Uruguayan president José Mujica

Critical Analysis: Uruguay’s New Law to Legalize Marijuana

29 January 2015

by Laura Brodie, Denver Journal of International Law and Policy November 1, 2014 On December 10, 2013, the country of Uruguay made headlines around the world by passing a law to legalize marijuana throughout the country.  The law is considered a victory for many yet others remain skeptical about its effectiveness as the country continues […]

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Critical Analysis: North and South Korea’s Talks Working Towards Conflict Resolution

26 January 2015

by Samantha Peaslee, Denver Journal of International Law and Policy October 19, 2014 In mid-October 2014, North and South Korea resumed talks at Panmunjom.  While the two countries are technically still at war, as they never entered into a truce after the Korean War in 1953.  The two countries have proceeded through various discussions and […]

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ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri

Critical Analysis: Will al-Qaeda Rejoin Forces with ISIS?

20 January 2015

by Casey Smartt, Denver Journal of International Law and Policy October 14, 2014   By now, most, if not all, world leaders have taken notice of the threat posed by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (“ISIS”). Currently, 14 nations have joined the United States’ fight against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. However, al-Qaeda still […]

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Critical Analysis: Canada’s Involvement in the War on Terror

05 November 2014

When people think of Canada, they generally do not think of its intensive involvement with counter terrorism measures. In fact, most Canadians also do not consider Canada to be highly involved in the international “war on terror.” However, recent events have brought increased attention to Canada’s extensive involvement in anti-terrorism measures and have called Prime […]

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Graph of Unaccompanied Alien Children by Location of Origin 2014

Critical Analysis: The U.S. Immigration “Humanitarian Crisis” at Its Source

13 October 2014

Here in the United States, there has been a recent uptick in news about the “humanitarian crisis” stemming from children migrating across Central America and coming across the United States southern border. The news reports are less frequent now than they were a few months ago, but over the summer months headlines of the “humanitarian […]

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Critical Analysis: Determining the Boundaries of the Internet

08 October 2014

Cloud Computing and Internet Surveillance Since the rise of the internet, lawmakers and courts have struggled to create legal rules for a computer network that disregards geographical boundaries. Issues concerning internet governance have only grown more complex with the recent trend towards cloud computing and revelations of internet surveillance by government agencies. U.S. companies host […]

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Judge Masipa delivers her judgment in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial. Image Source: Reuters.

Oscar Pistorius Verdict: Judicial Criticism and Uncertain Sentencing

06 October 2014

On September 12, South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide in the death of his girlfriend, model and law graduate, Reeva Steenkamp. Acquitting Pistorius on the charge of murder, Judge Thokozile Masipa handed down the manslaughter-equivalent finding in the North Gauteng High Court. Pistorius, 27, was released on bail and will […]

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Sign at the International Criminal Court.

Critical Analysis: Gaza Conflict, Palestine, and the ICC

06 October 2014

After a cease-fire ended the fifty day war between Gaza and Israel, Palestine wants to bring charges against Israeli individuals for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Therefore, Palestine has an important decision to make: become a state to the Rome Statute, which grants the ICC jurisdiction, or remain a non-member observer state and submit […]

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ISIL fighters marching in Raqqa, Syria.

Uncertainty of U.S. Government Intervention over ISIS

06 October 2014

One of the predominant issues in recent world news has been the current actions of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and the tensions that the U.S. and Syria now face in response to those actions.  The issue is not new, especially since the ISIS group has prospered since U.S. troops left […]

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Doctors bring a suspected Ebola patient to an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone.

What Ebola Means for West Africa and the World

06 October 2014

*UPDATE: This article was written on August 27, 2014. As of October 3, 2014, the CDC estimates the number of people that have died from contracting ebola in the current outbreak has increased to 3,439, and the number of people sickened by ebola (as measured by laboratory confirmed cases) has increased to 4,108. Additionally, the […]

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