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Message from the Chair By Shannon M. Shepherd September 2006 A message from Section Chair Shannon Shepherd.
Message from the Chair By Shannon M. Shepherd August 2006 A message from Section Chair Shannon Shepherd.
Message from the Chair: Judge Diane Wood and Judge Robert Vinnekor speak at successful Asylum CLE By Juliet Boyd January 2006 The continuing legal education (CLE) seminar on asylum jurisprudence sponsored by the Section Council on November 11, 2005 proved to be a great success.
The need for international law and a global perspective By Joshua Fellenbaum May 2006 The author was awarded a scholarship from the International Law Students Association and the Dispute Resolution Institute of Hamline University School of Law to study this summer at Queen Mary School of Arbitration in London, England.
Noble Ventures Inc. v. Romania—Bilateral investment treaty claim against Romania dismissed By Violeta I. Balan January 2006 Romania won an important arbitration in front of the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) on October 12, 2005. See ICSID Case No. ARB/01/11.1
Oil and gas investments in Algeria—A legal and tax primer from an Algerian perspective By Michael L. Coleman & Celine van Zeebroeck November 2006 U.S. oil and gas companies have significantly contributed to the increase of foreign direct investment in Algeria in recent years.
One plus one equals three or in an immigration context applying for a waiver By Y. Judd Azulay November 2006 Over the years, practicing in the immigration field has gone from a “gentlemen’s” practice where everyone knew each other, respected each other and generally knew “who & what was on first,” to an adversarial practice having all the surprises, deceit, unpredictability and intrigue of the Perry Mason TV show.
The pledge in French secured transaction law: Creditors’ most favored security By Sac’i Nakano January 2006 The history of secured transactions in France goes back to Roman law. The Romans had developed various ways to guarantee against insolvent debtors.
Proposed amendments to the Investment Canada Act By Cliff Sosnow January 2006 This past summer, the Minister of Industry announced intended amendments to Canada’s foreign investment review legislation, the Investment Canada Act (ICA), that if permitted to become law would allow the government to modify or disallow foreign investments when the government believes they may compromise Canada’s national security.
Protecting ‘Works of the Human Spirit’ worldwide By Caitlyn McEvoy August 2006 The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is one of the many agencies of the United Nations headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Its main objective is to protect and promote the use of intellectual property, deemed as “works of the human spirit.”
Recent developments with respect to First Amendments Rights in the immigration context By Cindy G. Buys September 2006 As immigration practitioners may know, the extent of First Amendment rights of non-U.S. citizens has not been fully decided.
Removal Orders Redux: An analysis of the Immigration Deportation Reinstatement statute By Patrick M. Kinnally August 2006 Juanita and her husband, Jorge, have come to see you about Jorge’s immigration status.
Selling food in the European Union By Lynne R. Ostfeld July 2006 A summary of a project to provide advice to Illinois farmers wishing to engage in value added work by selling a ready-to-eat meal in the European Union.
Seventh Circuit upholds citizenship revocation of former Nazi By Jacob A. Ramer May 2006 In United States v. Kumpf, the Seventh Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision granting summary judgment in favor of the government, where the government had sought to revoke citizenship conferred in 1964 to a former member of the German SS Waffen. 
Summary of commercial agency/distributorship law in Turkey By Howard L. Stovall July 2006 In Turkey, the relationship between a principal and a commercial agent or distributor is primarily governed by the Turkish Commercial Code and the Code of Obligations.
Suppression of evidence is not a remedy for violating the VCCR By Jason Gunnell November 2006 Sanchez-Llamas v. Oregon: Suppression of the evidence is not an appropriate remedy when state authorities violate Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations
Thoughts on the creation of the United Nations Human Rights Council By Mark E. Wojcik May 2006 The U.N. Human Rights Commission had been created with good intentions for protecting and promoting international human rights law, but along the way the countries who were elected to membership on the Commission had terrible human rights records.
United States treaty and nationality-based work options By Scott D. Pollock September 2006 Each year the United States is a desirable or necessary destination for millions of international business persons and travelers.
What is an international law practice? By Lewis F. Matuszewich July 2006 The Illinois State Bar Association List Serve is a tremendous way for attorneys to communicate.
Where’s the beef? Mad Cow Disease and international trade in U.S., Canadian and Japanese beef By Donald L. Uchtmann January 2006 Where’s the imported beef? It’s back—at least in U.S. and Japanese grocery stores. U.S. imports of Canadian beef resumed in July 2005, and in December 2005, selected Japanese imports of U.S. beef restarted after a two-year ban.
A world of international law coming to Chicago and beyond By Violeta I. Balan August 2006 The ISBA’s International & Immigration Law Section Council would like to let you know about several upcoming international law events that might be of interest to you.