A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing? Transitional Justice and the Effacement of State Accountability for International Crimes

If international atrocity crimes are acts so egregious that their impunity cannot be legally tolerated, why don’t we punish States that commit them? The rise of international criminal law is celebrated as an achievement of the international rule of law, yet its advance effectively Read More …

Feminism and International Law in the Post 9/11 Era

Accounts of the role and influence of feminism in international law and global governance from the 1990s onward have tended to vacillate between analyses of the marginalization of feminist perspectives and the narrative of “governance feminism,” the idea that feminists Read More …

Chinese Gift-Giving, Anti-Corruption Law, and the Rule of Law and Virtue

This Article addresses the question of whether virtuous giftgiving in China can be used in the fight against corruption. Giftgiving, ubiquitous in Chinese familial, business, and official practices, has been under fire by both laws outside and within China. Download Read More …

A Postal Code Lottery: Unequal Access to Abortion Services in the United States and Northern Ireland

This Note argues that one’s postal code, or where one lives within the United States or in Northern Ireland, should not negatively impact a woman’s access to safe abortion services. This Note will examine abortion-related jurisprudence in the United States Read More …

Time to Retire: Is Lifetime Employment in Japan Still Viable?

In Japan, lifetime employment is a popular topic among scholars; in fact, “[s]ome researchers regard these employment practices as one of the most important characteristics of the Japanese economic system.” Lifetime employment refers to the system in Japan where both the employer and employee Read More …

Does Nationality Influence Neutrality? The Ethical Standards and Expectations of International Mediators

This Comment examines how a mediator’s nationality can influence the mediating parties’ and communities’ perceptions of his neutrality and how cultural differences play a role in the ethical expectations of a cross-cultural mediator. Part I discusses the role of neutrality Read More …