Emory International Law Review

Volume 26Issue 2

Treaty Interpretation of the Right to Life Before Birth by Latin American and Caribbean States: An Analysis of Common International Treaty Obligations and Relevant State Practice at International Fora

Ligia M. De Jesus | 26 Emory Int'l L. Rev. 599 (2012)

It has been argued that the Convention on the Rights of the Child (“CRC”) and the American Convention on Human Rights (“ American Convention” ) mandate the legalization of abortion as a human rights obligation, particularly in developing countries where abortion is considered a crime, such as in most of Latin America and the Caribbean region. However, an appropriate application of international norms of treaty interpretation reveals that these treaties actually recognize and protect the unborn child’s right to life and health in a comprehensive manner and are incompatible with the creation of abortion rights, at either the regional or international level.

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Catch Them If You Can: Compatibility of United Kingdom and United States Legislation against Financing Terrorism with Public International Law Rules on Jurisdiction

Laura Halonen | 26 Emory Int'l L. Rev. 637 (2012)

The world changed on September 11, 2001. Led by a shocked but determined United States, the international community came together in order to take collective and individual action to eradicate terrorism. An important part of this campaign has been the fight against financing terrorism, seen as a key element of terrorism itself: “Today’s terrorist advances with an Armalite in one hand and a cashbox in the other . . . . At a basic level [money] is necessary to finance operations, but it is more than that. It can become part of the momentum of terrorism itself.”

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Mirage in the Gulf?: Examining the Upsurge in FDI in the GCC and its Legal and Economic Implications for the MENA Region

Jordan E. Toone | 26 Emory Int'l L. Rev. 677 (2012)

Between 2002 and 2010, foreign direct investment (“FDI”) exploded in the Gulf Cooperation Council (“GCC”). Between 2002 and 2008 alone, FDI in the GCC increased over 3800%, outpacing both the developed and developing world by a significant margin. Although recent data suggests that FDI has declined in the GCC since 2010, scholars have yet to proffer nuanced analyses of the upsurge in FDI between 2002 and 2010.

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