Category Archives: International Law

The Easter Attacks

Over 200 people were killed in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Over twice that number were injured. Churches were the primary targets but hotels and restaurants were also targeted. An extremist Islamic group is alleged to have organized the attacks…... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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UK Supreme Court Judgment in Vedanta

Thank you to Veerle Van den Eeckhout for the tip-off. On 10 April 10 2019, the UK Supreme Court handed down its much anticipated judgment in the “Vedanta” case (see here). The judgment is currently raising many comments and discussions on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), including from the perspective of Private International Law. The PowerPoint (in French) of a presentation by Veerle Van den Eeckhout in March 2017 explains some Private International Law aspects of CSR, including the state of the Vedanta proceedings at that time and its context.  .. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Bi-Partisan Human Rights Resolution Vetoed

On one thing Congress agreed. The United States should withdraw its involvement in the war in Yemen. While promoted as a civil war, the escalation and breadth of devastation resulted directly from Saudi bombing. The "war" is nothing more than….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Reform-Lisbon Treaty available

A version of the Reform-Lisbon Treaty amending the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community is available here. That looks like the version that is ready to be signed in Lisbon on December 13th, 2007. The….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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SinoTech: U.S. and China Reach Agreement on Enforcement Provisions, Edging Closer to a Trade Deal

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin revealed last week on CNBC that U.S. and Chinese negotiators have reached agreement on an “enforcement mechanism” as part of negotiations over a bilateral trade deal. Mnuchin specified that both sides “will establish enforcement offices that will deal” with matters of compliance. Over the weekend, Mnuchin further underlined the two-way nature of the proposed enforcement system, noting that the U.S. is willing to face “repercussions” if it does not hold up its end of the trade deal. Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. trade representative, has yet to comment on recent progress over enforcement provisions, but if Mnuchin is right, that would mean negotiators have cleared one of the biggest hurdles to a potential trade deal. Lighthizer has consistently stressed the importance of effective enforcement mechanisms. In late February, he told the House Ways and Means Committee that negotiators had agreed to an enforcement….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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