The following debate tackles the issue of consumer disputes and whether arbitration is suitable for their resolution. As the consumer is known to be the weaker party in such situations, the debate revolves around the question if arbitration, in today’s forms, can be used as an effective approach for such dispute resolutions, or should these disputes be exclusively submitted to state courts.

Our guest writers from this issue manage to bring strong arguments in favour of both positions, so keep reading to find out more.  

You are about to read a very interesting debate, with implications in humanitarian, criminal and military law. Much like in the case of self-driving cars, the liability for autonomous drones is a hot debate, especially due to their advantages and well spread usage.

Autonomous drones are aircrafts without a human pilot aboard. They are also known as unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). There are various actors that could be held accountable in case something goes wrong.

The following debate questions the effectiveness of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which was created in 2002 to bring justice to the victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and crimes of aggression. At its creation legal scholars, politicians, diplomats and victims were hoping that this institution will be able to truly fulfill its aims. After 12 years and only 2 convictions, and after failing to start investigating the perpetrators of current armed conflicts, the international community starts to assess if its existence it is beneficial for the victims and if the ICC is capable to investigate these crimes shortly after they are committed.

Keep reading to discover some very interesting arguments from two uprising specialists in international criminal law!

In our Christmas edition we wanted to make our debating section special. This is why we invited two debaters to argue pro and against the motion, in the way they do when they attend debating competitions with their peers. These two first year law students have been debating for more than four years and have recently won Vienna Freshers’ Debating Tournament 2013. Therefore, we believe you are up for a treat.

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