Male Captus, Bene Detentus: Israel’s Trial of Adolf Eichmann

When Israel’s intelligence service captured Otto Adolf Eichmann (known as Adolf Eichmann), a Nazi Holocaust perpetrator, in Argentina and Prime Minister Ben-Gurion subsequently announced the capture, Argentina formally protested that Israel had encroached upon Argentina’s sovereignty as a nation.[1] After the almost immediate failure of mediation, Argentina brought its claim against Israel to the United…

International Law and Election Interference

Lindsey Mattila (CMC ’17) On January 6, 2017, The U.S. Intelligence Community– 16 separate governmental agencies that work on intelligence activities– released a report stating that there is enough evidence to conclude that Russia was behind the cyber attacks on the Democratic National Committee email servers. This hacking produced intel that the Intelligence Community argues…

Apple, Ireland, and International Tax Law

By Kyla Eastling (CMC ’18) Tax avoidance by multinational corporations (MNCs) has long been a controversial topic in international law. Recently, individual nations have begun to reform their tax codes to better regulate MNCs operating in their jurisdiction. The European Commission, however, is attempting to supersede the authority of individual nations’ tax laws. Last month,…

The Limits of International Law

By John W. Nikolaou (CMC ’19) Ratification and implementation: these are the two factors that often determine the power of international treatises and law. Scholars have thoroughly debated the power of international law both in theory and in practice, seeking to answer fundamental questions such as “why should a state sign a treaty?” Many have…

China, India, and Russia Limit the Legal Scope of NGO Activity

By Lindsey Mattila (CMC ’17) As independent watchdogs protecting citizens against governments and corporations, NGOs play a vital role in a maintaining a flourishing civil society. They provide information, deliver essential services, and advocate for equitable rights. NGOs balance society’s most powerful and checks the influence of powerful figures like China, India, and Russia. This…