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.
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.
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.
A brief overview of some major recent developments in international law, from Malaysia and North Korea to Israel and Hungary.
The United Kingdom’s “Brexit” vote poses serious challenges to the continued success of the Northern Ireland peace process.
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.
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.