China's Island Building

Critical Analysis: China’s ‘Island-building’ May Suppress Economic Growth in Asia

14 November 2014

 November 14, 2014 The dispute between Vietnam and China over the CNOOC oil rig has been resolved by the withdrawal of the 31,000 ton structure from the disputed area of the Paracel Islands, but the fight in the South China Sea is far from over. Vietnam, China, The Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, and Taiwan all have […]

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Canadian flag.

Critical Analysis: Canada’s Involvement in the War on Terror

05 November 2014

When people think of Canada, they generally do not think of its intensive involvement with counter terrorism measures. In fact, most Canadians also do not consider Canada to be highly involved in the international “war on terror.” However, recent events have brought increased attention to Canada’s extensive involvement in anti-terrorism measures and have called Prime […]

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A pro-choice march in Dublin.

Critical Analysis: Ms. Y Tests Ireland’s Abortion Policy

02 November 2014

November 2, 2014 Two years ago, the death of Savita Hallapanaver pushed the Irish Government into passing legislation regarding abortion that its own Supreme Court had required it to do fifteen years before hand.  Last month, another abortion-related scandal erupted when an official report was leaked detailing the events leading to the decision to deliver […]

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Julia Preston reporting on the immigration crisis at the U.S. border with Mexico.

Critical Analysis: Mexican and Central American Children Seeking Refuge in U.S.

01 November 2014

November 1, 2014 The United States has caught more than 68,000 children crossing the United States border—primarily via the Rio Grande Valley into Texas—in the past year, doubling last year’s number.  The majority of children are coming from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.  In fact, less than a quarter of the children caught are from […]

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Uruguayan president José Mujica

Critical Analysis: Uruguay’s New Law to Legalize Marijuana

01 November 2014

by Laura Brodie, Denver Journal of International Law and Policy November 1, 2014 On December 10, 2013, the country of Uruguay made headlines around the world by passing a law to legalize marijuana throughout the country.  The law is considered a victory for many yet others remain skeptical about its effectiveness as the country continues […]

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Handwritten sign from California 2007 reading "My life, my choice at the end of my life!"

Critical Analysis: Is Choosing to Die a Human Right?

31 October 2014

October 31, 2014 As the world focuses on saving people from the Ebola epidemic, there is little focus on the push for the right to die with dignity. Generally, the right to die with dignity means the right to decide and choose how one should die. Recently, a new category has been suggested—physician-assisted suicide—which appears […]

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Michael Kirby, Chairman of the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea

Critical Analysis: Will the Crimes Against Humanity perpetrated in North Korea be prosecuted in the ICC?

28 October 2014

October 28, 2014 Speaking before the UN General Assembly on Oct. 28, 2014, Marzuki Darusman, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) encouraged action to stem the ongoing human rights abuses in the country.  Specifically, Mr. Darusman encouraged submitting the Commission of Inquiry’s report to […]

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Protestors hold signs and placards

Critical Analysis: Protesting China’s Pre-Approved Candidate List

20 October 2014

October 20, 2014 Thousands of people in Hong Kong are protesting a decision by China’s top legislative committee that voters would be able to choose only from a list of pre-approved candidates for the office of Chief Executive of Hong Kong. This decision, which came down in August of 2014, is a way in which […]

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Critical Analysis: North and South Korea’s Talks Working Towards Conflict Resolution

19 October 2014

by Samantha Peaslee, Denver Journal of International Law and Policy October 19, 2014 In mid-October 2014, North and South Korea resumed talks at Panmunjom.  While the two countries are technically still at war, as they never entered into a truce after the Korean War in 1953.  The two countries have proceeded through various discussions and […]

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ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri

Critical Analysis: Will al-Qaeda Rejoin Forces with ISIS?

14 October 2014

by Casey Smartt, Denver Journal of International Law and Policy October 14, 2014   By now, most, if not all, world leaders have taken notice of the threat posed by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (“ISIS”). Currently, 14 nations have joined the United States’ fight against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. However, al-Qaeda still […]

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