrence (August 29, 2011)

Farrow draws attention to plight of African refugees

by Ofeibea Quist-Arcton (August 28, 2011)

Is Libya the first ‘true Arab revolution’?

by NPT Staff (August 27, 2011)

Humanitarian situation in Tripoli increasingly dire

by Jason Beaubien (August 27, 2011)

Looking into Libya’s most notorious prison

by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro (August 26, 2011)

Libyan rebels’ daunting task: building a government

by Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson (August 26, 2011)

A grim situation in Libya’s Abu Salim hospital

(August 26, 2011)

For a night, experiencing a Syrian Activist’s fear

by Kelly McEvers (August 26, 2011)

Tripoli’s Abu Salim district faces heavy fighting

by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro (August 25, 2011)

Iranian exile group lobbies to get off terrorist list

by Michele Kelemen (August 25, 2011)

Libyan rebels struggle to impose order on Tripoli

by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro (August 24, 2011)

No relief in sight for Somali refugees in Kenya

by Ofeibea Quist-Arcton (August 24, 2011)

Libyan weapons stockpiles remain a concern

(August 24, 2011)

Journalist recalls being held in Tripoli hotel

(August 24, 2011)

What are the U.S.’s next steps in Libya?

(August 24, 2011)

U.N. visits Hama to investigate human rights abuses

(August 24, 2011)

Rebels edge into Gadhafi’s birthplace

(August 24, 2011)

Restarting Libya’s valuable oil exports won’t be easy

by Christopher Joyce (August 24, 2011)

 

Morning Edition (National Public Radio)

Libyan rebels wary of sub-Saharan Africans

by Jason Beaubien (August 30, 2011)

On Syrian-sponsored trip, everyone stays on script

by Kelly McEvers (August 30, 2011)

Gadhafi family members flee Libya to Algeria

by Steve Inskeep and Lourdes Garcia-Navarro (August 30, 2011)

France wants to be a player in ‘New Middle East’

by Eleanor Beardsley (August 30, 2011)

Libyan rebels use upper hand over Gadhafi loyalists

by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro (August 29, 2011)

Indian officials, Anti-Graft crusaders end deadlock

by Elliot Hannon (August 29, 2011)

After 15 months in office Japan’s leader steps down

(August 26, 2011)

Somali-born K’naan sees famine’s effects firsthand

(August 26, 2011)

Will Libyan rebels stay united after Gadhafi is gone?

(August 26, 2011)

Libyan rebels plan attack on Gadhafi’s hometown

by David Greene and Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson (August 26, 2011)

Somali children most affected by Africa’s drought

by Ofeibea Quist-Arcton (August 26, 2011)

Western sanctions may put slow squeeze on Syria

by Kelly McEvers (August 26, 2011)

Gadhafi still eludes Libyan rebels search

(August 25, 2011)

Turkey steps up role as regional broker

(August 25, 2011)

Libyan rebels ask oil workers to return to Brega

by Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson (August 25, 2011)

Gadhafi vows to fight on against Libyan rebels

by Lourdes Gacia-Navarro (August 24, 2011)

World’s diplomats prepare for post-Gadhafi Libya

by Michele Kelemen (August 24, 2011)

Syrian protesters want their own Tahrir Square

(August 24, 2011)

 

ABC News

Libya’s new rulers reject UN forces plan (August 31, 2011) ABC News

NASA fears losing vacant space station (August 31, 2011) ABC News

Newborn death rates dropping worldwide (August 31, 2011) ABC News

Eight killed in Chechnya suicide attack: report (August 31, 2011) ABC News

China jails monks over burning suicide (August 31, 2011) ABC News

British minister accidentally reveals Afghan memo (August 31, 2011) ABC News

Libyan rebels issue ultimatum to pro-Gaddafi towns By Ben Knight (August 31, 2011) ABC News

Police clash with rallying youth in South Africa By Ginny Stein (August 30, 2011) ABC News

Strong quake strikes off East Timor (August 30, 2011) ABC News

83 died in 1940s US STD study (August 30, 2011) ABC News

UN issues mutant bird flu warning By Lexi Metherell (August 30, 2011) ABC News

Drug gang members ‘confess to casino attack’ (August 30, 2011) ABC News

Mumbai awash in monsoon floods (August 30, 2011) ABC News

Freed prisoners recall Libyan prison horror By Anne Barker (August 29, 2011) ABC News

