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Next steps for Russiagate after Comey’s sacking and Mueller’s appointment Next steps for Russiagate after Comey’s sacking and Mueller’s appointment

The hiring of Robert Mueller as special counsel is a triumph for the rule of law. Stanley Brand, who served as counsel to Congress after Watergate, says that it confirms an unshakeable ‘post-Watergate ethos’ placing the President under independent supervision. ‘[W]e have weathered the most incredible storms in our history of any democracy in the world,’ he says, ‘and we came out the other side in one piece. And I expect that to happen here.’

Thursday, 25 May 2017 Thursday, 25 May 2017
Focus on America: Trump on trade Focus on America: Trump on trade

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump made great play of promises to protect factory workers from imports – though not necessarily with a view to the legal strategy required to do so. The options are many and various, including accusing China of violating the WTO agreements or citing old-fashioned dumping laws. Or perhaps something more esoteric.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 Wednesday, 24 May 2017
IBAHRI calls for UN inquiry into alleged human rights violations of Chechen men IBAHRI calls for UN inquiry into alleged human rights violations of Chechen men

News Release: Friday 19 May 2017. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has called upon the members of the United Nations Committee against Torture (UNCAT) to instigate an inquiry into claims that 100 men have been detained and tortured in a secret prison in Chechnya on account of their real or suspected sexual orientation. Three of the detainees are reported to have been killed.

Friday, 19 May 2017 Monday, 22 May 2017
'Waiting to Disappear': launch of IBAHRI report on the human rights of persons with albinism  'Waiting to Disappear': launch of IBAHRI report on the human rights of persons with albinism

The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is hosting the launch of the report: '"Waiting to disappear": International and Regional Standards for the Protection and Promotion of the Human Rights of Persons with Albinism'

Thursday, 18 May 2017 Thursday, 18 May 2017
Robert Mueller interviews with the IBA Robert Mueller interviews with the IBA

News release: Thursday 18 May 2017. Robert Mueller - recently appointed by the United States Department of Justice as Special Counsel to oversee the investigation into possible links between President Trump's election campaign associates and Russian officials - spoke with the International Bar Association's Executive Director, Dr Mark Ellis, in a wide-ranging interview in September 2016.

Thursday, 18 May 2017 Thursday, 18 May 2017
Legislating human rights due diligence - Corporate and M&A Law Committee newsletter article, May 2017 Legislating human rights due diligence - Corporate and M&A Law Committee newsletter article, May 2017

This article discusses the impact that a new French law requiring businesses to properly assess their human rights risks will have on the field of business and human rights more generally

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 Wednesday, 17 May 2017
The ‘Bunga Melati 5’ – Singapore Court of Appeal makes landmark ruling - Maritime and Transport Law Committee newsletter article The ‘Bunga Melati 5’ – Singapore Court of Appeal makes landmark ruling - Maritime and Transport Law Committee newsletter article

By Vivian Ang. The ‘Bunga Melati 5’ – Singapore Court of Appeal makes landmark ruling - Maritime and Transport Law Committee newsletter article

Thursday, 4 May 2017 Monday, 8 May 2017
Ideas and innovation - Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises newsletter article, September 2016 Ideas and innovation - Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises newsletter article, September 2016

By Sönke Lund and Sandra March. Ideas and innovation - Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises newsletter article, September 2016

Thursday, 4 May 2017 Monday, 8 May 2017
The rise of class actions and litigation funding in Australia - Litigation Committee newsletter article, May 2017 The rise of class actions and litigation funding in Australia - Litigation Committee newsletter article, May 2017

By Jason Betts and Christine Tran. The rise of class actions and litigation funding in Australia - Litigation Committee newsletter article, May 2017

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Implications of ‘hard’ Brexit for the banking activities of UK credit institutions operating in Belgium and rest of the EU/EEA Implications of ‘hard’ Brexit for the banking activities of UK credit institutions operating in Belgium and rest of the EU/EEA

By Kasper Van Landeghem. In her speech on 17 January 2017, the UK’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, stated that ‘we do not seek membership of the Single Market’. This statement implies that the United Kingdom will make a ‘clean’ break, not only from the European Union, but also from the European Economic Area (EEA). Although Prime Minister May also stated that the UK might try to retain certain elements of current Single Market arrangements regarding financial services

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 Monday, 8 May 2017
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