International Law

2753 ABA Journal International Law articles.

Companies and their lawyers brace for wide-ranging EU data-privacy law

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation requires a company to gain consent to collect data through a clear, affirmative act that is freely given, specific and informed.

US is an outlier on death penalty attitudes in North America, ACLU attorney says
When it comes to imposing the death penalty, the United States has long outpaced North American neighbors Canada and Mexico, according to the director of the ACLU Capital Punishment Project.
Retired ABA Journal editor, a ‘classic Chicago journalist’ with deep ABA knowledge, dies at 67

James Podgers, a retired ABA Journal editor known for his deep knowledge of the American Bar Association and its inner workings, has died at the age of 67.

Podgers died…

Microsoft case underscores legal complications of cloud computing

How far can law enforcement authorities go when seeking electronically stored information outside the United States? The U.S. Supreme Court takes up this issue Tuesday in United States v. Microsoft.

ABA supports ‘Day of the Endangered Lawyer’

The ABA is paying tribute to lawyers who support human rights throughout the world by recognizing the 2018 Day of the Endangered Lawyer, according to a statement by ABA President…

ABA sends lawyer delegation to Poland and urges veto of bills threatening judicial independence

The ABA is urging President Andrzej Duda of Poland to veto legislation that would undermine judicial independence, according to a statement by ABA President Hilarie Bass.

The ABA has sent…

N. Korean political prisons rival Nazi concentration camps, investigator and Holocaust survivor says

A Holocaust survivor who investigated North Korean prisons for the International Bar Association says conditions rival those of Nazi concentration camps.

Thomas Buergenthal, who was in the Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen…

Law profs ask if Flynn and a Trump transition team member violated the Logan Act

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s admission about his discussions with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak “leave little doubt” that he violated the federal law known as the Logan Act, according…

Whistleblowing for Wildlife: Advocates hope rewards prompt poaching reports

The word whistleblower evokes names such as Edward Snowden, Daniel Ellsberg and Deep Throat. But the reach of today’s whistleblower has begun to extend beyond the political jungle and into the animal kingdom through the Global Wildlife Whistleblower Program.

Dec. 23, 1948: Japan’s Wartime Leader Is Executed

Gen. Douglas MacArthur, supreme commander for Allied powers, authorized a military tribunal for Hideki Tojo, Japan’s penultimate leader during much of the war. He was later convicted for his part in war crimes and sentenced to death.

War crimes defendant dies after drinking vial of what he called poison in international court

A convicted war criminal died at a hospital Wednesday after drinking from a vial he claimed to contain poison at a United Nations tribunal in The Hague.

Slobodan Praljak, a…

China sentences human rights lawyer to 2-year prison term

A prominent human rights lawyer in China, whose guilty plea came in what had been criticized as a sham trial, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison for inciting…

Serbian court gives suspended sentences to rioters who damaged US Embassy

In a move likely to strain relations with the United States, a Serbian court today gave suspended prison sentences to four men involved in the rioting in 2008 that resulted…

World Justice Project compiles 2016 Rule of Law Index

The United States comes in at No. 18 in the overall global rankings, just behind the Czech Republic and just ahead of the Republic of Korea. At the top of the global rankings is Denmark, followed by Norway, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands.

Trump will refuse to certify Iran nuclear-deal compliance, but won’t scrap pact

Updated: President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he will refuse to certify Iran’s compliance with the international nuclear deal reached in 2015, even as he seeks to keep the…

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