North Carolina Journal of International Law

Volume 43

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Sharmila Rudrappa on Commercial Surrogacy in India

By: Josh Stroud On Friday, Oct. 27th, the North Carolina Journal of International Law was pleased to welcome Dr. Sharmila Rudrappa, a sociologist at the University of Texas at Austin, at its annual symposium, titled Surrogacy and International Law.  Dr. Rudrappa’s current research focuses on commercial surrogacy in India and the Indian government’s recent efforts to regulate the practice. [i]…

Professor Pamela Laufer-Ukeles on Informed Consent in Surrogate Motherhood

By: Will Patrick In the problem-riddled area of international surrogacy, women’s rights are often overlooked, downplayed, and simply ignored. Professor Pamela Laufer-Ukeles in her upcoming publication, The Disembodied Womb: Pregnancy, Informed Consent, and Surrogate Motherhood (“The Disembodied Womb”), addresses the medical and legal fields’ lack of appropriate measures for protecting rights of women during and after pregnancy.[1] On October 27,…

A Response to Things That Money Can Buy: Reproductive Justice and the International Market for Gestational Surrogacy, by Kimberly M. Mutcherson

By: Molly Rubin In her paper and symposium topic, Things that Money can Buy: Reproductive Justice and the International Market for Gestational Surrogacy, Rutgers Law Professor Kimberly Mutcherson advocates for countries to adopt a realistic perspective in the international surrogacy market by treating it like the commercial transaction it undeniably is. To ensure reproductive justice for all, Mutcherson focuses her…

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,…

The ICC is Bleeding African Nations

By: Zachary Lipschutz South Africa has recently removed itself from the International Criminal Court (ICC).[1] Some African nations believe that the court is biased against them, as most of the cases that the Court hears come from Africa.[2] Additionally, some of the nations that have participating judges are not actually members of the ICC.[3] The author of Exit South Africa…