Why the UN is Sending Troops to Haiti

Recently, the United Nations (“UN”) Security Council approved a request of the Haitian Government to deploy an international security mission. [1] Thirteen out of fifteen council members voted to approve the resolution drafted to authorize the security mission – Russia and China abstained from voting. [2] Additionally, ambassadors approved a non-UN mission, the Multinational Security … Read more

Critical Race Theory: beyond American borders?

A “critical tradition” has been established in international law by various schools of thought that “have attempted to excavate, debunk, and deconstruct the myths of the equality and neutrality in international law.”[1] Despite this fact, scholars have acknowledged a “hole in the fabric:”[2] the discussion and analysis of race within international law.[3] This piece analyzes … Read more

Artificial Intelligence Receiving Copyright Protection: An Analysis of International Approaches

In an opinion issued this August, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia denied a plaintiff’s challenge to the U.S. Copyright Office in regard to a work he was seeking to register listing a computer system as the author.[1] By issuing this opinion, the court took a strong stance against artificial intelligence … Read more