Environment

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The Effectiveness of International Law in "Greening" the Economy

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Annecoos Wiersema

This was a fascinating panel, with speakers addressing questions related to the role of international law in facilitating efforts to “green the economy.” Moderater Elizabeth Dowd

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Can International Norms Protect Us From Natural Disasters?

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Clive Baldwin

Moderator:  David Fisher

Speakers: Ingrid Nifosi-Sutton; Kirsten Bookmiller; Michael Gerrard; Elizabeth Ferris

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Corporate Responsibility and Human Rights

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David Zaring

The panel on corporate responsibility and human rights was focused on the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights issued by the United Nations, with the strong encouragem

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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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

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IG Update: International Refugee Law Interest Group to Propose Student Writing Competition, Elect New Co-Chairs, and Hold Social Gathering

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Richard Falk & Tom Syring

ASIL’s International Refugee Law Interest Group welcomes all of you to this year’s Annual Meeting and the numerous exciting opportunities to connect it presents!

S.D.N.Y. Holds That Ecuadorian Judgment Against Chevron Corporation Was “Obtained by Corrupt Means” (March 4, 2014)

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Steven Arrigg Koh

On March 4, 2014, the District Court for the Southern District of New York issued an injunction against enforcement in the U

The Amritsar Dialogue Statement on Green Courts and Tribunals (November 24, 2013)

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Adom Malcolm Cooper

On November 24, 2013, the Jawaharlal Nehru Chair in International Environmental Law, Jawaharlal University, and the Centre for Advanced Study on Courts and Tribunals in collaboration with the Asian

Climate Change and the International Maritime Organization: Another Breakthrough at the Marine Environment Protection Committee?

Acknowledging the global and complex nature of shipping activities, the Kyoto Protocol, Article 2(2) entrusts the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from marine bunker fuels to the International Maritime Organization (IMO).[i] Since 1997, the IMO Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) has been actively engaged in discussions concerning the reduction of GHG emissions from ships and the elaboration of a legal framework for energy efficiency in the shipping industry as a means of tackling climate change.

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17
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24
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Sophia Kopela
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