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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

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 of corporate liability under the Alien Tort Statute...

Half the Sky Documentary Premiers October 1 - 2 on PBS

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is a four-hour PBS primetime documentary film and national broadcast event inspired by the widely acclaimed book of the same name by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Girl at New Light Crèche in Kolkata, India Photo...

We Still Don't Punish Contractors for Slavery on U.S. Bases

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 President Obama this year pledged to crack down on...

Majority Rule: But Not as You Know It

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, that will be respected. Even if they are yet...

Contentious Issues of the Brazilian World Cup Law

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 of Association Football ( Fédération...

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

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 willingness by consumers to seek legal remedies in...

Russia’s Annexation of Crimea: An Analysis under the Principles of Jus ad Bellum

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 ( Charter or CUN ) became the formal codification...

Palestinian Statehood under International Law

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 by a vote of 138 in favor to nine against and forty...

Humanitarian Crisis in Syria: International Law, Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect

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 displaced within Syria. Today, more than half of...