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Decision 2016: Oh the Places We Will Go

On November 8, 2016, the Unites States will elect a new President to lead. Polls have opened, and votes are being cast. But who will win, and what impact will it have on the national stage? As the rest of the world watches, American citizens need to realize we are wading into uncharted waters with […]

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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

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

Comparing the United States to Other O.A.S. Members in Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence

In my forthcoming Note, titled Filling the Gap of Domestic Violence Protection: Returning Human Rights to U.S. Victims, [1] I argue that “[b]y failing to hold states accountable for enforcing mechanisms of DV protection, the U.S. federal government fails to satisfy its responsibility assumed by the American Declaration on the Rights and Duties of Man (“American […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, 4Guest & Faculty Articles, Melanie Kalmanson0 Comments

Where do Clinton and Trump stand on U.S. intervention?

What should be the U.S. role in the world? In the current election cycle, the debate on this vital question is especially focused on America’s military interventions — interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and hesitation in Syria — which provide some indicators for reflection. As both presidential candidates have spoken on the topic, […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Ved Nanda0 Comments

An International Convention on the Enforcement of Mediated Agreements?

There is a growing use of mediation in international commercial disputes. Many have pointed out that mediation is ‘the new arbitration’, because arbitration has become increasingly formalized, costly, lengthy and adversarial in nature. Others argue that mediation cannot take the role of arbitration, and one of the reasons is that it lacks an international system […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Guest Writers, Matilda Brolin0 Comments

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