Anton’s Weekly Digest of International Law, Vol. 3, No. 7 (16 February 2012)

Anton’s Weekly Digest of
International Law

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Vol. 3, No. 7
(16 February 2012)

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. Blogs/Comments/Reviews
VI. Gray Literature
VII. Documents/Negotiations
VIII. Press Releases
IX. Media (select items)

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

Journal of National Security Law & Policy, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2012, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-9, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-9
Laura Dickinson
George Washington University – Law School
Date Posted: February 15, 2012

International Journal of the Rule of Law, Transitional Justice and Human Rights, Vol. 2, 2011
Marjolein Schaap
Erasmus School of Law
Date Posted: February 14, 2012
Accepted Paper Series

The Empirical Turn in International Legal Scholarship
American Journal of International Law, Vol. 106, p. 1, January 2012, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-09
Gregory Shaffer and Tom Ginsburg
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities – School of Law and University of Chicago Law School
Date Posted: February 14, 2012

Par Engstrom
Human Rights Consortium, School of Advanced Study, University of London
Date Posted: February 14, 2012

Virginia Journal of International Law, Vol. 52, No. 2, 2012
Sungjoon Cho
Chicago Kent College of Law
Date Posted: February 13, 2012

California Law Review Circuit, Vol. 3, pp. 190-208, 2012
Jonathan Todres
Georgia State University College of Law
Date Posted: February 13, 2012

Georgetown International Environmental Law Review (GIELR), Vol. 21, 2008
Alison Peck
West Virginia University College of Law
Date Posted: February 13, 2012

Jurimetrics, Vol. 52, No. 3, 2012, UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 12-02
Timothy Malloy
UCLA School of Law
Date Posted: February 13, 2012

GOVERNING UNCERTAINTY: ENVIRONMENT REGULATION IN THE AGE OF NANOTECHNOLOGY, Christopher J. Bosso, ed., Resources for the Future Press, 2010, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 12-07, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 12-12
Cary Coglianese
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Date Posted: February 13, 2012

Cosmin Dariescu
Alexandru I. Cuza University of Iasi
Date Posted: February 12, 2012

Brooklyn Journal of International Law, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2012
Seline Trevisanut
University of Cagliari – Department of Public Law and Social Studies
Date Posted: February 12, 2012, Last Revised: February 14, 2012

REFLECTING SUNLIGHT: THE ETHICS OF SOLAR RADIATION MANAGEMENT, Lexington Books, 2012
Kyle Powys Whyte
Michigan State University – Department of Philosophy
Date Posted: February 12, 2012

George Washington International Law Review, Forthcoming, NYLS Clinical Research Institute Paper No. 02/12
Michael L. Perlin
New York Law School
Date Posted: February 11, 2012

Jerusalem Quarterly, Vol. 49, 2012
Danielle C. Jefferis
Georgetown University Law Center
Date Posted: February 11, 2012

Transnational Environmental Law, Forthcoming
Douglas A. Kysar
Yale University – Law School
Date Posted: February 09, 2012

Loyola Law Review, New Orleans, Vol. 57, 2012, Albany Law School Research Paper No. 44 of 2011-2012
James Thuo Gathii
Albany Law School
Date Posted: February 10, 2012

Michael Birnhack
Tel Aviv University – Buchmann Faculty of Law
Date Posted: February 10, 2012

Privacy Laws & Business International Report, No. 114, pp. 1618, December 2011, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2012-5,
Graham Greenleaf
Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales
Date Posted: February 09, 2012

Opeoluwa Badaru
Critical Research Laboratory in Law and Society, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Date Posted: February 10, 2012
Working Paper Series

Yuvraj Dilip Patil
Symbiosis International University , Symbiosis Law School, Pune
Date Posted: February 09, 2012

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 12/10
Emily Crawford
University of Sydney – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: February 09, 2012

Christina Leb
Platform for International Water Law
Date Posted: February 08, 2012

Wisconsin Law Review, 2012
Paul David Harpur , Ben French and Richard A. Bales
The University of Queensland – T.C. Beirne School of Law , affiliation not provided to SSRN and Northern Kentucky University – Salmon P. Chase College of Law
Date Posted: February 07, 2012

Journal of World Trade Vol. 46, no. 1 (2012), pp. 83–120. This paper may also be referenced as [2012] UNSWLRS 1.
by Leon Trakman

II. Books

Among the Powers of the Earth

(Harvard Univ. Press, Mar. 2012)

Gould, Eliga H.

The Revolution’s aspiration was summed up by the phrase “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Yet the American founding was also a bid for inclusion in the community of nations. According to Eliga Gould, America aspired to diplomatic recognition under international law and the authority to become an Atlantic colonizing power itself.

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University of Wisconson Law Library

Recent Acquisitions

Tibori Szabo, Kinga. Anticipatory action in self-defence: essence and limits under international law. The Hague, Netherlands: T.M.C. Asser Press, 2011. 348 p.

The future of international trade: an American perspective. Athens, GA: Dean Rusk Center, 2011. 86 p. (Symposium sponsored by the Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy)

U.S. International Trade Commission. China: effects of intellectual property infringement and indigenous innovation policies on the U.S. economy: investigation no. 332-519. Washington, D.C., 2011. 308 p. http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo15146

Aspremont, Jean d’. Formalism and the sources of international law: a theory of the ascertainment of legal rules. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2011. 266 p.

Boyle, Francis Anthony. United Ireland, human rights and international law. Atlanta, GA: Clarity Press, 2012. 205 p.

Definitions for the law of the sea: terms not defined by the 1982 Convention. Edited by George K. Walker. Leiden, Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2012. 337 p.

Dinstein, Yoram. War, aggression and self-defence. 5th ed. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 375 p.

Evolution in investment treaty law and arbitration. Edited by Chester Brown and Kate Miles. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 699 p.

Gallagher, Norah and Shan, Wenhua. Chinese investment treaties: policies and practice. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2009. 592 p.

Evolution in investment treaty law and arbitration. Edited by Chester Brown and Kate Miles. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 699 p.

Gallagher, Norah and Shan, Wenhua. Chinese investment treaties: policies and practice. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2009. 592 p.

U.S. Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee. China’s latest crackdown on dissent, hearing before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights, 112th Congress, 1st session, May 13, 2011. 100 p. http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo15843

Westra, Laura. Human rights: the commons and the collective. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press, 2011. 365 p.

The impact of the UK Human Rights Act on private law. Edited by David Hoffman. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 399 p.

Martinez, Jenny S. The slave trade and the origins of international human rights law. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2012. 254 p.

U.S. Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee. Axis of abuse: U.S. human rights policy toward Iran and Syria, hearing before the Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, 112th Congress, 1st session, July 27 and September 22, 2011. 2 v. http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo15344

Legal aspects of doing business in Africa. Edited by Dennis Campbell. 2nd ed. Huntington, NY: Juris, 2011- 1 v. (loose-leaf)

Thailand business legal handbook. Prepared by International Legal Counsellors Thailand (ILCT). 11th ed. Bangkok, Thailand: Royal Thai Government Board of Investment, 2009. 259 p.

U.S. Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Assessing the impact of greenhouse gas regulations on small business, hearing before the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight, and Government Spending, 112th Congress, 1st session, April 6, 2011. 155 p. http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo14452

III. Journals

PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 22: Feb 13, 2012

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

International Law, Dignity, Democracy, and the Arab Spring

Jordan J. Paust, University of Houston Law Center

Het Constitutionele Perspectief en de Coming of Age van Internationale Organisaties (The Constitutional Perspective and the Coming of Age of International Organizations)

C. M. Brolmann, University of Amsterdam – Amsterdam Center for International Law

Issues of Shared Responsibility Before the European Court of Human Rights

Maarten Den Heijer, affiliation not provided to SSRN

The Killing of Osama Bin Laden & Anwar Al-Aulaqi: Uncharted Legal Territory

Beth Van Schaack, Santa Clara University – School of Law

Unilateral Carbon Taxes, Border Adjustments and Carbon Leakage

Joshua Elliott, University of Chicago, Center for Robust Decisionmaking on Climate & Energy Policy (RDCEP)
Ian Foster, University of Chicago, Center for Robust Decisionmaking on Climate & Energy Policy (RDCEP)
Samuel S. Kortum, University of Chicago – Department of Economics, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Gita Khun Jush, University of Chicago, Center for Robust Decisionmaking on Climate & Energy Policy (RDCEP)
Todd Munson, Center for Robust Decisionmaking on Climate & Energy Policy (RDCEP)
David Weisbach, University of Chicago – Law School, Center for Robust Decisionmaking on Climate & Energy Policy (RDCEP)

The Hague Convention on Child Abduction and Unilateral Relocations by Custodial Parents: A Perspective from the United States and Europe – Abbott, Neulinger, Zarraga

Linda Silberman, New York University School of Law

Partisan Conflicts Over Presidential Authority

Jide Nzelibe, Northwestern University – School of Law

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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 21: Feb 10, 2012

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Sun, Sea, Sand … and Space: Launching Tourists into Outer Space from the Dutch Caribbean

Frans Gerhard von der Dunk, University of Nebraska College of Law

World Justice Project Counter-Terrorism Expert Network: Report of Key Findings and Recommendations on the Rule of Law and Counter-Terrorism

Katja Samuel, University of Nottingham
Nigel D. White, University of Nottingham
Ana Maria Salinas de Frias, Malaga University

Cyber Sanctions: Exploring a Blind Spot in the Current Legal Debate

Marco Benatar, Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO)
Kristof Gombeer, Free University of Brussels (VUB)

Hybrid Threats, Cyber Warfare and NATO’s Comprehensive Approach for Countering 21st Century Threats – Mapping the New Frontier of Global Risk and Security Management

Sascha-Dominik Oliver Vladimir Bachmann, University of Portsmouth – School of Law

Revitalizing the Antique War Crime of Pillage: The Potential and Pitfalls of Using International Criminal Law to Address Illegal Resource Exploitation During Armed Conflict

Larissa van den Herik, Leiden University
Daniëlla Dam, Leiden University – Leiden Law School

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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 20: Feb 9, 2012

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Mixing US and Dutch Approaches: Towards Curaçao’s Legislation on Private Commercial Spaceflight

Frans Gerhard von der Dunk, University of Nebraska College of Law

A Taxonomy of Armed Conflict

Marko Milanovic, University of Nottingham School of Law
Vidan Hadzi-Vidanovic, University of Nottingham School of Law, Belgrade Centre for Human Rights

Recent French Decisions on Database Protection: Towards a More Consistent and Compliant Approach with the Court of Justice’s Case Law?

