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Section Newsletter Articles on International Law

ABA Section of International Law Meeting By Violeta I. Balan International and Immigration Law, April 2009 One of this year’s most important events for international lawyers is the Spring Meeting of ABA Section of International Law, taking place in Washington, DC, on April 14-18, 2009.
Alert for religious organizations and religious workers By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, April 2009 Date: November 26, 2008
“Explicit” waivers of foreign sovereign immunity need not explicitly refer to courts of the United States By Mark E. Wojcik International and Immigration Law, April 2009 In Capital Ventures International v. Republic of Argentina, the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit had to decide “whether the Republic of Argentina explicitly waived its sovereign immunity from suit in the United States as to claims relating to bonds issued by Argentina under German law.”
A guide to consular notification for local governments By Mark C. Palmer Local Government Law, February 2009 Is an international law treaty from 1963 important to local governments in Illinois?
The basics of buying a home in Mexico: Mi Casa in Mexico 101 By Humberto Guerrero International and Immigration Law, January 2009 This article intends to provide foreign buyers with the essentials on how to buy a dream home in Mexico.
China’s Antimonopoly Law: The first 100 days By Ying Deng Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law, January 2009 An overview of the six civil cases filed in China's People's Courts and China’s planning for antitrust civil litigation. A short background section provides some of the history of AML and its basic functions.
Investment arbitration and financial crisis: The global financial crisis and BITs By Joshua Fellenbaum International and Immigration Law, January 2009 The global economy has struck a significant downturn, which as this article posits, could have direct effects on investor-state arbitration claims.
What you need to know about consular notification By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, January 2009 On Thursday, December 11, 2008, the International and Immigration Law Section Council sponsored an interesting and informative CLE program on consular notification at the ISBA’s Mid-Year Meetings.
What you need to know about consular notification for the defense—What difference can consular notification make? By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, January 2009 Foreign nationals in the U.S. find themselves in a difficult situation when they are in criminal or immigration proceedings.
Mexico helps reduce transportation costs: The Ciudad Juárez-El Paso metro area is the ideal location By Humberto Guerrero International and Immigration Law, December 2008 High oil prices are indeed affecting U.S. and non-U.S. companies around the world. A U.S. company that manufactures a product 7,000 miles away from home is definitely running into cost problems due to the unprecedented high transportation costs.
The mutually beneficial relationship between the Section Council and the Consulates By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, December 2008 The ISBA Section on International and Immigration Law has for many years held some of its meetings at Consulate Generals of various nations.
Compliance with United States export controls By Richard T. Ruzich and Daniel Cherry International and Immigration Law, November 2008 Your Client enters into an agreement with the United States Government
Looking for a precedent for three-dimensional trademarks in Japan? Coke is it By Pradip K. Sahu International and Immigration Law, November 2008 On May 29, 2008, the Japan Intellectual Property High Court reversed the decision of the Japan Patent Office (the “JPO”) in which the JPO rejected the application for registration of one of the Coca-Cola Company’s unique bottle shapes as a three-dimensional trademark.
Report of status of selected civil liberties issues in Russia By Natalia Evdokimova International and Immigration Law, November 2008 Chapter II of the Constitution of the Russian Federation adopted in 1993 grants the rights and liberties of the citizens of Russia.
USA Trade World Illinois International and Immigration Law, November 2008 As mentioned in previous issues of The Globe, the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service in Chicago publishes USA Trade World Illinois.
Report of status of selected civil liberties issues in Russia By Natalia Evdokimova Human Rights, September 2008 Chapter II of the Constitution of the Russian Federation adopted in 1993 grants the rights and liberties of the citizens of Russia.
Comparison of patent litigation in the United States, Germany, and Japan By Gary M. Ropski and Thomas C. Burton International and Immigration Law, August 2008 Earlier this year, the International and Immigration Law Section Council held a continuing legal educations program entitled, “Intellectual Property and International Law Issues in Representing a Globally Expanding Company.”
Recent Canadian legal pronouncements on investor protections and disclosure duties for publicly traded companies in the wake of Bill 198 By Paul J. Carrier International and Immigration Law, August 2008 On October 1, 2003, Bill 198 took effect in the Province of Ontario.
Resources for Trade International and Immigration Law, August 2008 Any attorney who advises clients, or even hopes to advise clients in the future concerning matters of international business issues, should consider subscribing to USA Trade World Illinois, issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Citing foreign and international law in U.S. domestic court decisions: What would the founding fathers say? By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, July 2008 In speeches to several law schools in 2005, former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, criticized the use of foreign law in Supreme Court opinions, “calling it anti-democratic and unworkable.”
Timeline of recent events in Darfur region of Sudan By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, July 2008 The International and Immigration Law Section Council, the Human Rights Section Council, the Decalogue Society of Lawyers, and the John Marshall Law School organized a meeting on May 1st at The John Marshall Law School concerning “The Crisis in Darfur.”
The 7th Circuit upholds application of the act-of-state doctrine By Timothy B. White International and Immigration Law, June 2008 In a relatively rare case involving the act-of-state doctrine, the Court of Appeals in the Seventh Circuit determined that the district court did not err in applying the act-of-state doctrine to the Plaintiff’s claim for the wrongful loss of his property when Polish police seized and subsequently “lost” his computers after Defendants filed a criminal complaint against his Polish corporation for alleged intellectual property infringement.
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.