“Gatting” the New Climate Treaty Right: Leveraging Energy Subsidies to Promote Multilateralism

In a previous paper, Trading Up Kyoto: A Proposal for Amending the Protocol, I argued that not only do international trade rules, specifically the operation of the World Trade Organization ("WTO")... Read More

“Gatting” the New Climate Treaty Right: Leveraging Energy Subsidies to Promote Multilateralism

In a previous paper, Trading Up Kyoto: A Proposal for Amending the Protocol, I argued that not only do international trade rules, specifically the operation of the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) agreements, hinder international climate change treaty negotiations, but also that applying exceptions to circumvent trade rules is doctrinally difficult and normatively unsettling, primarily because of WTO jurisprudence, the colorable […]

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Isis, Boko Haram, and the Human Right to Freedom from Slavery Under Islamic Law

There is now a worldwide consensus on the firm existence of a human right to freedom from slavery. This consensus gives rise to what was thought to be an irrefutable argument that the right to be free from slavery is a jurisprudential universal, with no competent legal system or government able to deny its existence […]

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Criminal Records and Immigration: Comparing the United States and the European Union

Because the revolution in information technology has made individual criminal history records more comprehensive, efficient, and retrievable, an individual’s criminal history has become an ever more crucial marker of character and public identity. The broad range of collateral consequences of criminal convictions has become a very salient issue for criminal justice scholars and reformers. A […]

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An Empirical Survey of International Commercial Arbitration Cases in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1970-2014

This Article identifies and organizes the circumstances in which national courts play a role in international commercial arbitrations— border crossings. It then records and analyzes empirical data of these border crossings in cases filed in a key national court for international arbitration-related litigation: the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. Data were collected from the date of […]

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The End of Law: The ISIL Case Study for a Comprehensive Theory of Lawlessness

This Article has five parts. Part I sets out and adopts the basic premises of the jurisprudential perspective championed by Professor Reisman and sketches his argument that legal solutions can always be fashioned in a meaningful and realistic manner. Part II discusses the development of ISIL in the Middle East. Part III analyzes the lawlessness problem created by ISIL for […]

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Austerity and Human Rights Law: Towards a Rights-Based Approach to Austerity Policy, a Case Study of Greece

This Note analyzes the legal framework for the protection of the right to work under national and international laws, and the limitations for Greece regarding the implementation of austerity measures that result in causing retrogression in the enjoyment of this right. Part I discusses the background of the Greek financial crisis, the financial assistance mechanisms and the adopted austerity measures. Part […]

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