Examining the Slave Trade and Origins of International Human Rights Law

Before the international human rights law regime was established, international law guided and colluded in many human rights atrocities which disregarded the rights of certain human beings and created an international system used to exploit these individuals.[1]             The use of human beings as slaves was made an international economy; this immoral system was developed … Read more

Gone for Good? International Operation to Dismantle Gensis Market Demonstrates How Success in Policing Transnational Cybercrime is Limited by Jurisdiction

           The Justice Department recently announced an international coordinated operation to dismantle Genesis Market, “a criminal online marketplace that advertised and sold packages of account access credentials–like usernames and passwords for email, bank accounts, and social media–that had been stolen from malware infected computers around the world.”[1] This concerted international effort … Read more

The Windsor Framework: A UK-EU Relations Breakthrough

After two years of ineffective negotiations between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) over the parties’ dispute regarding the Northern Ireland Protocol and the Irish Sea customs border, the parties have ultimately reached a compromise with an agreement called the Windsor Framework.[1] The UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, and the President of … Read more

The Forecast for Health Privacy: Cloud Computing in Japan

In reaction to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) pandemic and continued development of big health data and computational capabilities, increasingly digitized global healthcare systems face a growing tension between efficiency and privacy vulnerabilities. Internet-enabled and cloud-based technology promise to make healthcare more accurate and cost effective but require access to protected health information (“PHI”), which … Read more

Toward a Safer World: The Case for a “No First Use” Policy

Current U.S. nuclear policy, known as “calculated ambiguity,” neither confirms nor denies the possibility of American forces initiating a nuclear first strike.[1] However, recent geopolitical developments, including the evolving nature of warfare and growing concerns about nuclear nonproliferation and conflict, call for a reassessment of this policy.[2] This article examines the reasoning behind the calculated … Read more