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International Law in South Africa and Kenya

CC Image Courtesy of Nicolas Raymond Comparing the Role of International Law in South Africa and Kenya by Justice Alfred Mavedzenge * The role of international law in African states continues to grow. In line with this trend, the Republics of South Africa and Kenya have undertaken constitutional reforms that have strengthened the role of…

Dec 2013

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The Philippines: Politics of Disaster

Copyright 2013 JMA/EUMETSAT Politics of Disaster: Statecraft in the Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan by Noah Black* Laws regulating international disaster relief are scarce, and while many recommendations exist, the immediacy of a crisis makes discarding frameworks in favor of fluidity a tempting option.[1] The U.N.’s efforts towards establishing a framework in this area have been…

Dec 2013

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Live and Let Spy: U.S. Intelligence in Brazil

CC Image Courtesy of Agência Brasil Live and Let Spy: U.S. Intelligence in Brazil by Oscar Lopez* Begging for a meeting is hardly presidential, but this is exactly what Barack Obama had to do when Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff snubbed a White House invitation to discuss bilateral trade agreements last month.[1] Rouseff’s rebuff was the result…

Nov 2013