Volume 53

“Hostage Diplomacy” – A Contemporary State Practice Outside the Reach of International Law?

by Beatrice Lau
“Hostage diplomacy” loosely describes a phenomenon where states detain foreign nationals under the guise of national law as a means to coerce the foreign policy of another state. The practice violates the human rights of the individual victim and the right of sovereign states to decide their affairs free from any coercive interference. However, “hostage […]

Governance of Space Resources Activities: in the Wake of the Artemis Accords

by Yutaka Osada
This Article consists of three body Sections. Section II deals with the detailed examination of the whole picture of the Artemis Accords of 2020 in light of the existing U.N. space-related treaties and resolutions. Section III analyzes the legal issues arising from space resources activities in depth. In Section III, we focus on the interpretation […]

Justice in the Time of Peace: Evaluating the Involvement of International Courts in Colombia

by Ashley Collins
When the Final Peace Agreement was signed by the Colombian National Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People’s Army (FARC-EP) in 2016, it marked the end of over fifty years of war. The agreement itself attempted to strike a careful balance between seeking a peaceful end to armed conflict and ensuring justice and accountability […]

The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention’s Necessary Dual Commitments: Substance and Enforcement

by Haley Peterson Denler
International corruption took the spotlight on the world stage during the first impeachment of President Donald Trump, but corruption involving foreign governments has been a focal point for international organizations for decades. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (“OECD”) adopted the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (“Anti-Bribery […]