Should REACH be implemented in the US? – A Global Environmental Law Student’s Guide to REACH: IL Facts

REACH – the Basics Source: abv-environment.eu REACH, or the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals is a result of EU Law Directive No. 1907/2006. This directive’s aim was to create a new standard for evaluating chemical substances that circulate within the European Union. The directive requires all companies that are either importing chemical substances into…

IL Facts: Human Rights Law Basics – Treaties and Individuals

“Human rights” is one of the biggest buzz phrases of the 20th century. Developed mostly after the second world war, Human Rights (HR) are those rights which are believed by many, especially in the western world, to be inalienable from human life. Though this idea inherently implies that these rights are naturally bestowed, here we shall…

IL Facts: The Passive Personality Principle: What is it? – Guest Post by Rabia Majeed

The gist Accurately summed up by Malcolm Shaw, the definition of the passive personality principle is: “a state may claim jurisdiction to try an individual for offences committed abroad which have affected or will affect nationals of the state”. In layman’s terms this allows states jurisdiction to pursue individuals outside their territory for civil and…