Volume 24, Issue 1 (Spring 2020)

These five scholarly pieces span a wide range of timely and pressing issues. The result is unique and novel contribution to the international, foreign, and comparative law literature as well as contemporary foreign affairs policy debates. Available online at HeinOnline, Westlaw, or LexisNexis.

Q&A with Keynote Speaker Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein at UCLA JILFA Symposium 2019: “Critical Perspectives on Race and Human Rights: Transnational Re-Imaginings”

This Volume opens with a Q&A with Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, conducted after his keynote address discussing the state and future of international human rights law presented at the 2019 Sympo- sium: Critical Perspectives on Race and Human Rights: Transnational Re-Imaginings.

The Current State and Future of Comparative Criminal Law, by Kai Ambos. 24 UCLA J. Int’l L. & Foreign Aff. 9.

Kai Ambos offers insight into the question of whether comparative international law can make a meaningful contribution to improving citizens’ security. He argues for movement of comparative criminal law as a discipline toward an international and transnational science of criminal law with an inclusive orientation of “open-minded criminal law theory and criminal justice in a dialogue-oriented procedure.”

Language As A Human Right, by Kristen Carpenter and Alexey Tsykarev. 24 UCLA J. Int’l L. & Foreign Aff. 49.

Kristen Carpenter and Alexey Tsykarev’s timely Article, consider- ing the UN General Assembly’s recent announcement of 2022-2032 as the International Decade of Indigenous Languages, explores the inad- equacy of protections for indigenous language rights in light of the legacy of state suppression and contemporary discrimination. They argue that a more thoughtful approach to implementation of human rights as a legal and social concept could support indigenous peoples language rights, drawing from experiences of indigenous language speakers from the United States and Russia.

Race, Gender, and Nation in an Age of Shifting Borders: The Unstable Prisms of Motherhood and Masculinity, by Catherine Powell. 24 UCLA J. Int’l L. & Foreign Aff. 133.

Catherine Powell considers how gender intersects with race in the contemporary construction of the immigration discourse. In particular, she considers how the tropes of ‘welfare cheat’ and ‘criminal’ to describe immigrants crossing the Southern Border of the United States shape nationhood and borders as raced and gendered legal constructs.

The Ambiguity of the Migration and Development Nexus Policy Discourse: Perpetuating the Colonial Legacy, by Janine Silga. 24 UCLA J. Int’l L. & Foreign Aff. 163.

Janine Silga interrogates how a colonial development discourse impacts the contemporary policy debate, as it relates to the migration and development nexus. Specifically, she argues that the European Union and its Member States’ discursive framing of the freedom of movement as a privilege preserves the North-South divide.

COMMENT: Settler Colonialism Through the Court: Domestic Interpretations of International Law, by Mia Lattanzi. 24 UCLA J. Int’l L. & Foreign Aff. 201.

Mia Lattanzi contributes a timely Comment analyzing the recent cases over the legality of the Israeli Separation Wall before the Inter- national Court of Justice and Israeli High Court. She considers how these decisions’ interpretation of the occupation’s legality under customary international law may facilitate the practice of settler-colonial dispossession.

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