Anton’s Weekly Digest of International Law, Vol. 2, Nos. 43-44 (10 November 2011)

Anton’s Weekly Digest of
International Law

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Vol. 2, Nos. 43-44
(20 October 2011)

A PDF VERSION OF THIS WEEK’S DIGEST IS HERE

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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. Podcasts/Videos
VI. Documents/Negotiations
VII. Media (select items)

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

Cleveland-Marshall Legal Studies Paper No. 11-229
Milena Sterio
Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Date Posted: November 09, 2011

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 592, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 592, Chicago Journal of International Law, Vol. 10, p. 213, 2009
Randal Heeb , William E. Kovacic , Robert C. Marshall and Leslie M. Marx
affiliation not provided to SSRN , George Washington University – Law School , Pennsylvania State University, College of the Liberal Arts – Department of Economic and Duke University – Fuqua School of Business, Economics Group
Date Posted: November 09, 2011

Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, Vol. 43, No. 2, pp. 264-295, March 2011, Buffalo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-050
Irus Braverman
Sate University of New York at Buffalo – Law School
Date Posted: November 09, 2011

Chios C. Carmody
University of Western Ontario – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: November 09, 2011

Leiden Journal of International Law, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 1035-1056, 2011
Christine E. J. Schwöbel
University of Liverpool, School of Law
Date Posted: November 09, 2011

ALLEGIANCE AND IDENTITY IN A GLOBALISED WORLD, Kim Rubenstein, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2012
Tamás Hoffmann
Institute of International Studies
Date Posted: November 09, 2011

Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, p. 49, 2009/2010
Melissa (Farris) Miyashiro
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: November 09, 2011

4th International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment, Bangkok, Thailand, November 23-25, 2011
Benoit Mayer
National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law
Date Posted: November 09, 2011

Shi-Ling Hsu
University of British Columbia – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: November 09, 2011

FEDS Working Paper No. 2011-40
Justin R. Pierce
Federal Reserve Board
Date Posted: November 09, 2011
Working Paper Series

Sai Abhipsa Gochhayat
NLS – NUJS
Date Posted: November 09, 2011

Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax), Vol. 2, pp. 203-206, 2011
Weidi Long
Wuhan University – Institute of International Law
Date Posted: November 08, 2011

Acta Societatis Martensis, Vol. 1, pp. 42-66, 2005
Helen Eenmaa
Yale Law School
Date Posted: November 08, 2011

TARGETED KILLINGS: LAW & MORALITY IN AN ASYMMETRICAL WORLD, Claire Finkelstein, Jens David Ohlin, Andrew Altman, eds., Oxford University Press, Forthcoming
Craig Martin
University of Washburn School of Law
Date Posted: November 08, 2011

Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 77, No. 265, 2011, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 591, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 591
William E. Kovacic
George Washington University – Law School
Date Posted: November 08, 2011

Goettingen Journal of International Law, 2012
Matthias Goldmann
Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law
Date Posted: November 08, 2011

Goettingen Journal of International Law, 2012
Frederic Megret
McGill University – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: November 08, 2011

Shai Dothan
Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: November 08, 2011

Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, Vol. 12, p. 633, 2011, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-50
Robert V. Percival
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Date Posted: November 08, 2011

Nyenrode Research Paper No. 11-02
Venu Venugopal and Jack A.A. van der Veen
Nyenrode University and Nyenrode Business Universiteit
Date Posted: November 08, 2011

Washington Law Review, Vol. 86, p. 579, 2011, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-49
Robert V. Percival
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Date Posted: November 08, 2011

Minchun Zhang and Bao ZHANG
Vermont Law School and Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
Date Posted: November 08, 2011
Working Paper Series

Benoit Mayer
National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law
Date Posted: November 07, 2011

Kansas Law Review, Vol. 36, No. 81, 1987
Richard E. Levy
University of Kansas – School of Law
Date Posted: November 07, 2011

Miroslav Baros
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: November 07, 2011

Rustam Singh Thakur
Hidayatullah National Law University
Date Posted: November 07, 2011

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 4, No. 343, 1989
Richard E. Levy and Robert L. Glicksman
University of Kansas – School of Law and George Washington University – Law School
Date Posted: November 07, 2011

Rustam Singh Thakur
Hidayatullah National Law University
Date Posted: November 07, 2011

Prometheus, Forthcoming
Susy Frankel
Victoria University of Wellington
Date Posted: November 06, 2011

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/82
Ben Saul
University of Sydney – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: November 05, 2011

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, Vol. 36, 2011
Jeffrey M. Gaba
Southern Methodist School of Law
Date Posted: November 05, 2011

Rimantas Daujotas
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: November 05, 2011

Fordham International Law Journal, Vol. 32, No. 5, p. 1524, 2009
Nicolai N. Petro
University of Rhode Island
Date Posted: November 05, 2011

Wagner Artur Cabral
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) – Faculdade de Direito
Date Posted: November 05, 2011

Antonius Rickson Hippolyte
University of Hull
Date Posted: November 05, 2011

Joanne Scott
University College London – Faculty of Laws
Date Posted: November 05, 2011

Akito Nagasawa , Takahisa Yokoi , Asao Ando and Takashi Sasaki
affiliation not provided to SSRN , Tohoku University – Graduate School of Information Sciences , affiliation not provided to SSRN and Tohoku University
Date Posted: November 05, 2011

Valparaiso University Law Review, Vol. 45, No. 4, p. 1343, 2011
Jonathan D. Kahn
Hamline University School of Law
Date Posted: November 05, 2011, Last Revised: November 07, 2011

Joel P. Trachtman
Tufts University – The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Date Posted: November 04, 2011

Diala Barnabas Chinaedu
Funmi Roberts & Co. Legal & ADR Practitioners
Date Posted: November 04, 2011

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE: LEGITIMACY AND COHERENCE, G. Boas, W. Schabas, M. Sharf, eds., Forthcoming, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/87
Ben Saul
University of Sydney – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: November 04, 2011

Lancet, Vol. 378, No. 9794, pp. 859-860, 2011, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/88
Roger Magnusson and David Patterson
University of Sydney – Faculty of Law and International Development Law Organization
Date Posted: November 04, 2011

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/85
Rosemary Lyster
University of Sydney – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: November 04, 2011

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/86
Penelope Crossley
University of Sydney – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: November 04, 2011

Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 11-30
J. B. Ruhl
David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair in Law, Vanderbilt University Law School
Date Posted: November 04, 2011

WIPO Journal, Vol. 3, p. 1, 2011
Peter K. Yu
Drake University Law School
Date Posted: November 03, 2011, Last Revised: November 09, 2011

INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN INDIGENOUS CULTURAL HERITAGE, Christoph Graber, Karolina Kuprecht Jessica Lai, eds., Forthcoming
Susy Frankel
Victoria University of Wellington
Date Posted: November 03, 2011

EUI Department of Law Working Papers No. 2011/10
Joris Larik and Madalina Moraru
European University Institute – Department of Law (LAW) and European University Institute – Department of Law (LAW)
Date Posted: November 03, 2011

EUI Working Papers LAW No. 2011/07
Michael Ioannidis
European University Institute – Department of Law (LAW)
Date Posted: November 03, 2011

Intellectual Property Aspects of Free Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific Region, Christoph Antons and Reto Hilty, eds., Kluwer Law International, Forthcoming
Susy Frankel and Megan Richardson
Victoria University of Wellington and Melbourne Law School
Date Posted: November 03, 2011

Hebrew University Working Paper No. 08-11
Amir Paz-Fuchs and Yael Ronen
Ono Academic College Faculty of Law and Sha’arei Mishpat College
Date Posted: November 03, 2011

Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals, 2012
Yael Ronen
Sha’arei Mishpat College
Date Posted: November 03, 2011

Ricardo Alonso García
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: November 03, 2011

Hebrew University Working Paper No. 07-11, 2011
Yael Ronen
Sha’arei Mishpat College
Date Posted: November 03, 2011

Hastings Science & Technology Law Journal, Vol. 3, p. 471, Summer 2011
Nima Nayebi
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: November 03, 2011

NON-COMPLIANCE PROCEDURES AND MECHANISMS AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AGREEMENTS, p. 374, Tullio Treves, Attila Tanzi, Cesare Pitea and Chiara Ragni, eds., Asser Press, April 2009
Francesca Romanin Jacur
New York University, School of Law
Date Posted: November 03, 2011

NON-COMPLIANCE PROCEDURES AND MECHANISMS AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AGREEMENTS, p. 419, Tullio Treves, Attila Tanzi, Cesare Pitea and Chiara Ragni, eds., Asser Press, April 2009
Francesca Romanin Jacur
New York University, School of Law
Date Posted: November 03, 2011

Cambridge Law Journal, Vol. 70, No. 1, p. 269, 2011, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper
Jessie M. Hohmann
University of Cambridge Faculty of Law
Date Posted: November 03, 2011, Last Revised: November 07, 2011

Yearbook of Private International Law, Vol. X, 2008
Carlos Aurelio Esplugues Sr.
University of Valencia – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: November 02, 2011
Accepted Paper Series

Chinese Business Law, 2009
Carlos Aurelio Esplugues Sr.
University of Valencia – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: November 02, 2011

C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, No. 143, October 2011
Daniel Schwanen
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: November 02, 2011

Hong Kong Law Journal, Vol. 41, No. 177, 2011
Oliver Jones
Clayton Utz
Date Posted: November 02, 2011

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 121, No. 2, p. 252, 2011, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper
Oona A. Hathaway and Scott J. Shapiro
Yale University – Law School and Yale University – Law School
Date Posted: November 02, 2011

Carlos Aurelio Esplugues Sr.
University of Valencia – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: November 02, 2011

THE HAMBURG LECTURES ON MARITIME AFFAIRS 2007-2008, J.Basedow, U. Magnus, and R. Wolfrum, eds., Springer, 2009
Carlos Aurelio Esplugues Sr.
University of Valencia – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: November 02, 2011

Fordham International Law Journal, Forthcoming
Eric Talbot Jensen
Brigham Young Univeristy School of Law
Date Posted: November 02, 2011, Last Revised: November 08, 2011

University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2011-35
Tineke Lambooy , Mary Varner and Aikaterini Argyrou
affiliation not provided to SSRN , affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: November 02, 2011

THE RULES, PRACTICE, AND JURISPRUDENCE OF INTERNATIONAL COURTS AND TRIBUNALS, Chiara Giorgetti, ed., Brill, Forthcoming, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 589, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 589
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University – Law School
Date Posted: November 02, 2011

FESTSCHRIFT FÜR DIETER LEIPOLD ZUM, R. Stürner, H. Matsumoto, W. Lüke & M. Deguchi, eds., Mohr Siebeck, 2009,
Carlos Aurelio Esplugues Sr.
University of Valencia – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: November 02, 2011

Tiffany Willoughby-Herard
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: November 02, 2011

University of Eastern Finland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1, Climate Law, Vol. 2, No. 4, 2011
Kati Kulovesi
Law Department, University of Eastern Finland
Date Posted: November 02, 2011, Last Revised: November 04, 2011

Matthew Robert Auer and Michael Cox
affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: November 02, 2011

Open Society Foundations, New York, October 2010
James G. Stewart
UBC Faculty of Law
Date Posted: November 02, 2011

Rajendra Kondepati
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: November 02, 2011

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 106, 2012, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 11-61
Eugene Kontorovich
Northwestern University Law School
Date Posted: November 01, 2011, Last Revised: November 09, 2011

Joanne Scott and Lavanya Rajamani
University College London – Faculty of Laws and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: November 01, 2011, Last Revised: November 02, 2011

U. of Edinburgh School of Law Working Paper No. 2011/35
Cormac S. Mac Amhlaigh
University of Edinburgh – School of Law
Date Posted: November 01, 2011

60 International and Comparative Law Quarterly, pp. 831-865, 2011
Nicolas F. Diebold
Swiss Competition Commission, Secretariat

Date Posted: November 01, 2011

Nordic Journal of International Law, Vol. 80, No. 4, pp. 403-423, 2011
Date Posted: November 01, 2011

John R. Nolon
Pace University – School of Law
Date Posted: November 01, 2011

Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2011
Neil D. Hamilton
Drake University – Law School
Date Posted: November 01, 2011

Natalia Levanova and Gerhard Saria
Plekhanov Russian University of Economics – Department of Political Science and Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: October 31, 2011

Guy F. Shroyer and Shiela Harmon Martin
University of the District of Columbia and University of the District of Columbia
Date Posted: October 31, 2011

International Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 10, 2012
Julian Arato
New York University School of Law
Date Posted: October 31, 2011, Last Revised: November 01, 2011

German Law Journal, Vol. 12, pp. 1730-1745, 2011
Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou
UCD
Date Posted: October 31, 2011

INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW AND WTO, Indira Carr, Jahid Bhuiyan and Shawkat Alam, eds., Federation Press, 2012
Andrew D. Mitchell and Glyn Ayres
Melbourne Law School and Melbourne Law School
Date Posted: October 31, 2011

Louisiana Law Review, Vol. 72, p. 255, 2011
Philip Dore
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge – Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Date Posted: October 31, 2011

Athena King
University of Massachusetts

German Law Journal, Vol. 12, pp. 1707-1715, 2011
Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou and Alan Greene
UCD and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: October 31, 2011

Dr. Michael C. Mineiro
McGill University Faculty of Law
Date Posted: October 31, 2011

Julian Arato
New York University School of Law
Date Posted: October 31, 2011

Somssich, R. Central and Eastern European Countries After and Before the Accession, Budapest Faculty of Law, ELTE, Vol. 2, pp. 121-128, 2011
Ondrej Hamulak
Faculty of Law, Palacký University in Olomouc
Date Posted: October 31, 2011

Hoda Zaki
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: October 31, 2011

Who Cares About International Human Rights? The Supply and Demand of International Human Rights Law
Joel P. Trachtman
Tufts University – The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Date Posted: October 31, 2011

Elizabeth Ann Kronk
Texas Tech University – School of Law
Date Posted: October 31, 2011

Environmental Forum, Vol. 28, No. 6, November/December 2011
Scott Fulton and Antonio H. Benjamin
Government of the United States of America – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: October 30, 2011

Transnational Dispute Management, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2011
Abdullah Nawafleh
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: October 30, 2011

International Journal of Constitutional Law, 2012
Xenophon Contiades and Alkmene Fotiadou
Centre for European Constitutional Law and Centre for European Constitutional Law
Date Posted: October 29, 2011

American Journal of Comparative Law, Forthcoming
Grainne De Burca
New York University (NYU) – Law School
Date Posted: October 29, 2011

Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, Vol. 12, p. 591, 2011, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 11-39
John Copeland Nagle
Notre Dame Law School
Date Posted: October 29, 2011

Journal of Environment and Development, Forthcoming, Harvard Institute of Economic Research Discussion Paper , HKS Working Paper
Joseph E. Aldy and Robert N. Stavins
Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard University – Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Date Posted: October 29, 2011

