Climate Change as a Threat to Human Rights in the Maldives

Climate Change as a Threat to Human Rights in the Maldives

By: Courtney McCausland.

A number of island nations face the potential of losing land mass due to climate change. Some nations could become uninhabitable due to loss of farmable land and contamination of fresh water sources. The peoples of such nations face the possibility of statelessness. How can atoll nations prepare today for their citizens' future?

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Preserving the Ocean: Palau’s National Marine Sanctuary Act

Preserving the Ocean: Palau’s National Marine Sanctuary Act

By: Andrea Fogelsinger.

International and unilateral agreements to regulate global resources are often questionably effective in their ability to effect change. One Pacific nation has taken matters into its own hands in establishing marine sanctuaries and no take zones to protect its resources and prevent mass extinction. 

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Must a New Nation Return Property Seized by a Prior Regime?

Must a New Nation Return Property Seized by a Prior Regime?

By Savannah Priebe.

 

World War II wounds have once again resurfaced in the form of legal action, this time against the country of Croatia. Descendants of Croatian Serbs, Jews and Roma are now seeking repayment for their relatives' seized property and suffering during World War II. This post analyzes this current controversy under adhere to the intent of the UNIDROIT convention and Croatia's responsibility to repatriate any property now its its control from World War II.

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The Rise of Baby Hotels: An Analysis of Japan’s Child Care Crisis

The Rise of Baby Hotels: An Analysis of Japan’s Child Care Crisis

By Rebecca Bradley.

Child care is one of the biggest, and costliest, decisions parents must make. Today's blog post discusses the requirements the US federal and state governments place on child care providers. Then, the post discusses the child care issues in Japan and the rise in uncertified day care centers, also called "Baby Hotels."

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European Hate Speech Laws and their Chilling Effects on the Freedom of Expression

European Hate Speech Laws and their Chilling Effects on the Freedom of Expression

By Kelly Kane.

American's enjoy a constitutional right to freedom of speech. However, this right is not unviersal. Certian European countries place limits on freedom of speech. Today's blog post discusses the European laws regarding freedom of speech and hate speech.

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El Chapo Guzman’s Extradition

El Chapo Guzman’s Extradition

By Jessica Baker.

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was recently extradited to the United States. His decades-long run from the police has come to an end and he has pled not-guilty to 17 federal drug trafficking offenses. Today's post discusses extradition laws, and why many countries are hesitant to extradite alleged criminals to the United States.

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Controlling the Presidential Election Madness: Lessons from France

Controlling the Presidential Election Madness: Lessons from France

By Hilary McDaniel.

On April 23rd, France will hold its presidential election. Unlike the United States, France limits the formal campaign period to the two weeks leading up to the election. Thus, formal campaigning began on April 9th and must conclude by 11:59 PM on April 21st. Today's post discusses the differences between presidential races in United States and France.

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The Fate of the Paris Agreement and the Future of Global Warming

The Fate of the Paris Agreement and the Future of Global Warming

By Brad Bourne.

In October 2016, the Paris Agreement was ratified. This Agreement brought together the international community in an effort to address climate change. Today's post discusses the specifics of the Agreement. Then, the post discusses how President Trump's policies may affect the future of the Agreement.

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Beyond the Wall: A German Solution to the Property Issue in Cyprus Reunification

Beyond the Wall: A German Solution to the Property Issue in Cyprus Reunification

By Calla Ketchens.

The idea of "building a wall" has become very common in the past year. But it is not a new problem. Other countries such as North Korea, South Korea, and Israel-Palestine have faced border issues. Today;s post provides a brief history of Cyprus and discusses the possible reunification of Cyprus.

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