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The Viability of a Habeas Challenge to Extraterritorial Immigration Detention: A Case Study of Camp Bondsteel, Vol. 56

Ammar Inayatali

In the 1990s, the Bush Administration changed how industrialized countries process refugees. Instead of allowing refugees to enter their territories and afford them ostensible substantive and procedural asylum protections, industrialized countries began offshoring and externalizing their refugee processing to third-party countries. Today, families who sought refuge in Australia now sit indefinitely confined in Papua New…

May 2024

Drugs, Death, and Deterrence: A Critical Discussion of Singapore’s Use of the Death Penalty in Drug Trafficking Cases, Vol. 56

Kaitlyn Greening

Over the course of the past half century, the topic of the death penalty had been hotly contested. The late 1980s marked the beginning of a movement against the imposition of mandatory capital punishment sentences. Various governing bodies, tribunals, protocols, and conventions have since established that the death penalty is no longer a legitimate punishment…

May 2024

The Extra-Territorial Scope of Non-Refoulement, Vol. 55

Ned Hirst

The core principle at the heart of international law’s scheme for the protection of refugees is the principle of non-refoulement – that is, the obligation on the part of States not to return those with a well-founded fear of persecution to a territory where their life or freedom is threatened by reason of a protected…

Jan 2024

Merger Reviews in Labor Markets: How Antitrust Merger Review Divides Labor, Vol. 55

Heonjun Park

Labor markets have historically been considered irrelevant with antitrust merger reviews. However, recent developments suggest that this may change. The complaint by the Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) against the merger between Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster was the harbinger of such change.

Jan 2024

Bollywood: The Unexpected Virtue of Copying Hollywood, Vol. 55

Samir Srivastava

The name itself suggests something treading the fine line between cinematic inspiration and a Frankensteinian creation gone wrong. Bollywood coined the name following Hollywood’s success, minting the goldmine of California’s neighborhood that had become synonymous with the domestic film industry.

Jan 2024

Congress Needs to Pass an Afghan Adjustment Act Now, Vol. 55

Egan A. Hiatt

Videos of and reporting on the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan — the chaos, the desperation, the fear — has been to younger generations a fresh horror, and has left older generations seeing double: through one lens, the fall of Kabul; through the other, the fall of Saigon. The world has once again played witness…

Nov 2023