Scholars Fear a More Nationalist Supreme Court Under Barrett
Trump’s most enduring legacy might be the long-term repudiation of international law.
The World Needs a New Refugee Convention
For 30 years, right-wing parties and nativist leaders have whittled away refugees’ rights. In the wake of a global pandemic, seeking asylum will be nearly impossible unless the international community revises and modernizes its approach to people fleeing war.
Trump’s Pick to Replace Ginsburg Could Make the Supreme Court ‘America First’
The late Ginsburg championed international law. Amy Coney Barrett has argued that what the world thinks is at best superfluous.
The United States Has Nothing to Fear From the ICC
The Trump administration’s crusade against the International Criminal Court is misguided and will harm long-term U.S. interests.
Trump’s Chilling Blow to the ICC
With International Criminal Court sanctions, the U.S. president’s hypocrisy hits a new low.
Making China Pay Would Cost Americans Dearly
There are smart ways to face Beijing’s challenges, but a reckless and politicized response isn’t among them.
Note to Nations: Stop Hacking Hospitals
Why now is the time for global cyber-norms to protect health infrastructure.
Canada’s Path to Justice from Iran Over Shot-Down Flight Will Be Hard
States have been historically reluctant to take responsibility for attacks on civilian planes.
China Must Answer for Cultural Genocide in Court
International law is a vital part of fighting for the Uighur people.
Sending Refugees Back Makes the World More Dangerous
Repatriating refugees to dangerous countries violates international law and breeds conflict, instability, and future crises. Regional work visas and long-term integration into host countries are more promising solutions.
Brexit Means Britain Needs a Constitution
British citizens will no longer be covered by EU law, and courts won’t have the power to protect minorities from the will of the parliamentary majority. Only a codified constitution can ensure basic rights.
They Left to Join ISIS. Now Europe Is Leaving Their Citizens to Die in Iraq.
A Belgian fighter captured in Syria was transported to Iraq to face trial. He's now on death row.
Don’t Give Up on the ICC
The International Criminal Court has many flaws, but abandoning it now would give free rein to war criminals and open the door to impunity.
Tokyo Keeps Defending World War II Atrocities
Japan's legal excuses over slave labor are weak at best.
Can Courts Clear the Fog of War?
As online attacks blur the lines, the future may be perpetual conflict.
The U.N. Hates Hate Speech More Than It Loves Free Speech
The U.N. Secretary General is going soft on one of the most fundamental human rights.
Japan’s Scientific Whaling Ruse Is Over
Tokyo’s pullout from international treaties may actually help save whales.
Goodbye Grotius, Hello Putin
Russia’s provocations in the Kerch Strait aren’t just a challenge to Ukraine. Like Beijing in the South China Sea, Moscow is seeking to undermine international maritime law.
If the U.S. Government Won’t Act, Airbnb Will
While the White House rubber-stamps Benjamin Netanyahu’s every move, the online rental company is cracking down on Israel’s illegal settlements.