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Chapter 1
-1. U.S. written comments, International Law Commission ("ILC") consideration of topic of "Expulsion of Aliens" (March 26, 2010).  [518 Kb]

Chapter 2
-2. U.S. submission to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, "Consular Notification and Access: Training and Outreach Measures" (June 23, 2010).  [20 Kb]
-3. a. Letter from Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs Richard R. Verma to senators concerning consular notification and access (April 16, 2010).  [645 Kb]
-3. b. Letter from Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Ronald Weich to senators concerning consular notification and access (April 1, 2010).  [332 Kb]
-3. c. Letter from senators to State and Justice Departments concerning consular notification and access.  [241 Kb]
-4. State Department response to Uniform Law Commission concerning consular notification and access.  [25 Kb]
-5. U.S. submission to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; see document 2 supra.

Chapter 3
-6. U.S. petition for rehearing and rehearing en banc, Trinidad y Garcia v. Benov, No. 09-56999 (9th Cir., Oct. 7, 2010).  [415 Kb]
-7. U.S. written comments on universal jurisdiction (May 4, 2010).  [281 Kb]
-8. U.S. statement, 14th meeting of General Assembly Sixth Committee's Ad Hoc Committee on Counterterrorism (Apr. 12, 2010).  [25 Kb]
-9. a. U.S. opening statement (prepared), ICAO Diplomatic Conference on Air Law, Beijing (Aug. 30, 2010).  [30 Kb]
-9. b. U.S. closing statement (prepared), Adoption of the Beijing Convention and Protocol on Aviation Security, ICAO Diplomatic Conference (Sept. 10, 2010).  [24 Kb]
-10. U.S. brief, United States v. Belfast, No. 09-10461-AA (11th Cir., Sept. 18, 2009).  [300 Kb]
-11. U.S. brief as appellant, United States v. Said, No. 10-4970 (4th Cir., Oct. 29, 2010).  [153 Kb]
-12. Declaration of State Department Legal Adviser Harold Hongju Koh, United States v. Hasan, No. 2:10cr56 (E.D. Va., Sept. 3, 2010).  [469 Kb]
-13. State Department Legal Adviser Harold Hongju Koh, Keynote Speech, 104th Annual Meeting, American Society of International Law ("ASIL") (March 24, 2010).  [8 Kb]
-14. U.S. Statement to Security Council on adoption of Resolution 1966 (Dec. 22, 2010).  [8 Kb]

Chapter 4
-15. U.S. written comments on the ILC's work on the effect of armed conflict on treaties (Feb. 1, 2010).  [192 Kb]

Chapter 5
-16. Declaration of Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg, United States v. Arizona (D. Ariz., July 2, 2010).  [1156 Kb]
-17. a. U.S. motion to dismiss, Al-Aulaqi v. Obama, No. 10-cv-1469 (JDB) (D.D.C., Sept. 25, 2010).  [409 Kb]
-17. b. U.S. reply brief, Al-Aulaqi v. Obama, No. 10-cv-1469 (JDB) (D.D.C., Oct. 18, 2010).  [4158 Kb]
-18. U.S. brief as amicus curiae, In re Refined Petroleum Products Antitrust Litigation, No. 09-20084 (5th Cir., Aug. 16, 2010).  [211 Kb]
-19. U.S. brief as amicus curiae, Guevera v. Republic of Peru, No. 08-17213 (11th Cir., March 31, 2010).  [206 Kb]
-20. a. Draft legislation concerning the Compact of Free Association and related issues.  [1040 Kb]
-20. b. Accompanying transmittal letter to the Honorable Joseph R. Biden, President of the Senate (Jan. 14, 2011).  [135 Kb]
-20. c. Accompanying transmittal letter to the Honorable John A. Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives (Jan. 14, 2011).  [177 Kb]

