Editor’s Note: The following piece is a reflection from Georgetown Professor David Koplow on the space law panel he moderated at our International Law Symposium on March 9, 2019. The panel on “The Future of Planetary Defense and International Law” addressed the provocative legal, scientific, and policy questions regarding what should be done if it […]
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By Daniel Rietiker* Introduction On March 15, 2018, in the case of Naït-Liman v. Switzerland, the European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”) held that there had been no violation of the right to access a court within the meaning of Article 6, § 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”). The case concerned the refusal […]
By Jon Silverman In Volume 59 of the Harvard International Law Journal, authors Courtney Hillebrecht and Alexandra Huneeus, with Sandra Borda, argue in “The Judicialization of Peace” that the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, in their positive engagements with Colombia’s long-running internal conflict, have “facilitated and hastened a change […]
By Leyla-Denisa Obreja On December 12, 2018, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued a press release announcing its decision to “permanently” prohibit Ukrainian lawyer, Nataliya Yevgenivna Tselovalnichenko “from representing or otherwise assisting applicants in both pending and future applications.” This unprecedented decision contains questionable legal arguments to justify a permanent ban. The ECtHR has […]
By Flávia Piovesan and Julia Cortez da Cunha Cruz Latin American and Caribbean countries are among the most violent and unequal nations in the world. Only 8% of the global population, the region accounts for 37% of the world’s homicides. At the same time, of the twenty most unequal countries in the world, six are located in Latin […]