Category Archives: International Law

Proposed Bill Enlists Art & Antiquities Dealers in the Fight Against Money Laundering

The U.S. House of Representatives will consider a bill that adds art and antiquities dealers to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). Introduced last Friday by Representative Luke Messer (R-IN-6), H.R. 5886 would aid law enforcement's effort to uncover money laundering and terrorist financing schemes.The bill replies "yes" to the question, Shouldn't Art and Antiquities Sellers Be Subject to Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorist Financing Laws?, and it satisfies one of the six proposed recommendations to combat cultural heritage crime.America's anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist finance laws (AML/CTF) such as the BSA generally require luxury and cash-intensive industries to satisfy recordkeeping requirements to identify and report possible criminal activity. Banks, casinos, and jewelry dealers are just some of the sectors already required to file Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) with U.S. Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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New Issue: Global Environmental Politics

The latest issue of Global Environmental Politics (Vol. 18, no. 2, May 2018) is out. Contents include:The Global Environmental Politics of FoodJennifer Clapp & Caitlin Scott, The Global Environmental Politics of Food Jennifer Clapp, Mega-Mergers on the Menu: Corporate Concentration and the Politics of Sustainability in the Global Food System Peter Dauvergne, The Global Politics of the Business of “Sustainable” Palm Oil Peter Newell, Olivia Taylor, & Charles Touni, Governing Food and Agriculture in a Warming World Liam Campling & Elizabeth Havice, The Global Environmental Politics and Political Economy of Seafood Systems Caitlin Scott, Sustainably Sourced Junk Food? Big Food and the Challenge of Sustainable Diets Shana M. Starobin, Beekeepers Versus Biotech: Commodity Characteristics and Regulatory Interdependence in the Global Environmental Politics of Food Tony Weis, Ghosts and Things: Agriculture and Animal Life Mairon G. Bastos Lima, Toward….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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The National Security Law Podcast: We’re Spending It On Barbecue!

Spring classes may be over, but national security legal news hasn’t slowed down one bit. This week, we wrestle with the following: The D.C. Circuit ruling in Doe v. Mattis (forbidding the government from transferring him unless and until the government wins on the merits in the underlying habeas case). How did the majority parse the doctrine of transfers, why did the dissent disagree, what will happen next, and–by the way–isn’t it clear at this point that he could be prosecuted in civilian court under 18 U.S.C. 2339B? The D.C. Circuit briefing order relating to the al-Nashiri military commission case: The “seven-layer dip” case now has about layers, but the Circuit appears poised to take a substantial bite out of it in one fell swoop. Whether this will result in further difficulties for the prosecution or, instead, pave the way to trial, is not yet clear. The D.C. Circuit briefing order in Smith v.….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Judicial Appointment in the Court of First Instance

Judge Virpi Tiili, from Finland and a long standing member of the Court of First Instance has resigned with effect from September 1st 2009. She is to be replaced by Heikki Kanninen who has been appointed for the remainder of….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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New Volume: Austrian Review of International and European Law

The latest volume of the Austrian Review of International and European Law (Vol. 20, 2015) is out. Contents include:Karl Zemanek, Court Generated State Practice? Georg Nolte, Court Generated State Practice? A Response to Karl Zemanek Santiago Torres Bernárdez, Court Generated State Practice? (Karl Zemanek) – A Commentary Markus P Beham, Could State Practice Ever Not Play a Role in the Formation of Custom? The Ghosting of Tacit Agreements in International Law Malgosia Fitzmaurice & Panos Merkouris, Re-Shaping Treaties While Balancing Interests of Stability and Change: Critical Issues in the Amendment/Modification/Revision of Treaties Serena Forlati, On ‘Court Generated State Practice’: The Interpretation of Treaties as Dialogue between International Courts and States Christina Binder, A Legitimacy Perspective on Court Generated State Practice Ralph Janik, How Many Divisions Does the European Court of Human Rights Have? Compliance and Legitimacy in….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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