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Read full article (PDF file, 347 KB) There have been four confirmation hearings in the United States Senate for nominees to the Supreme Court since 2004—first, for John Roberts to be the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 2005, and then for Samuel Alito in 2006, Sonia Sotomayor…
Read full article (PDF file, 456 KB) In the United States and elsewhere, courts are confronting questions about where, and to whom, domestic rights extend. The resulting jurisprudence has sharpened the focus on who can assert claims based on a country’s domestic rights provisions, and why. Despite this judicial attention,…
Read full article (PDF file, 443 KB) Property sets out the ways in which society allocates, governs, and enforces rights and duties among persons with respect to resources. The boundaries of property are constantly changing. They influence and are influenced by social, economic, and political shifts. Nowadays, in view of…
Read full article (PDF file, 338 KB) The precise causes of the “resource curse”—the relationship between natural resource extraction and an increase in poverty, violence, and political instability—remain unknown. Yet the relationship between natural resource extraction and low economic growth rates in underdeveloped countries is well documented.  It is therefore…
Read full article (PDF file, 73 KB) On April 3, 2010, the bulk coal carrier Shen Neng 1 ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef (Reef). A Chinese-registered ship staffed by twenty-three Chinese nationals,  Shen Neng 1 had picked up 65,000 tons of coal from a port on the coast…
Read full article (PDF file, 111 KB) Reviewed in this issue: The Rule of Law. By Tom Bingham The Fog of Law: Pragmatism, Security, and International Law. By Michael J. Glennon Invisible War: The United States and the Iraq Sanctions. By Joy Gordon Constitutional Engagement in a Transnational Era. By…