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

Extraterritorial Internet Censorship and the Need for a Global Legal Standard

05 September 2017

“[T]he right to freedom of expression on the Internet is an issue of increased interest and importance, as the rapid pace of technological development enables individuals all over the world to use new information and communications technology.”[1] In 2013, the United Nations Human Rights Counsel acknowledged the increasing interest in ensuring the freedom of expression.[2] […]

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

China’s Trap in the Waters Around Guam

28 August 2017

The beginning of August 2017 saw the United States and the Democratic Republic of North Korea (DPRK) trading rhetoric that appeared to threaten nuclear war. It is possible, however, that the entire situation was an international legal trap laid for the United States. What at first instance appears to be two irrational state actors threatening […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, 4Guest & Faculty Articles, William Kent0 Comments

Legalization of soft-drugs: views from the U.S. and Italy

17 July 2017

On June 14, 2017, legal experts from the US and Italy gathered at the Law School of the University of Naples “Federico II” to discuss the challenges and perspectives of soft-drugs legalization, in the context of the inaugural colloquium of the international convention set up between the nearly 800-year old Italian law school and Denver […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, 4Guest & Faculty Articles, Amedeo Arena0 Comments

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