Anton’s Weekly International Law Digest, Vol. 4, No. 15 (19 November 2013)

Anton’s Weekly International Law Digest

Vol. 4, No. 15
(19 November 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 / Gray Literature (select items)
VI. Documents/Negotiations (select items)
VII. Media (select sources/select items)

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

·       China’s New ‘Common Law’: Using China’s Guiding Cases to Understand How to Do Business in the People’s Republic of ChinaJocelyn Limmer – South Texas College of Law – Date Posted: November 18, 2013

·       A Safe Country to Emulate? Canada and the European RefugeeThe Global Reach of European Refugee Law, Hélène Lambert, Jane McAdam, Maryellen Fullerton, eds., Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming, – Audrey Macklin – University of Toronto – Faculty of Law – Date Posted: November 18, 2013

 

·       Regulatory Cooperation for Trade in Services in the EU and US Trade Agreements with the Republic of Korea: How Deep and How Compatible?(2013) E. Laurenza & J. Mathis, ‘Regulatory Cooperation for Trade in Services in the EU and US Trade Agreements with the Republic of Korea: How Deep and How Compatible?’, 14 Melbourne Journal of International Law 1, 171-204., – Eugenia Laurenza and James H. Mathis – FratiniVergano-European Lawyers and University of Amsterdam – Faculty of Law – Date Posted: November 18, 2013

·       Fundamental Standards of Humanity: How International Law Regulates Internal StrifeJournal for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, Vol. 26, 3/2013, p. 121-130 – Tilman Rodenhäuser
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (HEI) – Date Posted: November 18, 2013

·       Seven Canons of ICC Treaty Interpretation: Making Sense of Article 25’s Rorschach BlotWashington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-11-06 – Leila N. Sadat and Jarrod M. Jolly – Washington University in Saint Louis – School of Law and Washington University in Saint Louis – School of Law – Date Posted: November 17, 2013

·       Seeking Mutual Understanding. A Discourse Theoretical Analysis of the WTO Dispute Settlement SystemWorld Trade Review, 9(3): 457-85 – Emanuela Ceva and Andrea Fracasso – University of Pavia, Department of Political and Social Sciences and University of Trento – Department of Economics – Date Posted: November 17, 2013

·       The Role of WIPO in Access to MedicinesBALANCING WEALTH AND HEALTH: GLOBAL ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND THE BATTLE OVER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND ACCESS TO MEDICINES IN LATIN AMERICA (Rochelle C. Dreyfuss & César Rodríguez-Garavito eds., OUP 2014), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-55, – Ruth Okediji – University of Minnesota Law School – Date Posted: November 17, 2013

·       Debating Europe’s Justice Deficit: The EU, Swabian Housewives, Rawls, and RyanairEUI Working Paper, LAW 2013/11, 2013 – Grainne De Burca , Dimitry Kochenov and Andrew Trevor Williams – New York University (NYU) – Law School , University of Groningen – Faculty of Law and University of Warwick – School of Law – Date Posted: November 16, 2013

·       Les agences de notation financière contre les Etats: une lutte global pour le droit à l’issue incertaine (Credit Rating Agencies against the States: A Still Undecided Global Struggle for Law)B. Colmant et al., Les agences de notation financière: entre marchés et Etats, Bruxelles, Larcier, 2013., – Gregory Lewkowicz – Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) – Date Posted: November 16, 2013

 

·       EU Accession to the ECHR: Competence, Procedure and SubstanceFordham International Law Journal, Vol. 36, No. 1115, 2013 – Paul P. Craig – University of Oxford – Faculty of Law – Date Posted: November 16, 2013

 

LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 212: Nov 15, 2013

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

 

Biofuel Legislation for Sustainable and Social Development: A Review
OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 101-110, 2013 –
Pallavi RoyDate Posted: 15 November 2013

 

The Establishment of a GATT Office of Legal Affairs and the Limits of ‘Public Reason’ in the GATT/WTO Dispute Settlement System – EUI Working Papers LAW no 2013/10 – Ernst-Ulrich PetersmannDate Posted: 15 November 2013

 

Piercing Corporate Veil in ICSID: Approaches and ReconciliationWuhan University International Law Review (Forthcoming)Peng Wang – Chinese Society of International Economic Law, 2013 Annual Meeting, Xi’an China – Date Posted: 15 November 2013

 

Rescuing ProportionalityRowan Cruft and Massimo Renzo (eds), Philosophical Foundations of Human RightsGeorge Letsas – Oxford University Press, Forthcoming – Date Posted: 15 November 2013

 

The Definition of Criminal Sanctions in EU Law – European Criminal Law Review (2013) – Jacob ÖbergDate Posted: 15 November 2013

 

Some Aspects Related to the Status and Rights of Indigenous People in Nigeria – Contemporary Legal Institutions, Volume 4, 2012 – Silvia Martis TabuscaDate Posted: 15 November 2013

 

Some Characteristics Related to Exceeding the Limits of Self-DefenceReview Dreptul no. 11/2013 – Alexandru Roman – Date Posted: 15 November 2013

 

Are We in the Presence of a Contradiction between the “Monistic” Concept of the New Civil Code, on the One Hand, and Art. 2557 Para. (2) of the Code, Together with the Existence of the Legal Discipline of the International Trade Law, on the Other Hand?Review Dreptul no. 11/2013Serban BeligradeanuDate Posted: 15 November 2013 

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 211: Nov 14, 2013

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

 

Gamblers, Loan Sharks & Third-Party FundersETHICS IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION – Catherine A. Rogers (Oxford University Press, 2014) (Forthcoming) – Date Posted: 14 November 2013

 

Treaty Power Justifications for Early Trademark LawsUniversity of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Forthcoming Zvi S. Rosen Date Posted: 14 November 2013.

 

Reclaiming Relevance: How the UN’s Human Rights Body Lost its Voice in the Human Trafficking Movement, and How Special Rapporteurs are Now Bringing a New Human Rights PerspectiveCDR Quarterly Vol.8 University of Tokyo. (Oct. 2013) Douglas MacLean Date Posted: 14 November 2013

 

Procedural Obligations Under the European Convention on Human Rights: An Instrument to Ensure a Broader Access to AbortionZeszyty Prawnicze (Waszawa), SSN-1643-8183, 2013 Gregor Puppinck Date Posted: 14 November 2013

 

The Role of FRONTEX in Maritime Border Surveillance: Towards a ‘Human Rights Approach’?Emanuela PariscianiDate Posted: 14 November 2013

 

Does International Law Address the Concerns of Indigenous Peoples in the Development Discourse?OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 11-24, 2013 – Vidyaranya Chakravarthy NamballaDate Posted: 14 November 2013

 

Transitioning Transgenic Seed from Patent to Generic: Supplementing Contractual Solutions with Governmental ActionJames S. Allred Date Posted: 14 November 2013


Migranti in fuga da situazioni di Conflitto e violenza indiscriminata e Convenzione Europea dei Diritti dell’Uomo: il caso Sufi e Elmi (Migrants Fleeing Situations of Armed Conflict and Indiscriminate Violence and the European Convention on Human Rights: The Sufi and Elmi ECtHR Judgment) – Emanuela Parisciani Date Posted: 14 November 2013

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LAW & SOCIETY: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 8, No. 210: Nov 13, 2013

CHRISTIANA OCHOA, EDITOR

 

ComplicityOXFORD CRIMINAL LAW HANDBOOK, Markus Dubber and Tatjana Hörnle, eds James G. Stewart – Oxford University Press, 2014 – Date Posted: 13 November 2013.

State Ownership and Corporate Governance in China: An Executive Career ApproachColumbia Business Law Review, ForthcomingLi-Wen Lin Date Posted: 13 November 2013.

 

Book Review: Richard Garnett, Substance and Procedure in Private International Law, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2012, Lxvii, 384 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-953279-7, DOI:10.1017/S0165070x12Netherlands International Law ReviewDonald K. Anton – Forthcoming – Date Posted: 13 November 2013.

 

Finding Protection in Yemen: Main ChallengesITPCM Commentary Vol. IX, no.32, (2013) ISSN. 2239-7949 Emanuela Parisciani Date Posted: 13 November 2013

 

Super-Intermediaries, Code, Human Rights8 Intercultural Human Rights Law Review 19, 2013 – Ira Steven NathensonDate Posted: 13 November 2013

 

Climate Change Mitigation and Internationalization: The Competitiveness of Multinational CorporationsThunderbird International Business Review, Vol. 55, Issue 6, pp. 673-688 (2013) – Subrata Chakrabarty and Liang (Lucas) Wang Date Posted: 13 November 2013

 

Regulatory Regionalism in the WTO – Are ‘Deep Integration’ Processes Compatible with the Multilateral Trading System?(Forthcoming), in S. Lester, B. Mercurio, L. Bartels (Eds), Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements: Commentary and Analysis James H. Mathis Cambridge University Press, 2014 – Date Posted: 13 November 2013

Revolutionary HumorSouthern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Forthcoming – Ozan O. Varol Date Posted: 13 November 2013.

