North Carolina Journal of International Law

"Connecting North Carolina to the World of International Law"

Report: Embracing the Status Quo: The Paralyzed Reality of International Currency Regulation

By: Shawn Johnston Currency manipulation has established itself as a popular talking point among politicians in any discussion involving trade policy.   These discussions largely focus on unilateral measures that can be taken to address imbalances that result from currency manipulation.  The political discourse seldom considers the availability of recourse that can be delivered by the international governing bodies charged regulating…






Iran’s Ballistic Missile Test: A Violation of Resolution 2231?

By: Jack Talton In late January of this year, Iran conducted a test of a ballistic missile.[1] This was the first of such tests conducted since the Trump administration assumed office.[2]  President Trump responded to the test by tweeting, “Iran is playing with fire – they don’t appreciate how ‘kind’ President Obama was to them. Not me.”[3] The President was…






Report: Luxembourg Drafting Legislation to Regulate Appropriation of Space Resources

By: Demi Davis In November 2016, Luxembourg announced to the global community its decision to regulate space resources through legislation.[1]  Although the legislation is not yet accessible to the public for viewing, it reportedly contains approximately seventeen articles detailing commercial use of space resources.[2]  Minister Schneider, along with Professor Schiltz, revealed this “future law…regarding utilization of space resources” in a…






As Tensions Rise in Bosnia, Dodik Continues to Provoke

By: Ben Hukill The state of disrepair in Bosnia and Herzegovina (“BiH”) is probably Europe’s worst-kept secret. Scars from the Bosnian War have yet to heal in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which becomes evident upon seeing the bombed out buildings lining the main road from Sarajevo’s only airport into the city center. Though a dark reminder of the devastation that struck…






Malaysia and North Korea: A Political Assassination, Civilian Hostages, and Violations of International Law

By: Charlotte Smith On February 13, 2017, at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, two women approached Kim Jong-nam, the estranged brother of Kim Jong-Un, and smeared toxic VX nerve agent on his face.[1]  He died soon after the encounter.[2]  Events following the assassination have heightened tensions between Malaysia and North Korea leading to civilian hostages and a back and…






THIRD PARTY FUNDING: A Q&A WITH BÉATRICE CASTELLANE, CABINET CASTELLANE AVOCATS

  Béatrice Castellane, Avocat and International Arbitrator Founder of the firm “Cabinet Castellane Avocats”[†] and lawyer at the Paris Bar since 1983, Béatrice Castellane is an international arbitrator and former member of the Paris Bar Council. Counsel to both French and foreign companies, she participates in advisory boards and arbitrations, primarily in the fields of business and investment in cases…






A Preview of Madam Beatrice Castellane’s Q&A on Third Party Funding

By: Charlotte Smith A member of the Paris Bar since 1983, Béatrice Castellane has an expertise in international and domestic arbitration, with a special focus in commercial and corporate law. Having a working familiarity with the practices of the ICC, OHADA CCJA, KLRCA, and HKIAC, she counsels French and foreign companies while acting as sole arbitrator in some cases. Madame Castellane…






Trump’s Immigration Ban: A Clear Violation of International Refugee Treaties?

By: Taylor Festa President Donald Trump was elected to power after many identified with his rhetoric, promises to build a wall to keep out illegal immigrants, and promises to “Make America Great Again”.[1] On November 8th, 2016, America elected Donald Trump and a host of contentious policy decisions. President Trump’s most recent executive order, the “Protection of the Nation from…






Trump’s Wall: Making America Great Again or Leading Animals to Extinction?

By: Maryjeanne Marrero Mexican and American citizens are not the only ones concerned with President Trump’s decision to build a wall along the border between the United States and Mexico; animal conservationists and environmentalists are too.  In late January, Trump announced that he would sign an executive order to commence the construction of the Mexican wall.[1] Although this stirred a…