Monthly Archives: November 2010

Further Developing the ‘Playstation Mentality’

By Graham Dumas (J.D. Candidate 2011) Philip Alston famously described the use of drones by the U.S. military and the CIA as potentially leading to a “playstation mentality,” in which the human and capital costs of strikes are so decreased … Continue reading

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Louis Henkin in JILP

In memory of Louis Henkin, who died last month in New York, I recently took to the archives, to see whether any of his work had found its way into the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics.  While Henkin’s … Continue reading

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Prisoners’ voting rights: a success story for the enforceability of the ECHR?

By Emily MacKenzie, NYU School of Law, (LL.M Candidate, 2011) The last week has seen a tense discourse in political and legal circles in the UK centering on prisoners’ voting rights. This discussion in some sense represents the culmination of … Continue reading

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Waldron on Vagueness, the Rule of Law, and Torture

This week, Professor Lawrence Solum’s Legal Theory Blog features Vagueness and the Guidance of Action by Jeremy Waldron (NYU Law).  The paper is relevant to this blog not only for its general discussion on rule of law values, but also … Continue reading

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Video from Arctic Symposium

NYU Law has posted video of our Oct. 22 symposium on “International Law and Environmental Protection in a Melting Arctic.”  Below is the keynote address, given by Peter Taksoe-Jensen, Danish Ambassador to the United States.  The Ambassador’s speech begins at … Continue reading

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Center for Human Rights Reports on Foreign Land Deals

JILP staff Lauren DeMartini and Sylwia Wewiora have contributed to a recent report by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice on Foreign Land Deals and Human Rights.  The report was developed in support of the mandate of the … Continue reading

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