Anton’s Weekly Digest of International Law, Vol. 3, No. 8 (24 February 2012)

Anton’s Weekly Digest of
International Law

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Vol. 3, No. 8
(24 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. Podcasts/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

Boston Univ. School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 12-09
Tamar Frankel
Boston University School of Law
Date Posted: February 23, 2012

EUI Working Papers LAW No. 2012/02
Antoine Duval and Moreau Marie-Ange
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Université de Lyon 2
Date Posted: February 23, 2012

UNTOLD STORIES: HIDDEN HISTORIES OF WAR CRIMES TRIALS, G. Simpson & K. Heller, eds., Oxford University Press, 2012
Grietje Baars
University College London
Date Posted: February 21, 2012

Brigham Young University Law Review, Vol. 2011, pp. 1937-1989
Lincoln Davies
University of Utah – S.J. Quinney College of Law
Date Posted: February 21, 2012

Georgetown Journal of International Law, Vol. 43, 2012, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 12-52, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper
Anthony J. Bellia Jr. and Bradford R. Clark
Notre Dame Law School and George Washington University Law School
Date Posted: February 21, 2012
Last Revised: February 22, 2012

Houston Law Review, Vol. 48, pp. 1105-1163, 2012, Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper
Jonathan Todres
Georgia State University College of Law
Date Posted: February 21, 2012

Sanjukta Bhattacharya
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: February 20, 2012

Florida Journal of International Law, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2012
Daphné Richemond-Barak
Radzyner School of Law, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
Date Posted: February 20, 2012

Fides Et Libertas: The Journal of the International Religious Liberty Association, p. 89, 2011
Robert C. Blitt
University of Tennessee College of Law
Date Posted: February 20, 2012

Brian Flanagan
National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUI Maynooth) – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: February 20, 2012, Last Revised: February 22, 2012

KLRI Journal of Law and Legislation, Vol. 1, 2011
Lincoln Davies
University of Utah – S.J. Quinney College of Law
Date Posted: February 20, 2012

Abdulmalik Mousa Altamimi
University of Leeds
Date Posted: February 20, 2012

INDONESIA: LAW AND SOCIETY, p. 499, T. Lindsey, ed., Federation Press, 2008
Daniel Fitzpatrick
Australian National University (ANU)
Date Posted: February 19, 2012

Yale Journal of International Law, Vol. 22, p. 170, 1997
Daniel Fitzpatrick
Australian National University (ANU)
Date Posted: February 19, 2012

Oregon Law Review, Vol. 88, 2009
Gregory Gordon
University of North Dakota – School of Law
Date Posted: February 18, 2012

Minnesota Journal of International Law Online, Spring 2012
Laurens Ankersmit , Jessica C. Lawrence and Gareth T. Davies
VU University Amsterdam , affiliation not provided to SSRN and Free University of Amsterdam – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: February 18, 2012

Brian A. Langille and Benjamin J. Oliphant
University of Toronto – Faculty of Law and University of Toronto
Date Posted: February 18, 2012

American Journal of International Law, Vol. 106, p. 118-125, 2012, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-05
Charles C. Jalloh
University of Pittsburgh – School of Law
Date Posted: February 18, 2012

International Legal Materials, Vol. 5, No. 6, pp. 1148-1160, 2011
Ioana Cismas
Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Date Posted: February 18, 2012

Gregory Gordon
University of North Dakota – School of Law
Date Posted: February 18, 2012

Gregory Gordon and Sonya D. Winner
University of North Dakota – School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: February 18, 2012

INFORMAL INTERNATIONAL LAWMAKING, Joost Pauwelyn, R. Wessel & Jan Wouters, eds., Oxford University Press, 2012, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-10
Mark A. Pollack and Gregory Shaffer
Temple University – Department of Political Science and University of Minnesota – Twin Cities – School of Law
Date Posted: February 18, 2012

Journal of World Investment, Vol. 3, No. 5, pp. 769-792, 2002
Debra P. Steger
University of Ottawa – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: February 18, 2012

Kunseo Park
Ksure (Korea Trade Insurance Corporation)
Date Posted: February 18, 2012, Last Revised: February 23, 2012

Brian A. Langille
University of Toronto – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: February 18, 2012

Widener Law Review, Vol. XV, No. 2, p. 391, 2010
Eleanor Weston Brown
Regent Universty School of Law
Date Posted: February 18, 2012

Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum, Vol. 22, pp. 401-431, 2011, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-4, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 12-7
Michael P. Vandenbergh and Jonathan M. Gilligan
Vanderbilt Law School and Vanderbilt University – Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Date Posted: February 18, 2012, Last Revised: February 20, 2012

Environmental Law, Forthcoming, Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-6
Jonathan H. Adler
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Date Posted: February 18, 2012

Washington University Global Studies Law Review, Vol. 11, 2012
David L. Attanasio and Nelson Camilo Sanchez Leon
affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: February 17, 2012

Gregory Gordon
University of North Dakota – School of Law
Date Posted: February 17, 2012
Last Revised: February 20, 2012

Herald of the Chamber of Lawyers of Samara Region, No. 4, p. 27, 2011
Yuriy Vladislavovich Belyayev
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: February 17, 2012

Natural Resources & Environment, Vol 26, No. 3, Winter 2012
Carmen G. Gonzalez
Seattle University School of Law
Date Posted: February 16, 2012

FDI Perspectives, February 2012
Gus Van Harten
York University – Osgoode Hall Law School
Date Posted: February 16, 2012

Clay B. Baldwin
Taggart, Rimes & Usry, PLLC
Date Posted: February 16, 2012

Issam A.W. Mohamed
Al-Neelain University – Department of Economics
Date Posted: February 16, 2012

LE DROIT ADMINISTRATIF GLOBAL, C. Bories, ed, Pedone, 2012
Jean d’Aspremont
University of Amsterdam
Date Posted: February 15, 2012

American Review of International Arbitration, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 189-240, 2011
Jérôme de Montmollin and Dmitry A. Pentsov
Froriep Renggli and Froriep Renggli
Date Posted: February 15, 2012, Last Revised: February 16, 2012
UN Library

II. Books

Terrorism

(Hart Publishing, 2012)

Ben Saul

International anti-terrorism measures existed long before 11 September 2001 but have increased markedly since. A myriad of norms in different branches of law are now deployed to confront transnational and domestic terrorism. There is also a proliferating body of ‘soft law’ addressing terrorism, stemming from United Nations organs, specialised international bodies and regional organisations. It is timely to draw together these diverse legal developments over time into a single reference work. Bringing the original documents together provides for ease of reference and enables scholars, practitioners and students to more easily compare and contrast various sources.  The book’s coverage is comprehensive (thematically, rioritizationy, geographically and temporally) and open to a balance of sources (hard and soft), but is judicious in its selection and rioritization of the most significant and representative documents – in a field where there are many repetitive or insubstantial documents. Importantly, the book looks beyond the traditional trans-Atlantic bias towards European, British and American sources in this area to include materials from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Taken as a whole, the book aids in evidencing the emerging field of international anti-terrorism law.

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The Oxford Handbook of War
(Oxford Univ. Press, 2012)

Edited by Julian Lindley-French and Yves Boyer

The Oxford Handbook of War is the definitive analysis of war in the twenty-first century. With over forty senior authors from academia, government and the armed forces world-wide the Handbook explores the history, theory, ethics and practice of war.

Hardback | 736 pages

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Climate Change and Common Sense
(Oxford Univ. Press, 2012)

Edited by Robert W. Hahn and Alistair Ulph

An overview of the fundamental political and economic processes driving climate change policy that highlights the work of Nobel Laureate Tom Schelling. It identifies the institutional arrangements needed to design more effective policy and examines the ethical arguments that are critical to understanding and framing the climate debate.

Hardback | 296 pages

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The International Law of Peace and Security: 4-Volume Set

(Ashgate, 2012)

Edited by Nigel D. White, University of Nottingham, UK

In times of peace the main fear is of sudden attack, with current concern directed to weapons of mass destruction and terrorism. The selected essays consider the applicability of a range of laws such as anti-terrorist laws, arms control laws and measures to prohibit the use of force. In post-conflict situations where peace is usually restored with the involvement of international actors, the articles reveal a whole host of legal issues in connection with the applicability of human rights law within unstable post-conflict states, as well as the principles governing international intervention and involvement. A thread that runs through all the areas addressed in this series is the role, function and importance of the Security Council as principal guarantor and guardian of international peace and security. This four volume series, which focuses on international laws concerning peace and security, presents a selection of important articles on key issues written by leading academics and is an invaluable resource for academics in the field of international law and political science

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The Internationalisation of Corruption

(Ashgate, 2012)

by Clare Fletcher and Daniela Herrmann

With an inclusive and broad-based understanding of corruption from the perspective of international studies as an interdisciplinary space in the social sciences, the authors of The Internationalisation of Corruption have produced a book that is accessible to anyone approaching the study of corruption from any one of the different disciplinary traditions.

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The Global Financial Crisis

(Ashgate, 2012)

by Tony Ciro, Australian Catholic University, Australia

This book provides an examination and critical review of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). Asking many pertinent questions about the causes of the crisis and its effects, the book explores fundamental themes such as asset bubbles and speculation in the financial and non-financial markets, systemic risks and the role of regulation and regulators. It also reviews the response of international institutions such as the IMF, the World Bank, the US Federal Reserve, the EU Central Bank and the G20. Comparisons are also drawn with previous financial crises.

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HIV/AIDS and the Security Sector in Africa

(UNU Press, 2012)

Edited by Obijiofor Aginam and Martin R. Rupiya

“This book provides significant policy options for overcoming the devastation of HIV/AIDS in the security sector in Africa and beyond.” Rebecca Cook, Chair in International Human Rights Law, University of Toronto

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Satoyama–Satoumi Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes of Japan

(UNU Press, 2012)

Edited by Anantha Kumar Duraiappah, Koji Nakamura, Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Masataka Watanabe and Maiko Nishi

“This volume brings together an extraordinarily detailed evaluation of what has happened over the past half century to Japanese landscape mosaics, in the foothills and at the seashore, that are rich in physical, biological and cultural attributes and that have been managed as integrated systems in the past and that are now being abandoned. Using the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment conceptual framework, a strong case is made for the positive economic and non-economic values of the maintenance of these systems by new policies at the local as well as the national level.” Harold Mooney, Paul Achilles Professor of Environmental Biology, Stanford University

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Exorcising the Demons Within: Xenophobia, Violence and Statecraft in Contemporary South Africa

Edited by Loren B. Landau

(UNU Press, Co-publication with Wits University Press, 2012)

“The authors masterfully show that the politics of statecraft – notably the African National Congress’ (ANC) language of multicultural dominance – inspired a fatal depolitisation of difference. The very coherence of this collection offers a challenging analysis of struggle over belonging and denial of difference that is of much broader relevance than South Africa alone.” Peter Geschiere, Department of African Anthropology, University of Amsterdam

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International Law Reporter

Jacob Katz Cogan

Sarah B. Snyder (Univ. College London – History) has published Human Rights Activism and the End of the Cold War: A Transnational History of the Helsinki Network (Cambridge Univ. Press 2011)

Maurizio Arcari & Louis Balmond have published Questions de droit international autour de l’avis consultatif de la cour internationale de justice sur le kosovo (Giuffrè 2011)

Soft Law and the Global Financial System: Rule Making in the 21st Century (Cambridge Univ. Press 2012)

Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire (Harvard Univ. Press 2012)

III. Journals

PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 26: Feb 21, 2012

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Herbert Hart and the Enforcement of International Law: Substituting Social Disability to the Austinian Imperatival Handicap of the International Legal System

Jean d’Aspremont, University of Amsterdam

Reconciling Universal Jurisdiction with Equality Before the Law

Ariel Zemach, Ono Academic College Faculty of 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

Māori Traditional Knowledge and the Wai 262 Report: A Coherent Way Forward?

Jessica Christine Lai, Universität Luzern

A Short Note on Corruption in Telecommunications in Kenya

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

‘Please Let Me Stay’: Hearing the Voice of the Child in Hague Abduction Cases

Linda Diane Henry Elrod, Washburn University – School of Law

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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 25: Feb 20, 2012

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

The Interplay of Foucauldian Biopolitics and Jewish Nationalism in the Israeli Supreme Court Decision-Making Process

Ahmad Chehab, Georgetown University Law Center

The Introduction to the Scientific and Political Agenda of Environmental Migration

Christel Cournil, University of Paris 13 Nord

The Media and the Anti-Corruption Crusade in Kenya: Weighing the Achievements, Challenges, and Prospects

James Forole Jarso, Saku Accountability Forum (SAF)

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

The Regulation of Incitement to Terrorism in International Law

Eric De Brabandere, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies

Vulture Funds, Creditors and Sovereign Debtors: How to Find a Balance?

Patrick R. Wautelet, University of Liege

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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 24: Feb 16, 2012

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

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

Paul Morgan Bumbarger, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Regulation that Defies Gravity: Policy, Economics and Law of Legal Immigration in Europe

Anna Kocharov, European University Institute

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

Business as Usual after Menarini?

Marco Bronckers, Leiden University – Leiden Law School
Anne Vallery, affiliation not provided to SSRN

The ‘Injured State’ in Case of Breach of a Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Legal Consequences of Such a Breach

Matthew Happold, Université du Luxembourg

Non-State Actors and the Proliferation and Individualization of International Dispute Settlement

Eric De Brabandere, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies

Sustainability: Can Law Meet the Challenge?

Rebecca M. Bratspies, CUNY School of Law

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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 23: Feb 15, 2012

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Still Unlawful: The Obama Military Commissions, Supreme Court Holdings, and Deviant Dicta in the D.C. Circuit

Jordan J. Paust, University of Houston Law Center

The Meaning of the Word ‘Destroy’ and the Implications for the Wider Understanding of the Concept of Genocide

Larissa van den Herik, Leiden University

Rolling Spot Forex Trading – Financial Problem or Ponzi?

