More on those TPP Economic Estimates

A couple days ago, I briefly expressed skepticism about the economic estimates being offered up related to the TPP (see also here). Working independently, but with similar ideological priors, here’s my Cato colleague Dan Ikenson offering more detailed thoughts: With apologies to my trade economist friends, anyone who treats the estimates produced by economic […]

China NNN Agreements

Keep your IP safefrom China with an NNN agreement The first step in doing OEM manufacturing in China is finding a good factory to make your product. To protect your product at this early stage, you must require the Chinese party to execute an appropriate agreement before you reveal any information. This agreement must comply […]

The Supreme Court’s Recent Confirmation that Yearsley Derivative Sovereign Immunity Extends Beyond Public Works Projects

On January 20, 2016, the Supreme Court clarified the scope of Yearsley immunity a form of derivative sovereign immunity available to qualifying government contractors in its decision in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez. Until two weeks ago, many courts had misconstrued the Supreme Courts 1940 decision, Yearsley v. W.A. Ross Const. Co., 309 U.S. 18, 60 […]

Shany: International Human Rights Bodies and the Little-Realized Threat of Fragmentation

Yuval Shany (Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem – Law) has posted International Human Rights Bodies and the Little-Realized Threat of Fragmentation. Here’s the abstract: This note discusses the coordination problems encountered by international human rights bodies, who apply comparable legal standards emanating from separate treaties, and confront significant challenges of procedural coordination and normative harmonization. Particular […]

What do you know about your batteries?

By Dr. RebeccaDeWinter-Schmitt,Director, Human Rights in Business Program, Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. They are in your mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and cameras, and even power electric cars. But did you know that cobalt is a key component of those batteries? Where does cobalt […]