Re-Writing History: The right to be forgotten

17 April 2015

Scientific research suggests that the act of forgetting memories fosters a healthy state of mind. The act of forgetting may be more difficult to achieve in a world where internet companies collect and store a broad range of information about their users’ lives and daily activities. Is it fair for individuals to ask everyone else […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Former DJILP Staff, Matthew Aeschbacher0 Comments

Lawsuit challenges Japan’s high standard for refugees

16 April 2015

In early March, four Syrian men filed a lawsuit against Japan’s Ministry of Justice, challenging the rejection of their refugee applications.  The group arrived in Japan in 2012 and applied for refugee status, citing the potential for persecution for their participation in pro-democracy protests against the Syrian government.  The Ministry rejected their refugee status in […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Leonard Large0 Comments

Critical Analysis: Protecting refugees in the midst of war

15 April 2015

In the early days of April, the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) pushed closer to the center of Damascus, the Syrian capital, than they had been able to before.  They did this by seizing the majority of the Al-Yarmouk camp, a large refugee district in the southern part of the city.  The camp had once […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Samantha Peaslee0 Comments

The College Conundrum: How US student loan repayment policy created $1 trillion in outstanding debt

14 April 2015

On average, a US student will spend approximately $21,000 per year pursuing a college degree, approximately 22% of which will be paid through borrowed funds. Considering the increasing costs of college tuition coupled with the need for students to borrow almost ¼ of their tuition, it no surprise that the outstanding federal student loan debt […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Demi Arenas, DJILP Staff0 Comments

Critical Analysis: Germany takes center stage in diplomacy

13 April 2015

In order to reevaluate its foreign policy approach, Germany conducted a review (“Review 2014”) last year.  Review 2014 included multiple town hall meetings with German voters and debates among foreign policy experts around the world.  Even during Review 2014, voters’ and experts’ opinions and approaches changed.  Initially, the majority of German voters disagreed with the statement […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Alicia Guber, DJILP Staff0 Comments

Critical Analysis: A critique of Spain’s Public Security Law

10 April 2015

Currently before Spain’s Senate is the Ley Orgánica de protección de la seguridad ciudadana (“Public Security Law”). This bill has already passed through the lower house of Parliament, Congreso de los Diputados, and is expected to soon pass through the Popular Party controlled Senate. The Public Security Law has come under great scrutiny with opponents […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Alison Haugen, DJILP Staff0 Comments

Loss of Culture: Can laws prevent the destruction of antiquities?  

09 April 2015

“Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.” – Elie Wiesel Over the course of human history, great and mighty civilizations have emerged, such as the Romans and Aztecs, only to fall to plague, pestilence or conquest. However, the lasting effects of these civilizations are the […]

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

Buddhist monks in Meiktila, Myanmar

Myanmar religion law restricts conversion and criminalizes adultery

09 March 2015

International organizations are outraged over proposed legislation being negotiated in the Myanmar Parliament which would require individuals to obtain government approval before converting to, or adopting, a new religion. Myanmar (Burma) is a primarily Theravada Buddhist nation of 54 million people with a generally poor, but improving, human rights record. President Obama has visited Myanmar […]

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

A scientist works during an IVF process on Aug. 11, 2008.

UK approves law allowing conception of three-parent babies

04 March 2015

In a bold and unprecedented move in the House of Commons, 382 Members of Parliament voted in favor of a technique that stops genetic diseases from being passed down from a mother to her child, with 182 members in opposition.  This technique uses the DNA from two women and one man to “create” a baby […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Laura Brodie1 Comment

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Sony Pictures’ “The Interview”— Freedom of speech or act of war?

26 February 2015

            The Interview, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco is a comedy about the assassination of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un.  Bitterly offended by the film, North Korea called the content an “act of war.” North Korea began making threats during the summer of 2014, going so far as involving the […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, Bernadette Shetrone, DJILP Staff1 Comment

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