Rwanda

The Legal History of Rwanda This section provides an overview of Rwanda Bilateral Investment Treaty With Rwanda in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): On September 26, 2011, the U.S. Senate approved the […]

Corruption

Corruption Definition Corruption, wrongdoing by those in a special position of trust. The term is commonly applied to self-benefiting conduct by public officials and others dedicated to public service. (1) Corruption is not a technical term; it is not considered a criminal offence in most […]

Uzbekistan

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    A Guide to Legal Research in Uzbekistan by Maria S. Stalbovskaya; The Guide to Online Law: Uzbekistan by the Library of Congress; Doing Business in Uzbekistan by Baker & […]

Iran

The Legal History of Islamic Law in Iran This section provides an overview of Islamic Law in Iran Iran in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): See information on Nationality, Citizenship and Immigration […]

Japan

Legal Materials Business Information: Matthew Bender publishes a guide to Doing Business in Japanthat is available through Lexis (MATBEN;DBJAPN). Deloitte posts a Tax and Investment guide for Japan. See also the sources listed in "Doing Business in Foreign Countries." […]

Nuclear Safety

Nuclear Safety in 2013 United States views on international law [1] in relation to Nuclear Safety: In 2013, there was significant progress toward the establishment of a global nuclear liability regime allowing for compensation in the event of a nuclear accident, as called for by the […]

North Korea

In the United States For information about North Korea in the context of international trade, click here Democratic People's Republic of Korea ("DPRK" or "North Korea") in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice […]

Libya

Countries or entities currently subject to sanctions by the United States: Libya Libya in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): On March 26, 2011, State Department Legal Adviser Harold Hongju Koh […]

Disarmament

Disarmament Further Reading A concise encyclopedia of the United Nations (including Disarmament , H Volger, KA Annan -2010) The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations (TG Weiss – 2007) International Law: A Dictionary (including Disarmament , Boczek, Boleslaw Adam -2005) Embracing mainstream […]

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement has been established in order to contribute to regional and international security and stability, by promoting transparency and greater responsibility in transfers of conventional arms and dual-use goods and technologies. The aim is also to prevent the acquisition of […]

Syria

Countries or entities currently subject to sanctions by the United States: Syria Syria in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): In 2011, acting pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act […]

Nuclear Weapon

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Nuclear Security

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Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Democratic People's Republic of Korea ("dprk" or "north Korea") in 2013 United States views on international law [1] in relation to Democratic People's Republic of Korea ("dprk" or "north Korea"): After North Korea conducted a third nuclear […]

Conflict Minerals

Oecd Guidelines For Multinational Enterprises: Due Diligence Regarding Conflict Minerals in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): On May 25, 2011 the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development […]

Us Executive Order 13551

Executive Order 13551 in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): Executive Order 13551, signed by President Obama on August 30, 2010, targets North Korea's importation and exportation of arms, […]

Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe

  Article I 1. Each State Party shall carry out the obligations set forth in this Treaty in accordance with its provisions, including those obligations relating to the following five categories of conventional armed forces: battle tanks, armoured combat vehicles, artillery, combat […]

Cluster Munitions

Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons: Negotiation of Ccw Protocol on Cluster Munitions in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): During 2011, the United States continued efforts to negotiate a new […]

Arms Trade Treaty

Arms Trade Treaty in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): In 2009, Secretary Clinton announced U.S. support for negotiation of an Arms Trade Treaty to establish common international standards for the […]

Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Agreement With Russia For Cooperation on Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): The bilateral agreements for cooperation on peaceful uses of nuclear energy that the […]

Use of Force

Use Of Force Prohibition of Use of Force Further Reading A concise encyclopedia of the United Nations (including Use of Force, H Volger, KA Annan -2010) The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations (TG Weiss – 2007) International Law: A Dictionary (including Use of Force, Boczek, Boleslaw Adam […]

Private Military Security Companies

Private Military Security Companies, Military Contractors, and Their Accountability in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): On November 17, 2011, John F. Sammis, U.S. Deputy Representative to ECOSOC, […]

Un Nonproliferation Sanctions

United Nations Nonproliferation Sanctions in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): On April 20, 2011, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1977, extending the mandate of the […]

Ali V Rumsfeld

Ali v Rumsfeld in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): On June 21, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the lower court's dismissal of a case brought by Iraqi […]

Disarmament Court Decisions

Court Decisions, Court Proceedings in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): In 2011, habeas litigation relating to the Defense Department's detention of individuals at Guantanamo Bay continued before […]

Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Signatories

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Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty

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Commitment to Humanitarian Law

Affirmation of us Commitment to Humanitarian Law at Red Cross Conference in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): On November 28, 2011, Mr. Koh delivered remarks at the 31st International Conference of […]

Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty

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Country-Specific Issues

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Nuclear Smuggling

Joint Action Plans to Combat Nuclear Smuggling in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): In 2011, the United States continued its Nuclear Smuggling Outreach Initiative ("NSOI"), with negotiations […]

Al-madhwani V Obama

Al-madhwani v Obama in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): On May 27, 2011, the D.C. Circuit affirmed a lower court's denial of a petition for a writ of habeas corpus brought by a Yemeni national […]

Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty

Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): On January 27, 2011, Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller addressed the United Nations Conference on Disarmament ("CD") in […]

Criminal Prosecutions

Criminal Prosecutions in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): As discussed in section 3.a., supra, the White House released a fact sheet on March 7, 2011 announcing the resumption of military commission […]

Special Measures Agreement With Japan

Special Measures Agreement With Japan in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): On April 1, 2011, the "Agreement between the United States of America and Japan concerning new special measures relating […]

Assistance Restrictions

Modification of Sanctions and Assistance Restrictions in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): Effective July 18, 2011, the Department of State lifted measures imposed on one individual (Shah Hakim […]

Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): In her May 10 address to the Arms Control Association, Ms. Tauscher also discussed the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty […]

Nonproliferation Agreements

Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): Effective May 23, 2011, the Department of State imposed sanctions on 14 entities and two individuals under the […]

Khalid Sheik Mohammed

Khalid Sheik Mohammed in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): On April 4, 2011, Attorney General Holder announced that he was referring to military commissions the prosecutions of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed […]

Almerfedi V Obama

Almerfedi v Obama in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): On June 10, 2011, the D.C. Circuit reversed a lower court's grant of the writ of habeas corpus to a Yemeni national detained at Guantanamo. […]

Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in 2013 (Continuation) United States views on international law [1] in relation to Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: The United States applauds the efforts of the Provisional Technical Secretariat (PTS) to plan and prepare for this exercise. We […]

Armed Conflict

Embracing mainstream international law, this section on armed conflict explores the context, history and effect of the area of the law covered here. Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict In relation to the international law practice and Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict in this […]

Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement

Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): On July 13, 2011, Secretary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov exchanged diplomatic notes bringing […]