It baffles me to hear someone talking to the delegates about “international law and Native Hawaiian self-determination,” where she is supposed to be an expert in international law, but she has no idea of my uneducated opinion when she explains to the delegates how deoccupation is not possible, because in her enlightened opinion in international law, Hawaii was never occupied in 1893 and never was. I followed the aha on Olelo, channel 53 via Olelo on demand. An expert speaker was called in to help delegates understand international law, her name being Catherine Iorns Magallanes, professor of law at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Private international law (sometimes referred to as international business law, international company law, international inheritance law, depending on the field of law) deals with legal issues between individuals, companies and organizations involved in transactions, or issues that arise between two or more countries. Domestic law derives from legislation created by a group of persons within a country. This group of people is elected or appointed, and they are the ones who can create and enact laws. International law deals extensively with domestic law, but must also take into account international treaties and customs. Contracts result from agreements that have been formally concluded between States or countries. National laws are also recognized as an expression of the state itself, as they come from the local authority that could be the legislative institution, such as the United States Congress or the French Parliament. In some states called states with a common law tradition, laws could also emerge from the decisions of judges, also known as jurisprudence. Other states, called states of civil tradition, do not recognize a right made by judges, but only laws enacted by the legislature. Other issues of great concern include desertification, destruction of tropical rainforests, plastic pollution in the oceans, trade in endangered species, deforestation, protection of wetlands, oil pollution, nuclear air pollution, landfilling of hazardous waste, groundwater depletion, international trade in pesticides and acid rain.
There is unprecedented international cooperation among intergovernmental organizations to protect the environment. This cooperation is confirmed in the form of treaties, agreements and resolutions as well as international laws and regulations. The founding partners of this international special law firm were Jews. At a time in history when Jewish lawyers struggled to find a place in “white shoe companies,” the partners modeled this on Jewish law firms in New York. Initially, the firm hired mostly Jewish and Hispanic lawyers. Until the early 1990s, Greenberg Traurig was exclusively a law firm in South Florida, but in 1991 it began to expand with the addition of an office in New York. Less than 10 years later, Greenberg Traurig opened an office in London and then expanded to Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles and Wilmington. .