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Opening Argument - LexisNexis International Law Web Center Blog

Welcome to the LexisNexis International Law Web Center, your gateway to the international and foreign law resources of LexisNexis! In preparing the launch of this website, we could not have hoped for a more auspicious time than this, marked by the U.S. Supreme Court’s very recent decision in Medellin...

President Obama Cites "Rule of Law and Rights of Man" in Historic Inaugural Address

Referring to concerns about our common defense and rejecting as false the perceived choice between our safety and our ideals, President Obama has reaffirmed that his administration will uphold and be guided by the rule of law and the rights of man enshrined by our Founding Fathers in our nation's...

Salt and Fresh: UNCLOS, the Great Undersea Land Grab, and Water, Water Everywhere?

We are rapidly approaching the deadline for nations to stake their claims to their contiguous seabeds beyond the 200 mile Exclusive Economic Zone (“EEZ”). Based on the terms of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) Article 76, nations having contiguous seabed beyond...

Pirates - The Common Enemies of All, the Enemies of the Human Race, the Law of War and The Rule of Law

“The common enemies of all” - this is the appellation of Marcus Tullius Cicero for pirates, the terrorists of his day. The commonly bandied about phrase “ hostis humani generis” appears to derive from a medieval era paraphrasing attributed to the jurist Edward Coke. Cicero’s...

Rotterdam Rules - OK?

Rotterdam Rules – OK? A Brief Update on the Upcoming UN Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (the “Rotterdam Rules”) The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly By Sea, to be...