Borut Strazisar, Fakulteta Za Komercialne in Poslovne Vede

What Did New Labour Ever Do for Us? Evaluating Tony Blair’s Imprint on British Strategic Culture

Yee Kuang Heng, National University of Singapore (NUS)

The Political Economy of Social Inclusion

Sylvain Dessy, Laval University – Département d’Économique
Stephane Pallage, University of Quebec at Montreal – Department of Economics, Centre interuniversitaire sur le risque, les politiques économiques et l’emploi (CIRPÉE)
Désiré Vencatachellum, African Development Bank

Allegro without Vivaldi: Trademark Protection, Freedom of Speech, and Constitutional Balancing

Wojciech Sadurski, University of Sydney-Faculty of Law

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 19: Feb 21, 2012

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

The Case for a Common European Sales Law in an Age of Rising Nationalism

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

Allegro without Vivaldi: Trademark Protection, Freedom of Speech, and Constitutional Balancing

Wojciech Sadurski, University of Sydney-Faculty of Law

A Case of Disaggregated Sovereignty: The European Court of Justice and the Turn to Fundamental Rights Protection, 1969-1974

Tommaso Pavone, University of Chicago

Globalization and the Right to Food in Africa: Exploring Domestic and Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations

Opeoluwa Badaru, Critical Research Laboratory in Law and Society, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

The Court of Justice and the Free Provision of Services in the EU: Between Proportionality and Fundamental Rights

Giuseppe Bianco, Ecole Normale Supérieure
Tatum Ragues, University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne

Investors Beware: Assessing Shareholder Derivative Litigation in India and China

Ann M. Scarlett, Saint Louis University – School of Law

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 18: Feb 20, 2012

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

Counterclaims in Investor-State Arbitration

Yaraslau Kryvoi, London School of Economics – Law Department

Human Rights that Influence the Mentally Ill Patient in South African Medical Law: A Discussion of Sections 9, 27, 30 and 31 of the Constitution

Magdaleen Swanepoel, University of South Africa – School of Law, Department of Jurisprudence

Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) Over Agricultural Biotechnology and Environment: Human Rights Perspective in India

Sanjit Kumar Chakraborty, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT University) – KIIT Law School

Chasing Ghosts: On Writing Cultural Histories of Tax Law

Assaf Likhovski, Tel Aviv University – School of Law

Indigenous Corporal Punishments in Ecuador and the Prohibition of Torture and Ill-Treatments

Oswaldo R. Ruiz-Chiriboga, Ghent University

Shariah and Fundamental Rights: The Nigerian Experience

Okemuyiwa Hakeem Adedeji, PhD Student, IIUM, Malaysia

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 17: Feb 16, 2012

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

The WTO Dispute Over Implementation of the Rulings in the US Cotton Case

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

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

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

Rent-Seeking, Trade Policy and Economic Welfare

Tito Belchior Silva Moreira, Catholic University of Brasilia
Fernando A. R. Soares, Ministry of Finance, Brazil

Does Free Trade Matter for Poverty Reduction? The Case of ASEAN

Pasha L. Hsieh, Singapore Management University – School of Law

The Question of the Protection of ‘Environmental Refugees’ from the Standpoint of International Law

Christel Cournil, University of Paris 13 Nord

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 16: Feb 16, 2012

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

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

Administrative Sanctions in EU Law

Adrienne J.C. de Moor-van Vugt, University of Amsterdam – Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (ACLE)

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

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

Catching Digital Pirates: The Witch Hunt of the 21st Century

Colin Fowler, University of Tulsa

Who Are the Legal Nihilists in Russia?

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

An Enchanted Tool? Humanitarian Assistance and the ILC Draft Articles on the Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters

Dug Cubie, University College Cork (UCC)

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 15: Feb 14, 2012

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

Do Expert Agencies Outperform Generalist Judges? Some Preliminary Evidence from the Federal Trade Commission

Joshua D. Wright, George Mason University School of Law
Angela Diveley, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Balancing Internet Regulation and Human Rights

Aleksey Ponomarev, Stockholm University, Sorainen Law Firm

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

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

My Experience in Arbitration

Claude Witz, Saarland University

Non-Binding Documents and Literature

Tony Cole, Brunel Law School

Business as Usual after Menarini?

Marco Bronckers, Leiden University – Leiden Law School
Anne Vallery, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 15: Feb 16, 2012

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Who is Accountable at the World Trade Organization?

Robert Wolfe, Queen’s University (Canada) – School of Policy Studies

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

Kristin Hero, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Non-Binding Documents and Literature

Tony Cole, Brunel Law School

Out of Sight Out of Mind – Towards a New EU Tobacco Products Directive

Alberto Alemanno, HEC Paris – Law Department

Regulating Shadow Banking

Steven L. Schwarcz, Duke University – School of Law

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INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 14: Feb 15, 2012

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

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

Arthur A. Daemmrich, Harvard Business School, BGIE Unit

The WTO Dispute Over Implementation of the Rulings in the US Cotton Case

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

Face Off: Assessing WTO Challenges to Australia’s Scheme for Plain Tobacco Packaging

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

Reforming Sovereign Lending Practices: Modern Initiatives in Historical Context

Mark C. Weidemaier, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill – School of Law

Did the Protectionist Dog Bark? Transparency, Accountability, and the WTO During the Global Financial Crisis

Robert Wolfe, Queen’s University (Canada) – School of Policy Studies
Mark Halle, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Arbitration and Judicialization

Alec Stone Sweet, Yale University – Yale Law School and Yale Political Science

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INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 4, No. 6: Feb 14, 2012

DAVID D. CARON & TSEMING YANG, EDS.

Buried Treasure or Buried Hope? The Status of Mexico-U.S. Transboundary Aquifers Under International Law

Gabriel Eckstein, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law

Do We Need Environmental Mediators? Indigenous Environmental Mediation: Exploring New Models for Resolving Environmental Disputes

Sean F. Nolon, Vermont Law School

ODR: The Next Green Giant

Noam Ebner, Creighton University School of Law – Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
Colleen Ann Getz, affiliation not provided to SSRN

The Wrong Rules for the Right Energy: The WTO SCM Agreement and Subsidies for Renewable Energy

Daniel Peat, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (HEI)

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INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 4, No. 6: Feb 14, 2012

DAVID D. CARON & TSEMING YANG, EDS.

The Rise of Regional Integration Law (RIL): Good News for International Environment Law (EIL)?

Markus G. Puder, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Law, Environment, and the ‘Non-Dismal’ Social Sciences

William Boyd, University of Colorado Law School
Douglas A. Kysar, Yale University – Law School
Jeffrey John Rachlinski, Cornell Law School

Arcadia Biosciences: Seeds of Change (Abridged)

Arthur A. Daemmrich, Harvard Business School, BGIE Unit

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)

Impacts of Border Carbon Adjustments on China’s Sectoral Emissions: Simulations with a Dynamic Computable General Equilibrium Model

Qin Bao, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Ling Tang, affiliation not provided to SSRN
ZhongXiang Zhang, East-West Center – Research Program
Han Qiao, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Shouyang Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) – Center for Forecasting Science; Academy of Mathematics and Systems Sciences

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HUMAN RIGHTS & THE GLOBAL ECONOMY eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 11, Feb 21, 2012

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

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

The Relationship between Perceived Family Support and Physical Abuse Among Married Women: A Case Study of Harare, Zimbabwe

Winnie Zembe, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Public Policies from a Human Rights Perspective: A Developing Field

Daniel Vázquez, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Domitille Delaplace, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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HUMAN RIGHTS & THE GLOBAL ECONOMY eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 10, Feb 20, 2012

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

Intersexuality and the Law: Why Sex Matters

Julie A. Greenberg, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

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

There is No Human Right to Democracy: But May We Promote It Anyway?

Matthew J. Lister, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Villanova University School of Law

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

Globalization and the Right to Food in Africa: Exploring Domestic and Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations

Opeoluwa Badaru, Critical Research Laboratory in Law and Society, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Analytical Framework of the Protection of Human Right Under the Arab Charter on Human Rights (2004)

Vijay N. Ghormade, Mzumbe University

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INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYMENT & LABOR LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 6: Feb 20, 2012

J.H. VERKERKE, EDITOR

Freedom Laws & the Economics of Ethnicity

James Edward Curtis Jr, The James Edward Curtis Jr Education Foundation

Australia’s Solution to Disability Discrimination Enforcement

Paul David Harpur, The University of Queensland – T.C. Beirne School of Law
Ben French, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Richard A. Bales, Northern Kentucky University – Salmon P. Chase College of Law

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CLIMATE CHANGE LAW & POLICY eJOURNAL

Vol. 4, No. 7: Feb 20, 2012

DANIEL A. FARBER & PATRICK A. PARENTEAU, EDITORS

Law, Environment, and the ‘Non-Dismal’ Social Sciences

William Boyd, University of Colorado Law School
Douglas A. Kysar, Yale University – Law School
Jeffrey John Rachlinski, Cornell Law School

Arcadia Biosciences: Seeds of Change (Abridged)

Arthur A. Daemmrich, Harvard Business School, BGIE Unit

The Optimal Allocation of Global Land Use in the Food-Energy-Environment Trilemma

Jevgenijs Steinbuks, Purdue University – Center for Global Trade Analysis, Center for Robust Decisionmaking on Climate & Energy Policy (RDCEP)
Thomas W. Hertel, Purdue University – Center for Global Trade Analysis, Center for Robust Decisionmaking on Climate & Energy Policy (RDCEP)

DSICE: A Dynamic Stochastic Integrated Model of Climate and Economy

Yongyang Cai, Stanford University – The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Center for Robust Decisionmaking on Climate & Energy Policy (RDCEP), National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Kenneth L. Judd, Stanford University – The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Center for Robust Decisionmaking on Climate & Energy Policy (RDCEP), National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Thomas S. Lontzek, University of Zurich, Center for Robust Decisionmaking on Climate & Energy Policy (RDCEP)

Rethinking Environmental Federalism in a Warming World

William Shobe, University of Virginia – Center for Economic and Policy Studies
Dallas Burtraw, Resources for the Future

Adaptive Mitigation in the Electric Power Sector

Lesley K. McAllister, University of San Diego School of Law

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INTERNATIONAL, TRANSNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 9: Feb 22, 2012

DIANE MARIE AMANN, EDITOR

Initiation of Investigations and Selection of Cases, in Towards Codification of General Rules and Principles of International Criminal Procedure

Margaret M. deGuzman, Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law
William A. Schabas, University College, Galway (UCG) – Faculty of Law, Criminal Law Forum, Irish Centre for Human Rights

Killing in the Fog of War

Adil Ahmad Haque, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – School of Law-Newark

Case Note: The Achughbabian Case: Impact of the Return Directive on National Criminal Legislation

Rosa Raffaelli, New York University (NYU) – School of Law, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

Towards a Uniform European Capital Markets Law: Proposals of the Commission to Reform Market Abuse

Ruediger Veil, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Philipp Koch, affiliation not provided to SSRN

United States Tax Implications of the Dutch Virtual Theft Case

Michael Lurie, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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INTERNATIONAL, TRANSNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 8: Feb 17, 2012

DIANE MARIE AMANN, EDITOR

Changing Dimension of Capital Punishment and Judicial Pronouncement in India

Kalpana Vithalrao Jawale, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Vivek V. Jawale, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Reconciling Universal Jurisdiction with Equality Before the Law

Ariel Zemach, Ono Academic College Faculty of Law

Combating Crimes Against Dalits in India: Uttar Pradesh Shows the Way

Avatthi Ramaiah, Center for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Indigenous Corporal Punishments in Ecuador and the Prohibition of Torture and Ill-Treatments

Oswaldo R. Ruiz-Chiriboga, Ghent University

Prosecuting International Crimes at National Level: Lessons from the Argentine ‘Truth-Finding Trials’

Elena Maculan, University of Trento, University Institute General Gutiérrez Mellado

The ICTY’s Referral Practice: A Brief Review of Rule 11 Bis Jurisprudence – Commentary on the Mejakic et al Case

Krit Zeegers, University of Amsterdam – Amsterdam Center for International Law

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INTERNATIONAL, TRANSNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 7: Feb 16, 2012

DIANE MARIE AMANN, EDITOR

Domestic Courts’ Contribution to the Development of International Criminal Law; Some Reflections

H. G. van der Wilt, University of Amsterdam – Faculty of Law

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

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

The Meaning of the Word ‘Destroy’ and the Implications for the Wider Understanding of the Concept of Genocide

Larissa van den Herik, Leiden University

Sassywood

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

Corruption within the Law: A Comparative Analysis of English and Nigerian Law

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

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EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW: EU eJOURNAL

Vol. 9, No. 16: Feb 22, 2012

PAUL B. STEPHAN & JOHN S. BELL, EDITORS

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

The Case for a Common European Sales Law in an Age of Rising Nationalism

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

Allegro without Vivaldi: Trademark Protection, Freedom of Speech, and Constitutional Balancing

Wojciech Sadurski, University of Sydney-Faculty of Law

Participation and the Role of Law after Lisbon: A Legal View on Article 11 TEU

Joana Mendes, Amsterdam Centre of European Law and Governance

A Case of Disaggregated Sovereignty: The European Court of Justice and the Turn to Fundamental Rights Protection, 1969-1974

Tommaso Pavone, University of Chicago

Revision of the Consumer-Acquis? Twelve Propositions on the European Commission’s Proposal for a Common European Sales Law and the Future of European Contract Law

Nils Jansen, University of Muenster

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EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW: EU eJOURNAL

Vol. 9, No. 15: Feb 21, 2012

PAUL B. STEPHAN & JOHN S. BELL, EDITORS

Cross-Border Enforcement in the EU: Mutual Trust Versus Fair Trial? Towards Principles of European Civil Procedure

Xandra E. Kramer, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) – Erasmus School of Law

EU Federalism in Crisis

Karel Lannoo, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels

Approaches to EU Blending Mechanisms for Development Finance

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

The Parliamentary Legitimacy of the European Union: The Role of the States General within the European Union

Leonard F. M. Besselink, University of Utrecht – Faculty of Law, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies
Brecht van Mourik, Utrecht Univesity School of Law

The Barroso Initiative: Window Dressing or Democracy Boost?

