Current Issue: Volume 55, Number 2

Using the Conflict Clause in the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations against Pakistan in the Kulbhusan Jadhav Case

Using the Conflict Clause in the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations against Pakistan in the Kulbhusan Jadhav Case

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In the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Court may have to answer the question of whether or not the 2008 Bilateral Agreement between India and Pakistan can restrict the scope of the Vienna Convention on Consular Rights (VCCR). This Article suggests that India could use Article 73(2), VCCR as a conflict clause to argue in the negative. Alternatively, it could challenge the interpretation of the 2008 Agreement to fall within the ambit of the VCCR.

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A Call for Open and Adversarial Charge Screening at the Hybrid International Criminal Tribunals

A Call for Open and Adversarial Charge Screening at the Hybrid International Criminal Tribunals

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This piece singles out the trend among hybrid tribunals to prefer secret and non-adversarial pre-trial charge screening hearings as a worrisome setback for trial fairness in war crimes prosecutions. Such proceedings should be shunned going forward. They amount to an abandonment of the common law notion of an open and adversarial preliminary hearing, and are antithetical to the Rome Statute.

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Looking Beyond the 2017 UN General Assembly

Looking Beyond the 2017 UN General Assembly

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World leaders took the stage at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) last month and set out their visions of multilateralism in the 21st century. While United States President Trump captured headlines with his fiery rhetoric, the future of the UN and other international organizations may lie in the speeches of other world leaders.

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