Estelle Derclaye, University of Nottingham, School of law

Integration and the Context of Law: Why the European Court of Justice is Not a Political Actor

Andreas Grimmel, Sciences Po – L’Institut d’études politiques (IEP) de Paris, University of Hamburg / Europa Kolleg Hamburg, University of Cambridge – Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), Harvard University – Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES)

Environmental Law in the Context of Article 31(3)(C) of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties: Reconciling Treaty Interpretation and Progressive Environmental Norms: The Pulp Mills Case and Beyond

Han van Gellecum, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 14: Feb 13, 2012

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

Sun, Sea, Sand … and Space: Launching Tourists into Outer Space from the Dutch Caribbean

Frans Gerhard von der Dunk, University of Nebraska College of Law

Stalemate at the WTO: TRIPS, Agricultural Subsidies, and the Doha Round

Arthur A. Daemmrich, Harvard Business School, BGIE Unit

American Dignity and Healthcare Reform

Neomi Rao, George Mason University School of Law

Constitutional Rights in Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal

Simon N.M. Young, Centre for Comparative and Public Law, University of Hong Kong – Faculty of Law

Patent Law Harmonization in the Age of Globalization: The Necessity and Strategy for a Pragmatic Outcome

Dongwook Chun, Cornell Law School

Free, Prior and Informed Consent in the Aftermath of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Developments and Challenges Ahead

Mauro Barelli, City Law School, City University London

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 13: Feb 9, 2012

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

Civil Service and Military Pension Reforms in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

Mukul G. Asher, National University of Singapore – Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
Azad Singh Bali, National University of Singapore – Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

The Bush-Cheney Legacy: Serial Torture and Forced Disappearance in Manifest Violation of Global Human Rights Law

Jordan J. Paust, University of Houston Law Center

Comparative Anthropology of Law

Elizabeth Ellen Mertz, University of Wisconsin – Madison, American Bar Foundation
Mark Goodale, George Mason University

The European Convention on Human Rights in the Serbian and English Constitutional Orders: A Comparative Analysis

Vidan Hadzi-Vidanovic, University of Nottingham School of Law, Belgrade Centre for Human Rights

Innovative Mechanisms for Resolving or Avoiding Inter-State Trade Disputes in an Asia-Pacific Regional Free Trade Agreement

Brett G. Williams, University of Sydney – Faculty of Law

Choice of Law by the Parties in European Private International Law

Giesela Ruhl, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Reframing the Issue and Cultivating U.S.-based Muslim Humanitarian Relief Organizations

Nina J. Crimm, St. John’s University – School of Law

The Politics of Implementing European Court of Human Rights Judgements

Sharanbir Grewal, Georgetown University
Erik Voeten, Georgetown University – Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)

Mixing US and Dutch Approaches: Towards Curaçao’s Legislation on Private Commercial Spaceflight

Frans Gerhard von der Dunk, University of Nebraska College of Law

The Human Right to Water in Israel: A Case Study of the Unrecognized Bedouin Villages in the Negev

Sharmila L. Murthy, Harvard University – Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) – Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
Mark K. Williams, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Elisha Baskin, Harvard University – Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

The Basic Principles of the Convention for Safeguarding of Intangible Heritage: A Comparative Analysis with the Convention for Protection of World Natural and Cultural Heritage and Japanese Law

Toshiyuki Kono, Kyushu University – Graduate School of Law

Environmental Law in the Context of Article 31(3)(C) of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties: Reconciling Treaty Interpretation and Progressive Environmental Norms: The Pulp Mills Case and Beyond

Han van Gellecum, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 4, No. 5: Feb 9, 2012

DAVID D. CARON & TSEMING YANG, EDS.

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Looking Afresh at the Convention on Biological Diversity

Elisa Morgera, University of Edinburgh
Elsa Tsioumani, International Institute for Sustainable Development

Facing the Climate Change Challenge in a Global Economy

Lee Branstetter, Carnegie Mellon University – H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
William A. Pizer, Resources for the Future

Transboundary Externalities and Property Rights: An International River Pollution Model

Gerard van der Laan, VU University Amsterdam – Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Tinbergen Institute – Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam (TIA)
Nigel Moes, VU University Amsterdam – Department of Econometrics and Operations Research, Tinbergen Institute – Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam (TIA)

Environmental Law in the Context of Article 31(3)(C) of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties: Reconciling Treaty Interpretation and Progressive Environmental Norms: The Pulp Mills Case and Beyond

Han van Gellecum, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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HUMAN RIGHTS & THE GLOBAL ECONOMY eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 9, Feb 13, 2012

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

Settlement of India/EU WTO Dispute re Seizures of In-Transit Medicines: Why the Proposed EU Border Regulation Isn’t Good Enough

Brook K. Baker, Northeastern University – School of Law

A Principled Approach Towards Judicial Review: Lessons from W v. Registrar of Marriages

Puja Kapai, University of Hong Kong – Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong – Centre for Comparative and Public Law

Non-State Actors and Human Rights: Corporate Responsibility and the Attempts to Formalize the Role of Corporations as Participants in the International Legal System.

Eric De Brabandere, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies

The Same Difference: Protecting Same-Sex Couples Under the Domestic Violence Ordinance

Puja Kapai, University of Hong Kong – Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong – Centre for Comparative and Public Law

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EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW: EU eJOURNAL

Vol. 9, No. 13: Feb 14, 2012

PAUL B. STEPHAN & JOHN S. BELL, EDITORS

Product Intervention: A European Perspective

Gaetane Schaeken Willemaers, Research Centre for Social and Economic Law (CRIDES) of the University of Louvain (Belgium)

The Role of Interest Groups in EU Financial Regulation after the European Supervision Authorities in the Financial Field: The Case of the Stakeholder Groups

Pablo Iglesias-Rodriguez, Maastricht University

The False Promise of Decentralization in EU Cohesion Policy

Fernanda Giorgia Nicola, American University – Washington College of Law

The Influence of International Law on the Issue of Co-Parenting: Emerging Trends in International and European Instruments

Natalie Nikolina, affiliation not provided to SSRN

A Call to Members of the European Parliament: Take Transparency Seriously and Enact the ‘Legislative Footprint’

Lukas Obholzer, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW: EU eJOURNAL

Vol. 9, No. 12: Feb 10, 2012

PAUL B. STEPHAN & JOHN S. BELL, EDITORS

Is European Union at the Heart of Citizens’ Identity?

Mihaela Carausan, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration (NSPSPA) – Faculty of Public Administration

Mixing US and Dutch Approaches: Towards Curaçao’s Legislation on Private Commercial Spaceflight

Frans Gerhard von der Dunk, University of Nebraska College of Law

Equity Trading and the MiFID Review: Law, Market Change and Interest Groups in EU Financial Markets

Guido A. Ferrarini, University of Genoa – Law School, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
Niamh Moloney, London School of Economics – Law Department, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Integration and the Context of Law: Why the European Court of Justice is Not a Political Actor

Andreas Grimmel, Sciences Po – L’Institut d’études politiques (IEP) de Paris, University of Hamburg / Europa Kolleg Hamburg, University of Cambridge – Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), Harvard University – Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES)

Dispute Resolution by Courts and Dispute Resolution in Court: Partners or Rivals?

