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International Law Society Digest

The International Law Society Digest is a collection of written pieces by CUNY Law students, ranging from personal narratives and opinion editorials to scholarly works and articles. The Digest was started by the Society years ago in order to help facilitate a space for students interested in international law to express their ideas, research, and experiences.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the International Law Society or in partaking in our next Digest, please email us at ils@law.cuny.edu. Enjoy!

Volume 3, Issue 1, Spring 2011 <pdf>

Featuring:

  • "The Need for a Gender Focused Approach to Reconstruction in Haiti" By Adam D. Dubin (3L)
  • "Guatemala's Failure to Ensure Indigenous Women's Right to be Free from Violence Under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights" By Eduardo Jiménez Mayo (3L)
  • "The Business Consequences of Arctic Climate Change" By Ryan Campbell (3L)
  • "Prosecution Beyond Borders: The Incorporation of Universal Jurisdiction into Primary International Law" By Alexandra Winter (2L)
  • "Corporate Self-Regulation and Its Implications for Free Speech" By Andrew Burtless (3L)
  • "Biofuel, Food, Deforestation, and Indonesian Palm" By Ryan Campbell (3L)
  • "Algerian Women are more than Easily Broken Membranous Sheaths: Including Privatized Violence Against Women in the Working Definition of Torture" By Lauren Curatolo (2L)
  • "The Arrest Warrants for Omal Al Bashir: The Forces of Compliance in International Law and Politics" By George C. Grasso (2L)
  • "In Loco Moralitatis: A Critique of United Nations Conventions and State Custody of Minors Involved in the Sex Trade" By Brendan Michael Conner (1L)
  • "Torture in Colorado: Reflections on Fahad's S.A.M.s a Year Later" By Kathryn Heffron (3L)
  • In Conversation: IWHR Clinic Students Fact-Finding Mission to Haiti

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Volume 2, Issue 1, Spring 2010 <pdf>

Featuring:

  • "That Unwelcome Encounter With a Veil in the Supermarket" by Kathryn Heffron
  • "Restricting Water While Flooding Heritage: The Turkish Government's Self-Proclaimed Water Rights" by Natalie Webb
  • "Colombia's Justice and Peace Law: No Justice, No Peace for Women Victims of the Armed Conflict" by Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan
  • Professor Kassem Discusses al-Bakri's Day In Court
  • " The Shock of Recognition..." by Paula Z. Segal
  • "Refugee Detention in Scotland" by Cynthia Cheung-Wun Liang
  • "Interning at an International NGO: A Reflection" by Rachel Occhiogrosso
  • "Global Warming: A Human Rights Issue" by Carey Hartman

Read the issue <pdf>