Jennie L. Cunningham

Jennie L. CunninghamClass of 2017
Notes and Comments Editor, Volume 42


Blog Posts

The Hague Abduction Convention and Japan's nebulous family law

Japan's uniquely vague body of family law was a key reason why it didn't ratify the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction until 2014, more than a decade after most other developed democracies. In a forthcoming ILJ article, Hofstra University law Prof. Barbara Stark argues that Japanese society's preference for sole maternal custody is likely to become clearer as its courts apply the Convention.

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No Comments | Posted by Jennie L. Cunningham on Thu. May 12, 2016 1:56 PM
Categories: Children's rights, Hague Convention, Japan

Security Council resolutions fail to buttress common anti-ransom policy

Successive U.N. Security Council resolutions purport to ban ransom payments to terrorists. But a recent shift by the Obama administration has left the U.K. as the only major country with a strict no-negotiation policy.

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No Comments | Posted by Jennie L. Cunningham on Tue. November 24, 2015 9:36 AM
Categories: Reports (longer, analytical blog posts), Terrorism, U.N. Security Council, United Kingdom, United States

Why is the ICC hesitating in eastern Ukraine?

Whatever the practical difficulties, the Rome Statute compels the ICC to pursue a full investigation of apparent war crimes and crimes against humanity in rebel-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine.


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No Comments | Posted by Jennie L. Cunningham on Wed. November 4, 2015 12:00 PM
Categories: International Criminal Court, Reports (longer, analytical blog posts), Russia, Ukraine
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