Volume 24, Issue 2 (Summer 2020)

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

Investigating Nationals of States Not Party to the Rome Statute for the Crime of Deportation—From Expulsion to Coercion, by Jorn Oliver Eiermann. 24 UCLA J. Int’l L. & Foreign Aff. 247.

Jorn Eiermann’s timely Article considers how the International Criminal Court could exercise jurisdiction over nationals of states not party to the Rome Statute when cross-border deportation occurs across into a state party. He argues that under certain conditions a nonparty state could be charged with the crime of deportation, and considers the requisite mens rea under such a theory.

Using Mobile Phone Data to Investigate Mass Atrocities and the Human Rights Considerations, by Nema Milaninia. 24 UCLA J. Int’l L. & Foreign Aff. 273.

Nema Milaninia’s Article assesses how mobile phone data has transformed international criminal investigations and prosecutions by providing communications, call detail records, information on social networks of suspects, and documenting mass atrocities. He argues that each of these sources of data provide utility to prosecutors, but should also be used cautiously as they may be insufficient to sustain convictions and may raise largely unresolved privacy concerns.

Decent and Sustainable Work for the Future?, by S.J. Rombouts and Nuna Zekic. 24 UCLA J. Int’l L. & Foreign Aff. 317.

S.J. Rombouts and Nuna Zekic examine how the meaning of decent and sustainable work is evolving under international labor and human rights law. They argue that as the idea of work becomes more closely intertwined with sustainability challenges, it is important to safeguard the goal of inclusiveness to guarantee the protection of vulnerable groups.

The Right to Life in Jus Ad Bellum Targeting; A Functional Approach to Extraterritorial Jurisdiction in Human Rights Law, by Elias Al-Hihi. 24 UCLA J. Int’l L. & Foreign Aff. 359.

Elias Al-Hihi contributes a Comment analyzing the right to life in jus ad bellum targeted killings. He critiques the current use of targeted killings and naked self-defense, and argues for a functional approach to extraterritorial jurisdiction under human rights law which would require high standards of imminence and proportionality.

Available at HeinOnline, Westlaw, and LexisNexis.

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