International Law

2751 ABA Journal International Law articles.

Lawyer charged in marriage-fraud scheme operating in US and Vietnam

A Texas lawyer is among nearly a hundred people charged in an alleged marriage-fraud scheme that was intended to help immigrants gain admission to the United States.

Pearland, Texas, lawyer…

Between Hacks and Hostilities: Are the US government and private sector ready for persistent engagement?
Cybersecurity is necessarily an issue that crosses international boundaries, raising complex questions of sovereignty, jurisdiction, law and policy. In response, lawyers have struggled to find the right legal metaphor or framework to apply to cyberspace. Each of these issues concerns the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative because the way we as a society choose to address these challenges implicates what it means to live and operate under the rule of law.
Oregon may finally join 49 other states that require unanimous jury decisions in criminal cases

In 49 U.S. states and the federal court system, a 10-2 vote would not have been enough to convict. Oregon is currently the only state that permits convictions (for felonies other than murder) on a 10-2 or 11-1 vote of the jury. That practice has come under criticism in recent years by people who say it was enacted for racist reasons; it denies minority viewpoints on the jury a voice and removes an important safeguard against wrongful convictions.

WikiLeaks’ Assange arrested after asylum revoked; US charges him with conspiracy
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police Thursday after Ecuador revoked his asylum for “discourteous and aggressive behavior” and meddling in the internal affairs of other countries.
ABA says decision of revoked war crimes prosecutor’s visa should be reversed; no US honeymoon for this lawyer

Updated: The United States has revoked the visa of the chief prosecutor to the International Criminal Court because she has requested an investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan that could…

Congolese warlord convicted of war crimes with the help of ABA ROLI
Last month, after years of efforts, the warlord Marcel Habarugira Rangira, lieutenant colonel of the Congolese armed forces, was convicted of war crimes before a military tribunal in Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mireille Kahatwa Amani was one of the chief attorneys from the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative who worked to convict him.
USS Cole lawsuit was served at wrong place, SCOTUS rules; $315M judgment reversed

Sailors and family members who sued Sudan in the USS Cole bombing served the lawsuit in the wrong place, according to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The faulty service requires reversal…

Proposed EU regulation to modernize copyright laws generates controversy, heated opposition

The European Parliament is preparing to vote on a new copyright directive that will clamp down on online copyright infringement and harmonize laws across its 28 member states, according to proponents. But many think the directive will chill free speech.

Boeing’s legal troubles over airplane grounding could just be taking off

Nearly three dozen lawsuits have been filed against Boeing since its 737 Max 8 aircraft operated by Lion Air crashed in Indonesia on Oct. 29, killing all 189 people aboard.

More than 260 people targeted in elder fraud sweeps, including alleged $30M attorney scammer

More than 260 people have been targeted across the globe in the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

The scammers…

ABA Center for Human Rights is a living legacy of its founder, says 6th Circuit judge

Willie Kimani was a Kenyan lawyer who was brutally murdered in 2016. At the time of his death, he was representing a victim of police misconduct and calling for an…

Lottery scammer nabbed after trying to persuade former FBI and CIA director to give him $50K

A telephone scammer was sentenced to 71 months in prison last Friday after trying to persuade former FBI and CIA director William Webster to give him $50,000 to collect purported…

Building blockchain expertise into a practice that pays
Blockchain's a buzzword, but what does it mean? In this episode of the Modern Law Library, our guests James A. Cox and Mark W. Rasmussen give a breakdown of what blockchain is, the emerging legal issues the technology is prompting, and why Jones Day thinks that it's an important emerging practice area.
Two immigrant-rights lawyers are denied entry to Mexico after their passports trigger Interpol alerts

Two immigrant-rights lawyers say they don’t know who placed Interpol alerts on their passports that led to them being denied entry to Mexico last week.

But one lawyer suspects the…

Judge on international court quits over alleged interference from Turkey and the White House

A judge on a United Nations criminal court says he quit after concluding that the diplomatic world sees no value in an independent judiciary.

Christoph Flugge said he resigned after…

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