By: Francesco Perrone
There are six active cases for detainees held at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, relating to crimes that occurred more than fifteen years ago. Michel Paradis discusses why there seems to be little progress in adjudicating claims, how they arrived at this point, and what solutions he proposes to provide a more just system to all parties involved.
By: Dyllan Lee
The United States’ decision to heighten sanctions against North Korea is a positive and necessary step in addressing the security threats posed by the regime. However, sanctions alone, irrespective of their severity, will have a limited impact unless China fully cooperates with the endeavor to de-nuclearize the Korean peninsula.
By: Haris A. Durrani
The Bogotá Declaration of 1976, in which a series of equatorial states attempted to resist the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 by claiming sovereignty over geostationary orbit above their territories, presents a unique case that contradicts some assumptions about the use of commons-like regimes to correct asymmetric governance regimes. This case suggests the value of historical scholarship on colonialism and development to ongoing disputes in space law and in other regimes governing extraterritorial domains.
By: Andrew Brickfield
In this blog post, Dr. Danilo Türk, the former President of Slovenia and current Chairman of the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace, speaks with the Bulletin about contemporary issues of water and peace and provides advice to students pursuing a career in public international law. Dr. Türk describes the general framework of international water law and explains why water and peace, and international law generally, are important issues facing the next generation of transnational lawyers.
By: Jacob Godshall
This piece will discuss the indictment of Paul Manafort and Richard Gates for failure to register as foreign agents under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). It will explain the requirements of FARA, why this is an unusual charge, and what this means for lobbyists in DC.
By: Tom Nachtigal
The recent effectuation of Burundi’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC), the first such withdrawal from the ICC, has triggered an academic discourse about the Court’s authority to launch an investigation into alleged international crimes committed in Burundi before its withdrawal. This blog post surveys the different scholarly perspectives on ICC authority following state withdrawal from the court.
By: Arthur Muszynski
The global boom in cryptocurrency investments in 2017 has far outpaced the development of regulations regarding these volatile assets. This piece outlines some of the international responses made in light of the Initial Coin Offering craze.
By: Oyinkan Muraina
This article summarizes the events leading up to the Nigerian government’s designation of Indigenous People Of Biafra as a terrorist organization and the statutory authority for doing so. The article then briefly discusses the legitimacy of the action, its drawbacks, and recommendations moving forward.
By: Xi (Brooke) Zheng
Even though unilateral declarations of independence do not violate general international law, Catalonia cannot achieve independence from Spain simply through a unilateral declaration of independence.