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Other International Courts
July 20, 2013
Although the ICC's name implies exclusivity, it is one of many international criminal tribunals. Several permanent international tribunals dealing in civil matters have also developed, ranging from the Permanent Court of Arbitration to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea to the World T....... [more]

International Reconstruction and Investment
July 20, 2013
International efforts to rebuild postwar Iraq generated a breadth of legal issues. Following reconstruction investments were often managed by US-based entities, and most legal claims and disputes that arose involved American citizens. Many of the prominent reconstruction disputes arose from the awar....... [more]

Other International Courts
June 20, 2013
Although the ICC's name implies exclusivity, it is one of many international criminal tribunals. Several permanent international tribunals dealing in civil matters have also developed, ranging from the Permanent Court of Arbitration to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea to the World T....... [more]

World Trade Organization admits Russia
August 22, 2012
The World Trade Organization (WTO) admitted the Russian Federation as its 156th member on Wednesday, bringing to a close accession negotiations that began in June 1993. The lower house of the Russian parliament ratified the WTO accession package protocol in July, clearing the way for Russia's member....... [more]

Russia parliament lower house approves WTO membership agreement
July 10, 2012
The State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, on Tuesday ratified the World Trade Organization (WTO) accession package protocol, clearing the way for Russia's membership in the global trading system. Despite stiff opposition, the ruling United Russia party garnered enough votes to app....... [more]

Russia court rules WTO membership agreement constitutional
July 9, 2012
Russia's Constitutional Court on Monday ruled that the World Trade Organization (WTO) accession package protocol for membership does not offend the Russian Constitution. The court's unanimous decision quashed the challenge brought by a group of 131 opposition lawmakers from the Just Russia and Commu....... [more]

Admitting Russia to the WTO Will Create Stronger Economic Ties
June 15, 2012
JURIST Guest Columnist Kambiz Behi of Mostafavi & Associates and JURIST Columnist Edsel Tupaz of Tupaz & Associates argue that the admittance of the Russian Federation into the World Trade Organization will create stronger economic relations despite the misgivings of US lawmakers...Later thi....... [more]

US trade office named countries with 'inadequate' IP protections
April 30, 2012
On April 30, 2010, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) placed Russia, China, and Canada on its Priority Watch List of countries that are not adequately protecting intellectual property rights. Although the Canadian government had pledged to strengthen copyright laws it was still placed....... [more]

Historical and Current Barriers to Russia's WTO Membership
April 24, 2012
JURIST Guest Columnist Anna Heatherington, an LL.M. Candidate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, is the author of the fourth entry in a 14-part series from the LL.M. students of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Heatherington analyzes the barriers to Russia's membership in the....... [more]

WTO granted Canada request for hearing on seal products ban
March 25, 2012
On March 25, 2011, the dispute settlement body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) granted Canada's request to hear its challenge of the European Union (EU)'s ban on the import of seal products. Canada had requested establishment of a panel to hear the dispute in January 2010. Canada contended tha....... [more]

WTO rejected China appeal on US media imports
December 21, 2011
On December 21, 2009, the World Trade Organization (WTO) rejected a Chinese appeal of the organization's previous ruling that the country could not use censorship as a justification for barriers on trade. The WTO ruled that China had produced no evidence to show that the panel erred in its original....... [more]




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