McGill Law Journal, Forthcoming, Ronald Niezen, PUBLIC JUSTICE AND THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF LAW, Cambridge University Press, 2010
Nafay Choudhury
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: October 28, 2011, Last Revised: October 31, 2011

University of Alabama Public Law Research Paper No. 1950627
Andrew P. Morriss and Lotta Moberg
University of Alabama School of Law and George Mason University
Date Posted: October 28, 2011, Last Revised: November 01, 2011

Abel Escribà-Folch and Joseph Wright
Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Penn State University – Political Science
Date Posted: October 28, 2011
Working Paper Series

Global Cancer Prevention: An Important Pathway to Global Health and Development
Public Health, Forthcoming, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/77
Robert Beaglehole , Ruth Bonita and Roger Magnusson
University of Auckland , University of Auckland and University of Sydney – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: October 28, 2011

European Journal of International Law, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 805-822, 2009
Basak Cali
University College London
Date Posted: October 28, 2011

Darryl Robinson
Queen’s University (Canada) Faculty of Law
Date Posted: October 28, 2011
Last Revised: November 02, 2011

German Law Journal, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 231-254, March 2007
Dimitris Xenos
European Public Law Organisation
Date Posted: October 28, 2011
Pointers to Discriminatory Canadian Immigration Policies
Transnational Social Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2011
Stephen Kaduuli
York University
Date Posted: October 28, 2011

Andy C.M. Chen
Chung Yuan Christian University
Date Posted: October 28, 2011

EUROPEAN INTEGRATION AND INTERNATIONAL COORDINATION: STUDIES IN HONOUR OF CLAUS-DIETER EHLERMANN, pp. 419-450, A. von Bogdandy, P.C. Mavroidis, Y. Mény, eds., Kluwer Law, 2002,
Debra P. Steger
University of Ottawa – Faculty of Law (Common Law)
Date Posted: October 27, 2011

THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE UK HUMAN RIGHTS ACT, Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Panos Merkouris, eds., Brill, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2011
Jean d’Aspremont
University of Amsterdam
Date Posted: October 27, 2011

Utrecht Law Review, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 156-179, October 2011
Tom E. Booms and Carrie F. van der Kroon
University of Utrecht – Faculty of Law and University of Utrecht, Faculty of Law
Date Posted: October 27, 2011

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/75
Mark Findlay and Nafis Hanif
University of Sydney – Faculty of Law and University of Sydney – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: October 27, 2011

INFORMAL INTERNATIONAL LAWMAKING, J. Pauwelyn, R. Wessel & J. Wouters, eds., Oxford University Press, 2012
Joost Pauwelyn
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (HEI)
Date Posted: October 27, 2011, Last Revised: November 03, 2011

Warwick School of Law Research Paper No. 2011/12
Julio Faundez
University of Warwick – School of Law
Date Posted: October 27, 2011

George Pavlakos and Joost Pauwelyn
University of Antwerp – Faculty of Laws and Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (HEI)
Date Posted: October 27, 2011

Harvard Law School, Institute for Global Law and Policy, Working Paper No. 2011/#7
Anna V. Dolidze and Sreela Sarkar
Cornell Law School and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: October 27, 2011, Last Revised: November 03, 2011

GLOBALIZATION AND GOVERNANCE, Laurence Boulle ed., 2011
Anna V. Dolidze
Cornell Law School
Date Posted: October 27, 2011

The IUP Journal of Governance and Public Policy, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 1-38, December 2011
Rafael Leal-Arcas
Queen Mary University of London, School of Law
Date Posted: October 27, 2011

INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL LAW, LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION, pp. 243-260, K.E. Lindgren, N. Perram, eds., 2011, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/73
Gillian Triggs
University of Sydney – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: October 27, 2011

THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE UK HUMAN RIGHTS ACT, Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Panos Merkouris, eds., Brill, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2011
Jean d’Aspremont
University of Amsterdam
Date Posted: October 27, 2011

SECURITY VERSUS FREEDOM? A CHALLENGE FOR EUROPE’S FUTURE, pp. 77-85, T. Balzacq, S. Carrera, eds., Ashgate, 2006
Nikolaos Sitaropoulos
Office of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
Date Posted: October 27, 2011

Utrecht Law Review, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 156-179, October 2011
Tom E. Booms and Carrie F. van der Kroon
University of Utrecht – Faculty of Law and University of Utrecht, Faculty of Law
Date Posted: October 27, 2011

GLOBALIZATION AND GOVERNANCE, Laurence Boulle ed., 2011
Anna V. Dolidze
Cornell Law School
Date Posted: October 27, 2011

NYU Environmental Law Journal, Forthcoming
Hari M. Osofsky , Kate M. Baxter-Kauf , Bradley Hammer , Ann Mailander , Brett Mares , Amy Pikovsky , Andrew Whitney and Laura Wilson
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities – School of Law , affiliation not provided to SSRN , affiliation not provided to SSRN , affiliation not provided to SSRN , affiliation not provided to SSRN , affiliation not provided to SSRN , affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: October 27, 2011

Henri Joel Nkuepo
University of Iowa, School of Law
Date Posted: October 26, 2011
Working Paper Series

Henri Joel Nkuepo
University of Iowa, School of Law
Date Posted: October 26, 2011

Utrecht Law Review, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 70-106, October 2011
Annemarieke Beijer and Ton Liefaard
University of Utrecht – Faculty of Law and University of Utrecht, Faculty of Law
Date Posted: October 26, 2011

Osgoode CLPE Research Paper No. 24/2011
Peer Zumbansen
Osgoode Hall Law School – York University
Date Posted: October 26, 2011

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2011, No. 2, 2011, Drake University Law School Research Paper No. 11-14
Neil D. Hamilton
Drake University – Law School
Date Posted: October 26, 2011

Revue Hellénique de Droit International, Vol. 52, pp. 151-190, 1999,
Nikolaos Sitaropoulos
Office of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
Date Posted: October 26, 2011

Fordham International Law Journal, Vol. 29, No. 5, 2005
Elizabeth Samson
Hudson Institute
Date Posted: October 26, 2011

J. Alexis Galan Avila
European University Institute
Date Posted: October 26, 2011

Frederic Megret
McGill University – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: October 26, 2011

Christina J. Schneider and Jennifer Tobin
University of California, San Diego and Georgetown University
Date Posted: October 25, 2011

Child and Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 64-80, 2008
Rhona Schuz
Bar-Ilan University – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: October 25, 2011

Comments on Olivier De Schutter’s The Green Rush

By Katharina Pistor

Harvard International Law Journal

II. Books

Globalization and New International Public Works Agreements in Developing Countries

(Ashgate, 2011)

by Mohamed A.M. Ismail, Conseil d’Etat, Egypt

This book scrutinizes the new legal nature and stipulations of International Public Works Agreements and provides an in-depth analysis of new forms of infrastructure agreements which have been created in developing countries, such as PPPs. As globalization significantly influences le contrat administratif in civil law legal culture, this book examines the legal cultures of civil and common law from a comparative perspective. The author argues that harmonisation and integration of the two cultures, in infrastructure agreements, are the way forward.

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Transforming Law and Institution

(Ashgate, 2011)

by Rhiannon Morgan, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Morgan describes, analyses, and evaluates the efforts of the global indigenous movement to engender changes in UN discourse and international law on indigenous peoples’ rights and to bring about certain institutional developments reflective of a heightened international concern. By the same token, focusing on the interaction of the global indigenous movement with the UN system, this book examines the reverse influence, that is, the ways in which interacting with the UN system has influenced the claims, tactical repertoires, and organizational structures of the movement.

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The Payment Order of Antiquity and the Middle Ages

A Legal History

(Hart, November 2011)

Benjamin Geva

Examining the legal history of the order to pay money initiating a funds transfer, the author tracks basic principles of modern law to those that governed the payment order of Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Exploring the legal nature of the payment order and its underpinning in light of contemporary institutions and payment mechanisms, the book traces the evolution of money, payment mechanisms and the law that governs them, from developments in Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, Rome, and Greco-Roman Egypt, through medieval Europe and post-medieval England. Doctrine is examined in Jewish, Islamic, Roman, common and civil laws. Investigating such diverse legal systems and doctrines at the intersection of laws governing bank deposits, obligations, the assignment of debts, and negotiable instruments, the author identifies the common denominator for the evolving legal principles and speculates on possible reciprocity. At the same time he challenges the idea of ‘law merchant’ as a mercantile creation. The book provides an account of the evolution of payment law as a distinct cohesive body of legal doctrine applicable to funds transfers. It shows how principles of law developed in tandem with the evolution of banking and in response to changing circumstances and proposes a redefinition of ‘law merchant’. The author points to deposit banking and emerging technologies as embodying a great potential for future non-cash payment system growth. However, he recommends caution in predicting both the future of deposit banking and the overall impact of technology. At the same time he expresses confidence in the durability of legal doctrine to continue to evolve and accommodate future payment system developments.

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Public Liability in EU Law

(Hart, November 2011)

Pekka Aalto

Over the last two decades public law liability for breach of European Union law has been subject to remarkable developments. This book examines the convergence between its two constituent systems: the damages liability of the EU and that of its Member States for failing to comply with EU rules. Member State liability, based as it is on the Francovich case (1991) and Brasserie du Pêcheur and Factortame (1996) judgments of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) is well established. But it is yet to be closely scrutinised by reference to the detailed rules on the liability of the European Union.

The focus of the book is on the two key legal criteria that are common to both systems, namely the grant of rights to individuals by EU law and the notion of sufficiently serious breach of such rights. The analysis concentrates on developments in the case law of the ECJ and the General Court since the Bergaderm judgment (2000), which consolidated the convergence of the two liability systems that was first indicated in Brasserie du Pêcheur and Factortame. These two criteria are set side by side to evaluate the extent, in real terms, of the convergence of Member State and EU institutional damages liability, and to determine the extent to which one has influenced the other. This book shows that although full convergence between the two liability systems is not likely, each stream of case law should look to the other more actively as this important element of EU remedial law develops. Convergence in EU law public liability is supported by developments in adjacent areas, most notably European tort law and European administrative law. This study also illustrates how convergence in the EU liability systems to date has had spill-over effects into national public liability law.

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The Militarisation of Peacekeeping in the Twenty-First Century

(Hart, November 2011)

James Sloan

Since the end of the last century, UN peacekeeping has undergone a fundamental and largely unexamined change. Peacekeeping operations, long expected to use force only in self-defence and to act impartially, are now increasingly relied upon by the Security Council as a means to maintain and restore security within a country. The operations are established under Chapter VII of the UN Charter and some are empowered to use ‘all necessary measures’, language traditionally reserved for enforcement operations.  Through a close examination of these twenty-first century peacekeeping operations – including operations in Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Haiti and the Darfur region of the Sudan – the book shows that they are, for the most part, fundamentally ill-suited to the enforcement-type tasks being asked of them. The operations, which are under-funded, under-equipped and whose troops are under-trained, frequently lurch from crisis to crisis. There is scant evidence, some 10 years on, that matters are likely to improve.

The book argues that bestowing enforcement-type functions on a peacekeeping operation is misconceived. Such operations are likely to be unsuccessful in their enforcement-type tasks, thereby causing serious damage to the excellent reputation of UN peacekeeping, and the UN more broadly. In addition, because such operations are more likely to be perceived as partial, their ability to carry out traditional (non-forceful) peacekeeping tasks may be impeded. Finally, the Security Council’s practice of charging peacekeeping operations with enforcement functions lessens the pressure on the Council to work to establish genuine enforcement operations – ie, operations that are considerably better suited to restoring peace and security.

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Law Reform and Financial Markets

(Edward Elgar, November 2011)

Edited by Kern Alexander and Niamh Moloney

Law Reform and Financial Markets addresses how law reform can be used to support strong financial markets and draws on the global financial crisis as a case study. This edited collection reflects recent developments, including the EU institutional reforms and Dodd-Frank Act 2010. The different contributions adopt a range of theoretical, contextual and substantive perspectives, examine different domestic, regional and international contexts and assess public and private law frameworks in considering how legal and regulatory reforms can be most effectively designed for strong financial markets.

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Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Performance

(Edward Elgar, November 2011)

Tobias Gossling

Does it pay for businesses to act morally? This book attempts to answer this question. Taking a positive approach, it demonstrates that, under certain conditions, organizations can act responsibly and profitably at the same time. It elaborates on these conditions and provides evidence for the assumed positive relation between responsibility and profitability. The author uses analysis of the acceptance of corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies across Europe, the consequences of CSR on motivation, commitment and absenteeism, and organizational responsibility and the bottom of the pyramid as evidence that organizations can be profitable and responsible at the same time.

Uniquely taking an organizational perspective on CSR, scholars and students of business ethics will find this impressive book to be an invaluable resource. Business professionals will also find plenty of important information in this admirable compendium.

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Copyright and the Public Interest in China

(Edward Elgar, November 2011)

Guan H Tang

Since 1990 China has awarded copyright – individual rights – but also provides for public, non-criminal enforcement. The author reveals that pressures of development, globalisation and participation in a world economy have hastened the loss of public interest from copyright. However, for a socialist country, placing the common ahead of the individual interest, the public interest also constitutes a phenomenological tool with which to limit copyright. The author also discusses how the rise of the Internet, which has had a major social and economic impact on China, raises problems for Chinese copyright law. Comparing Chinese copyright law with the USA and the UK, topical issues are presented in this unique book including those arising within education, library and archives sectors.

This insightful book will strongly appeal to students and researchers in IP law, comparative law, Chinese studies, international commerce and information science. It will also prove invaluable for lawyers and consultants with expertise in IP and China.

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The Water-Energy Nexus in the American West

(Edward Elgar, November 2011)

Edited by Douglas S Kenney and Robert Wilkinson

The nexus between water and energy raises a set of public policy questions that go far beyond water and energy. Economic vitality and management of scarce and precious resources are at stake. This book contributes to the body of knowledge and understanding regarding water, energy, and the links between the two in the American West and beyond.  The research and analyses presented by the authors shed new light on the choices that must be made in order to avoid unnecessary harm in the development and management of water and energy systems to meet public needs in an ever changing environmental and economic climate. Indeed, the book shows, thoughtfully designed new technologies and approaches can help restore damaged environments and provide a range of benefits. The focus is the American West, but many of the lessons are global in their applicability. After a broad, stage-setting introductory section, the volume looks first at the use of water for energy production and then follows with chapters on the role of energy in water projects. The final section looks at the way forward, providing cases and recommendations for better, more efficient linkages in the water–energy nexus.

