E. Supp. 2016

Mixing Oil and Water: The Role of Natural Resource Wealth in the Resolution of the Maritime Boundary Dispute Between Ghana and Côte D’ivoire

Abstract: The West African nations of Ghana and Côte D’Ivoire are deeply entrenched in a legal battle over where in the Atlantic Ocean to draw the maritime boundary between them. Further complicating the conflict is the presence of significant quantities of offshore petroleum in the disputed area.  In an interim order issued on April 25, […]

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Trouble on the High Seas: A Need for Change in the Wake of Australia v. Japan

Abstract: On March 31, 2014, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) held that Japan’s whaling program, known as JARPA II, lacked scientific merit and thus violated three provisions of the Schedule to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW). This victory for whale conservationists was short-lived, however, as Japan, ignoring procedural safeguards put […]

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Down with the Ship: The Prosecution of Piratical Acts in United States v. Ali

Abstract: Following the November 2008 pirate attack on the Danish merchant ship CEC Future, interpreter and negotiator Ali Mohamed Ali was arrested and charged in the United States with four inchoate offenses related to his actions aboard the ship: conspiracy to commit piracy on the high seas, aiding and abetting piracy on the high seas, […]

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Novartis AG v. Union of India: Why the Court’s Narrow Intepretation of Enhanced Efficacy Threatens Domestic and Foreign Drug Development

Abstract: Through the Patents (Amendment) Act of 2005, the Indian Parliament revised the Patents Act of 1970 to permit the grant of patents for pharmaceutical products. A core provision in the 2005 Amendment was Section 3(d), which prohibited granting patents to a new form of a known substance that did not enhance the efficacy of […]

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Case of Mouvement Raëlien Suisse v. Switzerland: A Blow to Freedom of Expression in the Internet Age

Abstract: On March 7, 2001, the Raël Movement (the Movement), a Geneva-based non-profit organization that aims to establish contact and good relations with extraterrestrials, sought permission from Swiss authorities in the city of Neuchâtel to put up posters for its April campaign. The Swiss authorities’ denial of the request was upheld in all four levels […]

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