Anton’s Weekly Digest of International Law, Vol. 3, No. 16 (17 April 2012)

Anton’s Weekly Digest of
International Law

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Vol. 3, No. 16
(17 April 2012)

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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

Washington University Global Studies Law Review, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2012, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 2033514
Linda M. Keller
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Date Posted: April 16, 2012

Robert C. Blitt
University of Tennessee College of Law
Date Posted: April 16, 2012

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 12/22
Mark Findlay
University of Sydney – Faculty of Law
Date Posted: April 16, 2012

Rob Grace and Claude Bruderlein
Harvard University – Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research and Harvard University – Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research
Date Posted: April 15, 2012

LIVING WITH THE UN: AMERICAN RESPONSIBILITIES AND INTERNATIONAL ORDER, pp. 207-256, Hoover Institution Press/Stanford University, 2012, American University, WCL Research Paper
Kenneth Anderson
American University – Washington College of Law
Date Posted: April 15, 2012

Canada Centre for Global Security Studies, Cyberdialogue 2012: What Is Stewardship in Cyberspace?
Duncan B. Hollis
Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law
Date Posted: April 15, 2012

TOWARDS AN INTERNATIONAL LAW OF CO-PROGRESSIVENESS, pp. 289-300, Sienho Yee, ed., Martinus Nijhoff, 2004
Sienho Yee
Wuhan University
Date Posted: April 15, 2012

TOWARDS AN INTERNATIONAL LAW OF CO-PROGRESSIVENESS, pp. 163-192, Sienho Yee, ed., Martinus Nijhoff, 2004
Sienho Yee
Wuhan University
Date Posted: April 15, 2012
Last Revised: April 16, 2012

TOWARDS AN INTERNATIONAL LAW OF CO-PROGRESSIVENESS, pp. 41-58, Sienho Yee, ed., Martinus Nijhoff, 2004
Sienho Yee
Wuhan University
Date Posted: April 15, 2012

Case Western Reserve Journal of Law, Technology & the Internet, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2011
Dylan M. Aste
University of San Diego School of Law
Date Posted: April 15, 2012

Tina Minkowitz
Center for the Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry
Date Posted: April 14, 2012

Brice Crottet
University of Paris 2 Pantheon-Assas
Date Posted: April 14, 2012

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2012, No. 5, 2012
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
Date Posted: April 14, 2012
Last Revised: April 16, 2012

Kenneth W. Abbott and Duncan Snidal
Arizona State University and University of Oxford
Date Posted: April 14, 2012

Peter P. Swire
Ohio State University (OSU) – Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Date Posted: April 12, 2012

Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 51, 2012-2013
Keith Goodwin
Columbia University – Law School
Date Posted: April 12, 2012

Nichelle Williams
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: April 12, 2012

Hoda Zaki
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date Posted: April 12, 2012

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, Vol. 16, pp. 25-58, 2009, Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper
Timothy William Waters
Indiana University – Maurer School of Law
Date Posted: April 11, 2012

55 Buffalo L. Rev. 1331-70 (2008)
Timothy William Waters
Indiana University – Maurer School of Law
Date Posted: April 11, 2012

Journal of International Economic Law, Vol. 14, No. 2, 403-36 (2011)
Juscelino F. Colares
Case Western Reserve University – School of Law
Date Posted: April 11, 2012

II. Books

Under the Drones

Bashir, Shahzad & Crews, Robert D.
(Harvard Univ. Press, May 2012)

Western media coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan paints a simplistic picture of ageless barbarity, terrorist safe havens, and peoples in need of either punishment or salvation. Under the Drones looks beyond this limiting view to investigate real people on the ground, and analyze the political, social, and economic forces that shape their lives.

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International Human Rights Law in Africa, 2nd ed

(Oxford University Press, April 2012)

Frans Viljoen

  • Comprehensive and accessible overview of human rights protection in Africa, including analysis of all relevant international, regional, and national human rights organisations and instruments
  • Analyses the complex issue of the interaction between national and supranational legal regimes
  • Examines the challenges raised by modern post-colonial statehood, national identity, and poverty

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Transnational Commercial Law: International Instruments and Commentary, 2nd ed

(Oxford University Press, April 2012)

Roy Goode, Herbert Kronke, Ewan McKendrick, and Jeffrey Wool

  • The most comprehensive and up to date compilation of primary materials relating to transnational commercial transactions
  • A reliable source of reference written by a high profile author team, providing expert guidance on each instrument in the commercial context
  • Each instrument is preceded by a detailed table of contents allowing quick navigation

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Cases, Materials, and Commentary on the European Convention on Human Rights, 3rd ed

(Oxford University Press, April 2012)

Alastair Mowbray

  • Covers all the major rights enshrined in the Convention, offering extremely detailed consideration of the key cases relevant to these rights and freedoms
  • Features extensive commentary from the author, a leading Convention scholar, what will enable students to swiftly grasp and assess the significance of each extract
  • The examination of Convention rights is placed in the context of the creation of the Convention, enabling consideration of its overall effectiveness
  • Includes detailed evaluation of the institutional and procedural workings of the European Court of Human Rights, giving students valuable insight into how the organisation works and is currently structured

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European Cross-Border Mergers and Reorganisations

(Oxford University Press, April 2012)

Jérôme Vermeylen and Ivo Vande Velde (eds.)

  • The most comprehensive practical guide on European cross-border mergers covering all techniques in a country-by-country format
  • Covers all relevant aspects crucial for the success of a cross-border merger, including corporate, employment and tax law issues, bringing all the essential information into one resource
  • Also covers other re-organisation techniques such as (partial) demergers, partial demergers, the transfer of branches of activity, and the cross-border transfer of a company’s head office or registered office, enabling the reader to find the best possible solution for their client

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Freedom of Establishment and Private International Law for Corporations

(Oxford University Press, April 2012)

Paschalis Paschalidis

  • Juxtaposes analysis of corporate and insolvency law to consider the impact on private international law
  • The first book to analyse the leading case-law of the ECJ regarding the operation of the doctrine of abuse and its limits
  • Investigates the concept of the letter-box company and its position to derive the benefits of freedom of establishment and the new Services Directive
  • Examines the compatibility of national choice of law rules with freedom of establishment

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Digest of United States Practice in International Law, 2010

(Oxford University Press, April 2012)

Elizabeth R. Wilcox

  • This annual volume summarizes official U.S. positions on the most important issues in international law. This year’s edition covers statements by U.S. officials in support of the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice that the declaration of independence of Kosovo did not violate international law, and the Statement of U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Susan E. Rice on the first-time support of the U.S. for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, in addition to many other documents.
  • Each annual volume compiles excerpts from timely and important documents, making it an invaluable resource for practitioners and scholars in the field.
  • Featured in the 2010 Digest are excerpts from and discussion of numerous documents that are relevant to current events, including 2010 court cases on habeas and transfer issues relating to Guantanamo detainees.

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EU Administrative Law 2nd ed

(Oxford University Press, March 2012)

Paul Craig

  • A new edition of the leading textbook on EU Administrative Law, now fully up to date with the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty
  • Draws on legal and non-legal materials and sources, offering a broad perspective on a dynamic and politically charged area of law
  • Offers a historical overview of EU administrative law, including a taxonomy of the different forms of EU administration

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EU Competition Law and Economics

(Oxford University Press, March 2012)

Damien Geradin, Dr Anne Layne-Farrar, and Nicolas Petit

  • This is the first EU competition law treatise to fully integrate economic reasoning in its treatment of European Commission decisions and the case-law of the European Court of Justice
  • Written by two expert competition law practitioners and academics and a prominent economic consultant, this book is more accessible to a legal audience than most existing titles which are predominantly written only by economists
  • The structure of the book fully integrates the economic discussion and the legal analysis, rather than having separate sections, for ease of use and to facilitate understanding of the practical implications of economics for competition law

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Islamic Finance: Law and Practice

(Oxford University Press, March 2012)

Craig Nethercott and David Eisenberg (eds.)

This work is a practical and commercial guide to the fundamental principles of Islamic finance and their application to Islamic finance transactions. Islamic finance is a rapidly expanding, global industry and this book is designed to provide a practical treatment of the subject. It includes discussion and analysis of the negotiation and structure involved in Islamic finance transactions, with relevant case studies, structure diagrams and precedent material supporting the commentary throughout.

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The European Convention on Human Rights and the Conflict in Northern Ireland

(Oxford University Press, March 2012)

Brice Dickson

  • A detailed analysis of all decisions made by the European Commission and Court of Human Rights on applications relating the the Northern Ireland conflict
  • Provides a systematic case-study of the European Convention in action
  • Grounded in original primary research, including interviews with participants in the conflict

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Internet Crimes, Torts and Scams: Investigation and Remedies, 2nd ed

(Oxford University Press, March 2012)

Melise R. Blakeslee

  • Features a number of topical issues including but not limited to: Internet Jurisdiction, Cybersquatting, Key Word Advertising, Defamation, Copyright, Counterfeiting, and Investigative Techniques
  • Written by a high-profile partner with extensive experience in preventing/prosecuting internet fraud
  • Provides a unique combination of current technology, the state of the law, and remedies available to attorneys to provide their clients with the best and most efficient aid against internet-related crime

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Compliance and the Enforcement of EU Law

(Oxford University Press, March 2012)

Marise Cremona (ed)

  • Provides a thorough analysis of the different aspects of EU law enforcement, including court-based methods of enforcement and political processes designed to encourage compliance
  • Draws comparisons between EU law and international law, assessing the contributions of national courts and the effect this has on compliance with EU law
  • Illustrates the issues of compliance and non-compliance using examples drawn from key recent cases

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Consent in International Arbitration

(Oxford University Press, March 2012)

Andrea M. Steingruber

  • Provides an all-embracing discussion on consent in international arbitration (commercial arbitration and investment arbitration)
  • Discusses changes in the perception of consent in arbitration in relation to arbitrations evolution and presents original arguments on the complex character of consent
  • Addresses problems such as issues related to complex multiparty arbitration and to jurisdictional questions in investment arbitration
  • Combines scholarly analysis with a detailed discussion of relevant cases, laws, and rules

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International Criminal Procedure

(Oxford University Press, March 2012)

Christoph Safferling

  • Comprehensively sets out the International Criminal Court’s procedural regime and contrasts it with that of other international criminal tribunals and courts, providing helpful comparative analysis
  • Clearly structured according to the different stages of a criminal trial, helping practitioners and scholars find solutions for specific problems easily
  • Bridges common and civil law to develop a unique procedural theory for the ICC

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Is There a Court for Gaza?

(T.M.C Asser Press, 2012)

Meloni, Chantal, Tognoni and Gianni (eds.)

This book brings together for the first time essential documentation on the legal follow-up to the Gaza conflict and relevant critical literature by renowned international law professors and distinguished scholars and lawyers. The underlying question, whether there is a court for Gaza, can be seen as a test case for international justice, and sheds a light on the role of international institutions in the difficult mixture of law and politics that connotes international justice.

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Anticipative Criminal Investigation: Theory and Counterterrorism Practice in the Netherlands and the United States

(T.M.C Asser Press, 2012)

Marianne F.H. Hirsch Ballin

This book deals with the adoption of counterterrorism measures in the Netherlands and the United States which facilitate criminal investigations with a preventive focus (anticipative criminal investigations). With respect to this new preventive function of criminal justice, the author identifies the rule of law principles that limit the role of criminal investigation in preventing terrorism. She identifies the possibilities and limits of criminal investigation in general and discusses the cooperation and the division of responsibilities between law enforcement and intelligence.

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Air Navigation Law

(Springer, 2012)

Ruwantissa Abeyratne

Some of the subjects discussed in this book are: sovereignty in airspace; flight information and air defence identification zones; rules of the air; personnel licensing; meteorological services; operations of aircraft; air traffic services; accident and incident investigation; aerodromes; efficiency aspects of aviation and environmental protection; aeronautical charts and information; the carriage of dangerous goods; and NextGen and SESAR .