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Handbook of Global Research and Practice in Corruption

(Edward Elgar, November 2011)

Edited by Adam Graycar and Russell G Smith

Corruption is a global phenomenon with costs estimated to be in the trillions of dollars. This source of original research and policy analysis deals with the most important concepts and empirical evidence in foreign corrupt practices globally. Handbook of Global Research and Practice in Corruption includes research from all continents and provides a critical analysis of the key issues of corruption and its control. Through rigorous analysis and theoretical foundations, this book provides a multi-disciplinary and international account of corruption from the perspectives of public policy, criminal law and criminology, as well as considering principles of prevention and control in both the public and private sectors. With original and empirical analyses, this unique book will appeal to academics, researchers and students in international business and international law, staff of crime and corruption commissions and police integrity agencies, as well as international organisations such as the World Bank, IMF, Transparency International and the World Economic Forum.

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Biotechnology and Software Patent Law

(Edward Elgar, November 2011)

Edited by Emanuela Arezzo and Gustavo Ghidini

The new millennium has carried several challenges for patent law. This up-to-date book provides readers with an important overview of the most critical issues patent law is still facing today at the beginning of the twenty first century, on both sides of the Atlantic. New technological sectors have emerged, each one with its own features with regard to innovation process and pace. From the most controversial cases in biotech to the most recent decisions in the field of software and business methods patent, patent law has tried to stretch its boundaries in a way to accommodate such new and controversial subject matters into its realm.

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Intellectual Property, Pharmaceuticals and Public Health
Access to Drugs in Developing Countries

(Edward Elgar, November 2011)

Edited by Kenneth C Shadlen, Samira Guennif, Alenka Guzman and N Lalitha

This up-to-date book examines pharmaceutical development, access to medicines, and the protection of public health in the context of two fundamental changes that the global political economy has undergone since the 1970s, the globalization of trade and production and the increased harmonization of national regulations on intellectual property rights. With authors from eleven different countries presenting case studies of national experiences in Africa, Asia and the Americas, the book analyzes national strategies to promote pharmaceutical innovation, while at the same time assuring widespread access to medicines through generic pharmaceutical production and generic pharmaceutical importation. The expert chapters focus on patents as well as an array of regulatory instruments, including pricing and drug registration policies. Presenting in-depth analysis and original empirical research, this book will strongly appeal to academics and students of intellectual property, international health, international political economy, international development and law.

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Transnational Crime and Policing

(Ashgate, 2011)

by James Sheptycki, York University, Canada

This collection of essays on transnational crime and policing covers a broad range of themes: the relationship between global policing and the transnational-state-system; the impact of advanced technologies on policing practice; the changing morphology of occupational policing subculture; and the transnational practices of police agencies. The essays include case studies and are based on empirical fieldwork that began in the early 1990s and continued for over a decade well into the post 9-11 period.

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International Communications

(Ashgate, 2011)

by Francis Lyall, University of Aberdeen, UK

This volume provides an up-to-date analysis of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU). The book analyses the organizations’ development from inception to the present, mapping the major changes that have occurred in communication transmission in this time.

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Globalization and New International Public Works Agreements in Developing Countries

(Ashgate, 2011)

by Mohamed A.M. Ismail, Conseil d’Etat, Egypt

This book scrutinizes the new legal nature and stipulations of International Public Works Agreements and provides an in-depth analysis of new forms of infrastructure agreements which have been created in developing countries, such as PPPs. As globalization significantly influences le contrat administratif in civil law legal culture, this book examines the legal cultures of civil and common law from a comparative perspective. The author argues that harmonisation and integration of the two cultures, in infrastructure agreements, are the way forward.

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Criminal Law Reform and Transitional Justice

(Ashgate, 2011)

by Lutz Oette, SOAS, University of London, UK

This book examines the nature, policy aspects and interrelationship of Sudanese criminal law and law reform in the context of an uncertain transition from conflict to post-conflict society. In so doing, it situates current developments in Sudan in the broader debate of international human rights, rule of law and transitional justice. For the first time, Sudanese, national, regional and international experts and practitioners are brought together to share experiences, combining a range of legal and policy perspectives. It also considers what broader lessons can be drawn for reform initiatives in other societies undergoing transitions.

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Intellectual Property, Competition Law and Economics in Asia

(Hart, October 2011)

Edited by R Ian McEwin

This book results from a conference held in Singapore in September 2009 that brought together distinguished lawyers and economists to examine the differences and similarities in the intersection between intellectual property and competition laws in Asia. The prime focus was how best to balance these laws to improve economic welfare. Countries in Asia have different levels of development and experience with intellectual property and competition laws. Japan has the longest experience and now vigorously enforces both competition and intellectual property laws. Most other countries in Asia have only recently introduced intellectual property laws (due to the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement) and competition laws (sometimes due to the World Bank, International Monetary Fund or free trade agreements). It would be naïve to think that laws, even if similar on the surface, have the same goals or can be enforced similarly. Countries have differing degrees of acceptance of these laws, different economic circumstances and differing legal and political institutions. To set the scene, Judge Doug Ginsburg, Greg Sidak, David Teece and Bill Kovacic look at the intersection of intellectual property and competition laws in the United States. Next are country chapters on Asia, each jointly authored by a lawyer and an economist. The country chapters outline the institutional background to the intersection in each country, discuss the policy underpinnings (theoretically as well as describing actual policy initiatives), analyse the case law in the area, and make policy prescriptions.

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Decisions of the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution

(Hart, October 2011)

Edited by Josef Aicher, Erich Kussbach and August Reinisch

The series “Decisions of the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution” documents one of Austria’s most recent compensation measures dealing with the consequences of the National Socialist era. For property which was seized during the National Socialist era and is now publicly owned, the possibility of in rem restitution was provided for in the Washington Settlement Agreement of 17 January 2001. The Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution, established with the General Settlement Fund in Vienna, decides on applications for restitution. For the most part, the applications concern real estate that was confiscated between 1938 and 1945, was publicly owned on the Agreement cut off day (17 January 2001) and in many cases had already been the subject of restitution proceedings after 1945. Since 2003, the Arbitration Panel has decided on a great number of applications and has recommended the restitution of property to the legal successors of former owners in several cases. In the course of these decisions based on the General Settlement Fund Law, the Arbitration Panel has developed a complex case law. Volume 4 contains twelve decisions of the Arbitration Panel from 2006, each in the German original and with the English translation.

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A History of the Laws of War: 3 Volume Boxed Set

(Hart, October 2011)

Alexander Gillespie

This unique new work of reference traces the origins of the modern laws of warfare from the earliest times to the present day. Relying on written records from as far back as 2400 BC, and using sources ranging from the Bible to Security Council Resolutions, the author pieces together the history of a subject which is almost as old as civilisation itself. The author shows that as long as humanity has been waging wars it has also been trying to find ways of legitimising different forms of combatants and ascribing rules to them, protecting civilians who are either inadvertently or intentionally caught up between them, and controlling the use of particular classes of weapons that may be used in times of conflict. Thus it is that this work is divided into three substantial parts: volume 1 on the laws affecting combatants and captives; volume 2 on civilians; and volume 3 on the law of arms control.  As a work of reference this set of three books is unrivalled, and will be of immense benefit to scholars and practitioners researching and advising on the laws of warfare.  It also tells a story which throws fascinating new light on the history of international law and on the history of warfare itself.

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Law and Development Perspective on International Trade Law

(Cambridge Uni. Press, October 2011)

Edited by Yong-Shik Lee, Gary Horlick, Won-Mog Choi and Tomer Broude

Economic development is the most important agenda in the international trading system today, as demonstrated by the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) adopted in the current multilateral trade negotiations of the World Trade Organization (the Doha Round). This book provides a relevant discussion of major international trade law issues from the perspective of development in the following areas: general issues on international trade law and economic development; and specific law and development issues in World Trade Organization, Free Trade Agreement and regional initiatives. This book offers an unparalleled breadth of coverage on the topic and diversity of authorship, as seventeen leading scholars contribute chapters from nine major developed and developing countries, including the United States, Canada, Japan, China (including Hong Kong), South Korea, Australia, Singapore and Israel.

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Trade Mark Dilution in Europe and the United States

(Oxford University Press, 2011)

Ilanah Simon Fhima

This book identifies clear, workable tests for all the elements of the dilution action; provides an in-depth analysis of the latest legal developments in the field of dilution; and provides systematic analysis of major cases and legislative amendments, including the Trademark Dilution Revision Act 2006 in the US and the Intel and L’Oreal v Bellure cases in Europe. Examples are drawn from registry decisions applying the court decisions, as well as court cases, allowing readers to see the tests for dilution in operation in areas where little case law is in existence.

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Public Liability in EU Law: Brasserie, Bergaderm and Beyond

(Hart Publishing, 2011)

Pekka Aalto

Public law liability for breaches of European Union law has been subject to remarkable developments during the last two decades. This book examines the convergence between its two constituent systems: the damages liability of the EU and of its Member States for breaches of EU law. The focus of the book is on the two key liability criteria common to both systems, namely the grant of rights to individuals and sufficiently serious breach of EU law.

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Geistiges Eigentum: Vorschriftensammlung zum gewerblichen Rechtsschutz, Urheberrecht und Wettbewerbsrecht

(Mohr Siebeck, 2011)

Florian Mächtel, Ralf Uhrich and Achim Förster

[Published in German]: Intellectual Property: A Compilation of Regulations on the Protection of Industrial Property, Copyright and Competition Law, 3rd edition. This collection presents the most important laws and regulations in connection with intellectual property such as patent law, design law, trademark law, copyright law and competition law. In addition to the regulations of German law, the compilation also encompasses European regulations and directives as well as international treaties.

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Cross Border Insolvency, Intellectual Property Litigation, Arbitration and ‘Ordre Public’

(Mohr Siebeck, 2011)

Rolf Stürner and Masanori Kawano (eds)

This is the fifth and final volume of the book series “Problems of Transnational Civil Procedure”. It comprises the contributions from two international symposia held in Nagoya, Japan. The symposia were part of an international research project for „Establishing a New Framework for Realizing Effective Transnational Business Litigation“ created by Nagoya University in cooperation with the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science and the University of Freiburg.

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Administrative Law and Policy of the European Union

(Oxford University Press, 2011)

Herwig C.H. Hofmann, Gerard C. Rowe, and Alexander H. Türk

Administrative Law and Policy of the EU provides a comprehensive analysis of the administration of the European Union and the legal framework within which that administration operates. The book examines the multifarious approaches, techniques, and structures of public administration in order to systematise and assess the solutions they offer to political, social, and economic problems.

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Europe’s Constitutional Challenges in the Light of the Recent Case Law of National Constitutional Courts

(Nomos Publishers, 2011)

José Maria Beneyto and Ingolf Pernice

This collection contains contributions to an international conference held in Madrid in October 2010. It is based on the view that the European Union and its constitutional law cannot be isolated from its Member States and their respective constitutions. The comparison of recent case law of the constitutional and supreme courts shows great divergences in concepts and terms, but it makes visible also an emerging dialogue among the courts.

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University of Wisconsin Law Library

Recent Acquisitions

Czech (and Central European) yearbook of arbitration. Huntington, NY: Juris Pub., 2011. 533 p.

U.S. Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee. The increased importance of the Violence Against Women Act in a time of economic crisis, hearing, 111th Congress, 2nd session, May 5, 2010. 2011. 125 p. http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo8997

U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China. China and human trafficking: updates and analysis, roundtable, 111th Congress, 2nd session, August 20, 2010. 22 p. http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo10144 (Text)http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo10143 (PDF)

Law and religion in Europe: a comparative introduction. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2011. 306 p.

Roy, Anupama. Mapping citizenship in India. New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press, 2010. 226 p.

Death penalty stories. Edited by John H. Blume and Jordan M. Steiker. New York: Thomson Reuters/Foundation Press, 2009. 490 p.

The law of counterterrorism. Edited by Lynne K. Zusman. Chicago, IL: ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, 2011. 290 p.

Pitel, Stephen G.A. and Rafferty, Nicholas Stephen. Conflict of laws. Toronto, Ont.: Irwin Law, 2010. 517 p.

III. Journals

Leiden Journal of International Law

Vol. 24, Issue 4 (2011)

The League of Nations and the Construction of the Periphery Introduction Research Articles FLEUR JOHNS, THOMAS SKOUTERIS, WOUTER WERNER

Creating and Recreating Iraq: Legacies of the Mandate System in Contemporary Understandings of Third World Sovereignty Research Articles USHA NATARAJAN

Fabricating Fidelity: Nation-Building, International Law, and the Greek–Turkish Population Exchange Research Articles UMUT ÖZSU

Empire des Nègres Blancs : The Hybridity of International Personality and the Abyssinia Crisis of 1935–36 Research Articles ROSE PARFITT

Transforming (Private) Rights through (Public) International Law: Readings on a ‘Strange and Painful Odyssey’ in the PCIJ Mavrommatis Case Research Articles MICHELLE BURGIS

The 1937 International Sugar Agreement: Neo-Colonial Cuba and Economic Aspects of the League of Nations Research Articles MICHAEL FAKHRI

Common Civility: The Culture of Alegality in International Criminal Law Research Articles MARKUS D. DUBBER

Testifying about ‘Uncivilized Events’: Problematic Representations of Africa in the Trial against Charles Taylor Research Articles GERHARD ANDERS

Israeli Civilians versus Palestinian Combatants? Reading the Goldstone Report in Light of the Israeli Conception of the Principle of Distinction Research Articles JEAN-PHILIPPE KOT

Moving towards Complicity as a Criterion of Attribution of Private Conducts: Imputation to States of Corporate Abuses in the US Case Law Research Articles DANIELE AMOROSO

The Normative Erosion of International Refugee Protection through UN Security Council Practice Research Articles CHRISTIANE AHLBORN

The Holy Trinity of International Legal Debate Review Articles CHRISTINE E. J. SCHWÖBEL

Roland Portmann, Legal Personality in International Law , Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2010, 382pp., ISBN 9780521768450, £65.00. Book Reviews Veronika Bílková

Noam Lubell, Extraterritorial Use of Force against Non-State Actors , Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010, xxi + 288pp., ISBN 978-0-19-958484-0, £70.00. Book Reviews Nicholas Tsagourias

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Finish Yearbook of International Law 

(Volume 20, 2009)

