Anita Ramasastry

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UW Law Foundation Professor of Law
Director, Graduate Program in Sustainable International Development

Phone: (206) 616-8441
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Representative Publications

Books or Treatises

Mark B. Taylor, Robert C. Thompson & Anita Ramasastry, Overcoming Obstacles to Justice: Improving Access to Judicial Remedies for Business Involvement in Grave Human Rights Abuses (Amnesty International and Fafo 2009). 34 pages.

Anita Ramasastry & Robert C. Thompson, Commerce, Crime and Conflict: Legal Remedies for Private Sector Liability for Grave Breaches of International Law (FAFO Institute of Applied International Studies 2006). 50 pages.

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

Robert C. Thompson, Anita Ramasastry & Mark B. Taylor, Translating Unocal: The Expanding Web of Liability for Business Entities Implicated in International Crimes, 40 Geo. Wash. Int'l L. Rev. 841-902 (2009).

Anita Ramasastry, Confusion and Convergence in Consumer Payments: Is Coherence in Error Resolution Appropriate, 83 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 813-53 (2008).

Anita Ramasastry, Odious Debt or Odious Payments? Using Anti-Corruption Measures to Prevent Odious Debt, 32 N.C. J. Int'l. L. & Com. Reg. 819-39 (2007).

Anita Ramasastry, Lost in Translation? Data Mining, National Security and the Adverse Inference Problem, 22 Santa Clara Computer & High Tech. L.J. 757-96 (2006).

Anita Ramasastry, Government-to-Citizen Online Dispute Resolution: A Preliminary Inquiry, 79 Wash. L. Rev. 159-74 (2004).

Anita Ramasastry, What Local Layers Think: A Retrospective on the EBRD's Legal Indicator Surveys, Law in Transition, Autumn 2002, at 14-30.

Anita Ramasastry, Corporate Complicity: From Nuremberg to Rangoon: An Examination of Forced Labor Cases and Their impact on the Liability of Multinational Corporation, 20 Berkeley J. Int'l L. 91-159 (2002).

Anita Ramasastry, State Escheat Statutes and Possible Treatment of Stored Value, Electronic Currency, and Other New Payment Mechanisms, 57 Bus. Law. 475- 95 (2001).

Walid Labadi, Anila Gramshi & Anita Ramasastry, A Favourable Concessions Regime: A Lender's Perspective and Perceptions from Transition Countries, Law in Transition, Spring 2001, at 20-29.

Ramasastry and Slavova, How Local Perceptions of Pledge Law Compare with the Findings of the Regional Survey, Law in Transition, (EBRD Autumn 2000) 36.

Anita Ramasastry, Slavova, and Bernstein, Market Perceptions of Corporate Governance EBRD Survey Results, Law in Transition (EBRD Fall 1999) 32-39.

Anita Ramasastry and Slavova, Market Perceptions of Financial Law in the Region EBRD Survey Results, Law in Transition (EBRD Spring 1999) 24-34.

Anita Ramasastry, Styliadou and Slavova, Market Perceptions of Telecoms Reform Survey Results, Law in Transition (EBRD Fall 1998) 30-37.

Anita Ramasastry, Secrets and Lies? Swiss Banks and International Human Rights, 31 Vand. J. Transnat'l L. 325-456 (1998).

Thomas C. Baxter, Jr. & Anita Ramasastry, The Importance of Being Honest--Lessons from an Era of Large-Scale Financial Fraud, 41 St. Louis U.L.J. 93-106 (1996).

Anita Ramasastry, The Parameters, Progressions, and Paradoxes of Baron Bramwell, 38 Am. J. Legal Hist. 322-73 (1994).

Anita Ramasastry, Recent Developments, Cinematic Sex and Censorship in Indian Film, 33 Harv. Int'l L.J. 205-22 (1992).

Sharon Bowden & Anita Ramasastry, Recent Developments, Arms Control--Superpower Relations in the New Europe, 31 Harv. Int'l L.J. 611-24 (1990).

