The George Washington International Law Review

The George Washington International Law Review is a magazine focusing on Law

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 4, 2011

2010-2011 Return of High Food Prices: Implications for the Future and Steps That Are Being or Could Be Taken to Reduce the Impact
This is a silent tsunami, and one [that's] virtually hitting every developing nation on the earth.1Josette SheeranExecutive DirectorU.N. World Food ProgrammeApril 23, 2008[T]his time there will be no "silent tsunami." The situation is different from...
Addressing the Problem of Orbital Pollution: Defining a Standard of Care to Hold Polluters Accountable
I. INTRODUCTIONHumans are trashing the Earth's orbital environment with artificial debris at an astonishing rate.1 Millions of bits and pieces of space debris are racing around the lower Earth orbit at over 35,000 kilometers per hour.2 At this velocity,...
Giving a Country of Pirates a Chance: Using the Three-Step Test to Accommodate the Shifting of National Attitudes on Copyright Protection
I. INTRODUCTIONIt is the summer of 2006, and a crowd is gathering in Stockholm's Mynttorget.1 Clad in black bandannas and eye patches and waving flags bearing the skull and crossbones,2 over six hundred pirates3 pack into the square. Even in a plaza...
Multilateralism and the Failure of the Status Quo: The Case for Bilateral Climate Negotiations between the United States and India
Life on Earth has never been free. It has taken a great deal of energy to move humankind towards the complex society we recognize today. In a world of scarce resources, harnessing this energy in the most efficient way possible has been our challenge;...
Protecting Its Own: Support for Russia's Federal Law on the Counteraction of Terrorism
I. INTRODUCTIONAlexander Valterovich Litvinenko, a former Russian intelligence officer who had been fiercely critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was poisoned in London in 2006.1 United Kingdom investigators have identified Andrei K. Lugovoi2...
The Supreme Court of India's Jurisprudence on Social Rights, Welfare, and Secularism
THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA'S JURISPRUDENCE ON SOCIAL RIGHTS, WELFARE, AND SECULARISM The Court and the Constitution of India: Summits and Shallows. O. Chinnappa Reddy, Oxford University Press, 2008. Pp. 337, $ 75.00 (paperback)The Supreme Court of India...
Warning: Investment Agreements Are Dangerous to Your Health
ABSTRACTGovernments are currently enacting a broad menu of tobacco control measures. It is important for them to be aware of how these measures may draw legal challenges by tobacco industry investors through international investment agreements. This...