  • Martti Koskenniem, Anniversary Article— FYBIL 20 Years On: The Case for Comparative International Law
  • Viljam Engström, International Organizations, Constitutionalism and Reform
  • Pekka Niemelä, The Day in the Life of Responsibility to Protect
  • Magdalena Kmak, Limits of Sovereignty? Rethinking the Conflict between Human Rights and Immigration in the European Union
  • Stiina Löytömäki, The Question of Collective Responsibility of France for Crimes Committed under Vichy
  • Dimitris Efthymiou, Climate Change, Human Rights and Distributive Justice
  • Phoebe Okowa, State and Individual Responsibility in International Conflicts: Contours of an Evolving Relationship
  • Ragnar Nordeide, Fragmentation and the Leeway of the VCLT: Interpreting the ECHR in Light of Other International Law
  • Jan Klabbers, Introduction to Special Theme—Changing Futures? Science and International Law
  • Allan Rosas, The Death of International Law?
  • Anna Riddel, Scientific Evidence in the International Court of Justice: Problems and Possibilities
  • Céline Lévesque, Science in the Hands of International Investment Tribunals: A Case for ‘Scientific due Process’
  • Maria Weimer, Policy Choice versus Science in Regulating Animal Cloning under the WTO Law
  • Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharya, A. S. v. Hungary: A Case-Study in Adjucating Reproductive Health Claims and the Challenges posed by Interpreting Existent Human Rights Treaties
  • Lisa Clarke, Global Health Public-Private Partnerships: Better Protecting against Disease but Creating a Gap in Responsibility under International Law
  • Sophie Gambardella, The Role of Scientific Committees Within Regional Fishing Commissions
  • Caroline E. Foster, The Consultation of Independent Experts by International Courts and Tribunals in Health and Environment Cases
  • I.H. Ph. Diederiks-Verschoor and Vladimir Kopal, An Introduction to Space Law (Jan Klabbers)
  • William Twining (ed), Human Rights, Southern Voices: Francis Deng, Abdullahi An-Nai’m, Yash Gai and Upendra Baxi (Ukri Soirila)| 424
  • Andrew Fagan, Human Rights: Confronting Myths and Misunderstandings (Varro Vooglaid)
  • Timo Makkonen, Equal in Law, Unequal in Fact: Racial and Ethnic Discrimination and the Legal Response thereto in Europe
  • Statement by Cristopher McCrudden
  • Venla Roth, Defining Human Trafficking, Identifying Its Victims: A Study on the Impact and Future Challenges of the International, European and Finnish Legal Response to Prostitution-Related Trafficking in Human Beings
  • Statement by Ineke Boerefijn
  • Kim Talus, Vertical Natural Gas Transportation Capacity, Upstream Commodity Contracts and EU Competition Law
  • Statement by Leigh Hancher
  • Ius Gentium Association

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Archiv des Völkerrechts

(Vol. 49, Number 3, 2011)

  • Waldemar Hummer, Die SWIFT-Affaire: US-Terrorismusbekämpfung versus Datenschutz.
  • Karl-Heinz Ladeur, Ein Recht der Netzwerke für die Weltgesellschaft oder Konstitutionalisierung der Völkergemeinschaft?
  • Robert Frau, Die Überweisung der Lage in Libyen an den Internationalen Strafgerichtshof durch den Sicherheitsrat der Vereinten Nationen – zugleich ein Beitrag zur Völkerstrafrechtspraxis des Sicherheitsrates.
  • Alexander Hofsommer, Die Anfänge der völkerrechtlichen Organleihe
  • Matthias Ruffert, Non-State Regulatory Regimes.
  • Frédéric Bostedt, The Reception of International Law in the European Court of Human Rights.
  • Philipp Meinert,  Die Zurechenbarkeit von Völkerrechtsverstößen im Rahmen mandatierter Friedensmissionen der Vereinten Natione.
  • Peter Hilpold, International Law and the Quest for Its Implementation, FS Vera Gowlland-Debbas.
  • Roswitha Fischer, Semiotics of International Law. Trade and Translation.

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Journal of the History of International Law

Vol. 13, No. 2 (2011)

Britain’s Secret Re-Assessment of the Balfour Declaration. The Perfidy of Albion
pp. 249-283(35)
Author: Quigley,

Western International Law and China’s Confucianism in the 19th Century. Collision and Integration
pp. 285-306(22)
Author: Zewei, Yang

La neutralité et l’émergence du concept de due diligence en droit international. L’affaire de l’Alabama revisitée
pp. 307-346(40)
Author: Ouedraogo, Awalou

From Contract to Treaty. The Legal Transformation of the Spanish Succession 1659-1713
pp. 347-375(29)
Author: Dhondt, Frederik

David Bailie Warden and the Development of American Consular Law
pp. 377-424(48)
Author: Butler, William E.

Siam and the League of Nations
pp. 425-429(5)
Author: Leyland, Peter

Les Diplomates belges
pp. 431-436(6)
Author: Van de Craen, Frank

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Journal of the History of International Law

Revue d’histoire du droit international
pp. 437-452(16)

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Human Rights Quarterly

Vol. 33, No. 4 (2011)

Extending Enforcement: The Coalition for the International Criminal Court

By Claude E. Welch Jr., Ashley F. Watkins

Rights of Ethnic Minorities in Liberal Democracies: Has France Gone Too Far in Banning Muslim Women from Wearing the Burka?

By Geoffrey W.G. Leane

Engendering the Reparations Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: The Promise of the Cotton Field Judgment

By Ruth Rubio-Marín, Clara Sandoval

Information, Choice and Political Consumption: Human Rights in the Checkout Lane

By Lyle Scruggs, Shareen Hertel, Samuel J. Best, Christopher Jeffords

Redressing the Balance: How Human Rights Defenders Can Use Victim Narratives to Confront the Violence of Armed Groups

By Tom Parker

Human Rights in Contemporary Political Sociology: The Primacy of Social Subjects

By Ariadna Estévez

Retrospective: Richard Pierre Claude (1934–2011)

By Jeffrey H. Toney, Eric Stover

Freedom of Religion and Schools: the Case of Ireland, A Failure to Protect International Human Rights Standards

By Ronna Greff Schneider

Politics, Identity, and México’s Indigenous Rights Movements

By Rodolfo Stavenhagen

Human Rights at Work: Perspectives on Law and Regulation

By Frank Deale

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International Journal on Minority and Group Rights

Vol. 18, No. 4 (2011)

Contrasted Perspectives on Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Rights
pp. 413-418(6)
Author: Ndahinda, Felix

Discrimination, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples, and Social Indicators
pp. 419-431(13)
Author: Swepston, Lee

Notes on the Implementation by Latin American Courts of the ILO Convention 169 on Indigenous Peoples
pp. 433-460(28)
Author: Courtis, Christian

The Contested Politics of Asian Responses to Indigenous Rights
pp. 461-478(18)
Author: He, Baogang

Marginality, Disempowerment and Contested Discourses on Indigenousness in Africa
pp. 479-514(36)
Author: Ndahinda, Felix Mukwiza

Engaging the Leviathan: National Development, Corporate Globalisation and the Endorois’ Quest to Recover their Herding Grounds
pp. 515-540(26)
Author: Sing’Oei, Korir

Asymmetric Autonomy and the Settlement of Ethnic Conflicts
pp. 541-544(4)
Author: Suksi, Marku

On Cultural Rights: The Equality of Nations and the Minority Legal Tradition
pp. 545-548(4)
Author: Odello, Marco

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British Yearbook of International Law (Advance Access)

 

Iraq and the Use of Force in International Law. By MARC WELLER

Henderson, Christian

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China-EU Law Journal (Online First)

Book Review

L. Chen: The making of Chinese condominium law: a comparative perspective with American and South African condominium laws
Intersentia, Antwerp, 2010, 211 pp

Bei Li

Book Review

P. Farah and R. Soprano: Dumping e antidumping: una guida per le imprese di fronte alle sfide della globalizzazione
Gruppo Ilsole24ore, Milano, 2009, 180 pp

A. Forganni

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Human Rights Review (Online First)

Democratic Insecurities: Violence, Trauma, and Intervention in Haiti by Erica Caple James

Book Review, Dave O. Benjamin

A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb by Amitava Kumar

Book Review, John W. Dietrich

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bepress Legal Repository

 

Global Data Privacy in a Networked World

Graham Greenleaf

Regulating the Rating Agencies

Claire Hill

Re-use Rights and Australia’s Unfinished PSI Revolution

Graham Greenleaf et al.

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Global Trade and Customs Journal

Vol. 6, Issues 11/12 (2011)

Canadian Transfer Pricing: Optimizing Canadian Expansion with a Unified Approach to Tax and Customs Transfer Pricing [Kennedy, Pearson] (65 KB)

The Customs Union of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and the European Union: Selected Cross Border Issues [Chin-Oldenziel, Nesterov] (94 KB)

The U.S. Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 Triggers Public Debates, Regulatory/Policy Risks, and International Trade Concerns [Kogan] (263 KB)

Corruption and the Customs Environment: A Dual Approach of Mitigating Corruption Induced Revenue Risks in Customs Administrations [Charles Newton Chiumya] (94 KB)

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Asian Journal of Comparative Law

 

The Impact of China’s Regulatory Regime on Foreign Franchisors’ Entry and Expansion Strategies

Zhiqiong June Wang et al.

Reform of Charity Law in Hong Kong and Australia: What Lessons Can Be Learned from the United Kingdom?

John Kong Shan Ho et al.

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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Vol. 67, No. 6 (2011)

Fatwas for fission: Assessing the terrorist threat to Pakistan’s nuclear assets

Blair, C. P.

Coming not so soon to a theater near you: Laser weapons for missile defense

Ghoshroy, S.

Fukushima and the inevitability of accidents

Perrow, C.

International humanitarian law and nuclear weapons: Irreconcilable differences

Granoff, D., Granoff, J.

The legacy of Reykjavik and the future of nuclear disarmament

Walker, P. F., Hunt, J. R.

IV. Cases, Reports and Dispute Settlement

A. OXFORD REPORTS ON INTERNATIONAL LAW

Prosecutor v Bagosora and ors, Decision and scheduling order on the prosecution motion for harmonization and modification of protective measures for witnesses, Case no ICTR-98-41-I; ICL 142 (ICTR 2002) Subject(s): International criminal law Keyword(s): Human rights, right to fair trial – International criminal law, interpretation – International criminal law, procedure – International criminal law, protective measures – International criminal law, witnesses – Lex specialis

García González v Spain, Admissibility, UN Doc CCPR/C/87/D/1441/2005; IHRL 1578 (UNHRC 2006) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Judicial review

Singh v Canada, Admissibility, UN Doc CCPR/C/86/D/1315/2004; IHRL 1758 (UNHRC 2006) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): International courts and tribunals, admissibility of claims

Prosecutor v Blagojević and Jokić, Decision on Vidoje Blagojević’s expedited motion to compel the prosecution to disclose its notes from plea discussions with the accused Nikolić and request for an expedited open session hearing, Case no IT-02-60-T; ICL 169 (ICTY 2003) Subject(s): International criminal law Keyword(s): Evidence – International criminal law, procedure

Piñeiro v Spain, Admissibility, UN Doc CCPR/C/87/D/1387/2005; IHRL 1598 (UNHRC 2006) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): International courts and tribunals, admissibility of claims

Prosecutor v Bagosora, Decision on the request by the accused for a change of assigned counsel, Case no ICTR-96-7-T; ICL 138 (ICTR 1997) Subject(s): International criminal law Keyword(s): International criminal law, procedure – Legal representation, right to

Rodríguez v Spain, Admissibility, UN Doc CCPR/C/94/D/1489/2006; IHRL 2837 (UNHRC 2008) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): International courts and tribunals, admissibility of claims – Judicial review

Herrera Sousa v Spain, Admissibility, UN Doc CCPR/C/86/D/1094/2002; IHRL 1767 (UNHRC 2006) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Judicial review

Piscioneri v Spain, Admissibility, UN Doc CCPR/C/78/D/956/2000; IHRL 148 (UNHRC 2003) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, right to fair trial – International courts and tribunals, admissibility of claims – Retroactivity

Linder v Finland, Admissibility, UN Doc CCPR/C/85/D/1420/2005; IHRL 1787 (UNHRC 2006) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Exhaustion of local remedies – International courts and tribunals, admissibility of claims

SV and ors v Canada, Merits, UN Doc CAT/C/26/D/49/1996; IHRL 150 (UNCAT 2001); (2002) 9 IHRR 358 Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment – Non-refoulement – Responsibility of states – Torture

Saadi v Italy, Merits and just satisfaction, App no 37201/06; IHRL 3636 (ECHR 2009) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment

Case of Durand and Ugarte v Peru, Reparations and costs, IACHR Series C no 89; IHRL 1472 (IACHR 2001) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Compensation – Damages – Reparation

Paladi v Moldova, Merits and just satisfaction, App no 39806/05, IHRL 3634 (ECHR 2009) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment – Human rights, right to liberty and security of person

Prosecutor v Banović, Sentencing judgment, Case no IT-02-65/1-S; ICL 156 (ICTY 2003) Subject(s): International criminal law Keyword(s): Crimes against humanity – International criminal law, extenuating circumstances – International criminal law, guilty plea – International criminal law, persecution – International criminal law, sentencing

Petkov and ors v Bulgaria, Merits and just satisfaction, App nos 77568/01, 178/02, 505/02; IHRL 3635 (ECHR 2009) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Exhaustion of local remedies – Human rights, right to effective remedy – Human rights, right to vote and to be elected

Hrvatska elektroprivreda dd v Slovenia, Decision on the Treaty interpretation issue, ICSID Case no ARB/05/24; IIC 377 (2009) Subject(s): International investment law Keyword(s): Treaties, interpretation – Good faith – Object & purpose (treaty interpretation and) – Official interpretations by the parties – Ordinary meaning (treaty interpretation and) – Rules of treaty interpretation – Travaux préparatoires – Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties

Prosecutor v Bikindi, Judgment, Case no ICTR-01-72-T, ICL 709 (ICTR 2008) Subject(s): International criminal law Keyword(s): Crimes against humanity – Genocide – Genocide, dolus specialis – Hate speech – Incitement – International criminal law, command responsibility – International criminal law, elements – International criminal law, joint criminal enterprise – International criminal law, murder – International criminal law, persecution

XY v Switzerland, Merits, UN Doc CAT/C/26/D/128/1999; IHRL 151 (UNCAT 2001) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Non-refoulement – Torture

Romak SA v Uzbekistan, Award, PCA Case No AA280; IIC 400 (2009) Subject(s): International investment law Keyword(s): Investment – Investment defined in treaties – Jurisdiction of arbitral tribunals – Subject matter of the dispute (and jurisdiction) – Treaties, interpretation – Object & purpose (treaty interpretation and) – Ordinary meaning (treaty interpretation and)

Case of Blake v Guatemala, Preliminary objections, IACHR Series C no 27; IHRL 1409 (IACHR 1996) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): International courts and tribunals, jurisdiction – International courts and tribunals, procedure

AM v Switzerland, Merits, UN Doc CAT/C/25/D/144/1999; IHRL 147 (UNCAT 2000) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Non-refoulement – Torture

B. Case Law on UNCITRAL Texts

A/CN.9/SER.C/ABSTRACTS/113

Cases relating to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

Case 1106: CISG 14, 35, 96 Russian Federation: Judicial Division of the Supreme

Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation (VAS), Case No. VAS-2499/11 (15 April 2011)

