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Cities Of God Under Occupation: Settler Colonial Practices And Pacification In The Favelas Of Rio De Janeiro And The Occupied Palestinian Territories, Amanda Pimenta da Silva 2022 American University in Cairo

Cities Of God Under Occupation: Settler Colonial Practices And Pacification In The Favelas Of Rio De Janeiro And The Occupied Palestinian Territories, Amanda Pimenta Da Silva

Theses and Dissertations

The 2002 film ‘City of God’ tells an anecdotal story of violence in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, and is a reminder that the societies we tend to take for granted can actually be a luxury. The film portrays the daily life of the peripheries of Rio and its relation with drug trafficking, crime, and poverty, and how it has deteriorated into a war zone so dangerous that anyone risk being shot to death. Thousands of miles away from the Brazilian slums there is another so-called city of God, or the city chosen by God to be the home ...


The Violence In Our Humanity: Principles, Action, And The Erosion Of State Sovereignty, Rasheed Idou 2022 American University in Cairo

The Violence In Our Humanity: Principles, Action, And The Erosion Of State Sovereignty, Rasheed Idou

Theses and Dissertations

The past two decades have witnessed an increasing number of armed conflicts, both inter- and intra-nationally, and an even more increasing number of multilateral military interventions without UN Security Council authorization. Central to the discussion of these interventions are the themes of humanitarianism and state sovereignty. The aim of this thesis is to investigate the relationship between humanitarian imperatives and principles of sovereignty within the context of armed conflict to better understand the tensions that have led to the current global outcomes. In so doing, it identifies how humanitarian principles, imperatives, and actions have affected the contemporary conception of state ...


The Problem Of Blackness In America: Becoming When The Being Never Comes To Be, Nkiru Anyaegbunam 2022 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Problem Of Blackness In America: Becoming When The Being Never Comes To Be, Nkiru Anyaegbunam

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The problem of Blackness in America is a consequence of the historical reality and continued legacies of colonialism, the triangular trade and chattel slavery that have been facilitated through violence and capitalism. This thesis will argue that this problem that is pronounced through racialized institutional systems of violence such as mass incarceration and housing inequality, which disproportionately negatively impacts Black Americans is part of a larger discourse on the human and (mis)recognition. This violence has created a quintessential incompleteness for Black Americans who neither are recognized as citizens nor human. The problem of Blackness will be continuously grounded in ...


Taking Responsibility Under International Law: Human Trafficking And Colombia’S Venezuelan Migration Crisis, Luz Estella Nagle, Juan Manuel Zarama 2022 Stetson University College of Law

Taking Responsibility Under International Law: Human Trafficking And Colombia’S Venezuelan Migration Crisis, Luz Estella Nagle, Juan Manuel Zarama

University of Miami Inter-American Law Review

For more than six million Venezuelans, crossing international borders has become imperative to ensuring security and a livelihood that their country has failed to assure. These migrants and refugees, particularly young women and children, are vulnerable to many depredations, criminal acts, and the risk of becoming trafficking victims for forced labor and sexual slavery. This article focuses on State responsibility for migrant populations and analyzes conditions in Venezuela that caused a massive migration, the conditions in Colombia as a host State, the uncertain status of Venezuelan migrants in Colombia, and human trafficking and its impact on the migrant population.


Why Reproductive Health Rights Should No Longer Be A Partisan Issue: A Call To Invest In Family Planning, Sofia Waterhouse 2022 University of Miami School of Law

Why Reproductive Health Rights Should No Longer Be A Partisan Issue: A Call To Invest In Family Planning, Sofia Waterhouse

University of Miami Inter-American Law Review

The concepts of family planning and reproductive health rights are often obscured by the controversy that surrounds the topic of abortion. This controversy has substantially impacted the U.S.’s outlook on reproductive health rights and its support toward family planning organizations, often limiting funding and aid depending on each administration’s political views. While international law has recognized the importance of reproductive health rights and the necessity of family planning programs, the U.S. continues to fall be-hind when it comes to promoting such rights. This article calls for a bipartisan effort to end these regressive and harmful anti ...


International Rights Affecting The Covid–19 Vaccine Race, Samantha Johnson 2022 University of Miami School of Law

International Rights Affecting The Covid–19 Vaccine Race, Samantha Johnson

University of Miami Inter-American Law Review

The impact of the COVID–19 pandemic has been felt world-wide, and despite having several vaccines in the market at this point, there are still issues of accessibility for certain countries. International intellectual property law has been a breeding ground for the exploration of intellectual curiosity and creation as it provides strong protections to creators. These strong protections have allowed for the monopolization of certain goods, such as vaccines, under the concept of patents. While patents are important to incentivize pharmaceutical companies to create life–saving medicines, these protections have also become a barrier for access to medicines, especially in ...


