July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
International efforts to rebuild postwar Iraq generated a breadth of legal issues. Following reconstruction investments were often managed by US-based entities, and most legal claims and disputes that arose involved American citizens. Many of the prominent reconstruction disputes arose from the ...[read more]
August 22, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The World Trade Organization (WTO) admitted the Russian Federation as its 156th member on Wednesday, bringing to a close accession negotiations that began in June 1993. The lower house of the Russian parliament ratified the WTO accession package protocol in July, clearing the way for Russia's ...[read more]
July 10, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, on Tuesday ratified the World Trade Organization (WTO) accession package protocol, clearing the way for Russia's membership in the global trading system. Despite stiff opposition, the ruling United Russia party garnered enough votes to ...[read more]
July 9, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Russia's Constitutional Court on Monday ruled that the World Trade Organization (WTO) accession package protocol for membership does not offend the Russian Constitution. The court's unanimous decision quashed the challenge brought by a group of 131 opposition lawmakers from the Just Russia and ...[read more]
June 15, 2012
by Jordan Barry
JURIST Guest Columnist Kambiz Behi of Mostafavi & Associates and JURIST Columnist Edsel Tupaz of Tupaz & Associates argue that the admittance of the Russian Federation into the World Trade Organization will create stronger economic relations despite the misgivings of US lawmakers...Later ...[read more]
April 30, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On April 30, 2010, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) placed Russia, China, and Canada on its Priority Watch List of countries that are not adequately protecting intellectual property rights. Although the Canadian government had pledged to strengthen copyright laws it was still ...[read more]
April 24, 2012
by Emily Osgood
JURIST Guest Columnist Anna Heatherington, an LL.M. Candidate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, is the author of the fourth entry in a 14-part series from the LL.M. students of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Heatherington analyzes the barriers to Russia's membership in ...[read more]
March 25, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On March 25, 2011, the dispute settlement body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) granted Canada's request to hear its challenge of the European Union (EU)'s ban on the import of seal products. Canada had requested establishment of a panel to hear the dispute in January 2010. Canada contended ...[read more]
December 21, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On December 21, 2009, the World Trade Organization (WTO) rejected a Chinese appeal of the organization's previous ruling that the country could not use censorship as a justification for barriers on trade. The WTO ruled that China had produced no evidence to show that the panel erred in its ...[read more]
November 18, 2011
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Olivier De Schutter said Friday that the World Trade Organization (WTO) must make food security a top priority at its global trade talks next month. De Schutter stressed that WTO policies do not adequately ensure the right to food in developing countries, ...[read more]

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