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Digest of United States Practice in International Law 1989-1990


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List of Documents

CHAPTER 1

1. U.S. Brief, Defendant's Opposition to Plaintiff?s Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment, Agee v. Baker, No. 90-1350 (D.D.C. 1990) (GAG)(Oct. 10, 1990).

2. U.S. Brief for Appellees, Adams v. Baker, No. 89-1903 (Dec. 20, 1989).

3. Letter from Assistant Legal Adviser for Consular Affairs James G. Hergen to Judge Stanley Sporkin, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, April 7, 1989.

4. June 1, 1990, Department of State diplomatic note to the chiefs of mission in Washington, D.C., addressing the circumstances of PRC nationals.

5. Letter from Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Robert M. Kimmitt to Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration Robert E. Whittington, June 3, 1989.

6. Letter from Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Robert M. Kimmitt to Adminstrator of the Federal Aviation Administration Admiral James B. Busey, IV, September 24, 1989.

7. Departure Control Order, Mrs. Imelda Marcos, A27 259 946, June 16, 1989.

CHAPTER 2

8. Letter from Assistant Legal Adviser for Consular Affairs James G. Hergen to Mr. David Grabill, July 5, 1990.

 

9. 'International Adoptions,' flyer, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State.

CHAPTER 3

10. U.S. Petition for a Writ of Mandamus and Prohibition to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, In Re United States of America, No. 89-2503 (2d Cir., June 19, 1989).

11. Declaration of Andre M. Surena, Gill v. Imundi, 747 F. Supp. 1028 (S.D.N.Y. 1990).

12. Department of State answers to questions related to Deputy Legal Adviser Kreczko?s testimony, Antiterrorism Act of 1990: Hearing on S. 2465 Before the Subcomm. On Courts and Administrative Practice of the Senate Judiciary Comm., 101st Cong. 11?55 (1990).

 

13. November 7, 1990, comments by John Knox, U.S. representative to the Sixth Committee on the ILC Report concerning International Criminal Court.

14. Letter from Assistant Secretary Mullins to Dante B. Fascell, Chairman, Committee of Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, December 11, 1990.

CHAPTER 4

15. Letter from New Zealand ambassador to the Department of State, August 2, 1990.

 

16. September 26, 1990 letter from Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs David A. Colson responding to New Zealand ambassador..

17. Memorandum prepared by the Office Treaty Affairs dated May 5, 1989, describing U.S. practice regarding full powers.

18. Memorandum dated January 9, 1990, Office of Treaty Affairs, concerning U.S. reservations to Genocide Convention.

CHAPTER 5

19. Letter from Assistant Legal Adviser for Treaty Affairs John R. Crook to Mr. Donnell Nantkes, Office of General Counsel, Environmental Protection Agency, June 5, 1989.

 

22. Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Defendants? Motion to Dismiss and Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment and in Opposition to Plaintiffs? Motion for Summary Judgment, No. 89-2029 (D.D.C. Sept. 25, 1989).

23. Letter from Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs Janet G. Mullins to Director of the Office of Management and Budget Richard Darman, May 18, 1990.

CHAPTER 6

24. Statement by Deputy Legal Adviser Alan J. Kreczko, First Committee, 29th OAS General Assembly, November 14, 1989, concerning IACHR advisory opinion.

 

CHAPTER 7

20. President George H. W. Bush letter of instruction to U.S. chiefs of mission regarding their authorities and responsibilities, July 12, 1990.

21. April 28, 1989, letter from the Secretary of State to Congressional leaders concerning bipartisan accord on Central America.

CHAPTER 8

25. Joint Communique issued by legal advisers of five permanent representatives to the UN Security Council, February 1990.

26. September 25, 1990, Office of International Claims and Investment Disputes letter concerning claims against Nicaragua.

*29. Defendants' Opposition to Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Defendants' Motion to Dismiss at 4'7, Aoun v. Baker, No. 90- 0156 ('U.S. Memorandum'). No Document Available.