Davor Jancic, University of Utrecht – Faculty of Law

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EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW: EU eJOURNAL

Vol. 9, No. 14: Feb 16, 2012

PAUL B. STEPHAN & JOHN S. BELL, EDITORS

Out of Sight Out of Mind – Towards a New EU Tobacco Products Directive

Alberto Alemanno, HEC Paris – Law Department

Regulation that Defies Gravity: Policy, Economics and Law of Legal Immigration in Europe

Anna Kocharov, European University Institute

The Proposal for a Regulation on a Common European Sales Law: Shortcomings of the Most Recent Textual Layer of European Contract Law

Horst G. M. Eidenmueller, University of Munich, University of Oxford
Nils Jansen, University of Muenster
Eva-Maria Kieninger, University of Wuerzburg
Gerhard Wagner, University of Bonn, Erasmus School of Law, University of Chicago Law School
Reinhard Zimmermann, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

No Longer Presumed Guilty: The Impact of Fundamental Rights on Certain Dogmas of EU Competition Law

Marco Bronckers, Leiden University – Leiden Law School
Anne Vallery, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Administrative Sanctions in EU Law

Adrienne J.C. de Moor-van Vugt, University of Amsterdam – Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (ACLE)

The Revised Lugano Convention from the Swiss Perspective

Lukas Mueller, University of Zurich – Rechtswissenschaftliches Institut (School of Law)

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NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 9, No. 17: Feb 21, 2012

OREN GROSS, EDITOR

Theorizing the Foreign Affairs Constitution

Thomas H. Lee, Fordham University School of Law

Lies, Honor, & the Government’s Good Name: Seditious Libel & the Stolen Valor Act

Christina E. Wells, University of Missouri School of Law

Still Unlawful: The Obama Military Commissions, Supreme Court Holdings, and Deviant Dicta in the D.C. Circuit

Jordan J. Paust, University of Houston Law Center

Partisan Conflicts Over Presidential Authority

Jide Nzelibe, Northwestern University – School of Law

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NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 9, No. 16: Feb 14, 2012

OREN GROSS, EDITOR

A Madisonian Response to Posner and Abebe

Ahmad Chehab, Georgetown University Law Center

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

2012 New Developments in Supply Chain Security Strategy

Craig H. Allen, University of Washington – School of Law, Yale University – Law School, USCG Center for Maritime Policy & Strategy

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INDIGENOUS NATIONS & PEOPLES LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 7: Feb 21, 2012

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

Protection of Traditional Knowledge in South Africa: Does the ‘Commons’ Provide a Solution?

Elmien du Plessis, University of Johannesburg

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INDIGENOUS NATIONS & PEOPLES LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 6: Feb 16, 2012

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

Re-Evaluating Tribal Customs of Land Use Rights

John C. Hoelle, Carrigan Law, LLC, University of Colorado at Boulder

African Indigenous Land Rights in a Private Ownership Paradigm

Elmien du Plessis, University of Johannesburg

A Tale of Two Questions? An Evidence-Based Argument for Coordinated Constitutional Reform in Australia

A.J. Brown, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Ron Levy, Griffith University Law School

Tribal Energy Development: Renewables and the Problem of the Current Statutory Structures

Judith Royster, University of Tulsa College of Law

Indigenous Corporal Punishments in Ecuador and the Prohibition of Torture and Ill-Treatments

Oswaldo R. Ruiz-Chiriboga, Ghent University

Transcending Sovereignty: Locating Indigenous Peoples in Transboundary Water Law

Jennifer L. Archer, University of British Columbia – Faculty of Law

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TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE eJOURNAL

Vol. 3, No. 5: Feb 20, 2012

BERNADETTE ATUAHENE, EDITOR

The March to Anti-Progressiveness: Neoliberalism and Transition Economies

Lorraine E. Talbot, University of Warwick – School of Law

Tunisia: Changes and Challenges of Political Transition

Maria Cristina Paciello, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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DEMOCRATIZATION: BUILDING STATES & DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES eJOURNAL

Vol. 5, No. 7: Feb 22, 2012

BRIAN DALE SHOUP & TIMOTHY WILLIAM WATERS, EDS

Thinking Through Political Corruption: The View from Athens

Kellam Conover, Stanford Law School

Ideology and the Iranian Revolution

Mehdi Shadmehr, Department of Economics, School of Business Administration, University of Miami

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LAW, INSTITUTIONS & DEVELOPMENT eJOURNAL

Vol. 10, No. 7: Feb 20, 2012

KEVIN E. DAVIS and KATHARINA PISTOR, EDS.

Path Dependence in the Development of Private Legal Systems

Amitai Aviram, University of Illinois College of Law

Global Data Privacy Laws: 89 Countries, and Accelerating

Graham Greenleaf, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales

On the Benefits and Costs of Legal Expertise: Adjudication in Ancient Athens

F. Hanssen, Clemson University
Robert K. Fleck, Montana State University – Bozeman – Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics

Law & Development as Anti-Comparative Law

Jedidiah Kroncke, Harvard Law School

The New Romanian Legal Framework for Minorities’ Education

Gabriela Zanfir, University of Craiova – Faculty of Law
Dragos Alexandru Efrim, University of Craiova – Faculty of Law

The Legal Impact of Development Plans in Delivering Sustainable Development: A Reference to the Town and Country Planning Act 1976 and the Federal Territory (Planning) Act 1982

Siti Sarah Binti Sulaiman, International Islamic University Malaysia -Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Ainul Jaria Maidin, International Islamic University Malaysia -Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws

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IMMIGRATION, REFUGEE & CITIZENSHIP LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 13, No. 11: Feb 22, 2012

BERNARD TRUJILLO, EDITOR

Marriage Fraud

Kerry Abrams, University of Virginia School of Law

Multikulti Ist Doch ‘Ne Erfolgreiche Realitaet: Why Tolerance is Vital for German Economic Growth

Lauren Campbell, Boston College – Boston College International & Comparative Law Review

Brain Circulation to the UK? Knowledge and Investment Flows from Highly Skilled British Expatriates in Vancouver

William S. Harvey, University of Sydney – Faculty of Economics and Business – School of Business

Peaceful Penetration: Proxy Marriage, Same-Sex Marriage, and Recognition

Kerry Abrams, University of Virginia School of Law

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IMMIGRATION, REFUGEE & CITIZENSHIP LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 13, No. 10: Feb 16, 2012

BERNARD TRUJILLO, EDITOR

The Question of the Protection of ‘Environmental Refugees’ from the Standpoint of International Law

Christel Cournil, University of Paris 13 Nord

A Season of Change: Reforming the H-2B Guestworker Program

Jayesh Rathod, American University – Washington College of Law

การจัดการศึกษาในระบบโรงเรียน แก่บุคคลที่ไม่มีหลักฐานทะเบียนราษฎรหรือไม่มีสัญชาติไทยในประเทศไทย กับการขับเคี่ยวของกระแสชาตินิยมและข้ามชาตินิยม: ศึกษากรณีโรงเรียนวัดศิริมงคล ตำบลบ้านเกาะ อำเภอเมือง จังหวัดสมุทรสาคร (Formal Education for Non-Thai or Undocumented Person in Thailand and the Duel between Transnationalism and Nationalism: A Case Study of Wat Sirimongkhol School, Baan Koh, Muang, Samut Sakhon)

Kittisak Jermsittiparsert, Kasetsart University – Graduate School
Aksorn Sawasdee, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Protecting Immigrant Workers Through Interagency Cooperation

Jayesh Rathod, American University – Washington College of Law

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IMMIGRATION, REFUGEE & CITIZENSHIP LAW eJOURNAL

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

BERNARD TRUJILLO, EDITOR

Plyler’s Legacy: Immigration and Higher Education in the 21st Century

Michael A. Olivas, University of Houston Law Center
Kristi L. Bowman, Michigan State University College of Law

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

Regulation that Defies Gravity: Policy, Economics and Law of Legal Immigration in Europe

Anna Kocharov, European University Institute

Five Years of the Citizens Directive in the UK – Part 2

Anthony Valcke, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, Your Europe Advice

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COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 12, No. 15: Feb 21, 2012

FRANCESCO PARISI, EDITOR

Major Changes in Asia Pacific Data Privacy Laws: 2011 Survey

Graham Greenleaf, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales

Law & Development as Anti-Comparative Law

Jedidiah Kroncke, Harvard Law School

Whistleblowing and Democratic Values

Wim Vandekerckhove, University of Greenwich Business School
Dave Lewis, Middlesex University – Business School

The Statute of Limitations in Catalan Civil Law and the Concepts of ‘Common Law’ and ‘Lex Fori’ in the Spanish Plural Legal Order

Santiago Alvarez Garcia, affiliation not provided to SSRN

What Do Poor Women Want? Public Employment or Cash Transfers? Lessons from Argentina

Pavlina R. Tcherneva, Franklin and Marshall College, Bard College – The Levy Economics Institute

Comparative Analysis of Corporate Takeover Laws and Their Applications

Shashikala Gurpur, Symbiosis International University
Vinay N. Paranjape, Symbiosis Law School, Pune
Bindu S. Ronald, Symbiosis Law School, Pune
Nikhil Ramchandra Fulambarkar, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Jina Baruah, affiliation not provided to SSRN
Chaitra Beerannavar, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 12, No. 14: Feb 20, 2012

FRANCESCO PARISI, EDITOR

Is Your Money Safe? What Italians Know About Deposit Insurance

Laura Bartiloro, Bank of Italy

Global Data Privacy Laws: 89 Countries, and Accelerating

Graham Greenleaf, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales

The March to Anti-Progressiveness: Neoliberalism and Transition Economies

Lorraine E. Talbot, University of Warwick – School of Law

Why do Shareholder Derivative Suits Remain Rare in Continental Europe?

Martin Gelter, Fordham University School of Law, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Shariah and Fundamental Rights: The Nigerian Experience

Okemuyiwa Hakeem Adedeji, PhD Student, IIUM, Malaysia

Procedural Innovation: The First Supreme Court Rules of New South Wales and New Zealand

Shaunnagh Dorsett, Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney

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International and Comparative Law Quarterly

Vol. 61, Issue 1 (2012)

Editorial

60 YEARS OF LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP IN THE INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW QUARTERLY

CATHERINE REDGWELL

EU COMPETITION LAW ENFORCEMENT: IS BRUSSELS I SUITED TO DEALING WITH ALL THE CHALLENGES?

Mihail Danov

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW: WIELDING THE SWORD OF UNIVERSAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE?

Christopher Stephen

JURISDICTION IN EMPLOYMENT MATTERS UNDER BRUSSELS I: A REASSESSMENT

Uglješa Grušić

AFRICAN COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD TRADING SYSTEM: INTERNATIONAL TRADE, DOMESTIC INSTITUTIONS AND THE ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

Melaku Geboye Desta and Moshe Hirsch

THE EVOLUTION OF SHAREHOLDER AND CREDITOR PROTECTION IN AUSTRALIA: AN INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON

Helen Anderson, Michelle Welsh, Ian Ramsay and Peter Gahan

Shorter Articles

THE FUNCTION OF LITIGATION IN INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY

Vaughan Lowe

DENIAL OF JUSTICE DISGUISED? INVESTMENT ARBITRATION AND THE PROTECTION OF FOREIGN INVESTORS FROM JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT

Mavluda Sattorova

Current Developments: Public International Law

I. BRITISH POLICY AND THE NATIONAL TRANSITIONAL COUNCIL OF LIBYA

Colin Warbrick

II. THE PALMER REPORT AND THE LEGALITY OF ISRAEL’S NAVAL BLOCKADE OF GAZA

Russell Buchan

III. Australian Asylum Policy all at Sea: An analysis of Plaintiff M70/2011 v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship and the Australia–Malaysia Arrangement

Tamara Wood and Jane McAdam

Current Developments: Decisions of International Courts and Tribunals

I. EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS AL-SKEINI AND OTHERS V UNITED KINGDOM (APPLICATION NO 55721/07) JUDGMENT OF 7 JULY 2011

Conall Mallory

Book Reviews

The Concept of Non-International Armed Conflict in International Humanitarian Law by Anthony Cullen [Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 219 pp, ISBN 978-0-521-76048-52010, price not given (h/bk)]

Tamás Hoffmann

EU Law of the Overseas: Outermost Regions, Associated Overseas Countries and Territories, Territories Sui Generis by Dimitry Kochenov [Wolters Kluwer, Leiden, 2011, 536 pp, ISBN 978-9-04-113445-5, USD $149.00 (h/bk)]

Marc Maresceau

State—Religion Relationships and Human Rights Law: Towards a Right to Religiously Neutral Governance by Jeroen Temperman [Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden, 2010, 275 pp ISBN 978-90-04-18148-9, €115/US$163.00 (h/bk)]

Julian Rivers

The Free Movement of Capital and Foreign Direct Investment: The Scope of Protection in EU Law by Steffen Hindelang [Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2009, 448 pp, ISBN 978-0-19-957265-6, £75.00 (h/bk)]

Michael Waibel

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Yale Journal of International Law

Vol. 37, No. 1 (2012)

The “Gateway” Problem in International Commercial Arbitration

Written by George A. Bermann

International Law at Home: Enforcing Treaties in US Courts

Written by Oona A. Hathaway, Sabria McElroy & Sara Aronchick Solow

Lawmaking by Nonstate Actors: Engaging Armed Groups in the Creation of International Humanitarian Law

Written by Anthea Roberts & Sandesh Sivakumaran

Note | Stability of Maritime Boundary Agreements

Written by Julia Lisztwan

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Harvard International Law Journal

Latest Online

Making Intellectual Property Work for Global Health

By Anthony D. So and Rachel Sachs

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Chinese Journal of International Law

Vol. 11, Issue 1 (2012)

EDITORIAL COMMENTS

DAI Bingguo

Asia, China and International Law

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Vladimir-Djuro Degan

The Value of the Manila Declaration on International Dispute Settlement in a Case in Which the Philippines is a Party

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ARTICLES

Mohamed Shahabuddeen

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: The Third Wang Tieya Lecture

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Keiichiro Okimoto

The Cumulative Requirements of Jus ad Bellum and Jus in Bello in the Context of Self-Defense

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Frank Hoffmeister

The European Union and the Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes

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Bing Bing Jia

Effect of Legal Issues, Actual or Implicit, upon the Work of the CLCS: Suspensive or without Prejudice?

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COMMENTS

Meagan S. Wong

Targeted Killings and the International Legal Framework: With Particular Reference to the US Operation against Osama Bin Laden

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Henry Gao

Judicial Review of Trade Remedy Determinations in China: An Untested Theoretical Possibility?

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NOTES ON COURTS AND TRIBUNALS

Yoshifumi Tanaka

A New Phase of the Temple of Preah Vihear Dispute before the International Court of Justice: Reflections on the Indication of Provisional Measures of 18 July 2011

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LETTER TO THE EDITORS

Michael Ming Du

Has the WTO Appellate Body Pushed the Limits of Global Governance in the China-Publications Case? A Reply to Julia Ya Qin

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BOOK REVIEW

Sienho Yee

The Environment, Risk and Liability in International Law

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Nordic Journal of International Law

vol. 81 no. 1 (2012)

Modifying the UN Charter through Subsequent Practice: Prospects for the Charter’s Revitalisation
Liang, Jessica

Giving Substance to Form: Moving towards an Integrated Governance Model of Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment
Langshaw, Alexander

Enforcing EUCHR Principles and Fundamental Rights in Environmental Cases
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
Fontanelli, Filippo

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Human Rights Law Review

Vol. 12, Issue 1 (2012)

Articles

Luke Glanville

The Responsibility to Protect Beyond Borders

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Gamze Erdem Türkelli and

Wouter Vandenhole

The Convention on the Rights of the Child: Repertoires of NGO Participation

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Brenda Hale

Argentoratum Locutum: Is Strasbourg or the Supreme Court Supreme?

