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COVID-19 Exemptions for Sellers/Exporters under the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)
The international trade of goods across borders is conducted within a complex web of international and domestic regulations and involves a complex set of arrangements between sellers/exporters and buyers/importers. In times of a pandemic such as COVI (More)
Amnesty report shows global decrease in death sentences
Amnesty International released a global report on the judicial use of death sentences and executions Monday, finding that death sentences decreased worldwide last year. The report includes 20 countries and covers January to December of 2019.Overa (More)
Senior UN official demands compliance with Libya arms embargo and accountability for violations
A senior UN official claimed Sunday at a press conference held in Munich that countries are violating the Libya arms embargo and that they must be held accountable.UN Deputy Special Representative to Libya Stephanie Williams said that "the arms e (More)
UN votes 187-3 to condemn US embargo against Cuba
The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution Thursday calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the US against Cuba.As stated in the resolution, the Obama administration modified several aspects of the embarg (More)
Trump administration cancels MLB deal with Cuba
The Trump administration announced Friday that it canceled the December agreement between Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB) regarding player transfers that was intended to "end the dangerous trafficking of Cuban play (More)
UN experts find violations of North Korean sanctions
A UN panel of experts on Monday released a report that details numerous sanction violations by North Korea.Economic sanctions against North Korea were originally imposed to deter nuclear and ballistic missile programs, but these programs have not (More)
UN expert urges response to deteriorating human rights situation in Mali
UN Expert Alioune Tine reported on Tuesday that the human rights situation in Mali is of grave concern and that the country needs a comprehensive strategy to tackle it. Tine urged an effective military response to stop the violence and protect the po (More)
EU Parliament urges Saudi Arabia arms embargo in wake of Khashoggi killing
In response to last week's revelations about journalist Jamal Kashoggi's death in Istanbul, the European Parliament on Thursday passed a resolution urging all European nations to partake in an arms embargo against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia until th (More)
Steel group files lawsuit against US tariffs
The American Institute for International Steel (AIIS) filed a lawsuit in the US Court of International Trade  on Wednesday against the United States and US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan against steel tariffs imposed by (More)
Amnesty: Israel use of force against Palestinian protesters constitutes war crime
Research and Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International (AI) Philip Luther on Monday called the use of force by Israeli military against protestors along the border of Gaza and Israel as "wilful killings constit (More)
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