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CLIMATE CHANGE LAW & POLICY eJOURNAL

Vol. 5, No. 48: Nov 11, 2013

DANIEL A. FARBER & PATRICK A. PARENTEAU, EDITORS

 

Book Review: Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples: The Search for Legal Remedies, Randall S. Abate & Elizabeth Ann Kronk, Editors (Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK & Northampton, MA, USA, 2013) pp. i-xxvii; 1-590 – Australian Journal of Human Rights, Forthcoming – DONALD K. ANTON – Australian National University – ANU College of Law – Date Posted: October 26, 2013

Narrowed Constellations in a Supranational Climate Change Regime Complex: The ‘Magic Number’ is FourMYANNA F. DELLINGER, Western State College of Law – Date Posted: October 27, 2013

Energy Industry Tax Subsidies: A Comparison of Investment Incentives – TRACEY MICHELLE ROBERTS – Seattle University School of LawUinta Basin: Elevated Ozone Creates Opportunities, Not AdversariesJOHN ROBINSON – University of Utah College of Law – Date Posted: October 27, 2013

Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change: The Limits and Opportunities of Law in Conserving Biodiversity – (2013) 30 Environmental and Planning Law Journal 375 – BRIAN PRESTON – Land and Environment Court of New South Wales, University of Sydney – Faculty of Law – Date Posted: October 28, 2013

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TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE eJOURNAL

Vol. 4, No. 39: Nov 14, 2013

BERNADETTE ATUAHENE, EDITOR

 

Function and Dysfunction in Post-Conflict Justice Networks and CommunitiesVanderblit Journal of Transnational Law, 2014 (Forthcoming) – University of Pittsburg Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013/35 – Elena A. Baylis – University of Pittsburg – School of Law

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DEMOCRATIZATION: BUILDING STATES & DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES eJOURNAL

Vol. 6, No. 34: Nov 11, 2013

BRIAN DALE SHOUP & TIMOTHY WILLIAM WATERS, EDITORS

 

Vertical Dimensions in the Quality of LawBook Chapter in The Quality of Legal Acts and its Importance in Contemporary Legal Space Bartram Brown – University of Latvia Press (2012); Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper Forthcoming – Date Posted: 11 November 2013.

 

Function and Dysfunction in Post-Conflict Justice Networks and CommunitiesU. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-35Elena A. Bavlis – Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, 2014, Forthcoming – Date Posted: 11 November 2013.

 

True Federalism and Sustainable Development in Nigeria (A Discourse on National Question and/or National Maladies)Chukunonye Akujuru, Newman Chintuwa EnyiokoDate Posted: 11 November 2013.

 

On the Renting of PersonsDavid EllermanDate Posted: 11 November 2013.

The Enduring Importance of the Rule of Law in Times of Change(2012) 86 Australian Law Journal 175Brian PrestonDate Posted: 11 November 2013.

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IMMIGRATION, REFUGEE & CITIZENSHIP LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 14, No. 73: Nov 11, 2013

BERNARD TRUJILLO, EDITOR

 

‘Hearing the Right Gaps’: Enabling and Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence within the UK Asylum Process – Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2013/26 – Helen Baillot, Sharon Cowan and Vanessa E. Munro – Independent – University of Edinburgh – School of Law – University of Nottingham

 

Refugee Rights and the Merits of Appeals – University of Queensland Law Journal Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 137-155, 2013 – Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 13/74 – Mary Elizabeth Crock and Hannah Martin – University of Sydney – Faculty of Law

 

The Hidden Costs of Human Rights: The Case of Immigration DetentionMichael Flynn – Global Detention Project – Graduate Institute – Geneva

 

Policing the Immigration Police: ICE Prosecutorial Discretion and the Fourth Amendment – 113 Columbia Law Review Sidebar (2013, Forthcoming) – Jason A. Cade – University of Georgia Law School

 

Migrants Fleeing Situations of Armed Conflict and Indiscriminate Violence and the European Convention on Human Rights: The Sufi and Elmi ECtHR JudgmentEmanuela Parisciani – Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

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LAW, INSTITUTIONS & DEVELOPMENT eJOURNAL

Vol. 11, No. 40: Nov 11, 2013

KEVIN E. DAVIS & KATHARINA PISTOR, EDITORS

 

Function and Dysfunction in Post-Conflict Justice Networks and CommunitiesVanderblit Journal of Transnational Law, 2014 (Forthcoming) – University of Pittsburg Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013/35 – Elena A. Baylis – University of Pittsburg – School of Law

 

Re-Democratizing Palestinian Politics17 UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs 1 – UC Hastings Research Paper No. 69 – George Emile Bisharat – University of California – Hastings College of Law

 

Combating Cartels in Developing Countries: Implementation Challenges on the GroundCompetition Policy International, No. 12, September 2013 – Martha Martinez Licetti – World Bank

 

Does International Law Address the Concerns of Indigenous Peoples in the Development DiscourseOIDA International Journal of Sustainable Developmentm Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 11-24, 2013 – Vidyaranya Chakravarthy Namballa – University of Warwick – School of Law

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INTERNATIONAL, TRANSNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL LAW eJOURNAL

DIANE MARIE AMANN, EDITOR

 

Function and Dysfunction in Post-Conflict Justice Networks and Communities – Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, 2014, Forthcoming – U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-35 – Elena A. Baylis – University of Pittsburgh – School of Law – Date Posted: Nov 14, 2013

 

Proportionality in War, Protecting Soldiers from Enemy Captivity, and Israel’s Operation Cast Lead – ‘The Soldiers are Everyone’s Children’ – Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Forthcoming – Ziv BohrerMark J. Osiel – Bar-Ilan University, Faculty of Law – University of Iowa, College of Law – Date Posted: Nov 14, 2013

 

Fair Treatment Standards in Transnational and International Criminal Law: International Developments and National Relevance – Singapore Academy of Law Journal, Forthcoming – Wui Ling Cheah – National University of Singapore (NUS) – Faculty of Law – Date Posted: Nov 14, 2013

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EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW: EU eJOURNAL

Vol. 10, No. 143: November 15, 2013

JOHN S. BELL & PAUL B. STEPHAN, EDITORS

 

“EU Proposal for Regulation on Money Market Funds” –Law and Financial Markets Review (September 2013) – Dr Viktoria Baklanova – University of Westminster – School of LawJoseph Atangan Tanega – University of Westminster, School of Law– Date Posted: November 15, 2013 

 

“Reverse-Payment Patent Settlements in the Pharmaceutical Industry: An Analysis of US Antitrust Law and EU Competition Law” – Covington & Burling LLPDamien Geradin – George Mason University School of Law, Tilburg University – Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), Covington & Burling LLPAndrew Lazerow – Covington & Burling LLP– Date Posted: November 15, 2013 

 

“The Role of FRONTEX in Maritime Border Surveillance: Towards a ‘Human Rights Approach’?” – Emanuela Parisciani – Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna– Date Posted: November 15, 2013 

 

“The Definition of Criminal Sanctions in EU Law” – European Criminal Law Review (2013) – Jacob Öberg – European University Institute– Date Posted: November 15, 2013 

 

“La Comisión Europea como Amicus Curiae en el Arbitraje de Inversiones (The European Commission as Amicus Curiae in Investment Arbitration)” –E. Vázquez Gómez, M.D. Adam Muñoz & N. Cornago Prietao (coord.) El Arreglo Pacífico de Controversias Internacionales, Tirant lo Blanch (Valencia, 2013), 719-734 – Manuel Penades – Universidad de Valencia, London School of Economics and Political Science– Date Posted: November 15, 2013 

 

“EU AntiTerrorismusSanktionen Als Extrembeispiel Kooperativer Regelsetzung (EU Counter-Terrorist Sanctions: An Extreme Example of Cooperative Rulemaking)” – 6:3 Zeitschrift für Außen und Sicherheitspolitik (ZfAS) 2013, pages 345356 – Christina Eckes – Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance – Date Posted: November 15, 2013 

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NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 10, No. 84: November 11, 2013

OREN GROSS, EDITOR

 

“Bulk Metadata Collection: Statutory and Constitutional Considerations” –Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, ForthcomingLaura Donohue – Georgetown University Law Center– Date Posted: November 11, 2013 

 

“Legal Issues in Multinational Military Operations” –Geoff Corn and Rachel van Landingham (eds), Law & U.S. Military Operations: The Insiders’ Perspective on the Role of Law in Military Operations, Oxford University Press, Forthcoming – Richard Clayton Gross – Government of the United States of America – ArmyIan Henderson –  Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law– Date Posted: November 11, 2013 

 

“The Role of FRONTEX in Maritime Border Surveillance: Towards a ‘Human Rights Approach’?” – Emanuela Parisciani – Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna– Date Posted: November 11, 2013

 

“EU AntiTerrorismusSanktionen Als Extrembeispiel Kooperativer Regelsetzung (EU Counter-Terrorist Sanctions: An Extreme Example of Cooperative Rulemaking)” –6:3 Zeitschrift für Außen und Sicherheitspolitik (ZfAS) 2013, pages 345356 – Christina Eckes – , Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance – Date Posted: November 11, 2013

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TAX LAW: INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE TAX eJOURNAL

Vol 13, No. 47: Nov 11, 2013

PAUL L. CARON & ROBERT A. GREEN, EDITORS

 

Revisiting the Tax Treatment of Citizens Abroad: Reconciling Principle and PracticeNotre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 1457 Michael S. Kirsch – Florida Tax Review, (2014 Forthcoming) – Date Posted: 11 November 2013.

