Global Trumpism: Week Three

A protest of the travel ban at San Francisco International Airport, Jan. 29, 2017. Source: Peg Hunter, via Flickr [CC BY-NC 2.0]

By: Kristin Smith

Hina Shamsi, Director of the ACLU’s National Security Project, wrote a blog entry on February 7, 2017, explaining the extensive questioning she was subjected to when reentering the United States. Ms. Shamshi explained that while …

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Global Trumpism: Week Two

New US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, walks with other administration officials [via Twitter]

By: Leila Nadya Sadat

Last week Donald Trump took aim at the international economic order and the international institutions and alliances charged with the maintenance of international peace and security. This week’s post does not specifically focus on …

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On Global Trumpism

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By: Leila Nadya Sadat

Last fall I had the opportunity to witness and celebrate forward progress in international law making. At the end of September, I attended a terrific conference on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of …

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70 Years Later: the Tenth International Humanitarian Law Dialogs in Nuremberg

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“Let us leave here renewed in our devotion to justice – not just for the people of our own countries, but for the people of all countries. Let us leave here refreshed in our determination to defend …

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Summer in Shanghai

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By: Marla Borkson

Thanks to the generosity of Washington University School of Law and the Harris Institute’s Dagen-Legomsky Fellowship, I was able to secure a position with the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai, China this summer.

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Summer at The Hague Academy

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By: Fizza Batool

The Peace Palace (Dutch: Vredespaleis) in The Hague, the Netherlands.

This past summer I was incredibly fortunate to travel to The Hague, the Netherlands to study public international law for …

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The United States and the ICC: Future Prospects

Harris Institute Director Leila Sadat with former Ambassadors for war crimes, Stephen Rapp and David Scheffer, and Todd Buchenwald at the new #ICC Permanent Premises Opening Ceremony in The Hague

By: Leila Sadat

On April 19, 2016 the International Criminal Court dedicated its new permanent premises. I had the privilege to attend as one of only a handful of Americans present, only one of whom (Todd F. Buchwald, Special Coordinator …

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Reflections on Brexit in Light of the EU’s Goal: Peace in Europe

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By: Leila Nadya Sadat

As someone who has taught European Union law for years, it seems to me that much of the discussion about whether the United Kingdom should leave or remain in the EU, also known as “Brexit,” has …

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Understanding Key Concepts in International Humanitarian Law

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By: Bethel Mandefro

When I visited the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) museum during a 2014 trip to Geneva, I was inspired by the century-long history of a unique organization that provides a wide range of critical services …

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The Case for Preventing Sexual Assault in India Through Empowerment Education

Students protesting outside Bangalore Town Hall on December 30, 2012 after the 23-year-old rape victim died. (Source)

By: Rickpaul Singh Vander

In 2012, a horrific case of rape put India on the front page of the New York Times and inspired me to understand and write about the issue of sexual assault in India. Now that I …

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