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Law and Regulation of Commercial Mining of Minerals in Outer Space

(Springer, 2012)

Ricky Lee

  • First multidisciplinary approach to the discussion on regulating commercial space mining
  • Detailed analysis of the economic, technical and physical feasibility of commercial space mining
  • Proposes a new regulatory regime based on balancing policy interests within existing treaty frameworks

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Rule of Law after War and Crisis: Ideologies, Norms and Methods

(Intersentia, 2012)

Richard Zajac Sannerholm

Rule of law has emerged as an essential objective in assistance to post-conflict and post-crisis societies, such as Somalia, Kosovo, Liberia, and Egypt. This book provides a critical analysis of past and current rule-of-law promotion, and it argues that, despite past experiences of development and technical assistance, rule-of-law reform in war-torn and crisis societies operates in an autonomous field where the best practices and the lessons learned are rarely, or only superficially, acknowledged. It provides a comparative and systematic overview of how rule-of-law promotion has been put into effect, and it identifies the challenges and opportunities for enhancing and strengthening norms, ideologies, and methods for legal and judicial reform after war and crisis. (Series: Series on Transitional Justice – Vol. 7)

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The Concept of Unity in Public International Law

(Hart Publishing, 2012)

Mario Prost

‘Fragmentation’ has become a defining metaphor of international law scholarship in the era of globalization, albeit the subject is highly controversial among international lawyers. This book explores the various possible meanings of the concept of unity in international law. However, rather than proposing one grand theory of unity, the book identifies and compares five candidate conceptions of unity in international law. Intentionally pluralistic in its outlook, the book does not engage in normative arguments about whether international law is or should be unitary. Instead, it seeks to show that unity is a fundamentally contested concept, and that discourses on fragmentation are therefore necessarily contingent.

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Environmental Integration in the EU’s External Relations: Beyond Multilateral Dimensions

Gracia Marin Duran and Elisa Morgera
(Hart Publishing, 2012)

This book examines the little-explored unilateral, bilateral, and inter-regional dimensions of EU external environmental policy, in light of the Treaty-based requirement of environmental integration, both at the formulation and at the implementation stages. The book thus explores the interplay between these dimensions of the EU’s external environmental activities and international environmental law from a dual perspective.

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Domestic Violence and International Law

(Hart Publishing, 2012)

Bonita Meyersfeld

The book reformulates academic and political debate on domestic violence and the responsibility of States under international law. It is based on empirical data combined with an honest assessment of whether or not domestic violence is recognized by the international community as a human rights violation. Domestic Violence and International Law will appeal to academics and practitioners, as well as feminist legal scholars.

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International Law and Dispute Settlement: New Problems and Techniques

(Hart Publishing, 2012)

Duncan French, Matthew Saul and Nigel White (eds.)

Ranging from key conceptual issues of proliferation of legal mechanisms and the associated risks of fragmentation through to innovations in dispute settlement mechanisms in many topical areas of international law – including international trade law, collective security law, and regional law – this collection provides a major study in the ongoing trends and emerging problems in this crucial area of international law.

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Shaping the Law for Global Crises: Thoughts about the Role the Law Could Play to Come to Grips with the Major Challenges of Our Time

(Eleven International Publishing, 2012)

Jaap Spier

This book offers thoughts about the role that law could possibly play to ward off man-made crises. The focus is on global threats which are, unless checked in due time, going to stir the world at large. The book examines the stepping stones for shaping the law to cope with the major challenges of our time, such as climate change, sustainable development, and the eradication of poverty.

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Global Human Rights Instruments: Volume 4: Inter-American Human Rights Instruments Part 1

(International Courts Association, 2012)

P. A van Laar (ed)

The goal behind these extensive studies is to provide the international legal public with a reliable detailed resource of prominent human rights instruments. Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3 in this collection focus on universal human rights instruments. Volume 4, Volume 5, and Volume 6 examine inter-American human rights instruments and include landmark cases in Volume 5 and Volume 6. (Series: Global Human Rights Instruments).

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Global Human Rights Instruments: Volume 5: Inter-American Human Rights Instruments Part 2 – Landmark Cases of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

(International Courts Association, 2012)

P. A van Laar (ed)

The goal behind these extensive studies is to provide the international legal public with a reliable detailed resource of prominent human rights instruments. Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3 in this collection focus on universal human rights instruments. Volume 4, Volume 5, and Volume 6 examine inter-American human rights instruments and include landmark cases in Volume 5 and Volume 6. (Series: Global Human Rights Instruments).

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Global Human Rights Instruments: Volume 6: Inter-American Human Rights Instruments Part 3 – Landmark Cases of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

(International Courts Association, 2012)

P. A van Laar (ed)

The goal behind these extensive studies is to provide the international legal public with a reliable detailed resource of prominent human rights instruments. Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3 in this collection focus on universal human rights instruments. Volume 4, Volume 5, and Volume 6 examine inter-American human rights instruments and include landmark cases in Volume 5 and Volume 6. (Series: Global Human Rights Instruments).

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The Law Against War: The Prohibition on the Use of Force in Contemporary International Law

(Hart Publishing, 2012)

Corten, Olivier

The Law Against War is a translated and updated version of a book published in 2008 in French (Le droit contre la guerre, Pedone). Several scholars consider that the prohibition laid down as a principle in the United Nations Charter of 1945 should be relaxed in the present-day context of international relations, a change that would seem to be reflected in the emergence of ideas, such as ‘humanitarian intervention,’ ‘preventive war,’ or in the possibility of presuming Security Council authorization under certain exceptional circumstances. The argument is that, while marked changes have been observed – above all, since the 1990s – the legal regime laid down by the Charter remains founded on a genuine jus contra bellum and not on the jus ad bellum that characterized earlier periods.

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The Right to Development and International Economic Law: Legal and Moral Dimensions

(Hart Publishing, 2012)

Isabella D Bunn

This book examines the legal and moral foundations of the right to development, addressing the major issues. It then considers the right to development in the global economy, noting the challenges of globalization and identifying key principles, such as differential treatment of developing countries, participation, and accountability. The book relates the right to broad objectives, such as the Millennium Development Goals, the human rights-based approach to development, and environmental sustainability.

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Convention of Contracts for the International Sale of Goods
(Wolters Kluwer, March 2012)

Joseph Lookofsky

Also sometimes referred to as the Vienna Sales Convention, the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) regulates the rights of buyers and sellers in international sales. This guide is designed to assist lawyers and scholars with: an overview of the Convention; information on its 101 Articles; determining when the CISG applies; freedom of contract under Article 6; interpretation of the Convention and of CISG contracts; and more.

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European Labour Law 13th Revised Edition

(Wolters Kluwer, March 2012)

Roger Blanpain

Among the abundant new material in the Thirteenth Edition the reader will find incisive commentary and analysis of such issues and trends as the following: EU action plans regarding equal treatment;

restructuring of enterprises in relation to collective redundancies, the transfer of enterprises and the insolvency of the employer; the increasing impact of international private law; new developments in worker health and safety regimes; the protection of motherhood in individual employment contracts and more.

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The Global Workplace: International and Comparative Employment Law Cases and Materials 2nd ed

(Wolters Kluwer, March 2012)

Roger Blanpain, Susan Bisom-Rapp, William R. Corbett, Hilary K. Josephs and Michael J. Zimmer

A solid conceptual framework compares national laws dealing with individual collective employment rights, including antidiscrimination law and privacy law, and considers the systems used to resolve labor and employment disputes in the context of international labor law. A sweeping coverage of international labor law considers the International Labour Organization, NAFTA and other bilateral trade agreements that include labor standards, and the European Union.

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European Tax Law, Sixth Edition Student Version

(Wolters Kluwer, February 2012)
Ben J.M. Terra and Peter J. Wattel

The completely revised sixth edition of this leading work brings its comprehensive and systematic survey of European Tax Law up to December 2011.

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Medienrecht: Lehrbuch des gesamten Medienrechts unter besonderer Berücksichtigung von Presse, Rundfunk und Multimedia, 13th ed

(Mohr Siebeck, 2012)

Frank Fechner

Published in German. Media Law: A Textbook of Complete Media Law Focusing on the Press, Radio, Television and Multimedia. The new edition contains amendments to the law such as the de-mail law (a state-accredited solution for legally binding online communication), the new radio and television licence fees as well as the new literature and court rulings.

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Geistiges Eigentum und Eigentumstheorie: Rekonstruktion der Begründung von Eigentum an immateriellen Gütern anhand der US-amerikanischen Eigentumstheorie

(Mohr Siebeck, 2012)

Michael Goldhammer

Published in German. Intellectual Property and the Theory of Property: A Reconstruction of the Justification for the Ownership of Intangible Property as Exemplified by the American Theory of Property. The justification of intellectual property is highly controversial. In reconstructing the American theory of property, Michael Goldhammer shows how the ownership of intangible property can be justified. The dependance of the justification on the basic terminology is embedded in a two-tiered theory of property and has been tested in practice in numerous cases.

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Europäisches Internationales Vereinsrecht

(Mohr Siebeck, 2012)

Max Wesiack

Published in German. The European Private International Law on Associations. Are associations allowed to transfer their head office to another EU Member State and to participate in cross-border mergers, splits and conversions? Max Wesiack explores these questions in the light of the freedom of establishment and the general right to freedom of movement. He arrives at the conclusion that associations are to a large extent entitled to do so as well.

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Quick Reference Guide To European VAT Compliance 2012
(Wolters Kluwer, March 2012)

Deloite Global Tax Centre (Europe)
Quick Reference to European VAT Compliance consists of two distinct sections:

  • An overview of how the various VAT systems in Europe work, with particular attention paid to compliance issues; and
  • Detailed, country-specific VAT compliance profiles for each EU Member State plus Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.

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Common Principles of European Intellectual Property Law

(Mohr Siebeck, 2012)

Ansgar Ohly (ed.)

Intellectual property law has been harmonized by EU law to a considerable extent. At the same time intellectual property rights have converged. The contributors to this volume investigate if and to what extent European rules and principles applicable to all intellectual property rights already exist or whether they can be found on the basis of the acquis communautaire and comparative law. In particular, they discuss the merits and the methodology of common principles before turning to several areas of substantive intellectual property law.

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Die neuen Rechtsinstrumente zum IPR des Unterhalts auf internationaler und europäischer Ebene

(Mohr Siebeck, 2012)

Franziska Bartl

Published in German. The New Legal Instruments in Private International Law on Maintenance on an International and a European Level. Due to the increasing number of multinational marriages as well as divorces, the cross-border enforcement of decisions relating to maintenance obligations is becoming more important. Franziska Bartl provides a detailed discussion and analysis of the newly created legal instruments which enable the enforcement of these decisions on an international and a European level.

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Balancing Fundamental Rights with the EU Treaty Freedoms: the European Court of Justice as ‘tightrope’ walker

(Eleven International Publishing, 2012)

Sybe A. de Vries, Gunnar Thor Petursson and Xavier Groussot

The ongoing development of fundamental rights and principles within the European Union legal order has – for the time being – come to a climax through the adoption of the Treaty of Lisbon. Through the publication of their research in this book, the authors offers a further stimulus to the academic discourse on fundamental rights’ protection in the EU.

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Constitutional Pluralism in the European Union and Beyond

(Hart Publishing, 2012)

Matej Avbelj and Jan Komárek (eds.)

The scholars in this book take opposing perspectives on constitutional pluralism: some defending and promoting the concept of constitutional pluralism, some criticizing and opposing it. While some of the contributors can be called ‘the founding fathers of constitutional pluralism,’ others are young academics who have recently entered the field. Together, they offer fresh perspectives on both theoretical and practical aspects of constitutional pluralism, enriching the existing understanding of the concept in current scholarship.

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A User’s Guide to Trade Marks and Passing Off, 3rd Ed

(Bloomsbury Professional, 2012)

Nicholas Caddick and Ben Longstaff

The third edition of this comprehensive text has been fully revised and expanded, and it addresses the law of trade marks in the UK from a practical viewpoint, covering acquisition, loss, exploitation and infringement of trade marks, and passing off. Breaking down the procedural matters as they relate to the filing, opposition, enforcement, and revocation of trade marks in the UK, each of the topics is approached separately in order to maintain a user-friendly structure.

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International Air Law and ICAO, 2nd ed

(Eleven International Publishing, 2012)

Michael Milde

This book is a general treatise of the law of international civil aviation, aimed at the needs of university students and educators, government authorities, airlines, practicing lawyers, journalists, international organizations, and the general public. This second edition of the acclaimed International Air Law and ICAO has been fully updated to take the latest developments into account. (Series: Essential Air and Space Law – Vol. 10).

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Art and Copyright, 2nd edition

(Hart Publishing, 2012)

Simon Stokes

Intellectual property protection afforded to works of art continues to receive increased attention. Originally published in 2001, Art and Copyright was the first book to examine in detail the intellectual property rights protecting artistic works and artists’ rights in the UK. Art and Copyright has established itself as a leading publication in the field. Now revised and updated, this second edition includes expanded coverage of the Artist’s Resale Right and the relationship between designs law and artistic works.

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The European Court of Justice and the Autonomy of the Member States

(Intersentia, 2012)

Hans W Micklitz and Bruno De Witte (eds.)

Recently the ECJ has come under heavy attack from various sides. It has been criticized by leading politicians, national judges, and legal academics for unduly extending the scope of EU law and overstepping its own jurisdiction, to the detriment of the reserved competences or (more broadly) the political autonomy of the Member States. This volume addresses the issue by collecting and confronting the views of leading specialists of EU law, examining the ECJ’s recent role in relation to five major areas of contention.