 

The Research Tax Credit in the Policy Mix for Innovation: The French CaseJournal of Innovation Economics (Forthcoming)Zeting LiuDate Posted: 11 November 2013.

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COMPARATIVE LAW eJOURNAL

Vol. 13, No. 106: Nov 11, 2013

FRANCESCO PARISI, EDITOR

State Regulation of Surrogate Motherhood: Liberal or Restrictive Approach  – International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family, Forthcoming – Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research PaperGORDANA KOVAČEK STANIĆ – University of Novi Sad – Date Posted: October 25, 2013

Function and Dysfunction in Post-Conflict Justice Networks and Communities – Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, 2014, ForthcomingU. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-35ELENA A. BAYLIS – University of Pittsburgh – School of Law – Date Posted: October 27, 2013

 

The Hidden Demography of New Media Ethics – Information, Communication & Society – MARK LATONERO – USC Annenberg School of Communication – ARAM SINNREICH – Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – School of Communication and Information (SC&I) – Date Posted: October 24, 2013

Comments on ALRC Discussion Paper 79, Copyright and the Digital EconomyJUNE M. BESEK – Columbia Law School – JANE C. GINSBURG – Columbia Law School – PHILIPPA LOENGARD – Columbia University – Law School – Date Posted: October 24, 2013

Procedural Economy in Pre-Trial Procedure: Developments in Germany and the United StatesSHAWN MARIE BOYNE – Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of LawDe La Formation Du Gouvernement (Government Formation”  (2013) 43 Revue Générale de Droit – HUGO CYR – University of Quebec at Montreal – Date Posted: October 25, 2013

 

II. Books (New and Forthcoming)

International Law Reporter

Jacob Katz Cogan

 

Francis Maupain – The Future of the International Labour Organization in the Global Economy (Hart Publishing 2013)

 

Bradly J. Condon & Tapen Sinha  – The Role of Climate Change in Global Economic Governance (Oxford Univ. Press 2013)

 

Albert Jan van den Berg – International Arbitration: The Coming of a New Age (Wolters Kluwer 2013)

 

Patricia K. McCormick  & Maury Mechanick – The Transformation of Intergovernmental Satellite Organisations: Policy and Legal Perspectives (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2013)

 

John Norton Moore  – Foreign Affairs Litigation in United States Courts (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2013)

 

Ruth Steger – Staatenimmunität und Kriegsverbrechen: Das IGH-Urteil im Verfahren Deutschland gegen Italien vom 03.02.2012 (Peter Lang 2013)

 

III. Journals

International Law Reporter

Jacob Katz Cogan

 

Journal of International Arbitration (Vol. 30, no. 5, October 2013)

 

Review of International Studies (Vol. 39, no. 5, December 2013)

 

Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs (Vol. 29, 2011)

 

Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies (Vol. 3, no. 2, 2013)

 

Rivista di Diritto Internazionale (Vol. 96, no. 3, 2013)

 

Leiden Journal of International Law (Vol. 26, no. 4, December 2013)

 

Human Rights Quarterly (Vol. 35, no. 4, November 2013)

 

Hague Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 25, 2012)

 

International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law (Vol. 28, no. 3, 2013)

IGENTA (International Law Alert)

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·  Review Essay: The Antiglobalisation Paradox ? Freedom to Enter into Binding International Law is Real Freedom
Trachtman, Joel P.
The World Economy (ISSN: 0378-5920); Volume 36, No. 11, pp. 1442-1454; 20131101
Edward Elgar

·  A Playground for Transnational Law
Duval, Antoine
European Law Journal (ISSN: 1351-5993); Volume 19, No. 6, pp. 822-842; 20131101

·  The evolution of freedom of association in Australia’s federal industrial relations law: from trade union security to workplace rights
Lambropoulos, Victoria
Labor History (ISSN: 0023-656X); Volume 54, No. 4, pp. 436-458; 20131001
Routledge

·  Using a Library?Based Course Page to Improve Research Skills in an Undergraduate International Business Law Course
May, Diane,Leighton, H. Vernon
The Journal of Legal Studies Education (ISSN: 0896-5811); Volume 30, No. 2, pp. 295-319; 20130901

·  The Judiciary as a Critical Linchpin in Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Crusade
Odusote, Gbemi
Liverpool Law Review (ISSN: 0144-932X); Volume 34, No. 2, pp. 123-143; 20130801
Springer Netherlands

·  Legal Geography
BARTEL, ROBYN,GRAHAM, NICOLE,JACKSON, SUE,PRIOR, JASON HUGH,ROBINSON, DANIEL FRANCIS,SHERVAL, MEG,WILLIAMS, STEWART
Geographical Research (ISSN: 1745-5863); Volume 51, No. 4, pp. 339-353; 20131101
Blackwell

·  Inter-state service of process in the Nigeria Federation and the Sheriffs and Civil Process Act
Olaniyan, H.A.
Commonwealth Law Bulletin (ISSN: 0305-0718); Volume 38, No. 1, pp. 69-90; 20120301
Routledge

·  Researching Policy and Practice to Safeguard People With Intellectual Disabilities from Abuse: Some Methodological Challenges
Northway, Ruth,Jenkins, Robert,Jones, Victoria,Howarth, Joyce,Hodges, Zoe
Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities (ISSN: 1741-1122); Volume 10, No. 3, pp. 188-195; 20130901
Tizard Centre, University of Kent

·  Child Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation: A Review of Promising Prevention Policies and Programs

Rafferty, Yvonne
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry (ISSN: 0002-9432); Volume 83, No. 4, pp. 559-575; 20131001
Author

IV. Cases, Reports and Dispute Settlement

Refworld

Annual Reports

23rd General Report of the CPT : European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (1 August 2012 – 31 July 2013)

 

Case law

SZRSN v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship – Publisher: Australia: Federal Court – Document type: Case Law

Ermakov v. Russia

 

RRT Case No. 1219655 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

RRT Case No. 1218705 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

RRT Case No. 1212212 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

RRT Case No. 1217265 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

RRT Case No. 1204744 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

RRT Case No. 1303843 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

RRT Case No. 1304785 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

RRT Case No. 1301911 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

RRT Case No. 1212489 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

RRT Case No. 1304208 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

RRT Case No. 1203475 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

RRT Case No. 1210945 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

RRT Case No. 1216131 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

RRT Case No. 1219049 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

RRT Case No. 1213017 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

RRT Case No. 1301023 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

RRT Case No. 1218445 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

RRT Case No. 1219418 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

RRT Case No. 1301660 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 1310089 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

RRT Case No. 1304819 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

RRT Case No. 1219221 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

RRT Case. No. 1216092 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

RRT Case No. 1305188 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

RRT Case No. 1304958 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

RRT Case No. 1217448 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

RRT Case No. 1211655 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

RRT Case No. 1303454 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

RRT Case No. 1217565 – Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal – Document type: Case Law

 

Concluding Observations

Concluding observations on the combined second to fourth periodic reports of Sao Tome and Principe, adopted by the Committee at its sixty-fourth session (16 September–4 October 2013)

 

Concluding observations on the combined third and fourth periodic reports of Lithuania, adopted by the Committee at its sixty-fourth session (16 September – 4 October 2013)

 

Concluding observations on the combined third and fourth periodic reports of Luxembourg, adopted by the Committee at its sixty-fourth session (16 September–4 October 2013)

 

Concluding observations on the combined second and third periodic reports of Monaco, adopted by the Committee at its sixty-fourth session (16 September–4 October 2013)

 

Concluding observations on the initial report of Australia, adopted by the Committee at its 10th session, 2-13 September 2013 : Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

 

Concluding observations on the initial report of Austria : Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities : draft / submitted by the Secretariat

 

Concluding observations on the initial report of China submitted under article 8 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict, adopted by the Committee at its sixty-fourth session (16 September–4 October 2013)

 

Concluding observations on the initial report of El Salvador : Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities / prepared by the Committee

 

Concluding observations on the initial report of Paraguay submitted under article 8 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict, adopted by the Committee at its sixty-fourth session (16 September–4 October 2013)

 

Concluding observations on the initial report of Paraguay submitted under article 12 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, adopted by the Committee at its sixty-fourth session (16 September–4 October 2013)

 

Concluding observations on the initial report of the Republic of Moldova submitted under article 12 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, adopted by the Committee at its sixty-fourth session (16 September–4 October 2013)

 

Concluding observations on the report submitted by France under article 29, paragraph 1, of the Convention, adopted by the Committee at its 4th session, Geneva, 8-19 April 2013 : Committee on Enforced Disappearances

 

Concluding observations on the report submitted by Uruguay under article 29, paragraph 1, of the Convention, adopted by the Committee at its 4th session, Geneva, 8-19 April 2013 : Committee on Enforced Disappearances

