International Law

Climate Change and Conservatism

November 8, 2018

In early October, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released an alarming new report on the impact climate change will have on the planet by 2040. These new findings, reviewed by ninety-one international scientists, are worrisome because it now seems that disaster is possible with an even smaller increase in global temperatures than previously…

To Preserve Biodiversity, Start with Five Universal Truths About Corruption

November 16, 2017

In an era of increased awareness of ecology and the environment, meaningful implementation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (“CITES”) is garnering support on the international stage. A persistent impediment to the successful regulation of wildlife trafficking, however, is corruption. In fact, the most recent Conference of Parties…

How To Help the Migration Crisis — and Make International Law

October 24, 2017

The global migration crisis has become a political crisis. As migrants continue the perilous sea journey across the Mediterranean, EU politicians remain deadlocked on creating new, harmonized regulations for migration. Meanwhile, right-wing parties have gained strength across Europe, riding a wave of anti-immigrant backlash. The United States, historically the world’s largest refugee resettlement country, has…