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Case of the Day: Continental Transfert Technique v. Nigeria

The case of the day is Continental Transfert Technique Ltd. v. Federal Government of Nigeria (D.C. Cir. 2015). I last wrote about the case in August 2011. In 1999, Continental, a Nigerian corporation, made a contract with Nigeria’s Ministry of the Interior to create a computerized residence permit and alien card system. After disputes about the contract arose, Continental initiated an arbitration in London, pursuant to the contract. The arbitrators entered an award in favor of Continental in 2008 for ₦ 29.6 billion. Continental sought recognition and enforcement of the award in Washington. Here was my earlier summary of what happened next.
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Palestine Signs The New York Convention

The big news in the past few days is that Palestine, after being rebuffed by the Security Council, signed the Rome Statute, taking a first step toward seeking to bring war crimes charges against Israelis and also perhaps opening the way to war crimes charges being brought against Hamas terrorists. But Palestine also signed a bunch of other conventions, including the New York Convention.
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