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Connor Rubin Vol. 40 Associate Editor After the election of Carlos Menem as President of Argentina in 1989, the country began a period of rapid economic growth.” This can partially be credited to the government’s policies that increased foreign direct investment (FDI). These included signing Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) with nations like the United States, and pegging the value of the Argentine Peso to the U.S. Dollar.[1] These policies lowered inflation and encouraged FDI across a
Alexia Jansen Vol. 40 Executive Editor The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 to Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege, “for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.”[1] These co-recipients have been recognized internationally for their work as witnesses and advocates of victims of sexual violence during armed conflicts. Their award can be seen as particularly apropos during the #MeToo movement,
Christa-Gaye L. Kerr Vol. 40 Associate Editor Every few years, the call for reparations for the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, colonialism, and post-colonialism enter global discourse. In 2001, leaders from around the world held the World Conference Against Racism (“WCAR”) in Durban, South Africa under authority of the United Nations General Assembly Resolution #52/111.[1] There were two noteworthy and seemingly disparate outcomes from this Conference. First, the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (“DDPA”) acknowledged the
Shane Callaghan Vol. 40 Associate Editor Think only the richest people in the world can buy citizenship?  Think again.  For an investment of $100,000 plus various fees, you can become a citizen of the Caribbean country of Dominica in a matter of months.[1]  Although the practice of buying citizenship is largely confined to the rich, thousands of passports are bought and sold each year.  Hundreds of thousands of residence permits are also sold by countries
Mary Rogers Vol. 40 Associate Editor Today we rarely think twice about having our personal lives showcased and uploaded online. Quick scrolls reveal pictures from last year’s birthday party, a picture of dinner last night, opinions and views on this candidate or that issue. We choose what to upload and how to display ourselves for a wider audience on a daily basis. Unfortunately, for millions of people each year, most of them women,[1] the choice
Chris Opila Vol. 40 Associate Editor Since 2014, more than 17,500 refugees and economic immigrants have drowned or otherwise died of exposure in the Mediterranean Sea, including more than 2,000 this year to date.[1] While actual immigration to Europe via the Mediterranean Sea has decreased by ninety percent since its peak in 2015,[2] the chance of dying at sea has nearly quintupled.[3] Nonetheless, European Union (EU) member states have reallocated resources away from nautical search
November 21, 2018

Et Tu, Facebook?

Tyler J. Owen Vol. 40 Executive Editor “Many people say data is the new oil—the oil of the twenty-first century. . . . If data is the new oil, then data protection is the new pollution control.”[1] We live in a data-centric world. From our Cyber Monday purchases to the political pages we follow on social media, nearly everything we do online may be logged by firms that have a monetary interest in our data.
Camille Valdes Reyes Vol. 40 Associate Editor Since the 1980s, the European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR” or “the Court”) has interpreted the European Convention of Human Rights (“ECHR” or “the Convention”) expansively so as to include LGBT rights.[1]  The Court has gone as far as reading discrimination on the grounds of “sexual orientation”[2] into ECHR’s Article 14 (Prohibition of Discrimination).[3]  Now, the Court could again have the opportunity to continue expanding upon LGBT rights
Vivian Daniele Rocha Gabriel Vol. 40 Guest Editor One of the most considerable challenges for the survival of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is the requirement imposed by its charter that it have at least three Appellate Body members to analyze an appeal.[1]  The United States has been blocking new nominations to the Appellate Body, compromising the WTO’s ability to settle disputes.[2]  The situation will become critical in December 2019.[3]   At the time, there will
Jason Raymond Vol. 40 Associate Editor A few months ago, in Jesner v. Arab Bank, the United States Supreme Court categorically foreclosed foreign corporate liability under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS). Absent further action from Congress, the Court said, foreign corporations may not be defendants in suits brought under the law.[1] In past decades, foreign plaintiffs had relied on the ATS to sue foreign corporations or the foreign subsidiaries of U.S.-based corporations for violations of