Boston College International and Comparative Law Review

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 1, Winter

Delayed Fight: The World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Mechanism, Negotiation, and the Transatlantic Conflict over Commercial Aircraft
Abstract: For over thirty years, the United States and the European Union have waged a bitter and seemingly eternal political battle over the manufacture and trade of large commercial aircraft. In 2005, they brought this dispute to the World Trade Organization...
Following a Sigmoid Progression: Some Jurisprudential and Pragmatic Considerations regarding Territorial Acquisition among Nation-States
Abstract: This article analyzes methods and doctrines used by States to acquire territories. The role of the United Nations in resolving disputes between nations and the inhabitants directly affected by the disputes is also addressed, including the jurisdictional,...
Love It or Hate It, but for the Right Reasons: Pragmatism and the New Haven School's International Law of Human Dignity
Abstract: This Article presents a novel understanding of pragmatism in the New Haven School of international law. The New ffaven Jurisprudence is wrapped in layers of mystification and the scant accounts of its pragmatism in the literature are either...
Shielding the Public Interest: What Canada Can Learn from the United States in the Wake of National Post and Globe & Mail
Abstract: In Canada and the United States, freedom of the press is among the most fundamental rights of citizens; yet, the exact contours of this freedom are still hotly debated. One contested question concerns the right of a journalist to protect the...
Social Media, Political Change, and Human Rights
Abstract: In this Essay, the role of social media in progressive political change is examined in the context of the Arab Spring uprisings. The concept of social media is explained, and Clay Shirky's arguments for and Malcolm Gladwell's arguments against...
This Is Gun Country: The International Implications of U.S. Gun Control Policy
Abstract: Mexican drug trafficking organizations are the largest providers of illicit drugs to the United States. They have also grown to rely on advanced, high-power weaponry and to use their nearly military-grade armament to maintain control over smuggling...
Wanted: A Practical Application of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act to Foreign Reward Offers
Abstract: In 1976, Congress sought to codify the application of sovereign immunity with the passing of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA). As foreign governments began to routinely act as participants in international commerce, Congress intended...