PDF iconDigest of United States Practice in International Law 2004

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In order to assist readers in locating the full text of documents that are excerpted in the 2004 Digest but readily accessible elsewhere, the volume includes citations to Internet or other public sources. This listing has been created for documents that are not readily available in hard copy or retrievable from elsewhere in electronic format.

List of Documents

Chapter 1: Nationality, Citizenship & Immigration

1. Telegram to all diplomatic and consular posts on passports issued to minors
2. Memorandum re adjudication of petitions and applications filed by or on behalf of, or document requests by, transsexual individuals (April 16, 2004)
3. U.S.-Canada letters re non-binding understanding concerning removal of citizens to third countries (January 13, 2004)
4. Letter from Legal Adviser William H. Taft, IV to Canadian Commission of Inquiry re removal of Canadian citizen (September 10, 2004)
5. Department of State report on Cuban Compliance with the Migration Accords (October 2004)
6. Letter from Secretary of State Colin L. Powell concerning Haitian Migration Policy (April 2004)

Chapter 2: Consular and Judicial Assistance & Related Issues

7. Department of State letter regarding U.S. practices relating to medical care for private American citizens living abroad (March 31, 2004)
8. Department of State letter regarding electronic records and formality of apostille (July 9, 2004)
9. Department of State message re apostille issues
10. Department of State letter re authentication or legalization of certain documents (July 8, 2004)

Chapter 3: International Criminal Law

11. U.S. brief in Cornejo-Barreto extradition case (9th Cir., May 20, 2004)
12. U.S. brief in Cornejo-Barreto (9th Cir. en banc, November 10, 2004)
13. Deputy Legal Adviser Samuel Witten’s testimony re the Inter-American Convention Against Terrorism, the Council of Europe Convention On Cybercrime, and the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (June 17, 2004)
14. Executive Agreement with the EC re the processing and transfer of passenger name record data by air carriers to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (May 28, 2004)
15. Presidential report regarding the Inter-American Convention Against Corruption (April 1, 2004)
16. Questions & answers for the record, UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

Chapter 4: Treaty Affairs

17. Letter to European Commission re The Agreement on the Promotion, Provision and Use of Galileo and GPS Satellite Navigation Systems and Related Applications (May 10, 2004)
18. U.S. Reply Memorandum re Panama Canal Treaty (June 4, 2004)

Chapter 5: Foreign Relations

No documents

Chapter 6: Human Rights

19. U.S. response to IACHR Petition, In re Isamu Carlos Shibayama, alleging WWII internment (December 17, 2004)
20. U.S. response to IACHR Petition “Operation Gatekeeper” petition, concerning border controls (February 20, 2004)
21. Department of State 2nd annual report re Colombian armed forces (April 2004)
22. U.S. letter re Cuban assault at session 16 of UNCHR (June 23, 2004)
23. U.S. Defendant’s Response to Plaintiff’s Supplemental Memorandum Addressing the Impact of the Supreme Court’s Decision in Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain filed in Bancoult v. McNamara (D.D.C., November 9, 2004)
24. Letter from Legal Adviser William H. Taft in Mujica v. Occidental Petroleum Co. (C.D.Cal., December 3, 2004)
25. Letter from Legal Adviser William H. Taft re U.S. views in Doe v. Liu Qi (Northern District of California, August 3, 2004)

Chapter 7: International Organizations

26. U.S. Interventions re the EC Provisional Rules of Procedure (May 6 & 7, 2004)

Chapter 8: International Claims & State Responsibility

27. U.S. Reply Memorandum in Rosner v. United States (S.D. Fla., August 31, 2004)

Chapter 9: Diplomatic Relations, Succession, & Continuity of States

28. Opinion rendered by U.S. District Court, District of Colombia, in Zivotofsky v. Secretary of State (August 31, 2004)

Chapter 10: Immunities & Related Issues

29. U.S. amicus curiae brief in Whiteman v. Republic of Austria (D.C.N.J., September 9, 2004)
30. U.S. amicus curiae brief in Garb v. Republic of Poland (2d Cir., September 9, 2004)
31. U.S. amicus curiae brief in Hwang Geum Joo v. Japan (D.D.C., December 10, 2004)
32. U.S. amicus curiae brief in Abrams v. Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais (2d Cir., August 10, 2004)
33. U.S. amicus curiae brief supporting affirmance in Moore v. United Kingdom (9th Cir., September 3, 2002)
34. U.S. reply brief in Acree v. Republic of Iraq (D.D.C., February 2004)
35. U.S. amicus curiae brief in Wei Yi v. Zian Xemin (7th Circuit, March 5, 2004)
36. California Superior Court ruling in Foreign Ministry of the Kingdom of Denmark v. Los Angeles (August 18, 2004)
37. U.S. Statement of Interest in Abdullah K. Alkhuzai v. Ali Hasan Al-Majid Al-Tikriti (W.D.Pa., July 30, 2004)

