By: Lauren Tonti Containing a pandemic is a titanic task, requiring the cooperation of modern-day Titans. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) declared a global pandemic of COVID-19, a respiratory disease spread by airborne pathogens from the coronavirus family. Infecting nearly 1,500,000 individuals across 184 countries as of April 9, 2020, and killing … [Read more...] about The International Health Regulations: The Past and the Present, But What Future?
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By: Naseem "Naz" Khan An insightful May 2019 analysis by Elliott Ash and Omri Marian provided a strong contribution to the compelling debates around international tax law. The title of their article, “Who is Making International Tax Law,” is deceptive, in the sense that one might assume something as important as international tax “law-making” is undertaken in accordance with … [Read more...] about International Tax Law: Adopting the OECD Model in Light of Recent Empirical Findings
By: Jason Rotstein Introduction On April 17, 2019, United States Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced the full implementation of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (Libertad) Act, or the Helms-Burton Act. “For the first time,” as of May 2, 2019, “claimants [can] . . . bring lawsuits [under Title III] against persons trafficking in property . . . confiscated … [Read more...] about The Legacy of the Libertad Act: Defeating Title III Claims and Protecting International Comity
By Nafees Ahmad South Asia is home to over 2.5 million refugees (75,927 in Afghanistan, 932,209 in Bangladesh, 197,122 in India, 21,467 in Nepal, 1,393,132 in Pakistan, and 820 in Sri Lanka). This poses unprecedented challenges to a region ill-equipped to deal with the contemporary refugee crisis. Conflicts in China, Iran, Myanmar, and other neighboring states have … [Read more...] about Options for Protecting Refugees in South Asia
By Mindy Nunez Duffourc and Matthias Haag Introduction In May 2018, the General Assembly of German Physicians voted to lift the ban on remote treatment that was previously contained in Article 7(4) of the Model Professional Code for Physicians in Germany. The earlier rules prohibited a doctor from diagnosing or treating a patient until an in-person examination was conducted. … [Read more...] about German Telemedicine for an American Patient: The Validity of Forum Selection and Choice-of-Law Clauses in International Telemedical Contracts