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Newsletter articles from 2008

Message from the Chair By Pradip K. Sahu December 2008 It has been a busy couple of months since my last message. Our section council meeting at the Canadian consulate was very well attended by the consular community in Chicago and was quite productive.
Message from the Chair By Pradip K. Sahu August 2008 It has been only a few weeks since our organizational meeting in St. Louis, and our section council is already off to a great start.
Message from the Chair By Pradip K. Sahu July 2008 I would like to welcome all of the members of our section and our new council for the upcoming 2008-2009 year.
Message from the Chair By Lewis F. Matuszewich June 2008 This has been an extraordinarily successful year for the International and Immigration Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. It is a testament to what you can accomplish when you have many people contributing ideas and effort.
Message from the Chair By Lewis F. Matuszewich May 2008 Welcome to the eighth issue of The Globe for this year.  
Message from the Chair By Lewis F. Matuszewich March 2008 A message from Section Chair Lew Matuszewich.
Message from the Chair By Lewis F. Matuszewich February 2008 A message from Section Chair Lew Matuszewich.
Message from the Chair By Lewis F. Matuszewich January 2008 A message from Section Chair Lew Matuszewich.
Mexico helps reduce transportation costs: The Ciudad Juárez-El Paso metro area is the ideal location By Humberto Guerrero 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 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.
Navigating the Employment Eligibility Verification Process (Form 1-9) By Kevin Raica July 2008 For over two decades, employers have been required to verify that the people they hire are legally authorized to work in the United States.
New employment-based immigration regulations cause controversy By Tahani Afaneh May 2008 The Bush Administration recently implemented controversial changes to employment-based immigration regulations.
No need to panic about China’s new anti-monopoly law By Lei Hong January 2008 China passed its first anti-monopoly law on August 30, 2007. The law goes into effect on August 1, 2008.
Pro bono attorneys needed December 2008 The National Immigrant Justice Center periodically publishes a list of cases for which pro bono attorneys are needed to represent asylum seekers and other immigrants in need of protection.
Pro bono cases June 2008 The National Immigrant Justice Center periodically publishes a list of cases for which pro bono attorneys are needed to represent asylum seekers and other immigrants in need of protection.
Pulling no punches: Effective Representation of Immigration Survivors of Domestic Violence February 2008 On February 29th at the Chicago Regional Office, the International and Immigration Law Section Council will conduct a morning CLE.
Recent Canadian legal pronouncements on investor protections and disclosure duties for publicly traded companies in the wake of Bill 198 By Paul J. Carrier August 2008 On October 1, 2003, Bill 198 took effect in the Province of Ontario.
Reinforcing the International Conflicts Regime: A critical analysis of the Turkish attack on the Kurdish Worker’s Party By Christopher R. Minelli 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.
Report of status of selected civil liberties issues in Russia By Natalia Evdokimova November 2008 Chapter II of the Constitution of the Russian Federation adopted in 1993 grants the rights and liberties of the citizens of Russia.
Resources for Trade 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.
Section Council at British consulate November 2008 For many years, the International and Immigration Law Section Council of the ISBA has held some of their meetings at foreign consulates and have had representatives of the foreign consulates participate in other meetings and programs.
Section Council meets with Consuls August 2008 For the past few years, the International and Immigration Law Section Council has been specifically looking at the issues related to the requirement under the Vienna Convention that if a foreign national is arrested, or otherwise detained, their consulate should be notified.
Section members promote careers in international law By David W. Austin 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.
SEVIC Systems AG: Cross-border mergers come under the European Right of Establishment By Jan Lasak January 2008 In 2006 the European Court of Justice delivered a breakthrough judgment in the  SEVIC Systems AG case.
Textualism as a touchstone for privately-focused treaty interpretation By Christopher R. Minelli 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.
Timeline of recent events in Darfur region of Sudan By Cindy G. Buys 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.”
Upcoming CLE regarding intellectual property and international law issues in representing a globally expanding company By Pradip K. Sahu 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.
USA Trade World Illinois 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.
Zimbabwe: New Act forces foreign companies to cede control By Joshua Fellenbaum May 2008 Recent legislation approved by Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe gives indigenous Zimbabweans the power to control a majority share of foreign companies.