Archive | October, 2012

News: Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hot stories from around the world – what is happening in international law and policy this Wednesday, October 31, 2012.

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Critical Analysis: International Concern Continues to Grow Over Shark Finning Practices

This past month, Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla signed a ban on shark finning to amend previous legislation and to close loopholes in the law. The original 2001 law banned shark finning but permitted other countries to continue to import shark fins. Shark finning is becoming a growing global concern for the complex ecosystem of […]

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Critical Analysis: Global Piracy Still a Major Problem

News of global piracy has faded into the background of the international arena for some, but many countries are still dealing with it. While an international maritime anti-fraud agency has reported a 54 percent reduction in piracy attacks off the Somali coast, recent attacks show that piracy is still a major global problem. The same […]

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News: Monday, October 29, 2012

Hot stories from around the world – what is happening in international law and policy this Monday, October 29, 2012.

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Critical Analysis: Emerging LGBT Rights Across the United Nations

On October 2nd, Ukrainian lawmakers passed a law that would imprison a person for up to five years for positively representing homosexuality.  Human rights groups condemned the law as Soviet era oppression, which considered homosexuality a crime. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights spoke out against the law, stating that the legislation was clearly […]

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News: Friday,October 26, 2012

Hot stories from around the world – what is happening in international law and policy this Friday, October 26, 2012.

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Critical Analysis: Libya Consulate Attack Sparks Backlash Against Militias

The attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, provoked widespread outrage not only in the international community, but among Libyans themselves. In the weeks since the attack, thousands of Libyans have joined protests against the radical militia believed responsible, as well as other militias […]

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After a Brief Hiatus, Kenya Once Again Has Universal Jurisdiction Over Pirates

On October 18, the Kenyan Court of Appeal in Nairobi handed down a pivotal decision in In re Mohamud Mohammed Hashi, et al. It held that Kenya has jurisdiction to try piracy suspects whose alleged acts occurred beyond the country’s territorial waters. Due to Kenya’s central role in the emerging global network of piracy prosecutions, the […]

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Critical Analysis: Libya Elects New Prime Minister

Libya’s 200 member national congress has elected Ali Zidan as its new prime minister.  Zidan, a former Congressman and human rights lawyer, won 93 votes, securing a majority for him from those present and voting.  Zidan, an independent, beat a candidate favored by the Justice and Construction party,a party linked to the Muslim Brotherhood. The […]

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News: Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hot stories from around the world – what is happening in international law and policy this Wendesday, October 24, 2012.

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