Digest of United States Practice in International Law, 2010

Hardcover | February 6, 2012

byElizabeth R. Wilcox

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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, and is an invaluable resource for practitioners and scholars in the field.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 2010 edition of the Digest covers various developments that occurred during the course of the year, including issues relating to the active engagement of the U.S. with the International Criminal Court and the first full year of U.S. participation as a member of the Human Rights Council. Alsodiscussed is U.S. involvement with notable treaties (including the New START Treaty and the Hague Convention on International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance, to both of which the U.S. Senate gave its advice and consent to ratification during 2010). Other subjectscovered include U.S. activities at the United Nations and important judicial decisions from 2010.

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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...

Elizabeth R. Wilcox is with the Office of the Legal Advisor at the U.S. Department of State

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1144 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199856079

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroductionNote 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 Law Concerning ImmigrationB. Alien Tort Claims Act and Torture Victim Protection ActC. Act of State and Political Question DoctrinesD. Review of Compact of Free Association with Palau6. 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. Detention and Missing PersonsK. Rule of Law and Democracy PromotionL. Freedom of ExpressionM. Freedom of Assembly and AssociationN. Self-DeterminationO. Human Rights and Counterterrorism7. International OrganizationsUnited NationsA. Un ReformB. ECOSOC: Consulatative Status for Non-Governmental OrganizationsC. International Court of JusticeD. International Law CommissionE. UN Secretariat: Determination of Personal Status for Entitlements and Benefits for Staff Members Who Are U.S. Nationals8. International Claims and State ResponsibilityA. International Law CommissionB. Nazi Era ClaimsC. Republic of the Marshall Islands9. Diplomatic Relations, Succession, Continuity of States, and Other Statehood IssuesICJ Advisory Opinion on Kosovo's Declaration of Independence10. Privileges and ImmunitiesA. Foreign Sovereign ImmunityB. Head of State ImmunityC. Diplomatic and Consular Privileges and ImmunitiesD. Other Issues of State RepresentationE. 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. CommunicationsF. 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 Abroad15. Private International LawA. Commercial LawB. Family LawC. International Civil Litigation16. Sanctions, Export Controls, and Certain Other RestrictionsA. Imposition, Implementation, and Modification of Sanctions, Export Controls, and Certain Other RestrictionsB. Other IssuesC. Export Controls17. International Conflict Resolution and AvoidanceA. Israeli-Palestinian ConflictB. SudanC. Uganda18. Use of Force, Arms Control and Disarmament, and NonproliferationA. Use of ForceB. Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and DisarmamentTable of CasesIndex