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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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Japan’s New Cybersecurity Strategy

by Duncan Hollis

by Duncan Hollis The tendency in the United States is to think about cyberthreats exclusively in terms of US interests (a tendency I’ve certainly followed on more than one occasion).  Hence, the extended attention to questions of whether and how Congress should regulate cybersecurity.  But, of course, cyberspace — and cyberthreats — are global.  Every [...]

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What if Everyone Thought Congress Could Expand its Powers in Implementing Treaties?

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by Duncan Hollis Things are starting to heat up around the pending U.S. Supreme Court case Bond v. United States, which will test the scope of Congress’s power to implement U.S. treaties.  The case is a big one — challenging as it does the holding of the most famous of U.S. foreign affairs law cases — [...]

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