Tag: Sweden

  • Case of the Day: JK v. VKP

    The case of the day is JK v. VKP (Sweden S. Ct. 2022). No, I do not generally keep track of the Swedish Supreme Court; I picked up on the case at the excellent EAPIL Blog. A daughter sought child support from her father. She sought an order requiring the father to produce Danish tax […]

  • The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and the Julian Assange Case

    A few years ago, I commented on Julian Assange’s bid to win “diplomatic asylum” from Ecuador. As my post indicated, I’m not really sympathetic to Mr. Assange’s legal plight, and my view on that hasn’t changed since 2012. The case was recently in the news again as the UN’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention released […]

  • In re Request for Judicial Assistance From the Norrköping District Court

    The case of the day is In re Request for Judicial Assistance from the Norrköping District Court (D. Colo. 2015). In connection with paternity proceedings in a Swedish court, the Swedish judge issued a letter of request under the Hague Evidence Convention to the US central authority, and the central authority (the Department of Justice) […]

  • Case of the Day: In re Application of Kazakhstan

    The case of the day is In re Application of Republic of Kazakhstan (S.D.N.Y. 2015). I love this case, because it raises one of my favorite issues under § 1782. In 2013, an arbitral tribunal in Sweden awarded Anatolie Stati and related parties $199 million against Kazakhstan on account of the illegal seizure of a […]

  • Case of the Day: Shoham v. Islamic Republic of Iran

    The case of the day is Shoham v. Islamic Republic of Iran (D.D.C. 2013). Batsheva Shoham alleged that while she was driving in the West Bank with her infant son, she was ambushed by members of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, a terrorist group. One of the terrorists threw a stone that struck her son, killing […]