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NORTH KOREA'S WITHDRAWAL FROM THE NUCLEAR NONPROLIFERATION TREATY

           On January 10, 2003, North Korea announced (a) that it was withdrawing from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), effective immediately, and (b) that its withdrawal from the NPT left it free from the binding force of its Safeguards Agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
 
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8
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2
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Frederic L. Kirgis
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Ongoing WTO Negotiations on Fisheries Subsidies

It is well known that overfishing has led to the collapse of several commercially valuable fish species and the decline of others. [1] In this context, WTO Members agreed during the WTO Ministerial Conference held in Doha (Qatar) in November 2000, to launch negotiations with the aim to "clarify and improve WTO disciplines on fisheries subsidies, taking into account the importance of this sector to developing countries." [2]
 
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8
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12
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Marc Benitah
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ICC Office of the Prosecutor Concludes No Basis for Further Investigations into Republic of Korea (June 23, 2014)

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Emily MacKenzie

On June 23, 2014, the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court published

U.S., U.K., France, China, and Russia Sign Protocol to the Central Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone Treaty (May 6, 2014)

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Nicole R. Tuttle

On May 6, 2014, the United States, United Kingdom, France, China, and Russia signed the Protocol to the Central Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Z

United Kingdom and China Sign Film Co-Production Treaty (April 23, 2014)

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Nicole R. Tuttle

On April 23, 2014, the United Kingdom and China signed a co-production film treaty that will, according to a

Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia Issues Severance Decision in Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea Trial (April 4, 2014)

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Emily MacKenzie

On April 4, 2014, the Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) issued a new severance

Australia v. Japan: ICJ Halts Antarctic Whaling

On March 31, 2014, the International Court of Justice declared that Japan must halt its current whaling program in the Southern Ocean.[1] The decision will not affect Japan’s whale hunt in the northern Pacific and it does not foreclose Japan from all whaling in the future, as long as it is conducted within the requirements of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW).[2] Nor does this decision affect the other two nations that currently conduct wh

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18
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9
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Cymie R. Payne
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Colleague Societies

Professional societies of international law exist on every continent. Strengthening connections between these societies and their members enriches our understanding by increasing transnational knowledge about shared and diverse approaches to international law’s formation, study, and practice. ASIL celebrates its colleague societies around the world.

ICJ Rules in Case Concerning Whaling in the Antarctic (March 31, 2014)

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Steven Arrigg Koh

On March 31, 2014, the International Court of Justice rendered its Judgment in the case concerning Whaling in the Antarctic (Aust

The Philippines Files Case With UN Permanent Court of Arbitration Concerning China’s Claims in South China Sea (March 30, 2014)

Author: 
Adom Malcolm Cooper

On March 30, 2014, the Philippines submitted its Memorial to the Permanent Court of Arbitration in its dispute with China over the South China Sea.