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Russia’s Annexation of Crimea: An Analysis under the Principles of Jus ad Bellum
Posted on 14 Apr 2014 by John Balouziyeh

Introduction The Legality of the Use of Force under the UN Charter In the devastating aftermath of World War II, the international community came together to prohibit the use of force in international relations. The Charter of the United Nations... Read More

Humanitarian Crisis in Syria: International Law, Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect
Posted on 21 Mar 2016 by John Balouziyeh

by John M. B. Balouziyeh 1 Introduction The Syrian Civil War has triggered a humanitarian crisis of biblical proportions. At the time of this writing, 4.3 million Syrians had registered with UNHCR and at least 7.6 million more had been internally... Read More

Contentious Issues of the Brazilian World Cup Law
Posted on 30 Jul 2013 by William H. Byrnes IV

by Patricie Barricelli, Attorney, São Paulo Bar Association, Brazil * The Brazilian General World Cup Law was enacted last June with the aim to amend Brazil’s legal regime for sporting events as required to meet International Federation... Read More

We Still Don't Punish Contractors for Slavery on U.S. Bases
Posted on 13 Dec 2012 by Samir Goswami

By Samir Goswami U.S. military bases overseas rely on contracted migrant labor for things like food services and laundry-a system that has long imperiled the rights of foreign workers serving the very missions that claim to promote freedom. Though... Read More

Palestinian Statehood under International Law
Posted on 4 Jan 2013 by Thomas J.R. Stadnik, Esq.

Palestinian Statehood under International Law An Analysis and Discussion by John M. B. Balouziyeh, Esq. 1. Introduction General Assembly Resolution A/67/L.28 on the Status of Palestine at the United Nations was adopted on November 29, 2012... Read More

DLA Piper: Tougher Product Liability Provisions Following The Release Of Long-awaited Amendments To Consumer Rights And Interests Protection Law In China
Posted on 6 Dec 2013 by DLA Piper

By Sammy Fang and Moore Lu Download PDF The rise of consumerism in China over the past ten years, accompanied by huge increases in domestic consumption, has spurred greater regulatory enforcement in the area of product liability, as well as greater... Read More

Seventh Circuit Joins Eleventh and D.C. Circuits in Finding Corporate Liability Available Under the Alient Tort Statute, Splitting with the Second Circuit in Kiobel
Posted on 1 Aug 2011 by Cadwalader OneWorld International Practice

By Louis M. Solomon Biomah Flomo, et al. v. Firestone Natural Rubber Co. , No. 10-3675 (7th Cir. July 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ] , addresses the issue... Read More

Majority Rule: But Not as You Know It
Posted on 9 Jul 2013 by David Gibbs

In company law those who hold the majority of shares "rule" the company. This has been the case since the court in Foss v Harbottle (1843) 2 Hare 46 recognised the principle. If the majority have made a decision to take or not take certain action... Read More

Palestinian Statehood under International Law
Posted on 5 Jan 2015 by John Balouziyeh

Palestinian Statehood under International Law An Analysis and Discussion by John M. B. Balouziyeh, Esq. 1. Introduction General Assembly Resolution A/67/L.28 on the Status of Palestine at the United Nations was adopted on November 29, 2012... Read More