Kristin Hero, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW: EU eJOURNAL

Vol. 9, No. 11: Feb 9, 2012

PAUL B. STEPHAN & JOHN S. BELL, EDITORS

The Determination of Optimal Fines in Cartel Cases: The Myth of Underdeterrence

Marcel Boyer, University of Montreal – Department of Economics, Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organization (CIRANO)
Marie-Laure Allain, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris – Department of Economic Sciences
Rachidi Kotchoni, University of Alberta – Economic Department
Jean-Pierre Ponssard, Ecole Polytechnique, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research)

The European Citizens’ Initiative – Participatory Democracy in the European Union

Mihaela Carausan, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration (NSPSPA) – Faculty of Public Administration

The Role of The Court of Justice of the European Union in Fragmentation of International Public Law

Olena Loboiko, affiliation not provided to SSRN

The ‘European Industrial Policy’ Today: A Journey Across Europe and Nation States

Franco Mosconi, University of Parma – School of Political Science

The Politics of Implementing European Court of Human Rights Judgements

Sharanbir Grewal, Georgetown University
Erik Voeten, Georgetown University – Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)

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NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 9, No. 15: Feb 13, 2012

OREN GROSS, EDITOR

I Will Survive: Coup-Proofing, Military Effectiveness, and Strategic Substitution

Cameron S. Brown, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Christopher J. Fariss, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
R. Blake McMahon, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

The Applicability of International Law in American Detention Policy: Why Al Maqaleh May Be Stuck

Paul Morgan Bumbarger, affiliation not provided to SSRN

South African Private Security Contractors Active in Armed Conflicts: Citizenship, Prosecution and the Right to Work

Shannon Bosch, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Marelie Maritz, University of KwaZulu-Natal

President Obama’s Memo: The Legal Justification for the Targeted Killing of Anwar Al-Awlaki

Bruce Van Baren, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Intervention in Libya, Yes; Intervention in Syria, No: Deciphering the Obama Administration

Amos N. Guiora, University of Utah – S.J. Quinney College of Law

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NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 9, No. 14: Feb 10, 2012

OREN GROSS, EDITOR

Sun, Sea, Sand … and Space: Launching Tourists into Outer Space from the Dutch Caribbean

Frans Gerhard von der Dunk, University of Nebraska College of Law

World Justice Project Counter-Terrorism Expert Network: Report of Key Findings and Recommendations on the Rule of Law and Counter-Terrorism

Katja Samuel, University of Nottingham
Nigel D. White, University of Nottingham
Ana Maria Salinas de Frias, Malaga University

Cyber Sanctions: Exploring a Blind Spot in the Current Legal Debate

Marco Benatar, Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO)
Kristof Gombeer, Free University of Brussels (VUB)

Hybrid Threats, Cyber Warfare and NATO’s Comprehensive Approach for Countering 21st Century Threats – Mapping the New Frontier of Global Risk and Security Management

Sascha-Dominik Oliver Vladimir Bachmann, University of Portsmouth – School of Law

Revitalizing the Antique War Crime of Pillage: The Potential and Pitfalls of Using International Criminal Law to Address Illegal Resource Exploitation During Armed Conflict

Larissa van den Herik, Leiden University
Daniëlla Dam, Leiden University – Leiden Law School

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INDIGENOUS NATIONS & PEOPLES LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 5: Feb 14, 2012

CARRIE GARROW, KEVIN NOBLE MAILLARD, ROBERT ODAWI PORTER, EDITORS

Free, Prior and Informed Consent in the Aftermath of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Developments and Challenges Ahead

Mauro Barelli, City Law School, City University London

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TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE eJOURNAL

Vol. 3, No. 4: Feb 13, 2012

BERNADETTE ATUAHENE, EDITOR

The Horizontal and Vertical Expansions of Transitional Justice: Explanations and Implications for a Contested Field

Thomas Obel Hansen, United States International University (USIU)

Operational Law Experts Roundtable on the Gotovina Judgment: Military Operations, Battlefield Reality and the Judgment’s Impact on Effective Implementation and Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law

Laurie R. Blank, Emory University School of Law

Legal Aspects of Reforming of Party Building in the Concept of ‘Operated Democracy’

Oleg Mikhaylovich Reshetnikov, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

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DEMOCRATIZATION: BUILDING STATES & DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES eJOURNAL

Vol. 5, No. 6: Feb 13, 2012

BRIAN DALE SHOUP & TIMOTHY WILLIAM WATERS, EDS

International Law, Dignity, Democracy, and the Arab Spring

Jordan J. Paust, University of Houston Law Center

Grassroots Constitutional Politics in Iceland

Paul Blokker, University of Trento

Increasing Leverage: Judicial Review as a Democracy-Enhancing Institution

Nicholas Almendares, New York University – School of Law – Politics Department
Patrick Le Bihan, New York University (NYU)

I Will Survive: Coup-Proofing, Military Effectiveness, and Strategic Substitution

Cameron S. Brown, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Christopher J. Fariss, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
R. Blake McMahon, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

Legal Aspects of Reforming of Party Building in the Concept of ‘Operated Democracy’

Oleg Mikhaylovich Reshetnikov, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

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LAW, INSTITUTIONS & DEVELOPMENT eJOURNAL

Vol. 10, No. 6: Feb 13, 2012

KEVIN E. DAVIS and KATHARINA PISTOR, EDS.

Who Are the Legal Nihilists in Russia?

Kathryn Hendley, University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, University of Wisconsin – Madison – Department of Political Science

The Ownership of Industrial Land in Russian Cities: Explaining Patterns of Privatization Across Regions and Firms

William Pyle, Middlebury College – Department of Economics

Governance of Microcredit as a Strategy for Poverty Reduction in the Philippines

Frede Moreno, Alliance for International Education, Germany

Development Plans Role in Promoting Achievement of Sustainable Development: A Case Study of the State of Selangor, Malaysia

Ainul Jaria Bt Maidin, International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM)

Treatment of Small Businesses in Public Procurement in Brazil

Valéria Guimarães de Lima e Silva, Princeton University – Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Approaches to EU Blending Mechanisms for Development Finance

Jorge Nunez-Ferrer, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
Arno Behrens, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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IMMIGRATION, REFUGEE & CITIZENSHIP LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 13, No. 8: Feb 9, 2012

BERNARD TRUJILLO, EDITOR

Freedom of Conscience and Religious Belief

Puja Kapai, University of Hong Kong – Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong – Centre for Comparative and Public Law

Is European Union at the Heart of Citizens’ Identity?

Mihaela Carausan, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration (NSPSPA) – Faculty of Public Administration

A Critique of the Foreigners Act, 1946: A Legislation de Jure or de Facto?

Suraj Kumar Singh, National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL)

Developing Capacities for Inclusive Citizenship in Multicultural Societies: The Role of Deliberative Theory and Citizenship Education

Puja Kapai, University of Hong Kong – Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong – Centre for Comparative and Public Law

The Human Rights of Women in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Puja Kapai, University of Hong Kong – Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong – Centre for Comparative and Public Law

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COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 12, No. 13: Feb 14, 2012

FRANCESCO PARISI, EDITOR

The Diverging Approach to Price Squeezes in the United States and Europe

George Hay, Cornell University – School of Law
Kathryn McMahon, University of Warwick – School of Law

Impulse Control and Criminal Responsibility: Lessons from Neuroscience

Steven Penney, University of Alberta – Faculty of Law

The Splendour of Form: Scholastic Jurisprudence and ‘Irrational Formality’

Helge Dedek, McGill University – Faculty of Law

Ownership in Complex Authorship: A Comparative Study of Joint Works

Thomas Margoni, University of Western Ontario – Faculty of Law
Mark Perry, University of Western Ontario – Faculty of Law

Regulating Shadow Banking

Steven L. Schwarcz, Duke University – School of Law

Sham Litigation in the Pharmaceutical Sector

Valéria Guimarães de Lima e Silva, Princeton University – Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

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COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 12, No. 12: Feb 13, 2012

FRANCESCO PARISI, EDITOR

US Subpart F Legislative Proposals: A Comparative Perspective

Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, University of Michigan Law School
Nicola Sartori, University of Milan, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

EU Criminal Justice: The Challenge of Due Process Rights within a Framework of Mutual Recognition

Jacqueline S. Hodgson, University of Warwick – School of Law

Who Are the Legal Nihilists in Russia?

Kathryn Hendley, University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, University of Wisconsin – Madison – Department of Political Science

Comparative Law as Transnational Law: A Decade of the German Law Journal

Russell Miller, Washington and Lee University – School of Law
Peer Zumbansen, York University – Osgoode Hall Law School

China and the Human

David L. Eng, University of Pennsylvania – Department of English
Teemu Ruskola, Emory University School of Law
Shuang Shen, Pennsylvania State University – College of the Liberal Arts

Initial Reflections on the Possible Application of Contingent Capital in Corporate Governance

Wulf A. Kaal, University of St. Thomas – School of Law (Minnesota)

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COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 12, No. 11: Feb 9, 2012

FRANCESCO PARISI, EDITOR

The Human Rights of Women in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Puja Kapai, University of Hong Kong – Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong – Centre for Comparative and Public Law

Equity Trading and the MiFID Review: Law, Market Change and Interest Groups in EU Financial Markets

Guido A. Ferrarini, University of Genoa – Law School, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
Niamh Moloney, London School of Economics – Law Department, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Comparative Supreme Justice

Ditlev Tamm, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Autonomy and Heteronomy of the Judiciary – A Historical Approach

Pia Letto-Vanamo, University of Helsinki – Faculty of Law -Centre of Excellence in Foundations of European Law and Polity

Sassywood

Peter T. Leeson, George Mason University – Department of Economics
Christopher J. Coyne, George Mason University – Department of Economics

Comparing Remedies for Breach of Contract in Italian and English Law

Luca Ficetola, University of London, School of Oriental & African Studies – School of Law

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Chinese Journal of International Law

(Advance Access)

The Value of the Manila Declaration on International Dispute Settlement in a Case in Which the Philippines is a Party by Degan, V.-D.

The Environment, Risk and Liability in International Law by Yee, S.

The European Union and the Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes by Hoffmeister, F.

