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Renewed Violence in the Central African Republic

The UN Integrated Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), a UN force tasked with peacekeeping in the landlocked African country of 5 million people, has reported renewed violence this week in which at least 20 people were killed, a UN aid worker was injured, and the UN offices were looted.  On […]

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

President Obama to Veto 9/11 Tort Legislation to Protect Sovereign Immunity

On Monday, September 12, 2016, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said that despite bipartisan support, President Obama is likely to veto legislation approved by Congress, which would allow the families and victims of the September 11, 2011 attacks to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for any role it might have had in the […]

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

The Road Ahead for Colombia, as FARC Agrees to Peace

The Western Hemisphere has reason to celebrate… The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia finally agreed to end the longest running armed conflict of the Americas.  Colombia’s Marxist FARC (“Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia”) rebel group began as a peasant uprising against the national government in 1964.  The group’s ideologies encompass Marxism, the antithesis of capitalism, […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Tahli Salem0 Comments

A Bittersweet Ending to the Longest Civil War in Latin America: Colombia-FARC

Colombia has struggled for decades to combat the illegal drug trade, terrorism, and violence that FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia) has contributed to since 1966. Known for being one of the richest guerrilla armies in the world,  FARC has approximately 8,000 rebel fighters that control many rural areas in the south and eastern portions […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, DJILP Staff, Sandra Ortega0 Comments

The State of European Burqa Bans

  Recent attacks in France and Germany have put the international community on alert and caused governments in those countries to draft or enforce legislation aimed at preventing future attacks. While countries in France have drafted legislation directly targeting what is believed to be symbols pertaining to Islamic extremism, Germany has chosen a more neutral approach […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Nicole Chaney0 Comments

70 Years of Justice

This week we celebrate a very important birthday – on April 18th, 1946, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) was born. Since its birth 70 years ago, the ICJ has had the opportunity to hear 161 cases. These cases have been entered from large countries like the United States and the former Soviet Union all […]

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

War and Displacement – A Nigerian Story

In 1903, the Sokoto caliphate in Northern Nigeria, Niger, and southern Cameroon fell, placing the preceding areas under British control. After the British took control, some of the Muslims in these areas expressed their resistance to Western influences. In 2002, Mohammed Yusuf formed Boko Haram, which in loose translation means western education is a sin. […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Cheyenne Moore, DJILP Staff1 Comment

EU-Turkey Agreement: What’s the Deal?

On March 8, 2016, the European Union (EU) and Turkey reached an agreement aimed at resolving the migrant crisis, which has grown exponentially over the past several years. Since the beginning of the conflict, a total of 9 million migrants, have fled war-torn areas such as Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. In search of safety, most […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Jeyla Zeynalova0 Comments

ICC Convicts Former President Bemba for Atrocities in Central Africa

On Monday March 21, 2016 the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted former Congolese vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the 2002-2003 situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). Bemba was convicted by the ICC of two counts of crimes against humanity, for murder and rape, and three counts of […]

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

The Future of Airline Safety Regulations

On March 4th, head of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board Chris Hart expressed his concern that international efforts to improve airline safety efforts have thus far fallen short. After Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared two years ago, lax safety standards were thrust into the headlines, both in the U.S. and abroad. Since the MH370 […]

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

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