Huge fire at Chinese oil refinery (August 30, 2011) ABC News

Japan gets sixth PM in five years (August 30, 2011) ABC News

Surviving on hope in Somali camps By Sarah Collerton (August 29, 2011) ABC News

Syrian troops battle defectors in Damascus (August 29, 2011) ABC News

Libya rebels won’t extradite Lockerbie bomber By Rachael Brown (August 29, 2011) ABC News

More than 20 dead in mosque suicide bombing (August 29, 2011) ABC News

50,000 prisoners missing in Libya: rebels By Anne Barker (August 29, 2011) ABC News

Libyan diplomat allegedly killed London officer (August 28, 2011) ABC News

US claims death of Al Qaeda number two (August 29, 2011) ABC News

Rebels vow to restore supplies in Tripoli By Anne Barker (August 28, 2011) ABC News

Pakistani troops killed in border attack (August 27, 2011) ABC News

Humanitarian crisis worsens in war-torn Libya By Anne Barker (August 27, 2011) ABC News

Bolivian sect members jailed for mass rape (August 27, 2011) ABC News

Resilient Japanese producers vow to rebuild By Mark Willacy (August 27, 2011) ABC News

Deadly bomb hits Algeria barracks (August 27, 2011) ABC News

British jets bomb Gaddafi’s hometown (August 27, 2011) ABC News

Bernanke leaves stimulus door open (August 27, 2011) ABC News

Gaddafi’s ‘creepy’ Condoleezza scrapbook revealed (August 27, 2011) ABC News

UN targeted in Nigerian car bomb attack By Ginny Stein (August 27, 2011) ABC News

Libyan rebels move base to Tripoli (August 26, 2011) ABC News

Encouraged Syrians say Assad is next (August 26, 2011) ABC News

Kidnapped Italian journalists freed in Libya (August 25, 2011) ABC News

Chinese censors wage war on pop By Sarah Gerathy (August 26, 2011) ABC News

Syrian woman ‘tortured to death’ (August 25, 2011) ABC News

Air strikes, rockets despite Gaza truce (August 25, 2011) ABC News

Anger over airline’s job breast checks (August 25, 2011) ABC News

Clegg wants Lockerbie bomber back in jail (August 25, 2011) ABC News

Notorious people smuggler arrested in Indonesia By Matt Brown (August 25, 2011) ABC News

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Libya’s rebels learn to patrol loyalist territory By PAUL SCHEMM (31 August 2011)
Associated Press

Ex-military chiefs convicted for Bolivia crackdown By CARLOS VALDEZ (30 August 2011) Associated Press

Iranian protest urges help for shrinking lake (30 August 2011) Associated Press

Gadhafi loyalists blamed for Tripoli water crisis By KARIN LAUB (30 August 2011)
Associated Press

Daughter Gadhafi said was dead apparently lives By HADEEL AL-SHALCHI (30 August 2011) Associated Press

Swedish papers limit web comments to stem racism By MALIN RISING (30 August 2011) Associated Press

2 NATO jets crash during military exercise By LIUDAS DAPKUS (30 August 2011) Associated Press

1 killed, 2 injured in shooting near Danish mosque (30 August 2011) Associated Press

Talks on new US-Afghan pact strains relations By DEB RIECHMANN and ANNE GEARAN (30 August 2011) Associated Press

Rights group says Libyan troops used human shields By PETER JAMES SPIELMANN (30 August 2011) Associated Press

Liberated inmates tell of ‘dark age’ under Gadhafi By BEN HUBBARD (30 August 2011) Associated Press

12 Americans rescued from Senegalese island By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI (29 August 2011) Associated Press

AU head: Libya rebels may be killing black workers By LUC VAN KEMENADE (29 August 2011) Associated Press

US-Taliban talks were making headway By KATHY GANNON and ANNE GEARAN (29 August 2011) Associated Press

Libyan Lockerbie bomber near death, family says By BEN HUBBARD (29 August 2011) Associated Press

Chinese general’s spy talk leaked onto YouTube By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN (29 August 2011) Associated Press