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Marny A. Requa

A Human Rights Triumph? Dictatorship-era Crimes and the Chilean Supreme Court

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Short Articles and Recent Developments

Lorne Neudorf

Promoting Independent Justice in a Changing World

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Ronagh J. A. McQuigg

Domestic Violence and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights: Jessica Lenahan (Gonzales) v United States

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Petr Muzny

Bayatyan v Armenia: The Grand Chamber Renders a Grand Judgment

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Christopher Michaelsen

‘From Strasbourg, with Love’—Preventive Detention before the German Federal Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights

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Sasha Lowes

The Legality of Extraterritorial Processing of Asylum Claims: The Judgment of the High Court of Australia in the ‘Malaysian Solution’ Case

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Book Reviews

Iain Byrne

Sandra Liebenberg, Socio-Economic Rights: Adjudication Under a Transformative Constitution

Human Rights Law Review (2012) 12(1): 183-186 doi:10.1093/hrlr/ngr028

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Adrian Hunt

Anna Oehmichen, Terrorism and Anti-Terror Legislation: The Terrorised Legislator?

Human Rights Law Review (2012) 12(1): 187-190 doi:10.1093/hrlr/ngr033

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Gavin Phillipson

Aileen Kavanagh, Constitutional Review under the UK Human Rights Act

Human Rights Law Review (2012) 12(1): 190-196 doi:10.1093/hrlr/ngr035

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International Journal of Refugee Law

Vol. 24, Issue 1 (2012)

Articles

Stephanie E Berry

Integrating Refugees: The Case for a Minority Rights Based Approach

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Jennifer Bond

Excluding Justice: The Dangerous Intersection between Refugee Claims, Criminal Law, and ‘Guilty’ Asylum Seekers

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Sarah Craig and

Maria Fletcher

The Supervision of Immigration and Asylum Appeals in the UK – Taking Stock

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Maria O’Sullivan

Acting the Part: Can Non-State Entities Provide Protection Under International Refugee Law?

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Case Law

A.B. (Applicant) v Refugee Appeals Tribunal and the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Respondents): The High Court, Ireland, Judicial Review

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Volker Türk, Director

International Protection

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Note on International Protection: Report of the High Commissioner

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Note on International Protection: Addendum: Note on Statelessness

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Book Reviews

Jean Allain

Combating Trafficking in Human Beings for Labour Exploitation

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Elisa Fornale

Security and Migration in the 21st Century

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Michelle Foster

Refugee Roulette: Disparities in Asylum Adjudication and Proposals for Reform

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Natalia Szablewska

Refugees in International Relations

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Journal of Conflict Security Law

Vol. 16, Issue 3 (2011)

Editorial

A black hole in the system of collective security

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Articles

Coralie Pison Hindawi

The Controversial Impact of WMD Coercive Arms Control on International Peace and Security: Lessons from the Iraqi and Iranian Cases

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Cedric Ryngaert and

Anneleen Van de Meulebroucke

Enhancing and Enforcing Compliance with International Humanitarian Law by Non-State Armed Groups: an Inquiry into some Mechanisms

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Gabrielle Simm

International Law as a Regulatory Framework for Sexual Crimes Committed by Peacekeepers

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Isaac Terwase Sampson

The Responsibility to Protect and ECOWAS Mechanisms on Peace and Security: Assessing their Convergence and Divergence on Intervention

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Francis Grimal and

Graham Melling

The Protection of Nationals Abroad: Lawfulness or Toleration? A Commentary

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Book Reviews

Alexander Orakhelashvili

Gary D. Solis, The Law of Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law in War.
Yoram Dinstein, The Conduct of Hostilities under the Law of International Armed Conflict.

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Tom Kabau

Anne Orford, International Law and the Responsibility to Protect.

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THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY

Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence

Vol. I and Vol. II, 2010

Giuliana Ziccardi Capaldo, General Editor

IN FOCUS – Global Policies and Law 1

Global Intellectual Property Law and Policy, Graham Dutfield &

Uma Suthersanen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Sustainable Development as Freedom: On the Nature of

International Law and Human Development, Kishan Khoday &

Usha Natarajan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

The Legal-Political Connotation of Material Support to Terrorism,

Geert-Jan Alexander Knoops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

ARTICLES 67

“Spock was wrong” – Global Student Views on Head-of-State and

Regime Assassination as a Means of Avoiding Collateral Civilian

Damage in Armed Confl icts, Michael Bohlander & Dawn L. Rothe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

The Austro-German Customs Union Case Revisited, John G. Merrills . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

Pour un droit a la difference culturelle. Un plaidoyer a double

tranchant ?, Anna Vigorito . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

NOTES AND COMMENTS 177

The Protection and Promotion of Sport in the European Union

Following the Treaty of Lisbon and the Bernard Ruling, Michele Nino . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

The CAT-MED Program and EU Policies for Sustainable Urban

Development, Anna Vigorito . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195

FORUM – Jurisprudential Cross-Fertilization: An Annual Overview 205

Editorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207

Jurisprudential Cross-Fertilization Forum: A Pilot Experiment

in Legal Harmonization on the Tenth Anniversary of the Global

Community YILJ, Giuliana Ziccardi Capaldo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207

Module – INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW – The

Relationship Between International Criminal Tribunals and

Their Relationship with the ICJ or Another International Court or

Arbitral Tribunal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213

COMMENT AND ANALYSIS, Fausto Pocar & Andrea Carcano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215

Module – EUROPEAN LAW – The Relationship Between the

European Courts and Their Relationship with the ICJ or Another

International Court or Arbitral Tribunal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231

COMMENT AND ANALYSIS, Oreste Pollicino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233

DECISIONS OF INTERNATIONAL COURTS AND

TRIBUNALS IN 2009. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253

Edited by Giuliana Ziccardi Capaldo

Systematic Classifi cation Scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255

INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273

INTRODUCTORY NOTE, John G. Merrills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275

LEGAL MAXIMS: SUMMARIES AND EXTRACTS FROM

SELECTED CASE LAW (Giuliana Ziccardi Capaldo). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285

Request for Interpretation of the Judgment of 31 March 2004

in the Case Concerning Avena and Other Mexican Nationals

(Mexico v. United States of America), Mexico v. United States of

America, Judgment, 19 January 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287

Case Concerning Maritime Delimitation in the Black Sea

(Romania v. Ukraine), Judgment, 3 February 2009. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292

Case Concerning Questions Relating to the Obligation to

Prosecute or Extradite (Belgium v. Senegal), Request for the

Indication of Provisional Measures, Order, 28 May 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301

Case Concerning the Dispute Regarding Navigational and

Related Rights (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua), Judgment, 13 July 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . 305

Systematic Index of the Sub-Section. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313

INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL FOR THE LAW OF THE SEA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317

INTRODUCTORY NOTE, Tullio Treves. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319

LEGAL MAXIMS: SUMMARIES AND EXTRACTS FROM

SELECTED CASE LAW (Emilio Sessa) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323

Republic of Chile v. European Union, Case No. 7 Concerning the

Conservation and Sustainable Exploitation of Swordfi sh Stocks in

the South-Eastern Pacifi c Ocean, Special Chamber, Order,

16 December 2009. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325

Systematic Index of the Sub-Section. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329

WTO DISPUTE SETTLEMENT SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331

INTRODUCTORY NOTE, Joanna Gomula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333

LEGAL MAXIMS: SUMMARIES AND EXTRACTS FROM

SELECTED CASE LAW (Elisa Baroncini, Joanna Gomula) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343

China – Measures Affecting Imports of Automobile Parts

(WT/DS339/AB/R, WT/DS340/AB/R, WT/DS342/AB/R),

Appellate Body Report issued on 15 December 2008, adopted on

12 January 2009. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345

United States – Continued Existence and Application of Zeroing

Methodology (WT/DS350/AB/R), Appellate Body Report issued

on 4 February 2009, adopted on 19 February 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347

China – Measures Affecting the Protection and Enforcement of

Intellectual Property Rights (WT/DS362/R), Panel Report issued

on 26 January 2009, adopted on 20 March 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351

Colombia – Indicative Prices and Restriction on Ports of

Entry (WT/DS366/R), Panel Report issued on 27 April 2009,

adopted on 20 May 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355

United States – Laws, Regulations and Methodology for

Calculating Dumping Margins (“Zeroing”). Recourse to Article

21.5 of the DSU by the European Communities (WT/DS294/AB/

RW), Appellate Body Report issued on 14 May 2009, adopted on

11 June 2009. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359

United States – Measures Relating to Zeroing and Sunset

Reviews. Recourse to Article 21.5 of the DSU by Japan

(WT/DS322/AB/RW), Appellate Body Report issued on

18 August 2009, adopted on 31 August 2009. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363

Systematic Index of the Sub-Section. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369

INTRODUCTORY NOTE, William A. Schabas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371

LEGAL MAXIMS: SUMMARIES AND EXTRACTS FROM

SELECTED CASE LAW (Robert Heinsch, Neelan Tharmaratnam) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377

Situation in Darfur, Case No. ICC-02/05-177, Appeals Chamber,

Judgment on Victim Participation in the Investigation Stage of

the Proceedings in the Appeal of the OPCD Against the Decision

of Pre-Trial Chamber I of 3 December 2007 and in the Appeals of

the OPCD and the Prosecutor Against the Decision of Pre-Trial

Chamber I of 6 December 2007, 2 February 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379

The Prosecutor v. Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir (“Omar Al

Bashir”), Case No. ICC-02/05-01/09-3, Pre-Trial Chamber I,

Decision on the Prosecution’s Application for a Warrant of

Arrest Against Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir, 4 March 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381

The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, Case No.

ICC-01/05-01/08-424, Pre-Trial Chamber II, Decision Pursuant to

Article 61(7)(a) and (b) of the Rome Statute on the Charges of the

Prosecutor Against Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, 15 June 2009. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387

The Prosecutor v. Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui,

Case No. ICC-01/04-01/07-1213, Trial Chamber II, Reasons for

the Case (Article 19 of the Statute), 16 June 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391

The Prosecutor v. Joseph Kony, Vincent Otti, Okot Odhiambo,

Dominic Ongwen, Case No. ICC-02/04-01/05-408, Appeals

Chamber, Judgment on the Appeal of the Defence Against the

“Decision on the Admissibility of the Case Under Article 19(1) of

the Statute” of 10 March 2009, 16 September 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393

The Prosecutor v. Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui,

Case No. ICC-01/04-01/07-1497, Appeals Chamber, Judgment on

the Appeal of Mr. Germain Katanga Against the Oral Decision of

Trial Chamber II of 12 June 2009 on the Admissibility of the Case,

25 September 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396

The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, Case No.

ICC-01/05-01/08-631-Red, Appeals Chamber, Judgment on

the Appeal of the Prosecutor Against Pre-Trial Chamber II’s

“Decision on the Interim Release of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo

and Convening Hearings with the Kingdom of Belgium, the

Republic of Portugal, the Republic of France, the Federal

Republic of Germany, the Italian Republic, and the Republic

of South Africa”, 2 December 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400

The Prosecutor v. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, Case No. ICC-01/04-

01/06-2205, Appeals Chamber, Judgment on the Appeals of Mr.

Lubanga Dyilo and the Prosecutor Against the Decision of Trial

Chamber I of 14 July 2009 Entitled “Decision Giving Notice to

the Parties and Participants that the Legal Characterisation of the

Facts May Be Subject to Change in Accordance with Regulation

55(2) of the Regulations of the Court”, 8 December 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403

Systematic Index of the Sub-Section. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL FOR THE

FORMER YUGOSLAVIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409

INTRODUCTORY NOTE, Rafael Nieto-Navia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411

LEGAL MAXIMS: SUMMARIES AND EXTRACTS FROM

SELECTED CASE LAW (Nadia Napoli, Jonas Nilsson, Anna Oriolo,

Carmine Renzulli) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427

Prosecutor v. Momcilo Krajisnik, Case No. IT-00-39-A, Appeals

Chamber, Judgement, 17 March 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429

Contempt Proceedings Against Dragan Jokic, Case No. IT-05-

88-R77.1, Trial Chamber, Judgement, 27 March 2009. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441

Prosecutor v. Mile Mrksic and Veselin Sljivancanin,

Case No. IT-95-13/1-A, Appeals Chamber, Judgement, 5 May 2009. . . . . . . . . . . 445

Case Against Florence Hartmann, Case No. IT-02-54-R77.5,

Specially Appointed Chamber, Judgement on Allegations of

Contempt, 14 September 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 455

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The knowledge standard for the Internet Intermediary Liability in China
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Revisiting the law on website accessibility in the light of the UKs Equality Act 2010 and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Easton, Catherine

Net neutrality and the EU electronic communications regulatory framework
Read, Darren

Would a right of reply fix Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act?
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Competition Law and Regulation of Technology Markets
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Editorial
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The World Trade Organization: Multiple dimensions of Global Administrative Law
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Constituent power and Carl Schmitts theory of constitution in Kenyas constitution-making process
Stacey, Richard

From conditional to secured and sovereign: The new strategic link between the citizen and the nation-state in a globalized world
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Deciding not to decide: Deferral in constitutional design
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Foreword: The changing landscape of European constitutionalism
Eleftheriadis, Pavlos; Nicoladis, Kalypso; Weiler, J.H.H.