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International Law Reporter

Jacob Katz Cogan

Civil Litigation in a Globalising World (T.M.C. Asser Press 2012)

Borders among Activists: International NGOs in the United States, Britain, and France (Cornell Univ. Press 2012)

Climate Change, Forced Migration, and International Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2012)

Hybrid and Internationalised Criminal Tribunals: Selected Jurisdictional Issues (Hart Publishing 2012)

Regulating Trade in Services in the EU and the WTO: Trust, Distrust and Economic Integration (Cambridge Univ. Press 2012)

Sanctions, Statecraft, and Nuclear Proliferation (Cambridge Univ. Press 2012)

III. Journals

PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 54: Apr 16, 2012

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Informal International Lawmaking: An Assessment and Template to Keep it Both Effective and Accountable

Joost Pauwelyn, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (HEI)
Ramses A. Wessel, Centre for European Studies
Jan Wouters, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies

A Primer on ICJ Procedure: A Commentary on Article 43 ICJ Statute

Stefan A. G. Talmon, University of Bonn, Institute of Public International Law

When and Why the South African Government Disobeys Court Orders

David Hausman, Stanford Law School

Reforming the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to Reduce Rent Seeking and Better Deter Transnational Bribery

Matthew C. Turk, New York University (NYU)

Да ли је европско право аутономно, самосвојно, унутар или изван међународног – шта крију кључне пресуде Европског суда правде? / Da li je evropsko pravo autonomno, samosvojno, unutar ili izvan medjunarodnog – šta kriju ključne presude Evropskog suda pravde? (Is European Law Autonomous, Unique, Within or Outside of the International Law – What Exactly is Hidden Behind Key Judgments of the European Court of Justice?)

Maja Lukic, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law / Правни факултет Универзитета у Београду / Pravni fakultet Univerziteta u Beogradu

Second-Order Linking Principles: Combining Vertical and Horizontal Modes of Liability

Jens David Ohlin, Cornell Law School

Droit international des migrations: Fondements et Limites du Multilatéralisme (International Migration Law: Foundations and Limits of Multilateralism)

Vincent Chetail, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 53: Apr 13, 2012

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

The EU as a Multilateral Security Actor after Lisbon: Constitutional and Institutional Aspects

Jan Wouters, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies
Stephanie Bijlmakers, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies
Katrien Meuwissen, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies

Multi-Jurisdictional Bribery Law Enforcement: The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

Elizabeth Spahn, New England Law | Boston

Competition in the Execution Phase of Public Procurement

Gabriella Margherita Racca, Dipartimento di Diritto dell’Economia
Roberto Cavallo Perin, Facoltà di Scienze Politiche
Gian Luigi Albano, Consip S.p.A. – The Italian Public Procurement Agency

Trustee Courts and the Evolution of International Regimes: The Politics of Majoritarian Activism in the ECHR, the EU, and the WTO

Alec Stone Sweet, Yale University – Yale Law School and Yale Political Science
Thomas L. Brunell, University of Texas at Dallas – Department of Political Science

Complex Legal Frameworks and Complex Operational Challenges: Navigating the Applicable Law Across the Continuum of Military Operations

Laurie R. Blank, Emory University School of Law

The Absent Judge: A Commentary on Article 23 ICJ Statute

Stefan A. G. Talmon, University of Bonn, Institute of Public International Law

The Contemporary International Law Status of the Right to Receive Asylum

William Thomas Worster, The Hague University

Towards a Public International Perspective on Private International Law: Variable Geometry and Peer Governance

Alex Mills, Faculty of Laws, University College London

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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 52: Apr 11, 2012

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

An American Look at Zappers: A Paper for the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Revisionssicheres System Zur Aufzeichnung Von Kassenvorgängen Und Messinformationenthe

Richard Thompson Ainsworth, Boston University – School of Law

International Legal Frameworks for Adaptation in Transboundary River Basins

Christina Leb, Platform for International Water Law

The EU and Asia in the United Nations Security Council

Jan Wouters, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies
Matthieu Burnay, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies

The ECHR as a Living Instrument: Its Meaning and its Legitimacy

George Letsas, University College London – Faculty of Laws

United Nations Reform Through Practice: Report of the International Law Association Study Group on United Nations Reform

Ralph Wilde, University College London – Faculty of Laws
Hilary Charlesworth, Australian National University – ANU College of Law
Nico Schrijver, Leiden University – Leiden Law School
Nico Krisch, Hertie School of Governance
B. S. Chimni, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Vera Gowlland-Debbas, Graduate Institute of International Studies
Jan Klabbers, University of Helsinki – Faculty of Law
Sienho Yee, Wuhan University
Ivan Shearer, affiliation not provided to SSRN

The Relationship between International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law: Parallel Application or Norm Conflict?

Fiona Nairn, University of Edinburgh – School of Law

The Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Contemporary Conflict: A Legal and Ethical Analysis

Sarah E. Kreps, Cornell University
John Kaag, University of Massachusetts at Lowell

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 43: Apr 13, 2012

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

The Contemporary International Law Status of the Right to Receive Asylum

William Thomas Worster, The Hague University

Towards a Public International Perspective on Private International Law: Variable Geometry and Peer Governance

Alex Mills, Faculty of Laws, University College London

Reforming the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to Reduce Rent Seeking and Better Deter Transnational Bribery

Matthew C. Turk, New York University (NYU)

Trafficking of Women in India and the Effect of Globalization on it

Tushar Chowdhary, National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal

Human Flotsam, Legal Fallout: Japan’s Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdown

Robert B. Leflar, University of Arkansas School of Law
Ayako Hirata, University of California, Berkeley – Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
Masayuki Murayama, Meiji University – School of Law
Shozo Ota, University of Tokyo – Faculty of Law

Understanding When and How Domestic Courts Apply IHL

Laurie R. Blank, Emory University School of Law

The Right to Adequate Housing in International Human Rights Law: Polish Transformation Experiences

Bogumil Terminski, University of Geneva

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INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 27, Apr 13, 2012

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Trade Liberalization and Corporate Financing Decisions

Qiao Liu, University of Hong Kong – School of Economics and Finance, Peking University – Guang Hua School of Management
Hongbin Cai, Peking University – Guang Hua School of Management
Miaojie Yu, Peking University – China Center for Economic Research (CCER)

Mapping Anti-Dumping Disputes from 1995 to 2011: The Changing Pattern

Ling Ling He, University of Western Sydney
Razeen Sappideen, University of Western Sydney

Trustee Courts and the Evolution of International Regimes: The Politics of Majoritarian Activism in the ECHR, the EU, and the WTO

Alec Stone Sweet, Yale University – Yale Law School and Yale Political Science
Thomas L. Brunell, University of Texas at Dallas – Department of Political Science

An Uneasy Case for Notice and Takedown: Context-Specific Trademark Rights

Martin Senftleben, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Law

How to Regulate Medical Tourism (and Why it Matters for Bioethics)

I. Glenn Cohen, Harvard Law School

The Class Action Code: A Model for Civil Law Countries [Chinese]

Gidi, University of Houston Law Center

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INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 26, Apr 11, 2012

ALAN O’NEIL SYKES, EDITOR

Drafting the Arbitration Agreement

Margaret L. Moses, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

IOSCO’s Response to the Financial Crisis

Roberta S. Karmel, Brooklyn Law School

Rescuing International Investment Arbitration: Introducing Derivative Actions, Class Actions, and Compulsory Joinder

Joseph D’Agostino, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Distributive Justice and WTO

Suyash Verma, National Law University Jodhpur (NLUJ)

The Influence of General Principles of Law

Jan Wouters, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies
Dominic Coppens, Institute for International Law
Dylan Geraets, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Metalclad, Methanex and Chemtura: 10 Years of Environmental Issues in NAFTA Investment Arbitrations

Alessandra Asteriti, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow – School of Law

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INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYMENT & LABOR LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 7, No. 13: Apr 16, 2012

J.H. VERKERKE, EDITOR

Child Labor in Human Rights Law and Policy Perspective

Burns H. Weston, University of Iowa

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INTERNATIONAL, TRANSNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 18: Apr 11, 2012

DIANE MARIE AMANN, EDITOR

Social Democracy and Security

Neil Walker, University of Edinburgh, School of Law

The Israeli Unlawful Combatants Law: Old Wine in a New Bottle?

Yuval Shany, Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Faculty of Law and Institute of Criminology, Israel Democracy Institute

The First Amendment’s Borders: The Place of Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project in First Amendment Doctrine

David Cole, Georgetown University Law Center

Sisyphus Wept: Prosecuting Sexual Violence at the International Criminal Court

Niamh Hayes, Irish Centre for Human Rights

How Special is the Special Court’s Outreach Section?

Stuart Ford, The John Marshall Law School

Submersibles and Transnational Criminal Organizations

Brian Wilson, United States Navy, United States Coast Guard

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NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 9, No. 32: Apr 16, 2012

OREN GROSS, EDITOR

Understanding When and How Domestic Courts Apply IHL

Laurie R. Blank, Emory University School of Law

Tying off All Loose Ends: Protecting American Citizens from Torture Beyond America’s Borders

Landon Wade Magnusson, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Violating Divine Law: Emergency Measures in Jewish Law

Oren Gross, University of Minnesota Law School

Humanitarian Engagement Under Counter-Terrorism: A Conflict of Norms and the Emerging Policy Landscape

Naz K. Modirzadeh, Harvard University – Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research
Dustin A. Lewis, Harvard University – Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research
Claude Bruderlein, Harvard University – Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research

Maritime Piracy: Changes in U.S. Law Needed to Combat this Critical National Security Concern

Daniel L. Pines, Central Intelligence Agency

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NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 9, No. 31: Apr 13, 2012

OREN GROSS, EDITOR

Military Detention in the ‘War on Terrorism’: Normalizing the Exceptional After 9/11

Jonathan Hafetz, Seton Hall Law School

Protecting Rights from Within? Inspectors General and National Security Oversight

Shirin Sinnar, Stanford University

Complex Legal Frameworks and Complex Operational Challenges: Navigating the Applicable Law Across the Continuum of Military Operations

Laurie R. Blank, Emory University School of Law

Must Foreign Affairs Be Special?

Andrew Tutt, Yale University – Law School

The Turn to Outsourcing in U.S. Intelligence

Simon Chesterman, National University of Singapore (NUS) – Faculty of Law

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NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 9, No. 30: Apr 11, 2012

OREN GROSS, EDITOR

Countering Religion or Terrorism? Selective Enforcement of Material Support Laws Against Muslim Charities

Sahar F. Aziz, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law

Wikileaks, Contemporary National Security Secrecy and the Espionage Act of 1917: Amending the Espionage Act and Granting Presidential Authority to Take Action

Matthew Textor, Hamline University School of Law

Defending the Rule of Law: Reconceptualizing Guantánamo Habeas Attorneys

Laurel E. Fletcher, University of California, Berkeley – School of Law

The Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Contemporary Conflict: A Legal and Ethical Analysis

Sarah E. Kreps, Cornell University
John Kaag, University of Massachusetts at Lowell

Multi-Jurisdictional Bribery Law Enforcement: The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

Elizabeth Spahn, New England Law | Boston

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TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE eJOURNAL

Vol. 3, No. 9: Apr 16, 2012

BERNADETTE ATUAHENE, EDITOR

Informing the Legal Promise of Respect for Children’s Views and Rights within Transitional Justice Decision-Making

Sarah M. Field, Faculty of Law, University College Cork

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INDIGENOUS NATIONS & PEOPLES LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 18: Apr 12, 2012

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

REDD and Indigenous Peoples in Brazil

Andrew Long, Florida Coastal School of Law

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DEMOCRATIZATION: BUILDING STATES & DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES eJOURNAL

Vol. 5, No. 13: Apr 13, 2012

BRIAN DALE SHOUP & TIMOTHY WILLIAM WATERS, EDS

The Uses of Ambiguity: Representing ‘The People’ and the Stability of States Unions

Andrew R. Glencross, University of Aberdeen – Department of Politics and International Relations

The Contemporary International Law Status of the Right to Receive Asylum

William Thomas Worster, The Hague University

Elite Preferences in a Consolidating Democracy: The Brazilian Legislative Surveys, 1990-2009

Cesar Zucco, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Timothy J. Power, affiliation not provided to SSRN

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LAW, INSTITUTIONS & DEVELOPMENT eJOURNAL

Vol. 10, No. 14: Apr 11, 2012

KEVIN E. DAVIS and KATHARINA PISTOR, EDS.

