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Recent Developments in Environmental Jurisprudence Affecting Water in Africa

This Comment is a compendium of select recent cases pertaining to water in Africa, and details how these cases have contributed to the interpretation of the legal framework within which water is utilized and protected as a “common good...

Sink or Swim: Abrogating the Nile Treaties While Upholding the Rule of Law

A shocking 80% of the Nile’s water is consumed by one country: Egypt. The upstream riparian countries threaten to encroach on Egypt’s share of water as recordbreaking populations, droughts, and famines generate ever-greater need. Indeed...

National Ass'n of Manufacturers v. Securities and Exchange Commission

A district court upheld an SEC rule imposing certain disclosure requirements for companies that use "conflict minerals" originating in and around the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Manufacturing groups argued that the rule's...

The Environmental Implications of China’s Engagement With Sub-Saharan Africa

Since the turn of the millennium, China has become an increasingly important economic and political power in Sub-Saharan Africa. Although China has unequivocally come in search of natural resources, its mission is undoubtedly deeper,...

Addressing the Roots of Liberia’s Conflict Through the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) sets a global standard for transparency in the management of oil, gas, and mining revenues. In many resource-rich countries, especially those that are recovering from civil war,...

Commerce in the Chaos: Bananas, Charcoal, Fisheries, and Conflict in Somalia

This chapter examines how, over the course of nearly 20 years, the production and trade of three natural resources has contributed to the ongoing conflict in Somalia and could ultimately contribute to its resolution. While this use of...

Ibeto Petrochemical Indus. Ltd. v. M/T Beffen

The court modified a lower court order compelling arbitration, enjoining an action in Nigeria, and staying a company's admiralty and maritime law claims against various shipping entities for damages arising from a contaminated shipment...