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Preparing for Hurricane Irma and Her Aftermath: Is Everyone Treated Equally?

Meagan Nicholson – On Friday, September 6, Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history[1] made its first landfall on the small Caribbean island of Barbuda.[2] The storm continued its dangerous path through the Caribbean, destroying several small islands. Islands in its path included the independent nations of Antigua, St. Kitts, and […]

A Move Towards a New Economy: The Impact of France’s New Labor Laws

Jessica Nowak – For the past 30 years, France’s employee-friendly labor laws have remained the untouched.[1] Upon taking office four months ago, France’s new president, Emmanuel Macron, pledged to change the archaic and extensive labor laws that he believed were hindering the French economy.[2] He, along with several other right-wing French politicians, believes that the newly […]

India and Pakistan at the ICJ: Espionage, Human Rights, and the Baloch

Ramya Ramachanderan – In May 2017, India initiated proceedings before the International Court of Justice (“ICJ”) against Pakistan alleging the violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (“VCCR”) when Pakistan’s military court detained, placed on trial, and sentenced to death, an Indian national, Mr. Kulbhushan Jadhav.[1] The Pakistani Court had sentenced Jadhav to death in […]

U.S. Financial Sanctions on Venezuela: Truly Financial or Merely Political?

Maria Corghi – As Venezuela is visibly deviating from a democratic path and is teetering on collapse due to the corruption and gross mismanagement at the hand of its government, President Donald Trump imposed financial sanctions on the country with the promise to inflict economic pain. President Trump signed an executive order on August 25 […]