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Nomosphone is a podcast series about current global legal issues. From migration to international crime, climate change to global trade, this podcast covers it all. Every few weeks we will release a new episode on a contemporary legal issue that you should know about. Nomosphone is produced by students in Tilburg Law School's Global Law Programme. We thank Tilburg Law School for supporting this podcast. To learn more about Tilburg's Global Law Progamme, visit our website below. www.nomosphon ...
 
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In 2018, the Supreme Court of Justice of Colombia made a landmark ruling for the future of our planet. A group of youth plaintiffs came together from across Colombia to file a claim against the Colombian government and several corporations operating in Amazonia. Despite national and international law obligations, the government and corporations fai…
 
Throughout history, law has been reactive to scientific developments and new social movements. Could the next monumental shift be the transformation of a nonhuman animal from a mere thing with no rights to a person with legal protections? And should it? Various judicial systems indeed show increasing receptiveness to arguments maintaining that at l…
 
In recent years, blockchain has become the new technology that everyone is talking about. In this episode, we look at the potential of the blockchain technology beyond its wide-known uses as a novel form of virtual currency, by focusing on its ability to create an innovative form of governance. Through examples such as government elections and shar…
 
What are the options for people who are forced to move due to floods, droughts, heat waves, melting ice and extreme storms? What happens when entire States, such as low-lying islands in the Pacific, lose territory due to these and other impacts of climate change? The communities most impacted are increasingly being forced to flee within and across …
 
In June 2016, the Norwegian government issued ten petroleum extraction licenses for a highly sensitive area of the Arctic Barents Sea for both Norway’s state-owned oil company, Statoil, and companies representing other developed nations from around the world. Prior to that, the 2014 revision of the Norwegian Constitution saw legislators insert Arti…
 
On Thursday 6 April, pending a decision on extradition, a German court decided to release the ousted Catalan President Puigdemont form detention on bail of 75,000 euros. However, it was not Puigdemont's hand painted Catalan-banknote that got him off the hook. Rather, despite the initial support of the rebellion charge by German prosecutors, the Ger…
 
During the Spring and Summer of 2017 we witnessed a chain of terrorism-related attacks in the United Kingdom. These events have contributed to shifting the focus and debate from events occurring abroad to those in the UK and the effectiveness of domestic counter-terrorism policy. In view of an increasing number of anti-terrorism legislative instrum…
 
On September 12th, ten years after the debut of the first iPhone, Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook took center stage at a meticulously rehearsed event to present the newest iPhone models. While millions of Apple users remain glued to the screens, most will actually admit that they are not yet done exploring their more than desirable, but slightly older mode…
 
There is no shortage of climate markers suggesting that we are marching towards an uncertain environmental future. In the current efforts to halt and reverse our environmental degradation, there is virtually no questioning of whether we can have sustainability in a world of global capitalism and it is inconceivable that continuing with our traditio…
 
This episode of Nomosphone was inspired by the wave of elections in the US, France, UK and elsewhere this Spring. During the rallies and campaign videos in the US, we saw a number of musicians publicly distance their music from then Presidential candidate Donald Trump. Through this episode, we questioned whether there are legal consequences and pot…
 
Forced labor is usually something that don’t expect to take place within the EU. Yet researchers of the Centre of Korean Studies at Leiden University have uncovered instances of North Korean forced labourers working in Poland. We interviewed the researchers in Leiden about their report, and spoke with Member of the European Parliament Agnes Jongeri…
 
For our newest episode, we explore the ongoing state of emergency in France, its constitutionality, and its effects on French citizens. The state of emergency in France was first instituted nearly two years ago, and subsequently extended several times in the face of continued terrorist attacks on French soil. Do we still find justification for this…
 
Today, we're launching something new that we're calling "Footnotes". In these episodes we're endeavouring to regularly bring you interesting discourses delivered in a variety of formats that concern topical global law issues. In our inaugural Footnote episode, we bring you a reflection on President Obama's foreign policy legacy over his eight years…
 
In this episode of Nomosphone we discuss the increase in racial profiling litigation in Germany during the ongoing migration crisis. We are joined by Sven Adam and Hendrik Cremer to discuss why profiling has become such a challenging topic for German train passengers, and why it probably will not be resolved anytime soon. Listen in and join us for …
 
As promised, we bring you the follow up case note to the case The Prosecutor vs. Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi. We sat down with two of our teammates, Katherine Skinner and Adrián Hernández, to discuss the judgement and its possible implications for the future of the Court. Be sure to subscribe to our Soundcloud and Facebook pages to stay up to date on ou…
 
This is the first of many case notes that the Nomosphone team will bring you in the future. In this case note, we examine the ongoing case of The Prosecutor vs. Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi before the International Criminal Court (ICC). Listen in while we speak with Lachezar Yanev about why this case is raising eyebrows for international criminal lawyers…
 
In the inaugural episode of Nomosphone, we explore the experiences of refugees who find themselves in a situation of statelessness. We are joined by Laura van Waas and Jelle Klaas to explain the many ways that individuals can become stateless, why the so-called refugee crisis is fuelling this problem, and how European Union member states could bett…
 
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