The Principle of Non-Refoulement: The Legality of Refugee Caps Amidst Record High Migration Rates

15 January 2018

This article will discuss the illegality of refugee caps under international law. The first section will discuss the binding customary principles of non-refoulement and the right to seek asylum. The second section uses the United States’ and Austria’s attempt to cap refugees to explore the inconsistency of refugee caps in international law, while the third […]

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

Is less more? Settlement Agreements in the Fight Against Bribery of Foreign Public Officials

27 November 2017

The OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions[1] (the Convention) will celebrate its 20th anniversary at the end of this year. There is a consensus that the Convention has achieved an important change in the way that foreign corruption is perceived. Bribery is no longer seen as “business as usual” and […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Samantha Bloch0 Comments

The Impact of Drug Enforcement Policies on Transnational Organized Crime in Latin America: A Case Study

21 November 2017

“For illicit drugs, organized crime is sine qua non. In other words, organized crime can exist without drug trafficking, but illicit drugs cannot live without organized crime.”[1] This quote illustrates the long standing and infamously mutually beneficial relationship between organized crime and illicit drug trafficking. While the public threat of this relationship is long recognized […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Christopher Barbera, DJILP Staff0 Comments

The EU Takes Ireland to Court: Understanding the Apple Tax Ruling and the Legal Ramifications of Ireland’s Failure to Act

14 November 2017

In August 2016, the European Commission ruled that Ireland provided illegal state aid to the Irish subsidiaries of Apple, Inc. between 2003 and 2014, which amounted to approximately €13 billion. The Commission determined that Ireland’s illegal state aid took the form of “undue tax benefits” provided exclusively to Apple’s Irish subsidiaries: Apple Sales International (ASI) […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Rachel Ronca0 Comments

Applying an Unratified Treaty in U.S. Domestic Courts: A New Paradigm?

06 November 2017

Judicial Implications of Treaty Ratification On December 4, 2012, the United States Senate failed to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).[1] The vote was 61 to 38, lacking just five votes to pass the two-thirds threshold for ratification.[2] The ratification failed despite unanimous support from the Senate Foreign […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Melody Fields0 Comments

Politics over Peace: Waving Goodbye To UNESCO…Again

31 October 2017

On October 12, 2017, the United States announced that it would withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (“UNESCO”) effective December 21, 2018.[1] The United States cited anti-Israel bias at UNESCO as a reason for the decision, similar to President Reagan’s decision to exit UNESCO in late 1983.[2] The recent decision proves […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Alex Mancero, DJILP Staff0 Comments

North Korea: Nuclear Tests, Threats, & Missile Launches

23 October 2017

“Perpetual peace is guaranteed by no less an authority than the great artist Nature herself.” – Immanuel Kant[1] Is there still hope for peace as North Korea advances its nuclear agenda? As the Second World War ended, the US and the Soviet Union divided Korea in half and the Korean War deepened the divide.[2] Today, […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Meera Nayak0 Comments

To Impose or Not To Impose?: Iranian Sanctions Under the Trump Administration

16 October 2017

On September 14, 2017, the Trump Administration once again waived U.S. sanctions on Iran, maintaining its commitment to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).[1] Shortly thereafter, President Trump made several contentious comments directed at Iran during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 19, 2017, putting his upcoming certification of […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Shirin Lakhani0 Comments

Gaps in International Law Surrounding Human Trafficking and Natural Disasters

10 October 2017

Most of the modern world has concerned itself with both the atrocity of human trafficking and the devastation of natural disasters. These events leave human pain and suffering in their wake at outstanding levels. A large international effort to create transnational standards of law has been constructed to mitigate and respond to these catastrophes, however, […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Mallory Miller0 Comments

Iran’s Aspiration to Establish Peace and Security in the Middle East: Closer to Hegemony or International Law?

20 September 2017

A few hours after the Iranian presidential election, which was held on May 19, 2017, the re-elected moderate President Hassan Rouhani characterized the election as a “victory of peace, reconciliation against tension and violence” in his speech addressing the Iranian nation. According to Rouhani, “the message of [the Iranian] people [in this election] was expressed […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, 4Guest & Faculty Articles, Saeed Bagheri0 Comments

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