Anton’s Weekly International Law Digest, Vol. 4, Nos. 9-10 (23 July 2013)

Anton’s Weekly International Law Digest

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Vol. 4, Nos. 9-10
(23 July 2013)

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Contents

I. SSRN Legal Scholarship Network/bepress Legal Repository/NELLCO Legal Scholarship Repository/Publishers Advances
II. Books
III. Journals
IV. Cases
V. Blogs/Comment/Reviews (select items)
VI. Gray Literature (select items)
VII. Documents/Negotiations (select items)
VIII. Press Releases/Newsletters (select items)
IX. Media (select sources/select items)

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

II. Books

International Law Reporter

Jacob Katz Cogan

Anne Thies (Univ. of Reading – Law), International Trade Disputes and EU Liability (Cambridge Univ. Press 2013)

Antony Lamb has published Ethics and the Laws of War: The Moral Justification of Legal Norms (Routledge 2013)

 

 

III. Journals

·       International & Comparative Law Quarterly, Volume 62 Issue 03 (2013)

·       Yearbook of International Environmental Law, Volume 22 (2011)

·       Virginia Journal of International Law, Volume 42, Issue 3 (2013)

·       Netherlands Yearbook of International Law, Volume 43 (2013)

·       Leiden Journal of International Law, Volume 26, Issue 02 (2013)

·       British Yearbook of International Law, Volume 82 (2011) 

·       Environmental Policy and Law, Volume 43, Number 3 / 2013

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Law Library of Congress Research Guides

Three new guides on customary law available: Africa, India, and Maori.

Customary Law in Africa

Customary Law in India

Maori Customary Law

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International Law Reporter

Jacob Katz Cogan

 

Human Rights Law Review (Vol. 13, no. 2, June 2013)

Health and Human Rights (Vol. 15, no. 1, 2013)

Humanity (Vol. 4, no. 2, July 2013)

International Affairs (Vol. 89, no. 4, July 2013)

Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation (Vol. 4, 2012)

Polish Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 32, 2012)

Studi sull’integrazione europea (Vol. 8, no. 1, Gennaio-Aprile 2013)

Global Policy (Vol. 4, Supp. no. 1, July 2013)

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Recent Acquisitions in the Peace Palace Library

(23 July 2013)

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IGENTA InTouch

Quick Search contains ‘International law’

(16 & 23 July 2011)

 

  International Standards and off Line Archiving Through the use of Recordable Optical Discs
Inui Masatoshi – Archiving Conference (ISSN: 2161-8798); Volume 2013, No. 1, pp. 137-142;

  A farewell to arms? NGO campaigns for embargoes on military exports: the case of the UK and IsraelSteinberg Gerald M.,Herzberg Anne,Fredman Asher – Israel Affairs (ISSN: 1353-7121); Volume 19, No. 3, pp. 468-487; 20130701

  Knowledge transfer in vertical relationship: the case study of Val d’Agri oil districtTesta Giovanna – Journal of Knowledge Management (ISSN: 1367-3270); Volume 17, No. 4, pp. 617-636; 20130711

  The Archeologists, the Military and the Law: Some Theorethical and Practical ConsiderationsPiscopia Patrizia – Archaeologies (ISSN: 1555-8622); Volume 9, No. 1, pp. 71-90; 20130401

  Death of a Convention: Competition between the Council of Europe and European Union in the Regulation of BroadcastingSthigh Daith Mac – Journal of Media Law (ISSN: 1757-7632); Volume 5, No. 1, pp. 133-155; 20130710

  The media’s reporting of war crimes trials and its impact on post-conflict democracy in Sierra Leone and LiberiaCole Bernadette,Silverman Jon –Journal of African Media Studies (ISSN: 2040-199X); Volume 5, No. 1, pp. 53-67; 20130301

  Animal production in a sustainable agricultureHellstrand Stefan – Environment, Development and Sustainability (ISSN: 1387-585X); Volume 15, No. 4, pp. 999-1036; 20130801

  The Consociational System of Democracy in Kosovo: Questioning Ethnic Minorities’ Special Status in Kosovo’s Constitutional RegimeDoli Dren,Korenica Fisnik – International Journal of Public Administration (ISSN: 0190-0692); Volume 36, No. 9, pp. 601-613; 20130715

  Global logistics management curriculum: perspective from practitioners in TaiwanWu Yen-Chun Jim,Huang Shihping Kevin,Goh Mark,Hsieh Ying-Jiun – Supply Chain Management: An International Journal (ISSN: 1359-8546); Volume 18, No. 4, pp. 376-388; 20130611

 

IV. Cases, Reports, Dispute Settlement

A.    International Court of Justice

Frontier Dispute (Burkina Faso/Niger) – The Court nominates experts to assist the Parties in the demarcation of their frontier

 

B. OXFORD REPORTS ON INTERNATIONAL LAW

Situation in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, Decision pursuant to Article 15 of the Rome Statute on the authorisation of an investigation into the situation in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, Case no ICC-02/11-14-Corr; ICL 925 (ICC 2011) – Subject(s): International criminal law Keyword(s): Armed conflict, non-international – Complementarity – Crimes against humanity – International criminal law, elements – International criminal law, imprisonment – International criminal law, murder – International criminal law, rape and sexual violence – International criminal law, victims – International humanitarian law, war crimes—attacks on humanitarian personnel – International humanitarian law, war crimes—inhuman treatment – International humanitarian law, war crimes—killing – International humanitarian law, war crimes—pillage – International humanitarian law, war crimes—rape and sexual violence – Torture
Prosecutor v Abu Garda, Summons to appear for Abu Garda, Case No ICC-02/05-02/09; ICL 1537 (ICC 2009) – Subject(s): International criminal law Keyword(s): Armed conflict – AU (African Union) – Crimes against United Nations and associated personnel – ICC (International Criminal Court) – International courts and tribunals, procedure – International crimes – International criminal law, murder – International criminal law, procedure – International humanitarian law, war crimes – International humanitarian law, war crimes—attacks on humanitarian personnel – International humanitarian law, war crimes—pillage
Paulin, Final appeal, No 178834; ILDC 766 (FR 2000) – Subject(s): Relationship between international and domestic law Keyword(s): Customary international law – General principles of international law – ICJ (International Court of Justice) – International civil servants – International organizations, privileges and immunities – Taxation – Treaties, interpretation

Mbarushimana, Decision of the Criminal Chamber of the Court of Cassation, Appeal judgment, no 10-87760; ILDC 1661 (FR 2011) – Subject(s): International courts and tribunals – International criminal law Keyword(s): Complementarity – Crimes against humanity – Extradition and mutual assistance – Human rights, right to fair trial – International courts and tribunals, powers – International courts and tribunals, procedure

