4 AT THE BORDERS OF THE CONSTITUTION
This article analyzes the circumstances surrounding President Trump’s immigration policy outlined in Executive Order 13767 and how the efforts of DHS and CBP to meet the mandates of said executive order violate the equal protection clause of the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The article concludes with suggestions for president-elect Joseph Biden.
10 CURRENT MEXICAN ENERGY POLICY AND DEVELOPMENTS
The administration of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been implementing its energy policy pursuant to its campaign promises. This policy includes a number of new energy initiatives, many of which prioritize the Mexican state-owned energy companies. However, the policy leaves new opportunities for the private sector, such as, public-private partnerships in power projects with the CFE, LNG, procurement opportunities in the midstream and downstream sectors, and possible future PEMEX farmouts.
16 THE MIDLAND-TO-GUADALAJARA PIPELINE: HOW THE NEW NORTH AMERICAN LEGAL FRAMEWORK WILL BUILD A BETTER CONTINENT POST-PANDEMIC
2020’s mostly negative news overshadowed some positive developments in the North American economy, particularly the ratification of the United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”) that replaces a 25-year-old NAFTA. The new USMCA framework adds an extra layer of complexity to other significant recent developments, including Mexico’s 2012 General Law on Climate Change and its 2013 Energy Reform. The article discusses these major legal moving parts, how they may interact, and the resulting challenges and opportunities for legal practitioners, all against the backdrop of a struggling global economy and a new U.S. administration. The article takes the view that with the right guidance from lawyers and policymakers, post-COVID North America may be more robust and equitable than it was before.
21 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY RECOGNIZED IN INTERNATIONAL EVENT
26 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS BLOOD SPILLED ON FOREIGN SOIL: THE PRACTICE OF EXTRATERRITORIAL EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS
Authoritarian regimes have increasingly used state-sponsored assassinations to eliminate dissidents at home and abroad. This article examines state responsibility in preventing and investigating extraterritorial extrajudicial killings and how gaps in international law may make the practice more desirable for authoritarian states.
32 COUNTRY LAWS SUMMARIES CANADA: THE START-UP VISA PROGRAM FOR ENTREPRENEURS