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March 2017
22 Mar 2017

JURIST Guest Columnist Fahira Brodlija, an LLM student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, discusses the recent ICJ response to Bosnia and Herzegovina's request for a revised judgment from its 2007 lawsuit against Serbia regarding the application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime …

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February 2017
6 Feb 2017

JURIST Guest Columnist Fahira Brodlija of The University of Pittsburgh School of Law, LLM Class of 2017, discusses the implications of revising a lawsuit between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia...According to the former prosecutor of The Hague International Criminal Court (ICC), Geoffrey Nice, there is new evidence based on which …

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3 Feb 2017

JURIST Guest Columnist Doris Toyou of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discusses treaty translation issues in the nation of Cameroon... The 2016 unrest in the Republic of Cameroon ("Cameroon") started when a group of Anglophone lawyers demanded an official English translation of a treaty ratified since 1996. While …

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December 2016
1 Dec 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Fuad Rafidi of Valparaiso University School of Law, Class of 2018, discusses safe spaces on college campuses... Do safe places belong on college campuses? On November 22, 2016, Yue Zhang wrote a critical piece about colleges not having safe spaces. Yue personally believes safe spaces only spoils …

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November 2016
2 Nov 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Mohit Gupta, an International Law Masters student at South Asian University discusses an October ICJ ruling against the Marshall Islands concerning India's failure to meet customary international law concerning halting developments of nuclear weapons ...On 5 October, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled in favor of …

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October 2016
9 Oct 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Fahira Brodlija of University of Pittsburgh School of Law, LLM Class of 2017, discusses the recent referendum and court decisions regarding Republic Srpska... The specific constitutional framework of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH) and the governmental structure which arises out of it has provided for a constant need …

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September 2016
29 Sep 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Dayna Jones, a law student at Lewis and Clark Law School, discusses the intersection of law and environmental justice concerning the the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and the Dakota Access Pipeline... The largest multi-tribal gathering of indigenous peoples in North America in over a century is happening …

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June 2016
11 Jun 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Mahmudul Hasan, an LLM student at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, discusses the impact of climate change on vulnerable world populations and its relation to international migration and refugee situations...As global climate change and the resulting implications on ecosystems and livelihoods affect the viability of traditional lifestyles …

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May 2016
25 May 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Christina Alam of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discusses the negative effect corporate mergers have on preserving American jobs... While some public figures paint horror stories of how immigrants steal American jobs, subtler, but yet powerful forces leave thousands of American employees jobless. These forces …

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March 2016
2 Mar 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Rogendy Toussaint of St. John's University School of Law Class of 2016, is the twelfth author in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Toussaint discusses whether the disparate impact of international aid in Haiti... As a seemingly routine afternoon faded …

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February 2016
24 Feb 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist John W. Klinker of Loyola University Chicago School of Law discusses how the decision in Montanile potentially creates a precedent that could affect the funding of welfare benefit plans... A common term in welfare benefit plans establishes an agreement whereby the plan will pay covered medical expenses …

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17 Feb 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Katharine Suominen of St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2016, is the eleventh author in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Suominen discusses the dangers of the court's decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby...Imagine Occupy Wall Street …

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12 Feb 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist James Tugee of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discusses how Rwandan President Paul Kagame can save his legacy by retiring, despite recent amendments extending his term limits... On December 18, 2015, Rwandans voted in a referendum to approve various amendments that had been proposed by …

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3 Feb 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Veronica Reyes of St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2016, is the tenth author in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Reyes discusses why warrantless searches of cell phones by the police may not be the best …

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January 2016
20 Jan 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Patrick Prager of St. John's University School of Law Class of 2016 is the ninth author in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Prager discusses the influence of the upcoming decision from NLRB regarding student athletes... The "student-athlete" …

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13 Jan 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Alexander Burns of Valparaiso University discusses growing pains associated with law enforcement body cameras use, implementation, and pending Indiana legislation...In this article I will address several legal and practical issues presented by law enforcement body cameras including: privacy concerns for victims, juveniles and witnesses, especially when an …

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6 Jan 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Ryan Matthews of St. John's University School of Law Class of 2016, is the eighth author in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Matthews discusses discriminatory No Promo Homo laws... The US Supreme Court recently decided in favor …

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December 2015
30 Dec 2015

JURIST Guest Columnist Jeremy Schmidt of Valparaiso University School of Law, Class of 2017, discusses gun rights in the United States...President Obama, without respect to those mourning lost loved ones, has gotten into a habit of always attacking law-abiding citizens' rights to bear arms whenever there is a highly publicized …

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28 Dec 2015

JURIST Guest Columnist Azariah Jelks of Valparaiso University Law School of Class 2016 discusses the importance of coming together as a community in order to solve the problem of affordable housing in the US... With the price of housing steadily rising, income levels largely remaining stagnant and an increase in …

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21 Dec 2015

JURIST Guest Columnist Carrie Clodi of Valparaiso University School of Law Class of 2017 discusses legislation regulating youth and student athlete sport participation after concussion or head injury and the necessity of continued awareness of student athlete safety ... The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that as many …

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21 Dec 2015

JURIST Guest Columnist Ashley Merritt of the Valparaiso University School of Law discusses the effectiveness of mandatory minimum sentencing laws on deterring gun violence... In response to a disturbing rise in homicides and violent gun crime, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard has suggested a solution: harsher mandatory minimum sentences for charges …

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18 Dec 2015

JURIST Guest Columnist Kendra Julian of Valparaiso University School of Law, Class of 2017, discusses the need for states to enact hate crime legislation...We don't like you. Get out. You don't belong. We're superior to you. These phrases all lead to a common message—a message of fear and intimidation. Unfortunately, …

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17 Dec 2015

JURIST Guest Columnist Duke M. Truong of the Valparaiso University School of Law, Class of 2017, discusses the issues the US is facing in accepting Syrian refugees in fear of terrorist attack... Eighty-one percent of Americans see a major terrorist attack as likely following the Paris massacres on November 13, …

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16 Dec 2015

JURIST Guest Columnist Alyssa Lebron of St. John's University School of Law Class of 2016 is the seventh author in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Lebron discusses the long-term effects of concussions and the need for federal regulation in contact …

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12 Dec 2015

JURIST Guest Columnist James Tugee of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discusses the potential impact of major changes to foreign businesses registering in Kenya... Kenya enacted the Companies Act No. 17 of 2015 [PDF] on September 11, 2015, to replace the Companies Act Cap. 486 (1948) [PDF]. Among …

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