Legal Theory

ABA Adopts ABA-ASIL Joint Task Force Policies on Implementing Treaties under U.S. Law

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14
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10
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Ronald J. Bettauer
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Supreme Court Preview: The Samantar Case and the Immunity of Foreign Government Officials

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The 1976 Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) provides the exclusive framework for deciding when foreign governments are entitled to immunity from suit in U.S. courts. [1] Over the years, the Supreme Court has played an integral role in interpreting the statute. This week, the Court once again faces the task of resolving a fundamental question about the FSIA's scope.

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14
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6
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David P. Stewart
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The Entering Into Force of the Lisbon Treaty – A European Odyssey

On December 1, 2009, after a struggle of almost a decade, the Lisbon Treaty, aimed at improving the functioning of the European Union (EU), has entered into force.

The European Odyssey

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13
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26
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Dr. Nikolaos Lavranos
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Germany Sues Italy at the International Court of Justice on Foreign Sovereign Immunity – Legal Underpinnings and Implications for U.S. Law

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13
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22
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Ronald J. Bettauer
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Who can be detained in the "War on Terror"? The Emerging Answer

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13
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18
Author: 
Faiza Patel
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Honduras: ¿Golpe de Estado en Vestido Constitucional? - Revisión*

* This version has been revised to reflect the 2003 repeal of Article 205(15) of the Honduran Constitution.  See endnote 44.  The author is indebted to Mr. Frank Walsh for bringing this oversight to his attention.

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13
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9
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Doug Cassel
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Honduras: Coup d’Etat in Constitutional Clothing? - Revision*

* This version has been revised to reflect the 2003 repeal of Article 205(15) of the Honduran Constitution.  See endnote 44.  The author is indebted to Mr. Frank Walsh for bringing this oversight to his attention.

Introduction

Legal confusion has clouded the recent de facto change of government in Honduras. Some of this arises from the passionate political debate over President Manuel Zelaya and his de facto removal. Without entering that debate, this analysis addresses only questions of international law and related questions of law.

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13
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9
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Doug Cassel
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Wiwa v. Shell: The $15.5 Million Settlement

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13
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14
Author: 
Ingrid Wuerth
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The UNHCR’S Guidance Note on Refugee Claims Relating to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

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13
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10
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Nicole LaViolette
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Honduras: ¿Golpe de Estado en Vestido Constitucional?

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El reciente cambio de facto de gobierno en Honduras se rodea por confusión jurídica. Algo de ella es consecuencia del debate político apasionado sobre el Presidente Manuel Zelaya y su destitución de facto. Sin entrar en ese debate, este análisis se dirige exclusivamente al derecho internacional y a las cuestiones jurídicas relacionadas.

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13
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9
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Doug Cassel
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