Democracy, Governance, and Rule of Law

Caribbean Court of Justice Holds that Damages for Defamation Claims must Reflect Law, Practice, and Traditions of State in Which Injury Occurred (July 29, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On July 29, 2016, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled that damages for defa

Special Tribunal for Lebanon Issues Contempt Judgment for Interference with Administration of Justice (July 15, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On July 15, 2016, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon issued a contempt judgment, finding both

ICISD Tribunal Rules Against Philipp Morris, Finding Uruguay’s Tobacco Control Measures Do not Violate Switzerland-Uruguay Bilateral Investment Treaty (July 8, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On July 8, 2016, an arbitral tribunal constituted under the auspices of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) issued an

Turkish Lawmakers Adopt State of Emergency & Suspend Adherence to the European Convention on Human Rights (July 21, 2016)

Author: 
Douglas Cantwell

On July 21, 2016, Turkish parliament approved (press release available in Turkish)

Permanent Court of Arbitration Rejects China’s Sovereignty Claims in South China Sea (July 12, 2016)

Author: 
Aldo Perez

On July 12, 2016, an Arbitral Tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration issued an award in th

ICC Finds Uganda and Djibouti Failed to Comply With Request for Arrest and Surrender of Al Bashir (July 11, 2016)

Author: 
Aldo Perez

On July 11, 2016, the International Criminal Court (ICC) held that Uganda and Djibouti failed to comply with a request for the arrest and surrender of Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir

Russia and China Issue Joint Declaration on Promotion and Principles of International Law (June 25, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On June 25, 2016, the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China issued a

U.S. Releases Documents on Civilian Casualties from Counterterrorism Strikes (July 1, 2016)

Author: 
Doug Cantwell

On July 1, 2016, the U.S. government released two documents on civilian causalities resulting from U.S. counterterrorism strikes abroad.

Israel and Turkey Agree to Resume Full Diplomatic Relations, Ending Six-year Rift (June 27, 2016)

Author: 
Aldo Perez

On June 27, 2016, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that

United Kingdom Votes to Leave European Union (June 23, 2016)

Author: 
Mary Snover

On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom held a referendum on whether to leave or remain in the European Union. A nationwide majority of 51.9 percent voted to leave.