Apr 07

Guest speaker coming Monday, April 14

In conjunction with the International Law Society, Global is proud to host Professor Álvaro Pereira, who will be lecturing in the Moot Courtroom on April 14 at noon. Prof. Pereira comes to us from the Universidad de los Andes Law School, where he teaches The Law of Multinational Corporations and Foreign Direct Investment, promoting an …

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Oct 15

Complementarity or Competition: The Effect of the ICC’s Admissibility Decision in Kenya on Complementarity and the Article 17(1) Inquiry

By: Jake Spilman   This article will discuss the origins of the International Criminal Court and the progression of the theory surrounding a permanent international tribunal—beginning with the United Nations’ creation of ad hoc tribunals following atrocities in Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and proceeding through a discussion of the regime created in Rome. It will then …

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Aug 11

International Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance: How A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Executive Compensation Regulation Shows Diverging Trends in Corporate Governance

By: Cory Howard   Due to the recent global financial crisis, shareholders, voters, and politicians in North America and Western Europe have become increasingly concerned with the issue of executive compensation. New regulations, such as say-on-pay shareholder votes, tax incentives to reduce base salary, and hard caps on bonuses have been enacted in an attempt …

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Jul 10

Back to the Bad Old Days: President Putin’s Hold on Free Speech in the Russian Federation

By: Rebecca Favret   This paper addresses new laws promulgated in Russia that restrict freedom of speech. Each implicitly reflects the Kremlin’s hostility toward political dissidence in the aftermath of serious protests following President Putin’s reelection and elections to the legislature. Disturbed by the outcry, which took place in cities across Russia but also infiltrated …

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Jul 10

Deepening Confidence in the Application of CISG to the Sales Agreements Between the United States and Japanese Companies

By: Yoshimochi Taniguchi   Parties to contracts between U.S. and Japanese companies usually agree to exclude the application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (“CISG”) from the sales agreement due to concerns about how the CISG will be interpreted and/or incompatibility with U.S. or Japanese law or both. …

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Jul 10

Legal Stability Contracts in Colombia: An Appropriate Incentive for Investments?

By: Alvaro Pereira   Current global economic order is openly dependent on foreign direct investment (FDI). At least since the 1990’s, developing countries have competed to attract FDI because it is considered the best source of technology, employment, and financial resources. Colombian Law 963 of 2005, which is a response to said competition, allows the …

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Jul 10

The Rule of Law, Constitutional Reform, and the Death Penalty in The Gambia

By: Andrew Novak   This article explores the murky constitutionality of the death penalty in The Gambia. This article will pay particular attention to the apparent contradiction between the legislature’s abolition of the death penalty for drug trafficking as unconstitutional and the Supreme Court’s decision in Lang Tombong Tamba upholding the death penalty for treason. …

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Jul 10

International Convergence on the Need for Third Parties to Become Internet Copyright Police (But Why?)

By: Dennis S. Karjala   The inexpensive, rapid, and massive copying possibilities that digital technologies and the Internet make available have brought issues of enforcement of copyright and related intellectual property rights into strong focus. Rightowners, of course, retain all of the rights they have always had against infringers whom they can identify and who …

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Apr 05

Beyond Labor Rights: Which Core Human Rights Must Regional Trade Agreements Protect?

By: Stephen Joseph Powell and Trisha Low   As World Trade Organization (“WTO”) Members relentlessly pursue new regional trade agreements to achieve even faster economic growth than the extraordinary numbers posted by global trade rules, the smaller number of parties and their greater cultural affinity have led negotiators to address the intersection of trade and human rights to an extent …

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Apr 05

Chinese Border Disputes Revisited: Toward a Better Interdisciplinary Synthesis

By: Roda Mushkat   China has long been embroiled in a wide array of territorial disputes and has occasionally flexed its military muscle in the process. Its conduct in such situations has been of great theoretical and practical relevance and has attracted considerable attention from scholars across the socio-legal spectrum. Researchers in the field of international law have carefully surveyed …

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