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Lozano v. Montoya Alvarez: The Latest Supreme Court Treaty Interpretation Case

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by Duncan Hollis I’m a bit pressed for time, but wanted to offer a brief post calling readers’ attention to a US Supreme Court case that came down today – Lozano v. Montoya Alvarez.  In it, a unanimous Court interprets the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction to not allow equitable tolling […]

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2014 ASIL Certificates of Merit Announced

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by Duncan Hollis I had the great pleasure the last several months to serve on ASIL’s Book Awards Committee (along with Jutta Brunnée, Jean d’Aspremont, Saira Mohamed, and a very well organized chair in Jacob Cogan).  I’m pleased to announce that the Society’s Executive Council has selected three winners for 2014 based on our nominations.  The winners […]

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Welcome to the Blogosphere AJIL Unbound

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by Duncan Hollis I’m pleased to flag the fact that the American Journal of International Law has recently launched its own blog — AJIL Unbound.  Interested readers can find out more about the project and the Journal‘s interest in reader feedback here.  In the meantime, AJIL Unbound is currently hosting an on-line discussion of the U.S. […]

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Barry E. Carter 1942-2014

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by Duncan Hollis We here at Opinio Juris were saddened to hear of the passing last week of Georgetown Professor Barry Carter.  Our condolences go out to his friends and family. Georgetown Dean William Treanor has a tribute to Barry here. For my part, I’ve used Barry’s textbook (which he originally authored with Philip Trimble, […]

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The United States breaches the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations . . . Again

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by Duncan Hollis News out of Texas today that it executed Edgar Tamayo, a Mexican national, for killing a police officer, Guy Gaddis.  Tamayo was one of the nationals Mexico named in the Avena case.  Thus, he fell within the scope of the ICJ’s order that the United States provide ‘review and reconsideration’ of the conviction and sentence […]

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