Save the Date for the 44th Annual Sutton Colloquium

It’s time to Save the Date for the Ved Nanda Center’s 44th Annual Sutton Colloquium and the 35th Annual Myres S. McDougal Distinguished Lecture in International Law.   This year’s conference, which addresses  issues surrounding the responsibility to protect, issues surrounding democratization and democratic movements in a post-911 world, and other unfinished business of the Arab … Read more

Orie Silences an Irrational Mladic at the ICTY

Ratko Mladic at the ICTY

On July 4, Judge Alphons Orie had former Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic removed from the courtroom of the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for disrupting the proceedings and communicating with the audience. Despite the fact that the vast majority of the coverage surrounding the hearing focused on the alleged mockery Mladic made … Read more

UN Principles of Corporate Responsibility Fall Short

The UN recently adopted a set of guiding principles based on the dual responsibility of governments and companies to protect human rights against corporate abuse, but it misses the mark. Why don’t we hold businesses to a higher standard? Who should be responsible for setting the proper standards for corporations? Summary: Governments and companies have … Read more