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What Effects Are “Direct” Enough to Satisfy the FTAIA: An Analysis of 2014 FTAIA Decisions

April 29th, 2015 in Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act, FTAIA.

Lauren Giudice*  I. Introduction The Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act (“FTAIA”) serves to limit the reach of U.S. antitrust laws with respect to certain anticompetitive conduct occurring overseas.[1] The FTAIA fulfills this purpose by requiring that the alleged foreign anticompetitive conduct have a direct, substantial, and reasonably foreseeable effect on U.S. commerce... More

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Trade and History: The Case of EU-Algeria Relations

February 17th, 2015 in EU-Algeria Trade.

Trade and History: The Case of EU-Algeria Relations*  Daniela Caruso†  and Joanna Geneve‡ The centennial of Albert Camus’s birth, duly marked by academic conferences in history and literature departments, has had little resonance in European Union (“EU”) legal scholarship. Yet the political engagement of the French-Algerian Nobel Laureate is a natural entry point into... More

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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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