Digest of United States Practice in International Law 2011

Hardcover | August 30, 2013

byCarrieLyn D. Guymon

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Co-published by Oxford University Press and the International Law Institute, and prepared by the Office of the Legal Adviser at the Department of State, the Digest of United States Practice in International Law presents an annual compilation of documents and commentary highlighting significantdevelopments in public and private international law.Each edition compiles excerpts from documents such as treaties, diplomatic notes and correspondence, legal opinion letters, judicial decisions, Senate committee reports and press releases. Each document is selected by members of the Legal Adviser's Office of the U.S. Department of State, based ontheir judgments about the significance of the issues, their potential relevance to future situations, and their likely interest to scholars and practitioners. In almost every case, the commentary to each excerpt is accompanied by a citation to the full text.The 2011 edition covers various developments that occurred during the course of the year, including the State Department's activities in response to the "Arab Awakening" in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, and elsewhere. Other topics covered include the State Department's efforts to pursue compliancewith international law in the domestic law context, such as in promotion of domestic legislation that would comply with the decision of the International Court of Justice in Avena, and in the filing of amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court, e.g., in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum.

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Co-published by Oxford University Press and the International Law Institute, and prepared by the Office of the Legal Adviser at the Department of State, the Digest of United States Practice in International Law presents an annual compilation of documents and commentary highlighting significantdevelopments in public and private internat...

CarrieLyn D. Guymon is with the office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:976 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:August 30, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019931330X

ISBN - 13:9780199313303

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PrefaceNote from the PublisherIntroductionNote from the Editor1. Nationality, Citizenship, and ImmigrationA. NATIONALITY AND CITIZENSHIPB. PASSPORTSC. IMMIGRATION AND VISASD. ASYLUM AND REFUGEE STATUS AND RELATED ISSUES2. Consular and Judicial Assistance and Related IssuesA. CONSULAR NOTIFICATION, ACCESS, AND ASSISTANCEB. CHILDREN3. International Criminal LawA. EXTRADITION AND MUTUAL LEGAL ASSISTANCEB. INTERNATIONAL CRIMESC. INTERNATIONAL, HYBRID, AND OTHER TRIBUNALS4. Treaty AffairsA. CONCLUSION, ENTRY INTO FORCE, RESERVATIONS, APPLICATION, AND TERMINATIONB. OTHER ISSUES5. Foreign RelationsA. CONSTITUTIONALITY OF STATE LAWS CONCERNING IMMIGRATIONB. ALIEN TORT CLAIMS ACT AND TORTURE VICTIM PROTECTION ACTC. ACT OF STATE AND POLITICAL QUESTION DOCTRINES6. Human RightsA. GENERALB. DISCRIMINATIONC. CHILDREND. ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, AND CULTURAL RIGHTS, AND RELATED ISSUESE. INDIGENOUS ISSUESF. PROTECTION OF MIGRANTSG. CLIMATE CHANGEH. TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN, OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENTI. JUDICIAL PROCEDURE, PENALTIES, AND RELATED ISSUESJ. PROMOTION OF TRUTH, JUSTICE, REPARATIONK. RULE OF LAW AND DEMOCRACY PROMOTIONL. FREEDOM OF EXPRESSIONM. PROMOTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DURING THE ARAB SPRINGN. FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY AND ASSOCIATIONO. HUMAN RIGHTS AND COUNTERTERRORISM7. International OrganizationsUNITED NATIONSA. UN REFORMB. PALESTINIAN MEMBERSHIP EFFORTS IN THE UN SYSTEMC. INTERNATIONAL LAW COMMISSIOND. RESUMPTION OF PARTICIPATION BY HONDURAS IN THE OAS8. International Claims and State ResponsibilityA. INTERNATIONAL LAW COMMISSIONB. NAZI ERA CLAIMSC. IRAQ CLAIMS9. Diplomatic Relations, Succession, Continuity of States, and Other Statehood IssuesA. DIPLOMATIC RELATIONSB. STATUS ISSUESC. EXECUTIVE BRANCH AUTHORITY OVER FOREIGN STATE RECOGNITION AND PASSPORT ISSUANCE10. Privileges and ImmunitiesA. FOREIGN SOVEREIGN IMMUNITIES ACTB. IMMUNITY OF FOREIGN OFFICIALSC. HEAD OF STATE IMMUNITYD. DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIESE. INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS11. Trade, Commercial Relations, Investment, and TransportationA. TRANSPORTATION BY AIRB. NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENTC. WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATIOND. OTHER TRADE AGREEMENTS AND TRADE-RELATED ISSUESE. ANTITRUSTF. OTHER ISSUES12. Territorial Regimes and Related IssuesA. LAW OF THE SEA AND RELATED BOUNDARY ISSUESB. OUTER SPACE13. Environment and Other Transnational Scientific IssuesENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATIONA. LAND AND AIR POLLUTION AND RELATED ISSUESB. PROTECTION OF MARINE ENVIRONMENT AND MARINE CONSERVATIONC. OTHER CONSERVATION ISSUES14. Educational and Cultural IssuesA. CULTURAL PROPERTY: IMPORT RESTRICTIONSB. PRESERVATION OF AMERICA'S HERITAGE ABROADC. IMMUNITY OF ART AND OTHER CULTURAL OBJECTS FROM JUDICIAL SEIZURE15. Private International LawA. COMMERCIAL LAW: UNCITRALB. INTERNATIONAL CIVIL LITIGATION16. Sanctions, Export Controls, and Certain Other RestrictionsA. IMPOSITION, IMPLEMENTATION, AND MODIFICATION OF SANCTIONS AND CERTAIN OTHER RESTRICTIONSB. OTHER ISSUESC. EXPORT CONTROLS17. International Conflict Resolution and AvoidanceA. MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESSB. PEACEKEEPING AND RELATED ISSUESC. CONFLICT AVOIDANCE18. Use of Force, Arms Control and Disarmament, and NonproliferationA. USE OF FORCEB. NONPROLIFERATION, ARMS CONTROL, AND DISARMAMENTTable of CasesIndex