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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

Jessica Vapnek on Packaged-Water Regulation

Published on: Author: Dave Owen

A few days ago, the New York Times ran an op-ed about the pervasive problems Pakistanis face accessing drinking water. Tap water is available in many places in Pakistan, but drinking it is a health risk; according to one recent report, forty percent of all deaths in Pakistan result from infectious diseases contracted by drinking… Continue reading

Jessica Vapnek on Dispute Resolution in Post-Conflict Settings

Published on: Author: Sheila Purcell

Global Programs Advisor and UC Hastings Lecturer Jessica Vapnek has spent almost 30 years working in international development, starting with two years in the Peace Corps in a village in the former Zaire. More recently, she has done extensive work in post-conflict West Africa, including Ivory Coast and Liberia. Drawing on her experience, she and… Continue reading

Chimène Keitner on International-Law Immunities in Civil Cases

Published on: Author: Naomi Roht-Arriaza

In a forthcoming book chapter entitled Immunities of Foreign Officials from Civil Jurisdiction, Professor Chimène Keitner takes on one of the more perplexing issues in international law: the immunity of state officials from civil suit. Does the sovereign equality of states—a fundamental rule of the international system—require that state officials be treated like the state… 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