The Paris Agreement: Industrialized Powers’ Responsibility to Island Nations

The Paris Agreement: Industrialized Powers’ Responsibility to Island Nations

Hyun Lee Vol. 39 Associate Editor A few months after U.S. President Donald Trump announced the United States’ future withdrawal from the Paris Agreement,[1] small Pacific island nations called for the implementation of the Paris Agreement in the United Nations General Assembly that took place on September 23, 2017.[2]

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Refugee Status as an Alternative for Stateless Adoptees

Refugee Status as an Alternative for Stateless Adoptees

Sam Han Vol. 38 Associate Editor Under international law, “statelessness” is the status given to an individual without citizenship under the operation of any country’s laws.[1] In the United States, an estimated 35,000 intercountry adoptees currently do not possess U.S. citizenship,[2] and by definition, are considered stateless persons. By no fault of their own, many […]

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Estonia’s Obligations to its Stateless Population

Jennifer P. Nelson, Vol. 37 Associate Editor In regaining its independence in 1991, Estonia embarked on a political and legal restoration of its national identity in the wake of the Soviet Union’s collapse. Focused on turning back the clock to a more pristine pre-WWII Estonian Republic, the legislature thus decided on November 6, 1991 that […]

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