North Carolina Journal of International Law

"Connecting North Carolina to the World of International Law"

A Comparison of Kenya’s Election Nullification and its Impact on East Africa

By: Joshua Bransford             Kenya’s recent election nullification is likely to positively impact Kenya and East Africa as a whole. Although there is a significant amount of political tension in the region, Kenya’s Supreme Court has set a model for other countries in East Africa. It has shown the legal integrity possible for African countries,…






The Privacy Shield’s First Test

By: Leigh Edwards               On July 26, 2017, the European Union’s top court, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”), issued what might seem like a fairly obscure ruling in a case challenging an agreement between European Union (“EU”) and Canada on the transfer and processing of airline passenger data.[1]  However, the…






Natural Disaster and IMF Debt: The Caribbean During Hurricane Season

By: Lenore Livingston             Hurricane Irma was devastating; “[n]o other hurricane has matched the strength of Irma’s winds so far east in the Atlantic.[1]  “At its peak, Irma sustained 185mph winds.”[2]  The fact that this is thus far the largest storm as of the 2017 hurricane season[3][4] and has caused significant destruction and damage to…






Can America Bring Back Industrial Jobs Without Enforcing WTO Sanctions?

By: Mike Glasser               Introduction Declining employment and production in American industry is a topic that often finds itself at the forefront of the American political sphere.  Most recently, President Trump ran a successful presidential campaign promising to bring industry jobs back to American soil.[1]  Prior to the Trump administration, however, actions to curb…






The Cost of Brexit

By: Ariella Zulman                       As BREXIT negotiations continue, citizens of the United Kingdom are being forced to come to terms with the fact that they may be obligated to pay billions of dollars to the European Union. Settling the terms of how much the UK will need to pay upon…