Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Dispute Resolution

World Court Rules Against the United States in LaGrand Case Arising from a Violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations

            On June 27, 2001, the International Court of Justice (the World Court) issued its judgment on the merits of the LaGrand Case (Germany v. United States).  Walter LaGrand and his brother, German nationals living in the United States, were arrested in Arizona in 1982 on suspicion of armed robbery and murder.  They were not informed of their rights under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, a multilateral treaty to which both Germany and the United States are parties.  Article 36, paragraph (1)(b) of the Convention provides:
 
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6
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16
Author: 
Frederic L. Kirgis
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Liechtenstein Sues Germany before the World Court over a Dispute Concerning Property Seized by Czechoslovakia During WWII

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6
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14
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Pieter H.F. Bekker
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Proposed Missile Defenses and the ABM Treaty

On May 2, 2001, President George W. Bush announced his administration's intention to deploy defenses against possible missile attacks from states other than those formerly regarded as major threats to the United States. He said that in doing so, "We should leave behind the constraints of an ABM [Anti-Ballistic Missile] Treaty that perpetuates a relationship [with the former Soviet Union] based on distrust and mutual vulnerability."
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6
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11
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Frederic L. Kirgis
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The US-EU Agreement to Resolve the Banana Dispute

On April 11, 2001 the US and the EU reached an agreement (the "Agreement") in the decade-long dispute over the EU's banana import regime.  The Agreement requires the EU to abandon its proposal to institute on July 1 a "first-come-first-served" licensing regulation and to move in 2 stages to a tariff-only system by 2006.
 
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6
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10
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Eliza Patterson
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The US-EU Banana Dispute

Agriculture has traditionally been a primary source of economic tension between the United States and the European Union. The dispute over the EU's banana regime has been among the most contentious in recent years. It is also among the more legally and politically complex. 
 
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6
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4
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Eliza Patterson
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Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal Awards Iran Compensation for Legal Expenses Incurred in U.S. Courts (July 2, 2014)

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Emily MacKenzie

On July 2, 2014, the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal (the Tribunal) issued Award No.

The World Court Finds that U.S. Attacks on Iranian Oil Platforms in 1987-1988 Were Not Justifiable as Self-Defense, but the United States Did Not Violate the Applicable Treaty with Iran

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8
Issue: 
25
Author: 
Pieter H.F. Bekker
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Legal Issues Raised by Profitable Biotechnology Development Through Marine Scientific Research

In July 2003, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of the United Kingdom invited proposals for a "Study into the Legal and Moral Framework for Marine Biotechnology Development in the UK." The study, when complete, should constitute a pioneering effort to deal with a growing and important field of international law that is poorly understood and researched but that is gaining considerable significance in practice, and poses complex legal, moral and environmental issues. [1]
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7
Issue: 
22
Author: 
Montserrat Gorina-Ysern
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