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US re-elected to UN Human Rights Council seat
Posted on 15 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United States was re-elected Monday to another three-year term on the U.N. Human Rights Council in the only contested election for the organization's top human rights body. The U.S. was competing with four countries for... Read More

Prominent Myanmar activist cancels trip to US
Posted on 17 Sep 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

YANGON Myanmar (AP) - A prominent Myanmar activist said Saturday that he is canceling a trip to the United States to receive a democracy award, to show solidarity with more than a dozen fellow activists whose applications for Full version (available... Read More

Report: Female farmworkers suffer sex abuse
Posted on 21 May 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

FRESNO Calif. (AP) - Female farmworkers across the United States are commonly sexually harassed and assaulted, in part because their immigration status makes them fearful of calling police, according to a report being released Wednesday by Human Rights... Read More

US: Ex-Mexico leader immune from Conn. lawsuit
Posted on 10 Sep 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

HARTFORD Conn. (AP) - Former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo should be immune from a lawsuit filed in Connecticut over the 1997 killings of 45 people in a Mexican village, the U.S. State Department said in a court filing. Zedillo, who is now an... Read More

House panel passes bill on Russian human rights
Posted on 11 Jun 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Foreign Relations Committee voted Thursday to penalize Russian human rights violators in a measure that could complicate efforts to normalize trade relations between the two countries. The legislation, approved by voice... 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

Canada's New Product Safety Law Takes Effect
Posted on 23 Jun 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

View Media The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act ("CCPSA"), which received Royal Assent on December 15, 2010, came into force on June 20, 2011. Health Canada is responsible for administering the CCPSA, which replaces Schedule I of Canada's... 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

D.C. Circuit Expands Federal Court Jurisdiction over Foreign Activities of U.S. Companies
Posted on 21 Jul 2011 by Troutman Sanders

By: Mark E. Nagle , Julie Mendoza , Donald B. Cameron, Jr. , Jeff M. Cohen The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Doe v. Exxon Mobil Corporation [ enhanced version available to subscribers / unenhanced version... Read More

Iran, US take their nuclear cases to UN stage
Posted on 3 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

UNITED NATIONS - (AP) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad brings his nuclear case to New York on Monday, turning a U.N. treaty conference into a stage for Tehran's long-running showdown with the Western powers over its uranium enrichment program... Read More

Officials say US and Russia to seal arms deal
Posted on 26 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

MOSCOW - (AP) President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev are within hours of an agreement on the final details of a historic new treaty that would drastically slash the nations' nuclear arsenals, U.S. and Russian officials said Friday... Read More

New UK aligns with US on hedge funds
Posted on 17 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (AP) British Prime Minister David Cameron's new coalition faces likely defeat in an early test of international clout when Europe votes next week to impose tougher laws on hedge funds and private equity groups. These industries have drawn... Read More

French court refuses extradition of Iranian to US
Posted on 6 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

PARIS - (AP) A French court rejected a high-profile extradition request from the United States on Wednesday, refusing to hand over an Iranian engineer accused of evading U.S. export controls to buy technology for military firms involved in Iran's... Read More

Russia: US adoptions freeze to last for weeks
Posted on 19 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

MOSCOW - (APINTL) All Russian adoptions to the United States will remain suspended until a new agreement is negotiated, which could take up to two months, the Kremlin's children's rights ombudsman said Monday. Russia froze U.S. adoptions last... Read More

Another US Internet company pulls back in China
Posted on 25 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

WASHINGTON - (AP) Two U.S. companies that sell Internet addresses to Web sites said Wednesday they had stopped registering new domain names in China because the Chinese government has begun demanding pictures and other identification documents from their... Read More