Archives for Reminders
The Washington Foreign Law Society in conjunction with the World Bank presented a panel discussion on Monday, October 24, at 8:30 am on the Bank’s sanctions system, including the role of the Integrity Vice Presidency, the Sanctions Evaluation and Suspension Officers, and the Sanctions Board in determining whether the evidence is sufficient to support a finding that a firm or individual engaged in sanctionable misconduct, whether sanctions are appropriate, as of what point the company will be temporarily suspended, and how sanctions are determined by the Evaluation and Suspension Officers and how they may be appealed to the Sanctions Board.…Read more »
On September 21, 2011, the Washington Foreign Law Society held its annual Garden Party and membership meeting. The event brought together dozens of members of the WFLS community to socialize, discuss programs during the last year, and plan for the coming year. It also received the report of the Nominating Committee and elected officers and members of the Board of Governors for 2011-2012.…Read more »
The interim governments in Egypt and Tunisia have promised transitions to democratic rule and the Tunisian and Egyptian people have embraced the opportunity for reform. They have begun to form new associations to address the many needs facing their country as it transitions to democracy. These include, building accountable and transparent government institutions and addressing the country’s economic woes.…Read more »
Brigadier General Tom Ayres, Assistant Judge Advocate for Military Law Operations for the United States Army, explored the legal apparatus behind U.S. military “stability operations” and its role in the development of the “rule of law” in post-conflict Iraq and Afghanistan. Military lawyers have been at the forefront of this area of activity, assisting in the reconstruction of courts, facilitating the training of legal professionals, and engaging in a wide array of activities designed to rebuild broken legal landscapes.…Read more »
Carolyn Lamm, a Partner at White & Case, Immediate Past-President of the American Bar and the current ABA representative to the United Nations, was the featured speaker at the event “Gender Violence & State Accountability,” hosted by the Washington Foreign Law Society. Ms. Lamm spoke about the lack of recourse for victims of state-sponsored sexual violence to criminally prosecute perpetrators or to receive remedies for harms stemming from sexual violence, whether state-sponsored or by those fighting against the state.…Read more »
The Washington Foreign Law Society (WFLS) was delighted to award Mr. William H. Neukom the Society’s annual Harry LeRoy Jones Award for his important work in advancing the rule of law. The award was given at the Society’s annual Gala dinner, held at the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC.
Mr. Neukom is the Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the World Justice Project, a multinational, multidisciplinary initiative to strengthen the rule of law.…Read more »
Trade and investment, migration, and border security are just some of the factors critical to the relationship between the United States and Mexico. We are delighted that the Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, Arturo Sarukhan, shared his thoughts on these and other issues.
Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan is a career diplomat.…Read more »
In recent years, losing parties in investor-state arbitrations brought under the framework of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) have increasingly sought to have adverse decisions annulled by ad hoc Committees.
Professor David D. Caron first wrote about ICSID Annulment in the ICSID Foreign Investment Law Journal in 1992 and returned in this discussion to the current questions concerning annulment mechanism.…Read more »
The Washington Foreign Law Society and the American Society of International Law recently hosted senior U.S. Government officials Robert Cekuta from the State Department and Sean Thornton from the Treasury Department as they discussed new U.S. economic sanctions against Iran under the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010.…Read more »
The Washington Foreign Law Society and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Legal Adviser were pleased to honor Australia at this year’s annual reception at the State Department. The event was held in the stunning and historic diplomatic reception rooms at the U.S. Department of State. This year’s reception was an opportunity to meet the Ambassador of Australia to the United States, Kim Beazley, State Department Legal Adviser Harold Koh, and many others from the public and private sectors who share an interest in U.S.-Australian relations and Australia in general. …Read more »