The political and legal culture of European integration: An exploratory essay
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The moral distinctiveness of the European Union
Eleftheriadis, Pavlos

Intersectional litigation and the structuring of a European interpretive community
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Constitutional review of member state action: The virtues and vices of an incomplete jurisdiction
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Rashomon in Karlsruhe: A reflection on democracy and identity in the European Union
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Germany as Europe: How the Constitutional Court unwittingly embraced EU demoi-cracy
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IV. Cases and Dispute Settlement

A. OXFORD REPORTS ON INTERNATIONAL LAW

Dubovik v Ukraine, Admissibility, merits and just satisfaction, App nos 33210/07; 41866/08; IHRL 3684 (ECHR 2009) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Extradition and mutual assistance – Human rights, civil and political rights – Human rights, right to liberty and security of person – Refugees

Lelas v Croatia, Admissibility, merits and just satisfaction, App no 55555/08; IHRL 3712 (ECHR 2010) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Debts – Human rights, right to property

Alfred Dunhill of London Inc v Cuba, Supreme Court decision, 425 US 682 (US 1976); ILDC 1680 (US 1976) Subject(s): Immunities – Statehood, jurisdiction of states, organs of states Keyword(s): Act of state doctrine – Burden of proof – Civil liability – Corporations – Debts – Governments – Immunity from jurisdiction, states – Property – States, agents

Ahmad and Aswat v United States, Appeal judgment, [2006] EWHC 2927 (Admin); ILDC 733 (UK 2006) Subject(s): Human rights – International criminal law Keyword(s): Capital punishment – Extradition and mutual assistance – Human rights, civil and political rights – Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment – Human rights, right to liberty and security of person – Terrorism – Torture

Golubeva v Russian Federation, Admissibility, merits and just satisfaction, App no 1062/03; IHRL 3707 (ECHR 2009) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, right to life

Asakura v City of Seattle, Judgment, 265 US 332 (1924); ILDC 1679 (US 1924) Subject(s): Law of treaties – Relationship between international and domestic law Keyword(s): Aliens, treatment – International law and domestic law, conflicts between – International law and domestic law, consistent interpretation – International law and domestic law, direct effect – Treaties, application – Treaties, interpretation – Treaties, self-executing

Gutiérrez Soler v Colombia, Constitutional petition, No 524/2005; ILDC 1014 (CO 2005) Subject(s): Human rights – International courts and tribunals – Relationship between international and domestic law Keyword(s): Human rights, right to fair trial – Human rights, right to life – International law and domestic law, direct effect – International law and domestic law, incorporation

Vargay v Canada, Admissibility, UN Doc CCPR/C96D/1639/2007; IHRL 3735 (UNHRC 2009) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Exhaustion of local remedies

Othman (Abu Qatada) v United Kingdom, Merits, App no 8139/09; IHRL 1554 (ECHR 2012) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Deportation – Detention – Evidence – Human rights, civil and political rights – 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 – Terrorism

Prosecutor v TP, Decision, No 1066/2003; ILDC 1498 (GR 2003) Subject(s): Law of the sea Keyword(s): Coastal states – Flag state – Innocent passage – Jurisdiction of states, territoriality principle – Seafarers – Territorial sea

Tarlue v Canada, Admissibility, Comm no 1551/2007; UN Doc CCPR/C/95/D/1551/2007; IHRL 3733 (UNHRC 2009) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, right to liberty of movement – International courts and tribunals, admissibility of claims – Non-refoulement

Sama v Germany, Admissibility, UN Doc CCPR/C/96/D/1771/2008; IHRL 3744 (UNHRC 2009) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, freedom of expression – Human rights, right to fair trial – Human rights, right to non-discrimination – Judicial review

Case of the White Van (Paniagua Morales and ors) v Guatemala, Merits, IACHR Series C no 37; IHRL 1420 (IACHR 1998) Subject(s): Human rights – Individuals and non-state actors Keyword(s): Detention – Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment – Human rights, right to effective remedy – Human rights, right to fair trial – Human rights, right to liberty and security of person – Human rights, right to life – Responsibility of states

JAMBR v Netherlands, Admissibility, UN Doc CCPR/C/50/D/477/1991; IHRL 3427 (UNHRC 1994) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, equality before the law – Human rights, right to non-discrimination – Human rights, right to social security

Sechremelis and ors v Greece, Merits, UN Doc CCPR/C/100/D/1507/2006/Rev 1; IHRL 3745 (UNHRC 2010) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Crimes against humanity – ECtHR (European Court of Human Rights) – Human rights, right to effective remedy – Human rights, right to fair trial – Immunity from jurisdiction, execution of judgments – Immunity from jurisdiction, states

Bah Ould Rabah v Mauritania, Merits, Comm no 197/97; 35th ordinary session (21 May–4 June 2004); 17th Annual Activity Report (2003–2004); IHRL 2804 (ACHPR 2004) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, civil and political rights – Human rights, right to fair trial – Human rights, right to property

Shergill and ors v Canada, Admissibility, Comm no 1506/2006; UN Doc CCPR/C/94/D/1506/2006; IHRL 3736 (UNHRC 2008) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, equality before the law – Human rights, right to non-discrimination – International courts and tribunals, admissibility of claims

Bushati and ors v Albania, Merits, App no 6397/04; IHRL 3699 (ECHR 2009) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, right to fair trial – Human rights, right to property

Tofanyuk v Ukraine, Merits, Comm no 1346/2005; UN Doc CCPR/C/100/D/1346/2005; IHRL 3789 (UNHRC 2010) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, principle of legality – Retroactivity

Aemei v Switzerland, Merits, UN Doc CAT/C/18/D/34/1995; IHRL 3779 (UNCAT 1997) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Evidence – Non-refoulement – Torture

Bayatyan v Armenia, Merits and just satisfaction, App no 23459/03, IHRL 169 (ECHR 2011) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, civil and political rights – Human rights, freedom of thought, conscience, and religion

Karsai v Hungary, Merits and just satisfaction, App no 5380/07; IHRL 3695 (ECHR 2009) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, freedom of expression

Tadman and ors v Canada, Admissibility, UN Doc CCPR/C/67/D/816/1998; IHRL 3616 (UNHRC 1999) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, right to education – Human rights, right to non-discrimination – Religious discrimination

Sejdić and Finci v Bosnia and Herzegovina, Merits and just satisfaction, App nos 27996/06 and 34836/06; IHRL 3710 (ECHR 2009) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, civil and political rights – Human rights, right to non-discrimination – Human rights, right to vote and to be elected

AM v Italy, Admissibility, UN Doc 266/1987, Supp no 40 (A/44/40) at 282; IHRL 2471 (UNHRC 1989) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Exhaustion of local remedies – Human rights, right to life – International courts and tribunals, admissibility of claims

Muñoz Díaz v Spain, Merits and just satisfaction, App no 49151/07; IHRL 168 (ECHR 2009) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, right to family – Human rights, right to non-discrimination – Human rights, right to property – Minorities, rights

African Institute for Human Rights and Development v Guinea, Merits, Comm no 249/2002; 36th ordinary session (23 November–7 December 2004); 20th Activity Report (January–June 2006); IHRL 2803 (ACHPR 2004) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Asylum – Human rights, civil and political rights – 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

Reid v Jamaica, Merits, UN Doc CCPR/C/51/D/355/1989; IHRL 2276 (UNHRC 1994) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, right to fair trial – Judicial review – Legal representation, right to

B. Human Rights Council and Human Rights Treaty Bodies

A/HRC/19/17 REPORT OF THE WORKING GROUP ON THE UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW : TIMOR-LESTE [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/HRC/19/16 REPORT OF THE WORKING GROUP ON THE UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW : UGANDA
[ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/HRC/19/9 REPORT OF THE WORKING GROUP ON THE UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW : IRELAND
[ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/RES/66/253 THE SITUATION IN THE SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/HRC/19/59/ADD.3 REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHT TO FOOD, OLIVIER DE SCHUTTER : ADDENDUM [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/HRC/AC/8/6 FINAL STUDY OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE RIGHTS OF PEASANTS AND OTHER PEOPLE WORKING IN RURAL AREAS / PREPARED BY THE DRAFTING GROUP ON THE RIGHT TO FOOD OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE [Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish]

A/HRC/19/53 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, RAQUEL ROLNIK [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/HRC/19/NI/1 Human Rights Council, Information presented by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC)

C. Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Joseph v. Canada Publisher: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) – Document type: Case Law

Asylum and International Crimes Publisher: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) – Document type: Sessional Reports

D. World Trade Organization

Viet Nam files dispute against the United States On 20 February 2012, Viet Nam requested consultations with the United States under the dispute settlement system concerning the latter’s anti-dumping measures on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Viet Nam.

E. REFWORLD

Hirsi Jamaa and Others v. Italy Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights – Document type: Case Law

Hayaati Ahmed Ali v The Netherlands and Greece Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights – Document type: Case Law

Secretary of State for the Home Department v SC (Article 8 – in accordance with the law) Zimbabwe Publisher: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) – Document type: Case Law

P., L., & B. v Minister for Justice Equality and Law Reform Publisher: Ireland: Supreme Court – Document type: Case Law

Izevbekhai & ors -v- Minister for Justice Equality & Law Reform Publisher: Ireland: Supreme Court – Document type: Case Law

Izevbekhai & ors -v- Minister for Justice Equality & Law Reform Publisher: Ireland: Supreme Court – Document type: Case Law

Nyembo v The Refugee Appeals Tribunal & another Publisher: Ireland: Supreme Court – Document type: Case Law

A. N. & others v. Minister for Justice & another Publisher: Ireland: Supreme Court – Document type: Case Law

Somali Association for South Africa Eastern Cape (SASA) EC and another v. Minister of Home Affairs and four others Publisher: South Africa: High Court – Document type: Case Law

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

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

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

AH (Sri Lanka) Publisher: New Zealand: Immigration and Protection Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

AK (Iran) Publisher: New Zealand: Immigration and Protection Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

AV (Fiji) Publisher: New Zealand: Immigration and Protection Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

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

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

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

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

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

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

Supreme Administrative Court Decision of 13 January 2012 Publisher: Finland: Supreme Administrative Court – Document type: Case Law

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

BE (Fiji) Publisher: New Zealand: Immigration and Protection Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

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

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

AZ (Fiji) Publisher: New Zealand: Immigration and Protection Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

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

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

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

AL (Sri Lanka) Publisher: New Zealand: Immigration and Protection Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

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

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

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

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

AV (Iran) Publisher: New Zealand: Immigration and Protection Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

AE (Nepal) Publisher: New Zealand: Immigration and Protection Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

AT (Iran) Publisher: New Zealand: Immigration and Protection Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

AR (Iran) Publisher: New Zealand: Immigration and Protection Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

AS (Iran) Publisher: New Zealand: Immigration and Protection Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

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

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

AP (Iran) Publisher: New Zealand: Immigration and Protection Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

AO (Iran) Publisher: New Zealand: Immigration and Protection Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

AI (Sri Lanka) Publisher: New Zealand: Immigration and Protection Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

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

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

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

AL (Iran) Publisher: New Zealand: Immigration and Protection Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

AC (Bangladesh)

Publisher: New Zealand: Immigration and Protection Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

F. European Court of Human Rights

(from European Court of Human Rights News)

Case S.A.S. v. France (43835/11) Muslim woman wearing niqab forbidden to cover her face in areas open to public and banned from public facilities : communicated

Case Bouygues Telecom v. France (2324/08) fairness of proceedings following antitrust probe : communicated

G. Congressional Research Service

Detention of U.S. Persons as Enemy Belligerents Publisher: United States Congressional Research Service – Document type: Country Reports

H. Law Library of Congress

Denmark: Health Records Proposal Leads to Controversy

North Korea: Foreign-Funded Business and Banking Laws Amended

Egypt: Judicial Authority Warns Parliament

Malaysia / Saudi Arabia: Journalist Deported to Face Blasphemy Charges

Hong Kong: Dispute over Policy on Influx of Mothers from China Giving Birth in Hong Kong

Brazil: Federal Supreme Court Amends Women’s Protection Law

V. Blogs/reviews/comment (select items)

Actualités de l’IFRI

POLITIQUE MIGRATOIRE ET TRAVAILLEURS IRRÉGULIERS AU ROYAUME-UNI. Danièle JOLY, Khursheed WADIA

LA RUSSIE ET L’OMC, MARIAGE D’AMOUR OU DE RAISON ? Dominic Fean

THE 2012 STATE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION: AUSTERITY AND SOLIDARITY IN EUROPE

AlertNet Blogs

Nairobi’s refugees threatened by fallout from Kenya’s war on al-Shabaab

Climate change, supermodels and uncertainty

Feeding more people with less energy

Somalia talks should include dialogue with rebels, say experts

Olympic hospitality – looking to avoid the high jump!

Climate-security a reality, not a narrative

Climate-security as agent provocateur

UN Women At Its First Birthday: Systems And Visibility Growing, More Funding And Civil Society Engagement Needed

Food Insecurity and the Energy Crisis Result in Grabbing Land from Women

Bangladesh War Crimes Tribunal

Daily Star’s attack on Al Jazeera

19 Jan 2012: New Age contempt case

Blog of Rights (ACLU)

Domestic Drones: Big Brother’s Prying Eyes in the Sky

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Web Edition

Toward a better Nuclear Security Summit

Zone defense

Why Latin America matters at the Nuclear Security Summit

Carneigie Council

Ethics Matter: A Conversation with Anne-Marie Slaughter

Russia Bulletin, Issue 3

Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

Global Ethics Corner: Should the International Community Intervene in Syria?

CIEL World View

Great Rainforest or the Greatest Rainforest?

Citizen Pilgrimage (Richard Falk)

Saving Khader Adnan’s Life and Legacy

Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security

Embracing uncertainty, and getting on with climate adaptation

Helping India lead the way in adapting smallholder farming to climate change

Japanese research offers insights for reducing climate change from agriculture

How good are climate models at predicting impacts on crops?

Climate change models may help spur lawmakers to implement seed treaty

Climate Progress

NASA: Earth Is Losing Half A Trillion Tons Of Ice A Year

February 21 News: Global Warming Made 2010 Russian Heatwave Three Times More Likely, Say Researchers

Ethical Analysis of Disinformation Campaign’s Tactics: Reckless Disregard for the Truth, Specious Claims of ‘Bad’ Science

Can an Agreement on Short-Term Climate Pollutants Help Close the Looming Emissions Gap?

February 16: New Global Deal on Climate Pollutants Could Help Lower Temperatures, Save Millions of Lives

Council on Foreign Relations

How to Talk Down Tehran’s Nuclear Ambitions

The Iran Diplomacy Puzzle

Why Iran Thinks It Needs the Bomb

Lessons Learned: Japanese-American Internment During WWII

CRS: Federal Laws Relating to Cybersecurity

Clinton’s Remarks at the Climate and Clean Air Coalition To Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Initiative, February 2012

The Sustainability Mindset

Beware Talk of Business-Friendly Myanmar

UN General Assembly Resolution 66/253, Syria

Debating U.S. Options in Syria

U.S.-South Korea Alliance Critical, Stress Experts in New Book

The Quiet Revolutionary Who Saved the World Bank

State Department Briefing on Global Climate Change and Clean Air Initiative, February 2012

Campaign 2012: International Trade

From Aid to Development Partnership

A Strategy to Advance the Arctic Economy

Dot Earth (Andrew Revkin)

Can Logging and Conservation Coexist?

