Boston College International and Comparative Law Review

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 2, Spring

Anchoring the Law in a Bed of Principle: A Critique of, and Proposal to Improve, Canadian and American Hearsay and Confrontation Law
Abstract: As recent case law demonstrates, both American Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause jurisprudence and Canadian common law relating to hearsay evidence are conceptually problematic. The laws are, at times, internally incoherent and are difficult...
Constitutionalizing an Enforceable Right to Food: A New Tool for Combating Hunger
Abstract: Although international treaties recognize a right to food, few nations have established a domestic, legally enforceable right to food. A justiciable national right to food can provide a basis for legal redress, national food policies, and state...
Hacktivism: A New Breed of Protest in a Networked World
Abstract: After WikiLeaks released hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. government documents in 2010, the ensuing cyber-attacks waged by all sides in the controversy brought the phenomenon of hacktivism into popular focus. Many forms of hacktivism...
Here, There, and Everywhere: Human Dignity in Contemporary Law and in the Transnational Discourse
Abstract: Over the past several decades, human dignity has become an omnipresent idea in contemporary law. This Article surveys the use of human dignity by domestic and international courts and describes the concept's growing role in the transnational...
Justice for Tyrants: International Criminal Court Warrants for Gaddafi Regime Crimes
Abstract: The Arab Spring was a period of great transition in the Middle East and North Africa, when people in many nations united in protest against their oppressive and tyrannical governments. In February 2011, the Libyan people filled their city streets...
Left Hanging: The Crucifix in the Classroom and the Continuing Need for Reform in Italy
Abstract: Increased immigration throughout Europe and expanding religious pluralism have exerted pressure on European States to make further accommodation for minority religious populations. This poses a challenge for Italy and other European States...
Multikulti Ist Doch 'Ne Erfolgreiche Realität: Why Tolerance Is Vital for German Economic Growth
Abstract: In October 2010, German politicians declared that multiculturalism in Germany was no longer viable. That controversial declaration ignited a heated debate, and Germans were forced to address the fact that national immigration policies since...
Short-Time Compensation: Is Germany's Success with Kurzarbeit an Answer to U.S. Unemployment?
Abstract: The recent financial crisis caused a global recession that affected the economies of both the United States and Germany. While the ranks of jobless workers expanded in the U.S. and unemployment remain high, Germany's labor market was less affected...
Uncle Sven Knows Best: The Ecj, Swedish Gambling Restrictions, and Outmoded Proportionality Analysis
Abstract: The free movement of services is a fundamental tenet of the European Union's Common Market. Gambling services' free movement, however, has long been obstructed by municipal gambling restrictions. One such restriction in place in Sweden authorized...
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