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
France recently passed a controversial new asylum law that dramatically reduces the amount of time asylees have to file an application for relief and criminalizes illegally entering the country, which is punishable by up to one-year imprisonment. The law has received harsh criticism from both human rights groups and French National Assembly members themselves.
In 2017 Russia removed criminal penalties from acts of domestic abuse that do not leave lasting physical injury. Russian law makers say that this is not a dismissal of the issue and that it still considers domestic violence to be an important societal problem. However, when reporting leads to nothing more than a fine, women have little incentive to make a formal report.
This article looks at the South African Constitution and the purposes behind the new South African land reform policy of land expropriation without compensation. It further addresses concerns with a lack of farming knowledge and the impact this will have on expropriated farms.
Utilizing EU Law and a UK Bill, the UK has finalized its decision to leave the EU. With the fear of globalization and immigration mounting, where will UK Law stand once they leave?
Despite international opposition to its whaling practices, Iceland resumed whaling for commercial purposes in 2018. In July 2018, Icelandic whalers were accused of illegally killing a protected blue whale. How is Iceland able to get away with commercial whaling, when this practice is banned around the globe?
After Anders Behrin Breivik went on a killing spree that left nearly 80 people dead, Norway gave him its maximum criminal sentence: twenty-one years. While it seems surprising, Norway’s policy of short-term sentences and preventative detention could be a feasible solution to problems with mass incarceration around the world.
Spanish Congress is considering a new bill that would legalize assisted suicide for terminally ill patients. If the bill does not pass, do those patients have a right to die using assisted suicide under Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Given the breadth and subjective nature of how degrading treatment is determined by the Court, patients could have a viable argument.
The Caspian Basin provides oil and natural gas to the world market. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union there has a been a dispute over who owns the resources within the Caspian Sea. The Caspian Sea’s legal status as a sea or lake plays a large role in determining how the resources are managed.
In 2017, the European Union adopted new regulations to improve transparency to information relating to medical devices. But do these laws go far enough to protect patient safety and improve public health?
France’s alarming traffic related death toll prompted the government to implement new driving rules. This blog post digs into France’s preventative and reactionary measures to predict whether they will be effective.