ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law


The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has a dilemma. Imagine the Utopian States' positions a $236 million satellite system in the geosynchronous orbit to broadcast Utopian programming into Atlantis. Atlantis is outraged. Atlantis believes that Utopian programming not only destroys the cultural identity of Atlantis, but also advocates the overthrow of the Atlantian government. Despite protests by Atlantis, the Utopian States assert that international freedom of speech protects the broadcast.