Energy and Natural Resources

Israel-Lebanon Offshore Oil & Gas Dispute – Rules of International Maritime Law

Introduction

Tensions between Lebanon and Israel have been running high during the last months due to a legal dispute over rights to newly discovered natural oil and gas reserves in the Mediterranean Sea. Formally at war for years, and without diplomatic relations, Israel and Lebanon have never agreed on a delimitation of their maritime boundaries.

Rising Conflict Between Israel and Lebanon

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Martin Wählisch
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The Australian Trade Policy Statement on Investor-State Dispute Settlement

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On April 12, 2011, the Australian Government released a Trade Policy Statement outlining a series of five principles and six disciplines that will guide Australian trade policy in the future. Having laid out a comprehensive map, the Statement pointedly expresses opposition to investor-state dispute settlement provisions in future Australian trade agreements:

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Jürgen Kurtz
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The Human Rights Council Endorses “Guiding Principles” for Corporations

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On June 16, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council endorsed Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This Insight describes the background to the Guiding Principles, the Principles themselves, and the Council’s decision to endorse them.

From the Draft Norms to the Ruggie Framework

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21
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John H. Knox
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Trade Remedies and Non-Market Economies: The WTO Appellate Body's Report in United States—Definitive Antidumping and Countervailing Duties on Certain Products from China

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15
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19
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Wentong Zheng
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Mauritius Brings UNCLOS Arbitration Against The United Kingdom Over The Chagos Archipelago

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8
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Peter Prows
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Advisory Opinion of the Seabed Disputes Chamber of International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on “Responsibilities and Obligations of States Sponsoring Persons and Entities With Respect To Activities in the Area”

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David Freestone
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The 2010 Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol: A New Treaty Assigning Transboundary Liability and Redress for Biodiversity Damage Caused by Genetically Modified Organisms

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15
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Anastasia Telesetsky
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Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum: Another Round in the Fight Over Corporate Liability Under the Alien Tort Statute

 

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14
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31
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Chimène I. Keitner
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