Seeking Reform of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

Alejandra Salmeron Vol. 39 Managing Editor Family law permeates many major contemporary international issues, yet it is rarely discussed alongside international law. Issues at this cross-section are full of complexities and curious combinations of international law and domestic custody law.[1] Custody disputes under The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“Convention”) […]

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Does the Dakota Access Pipeline Violate Treaty Law?

Lauren Kimmel Vol. 38 Associate Editor It’s hard to miss recent headlines about the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which has stirred fresh controversy in a wide array of political, environmental and ethical circles. At the head of the opposition are a number of prominent Native American tribes in Iowa and the Dakotas – most notably, […]

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UN resolution on Syria masks the real problem, the need to reform the Security Council veto

Melan Patel, Associate Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law The Security Council reached an agreement on what to do with Syria’s chemical weapons, avoiding yet another black mark on the institution.[i] It also bought some time for reform. Alas, we know from history that reform most likely will not occur, and the Security Council will […]

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