Chapter 11: Trade, Commercial Relations, Investment & Transportation

38. U.S. letter to International Telecommunication Union regarding Cuban complaints (November 18, 2004)
39. Summary of Decisions of 35th meeting of Radio Regulations Board (December 10, 2004)
40. Memorandum and certification re foreign tax credit, § 901(j)(2)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (September 20, 2004)
41. U.S. amicus curiae brief in Empresa Cubana Del Tabaco v. Culbro Corp (2d Cir., November 12, 2004)

Chapter 12: Territorial Regimes & Related Issues

42. Diplomatic note from U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa protesting Honduran straight baseline assertions (March 28, 2003)
43. U.S. delegation statement to COPUOS (December 10, 2004)

Chapter 13: Environment & Other Transnational Scientific Issues

44. U.S. Statement re roles of ILO and IMO in resolving issues presented in Basel Convention (October 2004)
45. Agreement between the Government of the British Virgin Islands Concerning Assistance to be Rendered During Discharge of Oil or Other Hazardous and Noxious Substances into Waters of the British Virgin Islands (August 12, 2004)
46. U.S. views on subparagraph 31(i) of the Ministerial Declaration of the World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference (June 21, 2004)
47. U.S. position paper, U.S. Policy on Private Expeditions to Antarctica and Current U.S. Framework For Regulation of Antarctic Tourism (June 2004)
48. Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Singapore Establishing the Regional Emerging Diseases Intervention (REDI) Center (May 24, 2004)

Chapter 14: Education & Cultural Issues

49. U.S. Statement of Interest re immunity of artwork under the Mutual Educational Cultural Exchange Program (D.D.C. December 22, 2004)
50. U.S. opening statement, First Session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts on Developing a Convention on Cultural Diversity (September 2004)

Chapter 15: Private International Law

51. Department of State memorandum regarding developments in economic and commercial law (July 30, 2004)
52. U.S. position paper to UNCITRAL re ex parte interim measures in arbitration (September 2004)
53. U.S. position paper re convention on formation of contracts in e-commerce in the UNCITRAL Working Group on Electronic Commerce (October 2004)
54. Assistant Legal Adviser Jeffrey Kovar, speech to U.S. Chamber of Commerce, on forum-shopping (March 25, 2004)
55. Assistant Legal Adviser Kovar, remarks regarding the role of the U.S. in the development and harmonization of private international law (May 7, 2004)
56. Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Swiss Confederation for the Enforcement of Maintenance Obligations (September 2004)
57. Mary Helen Carlson, Office of the Legal Adviser, remarks to the Office of Child Support Enforcement, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, on developments during the Special Commission of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (September 2004)
58. Department of Justice letter re role of private U.S. attorneys in requests for service of process (March 12, 2004)

Chapter 16: Sanctions

No documents

Chapter 17: International Conflict Resolution & Avoidance

No documents

Chapter 18: Use of Force, Arms Control and Disarmament, & Nonproliferation

59. Legal Adviser William H. Taft IV’s remarks regarding the use of force under international law (October 27, 2004)
60. U.S. submission to IACHR regarding detention and treatment of detainees (December 16, 2004)
61. U.S. statement re U.S. B-1 heavy bombers (March 24, 2004)
62. Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission (JCIC) Agreement (October 28, 2004)
63. Document terminating The Agreement on Confidence-and-Security-Building Measures in Bosnia and Herzegovina (September 28, 2004)
64. Office of the Legal Adviser memorandum concerning the Liberia Proliferation Security Initiative Agreement
65. U.S. statement before IAEA Board of Governors on Republic of Korea (September 2004)
66. Assistant Secretary of State Paula DeSutter’s testimony re cooperation in Libyan dismantlement efforts (September 22, 2004)