January 16, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
The International Maritime Bureau (IMB), a specialized division of the International Chamber of Commerce reported on Wednesday that maritime pirate attacks have reached their lowest levels in six years, dropping 40 percent since 2011. Pottengal Mukundan, Director of the IMB, attributes the ...[read more]
March 19, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On March 19, 1918, the US Congress passed the Standard Time Act, which divided the continental US and Alaska into five time zones. Congress delegated authority to the International Commerce Commission (ICC) to define the boundaries of these time zones for the benefit of interstate commerce ...[read more]
September 28, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The National Assembly of Panama on Wednesday approved a controversial new copyright law that allows authorities to fine infringers without a trial or civil lawsuit. The bill would grant broad powers to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to impose fines of up to USD $100,000 on individuals found ...[read more]
July 23, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The International Chamber of Commerce International Maritime Bureau (IMB) on Monday reported that the number of global pirate attacks fell sharply in the first half of 2012. The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) received reports of 177 incidents in the first six months of this year, compared to ...[read more]
December 6, 2011
by Sarah Posner
More than 20,000 children are subjected to harsh and unsafe conditions while working in Malian gold mines, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Tuesday. Children reportedly carry heavy ore from the mining shafts and are exposed to mercury inhalation, which causes severe health problems. The gold ...[read more]
July 13, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On July 13, 2009, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Nicaragua had interfered with Costa Rica's right of free navigation on the San Juan river, which separates the two Central American countries. Costa Rica filed a complaint in the ICJ in 2005, arguing that although Nicaragua has ...[read more]
April 14, 2011
by Daniel Richey
International maritime piracy reached an all-time high in the first quarter of 2011, says a report released Thursday by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB). The ICC's piracy reporting center, which has monitored reports of maritime piracy 24 hours a day ...[read more]
January 14, 2010
by Zach Zagger
2009 marked the worst year for maritime piracy in six years, according to a report issued Thursday by the International Chamber of Commerce International Maritime Bureau (IMB). The total reported incidents of piracy reached 406, surpassing 400 for the first time since 2003. It is the third ...[read more]
July 13, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled Monday that Nicaragua has interfered with Costa Rica's right of free navigation on the San Juan river, which separates the two Central American nations. Costa Rica filed a complaint in the ICJ in 2005, arguing that although Nicaragua has sovereignty... ...[read more]
January 29, 2009
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist S.R. Subramanian of the Hidayatullah National Law University in Raipur, India, says that recent UN Security Council endorsement of a law enforcement mechanism called a shipriders agreement represents a significant step forward in the new international fight against... ...[read more]

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