IRLS Dispatch Blog

The Consequences of Gender Inequality in Property Rights in Uganda

Haley Bjorn. Haley is a 2L at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.  She completed a summer internship with the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa in 2021. When I accepted an internship with the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA), I had no idea how important property law would be in the fight for gender equality in Uganda. ISLA is a South Africa-based organization that works to further

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The President must go! Presidential impeachment in Timor-Leste and lessons from around the world

Freeman Halle. Freeman is a 2L at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and an International Rule of Law and Security Fellow. Freeman worked as a legal intern with the Judicial System Monitoring Program during the Summer of 2021 studying Timor-Leste’s laws on presidential impeachment. This summer I had the great privilege of interning with the Judicial System Monitoring Program. JSMP is a Timorese-led non-profit that was created to monitor the Ad Hoc Human Rights

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Learning from Corruption and Violent Unrest in South Africa

Emilio Giuliani III. Emilio is a 2L at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, the Vice President of the International Law Society and an IRLS Fellow. Emilio worked as a legal research assistant for Corruption Watch South Africa over the (northern hemisphere’s) summer of 2021. Over the course of my summer internship, I engaged in substantive legal work for Corruption Watch, a South African non-profit organization that has been working

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Amb. Williamson: Statement on the Denial of Mladić’s Final Appeal

Ambassador Clint Williamson. Ambassador Williamson is the Senior Director of the International Rule of Law and Security Program at the McCain Institute, and a Distinguished Professor of Practice at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, where he teaches International Criminal Justice. Amb. Williamson is the former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues and served as a Trial Attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY). The news that Ratko Mladić’s final appeal was denied

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In their own words: Spring 2021 ASU Law graduates discuss their time in the IRLS program and Washington, D.C.

Isabella Barbosa Ruggeri: My experiences participating in the D.C. program and the IRLS program have been unforgettable. I travelled across the world to spend my 1L summer interning for the Judicial System Monitoring Program (JSMP), a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Timor-Leste, where I had the opportunity to make an impact on the legislation of an entire country. There, I wrote a report that JSMP used to defeat a national criminal defamation bill. I spent my

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The Importance of Concession Speeches

Maria Terrinoni. Maria was the International Rule of Law and Security program intern at the McCain Institute for International Leadership during the Spring 2021 semester. Maria is a junior at Arcadia University studying history with minors in law and public policy and international studies.   Concession speeches in the United States have played a major role in the aftermath of election seasons. Not only do they designate an informal but critical end to the campaigning

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