Catalan Independence and the Human Right of Self-Determination

Catalan Independence and the Human Right of Self-Determination

By: Mikka Burrell.

Catalonia is a part of Spain geographically larger than some EU countries. However, the 7.5 million inhabitants of Catalonia neither speak Spanish nor consider themselves Spaniards. Does international law provide a foundation for the ongoing claims for Catalonian independence?

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A Survey of Flag Desecration Laws Around The World

A Survey of Flag Desecration Laws Around The World

By Mikka Burrell.

Currently, the following countries allow flag desecration: the United States, Australia, Canada, and Denmark. However, the follow countries made flag desecration illegal: Israel, Saudi Arabia, and France. Today's post provides a brief overview of the flag desecration laws of the mentioned countries.

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Would Colombia’s failed peace deal with FARC have passed muster under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court?

Would Colombia’s failed peace deal with FARC have passed muster under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court?

By Mikka Burrell.

In early October, a narrow majority of Colombian's voted against the Final Accord, a peace-deal between the Colombian government and the guerrilla group FARC. The rejection of the Final Accord is attributable to the leniency granted to FARC. Today's post discusses whether the deal, if it had been approved, would have passed muster under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

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