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Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht

Volume 71, Issue 4, 2011

ABHANDLUNGEN

P. Behrens: Assessment of International Criminal Evidence: The Case of the Unpredictable Génocidaire 661

 

M. Klatt: Positive Obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights 691

S. van den Bogaert: Roma Segregation in Education: Direct or Indirect Discrimination? An Analysis of the Parallels and Differences between Council Directive 2000/43/EC and Recent ECtHR Case Law on Roma Educational Matters 719

H. Wenander: Recognition of Foreign Administrative Decisions – Balancing International Cooperation, National Self-Determination, and Individual Rights 755

STELLUNGNAHMEN UND BERICHTE

C. M. Zoethout: The Dilemma of Constitutional Comparativism 787

M. Schaub: Zur völkerrechtlichen Zulässigkeit des amerikanischen Editions-befehls an die UBS im Streit um die Kundendaten 807

LITERATUR Buchbesprechungen 825 Dupuy, Pierre-Marie/Francioni, Francesco/Petersmann, Ernst-Ulrich (eds.): Human Rights in International Investment Law and Arbitration. (L. Gramlich): 825 – Tomuschat, Christian (Hrsg.): Weltordnungsmodelle für das 21. Jahrhundert – Völkerrechtliche Perspektiven. (V. König): 834 – Wolfrum, Rüdiger/Kojima, Chie (eds.): Solidarity: A Structural Principle of International Law. (P. Hilpold): 838.

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Nordic Journal of International Law

Volume 81, Number 1 (2012)

Modifying the UN Charter through Subsequent Practice: Prospects for the Charter’s Revitalisation
pp. 1-20(20)
Author: Liang, Jessica

Giving Substance to Form: Moving towards an Integrated Governance Model of Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment
pp. 21-38(18)
Author: Langshaw, Alexander

Enforcing EUCHR Principles and Fundamental Rights in Environmental Cases
pp. 39-74(36)
Author: Sadeleer, Nicolas de

G. Martinico and O. Pollicino (eds.), The National Judicial Treatment of the ECHR and EU Laws. A Comparative Constitutional Perspective, Europa Law Publishing, Groningen, July 2010. ISBN 978-90-8952-069-2, 511 pp, paperback, price: EUR 75, USD 115
pp. 75-77(3)
Author: Fontanelli, Filippo

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International Journal on Minority and Group Rights

Volume 19, Number 1 (2011)

The Strasbourg Court and Minority Groups: Shooting in the Dark or a New Interpretive Ethos?
pp. 1-23(23)
Author: Pentassuglia, Gaetano

Corporate Accountability and Indigenous Peoples: Prospects and Limitations of the US Alien Tort Claims Act
pp. 25-52(28)
Authors: Gilbert, Jérémie

Minority Political Participation at the Local Level: The Roma
pp. 53-68(16)
Authors: Bačlija, Irena; Haček, Miro

Squaring Indigenous Circles: The Making of Nicaragua’s Indigenous Communal Property Regime
pp. 69-103(35)
Authors: Arraiza, José-María

R. J. Cook and S. Cusack, Gender Stereotyping Transnational Legal Perspectives, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-8122-4214-0 (alk. paper), 288 pages, price: GB 32.50, USD 49.95
pp. 105-107(3)
Author: Fazaeli, Roja

G. Pentassuglia, Minority Groups and Judicial Discourse in International Law: A Comparative Perspective, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden, 2009. ISBN 978-90-04-17672-0; 276 pages (index at pp. 273-276), price: EUR 101
pp. 108-114(7)
Author: Viens, Philippe

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Harvard Human Rights Journal

(Online)

Ou Virak Interview, Part II

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Human Rights Review

Online First

Invisible War: The United States and the Iraq Sanctions by Joy Gordon
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010

David Kieran

Online First™, 9 February 2012

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International Criminal Law Review

vol. 12 no. 1 (2012)

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Ingentaconnect

Quick Search contains ‘International law’

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International Law Reporter

Jacob Katz Cogan

Amsterdam Law Forum (Vol. 4, no. 1, 2012)

International Legal Materials (Vol. 50, no. 6, November 2011)

Archiv des Völkerrechts (Vol. 49, no. 4, December 2011)

Ocean Development & International Law (Vol. 43, no. 1, 2012)

Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Institutions (Vol. 18, no. 1, January-March 2012)

Legal Issues of Economic Integration (Vol. 39, no. 1, 2012)

New York University Journal of International Law and Politics (Vol. 44, no. 1, Fall 2011)

ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal (Vol. 26, no. 2, Fall 2011)

Leiden Journal of International Law (Vol. 25, no. 1, March 2012)

IV. Cases and Dispute Settlement

A. OXFORD REPORTS ON INTERNATIONAL LAW

Nakrash and Liu v Sweden, Admissibility, UN Doc CCPR/C/94/D/1540/2007; IHRL 3771 (UNHRC 2008)

Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment – Human rights, right to family – International courts and tribunals, admissibility of claims – Non-refoulement

Omojudi v United Kingdom, Merits and just satisfaction, App no 1820/08; IHRL 3690 (ECHR 2009) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Deportation – Human rights, right to family

Ustarkhanova v Russian Federation, Merits and just satisfaction, App no 35744/05; IHRL 3694 (ECHR 2009) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment – Human rights, right to effective remedy – Human rights, right to liberty and security of person – Human rights, right to life

Ragan Salgado v United Kingdom, Admissibility, UN Doc CEDAW/C/37/D/11/2006; IHRL 3787 (CEDAW 2007) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Exhaustion of local remedies – Human rights, right to non-discrimination

Gochev v Bulgaria, Merits and just satisfaction, App no 34383/03; IHRL 3692 (ECHR 2009) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, civil and political rights – Human rights, right to liberty of movement

Zentralrat Deutscher Sinti und Roma and ors v Germany, Merits, UN Doc CERD/C/72/D/38/2006; IHRL 152 (CERD 2008) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Hate speech – Human rights, right to non-discrimination – International courts and tribunals, admissibility of claims – Racial discrimination

R (on the application of M) v Her Majesty’s Treasury and two other actions, Decision on request for preliminary reference to the European Court of Justice, (2008) UKHL 26; ILDC 1539 (UK 2008)  Subject(s): Human rights – Relationship between international and domestic law – Universal international organizations and institutions Keyword(s): EC law, relationship with international law – ECJ (European Court of Justice) – ECJ (European Court of Justice), application of international law – EU (European Union) – Human rights, civil and political rights – Human rights, right to social security – Terrorism, financing – UN Security Council

Nolan and K v Russia, Merits and just satisfaction, App no 2512/04; IHRL 3664 (ECHR 2009)  Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Aliens, treatment – Human rights, freedom of thought, conscience, and religion – Human rights, right to family – Human rights, right to liberty and security of person

Cudak v Lithuania, Merits and just satisfaction, App no 15869/02; IHRL 159 (ECHR 2010)  Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, right to a judge – Immunity from jurisdiction, states

Kayhan v Turkey, Admissibility, UN Doc CEDAW/C/34/D/8/2005; IHRL 3785 (CEDAW 2006) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Exhaustion of local remedies – International courts and tribunals, admissibility of claims

Roach v Electoral Commissioner, Individual constitutional complaint to the High Court of Australia, (2007) HCA 43; ILDC 979 (AU 2007) Subject(s): Human rights – Relationship between international and domestic law Keyword(s): Democracy – Human rights, civil and political rights – Human rights, right to vote and to be elected – International law and domestic law, consistent interpretation – Treaties, application

Doe I and ors v Unocal Corp, District Court judgment, 963 F Supp 880 (CD Cal 1997); ILDC 1678 (US 1997) Subject(s): Immunities – Human rights – Relationship between international and domestic law – Settlement of disputes – Sources, foundations and principles of international law Keyword(s): Act of state doctrine – Corporations, multinational – Crimes against humanity – Human rights, freedom from slavery or forced labour – Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment – Immunity from jurisdiction, agents of states – Immunity from jurisdiction, state officials – Peremptory norms / ius cogens – Sovereignty – Torture

Malawi African Association v Mauritania, and joined cases, Merits, Comm nos 54/91, 61/91, 98/93, 164/97, 196/97, 210/98; 27th ordinary session, (27 April–11 May 2000); 13th Annual Activity Report (1999–2000); IHRL 221 (ACHPR 2000) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, civil and political rights – Human rights, equality before the law – Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment – Human rights, right to fair trial – Human rights, right to liberty and security of person – Human rights, right to life – Human rights, right to property

Phillip v Trinidad and Tobago, Merits, UN Doc CCPR/C/64/D/594/1992; IHRL 2101 (UNHRC 1998) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Exhaustion of local remedies – Human rights, right to fair trial – Human rights, right to life – Human rights, rights of persons deprived of their liberty – Legal representation, right to

B. Human Rights Council and Human Rights Treaty Bodies

A/HRC/19/13 REPORT OF THE WORKING GROUP ON THE UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW : ICELAND [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

CRC/C/SR.1544 SUMMARY RECORD OF THE 1544TH (CHAMBER A) MEETING, HELD AT THE PALAIS WILSON, GENEVA, ON TUESDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER 2010 : COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD, 55TH SESSION [ English | French | Spanish ]

Submission to the Human Rights Committee on Implementation of its Views in the Philippines Publisher: REDRESS – Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

International Detention Coalition (IDC) Immigration Detention Submission to the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants Publisher: International Detention Coalition – Document type: Thematic Reports

Implementation of the Comprehensive Strategy for the Rwandan Refugee Situation, including UNHCR’s recommendations on the Applicability of the “Ceased Circumstances’ Cessation Clauses” Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees – Document type: General  Comments/Recommendations

Mise en oeuvre de la Stratégie globale relative à la situation des réfugiés rwandais, y compris des recommandations du HCR sur l’applicabilité des clauses de cessation « pour circonstances ayant cessè d’exister » Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees – Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

Implementation of the Comprehensive Strategy for the Angolan Refugee Situation, including UNHCR’s recommendations on the applicability of the “ceased circumstances” cessation clauses Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees – Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

C. Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

IACHR Takes Case Involving Colombia to Inter-American Court

D. REFWORLD

Affaire R.U. c. Grèce Publisher: Council of Europe: Commissioner for Human Rights – Document type: Case Law

E. World Trade Organization

India files dispute against Turkey On 13 February 2012, India requested consultations with Turkey under the dispute settlement system concerning the latter’s safeguard measures on import of cotton yarn (other than sewing thread).