Case 1107: CISG 14, 18(1) Russian Federation: Judicial Division of the Supreme Arbitration

Court of the Russian Federation (VAS), Case No. VAS-9900/10 (2 November 2010)

Case 1108: CISG 9, 12, 96 Russian Federation: Judicial Division of the Supreme Arbitration

Court of the Russian Federation (VAS), Case No. VAS-16382/09 (23 December 2009)

Case 1109: CISG [1], 3, 26, 81(2) Russian Federation: Judicial Division of the Supreme

Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation (VAS), Case No. VAS-13520/09 (16 December

2009)

Case 1110: CISG 1, 3, 25, 33, 34, 49 Russian Federation: Judicial Division of the Supreme

Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation (VAS), Case No. VAS-11307/09 (15 October 2009)

Case 1111: CISG 7(2), [53], 74, 77, 78 Russian Federation: Volga-Vyatka Area Federal

Arbitration Court, Case No. A43-21560/2004-27-724 (2 April 2007)

Case 1112: CISG 1(1), 8(3), 25, 30, 32, 35, 36, 38, 39, 50 Russian Federation: Far East Area

Federal Arbitration Court Decision in Case No. F03-A73/05-1/4096 (24 January 2006)

Case 1113: CISG 14, 53, 62 Russian Federation: North-West Area Federal Arbitration Court,

Case No. A56-13238/04 (14 April 2005)

Case 1114: CISG 1(1)(a), [7(2)] Russian Federation: Moscow Area Federal Arbitration

Court, Case No. KG-A40/154-98 (16 February 1998)

Case 1115: CISG 2(e) Russian Federation: Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Russian

Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Case No. 1/1998

C. REFWORLD

France, Conseil d’État, 4ème et 5ème sous-sections réunies Publisher: France: Conseil d’Etat – Document type: Case Law

EA (Sunni/Shi’a mixed marriages) Iraq v. Secretary of State for the Home Department Publisher: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) – Document type: Case Law

Arrêt n° 49 821 Publisher: Belgium: Conseil du Contentieux des Etrangers – Document type: Case Law

D. U.S. Congressional Research Service

Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy United States Congressional Research Service – Document type: Country News

The United Arab Emirates (UAE): Issues for U.S. Policy United States Congressional Research Service – Document type: Country Reports

Iran Sanctions Publisher: United States Congressional Research Service – Document type: Country Reports

Afghanistan: Politics, Elections, and Government Performance Publisher: United States Congressional Research Service – Document type: Country Reports

Yemen: Background and U.S. Relations United States Congressional Research Service – Document type: Country Reports

Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses United States Congressional Research Service – Document type: Country Reports

Iraq: Politics, Governance, and Human Rights United States Congressional Research Service – Document type: Country Reports

Libya: Unrest and U.S. Policy United States Congressional Research Service – Document type: Country Reports

E. Global Legal Monitor (Law Library of Congress)

Latvia: Law on Taxes and Fees Amended Taxation – On October 13, 2011, Latvia amended its Law on Taxes and Fees; most of the new provisions will become effective on November 9. A number of the changes affect penalties.

European Union: Court Bans Patents When Human Embryos Destroyed Intellectual property – On October 18, 2011, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) adopted a landmark decision in the case of Oliver Brustle v. Greenpeace e.v..

Bangladesh: Homeless Persons’ Treatment Under 2011 Law Human rights – The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected “vagrants” and detain them.

China: Legal Definition of Terrorist Activities Clarified Terrorism – On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) passed the Decision on Issues Related to Strengthening Anti-Terrorism Work, which clarifies the definitions of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations, and terrorist.

China: New ID Card Law Requires Recording Fingerprints Identification – On October 29, 2011, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress adopted an amendment to the Resident Identity Card Law (ID Card Law) and republished the law.

Brazil: Federal Supreme Courts Rules on Bar Exam Lawyers – On October 26, 2011, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court ruled that passage of the Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil) exam is a necessary condition for the practice of law.

Norway / United Nations: Expert Criticizes Plan to Repeal Laws on Indigenous Peoples Native peoples – On October 28, 2011, James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, advocated the rejection of a proposal made by one political party in.

France: Private Nursery School Internal Code of Conduct May Ban Display of Religious Attire Religion – On October 27, 2011, the Court of Appeal of Versailles found that it is lawful for a private nursery school to prohibit the display of religious symbols at work under its internal code of conduct.

United Nations: Report on Use of Lethal Force in Making Arrests Police – Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, stated on October 20, 2011, in presenting a report to the U.N. General Assembly, that states’ law enforcement officers must observe international standards.

Netherlands: Burqa Ban Proposed Women – The Dutch government announced on September 16, 2011, that it would propose legislation prohibiting the wearing in public of burqas and other face coverings.

Egypt: Supreme Council for Armed Forces Approves Anti-Discrimination Law Discrimination – On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937).

Israel: Prisoner Exchange with Egypt Terrorism – On October 26, 2011, Israel’s Supreme Court rejected petitions by a Knesset (Israel’s parliament) Member and by nationalist and terrorism victims’ organizations to void a government decision to release 21 Egyptian prisoners.

V. Gray Literature (select items)

ICTSD, Pontes Quinzenal: Proposta Brasileira para a Rio+20 privilegia o combate a pobreza extrema (published, 8 November, 2011)

IISD, Linkage, Fifteenth Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) under the Convention on Biological Diversity (published, 8 november, 2011)

IISD, Linkages, SBSTTA 15 Highlights (published, 7 November, 2011)

IISD, Linkages, Hechos Destacados del OSCATT 15 (published, 7 November, 2011)

IISD, Linkages, Fifteenth Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) (published, 7 November, 2011)

Economic & Social Research Council, Understanding Poverty (published on Zunia, 7 November, 2011)

ICTSD, Legal constraints on the EU’s ability to withdraw EPA preferences (published, 7 November, 2011)

UNESCO, International Institute of Education planning, Integrating conflict and disaster risk reduction into education sector planning (published on Zunia, 7 November, 2011)

IISD, Linkages, Summary of the Seventh Meeting of the Working Group on Article 8(j) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (published, 7 November, 2011)

IISD, Linkages, Seventh Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (Article 8(j) WG 7) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) (published, 4 November, 2011)

IISD, Climate Change Policy & practice, SPC, PIF Conduct Human Rights Training for Pacific Lawyers and Magistrates (published, 4 November, 2011)

Peter Kahare, Human trafficking on the rise amid Horn of Africa’s drought and famine, The Guardian (published, 2 November, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 3 November, 2011)

Institute of Development Studies, Conflict, Peace & Security: Gender Armed Conflict Cutting Edge Pack (posted on Zunia, 3 November, 2011)

Hideki Tarumoto, Is State Sovereignty Declining? An Exploration of Asylum Policy in Japan, UNESCO (posted on Zunia, 3 November, 2011)

Peter Gastrow, Termites at Work: Transnational Organized Crime and State Erosion in Kenya,

International Peace Institute (publishe,d September, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 3 November, 2011)

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, The trafficking of women and children from Vietnam 2011 (published, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 3 November, 2011)

Jacqueline Berman and Phil Marshall, Evaluation of the International Organization for Migration and its Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking, NORAD (published, 28 February 2011) (posted on Zunia, 3 November, 2011)

Dr. Sarasu Esther Thomas, Responses to Human Trafficking in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (published, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 3 November, 2011)

IISD, Linkages, Seventh Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open0ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (Article 8(j) WG 7) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) (published, 3 November, 2011)

Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development, Global Burden of Armed Violence 2011 (posted on Zunia, 2 November, 2011)

Michael Wodzicki ed), The fight for human rights in Africa: Perspectives on the African Commission on human and peoples’ rights (posted on Zunia, 2 November, 2011) (published, 2008)

United Nations System Staff College and Zentrum fur International Friedenseinsatze, The Role of Elections in peace Processes: When and how they advance stability or exacerbate conflicts (posted on Zunia, 2 November, 2011) (published, 2001)

IISD, Linkages, Seventh Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (Article 8(j) WG 7) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) (published, 2 November, 2011)

ICTSD, Australian Cigarette Labelling Legislation Faces Renewed Controversy at WTO (published, 2 November, 2011)

ICTSD, South Korean Opposition Builds Against US Trade Pact (published, 2 November, 2011)

ICTSD, WTO Members Table Proposals on Agricultural Export Restrictions (published, 2 November, 2011)

ICTSD, US Lawmakers Miss Farm Bill Deadline (published, 2 November, 2011)

IISD, Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Climate Change (published, 2 November, 2011)

IISD, Climate Change, Trade and Intellectual Property Rights (published, 2 November, 2011)

IISD, Biodiversity Policy & Practice, CMS Seeks offers to Host COP in 2014 (posted, 2 November, 2011)

IISD, Climate Change Policy & Practice, 2011 Human Development Report Focuses on Sustainability and Equity (posted, 2 November, 2011)

IISD, Climate Change Policy & Practice, BASIC Ministers Outline Expectations Ahead of Durban (published, 1 November, 2011)

IISD, Climate Change Policy & Practice, UNFCC Publishes Report on Technical Review of GHG Inventories (published, 1 November, 2011)

IISD, Biodiversity Policy & Practice, CBD Conducting Survey on Island Biodiversity PoW (published, November, 2011)

ICTSD, Legal constraints on the EU’s ability to withdraw EPA preferences (published, November, 2011)

Manleen Dugal and Hugh Walton, WTO Fisheries subsidies negotiations and Pacific Island states,

ICTSD, (November, 2011)

ICTSD, WTO Round Up (published, November, 2011)

IISD, Biodiversity Policy & Practice, CBD Working Group on Article 8(j) Convenes in Montreal (published, 31 October, 2011)

IISD, Biodiversity Policy & Practice, EU Commission Published Evaluations of GMO Legislation (published, 28 October, 2011)

IISD, Biodiversity Policy & Practice, CBD Calls for Views on Integration of Biodiversity into Climate Change-Related Activities (posted, 25 October, 2011)

IISD, Climate Change Policy & Practice, CBD Calls for Views on Integration of Biodiversity into Climate-Change Related Activities (posted, 25 October, 2011)

IISD, Biodiversity Policy & Practice, GLISPA Progress Update Highlight Regional Challenges, Green Growth, Debt Swaps (published, October, 2011)

Ramin Mahnad, Targeting Versus Deprivation of Liberty Under the International Law of Armed Conflict, The American Society of International Law, Insights (published, 1 November, 2011)

IISD, Linkages, Third Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to Prepare a Global Legally Binding Instrument on Mercury (INC3) (posted, 1 November, 2011)

IISD, Linkages, Seventh Meeting of the ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (Article 8(J) WG 7) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)  (posted, 1 November, 2011)

Colum Lynch, UNESCO votes to admit Palestine; U.S. cuts off funding, The Washington Post (Posted on Zunia, 31 October, 2011) (published, 1 November, 2011)

Nancy Birdsall, Wren Elhai, Molly Kinder, Beyond bullets and bombs: Fixing the U.S. approach to development in Pakistan, Study Group on a U.S. Development Strategy in Pakistan, Center for Global Development, (Posted on Zunia, 31 October, 2011) (published, June, 2011)

BBC News, Palestinians get UNESCO seat (Posted on Zunia, 31 October, 2011) (published, 31 October, 2011)

Bridge, Gender and budgets cutting edge pack (Posted on Zunia, 31 October, 2011) (published, March , 2003)

United Nations General Assembly, The situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran (Posted on Zunia, 31 October, 2011) (published, 23 September, 2011)

IISD, Linkages, Third Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to Prepare a Global Legally Binding Instrument on Mercury (INC3) (posted, 31 October, 2011)

ICTSD, US to Push for Progress on Environmental Goods, Services outside WTO (published, 31 October, 2011)

ICTSD, US Bill Complicates EU Aviation Emissions Initiative (published, 31 October, 2011)

Elizabth Ferris, Climate Change and Internal Displacement: A Contribution to the Discussion, Brookings Institute,  (Posted on Zunia, 30 October, 2011) (published, February, 2011)

Gender Across Borders: A global feminist blog, Women’s inheritance rights in Nigeria one king at a time (Posted on Zunia, 30 October, 2011) (posted, 18 October, 2011)

Association for Women’s Rights in Development, Development cooperation beyond the aid effectiveness paradigm: A women’s rights perspective (Posted on Zunia, 30 October, 2011)

Listen to the Children, 2011 Child Rights NGO Report Australia (Posted on Zunia, 30 October, 2011) (published, May, 2011)

Lorraine Ellitt, Climate Change, Migration, and Human Security in Southeast Asia, Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies (Posted on Zunia, 30 October, 2011) (published, 13 October, 2011)

Bonn International Center for Conversion, Conflict Diamonds and peace Process in Cote d’Ivoire (posted on Zunia, 29 October, 2011) (published, June, 2008)

International Center for Transitional justice, Morocco: Gender and the Transitional Justice Process (posted on Zunia, 29 October, 2011) (published, September, 2011)

Ikv Pax, Christi, Sudan’s ‘New South’: The War in Southern Kordofan and the Prospects for Peace (posted on Zunia, 29 October, 2011) (published, October, 2011)

Jide Okeke, Why Humanitarian Aid Darfur is not a practice of the ‘Responsibility to protect’  (publiched, 28 October, 2011) (published, 2011)

Leo Peskett and Gernot Broding, Carbon Rights in REDD+: Exploring the implications for poor and vulnerable people, REDD net (posted on Zunia, 27 October, 2011) (published, 2011)

Stephen Baker, Genomic medicine has failed the poor, Nature News (posted on Zunia, 27 October, 2011) (published, 19 October, 2011)

Jeetendra P. Aryal and Stein T. Holden, Cast discrimination, land reforms and land market performance in Nepal (posted on Zunia, 27 October, 2011) (posted, June, 201)

Association For Women’s Rights in Development, On the road to Busan: What is at stake for gender equality and women’s rights? (posted on Zunia, 27 October, 2011)

Maestral International, Child protection systems: Mapping and assessing Eastern and Southern Africa (posted on Zunia, 27 October, 2011) (published, 25 July, 2011)

Nguyen Manh Hung, Nguyen Thi Hong Nhung, and Bui Quang Tuan, Earnings and Quality of Female Labor in the Border Areas of Viet Nam and Implications for Greater Mekong Subregion Cooperation (Posted on Zunia, 26 October, 2011) (published, 2011)

Amnesty International, Human rights violations by police in the Dominican Republic (Posted on Zunia, 26 October, 2011) (published, 2011)

Amnesty International, Syria: Health Crises (Posted on Zunia, 26 October, 2011) (published, 2011)

Christopher Paul, Agens Gereben Schaefer, Colin P. Clark, The Challenge of violent Drug-Trafficking Organization (Posted on Zunia, 26 October, 2011) (published, 2011)

Karin Holzkecht, Indonesia’s orangutans may be extinct within years, says expert (Posted on Zunia, 26 October, 2011) (Published, 24 October, 2011)

