Category Archives: International Law

[VIDEO] "Moxie" Sniffs Out the Scent of Antiquities

Moxie is one of the working dogs spearheading the K-9 Artifact Finders project. The program aims to equip customs officers with a new tool to nab heritage traffickers by finding target scents linked to illegally looted artifacts.The research is sponsored by Red Arch Cultural Heritage Law & Policy Research.Penn Vet Working Dog Center is conducting the study with the assistance of the Penn Museum and includes the following project experts:Dr. Cynthia M. Otto, Principal InvestigatorExecutive Director of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center.Attorney Ricardo "Rick" St. Hilaire, Project Creator and Co-InvestigatorFounder and Executive Director of Red Arch Cultural Heritage Law & Policy ResearchDr. Michael Danti, Principal ConsultantPrincipal Investigator and Academic Director of ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives and a Penn Museum Consulting ScholarDomenic DiGiovanni, ConsultantUS Customs and Border Protection Officer (Ret.) and antiquities specialist, featured in the….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center

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Today's Headlines and Commentary

Marc Short, the president’s legislative affairs director, said on Monday that the White House looks forward to releasing the Democratic rebuttal to the Nunes memo after Democrats work with the FBI to eliminate the portions of the memo that expose classified intelligence sources and methods, Politico reports. Short noted that the intelligence community alerted the White House to “sources and methods in the democratic memo that they do not want revealed.” Short added that he believed Democrats put those sources and methods in the memo intentionally, knowing the White House would refuse to release it. The Democratic memo claims to rebut, point by point, what it characterizes as an inaccurate and misleading GOP memo on alleged government surveillance abuses. In an interview aboard Air Force Two, Vice President Mike Pence said that the Trump administration is willing to speak with Kim Jong Un’s regime, the Washington Post reports. While the administration is….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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The Other Battle in Iraq

Editor’s Note: The last year saw a rare bit of good news in Iraq, as the government there expelled much of the Islamic State from its territory. However, many problems plague the country. Douglas Ollivant of New America warns that the Iraqi government now must take on a far more pernicious foe: corruption. He details the problems this causes in Iraq and offers ideas on how to reduce it. *** The Islamic State has been defeated in Iraq, but another threat continues to have a stranglehold on the Iraqi state—the pernicious corruption that has plagued the country for decades, particularly since the overthrow of the Baathist Saddam Hussein regime. While corruption will never be totally defeated, the government must diminish it significantly in the coming months, both to demonstrate to the Iraqi people that their government intends to faithfully discharge its responsibilities, and to liberate Iraq’s economy to provide for all its people. Failing to address this….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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New resource on New Zealand conflict of laws

The University of Otago recently set up an online platform dedicated to the conflict of laws in New Zealand: www.otago.ac.nz/conflicts/index.html The platform includes (1) a reference database of New Zealand scholarship on the conflict of laws, originally created by Professor Elsabe Schoeman at Auckland University, (2) a blog, and (3) links to relevant sources and materials. Feedback and suggestions on the site are much appreciated. In particular, if you are aware of any relevant materials that are currently missing from the database, I would be very grateful if you could let me know... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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