F. European Court of Human Rights

(from European Court of Human Rights News)

Judgement I.M v. France (9152/09) : order to deport asylum seeker to Sudan despite his appeal : violation art.13 and 3

G. Law Library of Congress

Japan: Law on Making Local Areas Resistant to Tsunamis

Israel: Revised Rules on Compensation for Victims of Offenses

Council of Europe: Public Persons and the Right to Privacy

Brazil: Federal Supreme Court Confirms Powers of National Council of Justice

France: Paris Commercial Tribunal Found Google Maps Guilty of Unfair Competition

Uganda: Parliament Considering Petroleum Bill

Israel: Statute of Limitations for Sexual Harassment Suits

China: Human Rights Activist Li Tie Sentenced for Subversion

Indonesia: Atheist to Be Charged with Blasphemy

Argentina: Bill Penalizes “Grooming” of Minors on the Internet

Greece: Draft Bill on Fair and Speedy Trials

Germany: Right-Wing Extremist Database Proposed

China: Tightened Controls on Microblogging, Including Real Name Requirement

V. Blogs/reviews/comment (select items)

Treading carefully with Iran By Ved Nanda

Actualités de l’IFRI

L’Irak, nouvel espace de déploiement de la puissance turque

AlertNet Blogs

Transparency is for life, not just for PR

Green development is a slippery fish

ASIL Insights

Germany v. Italy: The International Court of Justice Affirms Principles of State Immunity Chimène I. Keitner

The 2011 Update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises By Jernej Letnar Cernic

Bangladesh War Crimes Tribunal

Govt PR debacle on UN detention ruling

Blog of Rights (ACLU)

Holes in GOP Guantánamo Report Only Highlight the True Problems

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Web Edition

Projecting power: The security implications of space-based solar power

In hot water: The “other” global warming

Social acceptance and the Blue Ribbon Commission: A positive experience in national nuclear waste discussions

Carneigie Council

North Korea: The World’s Principle Violator of Responsibility to Protect

U.S. Domestic and Foreign Security Challenges, 2012

Why Are We Surprised at Egypt’s Backlash against Foreign NGOs?

All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals

Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis

Global Ethics Corner: The Cuban Embargo Turns 50: Time to Rethink U.S. Policy?

Citizen Pilgrimage (Richard Falk)

When is an ‘NGO’ not an NGO? Twists and Turns Beneath the Cairo Skies

The Menace of Present & Future Drone Warfare

Turkey’s Foreign Policy: Zero Problems with Neighbors Revisited

Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security

Southeast Asian climate change study finds plenty of options for farmers to adapt

Climate Progress

Getting Smarter on China: Understanding the Next Generation of Chinese Leaders to Solve Shared Challenges

Arctic Sea Ice Update: Spectacular and Ominous

Council on Foreign Relations

How to Mend U.S.-China Ties

American Force: Dangers, Delusions, and Dilemmas in National Security (Audio)

Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Statement on Syria, February 2012

The UN’s Mideast Struggles

Two Ways to Ease U.S.-China Economic Tensions

What the United States and China Need to Do

Expanding China-Africa Oil Ties

Egypt’s Never-Ending Revolution

Darfur Genocide Accountability Act of 2005

West Must Not Intervene Militarily in Syria

U.S. State Department Statement on Embassy Closure in Syria, February 2012

Earth Justice Blogs

Obama ‘Promise’ Keeps Arctic Drilling On Table

Earth Rights International

Big Oil Use Fiction, Not Fact, to Oppose New Transparency Rules

Are big oil and the SEC in cahoots, or is the SEC just scared?

East Asia Forum

Xi Jinping goes to America, building mutual trust

Is China’s economy changing course?

The 2012 G20 Summit: facing down global challenges in Mexico

China’s upstream energy dealings: the Persian problem

Curbing corruption in China

EJIL: Talk!

Germany v. Italy: A View from the United States

Head of State Immunity is not the same as State Immunity: A Response to the African Union’s Position on Article 98 of the ICC Statute

US Drone Strikes in Pakistan: Can it be Legal to Target Rescuers & Funeralgoers?

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Small Island States Lose Powerful Voice

The EnvironmentaList

From Apple Gadgets to Palm Oil, New CA Law Compels Companies to Disclose Efforts to Combat Slavery

Disease and Expolitation Threaten Indigenous Andaman Island Tribe

FCO Bloggers (UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office)

A picture of women’s rights in Suchitoto, El Salvador

Space Weather – Science Fiction or a Real Threat?

Beyond the Fiscal Treaty

EU integration and Ukraine: next steps?

Foreign Affairs

The Fight Against Corruption Goes Global

Leaving Afghan Development in the Wrong Hands

Bookshelf: Can Intervention Work? by Rory Stewart

Sanctions Won’t End Iran’s Nuclear Program

How to Engage Iran

What the Russian Protests Can — And Can’t — Do

Foreign Policy

The Strange Revolution in Bahrain, One Year On – By Christian Caryl The revolt in little Bahrain is easy to ignore. But it’s actually part of a big global story.

Rooting for Xi – By Jeffrey Bader Why we should hope that China’s next leader is a big success.

The Unknown Unknowns – By Francis J. Gavin and James B. Steinberg If the past half-century of American political history has taught us anything, it’s that we can’t possibly know the consequences of bombing — or not bombing — Iran.

Outward Bound – By Charles Kenny America may be turning inward, but thank goodness the rest of the world isn’t too.

Empty Suit – By Yu Jie Xi Jinping is just another Communist Party hack.

Save Us from the Liberal Hawks – By David Rieff Syria’s a tragedy. But it’s not our problem.

The Counterterrorism Consensus – By Michael A. Cohen How did liberals end up supporting the Obama administration’s continuation of George W. Bush’s secret war on terror?

Where a Woman’s Place Is on the Front Lines – By Joshua E. Keating The U.S. military is opening up more positions to female troops. But women already serve in combat in more than a dozen countries.

The Ticking Clock – By Robert Haddick Four reasons why — this time — you should believe the hype about Israel attacking Iran.

Bull in the China Shop – By Daniel Blumenthal The Obama administration is welcoming China’s presumptive next leader, Xi Jinping. But how can it make good policy when the strategy is a mess?

A Loss We Can Live With – By James Traub The endgame in Afghanistan isn’t 2013 or 2014; it’s already happened. The only thing now is to make sure that the retreat is not a total disaster for those we leave behind.

We’re All State Capitalists Now – By Niall Ferguson The debate about whether America or China will ultimately triumph is a red herring that distracts us from the real contest of our time.

Embarrassment of Riches – By Peter Passell Natural resources would seem to promise easy money. Welcome to the dark side.

The Muddle Kingdom – By Isaac Stone Fish China has a serious PR problem.

Foreign Policy Association

Iran Ready to Talk?

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Awareness Day Passes With Little Notice

The European Union Crisis: The View from Poland

Russian Politician and American Ambassador Emphasize Arctic Cooperation

Vicious Cycle of Climate Change and Food Insecurity in Tanzania

BRICS and Investment: Emerging Markets and Frontier Markets Going for Gold

The Syrian Spiral

Zambia v. Cote d’Ivoire for CAF Supremacy

Green (NYTimes)

From 9/11, a Lesson on Whales, Noise and Stress

Grotian Moment

Piracy Prosecutions in the Seychelles

Human Rights Now (Amnesty)

Prisoner Cleared for Release Marks 10 Years of Captivity at Guantanamo

More Peaceful Protesters in World’s Largest Democracy’s Jails

Closing the Doors to Justice in Turkey

In Custodia Legis

Abolition of Slavery in Ethiopia

Inforrm

Case Law: Jones v Tsige – the Ontario Courts recognise a privacy tort

Case Law: Von Hannover v Germany (No.2) – Unclear clarification and unappreciated margins

Case Law: Axel Springer v Germany, Grand Chamber finds violation of Article 10

International Criminal Law Bureau

The Paradoxical Path of Individuals to the African Court

Intercross (ICRC)

From the field – Syrian civilians bear brunt of violence

From the field – Yemen briefings at CENTCOM

From the field – Engaging CENTCOM on Afghanistan

International Economic Law and Policy (Simon Lester)

Alternatives to Zeroing

Transatlantic Free Trade Proposals

Investor State in the KORUS FTA

The “Good Kind” of Offshoring

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Paper: Harnessing the Power of Public–Private Partnerships: The role of hybrid financing strategies in sustainable development

International Law Curry

India Initiates WTO Dispute Against Turkey

International Law Observer

The Activity of the European Court of Human Rights in 2011

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

Tenth Anniversary of the OP to the CRC on Children in Armed Conflict

Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Judge Baltasar Garzón Reportedly Convicted and Suspended for Investigating Crimes Under Franco

UN General Assembly to Debate Situation in Syria on Monday

Montenegro Joins Hague Service Convention and Evidence Convention

ICJ Rules that Italy Violates International Law by Allowing Suits Against Germany

ECCC Supreme Court Chamber Increases Duch’s Sentence from 35 Years to Life

ICTY Sentences Member of Legal Defense Team to a Year in Prison for Contempt of Court

US Executive Order on Iran

Judge Baltasar Garzón

International Water Law Project Blog

Outcome of the Nairobi Nile Council of Ministers Meeting – An Inevitable Consequence of a level-playing field?

