The following debate questions the effectiveness of the Charter of the United Nations. Developed in 1945, its ability to keep its relevance amidst the latest developments concerning Syria, and the emergence of asymmetric threats in the form of rebel or terrorist groups is open to question. We would like to point out that this is a special debate to us, as we have Călin Mureșanu, a alumni and Vice-president of the board, as a guest contributor in what is an Old Editors v New Editors debate. 

Keep reading the interesting arguments put forward by our debaters, and feel free to send us your own opinion on the issue, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The most interesting opinion will be published in our upcoming issue.

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.  

The following debate questions whether the ‘piercing of the corporate veil doctrine’ benefits the limited liability companies. The particularity of this form of company is that it allows limited liability to its owners. The ‘piercing of the corporate veil’ doctrine allows for the otherwise immune corporate officers, directors, or shareholders to be held liable for the corporation’s wrongful acts. 

Keep reading the interesting arguments put forward by our debaters, to decide whether this doctrine benefits the limited liability companies.

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!

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