Overview of Digest of United States Practice in International Law 2007

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List of Documents

Chapter 1: Nationality, Citizenship and Immigration

1. U.S. motion to dismiss and supporting memorandum, Lin v. United States (D.D.C. April 5, 2007).
2. U.S. motion to dismiss and supporting memorandum, Kemp v. Rice (D.D.C. Feb. 26, 2007).
3. U.S. motion to dismiss, Blake [Jibreel] v. U.S. Department of State (N.D. 2007).
4. APEC Business Card Travel Certificate, signed by U.S. Sept. 4, 2007.
5. Statement by Legal Adviser John B. Bellinger, III, to Sixth Committee on expulsion of aliens (Oct. 31, 2007).
6. U.S. observations on UNCHR Advisory Opinion on Extraterritorial Application of Non-Refoulement Obligations (Dec. 28, 2007).
7.a. Material support exemptions by Secretary of State Rice (Jan. 07).
b. Material support exemptions by Secretaries of State and DHS (Oct. 07).

Chapter 2: Consular and Judicial Assistance and Related Issues

8. U.S. supplemental letter brief, Mora v. New York (2d Cir. May 11, 2007).
9. U.S. amicus brief, Mora v. New York (2d Cir. March 2, 2007).
10. U.S. amicus brief, Gandara v. Bennett (11th Cir. Sept. 14, 2007).
11. Totalization agreement with Denmark (June 13, 2007).
12. Cable re Hague Apostille Convention.
13. Declaration on judicial assistance, Fidelity International Currency Adviser A Fund,
L.L.C. v. United States (D. Mass. June 1, 2007).


Chapter 3: International Criminal Law

14. a. U.S. opposition to habeas corpus, Noriega v. Pastrana (Dec. 14, 2007).
b. Declaration of Clifton M. Johnson attached to U.S. opposition.
15. U.S. amicus brief, Benitez v. Garcia (9th Cir. March 8, 2007).
16. U.S.-EU agreement on security of classified information (signed April 30, 2007).
17. U.S. statement to Sixth Committee on counter-terrorism (Oct. 11, 2007).
18.a. U.S.-EU airline passenger name record data agreement (signed June 28, 2007)
b. Exchange of letters
19. Decision by the ICTR Appeals Chamber, Prosecutor v. Casimir Bizimungu (July 16, 2007).

Chapter 4: Treaty Affairs

20. Speech by Legal Adviser John B. Bellinger, III, “The United States and International Law” (June 6, 2007).
21. Treaty priority list (Feb. 7, 2007).
22. U.S. letter brief, Mora v. New York (2d. Cir. May 11, 2007); see Document 8 supra.
23.a. International Health Regulations, U.S. note to depositary (Dec. 13, 2006).
b. Explanation of federalism understanding (July 10, 2007).

Chapter 5: Foreign Relations

24. Speech by Legal Adviser John B. Bellinger, III, “The United States and International Law,” see Document 20.
25. U.S. amicus brief, Sarei v. Rio Tinto (9th Cir. May 18, 2007).
26. U.S. Statement of Interest, Bowoto v. Chron Corp. (Sup., Ct. Cal. May 29, 2007) with attached letter from Legal Adviser John B. Bellinger, III.

Chapter 6: Human Rights

27. U.S. follow-up report on implementation of ICCPR (Oct. 10, 2007).
28. U.S. observations on Human Rights Committee General Comment 31 (Dec. 27, 2007).
29. Statement by Legal Adviser John B. Bellinger, III, to Sixth Committee on expulsion of aliens (Oct. 31, 2007); see Doc. 5 supra.
30. U.S. statement on legal status of UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Sept. 7, 2007).
31. U.S. submission to UNHCR on combating defamation of religions (July 2007).
32. U.S. statement to conference on children and armed conflict (Oct. 2007).
33. U.S. statement on water and human rights (June 2007).
34.a. U.S. follow-up report on torture (July 25, 2007).
b. Annexed declaration of Clint Williamson, Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues (June 8, 2007).
35. U.S. response to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on juvenile life sentencing (April 2007).
36. Statement by Legal Adviser John B. Bellinger, III, to Sixth Committee on expulsion of aliens (Oct. 31, 2007); see Doc. 5 supra.

Chapter 7: International Organizations

37. Statement by Legal Adviser John B. Bellinger, III, to Sixth Committee on expulsion of aliens (Oct. 31, 2007); see Doc. 5 supra.
38. U.S. statement to Sixth Committee concerning role of the UN Charter committee (Oct. 16, 2007).
39. Summary of U.S. intervention to World Customs Organization (June 2007).

Chapter 8: International Claims and State Responsibility

No documents for the website in this chapter.

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

40. Lecture by Legal Adviser John B. Bellinger, III, at World Legal Forum at The Hague (Dec. 10, 2007).
41. U.S. motion to dismiss, Lin v. United States; see Doc. 1. supra.

Chapter 10: Immunities

42. Legal Adviser John B. Bellinger, III, postings on Opinio Juris blog (Jan. 2007).
43. Circular diplomatic note re Supreme Court decision on immunity from jurisdiction in N.Y. tax case, (June 29, 2007).
44. U.S. letter brief, Kensington Int’l Ltd. v. Itoua (May 23, 2007).
45. a. U.S. Statement of Interest, Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran (Dec. 13, 2007).
b. Declaration of Claude J. Nebel, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Foreign Missions.
46. Statement by Legal Adviser John B. Bellinger, III, to Sixth Committee on expulsion of aliens (Oct. 31, 2007); see Doc. 5 supra.
47. Suggestion of Immunity, Howland v. Resteiner (E.D.N.Y., Nov. 23, 2007).
48. Letter from Legal Adviser Bellinger (Nov. 1, 2007).

