North Carolina Journal of International Law

"Connecting North Carolina to the World of International Law"

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…






In the Face of UN Condemnations, Israel Passes a Bill Legalizing Settlements

By: Rebecca Mitchell On February 6, Israel passed a bill legalizing approximately 4,000 Jewish settlements in the West Bank.[1]  The bill would allow the Israeli state to seize privately-owned Palestinian land, granting the property to Israeli citizens for their exclusive use.[2]  Under the bill, Israeli citizens who built their homes on private Palestinian property, “in good faith or at the…






Why the “One China” Policy Still Matters

By: Alexis McGee On December 2, 2016, a short phone call between the president-elect of the United States and the president of Taiwan took place.[1]  A call that many suspect could shatter decades’ worth of U.S. policy regarding China relations and also put the diplomatic relationship on shaky ground.[2]  The China-U.S. relationship would then turn hostile when president-elect Donald Trump…






Report: Inaction in the Face of Suffering

By: Shawn Johnston The Civil War in Yemen has created a humanitarian disaster yet to receive an acceptable response from the international community.  Once touted by the Obama Administration as a model in counter-terrorism strategy,[1] the state of Yemen has since unraveled to such an extent that it has been removed from the list of political talking points.  Not surprisingly,…






Report: Australia Moves to Ratify Extradition Treaty with China

By: Demi Davis In 2007, Australia and China signed the Treaty on Extradition between Australia and The People’s Republic of China (“Treaty”). The purpose of the Treaty was to “make more effective the cooperation of the two countries in the suppression of crime….”  Over the years, corrupt officials in China have reportedly fled to Australia after committing crimes such as…






Forcing Climate Change: An Agreement Doomed to Fall Short

By: Shawn Johnston The Paris Agreement has achieved monumental support from the international community regarding climate change.  Since the agreement was negotiated in December 2015, “194 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change members have signed the treaties, 125 of which have ratified it.”[1]  These actions certainly demonstrate international approval of a concerted effort to protect the climate.  However, the…






ABSTENTION: WHAT GOOD DOES IT DO?

Did the United States’ Abstention from the UN Security Council Resolution 2334 Have an Impact on the Israeli Settlements? By: Kayla McGee On December 23, 2016, an outburst of applause could be heard in the chambers of the UN Security Council.[1]  Samantha Power, the United States UN ambassador, raised her hand to abstain, allowing Resolution 2334 condemning the Israeli settlements…