On November 14, 2014, Sony Pictures Entertainment was hacked, locking employees out of their computers, compromising important internal data, and leaking unreleased movies onto the internet. In response to the attack, President Obama said the U.S. would "respond proportionately." The President’s authority to respond proportionately to the Sony attacks is based in principles of international law.
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Posted by Andrew D. Johnstone on Wed. January 21, 2015 11:16 AM
Categories: Cyberwarfare, International Law, North Korea, United States
On Tuesday February 18 the
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, asked world
powers to refer the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the
prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). This comes not in
response to their nuclear efforts, but to a recent U.N. report which documents crimes
against humanity that have been, and still are, occurring in the isolated,
impoverished country of North Korea.
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| Posted by Ian A. Biggs on Wed. April 16, 2014 1:00 PM
Categories: International Criminal Court, International Law, North Korea, United Nations
current national and transnational regulatory and policy framework for
transgenic plant agriculture and food is arguably largely defined by science.
Notably, transgenic plant agriculture policy deference to science is ostensibly
premised on the general perception that science is neutral, objective,
reliable, and agnostic. This is exemplified by cases that range from Alliance for Bio-integrity v Donna Shalala, European Communities: Measures Affecting
the Approval and Marketing of Biotech Products, to European Commission v Republic of Poland, in which conscientious,
ethical, religious, and cultural oppositional grounds to transgenic plant
agriculture and food were trumped by scientific imperatives. However, the lack
of unanimity of views amongst scientists on...
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| Posted by Stephen A. Moore on Fri. April 4, 2014 1:00 PM
Categories: Food and agriculture, International Law