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Articles from International Law Update (January 1, 2015)

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District of Columbia Circuit finds than an informer lacks standing under the Neutrality Act; informer had claimed benefits by denouncing the outfitting in the U.S. of vessels that were to be used against Israel, a country at peace with the U.S. 3963
In case of criminal charges against individual who used toxic chemicals to injure spouse's lover, U.S. Supreme ponders whether such acts are covered by the Implementation Act of the international Chemical Weapons Convention. 2676
In dispute over foreign shipping contract where one party filed for discovery in Florida under 28 U.S.C. Section 1782, Eleventh Circuit affirms that discovery may proceed because the lawsuits contemplated in Ecuador were "within reasonable contemplation". 2894
In lawsuit brought by more than 4,000 Colombian victims of paramilitary forces that received support from Chiquita banana company, Eleventh Circuit dismisses based on the Alien Tort Statute's presumption against extraterritoriality. 4086
Second Circuit addresses novel issues under Hague Child Abduction Convention, including whether separating a child from autism therapy is sufficiently grave to trigger exceptions to the general rule that children wrongfully removed or retained should be returned to their country of habitual residence. 4743
Seventh Circuit affirms dismissals without prejudice of lawsuits by Holocaust victims against Hungarian national railway, Hungarian national bank, and other private banks for their complicit role during World War II; international comity requires that plaintiffs first exhaust available Hungarian remedies. 5708
U.S. Supreme Court reviews U.S.-UK investment treaty's arbitration clause which allows either party to submit a dispute to a competent tribunal of the Contracting Party under certain conditions; issue is whether a court or the arbitrator has primary responsibility for interpreting and applying the local litigation requirement to an underlying controversy. 4552

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