Mass Incarceration at Home and Decarceration Abroad

10 October 2016

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

How a Mosquito Bite Differs By Two Weeks

29 September 2016

Now that the Zika virus has been confirmed in mosquitoes of Miami Beach, concern about the spread of the disease in the United States has taken on new urgency.  Zika is a virus that is transferable by mosquito bite or sexual intercourse.  Generally, in adults, the virus is harmless—causing common cold symptoms in an infected […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 4Guest & Faculty Articles, Max Solomon, Melanie Kalmanson0 Comments

Renewed Violence in the Central African Republic Threatens Fragile Peace

23 September 2016

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

21 September 2016

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

19 September 2016

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

16 September 2016

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

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

09 September 2016

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?

07 September 2016

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?

29 August 2016

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

The State of European Burqa Bans

22 August 2016

  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

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