Exit Through the Bathroom: An Ineffective War on Drugs

06 August 2015

On July 16, 2015, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexican drug kingpin and leader of the Sinaloa cartel, escaped from federal prison in Mexico. He did so via a one-mile tunnel from beneath his private shower at the prison. The tunnel was equipped with a modified motorcycle that led to a half-built house overlooking both the […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Lorne Hiller0 Comments

At the Breaking Point: Religious discrimination in Myanmar

06 August 2015

On July 7, 2015, Myanmar’s parliament passed the Buddhist Women’s Special Marriage Bill (“Marriage Bill”).  The measure is one of four (one of which has passed and two of which are still pending) that are aimed at protecting race and religion in the country, known as the Protection of Race and Religion Laws.  The Marriage Bill will […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Allison Derschang, DJILP Staff0 Comments

The Marshall Islands: Human Rights, Climate Change, & Zero Emissions

03 August 2015

Indigenous people living on the Marshall Islands have a grim history and are facing a potentially grim future. The Marshallese peoples were displaced due to nuclear testing in the past and are confronting the threat of relocation due to climate change in the future. Sitting mere feet above sea level, the Marshall Islands are a […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Bernadette Shetrone, DJILP Staff0 Comments

298 Deaths with a Single Missile

28 July 2015

On July 17, 2014 Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot out the sky at 33,000 feet above eastern Ukraine killing all 298 people on board. The cause of the 298 deaths can be attributed to the fighting between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels during the Crimean crisis. However, it has not been confirmed whether the Ukrainian […]

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

Gender-Based Asylum Claims: Why the United States Approves So few

21 July 2015

Under current asylum law, gender is not a protected ground for asylum. The United States, as well as many other countries around the world, first committed to the international community to protect the rights of refugees when it signed the Refugee Convention in 1951, the controlling international convention in refugee law.  A refugee, according to […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Kitty Robinson0 Comments

LIBERTÉ, EGALITÉ, NON VOILÉE* : THE BURQA BAN IN FRANCE

01 July 2015

* “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité” is defined as a “principle” of the French Republic     In 2010, France banned the wearing of the full-face veil in public pursuant to Law no. 2010-1192 of the 11th October 2010 (herein after as the Law). The Law strictly forbids anyone to conceal their faces in public places on […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, 4Guest & Faculty Articles, Alexandra Esmel1 Comment

Don’t sit here!: A growing trend in international relations

17 May 2015

Multilateralism has been the prevalent method to solve international issues since the end of the Second World War. The idea is that the inclusion of more than two parties to solve international issues ensures more legitimacy and long –term efficiency. Institutions such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organization (WTO) or the International Monetary […]

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

Unanticipated consequences of an outbreak: Ebola in West Africa, 1 year later

14 May 2015

It was May 25, 2014 when the World Health Organization (WHO) reported its first documented case of Ebola in Sierra Leone. Since then, other countries like Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria have been incessantly fighting the eradication of the deadly virus and preventing its spread to other countries, diminishing the risk of a world-wide pandemic.  Today, […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Sandra Ortega0 Comments

Identifying Torture: A conspicuous ambiguity

04 May 2015

In any endeavor requiring the employment of language, ambiguity is an inescapable complication. That is not to say however, that all attempts at specificity ought to be abandoned. The need for special care in language increases with the gravity of the subject of consideration. Discourse concerning topics such as torture requires the utmost care, and […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Cameron Hunter, DJILP Staff0 Comments

The importance of protecting indigenous intellectual property rights

01 May 2015

A Maori tribesman performing the Haka war dance in New Zealand. http://i.guim.co.uk/ Earlier this year, from March 30 to April 1, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) put on the Seminar on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions: Regional, National, and Local Experiences (Seminar).  Justice Joseph Williams of the High […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Allison Derschang, DJILP Staff0 Comments

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