Category Archives: International Law

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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Cyber Incoherence

Last week, Megan Reiss and I mocked the silliness of the National Security Advisor Bolton's idea to eliminate the cyber coordinator role.  Proving that Lawfare has little influence and that the White House has little coherence, today the NSC announced a reorganization that killed the coordinator position.  The White House says, the cyber team has two senior directors and a coordinator is not needed.  It also argues that eliminating a layer of bureacracy would make things move more smoothly, as if coordination were achieved by eliminating a coordinator. This is not just nonsense.  It is nonsense on stilts.   .. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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CBP Sued Over Currency Seizure Practice

[Note: Updated to properly identify the organization supporting the litigation.]I often tell students and other lawyers that the great thing about my practice is the lack of human drama. In most cases, getting to the right result in a dispute with Customs and Border Protection is about knowing the law and making sure everyone applies it properly to the facts. Usually, no one cries and rarely is anyone subject to imprisonment.But, that is not always the case. One thing we do in my office is help people with currency seizures. Just to be 100% clear on this: It is illegal to bring over $10,000 in or out of the country without declaring it to Customs. This is very useful information for law enforcement on a number of fronts. The money might be from illegal activity, it might be going to support terrorist organizations, it might be part of a money laundering scheme.When entering the country, there is an obvious time and place to make this declaration. If you are using a paper….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Call for Papers on International Business Courts

Erasmus School of Law (under the ERC project Building EU Civil Justice) in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Procedural Law Luxembourg, and the Montaigne Centre for Rule of Law and Administration of Justice (Utrecht University) hosts the seminar ‘Innovating International Business Courts: A European Outlook’ that will take place in Rotterdam on 10 July 2018. In relation thereto Erasmus Law Review invites submissions for its upcoming special issue on International Business Courts – a European and Global Perspective on topics relating to court specialization, specifically relating to the development of international business courts in Europe and beyond, and focusing on justice innovation and their relevance for access to justice and the judicial system, including the challenges they may pose for judicial administration, litigants and other stakeholders. Contributions can be theoretical, empirical as well as policy oriented.….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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