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Chapter 1
-2009 Digest Chapter 1
-1. U.S. motion to dismiss, Parham v. Clinton (S.D. Tex., June 19, 2009).
-2a. Unpublished order, Retuya v. Chertoff (M.D. Fla., Sept. 28, 2009).
-2b. U.S. reply in support of the U.S. motion to dismiss, Retuya v. Chertoff (M.D. Fla., Sept. 22, 2009).
-2c. U.S. motion to dismiss, Retuya v. Chertoff (M.D. Fla., Aug. 1, 2008).
-3. U.S. statement to the General Assembly's Sixth Committee on the International Law Commission Report; topic: expulsion of aliens (Oct. 30, 2009).

Chapter 2
-2009 Digest Chapter 2
-4. U.S. brief as amicus curiae in support of affirmance, McPherson v. United States (3d Cir., Aug. 14, 2009).

Chapter 3
-2009 Digest Chapter 3
-5. U.S. anticipatory application, Trinidad y Garcia v. Benov (C.D. Cal., Aug. 4, 2009), and annexed declaration of Clifton M. Johnson, Assistant Legal Adviser, Law Enforcement and Intelligence, Department of State.
-6a. Memorandum in support of U.S. motion to dismiss, Saldana v. United States (W.D. Tenn., Dec. 30, 2009).
-6b. Declaration of Clifton M. Johnson attached to U.S. brief.
-7. U.S. response to plaintiff's petition, People's Mojahedin Org. of Iran v. Department of State (D.C. Cir., Oct. 23, 2009).
-8. U.S. response to defendant's motion, Prosecutor v. Karadzic, Case No. IT-95-5/18-PT (International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, June 25, 2009).
-9. U.S. response to September 15 invitation of the trial chamber, Prosecutor v. Karadzic, Case No. IT-95-5/18-PT (International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Sept. 29, 2009).

Chapter 4
-2009 Digest Chapter 4
-10. Treaty priority list for the 111th Congress (May 11, 2009).
-11. U.S. statement to the Sixth Committee on the ILC report; topic: reservations to treaties (Oct. 30, 2009); see document 3 supra.
-12. Letter from U.S. senators to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, concerning the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (July 10, 2009).
-13. U.S. letter brief, Reino de España v. ABSG Consulting, Inc. (2d Cir., Mar. 20, 2009).
-14. U.S. brief, McPerson v. United States; see document 4 supra.
-15. U.S. supplemental brief as appellees, Sobitan v. Glud (7th Cir., Dec. 11, 2008).

Chapter 5
-2009 Digest Chapter 5
-16. U.S. Statement of Interest, ABC Charters, Inc. v. Bronson (S.D. Fla., Mar. 20, 2009).
-17. U.S. amicus curiae brief, In re S. African Apartheid Litig. (2d Cir., Nov. 30, 2009).
-18. U.S. amicus curiae brief, Presbyterian Church of Sudan v. Talisman Energy, Inc. (2d Cir., May 15, 2007).

