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 Max Mittleman
Cryptocurrencies have become a $700+ billion dollar market. This highly unregulated form of currency has baffled most governments who are accustomed to controlling the money supplies in their countries. South Korea is one of the biggest markets for cryptocurrencies, but its government is not too keen on the idea. South Korean decisions on banning cryptocurrency affect the global market of the digital assets.
By Mollie McSweeney
Ecuador has always remained silent on the issue of child abuse. However, survivors of abuse and the United Nations have gotten involved and pressed Ecuadorian officials to acknowledge this issue and make the necessary changes to the law.
By Morgan Lear
Cape Town is running out of water. What happens after Day Zero?
By Lauren Kissel
Poland recently passed a new bill that bans accusations that Poles were complicit in the Holocaust. However, Poland has several obligations under international law and the Polish Constitution to protect freedom of expression. Therefore, it is arguable that the holocaust bill is a violation of freedom of expression.
By Andy Kemmer
After experiencing political upheaval and civil war, Ivory Coast’s economy has been rapidly developing since 2010. It is now West Africa’s second-largest economy and Africa’s fastest growing economy. Among the turmoil and the upheaval cocoa production has remained the biggest driver in Ivory Coast’s economy. As the country continues to develop and cocoa prices drop, the country is finding ways to encourage chocolate production and local chocolate businesses. Given the money in chocolate is greater than that in cocoa, chocolate production could push Ivory Coast over the top to becoming a developed country.
By Kelly McClintock
In the country of Tanzania, homosexuality is criminalized by law and ridiculed by leadership. Homosexual men are particularly targeted under Tanzanian law, which provides that “carnal knowledge…against the order of nature” be severely punished – up to life in prison, and a minimum of thirty years.”
By Brittany Jones
Sierra Leone is one of more than 70 countries that criminalizes gay sexual activity. The stories of LGBTQ members in Sierra Leone and in other non-Anglo countries as a whole provide comprehensive insight into the cultural values that often promote homophobic legislation throughout the world.