*30. Emergency Motion for Summary Reversal or, in the Alternative, Petition for Writ of Mandamus, pp. 2?3, Aoun v. Baker, No. 90- 5016, slip op. (D.D.C. Jan. 30, 1990). No Document Available.

31 . June 13, 1989, letter from Representative Lee H. Hamilton, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East of the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, to Secretary of State James A. Baker III.

64. Letter from G.C. Brooks, Chairman, International Frequency Registration Board, January
12, 1990.

65. Letter from Bradley P. Holmes, Coordinator and Director of the Bureau of International Communications and Information Policy, Department of State, to Gary C. Brooks, Chairman, International Frequency Registration Board, April 16, 1990.

CHAPTER 9

27. Memorandum of the Office of the Legal Adviser, Office of Diplomatic Law and Litigation, June 4, 1990, concerning status of relations with certain states.

 

28. Letter of Deputy Legal Adviser Elizabeth G. Verville, June 29, 1989, concerning Vietnamese Nationals in U.S. courts.

32. Letter from Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs Janet G. Mullins responding to Representative Lee H. Hamilton, June 28, 1989

33. September 6, 1989, Assistant Secretary Mullins letter further responding to Rep. Hamilton.

34. Decree of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Lithuania Concerning the Restoration of the Lithuanian State, March 11, 1990.

35. Statement on Decree of Lithuania, White House, Office of the Press Secretary, March 11, 1990.

36. October 5, 1990, letter from Secretary James A. Baker III to Senator Claiborne Pell, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

37. Statement on President Bush meeting with Lithuanian President Vytautas Landsbergis, White House, Office of the Press Secretary, December 10, 1990.

 

CHAPTER 10

38. June 29, 1989, U.S. Statement of Interest, Von Dardel v. Union of Socialist Soviet Republics.

39. July 31, 1989, U.S. Reply to Plaintiffs? Response to Statement of Interest, with attached declarations, Von Dardel v. Union of Socialist Soviet Republics.

40. Memorandum, 'Immunity of Uruguayan Oil Tanker Presidente Rivera,' July 13, 1989.

41. October 16, 1989, Department of State response to diplomatic note from Embassy of Italy concerning protection from execution against foreign state property.

42. U.S. Reply to Appellant's Opposition to Motions for Summary Dispositions, Saltany v. Reagan, No. 89-5051, June 26, 1989.

43. Suggestion of Immunity Submitted by the United States of America, Mumtaz v. Ershad, Index No. 74258/89 (N.Y. Sup. Ct.).

44. Memorandum of Law in Support of the Suggestion of Immunity Filed on Behalf of the Defendant by the United States, Mumtaz v. Ershad, June 15, 1990, Index No. 74258/89 (N.Y. Sup. Ct.).

45. U.S. Notice of Changed Circumstances, Mumtaz v. Ershad, Index No. 74258/89
(N.Y. App. Div.), January 23, 1991.

46. U.S. Statement of Interest, The Republic of The Philippines v. Westinghouse Electric Corp., July 9, 1990.

47. U.S. Statement of Interest, Estate of Domingo v. Republic of Philippines, July 14, 1989.

48. October 23, 1990, U.S. State Department report to Congress concerning compensation program for victims of diplomatic crimes.

49. U.S. Memorandum of Law in Response to Defendant?s Motion to Recognize the Applicability
of Consular Immunity, United States v. Cole, 717 F. Supp. 309 (E.D. Pa. 1989).


50. Written Statement of the Government of the United States of America, I.C.J. Pleadings, Applicability of Article VI, Section 22, of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations (1989), July 27, 1989.

51. Additional Comments By U.S. Government, I.C.J. Pleadings, Applicability of Article VI, Section 22,of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations (1989), August 31, 1989.

 

52. Abraham D. Sofaer, Legal Adviser of the Department of State, oral argument of the United States before the Court in Applicability of Article VI, Section 22,of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations (1989).

53. Note from the Department of State to all Chiefs of Mission, July 31, 1989 concerning location of diplomatic agents.

54. August 24, 1990, Department of State response to Bulgarian diplomatic note concerning trade office located in New York.

