Afghanistan Humanitarian Crisis Update

By: Lexi Carroll On August 15, 2021, Kabul tragically fell to the Taliban—the final indication that the Taliban had overthrown Afghanistan. Consequently, Afghans’ lives were immediately threatened by violence and unrest, and women’s rights and girls’ education were at risk of being dismantled. Any semblance of basic human rights were, and continue to be, in … Continue reading Afghanistan Humanitarian Crisis Update

The Afghanistan Refugee Crisis

By: Alexis Eisa “We have a legal and moral obligation to protect people fleeing bombs, bullets and tyrants, and throughout history those people have enriched our society.” – Juliet Stevenson Due to the ongoing turmoil occurring in Afghanistan, over 550,000 Afghans have been forced to flee their homes since January 2021. Those fleeing from Afghanistan … Continue reading The Afghanistan Refugee Crisis

Home for a Victim

Home for a Victim Andrew Orozco, Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Sex trafficking. Few crimes match its level of depravity and violation of human dignity. So many people fall victim to it. Women, children, and even men are all potential targets. Young people from troubled backgrounds in particular, are vulnerable[1]. … Continue reading Home for a Victim

Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate Partner Violence Erin Iungerich With the recent review by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights review of Castle Rock v. Gonzales, and public debate regarding intimate partner violence (IPV) as it relates to the National Football League (not to mention review of disciplinary procedures), the issue of IPV has been particularly salient as of … Continue reading Intimate Partner Violence

International Law and Social Justice

By MELODY GOODWIN Before the establishment of such modern international institutions as the United Nations (UN) and its affiliates, certain principles had long been a part of relations among nation states. States upheld different personal rights, based on their own cultural and social traditions. In addition to generally accepted practices, explicit mutual peace treaties (e.g. … Continue reading International Law and Social Justice