The Right to a Healthy Environment

29 November 2016

The basic premise is that everyone deserves to live in an environment that does not harm their well-being and provides an adequate standard of living. Currently, the right to a healthy environment is not one that is internationally recognized as a human right. There are skeptics that claim that the environment and human rights are […]

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Time to Rethink the Continuing State of Emergency in Turkey

18 April 2017

After a failed military coup in Turkey on July 15, 2016, the Turkish government decided to declare a state of emergency to take required measures in the fight against the putschists, and return to normalcy as soon as possible. Considering the extension of the state of emergency to six months, and all measures taken in […]

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

Venezuela in Crisis: A Socialist Dystopia

17 April 2017

City-wide protests have occurred daily throughout Venezuela, a politically divided and economically destitute country, which was once South America’s wealthiest nation. Police meet protesters with rampant arrests, tear gas, and rubber bullets. Since the beginning of April, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have protested President Nicolás Maduro’s socialist government and its perpetration of the nation’s […]

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

Tobacco Trademarks in Peril: Australian Courts Can’t Be Bothered

08 March 2017

The unreasonable expropriation of intellectual property or the advancement of public health? This was the question posed by Philip Morris Asia Limited v. The Commonwealth of Australia. In 2011, Australia passed its “plain packaging legislation,” creating restrictions on the fonts, size, colors, and location of tobacco brand marks on product packaging. The legislation also requires […]

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

Trump Versus the World

28 February 2017

With the recent change of government in the United States (“U.S.”), there have been considerable reactions on the international level. To begin, many nations have expressed their incredible disdain for the choice of president, ranging from petitions to protests to motions to reduce trade with the U.S. Second, there is discussion of there being improper […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Kylie Frantz0 Comments

A Look Back: From the Death of Justice Antonin Scalia to the Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch

07 February 2017

While The View From Above generally posts on issues and topics concerning international law, I believe it prudent to address President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee—which will surely have a future impact on international law and the role the United States plays in it. This post briefly analyzes the following in response to the passing of Justice […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Joseph Apisdorf0 Comments

DU’s Foreign Direct Investment Moot Team Travels to Argentina To Compete

21 November 2016

The Foreign Direct Investment (“FDI”) International Arbitration Moot competition this year was in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the stunning Facultad de Derecho at the Universidad de Buenos Aries. Four students from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law (“SCOL”) competed in this event as one team. The FDI Moot competition was created in 2008 […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Ashley Lloyd0 Comments

The European Refugee Crisis: Unaccompanied Refugee and Migrant Children

14 November 2016

The refugee and migrant influx into Europe continues. Since January 2015 approximately 1.2 million people have journeyed across the Mediterranean in an attempt to reach Europe. The majority arrive in Europe by sea, while almost 34,900 refugees and migrants arrived by land. These individuals are fleeing economic and social breakdown such as conflict, violence, and […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Hannah Mitchell0 Comments

Assisted Suicide: the Thin Line Between Dying With Dignity And Premeditated Murder

08 November 2016

Imagine you are in unbearable pain. Every single moment of your life. Only drugs that your doctor prescribed to you hold this pain manageable to the extent that you are not screaming, that you can fall asleep. Even when you sleep, you are not getting that peaceful rest. You fall into a deep hole of […]

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

Decision 2016: Oh the Places We Will Go

07 November 2016

On November 8, 2016, the Unites States will elect a new President to lead. Polls have opened, and votes are being cast. But who will win, and what impact will it have on the national stage? As the rest of the world watches, American citizens need to realize we are wading into uncharted waters with […]

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