Features

Courts & Judiciary

United Nations Peacekeeping: Strengthening Accountability for Injuries to Third Parties

The United Nations has come under increasing scrutiny amid allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and other crimes, including financial fraud and theft committed by UN peacekeeping personnel. The latest reports suggest a UN climate in which SEA is more widely tolerated and which, if true, present an issue that undermines the effectiveness and legitimacy of the UN.

Trade Regulation

Celebrating the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention at 20, the FCPA at 40, and Addressing the Challenges Ahead

December marked the 40th anniversary of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the 20th anniversary of the signing of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions. Together, these landmark legal reforms have and are reducing corruption in international business and development. Yet, challenges remain.

Business & Corporate

NAFTA Renegotiation and the Mexican Economy

Despite being passed during a time of recession in Mexico, NAFTA has been among the main factors contributing to the country’s transition into a real democracy and pushing its economy into the global marketplace. As negotiations on a revised agreement proceed, several areas of common ground are emerging, yet negotiating key issues, such as dispute resolution mechanisms and the inclusion of a so-called sunset clause, have proven to be quite challenging.

Columns

News

ABA 2018 Paris Sessions

June 7-10 at the Intercontinental Paris Le Grand Hotel in Paris, France

The ABA Cybersecurity Handbook: A Resource for Attorneys, Law Firms, and Business Professionals, Second Edition

With the growing volume and sophistication of cyberattacks, it is important to ensure you are protected. The new second edition published by the ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force addresses the current overarching threat, describes how the technology works, outlines key legal requirements and ethical issues, and highlights special considerations for lawyers and practitioners of all types.