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Wanted Posters Or Political Weapons?
In this article published by The Law Society Gazette, Christopher David and Nicholas Hearn discuss the increased use of Interpol's red notices.
19 Oct 2018
Customary International Law In United States Courts
Over the past two decades, the status of customary international law in U.S. courts has been the subject of vigorous debate. On the one hand, proponents of the "modernist" position contend that rules of customary international law are presumptively rules of federal law, which apply directly in U.S. courts and preempt inconsistent state law even in the absence of federal legislative or executive authorization.
United States
10 Jan 2018
Global Magnitsky Sanctions Target Human Rights Abusers And Government Corruption Around the World
On December 20, 2017, President Trump issued a new Executive Order (EO) targeting corruption and human rights abuses around the world.
United States
28 Dec 2017
Debo Adegbile Featured In New York Times Op-Doc Discussing Voting Rights In America
Debo Adegbile lends his voice in a New York Times Op-Doc entitled "Supreme Court v. the American Voter," part of a series of documentaries produced by the New York Times...
United States
17 Oct 2016
Congressional Hearing Examines Free Speech and Tax Constraints on Campus Political Activity
Campuses across the country are wrestling with how free speech, tolerance, diversity and politics mix in a higher education environment.
United States
14 Mar 2016
Prison Rules: Unwarranted And Self-authorised Surveillance Of Prisoners' Legal Consultations
In a written answer provided to the House of Commons on 11 January 2016, Andrew Selous MP made plain the power of the National Offender Management Service...
19 Feb 2016
FTC Report Examines Legal And Policy Considerations For Big Data Analytics, Promises More Enforcement
The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) recent report, Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?, released on January 6, warns businesses engaged in big data analytics that the practice poses liability risks.
United States
18 Jan 2016
OCR Finds That Title IX Requires Equal Locker Room Access For Transgender Students
The US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), recently confirmed that transgender students are protected from sex-based discrimination under Title IX and found that a public school district violated Title IX...
United States
9 Nov 2015
Landmark Civil Rights Victory Achieved In Fifth Circuit Decision On Voting Rights Act
WilmerHale and its co-counsel, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, secured a landmark civil rights victory when the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a decision by the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas that Texas's highly restrictive voter photo identification law had a discriminatory effect on African-American and Hispanic voters in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
United States
10 Aug 2015
5 Minutes With... Debo Adegbile
Two factors weighed heavily on my early career plan, one familial, the other aspirational.
United States
15 Jul 2015
Justice Department Settlement With edX Suggests Heightened Scrutiny Of Online Course Accessibility And Potential Strategies For Schools
On April 2, the Department of Justice entered into a settlement agreement with edX, a major online college course provider, over alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) related to the accessibility of online courses.
United States
7 Apr 2015
The Killing Of Jimmie Lee Jackson
Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson.
United States
3 Mar 2015
Firmís International Dispute Resolution Group Helps Obtain Victory In Landmark Free Speech Case At The African Court On Human And Peoplesí Rights
On Friday, December 5, 2014, the firm's international arbitration and litigation practice obtained a significant judgment from the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights in the first freedom of expression case in the Court's history.
United States
9 Dec 2014
Failing Trafficking Victims
United States law guarantees trafficking victims mandatory criminal restitution, but a new report shows that the justice system is failing to provide legally required restitution to victims in nearly two-thirds of cases
United States
1 Oct 2014
First-Ever Massachusetts Human Trafficking Guide for Attorneys Published
Human trafficking is a significant problem nationwide and in Massachusetts. Attorneys representing victims of human trafficking face considerable challenges navigating the multitude of legal issues faced by victims of this crime.
United States
3 Dec 2013
Iran Threat Reduction And Syria Human Rights Act of 2012
On August 10, President Obama signed into law another expansion of US sanctions against Iran and Syria that, most significantly, makes US firms liable for their foreign subsidiariesí involvement in sanctionable activity in Iran and further subjects non-US firms and their corporate officers to possible US sanctions.
United States
14 Aug 2012
Ninth Circuit Rules On Corporate Liability For International Human Rights Violations
On Tuesday, October 25, a divided "en banc" US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit waded into the muddy waters surrounding the question of whether corporations can be sued in US courts for violations of international human rights norms under the Alien Tort Statute ("ATS"), and muddied them further.
United States
2 Nov 2011
Supreme Court To Rule On Corporate Liability For International Human Rights Violations
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether corporations or political organizations can be sued in United States courts for violations of international human rights norms, such as torture, genocide or forced labor, under two federal statutes.
United States
26 Oct 2011
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