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
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By: Gerard J. Sanders The following is an edited version of the keynote address given by the author, on October 19, 2018, at a conference titled “Rule of Law on the Silk Road,” hosted in Adelaide by the Asia-Pacific Law Forum 2018 and organized by the University of South Australia. Adelaide and the Silk Road It is a wonderful treat to be in Adelaide. As everyone knows, … [Read more...] about Rule of Law on the Silk Road: History, Culture, Perspectives
By: Lisa J. Laplante Introduction The Judicialization of Peace offers an important empirical analysis of whether and how the involvement of international courts can alter the form and substance of accountability brokered through peace agreements. Specifically, authors Courtney Hillebrecht, Alexandra Huneeus, with the collaboration of Sandra Borda, offer this analysis through … [Read more...] about A Balancing Act: The Right to Peace and Justice
By Courtney Hillebrecht and Alexandra Huneeus By what measure can we best assess the work of international courts? Reflecting on The Judicialization of Peace, Roberto Gargarella takes us to task for failing to make explicit a theory of democracy by which to understand the role that international courts played in the Colombian peace negotiations. He then draws on his … [Read more...] about Response to Gargarella’s “Some Reservations Concerning the Judicialization of Peace”
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