Category Archives: ICLR Blog

IOC Announces Olympic Esports Series, but they Miss the Mark

By: Joshua Sloan May 1, 2023 One would think that the International Olympic Committee’s announcement of the Olympic Esports Series 2023 would be met with excitement and optimism, but rather the prospect has been labeled as “strange” and “out-of-touch.” This is because the initiative lacks popular titles.  Qualifiers for the series have already begun, and the tournament features nine games: […]

Balancing Green Technology and Environmental Impacts: The Implications of Europe’s Critical Raw Material Policy for Electric Vehicles

By: Emily Hutchins April 24, 2023 On March 16, 2023, the European Commission proposed measures to strengthen its domestic supply of “critical raw materials,” which are crucial for the transition to a carbon-neutral economy. The growing demand for the minerals and metals necessary to manufacture electric vehicles (“EV”) batteries including lithium, cobalt, and nickel, has raised […]

Fighting ‘Forever Chemicals’:

How the human right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment supports a recently proposed ban on PFAS By: Photon Kamvisseli Suarez April 17, 2023 In July of 2022, the United Nations General Assembly recognized the human right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment, and in doing so highlighted the importance of international cooperation in protecting, […]

#MiPatrimonioNoSeVende: Recent Developments in the Mexican Government’s Campaign to Recover its Stolen Cultural Property

By: Alyssa Perez April 14, 2023 Almost a year ago it was estimated that since launching its strong, unique #MiPatrimonioNoSeVende campaign in 2018, the Mexican government had recovered approximately 9,000 archaeological and historical objects that were illegally abroad. Under the slogan #MiPatrimonioNoSeVende (“My Heritage is Not For Sale”), the Mexican government has facilitated the return of 2,522 objects from Barcelona, […]