Publications

Section Newsletter Articles on International Law

Gender as a factor in international peacekeeping: The status of women in international conflict resolution By Jessica O’Brien Alternative Dispute Resolution, June 2008 While the status of women here in the United States seems to be continually improving, that is not to be said for the international community at large.
International child visitation By Mark E. Wojcik International and Immigration Law, June 2008 It comes as no surprise that the population of the United States is increasingly mobile.
International trade basics: How to advise clients with global products and services By Casey A. Fry International and Immigration Law, June 2008 As the fifth largest exporting state in the country, Illinois is home to a large number of businesses participating in international trade.
Chicago hosts major international arbitration event By Christopher R. Minelli International and Immigration Law, May 2008 The International Centre for Dispute Resolution is bringing together arbitration experts to discuss timely issues at a major conference to be held in Chicago April 24-25, at the InterContinental Hotel.
The International and Immigration Section Council on the World Wide Web By Gwendolyn M. Osmer International and Immigration Law, May 2008 The mission of the International and Immigration Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association is to improve the knowledge and skill of Illinois attorneys in the fields of international business law and immigration law and to inform the general public about these growing areas; to raise the awareness of section members about the legal and political issues of international, both public and private; to raise the consciousness of Illinois lawyers representing the foreign born in general legal matters; and to publish newsletters and sponsor seminars and conferences in furtherance of these goals.
A Law Day program on the crisis in Darfur By Scott W. Gertz International and Immigration Law, May 2008 The images have been horrific. The United States government has labeled the atrocities committed by the Sudanese government genocide.
Upcoming CLE regarding intellectual property and international law issues in representing a globally expanding company By Pradip K. Sahu International and Immigration Law, May 2008 On June 12, 2008, the International and Immigration Law Section will present an all day CLE program regarding intellectual property and international law issues in representing a globally expanding company.
Zimbabwe: New Act forces foreign companies to cede control By Joshua Fellenbaum International and Immigration Law, May 2008 Recent legislation approved by Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe gives indigenous Zimbabweans the power to control a majority share of foreign companies.
China’s great leap forward in private property protection By Wang Ying International and Immigration Law, March 2008 While the P.R.C.’s Property Right Protection Law may not seem extraordinary to a common law lawyer, it forges seminal new rights in private property protection in China.
Finding a way out: A brief examination of the Trademark Fair Use Principle in China By Pengcheng Gao International and Immigration Law, March 2008 The fair use principle started in copyright law, but has long been incorporated into trademark law as well.
A Law Day Program on the crisis in Darfur By Scott W. Gertz International and Immigration Law, March 2008 The images have been horrific. The United States government has labeled the atrocities committed by the Sudanese government genocide.
Reinforcing the International Conflicts Regime: A critical analysis of the Turkish attack on the Kurdish Worker’s Party By Christopher R. Minelli International and Immigration Law, March 2008 This article will argue that the illegal Turkish use of force is a reflection of the destabilization of the international conflict regime, a system of rules that guide rational actors by providing evidence of how other international actors will behave, which was caused by the United States during its war on terrorism.
Complying with U.S. Export Controls International and Immigration Law, February 2008 The U.S. Department of Commerce’s two-day program will be led by professional counseling staff of the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
Invest in Mexico: The perils of Mexican labor unions are a thing of the past By Antonio Guerra-Gomez International and Immigration Law, February 2008 You may confidently advise your clients to invest in Mexico, where union hazards are a thing of the past.
Textualism as a touchstone for privately-focused treaty interpretation By Christopher R. Minelli International and Immigration Law, February 2008 Curtis J. Mahoney argues in his student note, Treaties as Contracts: Textualism, Contract Theory, and the Interpretation of Treaties, that courts should apply interpretive techniques to treaties similar to relational contracts because of historical and normative reasons.
Advantages and benefits for U.S. investors in Thailand By Piyatida Pavasutti International and Immigration Law, January 2008 The World Bank has also published very positive rankings of Thailand for ease of doing business. Not only is Thailand one of the top five countries in Asia, but it also one of the top 20 countries on the planet in this category.
The irony of blasphemy laws in a democratic nation such as Pakistan and its ramifications for immigration lawyers in the U.S. By Farrah Qazi International and Immigration Law, January 2008 With Pakistan in the news constantly, it’s a fine time to examine its justice system and human rights record.
No need to panic about China’s new anti-monopoly law By Lei Hong International and Immigration Law, January 2008 China passed its first anti-monopoly law on August 30, 2007. The law goes into effect on August 1, 2008.
Section members promote careers in international law By David W. Austin International and Immigration Law, January 2008 Advising our students on how to pursue a career in international law is a hard task, but one that our Section Council members have taken to heart as part of our mission to inform the general public about this area of the law.
Senators introduce bill in Congress to combat violence against girls and women on a global level By Sharon L. Eiseman Women and the Law, January 2008 On November 1, 2007, Senators Joseph Biden (D-DE) and Richard Lugar (R-IN) introduced in the Senate the International Violence Against Women Act, closely modeled on the VAWA enacted by Congress in 1994 and recently re-authorized.
SEVIC Systems AG: Cross-border mergers come under the European Right of Establishment By Jan Lasak International and Immigration Law, January 2008 In 2006 the European Court of Justice delivered a breakthrough judgment in the  SEVIC Systems AG case.
Public-private supply chain initiatives: The relationship between C-TPAT, CSI, and the WCO By Matthew DeFlorio International and Immigration Law, December 2007 The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (“C-TPAT”) is a voluntary program established in November 2001 with the aim of engaging the global supply chain community and empowering participants to play a critical role in assisting Customs in achieving its dual objective of securing our nation’s borders and improving facilitation of trade.
Summary of commercial agency/distributorship law in the United Arab Emirates By Howard L. Stovall International and Immigration Law, December 2007 Commercial agencies are primarily governed in the United Arab Emirates (the “UAE”) by Federal Law No. 18 of 1981 as amended, the “Commercial Agency Law.”
Free trade with Korea International and Immigration Law, November 2007 The Office of the United States Trade Representative has provided the following summary of the Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Korea on which negotiations were concluded April 1, 2007.
Illinois International Business Calendar By Petra Novotna International and Immigration Law, November 2007 Upcoming events of interest to international law practitioners.
“Made In” legislation: A brief overview of origin-marking regulations in the EU and in the U.S. By Avv. Stefano M. Viola and Jessica T. DePinto International and Immigration Law, November 2007 Generally, origin marking rules require that every imported good having a foreign origin must be marked with the name of the country of origin.
Promoting Illinois Education Exports International and Immigration Law, November 2007 The U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service in Chicago publishes the U.S.A. Trade World Illinois. In their Fall 2007 issue, they included “Promoting Illinois Education Exports.”
Your client wants to vacation outside the U.S. with the kids but the other parent fears abduction… If the destination country is a Hague signatory, here’s a possible solution By Jacalyn Birnbaum International and Immigration Law, November 2007 Not an uncommon problem in a pending pre-decree case: One parent seeks to vacation with the children outside the country and the other parent—concerned about possible abduction—refuses to permit the vacation in the absence of an Order of Court.
Preamble to the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, October 2007 The text of the preamble.
South Africa: Transformed by truth and democracy By Gino Betts Jr. Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, October 2007 The author shares his insights after his trip to Cape Town.