Invigorating Enforcement Mechanisms of the International Labor Organization in Pursuit of U.S. Labor Objectives

The purpose of international labor law at the beginning of the twentieth century and a motivating influence behind the formation of the International Labor Organization (“ILO”) was the prevention of international competition that exploited the vacuum of labor regulation at the expense of workers.’ World governments were hesitant to institute greater protections for workers due … Read more

International Legal Problems in the Peaceful Use and Exploration of Outer Space

Advances in space science and technology have led to the evolution of a new rubric of international law that impacts upon public, private, and comparative law. In order to deal with the growing demands imposed by humankind on this embryo branch of jurisprudence, Professor Maurice Andem has selected the vital topics of international and regional … Read more

Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: Mabo and Others v. State of Queensland

Australian Aboriginals share the common heritage of indigenous peoples. It is a history of violent dispossession, followed by alternating neglect and paternalism, culminating in belated and bewildered concern.’ An international movement has evolved to rectify these wrongs.’ 1993 is to be the International Year of the World’s Indigenous Peoples” during which…

Human Rights Violations by the U.S. Government Against Native Americans in the Passage and Enforcement of Pub. L. No. 93-531

Pub. L. 93-531 is the U.S. law behind the forced removal of over 10,000 people from their homeland,’ the largest relocation of an ethnic group since the internment of the Japanese during World War 11.2 This development examines the violations of international human rights law against the traditional Native Americans affected by Pub. L. No. … Read more

Human Rights and Access to Health Care

Three years prior to the American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln stated that “a house divided against itself cannot stand.”, With the advent of international telecommunications, extensive travel and economic interdependence, the world is shrinking. As witnessed by the AIDS epidemic2 and various strains of influenza,3 localized health problems in third world countries quickly find their … Read more

Friend, or Foe or Something Else

One billion dollars and an apology: reparations by the United States government for 60,000 surviving Americans of Japanese ancestry imprisoned during World War II without charges, trial or evidence of necessity.1 Redress for lost homes, families, and freedom, for serious harm inflicted by a government upon its own people on account of their race…2

An Ethics of Human Rights: Two Interrelated Misunderstandings

Within the subject of an ethics of human rights are subsumed some of the most controversial debates in current philosophical and political discourse. It is helpful to begin by analyzing the debates on the underlying questions, before examining the overall subject of an ethics of human rights. The debates surrounding an ethics of human rights … Read more