The Boston University International Law Journal launched its ILJ Voices blog series in the summer of 2020. ILJ Voices exists to give practicing attorneys, law academics, and select students a platform to publish short discussions on international law and related topics. We look forward to posting numerous blogs each year, each of which will be put through the same editorial process as an article published in our print and online article editions.
By: Shirley Duquene (BUSL '21) Forced labor generates an estimated $150 billion dollars of profits annually; these illegal proceeds are likely to pass through the banking system. Thus, it is crucial that financial institutions identify, monitor, and report transactions suspected to involve forced labor proceeds both in order to comply with anti-money laundering... More
Taking the Rights of Asylum Seekers Seriously: A Judicial Review of The US-Canada Safe Third Country Agreement in Canadian Federal Court
By: Tally Kritzman-Amir On June 22, 2020, The Canadian Federal Court declared the US-Canada Safe Third Country Agreement unconstitutional. Under this agreement, which has been implemented since 2004, persons arriving into Canada from the US through land port of entries would be ineligible to apply for asylum. This blog post seeks... More
By: Scott L. Greer This blog post is based on a book talk and discussion hosted by the Center for the Study of Europe of Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies on April 14, 2020. The book in question is Well: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk... More