Do the Migrant Protection Protocols Really Protect Migrants?

16 May 2019

I. Introduction The Migrant Protection Protocols (“MPP”) announced by Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”),Kirstjen Nielsen, in December 2018 were initially implemented in January 2019.[1] Recent litigation questioning the legal authority of DHS to implement what has been referred to as the “Remain in Mexico” policy, first resulted in an injunction[2] and then […]

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The Misappropriation of Traditional Knowledge

30 April 2019

“Traditional knowledge constitute[s] [an] integral [element] of indigenous peoples’ societies and cultures and, consequently, indigenous peoples’ rights to autonomy and self-governance [extends] to such knowledge.”– James Anaya, Former Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples[1]  I. What is Traditional Knowledge? This article will discuss examples of misappropriation of traditional knowledge, existing international legal frameworks aimed […]

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Source: Financial Times

Citizenship issues for returning ISIS fighters

24 April 2019

In recent years, more and more countries across Europe and the United States have been running into legal issues in deciding whether or not to strip returning ISIS fighters and their families of their citizenship. After the collapse of ISIS’ caliphate, those members, who joined ISIS from Western countries, are now trying to return to […]

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Source: CNBC

The Impact of the European Union on American Businesses: Google Fined for Antitrust Violations

22 April 2019

In March, the European Commission fined Google LLC and its parent company, Alphabet Inc. (Google), €1.49 billion (which equals almost $1.7 billion) for abusive online advertising practices that broke the European Union’s (EU) antitrust rules.[1] Google’s practices prevented or limited its rivals from working with companies that were doing business with Google and shielded Google from […]

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The Rise of Corporate Social Responsibility

18 April 2019

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a rising trendin business practices as consumers continue to demonstrate their preference for socially and environmentally conscious companies.[1] Though consumers, and their ethically use of buying power, are the predominant factor pushing companies towards socially and environmentally conscious practices, legal developments are also creating legally binding obligations for business to respect […]

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Source: New York Times

No-Deal Brexit – What Happens to the UK and its Global Neighbors?

07 April 2019

April 12th is quickly approaching, and with it comes the growing reality of a no-deal Brexit.[1] The effects will extend far beyond the confines of the U.K. An estimate from the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research Halle (IWH) and the Martin Luther University Halle-Witternberg in Germany predicts that 612,000 people, in 43 countries, will be impacted by […]

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The Yemeni Civil War: Human Rights Violations by Coalition Forces

31 March 2019

CONFLICT OVERVIEW: The Yemeni Civil War is currently considered the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.[1] More than three million Yemenis have been displaced; one million have contracted cholera—the largest outbreak of the disease in history; and 22 million—roughly three-quarters of the country’s population—are at risk of famine.[2] The conflict is rooted in a failed political transition that forced […]

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US/Somalia: Allegations of International Law Violations

26 March 2019

The majority of States, including the U.S., are bound by the Geneva Conventions of 1949 which requires member states to treat persons not engaged in hostilities humanely.[1] The convention further prohibits “violence to the life and person [not engaged in hostilities], in particular murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture.”[2] International Humanitarian Law […]

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Spotlight Series: Dr. Aloysius (Louie) Llamzon

23 March 2019

“Self-awareness is a single most important factor in anybody’s professional life,” says Aloysius (Louie) Llamzon, a senior associate at a world-class law firm, a recognized author, a husband, and a father of two. “Think about it,” he explains, “the ability to be forthright with what you are good at, and then to pursue it wholeheartedly […]

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Source: Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Serbia-Kosovo Normalization Discussions Unravel

17 March 2019

The relations between Serbia and Kosovo have long been tense. After many years of conflict, Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia in 2008.[1] Since then, Serbia has refused to recognize Kosovo as an independent state.[2] In recent years, however, Kosovo and Serbia have commenced discussions to normalize their relations and come to an agreement.[3] Part […]

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