International Law

Yo Soy 132: Inside Mexico’s Occupy Movement

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Sergio Bibriesca is a young Mexican journalist who sees his country in the middle of its greatest crisis in recent history. “There are more than 100,000 dead, 250,000 displaced by violence, more than 26,000 missing,” he says, listing some of the nation’s most concerning statistics. “We live in a country with 60 million poor and…
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Something Is Rotten In Yemen

Although the war against Al-Qaeda has primarily been fought in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the United States military has steadily expanded its counterterrorism operations across the Middle East, most notably to the Arabian Peninsula and the Horn of Africa. Even though Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan has been successfully beaten back, small offshoots of the terrorist group are…
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EU’s Top Court Establishes “Right to be Forgotten”

This week the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down what is sure to become a landmark decision in the area of human privacy versus the freedom of speech. In Google v Gonzalez, the ECJ held that Sr. Mario Costeja Gonzalez’s right to privacy was sufficient cause to compel Google and Google Spain to unlist…
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Let’s Care About Syrian Refugees

“There’s no hope left,” says a woman living in a Syrian refugee camp called Atmeh that hugs the Turkish border. The civil war in Syria has displaced six million people inside the country, and at least two million more have fled into neighboring states. This makes it the worst evacuation since the Rwandan genocide 20…
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Self-Determination In Crimea

Like many folks, I’ve been appalled at the situation that has been rapidly unfolding in Ukraine, especially in the country’s semi-autonomous Crimean peninsula. At first, I was unsure whether the proposed referendum on autonomy and secession proposed for March 16th was a good thing or not. After all, people have a right to determine their…
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