Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Dispute Resolution

Armed Force in Iraq

            Relying on U.N. Security Council Resolution 1441 (2002) and on the sovereign authority of the United States to use force in assuring its own national security, President Bush has said that the United States and its allies will use armed force to disarm Iraq if Saddam Hussein and his sons do not leave Iraq within a 48-hour deadline.
 
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8
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5
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Frederic L. Kirgis
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Ongoing WTO Negotiations on Fisheries Subsidies

It is well known that overfishing has led to the collapse of several commercially valuable fish species and the decline of others. [1] In this context, WTO Members agreed during the WTO Ministerial Conference held in Doha (Qatar) in November 2000, to launch negotiations with the aim to "clarify and improve WTO disciplines on fisheries subsidies, taking into account the importance of this sector to developing countries." [2]
 
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8
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12
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Marc Benitah
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Arbitral Tribunal Denies Jurisdiction in Achmea B.V. v. The Slovak Republic (May 20, 2014)

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Emily MacKenzie

On May 20, 2014, an arbitral tribunal (the Tribunal) convened under the terms of a bilateral investment treaty between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Czech and Slovak Republic (the Treaty),

Sealing the Deal: The WTO’s Appellate Body Report in EC – Seal Products

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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
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Rob Howse, Joanna Langille, and Katie Sykes
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The Dispute Settlement System of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: An Assessment after 20 Years

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Tara Davenport

Twenty years have passed since the entry into force of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the implementation of Part XV, which is one of the mo