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

Mistaken as Terrorists: How innocent Syrian refugees are prevented from resettling in the US

30 April 2015

The Syrian refugee crisis is one of the most horrific this generation has ever seen. The United States, which has a long history of welcoming refugees into its borders and giving protection to those fleeing from persecution, has yet to put a significant resettlement initiative for Syrian refugees into motion. The United States has resettled […]

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

Indonesia execution announcement prompts threat of sanctions

27 April 2015

On Saturday April 25th, Indonesia notified families of nine foreigners convicted of drug crimes– from Australia, Brazil, the Philippines and Nigeria—that the prisoners will be transported to Nusa Kambangan “execution island” and killed by firing squad this week. The announcement arrives after months of international condemnation of Indonesia’s policies regarding the death penalty. Andrew Chan […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Breann Plasters, DJILP Staff0 Comments

Critical Analysis: R2P – Whose responsibility is it?

22 April 2015

On April 14, 2014 the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls began trending on Twitter as the abduction of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls in Chibok flooded news outlets around the world.  The Islamist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the kidnapping, and, with the exception of a few victims who have since escaped, the majority of the girls whereabouts are […]

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

Re-Writing History: The right to be forgotten

17 April 2015

Scientific research suggests that the act of forgetting memories fosters a healthy state of mind. The act of forgetting may be more difficult to achieve in a world where internet companies collect and store a broad range of information about their users’ lives and daily activities. Is it fair for individuals to ask everyone else […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Former DJILP Staff, Matthew Aeschbacher0 Comments

Lawsuit challenges Japan’s high standard for refugees

16 April 2015

In early March, four Syrian men filed a lawsuit against Japan’s Ministry of Justice, challenging the rejection of their refugee applications.  The group arrived in Japan in 2012 and applied for refugee status, citing the potential for persecution for their participation in pro-democracy protests against the Syrian government.  The Ministry rejected their refugee status in […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Leonard Large0 Comments

Critical Analysis: Protecting refugees in the midst of war

15 April 2015

In the early days of April, the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) pushed closer to the center of Damascus, the Syrian capital, than they had been able to before.  They did this by seizing the majority of the Al-Yarmouk camp, a large refugee district in the southern part of the city.  The camp had once […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Samantha Peaslee0 Comments

The College Conundrum: How US student loan repayment policy created $1 trillion in outstanding debt

14 April 2015

On average, a US student will spend approximately $21,000 per year pursuing a college degree, approximately 22% of which will be paid through borrowed funds. Considering the increasing costs of college tuition coupled with the need for students to borrow almost ¼ of their tuition, it no surprise that the outstanding federal student loan debt […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Demi Arenas, DJILP Staff1 Comment

Critical Analysis: Germany takes center stage in diplomacy

13 April 2015

In order to reevaluate its foreign policy approach, Germany conducted a review (“Review 2014”) last year.  Review 2014 included multiple town hall meetings with German voters and debates among foreign policy experts around the world.  Even during Review 2014, voters’ and experts’ opinions and approaches changed.  Initially, the majority of German voters disagreed with the statement […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Alicia Guber, DJILP Staff0 Comments

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