Tag Archives: International Law

The Need for Comprehensive Space Governance in the Age of Space Colonization

By: Gabriela Ibañez From the first steps on the Moon to the far-reaching rover missions charting new territory on Mars, humanity’s space endeavors have broadened our scope of possibilities and ignited a host of political and legal questions on an international scale. This unfolding narrative has given rise to the concept of ‘global space governance,’ […]

Golan v. Saada: the Recent Supreme Court Attempt to Resolve the Tension Between International Child Abduction and Custodial Rights 

By: Jess Hwang October 14, 2022 In 1980, the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“Hague Convention”) was adopted in response to international child abductions in custodial disputes. According to Article 1, the convention’s aim was “to secure the prompt return of children wrongfully removed to or retained in any Contracting State” […]

Russia’s Attacks on Ukraine are a Violation of International Law

By: Miriam Castillo April 21, 2022 Russia’s invasion of Ukraine violates Article 2(4) of the U.N. Charter, a central and important tenet of the charter that requires U.N. member states to refrain from the “use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state.” Vladimir Putin’s goal was to overrun Ukraine and […]

A Moral Compass: The Syrian Refugee Crisis In Focus

BY ELISE HAVERMAN – On Wednesday, September 2nd, the world woke up to the body of three-year old Alyan, washed up, facedown and lifeless on the shore of Turkey.[1] Alyan left on a boat with his family to flee Syria amidst a civil war in an effort to reach Greece.[2]  Heartbreaking photo’s of Alyan’s body […]