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Chapter 1. Nationality, Citizenship and Immigration

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Chapter 2. Consular and Judicial Assistance and Related Issues

1. Letter from Legal Adviser David R. Andrews to Assistant Attorney General James K. Robinson of the Criminal Division, Department of Justice, with attachments, filed with the First Circuit Court of Appeals in United States v. Nai Fook Li, October 15, 1999.

2. U.S. Supplemental En Banc Brief in United States v. Lombera-Camorlinga, filed with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, November 12, 1999.

3. U.S. brief as amicus curiae in Blondin v. Dubois, filed in Second Circuit Court of Appeals, May 8, 2000.

4. Brief for U.S. as Appellees in Gonzalez v. Reno, filed in the Eleventh Circuit on April 24, 2000.

5. Declaration of Mary A. Ryan, Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs, filed in Gonzalez v. Reno.

6. Information statement prepared by the United States delegation for a meeting on the Adoption Convention in The Hague, November 28 to December 1, 2000.

7. Guidance from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts to clerks of U.S. District Courts concerning service of process in foreign countries, November 7, 2000.

8. Declaration of Edward A. Betancourt, Director of the Office of Policy Review and Inter-Agency Liaison, Overseas Citizens Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, filed in In Re: Air Crash at Agana, Guam, January 10, 2000.

9. Declaration of Edward A. Betancourt, Director of the Office of Policy Review and Inter-Agency Liaison, Overseas Citizens Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, filed in U.S. v. Jones, May 2, 2000 and Supplemental Declaration of June 22, 2000.

Chapter 3. International Criminal law

10. Testimony of Samuel Witten, Assistant Legal Adviser for Law Enforcement and Intelligence, U.S. Department of State, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, September 12, 2000 re 20 treaties related to international law enforcement cooperation

11. Department of State report to Congress re United States extradition policy and practice, May 26, 2000.

12. Brief of the United States in Cheung v. United States, filed in the Second Circuit November 15, 1999.

13. Reply Brief of the United States in Cheung v. United States, filed in the Second Circuit January 10, 2000.

14. Statement by Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs Frank Loy on signing the Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime; the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children; and the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, December 13, 2000.

15. Testimony of Alan Larson, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs, before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in support of ratification of Inter-American Convention Against Corruption, May 2, 2000.

16. Speech by David J. Scheffer, Ambassador-at-large for War Crimes Issues, "The Global Challenge of Establishing Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity," August 22, 2000.

17. Speech by David J. Scheffer, Ambassador-at-large for War Crimes Issues, "Rape as a War Crime," October 18, 1999.

18. United States Brief on Review of Decision on Motion for Judicial Assistance to be Provided by SFOR and Others, in Prosecutor v. Simic, Simic, Tadic, Todorovic and Zaric, filed in the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, November 15, 2000.

19. Statement by President Clinton on signing the Rome treaty establishing the International Criminal Court, December 31, 2000.

20. Speech by David J. Scheffer, Ambassador-at-large for War Crimes Issues, "Evolution of the U.S. policy toward the International Criminal Court," September 14, 2000.

21. Speech by David J. Scheffer, Ambassador-at-large for War Crimes Issues, "International Criminal Court: The Challenge of Jurisdiction," March 26, 1999.

22. Statement by David J. Scheffer, Ambassador-at-large for War Crimes Issues, to the Sixth Committee of the U.N. General Assembly concerning ICC jurisdiction where cases not referred from the Security Council, October 18, 2000.

23. Statement by Theodor Meron, Counselor on International Law, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State, to the Sixth Session of the International Criminal Court Prepatory Commission concerning the definition of the crime of aggression, September 6, 2000.

Chapter 4. Treaties and Other International Agreements

24. Letter from Duncan B. Hollis, Attorney-Adviser in the Office of Treaty Affairs, Office of the Legal Adviser of the Department of State, January 13, 2000, re role of individual states of the United States in United States’ treaty practice.

25. Speech by David R. Andrews, Legal Adviser of the Department of State to Conference on Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation at Columbia University Law School, April 16, 1999.

26. Agreement Between the United States of America and the European Community Renewing a Programme of Cooperation in Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training, signed December 18, 2000.

27. Agreement Between the Government of the State of Eritrea and the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, signed December 12, 2000.

28. United States Motion to Dismiss and in Response to Court’s Order to Show Cause in Cardan v. United States of America, filed in the Central District of California, November 6, 2000.

