By Doug Cassel The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is one of several international human rights bodies actively undermined by the current U.S. Administration. Disrespect for the Commission is a gross miscalculation. It disserves both our values and our interests. The Commission is the human rights watchdog of the Organization of American States. Its seven […]
Pieces in this section explore the frontiers of international law. Frontiers contains unique perspectives and bold ideas from faculty and practitioners about the future of the field.
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 […]
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 […]
By Gerald L. Neuman The International Criminal Court (ICC) makes headlines around the world when it issues its occasional judgments. But most of the work of fighting impunity for severe crimes condemned by international law depends on national enforcement. Two separate efforts are currently underway to strengthen international cooperation in ensuring national prosecution: 1) a multi-year […]
The frontiers of international law are shifting. From climate change to corruption, we have seen a positive expansion of global norms. This year, ILJ will be soliciting 500-word think pieces tracing emerging trends in public and private international law. These “Frontiers” pieces are designed to spark conversation about exciting new developments in international law as well […]