Planting the seeds of law
The purpose of the ABA Central and East European Law Initiative (CEELI) is to advance the rule of law by backing law reform efforts in the newly non-Communist states of Central and Eastern Europe as well as the states liberated from the yoke of the former Soviet Union. The 50 or so liaisons live in the countries they are serving, and the living conditions can be intimidating! Although they sign up for a minimum of one year, many extend their service to two years. All are volunteers although they receive a stipend for food and lodging.
Publication Name: ABA Journal
The Gulf Crisis and African-American interests under international law
African-Americans have historically viewed their struggle for self determination as partly dependent on international law, and they largely opposed the Gulf War because they equated the US-led military action against Iraq with their own struggle against imperialism and domination. The feeling that domestic equality can only be achieved by opposing the violation of human rights elsewhere was more prevalent than the view that African-Americans can achieve equality by morally and physically supporting US military action.
Publication Name: American Journal of International Law
ABA effort sows seeds of democracy
A lawyer recalls how rewarding participating in the ABA Central and East European Law Initiative was, and how he felt like he was helping to 'export democracy.' In 1982 the International Conference on Free Elections resolved to help accomplish this aim, but US policy was more concerned with which governments to support than with fostering self-government worldwide, and the idea languished until the ABA took it up again.
Publication Name: The National Law Journal
- Abstracts: Enforcing foreign arbitration awards. The role of party autonomy in international arbitration
- Abstracts: Righting wrongs: towards a new theory of state succession to responsibility for international delicts. The Kantian theory of international law
- Abstracts: Piercing the veil of the limited liability company, from sure bet to long shot. Strict liability for insurers refusing settlements within policy limits: let's quit talking about it and just do it
- Abstracts: After Daubert: discerning the increasingly fine line between the admissibility and sufficiency of expert testimony in antitrust litigation
- Abstracts: Monopoly in the computer software industry: higher prices, inferior products, and retarded innovation. Vertical nonprice restraints and the mail-order industry: 30% higher prices without intrabrand competition