Addressing the Challenges of Enforcing the Law on the Dark Web

By Clayton Davis for GlobalJusticeBlog.com. The landscape of law enforcement has changed as a result of the dramatic increase in criminal activity committed by means of the internet. While vast advancements in technology may lead one to believe that tracking criminals on the internet should be a distinct possibility, the reality of the situation is […]

To Catch a Predator Abroad: A Call for Greater Extraterritorial Enforcement of Sexual Exploitation of Children

By Michelle Kfoury for GlobalJusticeBlog.com.  Click. An image of a grown man sodomizing his eleven-year old niece. Click. A video of a four-year-old boy enduring sexually sadistic torture. Click. A sexual predator escaping arrest in a country that does not criminalize sexual exploitation of children. This all-too-common scenario is the unfortunate reality of many sexual […]

To Catch a Criminal: Hacking into the Dark Web and International Law Implications

By Natalie Edmundson for GlobalJusticeBlog.com The “dark web” is fertile ground for criminal activity, nourished by ever-evolving technology presenting ongoing challenges for governments. In May 2017, in what is being regarded as the biggest cyberattack in history, a malicious software known as “WannaCry” targeted the U.K.’s National Health Service.[1] It has been reported that this […]

Effect of Torture on the Torturer

By Melinda Dee for GlobalJusticeBlog.com After September 11, 2001, the United States justified the use of torture, or coercive interrogation, with the threat of future terrorist attacks.[1] There are numerous studies about the effects of torture on the people who were tortured. However, there is not much information about the effects of torture on the […]

Salim and the Political Implications of Torture in 2017

Scotti A. Hill for GlobalJusticeBlog The 2016 campaign trail was replete with irregular statements from one of America’s most unconventional candidates.  “Don’t tell me it doesn’t work — torture works,”[1] Donald Trump emphatically stated at a campaign event to a retirement community in February 2016. In his call to be tougher on terrorism, Trump went […]

A New Way Forward in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

By Megan Crehan for GlobalJusticeBlog.com The term “human trafficking” may be relatively new but the concept is hardly a modern invention. In its current form, human trafficking encompasses the practices of forced labour and sex trafficking.  The use of these practices dates back to ancient civilizations like those of Ancient Egypt, dating from 1550-1175 BCE.  Currently, […]

The Link Between Terrorism and Drug Trafficking

By Trajan Evans for GlobalJusticeBlog.com There is a direct link between terrorism and international illicit drug markets. UNODC Senior Terrorism Prevention Officer Irka Kuleshnyk said, “While it is difficult to establish how widely terrorist groups are involved in the illicit drug trade, or the breadth and nature of cooperation between these two criminal groups, the magnitude […]

Is There a Fourth Amendment Expectation of Privacy in Prescription Records? According to the Utah District Court, Maybe Not

By Leslie Francis, as originally posted on Harvard Law School’s Bill of Health blog. It might come as a surprise to many in the United States that they may have no Fourth Amendment reasonable expectation of privacy in their physicians’ records when their physicians transfer these records to state agencies under state public health laws. […]

A Cow Runs Through It: Reflections on 20+ Years as an Environmental Mediator

By Michele Straube for EDRblog.org.  I realized recently that my projects involved cows at the beginning, middle and end of my career, and a squishy stress toy named Consensus Cow has become my go-to mediation / facilitation tool in the past year.  A random coincidence, no doubt, but a good reason for Consensus Cow to […]

Breaking the Natural Resources Gridlock with Consensus Building

By Gina Bartlett for EDRblog.org. This post originally appeared on Consensus Building Institute’s blog Feb. 6, 2017. We are reposting it with Gina Bartlett’s permission. In California, where I live, rarely a week goes by when the headlines aren’t putting a magnifying glass on the climate shifts in the West and their impact on our […]