By: Summer Xia
The Philippines House of Representative recently approved a proposal that would reinstate the death penalty for crimes including murder, rape and certain drug offenses. As significant progress toward abolition of capital punishment is observed worldwide, this move by the Philippines may be seen as an unfortunate setback against the general trend worldwide.
By: Shyam Shanker
The English High court decision in Okpabi v. Royal Dutch Shell that it lacks jurisdiction over a suit against Shell and its Nigerian subsidiary for allegedly polluting and causing environmental damage through its oil production activities sets up a significant hurdle to future suits in English courts for corporate human-rights abuses abroad.
By: Nathaniel Oppenheimer
An interview with Professor Paul Williams about careers in international law, Public International Law & Policy Group’s (“PILPG”) assistance to the Syrian opposition at the Geneva talks on Syria, and President Trump.
By: Joseph Cho
In the wake of graft scandals in South Korea, Lee Jae-Yong, who is head of Samsung Group, is now behind bars. Though there is a specter of a U.S. FCPA investigation into Samsung, it is unlikely to occur.
By: Eric Lee
Recent calls for the United States to disengage from international organizations raise the need to assess potential legal repercussions of withdrawing from the United Nations.
By: Kailey Flanagan
American multinational enterprises have harnessed the U.S. international tax system to legally defer taxation on trillions of dollars of unrepatriated foreign earnings. A 10% tax holiday, which would incentivize companies to repatriate offshore income at a rate far below the 35% federal corporate income tax rate, is a bargain that could benefit the IRS, American businesses, and investors alike.
By: Mika Madgavkar
A brief overview of some major recent developments in international law, from Malaysia and North Korea to Israel and Hungary.
By: Thomas Enering
The United Kingdom’s “Brexit” vote poses serious challenges to the continued success of the Northern Ireland peace process.
By: Morenikeji Akinade
As Australia moves closer to finalizing its proposed extradition treaty with China, some argue that the treaty, as it stands, lacks the requisite provisions to ensure that the human rights of those facing extradition are protected. Others argue that the treaty is needed to adequately combat crime on a domestic and transnational level.
By: Whitney Lee
A highly contested French counterterrorism law criminalizing habitual visits to certain websites that encourage terrorism was recently struck down by France’s Constitutional Council, but other similar French legislation remains in place for now.