Science and Technology

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The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

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Veronica Glick

On April 10, 2015, Paul Schiff Berman, professor of law at George Washington University Law School moderated a discussion on government surveillance and the righ

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Controlling Weapons of Mass Destruction

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R. Carter Parét

In an intimate side room, this late addition panel discussed how the international community could control weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear, chemical, and biologica

Cyber Operations by Private Actors in the Ukraine-Russia Conflict: From Cyber War to Cyber Security

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Media attention to the ongoing Ukraine-Russia conflict has focused on a significant number of hacking and malware attacks by private actors, described in this Insight as cyber operations.  As an example, the pro-Russian hacker group CyberBerkut has assumed responsibility for cyber operations against NATO, the vote counting system for Ukrainian elections, and a mobile device within the U.S. vice-president’s delegation during a visit to Ukraine.[1]

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Gertjan Boulet
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European Court of Human Rights Rules on Cyber Crime Suspect’s Extradition to the US (July 24, 2014)

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Caitlin Behles

On July 24, 2014, the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) ruled in Čalovskis v.

The Regulation of Genetically Modified Foods

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The latest trade battle between the U.S. and the EU concerns genetically modified food (GMF), specifically plants and foods made from plants which have been genetically modified by the addition of genes from unrelated organisms. Plants used for food production have long been genetically modified in some manner. First through genetic evolution and later through selective breeding, both nature and man have altered the plants used in the food supply so that they have favorable growing and nutritional characteristics.
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Judson O. Berkey
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Implications of Codex Standards for the Regulation of Genetically Modified Food

The Codex Alimentarius (Codex) is a commission jointly sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Codex adopts standards that may be used by its 162 participating governments to develop national regulations. Codex is currently developing a variety of international standards for the trade of genetically modified food (GMF).(1)
 
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Judson O. Berkey
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Legal Issues Raised by Profitable Biotechnology Development Through Marine Scientific Research

In July 2003, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of the United Kingdom invited proposals for a "Study into the Legal and Moral Framework for Marine Biotechnology Development in the UK." The study, when complete, should constitute a pioneering effort to deal with a growing and important field of international law that is poorly understood and researched but that is gaining considerable significance in practice, and poses complex legal, moral and environmental issues. [1]
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7
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Montserrat Gorina-Ysern
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