International Law

The EU’s Waste Framework Directive: Why Germany Is Winning the Game

The EU’s Waste Framework Directive: Why Germany Is Winning the Game   While the world as a whole has come up with only casual standards for recycling, groups of countries like the EU have developed distinct policies for recycling and related activities that help to curb the impact of waste on the environment. The primary …

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The Food Safety Modernization Act: How Effective Is It in 2023?

Food safety is a major concern globally. In some countries, the effects aren’t even tracked sufficiently well to illustrate how dangerous foodborne illnesses can be. In the US, more than 3000 people die from these problems every year, and many more suffer illnesses and become hospitalized.    Because of these problems, national administrations have struggled …

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What Countries Have the Strictest Requirements for Obtaining Citizenship?

Migration is on the rise globally and has been for several decades. With the increase in transportation methods and global awareness of living standards in different countries, more and more people are making the decision to venture abroad in search of greener pastures. However, fully integrating into a new society is a different question entirely. …

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Sudan Chaos (2023): The Epitome of Human Rights Violation

The conflict in Sudan rose to a new level in 2023 when the power struggle between two rival factions Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), took a violent turn. This resulted in extreme human rights violations. The Sudanese army, led by de facto leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, is in constant …

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Minnesota’s Criminal Justice: Erasing Minor Marijuana Offenses for Equity

Minnesota will soon remove the lower-level marijuana convictions after the legalization of medical marijuana. It will be the 23rd state to do so, and the process of this criminal justice has already begun. In a significant stride towards cannabis reform, the state House and Senate have given their respective approvals to distinct versions of a …

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Environmental Migration: Protecting Migrants Amid Sea Level Rise

Climate change-induced rising sea levels is causing significant impacts on coastal communities worldwide, leading to climate-induced environmental migration. As sea levels continue to rise, people are forced to leave their homes and seek refuge in other areas. The UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, reports an annual average of 21.5 million people were forcibly displaced due to …

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Role of Criminal Law in Holding Russia Accountable for War Crimes in Ukraine

The conflict in Ukraine has witnessed widespread war crimes and crimes against humanity, which demand accountability and justice. Understanding the gravity of these international crimes is crucial for prosecuting perpetrators and bringing high-ranking officials to justice. This article explores the atrocities committed in Ukraine, the ongoing investigations, the importance of evidence gathering, and the potential …

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Sweden Incident: Testing Freedom of Religion Constitution in International Law

The Quran burning incident in Stockholm has garnered international attention, sparked widespread protests, and ignited a contentious debate on freedom of expression. The incident has underscored the tensions between Muslims and non-Muslims in the country. It has raised crucial questions about the limits of freedom of expression and freedom of religion constitution in a multicultural …

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Higher Education and Affirmative Action: A Comparison between the Policies of Brazil, India, and Malaysia

The US Supreme Court recently made a ruling that effectively overturned university policies on affirmative action in the country. The ruling has ignited a new debate globally about affirmative action programs in general, whether they do an adequate job of equalizing oppressed societal groups, and whether alternative kinds of policies might be preferable. Although each …

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