Book Chapters

Anita Ramasastry, Closing the Governance Gap in the Business and Human Rights Arena: Lessons from the Anti-Corruption Movement, in Human Rights Obligations of Business 162-90 (Surya Deva & David Bilchitz eds., Cambridge University Press 2013).

Anita Ramasastry, Odious Debt or Odious Payments? Using Anti-Corruption Measures to Prevent Odious Debt, in Rule of Law Promotion: Global Perspectives, Local Applications 359-77 (Per Berling, Jenny Ederlöf & Veronica L. Taylor eds., Iustus Förlag, 2009).

Anita Ramasastry, From Consumer to Person: Developing a Regulatory Framework for Non-bank E-Payments, in Consumer Protection in the age of the 'Information Economy' 313-37 (Jane K. Winn ed., Ashgate 2006).

Anita Ramasastry, Nonbank Issuers of Electronic Money: Prudential Regulation in Comparative Perspective, in 4 Current Developments in Monetary and Financial Law 663-707 (International Monetary Fund 2005).

Anita Ramasastry, EBRD Legal Indicator Survey: Assessing Insolvency Laws after Ten Years of Transition, in The European Restructuring and Insolvency Guide 2002/2003, at 311-28 (White Page London 2002).

Arner, Ramasastry and Sanders, Legal Foundations for Sound Finance, Chapter Six of Transition Report 1998: Financial Sector in Transition (EBRD 1998) 105-116.

Professional Publications

Anita Ramasastry, Jane K. Winn & Peter Winn, Will Wi-Fi Make Your Private Network Public? Wardriving, Criminal and Civil Liability, and the Security Risks of Wireless Networks, Shidler J. L. Com. & Tech, Summer 2005.

Anita Ramasastry, Reporter and Author, prefatory note and commentary, Uniform Money Services Act, (National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, May 2000 and 2004 Revisions).

Anita Ramasastry, E-Money Regulation in the United States, Eur. Payment Sys. Observatory Newsl., Dec. 2001, at 55-57.

Anita Ramasastry, Stefka Slavovo & Lieve Vandenhoeck, EBRD Legal Indicator Survey: Assessing Insolvency Laws after Ten Years of Transition, Law in Transition, Autumn 2000, at 34-43.

Reports

Business and International Crimes: Assessing the Liability of Business Entities for Grave Violations of International Law (Anita Ramasastry contrib., Fafo & International Peace Academy 2004). 41 pages

Anita Ramasastry, Reporter and primary drafter, Addressing Disputes in Electronic Commerce: Recommendations and Report of The American Bar Association's Task Force on Electronic Commerce and Alternative Dispute Resolution (May 2001).

Ramasastry, Selis and Wright, Bidder Beware: Toward a Fraud-Free Marketplace - Best Practices for the Online Auction Industry (April 2001) (original research report published by the Shidler Center for Law, Commerce and Technology and the Attorney General of Washington's High Technology Unit).

Anita Ramasastry, Selis, Kim and Smith, Consumer Privacy And Data Protection: Protecting Personal Information through Commercial Best Practices (February 2001) (original research report published by the Shidler Center for Law, Commerce and Technology and the Attorney General of Washington's High Technology Unit).

Anita Ramasastry & Bernstein, Legal Transition Indicators, Transition Report 2001: Energy in Transition, (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (("EBRD") 2001) 32-39.

Anita Ramasastry, Bernstein and Ramasastry, Legal Transition Indicators, Transition Report 2000: Employment Skills and Transition (EBRD 2000) 33-40.

Anita Ramasastry and Slavova, Legal Transition Indicators, Transition Report 1999: Ten Years of Transition, (EBRD 1999) 43-50.

Bernstein, Ramasastry and Slavova, Legal Transition Indicators, Transition Report 1998: Financial Sector in Transition,(EBRD 1998) 39-44.

McArdle, Pigott, and Ramasastry, Legal Indicators, Transition Report 1997: Enterprise Performance and Growth , (EBRD 1997) 17-19.

Anita Ramasastry, Assistant Editor, Rights of Access to the Media, Edited collection of papers on broadcasting rights and freedom of the press in East-Central Europe, Western Europe and the U.S.A. (Martinus Nijhoff 1996).

Last updated 3/28/2014