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Kiobel v. Cravath: An Example of How a Little-Known U.S. Law can be Used as a Pre-Litigation Tool Overseas

Kiobel v. Cravath: An Example of How a Little-Known U.S. Law can be Used as a Pre-Litigation Tool Overseas

When Esther Kiobel—who believes Shell collaborated with Nigerian authorities to commit gross human rights abuses, ...
Environmental Human Rights in the Trump Era: Modes of Resistance and Reform

Environmental Human Rights in the Trump Era: Modes of Resistance and Reform

The ecological ramifications of the Trump administration may well prove catastrophic. Climate change denial and ...
Donald Trump is President: What are the Implications for the Death Penalty?

Donald Trump is President: What are the Implications for the Death Penalty?

Prior to the election of Donald Trump, death penalty abolitionists were quietly confident that capital punishment ...
Foreign Legal Assistance applications: a strategy to advance accountability for transnational human rights abuses

Foreign Legal Assistance applications: a strategy to advance accountability for transnational human rights abuses

In 2014, 40 million liters of toxic mining waste spilled from the Buenavista del Cobre copper mine into the ...
Food Deserts In Appalachia: A Socio-Economic Ill and Opportunities for Reform

Food Deserts In Appalachia: A Socio-Economic Ill and Opportunities for Reform

Food deserts constitute a public health phenomenon in which communities lack sufficient access to nutritious whole ...
US Sanctions on North Korean Human Rights Violators: Exploring the Impact

US Sanctions on North Korean Human Rights Violators: Exploring the Impact

On July 6, the US State Department released its report on North Korean human rights violations pursuant to its ...
Whole Women’s Health: A Call for Evidence-Based Regulation of Abortion

Whole Women’s Health: A Call for Evidence-Based Regulation of Abortion

Decades ago, the medical profession helped build the public-health case for decriminalising abortion, and the ...
Killing Time: A Comment on the Case of Brandon Astor

Killing Time: A Comment on the Case of Brandon Astor

On 3 February 2016, the State of Georgia executed a 72 year old man - Brandon Astor – by lethal injection. Astor ...
Two Kinds of Pluralism and the Future of Affirmative Action

Two Kinds of Pluralism and the Future of Affirmative Action

Fisher v. Texas II, decided this week in a startling opinion by Justice Kennedy for a 4-3 majority of a ...
LGBT Equality in the US: Despite Obergefell Victory, the Fight Continues

LGBT Equality in the US: Despite Obergefell Victory, the Fight Continues

One year ago today, on June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court decided Obergefell v. Hodges, in which the Court held ...
Appalachia in Crisis: A Human Rights Approach to Environmental Justice in the U.S.

Appalachia in Crisis: A Human Rights Approach to Environmental Justice in the U.S.

The natural resource extraction industry has long wrought environmental, social, and economic devastation in ...
Animus and Unequal Dignity: The Purpose and Effect of North Carolina’s New Anti-LGBT Law

Animus and Unequal Dignity: The Purpose and Effect of North Carolina’s New Anti-LGBT Law

On March 24, 2016, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) North Carolina residents woke up to a new and ...

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