Guantánamo

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In the years since September 11, 2001, “Guantánamo” has come to signify the U.S. executive’s policy of detaining persons presumed to have ties to terrorism. The term encompasses the detention on U.S. soil of two U.S. citizens and one Qatari designated “enemy...

Punitive Damages: A Comparative Analysis

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In light of expanding international trade, it is increasingly likely that politicians, courts, and tribunals will wrestle with whether punitive damages are appropriate in transnational disputes, and whether countries that traditionally do not allow exemplary relief...

Agency Costs in International Human Rights

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This Article asserts that the international human rights system supported by the United Nations can be viewed productively as a network of agency relationships between individuals, whose interests the system is designed to safeguard, and three main agents: states, the...

Chechnya and the Right of Self-Determination

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The armed conflicts in Chechnya following the demise of the Soviet Union have destroyed much of the region, yet have not resolved the central issue: whether Chechnya has a right to secede from Russia. This note argues that, based on the evolution of the concept of...