The Heartland Files and the Climate Fight

Earth Justice Blogs

The Oil Shale Funding Mirage

Clinton Acts To Reduce Global Warming Pollutants

Earth Rights International

Private arbitration panel ignores human rights, gives Ecuador unprecedented order to shield Chevron from Amazon cleanup costs

Lago Agrio Case Pits International Human Rights Against International Commercial Law

East Asia Forum

The future of Japanese manufacturing

Cambodia’s ASEAN chairmanship in 2012

Asia’s century

America and China: strategic choices in the Asian Century

Sustaining Myanmar’s political and economic reforms

US embargo on Iranian oil a blow to US-China relations

The new Cambodian Civil Code

Southeast Asia’s economic performance in 2012

Burma opens to a round of applause

Pakistan and the Afghan endgame: need for a rethink

India’s exchange rate policy: weighing the trade-offs

Political tensions escalate in Malaysia

EHCR Blog

Anti-Gay Speech Judgment

New Documents on Selection of Judges and Reform Measures Requiring ECHR Amendments

Paper on Compliance with ECtHR Judgments

EJIL: Talk!

Libya’s Obligation to Surrender Saif Gaddafi to the ICC: A Follow Up

On Certainty

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Is the European Union (EU) gently shifting energy law and policy and shaping the future of a climate treaty?

The EnvironmentaList

Canadian Govt Tries to Crack Down on Canadians and Americans Opposed to Tar Sands Pipeline

FCO Bloggers (UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office)

Why Antarctica remains vital to the wider interests of the UK

International community targets pirate kingpins

100 years of discovery and diplomacy in Antarctica

Statement on Syrian UN resolution

Foreign Affairs

From Protest to Parties: Party-Building and Democratization in Africa

Remaking Rwanda: State Building and Human Rights After Mass Violence

Africa’s Odious Debts: How Foreign Loans and Capital Flight Bled a Continent

Eclipse: Living in the Shadow of China’s Economic Dominance

Diplomacy: A Singapore Experience

Why We Still Need the World Bank

Foreign Policy

Asking the Right Question – By Scott Clement

Dealing with the Kims – By Joel Wit and Jenny Town

Mosquebusters – By Spike Johnson

Portraits of a Massacre Foretold

Friendship Under Fire – By David Makovsky

Will Aleppo Rise Up? – By BSyria

Big Oil, Small Country – By Johnny Dwyer

Foreign Policy Association

The NATO moment of truth faces the Arab League

Ethnic Tension Simmers in Namibia’s Presidential Succession Race

The Massacre in Words and Pictures – Syria

Al Qaeda in Iraq… in Syria?

Chomsky on Latin America and U.S. Decline

Climate and Clean Air Coalition

Rude Awakening – By Christian Caryl

The Boy Who Cried Lone Wolf – By J.M. Berger

The Odd Couple – By Daniel Byman

The Trojan Paradox – By Charles Kenny

Being Strong – By Vladimir Putin

Rotting From the Inside Out – By Michael A. Cohen

Tightening the Screws – By Julia Ioffe

You Can Run But You Can’t Hide – By Inna Lazareva

Where Have All the George Washingtons Gone? – By Aaron David Miller

California on the Seine – By Eric Pape

This World in Photos This Week

Night Draws Near – By Anthony Shadid

Shadid’s Legacy

The Toughest Op – By Robert Haddick

Waiting for Spring – By Scott Radnitz

So You Want to Be Jerusalem Bureau Chief… – By Ron Kampeas

Mock Homs at Your Own Risk – By Omar Adam Sayfo

China Goes Linsane!

Once Upon a Time in Tehran

China’s ‘Come to Jesus’ Moment

One Nation Under God

The Rise or Fall of the American Empire

Al Qaeda’s Merger

The Unknown Unknowns

Presidential Displays of Affection

How to help Syria without going to war

Obama to speak at AIPAC before Netanyahu meeting

Egypt is playing a dangerous game with Washington

G-20 meetings are too formal to get anything done

The recklessly hopeful approach to war

Is the U.S. a ‘drive-by interventionist’?

Why Yemen’s election might actually matter

How does the U.S. decide when to call in the Navy SEALs?

Debunking the latest Afghanistan whistle-blower

In China, all politics is ethnic

China’s not breaking the rules. It’s playing a different game

Sooner or later, the FBI is going to run out of stupid terrorists to trick

The many faces of Radovan Karadzic

Conservatives call for Obama to intervene in Syria

The disturbing preemptive strike on Jodi Rudoren

A reading list for revolutionaries

When good ideas come from unexpected places

Why is a Sri Lankan officer accused of war crimes on a UN peacekeeping tribunal?

Forest Peoples Blog

Carbon Money or Felled Timber?

Films a Powerful Medium to Protect Forests and Empower Local Communities

Georgetown International Environmental Law Review

Earthjustice and Others Challenge NMFS Regulation of Navy Sonar Activity

Will EPA’s Utility Rule Turn Out the Lights?

Green (NYTimes)

Bill Gates Calls for More Accountability on Food Programs

Marshaling the Winds of Mongolia

Grotian Moment

Piracy Prosecutions in the Seychelles

First Comprehensive English Summary of the IHT’s 1991 Case now available from Grotian Moment Blog

Cambodia Tribunal Issues JCE Decision

Special Tribunal for Lebanon issues Landmark Ruling on Definition of Terrorism

The Law’s Long Arm and the Mighty Pen: Justice for Ratko Mladic

Human Rights Now (Amnesty)

Nothing About Us Without Us: Women’s Voices Must Be Heard!

Business as Usual

Syrian Perpetrators: Beware the Long Arc Toward Justice

In Custodia Legis

The Australian Parliament’s New Website

Inforrm

News: Abu Qatada’s Landlord – privacy and harassment injunction continued

Twitter Libel Actions in Three Jurisdictions – Courtney Love, Chris Cairns, Joseph Meggitt

The Sun, Press Freedom and the “Freedom of Speech League Table”

International Criminal Law Bureau

ICC Puts Fair Trials at Risk Through Drastic Legal Aid Cuts

ICT to Pass Order on Contempt Proceedings

ICC Kenya Case: Defence Appeals

Law Minister Threatens Action Against ICT Critics

International Criminal Courts: Their Virtues and Vices

Defence Files Appeal in Muthaura et al

Intercross (ICRC)

Syria update – Exceptional measures needed to reach victims

ICRC President calls for daily halts in fighting in Syria

From the field – Humanitarian action and diplomacy in India

International Economic Law and Policy (Simon Lester)

More on Oilsands

Applying CVDs to NMEs

Now after Seals, Oilsands

Labor Mobility for Canadian Accountants

Gender Discrimination Through Tariffs

Manufacturing Subsidies

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Commentary: Countries Continue to Pursue Efforts to Increase Transparency in Investor–state Dispute Settlement

Paper: Understanding the Contribution of the Environment to Human Well-Being: A review of literature

Paper: Understanding the Role of the Boreal Environment in Supporting the Well-Being of Remote First Nations Communities in Canada

International Law Curry

CPI(M) on India’s Treaty Ratification Process

International Law Notepad

Venezuela officially withdraws from ICSID

International Law Observer

Trial Chamber I Order on the applications by victims to participate and for reparations in the Lubanga case

Exploiting A ‘Dynamic’ Interpretation? The Israeli High Court of Justice Accepts the Legality of Israel’s Quarrying Activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

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

UN Security Council Votes Unanimously to Urge Increase in AU Troops in Somalia

Special Tribunal for Lebanon Exended

Viet Nam Seeks Consultations in WTO Dispute Against United States

More Arrests of Human Rights Activists in Syria

World Day of Social Justice

Agreement at National Constitutional Conference for Somalia

EU Parliament approves trade agreement with Morocco that raises questions about the status of Western Sahara

Global Legal Skills Conference in Costa Rica

UN General Assembly Votes 137-12 to Condemn Syria

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Vote on Syria

ICJ Announces Upcoming Public Hearings

Gay Rights Conference Shut Down in Uganda – Alleged Violations of International Human Rights Law

ASIL Insight Explains ICJ Decision in Germany v. Italy

Bahrain

Sudan and South Sudan Sign a Peace Treaty

IntLawGrrls

Immunities & (inter)national customs

GPS surveillance: US v European jurisdictions

GPS monitoring of suspects: Lessons from the US?

Progress in Sri Lanka?

Chevron, Ecuador and in-the-trenches transnational lawyering (as Kiobel hearing nears)

The ICC and Gender Justice

How Presidential war power is made, or why rhetoric matters to war powers

Syria & Serbia: Different Countries, Same Leaders

Dudziak on ending “war,” yet not war powers

Bensouda’s Vision for Gender Justice

Jurist – Hotline / Forum

Prosecuting the Dead

The Death Penalty in Iraq: A Difficult Break With the Past

FISA and the Battle Between National Security and Privacy

The Nightmare of Terror-Related Blacklisting

UK Ruling Provides Greater Church-State Separation Than in US

Puerto Rico Status Referendum is Historic

Justice in Conflict (Mark Kersten)

Is the ICC Racist?

Syria and the Arab Spring: International Criminal Law after a UN Veto

Legacies of Injustice in Liberia: Transitional Justice and Economic Crimes

Lawfare

Readings: Eric De Brabandere on Corporations in the International Legal System

The Subtle New (Constitutional) Holding in Al-Zahrani

Wikileaks, Government Prosecutions, Secrecy

Clapper v. Amnesty Int’l: Secret Surveillance, Standing, and the Supreme Court

The Regulatory Provisions of the Cybersecurity Act of 2012

War Rhetoric and the Obama Administration

Jeh Johnson Speech at Yale Law School

NACDL Ethics Advisory Committee Opinion on mail review

Ben’s Two Al-Zahrani Questions

Legal Planet

Peter Gleick, the Heartland Institute, and Scientific Ethics

Geoengineering and Conflicts of Interest?

LieberCode

More on Saif Gaddafi

Conspiracy and the New Hamdan Argument

Making Waves (Greenpeace)

Yet more proof that Asia Pulp and Paper’s green claims don’t stack up

Shark-finning fines add to spotlight on Taiwan’s ocean destruction

One World International Practice Blog (Louis M. Solomon)

Securities Claim in Canada Under Canadian Securities, Mirror Image To Morrison Claims Under U.S. Securities Laws, Permitted To Proceed

District Court in BP Securities Class Action Dismisses Non-U.S. Securities Claims on the Basis of Morrison and Effective Preemption

Antitrust Claims That Credit Card Companies Conspired To Insert Arbitration Clauses in their Customer Agreements Survives Summary Judgment

Opinio Juris

Another Warbot Metaphor: Nanobot Swarms and Regulatory Challenges

The Collapse in Greek Living Standards, and a Question about Internal EU Welfare Migration (Updated)

U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since WW II

AlphaDogs, Cheetah-bots, and Mecha-Avatars

From War to Crime: Law Enforcement and Next Steps in Afghanistan

Chevron Strikes Back

Conspiracy and the New Hamdan Argument

Bleg: What Is EU Law on Greece (Possibly) Leaving the Eurozone?

OurWorld 2.0

Scientists denounce climate change denial, censorship

What ever happened to the Green New Deal?

Revealed: fossil fuel reserves match climate negotiating positions

Peace Palace Library

Yemen: Ensure Rights Progress Follows Leadership Change

The Netherlands joins British anti-piracy centre

Ireland: ‘No need for concern’ about adoptions prior to Hague Convention

Law passes to protect confidentiality of Chileans with debt

The case for a non-interventionist foreign policy

A bill of rights for dolphins: They’re so smart we must treat them as ‘non human persons’ say scientists

Pipeline company’s tactics rile up Texans

Settlement talks pick up ahead of BP oil-spill trial

Respect the Principle of Non-Refoulement

Goldman Sachs, Facebook, Apple, Hyundai: Intellectual Property

Lawyers, not diplomats, are the key to decriminalising homosexuality worldwide

Courts sink U.S. salvager’s claim to recovered treasure

On comparing the Crafar Farms court ruling with the China/NZ Free Trade Agreement

Abu Qatada: no more paper promises

Iran Policy Committee: Responsibility to protect Iranian dissidents in Iraq

‘Treason’ in Turkey

Former Ambassador says Turkish claims in Cyprus’ EEZ are unfounded

Ecuador ordered to prevent enforcement of verdict against Chevron

Electronic resources : E-books in Nijhoff

Rabat obtient l’autorisation de violer le droit international

Anti-Sikh riots in India: Case in New York court against Congress

Lawyers confirm new trend among shipowners

Court to decide if US can save Rajapakse from war-crime charges

Kochi fishermen killings: Italy in troubled waters

US judge in Japanese whalers’ lawsuit says he won’t restrain activities of anti-whaling group

North Kosovo referendum – not binding, no surprise but it changes everything

Banks urged to report suspected tax crime

How do you compensate war crimes?

Picture this! The margins of media coverage of celebrities private lives, a balance between privacy and public interest

Falkland Islands: What are the competing claims?

Ethiopia: Ogaden refugees’ legal claims may put South Africa on the spot

Top African court urged to tackle SADC breach of human rights

Is ‘responsibility to protect’ in Syria an irresponsible idea?

Turkey: Draft reform bill falls short

Publishers score win in international piracy battle

Italian prosecutors appeal Amanda Knox acquittal

Enforcing UK judgments in Australia

PhD Studies in Human Rights (William Schabas)

The International Criminal Court at Ten

Rand Corporation

Israel’s Risky Option on Iran

Characterizing and Exploring the Implications of Maritime Irregular Warfare

Modeling the Economic Benefits of Malaria Control in Sub-Saharan Africa

SHARES

On Human Shields: Balancing the Responsibilities of Attackers and Defenders?

Switchboard (NRDC)

As Glaciers Retreat, What Will Become of Peru’s Cordillera Blanca?

China Environmental News Alert

New York Takes First Step to Help Protect Shark Populations Worldwide

The Race to the Rio+20 Earth Summit Speeds Up in Nairobi and on the Net

Latin America’s sustainable energy future can start at the Rio+20 Earth Summit

More on the new US/UNEP Initiative to Cut Short-Term Climate Pollutants: a Positive Step for Human Health and the Environment

The Two Way (NPR)

Syrian Troops Step Up Homs Shelling After U.N. Resolution

Japanese Whalers Lose Bid To Block U.S.-Based ‘Sea Shepherd’ Activists

U.N. Chief Says Syria May Be Committing ‘Crimes Against Humanity’

Swiss Space Program Targets Thousands Of Pieces Of ‘Orbital Debris’

UK Human Rights Blog

Poor not singled out by rise in university fees, rules court

Crimes committed by victims of human trafficking – should they be prosecuted?

