Chile and Bolivia: an Analysis of the ICJ decision

On October 1, 2018, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivered its judgment in Bolivia’s case against Chile, rejecting Bolivia’s arguments that Chile had an obligation to negotiate sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean for Bolivia. Bolivia, a landlocked state…

U.S. Ally Facilitates Torture of Prisoners in Yemen

Detainees endure torture and abuse in Yemen amid a lengthy and volatile civil war, the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Within a veiled system of eighteen prisons in southern Yemen, the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) and Yemeni officials are committing arbitrary…

Outsourcing Human Rights Obligations

Nicaragua has historically been regarded as one of the safest Central American nations. This is in part due to low levels of corruption and homicide coupled with the fact that unrest and violence in Nicaragua is not as pervasive as…