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Time for a Global Legal Scheme for Terrorism Risk Insurance

January 7th, 2015 in Terrorism Risk Insurance.

Aloke Chakravarty* Daily headlines remind us that international terrorism is a global risk, and it will continue to be one for the foreseeable future.  The financial impacts of terrorist attacks have steadily increased over time.[1] In property claims alone, the twenty most costly attacks, most of which have occurred over the... More

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Access to Justice for Victims of Cholera in Haiti: Accountability for U.N. Torts in U.S. Court

November 3rd, 2014 in U.N. Accountability.

Beatrice Lindstrom,[1] Shannon Jonsson,[2] and Gillian Stoddard Leatherberry[3] Andre Paul Joseph . . . describes how, in the middle of the night, he was suddenly seized by violent diarrhea followed by vomiting. Then Semans Pierre shares a similar story. One after another the residents of Rivye Kano come forward, and we... More

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Three Problems with the “As-If” Thesis of Proportionality

September 24th, 2014 in Law of War.

Professor Robert D. Sloane* This contribution is a brief preview derived from part of a full forthcoming article that will run in the spring issue of the Harvard National Security Journal. It is a privilege to contribute the first piece for the Boston University International Law Journal’s online publication series. Tragically, the issue I... More

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