Criminal cases of 1,200 Kashmiris to be dropped By AIJAZ HUSSAIN (29 August 2011) Associated Press

Libya’s new masters face enormous hurdles By KARIN LAUB and HAMZA HENDAWI (27 August 2011) Associated Press

AP Interview: US writer recounts Libyan ordeal By PAUL SCHEMM (27 August 2011) Associated Press

Algeria attack claimed by al-Qaida offshoot (28 August 2011) Associated Press

Japan nuke plant radiation leak exceeds Hiroshima By MARI YAMAGUCHI (26 August 2011) Associated Press

Indians look to activist to solve their woes By KATY DAIGLE (26 August 2011) Associated Press

Breakaway Georgian region elects president By RUSLAN KHASHIG and MIKHAIL METZEL (26 August 2011) Associated Press

German Left Party flounders amid financial crisis By GEIR MOULSON (26 August 2011) Associated Press

Iraq: How not to overthrow a dictator By REBECCA SANTANA (26 August 2011) Associated Press

Strong Swiss franc punches holes in cheese exports By JOHN HEILPRIN (26 August 2011) Associated Press

About-face for Berlusconi, who feted Gadhafi By COLLEEN BARRY and FRANCES D’EMILIO (25 August 2011) Associated Press

Business world donating expertise to aid groups By JASON STRAZIUSO (25 August 2011) Associated Press

Visa, other cards not valid under Syria sanctions By ALBERT AJI (25 August 2011) Associated Press

Instructors struggle to rebuild Somalia’s army By KATHARINE HOURELD (25 August 2011) Associated Press

UK: NATO forces helping rebels in hunt for Gadhafi By DAVID STRINGER and SLOBODAN LEKIC (25 August 2011) Associated Press

Sri Lanka proposes end of wartime emergency laws By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI (25 August 2011) Associated Press

Jerusalem’s walls restored, idiosyncracies and all By MATTI FRIEDMAN (25 August 2011) Associated Press

Ex-Salvador soldiers free in priest slaying case (26 August 2011) Associated Press

Libyan rebel envoy: $5 billion urgently needed (24 August 2011) Associated Press

Rebels, looters target Gadhafi family homes By KARIN LAUB (24 August 2011) Associated Press

Pentagon: China military growing rapidly By LOLITA BALDOR (24 August 2011) Associated Press

Police: 4 lawmakers charged in India bribe scandal By MUNEEZA NAQVI (24 August 2011) Associated Press

 

Radio Free Europe

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Tymoshenko remains in custody after court ruling, 12 August 2011 http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e5cdba45.html

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Syrian army attacks Latakia, as U.S. urges oil, gas boycott, 13 August 2011  http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e5cdba928.html

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Judge bans live broadcast of Mubarak trial, 15 August 2011 http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e5cdbb0c.html

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, UN condemns destruction of rights group’s office in Baku, 16 August 2011  http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e5cdbba23.html

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, UN Rights Council emergency session on Syria opens, 22 August 2011 http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e5cdbe0c.html

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, UN rights body launches new inquiry into Syria, 23 August 2011 http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e5cdbe21e.html

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Merkel urges Serbia-Kosovo dialogue, 23 August 2011 http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e5cdbe3c.html

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Uzbeks extradited from Kazakhstan stand trial for extremism, 23 August 2011 http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e5cdbe628.html

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, UN Syria sanctions draft targets Assad and others, 24 August 2011 http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e5cdbea28.html

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Kazakhstan detains Uzbek wanted for religious extremism, 24 August 2011 http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4e5cdbec28.html

 