 

Concluding observations on the second periodic report of Kuwait, adopted by the Committee at its sixty-fourth session (16 September–4 October 2013)

 

Conference Reports

Access to Civil Documentation and Registration in South Eastern Europe: Progress and Remaining Challenges since the 2011 Zagreb Declaration

 

Co-chair Conclusions of the Regional Conference on Access to Civil Registration and Documentation in South-Eastern Europe: Progress and Remaining Challenges since the 2011 Zagreb Declaration, Podgorica, 25 October 2013

 

Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Communication No. 4/2011: Human Rights Committee : views adopted by the Committee at its tenth session (2–13 September 2013)

 

Communication No. 1612/2007 : Human Rights Committee : Decision adopted by the Committee at its 109th session (14 October to 1 November 2013)

 

Communication No. 1764/2008 : Human Rights Committee : views adopted by the Committee at its 109th session (14 October – 1 November 2013)

 

Communication No. 1795/2008 : Human Rights Committee : views adopted by the Committee at its 109th session (14 October – 1 November 2013)

 

Communication No. 1851/2008 : Human Rights Committee : views adopted by the Committee at its 109th session (14 October – 1 November 2013)

 

Communication no. 1898/2009 : Human Rights Committee : views adopted by the Committee at its 109th session (14 October – 1 November 2013)

 

Communication no. 2149/2012 : Human Rights Committee : views adopted by the Committee at its 109th session (14 October – 1 November 2013)

 

Operational Guidance Note: Ethiopia

 

Operational Guidance Note: Ghana

 

Operational Guidance Note: Zimbabwe

 

Decisions

Communication No. 479/2011: Committee against Torture: Decision adopted by the Committee at its fiftieth session, 6 to 31 May 2013

 

General Comments/Recommendations

General comment No. 17 (2013) on the right of the child to rest, leisure, play, recreational activities, cultural life and the arts (art. 31)

 

Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Reaching for Justice: The Right to Reparation in the African Human Rights System

 

Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Tripartite Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of Kenya, the Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Governing the Voluntary Repatriation of Somali Refugees Living in Kenya, 2013

 

Maps

Islamophobia and attacks on Muslims in Sri Lanka: Incident Map

 

Jordan – Mafraq Governorate Predominant Assistance Sources to Syrians in Jordan by BSU (as of 31 July 2013)

 

Province Orientale- District d’Ituri-Territoire de Irumu : Situation des personnes déplacées (30 Sept 2013)

 

RDC – Province du Katanga : Personnes déplacées internes (septembre 2013)

 

Somalia: Humanitarian Access Map (as of September 2013)

 

South Sudan: Access Constraints as of 08 November 2013

 

UNHCR Turkey Syrian Refugee Daily Sitrep 06 November 2013

 

Yemen: Centre West Region – District Priority – People in Need, Targeted and Assisted – Nutrition Cluster – 22 September 2013

 

Yemen: Centre West Region – District Priority – People in Need, Targeted and Assisted – Nutrition Cluster – 22 October 2013

 

Memoranda

Tajikistan: Memorandum for the newly-elected president of Tajikistan: Respect and protect human rights

 

National Decrees, Circulars, Regulation, Policy Documents

South Africa: Regulations to the South African Citizenship Act, 1995

 

National Legislation

South Africa: Citizenship Act No. 88 of 1995

 

Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7050th meeting, 28 Oct. 2013, in connection with the Council’s consideration of the item entitled “Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations in maintaining international peace and security”]

 

Query Responses

Afrique du Sud : information sur la situation des Sud-Africains blancs, y compris le traitement que leur réserve le gouvernement et la société; la protection offerte par l’État aux Sud-Africains blancs victimes de violence; les groupes communautaires, politiques ou de défense des droits de la personne constitués de Sud-Africains blancs (2010-mai 2013)

 

Grenada: Domestic violence legislation, including implementation and effectiveness; protection, recourse and services available to victims as provided by the legislation

 

Grenade : information sur la loi sur la violence familiale, y compris son application et son efficacité; la protection, les recours et les services offerts aux victimes, tels qu’ils sont prévus dans la loi

 

Norvège : information indiquant si le statut de résident permanent d’une personne devient invalide si cette dernière est absente du pays pendant une certaine période; en particulier si une personne qui a obtenu la résidence permanente, mais a quitté la Norvège en 1989, aurait toujours le statut de résident permanent (1985-mai 2013)

 

Norway: Whether a person’s permanent residence status would become invalid after a period of absence from the country; particularly whether someone who obtained permanent residence, but left Norway in 1989 would still have valid permanent residence (1985-May 2013)

 

Royaume-Uni et îles Turks et Caicos : information sur les droits des ressortissants des îles Turks et Caicos, notamment s’ils jouissent de tous les droits attachés à la possession de la citoyenneté du Royaume-Uni, y compris les droits d’entrée et de sortie, d’étudier et de travailler sans restrictions ainsi que d’accéder aux services sociaux et de santé (2012-mars 2013)

 

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Police effectiveness with regard to domestic violence, including whether they respond to domestic violence calls; training provided to police with regard to domestic violence; services offered by the police to victims of domestic violence; the number of female police officers on the police force (2009-July 2013)

 

Saint-Vincent-et-les Grenadines : information sur l’efficacité de la police dans les affaires de violence conjugale, y compris information indiquant si la police répond aux appels relatifs à une situation de violence conjugale; la formation donnée aux policiers en ce qui concerne la violence conjugale; les services qu’offre la police aux victimes de violence conjugale; le nombre de policières dans le corps de police (2009-juillet 2013)

 

South Africa: Situation of white South Africans, including treatment by government and society; state protection available to white South African victims of violence; information on any white South African community, political or rights groups (2010-May 2013)

 

United Kingdom and Turks and Caicos Islands: Rights of foreign nationals of the Turks and Caicos Islands, in particular, whether they have all the rights attached to citizenship in the UK, including entry and exit rights, and the right to study and work without restrictions and to access social and health services (2012-March 2013)

 

Regional Reports

The right to leave a country

 

Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Displaced indigenous peoples in the Colombian border regions

El mundo al revés – Un estudio de los riesgos de protección en los desastres naturales y el papel del ACNUR

 

Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2122 (2013) [on women and peace and security]

 

Speech/Statements

Bosnia and Herzegovina: some welcome progress on missing persons

 

Equatorial Guinea: Free Agustín Esono Nsogo

 

Indonesia: UN Committee questions government on protection of children’s rights

Iran: Prisoners’ hunger strike puts the spotlight on denial of medical care in Iranian jails

 

Nigeria: Authorities must allow Human Rights Commission to audit military detention centres

 

Nigeria: Extension of state of emergency must not lead to more human rights violations

 

Nigeria: Unlawful killings by Boko Haram may constitute crimes against humanity

 

Speech by Mr. Raouf Mazou at the Signing Ceremony of the Tripartite Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kenya, The Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia, And the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

 

Tripartite Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kenya, The Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia, And the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) – Joint Communique

 

Tunisia: Investigation into death in custody must be independent and impartial and its findings made public

 

State Parties Reports

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 19 of the Convention : Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment : initial report of States parties due in 2003 : The Holy See

 

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 19 of the Convention : Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment : 3rd periodic report of States parties due in 1996, submitted in response to the list of issues (CAT/C/URY/Q/3) transmitted to the State party pursuant to the optional reporting procedure (A/62/44, paras. 23 and 24) : Uruguay

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 19 of the Convention, Initial reports of States parties due in 2002 : Sierra Leone

 

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 19 of the Convention pursuant to the optional reporting procedure : Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment : 3rd periodic reports of States parties : Lithuania

 

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 19 of the Convention : Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment : initial reports of States parties due in 2008 : Thailand

Refworld | Latest Updates

 

Consideration of reports of States parties under article 29 of the Convention : International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance : initial reports of States parties due in 2011 : Uruguay

 

Consideration of reports of States parties under article 29 of the Convention : International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance : reports of States parties under article 29, paragraph 1, of the Convention that are due in 2012 : Argentina

 

Consideration of reports of States parties under article 29 of the Convention : International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance : reports of States parties under article 29, paragraph 1, of the Convention due in 2012 : France

 

Consideration of reports of States parties pursuant to article 29 of the Convention : [International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance] : reports of States parties pursuant to article 29, paragraph 1, of the Convention due in 2012 : Spain

 

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 8 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict : initial reports of States parties due in 2010 : China

 

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 8 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict : initial reports of States parties due in 2004 : Paraguay

 

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 8, paragraph 1, of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict, Initial reports of States parties due in 2009 : Cuba

 

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 8, paragraph 1, of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict, Initial reports of States parties due in 2009 : Jordan

 

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 12, paragraph 1 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography : initial reports of States parties due in 2003 : Paraguay

 

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 12, paragraph 1, of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, Initial reports of States parties due in 2009 : Jordan

 

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 12, paragraph 1, of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography : initial reports of States parties due in 2011 : United Kingdom of Great. Britain and Northern Ireland

 

