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1 Int'l L. News 1 (1972)

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The Section of International and Comparative Law will
sponsor an American Bar Association National Institute on the
Legal Aspects of Doing Business in the Far East, to be held
on May 19 and 20, 1972 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New
York City. This National Institute will bring together leading
experts on trade and investment in Japan and other Far East
Asian nations which are of current interest to American and
foreign lawyers and businessmen.
Detailed information will be mailed to all Section members
well in advance of the program, but calendars should be
marked now.
At the Association's Annual Meeting in July, the House of
Deleates concurred with the Assembly in the adoption of a
resolution concerned with the problem of the respective
powers under the Constitution of the President and of the
Congress to enter into and conduct war. The resolution, in
effect, requested the Section of International and Comparative
Law and the Standing Committee on World Order Under Law
to study and report on the respective powers under the
Constitution. A committee has been appointed, and Lyman
Tondel has been named its Chairman. The Section's Commit-
tee, in cooperation with the Standing Committee, will conduct
an open public hearing on the subject study on Saturday,
February 5, 1972, at 2:30 p.m. in the Explorers' Room of the
Fairmont-Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans.
Anyone who is to present views orally should communicate
no later than January 15, 1972 with George J. Wade, 53 Wall
Street, New York, New York 10005, stating the general nature
of the presentation and the approximate time it will take. In
addition, anyone desiring to do so may present written
materials or views either at or after the hearing on February 5.
Anyone wanting to present such views in writing should
advise Mr. Wade prior to February 5, but written materials will
be received up to May 1, 1972. It is emphasized that this study
is not concerned with whether American policy in Vietnam
has been right or wrong. The Section's special Committee
reserves the right to declare irrelevant, proffered views or
materials that do not deal with the subject issues.

At the Annual Meeting of the Association, the House of
Delegates approved the following three recommendations
presented by the Section
- A resolution whereby the American Bar Association recom-
mends that the President transmit to the United States Senate,
for its advice and consent, the Vienna Convention on the Law
of Treaties and that the Senate give its advice and consent to
ratification of the Convention without reservation. The Vienna
Convention would govern the formation, operation, interpreta-
tion, invalidity, material breach, suspension, and termination
of treaties The Convention also would establish a Conciliation
Commission for conciliation of certain treaty disputes which
do not affect a peremptory norm of general international law
Ijus cogens). As of November 11, 1971, 47 states had signed
the Convention, and nine have become party by ratification or
accession. The Convention will enter into force on the 30th
day following the date of deposit of the 35th instrument of
ratification or accession.
On November 22, 1971, the President sent the Convention
to the Senate for its advice and consent.
(b) FEDERAL SERVICE ABROAD - A resolution wherein
the American Bar Association recommends that the Federal
Judicial Code be amended to provide that (1) upon application
by an administrative tribunal, a federal Distri:t Court may
order, under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for service of
process, service in a foreign country of a document issued in
connection with a proceeding in the administrative tribunal,
dnd (2) upon formal application of an administrative tribunal,
a District Court may order the taking of a deposition in a
foreign country for evidentionary use in the tribunal.
(c) PRISONERS OF WAR - A resolution which addressed
the problem of humanitarian treatment required by inter-
national law and the 1949 Geneva Convention relating to the
treatment of Prisoners cf War. This resolution provides that
the American Bar Association call upon all appropriate
organizations of lawyers of the countries of the world to
convey to their respective governments their deep concern that
the provisions of the 1949 Geneva Convention relative to the
treatment of Prisoners of War should be applied in every case
of armed conflict and to encourage governments to take
whatever actions are possible to convey their concern to all

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