The World Bank Appraises the Value of Biodiversity

Biodiversity is defined as the variety of life on earth, encompassing living networks of plants, animals, their surrounding environments, and the interdependent nature of all living organisms. In recognition of the importance of biodiversity, the United Nations declared 2010 to…

Landmark Rendition Trial in Italy

In a landmark ruling on November 4, 2009, Italy’s highest court gave verdicts on the 2003 abduction of Egyptian-born cleric Mustafa Osama Nasr, known as Abu Omar. On February 17, 2003, Nasr, an Egyptian cleric, was abducted as part of…

Addressing the Challenges of Statelessness

On October 30, 2009, policymakers, advocates, and academics gathered at the Georgetown Law Center to learn about and discuss statelessness, a term used to describe individuals who lack citizenship in any country. The Challenges of Statelessness, a conference co-sponsored by…