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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
By: Drini Grazhdani Introduction International development efforts to build functional rule of law systems around the world are often faced with two impediments: reforming old deep-rooted systems, and changing the mindset and behaviors of the people who work within those systems. However, the case of Kosovo was somewhat different. In 1999, when the United Nations […]
By Dan Jerker B. Svantesson There are countless news stories and scientific publications illustrating how artificial intelligence (AI) will change the world. As far as law is concerned, discussions largely center around how AI systems such as IBM’s Watson will cause disruption in the legal industry. However, little attention has been directed at how AI […]