Belyazeka v Belarus, Merits, UN Doc CCPR/C/104/D/1772/2008; IHRL 1930 (UNHRC 2012) – Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Human rights, freedom of expression – Human rights, right to peaceful assembly

ECB v Switzerland, Merits, UN Doc C/46/D/369/2008; IHRL 1647 (UNCAT 2011) – Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Non-refoulement – Torture

X v Corporation Euromédia Télévision, Appeal (cassation) judgment, Case no 906; ILDC 460 (FR 2006) – Subject(s): Relationship between international and domestic law Keyword(s): International labour law – International law and domestic law, direct effect – Treaties, application – Treaties, interpretation – Treaties, self-executing

Da Costa v Timor-Leste, Appeal judgment, Case No 03/02; ILDC 1971 (TL 2003) – Subject(s): Statehood, jurisdiction of states, organs of states Keyword(s): Colonization / Decolonization – General principles of international law – Occupation – State succession – States, independence – Territory, dependent – Territory, non-self-governing – UN (United Nations)

AWRAP v Denmark, Admissibility, UN Doc CERD/C/71/D/37/2006; IHRL 1659 (CERD 2007) – Subject(s): Human rights Keyword(s): Racial discrimination – Religious discrimination

Prosecutor v Nizeyimana, Decision on Prosecutor’s interlocutory appeal of decision not to admit Marcel Gatsinzi’s statement of evidence pursuant to Rule 92bis, Case no ICTR-00-55C-AR73/2; ICL 938 (ICTR 2011) – Subject(s): International criminal law Keyword(s): Evidence – Human rights, right to fair trial – International courts and tribunals, procedure – International criminal law, procedure

C. Human Rights Treaty Bodies

Decisions and Opinions

United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

CAT/C/50/D/463/2011 Communication No. 463/2011, Decision adopted by the Committee at its fiftieth session, 6–31 May 2013 [ English ]

CAT/C/50/D/431/2010 Communication No.431/2010, Decision adopted by the Committee at its fiftieth session, 6 to 31 May 2013 [ English ]

United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

CCPR/C/108/DR/2136/2012 Communication No. 2136/2012, Recommendation proposed by the Working Group, Submitted by:Mufis et al. (represented by counsel, Ben Saul) Alleged victims: The authors, State party: Australia [ English ]

CCPR/C/107/D/1943/2010 COMMUNICATION NO. 1943/2010 : HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE : DECISION ADOPTED BY THE COMMITTEE AT ITS 107TH SESSION, 11-28 MARCH 2013 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

CCPR/C/107/D/1938/2010 COMMUNICATION NO. 1938/2010 : HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE : DECISION ADOPTED BY THE COMMITTEE AT ITS 107TH SESSION, 11-28 MARCH 2013 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

CCPR/C/107/D/1911/2009 COMMUNICATION NO. 1911/2009 : HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE : DECISION ADOPTED BY THE COMMITTEE AT ITS 107TH SESSION, 11-28 MARCH 2013 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

CCPR/C/107/D/1807/2008 Views adopted by the Committee at its 107th session (11–28 March 2013) Submitted by: Slimane Mechani (represented by counsel, Collectif des Familles de Disparu(e)s enAlgérie (Collective of Families of the Disappeared in Algeria)) [ English ]

CCPR/C/107/D/1806/2008  Communication No. 1806/2008, Views adopted by the Committee at its 107th session (11-28 March 2013) [ English ]

CCPR/C/107/D/1787/2008 Human Rights Committee, Communication No. 1787/2008, Views adopted by the Committee at its 107th session (11–28 March 2013 [ English ]

CCPR/C/106/D/1912/2009 Communication No.1912/2009, Views adopted by the Committee at its 106th session (15 October-2 November 2012) [ English ]

Concluding Observations

United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

CERD/C/SRB/CO/1/ADD.1 Concluding observations on the initial report of Serbia, adopted by the Committee at its seventy-eighth session (14February to 11 March 2011), Addendum, Information received from the Government of Serbia regarding there commendations in paragraphs 11, 15, 19 and 22 of the concluding observations [ English ]

CERD/C/SVN/CO/6-7/ADD.1 Concluding observations on the sixth and seventh combined periodic reports of Slovenia, adopted by the Committee at its 77th session (2–27 August2010) [ English ]

United Nations International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

CMW/C/COL/CO/2 CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS ON THE 2ND PERIODIC REPORT OF COLOMBIA, ADOPTED BY THE COMMITTEE AT ITS 18TH SESSION, 15-26 APRIL 2013 : COMMITTEE ON THE PROTECTION OF THE RIGHTS OF ALL MIGRANT WORKERS AND MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILIES [Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

CMW/C/BOL/CO/2 CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS ON THE 2ND PERIODIC REPORT OF THE PLURINATIONAL STATE OF BOLIVIA, ADOPTED BY THE COMMITTEE AT ITS 18TH SESSION, 15-26 APRIL 2013 : COMMITTEE ON THE PROTECTION OF THE RIGHTS OF ALL MIGRANT WORKERS AND MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILIES [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

CAT/C/BOL/CO/2 CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS ON THE 2ND PERIODIC REPORT OF THE PLURINATIONAL STATE OF BOLIVIA AS APPROVED BY THE COMMITTEE AT ITS 50TH SESSION, 6-31 MAY 2013 : COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

CAT/C/MRT/CO/1 Concluding observations on the initial report of Mauritania adopted by the Committee at its fiftieth session (6–31 May2013) [ English | French | Spanish ]

CAT/C/KEN/CO/2/CORR.1 Concluding observations on the second periodic report of Kenya, adopted by the Committee at its fiftieth session (6 to 31 May 2013) [ English ]

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

CRC/C/GIN/CO/2 CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS ON THE 2ND PERIODIC REPORT OF GUINEA, ADOPTED BY THE COMMITTEE AT ITS 62ND SESSION, 14 JANUARY-1 FEBRUARY 2013 : COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD [ Arabic | Chinese | English | Spanish ]

CRC/C/GUY/CO/2-4 CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS ON THE COMBINED 2ND TO 4TH PERIODIC REPORTS OF GUYANA, ADOPTED BY THE COMMITTEE AT ITS 62ND SESSION, 14 JANUARY-1 FEBRUARY 2013 : COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD [ Chinese | English | French ]

CRC/C/OPSC/BFA/CO/1 Concluding observations on the initial report of Burkina Faso, submitted under article 12 of the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, adopted by the Committee at its sixty-second session (14 January–1 February 2013) [ English ]