Nicaragua and Costa Rica Return to the ICJ for 3rd Case over the San Juan River

IntLawGrrls

Reconciling Truth and Privacy in Argentina

Pressure Increasing on Sri Lanka to Investigate War Crimes

Expressive dimension of EU criminal law

Syria in surge

French criminal law on Armenian genocide denial

Jurist – Hotline / Forum

Balancing Freedom of Expression and Human Rights in France

Morocco Must Ratify the Rome Statute

Norwegian Terror Laws Should Not be Expanded

Israeli Citizenship Laws are Unconstitutional

Prosecuting Genocide: Reflecting on the Vukovic Decision

Stretching the Mandate: ICC Action in the Maldives

Hungary and Mexico’s Constitutional Parallels

Understanding Lakey: Abortion Rights and the Right to Know

Banning the Burqa and the European Identity Crisis

Mugesera: Clarifying Rwanda Incitement Jurisprudence

Justice in Conflict (Mark Kersten)

The Kwoyelo Trial: A Final(?) Roundup

Why Libya should not join the ICC…Yet

Lawfare

Military Commissions Charges Sworn Against Majid Khan

Information Sharing and the Cybersecurity Act of 2012

An Addendum on Harold Koh

Paul Rosenzweig on Harold Koh’s Duty of Loyalty

Selecting Between Civilian and Military Prosecution Options in the Shadow of the NDAA

Justice Department Memo on Al Aulaqi and Abdulmutallab

Detainee Defense Counsel Files Complaint Over Woods Correspondence Order

Aliens, No-Fly Lists, and Constitutional Rights: The Ninth Circuit Weighs In

European Governments File Supreme Court Amicus Briefs in Kiobel

Legal Planet

China Vice-President Xi Jinping in America: some thoughts on US-China environmental collaboration

LieberCode

Syria and the Overlapping Consensus

Syria, Intervention, and Recognition

Targeting and the Concept of “Intent”

Making Waves (Greenpeace)

Protecting oceans: It’s not rocket science

Victory for the oceans and freedom of speech in Taiwan

New York Times (blogs)

ArtsBeat: Belgian Court Refuses to Ban ‘Tintin in the Congo’

One World International Practice Blog (Louis M. Solomon)

Another successful veil piercing against non-U.S. national for U.S. judgment

Ninth Circuit Address Choice of Law in the Context of Class Certification

Opinio Juris

Syria and the Overlapping Consensus

Apple and Human Rights: Could the Market Work?

Dan Joyner: Why I Won’t Attend the Jessup Competition Again

A Response to Dapo Akande — Part I

NBC: Israel and MEK Responsible for Murdering Iranian Scientists

Syria, Intervention, and Recognition

Harold Koh’s Keynote Speech at University of Virginia

International Labor Organization Rules Against Moreno-Ocampo (Again)

Since the Security Council Won’t Act, Send in the ICC?

Global Convergence in Settlements (the Class Action Kind!)

OurWorld 2.0

Fishy decision: Herring stock depletion in Canada

Communicating climate science online

Peace Palace Library

US cites United Nations treaty in seeking extradition of Megaupload founder

Ogaden Somalis file Ethiopia ICC complaint

Border control / The key is in Netanyahu’s hands

The menace of present & future drone warfare

Britain shouldn’t aid a lawless America

President signs private international law legislation

Spain’s top court throws out bribery case against crusading judge

European airfare war

A dangerous precedent: The human rights abuses of Jean Claude Duvalier

Malaysia hands fugitive writer back to Saudis

PPgis.net Blog

Landscape, Process and Power: Re-evaluating Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Prawfsblog

Bargaining Your Way Out of War Crimes

Rand Corporation

Syria is Trending Toward the Libya Model

Switchboard (NRDC)

Latin America Climate, Energy and Environment News: 2/4 – 2/10/2012

In Patagonia: Chile’s Glaciers Melt While Renewable Energy Resources Remain Untapped

Thinking Fast and Slow about Climate Change

Terrorism Monitor

Somalia’s Transitional Government Seeks to Finish Off al-Shabaab This Year

The Two Way (NPR)

Germany Puts Off Signing Global Anti-Piracy Agreement

Israel Isn’t Going To Attack Us, Iran’s U.N. Ambassador Says

UK Human Rights Blog

Strasbourg in the primordial soup

Does a risk of an explosion engage Article 8?

Court bans autistic woman from having sex

Sound of tumbleweed greets secret civil trials proposals

The importance of children in automatic deportation cases

Another pig of a problem

Abu Qatada, public prayer and cameras in court – The Human Rights Roundup

Another control order ruled unlawful for breach of right to fair trial

Scottish bail conditions breach human rights to liberty, rules Scottish court

Please stow your rights in the overhead compartment

United Nations Dispatch

Syria; Sudan/South Sudan; the Sahel; Haiti; and more

UPDATE: Why A Peacekeeping Mission to Syria is a Bad Idea and Non Starter

Round 2 at the UN. Arab League taking the fight for Syria to the floor of the General Assembly

Afghanistan in Transition, Civilians in Armed Conflict, and the Implications of Libya

Syria; Libya; Haiti; WFP/Horn of Africa

5 Videos from the Siege of Homs

The World’s Newest Country May be the World’s Hungriest

UTNE Reader Blog

What Would It Take? Sustainable Ocean Fisheries

What’s In Blue

Council Visit to Haiti

Sudan Sanctions Committee (Darfur) and South Sudan Consultations

DPA Briefing on Emerging Issues

World Resources Insitute

Transparency and Accountability (MRV) in the Durban Climate Deal

Ambition in the Durban Climate Deal

Map of SBSTA Submissions: REDD+ Safeguard Information System

Yale Environment 360

Reliance on ‘Virtual Water’ Puts Some Nations at Risk, Study Says

Glaciers, Ice Caps Losing 150 Billion Tons of Ice Annually

On the Road Back to Rio, Green Direction Has Been Lost

VI. Gray Literature (select items)

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

Iran’s Threat to the Strait of Hormuz Publisher: United States Congressional Research Service – Document type: Country Reports

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the human rights situation in Afghanistan and technical assistance achievements in the field of human rights Publisher: UN Human Rights Council – Document type: Country Reports

Algeria: Current Issues Publisher: United States Congressional Research Service – Document type: Country Reports

North Korea: U.S. Relations, Nuclear Diplomacy, and Internal Situation Publisher: United States Congressional Research Service – Document type: Country Reports

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

Central America Regional Security Initiative: Background and Policy Issues for Congress Publisher: United States Congressional Research Service – Document type: Regional Reports

Oman: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy Publisher: United States Congressional Research Service – Document type: Country Reports

Kim Jong-il’s Death: Implications for North Korea’s Stability and U.S. Policy Publisher: United States Congressional Research Service – Document type: Country Reports

Putting solidarity to the test: assessing Europe’s response to the asylum crisis in Greece Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees – Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Mobilizing for refugee protection: reflections on the 60th anniversary of UNHCR and the 1951 Refugee Convention Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees – Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

After the deluge: gender and early recovery housing in Sindh, Pakistan Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees – Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Human trafficking in Mexico and neighbouring countries: a review of protection approaches Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees – Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

The cost of living: an analysis of the time and money spent by refugees accessing services in Nairobi Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees – Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Engaging with refugee protection? The Organization of African Unity and African Union since 1963 Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees – Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Invisible refugees: protecting Sahrawis and Palestinians displaced by the 2011 Libyan uprising Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees – Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Refugees and the peacebuilding process Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees – Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

From Responsibility to Response: Assessing National Approaches to Internal Displacement Publisher: Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement – Document type: Thematic Reports

Protecting People Crossing Borders in the Context of Climate Change Normative Gaps and Possible Approaches Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees – Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Nigeria: Amicus Curiae Brief to the Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Justice and Security Green Paper: Consultation: Submission form the REDRESS Trust: 6 January 2012 Publisher: REDRESS – Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

VII. Documents/Negotiations/Practice

Journal of the United Nations

JOURNAL NO.2012/31

Publication Date: Wednesday, 15 February 2012
[ English (221K) | French (234K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2012/30

Publication Date: Tuesday, 14 February 2012
[ English (263K) | French (339K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2012/29

Publication Date: Saturday, 11 February 2012
[ English (215K) | French (234K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2012/28

Publication Date: Friday, 10 February 2012
[ English (226K) | French (243K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2012/27

Publication Date: Thursday, 9 February 2012
[ English (274K) | French (283K) ]

S/PV.6712 SECURITY COUNCIL, 67TH YEAR : 6712TH MEETING, TUESDAY, 7 FEBRUARY 2012, NEW YORK (The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo) [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/RES/66/197 IMPLEMENTATION OF AGENDA 21, THE PROGRAMME FOR THE FURTHER IMPLEMENTATION OF AGENDA 21 AND THE OUTCOMES OF THE WORLD SUMMIT ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

