Energy and Natural Resources

India's Nuclear Tests

India's five underground nuclear explosions detonated on May 11-13, 1998, raise such international law questions as these: Is India prohibited by any applicable treaty or customary rule of international law from testing or possessing nuclear weapons? Is there any other source of international law that might prohibit India's testing or possessing nuclear weapons? If India may test and possess them, under what circumstances would it be lawful to use them? Do India's tests provide any other states, such as Pakistan, with legal justification to conduct their own nuclear tests? 
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3
Issue: 
5
Author: 
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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Volume: 
8
Issue: 
12
Author: 
Marc Benitah
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Sealing the Deal: The WTO’s Appellate Body Report in EC – Seal Products

Introduction

On May 22, 2014, the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Appellate Body (AB) issued its report in the EC  Seal Products dispute.[1] The decision arose from complaints by Canada and Norway against a legislative scheme adopted by the European Union (EU) in 2009 to prohibit the importation and marketing of seal products (EU Seal Regime).[2]

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Volume: 
18
Issue: 
12
Author: 
Rob Howse, Joanna Langille, and Katie Sykes
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Intergovernmental World Nature Organization (WNO) Treaty Enters into Force (May 1, 2014)

Author: 
Nicole R. Tuttle

On May 1, 2014, the Intergovernmental World Nature Organization (WNO) treaty entered into force.