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 44 of the Convention, Combined fourth and fifth periodic reports of States parties due in 2011 : Jordan

 

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 44 of the Convention : Convention on the Rights of the Child : 2nd and 3rd periodic reports of States parties due in 2005 : Monaco

 

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 44 of the Convention : Convention on the Rights of the Child : 2nd to 4th periodic reports on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child due in 2008 : Sao Tome and Principe

 

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 44 of the Convention : Convention on the Rights of the Child : 2nd periodic reports of States parties due in 1998 : Kuwait

 

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 44 of the Convention : Convention on the Rights of the Child : 3rd and 4th periodic reports of the State party 2007 : Indonesia

 

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 44 of the Convention : Convention on the Rights of the Child : 3rd and 4th periodic reports of States parties due in 2008 : India

 

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 44 of the Convention : Convention on the Rights of the Child : 3rd and 4th periodic reports of States parties due in 2010 : Kyrgyzstan

 

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 44 of the Convention : Convention on the Rights of the Child : combined 3rd and 4th periodic reports of States parties due in 2010 : Luxembourg

 

Consideration of the reports submitted by States parties under article 44 of the Convention : Convention on the Rights of the Child : consolidated 3rd and 4th periodic reports of States parties due in 2009 : Lithuania

 

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 44 of the Convention : Convention on the Rights of the Child : initial report of States parties due in 1997 : Tuvalu

 

Consideration of the reports submitted by States parties under article 44 of the Convention : Convention on the Rights of the Child : initial reports of States parties due in 2009 : Republic of Moldova

 

Thematic Reports

Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions : note / by the Secretary-General

 

International Court of Justice

Declaration of Judge ad hoc Cot

 

Declaration of Judge ad hoc Guillaume

 

Joint Declaration by Judges Owada, Bennouna and Gaja

 

Judgment of 11 NOVEMBER 2013

 

Separate Opinion of Judge Cançado Trindade

 

Summary 2013/2: Request for Interpretation of the Judgment of 15 June 1962 in the Case concerning the Temple of Preah Vihear (Cambodia v. Thailand) (Cambodia v. Thailand); Summary of the Judgment of 11 November 2013

 

Verbatim Record 2013/28 of public sitting of 5/11/2013 [Translation]

 

Verbatim Record 2013/29 of public sitting of 6/11/2013 [Translation]

 

V. From the Blogs (select items)

European Council on Foreign Relations

A Westphalia Moment at Geneva?

China’s Third Plenum: Great Expectations

French Resistance to a Deal with Iran: Un Petit Problème?

International Justice and the Prevention of Atrocities

 

Foreign Affairs

Congo’s Sudden Calm: A Break in Rwandan Meddling and the Defeat of the M23 Rebels

I Spy: Why Allies Watch Each Other

Japan’s Last Chance: Abe Embraces Neoliberalism

Modest Mission? The U.S. Plan to Build a Libyan Army

Privacy Pretense: How Silicon Valley Helped the NSA

Revolutionary Pragmatists: Why Iran’s Military Won’t Spoil Détente with the U.S.

Smooth Talking: The Case for Easing Sanctions on Iran

States of War: How the Nation-State Made Modern Conflict

Syria’s Bedouin Enter the Fray: How Tribes Could Keep Syria Together

The Nasser Playbook: The Future of the U.S.-Egyptian Relationship Is in the Past

Yanukovych’s Choice: An Association Agreement With the EU Will Transform Ukraine and its President

 

Georgetown International Environmental Law Review

The Future of the Toxic Substances Control Act: A Look at How Reform is Measuring Up

 

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

Has Canada violated its NAFTA transparency obligations by keeping the CETA text secret?

Long Live “Aim and Effect”!

Seals: The Exceptions and the Question of Nullification and Impairment

The Absence of Suspensive Measures in the WTO and Why the Faroe Islands Takes its Case also to UNCLOS

The Faroe Islands Herring Dispute

The Faroe Islands Simultaneous Complaints under UNCLOS and the WTO: The Fragmentation of International Law is Well Alive

The Secret TPP IP Chapter Is No Longer Secret

 

International Law Professor Blog

Chinese Reforms Deserve Praise; More to be Done

First Human Rights Resolution on People with Albinism

U.N. Security Council Denies Request for Delay International Criminal Court Prosecution of Crimes During Election in Kenya

United Nations Urges Investigation into Excessive Use of Force by Security Forces in Cambodia

China, Cuba, Russia, and 11 others Elected to the UN Human Rights Council

ICJ Rules that Cambodia Has Sovereignty Over Preah Vihear Temple

 

Justice in Conflict

Kenyatta’s Next Move: What Kenya Wants from the ICC

Searching in Vain: Perfect Justice in Syria

 

Lawfare

A Global Human Right to Privacy?

Afghanistan May Release Hundreds of Detainees Transferred from US Military Custody

Bagram: More on Wind-down of Obama’s Guantanamo

Bond v. United States: Response from Edwin Williamson

Building a Grenade with Materials Purchased After Airport Security

Criminal or Political Protestor?

David Cole on My “Failure of Imagination”

Does the ICCPR Establish an Extraterritorial Right to Privacy?

DOJ Reviewing Criminal Cases Utilizing FISA Intelligence, Will Notify Defendants

Extraterritorial Right to Privacy: A Response by Luca Urech

Giving David Cole the Final Word

Government Filing in the FISC on Amicus Participation in 215 Litigation

Hayden v. Gellman: “Leakers or Whistleblowers?” A Debate at Duke

Heel Dragging and Losing Arguments: The Abdullah Briefing

Lavabit — The Government’s Response

Lawfare Podcast Episode #48: Jack Speaks at Hoover to and On the National Security Press

More on the Rule of Lenity: A Reply to Vladeck

My Senate Testimony — The NSA and Transparency

Readings: Christine Fair, “Drones, Spies, Terrorists and Second-Class Citizenship in Pakistan – A Review Essay”

The Air Goes Out of the Balloon: The Tarek Mehanna Appeal

The Shameful Revisionism of James Sensenbrenner: Special Europe Edition

The Tarek Mehanna Decision: A Brief Summary

Thoughts on Two Propositions: The “Power of Metadata,” and Providing Privacy Protections to Foreigners

Tsarnaev Files Reply in Support of Motion to Vacate Special Administrative Measures

Yet More on the Rights of Others

 

Res Communis 

Air & Space Law (Vol. 38, no. 6, 2013)

Brazil, Germany present U.N. committee with anti-NSA resolution 

European Parliament resolution of 23 October 2012 on the Implementation of the Single European Sky Legislation (2012/2005(INI))

European Parliament resolution of 24 October 2013 on Implementation report on the regulatory framework for electronic communication (2013/2080(INI))

India Swear Its Redundant, Mega-Priced Mars Probe Is Totally Worth It

International Security (Vol. 38, no. 2, Fall 2013)

Possibility of Baikonur Opening to Other States

Re-thinking the National Security Space Strategy: Chinese vs. American perceptions of space deterrence

Space Governance: A Modest but Important Start

Space law ponders questions like, ‘Who owns the Moon?’

Why the moon should be an international park

 

SHARES

Chinese Foreign Ministry says it is a shared responsibility to resume nuclear negotiations with North Korea

ICJ recalls obligation of Cambodia, Thailand and the international community to cooperate to protect the Temple of Preah Vihear

New publication: ‘International Environmental Law and Distributive Justice: The Equitable Distribution of CDM Projects under the Kyoto Protocol’ (Routledge, 2013)  

Report of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe urges accountability mechanisms for international organisations

Saudi Arabia plans, with the help of other states, to build a national army for the Syrian opposition

Shares News Items Overview: 16 October-15 November 2013

The Netherlands taken to court over links with the NSA

 

East Asia Forum

China still feeling for stones in new free trade zone

China adjusts to future as world’s largest oil importer

MANIS: time to sweeten regional security cooperation



North Korea’s surprising status in the international climate change regime

 

The Diplomat

Oil Shock and Revolution Reshape Indonesia’s Fortunes

The Battle for the Senkakus Moves to the Skies

P5+1: Nobody Expected the French Inquisition

Hong Kong Won’t Delay Sanctions Against the Philippines

Cambodia Cheers ICJ Ruling on Preah Vihear

China and Malaysia To Hold Maritime Exercises: What Gives?

