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Intervention: Altruistic Benevolence or International Tyranny?

John Donne famously declared, “[n]o man is an island.” Similarly, “no state is an island,” as states are inevitably impacted by the actions of others. But does this mean that any connection, however attenuated, justifies one state’s interference with another? Is this kind of interference ever justified? Is there ever an obligation on states to […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Cameron Hunter, DJILP Staff0 Comments

Who is to Blame for the Venezuela – Colombia Border Crisis?

Many Colombians are leaving Venezuela by crossing the Tachira river. (courtesy of BBC) In an effort to restore peace and order along the Colombian border, the President of Venezuela, Nicholas Maduro, has declared a state of emergency. Border crossings between Venezuela and Colombia have closed, martial law has been enacted in border regions, and Colombians […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Sandra Ortega0 Comments

Exit Through the Bathroom: An Ineffective War on Drugs

On July 16, 2015, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexican drug kingpin and leader of the Sinaloa cartel, escaped from federal prison in Mexico. He did so via a one-mile tunnel from beneath his private shower at the prison. The tunnel was equipped with a modified motorcycle that led to a half-built house overlooking both the […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Lorne Hiller0 Comments

At the Breaking Point: Religious discrimination in Myanmar

On July 7, 2015, Myanmar’s parliament passed the Buddhist Women’s Special Marriage Bill (“Marriage Bill”).  The measure is one of four (one of which has passed and two of which are still pending) that are aimed at protecting race and religion in the country, known as the Protection of Race and Religion Laws.  The Marriage Bill will […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Allison Derschang, DJILP Staff0 Comments

The Marshall Islands: Human Rights, Climate Change, & Zero Emissions

Indigenous people living on the Marshall Islands have a grim history and are facing a potentially grim future. The Marshallese peoples were displaced due to nuclear testing in the past and are confronting the threat of relocation due to climate change in the future. Sitting mere feet above sea level, the Marshall Islands are a […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Bernadette Shetrone, DJILP Staff0 Comments

298 Deaths with a Single Missile

On July 17, 2014 Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot out the sky at 33,000 feet above eastern Ukraine killing all 298 people on board. The cause of the 298 deaths can be attributed to the fighting between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels during the Crimean crisis. However, it has not been confirmed whether the Ukrainian […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Teresa Milligan0 Comments

Gender-Based Asylum Claims: Why the United States Approves So few

Under current asylum law, gender is not a protected ground for asylum. The United States, as well as many other countries around the world, first committed to the international community to protect the rights of refugees when it signed the Refugee Convention in 1951, the controlling international convention in refugee law.  A refugee, according to […]

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

Unanticipated consequences of an outbreak: Ebola in West Africa, 1 year later

It was May 25, 2014 when the World Health Organization (WHO) reported its first documented case of Ebola in Sierra Leone. Since then, other countries like Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria have been incessantly fighting the eradication of the deadly virus and preventing its spread to other countries, diminishing the risk of a world-wide pandemic.  Today, […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Sandra Ortega0 Comments

Identifying Torture: A conspicuous ambiguity

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

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

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