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Jessica Vapnek on Gender-Silent Legislative Drafting

Published on: Author: sargeantsamara

Thirty years ago, a property student accused me of ruining the English language by using the word remainderperson.  Never mind that very few people use the language of future interests in their daily lives, the student’s point was that a man word (remainderman) is more correct than a gender-neutral word (remainderperson).  The student’s authority was… Continue reading

Naomi Roht-Arriaza on Foreign-Aid Protections

Published on: Author: David Takacs

The United States remains the world’s largest foreign-aid donor yet lacks a coordinated system of guidelines and protections to ensure that the aid does more good than harm. Professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza investigates this problem in “Safeguarding Development: Risk Reduction in U.S. Government Foreign Aid and Investment Facilitation Beyond the Current Patchwork,” a new paper published… Continue reading

Karen Musalo and Eunice Lee on a Rational Response to Refugees in the Region

Published on: Author: Richard Boswell

In their article, Seeking a Rational Approach to a Regional Refugee Crisis: Lessons from the Summer 2014 “Surge” of Central American Women and Children at the US-Mexico Border, Professor Karen Musalo and Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) co-Legal Director Eunice Lee examine refugee policy and regional conditions in the Obama era. Although rhetoric… Continue reading

Naomi Roht-Arriaza on Measures of Non-Repetition After Atrocity Crimes

Published on: Author: Chimene Keitner

Distinguished Professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza, author of the pathbreaking monograph The Pinochet Effect: Transitional Justice in the Age of Human Rights and a recently appointed amicus curiae for the Special Jurisdiction for Peace in Colombia, examines the question of Measures of Non-Repetition in Transitional Justice: The Missing Link? in a forthcoming book chapter. The chapter begins… Continue reading