UNEP/GCSS.XII/10/ADD.1 ENHANCED COORDINATION ACROSS THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM, INCLUDING THE ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT GROUP: ADDENDUM: UPDATE ON THE STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME AND THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/HRC/19/20 REPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS S-9/1 AND S-12/1 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/HRC/19/32 ANALYTICAL COMPILATION OF THE SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED IN WRITING AND MADE AT THE CONSULTATION ON THE PROGRESS REPORT ON THE DRAFT GUIDING PRINCIPLES ON EXTREME POVERTY AND HUMAN RIGHTS : REPORT OF THE OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/HRC/19/60 REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF, HEINER BIELEFELDT [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/HRC/19/42 COMPREHENSIVE STUDY ON THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF THE NON-REPATRIATION OF FUNDS OF ILLICIT ORIGIN TO THE COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN ON THE ENJOYMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS, IN PARTICULAR ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS : REPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/HRC/19/52 REPORT OF THE OPEN-ENDED WORKING GROUP ON THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT ON ITS 12TH SESSION, GENEVA, 14-18 NOVEMBER 2011 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/HRC/19/52/CORR.1 REPORT OF THE OPEN-ENDED WORKING GROUP ON THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT ON ITS 12TH SESSION, GENEVA, 14-18 NOVEMBER 2011 : CORRIGENDUM [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/HRC/19/55 REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS, MARGARET SEKAGGYA [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/HRC/AC/8/4 PRELIMINARY STUDY ON PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS THROUGH A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF TRADITIONAL VALUES OF HUMANKIND / PREPARED BY VLADIMIR KARTASHKIN, RAPPORTEUR OF THE DRAFTING GROUP OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE [ON PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS THROUGH A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF TRADITIONAL VALUES OF HUMANKIND] [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/HRC/19/36 THEMATIC STUDY BY THE OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ON PARTICIPATION IN POLITICAL AND PUBLIC LIFE BY PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

CRC/C/SR.1508 SUMMARY RECORD OF THE 1508TH (CHAMBER A) MEETING, HELD AT THE PALAIS WILSON, GENEVA, ON THURSDAY, 27 MAY 2010 : COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD, 54TH SESSION [ English | French | Spanish ]

E/CN.9/2012/3 REPORT ON THE MEETINGS OF THE BUREAU OF THE COMMISSION ON POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

E/CN.5/2012/L.3 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE FAMILY DRAFT RESOLUTION [Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

E/CN.5/2012/L.6 DRAFT RESOLUTION DISABILITIES [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

E/CN.7/2012/12 WORK OF THE STANDING OPEN-ENDED INTERGOVERNMENTAL WORKING GROUP ON IMPROVING THE GOVERNANCE AND FINANCIAL SITUATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE ON DRUGS AND CRIME [ Chinese | English | Russian ]

E/C.16/2012/3 PUBLIC GOVERNANCE AND ADMINISTRATION FOR RESULTS: PUBLIC SERVICE CAPACITY-BUILDING [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

E/CN.5/2012/L.7 CSOCD – DRAFT RESOLUTION ON POVERTY ERADICATION [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/CN.9/WG.I/WP.79/ADD.11 REVISED GUIDE TO ENACTMENT TO ACCOMPANY THE UNCITRAL MODEL LAW ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT : ADDENDUM [ English ]

A/HRC/19/54 REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS, CHALOKA BEYANI [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/HRC/19/54 REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS, CHALOKA BEYANI [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this context, Addendum : Mission to Algeria Publisher: UN Human Rights Council – Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Addendum : Mission to Kenya

Publisher: UN Human Rights Council – Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Addendum : Mission to Maldives Publisher: UN Human Rights Council – Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons Publisher: UN Human Rights Council – Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Addendum : Mission to India Publisher: UN Human Rights Council – Document type: Country Reports

Report of the independent expert on minority issues, Addendum : Mission to Bulgaria Publisher: UN Human Rights Council – Document type: Country Reports

Report of the independent expert on minority issues, Addendum : Mission to Rwanda Publisher: UN Human Rights Council – Document type: Country Reports

Report of the independent expert on minority issues Publisher: UN Human Rights Council – Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Addendum : Mission to Georgia Publisher: UN Human Rights Council – Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Publisher: UN Human Rights Council – Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, Addendum : Mission to Timor-Leste Publisher: UN Human Rights Council – Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances Publisher: UN Human Rights Council – Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Addendum : Mission to Paraguay Publisher: UN Human Rights Council – Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief Publisher: UN Human Rights Council – Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Addendum : Mission to Tunisia Publisher: UN Human Rights Council – Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Publisher: UN Human Rights Council – Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography Publisher: UN Human Rights Council – Document type: Thematic Reports

Annual report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children Publisher: UN Human Rights Council – Document type: Annual Reports

A/AC.105/C.1/WGW/2012/L.1 Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Scientific and Technical Subcommittee Forty-ninth session, Draft report of the Working Group of the Whole

FCCC/SB/2011/INF.6/Corr.1 Date: 10 Feb 2012 – Report on the joint workshop on matters relating to Article 2, paragraph 3, and Article 3, paragraph 14, of the Kyoto Protocol. Note by the secretariat. Corrigendum.

Handbook and Guidelines on Procedures and Criteria for Determining Refugee Status under the 1951 Convention and the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees – Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

U.S. Congress. House. Armed Services Committee. Operation Odyssey Dawn and U.S. military operations in Libya, hearing, 112th Congress, 1st session, March 31, 2011. 61 p. http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo14720

VIII. Press Releases/Newsletters (select items)

War Crimes Prosecution Watch, Vol. 6, Issue 23 — February 13, 2012

UNEP

Media Accreditation Open for UNEP Governing Council and Global Ministerial Environment Forum
From Soil Carbon to Decommissioning Nuclear Reactors, UNEP Year Book Highlights Key Emerging Issues

Blue Planet Prize Winners Call for Transformational Change to Achieve Sustainable Development

Domestic Consumption is Main Contributor to Africa’s E-Waste

Tara Oceans expedition arrives in New York City

Countries Call for Blue Economy to Protect the Mediterranean

From Soil Carbon to Nuclear Reactors: UNEP Yearbook Outlines Major Emerging Issues for Global Environment

Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights

“Roofs, not handcuffs” “Hungary’s homeless need roofs, not handcuffs,” say UN experts on extreme poverty and housing Magdalena Sepúlveda and Raquel Rolnik.

Urgent appeal for help Israel: UN Special Rapporteur Richard Falk urgently appeals for international help for a Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike.

“Protect rights defenders” UN Special Rapporteur Margaret Sekaggya urges the Honduran Government to effectively protect human rights defenders.

Somali boat people plight “Smuggling and trafficking in innocent Somalis must stop,” urges UN Independent Expert Shamsul Bari after yet another boat disaster in Gulf Aden.

Arbitrary restrictions Georgia: UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai warns on increasing climate of fear and intimidation against opposition, unions and NGOs.

Syria / General Assembly States must “act now” to protect Syrian population, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay tells General Assembly

Israel / right to housing “Israel’s policies violate right to housing and need urgent revision,” says UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing Raquel Rolnik.

Palestinian territories Fact-finding mission by Special Rapporteur Richard Falk to the occupied Palestinian territory, Egypt and Jordan, from 10-20 February.

Mission to Uruguay Human right to water and sanitation: fact-finding visit by UN expert Catarina de Albuquerque to assess official efforts (13-17 February).

Judge Garzón case UN experts on independence of judges and enforced disappearances express over implications of Judge Baltasar Garzón case in Spain.

World Trade Organization

The way forward on Doha is “to move in small steps” — Lamy

Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body

General Council: Proposed agenda

Pascal Lamy speaks on the challenge of feeding 9 billion people

Organization of American States

OAS Welcomes the 45th Anniversary of the Signing of the Tlatelolco Treaty

Honduras’ Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Visits OAS

OAS Supports Argentina’s Right Over the Malvinas

OAS and ParlAmericas Seek to Increase Cooperation

Model OAS General Assembly Opens in Santo Domingo

Haiti and OAS Identify Ways to Make International Aid More Effective

UNHCR

UNHCR set to help relocate thousands of Malian refugees from borders

UNHCR, governments to relocate thousands of Malian refugees from borders

UNHCR Lebanon Update: Situation in North Lebanon, 4 February-10 February 2012

Somalis perish in new boat disaster in Gulf of Aden

UNHCR seeking $145 million in urgent funds for Sudanese exodus

UNHCR aid to countries receiving people fleeing clashes in northern Mali

UNHCR steps up emergency response to crisis in Mali

UNHCR seeks US$145 million to help tens of thousands of Sudanese refugees

UNHCR seeks US$145 million to help tens of thousands of Sudanese refugees

UN Women

Preparing for Rio+20

Nutrition in a Bag for Rural Households in Rajasthan

Audio: UN Expert Urges All States to Ratify Anti-child Soldier Treaty

Mobilizing Men by Exploring Ways that Equality Benefits All

As World Celebrates the First World Radio Day, Community Radio Expands Dialogue on Women’s Rights in Rural Communities

Investing in People and Equity to Build a World of Opportunity for All

IX. Media (select sources/select items)

A. News Aggregators

 

B. International News Sources

C. A Selection of Stories

UN News Service

UN experts speak out against Hungarian law criminalizing homelessness

UN rights expert calls for intervention to help Palestinian detainee on hunger strike

UN adviser warns of potential sectarian split in Syria

Senior UN official calls on countries to end stalemate on disarmament

Top UN officials to travel to Niger as new food crisis looms across Sahel region

UN warns of unequal exposure to environmental health risks within Europe

Ban hails Latin American nuclear weapon-free zone on 45th anniversary

Sudan: Security Council alarmed by humanitarian crisis in conflict-hit states

Women must be empowered to ‘create the future we want’ – Migiro

UN chief urges more companies to embrace business sustainability ideals

Madagascar: UNICEF gears up to help victims of deadly cyclone

UN genocide tribunal in Rwanda elects new officials

UN boosting assistance to rebuild Afghanistan’s irrigation network

UN working with Mali’s neighbours to relocate refugees from border areas

General Assembly President stresses role of UN in problem solving

Arriving in Myanmar, UN envoy focuses on sustainable development

Security Council ambassadors begin official visit to Haiti

UN forum seeks to improve access to organic products from developing world

Calling for end to provocations, Ban says Israel and Palestinians must restore trust