Poverty Offsetting

Ezra Rosser, American University – Washington College of Law

Aнализа oсновних eлемената oпштег законског решења реституције у Србији из перспективе праксе Европског суда за људска права / Analiza osnovnih elemenata opšteg zakonskog rešenja restitucije u Srbiji iz perspektive Evropskog suda za ljudska prava (Analysis of Principal Elements of the General Restitution Statute of Serbia from the Perspective of the European Court of Human Rights Case-Law)

Dušan S. Rakitić, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law / Правни факултет Универзитета у Београду / Pravni fakultet Univerziteta u Beograd

New Prospects for the Legal Qualification of Tolls in Brazil

André Castro Carvalho, Faculty of Law of Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazilian Highway Concessionaires Association

States, Law, and Property Rights in West Africa

Ryan Bubb, New York University School of Law

How to Regulate Medical Tourism (and Why it Matters for Bioethics)

I. Glenn Cohen, Harvard Law School

Resisting Congress: Free Speech and Tribal Law

Matthew L. M. Fletcher, Michigan State University College of Law

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IMMIGRATION, REFUGEE & CITIZENSHIP LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 13, No. 21: Apr 12, 2012

BERNARD TRUJILLO, EDITOR

Diversity of Citizenship and a Citizen of the United States

Dan Goodman, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Undocumented Speakers and Freedom of Speech; a Relatively Uncontroversial Approach

R. George Wright, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Fiscal Transfers to Immigrants in Canada: Responding to Critics and a Revised Estimate

Herbert Grubel, Simon Fraser University (SFU) – Department of Economics, Fraser Institute
Patrick Grady, Global Economics Ltd.

The ‘Illegal’ Tax

Francine J. Lipman, University of Nevada, Las Vegas – William S. Boyd School of Law

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COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 12, No. 29: Apr 17, 2012

FRANCESCO PARISI, EDITOR

Explaining the Lack of Non-Public Actors in the U.S. Public Social Insurance System

Paul M. Secunda, Marquette University – Law School

Religion, Marriage, and Pluralism

Joel A. Nichols, University of St. Thomas School of Law (MN)

Criminal Justice in America: Constitutionalization Without Foundation

Markus D. Dubber, University of Toronto – Faculty of Law

Human Flotsam, Legal Fallout: Japan’s Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdown

Robert B. Leflar, University of Arkansas School of Law
Ayako Hirata, University of California, Berkeley – Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
Masayuki Murayama, Meiji University – School of Law
Shozo Ota, University of Tokyo – Faculty of Law

Off-Label or Unauthorised Use of Drugs – Is It (I)Legal?

Borut Strazisar, Fakulteta Za Komercialne in Poslovne Vede
Strazisar Branka, affiliation not provided to SSRN

Forum Non Conveniens in Quebec: Assessment of a Transplant

Genevieve Saumier, McGill University – Faculty of Law

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Harvard International Law Journal

Lastest Online

Saving an Ancient Community Jonathan Pride

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? Carsten Stahn

Three Theories of Complementarity Darryl Robinson

A Response to David Landau Mark Tushnet

Making Intellectual Property Work for Global Health Anthony D. So and Rachel Sachs

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International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics

Volume 12, No. 2 (2012)

Dealing with the temporal domain of regime effectiveness: A further conceptual development of the Oslo-Potsdam solution

Frank Grundig

Strategies in international regime negotiations: reflecting background conditions or shaping outcomes?

Arild Underdal

Technology investment, bargaining, and international environmental agreements

Johannes Urpelainen

Venturing into uncharted financial waters: an essay on climate-friendly finance

J. C. Hourcade, B. Perrissin Fabert and J. Rozenberg

A community in the Orange: the development of a multi-level water governance framework in the Orange-Senqu River basin in Southern Africa

Inga M. Jacobs

Kerri Woods: Human rights and environmental sustainability
Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2010, ISBN 9871848448537

Josh Gellers

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International Community Law Review

vol. 14 no. 2 (2012)

  1. Editorial
    Fitzmaurice, Malgosia
    International Community Law Review (ISSN: 1871-9740); Volume 14, No. 2, pp. 83-83(1); 2012
    Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  2. A Universal Procedural Framework for War Crimes Tribunals
    Okebukola, Elijah Oluwatoyin
    International Community Law Review (ISSN: 1871-9740); Volume 14, No. 2, pp. 85-116(32); 2012
    Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  3. Privatized Military Firms Impunity in Cases of Torture: A Crime of Humanity?
    Serralvo, Jose
    International Community Law Review (ISSN: 1871-9740); Volume 14, No. 2, pp. 117-135(19); 2012
    Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  4. The Protection of Traditional Knowledge in the Knowledge Economy: Cross-Cutting Challenges in International Intellectual Property Law
    Dagne, Teshager
    International Community Law Review (ISSN: 1871-9740); Volume 14, No. 2, pp. 137-178(42); 2012
    Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  5. Access to Justice in Environmental Matters: Recent Developments
    Poncelet, Charles
    International Community Law Review (ISSN: 1871-9740); Volume 14, No. 2, pp. 179-185(7); 2012
    Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  6. Elena Blanco and Jona Razzaque. Globalisation and Natural Resources Law: Challenges, Key Issues and Perspectives (London: Edward Elgar, 2011), ISBN: 978-1848442504, 432 pp.
    Fitzmaurice, Malgosia
    International Community Law Review (ISSN: 1871-9740); Volume 14, No. 2, pp. 187-189(3); 2012
    Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

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American University Law Review

Volume 61, Issue 1 (2011)

Articles

Padilla v. Kentucky: A New Chapter in Supreme Court Jurisprudence on Whether Deportation Constitutes Punishment for Lawful Permanent Residents?
Anita Maddali

 

Notes & Casenotes

Putting the “Convenience” Back in Forum Non Conveniens: Gonzalez v. Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.
Lindsay Cronin

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Ingentaconnect: Search contains ‘International law’

 

  The Protection of Traditional Knowledge in the Knowledge Economy: Cross-Cutting Challenges in International Intellectual Property Law
Teshager Dagne
International Community Law Review (ISSN: 1871-9740); Volume 14, No. 2, pp. 137-178; 20120101
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

  Developing Tendencies of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedural Law in Austria
Heidelinde Luef-Klbl
European Criminal Law Review (ISSN: 2191-7442); Volume 2, No. 1, pp. 92-99; 20120301
Hart Publishing

  International Law Reports: Volume 137 ? Edited by Elihu Lauterpacht, Christopher Greenwood and Karen Lee
Stphane Lefebvre
Political Studies Review (ISSN: 1478-9299); Volume 10, No. 2, pp. 278-278; 20120501
Blackwell Publishing Ltd

  Development and Implementation of the Polluter Pays Principle in International Hazardous Materials Regulation
Robert A. Coly
Environmental Claims Journal (ISSN: 1040-6026); Volume 24, No. 1, pp. 33-50; 20120301
Taylor & Francis Group

  Maitrii AUNG-THWIN, The Return of the Galon King: History, Law, and Rebellion in Colonial Burma. Ohio University Research in International Studies, Southeast Asia Series 124. Athens: Ohio University Press; Singapore: NUS Press, 2011. xx + 248 pp. ISBN: 978-9971-69-509-5 (pbk.). $28.00.
Tharaphi Than
Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient (ISSN: 0022-4995); Volume 55, No. 1, pp. 183-186; 20120101
Brill

  Hydropower in the Mekong River Basin: A Balancing Test
Xinlin Li
Environmental Claims Journal (ISSN: 1040-6026); Volume 24, No. 1, pp. 51-69; 20120301
Taylor & Francis Group

  Privatized Military Firms? Impunity in Cases of Torture: A Crime of Humanity?
Jose Serralvo
International Community Law Review (ISSN: 1871-9740); Volume 14, No. 2, pp. 117-135; 20120101
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

  Spaces of Conservation of Local Breeds: The Case of Yakutian Cattle
Katrina Soini,Ulla Ovaska,Juha Kantanen
Sociologia Ruralis (ISSN: 0038-0199); Volume 52, No. 2, pp. 170-191; 20120401
Blackwell Publishing Ltd

  Tax consequences for investors in fraudulent enterprises ? update
Roger D. Lorence
Journal of Investment Compliance (ISSN: 1528-5812); Volume 13, No. 1, pp. 4-9; 20120406
Emerald Group Publishing Limited

  Milton?s Evolving Faculty of Conscience: ?On the New Forcers of Conscience,? A Treatise of Civil Power, and Paradise Lost
Jessica C Beckman
Exemplaria (ISSN: 1041-2573); Volume 24, No. 1, pp. 46-61; 20120401
Maney Publishing

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International Law Reporter

Jacob Katz Cogan

Journal of Conflict & Security Law (Vol. 17, no. 1, Spring 2012)

American Review of International Arbitration (Vol. 22, no. 3, 2011)

Les Cahiers de l’Arbitrage (2012, no. 1)

Virginia Journal of International Law (Vol. 52, no. 3, Spring 2012)

International Community Law Review (Vol. 14, no. 2, 2012)

Journal du Droit International (“Clunet”) (Vol. 139, no. 1, Janvier-Février-Mars 2012)

World Arbitration and Mediation Review (Vol. 5, no. 3, 2011)

Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy (Vol. 7, no. 1, March 2012)

Journal of World Investment & Trade (Vol. 13, no. 1, 2012)

IV. Cases and Dispute Settlement

A. OXFORD REPORTS ON INTERNATIONAL LAW

X v Switzerland, Merits, UN Doc CAT/C/18/D/27/1995; IHRL 178 (UNCAT 1997)

Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Non-refoulement – Torture

Sabeh El Leil v France, Merits and just satisfaction, App no 34869/05; IHRL 193 (ECHR 2011) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, right to a judge – Immunity from jurisdiction, states

Quinn v Robinson, Appeal judgment, 783 F2d 776 (9th Cir 1986); ILDC 1584 (US 1986) Subject(s): Individuals and non-state actors – International co-operation – International criminal law Keyword(s): Extradition and mutual assistance – Separation of powers – Terrorism

Lange v Czech Republic, Merits, UN Doc CCPR/C/102/D/1586/2007; IHRL 177 (UNHRC 2011) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, right to non-discrimination – Human rights, right to property

MGN Limited v United Kingdom, Admissibility and merits, App no 39401/04; IHRL 190 (ECHR 2011) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, civil and political rights – Human rights, freedom of expression – Human rights, horizontal effect – Human rights, right to privacy

Krishanthi and ors v Rajaratnam and ors, Ruling on motion to dismiss, No 09-05395, slip op (DNJ Aug 26, 2010); ILDC 1565 (US 2010) Subject(s): Individuals and non-state actors – International criminal law – Relationship between international and domestic law – Sources, foundations and principles of international law Keyword(s): Aiding and abetting – Civil liability – Corporations – Crimes against humanity – Customary international law – International criminal law, mens rea – Responsibility of individuals – Terrorism – Terrorism, financing – Tort – Treaties, self-executing

IAO v Sweden, Merits, UN Doc CAT/C/20/D/65/1997; IHRL 3769 (UNCAT 1998)

Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Non-refoulement – Torture

Perforaciones Exploración y Producción v Marítimas Mexicanas, Appeal judgment, 356 F Appx 675 (5th Cir 2009); ILDC 1478 (US 2009) Subject(s): Law of the sea – Relationship between international and domestic law – Statehood, jurisdiction of states, organs of states – Territory Keyword(s): Civil liability – Comity – Exclusive economic zone – International law and domestic law, conflicts between – Maritime boundaries – Ships / Vessels – Tort – Treaties, effect for third states

Mohamed v Greece, Merits, UN Doc CAT/C/18/D/40/1996; IHRL 3746 (UNCAT 1997) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): International courts and tribunals, admissibility of claims – Non-refoulement – Torture

Owen v France, Merits, UN Doc CCPR/C/101/D/1620/2007; IHRL 180 (UNHRC 2011) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Burden of proof – Exhaustion of local remedies – Human rights, presumption of innocence – Human rights, right to fair trial – Legal representation, right to

Scilingo Manzorro v Spain, Appeal judgment, No 798; ILDC 1430 (ES 2007)

Subject(s): Human rights – International criminal law – Statehood, jurisdiction of states, organs of states Keyword(s): Crimes against humanity – Customary international law – Genocide – Human rights, principle of legality – Jurisdiction of states, extra-territorial – Jurisdiction of states, universality principle

Núñez Chipana v Venezuela, Merits, UN Doc CAT/C/21/D/110/1998; IHRL 3792 (UNCAT 1998) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Extradition and mutual assistance – Non-refoulement – Torture

KN v Switzerland, Merits, UN Doc CAT/C/20/D/94/1997; IHRL 3775 (UNCAT 1998) Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Non-refoulement – Torture