AllAfrica.com

31 August 2011

East Africa – Sudan’s Entry to EAC to be Discussed

30 August 2011

Kenya – Government’s Appeal on ICC Cases Dismissed

Kenya – ICC Appeals Chamber Confirms Admissibility of Cases

Kenya – ICC Case Against Officials for Poll Violence to Proceed

Kenya – ICC Legal Representative Consults with Kenyan Victims

Kenya – Nation’s Appeal on ICC Cases Dismissed

Kenya – Ruto Asks for Time Off at  ICC Hearing at Hague

Libya – Atrocious Abuses by Ghaddafi Forces Cause for ‘Extreme Alarm’ says UN

Libya – Fears for Detainees Held by Anti-Ghaddafi Forces

Libya – Opposition Fighters Seek Return of Fleeing Ghaddafi Kin

Morocco – UN Expert in Cultural Rights to Visit on September 5-16

Nigeria – UN Reassess Security Threats in Wake of Deadly Attack in Capital

Southern Africa – Zambia’s Ambassador Announces Signing of Memo with Angola

Sudan – Possible War Crimes in Southern Kordofan

Sudan – Southern Kordofan Civilians Tell of Air Strike Horror

Sudan – Watchdogs Blast Ethnic Cleansing in Southern Kordofan

West Africa – UNSC Voices Concern Over Maritime Policy in Gulf of Guinea

Zimbabwe – Rampant Abuses in Marange Diamond Mines

29 August 2011

Libya – Obasanjo Slams NATO Intervention in Libya

Libya – Rebels Now Target ‘Blacks’

Rwanda – UNHCR Commends Government for Repatriation Efforts

Sierra-Leone – Nation Joins Somalia Mission

Sierra-Leone – Nation Prepares for UNAC Implementation Review

Somalia – Forces Take Over New Areas in Southern Region From Rebels

Sudan – Army Denies Violating South Kordofan Truce

Sudan – Army Repulses SPLM Attack on South Kordofan

Sudan – Burkina-Faso’s President and JEM Rebels Discuss Peace in Darfur

Sudan – Foreign Minister Denies Country’s Demand for Extradition of JEM Leader

Tanzania – UNHCHR Reaffirms Support for Integration of 1972 Burundians

Uganda – World Bank Wants Mabira Kept Intact

28 August 2011

Kenya – Muthaura Furious with Occampo

Kenya – Ruto Group in Prayer Ahead of ICC Hearing

Libya – AU Calls for an Inclusive Government

Libya – Nation’s New Masters are Thankful for Sudan’s Military Support

Libya – Tanzania Backs AU Stance on Refusing to Back Rebels

Nigeria – UN Confirms 9 Employees Dead

Nigeria – UNSC to Help Fight Terrorism

Rwanda – ICTR Convicted Priest Transferred to Mali

Sudan – Khartoum’s Stance on Syria Chimes With Arab League Consensus

Zimbabwe – Libya Envoy’s Defection Sparks Discord at GNU

27 August 2011

Africa – AU Urges All-Inclusive Transitional Government, Will Not Recognise Rebels

East Africa – Region’s Leaders in a Fix as Khartoum Applies to Join Ahead of South Sudan

East Africa – South Sudan Divided Over Sending Troops to Amisom

East Africa –Kenya, Ethiopia Support Somali Militia Says Report

Kenya – Muthaura Lawyers File Protest at ICC

Libya – AU Fiddled as Nation Burned

Libya – AU Predictably Scrambles to Save Face

Libya – Rebels Seek UN Seat Next Month

Libya – Rwanda Urges AU to Back TNC

Libya – South African President Zuma Comments on Libya Conflict

Libya – UNSC May Freeze Libya Assets

Nigeria – Headhunting for Peace, Among Other Things

Nigeria – UNSC Wants Perpetrators of UN Bombing Brought to Justice

26 August 2011

Burkina Faso – Nation Recognises TNC; Extends Hand to Ghaddafi

Central African Republic – Trial Told Bemba Consulted with Patasee’s Generals

Congo-Kinshasa – Long Proceedings in Trial of Lubanga Finally Reaches End

East Africa – Committee to Settle Uganda, South Sudan Trade Disputes

Kenya – IMF Ready to Boost Financing Over Drought

Kenya – Occampo Wants Court to Block Delayed Evidence

Kenya – UN Should Accept State of Palestine

Libya – AU Snubs New Revolutionary Masters

Libya – Detainees Killed by Al-Ghaddafi Loyalists

Libya – Oil is Clearly Written All Over NATO’s Intervention

Libya – Rebels Appeal to West to Release Aid Money

Libya – South African Compromises with US on Unfreezing Libyan Assets

Nigeria – Several Persons Dead at UN Office Bomb Attack

Nigeria – Spokesman Explains Nigeria’s Position on Libya

Nigeria – Why Nation Broke with Ghaddafi

Rwanda – Case Against Genocide Suspect Dismissed in Kansas

Rwanda – First Case at ICC and ‘Karema Et Al’ at ICTR Both Come to an End

Rwanda – Genocide Convict Transferred to Mali

South Sudan – Nuer Community Holds Government Responsible for Civilian Deaths

Sudan – Border Adjustment Team Quits

Sudan – UN Deploys Peacekeepers to Deter Violence in South Sudan’s Jonglei State

West Africa – ECOWAS Will Send Observers to Liberian Elections

Zimbabwe – Libyan Ambassador Faces Deportation

25 August 2011

Congo – Prosecutors and Victims’ Representatives Make Closing Statements in Lubanga Trial

