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The Current Reality of Post-Arab Spring Constitutional Reforms in Morocco and Tunisia, Vol. 56.2

Olivia Rosenzweig

During the 2010-2011 political uprisings in countries across the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”), dubbed the “Arab Spring,” protestors championed constitutional reforms as a way of transforming their autocratic regimes into more democratic systems. In reality, though, there was a large gulf between the aspirations of these reforms and what they were actually able…

Dec 2023


The Other War Russia is Waging: Putin’s Attack on LGBTQ+ Rights Villainizes Individuals in His Campaign Against Western Values, Vol. 56.1

Brianna Ramos

Introduction Following its restrictive 2013 anti-LGBT propaganda law, which liberally punished what Russia calls “the promotion of non-traditional sexual relationships to minors,” the Russian government signed into law on December 5, 2022, an anti-LGBT bill expanding criminal liability for the dissemination of “LGBT propaganda” amongst adults. While the 2013 law restricted displays of homosexual lifestyles…

Aug 2023

Human Mobility and Human Rights in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Revisiting the 14 Principles of Protection for Migrants, Refugees, and Other Displaced Persons, Vol. 54

T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Joanne Csete, Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, Ian M. Kysel, Petra Molnar, Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, Monette Zard

Building upon the 14 Principles – which set out how international law should protect migrants, refugees, and other displaced persons during the COVID-19 pandemic and have been endorsed by more than 1,000 scholars worldwide – a group of international law scholars have collaborated to create a series of short essays looking at a set of pressing legal…

Oct 2021


World War II in Glendale: A Look Back at Hwang v. Japan, Vol. 2

CC License image courtesy of Melissa Wall World War II in Glendale: A Look Back at Hwang v. Japan by Yujin Chun* In Glendale, a suburb in the Greater Los Angeles Area, there is a bronze statue of a girl in traditional South Korean dress seated next to an empty chair.[1] Despite being less than…

Feb 2014


Piercing the Vatican Veil, Vol. 2

Image provided courtesy of the Art Renewal Center, Piercing the Vatican Veil by Jordan Calazan Manalastas* It is a sign of intelligence and integrity not to confuse the wrongness of one’s acts with the wrongness of one’s beliefs. To impute the Catholic hierarchy’s failure to deal adequately with the sexual predators among its ranks…

Feb 2014


Religion and Relativity in Iran, Vol. 1

CC  Image Courtesy of Abode of Chaos Religion and Relativity in Iran by Jordan Manalastas* On Valentine’s Day of 1989, the first Supreme Leader of Iran, Ruhollah Khomeini, became perhaps the world’s surliest book critic by condemning British author Salman Rushdie to death.[1] Rushdie was charged with blasphemy for his less-than-flattering portrait of the Prophet…

Jan 2014


Uganda’s Anti Homosexuality Bill, Vol. 1

CC Image Courtesy of Riek Havok Uganda’s Anti Homosexuality Bill by Matt Hasvold* The status of LGBT men and women has long been a controversial topic in Uganda and most of Africa. In 2009, Uganda’s LGBT policy was thrust into the limelight with the introduction of new anti-gay legislation. In response, there was a great…

Jan 2014