Welcome to WILJ’s Online Companion Publication
Jus Gentium is the online companion to the Wisconsin International Law Journal. It features timely legal essays ranging in length from 500 to 2000 words.
Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. To submit work or ask questions, please contact the WILJ Senior Programs Editor, Sarah Verzal, at email@example.com.
There is a trio of old Chinese curses that goes something like this: “may you live in interesting times,” “may you come to the attention of those in authority,” and “may you find what you are looking for.” In today’s Hong Kong, it appears that all three have come true. Hong Kong’s current protest movement has raised several profound questions. It has forced us to ask ourselves, among other things, “what is Hong Kong?,” “where is it now?,” and “where is it going?”...
Vidya Ann Jacob
The 25th Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC took place in Madrid during December of 2019. Thousands of negotiators and observers emphasized the goals laid down by the Paris Agreement of 2015. International climate change negotiations are convened not only with the goals of mitigating and adapting to climate impacts, but also looking at mechanisms to lessen climate-induced human rights violations, and achieving feasible sustainable development...