CRC/C/UZB/CO/3-4 Concluding observations on the combined third and fourth periodic reports of Uzbekistan, adopted by the Committee at its sixty-third session (27 May-14 June 2013) [ English ]

CRC/C/ARM/CO/3-4 Concluding observations on the combined third and fourth periodic reports of Armenia, adopted by the Committee at its sixty-third session (27 May–14 June 2013) [ English ]

CRC/C/GNB/CO/2-4  Concluding observations on the combined second to fourth periodic reports of Guinea-Bissau, adopted by the Committee at its sixty-third session (27 May–14 June 2013) [ English ]

CRC/C/ISR/CO/2-4 Concluding observations on the second to fourth periodic reports of Israel, adopted by the Committee at its sixty-third session (27 May–14 June 2013) [ English ]

CRC/C/OPAC/ARM/CO/1 Concluding observations on the initial report of Armenia submitted under article 8 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the involvement of children in armed conflict, adopted by the Committee at its sixty-third session (27 May–14 June2013) [ English ]

CRC/C/OPAC/UZB/CO/1 Concluding observations on the initial report of Uzbekistan submitted under article 8 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the involvement of children in armed conflict, adopted by the Committee at its sixty-third session(27 May-14 June 2013) [ English ]

CRC/C/OPAC/RWA/CO/1 Concluding observations on the initial report of Rwanda submitted under article 8 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the involvement of children in armed conflict, adopted by the Committee at its sixty-third session (27 May–14 June 2013) [ English ]

CRC/C/OPSC/ARM/CO/1 Concluding observations on the initial report of Armenia submitted under article 12 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, adopted by the Committee at its sixty-third session (27 May–14 June2013) [English ]

CRC/C/OPSC/UZB/CO/1 Concluding observations on the initial report of Uzbekistan submitted under article 12 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, adopted by the Committee at its sixty-third session (27 May–14 June2013) [English ]

CRC/C/OPSC/RWA/CO/1Concluding observations on the initial report of Rwanda submitted under article 12 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, adopted by the Committee at its sixty-third session (27 May–14 June2013) [ English ]

CRC/C/OPSC/SVK/CO/1 Concluding observations on the initial report of Slovakia submitted under article 12 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, adopted by the Committee at its sixty-second session (14 January–1 February 2013) [ English ]

CRC/C/RWA/CO/3-4 Concluding observations on the third and fourth periodic reports of Rwanda, adopted by the Committee at its sixty-third session (27 May–14 June 2013) [ English ]

CRC/C/SVN/CO/3-4 Concluding observations on the combined third and fourth periodic reports of Slovenia, adopted by the Committee at its sixty-third session (27 May–14 June 2013) [ English ]

Universal Periodic Review

A/HRC/23/14/ADD.1 REPORT OF THE WORKING GROUP ON THE UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW : LIECHTENSTEIN : ADDENDUM [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/HRC/DEC/23/113 OUTCOME OF THE UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW : SERBIA : DECISION / ADOPTED BY THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish]

A/HRC/DEC/23/109 OUTCOME OF THE UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW : BARBADOS : DECISION / ADOPTED BY THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL [ Arabic | English | French | Russian ]

Reports and Consideration of Reports

A/HRC/24/45/ADD.2 Report of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination, Addendum, Mission to Somalia (8 to 14 December 2012) [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish]

A/HRC/24/41/ADD.2 Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, Addendum, The situation of indigenous peoples in El Salvado [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish]

A/HRC/24/41/ADD.1 Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, Addendum, The situation of indigenous peoples in Namibia [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/HRC/22/35/ADD.1 Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the implementation of Human Rights Council resolutions S-9/1 and S-12/1, Addendum, Concerns related to adherence to international human rights and international humanitarian law in the context of the escalation between the State of Israel, the de facto authorities in Gaza and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza that occurred from 14 to 21 November 2012 [ English ]

United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

CCPR/C/BDI/2 Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 40 of the Covenant, Second periodic reports of States parties due in July 1996, Burundi [ English | French ]

CCPR/C/SR.2981 Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 40 of the Covenant (continued)Seventh periodic report of Ukraine(continued) [ English ]

United Nations International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

CERD/C/JAM/Q/16-20  List of themes in relation to the sixteenth to twentieth periodic reports of Jamaica, Note by the Country Rapporteur [ English ]

CERD/C/JPN/7-9 Reports submitted by States parties under article 9 of the Convention, Seventh to ninth periodic reports of States parties due in 2013 Japan [ English ]

CERD/C/MNE/2-3 Reports submitted by States parties under article 9 of the Convention, Second and third periodic reports of States parties due in 2011, Montenegro [ English ]

United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

CEDAW/C/GEO/4-5 Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 18 of the Convention, Combined fourth and fifth periodic reports of States parties due in 2011Georgia [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

CEDAW/C/SR.1135 Combined sixth and seventh periodic reports of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (continued) [ English ]

CEDAW/C/SR.1130 Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 18 of the Convention, Combined seventh and eighth periodic reports of Cuba [ English ]

CEDAW/C/SR.1128 Fifty-fifth session, Summary record (partial) of the 1128th meeting, Held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, on Monday, 8 July 2013, at 10 a.m. [ English ]

United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

CAT/C/THA/1 Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 19 of the Convention, Initial reports of States parties due in 2008, Thailand [ English ]

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

CRC/C/SR.1797 Consideration of reports of States parties (continued) Combined second to fourth periodic reports of Israel (continued) [ English | French ]

United Nations International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

CED/C/DEU/1 CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS OF STATES PARTIES UNDER ARTICLE 29, PARAGRAPH 1, OF THE CONVENTION : INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF ALL PERSONS FROM ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCE : REPORTS OF STATES PARTIES DUE IN 2012 : GERMANY [ English ]

United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

CRPD/C/MNG/1 Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 35 of the Convention, Initial reports of States parties due in 2011 Mongolia [ English ]

C. Trade Decisions

Apotex Inc. v. United States of America (June 14, 2013) – NAFTA Arbitration Tribunal

D. Refworld

I. H. A. e. G. Z. v. Migration Department under the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Lithuania (Migration Department) – Publisher: Lithuania: Supreme Administrative Court (Lietuvos vyriausiasis administracinis teismas) – Document type: Case Law

Case No. AWB 08/39512 – Publisher: Netherlands, The: The Hague District Court – Document type: Case Law

Case No. AWB 10/23999 – Publisher: Netherlands, The: The Hague District Court – Document type: Case Law

Case No. AWB 10/26220 and AWB 10/26222 – Publisher: Netherlands, The: The Hague District Court – Document type: Case Law

