Instructions Not Included: International Law and the Story of the Timorese State

Phoebe Alpern (PO ‘20) Against the grim track record of ethnic cleansing, sectarian violence, and unmitigated genocide that defined United Nations interventions of the 1980s and 90s, the UN mission in East Timor was a debatable success: a rapid mobilization that spawned a transparent democratic referendum, restored thousands of refugees to their homes, and embraced…

An Argument for the Exclusive Rights of Authors/Inventors for Dissemination of Information

Dhruv Shekhar, Suryaksh Manot, & Nirav Bakshi Intellectual property may be broadly understood as property created by the mind or the power of thought. The rights to intellectual property have been historically contested as challenging the traditionalists’ belief of rights not arising out of non-property. Intellectual property is asymmetric to the traditionalist understanding of property…