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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Congress did not Exceed Powers in Allowing Terror Victims Access to Iranian Funds (April 20, 2016)

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Saiena Shafiezadeh

On April 20, 2016, The U.S.

Paris Agreement and Consensus to Address Climate Challenge

A world record 150 country leaders launched landmark climate talks in Paris. The 2015 Paris Agreement provides tools for states to commit to climate mitigation goals, to collectively ratchet up their ambition, and to oversee their implementation. Representatives of 195 nations have adopted this climate blueprint.

This Insight provides an overview of the Decision adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21 Decision) and the Paris Agreement that map engagement on:

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20
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8
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Elizabeth Burleson
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UN Security Council Adopts Resolution Addressing Sexual Abuse by Peacekeepers (March 11, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On March 11, 2016, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution addressing sexual abuse

UN Finds WikiLeaks Founder Assange Arbitrarily Detained and Should Be Released (February 5, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On February 5, 2016, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention found that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arbitrarily detained by the governments of Sweden and the United Kingdom

U.S. District Court Rules UN Ambassador Not Immune from Bribery Prosecution (February 5, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On February 5, 2016, the U.S.

World Health Organization Declares Zika Virus International Public Health Emergency (February 1, 2016)

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Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the Zika virus and the recent surge of neurological disorders and birth defects thought to be caused by it constitute an inte

The TPP's Contribution to Public International Law

On November 5, 2015, the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP),[1] a trade and investment agreement among twelve Pacific nations, was, after a long wait, officially released to the public. The TPP is expected to have a significant impact on global trade and investment, as it brings greater economic integration to a  diverse set of countries (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam), who together account for almost 40% of global GDP.

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19
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26
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Simon Lester
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