We're Building A Wall And You're Paying For It: A Discussion Of United Nations Territorial Sovereignty Principles

We're Building A Wall And You're Paying For It: A Discussion Of United Nations Territorial Sovereignty Principles

By: Michael T. Moran.

The U.S. presidential election was dominated by claims that then-Candidate Trump would build a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico without spending U.S. taxpayer dollars. International law, specifically Article 24 of the United Nations, has been infrequently discussed in regards to this issue.

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Controlling the Presidential Election Madness: Lessons from France

Controlling the Presidential Election Madness: Lessons from France

By Hilary McDaniel.

On April 23rd, France will hold its presidential election. Unlike the United States, France limits the formal campaign period to the two weeks leading up to the election. Thus, formal campaigning began on April 9th and must conclude by 11:59 PM on April 21st. Today's post discusses the differences between presidential races in United States and France.

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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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Deteriorating Relationships Between Russia and the West

Deteriorating Relationships Between Russia and the West

By Savannah Priebe.

In 2008 Russia invaded Georgia claiming it was defending its citizens living there. Then, in 2013, Russia involved itself the conflict in the Ukraine. Most recently, Russia has gotten involved with the conflict in Syria. These actions have stirred up dissent by Western Nations. Today's post discusses the international agreements that govern the claims against Russia and their implications.

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Kleptocracy: A Clever Name and a Clever Way to get around Sovereign Immunity

Kleptocracy: A Clever Name and a Clever Way to get around Sovereign Immunity

By Calla Ketchens.

This past summer the Department of Justice began the process to recover $1BN from the Malaysian government. The complaint alleges misappropriation and money laundering beginning as early as 2009. Today's post discusses kleptocracy, the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative, and provides an analysis regarding the action against Malaysia.

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