Keeping it controversial: Religion, deportation and open justice – The Human Rights Roundup

Belgium bitten by Aarhus – again

United Nations Dispatch

How the Charcoal Trade Fuels Terrorism

Syria Envoy; Sustainable Energy for All; The Sahel; Kenya; and more

Solar Powered Water Towers in Chad

Thailand Bombing Vs Thai Tourism Industry

Senegal Gripped by Pre-Election Violence

Do Rich Countries Have a “Duty” to Help Feed the Horn of Africa?

Behind the Scenes in Today’s UN General Assembly Vote on Syria

UTNE Reader Blog

What Would It Take? Solving Climate Change

War and Law

The ICC Pre-Trial Chamber’s Non-Cooperation Decision on Malawi

 

What’s In Blue

Somalia Troop Ceiling Increase

Debate on Transnational Organised Crime (West Africa and the Sahel)

Dispatches from Haiti: A Wrap-Up of the Council Visit

Sudan Sanctions Panel of Experts Renewal

Dispatches from Haiti Council Visit

World Resources Insitute

National Adaptive Capacity Framework Helps Countries Get Ready for Climate Change

Making the Most of a Second Chance: What Next for REDD+ Safeguards?

New Study Highlights Opportunities and Challenges for Indonesia Forest Moratorium

China’s Population Challenge: Designing Sustainable Cities for the Future

Indonesia’s Moratorium on New Forest Concessions: Key Findings and Next Steps

Yale Environment 360

Amazon Subsidiary Selling Meat of Protected Whales, Probe Finds

Near-Extinct Penguin Rookery Recovers with Impressive Genetic Diversity

Volcanic Rock Reveals Composition of Ancient Tropical Forest

Global Permafrost Regions Depicted in High-Resolution Maps

As Arctic Sea Ice Declines, Polar Bear Patrol Gets Busy

NASA Photo Shows Shrinking Lake in Southern Sahara Desert

‘Mobile’ Marine Reserves Needed To Protect Far-Ranging Species

Large Area of New Guinea Stripped of Protection for Agribusiness

VI. Podcasts/Grey Literature

Lecture Series – 30 Lectures recently added to the Lecture Series

The following 30 lectures were recently added to the Lecture Series section of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law website: Mr. Edward McWhinney “Peaceful Coexistence and Contemporary International Law”; Mr. Malcolm Shaw “The International Legal Principles Relating to Territorial Disputes: The Acquisition of Title to Territory”; Mr. Malcolm Shaw “Principles of Maritime Delimitation”; Mr. Malcolm Shaw “Settling Territorial Disputes”; Mr. Nico Schrijver “International Law in the Field of Sustainable Development – Evolution, Meaning and Status”; Mr. Vladimir Kopal “The Progressive Development of International Space Law by the United Nations”; Mr. Georges Abi-Saab “The International Judicial Function”; Judge Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade “The Contribution of Latin American Doctrine to the Development of International Law”; Judge Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade “The Law of International Institutions”; Mr. Raul C. Pangalangan “Non-International Armed Conflict: Specific Challenges in International Law”; Mr. Walter Kälin “Treatment of Internally Displaced Persons in International Law”; Mr. Hi-Taek Shin “Legal Framework Governing Foreign Direct Investment: The Case for Korea”; Judge Sang Hyun Song “The International Criminal Court at a Glance”; Judge Sang Hyun Song “Participation of Victimes at the International Criminal Court”; Mr. Shinya Murase “Unilateral Measures and the Concept of Opposability in International Law”; Mr. Hisakazu Fujita “Droit international humanitaire dans le domaine de la protection des victimes de guerre”; Mr. Hisakazu Fujita “Droit international humanitaire: Sa mise en oeuvre”; Mr. Tommy Koh “The Art and Science of Chairing Major Inter-governmental Conferences”; Mr. Tommy Koh “The Negotiating Process of UNCLOS III”; Mr. Anthony D’Amato “Human Rights and Enforcement”; Mr. Anthony D’Amato “Customary International Law”; Mr. Anthony D’Amato “The Sources of International Law”; Mr. Menachem Mautner “How Should a Liberal State Treat Non-Liberal Cultural Groups? The Jurisprudence of Human Rights and the Standard of Human Dignity”; Mr. Christian Tomuschat “What is General International Law?”; Sir Adam Roberts “The Equal Application of the Laws of War: A Principle Under Pressure”; Mr. Siegfried Wiessner “The Rights and Status of Indigenous Peoples”; Judge Sir Christopher Greenwood “State Jurisdiction”; Judge Thomas Buergenthal “A Brief History of International Human Rights Law”; Judge Kenneth Keith “The Role of International Law in National Law (in two parts)”; Sir Michael Wood “The Interpretation of Security Council Resolutions”.

New lecture by Professor Aslan Khuseinovich Abashidze

New lecture by Ellen Hey

New lectures by Judge Helmut Tuerk

New lecture by Professor Yuji Iwasawa

New lecture by Judge Fausto Pocar

New lecture by Judge Hanqin Xue

Grey Literature

UNEP, GEO5: Summary for Policy Makers

Conference Proceedings, Regional Approaches to Food and Water Security in the Face of Climate Challanges

Mother Jones, Bloody Valentine: Child Slavery in Ivory Coast’s Cocoa Fields (Publihsed, 14 February, 2012) (posted on Zunia, 20 Feburary, 2012)

Rights and Resources, Accelerating reforms in forest rights, governance and markets: 5 Years of the Rights and Resources Initiative  (posted on Zunia, 20 Feburary, 2012)

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, No End in SIght for Ecuador-Chevron Dispute (published, 20 February, 2012) (published, 20 February, 2012)

Reliefweb, Save the Children warns more children could die from cold in brutal Afghan winter (published, 18 Feburary, 2012) (posted on Zunia, 19 Feburary, 2012)

William J. Garvelink Land Tenure, Property Rights, and Rural Economic Development in Africa (published, 17 February, 2012) (posted on Zunia, 19 Feburary, 2012)

Livia Bizikova, Understanding the Contribution of the ENvironment to Human Well-Being: A review of literature  (pbulihsed, October, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 19 Feburary, 2012)

Steven Aiello, The Principles of UN Peacekeeping: A Lesson in Misguided Priorities (published, 3 January, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 19 Feburary, 2012)

Habil Oloo, Monica Wanjiru and Katy Newell-Jones, Female Genital Mutilation practices in Kenya: the role of alternative rites of passage: A case study of Kisii and Kuria districts (posted on Zunia, 19 Feburary, 2012)

Aaron Hall and Annette LaRocco, Time Works Against Justice: Ending Impunity in Eastern Congo (published, February, 2012) (posted on Zunia, 19 Feburary, 2012)

Hayley MacGregor and Elizabeth Mills, Framing rights and responsibilities: accounts of women with a history of AIDS activism (published, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 19 Feburary, 2012)

William J. Garvelink, Land Tenure, Property Rights, and Rural Economic Development in Africa (published, 17 February, 2012) (posted on Zunia, 19 Feburary, 2012)

Human Rights Watch, “Steps of the devil” Denial of Women’s and Girls’ Rights to Sport in Saudi Arabia (published, 2012) (posted on Zunia, 18 February, 2012)

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Brazil vows to take South Africa poultry dispute to WTO (published, 17 Feburary, 2012)

Save the Children, A Life Free from Hunger: Tackling Child Malnutrition (posted on Zunia, 16 February, 2012)

International Land Coalition, Serie Marcos Legales de Acceso a la Tierra: Estudio Guatemala (published, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 16 February, 2012)

International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission, Indonesia Labels LGBT Rights Advocacy Site Pornographic (published, 8 February, 2012) (posted on Zunia, 16 February, 2012)

IISD, Biodiversity Policy & Practice, ACTO Countries Explore Possible Cooperation to Combat Illegal Timber Harvesting (published, 16 February, 2012)

IISD, Countries Continue to Pursue Efforts to Increase Transparency in Investor – state Dispute Settlement (published, 2012)

Chatham House, Libya: Challenges after Liberation (November, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 16 February, 2012)

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Obama Proposes Billions in Subsidy Cuts as Farm Bill Process Kicks Off (published, 15 February, 2012)

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, 2012 Should Not be a “Wasted Year,” Lamy Urges WTO Members (published, 15 February, 2012)

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Lamy Takes Aim at “Starve-thy-Neighbour” Food Export Restrictions (published, 15 February, 2012)

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Uncertainty Looms over EU Ratification of Anti-Counterfeiting Pact (published, 15 February, 2012)

Liz Alden Willy, Customary Land Tenure in the Modern World: RIghts to Resources in Crisis: Reviewing the Fate of Customary Tenure in Africa (published, January, 2012) (posted on Zunica, 15 Feruary, 2012)

Amnesty International Rape and Sexual Violence: Human Rights Law and Standards in the International Criminal Court (published, 2011) (posted on Zunica, 15 February, 2012)

David Gurnham, What role should criminal justice play in the fight against STIs? (published, 27 November, 2011) (posted on Zunica, 15 February, 2012)

Rich Nielsen, Michael Findley, Daniel Nielsen, Zachary Davis, Tara Candland, Do Foreign Aid Shocks Cause Violent Armed Conflict? (published, November, 2011) (posted on Zunica, 15 February, 2012)

Robin Room and Peter Reuter, How well do international drug conventions protect public health (published, 7 January, 2012) (posted on Zunica, 15 February, 2012)

Shimali Senanayke, UNICEF presents key report on challenges and opportunities for education and peacebuilding (published, 14 February, 2012) (posted on Zunica, 15 February, 2012)

Save the Children, A Life Free From Hunger (published, 2012) (posted on Zunica, 15 February, 2012)

Patel I, Chang J, Srivastava J, Patel I and Balkrishanan R, India’s Progress towards the health related Millennium Development Goals – Child Mortality (published, November, 2011) (posted on Zunica, 15 February, 2012)

USAID, Rapid Assessment: Garissa District/Dadaab refugee camps (published, 12 October, 2012) (posted on Zunica, 15 February, 2012)

ADB, Asian Judges Symposium on Environmental Decision Making, the Rule of Law, and Environmental Justice (published, July, 2010) (posted on Zunica, 15 February, 2012)

Christian Stock, A Mandate Is Not Enough: The Security Council and Peacekeeping (published, October, 2011) (posted on Zunica, 14 February, 2012)

Chimene I. Keitner, Germany v. Italy: The International Court of Justice Affirms Principles of State Immunity, American Society of Internaitonal law (published, 14 February, 2012)

Ramallah, Electronic was on Palestine since UNESCO membership (published, 13 February, 2012) (posted on Zunica, 14 February, 2012)

Jernej Letnar Cemic, 2011 Update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises , American Society of International Law (published, 10 February, 2012)

Joseph K. Young and Michael Findly, A Sector-by-Sector Analysis of Aid’s Impact on Transnational Terrorism (published, November, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 9 February, 2012)

VIII. Documents/Negotiations/Practice

Journal of the United Nations

JOURNAL NO.2012/35

Publication Date: Wednesday, 22 February 2012
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JOURNAL NO.2012/34

Publication Date: Tuesday, 21 February 2012
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JOURNAL NO.2012/33

Publication Date: Friday, 17 February 2012
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JOURNAL NO.2012/32

Publication Date: Thursday, 16 February 2012
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A/RES/66/253 THE SITUATION IN THE SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/RES/66/137 UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION ON HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION AND TRAINING [Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/RES/66/241 FINANCING OF THE UNITED NATIONS INTERIM SECURITY FORCE FOR ABYEI [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/RES/66/243 FINANCING OF THE UNITED NATIONS MISSION IN SOUTH SUDAN [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/66/L.36 THE SITUATION IN SYRIA [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/AC.121/2012/L.3 Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations New York, Draft decision submitted by the Bureau Working methods of the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations and its Working Group of the Whole [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/CN.9/WG.I/WP.79/ADD.7 REVISED GUIDE TO ENACTMENT TO ACCOMPANY THE UNCITRAL MODEL LAW ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT : ADDENDUM [ English ]

A/CN.9/WG.I/WP.79/ADD.8 REVISED GUIDE TO ENACTMENT TO ACCOMPANY THE UNCITRAL MODEL LAW ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT : ADDENDUM [ English ]

A/CN.9/WG.I/WP.79/ADD.12 REVISED GUIDE TO ENACTMENT TO ACCOMPANY THE UNCITRAL MODEL LAW ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT : ADDENDUM [ English ]

A/CN.9/WG.I/WP.79/ADD.13 REVISED GUIDE TO ENACTMENT TO ACCOMPANY THE UNCITRAL MODEL LAW ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT : ADDENDUM [ English ]

A/CN.9/WG.I/WP.79/ADD.15 REVISED GUIDE TO ENACTMENT TO ACCOMPANY THE UNCITRAL MODEL LAW ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT : ADDENDUM [ English ]

A/AC.105/C.1/L.321 DRAFT REPORT : COMMITTEE ON THE PEACEFUL USES OF OUTER SPACE : SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL SUBCOMMITTEE, 49TH SESSION (VIENNA, 6-17 FEBRUARY 2012 [Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/AC.105/C.1/NEO/2012/L.1 DRAFT REPORT OF THE WORKING GROUP ON NEAR-EARTH OBJECTS [Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

Guidelines on Statelessness No. 1: The definition of “Stateless Person” in Article 1(1) of the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees – Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Guidelines for Children’s Asylum Claim Publisher: United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services – Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Climate, Environment, and Conservation: Briefing on Global Climate Change and Clean Air Initiative

IX. Press Releases/Newsletters (select items)

 

UNEP

Nations Commit to Scaling up Environmental Sustainability in UNEP’s 40th Anniversary Year

Cape Verde Vulnerability to Climate Change Chronicled in Landmark Assessment

Brazil Named Global Host of World Environment Day 2012

Norway Provides the UN Environment Programme with over US$30 Million of Support

Nigeria’s Ugochi Anyaka Wins UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award

Smart Public Policies Key to Powering Up Africa’s Clean Energy Potential

Overhaul of Global Environmental Governance to Meet 21st Century Challenges Tops Emerging Issues Selected by UN Scientific Panel

Top scientists urge end to policy and governance failures to tackle social and environmental crises

Delegates from around the world gather to attend UNEP’s Major Groups Forum

Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights

Latvia / Minority rights

Action on equality

Detentions in Syria

Palestinian prisoner

World Trade Organization

Trade Policy Review: Turkey

Invitation: WIPO-WTO colloquium for intellectual property teachers

General Council elects new chair

Lamy: “Strong competition policies key to a dynamic and healthy market economy”

Organization of American States

 

