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Voting Rights and Wrongs

28 March 2014

It is Sunday the 9th of March.  Imagine if today, voting day for Congress in Colombia, Bogotanos could not go to the polls because they live in the Districto Capital (nation´s capital district) and not in a departmento (state); would this violate human rights law?  Imagine this same day if afro descendants, indigenous, women or […]

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Critical Analysis: Turkey’s Failed Ban On Twitter

27 March 2014

On March 20, 2014, Turkey blocked its citizens from the social media website, Twitter. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is the main culprit for this act. During a campaign rally, he stated “Now there is a court order. Twitter, mwitter, we will eradicate it all.” His purported reason behind the block: privacy concerns. Prime […]

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The Smart Grid: How the International Community is Combating Climate Change (Part 2 of 3)

25 March 2014

This is the second blog post in a series of three blog posts proposing that the Smart Grid is a possible contributing remedy to fighting global climate change.  This post analyzes the Smart Grid on a more country-specific level and discusses how the United States, the European Union, and China define and value the Smart […]

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Critical Analysis: The Effectiveness of Current Laws Regulating the International Exotic Bird Pet Trade

24 March 2014

The international pet trade for exotic animal species is a highly lucrative, multi-billion dollar enterprise, second only to drugs and weapons on the black market. Notably, exotic birds are one of the most significantly impacted species by the international pet trade industry. The number of exotic birds in the wild has dramatically declined in recent […]

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Critical Analysis: Brazil’s Oil and Land Use Rights

19 March 2014

Would you like to strike it rich through the purchase of land use rights? Consider bidding on the next oil and gas auction by the Brazilian government. Two of the most popular offerings by Brazil are described below. Sedimentary Basin Brazil enacted Law No. 9.478 (“Petroleum Law”) in 1997 to establish Concession Agreements, the contracts […]

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The Smart Grid: How the International Community Is Combating Climate Change (Part 1 of 3)

17 March 2014

This is the first blog post in a series of three blog posts proposing that the Smart Grid is a possible contributing remedy to fighting global climate change.  This post provides context about global climate change in general and details what the Smart Grid is.  The second blog post discusses the Smart Grid on a […]

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Critical Analysis: The Resurgence of the Modern Baby Box

13 March 2014

Baby hatches (also called baby boxes) are not an entirely modern concept, as their use can be traced back to medieval times.  Their purpose has also largely remained the same: to allow a mother to anonymously leave the child in a safe and protected place, the baby box, when she feels she is not capable […]

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Critical Analysis: Pride and History at Stake in ICJ Ruling Defining Maritime Border Between Peru and Chile

07 March 2014

About a month ago, the International Court of Justice at the Hague (“ICJ”) issued a ruling in a dispute between Peru and Chile that was instigated in 2008. Over 14,000 square miles of ocean in international waters were at stake. The ruling granted Peru control over the majority of the disputed waters, but Chile retained […]

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Critical Analysis: High Stakes for GLBTQ Community in Uganda

27 February 2014

After a controversy spanning five years, Ugandan President Museveni signed a bill into law expanding the criminalization of homosexuality in Uganda.  GLBTQ individuals could now face up to life imprisonment.  Besides an inherent anti-GLBTQ sentiment, the rhetoric surrounding the passage of the bill has been strongly anti-colonial and anti-West.  Decried by nations and NGO’s as […]

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Critical Analysis: Hope for Ukrainian Democracy with the Parliament and the Protesters

25 February 2014

Major upheaval in the Ukrainian government followed fiery and deadly protests in Kiev’s Independence Square last week.  Parliament ousted President Viktor Yanukovych and declared a new interim president.  Two groups, members of parliament (“MPs”) and hoards of protesters, played an integral part in the changes in Ukraine.  Maintaining the tentative peace in Ukraine depends in […]

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