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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cyber Security: An International Security Issue with No Solution?

On Friday, October 20th, malicious cyber attacks prohibited access to major websites like Twitter, PayPal, and Amazon in intermittent locations throughout the U.S. and abroad. Experts determined the attacks are the result of a virus that infected thousands of users’ internet-connected devices through webcams and video recording devices. This method of hacking is both complicated […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Jane Rugg0 Comments

The Fight Against Climate Change: The Paris Agreement Ratified by 75 Countries

On October 5th the requirements were met for the Paris Agreement (PA) to enter into force. This milestone was triggered when more than 55 countries representing 55% of global greenhouse emissions (GHG) ratified the Agreement. The PA has had tremendous international public and private support following its adoption by the 197 Parties to the United […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Jeremy Bellavia0 Comments

Mass Incarceration at Home and Decarceration Abroad

Around the world, there are around ten million people in prison at any given time. While the world’s criminal justice systems struggle to ensure access to legal representation, a fair trial, and freedom from torture, some countries have been more successful than others. Other western countries are moving toward decarceration,[1] but politicians in the United […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Alison Haugen0 Comments

Renewed Violence in the Central African Republic Threatens Fragile Peace

The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) has reported renewed violence this week in the Central African Republic (CAR). On September 16th, after months of relative peace between predominantly Christian anti-Balaka supporters and predominantly Muslim ex-Seleka rebels, 26 civilians were killed, a UN aid worker was injured, and UN humanitarian […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Jeremy Goldstein0 Comments

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