Congo-Kinshasa – Witness Did Not See Bemba Talking to Central African Commanders

East Africa – Island Dispute Will Not Hurt Regional Unity says Uganda Minister

East Africa – Kenya and Uganda Agree on Joint Security in Migingo

Ghana – Ex-Police Officer Petitions UN

Kenya – Migingo Deal May Damage Nation

Libya – Akinyemi, Ozekhome Hail Government Over Libya

Libya – Both Sides in Conflict Must Protect Detainees From Torture

Libya – Evidence of Mass Execution in Tripoli

Libya – Pursuing Al-Ghaddafi – The Legal Questions Answered

Libya – South Africa Cautions on Releasing Libyan Assets

Libya – UN Official Says Medical Aid and Other Humanitarian Needs Are Key Priority

Morocco – Over 550 Polisario Mercenaries Caught by Libya’s TNC

Nigeria – Cross River Wants Government to Sign Pact with Cameroon on Security

Rwanda – Closing Arguments Due to Start Thursday in ICC’s First Case

Rwanda – Danish Judge Elected ICTR Vice-President

Rwanda – Peacekeeper in Haiti Dies

South Africa – Government Cautions on Releasing Libyan Assets

South Africa – Western Cape Government Responds to Human Rights Watch Report

South Sudan – Yet More Compelling Evidence of Atrocity Crimes in South Kordofan

Southern Africa – SADC’s Zimbabwe Dilemma

Sudan – AU Calls for Observing Initial Mandate of Darfur Peacekeeping Force

24 August 2011

Africa – Lubanga – Final Chapters in First ICC Trial

Africa – Shame on You, African Union!

Kenya – Three MPs Hope the ICC Will Clear Ruto

Namibia – No Rush Over Libya Ties

Rwanda – ‘Acquittal is Unavoidable’ Ngirumpatse’s Counsel Contends

Rwanda – Genocide Accused in Canada Requests Assistance from ICTR

South Sudan – Government Decries Mistreatment of Southerners in the North

South Sudan – UN Statement on Jonglei Violence

Sudan – Government Committee Gears for Dissemination of DDPD Document

Sudan – UN, US Express Concern as 26 000 Displaced From Jonglei Conflict

Uganda – Country Will Not Interfere in Somalia Politics, says Museveni

23 August 2011

Libya – Rebels Advance into Tripoli – Opening Pandora’s Tinderbox?

Rwanda – ICTR Requests Belgium to Cooperate with Ngirabatware’s Defence

Rwanda – MRND Vice-President Seeks Justice in His Genocide Trial

22 August 2011

Libya – AU Holds an Emergency Consultative Meeting on Crises

Rwanda – Pastor Appeals Genocide Conviction in Finland

Sudan – Ceasefire Commissions Holds Inaugural Meeting to Advance Darfur Peace Process

 

LA TIMES

Barbara Demick, Tibetan monks get stiff prison terms in burning death (August 30 2011)

Barbara Demick, China’s plan for secret detentions alarms rights activists (August 28 2011)

Brian Bennett, Teenager charged in ‘Jihad Jane’ case (August 26 2011)

Associated Press, Google settles pharmacy ad probe for $500 million (August 24 2011)

Ellen Knickmeyer, Syria: EU targets Iranian elite security force in sanctions on Syria (August 24 2011)

 

The Guardian

Australia’s high court rejects Malaysian asylum-seeker deal (31 August 2011)

US caught up in legal battle over Guatemalan child by Jo Tuckman, Ewen MacAskill (30 August 2011)

Syria crackdown horror catalogued in Amnesty deaths in detention report by Nour Ali (30 August 2011)

