The Hidden Cost of Shrimp: Forced Labor in Thailand’s Fishing Industry

19 November 2015

A Thai fishing boat along Koh Samet, an island in the country’s eastern seaboard. Source: Mongabay, Lies, Deceit And Abduction Staff Thailand’s Fishing Industry. Photographer: Philippe Gabriel. Imagine a pirate boat, surrounded by miles of unending water. Exhausted, scared people trapped aboard that floating prison, forced to work up to twenty-four hours nonstop for little […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Ilona Starchak0 Comments

Responsibility to Protect in the Wake of the Paris Attacks

19 November 2015

On Friday November 13, 2015, France experienced a sequence of horrific terrorist attacks, for which the Islamic State claimed responsibility; nonetheless, the attacks have also been linked to Syria. In our reaction to the events on Friday, it is important to remember all of the positive efforts that France has engaged in to aid the […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Alison Haugen, DJILP Staff0 Comments

Legalization in Mexico: Ending pot prohibition on human rights grounds

12 November 2015

“A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.” – Abraham Lincoln The concept of prohibition, while historically was associated with alcohol, is a main talking point in today’s culture when it comes to the topic of marijuana. In recent years, the global community has grabbled with prohibition […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Teresa Milligan0 Comments

No remedy for Nicaraguan victims of kidney disease

12 November 2015

La Isla de Las Viudas (“the Island of the Widows”) surrounds Ingenio San Antonio (ISA), Nicaragua’s oldest and largest sugar mill. As the exclusive source of employment in town, the operation has employed nearly all of the local residents since its inception, and many say has been slowly and silently killing them.  Throughout the past […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Ty Nagamatsu0 Comments

3 Ways the TPP Advances Human Rights Protections

10 November 2015

by Jeremy S Goldstein* [Denver, CO] Last week, signatory nations released the long-awaited full text of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, which is poised to reshape the way that countries comprising 40% of the world’s economy conduct business. While the white-hot media spotlight has been searing hairs off trade provisions relating to the automotive, […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Jeremy Goldstein0 Comments

The Migrant Crisis: A Test of European Coherence?

10 November 2015

By Alexandra Esmel Europe is facing one of its largest refugee crisis since the end of the Second Word War. Violent conflicts in the Middle East (mostly from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan) and in Sub-Saharan Africa (mostly from Eritrea, Somalia) have generated the flight of thousands of men, women and children from war zones, persecutions and/or extreme […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, 4Guest & Faculty Articles, Alexandra Esmel0 Comments

Does Iran’s Ballistic Missile Test Detonate the Nuclear Deal?

22 October 2015

On October 10 Iran successfully test launched a new precision-guided ballistic missile. On Wednesday, Britain, France, the United States, and Germany addressed a letter to the United Nations Security Council’s Iran Sanctions Committee claiming that the test violated a Security Council resolution prohibiting Iran from nuclear capable missile testing. In the wake of this allegation, and […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Jeremy Goldstein0 Comments

A comparison of maternity rights across the world

22 October 2015

On October 6, 2015, Washington D.C. councilmembers introduced the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015, which guarantees 16-week of paid family leave for any employed D.C resident.  The legislative process could take months, but if passed, the law would allow both full-time and part-time D.C. employees to take time off to tend to a newborn, […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Jeyla Zeynalova0 Comments

The Atacama Corridor: Spoil of War or Illegal Occupation?

13 October 2015

On September 24, 2015, the International Court of Justice, or ICJ, overruled Chile’s preliminary objection to the court’s jurisdiction to hear a case filed by Bolivia against them two years prior, known as the Obligation to Negotiate Access to the Pacific Ocean (Bolivia v. Chile).  As the title of the case suggests, Bolivia is requesting […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, James Harmoush0 Comments

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Exploring concerns over an Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism

12 October 2015

find more at https://curiousmatic.com/trans-pacific-partnership After years of negotiations, this week saw the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (“TPP”). The TPP unites eleven pacific-rim nations and the United States–a collection of 40% of global gross domestic product and one-third of world trade–making it the largest regional trade agreement in history. Although the terms of the […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Philip Nickerson, Phillip Nickerson0 Comments

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