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New additions to the site include: an article from Professor Karla W. Simon regarding NGO regulation in East & Southeast Asia Nations; two articles by Dr. Lawan Thanadsillapakul concerning Intestment in ASEAN one about investment liberalization, the other about the Framework Agreement on AIA; and finally a comparative study between Hong Kong and Thai family controlled companies from Saravuth Pitiyasak.

Finally, we have added a live news feed to our news section featuring current news articles on the Thai law scene.

In a case revolving around the construction of the Yadana natural gas pipeline in Southern Burma, the US court of Appeals has established that the defendant, Unocal, may be responsible for aiding and abetting human rights violations by the Burmese military. The decision illustrates the use of the Alien Tort Claims Act over corporate defendants.

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