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International Law News, Spring 2021

Volume 48, Issue 3


21st Century Global Rule of Law Under Siege

Gregg Brelsford

21st-century Rule of Law (“ROL”) is under siege and governmental accountability is losing ground across the globe. The ABA has made valiant efforts to stem the tide, but worldwide erosion of the rule…

Apr 01, 2021 9 min read

Businesses’ Impact on Human Rights

Alan S Gutterman

For businesses and stakeholders to effectively develop a framework for the relationship between business activities and human rights, it is necessary to step back and consider the impacts of day-to-d…

Apr 01, 2021 6 min read

Impact Investing in Emerging Markets

Ellie Webb

Within the impact investment system, emerging markets are on the cutting edge, with 30% of impact funds being directed towards developing economies around the world.

Apr 01, 2021 4 min read

Can CITES Solve the Pandemic Problem?

Luke Stegman

The rise in Covid-19 vaccinations may herald a light at the end of tunnel for people worldwide struggling through a life-changing pandemic. But experts are already pondering an important question: ho…

Apr 01, 2021 5 min read

More Than Mere Loose Ends

Ryan Helgeson

Immigration compliance is an issue that should not be overlooked in M&A. The issues related to employment transitions and assessing I-9 liability are best addressed early in the process to allow time…

Apr 01, 2021 3 min read

Non-Fungible Tokens

Susan Schwartz

The art world has been abuzz with news of high dollar transactions in non-fungible tokens (NFTs). What are NFTs and how do they work?

Apr 01, 2021 4 min read

Lawyers in Refuge

Many Uyghurs have become silenced by what has been going on in Xinjiang for fear of reprisals against them and their families by the Chinese Community Party. The International Refugee Law committee t…

Apr 01, 2021 5 min read

Privacy Compromised

Sergio R Karas and Zachary Gee

The increasing ubiquity and importance of electronic devices as part of our daily lives has produced a clash between individual privacy rights on one hand, and the protection of national security and…

Apr 01, 2021 14 min read


Chair’s Column

Joseph L. Raia

So, how does one effectively introduce a collection of short, thoughtful articles that address significant issues of the day? Joe Raia says, be brief and let the articles speak for themselves.

Apr 01, 2021 1 min read