Embassy murder suspect found dead by Owen Bowcott (30 August 2011)

Iran frees 100 political prisoners by Saeed Kamali Dehghan (30 August 2011)

Diplomatic standoff after Gaddafi’s family make a break for the border by Julian Borger, Martin Chulov, Richard Norton-Taylor (30 August 2011)

Israeli military arms settlers in preparation for Palestinian protests by Harriet Sherwood (30 August 2011)

Libya: rebels demand return of Gaddafi’s family – live updates by Matthew Weaver, Paul Owen (30 August 2011)

‘Now Pakistan and America have some problems. So they’re taking it out on me’ by Declan Walsh (29 August 2011)

Blair and Bush planned Iraq war without second UN vote, letter shows by Chris Ames, Richard Norton-Taylor (29 August 2011)

US support for Pakistan dam could help stem flow of bad blood by Saeed Shah (29 August 2011)

Gaddafi’s family escape Libya net to cross into Algeria by Luke Harding, Martin Chulov, Chris Stephen (29 August 2011)

Rebels accuse Gaddafi troops of using civilians as human shields by David Smith, Chris Stephen (28 August 2011)

Syrian businessmen signal revulsion with President Assad’s regime by Nour Ali (28 August 2011)

Gaddafi offers to negotiate with Libya rebels over transfer of power by David Smith (28 August 2011)

Al-Qaida dealt ‘major blow’ as deputy leader killed in Pakistan (27 August 2011)

Disney factory faces probe into sweatshop suicide claims by Gethin Chamberlain (27 August 2011)

Nigeria attack: Islamist militants claim responsibility for UN building blast by Mark Tran (26 August 2011)

Chinese police ‘to detain suspects without telling families’ by Tania Branigan (26 August 2011)

Fighting stops in Gaza but fears of further violence remain by Harriet Sherwood (26 August 2011)

Syrian protesters demand UN help to oust Bashar al-Assad by Nour Ali (26 August 2011)

Libyan rebels prepare to attack Sirte after Nato raids by Chris Stephen, Julian Borger (26 August 2011)

MI5 files reveal details of 1953 coup that overthrew British Guiana’s leaders (26 August 2011)

Chilean teenager shot dead during protests (26 August 2011)

Libya: rebels move government to Tripoli – live updates by Matthew Weaver, Paul Owen (26 August 2011)

Libya: hunt for Gaddafi – live updates by Matthew Weaver, Paul Owen, David Batty (25 August 2011)

Facebook and Twitter riot clampdown opposed by human rights groups by Josh Halliday (25 August 2011)

Chinese TV programme shows apparent cyber-attack on US website by Tania Branigan (25 August 2011)

Syrian forces beat up political cartoonist Ali Ferzat by Nour Ali (25 August 2011)

Treasury strikes tax evasion deal with Switzerland to recoup unpaid cash by Polly Curtis (24 August 2011)

Street fighting rages in Tripoli as Gaddafi loyalists fight rearguard action by Martin Chulov, Luke Harding, Julian Borger (24 August 2011)

Kim Jong-il ready to revive talks on nuclear weapons moratorium (24 August 2011)

Libya: the fall of Tripoli – live updates by Matthew Weaver, Paul Owen, David Batty (24 August 2011)

 

The Jakarta Post

Libyan rebels say they’re closing in on Qadhafi (31 August 2011)

Rights Concerns Shadow US Alliance With Indonesia (30 August 2011)

Gadhafi’s wife, 3 children flee to Algeria (30 August 2011)

Israeli police: 6 wounded in apparent attack (29 August 2011)

Indian anti-corruption activist ends hunger strike (28 August 2011)

Ahmadinejad: No place for Israel in region (26 August 2011)

EU diplomat says aid to Palestinians in question (26 August 2011)

China says it supports Palestinians’ statehood bid (26 August 2011)

NGOs protest over UI granting Saudi King with honoris causa (26 August 2011)

TNI plans to evacuate Indonesians trapped in Libya (26 August 2011)

The underlying issue of statelessness By Francis Teoh (25 August 2011)

NATO considers options for a postwar role in Libya (24 August 2011)

 

IRIN

HEALTH: Cholera soars in Lake Chad Basin countries (30 August 2011)

NEPAL: Timeline of the constitution dilemma (30 August 2011)