Amnesty International, Central African Republic: Action needed to end decades of abuse (Posted on Zunia, 26 October, 2011) (published, 2011)

Amnesty International, Arms Transfers to the Middle East and North Africa (Posted on Zunia, 26 October, 2011) (published, 2011)

ICTSD, Bridges Weekly: Road to Ministerial Appears Murky as WTO Members Explore Options (published, 26October, 2011)

ICTSD, WTO Accession: Russia Strikes Deal with EU (published, 26 October, 2011)

ICTSD, Disputes Roundup: China in the Spot light over Zeroing, Internet Censorship (published, 26 October, 2011)

ICTSD, Road to Ministerial Appears Murkey as WTO members Explore Options (published, 26 October, 2011)

ICTSD, WTO Accession: Russia Strikes Deal with EU (published, 26 October, 2011)

ICTSD, US Farm Bill Talks Push Forward at Breakneck Pace (published, 26 October, 2011)

IISD, Climate Change Policy & Practice, UN Secretary-General Calls on G20 to Step Up for Sustainable Development (published, 25 October, 2011)

ICTSD, Presion sobre las negociaciones del proyecto de ley agricola de EE.UU (published, 2011)

IISD, Climate Change Policy & Practice, JISC Recommendations Forwarded to COP/MOP 7 (published, 24 October, 2011)

IISD, Climate Change Policy & Practice, Kyoto Protocol Committee Considers Compliance of Ukraine, Lithuania, Canada and Italy (posted, 20 October, 2011)

IISD< Biodiversity Policy & Practice, Workshop Discussed Land-Based Sources of Marine Pollution in Wider Caribbean (published, 30 September, 2011)

VI. Podcasts/Videos

House Hearing on Government Investment in Green Energy

Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee Hearing on China’s Role in Africa

Forum Discussion on Conservation Funding in Congress

White House Council on Environmental Quality 2011 GreenGov Symposium

Speech by Libyan Ambassador to the U.S. Ali Aujali

VII. Documents/Negotiations/Practice

Journal of the United Nations

JOURNAL NO.2011/217

Publication Date: Thursday, 10 November 2011
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JOURNAL NO.2011/216

Publication Date: Wednesday, 9 November 2011
[Arabic (430K) | Chinese (646K) | English (386K) | French (426K) | Russian (553K) | Spanish (505K)]

JOURNAL NO.2011/215

Publication Date: Saturday, 5 November 2011
[Arabic (389K) | Chinese (482K) | English (406K) | French (440K) | Russian (560K) | Spanish (510K)]

JOURNAL NO.2011/215

Publication Date: Saturday, 5 November 2011
[Arabic (pending) | Chinese (pending) | English (406K) | French (440K) | Spanish (419K)]

JOURNAL NO.2011/214

Publication Date: Friday, 4 November 2011
[Arabic (400K) | Chinese (487K) | English (370K) | French (437K) | Russian (575K) | Spanish (419K)]

JOURNAL NO.2011/213

Publication Date: Thursday, 3 November 2011
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JOURNAL NO.2011/212

Publication Date: Wednesday, 2 November 2011
[Arabic (447K) | Chinese (508K) | English (335K) | French (408K) | Russian (571K) | Spanish (505K)]

JOURNAL NO.2011/211

Publication Date: Tuesday, 1 November 2011
[Arabic (550K) | Chinese (546K) | English (443K) | French (492K) | Russian (699K) | Spanish (549K)]

JOURNAL NO.2011/210

Publication Date: Saturday, 29 October 2011
[Arabic (474K) | Chinese (756K) | English (348K) | French (390K) | Russian (633K) | Spanish (527K)]

JOURNAL NO.2011/209

Publication Date: Friday, 28 October 2011
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21st General Report of the European Committe for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee for the

Prevention of Torture – Document type: Annual Reports

UN Security Council, Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo, U.N. Doc S/2011/675 (31 October 2011).

Executive Board of the United Nations Children’s Fund, Report of the first and second regular sessions and annual session of 2011, U.N. Doc. E/2011/34/Rev.1 (18 October 2011).

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, Report of Working Group II (Arbitration and Conciliation) of the work of its fifth-fifth session (Vienna, 3-7 October 2011), U.N. Doc. A/CN.9/736 (17 October 2011).

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, Report of Working Group IV (Electronic Commerce) on the work of its forty-fifth session (Vienna, 10-14 October 2011), U.N. Doc. A/CN.9/737 (14 October 2011).

UN General Assembly, Report of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, U.N. Doc. A/66/35 (7 October 2011).

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, Online dispute resolution for cross-border electronic commerce transactions: issues for consideration in the conception of a global ODR framework, Note by the Secretariat, U.N. Doc. A/CN.9/WG.III/WP.110 (28 September 2011).

S/2011/678 REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON SOUTH SUDAN [Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish]

S/2011/661 REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE PROTECTION OF SOMALI NATURAL RESOURCES AND WATERS [Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish]

UN Security Council, Resolution 2017 (2011), Adopted by the Security Council at its 6664th meeting, on 31 October 2011 [Concerning proliferation of arms and related materials from Libya], A/RES/2017 (2011) (31 October 2011).

Framework Convention on Climate Change, Progress made in implementing activities under the Nairobi work programmes on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, Note by the secretariat, FCCC/SBSTA/2011/INF.9 (28 October 2011).

Framework Convention on Climate Change, Synthesis of views on the implications of the inclusion of reforestation of lands with forest in exhaustion as afforestation and reforestation clean development mechanism project activities, FCCC/SBSTA/2011/INF.15 (27 October 2011).

UN Security Council, Report of the Secretary-General on the protection of Somali natural resources and waters, S/2011/661 (25 October 2011).

UN Security Council, Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, S/2011/656 (24 October 2011).

UN General Assembly, United Nations corporate partnerships: the role and functioning of the Global Compact, Note by the Secretary-General, A/66/137/Add.1 (21 October 2011).

UN Security Council, Report of the Secretary-General on developments in Guinea-Bissau and on the activities of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in that country, S/2011/655 (21 October 2011).

UN General Assembly, Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples by the specialized agencies and international institutions associated with the United Nations, Report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee), Rapporteur: Mr. Hasan Abdulhasan (Kuwait), A/66/432 (19 October 2011).

United Nations Industrial Development Organization, UNIDO activities related to energy, Report by the Director-General, GC.14/8 (10 October 2011).

United Nations Industrial Development Organization, UNIDO activities related to environment, Report by the Director-General, GC.14/9 (10 October 2011).

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Investment for development: current policy challenges, Note by the UNCTAD secretariat, TD/B/C.II/MEM.3/11 (26 September 2011).

Framework Convention on Climate Change, Report on the Global Environment Facility to the Conference of the Parties, Note by the secretariat, FCCC/CP/2011/7 (19 September 2011).

FCCC/SBSTA/2011/4 Date: 09 Nov 2011 – Draft modalities and procedures for carbon dioxide capture and storage in geological formations as clean development mechanism project activities. Note by the secretariat.

FCCC/SBSTA/2011/MISC.14 Date: 08 Nov 2011 – Summary on progress in the development of methodologies, standards and protocols for climate-related terrestrial observations and related matters. Submission from the secretariat of the Global Terrestrial Observing System.

FCCC/SBI/2011/INF.13 Date: 09 Nov 2011 – Synthesis report on views and information on the thematic areas in the implementation of the work programme. Note by the secretariat.

FCCC/SBI/2011/13 Date: 04 Nov 2011 – Synthesis report on the process and the modalities and guidelines for national adaptation plans. Note by the secretariat.

FCCC/CP/2011/7/Add.1 Date: 09 Nov 2011 – Report of the Global Environment Facility to the Conference of the Parties. Note by the secretariat. Addendum

FCCC/SBI/2011/10/Add.1 Date: 03 Nov 2011 – Progress report on the work of the Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention. Note by the secretariat. Addendum. Report on the workshop on facilitating the development and long-term sustainability of processes, and the establishment and maintenance of national technical teams, for the preparation of national communications, including greenhouse gas inventories, on a continuous basis

FCCC/SBI/2011/10/Add.2 Date: 03 Nov 2011 – Progress report on the work of the Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention. Note by the secretariat. Addendum. Report on the workshop on greenhouse gas inventory hands-on training for the Latin America and Caribbean region.

FCCC/SBI/2011/10 Date: 03 Nov 2011 – Progress report on the work of the Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention. Note by the secretariat.

FCCC/KP/CMP/2011/5 Date: 03 Nov 2011 – Annual report of the Compliance Committee to the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol.

FCCC/SBSTA/2011/MISC.13 Date: 02 Nov 2011 – Views on the materiality standard under the clean development mechanism. Submissions from Parties and relevant organizations.

FCCC/SBSTA/2011/INF.16 Date: 01 Nov 2011 – Annual report on the technical review of greenhouse gas inventories and other information reported by Parties included in Annex I to the Convention that are also Parties to the Kyoto Protocol under Article 7, paragraph 1, of the Kyoto Protocol. Note by the Secretariat.

FCCC/SBI/2011/11 Date: 28 Oct 2011 – Report on the twentieth meeting of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group. Note by the Secretariat.

FCCC/SBSTA/2011/INF.9 Date: 28 Oct 2011 – Progress made in implementing activities under the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change. Note by the secretariat.

FCCC/SBSTA/2011/INF.15 Date: 27 Oct 2011 – Synthesis of views on the implications of the inclusion of reforestation of lands with forest in exhaustion as afforestation and reforestation clean development mechanism project activities. Note by the secretariat.

A/C.2/66/L.45 DRAFT RES: REPORT OF THE GC OF UNEP ON ITS TWENTY-SIXTH SESSION
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A/C.2/66/L.42 DRAFT RES: HARMONY WITH NATURE (BOLIVIA)

A/C.2/66/L.38 DRAFT RES: PROTECTION OF CORAL REEFS FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS AND

A/C.2/66/L.41 DRAFT RES: AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT

A/C.2/66/L.36 DRAFT RES: IMPLEMENTATION OF THE OUTCOME OF THE UNCHS (HABITAT II)

A/C.2/66/L.33 DRAFT RES: SUSTAINABLE DEV.: SUSTAINABLE MOUNTAIN DEVELOPMENT

A/C.2/66/L.30 DRAFT RES: SUSTAINABLE DEV.: Implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development

A/C.2/66/L.32 DRAFT RES: SUSTAINABLE DEV.: DEVELOPMENTAL BENEFITS OF BIODIVERSITY

A/C.3/66/L.62 DRAFT RES: USE OF MERCENARIES AS A MEANS OF VIOLATING HUMAN RIGHTS

A/C.3/66/L.61 DRAFT RES: THE RIGHT OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE TO SELF-DETERMINATION

A/C.2/66/L.31 DRAFT RES: SUSTAINABLE DEV.: PROMOTION OF NEW AND RENEWABLE SOURCES OF ENERGY

A/C.2/66/L.29 DRAFT RES: SUSTAINABLE DEV.: PROTECTION OF GLOBAL CLIMATE FOR PRESENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS

A/C.2/66/L.26 DRAFT RES: SUSTAINABLE DEV.: Follow-up to and implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for theSustainable Development of Small Island Developing States

A/C.3/66/L.51 DRAFT RES: PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF HRS: PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS

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A/C.3/66/L.43 DRAFT RES: PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF HRS: STRENGTHENING THE ROLE OF THE UNITED NATIONS

A/C.3/66/L.45 DRAFT RES: INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS

A/C.3/66/L.32 DRAFT RES: ENHANCEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF HUMAN RIGHTS

A/C.3/66/L.30 DRAFT RES: RIGHTS OF PEOPLES TO SELF-DETERMINATION

A/C.2/66/L.21 DRAFT RES: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT

A/C.6/66/L.21 DRAFT RESOLUTION – EFFECTS OF ARMED CONFLICTS ON TREATIES

A/C.6/66/L.18 DRAFT RESOLUTION – NATIONALITY OF PERSONS IN RELATION TO THE SUCCESSION OF STATES

IX. Press Releases/Newsletters (select items)

UNECE Weekly, Issue 449 (31 October – 4 November, 2011)

Alka Pradhan, Outside the United States, Extraordinary Rendition on Trial, ASIL Insights (November 2, 2011)

ICTSD, Bridgeamin Mahnad, Targeting Versus Deprivation of Liberty Under the International Law of Armed Conflict, ASIL Insights (November 1, 2011)  

American Society of International Law, International Law in Brief (October 28, 2011)  

ICTSD, Bridges Trade BioRes. Vol. 11, No. 19 (31 October 2011)  

ICTSD, Bridges Weekly Trade Digest, Vol. 15, No. 36 (26 October 2011) 

HJP, Four candidates named for next ICC Prosecutor, Hague Justice Portal (26 October 2011) 

Security Council Report, Monthly Forecast, November 2011 (31 October 2011) 

Security Council Report, Cross-Cutting Report: Rule of Law, No. 3 (28 October 2011) 

Weekly Trade Digest, Vol. 15, No. 37 (2 November 2011)

Organization of American States

A Call to “Democratize Culture” At the opening ceremony of the V Meeting of Ministers of Culture, the Secretary General called on making culture “a daily experience and a form of dignified life.”

OAS Welcomes Bolivia–United States Agreement The Secretary General stated that the document, which creates the basis for reestablishing bilateral relations and represents a step towards reinstating ambassadors in La Paz and Washington, “seeks to strengthen bilateral relations.”

Summit of the Americas Key in Advancing towards Fulfillment of Millennium Development Goals At the preparatory session for the 2012 meeting in Cartagena, the Secretary General recalled the need to review the work towards achieving these collective goals.

OAS Congratulates Historic Turnout in Presidential Election in Guatemala The Secretary General said the elections “reflect the predominant spirit in Guatemalan society, of caring for and strengthening democratic institutions.”

Statement by Mission of Electoral Accompaniment in Nicaragua At the end of Election Day, the mission presented a report on the difficulties, procedures, complaints and observations, and called for calm and responsible citizenship.

Statement by Mission of Electoral Accompaniment in Nicaragua At the end of Election Day, the mission presented a report on the difficulties, procedures, complaints and observations, and called for calm and responsible citizenship.

Statement from the Mission of Electoral Accompaniment in Nicaragua The deployment of 65 observers who will be covering the entire national territory for the general elections of Nov. 6 ends today.

Ministers of Labor and Women’s Affairs Make Progress on Gender Equality and Decent Work The first inter-ministerial dialogue among the highest government authorities on these issues took place in El Salvador.

OAS Will Be Present in Final stage of Nicaraguan Elections At the invitation of the electoral authorities, the Organization has deployed a Mission to accompany the general elections of Sunday, November 6.

“There Cannot Be Sound Democracies without Fair Working Conditions” At the XVII Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor, the Secretary General spoke about the main hemispheric challenges in the area of employment, and encouraged collective action.

