MSU International Law Revew: March 2016 Newsletter
International Law Review--the second largest journal at Michigan State University College of Law--was established in 1992 as The Journal of International Law & Practice at The Detroit College of Law. Since our inception, ILR has committed to the study and promotion of cutting edge legal issues at home and abroad. Our publications and annual symposia highlight our dedication to bringing the world to MSU Law and taking MSU Law out into the world.
Congratulations to MSU ILR's newly selected Editorial Board!
As ILR enters its 25th year, it is our pleasure to announce the Michigan State International Law Review Editorial Board for the 2016-2017 academic year. We look forward to the incoming E-Board continuing ILR's tradition of excellence.
Editor-in-Chief: Stephen Ragatzki
Executive Editor: Tyler Seling
Managing Editors: Abbie Carver; Courtney McCausland; Savannah Priebe
Notes and Comments Editors: Calla Ketchens; Laura Bassett
Online Managing Editor: Gary Gonzalez
Articles Editors: Bradley Bourne; Andrea Fogelsinger; Andrew Hargrove; Kelly Kane; Hilary McDaniel
Assistant Articles Editor: Kelsey Janssen
Congratulations to MSU ILR members on the completion of your student notes!
ongratulations to all Michigan State University International Law Review members on the completion of your student notes!
Congratulations all members on reaching your goals. The MSU ILR E-Board knows what was involved in getting it accomplished and all the dedication needed during that process. We are so proud of everyone for making every effort to achieve that goal. You have all worked hard, and proved to yourselves and everyone else what you are capable of. Again, congrats!
Recent Legal Forum Publications: March 2016 Edition
By: Amanda Carmichael.
Lipstick, pizza dough, instant noodles, ice cream, detergent, margarine, cookies, biodiesel, and soap. These are just a few of many everyday products that are used worldwide which contain palm oil. As production continues to grow for this product, so does deforestation and legislation surrounding its use. Read this blog to see the different arguments for and against stricter legislation.
By: Alexandra Arkin.
The Norwegian constitution and Norwegian law prioritize media pluralism and media ownership transparency by targeting concentration of media ownership and supporting public media. In contrast, the U.S. seems to be reversing policies that limit the concentration of media ownership, and the Trump administration wants to cut federal funding for public broadcasting by almost 94%.
By: Michael T. Moran.
This blog post explores the recent developments regarding the indictment issued against New York Knicks center Enes Kanter. Kanter, an open dissident of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, published tweets in May and June 2016 about Erdoğan, which the government interpreted as insulting toward the president. This blog also examines the possibility of Kanter’s extradition if he is found guilty in a Turkish court.
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By: Sarah Faris.
There is an old provision in the Australian constitution that prevents any dual citizens from holding office. In 2017, this provision was revisited and confirmed, causing the deputy prime minister to abdicate has the position because of a New Zealander father. It seems that moving forward, it could be in Australia’s best interest to revisit this provision.
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By: Matthew Thran
By: Kellina Yzette Heylek.
The Federal Council of Psychology in Brazilian ruled over 18 years ago that psychiatrists cannot advertise sexual orientation reversion therapies to potential patients as a cure for homosexuality. Many professional medical associations have made statements discrediting these conversion therapies stating it is ineffective and harmful. However, in September 2017, a federal judge in Brazil has overruled this precedent and has allowed psychiatrists to again advertise these treatments.
Image credit: © 2006 Reuters. A man shows his rainbow flag during the Gay Pride parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 30, 2006. https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/styles/1200w1200h/public/multimedia_images_2017/201709americas_brazil_lgbt.jpg?itok=7kN5oDSa
By: Shivani Verma.
Countries around the world are beginning to grapple with the legal rights of citizens in the technology age. India has joined the European Union in recognition of a right to privacy. What led to this landmark decision, and what are the implications?
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By: Evan Bonnstetter .
Across the globe, countries have recognized the significant costs and risks to consumers relating to the market in stolen and counterfeit pharmaceuticals. A growing, global trend is the enactment of legislation that will eventually require the entire pharmaceutical supply chain to monitor individual prescription drugs from manufacture to consumption. As the Russian government and pharmaceutical companies seek to develop the industry within Russia, implementation of a drug tracking system in Russia is delayed and the timetable remains uncertain.
By: Megan Hall.
Australia has convicted its first person for marrying a child, four years after enacting laws prohibiting child marriage. Hopefully, Australia can continue this positive trend of enforcement to fully prevent child marriages in the future.
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By: Morgan McCaul.
Morgan was a keynote speaker at the Michigan State International Law Review's 2018 Symposium, Issues in Sports in Courts. We are sharing her statement to convey her important message to the legal community at large.