Suffolk Transnational Law Review

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 1, Winter

Agency and Constitutional Law - Civil Liability of United States Officials for Acts Committed against Non-Resident Aliens - Rasul V. Myers, 512 F.3d 644 (D.C. Cir. 2008)
The Constitution protects the basic civil rights and freedoms of United States citizens against governmental abuse. (1) The rights of aliens--particularly detainee aliens not held on U.S. soil--are more limited. (2) In Rasul v. Myers, (3) the U.S....
China's Influence on the American Legal System Resulting from China's Rise to Power
I. INTRODUCTION II. CHINA'S INFLUENCE OVER TODAY'S WORLD A. A Historical Perspective: The Decline of the British Empire 1. Influence and Perceptions of Power 2. Influence Through Power and Coercion B. China's...
Creating a Torture Culture
Question: "Mr. President, I wanted to return to the question of torture ... when you say that you want the U.S. to adhere to international and U.S. laws, that's not very comforting. This is a moral question: Is torture ever justified?" President...
Drawing Dead: Recognizing Problems with Congress' Attempt to Regulate the Online Gambling Industry and the Negative Repercussions to International Trade
I. INTRODUCTION The moment you realize you are playing a hand that cannot win, you are drawing dead. (1) Gamblers are trained to read specific situations and make moves when the odds are in their favor. (2) Professional gamblers realize when...
International Arbitration - ICSID Jurisdiction under NAFTA - Bayview Irrigation District V. United Mexican States, ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/05/1, Award 19 June 2007
Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) protects investments and investors. (1) Under this chapter, citizen investors of the ratifying parties may seek redress for violations of NAFTA through international arbitration mechanisms....
International Law - I.C.J. Maintains High Evidentiary Standard in Granting Requests for Indication of Provisional Measures: Argentina V. Uruguay: Request for the Indication of Provisional Measures, January 23, 2007
In 2006, Argentina brought suit in the International Court of Justice (I.C.J.) claiming that Uruguayan-sanctioned pulp mill developments along the River Uruguay violated the Statute of the River Uruguay, a treaty entered into by both countries for...
"Not Our Problem": Russia's Resistance to Joining the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings
I. INTRODUCTION Maryam, a 17-year-old girl from Kazakhstan, dreamed of a better future. (1) She thought she had found such a future when a man offered her parents $300 and a forged passport in exchange for her promise to move to Russia and work...
Performance Enhancement: What the Israel Baseball League Can Learn from the Agreement between Major League Baseball and Japan
I. INTRODUCTION The success of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball League (NPB), the excitement surrounding the World Baseball Classic, and the popularity of the Little League World Series are only a few indications that America's pastime is...
Public Law as the Law of the Res Publica: A Lecture Given as Part of Suffolk Transnational Law Review's 2008 Distinguished Speaker Colloquium Series
In 1989, on the occasion of the Bicentennial of the French Revolution, I gave a talk at Suffolk University Law School on The Distinction Between Man and the Citizen in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen of 1789. (1) In retrospect,...
The Union of South American Nations: The New(est) Regionalism in Latin America
I. INTRODUCTION Since their independence, Latin American countries have attempted to integrate both politically and economically. (1) While countries in Latin America have created institutions to facilitate trade liberalization and regional integration,...