Justifying War and the Limits of Humanitarianism

On 28 March 2011, as American warplanes participated in an international campaign to protect civilians in Libya from the wrath of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi, President Barack Obama addressed the nation to... Read More

Justifying War and the Limits of Humanitarianism

On 28 March 2011, as American warplanes participated in an international campaign to protect civilians in Libya from the wrath of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi, President Barack Obama addressed the nation to explain America’s role in the Libyan conflict.  Inaction as atrocities that “stained the conscience of the world” were being perpetrated by forces loyal to [...]

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Combating Anticompetitive Interlocks: Section 8 of the Clayton Act as a Template for Small and Emerging Economies

Interlocking directorates, or management interlocks, are a form of structural links between companies occurring when firms directly or indirectly share a common board director or officer. A widespread practice in many economies around the world, interlocks, in and of themselves, are not necessarily harmful to competition, and indeed can produce procompetitive benefits. Nevertheless, serious risks [...]

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Controlling the Arms Trade: One Important Stride for Humankind

A new treaty has emerged to address the most ubiquitous means of violence that the world has ever known. In the Arms Trade Treaty (“ATT”), humanity has taken an important stride, treating conventional arms as a central topic of global weapons control which has heretofore focused predominantly on weapons of mass destruction. The ATT’s goal [...]

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I Spy with My Not So Little Eye: A Comparison of Surveillance Law in the United States and New Zealand

Imagine an action movie in which you are the target of a secret government operation. Helicopters fly overhead and sirens blare in the background. The police are ready to knock down the door and conduct a raid of your home. What is the reason for the raid? The government has covertly conducted surveillance of your [...]

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Preferred Private Parts: Importing Intersex Autonomy for M.C. v. Aaronson

If a physician told you that it was impossible to determine the sex of your child because the child’s genitalia had characteristics of a penis and a vagina, what would you do? Would you authorize the doctor to surgically construct a vagina or a phallus so that your child’s ambiguous genitalia could be “normal”? Many [...]

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Getting Caught Between the Borders: The Proposed Exemption of the Canadian Mutual Fund from the Passive Foreign Investment Company Rules

Many of us get transferred to unfamiliar cities, states, or even countries for our jobs. Moving outside of one’s home country can be daunting when one is faced with a new home, friends, culture, and laws. Unsuspecting newcomers can get caught violating rules they were never even aware existed. That is exactly what happened to [...]

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