In the 1924 case Mavrommatis Palestine Concessions (“Mavrommatis”), the Permanent Court of International Justice (“PCIJ”) famously defined a “dispute” as a “disagreement on a point of law or fact, a conflict of legal views or of interests between two persons.” That case hinged upon whether there was a dispute between the United Kingdom and Greece and, [...]
The regulation of migration—any regulation of migration—is inherently discriminatory against prospective migrants. Immigration policy determines who gets in, often consigning those who do not, to less advantageous living conditions in their country of origin. After all, most migrants are simply interested in improving their quality of life. Quantitative restrictions and qualitative selection criteria imposed by national immigration [...]
In this post-modern era, religion has been experiencing a worldwide transformation. Some see a resurgence of traditional religion, including Islam, evidenced by an increase in renewed religious rituals and practices in countries of varying levels of economic development, political structures, and religious traditions including those of North America, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Others do [...]
The Emerging Face of Lawfare: Legal Maneuvering Designed to Hinder the Exposure of Terrorism and Terrorist Financing
In December 2001, shortly after the 9/11 attacks on American soil, President George W. Bush joined Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill and Attorney General John Ashcroft at a press conference and proclaimed, “Those who do business with terror will do no business with the United States or anywhere the United States can reach.” The previous day, the [...]
Controlling the Execution of a Security Council Mandate to Use Force: Does the Council Need a Lawyer?
In the wake of the North American Treaty Organization (“NATO”) military intervention in Libya pursuant to United Nations (“UN”) Security Council Resolution 1973 commentators celebrated the triumph of the responsibility to protect principle. This principle envisions collective action under Chapter VII of the UN Charter (the “Charter”) “should peaceful means be inadequate and national authorities . . . manifestly fail [...]
Over the past several decades, the US domestic labor force has experienced a surge in low-wage work, owed partly to the economic downturns of the late 1980s and 2000s. Domestic household services, the segment of service work characterized as remunerated household-related labor, is one industry that has been affected by this labor market shift. Commonly, individuals in [...]