Human Rights

The Limits of Prodemocratic International Law in Europe
Aslı Ü. Bâli
Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

I would like to thank the symposium participants for their helpful comments and the editors of the journal for their excellent suggestions. I would also like to thank Mariam Abuladze for exceptional research assistance.

Tom Ginsburg’s Democracies and International Law offers a careful and wonderfully well-documented account of how international law can reinforce or undermine democratic governance within states. At a time when worries about democratic backsliding dominate the growing comparative law literature, Ginsburg—who has been an important contributor to those debates—sets his sights here on the international law dimension of these questions.

Between Here and There: Buffer Zones in International Law
Eian Katz
BA 2013, Yale University; JD Candidate 2018, The University of Chicago Law School

On a December morning in 2015, H.A. left early from his home in central Gaza to tend to his fields of wheat, barley, peas, and fava beans a couple hundred meters from the Israeli border fence. He arrived to find a low-flying Israeli aircraft spewing a thick, white substance over his farmland as it traveled south along the Palestinian side of the divide.