International Law

Laws Prohibiting Sex-Selective Abortion in the United States: Ending Gender Discrimination or Perpetuating Xenophobia?

As part of the anti-abortion movement's legislative campaign, seven states have passed bans on sex-selective abortion and many more are pending, including in Congress. Advocates of the bans argue that they are needed to prevent widespread elimination of female fetuses by Asians in the United States.

Student organization presenters: 
Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
Student organization presenters: 
If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice
Student organization presenters: 
South Asian Law Students Association

Eric Posner Q&A on Ukraine

Q&A on the Ukraine crisis with Eric Posner and Stanislav Markus
Jann Ingmire, Wen Huang
UChicago News
May 2, 2014

The recent crisis in Ukraine has spurred a new round of thinking about the region’s political and economic situation by UChicago scholars Eric Posner and Stanislav Markus.

Faculty: 
Eric Posner

Ginsburg's 'Constitute Project' Earns Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award

Constitute Project
tribecadisruptiveinnovationawards.com
April 21, 2014

Google Ideas worked with the Comparative Constitutions Project to build Constitute with the goal of making the world’s constitutions searchable so people can easily find and compare specific constitutional material.

Faculty: 
Tom Ginsburg

International Immersion Program Post-Trip Seminar - Trip to Kenya

Date: 
05.08.2014
Location: 
Room E
Contact info (email or phone): 

aican@uchicago.edu

Students who participated in the Law School International Immersion Program study trip to Kenya  during Spring Break 2014 will share their trip experience and discuss their research findings on Kenyan law.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

Eric Posner on Our "Doomed" Responses to Crimea

What to Do About Crimea? Nothing.
Eric Posner
Slate.com
March 27, 2014

Everyone agrees that the West should tighten the screws on Russia, but no one is sure why. Russia will never return Crimea to Ukraine; and even if Russia were willing, the West could hardly demand that Crimea be handed back against the will of the Crimeans themselves.

Faculty: 
Eric Posner

Ginsburg Discusses History of Annexation on WNYC's The Takeaway

Today's Highlights
WNYC
The Takeaway
March 13, 2014

Begins at 13:50: As President Barack Obama and acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk meet in Washington, it’s looking increasingly likely that the people o

Faculty: 
Tom Ginsburg

Eric Posner Argues for Legitimacy of Crimea Referendum

Let Crimea Go
Eric Posner
Slate.com
March 10, 2014

Crimea’s planned March 16 referendum on whether it should leave Ukraine and join Russia is underhanded, dishonest, and absurd—and completely legitimate. Vladimir Putin has yet again maneuvered the West into a corner. Jujitsu-like, he is using one of our most prized institutions—international law—against us.

Faculty: 
Eric Posner

Ginsburg and Huq on the Afghan Constitution at Ten

Afghanistan's Constitution at Ten
Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Huq
Foreign Policy
March 4, 2014

January 26, Afghanistan's Constitution turned 10.

Faculty: 
Tom Ginsburg
Faculty: 
Aziz Huq

Eric Posner on Diaoyu/Senkaku

Why Are China and Japan Inching Toward War Over Five Tiny Islands?
Eric Posner
Slate.com
February 25, 2014

Five tiny uninhabited islands slumber in the Pacific Ocean a short distance from Taiwan, China, and Japan. The Japanese call them the Senkaku Islands. The Chinese call them the Diaoyu Islands. Japan controls the islands, but China wants them.

Faculty: 
Eric Posner

Nussbaum Op-Ed on Section 295A of Indian Penal Code

Law for bad behaviour
Martha C. Nussbaum
The Indian Express
February 21, 2014

These are grim times for scholars who study India. For years, in both India and the US, the RSS and its allies have bullied and attacked scholars of ancient history and religion who do not portray the past and the gods according to their narrow orthodoxy. What is different now is that the politics of fear is in the ascendant.

Faculty: 
Martha C. Nussbaum
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