OAS Secretary General Expresses Consternation regarding Tragedy in Honduras

UNHCR

Landmark judgment of the Strasbourg Court on push-backs in the Mediterranean Sea

A Congolese refugee child dreams of going home

Dadaab – World’s biggest refugee camp 20 years old

A third of refugees in Poland may be homeless

Q&A: Novel springs from journalist’s concern for Afghan children

UNHCR Operation in Somalia Fact Sheet, January 2012

UNHCR Somalia Briefing Sheet, January 2012

IASC Protection Cluster Update – 28 January to 10 February 2012

UNHCR Lebanon Update: Situation in North Lebanon, 11 February-17 February 2012

UNHCR boosts aid as Mali outflow doubles in size

UN Agency chiefs call for comprehensive and robust arms trade treaty

Thousands of Somalis flee renewed clashes into Mogadishu

New clashes force thousands to flee into Mogadishu

UNHCR stepping up aid as influx from Mali to neighboring countries doubles

UN Women

 

UN Experts Call on Morocco to Implement Gender Equity Policies

Young Female Farmers Can Make the Difference: A Success Story from Pakistan (Blog)

‘Cultural Tradition’ is No Excuse for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

UN Chief Calls on Countries to Listen to Voices of Women and Young People

Effective Protection for Domestic Workers: A Guide to Designing Labour Laws

As Reparations Commence in Northern Uganda, Ways Are Sought to Equally Include Female Survivors

Audio: Women’s Empowerment through Sustainability Initiatives

Domestic Workers Across the World: Global and Regional Statistics and the Extent of Legal Protection

Rural Women Speak Out About Food Insecurity

X. Media (select sources/select items)

A. News Aggregators

B. International News Sources

C. A Selection of Stories

UN News Service

Timor-Leste has made significant progress towards peace and stability – UN envoy

Security Council calls for large increase to African peace force in Somalia

New senior appointments announced for UN population and development agencies

Ban asks top UN official to visit Syria to assess humanitarian situation

Security Council welcomes peaceful staging of presidential poll in Yemen

Ban extends mandate of UN-backed tribunal in Lebanon

UN agency urges vaccinations for all Afghan children after measles outbreak

UN official urges focus on rural development to lift millions out of poverty

UN deplores Israeli approval of more settlements in West Bank

Darfur patrol returns home safely after rebel blockade, UN-AU mission reports

Mexico: UN human rights office voices alarm after killing of dozens of prison inmates

Brazil to host UN World Environment Day this year

UN official urges focus on rural development to lift millions out of poverty

Senior UN officials highlight diversity and challenges of peacekeeping

UN expert urges dialogue after Latvia votes against Russian as official language

UN nuclear agency laments lack of progress during Iran visit

UN provides logistical support for historic elections in Yemen

South Sudan: Japanese engineers join UN mission to build roads and bridges

UNESCO chief warns crucial yet ‘fragile’ linguistic heritage in danger

UN experts in Iran to discuss concerns of nuclear programme

Fight against cholera in DR Congo remains in need of funding – UN

Leaders convene at UN farmers’ forum to tackle climate change challenges

Ban calls for boost in efforts to fight organized crime in West Africa and Sahel

Pakistan: UN and Government request additional funding for post-flood recovery

UN envoy confident appropriate action will be taken after Afghan Koran incident

General Assembly President and Arab League head discuss Syria and Arab Spring

Warning of destructive floods as Danube thaw sets in, UN urges better response

UN-run camps for Somalia refugees in Kenya enter 20th year of existence

UN experts call on Morocco to implement gender equity policies

Lebanese author and Brazilian publisher awarded UN Arab culture prize

Brazil funds UN local food purchase projects in five African countries

Ban calls for global economic model that promotes greater social justice

UNESCO chief deplores slayings of another two Brazilian journalists

South Sudan: UN urges ethnic groups to show how to &#39make your own peace&#39

UN forum in South-East Asia calls for more investment to reduce disaster risks

UN advocate Michael Douglas urges young artists to draw for peace

UN rights expert urges Israel to release Palestinian detainee on hunger strike

UN urges Africa to facilitate private investment in clean energy production

Syria: UN experts condemn arbitrary detentions, possible use of torture

South Sudan: UN urges ethnic groups to show how to ‘make your own peace’

UN forum in South-East Asia calls for more investment to reduce disaster risks

Ban calls for global economic model that promotes greater social justice

UNESCO chief deplores slayings of another two Brazilian journalists

In Cairo, UN Assembly chief holds talks on Egypt’s democratic transition

Ban calls for global economic model that promotes greater social justice

UNESCO chief deplores slayings of another two Brazilian journalists

In Cairo, UN Assembly chief holds talks on Egypt&#39s democratic transition

Ban welcomes political deal reached at Somali constitutional conference

UN environment agency celebrates anniversary with star-filled races

UN communications forum makes progress on radio services and applications

UN official partially certifies Ivorian parliamentary elections

In Niger, top UN officials stress response to food crisis must build future resilience

UN relief chief voices alarm at humanitarian situation in Sudanese states

UN welcomes start of relocation of Iranian exiles to new camp in Iraq

UN expert calls on Uruguay to provide access to water to poor communities

UN and partners help to power education with solar panel donation

Measures adopted at UN trade conference to benefit organic farmers in poor countries

Ban to visit United Kingdom, Zambia and Angola next week

Experts decide to delay publication of flu virus research after UN-organized talks

South Sudan: UN supports projects to boost people’s livelihood in volatile state

Experts decide to delay publication of flu virus research after UN-organized talks

UN envoy calls for closer ties with West African regional bloc

By-elections in Myanmar will be key test of commitment to democracy – UN

UN boosting aid delivery to refugees as more people flee fighting in Mali

By-elections in Myanmar will be key test of commitment to democracy – UN envoy

Sudan: Security Council extends mandate of panel on Darfur-related sanctions

Central African Republic: UN and partners ask for more funds for relief work

UN provides condoms to South Sudanese military to fight high rates of HIV/AIDS

Eliminating nuclear tests will help achieve safer, more prosperous world – Ban

Central African Republic: UN and partners ask for more funds for relief work

UN voices concern over ‘alarming pattern of violence’ in Latin American prisons

Madagascar: UNICEF warns of potential disease outbreaks after cyclone

Asia-Pacific makes big gains against poverty, lags on hunger and child deaths – UN

Somalia: UN voices concern for safety of thousands displaced by fresh clashes

Democratic future for Libya is within reach, Ban says on anniversary of revolution

UN officials call for comprehensive arms trade treaty to improve civilian safety

Top UN officials arrive in Niger to draw attention humanitarian crisis

Women must have access to both contraceptives and HIV prevention methods – UN

At end of Haitian visit, Security Council focuses on police reform and living conditions

General Assembly President discusses global issues with Indian Prime Minister

General Assembly demands Syria halt violence without delay

Ban discusses reconciliation and regional issues with Kyrgyz Foreign Minister

Delhi quake drill good example for other high-risk cities to follow – UN envoy

UN chief calls on countries to listen to voices of women and young people

Millions of people to receive solar energy access through UN-backed initiative

Green economy key to overcoming resource constraints in Asia-Pacific – UN

Millions of people to receive solar energy access through UN-backed initiative

UN voices sadness at tragic deaths of children in West Bank crash

UN official stresses importance of cooperation between Africa and its diasporas

Ban calls for concerted efforts to combat scourge of illicit drugs in Afghanistan

UN postal union acquires world’s first postage stamp issued in 1840

After prison blaze kills hundreds in Honduras, UN warns on overcrowding

UN expert urges Honduras to protect human rights defenders

UN and partners urge rapid response to food crisis in West Africa’s Sahel

UNICEF set to distribute aid to Madagascar’s cyclone victims

Ban calls for start of relocation of Iranian exiles living in camp in Iraq

Renewed clashes in Bahrain spark concern from Secretary-General

UN tribunal sets mid-May date for start of genocide trial of Ratko Mladic

UN humanitarian arm warns about worsening situation in southern Yemen

UN health agency urges final push to eliminate leprosy in Western Pacific region

Jurist Paper Chase Newsburst

Rights group urges US to investigate Yemen ex-president Saleh

New Jersey court reverses partial dismissal of same-sex marriage suit

Proposition 8 supporters ask for new hearing before entire Ninth Circuit

Maryland Senate committee approves same-sex marriage bill

Egypt prosecutor seeks death penalty for Mubarak in closing remarks

Ecuador court rejects injunction on Chevron fine

UN SG welcomes Somalia constitutional conference agreement

Myanmar monk faces new criminal charges after government amnesty

UN General Assembly passes resolution condemning Syria violence

Prosecutors ask Roman court to try Italy ex-PM Berlusconi for tax evasion

UN Secretary General urges Syria to stop alleged crimes against humanity

Turkish retired general to be tried in lower court

Colorado district court upholds tribal sovereign immunity

Syria president orders referendum on new constitution

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

More than 100 killed in south Libya clashes.

Netanyahu, Obama to meet in Washington 5 March.

JEM releases Darfur peacekeepers, calls for Gambari’s resignation.

South Sudan seeks Kenyan mediation in Abyei.

Iran says UN nuke inspectors will not visit sites.

Iran raises tension by threatening pre-emptive action.

Somali children ‘cannon fodder’ in combat, says HRW.

Syrian forces pound Homs, ‘27 civilians killed’.

Russia refuses to attend Syria meeting.

EU likely to adopt further sanctions against Syria.

Yemen violence mars poll to replace Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Myanmar says will consider ASEAN poll observers.

Algeria ‘finds cache of missiles near Libya border’.

Obasanjo to lead joint Senegal mediation effort.

AMISOM official welcomes expected troop increase.

First Iran exiles leave Ashraf camp in Iraq.

Blast rocks Yemeni polling station ahead of vote.

Al-Qaida vows to retaliate against Yemeni government.

ICRC negotiating humanitarian cease-fire in Syria.

Darfur rebels ‘seize UNAMID peacekeepers’.

Suicide Attack Kills 19 at Iraqi Police Academy.

Afghans say 41 child suicide bombers rescued.

Car bomb explodes in Somali police building.

Suicide blast kills 23 Shiite Muslims in Pakistan.

Sudan and South Sudan agree to demarcate border.

Twenty-one al-Qaida fighters captured in in south Yemen raid.

Bombardment of Syrian city ‘intensifies’ after UN vote.

Nigeria expresses concern over treatment of its UNAMID troops and personnel.

Côte d’Ivoire president named head of West Africa bloc.

EU eases Burma sanctions.

Israel to stop Iran’s nuclear program by all means, says ambassador.

UN says Haiti police force best body for security.

Pakistani president pledges support for Iran against foreign aggression.

Activists denounce crackdown in DRC.

Hezbollah denies role in Israel diplomat attacks.

UN assembly poised for Syria vote.

UN chief “concerned” about violence in Bahrain.

UN urges Iraq to move Iranian dissidents to new camp.

UN sees possible crimes against humanity in Syria.

Security Council alarmed at food insecurity in Sudanese states.

Fresh Somalia fighting forces thousands to flee.

West Africa summit tackles Sahel crisis, piracy.

Mali troops go on offensive against rebels.

Libyan militias accused of torturing detainees.

Afghanistan can’t be stable without drugs crackdown, says Ban.

Pakistani, Afghan presidents agree to deal with common challenges.

UN Wire

Red Cross seeks 2-day truce to deliver Syria aid

Iran excludes IAEA tours of nuclear sites

UNAIDS executive director Michel Sidibé

Peacekeepers were blocked, not captured, by Darfur rebels, UN says

Inclusion of CO2 data in MDGs report is rejected by India development minister

UN envoy seeks to resolve Macedonia name dispute

Philippine floods are traced to illegal logging

China is likely to create its own carbon-trading scheme

Russia sprouts 30,000-year-old seeds stored in permafrost

Climate scientist leaks secret Heartland memos

Yemen votes out Saleh

Afghan looks to ferret anti-U.S. troops out of its military

Is Sudan’s Nuba Mountains region the new Darfur?

Train accidents are said to kill 15,000 in India annually

IAEA inspectors arrive in Iran as nuclear tensions rise

UNHCR in push for child birth registration

UN: Aid response in Africa’s Sahel at critical juncture

UN seeks independent probe of fatal Honduras prison fire

Plan to dredge Great Barrier Reef spurs UNESCO assessment

UN criticizes new Hungary law that makes homelessness a crime

Haiti moves to close post-quake shanties

Is hamburger from lab-grown meat the future of food?

Russia has mixed record on helping its 700,000-plus orphans, UNICEF says

Heavy Mali fighting sparks exodus of refugees

South Sudan defiant in oil shutdown after failed talks

Senegal unrest enters fifth day before controversial presidential vote

U.S. lawmakers appeal to Egypt over arrests of American NGO workers

Calcutta to be branded with sky blue to match motto

Obama pressured by conservatives to assist Syrian opposition

General Assembly condemns Syria by overwhelming margin

UNDP: Crime is restraining Caribbean development

National police best security option in Haiti, UN says

UN’s Ban is unconvinced of “peaceful purposes” of Iran’s nuclear program

Obama seeks waiver from U.S. Congress to restore UNESCO funding

UN rights chief seeks removal of Sri Lankan from peacekeeping panel

WikiLeaks targets UNESCO after media panel snub

Do rich have “duty” to feed poor East Africans?

Venezuela strikes chord with poor children

Lesson No. 1 from Davos: Hope builds markets

Girl’s abduction reveals harmful Afghan practice

Leaks indicate plans of climate change skeptics

Mongolia mining — economic boon or environmental disaster?

Libya marks first anniversary of revolt

Syrian conflict threatening neighbors, luring Islamists

Mexico tells U.S. “No More Weapons” with sign on border

Maldives to stage early elections to resolve political crisis

U.S.-led push to cut soot and exhaust lifts climate hopes

Stage is set for UN vote on Syria

Myanmar, UN to hold first international aid roundtable

UN seeks more regulation of e-waste flows to West Africa

UN airline carbon talks are encouraged by EU climate chief

World’s water footprint is mapped

New method speeds production of malaria drug

Report assesses shortcomings in Pakistan flood relief

World Bank’s Zoellick confirms exit, spurs search for successor

Pakistani children arriving in India are given polio vaccine

Egypt’s revolutionary women seek clout

APAC region faces stark choices on emissions

Eastern Europe cold kills 650, traps tens of thousands

Afghan peace talks are under way

Onus on IAEA to disprove link to scientist killings, Iran says

Swiss satellite would dispose of dangerous space junk

Mobile devices are tipped to outnumber humans in 2012


* 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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