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10 Int'l L. News 1 (1981)

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Volume 10, Number 1         Section of International Law       American Bar Association        Winter 1981
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U.S. Confers with Section
on Iranian Claims
The Section's Committee on Foreign Claims, under
the leadership of Chairman Lee R. Marks and Vice-
Chairman John F. Olson, has established an important
role 1,n zehalf of the organized bar in the implementa-
tion of  he agreements recently reached with Iran re-
garding U.S. claims. The agreements, which resulted
in the return of the 52 American hostages, if imple-
mented, will raise a number of technical and substan-
tive legal issues. Senior representatives of the U.S.
Government, including an Assistant Secretary- Desig-
nate of the Treasury, the Director of the Office of
Foreign Assets Control and its Chief Counsel, the Act-
ing Legal Adviser of the State Department and senior
Justice Department personnel, attended a meeting
February 1 with the Steering Group of the Section's
Committee on Foreign Claims to brief it on the agree-
ments and to confer on areas of implementation in
which the government would welcome suggestions from
the private bar through the Committee.
Following the meeting the Steering Group met to
organize the work of the Committee so as to meet the
most immediate needs first. Apart from advising senior
government personnel of specific problems that arise
under the agreements for particular claimants, the
most significant area where the agreements with Iran
require more detailed implementation is in the estab-
lishment of the International Claims Tribunal, which is
to decide U.S.-Iranian claims. The Committee expects
to confer actively with appropriate government officials
in the next weeks and months on issues that arise, and
any Section member having a particular problem or
wishing to offer particular suggestions is urged to get in
touch with the Committee Chairman, Lee R. Marks,
Esq., Ginsburg, Feldman, Weil & Bress, 1700 Pennsyl-
vania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006, or
Vice-Chairman John F. Olson, Esq., Gibson, Dunn &
Crutcher, 818 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 800, Wash-
ington, D.C. 20006.

International Trade Law
Institute Scheduled
The International Law Section will sponsor an in-
stitute entitled Critical Issues of International Trade
Law: The Realities of Implementing the Tokyo Round
Results on April 21 and 22, 1981 in Washington, D.C.
This institute will focus on important developments
and fundamental issues on a variety of topics concern-
ing U.S. international trade law, including:
a. U.S. government organization:
b. Escape clause and safeguard policies;
c. Antidumping matters;
d. Countervailing duties and subsidies;
e. Judicial review and the role of courts in interna-
tional economic policy;
f. Compliance measures, dispute resolution and ef-
fect of citizen complaints against foreign nations:
g. Panel discussion on future trends in law and
The institute will be chaired by Professor John H.
Jackson of the University of Michigan School of Law
and will include numerous other participants from
government, academic and private sectors.
The charge for the two-day institute, including
materials and lunches, will be $250 for ABA members
and $275 for others (with a special charge for a limited
number of full-time university faculty members of
$100). Further information can be obtained from
Marilyn Steinke, ABA Conference Services, American
Bar Association, 1155 East 60th Street, Chicago, Il.
linois 60637 (312-947-3613).
PROGRAMSPLANNED ................. 2

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