Chapter 6
-21. a. U.S. proposals in connection with the Review of the Human Rights Council concerning: Strengthening the Response to Gross and Systematic Violations;  [12 Kb]
-21. b. U.S. proposals in connection with the Review of the Human Rights Council concerning: Strengthening HRC Membership;  [12 Kb]
-21. c. U.S. proposals in connection with the Review of the Human Rights Council concerning: Rationalizing the Agenda;  [10 Kb]
-21. d. U.S. proposals in connection with the Review of the Human Rights Council concerning: Strengthening UN Special Procedures;  [20 Kb]
-21. e. U.S. proposals in connection with the Review of the Human Rights Council concerning: Improving the Universal Periodic Review;  [10 Kb]
-21. f. U.S. proposals in connection with the Review of the Human Rights Council concerning: Adjusting the Calendar of the Human Rights Committee.  [23 Kb]
-22. S. statement, Human Rights Council, Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance and the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group of Experts.  [14 Kb]
-23. U.S. explanation of position disassociating from consensus, Human Rights Council resolution on "From rhetoric to reality" (June 18, 2010).  [11 Kb]
-24. U.S. explanation of position, General Assembly Third Committee resolution on the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Nov. 22, 2010).  [15 Kb]
-25. U.S. statement to the Organization of American States Permanent Council on the draft resolution on the Draft Inter-American Convention on Racism (May 27, 2010).  [15 Kb]
-26. U.S. statement, General Assembly Third Committee resolution on the rights of the child (Nov. 23, 2010).  [12 Kb]
-27. U.S. explanation of vote, Human Rights Council resolution on human rights and access to safe drinking water and sanitation (Sept. 30, 2010).  [14 Kb]
-28. U.S. statement, Human Rights Council, Interactive Dialogue following the report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to food (March 5, 2010).  [16 Kb]
-29. U.S. explanation of position, Human Rights Council resolution on the right to food (March 24, 2010).  [56 Kb]
-30. U.S. explanation of position, General Assembly Third Committee resolution on the right to food (Nov. 22, 2010).  [25 Kb]
-31. U.S. explanation of position, Human Rights Council resolution on housing and "mega-events" (Sept. 30, 2010).  [12 Kb]
-32. U.S. statement, Human Rights Council, Interactive Dialogue following the report of the SR on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this context (March 5, 2010).  [29 Kb]
-33. U.S. explanation of vote, Human Rights Council resolution on the right to development (Oct. 1, 2010).  [10 Kb]
-34. U.S. explanation of vote, General Assembly Third Committee resolution on the right to development (Nov. 22, 2010).  [43 Kb]
-35. U.S. explanation of vote, Human Rights Council resolution on foreign debt and human rights (June 17, 2010).  [27 Kb]
-36. U.S. explanation of position, Human Rights Council resolution on cultural rights and cultural diversity (June 18, 2010).  [22 Kb]
-37. U.S. explanation of position, General Assembly Third Committee resolution on protection of migrants (Nov. 18, 2010).  [22 Kb]
-38. a. Letter from Department of State Legal Adviser Harold Hongju Koh to Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Saldaño v. Thaler, No. 4:08cv193 (E.D. Texas, May 10, 2010);  [176 Kb]
-38. b. U.S. submission to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Saldaño v. Thaler, No. 4:08 cv193 (E.D. Texas, Nov. 3, 2009).  [624 Kb]
-39. U.S. explanation of position, General Assembly Third Committee resolution on administration of justice (Nov. 19, 2010).  [9 Kb]
-40. U.S. explanation of position, Human Rights Council resolution on freedom of religion or belief (June 23, 2010).  [19 Kb]
-41. U.S. submission to Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights ("OHCHR") on defamation of religion (May 7, 2010).  [26 Kb]
-42. U.S. response, OHCHR ICCPR Article 20 conferences (Nov. 3, 2010).  [594 Kb]

Chapter 7
-43. Letter from Russell Graham to UN Assistant Secretary-General of Human Resources Management and accompanying affidavit concerning same-sex partners (March 1, 2010).  [134 Kb]

Chapter 8
-44. U.S. written comments concerning the ILC's draft articles on state responsibility (Feb. 5, 2010).  [88 Kb]
-45. U.S. written comments concerning the ILC's proposal for an international convention on diplomatic protection (May 27, 2010).  [71 Kb]

Chapter 10
-46. a. U.S. brief as intervenor-appellee, Rux v. Republic of Sudan, No. 09-2359 (4th Cir., March 8, 2010);  [216 Kb]
-46. b. U.S. supplemental brief, Rux v. Republic of Sudan, No. 09-2359 (4th Cir., Dec. 8, 2010).  [107 Kb]
-47. U.S. brief as amicus curiae, NML Capital Ltd. v. Republic of Argentina, No. 10-1487-cv(L) (2d Cir., Nov. 3, 2010).  [230 Kb]
-48. U.S. Second Statement of Interest, Sabbithi v. Al Saleh, No. 07-115 (EGS) (D.D.C., Sept. 15, 2010).  [39 Kb]
-49. U.S. Suggestion of Immunity, Al Hassen v. Sheikh Kalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, No. 2:09-CV-1106-DMB (FMOx) (C.D. Ca., July 26, 2010).  [256 Kb]
-50. U.S. brief as amicus curiae, Swarna v. Al-Awadi, 09-2525cv(L) (2d Cir., June 2, 2010).  [2015 Kb]
-51. U.S. Statement of Interest, Davis v. Samakande, No. FD-02-315-11 (Superior Ct. N.J., Oct. 28, 2010).  [41 Kb]

Chapter 11
-52. Federal Communications Policy Notice and State Department Guidance to the Federal Communications Commission concerning Cuba telecommunications.  [286 Kb]

