North Carolina Journal of International Law

"Connecting North Carolina to the World of International Law"

Implications of Dispute Resolution in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

By: Ethan Blumenthal While the Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) is an extremely controversial topic in today’s political climate, there is perhaps no individual provision as hotly contested as dispute resolution.[1] There are two prongs of analysis when confronting dispute settlement in a modern free trade deal context.  This is so because there are two distinct types of challenges that can be…






Symposium Print Preview: Professor Nicolas Jupillat on Cyber Espionage

By: Haley Mcloud Professor Nicolas Jupillat teaches International Law of Cyberspace at the Detroit Mercy School of Law.[1] He received his Masters in Geopolitics from Sorbonne University (Paris I) and Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris in 2013, and his Masters in Public Law from Université d’Auvergne and The Hague University in 2010.[2] He currently studies legal challenges from technological developments…






Symposium Print Preview: Major James Tucker on Non-State-Affiliated Actors in Cyberwarfare

By: David Gallagher On Friday, November 4th, the North Carolina Journal of International Law was honored to host a number of distinguished scholars at its annual symposium in Chapel Hill, titled, “Cyberwarfare and International Law.” Major James E. Tucker—Chief of Cyber Special Programs Law, Headquarters 24th Air Force/Air Forces Cyber, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate—presented his research about “the…






Symposium Print Preview: Major General Charles Dunlap on “America’s Muddled Approach to Cyber Incidents…”

By: Lauren Watson On November 4, Major General Charles Dunlap presented an argument for his paper, “‘Cybervandalism’ or ‘Digital act of war’? America’s Muddled Approach to Cyber Incidents Won’t Deter More Crises,” to attendees at the North Carolina Journal of International Law’s annual symposium. His lecture detailed the failure of the current administration to adequately tailor its language within the…






2016 Symposium on Cyberwarfare and International Law Panel: A Fearsome Reality

By: Siya U. Hedge The massive data breach of 2013, which compromised millions of Target customers’ private information, resulted in a major class action lawsuit and triggered a nationwide panic.[1] It stands as one of the more startling examples of private information compromise in recent history. Unfortunately, it has not been the only event of its kind. The current landscape…






Report: Duterte’s Phillipines: Human Rights Violators? UN Secessors?

By: David Gallagher “My God, Duterte, stop doing this… you don’t have a right to take the lives of these people.”[1] -Sister of suspected drug dealer who was slain as part of Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘War on Drugs’ DUTERTE’S ‘WAR ON DRUGS’ In the 2016 Philippine Presidential Election, Rodrigo Duterte received roughly seven million more votes than his closest competitor.[2] His…






Tensions Rising Over Treatment of US Diplomats By Russia

By: Alli Davidson On October 3, 2016, two US diplomats reported being drugged while attending a UN conference in Russia last year.[1] This incident adds to the increasing tension between the US and Russia. In 2013, the State Department’s Inspector General released a report on the U.S. embassy in Moscow that stated, “[E]mployees face intensified pressure by the Russian security…






Report: Will the ICC’s Shift in Focus to Environmental Atrocities Be Effective?

By: Charlotte Smith  After nearly two decades of almost exclusively hearing cases associated with crimes committed during war and crimes against humanity, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has turned its attention to environmental atrocities committed during peacetime.[1]  For the first time since the inception of the ICC,[2]  the court has decided to prioritize complaints of environmental abuse that constitute serious…






Destroyed Artifacts in Syria and the ICC’s Inability to Act

By: Demi D. Davis Unfortunately, the war in Syria extends far beyond the extermination and loss of human life. While the numbers of deaths increase every day, another tragedy is occurring across the country: the decimation of cultural antiquities that date back thousands of years. The Temple of Bel in Palmyra, Syria is one such cultural monument that stood its…