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International Legal Developments Year in Review: 2021 (Volume 56, 2022)

This publication, International Legal Developments Year in Review: 2021, presents a survey of important legal and political developments in international law that occurred during 2021 amid a continuing global pandemic. The volume consists of articles from over twenty committees of the American Bar Association Section of International Law, whose members live around the world and whose committees report on a diverse range of issues and topics that have arisen in international law over the past year.

Not every development in international law is included in this volume, and the omission of a particular development should not be construed as an indication of insignificance. The Section of International Law committees draft their articles under extremely strict guidelines that limit the number of words that each committee has: roughly 7,000 words, including footnotes.Within these guidelines, committee members contribute submissions that describe the most significant developments in their substantive practice area or geographic region. In some cases, non-section members who have particular knowledge or expertise in an area may also be contributing authors.


International Legal Developments Year in Review: 2021

  • Introduction


  • Canada
  • Mexico


  • China
  • South Asia/Oceania & India

Contracts, Transportation, Energy & Environment

  • International Contracts
  • International Energy, Natural Resources, and Environmental Law
  • International M&A and Joint Ventures
  • International Transportation Law

Corporate & Supply Chain

  • International Tax

Cyber, Art & Technology

  • International Art and Cultural Heritage Law

Dispute Resolution

  • International Arbitration
  • International Criminal Law, International Courts, and Judicial Affairs
  • International Litigation

Diversity & Inclusion

  • Women’s Interest Network

Europe/Eurasia/Middle East/Africa

  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • Russia/Eurasia

Human Rights & Corporate Social Responsibility

  • International Family Law
  • International Human Rights

Trade, International Organizations & Regulatory Practices

  • Customs Law
  • Export Controls and Economic Sanctions
  • International Animal Law
  • International Trade
  • National Security Law

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