Case No. AWB 11/11748 – Publisher: Netherlands, The: The Hague District Court – Document type: Case Law

Krombach v. Bamberski – Publisher: European Union: Court of Justice of the European Union – Document type: Case Law

The Queen on the application of: International Air Transport Association (IATA) and European Low Fares Airline Association v. Department for Transport – Publisher: European Union: Court of Justice of the European Union – Document type: Case Law

Matsiukhina and Matsiukhin v. Sweden – Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights – Document type: Case Law

Jalloh v. Germany – Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights – Document type: Case Law

P.V. c. Espagne – Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights – Document type: Case Law

Salgueiro da Silva Mouta v. Portugal – Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights – Document type: Case Law

Sutherland v. The United Kingdom – Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights – Document type: Case Law

Karner v. Austria – Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights – Document type: Case Law

E.B. v. France – Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights – Document type: Case Law

Kadi v. Council of the European Union and Commission of the European Communities – Publisher: European Union: Court of Justice of the European Union – Document type: Case Law

Sopropé – Organizações de Calçado Lda v. Fazenda Publica – Publisher: European Union: Court of Justice of the European Union – Document type: Case Law

France v. People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran – Publisher: European Union: Court of Justice of the European Union – Document type: Case Law

Fulmen and Mahmoudian v. Council – Publisher: European Union: Court of Justice of the European Union – Document type: Case Law

Matter of J-G- – Publisher: United States Board of Immigration Appeals – Document type: Case Law

Ezokola v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) – Publisher: Canada: Supreme Court – Document type: Case Law

V. Blogs (select items)

Opinio Juris

Guest Post: Jurisdictional Aspects of the Article 12(2) Rome Statute Vessel Provision: Some Thoughts on the Provision’s Dogma and Implementation in light of the Comoros Referral

Is Google News Editorializing?

Fourth Circuit Endorses WikiLeaks

Emerging Voices: Engaging with African Human Rights Law

ABA Seeking Nominations for 100 Best Legal Blogs of 2013

Syria and New Scholarship in International Law

Appeals Chamber Rejects Libya’s Request to Suspend Transfer of Saif

Emerging Voices: The Socio-Economics of Xenophobia

Political Science Fiction

Supreme Court to Review Bauman v. DaimlerChrysler

Emerging Voices: Implied Conferrals as Consequences of ASEAN’s International Legal Personality

Guest Post: Egypt’s Non-Democratic Coup d’Etat

Emerging Voices: International Water Law – Preventing Conflict on the Nile

How Dare Israel Put Its Interests Ahead of US Foreign Policy!

Regulating the Global Market of Zero-Day Exploits

Crossing Lines S01E05 (“Special Ops — Part 1″)

Emerging Voices: Unilateral Withholding of Sovereign Immunity as a Counter-Measure Against Jus Cogens Violations — the Human Rights Answer to Ferrini

Federalist Society Teleconference on a Cyber Jus Ad Bellum

EJIL: Talk!

Kadi Showdown: Substantive Review of (UN) Sanctions by the ECJ

Who Owns Sunken WWII German Military Aircraft? Uncertainties in the Law of Underwater Cultural Heritage

Diplomatic Courier

All Along the Watchtower: Our Data is Public, Should We Get Over It?

Energy Access and World Prosperity in Developing Countries

The Future of Agriculture

Challenges of Tomorrow: What the Future Holds for the WTO

East Asia Forum

Can Japan do migration?

Drastic change in immigration policy off the Japanese election agenda

A new power play: economic diplomacy and state autonomy in India

What the world should know about Myanmar’s regime change

A new power play: economic diplomacy and state autonomy in India

Chinese investment and aid in Cambodia a controversial affair

IntLawGrrls

Cultural Disconnect in Trade Negotiations

Australia’s Increasingly Restrictive Policies Block Asylum Seekers From Entry

Release of 2012 Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law

Proposals sought for November Athens conference on “Africans & Globalization”

The Marrakesh Treaty: Books for All

Algeria… Lessons for Egypt

Reminder: Registration ends today for Women in International Law Networking Breakfast July 23

VI. Grey Literature (select items)

Plurilateral Trade Negotiations: Supplanting or Supplementing the Multilateral Trading System? – Meredith Kolsky Lewis

Small-scale Farmers – The missing element in the WIPO-IGC, Draft Articles on Genetic Resources, Susan Bragdon, July 2013

 

VII. Documents & Country Reports

International Law Commission

A/CN.4/L.819 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-fifth session, Rapporteur: Mr. Mathias Forteau, Chapter IV, Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/CN.9/792/ADD.2 REVISED GUIDE TO ENACTMENT OF THE MODEL LAW AND DRAFT PART FOUR OF THE LEGISLATIVE GUIDE ON INSOLVENCY LAW : COMPILATION OF COMMENTS BY GOVERNMENTS : ADDENDUM [ French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/CN.9/790 PROPOSAL BY THE GOVERNMENT OF COLOMBIA [ Chinese | English | Spanish ]

A/CN.9/779 POSSIBLE FUTURE WORK IN THE AREA OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS (PPPS) : REPORT OF THE UNCITRAL COLLOQUIUM ON PPPS (VIENNA, 2-3 MAY 2013) [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/CN.4/L.820 Draft report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-fifth session, Rapporteur: Mr. Mathias Forteau, Chapter V Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/CN.4/663 FIRST REPORT ON FORMATION AND EVIDENCE OF CUSTOMARY INTERNATIONAL LAW [Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

Journal of the United Nations

JOURNAL NO.2013/139 PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS AND AGENDA, Publication Date: Saturday, 20 July 2013 [ English (243K) | French (209K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2013/138 PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS AND AGENDA, Publication Date: Friday, 19 July 2013 [ English (226K) | French (195K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2013/137 PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS AND AGENDA, Publication Date: Thursday, 18 July 2013 [ English (225K) | French (193K)

JOURNAL NO.2013/136 PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS AND AGENDA, Publication Date: Wednesday, 17 July 2013 [ English (264K) | French (243K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2013/135 PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS AND AGENDA, Publication Date: Tuesday, 16 July 2013 [ English (223K) | French (195K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2013/134 PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS AND AGENDA, Publication Date: Saturday, 13 July 2013 [ English (272K) | French (241K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2013/133 PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS AND AGENDA, Publication Date: Friday, 12 July 2013 [ English (273K) | French (259K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2013/132 PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS AND AGENDA, Publication Date: Thursday, 11 July 2013 [ English (233K) | French (186K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2013/131 PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS AND AGENDA, Publication Date: Wednesday, 10 July 2013 [ English (238K) | French (278K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2013/130 PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS AND AGENDA, Publication Date: Tuesday, 9 July 2013 [ English (238K) | French (203K) ]

