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Month: October 2013

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Recycling Fees & Russia's World Trade Woes

CC Image Courtesy of the World Trade Organization Recycling Fees and Russia’s World Trade Woes by Alex Kerrigan* Free trade initiatives generally include the elimination of tariffs, subsidies, and quotas. By allowing a free flowing market, foreign importers can compete equally with domestic companies. In a free trade system, supply and demand help set the…

Oct 2013

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Egypt: The Enemy of My Enemy

CC Image Courtesy of Gigi Ibrahim The Enemy of My Enemy: How the Revolution Died in Egypt by Jordan Calazan Manalastas* It was Christopher Hitchens who in 2011 said that Egypt is not so much a country with an army, as it is an army with a country.[1] Had Hitchens lived to see today, he…

Oct 2013

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Guys & Idols: South Korean Conscription Law

CC Image Courtesy of Jaeyeon Sim & Tanya Im Guys & Idols: Difficulties With South Korean Conscription Reform by Yujin Chun* South Korean pop music, known internationally by the moniker “K-Pop,” has an active and widespread fan culture. The devoted fans of K-Pop groups—at the time of this article, examples include all-male singing group SHINee,…

Oct 2013

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Competing Contradictions: The South China Sea

CC Image Courtesy of M. Crozet Competing Contradictions: The U.S. Approach to the South China Sea by Noah Black* I.  Introduction Perhaps overlooked in the shutdown imbroglio, the White House recently cancelled a presidential trip to a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).[1] Instead, John Kerry, the Secretary of State, was tasked…

Oct 2013

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Re-thinking Retroactive Command Responsibility

CC Image Courtesy of Eric A. Clement Re-thinking Retroactive Command Responsibility at the Ad Hoc Tribunals by John D. Flynn* Introduction Article 7(3) of the Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and corresponding Article 6(3) of the Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) both provide for a…

Oct 2013

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Russia: Medals, Scandals, and Propaganda

CC Image Courtesy of Valya Egorshin Medals, Scandals, and Propaganda: 2014 Winter Olympic Games and Anti-Gay Propaganda Laws in Russia by Yujin Chun* On June 30, 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law[1] a bill that bans the spreading of “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations to minors” and the distribution of information that promotes…

Oct 2013

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Russian Federation: The Snowden Decision

CC Image Courtesy of Thierry Ehrmann Russian Federation: The Snowden Decision by Alex Kerrigan* Earlier this year, Edward Snowden, a contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA), leaked classified information related to a surveillance program under which the U.S. was spying on both foreign and domestic citizens.[1] After working for the NSA for several months,…

Oct 2013

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A Giant Falls: Pemex Must Partner Up

CC Image Courtesy of Patrick Denker A Giant Falls: Pemex Must Partner Up for the Benefit of Mexicans by Oscar Lopez* I.   INTRODUCTION Mexico needs oil reform. At current levels of production, the country will become a net oil importer by the end of this decade. However, state-owned Petróleos Mexicanos (“Pemex”) lacks the financial and…

Oct 2013

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Vigilante Intervention in Syria

CC Image Courtesy of Antony Antony Vigilante Intervention in Syria by Jordan Manalastas* Whenever the American military marches toward foreign soil, a popular slogan finds its way through bathroom stalls and bumper stickers; it says, roughly, “Bombing for peace is like [expletive] for virginity.” The simile is deceptively clever, not least because the soundest way…

Oct 2013

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Apartheid: Interview with Johan Van der Vyver

CC Image courtesy of Hakan Dahlstrom Editor’s Foreword: In September, one of our colleagues at the Emory International Law Review had the opportunity to sit down with Johan Van der Vyver, a professor at the Emory University School of Law who helped guide the development of South Africa’s post-apartheid constitution. The following is an essay…

Oct 2013