In Brief: 12 million people still stateless (30 August 2011)

KENYA-SOMALIA: Border town feels the refugee pressure (29 August 2011)

CAMBODIA-THAILAND: Men trafficked into “slavery” at sea (29 August 2011)

In Brief: More Somalis fleeing to Yemen (26 August 2011)

NEPAL: Reintegration challenges for displaced women, girls (26 August 2011)

SOMALIA: Countdown to calamity (25 August 2011)

SRI LANKA: Lifting of emergency cautiously welcomed, activists say (25 August 2011)

 

IPS Inter Press Service

Women aim for representation in Mauritius government by Nasseem Ackbarally (podcast) (29 August 2011)

 

Radio Australia

Senior diplomat supports Australia’s push for UN Security Council seatUpdated August 30, 2011

UN envoy speaks out on Burma’s lack of human rights progressUpdated August 30, 2011

Phils Supreme Court Justice sues journalist for libelUpdated August 30, 2011

 

Al Jazeera English

Australian court blocks Malaysia refugee swap by Aljazeera (31 August 2011)

Gaddafi’s son ‘ready to surrender’ by Aljazeera (31 August 2011)

US sanctions target three Syrian officials by Aljazeera (31 August 2011)

Kenya loses bid to stop ICC poll probe by Aljazeera (31 August 2011)

Dozens killed in Uganda landslides by Aljazeera (30 August 2011)

Panel condemns US syphilis study in Guatemala by Aljazeera (30 August 2011)

Report: ‘Indiscriminate bombing’ in Sudan by Aljazeera (30 August 2011)

UN warns of mutant strain of bird flu virus by Aljazeera (30 August 2011)

Gaddafi family members flee to Algeria by Aljazeera (30 August 2011)

NTC chief: Libya still needs NATO support by Aljazeera (30 August 2011)

UN ‘plan for post-Gaddafi Libya’ leaked by Aljazeera (29 August 2011)

US chaos and misery in Irene trail by Aljazeera (29 August 2011)

Dozens killed in Iraq mosque attack by Aljazeera (29 August 2011)

New York escapes worst as Irene passes by Aljazeera (29 August 2011)

Gaddafi ‘ready to negotiate’ with rebels by Aljazeera (28 August 2011)

Pakistan court orders Musharraf assets seized by Aljazeera (28 August 2011)

Dozens killed in Pakistan border attack by Aljazeera (27 August 2011)

India’s parliament begins graft bill debate by Aljazeera (27 August 2011)

India to hang Rajiv Gandhi killers next month by Aljazeera (27 August 2011)

US envoy ‘threatens to slash aid to PA’ by Aljazeera (27 August 2011)

AU refrains from recognising Libya’s NTC by Aljazeera (27 August 2011)

Deadly blast hits UN office in Nigeria by Aljazeera (26 August 2011)

Libya’s rebels to govern from Tripoli by Aljazeera (26 August 2011)

Scores dead in Mexico casino attack by Aljazeera (26 August 2011)

Dozen killed in Iraq violence by Aljazeera (26 August 2011)

African Union pledges drought aid by Aljazeera (26 August 2011)

Deadly hotel bombing in northwest Pakistan by Aljazeera (26 August 2011)

UN agrees to release 1.5bn frozen Libya funds by Aljazeera (26 August 2011)

Evidence of ‘mass execution’ in Tripoli by Aljazeera (26 August 2011)

Sri Lanka to lift emergency laws by Aljazeera (25 August 2011)

New Libya leaders seek to unfreeze funds by Aljazeera (25 August 2011)

Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO by Aljazeera (25 August 2011)

Chilean protesters clash with police by Aljazeera (25 August 2011)

World powers rush in to rebuild Libya by Aljazeera (25 August 2011)

Syria faces more sanctions amid crackdown by Aljazeera (25 August 2011)

Indian PM calls all-party meet on corruption by Aljazeera (24 August 2011)

 

Checkpoint Washington

Jason Ukman, In video, Assad loyalists mob U.S. envoy to Syria, Checkpoint Washington (August 30, 2011)

Colum Lynch, Libyan opposition leaders rule out major role for foreign peacekeepers; U.N. shifts planning, Checkpoint Washington (August 29, 2011)

