International Law

compliance, observance, consent

Geographical Indications vs. Trademarks

The geographical indication (GI) is a badge employed on products possessing a definite geographical origin and carrying characteristics or distinction related to that origin e.g., Mexican Tequila. It is imperative that the geographic indication echoes the product with specific features. Therefore, consumers are often accustomed to spend more on such products. Knowing that brand identification …

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Should Cryptocurrency Be Regulated?

Cryptocurrency is decentralized digital money based on blockchain[1] technology. It is a digital, encrypted, and decentralized medium of exchange, which means that there is no central authority that manages and maintains its value. Instead, these tasks are broadly distributed among a cryptocurrency’s users via the internet. There are more than 5000 cryptocurrencies currently in circulation, …

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The Injustice of Racial Discrimination

Discrimination is the act of treating a person or a group of persons unfairly and unequally because of unjustified distinctions based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion, language, status, sexual orientation, etc… and denies people their human legal rights[1]. Discrimination can take several forms one of which is racism. In 1979, the UN General Assembly decided …

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International Criminal Tribunals: History, Purpose, Future and the Lebanese Situation

“There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts”, once articulated the Mahatma great soul Ghandi[1]. The birth of an international tribunal requires the interference of a sovereign international body, being a state or an international organization. The years following the end of …

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Women’s Political Participation: Beyond Women’s Right

Few weeks ago, many women around the world celebrated a new victory in their battle of political participation and decision-making; a battle that dates back to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries until today. Mrs. Kamala Harris in the United States of America made history becoming the first woman to serve as Vice President. Mrs. Harris …

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Will Technology Change the Course of International Arbitration?

       Over the last years, technology has had an increasingly important role in our daily lives and businesses. At the same time, we witnessed a growth in international arbitration mainly due to its appealing characteristics such as the flexibility of procedures and the confidentiality of proceedings. The use of technology in the legal industry, specifically …

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Child Marriage: a violation of basic human rights

Child Marriage is the formal or informal union of a girl or boy under the age of 18[1]. With the world continuously developing and evolving, we might think that child marriage is no longer a problem. However, despite being prohibited by international law, child marriage continues to exist in every part of the world. Numbers …

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PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW: DISTINCT THEORETICALLY BUT OVERLAPPING PRACTICALLY?

For many years, Public and Private International Law were regarded as totally unrelated; each having a distinct subject covered by its scope. Public International law governs the relations between States and also between States and other international entities. On the other hand, Private International Law deals with relations of private actors (individuals) engaged in cross-border …

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