OAS Highlights Participation in Local Elections in Colombia The Secretary General congratulated the Colombian government and people “for having an exemplary and civic election day.”

OAS to Observe Second Round of Elections in Guatemala The Electoral Observation Mission will be headed by Ambassador José Octavio Bordón and will be deployed throughout all of the country’s Departments.

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Pillay / Security Council UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay addresses the Security Council on its critical role in ensuring the protection of civilians, citing several ongoing situations which require urgent attention.

Jordan / women’s rights The UN independent expert on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Rashida Manjoo, will visit Jordan from 11-23 November 2011 to assess the situation in the country.

DRC elections A UN report sounds warning bells over a worrying number of pre-election human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, warning that such incidents could endanger the democratic process.

Myanmar concerns The UN human rights expert on Myanmar is concerned about the situation of prisoners of conscience on hunger strike and the healthcare of a jailed Buddhist monk.

Pillay in Moldova UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay highlights the human rights challenges and achievements in Moldova at the end of a four-day visit.

Have your say! Help a new United Nations expert body ensure respect for human rights by business of all sizes, in all sectors, and in all countries.

7 billion rights holders “The seven billionth person has been born into the promise of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “free and equal in dignity and rights.” – Navi Pillay

Mercenary activities “Alarming rise in mercenary activities in new and novel ways” calls for attention, warns the UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries.

Enforced disappearances UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances starts reviewing more than 400 cases from almost 40 countries.

China / Rights restrictions UN experts warn of severe human rights restrictions due to heavy security measures imposed on Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in south-west China.

G20: right to food “Key chance for G20 leaders to tackle negative impacts of biofuels and speculation on human rights,” says UN Special Rapporteur Olivier De Schutter.

7 billion rights holders “The seven billionth person has been born into the promise of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “free and equal in dignity and rights.” – Navi Pillay

Pillay to visit Moldova UN rights chief Navi Pillay begins her first official visit to Moldova Tuesday to discuss human rights issues with the Government, the Centre for Human Rights and NGOs.

Indigenous peoples’ rights Norway could lose lead in the recognition and protection of indigenous peoples’ rights, warns United Nations Special Rapporteur James Anaya

UNHCR

Invisible refugees: protecting Sahrawis and Palestinians displaced by the 2011 Libyan uprising. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyet

Refugees and the peacebuilding process. James Milner

Mogadishu IDP Influx

UNHCR welcomes latest regional effort to end refugee displacement in Balkans

 

X. Media (select sources/select items)

A. News Aggregators

B. International News Sources

C. A Selection of Stories

JURIST Paperchase Newsburst

Drew Singer, Cambodia genocide tribunal rules former official not entitled to amnesty (Tuesday November 8 2011)

Sarah Posner, UN rights office: Syria death toll exceeds 3,500 (Tuesday November 8 2011)

Sung Un Kim, Sri Lanka urged to enforce laws against torture, ill-treatment (Monday November 7 2011)

Dan Taglioli, UN rights chief urges Moldova to cure deficiencies in social, economic rights (Saturday November 5 2011)

Michael Haggerson, EU competition regulator opens investigation into Samsung, Apple (Friday November 4 2011)

Rebecca DiLeonardo, UN rights committee concerned about Iran executions, minority rights (Friday November 4 2011)

Sarah Posner, China mining companies in Zambia violating labor laws: HRW (Friday November 4 2011)

Brandon Gatto, Syria offers amnesty to insurgents who surrender (Friday November 4 2011)

John Paul Putney, Bangladesh urged to stop harassment of defense counsel at war crimes tribunal (Friday November 4 2011)

Matthew Pomy, ICC to investigate Libya war crimes committed by NATO, NTC forces (Thursday November 3 2011)

Alexandra Malatesta, Mercenary regulation necessary to protect human rights: UN report (Thursday November 3 2011)

Sung Un Kim, Urgent issues facing Sierra Leone war crimes court: report (Thursday November 3 2011)

Jenny Votava, Tunisia courts to review extradition of ex-Libya prime minister (Wednesday November 2 2011)

Sarah Posner, Bangladesh war crimes tribunal demands formal charges (Tuesday November 1 2011)

Jaimie Cremeans, Uganda government infringing on speech, assembly rights: AI (Tuesday November 1 2011)

Sung Un Kim, Libya militia torturing displaced Gaddafi supporters: HRW (Monday October 31 2011)

Jerry Votava, Tunisia issues warrant for Yasser Arafat widow (Monday October 31 2011)

Jamie Davis, ICTY sentences Seselj to 18 months for contempt of court (Monday October 31 2011)

Maureen Cosgrove, Bangladesh war crimes trial delayed (Sunday October 30 2011)

Ashley Hileman, ICC prosecutor has evidence against Gaddafi son for planning civilian attacks (Sunday October 30 2011)

Brandon Gatto, Guantanamo detainee files complaint against Lithuania in Europe rights court (Friday October 28 2011)

Hillary Stemple, ICC in contact with Gaddafi son over possible surrender (Friday October 28 2011)

Ashley Hileman, Egypt political corruption law amendments have potential for abuse: HRW (Thursday October 27 2011)

Matthew Pomy, Rights group urges ICC to expand Kenya investigation (Thursday October 27 2011)

Dan Taglioli, International court presidents stress rule of law in annual reports to UN (Thursday October 27 2011)

John Paul Putney, UN SG presses for rights accountability in Sri Lanka (Thursday October 27 2011)

Jenny Votava, Gaddafi son, intelligence chief reportedly seeking surrender to ICC (Thursday October 27 2011)

Jamie Davis, Gaddafi family to file ICC war crimes complaint against NATO (Wednesday October 26 2011)

REUTERS

Fredrik Dahl and Sylvia Westall, Iran worked on nuclear bomb design: U.N. watchdog, Reuters (Nov 8, 2011)

Louis Charbonneau, U.N. panel draft signals Palestinian U.N. bid doomedm, Reuters (Nov 8, 2011)

Fredrik Dahl, IAEA may show recent bomb-related atom work by Iran, Reuters (Nov 8, 2011)

Yann Le Guernigou, Sarkozy tells Obama Netanyahu is a “liar”, Reuters (Nov 8, 2011)

Ben Blanchard, China calls on Japan to quickly resolve fishing boat incident, Reuters (Nov 8, 2011)

Vicky Buffery, France opposes strike on Iran: minister, Reuters (Nov 8, 2011)

Khaled Yacoub Oweis, Syria crackdown toll rises despite Arab peace deal: U.N, Reuters (Nov 8, 2011)

Joe Brock and Camillus Eboh, Nigeria dismisses U.S. embassy’s hotel bomb warning, Reuters (Nov 8, 2011)

Fredrik Dahl, Iran used foreign expertise for atom work: diplomats, Reuters (Nov 7, 2011)

Jim Loney, U.S. empties biggest Iraq base, takes Saddam’s toilet, Reuters (Nov 7, 2011)

Ian Graham, Soldiers murder trial begins in North Ireland, Reuters (Nov 7, 2011)

George Thande, Somali pirates capture Seychelles fishermen, Reuters (Nov 7, 2011)

JoAnne Allen, IAEA to say Iran nearing nuclear capability: report, Reuters (Nov 7, 2011)

Hereward Holland, South Sudan rejects Sudan’s complaint to U.N. over rebels, Reuters (Nov 6, 2011)

Alexandria Sage and Sophie Louet, Force against Iran would be destabilizing: France, Reuters (Nov 6, 2011)

Richard Lough and Abdi Sheikh, Kenya-Eritrea row over arms to Somalia grows, Reuters (Nov 6, 2011)

Ulf Laessing, Sudan sends complaint against S.Sudan to U.N, Reuters (Nov 6, 2011)

Nidal al-Mughrabi, Israeli air strike kills Palestinian militant in Gaza, Reuters (Nov 5, 2011)

Noor Ali and Daud Yussuf, U.N. convoy hits landmine in Kenya’s Dadaab camp, Reuters (Nov 5, 2011)

Robin Pomeroy, Iran says U.S. plot suspect is anti-Tehran militant, Reuters (Nov 5, 2011)

Maayan Lubell, Israel begins deporting Gaza boat activists, Reuters (Nov 5, 2011)

Sung-Won Shim, N.Koreans rescued from boat off S.Korea coast seek asylum: guard, Reuters (Nov 5, 2011)

Chris Allbritton, Exclusive: Pakistan ties with U.S., India improving: Minister, Reuters (Nov 5, 2011)

Phil Stewart, Ramin Mostafavi, Fredrik Dahl, Maayan Lubel,Ralph Boulton , France, and Ben Blanchard, U.S., Israel talk tough ahead of Iran nuclear report, Reuters (Nov 4, 2011)

Maayan Lubell, Military option to deal with Iran is nearer: Israel’s Peres, Reuters (Nov 4, 2011)

Allyn Fisher-Ilan, Israeli navy intercepts Gaza-bound boats, Reuters (Nov 4, 2011)

Susan Cornwell, Night raids, prison control stymie U.S.-Afghan deal, Reuters (Nov 4, 2011)

Daria Sito-Sucic, Bosnia imams speak out after attack on U.S. embassy, Reuters (Nov 4, 2011)

Ramin Mostafavi, Iran boosts anti-U.S. rhetoric ahead of nuclear report, Reuters (Nov 4, 2011)

Nicholas Vinocur, G20 protests fizzle under French rule, police focus, Reuters (Nov 4, 2011)

Nicholas Vinocur, China urges Iran be flexible on nuclear program, Reuters (Nov 4, 2011)

Tom Perry, Palestinians won’t accept less than full U.N. seat: minister, Reuters (Nov 3, 2011)

Waleed Ibrahim, Sadr says to resist any U.S. presence in Iraq, Reuters (Nov 3, 2011)

Timothy Heritage and Guy Faulconbridge, Russia set to end 18-year wait to join WTO, Reuters (Nov 3, 2011)

Louis Charbonneau, U.S., UK, France ratchet up pressure on Iran, Reuters (Nov 3, 2011)

David Brunnstrom, NATO vows “severe pressure” on Haqqanis in Afghanistan, Reuters (Nov 3, 2011)

Luke Baker and Alister Bull, U.S. says IAEA report on Iran next week critical, Reuters (Nov 3, 2011)

Abdi Sheikh, Somali rebels arm Kismayu against Kenyan assault, Reuters (Nov 3, 2011)

Laura MacInnis and Alister Bull, Obama says pressure must be maintained on Iran, Reuters (Nov 3, 2011)

Aaaron Maasho, Ethiopia clears Swedes of terrorism, but keeps them in detention, Reuters (Nov 3, 2011)

Hossein Jaseb, Khamenei accuses U.S. of “terror” attacks in Iran, Reuters (Nov 2, 2011)

Louis Charbonneau, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi may try to flee Libya: ICC, Reuters (Nov 2, 2011)

Abdi Sheikh and Sahra Abdi, Somalis brace for Kenyan air assault, Reuters (Nov 2, 2011)

Tom Perry, PLO to pursue statehood despite Israeli measures, Reuters (Nov 2, 2011)

Mohammed Ghobari, Breakthrough on Yemen power transfer near: EU envoy, Reuters (Nov 2, 2011)

Jeremy Laurence, U.S. army extends curfew in South Korea, Reuters (Nov 2, 2011)

Patrick WorsnipU.N. panel sees “alarming resurgence” of mercenarie, Reuters (Nov 1, 2011)

Michele Kambas, U.N. calls Cyprus peace summit in January, Reuters (Nov 1, 2011)

Noor Ali and Richard Lough, Kenya warns of “imminent” strikes on Somali towns, Reuters (Nov 1, 2011)

Stephanie Nebehay, Millions at risk due to North Korea food crisis: UNICEF, Reuters (Nov 1, 2011)

Robin Paxton, Kyrgyz president-elect wants U.S. air base closed, Reuters (Nov 1, 2011)

Peter Bohan, Arrest made in U.S. flight attendant murder in Mexico, Reuters (Nov 1, 2011)

John Irish, UNESCO grants Palestinians full membership, Reuters (Oct 31, 2011)

Maja Zuvela, Bosnia court orders detention for U.S. Embassy attacker, Reuters (Oct 31, 2011)

Catherine Bremer, China to hold sway at G20 Cannes summit, Reuters (Oct 31, 2011)

Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ari Rabinovitch, Gaza militants fire rockets, testing truce, Reuters (Oct 31, 2011)

Tarek Amara in Tunis and Christopher Scicluna, Tunisia issues warrant for Arafat’s widow, Reuters (Oct 31, 2011)

Simon Cameron-Moore, Afghans, Pakistan may use talks to ease tensions: Turks, Reuters (Oct 31, 2011)

Ben Blanchard, China, others to go after “criminals” along the Mekong, Reuters (Oct 31, 2011)

Lidia Kelly, Russia expects WTO deal by mid-December, Reuters (Oct 31, 2011)

John Irish, UNESCO grants Palestinians full membership, Reuters (Oct 31, 2011)

Daniel Magnowski, Haqqani network may be linked to Kabul suicide attack: officials, Reuters (Oct 31, 2011)

Oliver Holmes, In Tripoli, NATO chief hails “free Libya”, Reuters (Oct 31, 2011)

Nidal al-Mughrabi, Gaza violence subsides as truce seems to take hold, Reuters (Oct 31, 2011)

Michele Kambas, UN’s Ban seeks lifeline to flagging Cyprus talks, Reuters (Oct 30, 2011)

Alexei Anishchuk, Swiss mediators hope Russia can join WTO this year, Reuters (Oct 30, 2011)

Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat, Thai soldiers surrender over killing of 13 Chinese sailors, Reuters (Oct 30, 2011)

Mark John, Niger faces local anger if it delivers Gaddafi son, Reuters (Oct 29, 2011)

Hamid Shalizi, Kabul suicide bomb kills 13 troops, civilian workers, Reuters (Oct 29, 2011)

Nidal al-Mughrabi, No sign of truce taking effect over Gaza flare-up, Reuters (Oct 30, 2011)

David Milliken, Syria’s Assad warns Western powers, Reuters (Oct 30, 2011)

Barry Malone and Chris Buckley, ICC fears son of Libya’s Gaddafi may flee justice, Reuters (Oct 29, 2011)

Matt Robinson, Serbia, Bosnia raid Islamists after U.S. embassy attack, Reuters (Oct 29, 2011)

Hereward Holland, South Sudan rebels threaten Warrap state, call for evacuation, Reuters (Oct 29, 2011)

Brian Rohan, Libyan Islamists urge NTC to stop executions in Iraq, Reuters (Oct 29, 2011)

Mitra Amiri, Iran says wants relations with U.S., but not now, Reuters (Oct 29, 2011)

Nidal al-Mughrabi, Egypt brokers end to Israel-Gaza flare-up: officials, Reuters (Oct 29, 2011)