Jason Ukman, Did U.S. forces mistakenly kill an Afghan journalist?, Checkpoint Washington (August 29, 2011)

Ellen Nakashima and Jason Ukman, Chinese cyberwar video goes missing, Checkpoint Washington (August 25 2011)

Jason Ukman, A bin Laden expert bets on al-Qaeda’s survival, Checkpoint Washington (August 25 2011)

Peter Finn, Libyan rebels use drone against Gaddafi, Checkpoint Washington (August 24, 2011)

Colum Lynch, U.S. diplomats try to work around South Africa to unfreeze funds for Libya rebels, Checkpoint Washington (August 24, 2011)

Radio Netherlands

Philippines joins International Criminal Court 30 August 2011

Kenya loses bid to stop world court trials 30 August 2011

Lithuanian, French NATO aircraft collide 30 August 2011

Unethical US research killed 83 in Guatemala: panel 30 August 2011

Iran atomic chief says fuel swap talks over: IRNA 30 August 2011

UN warns on mutant bird flu in China, Vietnam 30 August 2011

Germans missing in Afghanistan were kidnapped 29 August 2011

UN deputy chief meets Nigerian leader as bomb toll hits 21Al-Qaeda branch says responsible for Algeria bombing 28 August 2011

Syria in crisis with Arab League over peace plan 28 August 2011

Al-Qaeda number two killed in Pakistan: US 28 August 2011

Gaza rocket hits southern Israel 28 August 2011

Three Pakistan troops killed in Taliban attack 27 August 2011

Seven Yemen soldiers ‘killed by Qaeda fighters’ 27 August 2011

Investigators probe suicide attack on UN in Nigeria27 August 2011

Suicide bomb kills 18 at UN compound in Nigeria capitalBrazil must scrap Amnesty Law: rights group 26 August 2011

UN envoy urges Myanmar to probe rights abuses 25 August 2011

Israel targets Islamic Jihad as truce unravels 25 August 2011

Sri Lanka lifts emergency laws after three decades 25 August 2011

Amnesty urges Indonesia to free Papuan activist 25 August 2011

UNHCR calls for help for 12 million stateless people 25 August 2011

Israeli strike kills militant in Gaza 24 August 2011

 

UPI Top News

U.S. imposes more sanctions on Syria 30 August 2011

Maliki reportedly says he wants U.S. out 30 August 2011

U.N. action in Syria days or weeks away 30 August 2011

U.N. still worried about rights in Bahrain 30 August 2011

Amnesty, HRW highlight Sudanese atrocities 30 August 2011

Security Council reviews row between Kosovo, Serbia 30 August 2011

EU, NATO dismiss Abkhazia election 30 August 2011

Nigeria, Ethiopia: Support NTC in Libya 30 August 2011

Three NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan 29 August 2011

Arab League head to visit restive Syria 29 August 2011

Appeal filed for hikers in Iran 29 August 2011

Abbas says no to Jewish state 28 August 2011

Israeli Embassy in Cairo stormed 27 August 2011

U.S. raps Syria for attack on cartoonist 27 August 2011

U.S. wants more from truce in Sudan 27 August 2011

Bomb at U.N. building in Nigeria kills 18 27 August 2011

Sri Lanka lifts emergency laws 25 August 2011

U.N. tells Afghan lawmakers to get to work 25 August 2011

Iran sues Russia over defense systems 25 August 2011

Afghan, coalition forces kill top Taliban 25 August 2011

Arab League supports Palestinian bid 24 August 2011

 

Pambazuka News

Pockets of resistance as rebels claim Tripoli, Pambazuka News (August 24 2011)

[Mariam Said], TALA launches website for land information, Pambazuka News (August 24 2011)

World’s largest conservation area launched in Africa, Pambazuka News (August 24 2011)

[Warren Throckmorton], American Anti-Gay Campaign in Africa Opposes “Fictitious Sexual Rights”,  Pambazuka News (August 24 2011)

[Peter Baofu], Western racism in the IMF and the World Bank, Pambazuka News (August 24 2011)

[Andrew Mubayiwa], Refugees in SA fight for better conditions, Pambazuka News (August 24 2011)

[BBC], Guinea’s President pardons jailed activists, Pambazuka News (August 24 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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