Chapter 6
-2009 Digest Chapter 6
-19. Statement of Michael H. Posner, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, to the Human Rights Council (Sept. 30, 2009).
-20. Press briefing by Department of State Legal Adviser Harold Hongju Koh and Assistant Secretary Posner, Geneva (Sept. 28, 2009).
-21. U.S. statement on the Human Rights Council's resolution on the freedom of expression (Oct. 6, 2009).
-22. U.S. statement on the Human Rights Council's resolution on the right to the truth (Oct. 20, 2009).
-23. U.S. explanation of vote on the Human Rights Council's resolution on traditional values (Oct. 2, 2009).
-24. U.S. explanation of position on the Human Rights Council's resolution on transitional justice (Oct. 1, 2009).
-25. Statement of Assistant Secretary Posner on the Report of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict (Sept. 29, 2009).
-26. U.S. statement at the 12th Special Session of the Human Rights Council: The Human Rights Situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory including East Jerusalem (Oct. 15, 2009).
-28. U.S. statement to the Sixth Committee on the ILC report; topic: protection of persons (Oct. 30, 2009).
-29. Statement by Mark C. Storella, Chargé d'Affaires, a.i., U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Geneva, and Head of U.S. Delegation, at the Durban Inter-Sessional Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group Session (Feb. 19, 2009).
-30. U.S. response to the Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of Complementary Standards Request for Contributions (May 29, 2009).
-31a. U.S. announcement of proposed Action Plan to combat racial and religious discrimination and intolerance (Nov. 9, 2009).
-31b. U.S. Action Plan.
-32. U.S. statement to the Human Rights Council on the report of UN Special Rapporteur Doudou Diene on his mission to the United States (June 16, 2009).
-33. Statement of Sarah Cleveland, Department of State Counselor on International Law, on the report of the special rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance (Sept. 30, 2009).
-34. Letter from Secretary of State Clinton and accompanying proposed "Strategic Plan for Combating Violence Against Women in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)" (July 23, 2009).
-35. U.S. statement at the Human Rights Council's annual discussion on the integration of a gender perspective into its work (Sept. 28, 2009).
-36. U.S. statement on the Human Rights Council's adoption of a resolution on the elimination of discrimination against women (Oct. 2, 2009).
-37. U.S. response to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding the defamation of religions resolution (Aug. 12, 2009).
-38. U.S. statement on the report of the special rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance (Sept. 30, 2009), see document 33 supra.
-39. Department of State, Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ("Disabilities Convention") (Oct. 9, 2009).
-40. U.S. explanation of position on the Human Rights Council's resolution on the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children (June 18, 2009).
-41. U.S. views provided to the UN independent expert, "Public Consultation on the Human Rights obligations related to Sanitation" (June 3, 2009).
-42. U.S. explanation of position on the Human Rights Council's resolution on access to medicine (Oct. 2, 2009).
-43. U.S. explanation of position on the Human Rights Council's resolution on the food crisis (Oct. 1, 2009).
-44. U.S. explanation of vote on the Human Rights Council's resolution on the right to development (Oct. 1, 2009).
-45. U.S. statement on the Human Rights Council's resolution on follow up to the special session on the financial crisis (Oct. 1, 2009).
-46. U.S. explanation of position on the Human Rights Council's resolution on toxic wastes (Oct. 2, 2009).
-47. Statement of Brandon Prelogar, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, at a panel discussion on human rights of migrants in detention centers, Geneva (Sept. 17, 2009).
-48. U.S. statement on the report of the special rapporteur on the situation on human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples (Sept. 28, 2009).
-49. U.S. statement on the report of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous People on its Second Session (Sept. 28, 2009).

Chapter 7
-2009 Digest Chapter 7
-50. U.S. statement to the Sixth Committee on promotion of accountability for crimes committed by UN officials and experts on mission (Oct. 13, 2009).
-51. U.S. diplomatic note to the Organization of American States concerning the Honduras resolution (July 9, 2009).

Chapter 8
-2009 Digest Chapter 8
-52. U.S. supplemental letter brief, In re Assicurazioni Generali S.P.A. (2d Cir., Oct. 27, 2009).

Chapter 9
-2009 Digest Chapter 9
-53. U.S. opposition to rehearing en banc, Zivotofsky v. Secretary of State (D.C. Cir., Sept. 15, 2009).

Chapter 10
-2009 Digest Chapter 10
-54. U.S. brief as amicus curiae and intervenor, O'Bryan v. Holy See (6th Cir., Sept. 17, 2007).
-55. U.S. Statement of Interest, McKesson Corp. v. Islamic Republic of Iran (D.D.C., Sept. 28, 2009).
-56a. U.S. motion to dismiss, Roeder v. Islamic Republic of Iran (D.D.C., Apr. 21, 2009).
-56b. U.S. reply, Roeder v. Islamic Republic of Iran (D.D.C., June 18, 2009).
-56c. U.S. response to plaintiffs' memorandum regarding supplemental authority, Roeder v. Islamic Republic of Iran (D.D.C., Nov. 12, 2009).
-57.U.S. brief (corrected), Bennett v. Islamic Republic of Iran (D.C. Cir, Dec. 1, 2009).
-58. U.S. brief, Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran (7th Cir., June 26, 2009).
-59. U.S. brief, Peterson v. Islamic Republic of Iran (9th Cir., June 25, 2009).
-60a. Unpublished order, Peterson v. Islamic Republic of Iran (D.D.C., Jan. 5, 2009).
-60b. U.S. response, Peterson v. Islamic Republic of Iran (D.D.C., July 25, 2008).
-61a. Unpublished order, Peterson v. Islamic Republic of Iran (D.D.C., Mar. 31, 2009).
-61b. U.S. Statement of Interest, Peterson v. Islamic Republic of Iran (D.D.C., Mar. 13, 2009).
-62. U.S. response, In re Islamic Republic of Iran Terrorism Litig. (D.D.C., Nov. 30, 2009).
-63. U.S. brief, Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran, see document 59 supra.
-64. U.S. circular diplomatic note concerning accreditation of same-sex domestic partners of foreign diplomatic or consular personnel (Nov. 4, 2009).
-65. U.S. Statement of Interest, Sabbithi v. Al Saleh (D.D.C., July 22, 2008).
-66. U.S. Statement of Interest, Baonoan v. Baja (S.D.N.Y., Apr. 28, 2009).
-67a. U.S. amicus curiae brief, City of New York v. Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations (2d Cir., June 29, 2009).
-67b. Supplemental U.S. brief, City of New York v. Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations (2d Cir., Oct. 19, 2009).
-68. U.S. circular diplomatic note concerning foreign mission personnel's employment of domestic workers (Sept. 16, 2009).
-69. U.S. brief as intervenor, Veiga v. World Meteorological Org. (2d Cir., May 1, 2009).

