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Ian Murray, Associate Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law While the overall scope and accompanying costs of global climate change remain uncertain, one aspect of the international environmental landscape is presently clear: water (clean water in particular) is becoming increasingly scarce.[1] Due in part to the intensifying depletion of underground fresh water aquifers, over 2 billion people lack access to clean water on a daily basis, and another 1 billion people do not have enough
Josh La Vigne, Associate Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law Addressing Internet gambling provokes substantial debate. The two options for completing this task are prohibition and regulation. Due to the strong moral arguments against gambling in general, the debate involves much more than innocuous technical concerns in attempting to reach the “right” answer. This post will approach the issue from the viewpoint that regulation is the proper avenue and discuss some of the barriers involved in
Daniella Regencia, Associate Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law Since its inception the United States has been a place for the wanderers of the world to come and start a new life. As of 2012, legal permanent residents made up about four percent of America’s population.[1] The undocumented immigrant population as of 2012 was estimated to be around 11.5 million, or 3.67 percent of the population.[2] There are also foreign-born citizens who would have been
Gracie Willis, Associate Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law Historical Context In June and July of 2014, millions of people will travel to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[1]  In preparation for this event and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian government has pumped billions of public and private dollars into a new infrastructure.[2]  Part of Brazil’s struggle to update key areas and develop a supportive infrastructure is to deal
Rory Pulvino, Associate Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law Many people in the developing world suffer under extractive institutions, governments that don’t have the infrastructure or possibly the motivation to protect its citizens from harm. Within these jurisdictions poor citizens must endure genocide, cruel or inhuman treatment, torture, forced labor and many other civil right violations for which the U.S. gives redress. Many of these abuses are perpetuated by large corporations that seek to exploit
Ian Murray, Associate Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law Regulation surrounding recent shale oil and gas development and extraction in the United States is largely in the hands of individual states, but it remains to be seen if this regulatory approach will be readily replicated in the international energy landscape as shale markets start to emerge in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America.[1] The United States and Canada are often thought of as the major
Rory Pulvino, Associate Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law The right of security of land tenure has vast implications for the possible improvement of those living in developing countries. This right has been interpreted as the right of every person and group to effective protection by the state against forced evictions, the possibility of selling and transferring, and the possibility of utilizing land as credit.[1] By securing land tenure people are more confident in and
November 14, 2013

Eurozone Politics

Alexandre Klidonas, Associate Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law As the Greek parliament continues to approve new austerity measures,[1] two political parties have emerged that advocate the abandonment of the euro currency.[2] Formed in May, the Drachma Five party has called for a return to the drachma,[3] the currency replaced by the euro in 2002.[4] Similarly, the Plan B party, which launched earlier this year, has urged that Greece return to its national currency.[5] The
Melan Patel, Associate Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law The Security Council reached an agreement on what to do with Syria’s chemical weapons, avoiding yet another black mark on the institution.[i] It also bought some time for reform. Alas, we know from history that reform most likely will not occur, and the Security Council will continue to destabilize and discredit the UN. How? Its simple: continued reliance on the veto, whether hidden or explicit, by
 European Integration Through Law: Judicial Review of the Eurozone Crisis in European National, Regional and Supranational Courts Introduction The symposium explores the legal response to the European financial crisis, and the judicial review of those measures. Our authors come from different countries and backgrounds but have come together to discuss modern issues in European law. The Symposium considers themes raised in judicial review of the anti-crisis measures at the national, regional and supranational level. We have provided