International Human Rights, Sara Blackwell, Heather Cohen, Mark Du, Uche U. Ewelukwa, Claudia Feldkamp, Samantha Rowe, Mali Torres 2022 Southern Methodist University

International Human Rights, Sara Blackwell, Heather Cohen, Mark Du, Uche U. Ewelukwa, Claudia Feldkamp, Samantha Rowe, Mali Torres

The Year in Review

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The Iachr’S Comprehensive Response To The Covid-19 Pandemic And Its Intersectional Impacts On Human Rights, Antonia Urrejola Noguera, Soledad Garcia Muñoz 2022 Inter American Commission on Human Rights

The Iachr’S Comprehensive Response To The Covid-19 Pandemic And Its Intersectional Impacts On Human Rights, Antonia Urrejola Noguera, Soledad Garcia Muñoz

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

The region of the Americas is facing unprecedented humanitarian and social challenges as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic. As such, the regional institutions need to deliver rapid and effective responses to the region’s inhabitants. In this way, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter IACHR or the Commission) has aimed to deliver a timely answer so that States, the Civil Society, and stakeholders can assure individuals that the treatment of the pandemic incorporates a human rights approach from the Inter-American System’s framework. The purpose of this work will be to give a brief takeaway on how the ...


The Duty To Protect Survivors Of Gender-Based Violence In The Age Of Covid-19: An Expanded Human Rights Framework, Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, R. Denisse Córdova Montes, Max Zoberman 2022 University of Miami School of Law

The Duty To Protect Survivors Of Gender-Based Violence In The Age Of Covid-19: An Expanded Human Rights Framework, Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, R. Denisse Córdova Montes, Max Zoberman

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

Many commentators have referred to domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence (GBV) in the age of COVID-19 as a “double pandemic.” Based on results of a mixed-methods study on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on GBV in South Florida, conducted by the Human Rights Clinic of the University of Miami School of Law, in close collaboration with community-based organizations,1 this article offers a proposal for an expanded normative human rights framework to address domestic violence and other forms of GBV. The local study sought to elucidate the pathways that link pandemics such as COVID-19 and GBV ...


Justice For All: Examining Bostock V. Clayton County’S Impact On Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law, Lane Simon 2022 Louisiana State University Law Center

Justice For All: Examining Bostock V. Clayton County’S Impact On Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law, Lane Simon

LSU Journal for Social Justice & Policy

No abstract provided.


Louisiana’S Criminal Defense Dilemma: Working Toward A Disaster Resistant Future, Tyler Duffy 2022 Louisiana State University Law Center

Louisiana’S Criminal Defense Dilemma: Working Toward A Disaster Resistant Future, Tyler Duffy

LSU Journal for Social Justice & Policy

No abstract provided.


Voting Able: Accessible In-Person Voting For Persons With Disabilities, Keiara T. B. Fort 2022 Louisiana State University Law Center

Voting Able: Accessible In-Person Voting For Persons With Disabilities, Keiara T. B. Fort

LSU Journal for Social Justice & Policy

No abstract provided.


Faculty, 2022 Louisiana State University Law Center

Faculty

LSU Journal for Social Justice & Policy

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Table Of Contents, 2022 Louisiana State University Law Center

Table Of Contents

LSU Journal for Social Justice & Policy

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Masthead, 2022 Louisiana State University Law Center

Masthead

LSU Journal for Social Justice & Policy

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Cover, 2022 Louisiana State University Law Center

Cover

LSU Journal for Social Justice & Policy

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The Racial Politics Of Fair Use Fetishism, Anjali Vats 2022 Louisiana State University Law Center

The Racial Politics Of Fair Use Fetishism, Anjali Vats

LSU Journal for Social Justice & Policy

No abstract provided.


International Construction Law: The Development Of The Business And Human Rights Treaty And Its Implications On Migrant Workers, Anna Parks Muecke 2022 University of Georgia School of Law

International Construction Law: The Development Of The Business And Human Rights Treaty And Its Implications On Migrant Workers, Anna Parks Muecke

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Effectiveness Of Inter-American Commission’S Reports On Capital Punishment Petitions Against The United States: Where Do We Go From Here?, Alexandria Faura 2022 Loyola Law School - Los Angeles

The Effectiveness Of Inter-American Commission’S Reports On Capital Punishment Petitions Against The United States: Where Do We Go From Here?, Alexandria Faura

Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review

No abstract provided.


Zinā In The Criminal Legislation Act (1999-2000): An Evaluation Of The Implication For Muslim Women's Right In Nigeria, Paul Orerhime Akpomie 2022 The American University in Cairo AUC

Zinā In The Criminal Legislation Act (1999-2000): An Evaluation Of The Implication For Muslim Women's Right In Nigeria, Paul Orerhime Akpomie

Theses and Dissertations

The research engages in an exploration of human rights in Islam. Human rights issues are then contrasted with international law positions. The data gotten is then used for investigating women’s human rights issues in Shariʾa penal tradition regarding zinā (adultery) in Nigeria. The re-emergence of Sharia penal codes adopted by 12 Northern states in Nigeria in 1999 as an operative Islamic law has sparked concerns about rulings amounting to stoning to death in several cases of zinā. These events raised concerns about Shariʾa penal traditions’ legality and relationship with other legal traditions operational in Nigeria, a secular political space ...


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