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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
Cite as: James C. Hathaway, The Michigan Guidelines on the Exclusion of International Criminals, 35 Mich. J. Int’l L. 3 (2013). THE MICHIGAN GUIDELINES ON THE EXCLUSION OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMINALS English / French / Spanish Article 1(F)(a) of the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (“Convention”) requires the exclusion from refugee status of “… any person with respect to whom there are serious reasons for considering that… he has committed a crime against peace, a war crime,
September 23, 2012

Volume 34 Filled

Dear authors, thank you very much for your submissions over the last months—we have greatly enjoyed reviewing them. As of now, however, we  have filled Volume 34, and are no longer accepting submissions. We will begin to review submissions for Volume 35 in February, and look forward to hearing from you then.  
August 23, 2012

Volume 34 Editorial Board

A warm welcome to the Volume 34 Editorial Board. To see our new masthead, click read more and follow the link. (MJIL Volume 34 Masthead)
January 28, 2009

Right to Work

Cite as: James C. Hathaway, The Michigan Guidelines on the Right to Work, 31 Mich. J. Int’l L. 293 (2010). THE MICHIGAN GUIDELINES ON THE RIGHT TO WORK English Introduction The right to work is fundamental to human dignity. It is central to survival and development of the human personality. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), decent work “sums up the aspirations of people in their working lives—for opportunity and income; rights, voice and recognition
January 3, 2007

Protection Elsewhere

Cite as: James C. Hathaway, The Michigan Guidelines on Protection Elsewhere, Adopted January 3, 2007, 28 Mich. J. Int’l L. 207 (2007). THE MICHIGAN GUIDELINES ON PROTECTION ELSEWHERE English / French / Russian / Arabic Introduction Refugees increasingly encounter laws and policies which provide that their protection needs will be considered or addressed somewhere other than in the territory of the state where they have sought, or intend to seek, protection. Such policies-including “country of first arrival,”
November 17, 2005

Well-Founded Fear

Cite as: James C. Hathaway, The Michigan Guidelines on Well-Founded Fear, 26 Mich. J. Int’l L. 493 (2005). THE MICHIGAN GUIDELINES ON WELL-FOUNDED FEAR English / French / Russian / Arabic Introduction An individual qualifies as a Convention refugee only if he or she has a “well-founded fear” of being persecuted. While it is generally agreed that the “well-founded fear” requirement limits refugee status to persons who face an actual, forward-looking risk of being persecuted (the “objective