Prosecutor v Blaškić, Decision on the appellant’s motions for the production of material, suspension or extension of the briefing schedule, and additional filings, Case No IT-95-14-A; ICL 185 (ICTY 2000) Subject(s): International criminal law Keyword(s): Evidence – Human rights, right to fair trial – International criminal law, procedure – International criminal law, registry

Jeong and ors v Republic of Korea Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Conscientious objection – Exhaustion of local remedies – Human rights, freedom of thought, conscience, and religion

B. Treaty Bodies

Excerpts of Concluding Observations and Recommendations from UN Treaty Monitoring Bodies Universal Periodic Review: Czech Republic Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees – Document type: Concluding Observations

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Compilation Report – Universal Periodic Review: Czech Republic Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees – Document type: Compilations

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Compilation Report – Universal Periodic Review: Gabon Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees – Document type: Compilations

C. REFWORLD

Caso Atala Riffo y Niñas vs. Chile

Publisher: Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACrtHR)

RRT Case No. 1109441

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribuna

RRT Case No. 1108245

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal

RRT Case No. 1106474

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal

RRT Case No. 1102877

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal

RRT Case No. 1105466

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal

RRT Case No. 1111292

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal

RRT Case No. 1110871

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal

RRT Case No. 1200203

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal

RRT Case No. 1110650

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal

RRT Case No. 1107888

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal

RRT Case No. 1110779

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal

RRT Case No. 1109461

Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal

Sharipov v. Russia

Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights

Husseini v. Sweden

Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights

Nr 74 623 Publisher: Belgium: Conseil du Contentieux des Etrangers – Document type: Case Law

D. World Trade Organization

Dispute panel to examine EU compliance in Airbus case

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

India files dispute against US

E. Law Library of Congress

Mali: Constitution to Be Reinstated

China: Amendment of Criminal Procedure Law

European Union: Proposal to Establish a European Cybercrime Center

Japan: New Permissible Levels of Radioactivity in Foods

Hungary: Groundwork for Campaign Finance Law

International Criminal Court: Landmark ICC Ruling Finds Congo Militia Leader Guilty

India: State of Jammu and Kashmir Amends Public Safety Act

France: Law on Identity Protection

European Union: Benefits of a Proposal for a Financial Transaction Tax

Zimbabwe: Measure to Curb Textile Dumping to Be Introduced

Poland: Tax on Metal Exploitation Introduced

Bangladesh / Burma: Maritime Dispute Adjudicated

Turkey: Landmark Trial of 1980 Military Coup Leaders Begins

Thailand: Medicinal Plants Protected in More Areas

International Criminal Court: Prosecutor Declares It Lacks Jurisdiction to Determine Whether Palestine Is a State

Zimbabwe: Mines and Minerals Law to Be Amended

V. Blogs/reviews/comment (select items)

AlertNet Blogs

Decoding science for humanitarian needs

Indian ashram turns to clean energy in sustainability push

New Malawi President Joyce Banda offers hope for women

Private-public sector collaboration key to achieving ‘Borderless’ West Africa

Insecurity hinders aid distribution in northern Mali

Visible Children Few Want to See

Southeast Asian journalists tackle disaster reporting at Hanoi workshop

How can Pakistan ensure water security?

New fund to boost modern technology in disaster response

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Web Edition

Climate change and the military in China, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States

Preview: The North Korean launch

Is suspension the solution?

The case for the CTBT: Stronger than ever

Carneigie Council

Prakash Sethi on Apple’s Labor Standards

A Look at Current U.S. Security Issues

No One’s World: The West, the Rising Rest, and the Coming Global Turn

New Models for Corporate Giving

CIEL Worldview

UN Human Rights Council establishes an Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment

Citizen Pilgrimage (Richard Falk)

Nuclear Weapons are not Instruments of Peace!

Why Europe is not yet ‘A Culture of Peace’

Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security

Making landscapes climate-smart

Rapid climate change threatens Asia’s rice bowl

New options for flood control could help during dry spells

Climate Law Blog

Recent Developments in IP Law: What Every Green Tech Company Should Know

Mississippi Supreme Court Reverses Approval for Lignite Plant with Carbon Capture and Storage

GE Wins $170 Million Verdict in One of Several Pending Wind Turbine Patent Litigations with Mitsubishi

Climate Progress

The Top Five Things You Need To Know About EPA’s New Carbon Pollution Rule

EBay And GOP Lawmaker Score Clean Energy Win In Utah

Australia’s New Foreign Minister Uses Opening Speech To Talk About ‘The Grim Reality’ Of Manmade Climate Change

If The Durban Platform Opened A Window, Will India And China Close It?

The U.S. Decision on Chinese Solar Panel Imports: Why Tariffs Are Only A Partial Solution

EPA Introduces Historic New Standards To Limit Industrial Carbon Pollution

David Versus Goliath: Children Face Off Against The Giants Of Industry On Climate Change

The Top Five Things You Need To Know About EPA’s New Carbon Pollution Rule

EBay And GOP Lawmaker Score Clean Energy Win In Utah

Australia’s New Foreign Minister Uses Opening Speech To Talk About ‘The Grim Reality’ Of Manmade Climate Change

Council on Foreign Relations

Dr. Kim and the World Bank’s Health Role

Why the Summit of the Americas Matters

Reforming Egypt’s Untenable Subsidies

Myanmar’s Elections: Is Reform Real?

Election Monitoring: Power, Limits, and Risks

The Diplomat

U.S. Air Power Plans in Flux

The Cost of Staying Nuclear

Measuring Military Modernization

Erdogan Visits Xinjiang

EU Needs Creativity with Iran

North Korea Launches Rocket

Behind China’s Big Slowdown

North Korea Remains Defiant

Cameron Calls on Malaysia

China, Philippines in Standoff

China’s South China Sea Claim

Does East Asia Have an Israel?

India’s Navy Good U.S. Option

Time for North Korea Peace Treaty

Of Shrines and Fairs

China’s Twitter War

China’s Iran Influence Limited

Understanding China’s Cyber Policy

China’s Economy After the Crisis

Zardari, Singh Help Melt Ice

Reining in Pyongyang’s Missile Plans

ASEAN + China and Bhutan?

Who’s Afraid of Huawei?

Can Japan Break the Iran Impasse?

The Week in Asia

Earth Rights International

Responsible Investment in Burma?

East Asia Forum

China’s global economic and geopolitical destiny

China’s century or America’s?

India’s union budget 2012–13: playing it safe

Busting the myth of China’s property bubble

Consolidating democracy in Bangladesh

Malaysia pushes for greater ASEAN integration

Melding India’s economic and strategic thinking

After the floods: Thailand’s long road to recovery

The India–US–China–Pakistan strategic quadrilateral

The DPRK’s satellite launch: teasing opportunity from crisis

Indian Ocean: don’t militarise the ‘great connector’

G20 2012: what can be expected in Mexico?

North Korea’s mixed signals: monitors, moratoriums and satellites

EJIL: Talk!

Kiobel: Corporate Liability under International Law

Incest in the European Court

Two ICC Decisions (and one Article) on Libya’s Request to Postpone Surrender of Saif Gaddafi

The Perils of Publishing – Living Under a False Title

Erga Omnes

Statelessness

Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon

The Back-Up Plan for Syria

SYRIA-POLITICS-UNREST-DEMO

Foreign Affairs

Iran and the United States Face Off in Turkey

Why North Korea Gets Away With It

Editor Gideon Rose on Brian Lehrer

Bookshelf: Africa’s Odious Debts by Ndikumana and Boyce

The Coup in Mali Is Only the Beginning

Bearish on Brazil

In Defense of Oil Speculators

If You Extend the Visa Waiver Program, They Will Come

Foreign Policy Association

The Summit of the Americas 2012: Agree to Disagree on a New Open Drug Economy

Drones on the Cocos Islands: A Cat Amongst the Pigeons

Importance of Space Domain Within Visegrad Defense and Security Cooperation

Haiti: Haitians Demand U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Kenneth Merten Expelled

Arctic chiefs of defense agree to closer search and rescue cooperation

U.S. Coal Exports and Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Foreign Policy Feed Nodes

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Longform’s Picks of the Week – By Max Linsky

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Don’t Throw Iran’s Democrats Under the Bus – By Patrick Clawson

Two Cheers for Malian Democracy – By James Traub

The World in Photos This Week – An FP Slide Show

The LWOT: Britain Allowed to Extradite Five Alleged Extremists – by Jennifer Rowland

Rock Like a Yemeni – An FP Slideshow

Yemeni Idol – By Gaar Adams

Latin Leaders Behaving Badly – By Uri Friedman

A Tormenting in Moscow – Leon Aron

Tale of the Tape – By Michael A. Cohen

Needles Into Ploughshares – By Oliver Kaplan and Michael Albertus

How to Pirate Proof Your Tanker – An FP Slideshow

Save the Cato Institute, Save the World? – By Justin Logan

Drama on the High Seas – By Sheena Chestnut Greitens

The Land of Too Many Summits – By Christopher Sabatini

The G-20 Is Failing – By Edwin M. Truman

Clinton Embraces the Navy – By Robert Farley

Romney’s Hill to Climb – By Scott Clement

The Rocket in Kim Jong Un’s Pocket – By Nick Hansen

Land of Rockets and Bicycles – An FP Slideshow

The Lesson from Mali: Do No Harm – By Christian Caryl

Pictures at a Revolution – By Luke Allnutt

After Chávez, the Narcostate – By Roger F. Noriega

The Second-Term Illusion – By Aaron David Miller

State of Disrepair – By Kori Schake

Fighting the Great Firewall of Pakistan – By Rebecca MacKinnon

The Man Who Would Be King – By Simon Henderson

The Options in Syria – By Bruce Jones

Not Too Hot to Handle – By Charles Kenny

Mubarak’s Enforcer – By David Kenner

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Bush Was Right – By Gary C. Gambill

Foreign Policy Featured Articles

Clinton Embraces the Navy

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Not Too Hot to Handle

Tip of the Iceberg

The Wages of 9/11

A Comic View of Jerusalem

Foreign policy Flash Points

Don’t throw Iran’s democrats under the bus

Iran’s North Korea scenario

Two cheers for Malian democracy

Canadian foreign minister: Washington shouldn’t listen to ‘radical environmentalists’

Meet Egypt’s next president

Meet the (second) biggest rock band in Sanaa

Healing a war dog’s bite

What is Uganda’s president really afraid of?

Why I feel cautious hope for Syria

North Korean missile launch torpedoes Obama’s engagement strategy

Syria’s allies claim victory in securing cease-fire

Alaska’s Chinese future

Pentagon’s Asia leadership team missing in action

Canada’s virtual money experiment

Face it, the American declinists are right

From Srebrenica to Homs: The ‘feel good response’ to mass atrocity

Obama’s choices in North Korea

Let’s not pull another Afghanistan in Syria

Is there a legal way to bomb another country’s nuclear facility?

Guess who else got their hands on some Libyan weapons?

Annan ‘encouraged’ by fragile Syrian cease-fire

Will U.S. competition with China for naval dominance spark a new Cold War on the high seas?

Indonesia veering toward dysfunctional democracy

The realist response in Syria

Rights groups press Obama on Bahrain

The underappreciated role of foreign military advisors in U.S. history

The WikiLeaks cable invisible children doesn’t want you to read

Putin supports new term limits … for the next guy

An ironic anniversary in Venezuela

A dictator’s guide to presiding over a week of your own happiness

Egypt’s election becomes a comedy of errors

McCain and Lieberman meet with the Free Syria Army

Why Libya is not a good precedent for Syria

U.S. Army fishes for compliments on Twitter

I have seen the future of teaching and it scares the bejeezus out of me

When was the ‘tipping point’ at Srebrenica?

Aung San Suu Kyi’s strategy for change

The first post-Osama novel?

India prepares WTO offensive against the United States

Pro tip: Praising Castro in Miami doesn’t endear you to the hometown crowd

What’s up with Business Insider’s wacky foreign coverage?

If the Security Council debated the Exodus…

Are we serious about talking with Tehran?

My biggest questions about the war in Afghanistan

What if Chavez is faking his illness?

What’s the difference between a neocon and a liberal interventionist?

5 steps to better politics in Afghanistan

Where does Europe really stand on Iran?

Getting rid of a dictator is only the beginning

6 reasons why Obama’s ‘flexibility’ might be a problem

Is it so crazy to think Apple should be a responsible corporation?

The end of the Brazilian miracle

Human Rights Now (Amnesty)

Bush-Era Memo Raises New Questions About Torture and Accountability

Responding to the Human Rights Crisis in South Sudan

Shocking Facts About Who’s Arming Human Rights Abusers

Hope for Victim of Cameroon’s Draconian Anti-Gay Law?