Aleksandar Vasovic, Serb police raid Islamists after U.S. embassy attack, Reuters (Oct 29, 2011)

Lesley Wroughton, Groups urge G20 not to ignore development agenda, Reuters (Oct 28, 2011)

Dan Williams, Abbas faults Arab refusal of 1947 U.N. Palestine plan, Reuters (Oct 28, 2011)

Susan Cornwell, Pakistan safe havens challenge U.S. Afghan effort, Reuters (Oct 28, 2011)

Noor Ali, Explosion hits Kenyan security forces vehicle, Reuters (Oct 28, 2011)

Vicky Buffery, UNESCO to vote on Monday on Palestinian entry, Reuters (Oct 28, 2011)

Dado Ruvic, Gunman fires at U.S. embassy in Bosnia, Reuters (Oct 28, 2011)

Jibran Ahmad, Suspected U.S. drone kills 13 Pakistani Taliban, Reuters (Oct 28, 2011)

Humphrey Malalo, Kenyan gets life sentence for grenade attack, Reuters (Oct 28, 2011)

Michael Perry, Australia calls for tougher anti-piracy action in Indian Ocean, Reuters (Oct 28, 2011)

Ismail Sameem and Christine Kearney, Insurgents’ attack ends in Afghan south, Reuters (Oct 28, 2011)

Jonathan Thatcher, Commonwealth leaders agree to be more proactive on human rights, Reuters (Oct 28, 2011)

Ben Blanchard, China admits jumping gun on new foreigners’ tax, Reuters (Oct 28, 2011)

Samia Nakhoul, Gaddafi son seeking plane to Hague: NTC official, Reuters (Oct 28, 2011)

Chris Allbritton, Pakistan denies BBC report on Taliban links, Reuters (Oct 27, 2011)

Joseph Guyler Delva, Haiti looks to Asia, own diaspora, for investment, Reuters (Oct 27, 2011)

Margarita Antidze and Gleb Bryanski, After 18 years, Russia on verge of WTO membership, Reuters (Oct 27, 2011)

Jeffrey Heller and Tamim Elyan, Israel, Egypt carry out U.S.-brokered prisoner swap, Reuters (Oct 27, 2011)

Tom Perry, Analysis: Quartet on mission impossible in Mideast logjam, Reuters (Oct 27, 2011)

Mirwais Harooni and Daniel Magnowski, Insurgents attack two foreign bases in Afghan south, Reuters (Oct 27, 2011)

Ismail Taxta and Abdi Sheikh, Somalia’s al Shabaab vows war against Kenya, Reuters (Oct 27, 2011)

Tarek Amara, Tunisia frees former Libyan prime minister: lawyer, Reuters (Oct 27, 2011)

Feisal Omar, Somalia’s al Shabaab vows war against Kenya, Reuters (Oct 27, 2011)

Phil Stewart, U.S. defense chief skeptical on North Korea talks, Reuters (Oct 27, 2011)

Catherine Hornby, Italians, Greeks skeptical over euro zone rescue plan, Reuters (Oct 27, 2011)

Hafiz Wazir, Saud Mehsud, Ismail Khan and Haji Mujtaba, U.S. drone “kills five Taliban commanders” in Pakistan, Reuters (Oct 27, 2011)

Samia Nakhoul, Gaddafi son seeks flight to Hague war crimes court, Reuters (Oct 27, 2011)

Ari Rabinovitch, Israel, Palestinians to offer peace proposals: Quartet, Reuters (Oct 27, 2011)

Aaron Maasho, Somali aid worker quizzed on Westerner kidnappings, Reuters (Oct 26, 2011)

Adrian Croft, Taliban commanders say Pakistan intelligence helps them, Reuters (Oct 26, 2011)

Tom Perry, Palestinians seek UNESCO vote despite US opposition, Reuters (Oct 26, 2011)

Phil Stewart, U.S. defense chief says North Korea “serious threat”, Reuters (Oct 26, 2011)

Martin Petty, Analysis: Afghan peace talk hopes show modest signs of revival, Reuters (Oct 26, 2011)

Ahmad Qiam and Hamid Shalizi, Dozens killed and wounded in an Afghan tanker blaze, Reuters (Oct 26, 2011)

Ben Blanchard and Sally Huang, China welcomes Taiwan president’s peace proposal, Reuters (Oct 26, 2011)

Michael Perry, Commonwealth seeks to avoid slide into irrelevance, Reuters (Oct 26, 2011)
AllAfrica News

8 November 2011

Nigeria – Multinationals and Rights Abuses

Zimbabwe – South Africa Justice Minister Calls for Probe into Rendition Report

7 November 2011

Kenya – Families of ICC Witnesses Get Threats

Kenya – ICC Warns Lawyer over Witnesses

Kenya – UN Working Group to Discuss Violations in Mt Elgon

Nigeria – UNSC Flays Incessant Terrorist Attacks

Sudan – UNAMID Peacekeeper Killed in South Darfur

Sudan – UNSC Stresses Need to End Impunity After Latest Attack on Peacekeepers

6 November 2011

Africa – AU, SADC are Toothless Bulldogs

East Africa – The Ocampo Six and Confirmation Hearings at The Hague

Kenya – Al-Shabaab Goes, Then What?

Liberia – UNSC Calls on all Liberians to Take Part in Upcoming Poll

Nigeria – Ghaddafi’s End = What Message for Dictators?

Nigeria – UNSC Condemns Terrorist Attack

Rwanda – Biruta Addresses Californian University on Genocide

Sudan – Ban Deplores Attack on UN-AU Peacekeepers

Uganda – EU Ready to Join the Hunt for Kony

5 November 2011

Africa – Palestine Depends on UN Members’  Recognition

Kenya – Country Seeks UN Audience as Eritrean Envoy Blames Ethiopia for Diplomatic Row

Kenya – Tribute to Antonio Cassese

4 November 2011

Kenya – Army to Enforce No Fly-Zone over Baidoa

Kenya – Human Rights Demands Grow

Kenya – ICC Hearings Whet Appetite for Justice

Kenya – Nation Teaches Al-Shabaab a Thing or Two About Fighting a Proper War

Kenya – Nguyai Evidence Fuels Ocampo Case

Kenya – State May Review Eritrea Ties over Al-Shabaab Links

Liberia – Taylor’s Trial Not Tied to Election

South Africa – State Signs Convention on Tax Matters

Sudan – Kenya-Eritrea Tensions Rise over Arming of Somali Rebels

Sudan – UN Peacekeeping Chief Discusses Human Rights and Democracy

Sudan – UNSC Urges Swift Withdrawal of North and South Sudan Armies from Abyei

Uganda – UNHRC’s Mandate Does Not Include Drafting Bills

3 November 2011

Africa – East African Court of Justice Underutilised

Africa – Nations Should Have Sovereign Right to Repudiate Illegitimate Debts

Cote D’Ivoire – UN to Provide Multi-Faceted Support for Legislative Elections

Kenya – US Sceptical Over Kismayu Blockade

Libya – Ambassador Rice at UN on Libya and ICC

Libya – ICC Seeks Ghaddafi Son’s Surrender

Libya – Lessons from Libya

Nigeria – UNESCO Elects Nation and 30 Other New Members of Executive Board

Rwanda – European Court’s Decision Should be Emulated By All

South Sudan – Local Rebels Claim Clash Victory and Allege UN Involvement

Uganda – Amnesty Hits Back at Government for Clawing Back Civil Rights

2 November 2011

Africa – AU Urges Greater Compliance on its Rights Protocol

Africa – Rule of Law and the Kill or be Killed Doctrine

Central Africa Republic – Bemba Trial Adjourned as Witness Unable to Testify

East Africa – Region Unlikely to Hit Deadline for Establishment of Single Currency

Egypt – UNESCO’s Recognition Reflects International Support for Palestinian Right

Libya – ICC Calls on Countries to Help Prevent Ghaddafi’s Son Escape from Libya

Nigeria – Peace, Development Take Centre Stage at UNESCO Meet

Somalia – RDF Dismisses Talk of Somalia Deployment

Uganda – US Concerned Over “Deteriorating”  Human Rights

West Africa – Address the Border Threat Urgently or Else

1 November 2011

Africa – China’s Growing Role in Africa and Implication for US Policy

Africa – Ten Proposals to Safeguard the Ocean

Africa – Threats of the Sea

Africa – UNHCR Chief Calls for Action Against Trafficking of Humans

Central African Republic – Witness Questioned About Pictures of Bemba’s Fighters

Equatorial Guinea – Coup Bid had Western Support

Libya – UNSC Calls on Libyan Authorities to Stem Proliferation of Arms

Libya – UNSC says Nation Should Press for Cooperation with ICC

Somalia – UN Envoy Calls for African Peacekeeping Force to Reach Full Strength

South Sudan – Government Seeks More UN Muscle in Contested Abyei

Sudan – IMF and World Bank Meetings 2011

Sudan – UNAMID Organises Discussion on UN Resolution on Women

Uganda – Country Becoming a “Police State”  Warns Amnesty

31 October 2011

Africa – Remarks by Ambassador Delaurentis at UN Debate on Peacebuilding

Congo-Kinshasa – Bemba Trial Witness Worried About Safety of his Family

29 October 2011

East Africa – The Other Horn of Africa

1 November 2011

Kenya – Nation Seeks Kismayu Blockade

Kenya – Somalia – What Next After Linda Nichi Adventure?

Libya – NATO Ends its Campaign in Libya

Somalia – Ethiopian Military Crosses the Border

Sudan – Government Condemns Renewal of US Economic Sanctions

Uganda – Amnesty Puts Government on Spot over Human Rights Abuse

Uganda – South Sudan Demands Withdrawal of Ugandan Troops From Its Soil

31 October 2011

Africa – Who’s Backing Al-Shabaab?

East Africa – In Its Own Interest, EAC Must Pacify Somalia

Kenya – Al-Shabaab Chiefs Could be Probed by Ocampo

Kenya – Do We Really Need AU?

Nigeria – Nation’s Candidate Qualifies for ICC Judges Election

Rwanda – ICTR Verdict for Bagosora and Others on December 15

Somalia – Is Pirate Fishing the Cause of Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea?

South Africa – COP17 No Walk in the Park says Zuma

30 October 2011

Africa – US Has No Respect for European Law

East Africa – Why Capturing Kismayu Could Trigger Proxy Wars for Kenya

East Africa –US $900 Million At Stake as Uganda Battles Oil Companies

Libya – UNSC Votes to Lift No-Fly Zone

South Africa – UN Must Stay Relevant

29 October 2011

Africa – What’s Really Behind Kenya’s Incursion into Somalia?

Kenya – ICC Must Look at Both Sides in Libya

Kenya – Let’s Talk to Al-Shabaab, Somalia Won’t be Pacified by Military Means

Kenya – Suspects Should Not Write Ocampo’s Obituary Yet

Nigeria – The Looming US Invasion of Central Africa

Sudan – Arman Says Economic Assistance Must be Conditioned On End of War

Sudan – As Nation Joins UNESCO, Major Challenges in Education Lie Ahead

28 October 2011

Africa – Fighting Somali Pirates

Africa – The Politics of Humanitarian Principle

Guinea Bissau – UN Official Calls for Multilateral Cooperation to Combat Organised Crime

Kenya – “Extra-Territorial”

Kenya – Let’s Rethink Our Somalia Intervention

Kenya – Nation Does Not Intend to Annex Somalia

Liberia – UNSC Backs Efforts to Ease State Vote Tensions

Liberia – US and UN Pleased with Elections

Libya – ICC Prosecutor in Contact with Ghaddafi’s Son on Possible Surrender

Namibia – Ambassador Nashandi on Ghaddafi’s Killing

Rwanda – Prosecution’s Testimony in Special Hearings for Kabuga Ends

South Africa – Shifting the Focus on MDGS from Quantity to Quality

South Africa – UNSC Votes on End to No-Fly Zone in Libya

Sudan – Aerial Bombings Driving More Refugees into Ethiopia

Tanzania – Justice Chande Speaks on ICC Nomination

27 October 2011

Africa – Climate Talks Background

Africa – Ghaddafi and the Murderous Western Touch

Africa – The US and the Lord’s Resistance Army

Chad – Statement of the International Committee for the Fair Trial of Hissene Habre

Gambia – The UN Day

Kenya – Government Must Account for Mt Elgon Disappearances

Kenya – ICC Trials a David v Goliath Story

Kenya – Incursion into Somalia Risks Internationalising the Conflict

Libya – Mass Killings But This Time Ghaddafi’s Not to Blame

Nigeria – Nation’s ICC Candidate Campaigns in New York

Nigeria – UN Warns on Current Climate Mitigation Efforts

Rwanda – Danish Court’s Decision in Genocide Trial Irks NPPA

Rwanda – ICC President Laments Lack of Cooperation

Senegal – UN Launches Task Force to Help Stem Drag Trafficking in Country

Somalia – Kenyan Forces Entered Somalia With Our Consent says PM

Somalia – President Warns Soldiers Against Harming Civilians

Somalia – Russia Commends UNSC Decision on Prosecution of Somali Pirates

Somalia – Somalia for Dummies

Somalia – Why Somali President Wants Kenya Army Out

Uganda – 10 Lessons Despots Can Take from Ghaddafi’s Brutal Death

26 October 2011

Africa – 50th Session of the African Commission Opens

Africa – Ambassador Godard on Protection of Human Rights

Kenya – ICC Dilemma – Help IDPs or Not?

Kenya – Ocampo Six in Final Plea to IC Judges

Kenya – Ocampo Six to Know Fate on Same Day

Liberia – UNSC Commends Citizens on Peaceful Elections

Liberia – UNSC Looks Forward to Peaceful Second Round in Presidential Poll

Libya – Interim Leader Asks NATO to Stay Till Year-End

Nigeria – World Bank says Nation May Not Meet 2015 MDGs

South Africa – Government Supports Palestinian UN Statehood Bid

Sudan – AU and UN Work on New Roadmap for Peace in Darfur

Sudan – Bashir Says Government Armed Libyan Rebels

Uganda – US Troops to Advise Front-Line Troops on Rebels

Zimbabwe – Call for UNSC Reform

Zimbabwe – President’s Delegation Denied UN Visas

25 October 2011

Africa – Ensure Best Candidate is New ICC Prosecutor

Africa – Statelessness and Gender Discrimination

Africa – Statement by US Official on Deployment of US Forces in Central Africa

Africa – Stop Crime Against Journalists

Libya – UN Panel Urges New Government to Investigate Rights Violations

Sudan – UN Peacekeeping Chief Urges More Efforts to Include Rebels in Peace Process

Uganda – South Sudan Accuses Uganda of Moving International Border

24 October 2011

Morocco – State at UN Convention Against Corruption

22 October 2011

Africa – Desertification Convention Breaks New Ground


* 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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