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Netherlands takes Russia to European Court of Human Rights over MH17 flight downing
The Netherlands filed an inter-state complaint against Russia in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Friday over its role in the downing of a Malaysian Airlines flight six years ago.Flight MH17 was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur in (More)
Uighur Crisis Highlights Flawed Structure of UN Security Council
One crucial aspect of international law is failing the Uighurs and it is the structure of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The persecution of the Uighurs is just one example of a State-committed human rights abuse that led to little preven (More)
Polexit: Will the Current Legal Issues Trigger Poland to Leave the EU?
Ever since winning the general election of Poland in 2015, the Polish government led by the Law and Justice Party (PiS), has continuously pushed the country to adopt a series of judicial reforms supposedly to drive out the last strands of communism f (More)
Deprived of Voice or Home: Disability Rights Under National and International Law in Hungary
In 2007, Hungary ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), a wide-ranging and forward-thinking treaty designed to advance the human rights of those with disabilities. This reflected on the international level what Hun (More)
The Diploma Privilege Manifesto
A spectre is haunting the American legal profession – the spectre of diploma privilege.Facing the psychological and physical trauma of COVID-19, and buoyed by growing calls for diversity and equity in the wake of centuries of racial and social in (More)
A Mattress and the Bar Exam
I know.You are thinking what on earth is this guy talking about and why is he not buried in preparation for the bar.Well, the former will be explained shortly, and in regard to the latter…it is my lunch break.When I first moved to Lexingt (More)
Criminalization and COVID-19: Acute Social Insecurity and the Critical Condition of Sex Workers in India
"Are we not human that we have been left to die like this?" This was implored by one of the estimated 3 million sex workers in India whose existence is consistently disdained by the government. Historically, social inequality has been an indisputabl (More)
The Suspension Clause Challenge That Never Was
On Friday, June 26, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States decided a Suspension Clause challenge to expedited immigration proceedings.  In the widely anticipated judgment, the Court determined that no habeas could be brought as the original hab (More)
Christopher Columbus Langdell, Black Lives Matter and Legal Education
No less than Columbus’ namesake founded U.S. legal education.  Christopher Columbus Langdell devised the “case method”—the formalistic “science” of “discovering” law from appellate court opinions through the process of “legal reasoning.” As dean of H (More)
America's Presidential Election is Gravely Necessary, But Insufficient
"The enemy is the unphilosophical spirit which knows nothing and wants to know nothing of truth." - Karl Jaspers, Reason and Anti-Reason in our Time (1952) Even in this grievously faltering United States, presidential elections are praised as essent (More)
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