President Obama to Veto 9/11 Tort Legislation to Protect Sovereign Immunity

21 September 2016

On Monday, September 12, 2016, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said that despite bipartisan support, President Obama is likely to veto legislation approved by Congress, which would allow the families and victims of the September 11, 2011 attacks to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for any role it might have had in the […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Joseph Apisdorf0 Comments

The Road Ahead for Colombia, as FARC Agrees to Peace

19 September 2016

The Western Hemisphere has reason to celebrate… The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia finally agreed to end the longest running armed conflict of the Americas.  Colombia’s Marxist FARC (“Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia”) rebel group began as a peasant uprising against the national government in 1964.  The group’s ideologies encompass Marxism, the antithesis of capitalism, […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Tahli Salem0 Comments

A Bittersweet Ending to the Longest Civil War in Latin America: Colombia-FARC

16 September 2016

Colombia has struggled for decades to combat the illegal drug trade, terrorism, and violence that FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia) has contributed to since 1966. Known for being one of the richest guerrilla armies in the world,  FARC has approximately 8,000 rebel fighters that control many rural areas in the south and eastern portions […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, DJILP Staff, Sandra Ortega0 Comments

Comparing the United States to Other O.A.S. Members in Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence

09 September 2016

In my forthcoming Note, titled Filling the Gap of Domestic Violence Protection: Returning Human Rights to U.S. Victims, [1] I argue that “[b]y failing to hold states accountable for enforcing mechanisms of DV protection, the U.S. federal government fails to satisfy its responsibility assumed by the American Declaration on the Rights and Duties of Man (“American […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, 4Guest & Faculty Articles, Melanie Kalmanson0 Comments

Where do Clinton and Trump stand on U.S. intervention?

07 September 2016

What should be the U.S. role in the world? In the current election cycle, the debate on this vital question is especially focused on America’s military interventions — interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and hesitation in Syria — which provide some indicators for reflection. As both presidential candidates have spoken on the topic, […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Ved Nanda0 Comments

An International Convention on the Enforcement of Mediated Agreements?

29 August 2016

There is a growing use of mediation in international commercial disputes. Many have pointed out that mediation is ‘the new arbitration’, because arbitration has become increasingly formalized, costly, lengthy and adversarial in nature. Others argue that mediation cannot take the role of arbitration, and one of the reasons is that it lacks an international system […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Guest Writers, Matilda Brolin0 Comments

The State of European Burqa Bans

22 August 2016

  Recent attacks in France and Germany have put the international community on alert and caused governments in those countries to draft or enforce legislation aimed at preventing future attacks. While countries in France have drafted legislation directly targeting what is believed to be symbols pertaining to Islamic extremism, Germany has chosen a more neutral approach […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Nicole Chaney0 Comments

Senegal’s Habré Sentence Sends a Strong Message

12 June 2016

For the court of one country to prosecute the ruler of another is unprecedented. But that is what happened two weeks ago in a historic first, when an ad hoc tribunal in Dakar, Senegal, sentenced Hissene Habré to life in prison after finding the former president of Chad guilty of international human rights crimes. The […]

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Posted in 2Featured Articles, Ved Nanda0 Comments

70 Years of Justice

22 April 2016

This week we celebrate a very important birthday – on April 18th, 1946, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) was born. Since its birth 70 years ago, the ICJ has had the opportunity to hear 161 cases. These cases have been entered from large countries like the United States and the former Soviet Union all […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Lorne Hiller0 Comments

War and Displacement – A Nigerian Story

21 April 2016

In 1903, the Sokoto caliphate in Northern Nigeria, Niger, and southern Cameroon fell, placing the preceding areas under British control. After the British took control, some of the Muslims in these areas expressed their resistance to Western influences. In 2002, Mohammed Yusuf formed Boko Haram, which in loose translation means western education is a sin. […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Cheyenne Moore, DJILP Staff1 Comment

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