Understanding China’s Arctic Policies

On Japan’s History: Clearing the Air – and the Agenda

China Tackles One-Child Policy, Death Penalty, & Labor Camps

US Tests New Stealthy Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of China on the UNHRC

Vietnam Wins Human Rights Seat Despite Tainted Record

 

Climate Law Blog

The EU ETS’s most recent challenges – Shelley Welton

Rating State Hazard Mitigation Plans – Ethan Strell

November Updates to the Climate Litigation Charts – Shelley Welton

Typhoon Haiyan Highlights the Issues of Loss and Damage in the Warsaw COP – Meredith Wilensky

 

ECHR Blog

Turkish Version of HUDOC Launched

Report on the Independence of the European Court

New ECHR Publications and Comments

 

Foreign Policy

The People of the Pit – By Anna Nemtsova

The Pivot Starts Now – By Patrick Cronin

Longform’s Picks of the Week – By Katelyn Fossett

Does the World Need a Vatican Spring? – By Christian Caryl

Et Tu, Menendez? – By James Traub

A Home Truth – By Harriet Salem

With The Middle East In Crisis, U.S. and Turkey Must Deepen Alliance

Benedict Cumberbatch Is a Gay Erotic God in China – By Liz Carter

The World in Photos This Week – An FP Slideshow

Red in the Face – By Kalev Leetaru

Keeping Up with the Karimovs – By Andrew Stroehlein and Steve Swerdlow

Large and In Charge – By Arthur Kroeber

Is Washington Letting This American Rot in a Cuban Jail? – By Yochi Dreazen

That Time a Buddhist Nun Walked into Beijing’s Futuristic Sex Shop – Sue-Lin Wong

Running from Rebels – Photos By Marcus Bleasdale

24 Hour Party People – By Isaac Stone Fish

‘We Live and Die Here Like Animals’ – By Peter Bouckaert

Myth Dealers – By Micah Zenko

The Entrepreneurs of Cynical Sectarianism – By Marc Lynch

This Deal Won’t Seal Itself – By David Rothkopf

Why Is China Giving the Philippines the Cold Shoulder? – By David Bosco

Mr. Bitcoin Goes to Washington – By Jamila Trindle

The Rise of Big Chocolate – By Lina Khan

Should You Be Allowed to Use Chemical Weapons in a Video Game? – By Michael Peck

Crooked in Caracas – By Peter Wilson

Why the Carrot Isn’t Working, Either – By Scott Radnitz and Sean Roberts

No Calm After the Storm – An FP Slideshow

 

Opinio Juris

Events and Announcements: November 17, 2013

Why It’s Not Surprising Syria Is Destroying Its Chemical Weapons

Notes from the Asian Society of International Law Biennial Meeting 2013, New Delhi

Corporate War Crimes Begin

After Saudia Arabia Spurns Seat on the UN Security Council, Jordan Indicates Willingness to Assume Role Instead

New Book: Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials (Updated)

Doesn’t the U.S. Senate Care about Mercury?

Weekly News Wrap: November 11, 2013

 

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

The Secret TPP IP Chapter Is No Longer Secret

THE ABSENCE OF SUSPENSIVE MEASURES IN THE WTO AND WHY THE FAROE ISLANDS TAKES ITS CASE ALSO TO UNCLOS

 

Yale Environment 360

China at Crossroads: Balancing The Economy and Environment

 

VI. Gray Literature (select items)

Law Library of Congress

Cuba; Mexico: Relationship Re-Launched, Agreements Signed

 

Mexico; United States: Agreement on Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing

 

Cuba; Mexico: 70% of Debt Forgiven

 

Bangladesh: Tribunal Issues Death Sentences for War Crimes

 

Israel: Minimum Marriage Age Raised to 18

 

European Union: European Citizens Demand Ban on Animal Experimentation

 

Thailand: Draft Amnesty Law Approved by House Likely to Be Turned Down by Senate

 

Climate Change Update

 

Guidance for NAMA Design: Building on Country Experiences

 

Warsaw Climate Conference: compensation for loss and damage

 

The End of EU Climate Leadership

 

IETA Greenhouse Gas Market 2013

 

Herding the Global Carbon Market Cats: Recommendations for the Negotiations of the FVA

 

South-Originating Green Finance: Exploring the Potential

 

Prospects for the New Global Climate Change Regime: “Hard” and “Soft” Approaches

 

Time to change the game: Fossil fuel subsidies and climate

 

Faroe Islands files WTO dispute over fisheries

 

European Commission proposes revision to aviation emissions rule

 

Financing LDC climate change adaptation through Aid for Trade

 

Bridges Warsaw update: Financing key to unlocking progress at COP 19

 

Compromise on climate-related loss and damage in Warsaw?

 

Establishing and Understanding Post-2020 Climate Change Mitigation Commitments

 

Exploring Climate Finance Effectiveness

 

Forests Update

 

Conference on Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Identifies Actions to Address Wildlife Crime

 

TST Issues Brief – Forests

 

Summary of the Resumed Fourth Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Legally Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe (INC-Forests4)

 

Verification vs Finance? Removing the negotiation roadblocks for results-based REDD+ activities

 

Conflict or Consent? The oil palm sector at a crossroads

 

VII. Documents & Country Reports

Journal of the United Nations

JOURNAL NO.2013/221 PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS AND AGENDA, Publication Date: Saturday, 16 November 2013 [ Arabic (426K) | Chinese (549K) | English (350K) | French (415K) | Russian (603K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2013/220 PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS AND AGENDA, Publication Date: Friday, 15 November 2013 [ Arabic (398K) | Chinese (471K) | English (356K) | French (458K) | Russian (595K) | Spanish (284K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2013/219 PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS AND AGENDA, Publication Date: Thursday, 14 November 2013 [ Chinese (505K) | English (423K) | French (466K) | Russian (662K) | Spanish (393K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2013/218 PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS AND AGENDA, Publication Date: Wednesday, 13 November 2013 [Arabic (436K) | Chinese (484K) | English (329K) | French (381K) | Russian (565K) ]

JOURNAL NO.2013/217 PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS AND AGENDA, Publication Date: Tuesday, 12 November 2013 [Chinese (498K) | English (329K) | French (393K) | Russian (571K) | Spanish (265K) ]

 

UN Security Council

S/2013/665 Identical letters dated 13 November 2013 from the Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/2013/657 Note By The President Of The Security Council [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/2013/655 Letter dated 6 November 2013 from the Permanent Representative of Libya to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/AC.49/2013/22 Belarus Implementation Report [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/2013/10/ADD.45 Summary statement by the Secretary-General of matters of which the Security Council is seized and of the stage reached in their consideration [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/AGENDA/7059 Provisional agenda for the 7059th meeting of the Security Council [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/AGENDA/7058 Provisional agenda for the 7058th meeting of the Security Council [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

S/PRST/2013/17 Statement by the President of the Security Council [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

General Assembly

Meeting Records

A/68/252/ADD.1 Allocation of agenda items for the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/68/251/ADD.1 Agenda of the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

 

Official Records

Disarmament and International Security (1)

A/68/402 Implementation of the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/68/563 Summary of the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on nuclear disarmament [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

 

Economic and Financial (2)

A/C.2/68/L.44 Protection of global climate for present and future generations of humankind [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.2/68/L.43 Harmony with Nature [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.2/68/L.41 Follow-up to and implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.2/68/L.42 Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity and its contribution to sustainable development [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.2/68/L.40 Information and communications technologies for development [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ] 

A/C.2/68/L.39 International Strategy for Disaster Reduction [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.2/68/L.38 Agricultural technology for development [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.2/68/L.37 Cooperative measures to assess and increase awareness of environmental effects related to waste originating from chemical munitions dumped at sea [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.2/68/1/ADD.1 Allocation of agenda items to the Second Committee [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.2/68/L.35 Development cooperation with middle-income countries [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.2/68/L.34 Culture and sustainable development [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.2/68/L.36 The role of the international community in averting the radiation threat in Central Asia [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.2/68/L.29 Venue of the fourteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in 2016 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

 

Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural (3)

A/C.3/68/L.75 Report of the Human Rights Council [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.3/68/L.20/REV.1 United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.3/68/L.55/REV.1 Situation of human rights in Myanmar [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.3/68/L.11/REV.1 Promoting social integration through social inclusion [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.3/68/L.74 United Nations Human Rights Training and Documentation Centre for South-West Asia and the Arab Region [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.3/68/L.73 Human Rights Committee [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.3/68/L.33/REV.1 Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.3/68/L.31/REV.1 Human Rights Committee [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.3/68/L.71 Assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.3/68/L.70 Enlargement of the Executive Committee of the Programme of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.3/68/L.69 Global efforts for the total elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/68/577 Letter dated 30 September 2013 from the Permanent Representative of Jordan to the United Nations addressed to the President of the General Assembly [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/68/546 Combating intolerance, negative stereotyping, stigmatization, discrimination, incitement to violence and violence against persons, based on religion or belief* [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

 

Special Political and Decolonization (4)

A/C.4/68/L.7/REV.1 Effects of atomic radiation [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.4/68/L.12 Assistance to Palestine refugees [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.4/68/L.16 Work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.4/68/L.13 Persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.4/68/L.15 Palestine refugees’ properties and their revenues [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.4/68/L.14 Operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.4/68/L.10 Proposed programme of work and timetable of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) for the sixty-ninth session of the General Assembly [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/68/433 Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

 

Administrative and Budgetary (5)