Chapter 12
-53. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, "United States Interests in Prompt Adherence to the Law of the Sea Convention," delivered at the Thirty-fourth Annual Conference of the University of Virginia's Center for Oceans Law and Policy.  [10 Kb]
-54. a. U.S. letter to the Canadian Ministry of Transport, commenting on Canada's draft Northern Canada Vessel Traffic Services Zone Regulations ("NORDREGS") (March 19, 2010);  [152 Kb]
-54. b. U.S. diplomatic note to Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, commenting on Canada's NORDREGS (July 2010);  [87 Kb]
-54. c. U.S. statement to International Maritime Organization's Maritime Safety Committee, concerning U.S. paper to IMO on NORDREGS (July 28, 2010);  [12 Kb]
-54. d. U.S. written submission to International Maritime Organization on NORDREGS.  [51 Kb]
-55. U.S. statement, 61st session of the International Maritime Organization's Marine Environment Protection Committee, concerning the Torres Straits (Sept. 17-Oct. 1, 2010).  [12 Kb]
-56. U.S. proposal to the International Maritime Organization's Maritime Safety Committee concerning safety zones.  [19 Kb]
-57. a. U.S. Coast Guard and the Peruvian National Maritime Authority arrangement on Operational Procedures for Boarding and Inspecting Vessels Suspected of Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (March 24, 2010).  [983 Kb]
-57. b. Amendment to Annex 2 (April 2010).  [55 Kb]
-58. U.S. brief as amicus curiae, Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. v. Unidentified, Shipwrecked Vessel, No. 10-10269-JJ (11th Cir., Aug. 2, 2010).  [79 Kb]

Chapter 13
-59. Letter from Todd Stern, U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change, to the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, concerning the Copenhagen Accord (Jan. 28, 2010).  [70 Kb]
-60. U.S. written comments on the International Law Commission's draft articles on prevention of transboundary harm from hazardous activities (Aug. 18, 2010).  [103 Kb]
-61. U.S. written comments on the International Law Commission's draft articles on transboundary aquifers (June 30, 2010).  [86 Kb]

Chapter 16
-62. U.S. brief as appellee, Empresa Cubana Exportadora de Alimentos y Productos Varios d/b/a Cubaexport v. United States Dep't of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control, 09-5196 (D.C. Cir., March 15, 2010).  [281 Kb]

Chapter 18
-63. State Department Legal Adviser Koh's keynote address to ASIL; see document 13 supra.  [108 Kb]
-64. Letter from President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia to President Barack H. Obama (Nov. 30, 2010).  [86 Kb]
-65. Statement of State Department Legal Adviser Harold Hongju Koh at signing ceremony for International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers ("Code of Conduct") in Geneva, Switzerland (Nov. 9, 2010).  [29 Kb]
-66. State Department Legal Adviser Koh's keynote address to ASIL; see document 13 supra.  [101 Kb]
-67. U.S. brief in opposition to petition for rehearing and rehearing en banc, Al Bihani v. United States, No. 09-5051 (D.C. Cir., May 13, 2010).  [167 Kb]
-68. Publicly filed version of U.S. brief for respondents-appellants, Awad v. Obama, No. 09-5351 (D.C. Cir., March 19, 2010).  [2228 Kb]
-69. Publicly filed version of U.S. corrected brief for respondents-appellees, Bensayah v. Obama, No. 08-5537 (D.C. Cir., July 2009).  [1851 Kb]
-70. a. Publicly filed version of U.S. corrected brief for appellants, Salahi v. Obama, No. 10-5087 (D.C. Cir., June 7, 2010);  [3091 Kb]
-70. b. Publicly filed version of U.S. reply brief for respondents-appellants, Salahi v. Obama, No. 10-5087 (D.C. Cir., July 21, 2010).  [732 Kb]
-71. Publicly filed version of U.S. cross-appellee and reply brief for appellants, Al-Adahi v. Obama, No. 09-5333 (D.C. Cir., Nov. 2009).  [1910 Kb]
-72. Publicly filed declaration of Daniel Fried, Special Envoy for the Closure of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility (July 9, 2009).  [497 Kb]
-73. Publicly filed version of U.S. opposition to emergency application for stay, Mohammed v. Obama, No. 10A52 (S. Ct., July 2010).  [3049 Kb]
-74. a. U.S. brief for appellants, Vance v. Rumsfeld, No. 10-1687 (7th Cir., Aug. 13, 2010);  [1093 Kb]
-74. b. U.S. reply brief for appellants, Vance v. Rumsfeld, No. 10-1687 (7th Cir., Dec. 29, 2010).  [254 Kb]
-75. State Department Legal Adviser Koh's keynote address to ASIL; see document 13 supra.  [158 Kb]


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