Blog Posts: United Kingdom

The motivations for and mechanics of a “Brexit”

Brits are about to make the most important decision on the UK's sovereignty in four decades: whether to remain in the EU or withdraw in a so-called “Brexit.” Here's how a Brexit would look under Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union.

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No Comments | Posted by Joseph A. Fleishman on Mon. March 21, 2016 10:21 PM
Categories: European Union, Reports (longer, analytical blog posts), United Kingdom

U.S. civil confinement clashes with U.K. and E.U. human-rights laws

Extradition of criminal suspects is supposed to be expeditious and routine. But the possibility of civil confinement after criminal sentences has been a stumbling block when U.S. authorities request extradition from the United Kingdom.
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No Comments | Posted by Melodie Pellot-Hernandez on Tue. December 15, 2015 8:55 PM
Categories: European Union, Extradition, International Human Rights, Reports (longer, analytical blog posts), United Kingdom, United States

Security Council resolutions fail to buttress common anti-ransom policy

Successive U.N. Security Council resolutions purport to ban ransom payments to terrorists. But a recent shift by the Obama administration has left the U.K. as the only major country with a strict no-negotiation policy.

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No Comments | Posted by Jennie L. Cunningham on Tue. November 24, 2015 9:36 AM
Categories: Reports (longer, analytical blog posts), Terrorism, U.N. Security Council, United Kingdom, United States

SAS wins $79m judgment after finessing comity and collateral estoppel

A $79 million judgment for SAS earlier this month was based on the software company’s federal copyright claim and various state-law claims, but it also depended on comity and several other principles of international law.


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No Comments | Posted by Christopher R. Bagley (Chris) on Sun. October 25, 2015 3:33 PM
Categories: Conflict of Laws, European Union, Intellectual property, United Kingdom, United States

Cameron and The Caroline: Are UK drone strikes on ISIS “self-defense”?

An 1837 incident involving Canadian rebels has become a key test for anticipatory self-defense. What does it mean for a recent UK drone strike against ISIS?


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No Comments | Posted by Amanda M. Hayes on Wed. September 23, 2015 9:41 PM
Categories: Insurgency, Islamic State, Law of War, Syria, Terrorism, United Kingdom, United Nations

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