A/68/539/ADD.1 Election of one judge of the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/68/599 Letter dated 12 November 2013 from the Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.5/68/13 Letter dated 12 November 2013 from the President of the General Assembly addressed to the Chair of the Fifth Committee [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.5/68/12 Letter dated 8 November 2013 from the President of the General Assembly addressed to the Chair of the Fifth Committee [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.5/68/11 Letter dated 11 November 2013 from the President of the General Assembly to the Chair of the Fifth Committee [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.5/68/14 Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/C.5/68/L.5 Report on the activities of the Office of Internal Oversight Services [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/68/538 Budget for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali for the period from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/68/327/ADD.6 Estimates in respect of special political missions, good offices and other political initiatives authorized by the General Assembly and/or the Security Council [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/68/327/ADD.4 Estimates in respect of special political missions, good offices and other political initiatives authorized by the General Assembly and/or the Security Council [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ] 

A/68/327/ADD.3 Estimates in respect of special political missions, good offices and other political initiatives authorized by the General Assembly and/or the Security Council [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/68/387 Implementation of a flexible workplace at United Nations Headquarters [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

 

Legal (6)

A/C.6/68/L.23 Reservations to treaties [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/68/480 Observer status for the Pan African Intergovernmental Agency for Water and Sanitation for Africa in the General Assembly [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

A/68/478 Observer status for the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law in the General Assembly [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

 

Resolutions

A/RES/68/5 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 9 October 2013 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

 

Daily List of Documents Issued at Geneva

DL/GV/2013/318 – 16/11/2013 – [ English | French ]

DL/GV/2013/316 – 14/11/2013 – [ English | French ]

DL/GV/2013/315 – 13/11/2013 – [ English | French ]

DL/GV/2013/314 – 12/11/2013 – [ English | French ]

 

Human Rights Council and HR Treaty & Other Bodies

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

CERD/C/KOR/CO/15-16/ADD.1 – REPUBLIC OF KOREA: CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS-ADDENDUM – [ English ]

 

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

CEDAW/C/56/D/29/2011 – FINAL DECISION 29/2011 – [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

CEDAW/C/SYR/Q/2 – CEDAW 58TH SESSION: LIST OF ISSUES AND QUESTIONS? SYRIA – [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

 

Misc.

CAT/C/SR.1185 – PUBLIC MEETING: WEDNESDAY, 6 NOVEMBER 2013 – PM – [ English ]

CAT/C/SR.1184 – PUBLIC MEETING: WEDNESDAY, 6 NOVEMBER 2013 – AM – [ French ]

 

Environmental Treaty Bodies & UNECE

Framework Convention on Climate Change

FCCC/SBI/2013/L.1 – DRAFT REPORT OF THE SUBSIDIARY BODY FOR IMPLEMENTATION ON ITS THIRTY-NINTH SESSION – [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

FCCC/SBSTA/2013/L.21 – DRAFT REPORT OF THE SUBSIDIARY BODY FOR SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVICE ON ITS THIRTY-NINTH SESSION- [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

FCCC/2013/II/OD/5/ADD.1 – DAILY PROGRAMME – [ English ]

FCCC/2013/II/OD/5 – DAILY PROGRAMME – [ English ]

FCCC/2013/II/OD/2 – DAILY PROGRAMME – [ English ]

FCCC/2013/II/OD/3 – DAILY PROGRAMME – [ English ]

FCCC/SBSTA/2013/MISC.18/ADD.1 – VIEWS ON SPECIFIC POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL LAND USE – [ English ]

FCCC/SBI/2013/INF.15 – STATUS OF CONTRIBUTIONS AS AT 31 OCTOBER 2013. – [ English ]

FCCC/CP/2013/6 – REPORT OF THE GREEN CLIMATE FUND TO THE CONFERENCE – [ English ]

FCCC/SBSTA/2013/MISC.17/ADD.2 – VIEWS ON THE CURRENT STATE OF SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE – [ English ]

FCCC/SBSTA/2013/MISC.20 – INFORMATION RELEVANT TO EMISSIONS FROM FUEL USED FOR INTERNATIONAL AVIATION AND MARITIME TRANSPORT – [ English ]

FCCC/2013/II/OD/1 – DAILY PROGRAMME – [ English ]

 

United Nations Environment Programme

IPBES/2/16/ADD.2 – INITIAL SCOPING FOR THE THEMATIC ASSESSMENT OF LAND DEGRADATION AND RESTORATION – [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

IPBES/2/7 – DRAFT FINANCIAL PROCEDURES FOR THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL SCIENCE-POLICY PLATFORM ON BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES – [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

 

Misc.

UNEP/CHW.11/6/ADD.1/REV.1 – PARTNERSHIP FOR ACTION ON COMPUTING EQUIPMENT: REVISED GUIDANCE DOCUMENT ON THE ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND MANAGEMENT OF USED AND END-OF-LIFE COMPUTING EQUIPMENT – [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

 

Economic Commission for Europe

ECE/EB.AIR/2013/4 – SIXTEENTH REPORT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE – [ English | French | Russian ]

ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2013/23 – DRAFT 01 SERIES OF AMEND. (PHASE 2 OF REG. 129) – [ English ]

ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2013/16 – SUPPL. 4 TO 03 SERIES OF AMEND. TO REG. NO. 11 – [ English | French | Russian ]

 

United Nations Conference of the State Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption

CAC/COSP/2013/NGO/7 – EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE REPORT ENTITLED HUNGARY: CIVIL SOCIETY REPORT PREPARED BY TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL HUNGARY AS AN INPUT TO THE IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW MECHANISM OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION AGAINST CORRUPTION, 3RD YEAR OF REVIEW OF CHAPTERS III AND IV – [ English ]

CAC/COSP/2013/NGO/13 – EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE REPORT ENTITLED ‘EXPORTING CORRUPTION PROGRESS REPORT 2013: ASSESSING ENFORCEMENT OF THE OECD CONVENTION ON COMBATING FOREIGN BRIBERY’ PREPARED BY TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL AS AN INPUT TO THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION AGAINST CORRUPTION IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW MECHANISM ON FOREIGN BRIBERY AND RELATED OFFENCES – [ English ]

CAC/COSP/2013/NGO/4 – EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE REPORT ENTITLED ‘CANADA: CIVIL SOCIETY REPORT’ PREPARED BY TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL CANADA AS AN INPUT TO THE IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW MECHANISM OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION AGAINST CORRUPTION, 1ST YEAR OF REVIEW OF CHAPTERS III AND IV – [ English ]

CAC/COSP/2013/NGO/3 – EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE REPORT ENTITLED ‘ARMENIA: CIVIL SOCIETY REPORT’ PREPARED BY TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL ARMENIA AS AN INPUT TO THE IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW MECHANISM OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION AGAINST CORRUPTION, 3RD YEAR OF REVIEW OF CHAPTERS III AND IV – [ English ]

 

Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

CTOC/COP/WG.7/2013/L.1 – DRAFT REPORT : WORKING GROUP ON THE SMUGGLING OF MIGRANTS, 2ND SESSION (VIENNA, 11-13 NOVEMBER 2013) – [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

 

Meeting of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies

UNODC/HONLAP/37/5 – REPORT OF THE THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING OF HEADS OF NATIONAL DRUG LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, ASIA AND THE PACIFIC, HELD IN BANGKOK FROM 21 TO 24 OCTOBER 2013 – [ English ]

 

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

TD/B/C.I/MEM.7/3 – REPORT OF THE MULTI-YEAR EXPERT MEETING ON TRANSPORT, TRADE LOGISTICS AND TRADE FACILITATION ON ITS FIRST SESSION- [ English ]

 

Weapons Regulations

CTBT-ART.XIV/2013/6 – REPORT OF THE CONFERENCE – [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

CCW/P.V/CONF/2013/MISC.1 – PROV. LIST OF PARTICIPANTS – [ English ]

CCW/AP.II/CONF.15/2 – Report: Operations and status of the protocol, matters arising from reports by High Contracting Parties according t paragraph 4 of Article 13 of Amended Protocol II, as well as development of technologies to protect civilians against indiscriminate effects of mines – [ English ]

 

VIII. Press Releases/Newsletters (select items)

WTO

Azevêdo: “We are too close to success to accept failure but it is all or nothing now”

 

Chinese Taipei offers USD 80,000 for food safety, animal and plant health standards

 

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

 

Trade Policy Review: Peru

 

International Court of Justice

Press Release 2013/33: Request for Interpretation of the Judgment of 15 June 1962 in the case concerning the Temple of Preah Vihear (Cambodiav. Thailand); (Cambodiav. Thailand); The Court finds that the 1962 Judgment decided that Cambodia had sovereignty over the whole territory of the promontory of Preah Vihear

 

Organization of American States

OAS Committee on Science and Technology Meeting Concludes

 

OAS to Participate in the International Mission to the Elections in Chile

 

OAS Secretary General Meets with Foreign Minister of Bolivia

 

OAS Secretary General Meets President of Supreme Electoral Tribunal of Bolivia

 

OAS Committee on Science and Technology Begins its Eighth Regular Meeting

 

Private Sector Financiers Meet in Grenada on Caribbean Debt

           

Ministers of Labor Adopt the Declaration of Medellin

 

Inter-American Dialogue of High Authorities of MSMEs Concludes in Brasilia

 

OAS and Ecuador Sign Agreement for Electoral Observation Mission

 

Drugs in the Americas from a Human Rights Perspective

 

