North Carolina Journal of International Law

"Connecting North Carolina to the World of International Law"

Symposium Review: International Surrogacy and the European Court of Human Rights

By: Hannah Manning             The North Carolina Journal of International Law (ILJ) at the University of North Carolina held their annual symposium on October 27, 2017. The symposium this year invited scholars to speak on International Surrogacy. Professor Richard Storrow of CUNY’s School of Law specializes in human rights and reproductive justice.  He spoke at…






2017 North Carolina Journal of International Law Symposium: Professor Kathryn Bradley on International Surrogacy

By: Daniel Maher   Reproductive tourism is estimated to be a $6 Billion a year industry,[i] and its use by intended parents is growing, particularly through reproduction clinics and surrogates in countries with rising levels of poor women who need the extra income.[ii]  At the 2017 North Carolina Journal of International Law Symposium, Professor Kathryn Bradley gave a presentation on…






The Enforcement Against Counterfeit Luxury Goods

By: Izzy Vaughan-Jones Abstract: Historically, luxury designer brands agreed to allow law enforcement to protect the trademark to their intellectual property and did not publicly confront fraudulent manufacturers. However, as consumer demand for luxury goods rises, counterfeiters are emerging through social media and e-commerce sites promising to provide similar looking products but at a fraction of the price.  To deter…






UKRAINE’S “EDUCATION” LEGISLATION AND THE INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS

By: Caitlin Willen               INTRODUCTION Although deemed an “education law,” Ukraine’s controversial designation of Ukranian as the sole language of instruction also applies broadly to local government, restaurants, shops. Furthermore, because it is unconfined to the physical realm, Ukraine’s legislation also applies equally to print and online media.[1]  Perhaps better thought of in terms…






Why European Banks are strongly against the Capital floor proposed by Basel IV

By: Joshua Stephens Basel III, an international regulatory accord published in 2009 by the Basel Committee on Bank Supervision (BCBS), was part of the world’s response to the financial crisis of 2008, which saw massive bank failures after the burst of the housing bubble.[1]  Basel III built on its predecessors, Basel I and Basel II, and its ultimate goal was…






Saudi Arabia’s Intervention in Yemen

By: Emma Nunn                 Yemen, the poorest country in the Arabian Peninsula, is currently facing a grave humanitarian crisis. After the Tunisian Revolution in the spring of 2011, protesters across Yemen called for the end of the reign of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, a corrupt Saudi Arabian backed autocrat who had embezzled up…






The International Trade Commission Votes to Penalize Foreign Washing Machine Production: Will this Wash Away America’s Manufacturing Problem or Trigger Global Discord?

By: Michael Glasser                   Who doesn’t like buying American made products? The International Trade Commission (ITC) and other domestic bodies believe that recent measures taken to encourage sales of domestically manufactured goods will positively affect struggling American industries.[i]  Over the past several months, under both the Obama and Trump administrations, domestic policy…






Fall from Grace: How the US failed the International LGBT Community

By: Leah Kaiser                     On September 29, 2017, the United States voted against a United Nations resolution that would have, in part, banned the death penalty as punishment for consensual homosexual activity.[1]  The United States’ “no” vote aligned the United States with countries with a reputation for human rights violations[2] and…