Week I: 05/30/2022 - 06/03/2022

On Tuesday, May 31, 2022, I began my internship with the Center for Anti-Corruption and Democratic Trust at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems. For the first few days, I have become acclimated to Washington, D.C. and met with the team. I look forward to accomplishing a great deal of work with the Center for Anti-Corruption and Democratic Trust.

During the first week, I have begun to perform research on some auxiliary topics. First, I have been engaging in some preliminary comparative research on regulations for lawyers and frivolous lawsuits. Second, I have been performing research on sanctions regimes in Australia, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

Over the summer, I will be adding cases to "ElectionJudgments," a database on election-related court judgments from around the world. Judgments focus on a plethora of election-related issues. The purpose of the database is to provide judges with an overview of how other courts ruled on election-related issues that may be similar to problems that judges are currently confronting. At the moment, I am working on briefing election cases in the United States and Zambia. By the end of next week, I should have more judgments uploaded to the database. Meanwhile, you can explore the database to better understand how judges in different regions ruled on complex electoral issues. The link to the website is down below.


I look forward to providing further updates on June 10, 2022.