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Month: November 2013

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Happy Thanksgiving from CILJ

CC Image Courtesy of Bruce Fingerhood Happy Thanksgiving from the Cornell International Law Journal In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Cornell International Law Journal will not be publishing any online content today. Check back with us on Monday, December 2nd, for our next article. Happy Thanksgiving! Sincerely, The CILJ Team

Nov 2013

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Comparing Felony Disenfranchisement in the U.K.

CC Image Courtesy of Keith Bacongco Felony Disenfranchisement in the U.K. & the U.S. by Yujin Chun* On October 16, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom dismissed appeals from two prisoners, Peter Chester and George McGeogh, over the right to vote under European Union rules.[1] The appellants, both serving life sentences for murder,…

Nov 2013

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Your Three-Day Siberian Excursion Awaits!

Modified CC Image Courtesy of Jim Linwood Your Three-Day Siberian Excursion Awaits! by Alex Kerrigan* Have you ever wanted to travel to Russia but thought getting a visa sounded too difficult? Do you long to visit Red Square in Moscow or the Bronze Horseman in St. Petersburg but don’t want to go through the paperwork…

Nov 2013

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India: Security & Maritime Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction over Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean by Noah Black* I.  Introduction Tom Hank’s bearded mug may be the most recent reminder of piracy for most Americans, but Captain Phillips’s box office take is a secondary concern for U.S. maritime security company AdvanFort. On October 18, India arrested the crew of the security…

Nov 2013

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Secrecy in South Africa: Chilling the Press

CC Image Courtesy of Linh Do Secrecy in South Africa: Chilling the Press by Byron Crowe II* Earlier this week, on November 12, the South African National Assembly adopted a revised version of the Protection of State Information Bill.[1] The Bill, also known as the “Secrecy Bill,” is one of the most controversial pieces of…

Nov 2013

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Saudi Arabia: Women Take the Wheel

CC Image Courtesy of Edward Musiak Women Take the Wheel: A Humble Reformation in Saudi Arabia by Jordan Calazan Manalastas* Thomas Macaulay wrote that the longevity of the Church was owed to a longstanding tradition of absorbing and co-opting dissent.[1] One can imagine, for example, that had the Church not entertained a Reformation of her…

Nov 2013

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Live and Let Spy: U.S. Intelligence in Brazil

CC Image Courtesy of Agência Brasil Live and Let Spy: U.S. Intelligence in Brazil by Oscar Lopez* Begging for a meeting is hardly presidential, but this is exactly what Barack Obama had to do when Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff snubbed a White House invitation to discuss bilateral trade agreements last month.[1] Rouseff’s rebuff was the result…

Nov 2013

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No Wine-ing: Trademark in China

CC Image Courtesy of Stewart Butterfield No Wine-ing: The Story of Wine Companies and Trademark in China by Lindsey A. Zahn, Esq.* Imagine you’ve embarked on a journey to explore the Asiatic continent with friends and, after the day-long flight to China, you sit at one of the Beijing’s finest restaurants. You just ordered your…

Nov 2013