 

List of Documents Issued at Vienna

DL/VN/2013/39 DAILY LIST : 3 – 8 JULY 2013 [ English ]

DL/VN/2013/38 DAILY LIST : 1 – 2 JULY 2013 [ English ]

 

Security Council

S/2013/428 SG REPORT ON CREDENTIALS – ARGENTINA DPR – MARIO OYARZABAL [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/2013/420 REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE AFRICAN UNION- UNITED NATIONS HYBRID OPERATION IN DARFUR [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/2013/419 REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON CHILDREN AND ARMED CONFLICT IN THE PHILIPPINES [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/2013/417 FINLAND AND GERMANY LETTER OF 9 JULY 2013 ADDRESSED TO THE President of the Security Council [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/2013/415 LETTER DATED 12 JULY 2013 FROM THE CHAIR OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE PURSUANT TO RESOLUTIONS 751 (1992) AND 1907 (2009) CONCERNING SOMALIA AND ERITREA ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/2013/413 LETTER DATED 12 JULY 2013 FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE PURSUANT TO RESOLUTIONS 751 (1992) AND 1907 (2009) CONCERNING SOMALIA AND ERITREA ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/2013/408 THIRD REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH 6 OF RESOLUTION 2061 (2012) [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/2013/394  Letter dated 3 July 2013 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the United States Mission to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/2013/393  Letter dated 3 July 2013 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the United States Mission to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/2013/392 REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE UNITED NATIONS OPERATION IN CYPRUS [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/2013/388 REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION STABILIZATION MISSION IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/2013/386 Identical letters dated 28 June 2013 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Georgia to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/2013/383 REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON CHILDREN AND ARMED CONFLICT IN YEMEN [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/2013/359 REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME AND ILLICIT DRUG TRAFFICKING IN WEST AFRICA AND THE SAHEL REGION [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

Provisional Meetings

S/AGENDA/6999 AGENDA – 1737 COMMITTEE [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/PV.7000 16 JULY 2013 10:00 AM [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/PV.6998 11 JULY 2013 3:00 PM [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/PV.6995 10 JULY 2013 10:00 AM [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/PV.6994 09 JULY 2013 10:00 AM [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/PV.6993 08 JULY 2013 10:00 AM [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

 

General Assembly

A/68/150 PROVISIONAL AGENDA OF THE SIXTY-EIGHTH REGULAR SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/68/145 REQUEST FOR THE INCLUSION OF AN ITEM IN THE PROVISIONAL AGENDA OF THE SIXTY-EIGHTH REGULAR SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/AC.276/6 Intersessional workshops aimed at improving understanding of the issues and clarifying key questions as an input to the work of the Working Group in accordance with the terms of reference annexed to General Assembly resolution 67/78, Summary of proceedings prepared by the Co-Chairs of the Working Group [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/68/115 SECRETARY-GENERAL REPORT ON DIPLOMATIC PROTECTION [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/68/111 Letter dated 24 June 2013 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Honduras to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/67/927  Format and organizational aspects of the high-level political forum on sustainable development, Programme budget implications of draft resolution A/67/L.72, Statement submitted by the Secretary-General in accordance with rule 153 of the rules of procedure of the General Assembly [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/67/923 LETTER DATED 3 JULY 2013 FROM BOLIVIA ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY GENERAL [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

Financing Missions of the United Nations

A/67/911 5TH CTTEE RPT – AGENDA ITEM 163. FINANCING OF THE AFRICAN UNION-UNITED NATIONS [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/67/910 Financing of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara, Report of the Fifth Committee Rapporteur: Mr. Justin Kisoka (United Republic of Tanzania) [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/67/901 5TH CTTEE RPT – AGENDA ITEM 151. FINANCING OF MONUSCO [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.5/67/L.53 SUPPORT ACCOUNT FOR PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.5/67/L.49 FINANCING OF THE UNITED NATIONS INTERIM SECURITY FORCE FOR ABYEI [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.5/67/L.48 FINANCING OF THE UNITED NATIONS STABILIZATION MISSION IN HAITI  [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.5/67/L.43 FINANCING OF THE UNITED NATIONS MISSION IN SOUTH SUDAN [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.5/67/L.42 FINANCING OF THE UNITED NATIONS MISSION IN LIBERIA [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

 

ECOSOC

E/2013/31 Commission on Science and Technology for Development, Report on the sixteenth session (3-7 June 2013) [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

E/2013/43 (SUPP) REPORT OF THE PERMANENT FORUM ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES – TWELFTH SESSION [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

E/2013/32 (PART II) REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS ON ITS 2013 RESUMED SESSION [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

E/CONF.103/8 THE ROLE OF MODERN CARTOGRAPHY FOR MISSION CRITICAL APPLICATIONS [Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ] ]

E/2013/SR.14 Provisional summary record of the 14th meeting [ English ]

E/C.12/2013/SR.18 Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Fiftieth session, Summary record of the first part (public) of the 18th meeting [ English | French ]

High Level Segment

E/2013/SR.22 Dialogue with the Executive Secretaries of the regional commissions on the theme, “Regional perspectives on the post-2015 development agenda [ English ]

E/2013/SR.20(B) General Debate (Continued)  [ English ]

E/2013/SR.16 High-level policy dialogue with the international financial and trade institutions [ English]

E/2013/88 REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF THE UNU ON THE WORK OF THE UNIVERSITY [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

E/2013/32 (PART II)/CORR.1 REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS ON ITS 2013 RESUMED [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

E/ESCAP/69/27/CORR.1 ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC ANNUAL REPORT (24 MAY 2012 – 1 MAY 2013) : CORRIGENDUM [ English ]

ECOSOC Journal: Programme of meetings and agenda

E/2013/OD/14 18/07/2013 [ English | French ]

E/2013/OD/13 17/07/2013 [ English | French ]

E/2013/OD/1115/07/2013 [ English | French ]

E/2013/OD/10 12/07/2013 [ English | French ]

ECOSOC Draft Decisions Resolutions

E/2013/L.29 Draft decision submitted by the Vice-President of the Council, Martin Sajdik (Austria), on the basis of informal consultations Venue, dates and provisional agenda for the thirteenth session of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

E/2013/L.26 Draft resolution submitted by the Vice-President of the Council, Martin Sajdik (Austria), on the basis of informal consultations, United Nations System Staff College in Turin, Italy  [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

E/2013/L.25 ENLARGEMENT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE PROGRAMME OF THE UNHCR [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