Chapter 11
-2009 Digest Chapter 11

Chapter 12
-2009 Digest Chapter 12
-70. Letters to U.S. senators from Secretary of State Clinton concerning the Law of the Sea Convention (Oct. 16, 2009).
-71. U.S.-Canada Framework Agreement on Integrated Cross-Border Maritime Law Enforcement Operations, signed May 26, 2009.
-72. U.S.-Sierra Leone Agreement Concerning Cooperation to Suppress Illicit Transnational Maritime Activity, signed June 26, 2009.
-73. U.S.-Tonga Agreement Concerning Cooperation in Joint Maritime Surveillance Operations, signed August 24, 2009.
-74. U.S. diplomatic note to the International Maritime Organization concerning the Casualty Code (June 29, 2009).
-75. U.S. Statement of Interest and brief as amicus curiae, Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. v. Unidentified, Shipwrecked Vessel (M.D. Fla., Sept. 29, 2009).
-76. U.S. statement at the First Meeting of States Parties to the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage (Mar. 26-27, 2009).

Chapter 13
-2009 Digest Chapter 13
-77a. U.S. response to the International Law Commission's questionnaire on transboundary oil and gas resources (May 8, 2009).
-78. U.S. statement to the Sixth Committee on the ILC report; topic: transboundary harm (Oct. 30, 2009); see document 28 supra.

Chapter 14
-2009 Digest Chapter 14

Chapter 15
-2009 Digest Chapter 15
-79. U.S. submissions, Federal Trade Comm'n v. Innovative Mktg., Inc. (D. Md., Mar. 23, 2009).
-80a. U.S. brief, Malone v. Holder (10th Cir., Dec. 3, 2009).
-80b. Unpublished opinion and order on the merits, Malone v. Holder (D. Colo., Sept. 28, 2009).
-80c. Judgment, Malone v. Holder (D. Colo., Sept. 28, 2009).

Chapter 16
-2009 Digest Chapter 16
-81. Declaration of Office of Foreign Assets Control Director Adam Szubin, Cubaexport v. U.S. Dep't of the Treasury (D.C. Cir., Nov. 27, 2007).

Chapter 17
-2009 Digest Chapter 17

Chapter 18
-2009 Digest Chapter 18
-82. Statement of Assistant Secretary Posner on the Report of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict (Sept. 29, 2009).
-83. U.S. statement at the 12th Special Session of the Human Rights Council
-84. Statements of State Department Legal Adviser Harold Hongju Koh and other U.S. officials at an event to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the Geneva Conventions (Sept. 26, 2009).
-85. U.S. statement to the meeting of the CCW High Contracting Parties (Nov. 12, 2009).
-86. Statement of Legal Adviser Harold Hongju Koh at the opening meeting of the Third Conference of the High Contracting Parties to Protocol V on Explosive Remnants of War (Nov. 9, 2009).
-87. Declaration of Daniel Fried, Special Envoy for the Closure of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility.
-88. Department of Defense report describing its modified procedures for reviewing the status of aliens it detains at the Bagram Theater Internment Facility in Afghanistan (July 14, 2009).*
-89. U.S. brief as respondents-appellants, Al Maqaleh v. Gates (D.C. Cir., Sept. 14, 2009).
-90. Statement of Rose E. Gottemoeller, Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva (June 4, 2009).
-91. Statement of Garold N. Larson, Chargé d'Affaires, a.i., U.S. Mission to the Conference on Disarmament (Aug. 20, 2009).
-92. Program of action to create a framework for international cooperation to prevent and interdict weapons smuggling into the Gaza Strip (Mar. 13, 2009).


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