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: Abbie Carver.
The human rights concerns surrounding the DPRK are abundant. Tens of thousands of North Korean civilians have been abducted by the North Korean government; family members of “dissidents” have disappeared; North Koreans sent to prison camps experience torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment (many fall ill or die soon after entering custody); citizens must obtain permission to travel within the country as well as abroad; women are trafficked and forced into marriages; and millions of North Koreans face extreme hunger or starvation.
By: Tyler Seling.
Protecting intellectual property (“IP”) is an important aspect of any business or organization. Whether utilizing trademarks for brand development, copyrights for the works of authorship, or patents for the design or innovation it’s created, having an established IP policy is critical to succeeding in the competitive digital market.
By: Andrew Brockman.
outh Africa is a developed country which is incredibly corrupt, but people are not aware of it. What is so depressing is that learning about the corruption is merely one click away, but Americans do not read about it.
By: Hilary McDaniel.
In March 2017, over one million Indian Muslims signed a petition to end the triple talaq, a controversial divorce practice.. The triple talaq has been banned in more than 20 Muslim countries including Pakistan and Bangladesh, but remains in India.
By: Rebecca Bradley.
What would you do if you never got to see your child? Not even for one second. You never got the chance to give it a name, you didn’t even know if it was a boy or a girl. Well, this was the reality for many mothers in Australia.
By: Monica Macias.
El Salvador has some of the world's most draconian abortion laws. In 1998, abortion was outlawed in El Salvador. The crime carries a prison sentence of up to eight years, but when it is treated as homicide, women are sentenced up to four decades in jail.The tough on crime law enforcement approach has even spilled over to instances where an abortion is inferred cases where a miscarriage occurred.
By: Brad Bourne.
Simply put, Norway is generally considered to be one of the best countries to call “home.” Despite a well-founded reputation, Norway is not flawless or free of controversy. From 2008 to 2013, there was a fifty percent increase in the overall number of children removed from their homes in Norway. Together, these cases, and the public’s response to them, serve as the basis for the assertion that the Norwegian government is engaged in the practice of “child-kidnapping."
By Calla Ketchens.
Corruption was so prevalent in Romania that when it joined the European Union in 2007, along with Bulgaria, the European Commission established the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) specifically for these two countries in order to assess Romania’s progress in fighting corrupt practices. Romania has made progress in its fight against corruption, but, if the recent protests in Romania are any indication, Romania still has a long way to go before the CVM reaches its expiration date of 2019.
By: Hannah Bloom.
The glass ceiling. What is this mysterious yet familiar term? You may have heard of it before, but not known what it actually meant. The glass ceiling. What is this mysterious yet familiar term? Workplace pay is one area that the glass ceiling applies to and Iceland is attempting to tear it down.
By: Kelly Kane.
A recent case before the European Court on Human Rights has raised the issue of surrogacy as a form of human trafficking. While Article 8 prohibits “interference by a public authority with the exercise of” the right to private life and family life, in January the Court determined that removal of a six-month-old child from his adoptive parents was not a violation of this right.