E/2013/L.16 Fiji (On behalf of the States Members of the United Nations that are members of the Group of  77 and China) and Turkey Draft Resolution: Economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish

 

Human Rights Council and HR Treaty & Other Bodies

A/HRC/WG.15/1/2 Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas [Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/HRC/24/22/CORR.1 Summary of information from States Members of the United Nations and other relevant stakeholders on best practices in the application of traditional values while promoting and protecting human rights and upholding human dignity, Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights [ English ]

A/HRC/WG.12/5/1 Outcome of the fifth session of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises [ English ]

A/HRC/24/19 Role of the public service as an essential component of good governance in the promotion and protection of human rights [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/HRC/AC/11/1/REV.1 Human Rights Council Advisory Committee, Eleventh session, 12 – 16 August 2013, Item 1 of the provisional agenda, Adoption of the agenda and organization of work, Provisional agenda [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

Raising the Profile of HIV and AIDS in Your Parliament – Publisher: Inter-Parliamentary Union – Document type: Thematic Reports

Making reconciliation work: the role of parliaments – Publisher: Inter-Parliamentary Union – Document type: Thematic Reports

Eliminating Violence Against Children – Publisher: UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – Document type: Thematic Reports

The Saami and the national parliaments: Channels for political influence – Publisher: Inter-Parliamentary Union – Document type: Thematic Reports

Learning for a Future: Refugee Education in Developing Countries – Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees – Document type: Thematic Reports

Situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic : resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council – Publisher: UN Human Rights Council – Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

UNHCR’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Persons of Concern – Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees – Document type: Thematic Reports

Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2013)1 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by the Russian Federation – Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee of Ministers – Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2012)2 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Bulgaria – Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee of Ministers – Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2011)12 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Croatia – Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee of Ministers – Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2012)21 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by the Czech Republic – Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee of Ministers – Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2012)8 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Denmark – Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee of Ministers – Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution ResCMN(2002)8 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Estonia – Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee of Ministers – Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2012)3 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Finland – Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee of Ministers – Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution ResCMN(2003)3 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Germany – Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee of Ministers – Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2011)13 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Hungary – Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee of Ministers – Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2012)10 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Italy – Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee of Ministers – Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2011)6 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Latvia – Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee of Ministers – Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2012)11 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Norway – Publisher: Council of Europe: Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities – Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2012)20 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Poland – Publisher: Council of Europe: Committee of Ministers – Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

 

Environmental Treaty Bodies

United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP/POPS/COP.6/27/ADD.1/REV.1 EFFECTIVENESS EVALUATION: FRAMEWORK FOR THE EFFECTIVENESS EVALUATION OF THE STOCKHOLM CONVENTION PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 16 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

United Nations International Convention to Combat Desertification

ICCD/COP(11)/CST/1 Provisional agenda and annotations, Note by the secretariat [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

FCCC/ARR/2012/CZE Report of the individual review of the annual submission of the Czech Republic submitted in 2012 [ English ]

FCCC/SBSTA/2013/2 Report on the technical workshop on ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation to climate change, Note by the secretariat [ English | Russian | Spanish ]

 

International Seabed Authority Council

ISBA/19/C/L.4 Draft decision of the Council relating to an application for approval of a plan of work for exploration for cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts by the China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

ISBA/19/C/L.3 Draft decision of the Council relating to an application for approval of a plan of work for exploration for cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts by Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

ISBA/19/C/14 SUMMARY REPORT OF THE CHAIR OF THE LEGAL AND TECHNICAL COMMISSION ON THE WORK OF THE COMMISSION DURING THE NINETEENTH SESSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

 

UNECE

ECE/CES/GE.42/2013/1 Conference of European Statisticians, Annotated provisional agenda [ English | French | Russian ]

ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1104  Reports of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations on its 160th session, Administrative Committee of the 1958 Agreement on its fifty-fourth session, Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement on its thirty-eighth session, Administrative Committee of the 1997 Agreement on its ninth session [ English ]

ECE/TRANS/WP.15/AC.2/2013/27 Report of the second informal working group on the carriage of UN No. 1972, Transmitted by the Government of The Netherlands [ English | French | Russian ]

ECE/TRANS/WP.15/AC.1/2013/34 Special Provisions S5 and S13 for radioactive materials, Transmitted by the Government of the United Kingdom [ English | French | Russian ]

ECE/EX/2013/L.10 Approval of “UN/CEFACT structure, mandate, terms of reference and procedures, Revision 5” [ English | French | Russian ]

ECE/EX/2013/L.9 Establishment of a Group of Experts on Road Signs and Signals [ English | French | Russian ]

ECE/EX/2013/L.8 Establishment of a Group of Experts on safety at level crossings [ English | French | Russian ]

ECE/EX/2013/L.7  Extension of mandates of ECE subsidiary bodies [ English | French | Russian ]

ECE/TRANS/WP.15/AC.2/2013/24  Report of the sixth meeting of the informal working group on substances, Transmitted by the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCNR) [ English | French | Russian

ECE/TRANS/WP.15/AC.2/2013/23 Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Deletion of explanatory note 40 (3.2.3.1, 3.2.3.3, 3.2.4.3) and of reference in Table C under UN 3082 ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE;LIQUID, N.O.S. (HEAVY HEATING OIL)Transmitted by the European Barge Union (EBU) [ English | French | Russian ]

ECE/TRANS/WP.15/AC.2/2013/19 Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Proposals for amendments to the ADN checklist 8.6.3, Transmitted by European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) [ English | French | Russian ]

ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.11/2013/3 Working Party on Agricultural Quality Standards Specialized Section on Standardization of Meat, Information on Rapporteurs and Expert meeting held in 2013 [English ]

ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRB/2013/7 Proposal for Supplement 1 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 41, Submitted by the expert from the International Organization for Standardization [English | French | Russian]

 

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

A/CN.9/792 REVISED GUIDE TO ENACTMENT OF THE MODEL LAW AND DRAFT PART FOUR OF THE LEGISLATIVE GUIDE ON INSOLVENCY LAW : COMPILATION OF COMMENTS BY GOVERNMENTS [ Arabic | Chinese | English | Russian | Spanish ]

A/CN.9/792/ADD.3 REVISED GUIDE TO ENACTMENT OF THE MODEL LAW AND DRAFT PART FOUR OF THE LEGISLATIVE GUIDE ON INSOLVENCY LAW : COMPILATION OF COMMENTS BY GOVERNMENTS : ADDENDUM [ English | Spanish ]