Chapter 5. Federal Foreign Affairs Authority

29. Testimony by Robert E. Dalton, Assistant Legal Adviser for Treaty Affairs, before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Resources Committee regarding H.R. 4751 on the status of Puerto Rico, October 4, 2000.

Chapter 6. Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

30. Statement by the United States at the Twenty-Fourth Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly entitled "World Summit for Social Development and Beyond: Achieving Social Development for All in a Globalizing World," July 1, 2000.

31. Remarks of Harold Hongju Koh, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights & Labor, presenting the United States report to the Committee Against Torture, May 10, 2000.

32. Remarks of William Yeomans, Chief of Staff to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Justice, presenting the United States report to the Committee Against Torture, May 10, 2000.

33. Questions and Answers: Mr. Koh and Mr. Yeomans before the Committee Against Torture, May 11, 2000.

34. Reply of the United States to the January 27, 2000 Petition of Juan Raul Garza, Case No. 12.243, Inter-American commission on Human Rights.

35.Second Reply of the United States, Case No. 12.243, Juan Raul Garza, Inter-American commission on Human Rights.

36. Brief of the United States as amicus curiae in Alvarez-Machain v. Sosa, filed in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, March 2000.

37. Letter from the Honorable Jed S. Rakoff, United States District Judge, Southern District of New York to Edward Scarvalone, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, in Aguinda v. Texaco re courts of Ecuador and Peru, May 9, 2000.

38. Letter from Paolo Di Rosa, Attorney Adviser, Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, responding to Judge Rakoff’s inquiry, June 8, 2000.

Chapter 7. International organizations and Multilateral Institutions

39. Statement of James H. Thessin, Acting Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, to the Sixth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, October 27, 2000, on the Report of the International Law Commission regarding its work during the year 2000.

Chapter 8. International Claims and State Responsibility

40. Agreement between the United States and China, December 16, 1999, re U.S. payment of damages to Chinese embassy in Belgrade.

41. Letter from David R. Andrews, Legal Adviser of the Department of State, to Mme. Xue Hanqin, Director General of the Department of Treaty and Law in the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, December 16, 1999 related to U.S. agreement to pay damages.

42. Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and China, December 16, 1999 re Chinese payment of damages to U.S. facilities in China.

43. Briefing to Chinese Government on June 17, 1999 by Under Secretary of State for Political AffairsThomas Pickering

44. Memorandum of Understanding between Delegation of the United States of America and the Delegation of the People’s Republic of China, July 30, 1999 re voluntary humanitarian payments.

45. Hearing Memorial and Evidence of the United States in Case No. A –11, filed December 12, 1996.

46. Affidavit of Secretary of State Warren Christopher, attached to Hearing Memorial as Exhibit 1.

47. Joint Statement on the Occasion of the Final Plenary Meeting Concluding International Talks on the Preparation of the Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and the Future," signed in Berlin, July 17, 2000.

48. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany concerning the Foundation ‘Remembrance, Responsibility and the Future,’ signed in Berlin, July 17, 2000.

49. Declaration of Stuart E. Eizenstat, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury and Special Representative of the President and the Secretary of State for Holocaust Issues, re Foundation.

50. Statement by Secretary of State Madeline Albright on the Establishment of the Foundation, dated October 20, 2000.

51. United States Statement of Interest in Nazi Era Cases Against German Defendants Litigation, filed in the District of New Jersey, October 20, 2000.

52. United States Statement of Interest in Winters v. Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. Consolidated, filed in the Southern District of New York, November 20, 2000.

53. United States Statement of Interest in In re Austrian and German Bank Holocaust Litigation, filed in the Southern District of New York, November 2, 2000.

54. United States brief as amicus curiae in Gerling Global Reinsurance Corp. of America v. Quackenbush, filed in the Ninth Circuit, September 28, 2000.

55. United States brief as amicus curiae in Sampson v. Federal Republic of Germany and Claims Conference Article 2 Fund, filed in the Seventh Circuit, October 30, 2000.

56. Join Statement on the Occasion of the Signing Ceremony of the Bilateral Agreements Relating to the Austrian Reconciliation Fund, Vienna, October 24, 2000.

57 Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Austrian Federal Government concerning the Austrian Fund ‘Reconciliation, Peace and Cooperation’, signed October 24, 2000.