The Horror of ‘Honor Killings’, Even in US

Don’t Fear the Tweets, Fear the Tweeters

Free My Husband

Informm’s Blog

News: MPs must not let fear of contempt water down phone hacking report – David Banks

Strasbourg Case Law: Gillberg v. Sweden, Criminal conviction for refusal to give access to research files, no violation of Convention – Dirk Voorhoof and Rónán Ó Fathaigh

Casual comments and legal controls: watch what you say online – Jacob Rowbottom

News: Attorney General for Northern Ireland v Peter Hain MP – The obscure offence of “scandalising the court” – Edward Craven

Disclosure of Politicians’ Tax Returns and Freedom of Expression: drawing on the Indian experience – Hugh Tomlinson QC

Book Review: Mark Pearson “Blogging and Tweeting Without Getting Sued” – Leanne O’Donnell

Opinion: Information Commissioner cannot be surprised at partial publication of Motorman files – Brian Cathcart

Seeing justice done – open justice and the limits of the common law – Eoin O’Dell

News: Leveson Inquiry, Week 16 – Module 2 comes to an end – Natalie Peck

International Criminal Law Bureau

UN Monitors Arrive in Syria

UN Demands End to Sudan Oilfields Hostilities

UN to Consider Resolution to Send Observers to Syria

Syria: UN-Arab League Envoy Pressing For Ceasefire

Full Duch Appeal Judgment Released

Syria Violence Continues Despite Ceasefire Deadline

ADC ICTY Newsletter, Issue 29

Intercross (ICRC)

Cyber – Need to spare civilians is greater than ever

International Economic Law and Policy (Simon Lester)

Export Subsidies Aren’t Really Prohibited

Interpretation and Institutional Choice at the WTO

More from Rob Howse on the Clove Cigarettes Case

The Upcoming TBT Decisions

The Scope of TBT Agreement Article 2.2

Mexico-Brazil Auto Dispute

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Paper: Mitigating Climate Change: Leveraging the Potential of Voluntary Standards in the Agriculture and Forestry Sectors

The Bioeconomy and Beyond

International Law Observer

Meloni & Tognoni: Is there a court for Gaza? A test bench for international justice

ICC Jurisdiction in Palestine: Blurring Law and Politics

Pre-Trial Chamber I Requests Libya to Surrender Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi

The ICJ Begins Its Deliberations in the Obligation to Prosecute or Extradite Case

UN Human Rights Council to Appoint Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment

Judging Judges: A Reply to Marko Milanovic

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

New Books of Interest: Educating European Lawyers

Concern Over a New Immunity Law in Suriname

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture in Honor of Antonio Cassese

Lawyers in Danger in Honduras

Alleged 9/11 Co-conspirators to be arraigned on May 5

D.C. District Court Denies FOIA Request on Extraordinary Renditions

India Files WTO Dispute Against United States Over CVDs on Steel Products

A New Human Rights Video from Activists Who Will Challenge New “Propaganda” Law in St. Petersburg

Venice Academy of Human Rights

Syria Tells Kofi Annan That It Will “Cease All Military Fighting” Tomorrow

IntLawGrrls

Rights as Usual business & human rights blog

The International Law of Migration

New States, Different Responses?

In Tuna II, WTO grapples with how to balance economic growth & sustainable development

Jurist – Hotline Buzz

Obama’s Comments and Challenges to Judicial Review

The Future of Mass Dossiers

Mexican Reforms an Important Step to Protect Journalists

Justice in Conflict (Mark Kersten)

Defendants on the Run — What’s a Court to do?

Wikileaks’ Death Knell for Invisible Children’s KONY2012?

Part 1: Saif Gaddafi, Libya and the ICC

A Genocide in Northern Uganda? – The ‘Protected Camps’ Policy of 1999 to 2006

The International Criminal Court and Deterrence – The ‘Lubanga Syndrome’

Lawfare

NATO’s Role in Libya was a Joke

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Rewrites the Anti-NDAA Bill

Rogers-Ruppersberger Manager’s Amendment

Spafford to Congress: “Just Say No”

Emerging Law of Detention 2.0—Updates

Court Filings in Nashiri v. MacDonald

State Practice and Armed Confict with Non-State Actors

The Sudan Handbook

Georgetown Event on “Shadow Wars”

Mark Martins Comments on Nashiri Motions Hearing

Nashiri Motions Hearing #19: On Expended Resources

Nashiri Motions Hearing #18: Getting Another Investigator

Gabriella Blum’s Chair Lecture

Nashiri Motions Hearing #17: Give it to Me in Arabic

Nashiri Motions #16: Wherein Judge Pohl Loses His Cool

Nashiri Motions Hearing #15: Going Rogatory

Nashiri Motions #14: We’d Like Some More Time to File, and To Have Some More CIPA-esque Fun

Nashiri Motions Hear #13: Wherein the Court Goes Down a CIPA Rabbit Hole

Nashiri Motions Hearing #12: A Preliminary

Nashiri, Conspiracy, and the Ex Post Facto Problem

Can the Military Court-Martial Civilian Contractors?: Reflections on the Oral Argument in United States v. Ali

Nashiri Motions Hearing #11: Mark Martins Statement

Nashiri Motions Hearing #10: Some Logistics about Depositions

Nashiri Motions Hearing #9: Bill of Attainder Time

Nashiri Motions Hearing #8: Wherein the Defense Objects to Terrorism as a War Crime

Nashiri Motions Hearing #7: Wherein We Debate Conspiracy and Everyone Loves Lawfare

Vazquez and Vladeck on State Law and the Nature of the Bivens Question

Nashiri Motions Hearing #6: Wherein the Defendant Gets Bored and Wants to Stop

Nashiri Motions Hearing #5: Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down Again—And Do It In Public, Please

Nashiri Motions Hearing #4: Are Some Defendants more Equal than Others?

The CIA, Executive Power, and International Law: Reflections on Yesterday’s Speech

Nashiri Motions Hearing #3: Scheduling Matters

Nashiri Motions Hearing #2: Conflicted Counsel Non-Resolution

Nashiri Motions Hearing #1: On Dark Rooms and Walls

The Who, What and Why of Information Sharing in Cybersecurity Legislation

Motions Hearing Preview in United States v. Al-Nashiri: Defense Challenge to the Conspiracy Charge

European Court of Human Rights Approves Abu Hamza Extradition to U.S.

Remarks of CIA General Counsel Stephen Preston at Harvard Law School

Motions Hearing Preview in United States v. Al-Nashiri: The Shackles Question

Preview – Motions Hearing in United States v. Al-Nashiri

Readings: Three Books on Covert Action

Afghanistan Quietly Embraces Non-Criminal Detention

Lawfare Podcast Episode #8: Brigadier General Richard Gross on the Role of the Legal Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Gen. John R. Allen Remarks on Signing of Afghan Special Ops MOU

LieberCode

Individual vs. Collective Justice in Iran

RTP and Reaping What You Sow

Modes of Liability – Endings and Beginnings

Does Due Process entail Legal Process?

Opinio Juris

Daniel Klaidman Comments on CIA General Counsel Speech

Berman on Global Legal Pluralism

Stewardship versus Sovereignty? International Law and the Apportionment of Cyberspace

CCR Updates Evidence in Its ICC Filing Against Catholic Church

Moreno-Ocampo Once Again Undermines the OTP’s Credibility

VJIL Symposium: Hannah Buxbaum Comments on “Like Moths to a Flame? International Securities Litigation after Morrison: Correcting the Supreme Court’s ‘Transactional Test’”

VJIL Symposium: Bâli Answers to Shambayati and Ginsburg

VJIL Symposium: Tom Ginsburg Comments on “The Perils of Judicial Independence”

VJIL Symposium: Dr. Hootan Shambayati Comments on “The Perils of Judicial Independence”

VJIL Symposium: Introducing Aslı Ü. Bâli’s “The Perils of Judicial Independence”

VJIL Symposium: Sungjoon Cho Answers to Kelly, Shaffer, and Trachtman

OurWorld 2.0

Green economy or clean energy with equity for Latin America

Indian tribe’s Avatar-like battle against mining firm

To finance change, finance has to change

Putting water back in public hands

Peace Palace Library

From Stockholm to Rio de Janeiro; the road to a sustainable world!

Dirty diamonds forever?

The International Criminal Court Delivers Judgment on Child Soldiers

Russia UN envoy criticizes US draft on Syria observers

DR Congo: Arrest Bosco Ntaganda for ICC trial

Uzbekistan’s policy of secretly sterilising women

December Murders trial continues

Syria ceasefire: UN plans to send observers ‘in days’

DRC: Thorny issue of reparations for Lubanga’s victims

Americas summit host seeks role as regional leader

Direct and active participation in hostilities: The unintended consequences of the ICC’s decision in Lubanga.

Suriname amnesty law draws protests in Amsterdam

Congo: Support for ex-warlord’s arrest

Radovan Karadzic asks for defence case postponement

African Union urges South Sudan withdrawal

Libya appeals International Criminal Court order to hand over Gadhafi son for trial

Philippine Navy in standoff with Chinese ships

Migrant boat tragedy: Nato condemned over 63 migrants left to die at sea

Rendition evidence cannot be shown to MPs, US judge rules

Egypt court suspends constitutional assembly

Abu Hamza US extradition court ruling due later

Thailand: Two years on, no justice for political violence

Libya: Gadhafi son to be tried inside country

Saudi Arabia: A step to aid migrant workers

PhD Studies in Human Rights (William A. Schabas)

More Small Steps towards Abolition in the United States

Harsh Sentencing Judgment from the European Court of Human Rights

Jus-Post-Bellum Launch Conference

The Prosecutor and Palestine: Deference to the Security Council

Free Education Under Attack in US Supreme Court

Res Communis

North Korea’s Failed Launch: The Aftermath

Fact Sheet: Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) 25th Anniversary

State Department: U.S. Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty With the United Kingdom

A U.S. State Department Perspective on the Phased Adaptive Approach to Missile Defense

SHARES

‘Left to die’ boat reveals collective failure to rescue migrants at sea

EU Aviation scheme as a countermeasure against other ICAO member states?

From Nicaragua to R2P: Continuity and Change

Switchboard (NRDC)

Latin America Climate, Energy and Environment News: 4/8 – 4/14/2012

At the Summit of the Americas leaders must start looking toward the Earth Summit

Mexico moving closer to a national climate law: Mexican House adopts climate law
Reflections on the Race to Rio: Ten weeks before the next Earth Summi

Clean Energy Investments Continue to Soar: Time to “Triple Down” on Renewable Electricity

America Doesn’t Need More of Canada’s Dirtiest Export: Tar Sands Oil

How Clean Are Your Clothes? Pollution from China’s Textile Industry

Nebraska’s Legislature considers measure to exempt Keystone XL tar sands from state’s pipeline siting law

China Environmental News Alert

This June’s Rio+20 Earth Summit in Brazil Is an Olympic Challenge the U.S. Can’t Ignore

Terrorism Monitor

Hot Issue — On The Rebound: Shining Path Factions Vie for Control of Upper Huallaga Valley

The Two Way (NPR)

U.N. Condemns N. Korea Launch Attempt

Syrian Activists Claim Regime Is Using Force To Break Up Demonstrations

Federal Government To Pay Indian Tribes $1 Billion Over Mismanagement

Suspect In USS Cole Bombing Wins One Legal Battle

Justice Dept. Accuses Apple And Others Of Fixing E-Book Prices

State Approves Bill To Ban Employers From Seeking Facebook Login Info

UK Human Rights Blog

An appeasement approach in the European Court of Human Rights? – Professor Helen Fenwick

Brighton begins, gay cures and information access – The Human Rights Roundup

Man can be deported despite living in UK since age of three

Security bodies, private emails: parallels between the UK and US – Robin Hopkins

US press response to Abu Hamza extradition decision

Secret evidence proposals – time to reflect

Is the UK shackled by its deportation rules?

Reforms, flooding, and deckchairs – The Human Rights Roundup

Kettling: Can a public interest motive justify a deprivation of liberty or not? – Robert Wastell

United Nations Dispatch

UN Security Council Adopts Resolution on Syria

SG Travels/CEB; Syria; North Korea; Mali; and more

UN Dispatch Heading to Motor City

Guinea-Bissau: Military Coup Threatens Democratic Process

Mobile Phones for MDGs

Top of the Morning: Coup Attempt in Guinea-Bissau; UN to South Sudan: Remove your Troops; South Sudan to UN: No; Karzai: Possibly Move Up Presidential Election to 2013

What Will Happen to Afghanistan’s Security Forces After 2014?

Mali: A New Interim President, But Crisis Far From Over

Syria; Sudan/South Sudan; North Korea; Mali; and more

Top of the Morning: Tunisia Makes About Face, Allows Protests; Asian Development Bank: Rising Inequality May Undermine Asia’s Development; Cameron to Chair UN Development Goals Committee

Does Don Draper Have Tuberculosis?

