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.
Court Blocks Closure of Kenya’s Dadaab Camp: Somali Refugee Crisis, Non-Refoulement, and the International ResponseBy: Jason Barnes
The Nairobi High Court invoked the principle of non-refoulement to halt the Kenyan government’s proposed closure of Dadaab, one of the largest refugee camps in the world. The decision was rightly hailed as a humanitarian victory but the decision also reveals problems with the current international response to refugees.
There are many challenges apparent in existing corporate social responsibility (CSR) approaches and possible ways to address them.
Since 2014, the EU has created a cyber law and policy regime that is economically dominant, locally secure, and morally defensible. The U.S. has much to learn from the EU’s global and domestic cyber strategy that has propelled the Union forward.
President Trump has announced a more protectionist foreign policy for America that risks endangering the norms and systems of international policy and foreign relations.
The Trump Administration and recent Fourth Circuit precedent could change U.S. receptiveness toward the extradition request for the exiled Turkish cleric, Fethullah Gulen, who has been able to avoid expulsion from the United States for the past seventeen years.
In a display of deference to Chinese law, the Second Circuit triggered questions on the future of international comity.
Political scandal surrounding Park Geun-hye, the first female president of South Korea, and Choi Sun-sil, a religious cult leader and friend of Park, have resulted in the national assembly’s passing of a motion to impeach her last month. The Constitutional Court is reviewing the motion and hearing arguments from the prosecution and the defense side to decide whether her charges merit impeachment.
The inauguration of U.S. President Trump calls into question America’s commitment to several international agreements. Notable among these is the Iran nuclear deal which Mr. Trump has called, “the worst deal ever negotiated.” Although a legal avenue potentially exists for challenging President Trump’s unilateral renouncement of the deal should he choose to do so, the future of the Iran nuclear deal under the Trump administration does not look particularly bright.
In September of 2016, the International Criminal Court secured its first conviction for destruction of cultural heritage, sentencing Ansar Dine’s Ahmad Al-Faqi Al-Mahdi to nine years behind bars. Al-Mahdi pled guilty to destroying over a dozen mausoleums and shrines in Timbuktu, many of which were UNESCO World Heritage Sites. His conviction establishes an interesting precedent for the ICC, in essence inviting similar cases in the future.