International Organizations

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Legal English Lost in Translation: Is There an App for That?

By: Cassandra DeCoste Languages are living entities whose lives depend on the breath of their fluent speakers.[1] The total number of living languages today rounds to 7,100.[2] Of the roughly 7,100 languages, six languages represent the international community at the United Nations.[3] Fewer languages have an official place in the International Court of Justice (ICJ).[4] … Continue reading

Densely Populated Gaza Strip Uninhabitable by 2020

By: Amanda Qadri* For decades, Israel and the State of Palestine have clashed. Putting aside the politics behind the ongoing conflict, there is a humanitarian issue that is overlooked: Palestinians are being deprived of the daily essentials necessary for survival. According to the United Nations (U.N.), Gaza could be uninhabitable by 2020.[1] Palestinians are denied … Continue reading

The U.S. Drone Program: Targeted Killings and the Principle of Distinction

By: John Balbona* An important issue facing the United States (U.S.) and the international community as a whole is the role that unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as “drones,” should play in the fight against terrorism. Specifically, whether the use of drones for targeted killings of non-state actors within foreign countries is permissible by international … Continue reading

Trouble on the Frontier: The Uncertainties Plaguing New Entrants to Africa’s Oil and Gas Industry

By: John Baker*             Introduction New entrants to Africa’s oil and gas industry have tough times ahead. Oil and gas prices have been in free fall for the past year.[1] The effects are widespread and recovery is uncertain. This has had a marked effect on frontier countries struggling to begin monetizing recent oil and gas … Continue reading

Breaking Bad in International Law: The Troubling Specter of Efficient Breach in Syria

By Edward Grodin, Journal of Transnational Law & Policy Articles Selection Editor Two wrongs don’t make a right. Every child knows that axiomatic statement.  Responding to a wrong with another wrong will not vindicate your response. Yet, this seems to be the path upon which the United States and select allies have set themselves in Syria.  Secretary … Continue reading