Hangout With Ban Ki Moon

Mugabe Deathwatch?

Syria Ceasefire Deadline Passes…It’s All Up to Russia Now

Syria; Iraq briefing; Mali; Scaling up Nutrition; and more

Syria; Sudan/South Sudan; countering the LRA; Quartet meeting; and more

Top of the Morning: Syria Ceasefire Deadline Comes; Mugabe Death Watch?; Money Quote from a Donor

Top of the Morning: Tsunami Alert Issued in Indonesia and Thailand; Huge Escalation of Sudan-South Sudan Conflict as South Captures Key Oilfield; As Ceasefire Deadline Passes, Kofi Annan Visits Tehran; Suicide Bombings Kill 19 in Afghanistan

Help Find a Sango or Kaba Speaker

Meet Joyce Banda: A Women’s Rights Advocate Who Just Became President of Malawi

Syria; Bahrain; Iran; UAE

The Most Interesting World Bank Race…Ever

Top of the Morning: Easter Day Bombing Attacks in Nigeria; Syria Doesn’t Look Like it Will Comply with Ceasefire Deadline; Joyce Banda Becomes President of Malawi

War and Law

An ‘Arab War Crimes Court’ for Syria?: international criminal justice and relativism

‘Openspace’ on International Criminal Justice

Landmark case for international criminal justice in South Africa

Prosecuting international crimes in South African courts

World Resources Institute

The 4-step plan for cutting value-chain emissions

RELEASE: Project Launched to Support Conservation and Improved Forest Management in the Congo Basin

For Oil Industry Transparency, Uganda Should Look to Other African Countries

Access to Information Gains Ground in Africa

BRT by the Numbers: New Database Launched

EPA: Insurance for a Cleaner Future

Recommendations for Effective Low Emissions Development Strategies

RELEASE: New Global Database on Bus Rapid Transit Launched

An Interview with Andrew Steer, WRI’s Incoming President

STATEMENT: EPA Proposes First-Ever Standards to Limit Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Power Plants

World Water Day: Understanding Water Risk

How integrated reporting can help companies see the bigger picture

Seeking Public Comments on New Protocol for City-level GHG Emissions

Renewable Energy in Asia: Opportunities Through Innovation

RELEASE: New Greenhouse Gas Standards Unveiled for Corporate Value Chain and Products in India

WRI Welcomes Andrew Steer as New President

Bringing Ecosystem Markets to Scale in the Southern United States

Leading the Renewal of American Manufacturing: Ohio’s Combined Heat and Power Program

RELEASE: WRI Names Andrew Steer as New President

What to Watch as EPA Releases Greenhouse Gas Requirements for the Power Sector

WRI and UNEP Submission to the UNFCCC For Increasing Ambition

For China, Sustainable Urbanization Has Many Benefits

VI. Gray Literature (select items)

Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Croatia Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees – Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Change in the Middle East: Implications for U.S. Policy Publisher: United States Congressional Research Service – Document type: Regional Reports

UN Health Organisation, GLASS 2012 Report: UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water: The Challenge of Extending and Sustaining Service (posted on Zuna, 15 April, 2012)

Danial M. Brinks and Varun Gauri, The Law’s Majestic Equality? The Distributive Impact of Litigating Social and Economic Rights (published, 1 March, 2012) (posted on Zunia, 13 April, 2012)

UNGEI, Raising female leaders  (published, April, 2012) (posted on Zunia, 12 April, 2012)

Women, Business and the Law, Removing barriers to economic inclusion (published, 2012) (posted on Zunia, 12 April, 2012)

Asian Human Rights Commission, INDIA: Breastfeeding a scarecrow (published, 11 April, 2012) (posted on Zunia, 12 April, 2012)

Michael Fembek, Tom Butcher, Ingrid Heindorf and Caroline Wallner-Mikl, Zero project report 2012 (published, 2011) (posted on Zunia, 12 April, 2012)

Louise Frenchette, UN Peacekeeping: 20 Years of Reform  (published, April, 2012) (posted on Zunia, 12 April, 2012)

ICTSD, India to Challenge Visa Fees at WTO: Official (published, 11 April, 2012)

ICTSD, US Requests Panel to Review EU Compliance in Airbus Case (published, 11 April, 2012)

ICTSD, Disputes Roundup: Public Health Cases Move Forward at WTO (published, 11 April, 2012)

S. Annim, S. Mariwah and J. Sebu Spatial inequality and household poverty in Ghana (published, January, 2012) (posted on Zunia, 11 April, 2012)

Klaus Deininger, Aparajita Goyal and Hari Nagarajan, Do Changes in Inheritance Legislation Improve Women’s Access to Physical and Human Capital? Evidence from India’s Hindu Succession Act National Council of applied economic research, (posted on Zunia, 10 April, 2012)

UNCTAD, Aid for Trade: A Failing Grade in LDCs? (published, April, 2012) (posted on Zunia, 10 April, 2012)

IISD, Climate Change Policy & Practice, CBD Secretariat Outlines Planned Activities at UNCSD (published, 5 April, 2012)

IISD, Linkages, RÉUNIONS DES COMITÉS POUR LES ANIMAUX ET POUR LES PLANTES (published, 2 April, 2012)

IISD, Biodiversity Policy & Practice, Rwanda Third Country to Ratify the ABS Protocol (published, 5 April, 2012)

ICTSD, Honduras solicita consultas a Australia en caso sobre salud publica (published, April, 2012)

IISD, Biodiversity Policy & Practice, Planet Under Pressure Policy Brief Addresses Challenges to Biodiversity Protection (published, March, 2012)

VII. Documents/Negotiations/Practice

Journal of the United Nations

JOURNAL NO.2012/72

Publication Date: Sunday, 15 April 2012

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JOURNAL NO.2012/71

Publication Date: Friday, 13 April 2012

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JOURNAL NO.2012/70

Publication Date: Thursday, 12 April 2012

[ English (189K) | French (199K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2012/69

Publication Date: Wednesday, 11 April 2012

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JOURNAL NO.2012/68

Publication Date: Tuesday, 10 April 2012

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United Nations General Assembly

A/66/747 Report of the Board of Auditors on enhancing accountability, transparency and cost-effectiveness in the United Nations system: proposal to clarify and enhance the role of the Board of Auditors in the conduct of performance audits: Note by the Secretary-General [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/67/6 (PROG. 7) Proposed strategic framework for the period 2014-2015 Part two: biennial programme plan (Programme 7) Economic and social affair  [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/HRC/20/5/CORR.1 study on the issue of violence against women and girls and disability Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (Corrigendum) [ English ]

A/HRC/WG.6/13/BRA/1 NATIONAL REPORT SUBMITTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 5 OF THE ANNEX TO HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL RESOLUTION 16/21 : [UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW] : BRAZIL [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]
A/HRC/WG.6/13/MAR/1 National report submitted in accordance with paragraph 5 of the annex to Human Rights Council resolution 16/21 : Morocco [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/66/759 Letter dated 2 April 2012 from the Permanent Representative of Uzbekistan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/RES/66/163 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly [on the report of the Third Committee (A/66/462/Add.2)] 66/163. Strengthening the role of the United Nations in enhancing periodic and genuine elections and the promotion of democratization [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/RES/66/164 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly[on the report of the Third Committee (A/66/462/Add.2)] 66/164. Promotion of the Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/HRC/WG.6/13/MAR/1 National report submitted in accordance with paragraph 5 of the annex to Human Rights Council resolution 16/21 Morocco [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/66/759 Letter dated 2 April 2012 from the Permanent Representative of Uzbekistan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/RES/66/163 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly [on the report of the Third Committee (A/66/462/Add.2)] 66/163. Strengthening the role of the United Nations in enhancing periodic and genuine elections and the promotion of democratization [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/RES/66/164 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly [on the report of the Third Committee (A/66/462/Add.2)] 66/164. Promotion of the Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/RES/66/166 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly [on the report of the Third Committee (A/66/462/Add.2)] 66/166. Effective promotion of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/RE S/66/168 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly [on the report of the Third Committee (A/66/462/Add.2)] 66/168. Elimination of all forms of intolerance and of discrimination based on religion or belief  [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/RES/66/169 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly [on the report of the Third Committee (A/66/462/Add.2)] 66/169. National institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/66/711 Budget for the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste for the period from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013: Report of the Secretary-General [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/66/L.43 IMPROVING GLOBAL ROAD SAFETY [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/CN.9/WG.V/WP.105 INSOLVENCY LAW : PROPOSAL FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE WORKING GROUP BY THE DELEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES [ Chinese | English ]
A/HRC/19/5/ADD.1/CORR.1 Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review* Antigua and Barbuda (Addendum) Views on conclusions and/or recommendations, voluntary commitments and replies presented by the State under review (Corrigendum) [ English ]

A/HRC/WG.6/13/POL/3 SUMMARY : [UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW] : POLAND / PREPARED BY THE OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 5 OF THE ANNEX TO HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL RESOLUTION 16/21 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]
A/AC.109/2012/SR.1 Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples: Summary record of the 1st meeting [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/HRC/WG.6/13/BHR/3/CORR.1 SUMMARY : [UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW] : BAHRAIN : CORRIGENDUM / PREPARED BY THE OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 5 OF THE ANNEX TO HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL RESOLUTION 16/21 [ English ]

A/HRC/WG.6/13/FIN/2/CORR.1 COMPILATION : [UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW] : FINLAND : CORRIGENDUM / PREPARED BY THE OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 5 OF THE ANNEX TO HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL RESOLUTION 16/21 [ English ]

A/HRC/WG.6/13/FIN/3/CORR.1 SUMMARY : [UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW] : FINLAND : CORRIGENDUM / PREPARED BY THE OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 5 OF THE ANNEX TO HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL RESOLUTION 16/21 [ English ]

A/HRC/WG.6/13/NDL/1/CORR.1 NATIONAL REPORT SUBMITTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 5 OF THE ANNEX TO HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL RESOLUTION 16/21 : [UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW] : NETHERLANDS : CORRIGENDUM [ English ]

A/HRC/WG.6/13/NDL/3/CORR.1 SUMMARY : [UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW] : NETHERLANDS : CORRIGENDUM PREPARED BY THE OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 5 OF THE ANNEX TO HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL RESOLUTION 16/21 [ English ]

A/HRC/WG.6/13/NLD/1 NATIONAL REPORT SUBMITTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 5 OF THE ANNEX TO HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL RESOLUTION 16/21 : [UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW] : NETHERLANDS [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/HRC/WG.6/13/POL/1 NATIONAL REPORT SUBMITTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 5 OF THE ANNEX TO HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL RESOLUTION 16/21 : [UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW] : POLAND [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/HRC/WG.6/13/TUN/3 SUMMARY : [UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW] : TUNISIA / PREPARED BY THE OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 5 OF THE ANNEX TO HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL RESOLUTION 16/21 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]
A/RES/66/100 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly [on the report of the Sixth Committee (A/66/473)] 66/100. Responsibility of international organizations [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/RES/66/99 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly [on the report of the Sixth Committee (A/66/473)] 66/99. Effects of armed conflicts on treaties [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/RES/66/180 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly [on the report of the Third Committee (A/66/463)] 66/180. Strengthening crime prevention and criminal justice responses to protect cultural property, especially with regard to its trafficking [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/RES/66/230 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly [on the report of the Third Committee (A/66/462/Add.3)] 66/230. Situation of human rights in Myanmar [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/RES/66/68 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly [without reference to a Main Committee (A/66/L.22 and Add.1)] 66/68. Sustainable fisheries, including through the 1995 Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, and related instruments [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/66/769 Letter dated 10 April 2012 from the Permanent Representative of  Turkey to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

UN Documents

CAT/C/EST/5 Replies of the Republic of Estonia to the list of issues prior to the submission of the fifth periodic report on implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment of Punishment [ English ].

ECE/CES/GE.41/2012/5 Experience with address lists and other preliminary work: Note by Istat, Italy 

[ English | French | Russian ].

ECE/EB.AIR/2012/10/REV.1 Revision of the annexes to the 1999 Gothenburg Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone: Draft Revised Annex VIII [ English | French | Russian ].

FCCC/SB/2012/1 Report on the linkage modalities and the rolling workplan of the Technology Executive Committee for 2012–2013 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ].

CERD/C/CAN/CO/19-20 Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 9 of the Convention: Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: Canada [ English ].

CERD/C/ISR/CO/14-16 Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 9 of the Convention: Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: Israel [ English ].

CERD/C/ITA/CO/16-18 Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 9 of the Convention: Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: Italy [ English ].

CERD/C/JOR/CO/13-17 Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 9 of the Convention: Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: Jordan [ English ].

