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International Law

2759 ABA Journal International Law articles.

Parents of Otto Warmbier sue North Korea over death of their son

The parents of University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier have sued North Korea for the death of their son, who was detained for the alleged theft of a poster.


Supreme Court rules foreign corporations can’t be sued for alleged abuses under alien tort law

Foreign corporations can’t be defendants in suits for alleged human rights abuses under the Alien Tort Statute, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.

The high court ruled in a…

Wife of detained Chinese lawyer marches to demand answers on his fate

The wife of a detained Chinese human rights lawyer is planning a 12-day walk from Beijing to the city where she believes her husband may be imprisoned.

Li Wenzu says…

Women of the world: Meet 3 human rights lawyers fighting for change in the U.S. and around the globe

“The advantages for women in the human rights field are that the employers tend to pay greater attention to issues of equality, it can contribute to a sense of self-worth and there is often good camaraderie,” says Brittany Benowitz, director of the Justice Defenders Program for the ABA Center for Human Rights.

ABA calls for release of detained Maldives Supreme Court judge and chief justice

ABA President Hilarie Bass is calling for the release and reinstatement of the chief justice and another judge on the supreme court in the Maldives.

Bass says in a…

Beirut barracks bombing victims and their families are awarded $920M judgment against Iran

Updated: A federal judge has awarded a $920 million default judgment to injured soldiers and to family members of service members who died in the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut.

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.

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