MSU International Law Revew: January 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.
Recent Volume Publications: Volume 24, Issue 1
Jonathan Bialosky, Non-Refoulement in the ILC Articles on Expulsion of Aliens and its Practical Value for U.S. Immigration Law, 25 Mich. St. Int'l L. Rev. 1 (),
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.msu.edu/ilr/vol25/iss1/1.
J. Benjamin Lambert
J. Benjamin Lambert, The U.N. Convention on Electronic Contracting: Back From the Dead?, 25 Mich. St. Int'l L. Rev. 31 (),
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.msu.edu/ilr/vol25/iss1/2.
Ghazi Hashimi, Helping Afghanistan’s Informal Dispute Resolution Systems Follow Afghan Law in Criminal Matters: What Afghanistan Can Learn from Native American Peacemaking Program, 25 Mich. St. Int'l L. Rev. 77 (),
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.msu.edu/ilr/vol25/iss1/3.
Laura Bassett, How Google’s Android Bundles Could Cost Them Billions in the EU & India, 25 Mich. St. Int'l L. Rev. 119 (),
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.msu.edu/ilr/vol25/iss1/4.
Courtney McCausland, From Tolerance to Tactic: Understanding Rape in Armed Conflict as Genocide, 25 Mich. St. Int'l L. Rev. 149 (),
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.msu.edu/ilr/vol25/iss1/5
Steve Ragatzki, Filling in the Gaps in FAA Drone Regulations: A Proposed Dual-Zone Model of Personal Privacy, 25 Mich. St. Int'l L. Rev. 193 (),
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.msu.edu/ilr/vol25/iss1/6
Recent Legal Forum Publications: January 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.
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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.
Upcoming Events: MSU International Law Review's Annual Symposium 2016
Emerging Narratives: Developments in Global Drug Policies
This year's symposium will focus on exploring issues related to drug policies. It will address new and exciting developments in drug policy platforms across the globe. Our goal is to highlight social and economic problems as a result of existing drug policies and enforcement tactics. By presenting on various countries' innovative approaches to drug policy, we can hopefully spur a debate on the value and effectiveness of different approaches to regulating drugs.
The symposium will incorporate diverse subject areas related to drugs, including healthcare and pharmaceuticals, border regulation, mass incarceration, and criminal justice reform.
Confirmed Speakers Include:
- Dr. Caitlin E. Hughes - Senior Research Fellow at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre for Australia
- Dr. Bianca Buechner, Ph.D., L.L.M. - Affiliate Faculty Member at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Hannover University
- Beau Kilmer - Senior Drug Policy Researcher for RAND Corp.
- Kenneth R. Pina, RPh, J.D. - Founder of Core Risks Ltd., a global provider of specialized consulting services to select business sector and author of the casebook "A Practical Guide to FDA's Food and Drug Law and Regulations"
- Hannah Hetzer - Senior Policy Advisor for the Americas for the Drug Policy Alliance
- Carrie L. Rosenbaum - Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University School of Law
If you are interested in attending the event or if you have questions regarding the event, please contact Jesse DePauw (Executive Editor) at firstname.lastname@example.org.