Current Issue: Volume 53, Number 3

Ebola Postmortem:  Treating the World Health Organization’s Regulatory Maladies

Ebola Postmortem: Treating the World Health Organization’s Regulatory Maladies

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When Ebola struck West Africa last year, it took the World Health Organization almost five months simply to declare the virus a matter of international concern. How might the WHO better perform the role it was constituted to play as a regulatory agency post-2014? This Bulletin Note assesses the WHO’s response to the EVD pandemic in light of its regulatory capabilities, and identifies three key institutional failures that make the WHO less effective at stopping threats to global health.

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Eradicating “Mud Schools” in South Africa

Eradicating “Mud Schools” in South Africa

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In rural South Africa, hundreds of so-called “mud schools” lack electricity, running water, sound roofs, and other essential facilities. Can constitutional litigation effect a lasting solution? This Case Note details the successes and challenges the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) has faced in using litigation to eradicate mud schools and replace these structures with stable and safe buildings.

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Attacking “Islamic State” and the Khorasan  Group: Surveying the International Law  Landscape

Attacking “Islamic State” and the Khorasan Group: Surveying the International Law Landscape

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In October 2014, the United States and various other States commenced an air campaign against the “Islamic State” in Iraq and Syria and the Khorasan Group in Syria. This article critically evaluates the legality of the respective operations to isolate the legal questions that continue to divide opinion on the use of force by States against non-State armed groups located in other States.

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