Chapter 11: Trade, Commercial Relations, Investment and Transportation

49. a. U.S. brief in Sierra Club v. U.S. Dept. of Transportation (9th Cir. Nov. 19, 2007).
b. Declaration of Reuben Jeffery III, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, Sierra Club (9th Cir. Aug. 30, 2007)
c. Declaration of Jeffrey N. Shane, Under Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation, OOIDA (D.C. Cir. Sept. 13, 2007)
50. Statement by Legal Adviser John B. Bellinger, III, to Sixth Committee on expulsion of aliens (Oct. 31, 2007); see Doc. 5 supra.


Chapter 12: Territorial Regimes and Related Issues

51. a. Testimony on Law of the Sea Convention and 1994 Agreement before SFRC (Sept. 27, 2007): Testimony of Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte
b. Testimony of Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England
c. Testimony of U.S. Navy Vice Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Patrick M. Walsh
52. Letter to the editor, Washington Times, from Legal Adviser John B. Bellinger, III (Oct. 31, 2007).
53. IMO Doc. A 25/5(b)/2 (Nov. 29, 2007).
54. a. U.S. opposition brief, United States v. Marshalls 201 (D. Guam Dec. 28, 2007).
b. Attached declaration of J. Ashley Roach.
55. Collection of sources on entry into port under force majeure.
56. Letter from Captain Wei Jiafu (March 19, 2007).
57. IMO Doc. LEG/CONF.16/18 (May 2007).
58. IMO Doc. FSI 15/18/Add.1 (June 18, 2007).
59. U.S. statement on UN register for space objects (March 2007).
60. U.S.-France framework agreement on outer space cooperation (Jan. 23, 2007).

Chapter 13: Environmental and Other Transnational Scientific Issues

61. U.S. statement to Sixth Committee on transboundary harm.
62. Joint letter to EU re unilateral aircraft emissions controls (Apr. 6, 2007).
63. Statement by Andrew Steinberg, Assistant Secretary of Transportation, to ICAO on aviation emissions controls (Sept. 22, 2007).
64. IMO Doc. A 25/5(b)/2 (Nov. 29, 2007). See Doc. 53.
65. U.S. proposal for binding Antarctic conservation measure concerning bottom fishing (Oct. 22, 2007).
66. Circular Communication IWC.CCG.657, reporting Japan’s agreed delay in plans to harvest humpback whales (Dec. 20, 2007).

Chapter 14: Educational and Cultural Issues

No documents for this website.


Chapter 15: Private International Law

67. U.S. paper for Inter-American Specialized Conference on Private International Law concerning consumer protection issues.
68. U.S. statement to Sixth Committee on work of UNCITRAL (Oct. 23, 2007).
69. Recent developments on investment securities in UNIDROIT (July 30, 2007).
70. U.S. delegation memorandum on railway rolling stock finance protocol (March 2007).

Chapter 16: Sanctions

71. U.S. statement to Sixth Committee concerning role of the UN Charter committee on sanctions issues (Oct. 16, 2007); see Doc. 38 supra.
72. U.S. reply brief, Cubaexport v. United States Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (D.D.C. Apr. 13, 2007)

Chapter 17: International Conflict Resolution and Avoidance

73. Address by Legal Adviser John B. Bellinger, III, to World Legal Forum at The Hague (Dec. 10, 2007); see Doc. 40. supra.
74. Joint Democratic Republic of Congo-Rwanda communiqué (Nov. 10, 2007).
75. U.S. statement to Sixth Committee on criminal accountability by UN staff and experts on mission (Oct. 25, 2007).

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

76. Legal Adviser John B. Bellinger, III, postings for Opinio Juris web log (Jan. 2007); see Doc. 42 supra.
77. Lecture by Mr. Bellinger for Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War (Dec. 10, 2007).
78. Address by Deputy Legal Adviser Ronald Bettauer to San Remo International Institute on Humanitarian Law Roundtable (Sept. 27, 2007).
79. a. Opening statement by Mr. Bettauer to meeting of states parties to CCW Convention (Nov. 7, 2007).
b. Closing statement by Mr. Bettauer (Nov. 13, 2007).
80. Testimony by Mr. Bellinger before the Helsinki Commission (June 21, 2007).
81. U.S. follow-up report on implementation of ICCPR; see Doc. 27.
82. U.S. follow-up report on implementation of Torture Convention; see Doc. 34.
83. U.S. submission, Ruzatullah v. Gates (D.D.C. Apr. 20, 2007).
84. a. U.S. supplemental submission on mootness, Ruzatullah v. Gates (D.D.C. July 6, 2007).
b. U.S. reply on mootness, Ruzatullah v. Gates (D.D.C. Sept. 5, 2007).
85. a. U.S. submission concerning Haji Rohullah, Ruzatullah v. Gates (D.D.C. Aug. 24, 2007).
b. Unpublished opinion, Ruzatullah v. Gates (D.D.C. Oct. 2, 2007).
86. U.S. statement at JCIC XXX concerning reentry vehicle inspections of SS-25 ICBMs (May 23, 2007).
87. JCIC coordinated plenary statements at JCIC XXXI (Dec. 5, 2007).
88. a. JCIC Joint Statement S-27 with Annex A (May 23, 2007) and JCIC Joint Statement S-28 with Annex A (Dec. 5, 2007).
89. Address by J.Ashley Roach to Center for Oceans Law and Policy in Heidelberg, Germany (May 25, 2007).