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Federalist Society Teleconference on a Cyber Jus Ad Bellum

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by Duncan Hollis For readers interested in cyber issues, I wanted to briefly note a Federalist Society Teleconference I was invited to participate in tomorrow at 2 pm (John Yoo is the other panelist).  The session is titled, “Attacks, Exploits and Intrusions: When Is a Cyber Incident an Act of War? What Responses Are Warranted?” [...]

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The Costs of Diplomatic Immunity

by Duncan Hollis

by Duncan Hollis International lawyers are used to explaining to skeptics the functional case for diplomatic immunity by emphasizing the benefits it provides.  Here’s the 5 second version: we want our diplomats to be able to communicate with their host States since the alternative to communication is often (and certainly used to be) conflict.  To [...]

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2012 U.S. Digest on International Law Now Available

by Duncan Hollis

by Duncan Hollis Today, the U.S. Department of State released the 2012 edition of its Digest of U.S. practice in international law (for a brief history of these Digests see the accompanying press release here).  Under the editorship of CarrieLyn D. Guymon, the Digest addresses a number of key international legal developments from 2012, including [...]

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Diplomatic Immunity . . . For a Dog?

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by Duncan Hollis Article 37(1) of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (VCDR) provides that a diplomat’s immunity extends to cover “[t]he members of the family of a diplomatic agent forming part of his household … if they are not nationals of the receiving State.”  As the Ottawa Citizen reports, the question is whether Canadian [...]

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A Conference on the Role of Opinio Juris in Customary International Law

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by Duncan Hollis I usually defer to An and Jessica’s (excellent!) work in flagging international law-related conferences and events.  But, I wanted to call particular attention to a conference I just learned about that Duke Law School is co-hosting with the University of Geneva next month at the Duke-Geneva Institute of Transnational Law on the [...]

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