A/CN.9/787/ADD.3 SETTLEMENT OF COMMERCIAL DISPUTES: DRAFT UNCITRAL RULES ON TRANSPARENCY IN TREATY-BASED INVESTOR-STATE ARBITRATION : COMPILATION OF COMMENTS BY GOVERNMENTS : ADDENDUM [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/CN.9/792/ADD.1 REVISED GUIDE TO ENACTMENT OF THE MODEL LAW AND DRAFT PART FOUR OF THE LEGISLATIVE GUIDE ON INSOLVENCY LAW : COMPILATION OF COMMENTS BY GOVERNMENTS : ADDENDUM [ Chinese | English | Russian | Spanish ]

A/CN.9/787/ADD.2 SETTLEMENT OF COMMERCIAL DISPUTES: DRAFT UNCITRAL RULES ON TRANSPARENCY IN TREATY-BASED INVESTOR-STATE ARBITRATION : COMPILATION OF COMMENTS BY GOVERNMENTS : ADDENDUM [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

 

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

TD/B/WP/253/ADD.2  Review of the technical cooperation activities of UNCTAD and their financing, Report by the Secretary-General of UNCTAD [ English ]

E/CN.16/2013/INF.1 Commission on Science and Technology for Development, Sixteenth session, Geneva, 3–7 June 2013, List of participants [ English ]

TD/B/C.I/CLP/19/CORR.2 Provisional agenda and annotations [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

TD/B/C.I/INF.5  List of participants [ English ]

 

United Nations Conference on Disarmament

CD/PV.1237 Final record of the one thousand two hundred and thirty-seventh plenary meeting, Held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, on Tuesday, 6 September 2011, at 10.05 a.m [ English ]

 

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

IDB.41/SR.5 INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD, 41ST SESSION : SUMMARY RECORD OF THE 5TH MEETING : 26 JUNE 2013, AT 3 P.M. [ English ]

IDB.41/SR.3 INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD, 41ST SESSION : SUMMARY RECORD OF THE 3RD MEETING : 25 JUNE 2013, AT 10 A.M. [ English ]

IDB.41/SR.1 INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD, 41ST SESSION : SUMMARY RECORD OF THE 2ND MEETING : 24 JUNE 2013, AT 10 A.M. [ English ]

 

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

ST/NAR.5/2013/1 DIRECTORY OF COMPETENT NATIONAL AUTHORITIES UNDER THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION AGAINST TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME AND THE PROTOCOLS THERETO AND ARTICLES 6, 7 AND 17 OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION AGAINST ILLICIT TRAFFI C IN NARCOTIC DRUGS AND PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES OF 1988 [ English ]

ST/NAR.4/2012/1 MANUFACTURE OF NARCOTIC DRUGS, PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES AND THEIR PRECURSORS
[ English ]

 

 

VIII. Press Releases (select items) 

United Nations Environment Programme

Fisheries Reform: Time to Draw in the Net

African Nations Pledge Increased Efforts in Sound Management of Hazardous Chemicals

Climate Change, Water Shortages, Biodiversity Loss, will have Growing Impacts on Global Business: UN Report

Principles for Sustainable Insurance Create Largest Collaboration Between UN and Insurance Industry

New Rules for International Trade in Timber, Marine and Other Wild Animals and Plants Come into Force

 

WTO

Lamy hails transparency as the best insurance policy against protectionism

Fast-changing nature of world trade poses new policy challenges, report says

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

Lamy: “Trade capacity building is now firmly embedded in the WTO psyche”

Trade Policy Review: European Union

IX. Media (select sources/select items)

A. News Aggregators

B. International News Sources

C. UN News Service

Human rights central to Colombia’s peace process, UN official stresses during visit

Recent acts of ethnic-based violence highlight need for greater dialogue – UN official

Murderer of gay rights activist in Cameroon must be held accountable, says UN rights office

Attacks against peacekeepers may constitute war crimes – ICC Prosecutor

Somalia: UN rights office concerned over draft law that would curtail press freedom

UN human rights chief seeks details from Egyptian authorities on recent developments

Guinea: UN stresses need to uphold human rights as calm restored after deadly clashes

Despite violence and limited access, UN agencies continue aid delivery in Syria

UN chief welcomes new efforts to resume Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

New strategies needed to combat enforced disappearances, says UN expert group

UN experts urge Italy to facilitate return of illegally deported Kazakh mother, daughter

UNAIDS urges investigation into death of gay rights activist in Cameroon

Côte d’Ivoire on right track despite challenges, Security Council told

UN official condemns killing of Egyptian photojournalist, urges respect for right to safety

Countries must not waiver in pursuit of justice, says head of International Criminal Court

Veteran journalists, UN deputy chief urge Security Council to do more to protect reporters

South Sudan: UN humanitarian chief urges access to civilians trapped by Jonglei fighting

UN forum aims to improve employment, living standards for persons with disabilities

Senior UN official highlights role of dialogue to combat intolerance, extremism

Myanmar: UN expert welcomes end to border force, calls for probe into rights abuses

ICC requests Nigeria to arrest Sudan’s President during visit to Abuja

Syria at risk of sliding further into chaos, senior UN officials tell Security Council

Security Council calls for cooperation to combat terrorist threats in the Sahel

Iraq in ‘crucial phase’ amid rising sectarian violence, UN envoy tells Security Council

UN agency deplores impact of Syria crisis on Palestinian refugees, laments staff member’s death

Deputy UN chief stresses power of technology to protect women and girls from violence

UN hearings offer civil society opportunity to help shape global debate on migration

D. Peace Palace Library

Dutch Advisory Committee: deployment of armed drones does not breach international law

Fighting the Industrialization Of Cyber Crime

Here’s the Full Text of the Taliban Letter to Malala Yousafzai

Bin Laden’s killing: national sovereignty as notional fraud

Panama arrests ex-CIA station chief sought by Italy in rendition case

A Year in Targeted Killing: Small Steps Forward on Transparency, Still No Accountability

The Peace Palace Prize Competition: Fourth-Prize Winning Design by Otto Wagner, Vienna

In support of openness and transparency

EU guidelines on Israeli settlements send out powerful message

Federalism and Somalia

Top court set to rule on refugee case of former Congolese diplomat

Five inconvenient truths about Kosovo

Is Edward Snowden Protected By International Law?

Syrian refugee crisis worst since Rwanda: United Nations

Blood money: UK’s £12.3bn arms sales to repressive states

Death penalty for leading Bangladesh Islamist

Sri Lankan film ban halts French festival, sparks anger

Asylum Seekers from Iraq Judgments

UK failure to investigate IRA deaths breached human rights, says ECHR

Tanzania: Lake Nyasa Mediation Team to Visit Dar es Salaam

Morocco: Free Student Imprisoned for ‘Insulting’ King

Understanding the unthinkable

Australia accused of ‘affront’ to Japan’s dignity in whaling case

Rwandan woman gets 10 years in U.S. prison for lying about genocide

Why Nigeria Needs a Criminal Tribunal and Not Amnesty for Boko Haram

What Happens When We Actually Catch Edward Snowden?

