Emory International Law Review

Volume 27Issue 1
Recent Developments

Central Aspects of the Debate on the Complexity of International Law

Marcelo Dias Varella | 27 Emory Int'l L. Rev. 1 (2013)

The way that actors create, implement, and control international law is far more complex today than it was thirty years ago. International law has become increasingly detailed and specific, as international relationships and transnational legal processes have become more complex. The distinction between national and international law is much less clear. States remain the primary actors, but there has been a multiplication and intensification of the role of sub-state and non-state actors. There is a continuous transformation of international law, by both public and private mechanisms, from the national to the international sphere and vice versa. The evolution of norms has also become increasingly dense. Any discussion in this arena must contend with new sources and new subjects of international law.

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Argentina’s Right to be Forgotten

Edward L. Carter | 27 Emory Int'l L. Rev. 23 (2013)

Actresses, models and athletes have brought some two hundred lawsuits, most filed by the lawyer Adolfo Martín Leguizamón Peña, against Google and Yahoo to demand removal of Internet search results and links to photographs. Many of the plaintiffs allege that Internet search results improperly associate their photographs—some of which are sexually suggestive and which were presumably taken and posted originally with permission—with pornography or prostitution.

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