58. Statement of Secretary of State Madeline Albright concerning establishment of the Fund, January 19, 2001.

59. United States brief as appellee in Kwan v. United States of America, filed in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, September 2000.

60. Declaration of James G. Hergen, Assistant Legal Adviser for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Office of the Legal Adviser, filed in Kwan v. United States of America, dated July 27, 1999.

61. Testimony of Ronald J. Bettauer, Deputy Legal Adviser of the Department of State and David W. Ogden, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, Department of Justice, June 28, 2000, before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee re litigation against Japanese companies under California law.

62. United States Statement of Interest filed in In re World War II Japanese Forced Labor Litigation in the Northern District of California, August 2000.

63. United States Statement of Interest filed in In re World War II Japanese Forced Labor Litigation in the Northern District of California, December 6, 2000 re non-Allied prisoners.

64. United States Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Flatow v. The Islamic Republic of Iran, filed in the District of the District of Columbia, March 22, 2000.

65. United States Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Cicippio v. The Islamic Republic of Iran , filed in the District of the District of Columbia, August 16, 2000.

66. Declaration of David Carpenter, Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security and the Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, filed in Cicippio v. The Islamic Republic of Iran .

Chapter 9. Diplomatic Relations, Continuity and Succession of States

67. State Department telegram re succession to the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, November 24, 2000.

68. United States brief as amicus curiae in 767 Third Avenue Associates v. Consulate General of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, filed in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, January 31, 2000.

Chapter 10. Immunities and Related Issues

69. United States Statement of Interest in Rajaa al Mukaddam v. Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, filed in the Southern District of New York, September 1, 2000.

70. United States letter brief in Glencore Denrees Paris v. Department of National Store Branch 1 (Vietnam), filed in the Southern District of New York, June 30, 2000.

71. Memorandum from Gilda Brancato, Attorney-Adviser in the Office of Diplomatic Law, Office of the Legal Adviser, to Senator Jonathan Chun, Majority Floor Leader of the Hawaii Senate, February 4, 2000 re treaty tax exemption for diplomatic and consular missions.

72. Letter from Linda Jacobson, Assistant Legal Adviser for Diplomatic Law and Litigation 0, to the Office of the State Attorney in Vero Beach, Florida, March 24, 2000 re immunity of employee of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Miami, Florida.

73. United States Statement of Interest in Begum v. Saleh, filed in the Southern District of New York, March 31, 2000.

74. United States Statement of Interest in Glencore Denrees Paris v. Department of National Store Branch 1 (Vietnam), filed in the Southern District of New York, May 26, 2000.

75. Letter from Department of State Office of Foreign Missions to the District of Columbia Foreign Missions Board of Zoning Adjustment commenting on application of Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan re location of its chancery, July 26, 2000.

76. Decision of D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment re Azerbaijan application, December 5, 2000.

77. Decision of the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment, re application by Embassy of the Republic of Benin, January 5, 2000.

78. Circular diplomatic note to Chiefs of Mission in the United States dated June 19, 2000, re change in requirements concerning foreign domestic employees.

79. Circular diplomatic note to Chiefs of Mission in the United States dated February 14, 2000, re voluntary cooperation in the 2000 census.

Chapter 11. Trade, Commercial Relations, Investment and Transportation

80. United States Memorial filed with the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization submitting a disagreement between the United States and EU member countries for settlement by the Council, March 14, 2000.

81. Preliminary Objections Presented by the Member States of the European Union, July 19, 2000.

82. U.S. Response to Preliminary Objections, September 15, 2000.

83. Decision of the ICAO Council on Preliminary Objections, November 16, 2000.

Chapter 12. Territorial Regimes and Related Issues

Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean is available at www.ocean-affairs.com.

84. Department of State Telegram re straight baselines, August 24, 2000.

85. Department of State Telegram re infringement on navigation and other maritime rights, June 22, 2000

Chapter 13. Environment and other Transnational Scientific Issues

86. U.S. submission to Conference of the Parties to the 1992 Framework Convention on Climate Change re compliance regime under Kyoto Protocol, January 31, 2000.

Chapter 14. Private International Law

87. Testimony by Jeffrey Kovar, Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International
Law, before the Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property of the House Committee on the Judiciary, on Convention on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Civil Judgments, June 29, 2000.

Chapter 15. Sanctions

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Chapter 16. Use of Force and Arms Control

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