Tribunal justifies trial after 40yrs

Reimagining International Law

The coming of age of international criminal justice

Haze — a legal perspective

EU court casts doubt on legality of Poland’s shale gas licences

300 years on, Utrecht is no bar to self-determination

Pax, Queen of the Guards of the Peace Palace

Legal Fears Slowed Aid to Syrian Rebels .

Anti-Iran sanctions lack legitimacy: International lawyers

How International Justice Is Being Gutted

 

E. AllAfrica

Egypt: Investigation – U.S. Bankrolled Anti-Morsi Activists

Africa: West, Central Africa Agree Security Force to Protect Forests, Seas

West Africa: Gulf of Guinea Turns Into Piracy Hotspot

Zambia: Govt Accused of Blocking Critical News Websites

Egypt: EOHR Condemns the Incitement to Violence

Mozambique: Portuguese Businessman Kidnapped in Maputo

Somalia: Land Mine Targets Sierra Leon Troops

Nigeria: Ex- Governor Calls for an End to Child Marriages

Nigeria: Military, Police Take Over Security in Prisons

Kenya: More Witnesses Pull Out of Kenyatta Case

Kenya: Ruto Accuses ICC Witnesses of “Cooking Evidence”

Sudan: Nigeria Pulls Out Darfur Peacekeepers

Tanzania: Farmers Protest Biofuel Investment

Africa: China’s Non-Interference Policy and Growing African Concerns

Liberia: Why Proposed Dual Citizenship Legislation Should Be Based on Evidence

Mozambique: Signs of Govt-Rebel Consensus Emerge

Egypt: Friday Protests Aim to Reverse ‘Army Coup’

Nigeria: Troop Withdrawal from Mali ‘Confirms Officials Lied’

Congo-Kinshasa: Monusco and Humanitarian Action in the Congo

South Sudan: UN and Partners Mount Relief Operation for Civilians Stranded by Fighting

Guinea: UN Chief Appeals for Calm Amid Deadly Intercommunal Clashes in Southern Guinea

Cameroon: UNAIDS Urges Investigation Into Death of Gay Rights Activist

Congo-Kinshasa: UN Chief Deeply Concerned By Reports of Army Mistreating Detainees

Uganda: Uganda Charges Four in Alleged Coup Plot

Somalia: Two Aid Workers Freed in Somalia After 21 Months

Nigeria: President Jonathan Orders Withdrawal of Some Troops From Mali

Africa: Realising the Dream of Greater Intra-African Trade

Libya: Libyan Weapons Fuel Syria Bloodshed – Reports

Central African Republic: Rebels Accused of War Crimes

Cote d’Ivoire: Country on Right Track ‘Despite Challenges’

Mali: Nigeria Wants Some Troops Out of Mali

Egypt: U.S. Pushes for Quick Egypt Transition

Somalia: Somali Journalists Say No to the Proposed Media Laws

Sudan: Sudanese ‘Security Apparatus’ Ransacks Human Rights Office

Sudan: Quarterly Death Toll of 47 Children and 18 Pregnant Women in Kalma Camp, South Darfur

Liberia: Govt Warns Against Force Initiation Into Cultural Practices

Liberia: ‘No More Increment in Legislature’s Budget’

Gambia: State to File Fresh Indictment Against Former Justice Minster

Africa: Political Cost of Defending Gay Rights in Africa

Egypt: Syrian Refugees Caught Up in Egypt’s Turmoil

Africa: UN Forum Aims to Improve Employment, Living Standards for Persons With Disabilities

Mauritania: Slavery and Its Stubborn ‘Vestiges’

Africa: Land ‘Grab’ Realities, Perceptions Vary Markedly – Researcher

Ghana: Insuring Smallholder Farmers Against the Weather

Kenya: Men Panic Over Rights for Women in Marriage Bill

South Sudan: UN Humanitarian Chief Urges Access to Civilians Trapped By Jonglei Fighting

Cameroon: Promises to Gas Victims Only ‘Hot Air’

Africa: Algae Biofuels Deemed Unsuitable for Developing Nations

Guinea: Death Toll Mounts in Guinea Clashes

Ethiopia: U.S., UK Accused of Ignoring, Facilitating Abuses

Gabon: Pirates Hijack Tanker With 24 Crew Off Gabon

Chad: Chad Returnees Strain Aid Resources

Uganda: UNHCR Helps Traumatized Children Who Fled DR Congo Alone

Gambia: IPI Issues Statement On New Media Laws in Gambia

Kenya: Victims Welcome Ruto Hague Order

Africa: New Approaches to Nuclear Weapon Disarmament

Egypt: Morsi Supporters Denied Rights Amid Reports of Arrests and Beatings

Africa: Child Hunger Takes Heavy Toll On Africa’s GDP

Congo-Kinshasa: Stalled Kampala Talks Linked to Congo Clashes

Africa: UN Deploys Women Protection Advisers to Curb Sexual Violence

Tanzania: Govt Should End Health Sector Discrimination

South Africa: From Martin to Tatane – Cognitive Dissonance and the Black Male Body

Nigeria: Senate Votes Against Ban of Underage Marriage

Sudan: UN – Troops in Darfur Allowed to Return Fire

Nigeria: Hague Urged to Probe Military & Boko Haram Crimes

Egypt: New Front Demands Constitution Before Elections

Congo-Kinshasa: New Fighting Uproots Thousands

Tanzania: Rights Abuses Occur ‘Below the Radar’

Nigeria: France Returns Stolen Artefact

Africa: Global Crop Yields Fail to Keep Pace With Demand

Sudan: New Returnees in South Sudan Living On the Margins

Uganda: Uganda Unprepared for Influx of DRC Refugees

West Africa: Piracy Declines in East, Grows in West Africa

Congo-Kinshasa: M23 Rebels Advance Towards Goma

South Sudan: Clashes Erupt in Jonglei Again

Zimbabwe: Rights Activist Dies in Car Crash

Congo-Kinshasa: Refugees Stream Into Uganda

Africa: Treaty Eases Access to Books for the Visually Impaired

Kenya: Smallholder Farmers Vulnerable to Climate Change

Mali: Body Found in Mali Thought to Be French Hostage

Congo-Kinshasa: M23 Rebel Attack Sparks Heavy Fighting – UN

Somalia: UN Accuses Peacekeepers of Smuggling

 

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