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Newsletter articles from 1999

Advocacy alert update September 1999 In January 1999, the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights expressed its concern about the arrest and detention of Kim Sen and Meas Minear from the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), who were jailed by Cambodian authorities in what appeared to be an attempt to punish the two men and LICADHO for their legitimate human rights monitoring activities (see Advocacy Alert, January 1999).
A brief introduction to the legal practice in Switzerland By Barbara Rutz December 1999 Europe is known for building on its own traditions, a general truth, which also applies to its legal system.
Cumulative voting under United States and Argentine law—Issues on protection to minority shareholders By Sebastián C. Alemán February 1999 The purpose of this article is to provide a general overview on cumulative voting under United States and Argentine applicable regulations as well as to point out certain situations in which, notwithstanding the existence of cumulative voting, minority shareholders' rights are jeopardized.
The Economic Espionage Act Of 1996 By Michael P. Avramovich July 1999 The end of the Cold War and the demise of the Soviet Union presaged for many a hope for a new era of peace.
Ex-Im bank: Access to trade finance By Paul Durbin September 1999 Exporting is a fundamental part of doing business for growing numbers of US companies.
An immigration due diligence checklist for mergers and acquisitions December 1999 With the return of "merger mania" in the 1990s, human resources managers and corporate legal counsel are often called upon to evaluate the immigration consequences of mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate changes.
Inter-American Court of Human Rights press release October 1999 Four new contentious cases were submitted before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. These cases are the Haniff Hilaire case against the State of Trinidad of Tobago, the Aguilera-LaRosa et al.
International and Immigration Law section council October 1999 I. Call to order at 10:10 a.m. Present James Cox, Gretchen Chesley, Thomas Keating, Philip Zou, Mary Milano, Angela Peters, Stephen Thomas, Michael Chmiel.
Israel Ochoa Lara—Mexico September 1999 Lawyer Israel Ochoa, who represents indigenous communities in southern Mexico, is currently subject to prosecution as a result of his work.
Lawyer to Lawyer Network October 1999 The New York based Lawyers Committee for Human Rights maintains a program to aid persecuted attorneys throughout the world with a mailing campaign by lawyers in bar associations around the world directly to the persecuting governments and government officials.
Lawyer to Lawyer Network July 1999 The New York based Lawyers Committee for Human Rights maintains a program to aid persecuted attorneys throughout the world with a mailing campaign by lawyers in bar associations around the world directly to the persecuting governments and government officials.
Lawyer to Lawyer Network June 1999 The New York based Lawyers Committee for Human Rights maintains a program to aid persecuted attorneys throughout the world with a mailing campaign by lawyers in bar associations around the world directly to the persecuting governments and government officials.
Lawyer to Lawyer Network April 1999 The New York based Lawyers Committee for Human Rights maintains a program to aid persecuted attorneys throughout the world with a mailing campaign by lawyers in bar associations around the world directly to the persecuting governments and government officials.
Lawyer to Lawyer Network March 1999 The New York based Lawyers Committee for Human Rights maintains a program to aid persecuted attorneys throughout the world with a mailing campaign by lawyers in bar associations around the world directly to the persecuting governments and government officials.
Lawyer to Lawyer Network February 1999 The New York based Lawyers Committee for Human Rights maintains a program to aid persecuted attorneys throughout the world with a mailing campaign by lawyers in bar associations around the world directly to the persecuting governments and government officials.
Mexico—Tax notes June 1999 You may be aware that on December 31, 1998, a Decree Amending Several Tax Laws and other Federal Regulations (the "decree") was published in the Official Gazette of Mexico.
Mexico: Recent changes in foreign investment rules and related tax laws By John E. Rogers and Francisco Videgaray O. March 1999 Recent changes in the foreign investment law and related regulations have created new opportunities in Mexico for foreign investors, but December 1998 changes in the Mexican tax laws have created new challenges.
Minutes of the International and Immigration Law Section Council Meeting September 1999 I. Call to order at 8:00 a.m. Present Mary L. Milano, Michael Chmiel, Lewis F. Matuszewich, Philip S. Zou, Patricia M. Gibson, Joyce Farried, Stephen J. Thomas, Robert Meltzer, James W. Cox, Angela Peters, Thomas Keating.
Mortgage banking in Mexico By L. Cordell McCarrey April 1999 The potential of the Mexico mortgage market is vast for those who can navigate through its uncharted and untapped waters.
New Maquila Decree By Sergio Yarritu June 1999 Recently, the Mexican government enacted amendments to the law governing the establishment and operation of maquiladoras.
Section council Breakfast Series March 1999 The following are the remarks of Robert Vandemeulebroucke, Consule General of Belgium to Chicago given before the International and Immigration Law Section Breakfast Series in November 1998.
Statute of limitations and international child support collection By Angela Peters December 1999 Mom and Dad, who are Israeli citizens, get divorced. Sixteen years later, Mom, who still lives in Israel, tries to collect on her child support judgment, from Dad, who has been and still is a United States citizen.