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August 26, 2012
The Law of the Sea Treaty, formally known as the Third United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, or UNCLOS III, was adopted in 1982.  Its purpose is to establish a...
August 13, 2012
Since January, several rebel groups have gained power and occupied northern Mali. What started as an independence movement by Tuareg secessionists for their so-called Azawad...
July 18, 2012
Digest of United States Practice in International Law 2011 – now exclusively online:.  The Digest is an annual record of the views and practice of the US government in...
July 9, 2012
On June 26, 2012 the Landgericht Köln (Cologne Regional Court) released an opinion on male circumcision.  The court ruled that circumcision violates boys' rights to physical...
May 31, 2012
The Law Library’s catalog is available in its “classic” form and in a single box faceted form called Encore. Traditionally, among the benefits of the “classic” catalog was...
May 1, 2012
  Attorney Demands Introduction of Sharia Courts in Russia   A Muslim lawyer in Moscow,  Dagir Khasavov  suggested in a TV interview that Sharia courts should be...
April 13, 2012
Five volumes of the Foreign Relations of the United States are now available in ebook formats readable on Kindle, iPad, and other tablets. The Department of State's Office...

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