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Legal News
7 Jul 2015
by Valerie Howell

[JURIST] Chinese ambassador Zhao Jianhua [official website] said Monday that the country would not participate in Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) [official website] hearings [PCA press release] over a territory dispute with the Philippines. At issue are a number of islands and shoals in the South China Sea, that the … [read more]


Professional Commentary
30 Jun 2015
by Adam Al-Sarraf of US Department of Commerce

JURIST Guest Columnist Adam Al-Sarraf, International Program Specialist at the United States Department of Commerce, discusses Iraq's new commercial court... Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, the US Department of … [read more]


Legal News
23 Mar 2015
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in two cases on Monday. In Montgomery v Louisiana [docket], the court was asked [cert. petition, PDF] to determine whether, in light of Miller v. Alabama [docket; JURIST report], collateral review is due retroactively to those sentenced to … [read more]


Legal News
20 Feb 2015
by Valerie Howell

[JURIST] Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis [official profile] of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York [official website] decided on Thursday that American Express' practice of barring merchants from asking customers to use one credit card over another violated the Sherman Antitrust Act [text]. All credit and … [read more]


Student Commentary
12 Feb 2015
by Anastasia Konina of University of Pittsburgh School of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Anastasia Konina, an LL.M student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, discusses how due process rights should be applied in the case of consumer online dispute resolution...Recent years have witnessed the increasing privatization of enforcement institutions in several areas of European law, including consumer law. … [read more]


Professional Commentary
12 Dec 2014
by Anastasiia Shtanieva of

JURIST Guest Columnist Anastasiia Shtanieva, a practicing lawyer and trained mediator, discusses the current situation in Crimea and focuses on legal mechanisms to fight human rights violations on the peninsula...The Human Rights Day is observed annually on the 10th of December (commemorating the date of adoption of the Universal Declaration … [read more]


Legal News
8 Dec 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] in two cases Monday. In Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl [transcript, PDF; JURIST report] the court is considering whether the Tax Injunction Act (TIA) [28 USC § 1341] bars federal court jurisdiction over a suit brought by non-taxpayers … [read more]


Professional Commentary
22 Nov 2014
by Dmytro Galagan of VoxUkraine

JURIST Guest Columnist Dmytro Galagan, of VoxUkraine, discusses the ongoing natural gas dispute between Ukraine and Russia ...On November 16, 2014, NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine (Naftogaz) and OJSC Gazprom (Gazprom) informed that they had filed lawsuits against each other at the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC). … [read more]


Features
18 Oct 2014

Executive Order - Climate-Resilient International Development (not yet numbered) September 23, 2014 This executive order requires that climate-resilience considerations be integrated into all international development work done by all agencies of the United States government, to the fullest legal extent. Executive Order 13673 - Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces July … [read more]


Legal News
3 Sep 2014
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] Leaders of Singapore and Indonesia on Wednesday signed a treaty [press release] establishing their territorial boundaries in the eastern part of the Strait of Singapore. According to Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs [official website], the agreement is a demonstration [Xinhua report] of how the two countries have been able … [read more]


Legal News
9 Jul 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The Permanent Court of Arbitration [official website] in The Hague issued a ruling [court documents] Tuesday awarding Bangladesh more than 9,700 square miles in the Bay of Bengal, ending a maritime dispute with India that has spanned more than three decades. Bangladesh initiated the arbitral proceedings against India, pursuant … [read more]


Legal News
23 Jun 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in three cases for next term. In Department of Transportation v. Association of American Railroads [docket; cert. petition, PDF] the court will determine whether §207 of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act (PRIIA) [text] "effects … [read more]


Legal News
22 May 2014
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] Vietnam's prime minister announced Thursday that his country is considering legal action against China regarding its claims of sovereignty over the South China Sea [BBC backgrounder]. Because any action will likely be fiercely opposed by China, Vietnam has thus far attempted a low-key approach to the issue of disputed … [read more]


Legal News
16 May 2014
by Max Slater

[JURIST] An appeals court in Argentina ruled Thursday that a controversial agreement between Argentina and Iran to investigate the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center was unconstitutional. The two nations signed the agreement [JURIST report] in January 2013, which permitted Argentinian authorities to question the Iranian suspects … [read more]


Legal News
11 Apr 2014
by Amy Mathieu

[JURIST] Judge William Pauley of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] dismissed [opinion, PDF] a class action lawsuit on Thursday against American Express, Citigroup and Discover Financial Services [corporate websites] that alleged the three credit card issuers violated the Sherman Antitrust Act [text] … [read more]


Academic Commentary
6 Apr 2014
by Leonard Baynes of St. John's University School of Law

JURIST Guest Columnists Leonard M. Baynes and David L. Gregory, both of the St. John's University School of Law, discuss the anniversary of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the interplay of racial and economic justice ... This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the enactment of Title … [read more]


Legal News
24 Mar 2014
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday declined to review [case docket] the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit [official website] decision regarding Delaware's state-funded arbitration for business disputes. The lower court held [JURIST report] that the provision that allows confidential judge-run arbitration hearings violates the … [read more]


Legal News
5 Mar 2014
by Daniel Mullen

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 7-2 Wednesday in BG Group v. Republic of Argentina [SCOTUSblog backgrounder], an international arbitration case that raises the question of whether, in disputes involving a multi-staged dispute resolution process, a court or the arbitrator determines whether a precondition to arbitration … [read more]


Legal News
5 Mar 2014
by Theresa Donovan

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Tuesday that US courts could not be used to collect $9.51 billion in fines and legal fees that previously resulted in an Ecuadorian court's judgment against Chevron [corporate website]. Judge … [read more]


Features
14 Jan 2014

In January 2005, the Sudanese government and the southern Sudan People's Liberation Movement signed a historic peace accord and, in the process, laid the foundation for the formation of South Sudan. The Comprehensive Peace Agreement concluded a 21-year civil war between the parties and sought to restore peace in Sudan. … [read more]

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