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Of Great Fears and Greater Hopes: The GPH-MILF Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro

By: Celeste Marie R. Cruz[*] Prologue Peace and economic development have long remained elusive to the conflict-torn region of Muslim Mindanao in the Philippines. Since the late 1960s, the Conflict in Mindanao, led by a secessionist independence movement of the … Continue reading

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The prohibition of surrogate motherhood in France

The French prohibition of surrogate motherhood, resting on moral and ethical considerations, raises complex issues of private international law. Surrogate motherhood has been prohibited in France since 1991, under a decision by the Cour de cassation (France’s highest court), (Cass. … Continue reading

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The Amendment of Spain’s Arbitration Act: A Promising But Unfinished Agenda

By Guillermo Bayas Fernández Attorney-at-law in Spain Fundación Rafael del Pino scholar NYU LL.M. Candidate, Class of 2011 Abstract Last September, the Spanish Government sent to the Parliament a bill (the Bill) to reform the current Spanish Arbitration Act (Ley … 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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The International Relations Value of Criminal Tribunals

By Graham Dumas, (J.D. Candidate 2011) Much has been made in recent(ish) literature about the defects of criminal tribunals in post-conflict societies. Multiple authors over the past decade have rightly noted that such fora have dubious positive effects on the … Continue reading

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