Features Symposium: International Trade in the Trump Era

The international trade order is in crisis. Since the election of President Donald J. Trump, the United States has initiated—and escalated—a trade war with...

Forum: The ICC and Afghanistan – Time to End Impunity?

Written by Mehdi J. Hakimi* Following the Taliban’s announcement of their annual spring offensive, violence has ratcheted up across Afghanistan. According to the UN...

Forum: Reflections on a Potential Peace Treaty for the Korean Peninsula

Written by Jonathan Worboys* and Laura Edwards** Introduction The first half of 2018 saw a welcome de-escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula. In...

Volume 43, Issue 2

Puerto Rico and the Right of Accession Written by Joseph Blocher & Mitu Gulati On June 11, 2017, Puerto Rico held a referendum regarding its...

Book Review by Richard A. Falk: International Law in a Transcivilizational World by ONUMA Yasuaki

International Law in a Transcivilizational World by ONUMA Yasuaki, Cambridge University Press, 2017. Reviewed by Richard A. Falk On Civilizational Perspective Professor ONUMA Yasuaki,...

Symposium: Puerto Rico and the Right of Accession

YJIL Forum is delighted to present this Symposium featuring four responses to Joseph Blocher and Mitu Gulati’s Puerto Rico and the Right of Accession, recently...

Comment on Blocher & Gulati’s “Puerto Rico and the Right of Accession”

Written by Gustavo A. Gelpí* Is the U.S. Congress under a constitutional obligation to admit Puerto Rico as the fifty-first state of the Union if...

Fantasy Island

Written by Erin F. Delaney & Christina D. Ponsa-Kraus When it comes to the status of Puerto Rico, sides have been staked out, factions...

Group and Individual Rights in the Argument for Puerto Rican Accession

Written by Patrick S. Shin Introduction In Puerto Rico and the Right of Accession, Joseph Blocher and Mitu Gulati highlight various ways in which...

Puerto Rican Identity and the Trouble with National Self-Determination: A Response to Joseph Blocher and Mitu Gulati’s Puerto Rico and the Right of Accession

Written by Daniel I. Morales With Puerto Rico and the Right of Accession, Blocher and Gulati have performed a legal magic trick. They have...