CERD/C/KWT/CO/15-20 Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 9 of the Convention: Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: Kuwait [ English ].

CRPD/C/5/3/CORR.1 Report of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on its fifth session, 11-15 April 2011: Corrigendum [ English ].

CRPD/C/5/5 Report of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on its fifth session, 11-15 Aprill 2011 [ English ].

ECE/CEP/2012/5 Preparation of the “Environment for Europe” mid-term review [ English | French | Russian ].

ECE/CES/GE.20/2012/13 Progress in the implementation plan for the System of National Accounts 2008 and supporting statistics [ English | French | Russian ].

FCCC/ADP/2012/1 Organizational matters Adoption of the agenda: Provisional agenda and annotations [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ].

ST/SG/AC.10/C.3/2012/17 Ammonium nitrate –IBCs [ English ].

ST/SG/AC.10/C.3/2012/10 Fuel cell cartridges/Excepted quantities [ English ].

UNFCCC latest documents

FCCC/SBI/2012/MISC.1 Date: 12 Apr 2012 – Information on how organizations and agencies have responded to the invitation to support the national adaptation plan process in the least developed countries and consider establishing support programmes. Submissions from United Nations organizations, specialized agencies and other relevant organizations, as well as bilateral and multilateral agencies.

FCCC/SBI/2012/MISC.2 Date: 12 Apr 2012 – Information on support to the national adaptation plan process in the least developed countries. Submissions from Parties and relevant organizations as well as bilateral and multilateral agencies.

FCCC/SBSTA/2012/MISC.9 Date: 12 Apr 2012 – Views on potential additional guidance on informing on how all safeguards are being addressed and respected. Submission from a Party.

FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/MISC. Date: 11 Apr 2012 – Views on a framework for various approaches. Submissions from admitted observer organizations.

FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/MISC.6 Date: 11 Apr 2012 – Views on the new market-based mechanism. Submissions from Parties.

FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/MISC.7 Date: 11 Apr 2012 – Views on the new market-based mechanism. Submissions from admitted observer organizations.

FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/MISC.3 Date: 11 Apr 2012 – Views on modalities and procedures for financing results-based actions and considering activities related to decision 1/CP.16, paragraphs 68-70 and 72. Submissions from Parties.

FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/MISC.4 Date: 11 Apr 2012 – Views on a framework for various approaches. Submissions from Parties.

FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/1 Date: 10 Apr 2012 – Provisional agenda and annotations. Note by the Executive Secretary.

FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/2 Date: 10 Apr 2012 – Scenario note on the fifteenth session. Note by the Chair.

FCCC/SBI/2012/5 Date: 04 Apr 2012 – Possible elements of a successor work programme on Article 6 of the Convention. Note by the secretariat.

VIII. Press Releases/Newsletters (select items)

UNEP

Media Advisory: New Independent Global Body to Push for Greater Understanding and Action on Biodiversity

UNEP Backs Ecosystem-based Approaches for Disaster Risk Reduction Ahead of Rio+20

Overcoming Barriers to Promote Ozone-friendly Technologies

More Support Needed for Climate Change Adaptation in Africa, says Workshop

On the Wings of Rio+20: How Brazilian Bats are Boosting the US Cotton Industry

Cast Your Vote in the Rio+20 Big Blog Off! 

Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights

Denmark / Racism

India / Education

Bahrain rights defender

Cultural rights / Russia

Extraordinary renditions

Mali rights abuses

Niger strives for solutions

Sudan incitement

Pillay on Barbados

International Roma Day

Religion in Cyprus

World Trade Organization

“Africa should trade more with Africa to secure future growth” — DDG Rugwabiza

Members start Ministerial Conference’s assignment on strengthening development focus

Lamy names panel to identify 21st century trade challenges

DDG Singh says global middle class will trigger explosion in consumer demand

Trade growth to slow in 2012 after strong deceleration in 2011

Organization of American States

OAS Secretary General urges leaders “not to gibe in to division or complacency” and calls for “dialogue, cooperation and tolerance” at the inauguration of the Summit of the Americas

Presidents Santos and Morales and the OAS Secretary General highlight role of civil society in the Summit of the Americas Process

President Juan Manuel Santos and Evo Morales together with Hilary Clinton to conclude week of pre-Summit Forums with Social Actors

Secretary General Insulza Confirms OAS Commitment to Dialogue at Inauguration of Workers Forum in Cartagena

OAS Donates Firearms Marking Equipment to El Salvador

OAS and the Dominican Republic sign agreement for the Observation Mission for the presidencial elections of May 20

UNHCR

Teenage Congolese mother rebuilds life after ordeal of LRA captivity

UNHCR Lebanon Update: Situation in North Lebanon, 06 April – 13 April 2012

Displaced from fighting in northwest Pakistan exceed 181,000

Number of people displaced by fighting in north Pakistan tops 180,000

Violence in Colombia displacing more people into Ecuador

More Sahrawis to benefit as UNHCR expands family reunion programme

UNHCR launches first flight in expanded family visit programme for Sahrawis

A portrait of an Iraqi artist as a refugee in Tunisia

UNHCR supports project to help displaced Colombians in Medellin

IX. Media (select sources/select items)

A. News Aggregators

B. International News Sources

C. A Selection of Stories

UN News Service

Syria: Ban voices concern over shelling of Homs, urges adherence to ceasefire

Ban commends progress in peace process in Nepal

Ban repeats appeal for end to conflict in conversation with Sudan’s foreign minister

Syria: Security Council authorizes deployment of advance military observer team

In meeting with president, UN peacekeeping chief reaffirms commitment to Liberia

UN agency to help 12 Eastern European countries get rid of obsolete pesticides  

Ban and Security Council strongly condemn Guinea-Bissau military coup

On centenary of Titanic sinking, UN official urges fresh commitment to maritime safety

UN expert hails Indian court decision to uphold right of every child to education

UN envoy speaks out against reported child soldier recruitment in northern Mali

UN official stresses need for humanitarian aid in Syria amid diplomatic efforts

Bahrain: Ban condemns bombing, voices concern over use of force against protesters

UN official stresses need for humanitarian assistance in Syria amid diplomatic efforts

UN relief operation helping thousands displaced by Pakistan military campaign

UN rights chief disturbed by Suriname amendment on immunity for violations

Independent UN experts urge release of jailed rights defender in Bahrain

Launch of DPR Korea’s satellite ‘deplorable,’ says Ban

Security Council demands unconditional end to Sudan-South Sudan fighting

UN expert regrets US court decision preventing oversight of intelligence services

Ban renews call on DPR Korea to reconsider planned ‘satellite’ launch

Lack of resources threatens water and sanitation supplies in developing countries – UN

UN chief calls on Syrian authorities to prove ceasefire in effect

UN launches first flight in expanded family visits for Western Sahara refugees

Space science plays key role in achieving sustainable development – UN

Darfur: UN-African mission chief reports security, humanitarian improvements

UN-Arab League envoy encouraged by reports of relative calm in Syria

Disaster risk reduction crucial for sustainable development, Assembly told

Senior UN official urges action to halt human rights abuses in Mali

UN lauds Indian Ocean countries’ preparedness after tsunami threat

FEATURE: Rwanda – Letters from the Living to the Dead

UN calls attention to rising number of dementia cases, urges early detection

UN General Assembly told of need to curb volatility of global food prices

UN and partners urge Israelis and Palestinians to avoid actions that undermine trust

Learning from Rwandan genocide only way to shape a better future – Ban

UN and partners urge Israelis and Palestinians to avoid actions that undermine trust

Ban urges South Sudan and Sudan to immediately stop escalating conflict

UN official highlights role of business sector in sustainable development

Ban praises progress in dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo, urges flexibility

UN and AU officials on joint mission to strengthen anti-Lord’s Resistance Army initiative

UN independent experts call on Honduras to adopt measures to stop killing of lawyers

Syria Government informs envoy that it will ‘cease all military fighting’ on Thursday

UN envoy discusses future electoral support with Afghan official

UN warns lack of funds threatens response to food crisis in Africa’s Sahel region

Libya: No deaths or injuries reported after explosive device thrown at UN convoy

At Google ‘hangout,’ Ban engages with youth around the world on key issues

High-level UN group aims to help countries improve nutrition

UN chief to embark on official visit to Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg

Iraqi leaders must work together to resolve outstanding issues, UN envoy stresses

UN-Arab League envoy presses for ceasefire in Syria

Senior UN official condemns ‘alarming’ reports of sexual violence in Mali

UN envoy condemns violent attack in northern Kosovo

As ceasefire deadline nears, Ban renews demand on Syria to halt violence

UN marks World Health Day with call for adequate health policies for older citizens

Ban praises mediation efforts by West African regional bloc in Mali

Surge in violence in Syria unacceptable, says UN-Arab League envoy

Jurist Paper Chase Newsburst

Judge rules denying benefits to federal employees’ same-sex spouses is discriminatory

Chile high court rejects challenge to hydroelectric dam project

Libya denies ICC request to hand over Gaddafi son

Connecticut Senate passes death penalty repeal

DOJ to respond to judge’s order to explain Obama statements on health care rulings

First Circuit hears arguments on Defense of Marriage Act

Mladic pleads not guilty to all charges of war crimes

DOD refers charges against 9/11 suspects to military commission

Mali transitional government accuses rebels of human rights violations

UN seeks stronger effort in worldwide battle against human trafficking

ICC lacks jurisdiction to investigate Palestine war crimes claims: prosecutor

UN rights expert concerned with ongoing violence, refugee safety in Mali

Supreme Court upholds jailhouse strip searches

Liberia man removed from US for human rights abuses

Human rights court agrees to hear Guantanamo detainee case

Judge strikes down Louisiana law requiring some convicted prostitutes to register as sex offenders

New Hampshire House votes to ban abortions after 20 weeks

Bahrain human rights defender should be released immediately: AI

HRW urges Afghanistan to release women and girls jailed for ‘moral crimes’

Rights group claims discrimination, rights abuses on US border

Russia lawmakers introduce bill banning promotion of homosexuality

ICC prosecutor predicts Kony will be arrested this year

President Obama signs bill banning insider trading by lawmakers

Tunisia appeals court upholds conviction against ex-president for torture

Federal judge allows Ohio executions to proceed
Rights group warns Libya militia leaders of potential criminal liability

ECCC releases full text of Khmer Rouge leader appeal judgment

Al-Jazeera English

Swiss woman abducted in Mali’s Timbuktu

Guinea-Bissau moves towards transition deal

UN monitors arrive in Syria as fighting rages

Americas summit ends in acrimony

Germany probes alleged arms shipment to Syria

South Sudan accuses Sudan of bombing Heglig

Argentina storms out of Americas summit

US scandal and Cuba dominate Americas summit

South Sudan disputes North’s claim

UN monitors head to Syria as fighting rages

Pro-Palestinian activists detained in Israel

Taliban free hundreds in Pakistan jail raid

Obama firm on drug and Cuba policies

Iran nuclear talks termed ‘constructive’

Sudan fighting escalates over Heglig oilfield

UN approves ceasefire monitors for Syria

New Iran nuclear talks ‘very constructive’

Chinese fishing boats end Philippine standoff

Bollywood star in US ‘racial profiling’ row

Leaders gather for Americas summit

Iran and world powers begin nuclear talks

US suspends North Korea food aid

UN Security Council still at odds over Syria

Cameron and Suu Kyi want sanctions suspended

Sudanese forces advance on key oil town

UN team ready for Syria deployment

UK’s Cameron in landmark Myanmar visit

India-Pakistan border post opens for business

UN demands rival Sudans end fighting

Syria urged to fully respect UN truce plan

S Sudan rejects UN appeal to withdraw troops

NATO chief says Afghan ‘road map’ on track

UN alarm over Sudan-South Sudan clashes

Bolivia’s Morales ‘to annul’ road contract

Syria says it will comply with truce deadline

Sudan breaks off talks with South Sudan

Annan: Iran can be part of Syria ‘solution’

Philippine navy in standoff with China ships

North Korea begins to fuel rocket

UN urged to push for Syria ceasefire

South Sudan accuses Sudan of new attack

Ahmadinejad says Iran can withstand embargo

Annan says Syria plan ‘alive’ despite attacks

Syria: Troops being pulled out from provinces

UK terror suspects to be extradited to US

US backs Seoul over North Korea rocket

Costa Rican diplomat kidnapped in Venezuela

Brazil complains to US about monetary policy

Syria ceasefire plan prospects grow dim

UK ‘approved’ rendition of Libyan couple

S Korea warns North over rocket launch plan

Gunfire from Syria hits border camp in Turkey

Libya rules out ICC trial for Saif al-Islam

German author Grass banned entry in Israel


* 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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