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...of concerns that it was “contrary to sound U.S. policy to give…any… developing nation the favored treatment contemplated by the present legislation in the face of unwillingness to abide by solemn agreements to recognize as final and binding arbitration awards rendered in disputes between it and American parties.” (120 Cong. Rec. 39831). The use of trade remedies to enforce arbitration awards is best illustrated by the ongoing dispute over Argentina’s refusal to honor adverse investment awards. On March 26, 2012, the Obama Administration announced that Argentina’s GSP beneficiary designation would...

[Eugene Kontorovich is a Professor of Law at Northwestern School of Law] The extraterritoriality analysis starts with piracy, which has gotten significant play in the courts of appeals’ extraterritoriality cases like Doe v. Exxon and Rio Tinto (as well as in the Kiobel oral arguments on corporate liability). Because Sosa held that piracy would be actionable under the ATS, it is clear that the battle over extraterritoriality in Kiobel will be a naval engagement. It is true that piracy occurs extraterritorially, and under the current piracy statute, can...

...and the Levant (ISIL) since 2012, according to the country’s interior minister; about 700 had travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside ISIL in the last three years. Hundreds of refugees have passed through the Macedonian border from Greece unhindered a day after police used stun grenades in a failed bid to prevent them from crossing. Americas Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Friday declared a state of emergency along parts of the border with Colombia to restore order after a clash between smugglers and troops left three soldiers wounded....

Although I’ve only been a regular OJ blogger for two years now, I feel like I’ve known OJ since it was born. Chris Borgen, Julian Ku and I have been friends since we all worked together at Debevoise and Plimpton in New York years ago. Over the years I’ve gotten to know Peggy, Roger, Ken, Deborah, Duncan, and at least by email, all the others! I was extremely honored when Chris invited me to join the crew in 2012. Chris, I owe you a big thanks for this incredible opportunity....

...von Staden and I have documented the frequency of these provisions and analyzed their interpretation extensively elsewhere. For example, Article XI of the US-Argentina BIT provides that: “This Treaty shall not preclude the application of measures necessary for the maintenance of public order, the fulfillment of its obligations with respect to the maintenance or restoration of international peace and security, or the Protection of its own essential security interests.” Similarly, Article 18 of the 2012 US Model BIT provides: “Nothing in this treaty shall be construed…to preclude a party from...

...gag orders that have stopped Israeli media from reporting on it. Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has ordered a review into how much the Australian government knew. Italy’s former intelligence chief and his deputy have been convicted to considerable prison terms over their involvement in a 2003 extraordinary rendition of Egyptian cleric Abu Omar. A Human Rights Watch report details the illegality of airstrikes in Gaza by Israel in the November 2012 bombing campaign, finding 14 strikes to have no indication of a legitimate military target; at least...

...— at least 1.7 million Cambodians murdered, an auto-genocide of epic proportions. The US has never apologized for its actions in Cambodia. President Obama didn’t even mention the Vietnam War when he became the first President to visit Cambodia in 2012. The Trump administration, however, is not afraid to discuss Vietnam. On the contrary, it is currently very interested in discussing US actions during the war — to demand that Cambodia pay back $500 million it owes the US for providing support to Lon Nol’s unpopular regime: The debt started...

...Ban Treaty was ratified by the Senate, and new START agreements were put in place. All signs of progress. By 2012, optimism had started to fade, and now it has all but disappeared (with the important exceptions of progress on negotiations with Iran, and a new effort to focus on the humanitarian consequences of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs). There is a clear reemergence of cold-war thinking about the deterrent utility of WMDs. Moreover, there are increasing risks due to new technologies and the potential of sabotage. The report also...

...because the St Kitts government disavowed it. Unlike Facebook billionaire Eduardo Saverin who renounced his citizenship to avoid US taxes back in 2012, I don’t get the impression that Ver is remotely that rich. He may be worth a few or even many millions of dollars. But he does not seem remotely in the category of 100s of millions, let alone billions. In any case, now he wants a visa to return to the US to speak at a Bitcoin conference this weekend in Miami. But the US has repeatedly...

...an appropriate place for the judicial function through what she refers to as the ‘dialogue model’ [p 590]. In accordance with this model, domestic courts can either (i) invalidate UNSC resolutions, (ii) interpret them in a human rights friendly way (iii) declare resolutions incompatible with human rights, or (iv) abstain from review [p 594]. She favors option (ii) and submits that the ECtHR’s Nada-decision in 2012 is ‘the best example to date of a court acting to harmonize conflicting obligations through interpretation rather than invalidation of Security Council resolutions’. My...

...ICC, although I had to listen to it through the door of the conference room because I forgot to purchase a ticket. Bensouda’s talk, which demonstrated both her legal acumen and her deep humanity, reaffirmed my belief that she would be an ideal replacement for Moreno-Ocampo in 2012. The very best part of the conference, however, was meeting so many Opinio Juris readers. At least 20 people came up to me and told me how much they liked the blog. (That they liked my blogging was less common.) It is...

Mark This report has been twisted here into an argument against the ICC, whereas it could just as easily be twisted into one for the Court. Would al-Bashir have entered this agreement were it not for the arrest warrant? I wonder if it is no coincidence that al-Bashir seems keen, suddenly, to raise his profile - rather, might this have something to do with the arrest warrant hanging over his head? We saw the same thing a few years ago, with Kony and friends emerging from the jungle for negotiations...