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Chile Expands Femicide Law, Continuing Efforts to Reduce Violence Against Women

Photo Credit: Martin Bernetti/ AFP via Getty Image By: Lindsey LaCamera, 2L Femicide, as classified by Chilean law, is the murder of a woman by her current or former intimate partner. Although the country has the lowest homicide rate in Latin America, the number of violent crimes against women remains high. In 2010, responding to this […]

Federal Judge Vacates FIFA Bribery Convictions, Raising Questions About Scope of Fraud Prosecutions

Photo Credit: Zapiro, published in The Times By: Katherine Murray In a surprising development, a federal judge in the Eastern District of New York vacated the convictions of a former television executive and an Argentine sports marketing company in the FIFA corruption probe. The ruling, rooted in recent Supreme Court precedent, raises questions about the scope […]

Much to the West’s Chagrin, Lula Realigns Brazil with the Global South

By: Théo de Sá-Kaye, 3L Since winning last year’s presidential election, Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva has made his diplomatic ambitions for Brazil crystal clear. In November, before assuming the presidency, Lula made an impromptu trip to the COP27 summit in Egypt, vowing to protect the Amazon. In August, he traveled to Africa, stopping by Angola, São […]

Canada Invokes Emergencies Act in Response to ‘Freedom Convoy’ Protests

By Kayla Wong, 2L For the first time in history, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for the enactment of Canada’s Emergencies Act to bestow the government added powers in times of national crisis. The recent call for emergency powers comes after protesters blocked a major international bridge for nearly a week. The Canadian Ambassador Bridge ties Windsor […]