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2014

International law

George Washington University Law School

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Two Myths About The Alien Tort Statute, Bradford R. Clark, Anthony J. Bellia Jr. Jan 2014

Two Myths About The Alien Tort Statute, Bradford R. Clark, Anthony J. Bellia Jr.

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In Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., the Supreme Court applied the presumption against extraterritorial application of U.S. law to hold that the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) did not encompass a claim between aliens for misconduct that occurred in another nation. Without much elaboration, the Court stated that the ATS only encompasses claims that “touch and concern the territory of the United States...with sufficient force to displace the presumption.” As it did in Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain, the Kiobel Court purported to rest its decision on the original public meaning of the ATS when enacted in 1789. The Court ...


Table Of Mimetic Influences Related To Steve Charnovitz, “What The World Trade Organization Learned From The Ilo,” In Adelle Blackett & Anne Trebilcock Eds., Research Handbook On Transnational Labour Law (Edward Elgar, Forthcoming 2015), Steve Charnovitz Jan 2014

Table Of Mimetic Influences Related To Steve Charnovitz, “What The World Trade Organization Learned From The Ilo,” In Adelle Blackett & Anne Trebilcock Eds., Research Handbook On Transnational Labour Law (Edward Elgar, Forthcoming 2015), Steve Charnovitz

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This table shows how the features of the ILO complaint procedures originating in 1919 became a model for the dispute settlement procedures written into the Charter of the International Trade Organization (ITO) in 1948 and the Dispute Settlement Understanding of the World Trade Organization.


Green Subsidies And The Wto, Steve Charnovitz Jan 2014

Green Subsidies And The Wto, Steve Charnovitz

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This paper provides a detailed explanation how the law of the World Trade Organization regulates environmental subsidies with a focus on renewable energy subsidies. The paper begins by discussing the economic justifications for such subsidies and the criticisms of them and then gives examples of different categories of subsidies. Next the paper provides an overview of the relevant WTO rules and caselaw, including the recent Canada-Renewable Energy case. The paper also makes specific recommendations for how WTO law can be improved, and discusses the existing literature discussing reform proposals. The study further finds that because of a lack of clarity ...