OAS Report to Labor Ministers Highlights Employment as Economic Engine

 

Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor Opens

 

Ministers of Economy and Labor of the Americas Hold Dialogue in Medellin

 

OAS Secretary General Received President of the TSJE of Paraguay

 

OAS Leader Received Directors of Arienne Arsht Latin America Center

 

Ministers of Economy and Labor of Americas Hold Dialogue in Medellin

 

OAS and El Salvador Sign Agreement for Observation of Presidential Elections

 

Labor Ministers Dialogue with Youth, Union Members and Entrepreneurs

 

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Ghana’s Criminal Justice and Mental Health Practices Need Critical Attention

 

Time for Fair Funding Pledges to Tackle Climate Change

 

Justice and Reconciliation Through Respect for Human Rights in North Korea

 

South Sudan’s Internally Displaced Persons

 

Argentina’s Foreign Debt Burden on Human Rights and Development

 

Cultural rights in Vietnam

 

Impact of Enforced Disappearances on Victims’ Families

 

Qatar World Cup an Opportunity to Improve Migrants’ Rights

 

The Legality of Arbitrary Detention

 

Human Rights in North Korea

 

IX. Media (select sources/select items)

A. News Aggregators

B. International News Sources

Select Items

Jurist Paper Chase

HRW report: US immigration policies causing extreme hardship for asylum seekers

 

ICC prosecutor urges Libya to work with court, end impunity gap

 

AI: UN Security Council must not defer trial of Kenya president

 

UN SG stresses right to freedom of assembly in Egypt

 

UN General Assembly elects states to serve on Human Rights Council

 

Europe rights court finds Turkey responsible for bombing civilians in 1994

 

Somali pirate sentenced to life for deaths of 4 US citizens

 

Bangladesh Islamic leader indicted on 6 charges of crimes against humanity

 

Thailand Senate rejects amnesty bill

 

Bangladesh former state minister charged with 18 war crimes

 

ICJ gives Cambodia control over land surrounding ancient temple

 

UN wire

 

Iran’s nuclear efforts reduced, IAEA says

 

Libyan trial of al-Senussi won’t be blocked by ICC

 

UN envoy decries inhumanity of Ghana’s jails

 

Gender inequality remains pervasive in India, UN report says

 

Japan cuts emissions goals, draws criticism

New Egyptian constitution may be voted on in December

 

African Union wants ICC to delay trial of Kenya’s president

 

How the UN intervention force restored “hope to the people”

 

Lebanon grapples with spillover violence from Syrian conflict, Ban says

 

Security Council renews Somali peacekeeping mission, adds troops

 

Will a global platform for emissions trading be helpful?

 

Nigerian refugees pour into Niger, straining food security

 

Paraguay sees increased activity by insurgents

 

14 countries are elected to Human Rights Council amid criticism

 

Latin America must make region more secure, UNDP says

 

Syrian government must grant access for aid workers, Ban says

 

Security Council is likely to vote this week on Kenya trial delay

 

Will countries agree to compensation for climate change damage?

 

Palestinian peace negotiators resign over lack of progress

 

U.S. is expected to designate Nigeria’s Boko Haram as a terrorist group

 

UN seeks aid funding for the Philippines; Valerie Amos to oversee relief effort

 

Which Middle East countries fare worst in women’s rights?

 

DR Congo, M23 fail to sign peace agreement

 

Syrian rebel alliance names Cabinet for interim government

 

Iran grants IAEA “managed access” to nuclear sites

 

Cambodia has sovereignty over disputed territory, UN court rules

 

UN special adviser looks forward to solidifying R2P principles

UNHCR agreement with Kenya gives Somali refugees option to go home

 

Main Syrian rebel alliance sets terms for attending peace talks

 

6-power nuclear talks with Iran falter

 

Maldives Supreme Court delays presidential runoff vote until Saturday

 

UN News Centre

 

UN chief calls for peaceful holding of Nepal’s Constituent Assembly polls

 

Haiti: UN peacekeeping mission voices concern at recent violence in several cities

UN mission urges maximum restraint after deadly clashes in Libyan capital

 

Cambodia: UN urges prompt investigation into excessive use of force by security forces

 

DPR Korea: UN expert calls for justice, reconciliation based on human rights approach

 

UN rights office hails adoption of African-led resolution on people with albinism

 

UN concerned that European Union countries may be denying entry to Syrians, other asylum-seekers

 

Security Council: bid to defer International Criminal Court cases of Kenyan leaders fails

 

UN human rights office condemns racist attacks against French justice minister

 

Substantial work remains to rid Syria of chemical weapons, says OPCW-UN mission chief

 

Security Council urges all rebel groups in DR Congo to disband, disarm

 

UNICEF calls for probe into alleged killings of children in Central African Republic

 

Efforts by Libya, international partners vital to close impunity gap, says ICC Prosecutor

 

Egypt: As state of emergency expires, Ban stresses respect for freedom of assembly

 

UN rights council making significant progress, General Assembly told

 

UN agency issues urgent call to action as Afghan opium cultivation hits record high

 

Settlement plans threaten renewed hopes for Israeli-Palestinian peace, UN envoy warns

 

Security Council authorizes temporary boost for African Union force in Somalia

 

Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina merits close watch, Security Council told

 

UN and partners voice regret at delay in signing of DR Congo-M23 peace deal

 

UN Security Council weighing how to enable Sudans polio campaign, says president

 

Kenya, Somalia reach agreement with UN agency on dignified return of refugees

 

Funding deficit of over $40 million threatens UN assistance to Palestinian refugees

 

UN court rules for Cambodia in Preah Vihear temple dispute with Thailand

 

Negotiators told the world is ready for climate change deal, as UN conference opens in Warsaw

 

Iran and UN atomic energy agency agree to strengthen nuclear cooperation

 

Security Council ‘outraged’ by deadly bomb attack in Somali capital

 

Irin News

 

South Sudan turns a corner

 

Detainee abuses “monumental” in northern Nigeria

 

Easing UXO dangers in Mali

Syrian aid in the tech age

 

Burundi’s land conundrum

 

Getting protection of women right in emergencies

 

Briefing: Repatriating Somali refugees from Kenya

 

Foreign aid workers and local NGOs – mending the relationship

 

Rohingya refugees sceptical of Burmese reforms

 

Regional humanitarian forum to open in Thailand

 

Researcher calls for aid to embrace “chaos”

 

Typhoon Haiyan and UN climate talks – seeking justice over loss and damage

 

Beyond boundaries: How to help nomadic refugees

 

Climate change adaptation hit by funding drought

 

Ahmed Omar Isaak, Somali migrant: “I never dreamed I would end up in the sea”

 

Horn migrants risk new routes to reach Europe

 

UNEP

 

Continuing High Temperatures Globally and Many Climate Extremes Worldwide

 

Tightening Vehicle and Fuels Standards to Benefit Global Health and Climate

 

Call for Governments to Harness Groundswell of Action on Climate Change

 

AllAfrica

 

Libya: Deadly Clashes Erupt in Tripoli

 

Kenya: U.S, Britain Explain Their Abstention At UN Vote

 

Kenya: UN Debate on Kenyan Trials at Hague – Full Details

 

Zimbabwe: EU States Mull Scrapping Sanctions

 

Kenya: U.S. Abstains on Bid to Defer Trials

 

Kenya: UN Decides Not to Delay ICC Trial of Kenya Leaders

 

Kenya: Bid to Delay Hague Trials Fails

 

Africa: Civil Society Calls for Family Planning As Priority

 

Mali: Nigeria Pulls Out of Minusma – Protest or Prioritisation of Domestic Security?

 

Gambia: Gambia Cuts Diplomatic Ties With Taiwan

 

Libya: International Partners Vital to Close Impunity Gap, Says ICC Prosecutor

Somalia: UN Bolsters Peacekeepers

 

Central African Republic: UN Agency Calls for Probe of Childrens’ Killings

 

Nigeria: Military Welcomes U.S. Terrorism Declaration

 

Rwanda: French Court Backs Extradition

 

Kenya: Repatriating Somali Refugees From Kenya

 

Egypt: As State of Emergency Expires, Ban Stresses Respect for Freedom of Assembly

 

Kenya: UN Scheduled to Vote on Kenyatta Trial Delay

 

Nigeria: U.S. Joins War Against Boko Haram, Ansaru

 

Africa: General Assembly Elects 14 Members to UN Human Rights Council

 

Somalia: UN Boosts AU Peackeepers

 

Sudan: UN Security Council Weighing How to Enable Polio Campaign, Says President

 

Kenya: Kenya, Somalia Reach Agreement With UN Agency On Dignified Return of Refugees

 

Somalia: Security Council Press Statement On Bomb Attack in Mogadishu

 

Congo-Kinshasa: UN and Partners Voice Regret At Delay in Signing of DR Congo-M23 Peace Deal

 

Egypt: Syria Refugees Detained, Coerced to Return – Palestinians, Children Among Most Vulnerable

 

Africa: Greece Accused of Illegally Treating Migrants

 

Somalia: Pact Provides for Refugees’ Return

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