Calling for end to provocations, Ban says Israel and Palestinians must restore trust

UN envoy urges universal ratification of treaty to end use of children in conflict

UN convenes meeting of aid groups to discuss how to tackle hunger in Sahel

Ban welcomes signing of non-aggression pact between Sudan and South Sudan

UN welcomes official start of operations for Libyan electoral authorities

Maldives: UN official urges all sides to form national unity government

Migiro urges greater role for emerging economies in global governance

UN human rights chief urges General Assembly to act now to protect Syrians

Georgia: UN expert warns about arbitrary restrictions against opposition

Soil erosion and nuclear reactor management emerging as key green issues – UN

Organized crime in West Africa the focus of talks between UN envoy, Interpol

Georgia: UN expert warns about arbitrary restrictions against opposition

General Assembly begins meeting on situation in Syria

UN human rights expert calls for urgent revision of Israeli housing policies

UNESCO ready to boost assistance as Myanmar moves ahead with reforms

Libya: UN calls for justice after killings of displaced persons

UN welcomes charges against army colonel over mass rapes in Guinea

UN envoy calls on Israel to preserve health of Palestinian detainee on hunger strike

Ban urges Sudan and South Sudan to make compromises on unresolved Disputes

Ban urges dialogue in dispute over Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

Spanish judge should not be prosecuted for doing his job, says UN rights office

UN-backed report warns of dangers of increasing electronic waste in West Africa

Spanish judge should not be prosecuted for doing his job, says UN rights office

General Assembly to discuss latest developments in Syria

At least 11 Somalis perish in latest Gulf of Aden boat tragedy, UN reports

UN agency steps up aid delivery to refugees fleeing conflict in Mali

UN agency steps up aid delivery to refugees fleeing conflict in Mali

Asia-Pacific nations wrap up UN forum with plan to advance progress on AIDS targets

Security Council hears call for closer ties between UN and European security bloc

UN official outlines priorities ahead of sustainable development summit

Global food prices rebound for first time in six months – UN

Senior UN official urges all sides in the Maldives to pursue dialogue

UN-backed marine expedition highlights impact of climate change in oceans

In South Sudan, work begins on UN-backed training centre for ex-soldiers

Wave of prison deaths in South America sparks alarm from UN human rights office

Rap artist 50 Cent visits Horn of Africa with UN food relief agency

Nuclear test ban treaty the focus of Ban’s visit to Austrian capital

UN wraps up year of forests by highlighting their social and economic value

Libya: UN welcomes adoption of electoral laws

UN official urges Syria to immediately end violations against children

UN official stresses need to boost peacekeeping operations in DR Congo

Haiti making progress on rule of law, but faces serious challenges – UN expert

General Assembly President calls for support for housing programme for Palestinians

Ban voices concern over outbreak of fighting in northern Mali

Serbia-Kosovo dialogue eases tensions, but challenges remain – UN official

Most workers in Afghan brick kilns are bonded child labourers – UN-backed survey

UN human rights experts express concern about trial of prominent Spanish judge

Jurist Paper Chase Newsburst

Greece parliament approves austerity measures

Pakistan PM charged with contempt of court

Apple sues Motorola in federal court over patent claims in Germany

Former Croatia interior minister pleads not guity to war crimes charges

Iraq conducted 65 executions since start of 2012: HRW

UN report finds rise in criminal violence harmful to Caribbean economies

Federal judge allows ‘secret evidence’ in al Qaeda trial

Canada security service authorized to use information obtained through torture

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

Chad rebels threaten to advance on N’Djamena.

Sierra Leone president forced out UN envoy.

Iran to unveil nuclear ‘achievements’ Wednesday.

Israel to ‘settle score’ with Bangkok attackers.

‘No protection’ for Syrian government, says China.

Kosovo Serbs hold referendum on Pristina government.

US and North Korea to hold nuclear talks in Beijing.

Karzai to push for access to Taliban in Pakistan.

Somali government calls for end to arms embargo.

EU should respond rapidly to Myanmar reforms, says EU top official.

Mali says soldiers, civilians executed during Tuareg clashes.

Gambari to visit South Sudan and Uganda over peace in Darfur.

Al-Qaida calls on Muslim world to support Assad opposition forces.

Iran behind attack on Israeli officials in New Delhi, says Netanyahu.

US State Department to send legal team to Haiti.

Sudan and South Sudan sign peace pact.

Syria ignores Arab plan to stop bloodshed.

US ponders re-arming AMISOM amid terror groups merger.

NATO says found Afghan children dead after air strike.

Turkey working to recognise Syria opposition as official leaders.

UN backs call for unity government for Maldives.

Six killed in Libyan tribal clashes.

Iraqi policeman killed by insurgents.

Heavy gunfire in Lebanon’s Tripoli, one wounded.

Sudan and South Sudan resume post-secession talks.

Russia opposes more sanctions on Sudan.

UN chief meets with Serbian foreign minister.

Somali government says ‘no news’ al-Shabaab allied to al-Qaida.

UN rights office calls for Syrian officials to be referred to ICC.

Syria bloodshed is outrageous, says Obama.

Blasts in Syria’s Aleppo as ‘tanks mass outside Homs.’

Thousands gather in Yemen to back upcoming vote.

China to send senior official to Iran for nuclear talks.

New OSCE chairs says closer partnership between UN ‘indispensable.’

UN delegation arrives amid Maldives unrest.

Ban Ki-moon says UK and Argentina must stop ‘escalating’ conflict over Falklands.

Sudan dismisses report on use of Chinese and Russian arms in Darfur.

Israel rejects new Palestinian government, demands Iran action.

Pakistan denies meeting with Taliban in Qatar.

Afghan president postpones handover of US prison.

Lebanon says France visit not aimed at pressuring Syria.

Sudanese president declares amnesty for Darfur LJM members.

ECOWAS team to investigate fighting in Mali.

Somalia’s al-Shabaab joins al-Qaida, leader says.

US and Israel split on speed of Iran threat.

UN official stresses need to boost DRC peacekeeping.

China says Syrian opposition delegation has visited.

Police issue arrest warrant for ex-Maldives president.

Arab League plans to revive Syria mission, says UN chief.

Tuareg rebels take Mali border area, UN chief urges talks.

UN Wire

Russia softens over Syria as UN decries violence

UN reports on soil depletion, aging reactors

Maldives’ UN ambassador resigns, alleges Nasheed coup

UN envoy to Sierra Leone is reportedly ousted by country’s president

UN seeks tougher rules for air cargo battery shipments

Reforming Afghanistan’s orphanages

Nearly 61% of Nigerians are living in “absolute poverty”

Child-marriage alliance sets sights on South Asia

Can China’s growth be greener?

Guide helps cities cope with surge in urban flooding

UAE is using sun, wind to build carbon-neutral city

Kimberley Process is “under siege,” say observers

Unprecedented Iran letter-writing campaign presages protests

Chinese activist gets 7-year term for sending poem via Skype

General Assembly to discuss Syria violence

UN delegates visit Haiti

Suu Kyi is awarded long-delayed UNESCO tolerance prize

UN refugee chief: “Old crises seem never to die”

Gunmen kill UN women’s fund consultant in Cairo

Bangladesh anti-poverty program turns 40

Afghan refugee camps are overwhelmed with aid after reports of neglect

Increased demand for natural gas in Japan

New EU aviation tax renews talk of global deal

Opposition to female circumcision is growing in Africa (Los Angeles Times)

Ban calls Syria violence “totally unacceptable before humanity” (USA TODAY)

Russia, China draw a line on Syria (Reuters)

Russians drill through 3,768 meters of ice, tap ancient Antarctic lake (The Guardian (London))

Turkmenistan’s president wins new term

Violence rips through Athens as Greece approves more spending cuts

Bahrain riot police battle youth on eve of anniversary of popular revolt

Shining Path rebel leader is captured in Peru

Car bombers target staff at Israeli embassies in India, Georgia

UN rights group urges ICC action on Syria

UN officials seek to calm Maldives unrest

Benin makes inroads against malaria

WFP: Food crisis in Mauritania is worsening

U.K. urges new goals at Rio+20

Erratic weather leads to 2% jump in global food prices

Signs point to deepening violence in Syria

Putin 2.0 would inherit a changed Russia

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood urges immediate handover of power from military

Spanish human rights judge is barred from judiciary

Al-Qaida leader welcomes al-Shabab to its ranks in video

Myanmar monk Gambira is detained over unlocking of monasteries

Desperate Tibetans in wave of self-immolations

Record 15 tons of methamphetamine confiscated in Mexico

UNDP: The cost of the Caribbean crime surge

Anti-impunity commission to remain in Guatemala

UN rights experts back embattled Spanish judge

UN: South Sudan is facing a “dire” food crisis

Violence is declining in Sudan’s Darfur, UN envoy says

Tutu speaks out against child marriage

Charcoal trade harms Uganda’s forests

Studies give the best look yet at frozen regions

Putin explains Syria diplomacy

Libyan militias continue to operate after conflict

Maldives court seeks arrest of former president

Afghanistan’s Karzai is accused of obstructing peace talks with Taliban


* 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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