Environment

East African Court of Justice Rules in Serengeti Highway Case (June 20, 2014)

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Emily MacKenzie

On June 20, 2014, the East African Court of Justice at Arusha, First Instance Division (the Court), issued

The Kyoto Protocol Enters into Force

More than seven years after its adoption, the Kyoto Protocol finally entered into force on February 16, 2005, thus marking the beginning of a new era in global efforts to combat climate change. [1] While international agreement for action on global warming was first reached in the Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1992, this failed to set clear targets for the abatement of greenhouse gas emissions. [2] In adopting the Kyoto Protocol, however, the international community agreed on quantified emission limitation and reduction obligations.
 
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9
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8
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Chester Brown
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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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18
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12
Author: 
Rob Howse, Joanna Langille, and Katie Sykes
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Caribbean Court of Justice Declares Guyana Customs Act Invalid (May 8, 2014)

Author: 
Emily MacKenzie

On May 8, 2014, the Caribbean Court of Justice (the Court) delivered its

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.

WTO Law and the Right to Regulate: China – Rare Earths

On March 26, 2014, a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel issued its report on a dispute between the European Union, Japan and the United States as complainants and China as respondent over access to so-called “rare earths,” as well as tungsten and molybdenum.[1] The Panel found that China violated its obligations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (GATT)[2] and the Accession Protocol[3] by

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18
Issue: 
10
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Markus Wagner
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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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