July 4, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Thursday that the European Commission is not being sufficiently transparent regarding negotiations with the US on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The TTIP aims to remove trade barriers between the EU and US, and make it easier ...[read more]
March 5, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Wednesday in BG Group v. Republic of Argentina, an international arbitration case that raises the question of whether, in disputes involving a multi-staged dispute resolution process, a court or the arbitrator determines whether a precondition to arbitration has ...[read more]
December 5, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday released new satellite images and an assessment of North Korea's political prison camps, which reveal new housing blocks, an expansion of production facilities and continued tight security. In a report titled "North Korea: Continued Investment in the ...[read more]
October 16, 2013
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Simon Lester of the Cato Institute says that the newly elected coalition in Australia may alter the country's current stances on certain international investment rules...The recent Australian elections were decided mostly by domestic policy issues, but their outcome will ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
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 ...[read more]
April 13, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism Ben Emmerson on Friday called on the international community to protect Burkina Faso from terrorism, warning that attacks on the country's infrastructure or security would undermine social cohesion within the country, impair inward ...[read more]
August 6, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Columnist Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that Iraq must reform portions of its commercial legal structure if it hopes to foster a sustainable oil industry...Recent events seem to demonstrate that Iraq may well provide a signature lesson on the dangers ...[read more]
March 13, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On March 13, 2009, a judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas ordered the assets of financier Allen Stanford indefinitely frozen at the request of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Stanford faced charges relating to his orchestration of a $8 billion ...[read more]
June 19, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Texas financier Allen Stanford appeared Friday in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, after being indicted on fraud and obstruction charges related to a $7 billion fraud scheme. Stanford, through his investment companies Stanford International Bank (SIB), Stanford Group ...[read more]
February 20, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore
US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Mary Schapiro on Thursday named Robert Khuzami as the new director of the SEC's Division of Enforcement. Khuzmani replaces former director of enforcement Linda Thomsen, who stepped down from the position last week. Khuzami has previously ...[read more]

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