55. Department of State Motion and Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Opposition to Motion to Dismiss Application for Failure to Comply with Section 106 of the National Historic
Preservation Act, May 25, 1990.

56. Objection of U.S. Department of State to Jurisdiction of the Historic Preservation Review Board to Conduct a Hearing, December 4, 1990.

57. Letter of July 31, 1989, to authorities in Florida from Joan E. Donoghue, Director, Office of Diplomatic Law and Litigation.

58. Letter of July 31, 1989, to authorities in Kentucky from Joan E. Donoghue, Director, Office of Diplomatic Law and Litigation.

59. Letter to Assistant City Attorney, Seattle, Washington, May 1, 1990, from Gilda Brancato, Attorney-Adviser, Office of Diplomatic Law and Litigation.

60. Letter dated October 23, 1990, from Office of Diplomatic Law and Litigation Office concerning applicability of U.S. labor laws to foreign missions.

61. Letter of September 11, 1990, from Office of Diplomatic Law and Litigation of the Office of the Legal Adviser concerning applicability of local workers compensation plan for foreign government employees.

CHAPTER 11

62. Report to Congress on TV Marti Test Broadcasts to Cuba, July 27, 1990.

 

63. Letter from Acting Director and Coordinator Bleakley to G.C. Brooks, Chairman, International Frequency Registration Board, International Telecommunication Union, February 27, 1990.

66. Letter from Kenneth W. Bleakley, Acting Coordinator and Director of the Bureau of International Communications and Information Policy, Department of State, to Gary C. Brooks, Chairman, International Frequency Registration Board, July 9, 1990.

67. Letter from V.V. Kozlov, Acting Chairman, IFRB to the U.S. Coordinator and Director, Bureau of International Communications & Information Policy, Department of State, September 3, 1990.

CHAPTER 12

68. January 31, 1990, U.S. diplomatic note to Cuban Interests Section of the Czechoslovak Embassy in Washington protesting actions of Government of Cuba.

 

69. U.S.-Panama exchange of notes concerning exchange of information on ships registered in Panama, May 1, 1990.

70. U.S.-Mexico Agreement on Maritime Search and Rescue, signed August 7, 1989.

71. September 21, 1989, testimony of Susan Biniaz, Attorney-Adviser in the Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of State, before the Subcommittee on Space Science and Applications of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the House of Representatives.

CHAPTER 13

72. June 4, 1990 Joint Statement by the United States and the Soviet Union committing the two countries to work together to resolve the increasing problem of overfishing in the ?Donut Hole.?

 

CHAPTER 14

73. July 12, 1989, U.S.- Hungary Agreement on the Development and Facilitation of Tourism.

 

CHAPTER 15

74. September 7, 1989, Justification for President?s Determination to Remove the Prohibition of Foreign Assistance for Hungary.

 

75. September 6, 1989, Justification for President?s Determination to Remove the Prohibition of Foreign Assistance for Poland.

76. May 13, 1990, Justification for the Presidential Determination to Remove the Section 620(f) Prohibition of Foreign Assistance for the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic.

77. July 12, 1990, Justification for a Determination Removing the German Democratic Republic From the Application of Section 620(f) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.

CHAPTER 16

78. Summary of Conclusions of the Meeting of the Five Permanent Members of the Security Council on the Cambodian Problem, January 15?16, 1990.

79. Summary of Discussions of the Meeting of the Five Permanent Members of the Security Council on the Cambodian Problem, March 13, 1990.

 

80. Communique issued by Five permanent Members of the Security Council and Co-chairmen of the Paris Conference on Cambodia, November 26, 1990.

81. June 11, 1990, U.S.-Chile agreement regarding the settlement of the Letelier dispute and attached compromis.

82. Justification for certification to Congress lifting certain sanctions against Chile.

83. July 1989 U.S.- Poland Agreement to Establish a Joint Commission on Humanitarian Assistance.


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