Climate Change as a Threat to Human Rights in the Maldives

Climate Change as a Threat to Human Rights in the Maldives

By: Courtney McCausland.

A number of island nations face the potential of losing land mass due to climate change. Some nations could become uninhabitable due to loss of farmable land and contamination of fresh water sources. The peoples of such nations face the possibility of statelessness. How can atoll nations prepare today for their citizens' future?

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War Crimes+ in Syria and Iraq and the Possibility of an Ad Hoc Tribunal

War Crimes+ in Syria and Iraq and the Possibility of an Ad Hoc Tribunal

By Courtney McCausland.

In the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, civilians have been targeted. By any account this is a violation of the laws of armed conflict. The problem, however, arises in determining whether the conflict is domestic or international. Today's post discusses the history of the conflicts, the ramifications of the classification, and a proposed solution.

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