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Syrian Massacres and the Rule of Law
Posted on 8 Jun 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

If human rights are to be protected, and the rule of law to prevail, the days of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime are numbered. Until then, the massacres will continue. On May 25 th , the Syrian government murdered over 100 people... Read More

Can Syria’s Rebels Restore the Rule of Law?
Posted on 5 Dec 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

Syrian Attorney Mohammed Haj Hussein is attempting to create an impartial legal system in territory held by rebels. The goal is to provide justice that has been lacking in President Bashar al-Assad's authoritarian regime. On a positive note... Read More

Europeans want war crimes probe of Houla massacre
Posted on 1 Jun 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

GENEVA (AP) - European diplomats were pressing Friday for the U.N.'s top human rights body to propose a war crimes probe into last week's killing of over 100 civilians in Syria, a move that would be fiercely resisted by Russia but also is viewed... Read More

Women shut out of Syria's opposition leadership
Posted on 9 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

DOHA Qatar (AP) - The leadership of Syria's main opposition group in exile is an all-male affair after elections failed to promote a single woman to the decision-making group of 41 members. Some of the female delegates at the Syrian National Council... Read More

Fulbright Briefing: EU Expands Sanction Regime to Target Syrian Industry
Posted on 22 Sep 2011 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By: Lista M. Cannon and David M. Harris In response to the escalation in the level of violence perpetrated by the current Syrian regime against its people, the EU has recently implemented additional measures directly targeted at depriving the... Read More

Fulbright Briefing - OFAC Issues New General Licenses Authorizing Additional Transactions Under the Libyan and Syrian Sanctions Orders
Posted on 13 Sep 2011 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By: Stephen M. McNabb , Marsha Z. Gerber , Stefan Reisinger and Mary Beth Balhoff On September 9, 2011, the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") issued new general licenses authorizing additional... Read More

Fulbright Alert : The United States Imposes Significant New Sanctions Against Syria; European Union May Soon Follow Suit
Posted on 25 Aug 2011 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Stephen M. McNabb , Marsha Z. Gerber , Stefan Reisinger and Gwen Shirl Green President Barack Obama yesterday signed an Executive Order imposing significant new sanctions against Syria that will vastly curtail the ability of U.S. companies... Read More

United States Imposes Broad New Sanctions against Syria
Posted on 19 Aug 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

View Media In response to the escalating violence in Syria, President Obama issued today an Executive Order imposing broad new sanctions that could significantly disrupt business that was permissible under preexisting U.S. sanctions. This action... Read More

D.C. Circuit Holds that Conversion of Claim Under FSIA Section 1605A Does Not Require Re-Service of Process
Posted on 30 Jun 2011 by Cadwalader OneWorld International Practice

By Louis M. Solomon Gates, et al. v. Syrian Arab Republic, et al., No. 08-7118 (D.C. Cir. May 2011) (consolidated with 09-7108), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ... Read More

United States Imposes Broad New Sanctions Against Syria
Posted on 29 Aug 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

In response to the escalating violence in Syria, President Obama issued today an Executive Order imposing broad new sanctions that could significantly disrupt business that was permissible under preexisting U.S. sanctions. This action follows a U.N. Security... 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

District Court Finds FSIA Terrorist Exception Met by Generalized Allegations of Proximite, Rather than But-for, Causation
Posted on 26 Jul 2011 by Cadwalader OneWorld International Practice

By Louis M. Solomon Sheryl Wultz, et al. v. Islamic Republic of Iran , 08-cv-1460 (D.D.C. 2010), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] bears mention because of more recent attempts by non-U.S. sovereigns to avoid jurisdiction in... Read More

Middle Eastern Law Toolbox
Posted on 3 Jan 2011 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff (ME)

Welcome to LexisNexis Middle Eastern Law Toolbox, our bazaar which highlights legal content of particular Middle Eastern nations in our database. New to working in the region? Our Guide to International Legal Research chapter on the Middle East... Read More