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 Staff2 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

Map of Internal Displacement Statistics in Ukraine

Critical Analysis: Responding to the crisis facing internally displaced people in Ukraine

20 February 2015

As fighting intensifies and peace talks remain on rocky ground, the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine increases with each day that passes. One aspect of the crisis in Ukraine is the massive surge in numbers of internally displaced people. Reports of nearly 600,000 asylum seekers fleeing Ukraine, do not include the nearly one million internally displaced […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Julie Marling0 Comments

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Critical Analysis: Reframing Climate Change

14 February 2015

In November of 2014, The Group of Twenty (G20) met in Brisbane Australia to discuss the state of the global economy.  Global growth, climate change, and tax avoidance were among the major issues discussed.  The Australian delegation contested the inclusion of a statement on the climate which is reflective of the recent repeal of their […]

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Posted in 1TVFA Posts, 2Featured Articles, DJILP Staff, Jordan Edmondson0 Comments

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