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The Holy Grail of ICSID Arbitration is social justice. Amicus Curiae is the Grail Castle that holds the sacred chalice of ICSID’s salvation. This paper comments on both the procedural and substantive law of amicus...more
On September 19, 2011, a federal appeals court reversed Southern District Judge Lewis Kaplan's preliminary injunction blocking worldwide enforcement of an $18 billion environmental judgment in Ecuador.
In its ruling, a...more
While the Panamanian vessel M/V Double Prosperity that has run aground the coral reefs off the coast of Kiamba town, in Sarangani Province recently may seem like a harmless incident with the Philippine Coast Guard already...more
Although the Second Circuit affirmed the decision below, the Court found against Chevron on several key factual issues that undermine the company's defenses both in Ecuador and potentially in various enforcement courts where...more
Millions fight to save Nevada's people and land from nuclear waste. The Yucca Mountain Project has gone from bad to ugly, and now involves a number of law suits involving federal, state and tribal sovereignty over Yucca...more
In This Issue:
The Ontario Brownfields legislation is designed to
encourage development of properties that are contaminated
or are perceived to be contaminated by reason of prior use. Annie Thuan reviews some recent and...more
The proposal of the Mescalero Apache Indians of New Mexico to host a nuclear waste storage facility raised difficult questions about political sovereignty, environmental justice, and democratic consent. While the proposal had...more
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