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Month: October 2020

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Water Wars and the U.N. Watercourses Convention: The Indo-Pak Story

By: Suchita Uppal and Zaid Wahidi

Oct 2020

Protection of Foreign-Owned Entities Involved in Deep Seabed Mining—Through International Investment Law vis à vis Investment Arbitration

Swargodeep Sarkar

Deep seabed mining (DSM) has become more accessible with the advancement of modern technology. The exploration and exploitation of oil and gas are some of the most common activities on the seabed. In 1873, during the scientific expedition of the HMS Challenger, scientists first discovered polymetallic nodules on the ocean floor. However, due to lack…

Oct 2020

Political Realities of Recognition of States Contrary to the Bindings of International Law

Kemal Gider

“There are only very few branches of international law which are of greater, or more persistent, interest and significance for the law of nations than the question of Recognition of States. . . . Yet there is probably no other subject in the field of international relations in which law and politics appear to be…

Oct 2020

The Colombian Tale of Two Legal Revolutions

Santiago Garcia-Jaramillo & Daniel Currea-Moncada

This Article focuses on a case study of Colombia’s judicial system by discussing the scope and competence of courts when facing legal revolutions. The term “revolution” is defined narrowly to mean the process of altering an existing constitutional system—either through constitutional amendments, or outside of such process—in order to achieve legal and social transformations. With…

Oct 2020