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Supreme Court declines to review BP oil spill case
December 9, 2014
The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a settlement with BP resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The case arises from a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit last March. BP claims that under the terms of the settlement they are forced to pay businesses....... [more]

UN rights expert urges legally binding agreement on greenhouse gas emissions
December 1, 2014
UN Independent Expert on human rights and international solidarity Virginia Dandan has urged states attending the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) in Lima, Peru, to commit to a new legally binding agreement on greenhouse gas emissions. The twentieth session of the globa....... [more]

Tanzania parliament votes on PM resignation amid corruption scandal
November 30, 2014
Tanzania's parliament voted on Saturday to dismiss senior officials, including the attorney general and the minister of energy, following a report released earlier this week implicating public officials in a scandal involving fraudulent payments of public funds. Officials have also called for the re....... [more]

US and China pledge to cut carbon emissions
November 12, 2014
The US and China on Wednesday announced a negotiated agreement to reduce greenhouse gas output. Leaders of both countries negotiated secretly to arrive at the following pledge: The US seeks to reduce emissions by a quarter or more by 2025, while China will implement greater use of zero-emission ener....... [more]

International Response to Climate Change
November 2, 2014
09/22/2014: IBA urged reform to climate change justice structures to protect human rights 09/17/2014: Report proposed recognizing land rights of locals could be cost-effective protection for tropical forests 06/08/2014: UN called for protection of the oceans on World Oceans Day 06/02/2014: EP....... [more]

International Treaties Addressing Climate Change
November 2, 2014
Changing international relations at the end of the 20th century, as well as concern for how various countries would handle sensitive environmental issues, led to the UN Conference on Environment and Development, also known as the Rio Conference. Held in June 1992, the conference produced the first m....... [more]

Challenges of Climate Change
November 2, 2014
A major challenge for the international response to climate change is the allocation of responsibility between industrialized and developing countries for remediation and mitigation. While industrialized countries like the United States have a history of emitting greenhouse gases and are considered....... [more]

International Response to Climate Change
November 2, 2014
According to many experts, such as those that comprise the US Global Change Research Program, climate change as a result of global greenhouse gas emissions is one of the most pressing and controversial environmental issues facing the international community today. In recent decades, many nations ha....... [more]

Argentina lawmakers pass controversial energy law
October 31, 2014
Argentina's lower house of Congress on Thursday passed a highly criticized bill for a new Hydrocarbons law. The lower house, controlled by allies of President Cristina Fernandez, passed the bill with a vote of 130-116 with one abstention after 14 hours of debate. The bill seeks to promote foreign b....... [more]

France appeals court approves extradition of former Kazakhstan energy minister
October 25, 2014
An appellate court in Lyon, France has upheld the extradition of Mukhtar Ablyazov, Kazakhstan's former energy minister accused of misappropriating USD $6 billion from BTA Bank. This overrules a previous ruling in which another appellate court had stricken down Mukhtar's extradition after it was or....... [more]

The Crisis in Hong Kong: Can Comparative Law Help?
October 22, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Shubhankar Dam, of the Singapore Management University, proposes a solution to the underlying issues which caused the ongoing protests in Hong Kong ... Nearly three weeks after they began, Hong Kong's student-led protests show little signs of abating. Parts of the central busi....... [more]




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